Although she said she wasn’t in the best shape despite it being the hottest day of the year so far ASHLEY JOHNSON ran the Hackney Half Marathon in 1 hour 37 minutes 32 seconds. 1439th out of 13,089.
Met Police Battersea 10K
On Wednesday ZOE JACKSON took part in the Met Police Battersea 10k which is a race for serving or retired officers. It was three laps of the park and a nice flat course. The heat got to her in the second half but she still managed a personal best (PB) of 51:08, so pleased with the result. Zoe was 90th out of the 239 runners.
Spartan SIMON FRASER whizzed round the Wheathampstead cross country 10K in 38 minutes 38 seconds and was fifth out of the 343 finishers.
JIM BROWN didn’t find it so easy and wilted in the unexpected May temperatures which reached 24 degrees on the finish line. He was 241st in 65:20. Oh well not last by 102.
Parkrun Highlights 21st May
In this week’s roundup of Spartans on the Parkrun circuit, we have members running at home around Fairlands and around the country as far as South Wales and the South Coast this week.
In Stevenage ROB WRIGHT was first Spartan home finishing top ten in a parkrun personal best of 20 minutes 18 seconds and 10th out of 264. TONY RANDFIELD was second Spartan home in 21:03 at 15th.
Other results for the 24 Spartans at the lakes were: Martin Dudley 23:32 (50th), Ryan Dunning 23:54 (61st), Toby Eccleshall 24:05 (63rd), Matt Clarke 24-:4 (69th), Darren Emmerson 24:58 (79th), Alison Shelley 26:12 (99th), Jim Brown 80th parkrun and a parkrun year’s best in 26:30 (104th), Mark Beasley 26:55 (111th), Nick Kleanthous 27:05 (114th), David Pattman 27:30 (120th), Steven Dobner 27:33 (122nd), Mo Warrillow 27:47 (126th), Debbie Blantern 28:50 (140th), Fiona Clarke 29:42 (158th), Chloe Chapman 29:50 (160th), Kartik Sharma 30:08 (165th), Jane Wadey in a new parkrun personal best of 31:31 (181st – PB), Caroline Croft 31:48 (187th), Tracy Haygarth 32:36 (196th), Simon Sypula 38:53 (239th) and Roger Biggs 45:25 (253rd).
Parkrun away day results:
Monica and Steve SMITHSON celebrated Steve’s 50th park run at Colby park run. It was on a lovely scenic three lap route near Tenby. Steve finished in 31:50 and Monica in 32:10.
Letchworth (Herts): John Harris 20-47 (6th out of 117 runners and a season’s best), Georgie Hooper 31-13 (91st) and Nick Gill 31-14 (92nd).
Colby (near Tenby, South Wales): Stephen Smithson 31-50 (83rd out of 107 runners), Monica Smithson 32-10 (86th).
Henlow Bridge (Beds): Michael O’Keefe 31-26 (77th out of 116 runners).
Durlston Country Park (Dorset): Darryl Stevens 1-16-57 (80th out of 81st runners).