Club News Race Results


There was a win for Spartan JOHN HARRIS in the Letchworth Round the Garden 5K.  He dipped under 20 minutes for a season’s best 19:59, first male 60 plus and 24th overall. 

The other Spartans racing in Letchworth were DAVID KENNEDY 22:56; MONICA SMITHSON in a new season’s best (SB) of 28:32; SAMANTHA SUTTON 33:00; JANE WHITROW 34:22; and ROGER BIGGS 43:16. 

Sunny Letchworth!

Ciaran Second In Norfolk 

CIARAN McANENY ran in the Positive Steps Norfolk 100km race from Castle Acre along the Peddars Way to the North Norfolk Coast, then along the coastal path to Sheringham. 

It was a long day out in the sun and he says he wasn’t quite in top form; but still finished in second place overall in 10 hours 26 minutes.  Some 1 hour 30 minutes behind the winner who was in a different class on the day. 

Ciaran said it was another great event again from the Positive Steps team.  Lovely course (despite around six kilometres of it being on soft sand and shingle beaches) and a really friendly atmosphere. 

Parkrun Highlights Saturday 18th June

In this week’s roundup of Spartans on the Parkrun circuit, we have members running at home around Fairlands and around the country as far as the Isle of Wight this week. 

In Stevenage 228 runners took on the course.  MIKE JEFFS was first Spartan home second overall finishing in 18 minutes 48 seconds which was a course PB (personal best on that parkrun course).  ANN TRYSSESOONE was first female home for the club finishing 67th in 26-25. 

Other results at the lakes were: STEVEN DOBNER 22-55 (28TH), MATT CLARKE 23-51 (39TH), MARTIN DUDLEY 24-21 (45TH), ANDREW MCGUINNESS 24-58 (53RD), JAMES MCSWEENEY 26-15 (66TH), DAVID PATTMAN 26-39 (70TH), BRIAN WHITE 26-47 (73RD), MO WARRILLOW 26-52 (77TH), JIM BROWN 28-19 (101ST), DEBBIE BLANTERN 30-27 (126TH), CHLOE CHAPMAN 32-21 (158TH), FIONA CLARKE 32-22 (159TH), GRANT RAMSAY 34-31 (180TH), TRACY HAGARTH 35-05 (188TH), HILARY DAVIES 35-28 (189TH), CRAIG BACON 36-20 (194TH), SIMON SYPULA 37-17 (202ND) AND ROGER BIGGS 46-737 (223RD).  

Other away day results: 

Medina (Isle of Wight): Nick Kleanthous 27-12 (86th out of 214 runners).  

Roberts Park (Shipley, West Yorkshire): Tony Randfield 21-13 (22nd out of 303 runners). 

Tidworth (Wiltshire): Darryl Stevens 40-47 (91st out of 111 runners).  

Barclay (Hoddesdon, Herts): Annabelle White 31-19 (66th out of 103 runners). 

Letchworth (Herts): Georgie Hooper 32-26 (75th out of 105 runners), Nick Gill 32-27 (76th out of 105 runners).  

Panshanger (Hertford, Herts): Mike Reynolds 28-10 (84th out of 182 runners). 

Henlow Bridge Lakes (Henlow, Beds): Michael O’Keefe 30-21 (70th out of 126 runners).