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Parkrun is Back
28 July 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Spartan Sets A New British Record at the Running Grand Prix

 

Spartan YUKO GORDON broke a British record by nearly three minutes in the Running Grand Prix at the Bedford Autodrome on Sunday.  She reduced the half marathon record for women aged 70 and over to just 1 hour 37 minutes 50 seconds and only missed the world record by 12 seconds.

Join us for Health Action Day!
28 July 2021
Sport Stevenage

Dear Healthy Stevenage Partners,

Please see your Health Action Day invitation below together with booking form attached  sent on behalf of SLL.  We're encouraging all partners to be part of this event to promote your services to residents!

Join us for Health Action Day!

It has been well documented over the last decade  that  a high percentage of people in the UK are sedentary, overweight and at an increasing risk of developing life threatening illnesses which puts a huge strain on the NHS and local authorities. This situation has become worse due to the effect that COVID 19 has had on both the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the communities.

Ten years ago, Stevenage Leisure Limited  created a free, yearly event called Health Action Day to provide advice from health professionals, charity and voluntary groups helping to promote the comprehensive services that are available in Stevenage. Previous events have been well attended and we are delighted that we have been able to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of many people.

This event is even more important and relevant as we are now left picking up the pieces after the pandemic. With the NHS at breaking point, we all need to be looking after our health as a priority.

We would like to invite you to have  a free stall at the event to promote your charitable or not for profit organisation on Saturday 18th September, 10.00am – 2.00pm

There will be a timetable of activities for all the family to take part in, trial sessions for the anti-gravity treadmill and Functional Stimulation Bike suitable for chronic medical conditions and disabilities, a trial for Wizdish ROVR which is an exciting  virtual reality experience to encourage those who are not active of all ages to enjoy a totally different approach to exercise. There will also be presentations from organisation professionals and health tests.

Please return your completed form to enquiries.healthy.hub@sll.co.uk

Sport & Lesiure Team

Communities and Neighbourhoods

Stevenage Borough Council, Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage SG1 1HN

Can you be the face of our We are Undefeatable campaign?
24 June 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

After supporting hundreds of people living with long term health conditions with free activity packs, the Herts Sports Partnership will be celebrating the national ‘We Are Undefeatable’ campaign – a movement which celebrates what people can do whilst living with conditions like dementia, cancer, Parkinson’s, arthritis, asthma and diabetes.

'We Are Undefeatable’ is all about showing people that whatever condition they live with, being physically active – even in the smallest of ways – is still possible. That’s why HSP want to share local stories of people living with long term health conditions getting active, that can help encourage others to join!

Looking for summer work? closing date 28th June
24 June 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

Herts Sport Partnership coordinates a number of award-winning holiday activity programmes which aim to confront the growing issues of hunger, isolation, physical inactivity and educational attainment experienced by children from low income families during the school holidays. To do this, we have created a high-quality holiday activity programme in Hertfordshire’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, with a nutritious meal every day, free of charge.

Do you know about our strength and balance classes?
24 June 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

Strength and Balance classes
Our Strength and Balance classes are run in partnership with Stevenage FC Foundation and designed for individuals wanting to improve their strength and balance while learning new exercises to maintain independence. They are suitable for anyone who hasn’t exercised before or are experiencing a decline in their physical ability.

You can exercise at your own pace in a positive environment and meet others in your community who are at a similar ability level.

Ultra and Trail Weekend for Spartans
24 June 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Teamwork makes the dreamwork!! Karen Ellis, Jackie Downes, Neal Muggleton, John Nelms and Hazel Smith ran the Race to the King (RTTK), part of the South Downs Way, in 13 hours 53 minutes and 51 seconds. The route was undulating with 5278 feet of elevation across the 55 miles route. The route started at Goodwood Race Course, Chichester and finished at the beautiful Winchester Cathedral with stunning views along the way

Reconnect with friends for Bike Week
26 May 2021
Cycling UK Stevenage

As lockdown restrictions ease, make a date to catch up during our celebration of cycling Among the many things we have missed during lockdown, meeting up with friends in person has often been one of the hardest to go without. Getting out on a bike with a friend or a group of mates is a great way to catch up, have a chat, get some exercise – and maybe find an excuse to stop for a drink or a bite to eat, now pub gardens and outdoor cafés are opening up again.

Peterborough felt very real!
26 May 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

That definitely felt real. Eight Spartans headed north for Peterborough Marathon on Sunday morning. This was essentially a flat race but with some awkward turns and muddy sections. A bit of a nagging head wind in places but all the Spartans finished in the dry before the day’s deluge began.

5 Days left - what are your training needs?
26 May 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

5 days left to complete OTNA


Herts Sports Partnership & CIMSPA appreciate your assistance with completing our Organisational Traning Needs Analysis (OTNA) to support the Sport & Physical Activity Sector workforce. We have had a fantastic response so far but still need your support to gain a greater insight to support you and your workforce.

This is a chance to share your thoughts on the training needs of your organisation and allow for the sport and physical activity sector to develop the recognition it deserves. This will impact the future possiblity of funding, support and allow more people to be suitably trained as they enter careers from education or upskill whilst in employment.

Mental Health Newsletter
26 May 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

Mental health charity Mind, have launched their new Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit.

The Toolkit, consisting of 10 guides, aims to help sport, physical activity and mental health providers to support and engage people experiencing mental health problems in physical activity.