Club News Race Results


Eight Spartans tamed the Beast.  ADRIAN BUSOLINI got a podium position with third place and a fantastic time of 1 hour 20 minutes 20 seconds on the tough course. 

Adrian on the podium

The Baldock Beast is an undulating multi-terrain half marathon.  THOMAS SAUKA 1:51:12 and JOHN NELMS 1:56:21 also beat two hours. 

Spartan PENNY SCHENKEL ran her first half marathon in 22 years.  She finished in 2:24:20.  

Spartans having fun at the Baldock Beast! – Photo credit Tony Randfield
Position Name Chip Time Comments 
ADRIAN BUSOLINI 1:20:20 Podium 
93 THOMAS SAUKA 1:51:12  
120 JOHN NELMS 1:56:21  
162 TIM ROBINSON 2:03:43  
183 CHLOE CHAPMAN 2:07:12  
225 MICHAEL O’KEEFE 2:21:41  
232 JIM BROWN 2:21:24 Final starter 
233 PENNY SCHENKEL 2:24:20  

London Winter 10K 

YUKO GORDON ran the London Winter 10K and was first woman 70 plus with 46 minutes 16 seconds.  Yuko said there were nearly 20,000 participants but it was very well organised, even down to avoiding the chaos of long toilet queues.  The course was interesting passing many London landmarks and easy to run with no traffic.  The 5 degrees start was cold and it took her a couple of kilometres until she felt slightly less frozen. 

In the same race MATTHEW NEWTON finished in 43:53; KEITH HOOKER in 44:42 which was a new PB for him, DANIELLA PETRIANNI in 56:44; PAUL SHELLEY in 57:49 and ALISON SHELLEY in 57:50. 

Yuko, The Shelley’s and Matthew

Brighton Half Marathon 

Despite a brutal headwind in the last 5 kilometres ANN TRYSSESOONE finished the Brighton Half Marathon in 2 hours 2 minutes 33 seconds. 

Ann on Ann Street after finishing the half!

Serpentine 5K 

Sunny but chilly with a medium breeze at Friday’s Serpentine 5K in Hyde Park.  Spartan JIM BROWN was 197th in 27:20.  The next Serpie 5K will be on Friday 22nd March, a week earlier than might be expected to avoid Good Friday. 

Parkrun 24th February 

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