Spartan duo win women’s and men’s events respectively

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Iris Hornsey and Steve Mayfield were the winners at a chilly Fairlands Valley Spartans Track and Field Championships on Sunday, an event hosted by Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club as part of their meeting at Ridlins.

Each athlete completed a sprint, a middle distance event, a jump and a throw and the results were age adjusted and then points awarded.

Hornsey won the women’s event with Monica Brown second and Tessa Stephenson third.

In the men’s event Mayfield finished just ahead of Dave Stephenson with Bill Tuck third.

Fourteen Spartans were at the Flitwick 10K on Sunday and for some it was a last bit of preparation before the London Marathon.

The Spartan runners included Phil Gale (54th in 40:35), Matt Jamieson (158th in 44:50), Tracy Pez (213th in 46:28), Craig Snowden (320th in 49:26), Dan Sims (324th in 49:55), Richard Moore (326th in 49:35), Paul Holgate (451st in 53:33), Nick Witcombe (478th in 54:15), Karen Palmer (521st in 55:35), John Wilden (576th in 56:33), Tony Osborne was the fifth Vet 70 (659th in 60:23), Kerry Setterfield (728th in 64:15), Lee Morris (782nd in 68:58) and Helen Morris (783rd in 68:59).

Carol Paul ran her second marathon in six days at Brighton in 4:18:04.

Roger Biggs ran the inaugural Worcester Marathon in 4:04:54. Last week he ran the inaugural Humberside Marathon in 4:06:58.

Dania Heath ran the Cambourne 10K in Cambridgeshire in 58:26 (620th). Rhiannon Howe was 890th in 1:06:51. There were 1,001 finishers.

Marc Green completed the Andrenalin War army assault course 10k on the Dunstable Downs in 54.30.

Liam Herbert, Grant Ramsay and Don Gregory ran the Victoria Park Open Five with a fleet of exceptional runners.

Liam’s PB time of 30:28 represented an improvement of 2 minutes 59 seconds and placed him 76th out of 174 finishers. Ramsay finished in 27:37 for 34th and Don Gregory was 110th in 35:41.

Spartan John Harris was fifth overall in the North Herts First Saturday of the Month 5K with a time of 19:17, a new season’s best.

Sharon Crowley, Trica Hopper and Karen Liddle took on The Bedford Clanger, a 28 mile ultra trail marathon around Bedfordshire. They all finished in 5:55:07.

Hopper and Liddle then completed another 21 miles in training on Sunday as they continued their preparations for the 70 mile Hadrian’s Wall weekend event in June.

Carol Paul ran the Utrecht Marathon in Holland on Sunday in 4:15:40.

Matthew Holgate ran the Olympic Challenge organised by Stevenage and North Hertfordshire Athletics Club. He threw the shot putt 4.44m, jumped 1.30m in the long jump and ran the 100m in 20.38.

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