Bunch of Wallys found as Fairlands Valley Spartans raise money for charity

Fairlands Valley Spartans runners in Where's Wally fancy dress

Fairlands Valley Spartans managed not only to find Wally but raise money for charity too. - Credit: FVS

There were a load of Wallys in Stevenage this weekend but don't panic, Fairlands Valley Spartans reckon they found them all. 

Stephanie Biggar, Sally Pickles, Peter Carpenter and Pam Taylor did the Where's Wally virtual 10k for the National Literacy Trust. 

They went in two separate groups in opposite directions, running three laps of a hilly route around the Old Town in Stevenage and all finished in one hour 15 minutes or less. 

The Spartans virtual race round England has a new leader. 

The club have both totting up the miles of their training runs and using Bristol as a nominal starting point, they have been running anti-clockwise round the coast and borders. 

Penny Schenkel is the new leader in the Fairlands Valley Spartans virtual race round England

Penny Schenkel is the new leader in the Fairlands Valley Spartans virtual race round England. - Credit: FVS

Penny Shenkel has now overtaken long-time leader Brian White with her 1,427km placing her in Great Yarmouth. 

White is now 40km behind, somewhere between Dunwich and Walberswick on the Suffolk coast  

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Hazel Smith and Cathy Craig have both moved up one place to fifth and sixth respectively. They are both passing to the north of Portsmouth having run 878 and 875 km. 

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