Many thanks to the 14 Spartans taking part in last night’s 95th running of the club Handicap 5k. A big thank you also to Ian Alexander and Jim Brown for their much appreciated support with the start and finish.
Race winner in a new PB time of 24:15 was Rob Doe, followed by Lee Pickersgill in a new PB time of his own of 25:00, with Craig Halsey 3rd in an excellent 16:42, the fastest Handicap 5k time recorded in 4 years, just 9 seconds from Chris Hilton’s 2012 course record time.
Winning lady was new member Victoria Brett in 29:50, 1:25 quicker than handicap, with Verity Fisher 2nd in 24:05, 0:25 better than handicap and Bernadette Millwood 3rd in 30:45.
Fastest runner on the night was Craig, with James Kilroy 2nd quickest in 21:31, 1:09 ahead of handicap, and Mark Goodwin 3rd quickest in 22:23.
Verity was quickest lady, with Victoria 2nd fastest and Bernadette 3rd.
There was also a PB for Tim Robinson, 4th overall, in 22:37 and year best times for Martin Dudley, 23:17 and Peter Carpenter 31:22.
Time difference between 1st-13th finisher was 5:22 and 80% of finishers were within 1:25 minutes of their adjusted handicap.
The last Handicap 5k before this year’s Midweek League will be on Thursday 21st April 2016.