Club News Race Results


Five Spartans ran the Twin Lakes 20 race in Milton Keynes on Sunday.  PETE SMITH was in the top 100 at 87th and won the men 60 plus category with 2 hours 42 minutes 22 seconds (2:42:22).  Next came HARRIET SMITH and SAM MAIDENS two senior women Spartans whose marathon preparation seems to be going well.  Harriet was 205th in 3 hours 5 minutes exactly and Sam 248th in 3:13:09. 

MICHAEL O’KEEFE’s hard work over the last few months is paying off.  He was 253rd in 3:14:37.  WENDY THARANI continued her recovery from injury with 3:55:47. 

The TWIN LAKES 20 is a stunning 10-mile or 20-mile race that will have prepared many for a Spring half or full marathon experience without having to run on their own. 

MATTHEW NEWTON ran the ten mile TWIN LAKES option in 1 hour 54 minutes 42 seconds. 

Rome Marathon 

They say running “Run Rome the Marathon” is like running in an open-air museum and Spartan ROB WRIGHT ran it on Sunday.  He said it was brilliant but a tough course with lots of cobblestones.  Not a PB (personal best) this time but a sub 4 achievement with 3 hours 56 minutes 7 seconds (3:56:07).   

‘When in Rome!’ Rob’s finisher selfie with stunning backdrop.

Parkrun Results

Local parkrun events returned two, well deserved, first place Spartan finishes for NICK GILL and SIMON FRASER. 

NICK GILL’s run in Letchworth resulted in a PB time of 19 minutes and 58 seconds, while SIMON FRASER completed the Stevenage course to WIN in 17 minutes and 33 seconds (17:33). 

PB runs were also recorded for ASHLEY JOHNSON, who finished as the second female in a time of 20 minutes and 52 seconds in Stevenage, and DAVID PATTMAN who completed the Great Denham event in 20 mins and 50 secs. 

For the consolidated results from last weeks Parkruns please click the link – Consolidated Parkrun Results 18th March 2023