The FVS 3K Relays returned for the first time since 2018 on Thursday with 115 teams taking part. Fortunately the temperature had dropped from the previous few days, meaning the 460 runners and 30 marshals didn’t get roasted! It was great to see so many clubs taking part, with male, female and mixed teams all entering.
In the men’s senior race Luton Athletics Club took first place, with North Herts Road Runners winning for the veterans. North Herts took the senior women’s title, with St Albans Striders winning the womens vets. Ware Joggers took both titles for the mixed race.
Fairlands Valley Spartans were third in the women’s over 35 race with SAM PRETTY 12 minutes 14 seconds; SUZY HAWKINS 11:20; ASHLEY KING 12:15 and MICHELLE REEVES 11:19 running the team’s 47 minutes 8 seconds.
The fastest Spartans men’s team took 38 minutes 49 seconds with SIMON JACKSON 9:29; SIMON FRASER 9:23; JONATHAN PARR 9:40 and ADRIAN BUSOLINI 10:17.
Every team consisted of four runners covering a total of 12 kilometres. There were two men and two women in mixed teams.
The relays in Fairlands Valley Park were great to run and to watch on a lovely sunny evening.
They included the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire road relay championships.
Full results are now available here
Wimpole Hall Trail 10K
In the Wimpole Hall Trail 10K JOHN HARRIS was 12th in 43:45.
Roger Biggs travelled to Brandon Country Park near Thetford, for a 10km trail event.
It was hilly, rough in places, a bit over-distance, and very warm. Roger completed the two lap course in 2:02:48.
Parkrun Highlights Saturday 23rd July – Nicola’s 100th at the Stevenage 250th
It was a big week at Stevenage parkrun with the venue celebrating its 250th parkrun. There was a Spartan ladies 1 and 2 with Gail Mackie first female (22:14) and Suzy Hawkins second female (22:15). Stuart Archer was third overall (18:44), Grant Ramsay fifth (18:55) and Tony Randfield 10th overall (20:24) won his age group and achieved a magnificent age related score of 81.45% Congrats to Nikki Nation with a new parkrun PB (30:31). Many congratulations to Nicola Andersson celebrating her 100th parkrun. There were 23 Spartans amongst the 252 runners.
72,801 people have run the 250 Stevenage parkruns since 2016.
Further afield, Maria Swift was a first timer at Sandringham parkrun (29:36). There was a new parkrun PB for Michael O’Keefe at Kingdom parkrun near Tonbridge (29:38) in his third run there. Also a PB for Darryl Stevens at Lymington Woodside (35:57).
A tale of two Paul’s at Letchworth parkrun: Paul Maguire (25:08) and Paul Jennings (34:10).
A posse of Spartans took a trip to Westmill: Paul Shelley (26:14), Alison Shelley ran a new PB (29:22), David Pattman (32:17), Mo Warrillow (32:21) and Steve Dobner (32:18).
Mike Reynolds ran the Panshanger parkrun in 25:26.
The full Spartans at Stevenage results are below.
|Position||Gender Position||parkrunner||Run Time||Comments|
|3||3||Stuart ARCHER||00:18:44||Third overall|
|10||9||Tony RANDFIELD||00:20:24||81.45%. Age group winner.|
|33||1||Gail MACKIE||00:22:14||1st woman|
|34||2||Suzy HAWKINS||00:22:15||2nd woman|
|101||88||Jim BROWN||00:26:46||Age group winner|
|155||32||Nikki NATION||00:30:31||New parkrun PB|