News Release 13th January 2013
PRESENTATIONS ON THE 25th
Great Turnout for Cross Country
Fairlands Valley Spartans Annual Presentation Evening and Disco will be on Friday 25th January at Knebworth Barns. Tickets are £25.00 which includes a hot buffet and disco. The evening starts at 7.30a.m. and continues until midnight.
Presentations will be made to Club Champions and of course to the Spartan of the Year. Book as soon as possible to be sure of a place.
Spartans and their friends will be warmly welcomed to help make this a great celebration of ‘The UK’s Best Running Club.’ More details on www.fvspartans.org.uk
Huge Turnout for Cross Country League
Fairlands Valley Spartans fielded three women’s teams and two men’s teams, a total of 41 runners, in Sunday’s Cross Country league race on Therfield Heath, Royston.
It was cold, hard and hilly but there were many excellent Spartan performances. Six men finished in the top 50 — SIMON JACKSON was sixth in 34 minutes 16 seconds; ANDREW PATTERSON 17th in 35:45; CRAIG HALSEY 26th in 36:38; LEE REYNOLDS 37th in 37:55; LIAM HERBERT 39th in 38:09 and TODD GRAY 46th in 39:02.
For the women the first six were RHIANNON GRIFFIN, 123rd overall in 43 minutes 4 seconds; KATY JINKS 173rd in 46:51; NIKKI ANDREWS 179th in 47:06; TRACY PEZ 192nd in 48:10; JULIE SIMMONDS 206th in 49:45 and ROSIE CANHAM 212th in 49:45.
Results for all 41 Spartans follow.
The next and final cross country league race will be in Watford on 17th February. The County Cross Country Championships for veterans are on 17th March.
Mystery MK 10K
On Sunday STEPHEN BLOCK ran in the Race Timing Systems ‘Mystery’ 10K around Willen Lake in Milton Keynes. The mystery was that the course was a secret until the day before the race! He achieved a new personal best with his first sub-50 minute 10K with a time of 49:45.
Half Marathon Update
This year’s Stevenage Half Marathon will be on Sunday 3rd November.
Many Spartans will be enjoying a busy programme of races, social and training events over the next few weeks including the:
- Fred Hughes Ten, including County Championships, on Sunday 20th January.
- Spartans Presentation Evening and Dance on Friday 25th January.
- Spartans Handicap 5 and 10 mile races on Sunday 27th January.
- Cross Country League in Watford on Sunday 17th February.
- County Veterans Cross Country Championships on Sunday 17th March 2013.
- Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 21st April.
- Stevenage Half Marathon on Sunday 3rd November.