Despite the weather an excellent turn out of runners ensured FVS won the first match, now to repeat our performance at Chingford on the 29th May! Results attached. Race1Div2 (1)
You have until the end of April to renew your FVS membership. Once you've renewed you'll receive a cool band to show you are a paid up member!
Next in our series of Spartans in the Spotlight is Rhiannon Griffin, another award winner from the FVS Presentation night in January.
Next in the very popular series taking an in depth look at our fantastic running club members, is Ann Tryssesoone who has been a member with us for over 10 years now.
Welcome to the next in our series of Spartans in The Spotlight, Â a fascinating insight into the lifes of our fantastic runners. Â This month we feature Davie Stafford who has been with FVS since 2010 and doing extremely well with the club, Â with many Personal Bests and a first marathon in 2012. Â Â So what
It was a beautiful day for the ten Spartans running Sundayâ€™s Watford Half Marathon. Despite the undulating course four ran new personal bests (PBs) for the 13.1 miles.
GRANT RAMSAY is Fairlands Valley Spartansâ€™ overall champion for 2012. He won the long and short distance championships for men.
Nearly one hundred members of the club enjoyed their Presentation Evening and Disco at Knebworth Barns on Friday.
Fairlands Valley Spartans Annual Presentation Evening and Disco will be on Friday 25th January at Knebworth Barns. Tickets are Â£25.00 which includes a hot buffet and disco. The evening starts at 7.30p.m. The fun will continue until midnight.
Fairlands Valley Spartans Annual Presentation Evening and Disco will be on Friday 25th January at Knebworth Barns. Tickets are Â£25.00 which includes a hot buffet and disco. The evening starts at 7.30a.m. and continues until midnight. Presentations will be made to Club Champions and of course to the Spartan of the Year. Book as soon as possible to be sure of a place. Spartans and their friends will be warmly welcomed to help make this a great celebration of 'The UK's Best Running Club.' More details on www.fvspartans.org.uk
Here is this week's Whats On newsletter. Please take a look and start to plan next week's training and social activities with the club! REMEMBER - 25th January sees the club's presnetation evening at Knebworth Barns. Don't forget to buy your targets and also vote for Spartan of the Year. Go to the club website home page for details.
Fairlands Valley Spartans ladies showed the men the way in Sundayâ€™s Hertfordshire Cross Country Championships which were held on a hard, hilly and very muddy course at Haileybury College, Hertford.
New Year, New Chairman. Welcome to the next in the popular series of Spartans in the Spotlight. I recently caught up with Beverley for our Spartan in the Spotlight series
As always Sundayâ€™s Buntingford Ten was hilly but this year it was crisp and sunny rather than dull and icy. Thirty Spartans competed in the ten miles event. In addition, there was a victory in the Boxing Day run at Pirton.
We have been notified by the Parks division that there are serious drainage and water issues at Ridlins at the moment. As a result, we will be meeting in the small car park off of Fairlands Way (by the maze) and then using sections of the nearby cycleways.
As you will be aware from the updates in our 'Whats On' weekly newsletter, the new school at Marriotts will shortly become operational.
Fairlands Valley Spartans were first team at Sundayâ€™s Festive Five. SIMON JACKSON, ANDREW PATTERSON and DAVIE STAFFORD beat the host club, Garden City Runners, by just one point (17 to 18).
Andy Jay interviews the Club Captains and finds out all sorts of things you never knew....
Fairlands Valley Spartans put out two strong womenâ€™s teams in Sundayâ€™s cross country league race in Verulamium Park, St. Albans.
A big week of great competition and achievements as our Spartans battled the elements over 5K, muddy Cross Country and a wet Wolverton 5 mile race! Read the latest news release here!
During the AGM on Wednesday 21st November, a new committee was voted in.
A jam-packed news release visits fantastic runs and achievements from our Spartans in St Neots, Luton, Ashwell, Milton Keynes and Leeds! Catch it here!
A marvelous milestone for Roger (1500 races!) and Grant defends his Watford 5 mile crown! The boys dominate our news this week - read it here!
Our news release is a Stevenage Half Marathon special, featuring a Scottish Ultra! Enjoy it here...
Lots of action this week both home (club handicap 5K) and away (Cross Country league in Cheshunt; marathons in Snowdonia, Woolwich and Preston plus more) and far away! (Texas, USA!). Read all about it here.
The latest Spartan action from Henlow, Twickenham, Abingdon, Great Yarmouth, Abbots Langley, Rotheram and more! Read all about it in the latest news release here!
