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Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 13 August [read more]

Coaching courses

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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.

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Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 7 August [read more]

Funding for Sport

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 18 June [read more]

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:

Please read the Code of conduct


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:

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release May/June [read more]


Playing Catch up with News - loads of updates are available now [read more]

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

Circular Cycle this Sunday

It’s Bike Week and the Stevenage Circular Cycle is this Sunday. It’s a half century challenge so if you think you can cycle fifty miles now is your chance to prove it. The circular is not a race, you will get between three and seven hours to complete the ride.[read more]

Their full programme is on

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

Eastern Young Athletes League

This weekend athletes from Stevenage and North Herts athletics club travelled to Peterborough on Sunday for the first round of the Eastern Young Athletes League. Up against 2016 League and Final winners Ipswich, top 6 finisher Nene Valley and a strong team from Basildon, the team finished fourth by the narrowest of margins, finishing 1.5 points behind third place Basildon. Ipswich won with Nene Valley in second place Team Norfolk were fifth, Peterborough sixth and Waveney seventh. [read more]

FA Futsal Fives

Summer season of the FA Futsal Fives Stevenage league at The Nobel School is starting 17th May 2017!

Whether you want to keep playing football over the summer, or want to get involved in the fast paced sport of Futsal, give the Stevenage Futsal league a try!

For those who have not seen Futsal, it is indoors football with a twist. Futsal is played to lines, has foul limits, & played with a size 4 ball with reduced bounce to stay on the ground so players can play more football than head tennis. Check out some of the action at The Daily Futsal ,

Each week you will receive 38 minute Futsal match in a 45 minute slot officiated by FA Qualified & Registered Referees, and administered by League Coordinators. You will be able to view your fixtures, results, & league table online at FA Full Time and teams receive a fixture text 5 days before their kick off to sort out their match day squad. There is no fee to register and each match costs £27 per team.

The Summer Season is the Hertfordshire qualifiers for The FA Futsal Cup 2018 in which the league champions will have the chance to represent Hertfordshire in the regional qualifiers!

Teams can sign up online at, or don’t hesitate to email for more information.


Adam @ FA Futsal Fives Hertfordshire

T: 01462 650210 || M: 07944 460065

Gold Medal Tally – 21

Fifty SNHAC athletes were in action at County Championships over the weekend. [read more]

Bedwell Rangers FC

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Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 7 May [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 1 May [read more]

Tough at Luton

Stevenage and North Herts U20 and U17 athletes travelled to Luton on Sunday for the first round of the Youth Development League. Competing against Team Beds, Havering, Enfield and Haringey, Tonbridge and Chelmsford the Club finished in fourth place competing against tough opposition and in windy conditions. [read more]

Golds Galore at Track

There were golds galore for Fairlands Valley Spartans at the Hertfordshire Track and Field Championships held at Ridlins, Stevenage on the May Day Bank Holiday Monday. [read more]

4 Gold medals

Bank Holiday Monday saw 12 SNHAC youngsters in action at the County Track and Field Championships. Lucy Reed won gold in both the shot and discus (5m59 and 15m31), Aimie Taylor was second in the shot (4m78). Shanumi Akinfenwa won the high jump and was fourth in the long jump (1m35 and 3m47). Leah Bottomley and Lily Denhardt made the final of the 200m (31.12 and 32.12 respectively. Lily was fourth in the 70m hurdles (15.62). In the boy’s competition Gregor Smith won the javelin throwing 26m73 while Isaac Whitton and Freddie Waite were 3rd in the 800m and long jump respectively (2.35.6 and 3m83). Ella Bymollen and Reo Upton Mohun both competed in the 100m. [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 10 April [read more]

Spartans Conquer London

No less than 24 Spartans including several first timers enjoyed almost ideal running conditions as they all completed the London Marathon. [read more]

Herts 3rd in UK

A trip to Manchester was the reward for the Hertfordshire boys who finished second in the Regional Sports Hall Final at Hatfield in February by just 8 points from Norfolk. [read more]

