One hundred miles in less than a day for Spartan Ciaran. Fairlands Valley Spartan CIARAN McANENY has run a 100 mile race. On Sunday evening he said:
“This was my first 100 mile race and although I had a sliding scale of targets, number one was to get to the finish. I was very lucky to have the support on the day of John Nelms and Sharon Crowley, veterans of the race and crewing and their experience was invaluable."
" am doing this run in Chloe’s everlasting memory but more importantly to raise monies for this amazing charity. The run shouldn’t be too difficult but that’s not the point. I hate asking for sponsorship and am not looking for large individual donations but a few pennies from many will make a huge difference. Thank you."
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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.