Fairlands Valley Spartans are well on the way to Kadoma on their virtual quest to visit all of Stevenage’s four twin towns.
They covered 481 miles on Sunday with 62 members posting a distance. This week there were 236 bonus weekly miles from members not on Facebook.
Coronavirus hits all club events
As the whole wide world knows that there is the Coronavirus going on at the moment and that the British Government has told all runners that all events are cancelled and that all runners shouldn’t run in groups, hence all training has been cancelled with the club until further notice. However, the British Government are still allowing people to run by ‘themselves’. A lot of the club members were due to run in the Stevenage Striders Handicap 5km last week but got cancelled. So instead of rearranging the event, the club has asked runners to still do the 5km but to record it with Strava or other means. Here is how some of the club members got on with their challenge to which some have gained unofficial personal best times and season best times (they won’t be counted officially but this is still a great effort and good positive motivation for when races do restart hopefully later in the year).
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The idea of the Bike Week Challenge organised by Cycling UK Stevenage was to maximize the number of days when people rode their bikes over the nine days of bike week and to form a huge virtual relay team of Cycling UK and friends to see how we could get. There was a minimum cycling distance of 5 kilometres in a day to get on the list.
Nineteen Spartans ran in the virtual national 5K. JONATHAN PARR finished in the top one per cent at 31st out of 3,283 with 15 minutes 37 seconds.