Last Wednesday twelve Members of Notfast Running Club were in Ancaster to run the “Woodies Toonie Trot 10k”. The race was organised by the Toonie Adventure Club, a gang of rascally renegades who like nothing better than to take on any extreme run that can be found and, in general, if there is mud to be had, then so much the better.
This is the second year that this run has been put on and the field of well over a hundred was testament to the success of last years event. Now there are plenty of 10k races to be had but this one had the distinction of being very ‘multi-surfaced’, everything from fast tarmac to a field peppered with loose, spiky rocks.
After the first fast two miles the course goes within a few hundred yards from horizontal to well nigh vertical, thanks to the un-runnable hill that has the huge Carlton Scroop radio mast at its summit,…or is it?…no, just when you think the top has been reached the course bears left and the climb continues up to the Viking Way, this is manageable trail and is very high for Lincolnshire. The aforementioned Spiky Rock Field follows but after that the surface is grass, sand, sand and grass, and surprisingly also grass and sand. With about four kilometres to go runners are treated to a downhill tarmac ski slope where talents at bounding pay off but beware of overdoing it as there is an unmanned railway crossing that must be walked across…at the briefing it was made very clear that running across the track would get the miscreant disqualified and the future of the event put into jeopardy.
Good finish back at the Woodland Lakes. Prizegiving and a chance of a pint….all in all a spot-on evening race , perfectly organised and marshalled, I bet we’re all back next year !!
Results in no particular order:

Mike Bullock 39.51…4th overall

John Miller 1.00.30

John Blundy 47.15

Kate Fisher 1.1.19

Andy Pritchett 54.17

Andy Watts 1.11.12

David Watt 53.41

Wyn Thomas 53.44

Claire Moyes 1.1.19

Bob Oakham 1.1.55

Dick Brumby 53.01

David Baker 53.36

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