Spen 20 2015 Race Review & Results

posted 16 Mar 2015, 10:54 by Spen A.C.   [ updated 23 Mar 2018, 09:57 ]
Spenborough Athletics Club staged our annual 20 miles road race on Sunday 15th March. Starting and finishing on the Princess Mary Stadium track the route goes through Scholes, Clifton, Hartshead and Roberttown. 

The race incorporates the Yorkshire men and women's championship with runners from Yorkshire and further away taking part. A big thank you to all of the marshalls and officials who helped make the event a success. 

163 men finished the race and there was a good turn out from Spenborough Athletics Club runners led home by evergreen Kevin Ogden who finished 8th in 2 hours 04 mins 13 secs. There was a good race between Tom Dart and Martin Hall with Tom (11th in 2h 06 07) getting the better of Martin (14th 2h 06 33). The other Spen runners who took part were: Neil Barker (41st 2h 15 45)), Ian Ogden (58th 2h 22 06), John Turpin (59th 2h 22 14), Oliver Carter (63rd 2h 24 37), Gerard Skippings (65th 2h 25 04), Anthony Bradford (68th 2h 26 49), Tony Bromley (99th 2h 36 02), Andrew Croughan (107th 2h 38 33), Robert Moon (126th 2h 43 25), Alex Boryslawsky (127th 2h 43 46) and Darren Twigg (154th 2h 54 50) I am sure this is by far the most Spen runners in this race. 

60 women finished the run including five women from Spenborough led in by Hazel Pike in 21st place (147th place overall) in a time of 2 hours 51mins 2secs. Hazel was followed by Samantha Boryslawsky (22nd 2h 53 08), Claire Thompson (41st 3h 14 07), Kirsty Moon (42nd 3h 14 09) and Elizabeth Bottomley (44th 2h 15 22). 

First woman across the finish line and the Yorkshire champion was Shona Fletcher from Richmond & Zetland Athletics Club in a time of 2hrs 6mins 26secs and the first man and Yorkshire champion was John Hobbs from the Valley Striders club in Leeds in 1hr 59mins 30secs.

Photos from the race can be viewed here. 

Team Spen below.

Spen A.C.,
19 Apr 2015, 14:45