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Walker runs to podium finish


By Connor Thompson


Damian Davies, Jayne Wheway, Rachel Sheldrake, Rebecca Lax and Anna Clare Poulson, all ran personal bests as 31 NOTFAST runners took on various parkruns.

Steven Crook and Kirstie Crook raced in the Bright 10 mile (in Brighton) completing the course in 01-34-13 and 01-24-12 respectively.

Nikki Dales ran with Fay Parker to earn silver in the Limestone Way 17-mile trail race, finishing in 03-23-54.

Leon Leong entered the Virgin Sport Oxford Half-Marathon and completed it in 02-25-54.

Andy Rowlands knocked 25 minutes off his personal best, completing the Chester Marathon in 04-03-42 and Sue and Steve Needham completed the Jersey Marathon in 05-28-48 and 04-36-26, respectively.

38 runners took on the Syerston 10k, meaning 30% of all competitors were from Notfast running club.

The club enjoyed success and ahcieved a top three finish in both the male and female heat.

Stuart Walker finishing as the third highest male crossing the line in 39-46, whilst top performing female Lindsay Widdowson followed in less than five minutes late with 44-07.

Peter Lane, Angela Brown, Anette Taylor and Laura Smith all achieved personal bests during the Syerston run.

Other runners: Alexander Combie (47-41), Peter Lane (47-52), Amy Walker (48-10), David Fargher (49-45), Simon Lock (52-05), Jeremy Reichelt (52-11), Claire Wood (53-05), Janet Davies (54-32), Angela Brown (56-55), Annette Taylor (57-25), Rachel Sheldrake (57-27), David Gill (58-51), Ann Manley (01-00-02), Clifford Robinson (01-00-24), Rebecca Lax (01-01-29), Amy Lanham (01-01-44), Suzanne Catley (01-01-46), Fay Paterson (01-01-48), Chris Redhead (01-02-20), Joanna Gray (01-04-17), Dianne Kennett (01-06-44), Kerry Robinson (01-07-14), Kathryn Lile (01-09-21), Lisa Leach (01-09-28), Peter Middleton (01-09-54), Anna Poulson (01-10-03), Anna White (01-12-46), Sarah Walker (01-14-29), Cathy Clarke (01-14-30), Laura Smith (01-19-04), Peter Brown (01-19-05), Madaleine Combie (01-21-01), Faye Hemingway (01-31-19), Gillian Goode (01-31-21), Zoe Smith (01-34-02), Stuart Chase (01-35-14).

Newark Striders ahead of the Robin Hood Half Marathon (4764315)
Newark Striders ahead of the Robin Hood Half Marathon (4764315)

Meanwhile, NEWARK STRIDERS’ Nige Driscoll and Graham Welsh recorded personal bests during the Chester Marathon.

Driscoll managed to finish in under four hours coming in at 3-56-48 and Graham Welsh knocked 52 minutes of his personal best in at 4-28-17.

Jon Rawson ran the Bournemouth Marathon in 5-08-33 and Becky Clift finished the half in 1-57-56, a personal best.

Jason Priest completed the Cardiff Half -Marathon in support of Combat Stress in 2-07-46.

Tom Spelman (53-47) and Lynda Madden (54-55) completed the Marbella 10k in 24C heat, while Nick Harrison (1-07-11) ran the more local Goose Fair Gallop 10K.

Stephen Tomlinson ran the 10k Power Surge at West Burton in 52-47.

Eleven Striders entered the Syerston Challenge.

Results: Peter Davis (46-56) Mark Winter (47-39), Jess Gordon (49-12), Steve Gurd (50-54), David Daubney (53-09), Sara Carter (54-56), Geoff Riley (55-32,) Mary Swindles (56-49), Philippa Clarke (1-09-49), Stacey Atkins (1-09-50) and Andrea Leech Smith (1-14-22).



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