Forty four Spartans competed in Sunday’s Standalone 10K in Letchworth.
Dean Carpenter completed the Standalone 10k today finishing in 83rd position in a time of 41 min 32 seconds.
CLAIRE BAKER took part in the Standalone 10K for the first time. She had a good strong run and managed a time of 51 minutes 45 seconds which she was really pleased with. Her last 10K was a year ago with a time of 55.47 so she took just over 4 minutes off making this a new personal best (PB). Claire says she is quite new to Fairlands Valley Spartans and definitely felt the benefits of her recent training!
The leading Spartans were: 6th Grant Ramsay (34:33); 8th Simon Jackson (34:53); 14th Andrew Patterson (36:29); 41st Christopher Westcott (39:02); 66th Jo Laing (F, 40:22); 75th Graham Blackburn (40:54); 83rd Dean Carpenter (41:40); 109th Dave Carpenter (41:32); 112th John Harris (42:44) and 116th Mike King (43:07).
The results for the senior county 10K championships are not yet available.
Official Results For All Spartans:
Position Name Time Comments
6 GRANT RAMSAY 34:33
8 SIMON JACKSON 34:53 CB 1 minute
14 ANDREW PATTERSON 36:29
41 CHRISTOPHER WESTCOTT 39:02
66 JO LAING (F) 40:22
75 GRAHAM BLACKBURN 40:54
83 DEAN CARPENTER 41:32
109 DAVE SMITH 42:46
112 JOHN HARRIS 42:44
116 MIKE KING 43:07
120 MATTHEW JAMIESON 43:26
135 JENNIFER ROBERTSON (F) 43:57
167 RICHARD HAZLEDENE 44:16
198 MARK GOODWIN 45:05
202 RYAN DUNNING 45:13
204 TRACY PEZ (F) 45:15
205 TOM AYRES 45:14
228 SELVAN NAICKER 45:50
246 CLIVE CANNON 46:17
255 MADELEINE PRITCHARD (F) 46:31
257 JULIE SIMMONS (F) 46:38
265 RHIANNON GRIFFIN (F) 46:50
288 ANDY JAY 47:14
323 ANDY PRIOR 47:47
364 CHRISTOPHER MEE 48:57
459 NIKKI WILBY (F) 50:24
460 MARJ SHANAHAN (F) 50:40
482 ROY BOWDERY 50:50
544 DYFED THOMPSON-SMITH 51:50
548 CLAIRE BAKER (F) 51:45 PB (4 minutes)
567 LISA KASPEROWICZ (F) 52:29
612 NICOLA LORIMER (F) 53:09
632 KAREN PALMER (F) 53:28
699 LISA GAVIGAN (F) 55:33
730 RUTH REILLY (F) 55:54
768 KATE HANTON (F) 57:10
828 ANDREA WESTCOTT (F) 58:14
865 SHARON CROWLEY (F) 59:02
907 PAUL HOLGATE 59:52
930 LORRAINE THOMAS (F) 1:01:00
977 GRAHAM HILL 1:02:34
980 MELISSA TYLER (F) 1:03:32
1068 LINDA GREENE (F) 1:08:27
1072 JANET COX (F) 1:08:34
There were 1,153 finishers. Sofia Carpenter ran in the fun run and was first girl finishing 4th overall in a time of 5 min 40 seconds
John Harris was doing a Letchworth double at the weekend. He ran the first Saturday of the month 5K and came fifth in 20 minutes 6 seconds.
ANDY NEATHAM was third in Saturday’s Krakow Parkrun 5K with a time of 16 minutes 55 seconds. His graded 85.81% puts him second on the Polish Parkrun all time age graded list.
VISH SHAH ran the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in London on Sunday and improved his 13.1 miles time from 1 hour 41 minutes to 1:36:43. In the same race MARTIN PRICE finished in 1:50:20.
PB for Hannah at Bournemouth Marathon
It was a glorious day on the South Coast for the inaugural running of the Bournemouth Marathon on Sunday. The course took in parts of Boscombe, Bournemouth and Poole, using the cliff top roads, and extensive promenade, with nasty hills on the 14th & 18th miles.
HANNAH SYPULA ran a new personal best (PB) of 4 hours 48 minutes 1 second. An improvement of 5 minutes 23 seconds. She says there was great support, with beautiful scenery but commented that the unexpected killer hill at 18 miles was by the finish line making it tough to carry on, knowing others had finished!
By pushing the last three miles, ROGER BIGGS kept up his sub-4 hour sequence, but only just, finishing in 3:59:58, placing Roger in 655th of just over 2000 finishers.
5K and 10K were held on Saturday with the 5K starting at 7pm to create an illumination of LED’s and hi-vis colours! Hannah said the event was really well organised event (same organisers as Edinburgh) and would definitely recommend this to others.
Many Spartans will be enjoying a busy programme of races, social and training events over the next few weeks including the:
• Herts Veterans 5K Championships in WGC on Tuesday 8th October
• Great Eastern Half Marathon in Peterborough on Sunday 13th October
• Handicap 5K in Stevenage on Thursday 17th October
• County 10 Mile Championships for veterans on Sunday 27th October
• Stevenage Half Marathon on Sunday 3rd November
• Spartans AGM on Friday 22nd November
• County Ten Miles Championship in Buntingford on 30th December 2013
• Presentation Evening on Friday 28th February 2014
Join The Spartans
Live in or near Stevenage? Like running? Fairlands Valley Spartans is your local running club and is on the up! The club was voted the UK’s Best Running Club in 2010. It now has hundreds of members and encourages participation by all. The Spartans have a varied training programme to suit those who want to run 5 kilometres through to full marathons.
The Spartans weekday training sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Go along to the new sports centre at Marriotts School – a Sports College, Brittain Way, Stevenage (SG2 8UT) at 7p.m. Up to five running groups go out on training nights – there will be one to suit you!
The Spartan Starter group starts from Marriotts at 7.30p.m. every Monday (except public holidays) and 7p.m. every Thursday.
Most long Sunday morning training sessions start 9.30a.m. sharp. Spartan track training sessions are held at Ridlins Athletics Track, Woodcock Road, Stevenage most Saturdays from 9.15a.m. There are events to enter every Sunday. Newcomers are very welcome – those who have not done very much running yet might prefer to start with a Thursday, Saturday or Monday session.
Try a few sessions before joining. Membership is only £35 per year, £25 without UKA membership. Concessions are available. Membership forms are available on the Spartans website www.fvspartans.org.uk Please ask if you would like a paper copy.
If you want to know more about the Spartans please contact Jim Brown (0793 968 7509 or 01438 354505), Vivienne Honey 07702 846304 or visit their website www.fvspartans.org.uk
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