Race domination continues

PUBLISHED: 11:55 12 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 06 May 2010

Angela Tyrrell from North Herts Road Runners won her second successive Three Counties cross-country race at a tough hilly course at Ampthill on Sunday. Along with Astrid McKeown, who was injured for the latest fixture, the Squirrels have produced the winn

Angela Tyrrell from North Herts Road Runners won her second successive Three Counties cross-country race at a tough hilly course at Ampthill on Sunday.

Along with Astrid McKeown, who was injured for the latest fixture, the Squirrels have produced the winning lady in every race so far this season.

Tyrrell was well backed up by Melissa Winters (fourth), Suzy Crowe (14th) and scoring veteran Jane Chappell (21st).

Although the women's team finished third in the fixture, they maintain their position at the top of the league standings.

The five-mile course also saw good performances from a flu-hit men's team with Pete Sibbett first home in seventh place.

Steve McKeown, Gary Cook, Dave Gifford, Pete Northover, Richard Harbon and Dave Frampton completed the scoring.

The combined North Herts team lie in third place in the league with two fixtures remaining.

Five runners from the Letchworth club made the short journey to Bedford for the first in the Balancing Blues 5K series.

Times: John Russell 18:52, Chris Priestley 20:06, Mike Mello 20:14, Russell Smyth 20:28, Anna Priestley 23:29.

There were 55 members of Fairlands Valley Spartans taking part in Sunday's races around Stevenage.

Fifteen were new members successfully completing their first race at their chosen distance of 10 or five miles.

Nicky Nation won the club's Bryan Moore Shield in the handicap 10-mile road race. She held off Anthony White by 10 seconds to be first across the finish line.

Fastest on actual time was Simon Jackson, who beat his previous personal best when he finished in 1-03:42. He started 44th and came in ninth in the handicap event.

Fastest woman was Chris King in 1-11:46 - her first race over 10 miles.

Finish line order (top five): Nicky Nation 1-35:01 pb, Anthony White 1-16:43 pb, Chris Leigh 1-16:48 pb, Gary Mulhern 1-16:48 pb, Ken Meenan 1-28:21 pb.

Time order (top five): Simon Jackson 1-03:42 pb, Graham Blackburn 1-04:33, Stephen Blakemore 1-04:58 pb, Mark Collins 1-06:27 pb, Jim Brown 1-07:02.

Nine Spartans took part in a parallel five-mile handicap event, with Sarah O'Callaghan the first finisher in an actual time of 43:57.

Five Spartans were in Bedford for the Balancing Blues 5k race last Wednesday evening.

Times: Roger Biggs 22:46, Tony Willson 23:32, Paul Holgate 24:42, Ken Meenan 24:44, Sharon Crowley 24:48.

FVS TRI's Steve Harrison travelled north over the holiday period and earned a superb 10k personal best with 32:18 at the Ribble Valley 10k.

In a high quality field of 800 runners, his time was only good enough for 24th place, although he did just beat first female GB international Helen Clitheroe by two seconds!

Steve James was first vet and seventh overall at the Bedford 5k. He recorded 17:41 in his debut performance in FVS TRI colours having recently transferred over from Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers.

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