We have been attempting to do the Notfast 10k near Newark for a number of years but one of my vital dog qualifiers always clashed. This year there was no clash, so here we are at Newark Rugby Club. We have left the boys at home as it’s hot.
The race can best be described as no frills. It’s cheap and cheerful but not the most exciting of courses with a section down a busy main road. It’s well marshalled though with distance markers, three water stations and sponges. I do love a good sponge. There is just one hill at just over halfway but not a particularly bad one.
The run goes alright, although I’m slow as I suffer first with my dodgy knee then with my dodgy fitness. I come in in just under 49 minutes, shoot me now. L comes in 62 something, for which she’ll be doing cartwheels.
We spend the evening in the Horse & Jockey in Stapleford whilst keeping an eye on the World Cup final. I reckon if we get home in time for extra time and penalties we’ll get most of the action.
We get home with about 80 minutes on the clock. The game is still 0-0 but is settled seven minutes from the end of extra time, so I was nearly right.
(Sunday 13th July)