Spartans’ Reilly lands new PB at Welwyn while Brown finishes second

PUBLISHED: 15:37 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 15:47 20 March 2017

Jim Brown. Photo: Trevor Broom

Jim Brown. Photo: Trevor Broom

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Fairlands Valley Spartans were in race action at several half marathons with 17 making the short journey to Welwyn.

Many achieved fine results including Ruth Reilly who ran a new personal best (PB) of one hour 49 minutes 30 seconds.

Jim Brown got his second age group runners-up place in a week with 1:50:21 to be second veteran (60 plus) while the fastest Spartan was Thomas Sauka who finished 91st overall out of the 612 finishers in 1:33:57.

Three Spartans headed to Reading for a fast half marathon with a stadium finish. James Kilroy ran a 1:50:27 finish, Kelly McHale clocked 1:57:10 and John Nelms, helping to pace Kelly, finished in 1:57:17.

At Hampton Court, Jenny Garrett and Nicola Tout ran 1:59:42.

A blustery spring morning saw Spartans in action at various parkruns and the fastest performer was Craig Halsey who won at Ellenbrook Fields in 16:54.

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