on Sunday 11th February 2018. The 35th running of the popular Christmas themed half marathon
was originally postponed on December 10 due to poor weather and although conditions were far
from ideal come the rearranged race day, there was never any real danger of the race being called
off for a second time. To the disappointment of some, Father Christmas was not available to hand
out the post race memento. He did though send one of his elves to perform the duty on his behalf.
Attired arguably more appropriately for Pyeong Chang than South Nottinghamshire, first home for
GRC was a well wrapped-up Matthew Kingston-Lee, who improved on his previous best Turkey Trot
|Suzy at 12 miles|
“The rescheduled race comes early in my training build-up for the London Marathon, so I went into
the race with the mentality of it being a good, hard training run,” commented Matthew after the
race. “The stiff, cold wind made the going tough, especially from mile ten onwards to the finish, but I
was pleased with my performance considering the time of year and my limited running in recent
months due to injury.”
|Big course PB for Brendon|
injury in the closing stages, clocking 1:35:58.
|Craig sprints the last mile|
|Tough debut for Luke|
The race was won by Matthew Nutt of Holme Pierrepont in 1:15:26, with the women’s race won in
1:26:41 by Nicola Stevenson of Poplar Running Club. There were 695 finishers.
|114||1:35:58||Richard Payne||M SEN||61.95%||41|
|300||1:48:42||Chris Limmer||M SEN||54.48%||83|
|509||2:02:52||Marc Tremain||M SEN||49.81%||116|
|607||2:13:59||Luke Turner||M SEN||44.20%||120|