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CATHY CRAIG celebrated her 65th birthday in style by running the Lisbon Marathon with her daughter Hazel in temperatures that peaked at 35 degrees Celsius! Cathy was fourth in her age category completing in 5 hours 38 minutes 22 seconds. [read more]

Celebrate Cycling

Celebrate Cycling and the End of Summertime with the 23rd Emitremmus challenge ride from Stevenage on Sunday 29th October.[read more]

Their full programme is on www.stevenagectc.org.uk

Look at the photographs

For more please contact Jim Brown on 0793 968 7509 or Penny Schenkel on 07787 816434.

Club Championships

After months of hard-work, Richard’s Trampoline Club have been awarded a grant from Sport England for a brand new Ultimate Trampoline. To celebrate this fantastic achievement the Club held their first Club Championships utilising the new Ultimate Trampoline. For many members, this was their first experience of a Trampoline Competition. [read more]

Funding for sport

Read the poster for full details.

Gymnasts in the medals

5 Double-Mini Trampoline gymnasts from Marriotts Gymnastics Club competed at the 2017 Trampoline, Tumbling and Double-Mini Trampoline British Championships, held at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, this weekend (23rd and 24th September). [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 9 October [read more]

Double News!

Lead bike will be a key role at the Stevenage Half Marathon and Kiwi PENNY SCHENKEL will be on the front for the whole 13.1 miles. [read more]

Seventeen Spartans raced around Peterborough in the Perkins Great Eastern Run half marathon and many achieved new personal bests, hit new targets, got under two hours for the first time and were running 13.1 miles for the first time. [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 1 October [read more]

Spartan Army

A massive 49 from Fairlands Valley Spartans raced round the Standalone 10K race at Letchworth on Sunday. The fastest was KEITH COUGHLIN, 17th out of the 1,354 finishers in 37 minutes 33 seconds. CHRIS TILLBROOK cut his personal best (PB) by a significant 1 minute 32 seconds to come in 45th with 39:05. Next in was BRIAN WHITE taking first place in the Vet 60 plus category with a year’s best 39:12. [read more]

Funding for Sport

Read the Funding Newsletter

On Track For Medals

From Berlin to Biggleswade there were some fantastic results for Fairlands Valley Spartans at the weekend. It was three out of three for the Fairlands Valley Spartans trio who tackled 25 laps of the Biggleswade Athletics track in the Hertfordshire 10K track championships. All came away with medals. [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 24 September [read more]

Final Summer update for SNHAC

End of season updates [read more]

Bedwell Rangers FC

Following a successful 2016/17, preparations for the new season are well underway for the girls teams of Bedwell Rangers FC.[readm more]

Tour to Treasure

Cycling UK Stevenage enjoyed a great ride to see the Tour of Britain at Little Gaddesen, near Hemel Hempstead on Saturday. For something completely different this Sunday they are organising a fun Treasure Hunt, on bikes, from Stevenage and you can have a go.[read more]

Their full programme is on www.stevenagectc.org.uk

Look at the photographs

For more please contact Jim Brown on 0793 968 7509 or Penny Schenkel on 07787 816434.

Spartan's News update

Summer news releases in one go [read more]

Summer update for SNHAC News

Regional Awards for SNHAC volunteers at National Championships

Regional Awards for SNHAC volunteers at National Championships

Stevenage athletes help Hertfordshire to a 'runaway' victory in the Peterhouse Trophy [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 13 August [read more]

Coaching courses

Read the Newsletter

Sustainable Funding Fair

The Hertfordshire Sustainable Funding Fair provides a great opportunity for voluntary and community groups from across Hertfordshire to come together for the morning to find out about new and existing funding and support services available to groups in Hertfordshire. The Fair is aimed at those who work or volunteer for community groups, charities, voluntary organisations, sports clubs and social enterprises in Hertfordshire. It is FREE to attend but booking is essential to secure your place. The Fair will run from 9.30 am - 2.00 pm.

Book here

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 7 August [read more]

Funding for Sport

Read the Funding Newsletter

139th Birthday!

Want to cycle with others? Here’s a great way to start. Cycling UK have some Tuesday Taster rides from Fairlands Valley Park every Tuesday afternoon throughout August. [read more]

Their full programme is on www.stevenagectc.org.uk

Look at the photographs

For more please contact Jim Brown on 0793 968 7509 or Penny Schenkel on 07787 816434.

