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.

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


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