FRED HUGHES 10 – BRIAN 2ND IN CATEGORY

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Spartan BRIAN WHITE was a prize winner at Sunday’s Fred Hughes 10, an undulating ten mile road race on the south western outskirts of St Albans.  He said it was a very sunny and bright morning if a little cold.  The initial frost did result in a couple of slippery sections.  Brian was second male 60 plus in 1 hour 11 minutes 35 seconds.

The next Spartan in was John Roxborough with 1:14:32; Matt Clarke came in with 1:25:28 and Jim Brown completed the men’s county team (of four) with 1:27:40.

Steve Dobner, Alison Shelley and Fiona Clarke worked brilliantly as a team and supported each other which helped Fiona to a new personal best of 1:27:29.  It was a great run.

Steve came in with 1:27:22 and Alison with 1:27:34.

Fiona and Alison headed up the Spartan women’s county team (of three) and were supported by Wendy Tharani who finished in 1:34:36.

Carol Paul 1:41:03; Taher Tharani 2:00:11 and Roger Biggs 2:24:05 brought the Spartans total up to twelve in the tough event.

 

All Twelve Spartans at FH10

Position Name Time Cat Gender Comments
157 BRIAN WHITE 01:11:35 M60 Male 2MV60
218 JOHN ROXBOROUGH 01:14:32 M40 Male
484 MATT CLARKE 01:25:28 M40 Male
499 JIM BROWN 01:27:40 M60 Male
514 ANDY JAY 01:28:36 M50 Male
536 STEVEN DOBNER 01:27:22 M40 Male
538 FIONA CLARKE 01:27:29 W35 Female PB
543 ALISON SHELLEY 01:27:34 W45 Female
682 WENDY THARANI 01:34:36 W45 Female
762 CAROL PAUL 01:41:03 W55 Female
889 TAHER THARANI 02:00:11 M50 Male
916 ROGER BIGGS 02:24:05 M70 Male

 

917 finishers

 

Essendon 10K

JONATHAN JONES time for the Essenden 10K was 55 minutes 35 seconds.  He said the course was undulating and the temperature was below freezing to start, but the course was run on mainly paths and was well gritted.  A very good and picturesque course and country location worth visting.

The other Spartans at the Essendon 10K were Caroline Barter 55:27; Dzenana Topic 65:34 and Lisa Potter 75:06.  Julie Gray ran the Essendon 5K in 36:50

 

80 Up

John Nelms (photo above) ran his 80th marathon on the Thames Towpaths in 4:27:58

 

Running A Spring Marathon?

More than 100 Spartans enjoyed the club’s 20:20 training session on Tuesday.  Are you running the London Marathon, or another Spring marathon?  If you join Fairlands Valley Spartans now you’ll get access to all the club’s free training sessions, on five days in every week; participation in the marathon hub; a training programme; advice and a 20 mile training run on 29th March.

All Spartans get free use of Ridlins Athletics Track at 9.15a.m. on Saturday morning.  That benefit alone is worth about £100 a year.  To join the Spartans visit www.fvspartans.org.uk or come along to a Spartans training session which include Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7p.m. from Marriotts Sports Centre, SG2 0AN.  Sign up now and you’ll be a member until April 2021.

 

Parkrun Highlights 18th January 2020

Fifty-four Fairlands Valley Spartan’s ran in the mid-January sunshine early on Saturday morning.  At another huge Stevenage turnout, CLAIRE DRAKE ran a PB time of 27 minutes and 26 seconds alongside DEAN CARPENTER who was 7th overall in 19 mins and 34 secs and HAZEL JONES who ran her 50th event in 55 mins and 54 secs.

New parkrun PB times were also recorded by NICOLA KENNEDY on the Hunstanton Promenade course with a time of 22 min and 03 secs, GRACE BROWN at the Ellenbrook Fields event in 23 mins and 10 secs, and MARK BEASLY who completed the Carine Glades run in 27 mins and 02 secs.

Running for the 150th time at a Parkrun event, DARRYL STEVENS finished the Brockenhurst course in 1 h 02 min and 05 secs.

543 finishers at Stevenage.

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

 

Tables

Spartan Parkrun Results for Saturday 18th January

 

Parkrun Pos Gen Parkrunner Times Notes
Bedford parkrun 273 49 Sheryl HANN 28:01
Milton Keynes parkrun 1076 671 Graham HILL 40:19
Stevenage parkrun 7 7 Dean CARPENTER 19:34
14 14 David RIDDELL 20:32
36 35 Nick GILL 22:02
46 44 Andrew MCGUINNESS 22:26
64 59 Yordan YORDANOV 23:32
65 6 Natalie WHITE 23:35
82 74 David PATTMAN 24:33
88 10 Claire PULLEN 24:53
91 11 Georgie HOOPER 25:08
99 12 Fiona CLARKE 25:24
108 94 Daniel SUTTON 25:32
112 98 Sam SIMMONS 25:38
116 101 Nigel STRONGITHARM 25:51
141 121 Tim ROBINSON 26:16
161 141 Luke GURNEY 26:44
188 34 Claire DRAKE 27:26 New PB
235 190 James NICHOLLS 28:43
245 50 Alison SHELLEY 28:57
283 63 Maria SWIFT 30:04
288 65 Penny SCHENKEL 30:15
295 227 Simon SYPULA 30:26
298 230 Kartik SHARMA 30:32
300 232 David ACKERY 30:39
301 233 Jim BROWN 30:42
305 234 Paul JENNINGS 30:54
325 245 Andy PRIOR 31:40
326 81 Kerstin WEINER 31:41
341 87 Karen ELLIS 32:15
342 88 Julie SHADBOLT 32:17
356 98 Erica GRAYSON 32:41
360 100 Caroline CROFT 32:46
374 110 Sally PICKLES 33:09
418 141 Monica SMITHSON 34:58
424 147 Ada JANUSIENE 35:17
426 149 Callie CHAPMAN 35:20
433 152 Tracy STILES 35:44
434 282 Peter CARPENTER 35:51
468 180 Helen HARRIS 37:04
498 298 Roger BIGGS 38:56
523 219 Caren THAIN 41:09
524 220 Melody BROWN 41:11
525 221 Pam TAYLOR 41:14
538 228 Emma MARTIN 50:05
543 232 Hazel JONES 55:54 50th Parkrun
Brockenhurst parkrun 239 140 Darryl STEVENS 1:02:05 150th Parkrun
Preston Park parkrun 274 234 Nick KLEANTHOUS 25:54
Carine Glades parkrun 67 49 Mark BEASLEY 27:02 New PB
Panshanger parkrun 100 7 Mo WARRILLOW 26:13
245 54 Jane WHITROW 31:57
Ellenbrook Fields parkrun 49 2 Grace BROWN 23:10 New PB
Hunstanton Promenade parkrun 8 8 Richard KENNEDY 20:16
14 2 Nicola KENNEDY 22:03 New PB

 

Over 500 finishers again at Stevenage.  543 this time.

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