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North Downs Sharon
23 February 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Spartan SHARON CROWLEY has completed another National Trail virtually. This time it was the North Downs Way (virtual) 250 kilometres / 150 miles from Farnham in Surrey to Dover in Kent (where Sharon was born) then up to Canterbury. Sharon was pleased to finish with 10 days to spare. All her actual running and walking was local!

HAPpy: Holiday Activities Programme
10 February 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

Hertfordshire County Council has joined forces with the Herts Sports Partnership and the Hertfordshire Community Foundation, to organise a programme for the forthcoming Easter Holidays aimed at countering the triple inequalities facing Hertfordshire’s most disadvantaged young people – holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation.

Covid Recovery
04 February 2021

Today we're focusing on Covid Recovery. We hear so much about how to stay active and alleviate stress, boredom and poor mental health during lockdown, but what about the other side of the coin? What if you have suffered from coronavirus, and are now more fatigued than you thought imaginable? What if all of the online exercise, get outdoors, move more messages feel all too unachievable right now? 
 

The Coast of England Virtual Challenge
04 February 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Fourteen Spartans took up the Coast of England Virtual Challenge organised by ResultsBase to give their training a continued focus through lockdown and beyond, aiming to complete the 2970 kilometres around the coast of England by the 31st December 2021, competing at their own pace, fast or slow, on a bike, or walk, a run or swim. The challenge began in Bristol near the Severn Estuary and started by tackling the south coast path around Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

Fantastic cycling in and around Stevenage say the local group of Cycling UK
04 February 2021
Cycling UK Stevenage

Although it’s only possible to cycle in ones and twos as we look after each other and those around us there are dozens of routes from our front doors to get good exercise, some fresh air and perhaps see things we’ve missed in normal times.

There are about 45 kilometres of cycleways in Stevenage and many miles of quiet roads around the town.

While the group activity many enjoy can’t happen Cycling UK Stevenage have offered many opportunities, lots of variety, to get on their bikes and get fit locally.  After nearly eleven months the variety is very welcome.

Mental Health Newsletter
28 January 2021
Herts Sports Partnership
  • Children's Mental Health Week
  • Mind’s Get It Off Your Chest: Men’s mental health 10 years on.
  • Time to Talk Day 2021 Sports Activity Pack
  • Coach Education Week Mental Health Offer
Impact bulletin from Coordinate Sport
28 January 2021

This week we've been sharing lots of important news, we can't share it all here, so be sure to visit our news page to keep up to date on some of the most recent and important industry conversations.

More courses added
20 January 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

This week we're going into more detail about some of the fantastic courses we have taking place during Coach Education Week 2021, plus announcing two new ones! Read on for more...

Have you visited your local Young People’s Healthy Hub?
20 January 2021

Through your local Young People’sHealthy Hub you can get help to:

  • manage your fitness 
  • receive mental health support 
  • become more active 
  • get healthy eating advice 
  • join community groups and activities 
  • get support as a young carer 
  • access wellbeing services 
  • and much more...
Sharon up the Spine
18 January 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Sharon and Liz Crowley have been running and walking along the backbone of England, well at least virtually! The pair have just completed the Montane Spine Challenger, 108 miles on the Peninne Way from Edale in the Peak District to Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales. They completed the event well before the cut off which was the end of January!