Success for Sherwood Pines Half & 10K
Second time lucky for this new event, cancelled in 2020 as a result of Covid-19.
If at first you don’t succeed because of the pandemic... try, try again. That’s exactly what organisers Nice Work did, launching their Sherwood Pines Half Marathon & 10K (Sunday 20 March) again after the cancellation of their 2020 event. Covid delayed but didn’t stop it from going ahead and it proved to be a winner!
Over 550 runners were out and about on the sunlit trails at Sherwood Pines in Nottinghamshire, completing one lap (10K) or two laps (Half Marathon) in this stunning location and one of the largest forests in the Midlands. The event was boosted by the fine spring weather that showed the trails in all their glory and there was a friendly, welcoming atmosphere throughout.
Well organised, a clearly marked, undulating course and plenty of marshals to help and encourage runners along the forest paths and trails that were suitable for all abilities. Members of the public out for the day lent their support as well.
This event was a good choice for someone looking to run their first trail half marathon (or 10K) and equally, ideal preparation for a spring marathon.
Paul Anderson won the Half Marathon in 1:23:37; Emily Smith of Barrow Runners was the female winner in 1:26:06.
Robert Eaton was first across the line in the 10K, winning in a time of 38:27; Natalie Kennedy the fastest female in 46:13.
All the results from the Half Marathon and 10K can be viewed via the runABC Midlands Race Listings page.
Mission accomplished! When can I sign up for next year?
Image courtesy of Faye Draper.