4th Place for SNHAC

Up against the largest club in the region Stevenage and North Herts young athletes put up a ‘gutsy’ performance for a fourth-place finish behind Shaftesbury Barnet, Chelmsford and Thurrock with Peterborough, Luton and Herts and Ware Combined finishing fifth, sixth and seventh. [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 30 July [read more]

Stevenage Ladies 175 Mile Salute

As the Lionesses aim to bring home the UEFA Women's Championship in Netherlands, Stevenage Ladies are preparing for another big season in the FA Women's Premier League and are aiming to raise money to support their 2017-18 campaign by sharing the same journey as the Lionesses! [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 23 July [read more]

Funding for Sport

Read the Funding Newsletter

More Records for Alison

There were more records for Spartan ALISON WOOD on Saturday. The Track and Field Championships of the Eastern Masters Athletics Club were held at Garon Park in Southend on Saturday. Starting in bright sunshine, the clouds rolled in during the day, but luckily most events were completed before the downpour. With the very strong and gusty winds giving a headwind in the home straight, many of the race times and jump run ups were badly affected. [read more]

4th Place for SNHAC

Youth Development League. The team managed to finish fourth against tough competition. Team Beds secured top spot followed by Havering and Tonbridge with Enfield and Chelmsford in fifth and sixth. [read more]

Softball Cricket Festival

It’s simple, the link for people to use to sign up is:-

4th August

6th August

It takes 30 seconds to fill in and if completed they are guaranteed their free t-shirt and free prosecco. Check out he video to see what it’s all about - YouTube video

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 9 July [read more]

Stevenage Striders press release 16 July [read more]

Spartans Updates

BRIAN WHITE and JIM BROWN were on the podium together after Sunday’s Welwyn 10K which included the county championships for veteran runners. They won the SILVER and BRONZE medals in the male 60 plus category and won the second and third place trophies for the same category in the open race. CLAIRE PULLEN took SILVER in the women’s 45 plus county championship. [read more]

Ladies break record again! [read more]

Forty three from Fairlands Valley Spartans ran in the friendly mob match with runners from all three divisions racing 10K around Welwyn Garden City on Thursday evening. With more than 500 runners from eighteen clubs the course had many twists and turns and was tight with some pinch points, particularly in the first couple of kilometres, but many Spartans put in excellent performances. [read more]

SNHAC News catchup!

First English Schools for SNHAC athlete Dylan Baines sees 4th Place Finish! [read more]

SNHAC Athletes complete Triple Treble! [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 2 July [read more]

2nd and 5th!

Competing at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham on Saturday Stevenage and North Herts javelin thrower Neil McLellan produced his best performance for five years. [read more]

On Sunday athletes from Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club travelled to Cambridge for the third round of the Eastern Young Athletes League. The team managed to finish in second place with a score of 633.5 points, behind winners Havering with Watford, Cambridge and Coleridge, Braintree, Colchester and Tendering and West Suffolk behind them. [read more]

Spartans Promoted

It was tough, it was tight but Fairlands Valley Spartans came from behind and won promotion to division one in the last race of the Mid Week League series of evening 10K races. [read more]

Festival of Cycling

Festival of Cycling[read more]

Their full programme is on www.stevenagectc.org.uk

Look at the photographs

For more please contact Jim Brown on 0793 968 7509 or Penny Schenkel on 07787 816434.

Awesome Twosome!

Competing for Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Schools, Stevenage and North Herts athletes Reni Omotomilola and Oscar Jopp stormed to victory at the East Regional Schools Combined Events Championships in Bedford at the weekend. Competing in the Senior Boys Decathlon both boys had a great first day with Reni leading by nearly 300 points by the end of Day 1 - 100m 11.5, LJ 6m16, SP 11m60, HJ 1m80 and 400m 53.4. At this point Oscar was in third place. Day two started with the hurdles where Reni ran the fastest time recording 15.3. Oscar wasn’t far behind running 16.0. The next three events saw Oscar move into second with a 32m25 DT, 3m80 PV and 36m06 JT. Reni maintained his lead with solid performances. The last event the 1500m saw both boys battling fatigue with Reni running 5.16.3 for a total point’s score of 5330 with Oscar finishing in the silver medal position with 5091. [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 25 June [read more]

Brilliant Bike Week

Despite temperatures peaking at 34.2 degrees on the road the last ride of Bike Week, the Stevenage Circular, a Half Century challenge was enjoyed by large numbers of cyclists.[read more]

Their full programme is on www.stevenagectc.org.uk

Look at the photographs

For more please contact Jim Brown on 0793 968 7509 or Penny Schenkel on 07787 816434.

