Notfast 10k: Newark Rugby Club
When Grantham Running Club send a team to a local race they are hoping to pick up a few prizes and the 29th Notfast 10k was no exception with Paul Durham and his daughter Penny Hodges both picking up bronze medals in the County Championship section, Catherine Payne finishing as first FV45 lady and Nick Rossington out sprinting teammate Rob Howbrook to take the prize for second in the MV50 class. On a challenging course not suited to recording personal best performances, the Grantham runners nonetheless recorded some excellent times. First home, in 16th place, was 10k specialist Ben Hodgkin in a time of 38.38. The next GRC runner was Nick Rossington in 41.40 which placed him 31st overall, Robert Howbrook was close behind in 41.48, with Gav Meadows less than a minute adrift in 42.39.
Catherine Payne was the first GRC lady in 57th place in a time of 43.59 followed by Penny Hodges in 45:06. Next home was Robert McArdle in 46:10 with Nev Chamberlain, still suffering the effects of jet lag from his recent American adventure, managed a commendable time of 51.08.Husband and wife team Brendan and Yvonne Buckley finished in 61.37 and 64.04.
Photo (left to right) Brendon Buckley, Yvonne Buckley, Catherine Payne, Rob Howbrook, Robert McArdle, Gave Meadows, Nev Chamberlain, Ben Hodgkin, Nick Rossington. Front row: Paul Durham, Penny Hodges
Photo by Tim Hodges