The annual Stevenage Half-Marathon took place on Sunday morning which saw twelve Striders in action, a record turnout for the event. The club had two prize winners and a debut for Danik doing this distance with a buggy. First off, the awards (as the Stevenage Half Marathon is also the course for the Hertfordshire county half-marathon championship race), Vicky McIver came third in her age category (VF45) and gained a personal best time and a course PB in the process whilst Esperanza Castro also finished third in her age category (VF55).
The Stevenage Half Marathon, organised by Fairlands Valley Spartans, was a sell out. 83 Spartans helped organise the event, 43 Spartans ran the 13.1 miles and altogether 405 completed the race.
We are starting our Junior and senior winter training in the first Friday and Saturday in January. This is held at Nobel school.
Friday for juniors at 5.45pm for under 8 to under 10.
6.45pm u11 to u13
Adults training is Saturday 10am-12pm
Stevenage Striders 10km handicap
The second club 10km handicap race took part on Sunday which produce great results.
A major new campaign has been launched to support the 15 million people who live with one or more long-term health conditions in England.span
We Are Undefeatable aims to help those with conditions such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson's to build physical activity into their lives.
The new inductees to the Hall of Fame present were asked to speak about themselves and answer questions from those present. This was a fascinating insight into the world of elite sport.
We have started a new floorball club in Hitchin. Floorball is a fun and accessible type of indoor hockey that is well suited for beginners of all ages, genders and levels of fitness. We provide all equipment and we are very friendly, so we hope you will give it a go.
At the prestigious Hall of Fame and Volunteer Awards evening in Birmingham on Saturday, Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club member Abigail Pickard was awarded the England Athletics Young Volunteer of the Year Trophy. Volunteering as a Coach, Team Manager, Official and Committee member for the Club and volunteering in Hertfordshire while competing as an athlete and taking her A Level examinations, Abigail richly deserved the award.
Great South Run, Yorkshire 10, Marathons, and more....
There was a great turnout of 46 Spartans, 21 women and 25 men, for the first cross country league race of the season. The Sunday league launched with a three lap, approximately five miles race mostly on grass at Cheshunt.