Bronze for Walking Bowker

Nicola and Richard Kennedy did the Easter Running Festival 10K in Port Erin, Isle of Man. [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 17 April [read more]

Top Spot Finish for SNHAC

Saturday saw forty-four athletes from Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club compete in Stevenage at the first Southern Athletics League match of the year. Great performances from the team, including several younger athletes who stepped up to take part in the senior match gave Stevenage the win [read more]

SNHAC Club Champs & Open

Eighty Five Athletes from Stevenage and North Herts Athletic Club enjoyed the hot, sunny weather on Saturday when competing at the Club Championships and Open competition at Ridlins Stadium. Those taking part in the Club Championships competed in a quadrathon (one sprint, one endurance race, a jump and a throw). [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 10 April [read more]

Boiling in Brighton

While others wilted in the heat PAUL HEWETT smashed his personal best (PB) by 43 minutes in Sunday’s Brighton Marathon with 3 hours 6 minutes 14 seconds. Paul was the fastest of fourteen from Fairlands Valley Spartans. [read more]

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.


Full details of the cycle courses program. To request a booking form, please email: 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

Big moments start here

All Stars Cricket is coming to Stevenage search for your nearest club and register your kids.

search here

North Herts Knights Basketball

North Herts Knights Basketball Club - U12s - 6-7pm, U15s (7-8L::30pm) U20s 8:30-10pm) Friday nights

For more details are available on their website.

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 2 April [read more]

Big win for Craig

Spartan CRAIG HALSEY won Sunday’s Lee Valley 10K in a season’s best 34 minutes 34 seconds, 2 minutes 16 seconds ahead of the next runner. In the Lee Valley Half Marathon JIM BROWN won the veteran (60 plus) category in 1 hour 46 minutes 5 seconds, he was 8 minutes 38 seconds ahead of his nearest rival and improved his 2016 time by 3:04. [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 26 March [read more]

Get in Training...

Start to finish sunshine greeted the two hundred cyclists who launched Cycling UK's new Challenge Ride series at the Stevenage Start of Summertime Specials on Sunday. This was the very first event in the new national series which will also finish with "Emitremmus" in Stevenage in October. There’ll be rides throughout Britain during the months in between, including The Wirral in early April through to Leicestershire in May and Ayrshire in June, followed by East Anglia in July, North Wales in late August/early September, and the New Forest in October.[read more]

Their full programme is on

Look at the photographs

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

Gold & Silver in Dubai

Stevenage and North Herts Athlete Martina Barber was in action at the Dubai 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix during the week. A brilliant start to her season saw her produce personal best performances in her two main events. [read more]

Top 10 at Sandy

On a beautiful sunny morning CRAIG HALSEY was a top ten finisher in the Sandy Ten Mile race. He was eighth in 58 minutes 15 seconds. GRAHAM BLACKBURN was 110th in 1:16:01. Stepping down from her usual marathon distance CAROL PAUL had a good run for 235th in 1:27:28 and SHARON CROWLEY was 377th in 1:42:21. [read more]

Stevenage to Host Tour

Stevenage will host the final round of the 2017 Tour Series on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th May, building on the success of the town having hosted the 2016 Tour Series and 2015 Women's Tour cycling events.

Three weeks of competition for Britain’s fastest men and women's teams at nine venues will build towards the final races in Stevenage, taking place on the 1-kilometre circuit around the Old Town. Procyclists Lucy Harper of Team OnForm and Rob Ormond of Morvélo Basso joined dignitaries from Stevenage Borough Council at the Finish line to officially launch the event. [read more]

3 Halves and a 2nd

The Spartan Army was in action at three half marathons over the weekend. A magnificent seventeen kept it local and ran the Welwyn Half Marathon. This was an undulating 13.1 miles with several twists, turns and pinch points and a wearing headwind for the last few miles but many achieved great results including RUTH REILLY with a new personal best of 1 hour 49 minutes 30 seconds. [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 20 March 2017 [read more]

Ending on a High!

