The Thoresby Leaf Kick event was held on Sunday 15th October at Thoresby Hall on the edge of Sherwood Forest with a variety of distances on offer. The route for most distances was a 10k loop around the estate across a mix of trail, forest and tarmac with detours for the half and full marathons.
9 GRC members participated across several distances on what was a nice bright cool and dry day, perfect conditions for running.
In the half marathon were Mark Carter and Andrew Goddard. They found a few areas of muddy ground to cover and both were happy to have decided on using trail shoes.
Andrew ran a good solid race and came in 4th. He was disappointed to have missed out on a podium place by just 14 seconds but was it was some consolation to have won an award for the first V40 runner home. His time was 1:41:34.
Mark made the finish in 27th place with a time of 2:03:15 with which he was happy as this was a Half Marathon PB and broke his target of doing a sub 2:05 run. There were 51 runners for this race and the winner Harry McCauley crossed the finish line in 1:34:08.
In the 10K were 5 GRC members. First across the line was Robert Pask in 54:06 which put him in 23rd position overall. Sophie Fletcher and Nina Macer were within half a minute of one another, finishing in 1:06:29 and 1:07:03 respectively.
Also running closely together were Briarny Hayes and Kris Radford who finished in 1:12:16 and 1:12:50 respectively.
Hannah Beckett took part in the 10K Canicross with her canine sidekick and they finished in 1:00:15.
Wendy Fraser ran in the 5K and finished in 36:50 and first in her age category.
Of particular interest for this event were the finisher medals and distance awards as these had all been handmade from sustainable wood offcuts.
Pictures c/o Mick Hall Photography