'Another Fairlands Valley Spartans success' at extremely hot Relays in the Park event

PUBLISHED: 10:11 31 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:14 31 July 2018

Verity Fisher and Jo Bowdrey of Fairlands Valley Spartans in the fading light at Relays in the Park. Picture: Jim Brown

Verity Fisher and Jo Bowdrey of Fairlands Valley Spartans in the fading light at Relays in the Park. Picture: Jim Brown

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The hottest day of the year was probably not what Fairlands Valley Spartans had wanted but almost 500 runners still flocked to the Relays in the Park event.

Michelle Reeves of Fairlands Valley Spartans at Relays in the Park. Picture: Jim BrownMichelle Reeves of Fairlands Valley Spartans at Relays in the Park. Picture: Jim Brown

The Stevenage-based athletics club organised the event at Fairlands Valley Park with teams from across the south taking part.

And not only did FVS organise and provide marshals, their mixed team of Danny Sutton, Verity Fisher, Chris Holland and Suzy Hawkins came third.

The fastest Spartans woman was Ashley Schoenwetter who clocked 11 minutes 46 seconds while Simon Jackson finished in 10 minutes dead as fastest Spartan male.

A spokesman for the club said: “This was a very tiring event for some in the heat but there was a great atmosphere and fantastic for spectators who could see each leg several times by walking across the bridge between the top two lakes.

Barry Osborne of Fairlands Valley Spartans at Relays in the Park. Picture: Jim BrownBarry Osborne of Fairlands Valley Spartans at Relays in the Park. Picture: Jim Brown

“Another Fairlands Valley Spartans success.”

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