Karen Liddle, Tricia Hopper and Barry King completed Leila’s run on Sunday. This was on a 6 and a bit mile loop around Wheathampstead in memory of Leila Taylor who sadly passed away a few years ago.
The loop is a tough 60% off road and hilly route. They enjoyed running together. Barry says they were delighted to average 1.5 hours per loop before smashing home a fourth lap to record a marathon time of 5 hours 47 minutes 27 seconds.
ROGER BIGGS completed 26.2 miles at Leila’s Run in 6:22:42
Grant Doubles Up
In the Southern Athletic League at Hemel Hempstead , GRANT RAMSAY doubled up the 5000 metres flat and 2000 metres steeplechase.
In the 5K he finished 8th in a time of 17:34, and in the steeplechase finished slightly higher in 4th in a time of 7:40.
Get 4th November In Your Diary
More than 200 people have already entered the Stevenage Half Marathon which will be on Sunday 4th November. This superb local event is organised by Fairlands Valley Spartans. Don’t miss out. Enter now. Go to https://www.activetrainingworld.co.uk/events/2018/11/04/stevenage_half_marathon or via www.fvspartans.org.uk
The Spartan women’s and men’s teams have both qualified for the final East of England (EMAC) veteran track and field championships which will be at the Stantonbury Campus in Milton Keynes on Sunday 23rd September.
Parkrun Round Up Saturday 18 August 2018
Stevenage parkrun saw 17 Spartans run with two achieving PBs and 12 taking top 100 gender positions. Michael O’KEEFE achieved a PB of 26:00 while Trevor BROOM achieved a PB of 30:48.
Other performances at Stevenage included Danny SCANLON 19:31, Thomas SAUKA 21:59, Darren EMMERSON 23:12, Martin DUDLEY 23:58, Nigel STRONGITHARM 25:30, David RIDDELL 25:45, Karen PALMER 26:39, David SCOTT 27:01, Simon SYPULA 27:25, John MCCALL 29:13, Liz CARVELL 29:19, Karen BROOM 30:29, Stephen SMITHSON 30:59, Melanie BUTT 32:31 and Roger BIGGS 32:38.
In York, James MCSWEENEY succeeded in another PB, 23.22, whilst in Letchworth, Yuko GORDON was 3rd lady home in 23:19. Paul JENNINGS shaved 1min 37secs off his time at Gunpowder to achieve a new PB of 26:56, Rowena RUTLEDGE also ran the same course in 27:15. Other travelling Spartans included Sheryl HANN 29:18 who ran in Haverfordwest, Verity FISHER 25:17 and Daniel SUTTON 37:42 in Torbay Velopark.
(See the end of this release for all Saturday’s Spartan Parkrun results).
Parkruns Saturday 18th August
|Ashton Court||217||48||Alison SHELLEY||00:28:29|
|Bushy, Dublin||21||20||Adrian DONNELLY||00:21:38|
|Ellenbrook Fields||174||59||Niki PLUMB||00:33:53|
|Heartwood Forest||22||21||Barry OSBORNE||00:21:03|
|Milton Keynes||470||289||Graham HILL||00:37:44|
|Torbay Velopark||99||16||Verity FISHER||00:25:17|
|Torbay Velopark||269||169||Daniel SUTTON||00:37:42|
|Upton House||75||68||Ken JUDE||00:25:36|