The Hertfordshire Indoor Athletics Championships at Lee Valley over the weekend brought the Indoor Season to a fitting climax. Thirty Seven Stevenage and North Herts Athletes were in action over the two days and between them they produced three Championship Best Performances, won nineteen gold, eighteen silver and thirteen bronze medals and recorded twenty one personal best performances. [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 12 March 2017 [read more]

Weekend PB Bonanza!

Travelling to Sheffield, Cardiff, Loughborough and Lee Valley, Stevenage and North Herts Athletes showed the results from hard winter training and produced numerous personal best performances during the weekend. [read more]

Medals in & out for Spartans

There were SILVER and BRONZE medals for Fairlands Valley Spartans at the Hertfordshire 20 Mile County Championships. The championships were incorporated in the world’s longest running 20 mile race, the Finchley 20. [read more]

Beth is England Team Coach!

For 2 weeks at the start of February, I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime, to be part of the England Athletics Team Coaching staff for an international series in Melbourne Australia.

The Nitro Athletics series was a new concept, based on market research, to raise the profile and level of public interest in the sports, and was a total transition from traditional athletics.

One of the first challenges was managing the transport of 16ft bags of pole vault poles from Heathrow to Melbourne, which itself was a mission, involving numerous security departments (and a few arguments) - however even with a change of plan at Bangkok it was mission complete and we were ready.

After a few days of jet lag recovery, it was competition time and 6 teams of 24 athletes went head to head: Australia, England, New Zealand, Japan, China & Usain Bolt's ALL STARS!

With races including the elimination mile (back markers pulled off the track each lap), a mixed hurdle relay, and various mixed medley / sprint events the series felt like a supped up school sports day, with a fantastic atmosphere!

Being responsible for the field event athletes across the 3 event series meant I was in charge of a whole different format of Pole Vault competition (just 4 jumps!), a mixed Long Jump event, and Javelin comps with target zones for bonus points!

The whole 'show' centered around Usain Bolt & his All star team, forming a fantastic rivalry against the Australian hosts.

After 15 years of coaching athletics, this was an absolutely amazing experience, and a real honour to be asked to be part of the England Team Coaching staff – hopefully one to be repeated!

Thanks must go to Sport Stevenage, having supported my coaching development long in advance of this opportunity!

Beth Harris

SNHAC Pole Vault Coach

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 6 March 2017 [read more]

A weekend of PB's

Stevenage and North Herts athlete Nathan Gardner (U20) guesting at the Welsh International in Cardiff cleared 4m65 in the pole vault for a new personal best performance. [read more]

19 Get Wet in Cambridge

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Disability Newsletter

Read all about the Herts Sport Partnership Disability Newsletter

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 27 February 2017 [read more]

Silver For Nathan

Stevenage and North Herts athletic Club had athletes competing at both of the National Championships over the weekend. [read more]

Spartan Champions Night

A huge number of Fairlands Valley Spartans gathered in the Cromwell Hotel, Old Stevenage on Friday for the club’s annual presentation evening. [read more]

Stevenage Striders News

Stevenage Striders press release 20 February 2017 [read more]

Monica retains National Title

Recently, Monica Brown, along with Andrea Westcott, Tessa and Dave Stephenson headed south to the warmth of Lee Valley indoors sports centre to compete in the masters competitions. The day consisted of the British Masters Pentathlon Championships, the Eastern Masters Area Championships and the South of England Championships for individual events. [read more]

Speedy Max dips below 50s

Five Stevenage and North Herts Athletes were in action at the British University Championships in Sheffield over the weekend [read more]

Get in Training...

The clocks change on Sunday 26th March and you can celebrate by cycling the Stevenage Start of Summertime Specials.

These will be the twenty fourth SSoSS rides since they were launched by Stevenage CTC and this time you have a choice of four – 60 kilometres to Reed, Barkway and Buntingford; 115 kilometres to Thaxted and back; the new SSoSS century of 160 kilometres (or 100 miles); and the 210 kilometres all the way to Lavenham in Suffolk and back.[read more]

Their full programme is on

Look at the photographs

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

Sport Stevenage AGM

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

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