Despite the cold, rain, and proximity to Xmas 18 Spartans took part in the final Handicap 5k of the year excellently supported by a very cold Cathy Craig who sorted the start all by herself and definitely earned a massive thank you from everybody who took part. Thank you also to Iris Hornsey and Tracy Pez who as well as running also then helped Cathy with the finish.
Winner on the night was IRIS HORNSEY in 32:11, 3:49 faster than handicap, followed by KIRSTY CALLAN, beating her November time by 1:25 to finish in 25:15, with LUCY FIELD 3rd female in 7th position overall, beating her November time by 5 seconds to 23:29.
First man was JAMES SEALS in a new personal best time of 21:28, 53 seconds quicker than before, with CALLUM BEASLEY 2nd, taking 55 seconds off his PB to 22:04, and with NICK EMMETT 3rd man in a new 24:45 PB of his own, 36 seconds faster than before.
Fastest runner on the night was LIAM HERBERT in 19:15, with DANIEL BATES 2nd quickest in 20:23, and VISHAL SHAH 3rd fastest in 21:17.
Fastest female was TRACY PEZ in 21:32, with LUCY FIELD 23:29 2nd quickest and KIRSTY CALLAN 25:15 3rd fastest, and, FIONA KEELY also improved her PB by 50 seconds to 32:04.
The first 16 finishers were within 2 minutes of their adjusted handicap time and the gap between 3rd-16th position was only 1:46.
Very well done to everybody who took part. The next handicap 5k will be on the 23rd January 2014. Until then I hope that all Spartans have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a fantastic HAPPY NEW YEAR.