Fairlands Valley Spartans in action in Watford

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Kerry James led the Spartan women in again at Sunday’s Cross Country League fixture in Watford.

James was 112th overall (including the men) in 42 minutes 5 seconds. The other Spartan finishers were: Nikki Andrews was 134th in 43:12; Rosie Canham 186th in 47:05; Ann Tryssesoone 221st in 50:44; Sharon Crowley 225th in 51:17; Lorraine Thomas 248th in 55:20; Iris Hornsey 255th in 57:35.

Nine men ran for the club. They were: Lee Reynolds was 29th in 36:36; Andy Neatham 53rd in 38:16; Todd Gray 70th in 39:16; Dave Bowker 75th in 39:36; Graham Blackburn 101st in 41:26; Mark Glading 220th in 50:35; Paul Holgate 237th in 52:04; new club treasurer Mark Cheadle 239th in 52:34; Simon Harris 265th in 57:00.

Spartan David Moss ran the Bedford Half Marathon on Sunday in 1:37:26 which is a new personal best (PB) by four minutes.

Trevor Setterfield enjoyed his run around the undulating country roads of Bedfordshire. He finished in 1:44:53.

Ryan Dunning finished in 1:47:15 with Rob King clocking 1:58:14 and Paul Marshall finishing in 2:02:05.

Roger Biggs was at Blarney Castle, near Cork, Ireland, on Saturday for the Clonakilty Marathon.

It was cold, wet, tough, hilly, but scenic. He finished in 4:06:56.

Fairlands Valley Spartans held their AGM and have a new committee to take the club into 2012.

Graham Blackburn is the new club chair, Stephanie Mayfield the new secretary, Mark Cheadle the new treasurer, Chris Leigh is head coach.

Jamie Drackford was elected men’s captain and Tracy Pez ladies’ captain.

The Spartans will have a team of other committee members, able to continue and develop the club’s programme of races, training and social activities. They are: Jim Brown, Paul Holgate, Richie Bate, Simon Harris, Sean Thompson, Steve Smithson, Tony Osborne, Tessa Stephenson, Sara O’Callaghan, Liam Herbert and Katrina Doyle who continues from last year and have now been joined by Maria Rushton, Phil Rushton, John Harlow, Bev Harlow, Andy Neatham, Anne Marie Neatham, Gary Dempsey, Jo Laing and Andy Jay. The club has about 400 members.

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