Lots of runners out this weekend taking part in several races some local some not so! There were Marathons, half marathons, a 10k and of course the weekly Parkruns!
We had 14 runners up and out early Saturday morning for their weekly fix of Parkrun action...
Lucy Morris ran at Rolliston Parkrun coming 1st in category and setting a new PB...Well done! Richard Hobson went to Forest Rec also coming 1st in category with Mellissa & Jessica Denman both running at Beeston and coming 1st & 2nd in their category!
Paul Whittleton, Michael Early, Jon Rice, Dave Millington, Ed Buda, Alan Bower, Ian Cooper, James Turton, Annette Cluely & Sue Bates all ran at Long Eaton, Well done Paul and Michael both coming 1st in category and setting a new PB's! and Well done to Alan coming 2nd in category!
Sunday saw the return of the very popular Robin Hood Full & Half Marathons where we had lots of representation as you would probably expect, both from runners (19 in all) in both events and supporters too who made their way to the course to give some much needed encouragement! Thanks for your efforts!
A huge well done to Carrie Chan for taking on the full Marathon and to all the half marathoners: David Feely, Andrew Bird, Elizabeth Bamford (PB), Ryan Meads, James Close, Julian Bloor, Darren Hayes (PB), Malcolm Atherton, Tom Bamford, Laura Hickey, Ed Buda, Deborah Woodhouse, Linda Castle, Craig Hardy, Jayne Threlfall, Paula Pigott, Laura Morle & Sue Bates....See the attached a list of all Robin Hood runners with positions and finishing times!!
While the sensible ones amongst us found a nice local race, Dave Millington (me) had been driving all night heading up to the Highlands of Scotland to run in the Loch Ness Marathon. An absolutely fantastic race as it turns out in one of the most beautiful settings you can imagine! A better than expected performance helped me to a finish time of 3:55:01 which was good enough for a PB...just. I can thoroughly recommend this one but please take my advise and make a weekend of it. DO NOT drive up, run the race and drive home all in one go...however most people would already know this was a bad idea!
Keith Hudson was also running on Sunday, taking part in the Global Energy 10k in Sheffield. Another great run from Keith saw him home in 13th position in a great time of 40:13 just a few seconds short of his PB. Great run Keith! Well done!
Well done everyone, see you all next Sunday for the first race in the XC league!