Club News Race Results


5K Improvement Programme

Five Spartans tooHelene Foucourtk up the Fly 5K virtual challenge on Saturday morning.  They were JAMES McSWEENEY 24:18; JIM BROWN 26:40; PAUL HOLGATE 30:01; LIZ CARVELL 30:46 and PENNY SCHENKEL 31:05.  There were 229 finishers with James at 67th; Jim third in his category at 111th; Paul at 166th; Liz at 174th and Penny at 178th.

The 10th inter club FLY 5K league event will be this Saturday morning 16th January.  The club will be trying to get at least four women and four men taking part.  This is a virtual event and runs can be anywhere between 8a.m. and 12 noon.


USA Done Now It’s Canada

Trans canada highwayVirtually nothing stops Fairlands Valley Spartans and they have now run nearly 13,000 miles in their race across North America.  Lockdown 2 – Briefly Tier 3 – Now Tier 4 and they continue into 2021.

Having covered the USA they have started the Trans-Canada highway route and are heading for Moncton where they will visit the Magic Mountain.

On Saturday, day 63 of their relay, they completed 254 miles with 42 members posting a distance.  The total distance run so far is 12,856 miles.


New Challenges In Strange Times

BRIAN WHITE, Spartans Head Coach, is coming up with some fresh challenges to keep Spartans motivated and running during the new lockdown.  The first one is to improve 5K times over a four week period.

There are five sessions a week starting with a benchmark 5K; hill technique; recovery run; interval set; and easy time on feet longer run.

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