It's the end of the Notts Water Polo league season, which yet again presented us with a bag full of surprises.

On 4th October Penny Durance, Julie Stafford, Helen Jones and Barbara Garrett ran in the first women only marathon, the Race for Life Marathon in the River Lea Country Park. Participants were encouraged to wear pink and to have note on their back to celebrate and remember loved ones who had fought cancer. You can only imaging the emotions that others feel when they read these personal stories. Penny's daughter Helen ran the race and knocked 15 minutes off her PB.

Is there a local sportsperson you admire? Or a team that earned your respect? Now is your chance to get them the recognition they deserve.

Hannah Fidler, of Kneesall has been awarded the prestigious Riding for the Disabled Volunteer of the Year award for the North Midlands region, which covers 28 riding groups across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

Congratulations to the Lowe's Wong Junior runners from Years 5 and 6 who took part in the Nottinghamshire Schools Athletic Association School's Cross-Country League - Winter 2015.