Lincoln Green not Bentley Blue

Novelist DH Lawrence, poet Lord Byron and Olympic gold medallists, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean all come from this part of our fair country. However mention Nottingham and the most synonymous name to spring to mind is the world’s favourite folk hero, Robin Hood. Until today that is. Pushing all thoughts of his injury associated DNF earlier in the year at The Milton Keynes Marathon in May and salivating at the prospect of a club standard, Paul Hollidge chose to play away from Essex once more. Hollidge did indeed attain a bronze standard for his morning’s work. Clearly feeling fairly comfortable he finished eight minutes faster than planned in a time of 3 hours 43 minutes 3 seconds.
Phil Presland, (1hr 40m 25s) and Ladies Captain Vicky Presland, (1hr 33m 53s, PB) also chose to travel out of the county this weekend to participate in the relatively new Ealing Half Marathon. This event organized by the Ealing Eagles RC first took place in 2012 and continues to go from strength to strength. Last year approximately 7’000 participants weaved their way around the surrounds and occasional undulations of Ealing, West London. A completely traffic free course with spectators lining the roads, including members of the Ealing Eagles themselves
Once a vast Norman hunting forest, Windsor Great Park hosts 13.1 miles of truly undulating terrain. Another traffic free course, the route takes in some stunning scenery of the Crown Estate, with Windsor Castle as the backdrop. Both Tom Fowler and Barry Jarvis took part. Fowler finished in 1hr 36m 51s, Jarvis, 1hr 55m 37s.
Two more members of Great Bentley also chose to defect. Helene Tyler competed in the TBL Reverse Half Marathon. This event is organised by Enigma Running and is held around Caldecotte Lake and Walton Park, near Milton Keynes. Tyler completed her run in 2hrs 40m 39s. Ade Cherry donned the blue vest once again, this time for a 10k. Having been forced off the racing line for several months, Cherry was happy to be able to cross the finish line in a steady 58m 27s.