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Adam Holland beats the wall for ultra victory




Adam Holland
Adam Holland

Endurance runner Adam Holland completed his remarkable recent run of success with another victory.

The Notfast member, of Newark, won the 69-mile ultra-marathon Rat Race — The Wall along Hadrian’s Wall.

Despite intense heat and a fall at 41 miles, which badly bruised his leg, Holland pushed through the pain barrier to win in 10hrs 30mins 17secs.

Jeremy Reichelt ran the Jack Walters Memorial Notts 10-mile road race at Holme Pierrepont in 1-19-54.

Gill Goode completed the Samoens 18km trail run in France 4-40 and Steven White and Chris Mumby finished the Hull 10k in 49-34 and 1-16-30 respectively.

NOTFAST were well represented at the Dark Peak Trail Run, which included a 12k event with a 856ft climb.

Nikki Dales was first back for the club in 1-41-39, followed by Andy Floyd (1-46-10) Angela Brown (1-46-11) Kirsty Jackson (1-58-03) and Faye Hemingway (1-58-12).

In the 25.1k event, which included a 2,024ft climb, Caroline Upton finished in 3-19-48 and Adam Jackson in 4-09-21.

Stuart Ashley did the 27-mile Baslow Bootbash in 9-35 for 92nd place out of a field of 153.


Peter Davis won a bronze medal in the V60 age category at the Notts 10-mile road race. The Newark Strider finished in 1-14-51, ahead of teammates Jean-Louis Balestra in 1-28-35 and Wyn Thomas in 1-31-55.

Eddie Jones completed the Woodhall Spa triathlon — a 400m swim, 25k bike ride and 5k run — in 2-02-38.

Four Striders tackled the Hull 10k. First to finish was Nick Beveridge in 46-32, followed by Rebecca Clift (58-31) Donna Beveridge (1-09-52) and Anthea Moisey (1-16-12).

Stacey Atkins completed the Ironman Staffordshire 70.3 in just over eight hours.

She achieveda personal best in the 1.2-mile swim ahead of a 56-mile bike ride and a half-marathon.


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