The fine weather was spoiled by the strong winds affecting everybody’s performance but members were out in force and doing well.
The Retford Half Marathon this weekend welcomed a big field to a popular fully subscribed event. Tomáš Tešnák, perhaps inspired by Mazlak in Prague, put in a great PB performance to finish 17th in 1h21m31s, Jeremy Reichelt also ran a fine PB in 1h48m. Caroline Small followed in an excellent 1h52m while Kate Fisher and Cheryl Kempster were happy to finish in 2h16m.
Saturday saw three of our more mature members taking on The Golden Fleece Challenge from South Cave, walking over The East Yorkshire Wolds for 27 miles. Stuart Ashley finished in 7h26m while Edward Casebourne and John Miller took 8h27m.
Adam Holland was doing what Adam does; he won The Groundhog Marathon in 2h40m despite an enormous blister. Trying to ignore the blister, Adam ran again on Sunday in wet and windy conditions to finish in 3h06m, 3rd senior runner.
Chris McDonnell ran The Draycote Water 10 mile race, which was two laps around the lake, he finished in 1h13m58s, and was 29th out of 161 entrants.
Piotr Dura ran another half marathon, this time in Milton Keynes, in a consistent time of 1h33m35s.
Steve Needham needed running and cycling shoes as he took on The Dambuster Duathlon at Rutland Water. He ran 10K, cycled 42K then ran another 5K all in 3h06m56s. He ran faster than last year but in the wind he cycled slower.