NOTFAST members certainly covered some miles this weekend. The biggest challenge was The Winter Poppyline in North Norfolk. This is a 53mile country walk, starting in Cromer, which describes a huge circle around North Norfolk lanes and byways. Edward Casebourne 70 and Stuart Ashley a mere 66 took on this challenge in the cold bitter weather through both day and even colder night. Both of them had an amazingly successful weekend starting the walk at 08.00 and finishing in 19h 47m and 16h 49m respectively.
The Belvoir Challenge is one of the most popular events in the area. It starts at Harby and travels through The Vale of Belvoir for 26.5miles on a mixture of footpaths, fields, canal path and by-ways. Six NOTFAST runners completed the event in bitter cold with hail showers. David Watts finished in 4h 53m followed by Liz Walton and Caroline Upton together in 5h 18m Dick Brumby in 6h 30m and John Miller 6h 40m. Gill Beaumont decided to walk the 15mile option in 4h 31
So these six and the two above managed altogether 254miles!
Mike Bullock ran the Standish Hall Trail race which is a hilly and tough 10K. He finished 10th in 42mins.
Lyn and Chris McDonnell holidayed in Cornwall but could not resist The Cornwall Half Marathon a multi terrain event muddy enough for Lyn to fall and Chris to pick up a strain. Chris finished in 1h 54m followed by Lyn in 2h 18m.
Piotr Dura stayed closer to home and ran The Sleaford Half Marathon in a goodly 1h 45m 45s.