Spartans News Catchup!

News Catchup May 21 2017 [read more]

News Catchup May 29 2017 [read more]

News Catchup June 4 2017 [read more]

News Catchup June 18 2017 [read more]

Junior Parkrun Sundays

Free, 2k, run for 4–14 year olds Stevenage

Every Sunday at 9:00 AM

Hampson park, near the community centre

Register online & print your barcode:
www.parkrun.org.uk/register

Please read the Code of conduct

SNHAC News

Disability Sport in Hertfordshire has benefitted for many years from the dedication and time Ros Cramp has given to young people in Hertfordshire. Monday evenings throughout the year Ros can be found at Stevenage and North Herts Athletic Club encouraging athletes, coaches and volunteers to engage in athletics. Awarded the BME For services to Disability Sport in Hertfordshire SNHAC are delighted that Ros has been recognized in the Honors list.

London Para World Championship Selection for Martina and Jack, England Athletics Silver for Nathan, British Masters medal for Steve, Anglian Schools win for SNHAC pole vaulters, SNHAC’s SAL team finish second to League Leaders City of Norwich on Saturday [read more]

Course - for those hard to reach

Communication skills for behaviour change training

This training course may be of interest to instructors or coaches who work with hard to reach groups. An overview is attached.

The dates are:

Part 1: Sat 1st July, 10am – 1pm

Part 2: Thurs 13th July, 6.30 -9.30pm

Part 3: Wed 27th Sept, 6.30 – 9.30pm

Cost: £195pp

To book contact: f.deans@herts.ac.uk

Job Vacancy

Job Vacancy: Sports Development and Leisure Apprentice

Fixed term contract (19 months - Apprenticeship)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen in our Leisure Service department for a motivated and enthusiastic apprentice to join the team. This post will help you to gain industry experience and qualifications in sports development, leisure and events leading to exciting career prospects.

If you are passionate about sport and physical activity and supporting people to lead a healthy lifestyle then this role is for you. The successful candidate will work alongside the Leisure Services Manager and Sport and Wellbeing Manager on a range of exciting projects and services delivered in the local community. The role will be varied with the opportunity to gain experience across a broad portfolio of projects within the sector.

You will be a valued member of the team assisting with the day to day planning and operations of the department. Engaging with a variety of people, including colleagues, volunteers, partners and local residents. The successful candidate should be outgoing, confident and willing to learn to gain experience and secure a recognised qualification in Community Sport and Health Activation.

more details here

Bedwell Rangers FC

See the poster for details.

Stevenage Cycling Festival

Stevenage cycling Festival has loads of activites for all people from beginners up to professional racing.

The festival website is here. But you will need to keep popping back as new events are confirmed.

The Cycling Festival Programme is now available.

Taster Rides

A program of easy taster rides on the Stevenage Cycleways are being run by Cycling UK Stevenage. Full details are listed here.

Courses

Full details of the cycle courses program. To request a booking form, please email: cycle.training@hertfordshire.gov.uk Please note that all bookings must be made by email and confirmation will only be sent on receipt of a completed booking form.

A 2 hour session to boost confidence and help those returning to cycle to feel confident on local road and the cycle network

Our experienced team of cycle instructors will help you to teach your child their first steps to riding independently without stabilisers and support

A 2 hour session to boost confidence of parents wishing to cycle with their children allowing them to feel confident on local road and the cycle network

These courses use fun games to boost confidence and advance your child skills by building on existing their existing ones

These courses help boost confidence and those returning to cycling to feel confident on local road and the cycle network

Sport Stevenage AGM

Sport Stevenage held our AGM on 20th October. Here are the minutes, chairs report, presentation notes, Sports development officer slides

Relay Run Video

Pearl Izumi Tour Video