Notfasts Steve Hodson-Mackey took part in the Leek 5 Mile Cross Country.  Billed as ‘hilly’, Steve had a different view, pointing out that a step ladder would have been helpful!!

A pretty decent time of 43.42 nonetheless shows that he is in good form.

The Jagermeister 10k race in Nottingham continues to be a popular Friday evening event.  It is a two-lap race that takes in the quiet roads of the University Campus. The course is a roly-poly one and takes in some of the roads that the Robin Hood Marathon covers.  Wyn Thomas described it as “Tough, Hilly and Multi-terrained,..but enjoyable in a painful way” ( this sounds a bit of a Fifty Shades of Grey race…Ed ).  Three Notfasts completed the run :

Lee Crossland        46.36

Wyn Thomas          51.00

Andy Pritchett         51.09

Stuart Ashley was in the Peak District (Hartington) for the Dovedale Dipper  a 26.5 mile event…a Marathon by any other name but including 4000 feet of ascent. His time of 8 hours 8 minutes makes Usain Bolts effort seem trivial.

Stuart says :-

A very humid start for about 90 mins then got better, warm with a little cloud until 1.00pm then a sudden hailstorm, got soaked before I even got the waterproofs out of the rucksack. The hail stopped after a few minutes changing to rain, heavy at times and lasting for 3 hours then it brightened up for the last hour.

Very muddy and extremely slippery with water, several inches deep, standing in many places, some very smelly and you couldn’t avoid going through it !!

Not a day for a PB !!

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