Sunday 15th March – Spen 20

Report from Andy Webster:

Had planned to do the Trimpell 20 this year instead for Manchester marathon training, but due to Sky TV moving the Liverpool v Manchester United game (less said about that the better) changed plans and did the Spen 20. I did this race last year and had not really enjoyed it remembering hills and hitting the wall at 16 miles.

Anyway quick chat with Rogan and Sara at the start then off we went. Kept a steady pace, running on my own most of the way round found actually the extra mileage this year helped. Felt strong for me and never dropped of my planned place the whole way round. Finished nearly 16 minutes quicker than last year in 2:42:52. Rogan took the hoboes getting around in his longest ever road race in 2:17:38. Sara Richard finished in 3:22:13. First male john Hobbs valley strides finished in 1:59:30 first female Shona Fletcher Richmond & Zetland 2:06:26.

Race organiser’s statement

Results awaited

  1. #1 by Matt P on March 18, 2015 - 1:11 pm

    See this link for results. In PDF at bottom of page.
    Glad I’m not president of their club!

  2. #2 by Antonio Cardinale on March 21, 2015 - 8:45 pm

    Rogan H. did not have a great day at this Spen 20 , still his 2:17 is a good result indeed , it is good training for the next race, when I did this two laps race several years back , I found really hard to ran the second lap because for some reason I could not focus on running ,maybe the traffic ,too many cars around you . Andrew W. ran strongly in 2:42 and Sarah R. had a good ran also in 3:22. Well done everybody.

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