|Louise Kennedy 101st in category F40-49. |
On the 7th November, Sherwood Pines forest park
played host to the Tough Runner Nottingham 10k event. Located in the heart of
the east midlands Sherwood Pines is now a historic location with the remains of
old WWI pistol range and training trenches.
812 runners took part in the off-road event which took place on the trail paths around the forest with amazing scenery and the trees providing welcome cover from the wind.
Louise Kennedy was the sole GRC member to take part in this event and came in at 01:10:34 placing her 731st/812, 101st in category F40-49.
Louise commented that the title Tough Runner conjured up images of huge hills and a gruelling course but was happy to report that that the route was much gentler than expected and that she would definitely return. An awesome medal was provided to finishers along with action photos taken around the course and finish. The event was brilliantly organised with fantastic marshalls around the course and it is hoped that the event will be held again next year.
1st male was Chris Bevan in 35:06, 1st female was Catherine Charlton Notts AC in 40:23.