Sunday’s Stevenage Half Marathon was a huge success and Fairlands Valley Spartans took first and second in the 13.1 miles races.
Spartan ANDREW PATTERSON won the event overall in a new personal best (PB) of 1 hour 12 minutes 53 seconds and also took GOLD in the Hertfordshire County Championships.
SIMON JACKSON was second in 1 hour 15 minutes 48 seconds and took SILVER in the county champs. Together with DAVID HARRIS CHERGUIT (PB 1:19:25) and STUART ARCHER (PB 1:26:27) they won GOLD in the County team competition and won the team contest in the race.
The Spartans won GOLD in the county team competition with LIZ SMITH (1:53:59); ALISON SHELLEY (PB 1:57:22) and WENDY THARANI (1:57:50). Three to count in the women’s competition
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The Remembrance Runs were held at Debden Airfield near Saffron Walden around the perimeter of the airfield. The airfield is in remote rural countryside in Essex and it was a challenging drive to get there. The course was flat, mainly dry and the surface was concrete and tarmac.
Five Spartans joined the run, Jonathan Jones, Paul Shelley, David Pattman, Dzenana Topic and Yuko Gordon.
Yuko Gordon running the 5K finished first in her age category with 22 minutes 25 seconds The other four Spartans ran the 10K. Paul was sixth overall and second man 50 plus in 39 minutes 21 seconds. David came in with 49:27, Jonathan 1:01:16 and Dzenana 1.04.55
The events of the last 18 months have been challenging for all, none the least Sports clubs and organisations. At a time where it has been proven more important than ever for people to remain physically active; both for physical and mental wellbeing, it is vital that Stevenage is doing what it can to support these clubs and in planning for the future.
Over the coming years, a number of opportunities will be presented within the town, and it is hoped that our sporting partners can continue to thrive and benefit from these as time progresses. A vital part of this is to determine the needs and opportunities which exist to ensure they are taken into account when planning for the best possible future for Sport and Leisure. It is for this reason we would like to invite you to attend our Club Summit on Monday 4th October 7.15pm for 7.30pm start via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84613891013?pwd=YUc1ZUlhelNuR2tSWU9kWG5PVVRqdz09
The summit will outline the current position of Stevenage, the position of the recent consultation some clubs may have engaged with regarding the future of Sport and Leisure within the town(including the renewal of the leisure contract) and offer an opportunity for clubs to outline what is great about the town for sport and what challenges to you as a club currently face. The full agenda can be found attached above. The summit will conclude at approximately 9pm.
Please RSVP in due course. We very much hope you are able to join us and look forward to seeing you on Monday 4th
Chair of Sport Stevenage