Nottingham 10K

Race Date: SUN 12th August



  • Ian Benskin - Sub-40mins

Ian Benskin


I am a 42 year old primary school teacher with 4 children and a passion for running. I run for Shepshed running club, and completed races from a mile to 69 miles!

My PB for a 10km is 36 mins and I have completed several marathons in under 3 hours. I particularly enjoy pacing others to achieve their goals, and enjoy helping people to see the benefits of running at a consistent pace. 

I hope to help many runners hit their personal targets in Nottingham this May!

  • Rob Jones - Sub-45mins

Rob Jones

Hi, I'm Rob your sub 45 minute pacer. I have been running for about 3 years and started off closer to 1hr for a 10km but in that time have run a 38:37 in London (2015), 18:28 for 5km, 1:30:47 for a half marathon and my 1st london marathon in 2015, achieved a time of 3:21:45.

  • Nick Wealleans - Sub-50mins

Nick Wealleans

I only took up running in 2012 when overweight and struggling to chase my 2 year old around, a throw away comment to the Mother in Law 'I could do that' whilst watching her do the York 10km was grasped upon by my wife and the gauntlet was set. I struggled to find motivation to run without a football to chase but stumbled across the quite wonderful parkrun scene and never looked back. I've now done things I swore I would never do, joined a running club, ran numerous races over very varied terrain and distance, parkrun toured all over the country and more importantly now actually enjoy running. I won't win a race anytime soon but I have my own targets to hit and in the meantime if I can help someone hit their's, happy days!

  • Simon Polkey - Sub-55mins

Simon Polkey

“Striving to meet mid 40’s lifestyle changes following stomach surgery in 2013, I have spent the last three years losing 4 stone and finding fitness fun again.  With two marathons, four half marathons and two 10k’s behind me I’m looking forward to another busy season ahead.  Fundraising for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal Team continues, ready to take on pb's at the Yorkshire Half, Edinburgh Half, Leeds Half and Yorkshire Marathon 2016.

Proud to have been chosen to pace the sub 55m at Burnley, Lincoln and York 10k's- it gives me the opportunity to potentially help and motivate others to achieve their own goals, whether they be personal achievement or fundraising challenges.

As a novice pacer and also a newly qualified fitness instructor,  I’m hoping these experiences will assist the transition from my current role as a Police Officer to one of Personal Trainer / Pilates Instructor before I get too old!”

  • Sub-1hr
  • Duncan Reed - Sub-1hr5mins

Duncan Reed

I’ve been running for 16 years and enjoy road, trail and fell running. I became a Leader in Running Fitness in January last year and have been leading running groups at Farsley Flyers in Leeds, since this group started in February 2015.  I find being a run leader really rewarding not only to see our running friends improve but it keeps me motivated to run better myself. The opportunity to run as a pacer at the Nottingham 10k is another great chance for me to helps others achieve their running goals. 

  • Sub-1hr10mins
  • Sub-1hr15mins
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