A good number of Fairlands Valley Spartans ran the 35th anniversary Standalone 10K in Letchworth on Sunday.
GRANT RAMSAY was fastest of the 29 Spartans. He was 35th out of the 820 finishers in 39 minutes 29 seconds. ADRIAN DONNELLY also beat 40 with 39 minutes 41 seconds. The third Spartan was DANNY SCANLON in 41:22 and fourth DEAN CARPENTER in 44:22.
JOHN HARRIS was third man 60 plus in 44 minutes 58 seconds.
Three Spartan women beat 50 minutes. TRACY PEZ in 48:14; MARIE COLUCCI in 48:29 and PAULA DUNNE who improved by 55 seconds to 49:26.
There were personal bests by STEVE DOBNER, by 20 seconds to 46:44, and LUKE GURNEY, by 1:07, to 47:10. MARTIN DUDLEY improved his season’s best (SB) by a significant 2 minutes 12 seconds to 49 minutes 54 seconds.
JIM BROWN was delighted to improve his 10K time by nearly five minutes in a week to 53 minutes 11 seconds. His best 10K this year and good enough for second in his age group.
MICHAEL O’KEEFE and NIKKI NATION improved their season’s best (SB) times to beat the hour with 58 minutes 10 seconds and 59 minutes 54 seconds respectively.
Well done JON FILBY (47:17), MARK LACY (54:15) and ABIGAIL WHITROW (81:48) who were running their first 10K races.
|35||GRANT RAMSAY||39:29||5th MV50||77.59%|
|54||DANNY SCANLON||41:22||YB (1:35)||69.01%|
|113||JOHN HARRIS||44:58||3rd Vet 60||73.97%|
|152||STEVEN DOBNER||46:44||PB (0:20)||??|
|159||LUKE GURNEY||47:10||PB (1:07)||56.99%|
|172||JON FILBY||47:17||1st 10K||60.77%|
|188||TRACY PEZ||48:14||4th FV45. YB (0:06)||69.97%|
|197||MARIE COLUCCI||48:29||5th FV45||66.76%|
|219||PAULA DUNNE||49:26||PB (0:55)||61.84%|
|234||MARTIN DUDLEY||49:54||SB (2:12)||65.85%|
|333||JIM BROWN||53:11||2nd Vet 70. YB (2:10)||68.50%|
|370||MARK LACY||54:15||1st 10K||55.35%|
|489||MICHAEL O’KEEFE||58:10||SB (0:09)||56.05%|
|658||SHARON CROWLEY||64:59||YB (0:22)||62.50%|
|802||ABIGAIL WHITROW||81:48||1st 10K||36.38%|
|819||ROGER BIGGS||94:08||YB (2:59)||40.74%|
Spartan SIMON FRASER had a great run in the Goodwood Marathon. He was second man 35 plus and eleventh overall in a fantastic sub three time of 2 hours 52 minutes 35 seconds.
The Great Bristol Run
JOHN NELMS travelled to his home city of Bristol to run the Big Bristol half marathon. A really well organised event on a fantastic city course with big supporting crowds helped him finish in 1:53:51
Norfolk Coastal Marathon
THOMAS SAUKA did the Norfolk coastal marathon on Saturday, he found it tough as he did not had a great lead up to this. Tom said he had a niggle with his left leg feeling tight which stopped him running properly in the last six miles but never the less he prevailed and finished 76th in 5:16:15 official time, that’s another great trail marathon ticked off. It was flat but challenging as well
Hatfield 5K – race three
After the three races in the Hatfield 5K series Spartan TONY RANDFIELD was a trophy winner. Third in the men 60 plus category. He ran 20 minutes 9 seconds on Wednesday evening for a score of 81.3%. The fastest Spartan was NICK GILL with a new personal best of 19 minutes 8 seconds – an improvement of 39 seconds.
There were also PBs by PAULA DUNNE who improved by 22 seconds to 22:53 and was fourth in the series for her category; GEORGIE HOOPER by 11 seconds to 23:13 and JANE WADEY by 13 seconds to 31:15.
MARK GOODWIN ran a season’s best of 22:33. There were also season’s bests from ANDREA WESTCOTT 26:09 and NIKKI NATION 28 minutes exactly.
Club Handicap 5K
In a very busy week for racing 28 runners finished Thursday evening’s Handicap 5K.
Winner on the night was Penny Schenkel, 2:03 quicker than her handicap in a year best time of 29:57, closely followed by the first man to finish, Chris Watling, 2:00 ahead of handicap in 24:15. Amanda Vickers (aided by Sharon Crowley) was second lady 1:50 better than handicap in a season best time of 37:40, followed by Anna Swanepoel in a new personal best time of 27:27. Andy Jay was second man 1:34 quicker than handicap in 26:56 and Matt Tutton was third man, 1:15 ahead of handicap in 29:45.
Pete Smith was quickest runner in 21:48 with Luke Gurney 2nd fastest, 23:19 and Chris Watling 3rd fastest, 24:15. Karen Ellis was quickest lady in 25:14 with Harriet Smith second fastest in 25:27, 20 seconds quicker than her previous season best and Tracy Pez third fastest in 26:57.
Judy King and Sally Pickles both beat their previous fastest 5k of this year and there were also improvements by Monica Smithson, Michael O’Keefe and Roger Biggs.
Total time difference between the 1st and last finisher was less than 3 minutes and all runners finished within 2:03 of their handicap. Thanks to Paul Holgate and Mike Crowley for organising the event.
Parkrun – 24th September
For all the Spartan Parkrun results please head to the following link – Spartan Parkruns 24th September
Spartans at the Hatfield 5K race (race 3 in a series of 3).
|46||NICK GILL||19:08||MS||18th||67.6%||PB (0:39)|
|60||TONY RANDFIELD||20:09||MV60||3rd||81.3%||3rd category in series|
|89||MARK GOODWIN||22:33||MV60||8th||72.6%||SB (0:10)|
|94||PAULA DUNNE||22:53||FV35||5th||64.5%||4th in series. PB (0:22)|
|97||GEORGIE HOOPER||23:13||FV35||6th||63.6%||PB (0:11)|
|132||ANDREA WESTCOTT||26:09||FV45||10th||63.2%||SB (1:23)|
|147||NIKKI NATION||28:00||FV55||10th||63.4%||SB (0:02)|
|155||JANE WADEY||31:15||FV55||14th||56.1%||PB (0:13)|
|164||ROGER BIGGS||46:49||V70||4th||39.1%||4th category in series|
Spartans Handicap 5K
|Pos||First Name||Last Name||Time||Speed Pos||Fem||Comments||Impr||Time||Com Hcap|