Notfast Running Club had a very busy weekend, so to cram everything in this report is going to be brief-ish.

Lyn and Chris McDonnell went to Retford for the 6 Mile Sports Relief event. Lyn was 1st Lady home (the ladies behind her had pinned their numbers on their backs ). Lyn reports of a ‘low-key event, run mainly on grass’

Chris did       41.30

Lyn did          54.09


Jill McIntyre ,having done no training for 3 months as a result of a prolapsed disc, took it steadily (her word was ‘crawl’) round the East Leake Triathlon.

400m Swim..20k Bike Ride..5k Run.  Jill knocked this lot off in 1hr 45mins…PB time by 8mins !


Steve Needham didn’t need his cossie for the Clumber Classic Duathlon. Coolish conditions suited him as he took on a 10k run, followed by 40k on the bike, with a 5k run to finish…His times :-




Steve had planned for a time of 3.15 +, so his actual time, including Transitions ( parking bike , shoe changing , helmet on etc ) of 2hrs 52 mins was excellent.  This was Steve’s first Duathlon.


The Charnwood Marathon and 15 Miler attracts both Walkers and Runners, and indeed those who do both, and not surprising given that in the longer event a total of 3000 feet (933 metres) have to be negotiated. The course takes in the highest ‘peaks’ of Leicestershire..Broombriggs Hill- 248m….Bardon Hill-278m…Old John in Bradgate Park-212m.  The two courses start at Quorn and this year proved tricky at 8 am because of the foggy conditions, though later it was hot enough for t-shirts and shorts

Gill Beaumont walked the ’15’ in   5 hours

John Miller ran the 15 in                3.13

Kath Ashley + “Wilf” walked in      5.11

The Marathon Men were:

Edward Casebourne and Stuart Ashley strode the 26 miles in 7 hrs 51 mins

Dick Brumby also walked and completed  the 26 in                 6 hrs 30 mins


Lincoln 10 k attracts massive numbers of Runners, Walkers and every kind of Fun Runner, and who could blame anyone, on a warm morning, for choosing to dress up as a Banana?

Organisation gets better each year, this being the 16th ‘Lincoln’. On a traffic free, flat roads with excellent crowd turnout and the magnificent finish that sees competitors pass the Cathedral to sprint the final cobbled yards into the finish on the Castle Green…Lincoln is one of the Countries best…just ask the other 4000 that were there on Sunday. Good conditions saw some excellent results…here goes, in order.

Mark Jackson                 44.05….PB

Simon Martell                 44.10….PB by 4 mins

Lee Crossland                44.26….PB

Steve Hodson-Mackey   46.22….PB

Darren Wilkinson           48.37

John Geeson                   52.48

Ann Manley                    55.33

Claire Moyes                   56.38….PB, by about 4 mins +45th in age group

Suzanne Birkett               57.11

Mary Freer                      62.32

Pete Tatton                     65.12

Bob Oakham                  DNF…2km covered on foot, the other 8k in the Red Cross Mini Bus..’Calf Pull’… he sadly didn’t make it…Funeral details to follow   !!!!!!!


“Exotic Run Prize” goes to John Geeson  A few days ago he did the  ‘Bermuda Zoological  7.4 mile Race’ …I think we would all agree that 7.4 miles is a lovely round number..John did this in super conditions, judging from the pictures that he sent me, and romped in with a time of   1 hour 5 mins.

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