Nearly fifty Spartans enjoyed their annual festive social run on the muddy trails of Hertfordshire to the ruins of Minsden Chapel and back on Sunday morning. With the main group starting from Coreys Mill there was a choice of 5, 8 and 12 mile routes to suit a wide range of abilities.
Have a look at www.fvspartans.org.uk to see what the club are doing over the Christmas and New Year period. Why not join Fairlands Valley Spartans in 2019?
Parkrun Roundup Saturday 22nd December
Thirty-Five Fairlands Valley Spartans took some time out from the Christmas rush to attend Parkrun events this week. In Stevenage JONATHAN PARR was fourth overall in a time of 18 mins and 02 secs, alongside MICHAEL ANDREWS who ran a PB time, finishing as the 61st male, in 24 mins and 19 secs. Further afield, YUKO GORDON was the third woman to finish the Ellenbrook Fields event, on her first visit, in 22 mins and 16 secs, and DARRYL STEVENS ran his 100th Parkrun event on the Brockenhurst course in 45 mins and 30 secs.
Landmark runs were also recorded in Stevenage for CHRIS HOLLAND who ran his 75th outing in 24 mins and 55 secs; BARRY OSBORNE and ALISON SHELLEY completing their 45th events in 26 mins and 33 secs and 26 mins and 39 secs, respectively; RUTH REILLY finished her 30th run in 31 mins and 37 secs; and, HILARY DAVIES her 10th in 35 mins and 28 secs.
Finishing in the top 100 ladies in Stevenage, VERITY FISHER was the 17th in 26 mins and 02 sec, CATHERINE CRAIG was 42nd in 29 mins 21 secs, MELANIE BUTT 58th in 31 mins in 25 secs, and NIKI PLUMB 76th in 33 mins and 48 secs. Top 100 men saw DANNY SCANLON finish as the 15th in 20 mins and 47 secs, CRAIG BACON as the 30th in 22 mins and 08 secs, TIM SABAN in 22 mins and 10 secs, MARTIN DUDLEY in 22 mins and 29 secs, GARETH COWELL in 23 mins and 39 secs, DAVID SCOTT in 23 mins and 42 secs, JONATHAN JONES in 23 mins and 56 secs, STEPHEN SMITHSON in 24 mins and 09 secs, DANIEL SUTTON in 24 mins and 44 secs and CHRIS HOLLAND, finishing 72nd, in 24 mins and 44 secs.
Outside the local event, KEN JUDE, TIM ROBINSON and ANDY JAY ran times of 27 mins and 31 secs, 28 mins and 06 secs, and 29 mins and 21 secs respectively; ROWENA RUTLEGE completed the Gunpowder course in 27 mins and 21 secs; and, JOHN ROXBOROUGH attending the Bedford course for the first time in 22 mins and 15 secs.
Parkruns Saturday 22nd December
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