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Stevenage Striders News 6 Oct
14 October 2019
Stevenage Striders

Marathon news, Standalone 10km & Parkrun’s 15th anniversary – it's all happening with the Striders this weekend

Stevenage Striders News 29 Sept
14 October 2019
Stevenage Striders

News of runners in: Ely Marathon; Windsor Half-Marathon; Hatfield 5km Series; Grantchester Charity 10km; Parkruns

Inter County success for Stevenage Athletes
25 September 2019
Stevenage and North Herts Athletics
The last Inter County match of the season saw SNHAC athletes in action in Ipswich on Saturday 14th September.
Stevenage Striders news
25 September 2019
Stevenage Striders
Stevenage Striders Press Release - 22 September 2019
Spartans win Track CHallenge
25 September 2019
Fairlands Valley Spartans
Fairlands Valley Spartans WON the inaugural track challenge in Stevenage on Wednesday night. Teams consisted of five runners and every team had to include at least one woman and one man. Everyone ran 5K, twelve and a half laps of Ridlins 400 metres track.
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Stevenage Striders news
09 August 2019
Stevenage Striders
Stevenage Striders Press Release - 16 September 2019
County Gongs for Spartans
25 September 2019
Fairlands Valley Spartans
Four more Spartans won County Medals in the second evening 5K race at Hatfield. This open race included the Hertfordshire championships for veterans (women over 35 and men over 40).
Spartans Championship Update
06 September 2019
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Many more Fairlands Valley Spartans have a completed qualifying series for the club championships and more have crept above the 70% markers. The men's open short and long distance championships are incredibly close.


YUKO GORDON has a commanding and world standard lead in the women's short distance age graded contest with 96.9% ahead of SUZY HAWKINS on 76.5% and SHERYL HANN on 66.5%. In the open contest Suzy leads with 72.0% with Yuko on 66.6% and PENNY SCHENKEL on 54.2%.


Moving up to the long distance championships for women the leading three are the same in the open and age graded events - ASHLEY KING, 70.7%; GAIL MACKIE 66.4% and KAREN ELLIS 64.9%.


Still with more than four months to go in the 2019 competition there's nothing in it in the men's open events. In the short distance STUART HAYCROFT leads with 68.379% with DEAN CARPENTER ever so close on 68.35% - just 0.029% behind. JOHN HARRIS is third with 64.8%. And look at the top three in the long distance championships - PAUL HEWETT on 70.335%; MARTIN BLACKBURN on 70.274% and STUART HAYCROFT on 70.157%!


Looking at the age related scores JOHN HARRIS leads the short with 77.4% with DEAN CARPENTER on 74.2% and STUART HAYCROFT on 72.4%. Not much separates the first three in the long series with STUART HAYCROFT on 72.6%; TIM SABAN on 71.5% and JIM BROWN on 71.5%.


Many other Spartans are just one event short of posting some really good series scores. The short distance championship consists of the best three out of 1500 metres, five kilometres, five miles and ten kilometres. The long distance championship is made up of the best three from ten miles, half marathon, twenty miles and full marathon (an accurate 26.2 miles).

Stevenage Striders news
06 September 2019
Stevenage Striders
Stevenage Striders Press Release - 18th August 2019
Scorched Spartans
06 September 2019
Fairlands Valley Spartans

During the hottest August bank holiday weekend ever JIM BROWN ran the Lee Valley Half Marathon. As temperatures soared towards thirty degrees at the finish line more than 11 per cent of the starters failed to finish. On the rolling course with almost no shelter Jim tried to keep it steady and to stay hydrated. He finished the 13.1 miles in 1 hour 57 minutes 19 seconds. Jim won his age group and was 73rd overall - in fact he was the oldest runner to finish!


Read the rest of the press release below.