Cycling UK say it’s great to see the huge increase in people cycling in and around Stevenage. Many are new to cycling or recent returners and the Cycling UK Stevenage group say if you want places to go they’ve got routes.
They can’t offer group activities at the moment but they have published a number of routes which you can follow virtually while keeping to the pandemic restrictions.
Tina Walker, Chair of the local group and one of its ride leaders and been cycling around some of the easy rides and making videos.
Three Fairlands Valley Spartans entered the European Masters Virtual 5K event. They ran as part of the Great Britain Team and were split into five year age categories.
The Herts Sports Partnership wants to make sure that sports clubs have the very best chance of getting back on their feet post pandemic. We know that you'll be worried about losing members and paying bills, so we're giving you the chance to win £500, just by sending us a single photo.
In an attempt to find out more about the state of clubs post Covid we have put together a short questionaire/survey.
Please fill it in to help us to help you.
Please share the link to any clubs that you know about just in case they don't know about us and the support we can offer.
Members of Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club have been finding novel ways of keeping fit during ‘lock down’. Parks, fields, gardens and garages have been the venues of choice to train and stay fit since the Ridlins Stadium closed in March.
The Partnership has created two new Facebook groups so that we can streamline the information we share with you, and make sure you only see what is relevant to you. We still have our regular Facebook page, and by following both, you can be sure not to miss anything important.
So why create groups? Simple, we're all a community within sport and physical activity, and the groups will allow you to interact with others in a way that we're all used to.
At the Herts Sports Partnership we have recently refreshed our safeguarding policies for Safeguarding and Protecting Children, and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults. You can view the new policies by clicking on the relevant images below.
The Swimathon Foundation is today (Monday 4 May) launching a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help the swimming and aquatics community deal with the impact and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Foundation will seek to allocate grants of between £250 and £1,000 to small swimming and aquatic organisations experiencing short-term financial hardship from the effects of COVID-19, especially where access to financial support is not otherwise available. These range from National Governing Body Affiliated Swim Clubs, Aquatic Clubs and Swim Schools to Independent Swimming Organisations.
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).