ED’S BEST IN MK WINTER HALF

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After a very congested start and a lot of surge running to clear some space during the opening three miles, ED HARE completed the Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon in 1:46:05 which is a 3 minute PB (personal best).  Conditions were wet underfoot and very windy, with a tight technical course which made life tough but he was really pleased to have improved his half time along with some other great runs from fellow Spartans.

STEVE DOBNER’s chip time was 1:49:53.  He said it was not his favourite course as it is very tight to start with.  The organisers tried to fix that this year with Wave starts but sadly the organisation didn’t match the idea.  Luckily the weather held so everyone enjoyed a sunny, if a little blustery run.

Steve set off with Ed Hare trying to hold on to 5 minute kilometres for as long as possible and then holding on to break 1:50.  Ending up  closer than he hoped at 1:49:53 but he was still happy with knocking over seven minutes off his previous personal best.

mkwinterhalf2019Rob Evans completed the race in a Season’s Best time of 1:53:12.  This was Rob’s sixth half marathon of the year – returning to running after major foot surgery last year.  Rob has improved his times from 2 hours 15 to 1 hour 53 over the course of 2019!

ALISON SHELLEY reduced her personal best by 22 seconds, getting under two hours for the second time with 1:59:14.  Great weather, great Spartan company and a nice one loop course.

GERRY ROSEN completed the MK winter half in 2 hours 40 minutes 21 seconds.  He said a little hamstring niggle after 9 miles slowed him down !!

 

Adrian Wins Enigma

ADRIAN BUSOLINI: ran 3 hours 5 minutes 50 seconds to secure first place in the Christmas Enigma marathon in Milton Keynes on Saturday, with a personal best (PB) of around 12 minutes.

He said, “After being given race number 1, I knew he had to make a bit of an effort!  It’s my second consecutive win at Caldecotte Lake, so the pressure will be on next time to keep the winning streak running…”

 

On The Road Again

Roger Biggs spent the weekend in Costa Teguise on the lovely Spanish Island  of Lanzarote

On the Friday evening, Roger ran the Santa 5km in 32:26. As runners stood waiting to start, there was an absolute downpour , which abaited as the race started, but left a flooded course

On Saturday it was 10km race, run from the Capital Arrecife to Costa Teguise. Roger completed the distance in 1:17:56.

 

Santa Canta 5K

Several Spartans enjoyed the Santa Canta 5K on Norton Common in Letchworth.  They included YUKO GORDON with 23:39. NEIL ROBINSON in 27:01 and many enjoying the festive fun.

 

Position First Name Last Name Timr
21 Yuko Gordon 23:39
68 Neil Robinson 27:01
123 Robert Evans 30:05
197 Carole Sheldrick 32:35
200 Caroline Croft 32:41
217 Sue Hamer 33:26
218 Erica Grayson 33:29
219 Megan Taylor 33:30
229 Cathy Craig 34:08

 

Parkrun Highlights 7th December 2019

Spartans participated in parkruns at eight different venues across England.

Jonathan Parr took his winning ways to Millennium Country Park near Bedford.  He was first finisher in 16:50.  The male record at this PR is 16:23

At Stevenage it was stripey Saturday with a strong turnout of 35 Spartans.  Abigail Pez was second female in new PB of 22:24. She was also first in her age group.  Marian Morley also achieved a new PB of 27:07.  She said, “I am so pleased to finish my running year with a PB at the Stevenage parkrun this Saturday.  Couldn’t have made the progress I have without the support of the Spartans team.

I’m taking a short break now and I hope to be out running again in the new year.”

(You can find all the Spartan parkrun results near the end of this release).

 

Tables

Parkrun Results Saturday 7th December

Southsea parkrun

A total of 416 runners took part.

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Run Time  
412 268 Graham HOARE 01:01:38

 

Westmill parkrun

A total of 53 runners took part.

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Run Time  
46 16 Tracy STILES 00:35:36

 

Stevenage parkrun

A total of 304 runners took part.

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Run Time  
6 6 Dean CARPENTER 00:19:42
8 8 Martin BLACKBURN 00:20:06
15 14 William MORLEY 00:21:08
20 19 Thomas SAUKA 00:21:28
26 25 Chris HOLLAND 00:22:17
30 2 Abigail PEZ 00:22:24
36 34 Craig BACON 00:22:49
44 41 Martin DUDLEY 00:23:20
66 58 Darren EMMERSON 00:24:50
67 59 Lee PICKERSGILL 00:24:52
72 9 Tracy PEZ 00:25:08
80 69 Paul SHELLEY 00:25:38
82 71 Matt CLARKE 00:25:41
83 72 Daniel SUTTON 00:25:44
86 75 Edward HARE 00:25:50
94 81 James NICHOLLS 00:26:00
100 85 Barry OSBORNE 00:26:11
114 18 Sofia CARPENTER 00:27:00
117 20 Marian MORLEY 00:27:07
125 24 Ann TRYSSESOONE 00:27:40
139 30 Fiona CLARKE 00:28:17
140 31 Claire PULLEN 00:28:18
149 115 David PATTMAN 00:28:53
150 116 Steven DOBNER 00:28:54
151 117 Nick KLEANTHOUS 00:28:55
174 47 Jenny GARRETT 00:30:03
177 50 Claire EMMERSON 00:30:16
178 51 Verity FISHER 00:30:16
190 58 Ada JANUSIENE 00:31:00
191 133 Tim ROBINSON 00:31:00
198 62 Sally PICKLES 00:31:41
216 72 Callie CHAPMAN 00:33:24
222 78 Mo WARRILLOW 00:34:05
227 82 Chloe EMMERSON 00:34:19
228 146 Andy PRIOR 00:34:20

 

Panshanger parkrun

A total of 280 runners took part.

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Run Time  
219 152 Andy JAY 00:31:59
232 75 Jane WHITROW 00:33:31

 

Evesham parkrun

A total of 103 runners took part.

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Run Time  
28 24 Nigel STRONGITHARM 00:24:19

 

Ellenbrook Fields parkrun

A total of 204 runners took part.

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Run Time  
6 6 John HARRIS 00:19:51
204 86 Grace BROWN 00:49:58

 

Letchworth parkrun

A total of 70 runners took part.

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Run Time  
20 3 Jo BOWDERY 00:27:39

 

Millennium Country parkrun, Forest of Marston Vale

A total of 99 runners took part.

 

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Run Time  
1 1 Jonathan PARR 00:16:50

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