Training and Events

Notfast Running Club – Training Plan

Tuesday training options include effort and steady sessions. Thursdays will have effort and steady options. The steady option will use the same route each week. Trainers will rotate around the sessions to give them some variety too!

All training sessions are suitable for runners of all abilities – you don’t need to be a fast runner to join any of the groups. The aim of the “efforts/speed” sessions is for everyone to increase his/her own effort over usual steady pace, so your speed relative to other runners is not important – you won’t be left on your own.

Please note: – Training sessions shown in red start from where they say.

Otherwise, Tuesday sessions will start at Tom Mann Pavilion for efforts and steady options and J&P, and bottom of Beacon Hill for the hill work.
Thursday sessions will be from Flowserve.

VISIBILITY/TORCHES – We encourage the use of high-vis clothing and illuminated accessories now the training sessions are held in the dark. However, as we run almost exclusively in well-lit areas, there isn’t any need for a torch unless it is recommended in the training programme. There are some very powerful head and chest torches on the market which are fantastic for off-road night running, but they aren’t necessary on normal training nights. They can be quite distracting for motorists, and blinding to your fellow club members. Please bear this in mind when preparing for training nights.



The East Midlands Cross Country series is run at different venues in Nottinghamshire on 4 different Sundays during the winter. The courses vary and will challenge you in different ways, it may be hilly and/or muddy, and you may have excess water to run through, if you are really lucky you will get the opportunity to run through snow! The events are 4pprox.. 5km for females and 10km for males. You don’t have to be fast to take part, being part of a team is far more important. You don’t have to run all of them, just join in when you can!

All events start at 11am and your entry will be paid for by NOTFAST RC. If you
complete the full series you will be awarded a memento from the club at the next awards ceremony. Interested? Please let us know on the NOTFAST XC Facebook page or contact Kim Etherington-Bates on Facebook or

6th January 2019 @ Bramcote Park NG9 3GD
13th January 2019 @ Holme Pierrepont NG12 2LD
3rd February 2019 @ Colwick Woods NG3 7EB
17th February 2019 @ West Park, Long Eaton NG10 4AA

Presentation after the last race will be at the Long Eaton Rugby Club, West Park, Long Eaton.


The Summer League series is run at different venues in Nottinghamshire on 5 different Wednesday evenings during the summer. The courses are mostly around 5 miles long,with the last one usually just under 6 miles. You don’t have to be fast to take part, being part of a team is far more important (and it’s a Grand Prix event!) Start time 7:15pm. You don’t have to attend all of the races, but if you do you will be awarded a memento at the next awards ceremony.
Dates so far:

24th April – Hexgreave Hall (NG22 8LS) 
29th May (TBC) –Flowserve
12th June – Holme Pierrepont
7th August – Teversal


The British Masters Athletics Federation Open Cross Country Relays (Sponsored by The
Derby Runner) are being held for the fourth time at West Park, Long Eaton on 27thOctober, on behalf of and under UKA & BMAF rules. So far we have had good support from our neighbouring clubs from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, but many clubs have not yet taken part. The event has gained in popularity and participation since Derby C & AC rescued it. There will be clubs from all parts of the UK, and some very high class competition. The West Park course has remained the same, so strong individual and team records have been established.

They are open to all athletes who are: a) 35 years or over, and
b) have a valid EA registration number. Also, the club must be affiliated to UKA.

Team Details:
Men V35-44 & V45-54 – 5 legs
Men V55-64 – 4 legs
Men’s teams over V65 in 10 year age bands – 3 legs
All Women’s teams in 10 year bands from V35-44 – 3 legs

The course is a flat & fast 3k mainly over grass, with some trail and woodland. Only one leg per runner. Down-ageing is allowed. Cost is £6 per runner, i.e. 3, 4 or 5 x £6/team as applicable. Entry by age group/squad lists with names allowed on more than one list to allow for last minute re-arranging of teams prior to declarations.
The course route allows for maximum supporting of runners by fellow team members and families.

Naturally, The Derby Runner will be in attendance, c/w stall for many excellent discount purchases. They have been good enough to sponsor the event for the fourth
Entries are to be submitted via the on-line entries system found at: “Fixtures”, under National Fixtures. Closing date – 14 Oct 18.

Long Eaton Running Club invites you all to enter at least one team of men and women, to enjoy this event.
Rob Fox
Event Organiser


New: Grand Prix 2019 PDF download:   Notfast-GP-2019

To encourage participation in local events (both road and Trail), the club has set a Grand Prix. There will be 3 top places; Gold, Silver and Bronze, awarded to those who have collected the most points throughout the year (If there is a tie, the most miles racked up during the GP events will come top). You must volunteer at a club event (not just for Parkrun) to qualify.

All members who get 20 points or more AND have volunteered for a club event will be awarded a small memento. For members over 65, 12 points are required. Note that for Summer League and winter Cross Country any 2019 events qualify, but each series can only gain you 1 “point” i.e. 4 Summer Leagues isn’t 2 qualifying points. For Nottinghamshire County Championship races don’t forget to tick the box when entering, if eligible (residence 9 months or birth in county).

Please keep your own record of your Grand Prix events for the committee to verify at the end of the year.


LDWA (Long Distance Walking Association)

A reminder that we are affiliated to The LDWA and as such receive discounted rates to any of their Challenge Walks, most of which are open to runners.

Information on events, social walks, long distance paths, clothing, publications, etc. can be found at

For more challenge walks follow the link below:

LDWA Events List

Events for 2019

Other non GP events:
19/3/19 – Notts 20 mile
7/4/19 – Baildon Boundary Way Half Marathon – open on 24th November)
22/5/19 – Trent 5 (Beeston AC)
25/6, 27/6, 2/7, 4/7 – HP Grand Prix
6/10/19 – Goose Fair G