SCORCHED SPARTAN

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During the hottest August bank holiday weekend ever JIM BROWN ran the Lee Valley Half Marathon.  As temperatures soared towards thirty degrees at the finish line more than 11 per cent of the starters failed to finish.  On the rolling course with almost no shelter Jim tried to keep it steady and to stay hydrated.  He finished the 13.1 miles in 1 hour 57 minutes 19 seconds.  Jim won his age group and was 73rd overall – in fact he was the oldest runner to finish!

 

Leila’s Run – Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire – Sunday 18th August 2019

A week earlier eight Spartans enjoyed Leila’s Run.  Leila’s Run is a low key event in memory of Leila Taylor.  Leila enjoyed life and many interests and a love for running as an active member of the Garden City Runners and 100 Marathon Club having completed over two hundred marathons.  The course includes track covered by Leila during her many training runs atarting in Wheathampstead, taking in Heartwood Forest and Sandridge in a 6½ mile loop that competitors can run once (10km), twice (Half marathon), 3 times (20 miles) or 4 times (marathon).

Marathon (four laps)

Yuko Gordon finished in 3 hours 54 minutes 43 seconds; Mick Andrews 4:52:43;  Erica Grayson 5:52:00; Tricia Hopper 6:06:32; Barry King 6:06:32; and Karen Liddle 6:06:32.

20 miles (three laps).  Paul Holgate in 6:13:42

Half marathon (two laps).  Roger Biggs in 3:35:38

 

Get Ready For The Stevenage Half Marathon

The Stevenage Half Marathon will be on Sunday 3rd November.  Have a look at www.fvspartans.org.uk  Train with the Spartans for the 13.1 miles event.

 

Parkrun Highlights 24th August 2019

Saturday saw 48 Spartans race at 17 different locations.  At Stevenage Paul SHELLEY [19:24] was the fastest male Spartan securing fourth place, with a new PB of 19 minutes 24 seconds.

Nine further PBs were achieved for Gail MACKIE [19:49], Toby ECCLESHALL [21:51], John HARRIS [19:54], Suzy HAWKINS [19:56], Andrew MCGUINNESS [21:48], Matt CLARKE [21:58], Claire COKER [28:57], Yuko GORDON [22:35] and Nick KLEANTHOUS [25:22].

JONATHAN JONES ran the Aviemore, Scotland Parkrun on Saturday 24th in a time of 24.41.  Like other Scottish parkruns it started at 9.30a.m.  The course was undulating with the  Cairngorms mountains either side.  The path was gravel with masses of heath with  small and large Christmas trees either side.  He highly recommends the race.

 

Tables

Parkrun Results Saturday 24th August

A full list of the Spartan results is below.

 

Parkrun Pos Gen Parkrunner Time PB
Norwich 20 1 Gail MACKIE 19:49 PB
Norwich 61 60 Toby ECCLESHALL 21:51 PB
Bedford 7 7 Simon BELL 19:39
Bedford 152 22 Annette BELL 26:56
Llanelli Coast 5 5 John HARRIS 19:54 PB
Aviemore 23 17 Jonathan JONES 24:41
Stevenage 1 1 Natalie LAWRENCE 18:39 PB
Stevenage 4 3 Paul SHELLEY 19:24 PB
Stevenage 10 2 Suzy HAWKINS 19:56 PB
Stevenage 29 27 Andrew MCGUINNESS 21:48 PB
Stevenage 32 29 Stuart ARCHER 21:55
Stevenage 34 31 Matt CLARKE 21:58 PB
Stevenage 65 61 Martin DUDLEY 23:16
Stevenage 72 67 Yordan YORDANOV 23:48
Stevenage 76 7 Jo BOWDERY 23:57
Stevenage 77 70 Barry OSBORNE 24:01
Stevenage 109 92 Nigel STRONGITHARM 25:12
Stevenage 169 141 David PATTMAN 27:53
Stevenage 172 143 James NICHOLLS 27:59
Stevenage 178 31 Alison SHELLEY 28:10
Stevenage 192 38 Claire COKER 28:57 PB
Stevenage 194 39 Debbie BLANTERN 28:59
Stevenage 206 46 Jenny GARRETT 29:17
Stevenage 207 47 Hazel SMITH 29:17
Stevenage 208 161 Darren EMMERSON 29:18
Stevenage 211 49 Kerstin WEINER 29:23
Stevenage 230 175 David ACKERY 30:00
Stevenage 248 64 Jan FRY 30:45
Stevenage 251 66 Marian MORLEY 30:56
Stevenage 266 194 Steven DOBNER 31:38
Stevenage 272 75 Catherine CRAIG 32:17
Stevenage 329 216 Peter CARPENTER 37:38
Stevenage 374 230 Anthony OSBORNE 50:52
Wimpole Estate 313 220 Paul JENNINGS 32:08
Haverfordwest 85 24 Sheryl HANN 32:11
Pangshanger 45 4 Yuko GORDON 22:35 PB
Penrose 277 169 Roger BIGGS 34:57
Aldenham 47 9 Monica SMITHSON 30:11
Aldenham 66 17 Tracy STILES 34:11
Ellenbrook 83 15 Grace BROWN 24:56
Ellenbrook 93 75 Nick KLEANTHOUS 25:22 PB
Letchworth 24 21 Craig BACON 23:29
Pocket 186 126 Nick WITCOMBE 33:11
Severn Bridge 234 76 Karen BROOM 30:51
Severn Bridge 249 163 Trevor BROOM 31:37
Wendover Woods 14 13 John ROXBOROUGH 22:53
Jersey Farm 89 17 Verity FISHER 28:12
Jersey Farm 93 75 Daniel SUTTON 28:22
The Old Showfield 175 108 Darryl STEVENS 33:49

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