Spartan NICK KLEANTHOUS completed a RunSwimRun event in St. Ives on Sunday. It consisted of five runs and four swims in the River Ouse over a 6.4km course. He was very pleased with result coming seventh out of 24 starters and first male 50 plus. It was quite challenging getting in and out of the river. Nick says it was well organised and marshalled well and reports he had his lucky FVS vest on under his wet suit.
The virtual Fly 5K events on Saturday mornings continue. In the sixteenth race JIM BROWN was third man 65 plus in 26 minutes 41 seconds and PAUL HOLGATE 10th man 60 plus in 33:50. They were 70th and 119th out of the 131 finishers.
The (not) Stevenage ParkRun 5K can be run any day, not just Saturdays. In event 14 BARRY OSBORNE ran a year’s best by 8 minutes 7 seconds with 22 minutes 46 seconds; PAUL JENNINGS 25:11 reduced his personal best by 25 seconds; JUDY KING cut her year’s best by 1:02 to 33:50. NICK KLEANTHOUS finished in 27:52, NICOLA HATHERLEY in 33:53 and NIKI PLUMB in 38:09. Jim Brown (26:41) and Paul Holgate’s (33:50) virtual times were the same as for the Fly 5K.
More Than A Thousand Marathons In Virtual Relay
FVS have visited the four Twin Towns of Stevenage and continue to run in some of the world’s iconic marathons in their amazing virtual relay which has covered the equivalent of more than one thousand marathons in 105 days.
Sunday was an extremely busy day in the mountains. They completed the Mont Blanc Marathon, Jungfrau Marathon and Swiss Alpine Marathon. The posts taking us over the start and finish lines for those events were from Toby Eccleshall, Tracy Pez, Dave Stephenson, David Pattman, Stuart Haycroft and Michelle Reeves respectively.
495 miles were completed on Sunday yesterday with 47 members posting a distance. In addition there were 249 bonus miles from those not on Facebook. The total so far is 27,918 miles and the relay will continue until 4th October, the day of the virtual London Marathon.