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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BOXING DAY HANDICAPS
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: email@example.com – 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 CHRISTMAS RELAYS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeremy email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
NOTFAST GRAND PRIX 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
GP PDF Download : Grand Prix
|Date||Event name||Distance||Further information|
|Weekly||Parkrun||5k||Any 10 or more Parkruns in 2019 = 1 GP event|
|Weekly||Parkrun Volunteer||Any 5 Parkruns in 2019 = 1 GP event (multiples allowed)|
|Monthly||Clumber Trust 10k||10k||Any 3 or more in 1 year = 1 Point https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/68c8830a-0b1a-4122-b52d-b50e718cccf6/pages/details|
|Winter||Cross Country||Any 2 or more races during year 2019 = 1 GP event|
|Summer||Summer league||Any 2 or more races during year 2019 = 1 GP event|
|02/02/2019||Rauceby Ripper||9 Mile multi terrain||https://www.sleafordtownrunners.co.uk/the-rauceby-ripper/|
|23/02/2019||Dukeries 10||10.8 Mile trail||http://www.hobopace.co.uk/dukeries-10/|
|02/03/2019||Sherwood Pines Night Run||7km||CANCELLED! Alternative GP event coming soon…….|
|10/03/2019||Retford Half||13.1 miles||https://bookitzone.com/RetfordHalf/yR2FFX|
|31/03/2019||Grantham Cup||10k trail||http://www.granthamrunningclub.co.uk/gc/index.php|
|14/04/2019||Belvoir Half Marathon (or 7k)||7k/HM||http://www.hosevillage.org.uk/bhm.htm|
2 for half, 1 for 7km
|22/04/2019||Notts Easter 10k||10k||CANCELLED! Alternative GP event coming soon…….|
|28/04/2019||The Longhorn||Multi distance||https://www.sbrevents.co.uk/events/the-longhorn-2019|
1 for 5/10k, 2 for half, 3 for full
|05/05/2019||Sleaford Half Marathon||13.1 miles||https://www.sleafordhalf.com/|
|12/05/2019||Orston Spring Dash||10k||http://orstonspringdash.co.uk/|
|23/05/2019||NOTFAST memorial run – Flowserve – Volunteer /run||5k or 10k||Free event organized by club. More details above.|
|02/06/2019||Woodhall Spa 10k||10k||http://www.woodhallspa10k.org/index.html|
|02/06/2019||Clumber Park 10K||10k trail|
|03-06/06/2019||Gordon Whelbourn||various||Any 2 races Mon-Thurs http://www.newarkathletics.co.uk/events/gordon-whelbourn-week/|
|07/06/2019||Gordon Whelbourn||10k||last event in a week of races http://www.newarkathletics.co.uk/events/gordon-whelbourn-week/|
|08/06/2019||Van’Elnor 10 Trail||5k/10k Trail||http://vanelnortrailruns.com/|
|09/06/2019||Collingham Canter||5k||Email: collinghamcrawland email@example.com|
|23/06/2019||Grimsthorpe gallop||5k/10k/10 mile or 13.1 mile||http://www.sbrevents.co.uk/events/grimsthorpe-gallop-2019|
1 for 5/10k, 2 for 10/13.1 mile
|21/06/2019||Notts Road Race – County Champs event||10 miles||www.nottsaaa.org|
|26/07/2019||Newstead Abbey Dash – County Champs event||5K||https://www.redhillroadrunners.com/our-races|
|09/08/2019||Sleaford Striders Summer 10k||10k||https://www.sleafordhalf.com/|
|11/08/2019||Newark Half or volunteer – County Champs event||13.1 miles||http://www.newarkhalfmarathon.co.uk|
|TBA||Bassingham Bash||5 miles||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|TBA||Bramley Challenge||Approx 5 miles||Organised by Southwell Running Club, inter club event|
|01/09/2019||Sherwood Pines 10k||10k Trail||http://www.run2u.uk/sherwood-10k.html|
|08/09/2019||Newton’s Fraction||13.1 miles||http://granthamac.com/newtons-fraction-redux/|
|15/09/2019||Ponton Plod email@example.com|
|21-22/09/2019||Belvoir Castle Equinox||All options||https://www.equinox24.co.uk/|
1 for 10k, 2 for multi-lap, 3 for 5+ laps
|29/09/2019||Robin Hood||13.1 miles||www.robinhoodhalfmarathon.co.uk|
|06/10/2019||Syerston Challenge||10k Trail||TBA|
|TBA||Stilton Stumble||10k Road||http://stiltonstumble.com/|
|20/10/2019||Thoresby 10||5k/10k/10 mile||https://www.sbrevents.co.uk/events/thoresby-10-2019|
1 for 5/10k, 2 for 10 mile
|27/10/2019||Worksop Halloween Half||13.1 miles||www.worksopharriers.co.uk|
|TBA||Rushcliffe Golf Course Night 5 Mile||5 Miles||http://www.formula4fitness.co.uk/f4f-events/|
|TBA||Robin Hood Trail Runs||10k/5k||http://www.osbevents.com/events/running/robin-hood-trail-runs/|
|01/12/2019||Edwinstowe Xmas 10k||10k Trail||http://www.run2u.uk/edwinstowe-10k.html|
NOTFAST GRAND PRIX 2020
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.
FOR THE ULTRA RUNNERS & WALKERS
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 http://www.ldwa.org.uk/
For more challenge walks follow the link below: