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It was waves and ripples again but another real 10K race on Sunday. However the temperature had dropped about twelve degrees in a few days and the breeze was up in the exposed parts of the course at Lee Valley Run Fest.
Nine Spartans enjoyed the event. 14th overall and with a new personal best of 36 minutes 24 seconds was ADRIAN BUSOLINI. He said his last actual 10K race was a Midweek League event some 15 months ago, where he just managed to squeeze out a sub-40′ – making this a three-and-a-half minute improvement.
DANNY SCANLON (pictured above) finished the Lee Valley 10K in 40:52 which is around 50 seconds quicker than the St Albans 10K last month. He said it was another well organised Active training world event. He was 63rd overall.
NICOLA ANDERSSON (photo left) ran a new personal best (PB) in the Run Fest at Lee Valley10K, one Sunday. She said, “It was very cold but a lovely route with not too many hills. I signed up for this only a couple of days ago all thanks to a suggestion from another Spartan. I wouldn’t have run it otherwise as I was quite apprehensive at first. With socially distancing multi starts it was something of a proper first time race after a few virtual races I’ve ran this year.”
JIM BROWN improved on his 23rd August 10K time by 6 minutes 34 seconds. Describing himself as almost recovered from that experience, when he fell badly, he ran the first 5K at Lee Valley in 26:32 but the second in 25:17 for 51:49 thus squeezing into the top half at 189th out of 396.
DAVID and MATTHEW PATTMAN came in together on 54:11 and 54:12; MO WARRILOW came in with 58:08; JONATHAN JONES with 59:42 and DZENANA TOPIC with 1:04:49.
The skilfully arranged waves and ripples arrangement meant runners went off six at a time and were kept two metres apart before they started.
|242||NICOLA ANDERSSON||55:20||PB. 12 W50.|
There were 396 finishers.
Now That’s Hard Work
Spartan JOHN HARRIS ran the Virtual Tring 50k Ultra Marathon event on Sunday. He went through the marathon distance in 4 hours 9 minutes 50 seconds and continued to finish the ultra in 4:59:14.
MARTIN DUDLEY got the Spartan ball rolling in the virtual Standalone 10K with a time of 50 minutes 33 seconds on Sunday.
In the 17th Fly 5K Event 17 Nicola Andersson was 76th out of the 131 finishers in 27:06 and Paul Holgate 128th in 39:06.
In addition Nick Kleanthous 26:05; Jim Brown 26:32 and James McSweeney 28:14 ran the (not) Stevenage ParkRun 5K Event 15
More Than A Thousand Marathons In Virtual Relay
FVS have visited the four Twin Towns of Stevenage and continue to run in some of the world’s iconic marathons in their amazing virtual relay.
By Sunday morning the total so far was 30.377 miles in 118 days. The relay will continue until 4th October, the day of the virtual London Marathon.