SNHAC rounded off their second season in the Scott’s Travel Midweek League with a strong performance in the mob match. Racing against teams from both divisions one and two over 10k around Welwyn Garden City the team went 2 better than in the league races to finish in 10th.
Of the 279 finishers in the men’s race Adam Mason yet again was the club’s first finisher coming 33rd in a time of 37 minutes 25 seconds. Next through was Jay Papa, who completed the course in 39 minutes 37 seconds for 74th place. Liam Herbert was next through in 91st place with a time of 40 minutes 35 seconds.
In a time of 45 minutes exactly Trevor Mason was the first vet to finish in 165th place. Paul Pickard in 46 minutes 29 seconds was next in 186th place, 4 places ahead of Paul Spicer who completed the course in 47 minutes 13 seconds. Martin Reed was 205th with a time of 48 minutes 26 seconds and Tony Carolan was a further 4 places back in 48 minutes 58 seconds. Graham Spicer was 250th in 54 minutes 36 seconds and Mark Pinney finished in 61 minutes 16 seconds for 268th.
In the women’s race Charlotte Astill was the first of the club’s athletes to finish, coming 36th in 48 minutes. Georgia Reed followed her home in 50 minutes 2 seconds and 52nd place. Steph English finished in 117th with a time of 57 minutes 5 seconds. Cathy Reed ran 64 minutes 39 seconds for 152nd place.
This brought to an end a very successful season for the club’s road runners which has seen the number of athletes competing and the races completed rise by 50 percent. The club also finished higher in the league than last year. We are always on the look out for more runners to join us, the club’s main session road running is on Thursdays at 6.30pm. All abilities welcome.
Less than 48 hours later Paul Pickard competed in the Spartans 6 mile Challenge event, a self-guided, off road race around Stevenage and Aston. Despite being in a group that took a wrong turn and ended up running closer to 7 miles Paul finished in 15th place.