Simon lights up Blackpool

SIMON Harris from Fairlands Valley Spartans went to the National Disabled Athletics Championships in Blackpool. This was after qualifying through the Eastern Region rounds in Cambridge earlier this year. Simon successfully passed through the heats in the

SIMON Harris from Fairlands Valley Spartans went to the National Disabled Athletics Championships in Blackpool.

This was after qualifying through the Eastern Region rounds in Cambridge earlier this year.

Simon successfully passed through the heats in the 200m on Saturday and recorded a time of 32.8 seconds in the final, finishing an impressive fourth.

He then passed successfully through the heats of the 100m on Sunday to record a time of 15.8 seconds in the final, finishing fourth again.

Capping a great weekend off, Simon ran in the 4x400m team and finished fourth yet again, just outside the medals.

More in next week's Comet.

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Four brave Spartans took on last Tuesday night's heat at the Milton Keynes 10k.

Richard Bate was the club's first finisher and he was 15th out of the 419 runners in 36:36.

Times: 15 Richard Bate 36:36, 98 Jim Brown 41:51, 114 Roger Biggs 42:30, 281 Paul Holgate 51:17.

Terry Woolley, 74, ran the Tottenham Marshes five-mile race in 53 minutes.

John Franklin and Michael Mello of the North Herts Road Runners took part in the High Ongar 10k in Essex. Franklin completed the undulating countryside course in 41:26 while Mello crossed the line in 44:04.

Natasha Pitman raced in the second of the Regent's Park summer 10k race series. She finished fourth in the ladies' race in 40:31, just one second behind the third place lady, Norwich runner Tracey Curl.

James Atkins made the journey to Keswick in the Lake District for this year's Skiddaw fell race.

From Keswick Cricket Club, around 150 participants raced up to the mountain summit, turned and came straight back down.

The nine-mile course included about 2,700ft of ascent and contained primarily local fell runners. James finished 51st in a time of 1-29:29 in wet and windy conditions, 23 minutes behind the race winner.

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