NOTFAST members have been out in force again doing more than straightforward road races. Last week’s London Marathon runners clearly took a well deserved rest.
Chris McDonnell was in Scunthorpe for The North Lincs Half Marathon on a windy rural course; Chris maintains his high standard and finished in 1h 33m 09s.
Liz Walton and David Watt were in The Peak District again for the second of two mini-mountain marathons. Apparently the mini-mountains were both plentiful and steep. They had to practice their navigation skills as well as run to finish in a fine time of 2h 57m 07s.
Kira Green is really up for a challenge. Last week she completed The David Lloyd Triathlon in Lincoln – 400m swim, 24K cycle and 5K run on a very dodgy knee. Kira finished in a noteworthy 1h 55m. This weekend she gave her knee a rest and took on a swimarathon challenge in Bingham. A year ago Kira could not swim the front crawl and this was the first time she has swam 5K so 2h 19m 16s was an excellent swim.
Edward Casebourne and Stuart Ashley took up The Valleys and Views Challenge in Northants. This was 24miles of hilly countryside – you don’t get valleys and views without hills – on a lovely day with a nice breeze. They finished in a fast time of 6h 48m. Kath Ashley at the same event stuck to the 15.5mile route walking with their dachshund Wilf.
Finally Jodie Walton introduced a touch of culture by running The Shakespeare Half Marathon. Jodie’s time of 1h 45m 08s was to be very good on little distance training but not to be a PB.