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Thank you to everyone who voted in the HSP Lockdown Awards! With nearly 3000 votes for our fantastic nominees, we’re planning something special for the winners announcement, so keep an eye out in October for the big reveal!
This might prove useful to some clubs.
The HSP Lockdown Awards will take place this year as a one off to highlight the amazing work and achievement of Hertfordshire’s sporting community throughout a difficult and uncertain time for Hertfordshire sport. We are aware that there has been some fantastic and creative ways of staying active, engaging club members, and keeping the love of sport shining through during Lockdown 2020 and we want to celebrate it!
With over 100 nominations coming in from across the county and from a wide range of sports and activities we are excited to announce that the voting is now open!
Although the track at Stevenage remains closed due to ongoing water supply problems SNHAC Club Member Chris Westcott took part in the Milton Keynes 5km race last week.
With a week to go forty people have completed the off road Fairlands Valley Challenge. Five at the Ultra (50K) distance; sixteen Marathon (26.2 miles); nine half marathon (13.1 miles) and the rest at shorter distances.
The Challenge is a virtual event this year and you can still run on a route you choose any day between now and Sunday 6th September 2020.
Up the Grand Columbier in the Stevenage Cycling Festival
A fantastic 2,000 kilometre effort on Sunday has put Cycling UK Stevenage at the top of Grand Columbier. In just three days, they have ridden La Course and completed 15 stages out of the 21 in this year’s Tour de France.
As part of the Stevenage Cycling Festival they have set themselves the challenge of riding cycling’s three big grand tours – Tour de France, Giro D’Italia and the Vuelta (Spain). That would be a total of almost exactly 10,000 kilometres.
After five months some Fairlands Valley Spartans were able to compete in a real road race on Sunday. It was just down the road in St Albans.
There were 580 finishers but the start was superbly organised to comply with the latest Covid guidance. A result sheet was possible by the use of chip timing technology.
Cycling UK is delighted to be making a major contribution to the Stevenage Cycling Festival which starts on Saturday 22nd August and runs for a full week until Sunday 30th August.
There will be a tremendous variety of real and virtual activities.
They have at least twenty cycle rides which will range from 6 to 80 miles with starts including Fairlands Valley Park, Old Stevenage and the Roebuck.
Thomas Cowan has now run a total of 106K - he has smashed his target, but is going to keep going until the end of the summer holidays and see how many kilometres he can get to!
He said, “Over lockdown I have taken up running with my mum and dad. I have also really missed school. It has made me want to raise some money for the Venkatraman Memorial Fund which provides educational facilities for children and young people in the Indian fishing village of Kovalam, near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. I think all children should have the opportunity to go to school and to learn.”