Fairlands Valley Spartans SIMON JACKSON was fifth overall and first veteran in the St Albans 10K on Good Friday. He was under 35 minutes with 34 minutes 37 seconds. There were 633 finishers.
ROSS GALLAGHER also beat 40 with 39 minutes 18 seconds for 35th place.
Thirteen Spartans enjoyed the run the others being ANDREW VAUGHAN 41:08; SAM SIMMONS 45:46; TRACY PEZ 48 minutes exactly; ABBIE PEZ 48:04; DAVID PATTMAN 49:16; GEORGIE HOOPER 50:10; STEVEN DODNER 54:13; NICOLA ANDERSSON 56:06; JIM BROWN 57:29: DZENANA TOPIC 1:15:52 and JONATHAN JONES 1:15:57.
Ramsay Top Of The Euros
On Saturday GRANT RAMSAY took part in the first London Inter Club Challenge (LICC) meeting of the season. All members of running clubs outside of London are also welcome. He got a very good result in the 3000 metres steeplechase and achieved high positions in World & European Masters Rankings. (No 1 in Europe)! This was over 35 barriers which included 7 water jumps. Grant won his event in 12 minutes 1 second which shot him up to the number one spot in the rankings.
Ten Marathons in Ten Days for Davie
On Monday DAVIE STAFFORD today completed his 10 marathons in 10 days challenge in Walton on Thames with Phoenix Running. His average time over the 10 days was 4 hours 1 minute and 16 seconds. His fastest marathon was on day 5 when he ran a 3.55.40. Every day had a different name – Fortitude; Gauntlet; Dauntless; Resolute; Perseverance; Adversity; Intrepid; Indomitable; Unbreakable and Invincible
Boston UK Marathon
ROB WRIGHT ran the Boston Marathon, the UK one, in a new personal best (PB) of 3 hours 35 minutes 46 seconds.
Parkrun Highlights 16th April
The Saturday of the Easter weekend saw thirty Fairlands Valley Spartans run in Parkrun events worldwide.
Running in Stevenage’s Spring sunshine resulted in a first-place finish and parkrun PB for Ciaran McANENY in a time of 17 minutes and 23 seconds. With Vishal SHAH also running a PB of 25:01 and Suzy HAWKINS completing the course as the first female in 20:16.
Paul MAGUIRE joined those running PBs with a time of 23:46 at the Westmill event.
Trying out new courses for the Bank holiday were Monica SMITHSON (31:20) and Steve SMITHSON (34:34) at the Thomas Mills event. Darryl STEVENS headed all the way to the Netherlands for his 193rd Parkrun to complete the Kralingse Bos course in 37:07.
301 finishers at Stevenage including nineteen Spartans.
Spartans at the St Albans 10K
|Pos||Name||Time||Category||Cat Pos||Gender||Gen Pos||Age Grade %||Pace|
|5||Simon JACKSON||34:37||Ages 40 – 49||1||Male||5||82.87||3:28 min/km|
|35||Ross GALLAGHER||39:18||Ages 30 – 39||12||Male||29||68.54||3:56 min/km|
|56||Andrew VAUGHAN||41:08||Ages 50 – 59||8||Male||49||71.85||4:08 min/km|
|146||Sam SIMMONS||45:46||Ages 30 – 39||34||Male||120||56.99||4:38 min/km|
|185||Tracy PEZ||48:00||Ages 40 – 49||12||Female||39||68.91||4:50 min/km|
|188||Abbie PEZ||48:04||Under 20||5||Female||40||61.91||4:50 min/km|
|221||David PATTMAN||49:16||Ages 40 – 49||58||Male||172||57.10||4:59 min/km|
|232||Georgie HOOPER||50:10||Ages 30 – 39||16||Female||53||59.72||5:02 min/km|
|327||Steven DOBNER||54:13||Ages 40 – 49||85||Male||243||53.26||5:29 min/km|
|370||Nicola ANDERSSON||56:06||Ages 50 – 59||14||Female||101||60.02||5:40 min/km|
|408||Jim BROWN||57:29||Ages 60 – 69||19||Male||284||59.92||5:54 min/km|
|600||Dzenana TOPIC||01:15:52||Ages 50 – 59||54||Female||249||46.62||7:39 min/km|
|602||Jonathan Clive JONES||01:15:57||Ages 50 – 59||81||Male||351||40.83||7:39 min/km|
Tables – Spartan parkrunners on Saturday 16th April:
|Ferry Meadows||20||19||Steve WELLS||00:19:40|
|Wimpole Estates||100||82||Steven DOBNER||00:26:43|
|Brandon Country Park||33||28||James MCSWEENEY||00:26:15|
|Thomas Mills||46||18||Monica SMITHSON||00:31:20|
|Kralingse Bos||43||26||Darryl STEVENS||00:37:07|
|Henlow Bridge Lakes||77||48||Michael O’KEEFE||00:33:38|