News Race Results


Plus news from Battersea Park and the parkrun roundup


Natalie Lawrence was victorious at the Stopsley 5 and 10 trail races, winning the 5 mile event in a time of 34 mins 37 secs, two and a half minutes ahead of her nearest challenger.


Self Transcendence 5k Battersea Park

MADDIE PRITCHARD ran the Self Transcendence 5k in Battersea Park on Monday evening in 21mins 24secs


Parkrun Reports

It was a relatively quiet week of parkrunning for the Spartans.

Fastest Spartan parkrunner of the weekend was BARRY OSBORNE who ran a new course PB of 19:48 at Ellenbrook Fields to finish second. KEN JUDE ran a new 5k PB of 22:48 to finish 27th at the same venue.

At Stevenage KIERAN FEETHAM was first Spartan finisher, 21st in a time of 21 mins 59 secs. MARK BEASLEY was 23rd in 22:19 and MARTIN DUDLEY 34th in 22:55. CHRIS HOLLAND (24:01) and LEE PICKERSGILL (24:22) were the other men running. For the women TRACY PEZ was 23rd in 28:33 with EMMA MARTIN the other woman to run in 37:36.

In other local parkruns, THOMAS SAUKA ran at Westmill for the first time, finishing  4th in 20:44. DAVE SMITH also debuted there and was 12th in 25:03. TIM ROBINSON took the opportunity to stop off at Grovelands for the first time on his way to work and finished 32nd in 24:06.

Further afield regular tourists DANIEL SUTTON (40th in 22:21, a new course PB) and VERITY FISHER (26:22) ran at Lowestoft, while DARRYL STEVENS was at Horsham to complete in 39:53.

Finally, SHARON CROWLEY took the opportunity of being in the Lake District to run a wet and muddy parkrun along a disused railway line (now a path) in Keswick, completing in 29:18.


Coming Events

Many Spartans will be enjoying a busy programme of races, social and training events over the next few weeks including:

  • Herts Senior 5K Championships at Hatfield on Wednesday 30th August.
  • BMAF Half Marathon Championships at the Northampton Half Marathon on Sunday 3rd September (entries close on 21st August).
  • Herts Veteran 5K Championships at Hatfield on Wednesday 13th September.
  • Herts 10K Track Championships at Sandy on Saturday 23rd September.
  • Herts Senior 10K Championships at Standalone on Sunday 1st October.
  • Peterborough Half Marathon on Sunday 8th October.
  • Stevenage Half Marathon on Sunday 22nd October.
  • Cross Country at Trent Park on Sunday 12th November.
  • St Neots Half Marathon on Sunday 19th November.
  • Hertfordshire Five Mile Championship for Veterans at Hatfield on Sunday 26th Nov.
  • Bass Belle 10 near Royston on Sunday 26th November.


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