Training and Events

Notfast Running Club – Training Plan


Tuesday training options include effort and steady sessions. Thursdays will have effort and steady options. 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 let Netty have your feedback (positive and negative!) and any suggestions for training sessions so that future training can be tailored to suit everyone in the club:

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

Tuesday sessions will start at Tom Mann Pavilion for efforts and steady options and J&P. For Beacon hill work please meet in Timico carpark on Cafferata way.

10k sessions start at 7pm prompt.

Thursday sessions will be from Flowserve.

Friday track sessions (every fortnight) are at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre/YMCA on Bowbridge Road.



Newark Athletic Club is holding its traditional Boxing Day handicap race in Sconce Park. Meet at Rumbles at 10:30 to collect your start time – first runners will start at 11am. 

Start times will be based on your 5k time, and the idea is that everyone finishes at pretty much the same time. The event is free to enter, great fun, and a good way to burn off some of that Christmas excess! 

If you are interested in entering, please forward your name to Dave Fargher, together with your current 5k time: – if you haven’t done a 5k run recently you may know your pace (mins/mile or mins/km), or ask someone who runs at a similar pace to yourself.


Holme Pierrepont Running Club are hosting the Nottingham Christmas Relays at the HP National Water Sports Centre on Saturday 28th December, starting at 10:30 am. Teams of 4 (2 men + 2 women) compete over 4 x 4km legs on a mixed terrain course. If you are interested in entering, you don’t need to form your own team – just let Kim or Jeremy know, and they will sort out the teams. The cost of entering the race is paid by the club, but you will need £2 for the car park. 

BRAND NEW COURSE: (R2R) Return 2 Running Course (Limited spaces available!)

This course is aimed at any existing member who has had any injury and would like to start running again. The structured programme will guide you through a gradual progression, as the body adapts back to running. It will also provide a safe and
supportive environment with like-minded runners whilst helping to build confidence through the rehabilitation. The course will be free for any existing member and will start on Tues 1st October at the Tom Mann Pavilion.

Any questions and comments are welcomed! Please email me for further details and
to express your interest – Henrietta McCabe on 07976 433390 or


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! Theevents are approx. 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 ofthem, 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

The dates and venues are:
Sunday 5th January 2020 @ Bramcote Park. Post Code NG9 3GD
Sunday 12th January 2020@ Holme Pierrepont. Post Code NG12 2LD
Sunday 2nd February 2020 @ Colwick Woods. Post Code NG3 7EB
Sunday 9th February 2020 @ West Park, Long Eaton. Post Code NG10 4AA


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 7:15 pm. 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: 

April TBA – Hexgreave Hall NG22 8LS 

27th May – Holme Pierrepont 

17th June – Wollaton Park

July TBA – Worksop College 

5th August – Teversal


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

GP PDF Download : Grand Prix

DateEvent nameDistanceFurther information


 WeeklyParkrun5kAny 10 or more Parkruns in 2019 = 1 GP event


 WeeklyParkrun Volunteer Any 5 Parkruns in 2019 = 1 GP event (multiples allowed)


MonthlyClumber Trust 10k10kAny 3 or more in 1 year = 1 Point


Winter Cross Country Any 2 or more races during year 2019 = 1 GP event


SummerSummer league Any 2 or more races during year 2019 = 1 GP event


02/02/2019Rauceby Ripper9 Mile multi terrain


23/02/2019Dukeries 1010.8 Mile trail


02/03/2019Sherwood Pines Night Run7kmCANCELLED! Alternative GP event coming soon…….


10/03/2019Retford Half13.1 miles


31/03/2019Grantham Cup10k trail


14/04/2019Belvoir Half Marathon (or 7k)7k/HM

2 for half, 1 for 7km

22/04/2019Notts Easter 10k10kCANCELLED! Alternative GP event coming soon…….


28/04/2019The LonghornMulti distance

1 for 5/10k, 2 for half, 3 for full

05/05/2019Sleaford Half Marathon13.1 miles


12/05/2019Orston Spring Dash10k


19/05/2019Clawson 10k10k


23/05/2019NOTFAST memorial run – Flowserve – Volunteer /run5k or 10kFree event organized by club. More details above.


29/05/2019SL2 volunteeringN/AFlowserve


02/06/2019Woodhall Spa 10k10k


02/06/2019Clumber Park 10K10k trail


03-06/06/2019Gordon WhelbournvariousAny 2 races Mon-Thurs


07/06/2019Gordon Whelbourn10klast event in a week of races


08/06/2019Van’Elnor 10 Trail5k/10k Trail


09/06/2019Collingham Canter5kEmail: collinghamcrawland


23/06/2019Grimsthorpe gallop5k/10k/10 mile or 13.1 mile

1 for 5/10k, 2 for 10/13.1 mile

21/06/2019Notts Road Race – County Champs event10


21/06/2019Summer Solstice10k


26/07/2019Newstead Abbey Dash – County Champs event5K


09/08/2019Sleaford Striders Summer 10k10k


11/08/2019Newark Half or volunteer – County Champs event13.1 miles


TBABassingham Bash5 milesEmail:


TBABramley ChallengeApprox 5 milesOrganised by Southwell Running Club, inter club event


01/09/2019Sherwood Pines 10k10k Trail


08/09/2019Newton’s Fraction13.1 miles


15/09/2019Ponton Plod volunteering/running


21-22/09/2019Belvoir Castle EquinoxAll options

1 for 10k, 2 for multi-lap, 3 for 5+ laps

29/09/2019Robin Hood13.1


06/10/2019Syerston Challenge10k TrailTBA


TBAStilton Stumble10k Road


20/10/2019Thoresby 105k/10k/10 mile

1 for 5/10k, 2 for 10 mile

27/10/2019Worksop Halloween Half13.1


TBABelvoir Clock-back10k


TBARushcliffe Golf Course Night 5 Mile5 Miles


TBARobin Hood Trail Runs10k/5k


01/12/2019Edwinstowe Xmas 10k10k Trail



I have finalised this and am happy to release now (in advance of the new year). The format is largely the same as 2019 (with some amendments).

Please have a read of the attached and digest (it will also be in the newsletter), I am happy to take questions and constructive feedback.

I have taken into account feedback from this year/last, especially around cost implication – there is the possibility of earning over 13+ GP points without spending a penny, such as volunteering/Parkrun, Club events, XC/SL etc. I’ve also worked out that you can comfortably gain 20 GP points by spending as little as £26 (and I’m pretty bad at maths!) Lots of opportunity for free points, and plenty of low-cost race options on there too, with a variety of distances.

Remember, the GP set by the club is intended to be a challenge. Higher distance will yield more points and there is also a focus on volunteering. Please also remember, whilst I try to plan this out well in advance, there may well be some changes, due to race cancellations or new events that arise.

Thanks, Dave

Notfast GP 2020 – PDF Download


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