Very well done to the 21 Spartans who took part in this evening’s handicap 5k and many thanks to Paul Holgate for organising and Sharon Crowley for her assistance with the start and finish.
First to finish, knocking a massive 1:34 off his previous fastest FVS 5k time was JONATHAN PENNELL in a very impressive 17:52, 15 seconds ahead of 2nd placed PAUL MAGUIRE in a course best time of 21:37 and with new member STUART ARCHER 3rd in 20:44, 57 seconds quicker than his previous best 5k time.
Winning lady was ERICA GRAYSON in her first Handicap 5k, finishing with a time of 26:59, with TESSA STEPHENSON 2nd lady in a rare handicap 5k appearance in a time of 27:36 in her first 5k for 3 years, and with SUE HAMER 3rd lady in a year best time of 28:25.
Fastest runner on the night was Jonathan’s 17:52, with RICHARD SPRINGALL 2nd quickest in 19:13 and BRIAN WHITE 3rd quickest in a course best time of 19:14, 28 seconds faster than previously achieved. Erica was quickest lady with Tessa 2nd quickest and SARAH PIKE 3rd quickest in a year best time of 28:09 coming back from injury in time for her Standalone 10k in 10 days time.
There was also a new PB for NICK GILL, improving his 5k time by 31 seconds to 19:47 in 5th position overall, and course best times for MARK COLLINS (19:19), JONATHAN FOSTER (22:44), GARETH COWELL (22:08) and KEN JUDE (23:11).
Time between 1st-last finisher was just 3:27 and only 3:03 for 2nd-20th, and 95% of finishers were within 2 minutes of their calculated adjusted handicap 5k time.
Full results can be found in Excel form by clicking: Sept Handicap 5k Result