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The Spartans are Almost in Uganda
06 July 2020
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Fairlands Valley Spartans are well on the way to Kadoma on their virtual quest to visit all of Stevenage’s four twin towns.
They covered 481 miles on Sunday with 62 members posting a distance. This week there were 236 bonus weekly miles from members not on Facebook.

Stevenage Striders Press Release – 2nd July 2020
06 July 2020
Stevenage Striders

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).

Restarting Sport and Physical Activity - Support available
05 July 2020

Clubs and organisations all over the country are experiencing lots of challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. Club Matters is here to help by giving you some tips, tools and ideas to help keep your club functioning and working with your members and customers!

As some measures are being relaxed and the country is getting back to activity we have prepared a new suite of resources to give you tips and guidance on how to do this safely! 
 

85 in Bike Week Challenge
22 June 2020
Cycling UK Stevenage

The idea of the Bike Week Challenge organised by Cycling UK Stevenage was to maximize the number of days when people rode their bikes over the nine days of bike week and to form a huge virtual relay team of Cycling UK and friends to see how we could get. There was a minimum cycling distance of 5 kilometres in a day to get on the list.

Spartans in National 5K
22 June 2020
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Nineteen Spartans ran in the virtual national 5K. JONATHAN PARR finished in the top one per cent at 31st out of 3,283 with 15 minutes 37 seconds.

Stevenage Striders Press Release – 2nd June 2020
22 June 2020
Stevenage Striders

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).

Launching Herts School Games
22 June 2020
Herts Sports Partnership

Herts School Games goes Virtual for 2020

The annual Hertfordshire School Games finals has had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, but the Hertfordshire School Games Organisers have been working hard to bring schools a ‘Virtual’ School Games competition for Summer 2020. This is an exciting programme of sporting competitions, scheduled to run throughout the remainder of the summer term, giving all children the chance to represent their school team, alongside friends and family, and be crowned Hertfordshire champions.

Mental Health Newsletter
22 June 2020
Herts Sports Partnership
  • Find out how team BEDS&LUTON and its key partners have developed mental wellbeing programmes for sports club and community organisations.
  • Join the East of England Mind Regional Network
  • This Girl Can in Herts 2020
  • Street Games deliver mental health courses to the police
Final call for the club survey
22 June 2020
Sport Stevenage

The Covid 19 club survey is due to close on Friday 26th June. If your club hasn't yet taken part please do. It will help to guide us in our offer of help to you all.

 

Virtually Bikes Week
08 June 2020
Cycling UK Stevenage

This is Bike Week and on Sunday Cycling UK Stevenage cycled all the way to John O'Groats!

Well virtually. 40 members cycled between 5 and 88 kilometres to make up the 1000 (well 1004) shortest distance from Stevenage to John O'Groats - the furthest they could get without getting their feet wet.