Defending Champs Charge into EMAC Final

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Fairlands Valley Spartans’ Ladies track and field team, defending champions in the Eastern Masters Athletic Club League, have charged into the final of this year’s competition. The women were in the comfortable position of knowing they had already secured their position in the final at the previous match, winning the Central Division from Milton Keynes. However, they finished the divisional matches in style, taking victory over Milton Keynes at their home track.

The final will see the team returning to the Stantonbury Campus in Milton Keynes on Sunday 23rd September, spectators welcome!

The Men’s team have had a much improved season his time around and the main question at the last match was whether they could join the women in the final. They needed to be in front of Bedford and County Athletics Club by two and a half points for automatic qualification.

They finished in a fine 2nd place on the night behind Milton Keynes but agonizingly only 2 points in front of Bedford and County Athletics Club. There are still places left in the final, and Fairlands Valley Spartans Men are still hoping to qualify for one of these spaces by being one of the best third places from the three divisions.

Nine women and Ten men competed, and individual performances in the final match were as follows:

 

Men

Anton McCalla was second the long jump and discus

Steve Mayfield had a very busy evening doing the 200m (2nd), Discus (2nd), Javelin, Long Jump and Pole Vault (3rd) plus relay.

Richard Bruce – 200m (2nd), Javelin (3rd)

Mark Freeman  – 4th 200m 5th Discus

Pete Smith – 1st 400m Hurdles

Chris Westcott -2nd 1 Mile

Dave Bowker – 3rd M50 1 Mile

Barry Osborne – 3rd 1 Mile

Dave Stephenson 3rd M50 Pole Vault

Paul Holgate – 4th 400m Hurdles, 6th in Javelin and Long Jump   Mile non- scoring

 

Women

Chris Lathwell – 1st in Mile & 400 hurdles, 4th 200m

Monica Brown – 1st in 200, Javelin and Long Jump

CathyCraig –  2nd in 200m, 2nd in 300m hurdles & discus

Sharon Crowley – 2nd in Mile

Tessa Stephenson – 1st 300m hurdles 2nd discus

Andrea Westcott – 3rd Javelin

Peta Wilson – 5th discus

Steph Mayfield – 1st pole vault, 4th long jump

Yuko Gordon – 1st in LJ, 2nd 1 mile, 4th Javelin.

 

Hatfield Forest Half Marathon

Sam Simmons was first Spartan to finish the Hatfield Forest Half, and in spite of the 30 degree heat ran a new PB of 2:13:05, beating his previous best at the distance by 80 seconds.

He was joined by Julie Shadbolt who completed in 2:16:56 and Erica Grayson who finished in a time of 2:26:26.

 

Forest of Dean

Roger Biggs continued his recovery from heart surgery with a Half Marathon on the trails of the Forest of Dean in Herefordshire.

On a very hot sunny day, entirely run on hilly forest trails, Roger completed the 13.1 miles in a time of 2:51:34.

 

Regent’s Park 10k

Paul Holgate & Roger Biggs were in the capital on Tuesday evening to run a 10k in Regent’s Park.

In good conditions, although a little warm for running, Paul finished in 56:59 and Roger 1:08:47.

 

Parkrun Round up 4th August 2018

It was a very busy parkrun Saturday with Spartans running in 13 different locations up and down the country plus one Spartan was stateside.

At Stevenage Spartans donned their stripes for the first Stripey Saturday of the month.  Danny SCANLON was 6th in a new PB of 19:08.  Tim Saban also got a PB running his 49th Parkrun of 20:49 (first in age category).

Steve DOBNER ran San Francisco’s Chrissy Fields Parkrun in 36:28.  The course starts on the San Francisco Bay trail and heads west towards the Golden Gate Bridge.

In Windermere Erica Grayson ran Newby Bridge Parkrun, Paul Jennings joined 82 others running in Rochdale, Jim Brown was in North Yorkshire, Rowena Rutledge in Poole and Alison Shelley in Bodmin.  Tracy Stiles and Monica SMITHSON ran the shady Rushmere course.  Full details of all parkruns and times are below.  Let’s see how many parkruns Spartans get to next week!

 

Tables

Parkruns

 

St Albans parkrun

A total of 392 runners took part.

View full results for St Albans parkrun event #347

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
164 146 Michael O’KEEFE Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:25:51

Milton Keynes parkrun

A total of 470 runners took part.

View full results for Milton Keynes parkrun event #436

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
414 272 Graham HILL Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:37:28

Poole parkrun

A total of 659 runners took part.

View full results for Poole parkrun event #381

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
403 94 Rowena RUTLEDGE Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:28:38

Stevenage parkrun

A total of 247 runners took part.

View full results for Stevenage parkrun event #112

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
6 6 Danny SCANLON Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:19:08
11 11 Stuart ARCHER Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:20:07
12 12 Dean CARPENTER Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:20:19
17 17 Tim SABAN Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:20:49
29 29 Nick GILL Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:22:42
30 30 Barry OSBORNE Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:22:46
36 36 Martin DUDLEY Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:23:05
37 37 Daniel SUTTON Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:23:07
52 51 Mark BEASLEY Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:23:50
59 55 Jonathan JONES Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:24:11
73 65 Chris HOLLAND Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:25:04
82 10 Kelly EVANS Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:25:37
83 73 David SCOTT Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:25:38
95 82 Dave SMITH Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:26:22
98 15 Verity FISHER Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:26:23
114 21 Karen PALMER Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:27:05
118 23 Julie SIMMONS Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:27:21
156 39 Sally PHILLIPS Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:30:43
159 119 Stephen SMITHSON Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:30:57
160 41 Chloe EMMERSON Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:30:59
161 120 Darren EMMERSON Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:31:00
163 42 Sofia CARPENTER Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:31:16
170 124 Roger BIGGS Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:31:56
232 78 Hazel JONES Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:38:57

Wimpole Estate parkrun

A total of 302 runners took part.

View full results for Wimpole Estate parkrun event #276

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
121 98 Barry KING Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:26:41
182 48 Kelly MCHALE Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:30:02

Lanhydrock parkrun (Bodmin)

A total of 265 runners took part.

View full results for Lanhydrock parkrun event #236

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
136 38 Alison SHELLEY Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:30:41

Watergrove parkrun, Rochdale

A total of 83 runners took part.

View full results for Watergrove parkrun, Rochdale event #205

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
62 50 Paul JENNINGS Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:34:46

Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge

A total of 278 runners took part.

View full results for Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge event #183

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
146 35 Erica GRAYSON Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:29:00

Panshanger parkrun

A total of 278 runners took part.

View full results for Panshanger parkrun event #205

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
59 55 Andy JAY Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:24:26

Rushmere parkrun (Leighton Buzzard)

A total of 173 runners took part.

View full results for Rushmere parkrun event #143

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
110 28 Monica SMITHSON Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:32:29
134 42 Tracy STILES Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:34:21

Dalby Forest parkrun (North Yorkshire)

A total of 230 runners took part.

View full results for Dalby Forest parkrun event #121

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
48 35 Jim BROWN Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:24:45

Pocket parkrun (St Neots)

A total of 199 runners took part.

View full results for Pocket parkrun event #8

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
14 13 Thomas SAUKA Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:21:16

 

Crissy Field parkrun (San Francisco)

A total of 190 runners took part.

View full results for Crissy Field parkrun event #184

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
176 108 Steven DOBNER Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 00:36:28

 

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