A PB packed race report from Peterborough, plus fantastic achievements at the Ware 10, Liverpool Marathon, Chingford Cross Country and Founders Marathon in Surrey are all in the news this week. Catch up on everything here!
In the news: a super Standalone 10K turnout for Spartans, with medals and PBs galore. Plus race reports from London, Hertfordshire, Northumberland, Bedfordshire, Wales and Suffolk!
A sterling SILVER performance from our Spartan Ladies EVAC team, plus race reports from Honington, Biggleswade, London, Bristol, Ireland and more! Read the latest news release here
This week's new release includes race reports from the FVS hosted Paul Maguire 5 mile race, Stockholm, Shetland, Swansea, New Eltham and a Spartan winner of the Stevenage Race for Life!
Spartans tackle the Great North Run, plus great running at the St. Paul's 10K and Ponton Plod! The latest Spartan news release is here.
Please volunteer to help support the Paul Maguire 5 to avoid the club having to cancel it.
From a sizzling Stevenage 5K with plenty of medal success, to a super seven taking on the Chiltern Off Road Marathon ... and Peter's Duck 'n' Dash. Enjoy the latest Spartan news here!
In the news: Forty in our handicap 5K, Grant's fast 5000 on track, Ann's PB at Bedford, Peter's first Tri, Natalie's podium and the Kent Coastal Marathon. Read all about it here!
A bumper news release featuring Grant and Iris competing for GB in Europe, Steve M and Liam scoring PBs on the track, a 10K PB for our Vice Chair (and Steve again!) alongside other great times run in London, plus plenty of fantastic performances from all over the country!
Fast 5K bests set at Ferry Meadows, a big throw from one of the club's Veteran track and field stars, plus news from Aquaman Aquathon, Northumberland Coast Trail Marathon and Isle of Wight Half Marathon!
From a Derbyshire (long!) day out for the Crowleys to an Olympic Gold connection!
David Bowker wins gold, Monica Brown wins silver and Grant Ramsey is 4th in the British Masters 10k Track Champs in a warm up for the European Vets Marathon Champs where he will be representing Team GB.
A medal rush at the EVAC track and field champs in Sandy, a hot midweek 5K in Bedford and marathon runs in Northampton and Milton Keynes, plus more ... check out the latest news release!
News from Fairlands Valley Challenge, our 3K relays in the park, a Spartan national champion (three times over) and much more!
Spartan women win at EVAC, Mid Week League awards, the Mob Match and more.
This week saw 8 Spartans at the Hitchin Hard Half Marathon, the British 10k in London, 10k in Milton Keynes and a 5k around Norton Common
News from the final MWL race in St.Albans, a trail marathon in Co.Durham, a 10k in Regents Park and Colworth trail race.
Big push needed for final MWL race, Spartans get in the Olympic mood, news from Hadrians Wall, Herts Hobble and more
News from EVAC, Monica wins a national bronze, plus Marston Forest, Holly Trail and Dunmanway
News from the Heroes Half, Strathearn Marathon, Southend Half and the Poppyline Marathon.
95 Spartans travelled to WGC for the second Mid Week Road Race, results from the Hatfield Broadoak 10k and The Comrades.
News from the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Whipsnade 10k and more...
The MWL kicks off, Roger's 700th Marathon and an Ironman in Lanzarote...
17 medals won in the Herts Veterans Track & Field County Championships...
Starting from this weekend the club are introducing an additional training group category to complement the existing two groups that normally organise Sunday runs.
News from the Greenway Challenge, The Lisbon Tri and a muddy First Saturday 5k..
Here is the coaching team for Fairlands Valley Spartans.Â Click on a name to find out more about that coach! Chris Leigh â€“ Head Coach Charlie Paterson â€“ Assistant Head Coach Niki Andrews Richard Bate Roger Biggs Graham Blackburn Jim Brown Paul Carter David Clarke Marie Colucci Gary Dempsey Katrina Doyle April Drackford Mark Drummond
Spartan Track Stars: Women Win, Men Move Up To Third; Two More Sub 3 At MK
TWO SPARTANS SUB THREE AT LONDON, Massive 38 Spartans finish London Marathon, Lyndsey and James win 5K
Over the weekend (14th/15th April) our Assistant Head Coach,Â Charlie Paterson, put the finishing touches to the Coach in Running and Fitness (CiRF) course by passing through the assessment phase.Â This now means that Charlie is CiRF qualified and a ‘fully fledged’ coach within the coaching team.Â The course is particularly demanding, requiring a commitment to
IRIS AND STEVE WIN TRACK AND FIELD Fast at Flitwick IRIS HORNSEY and STEVE MAYFIELD were the winners at a chilly Fairlands Valley Spartans Track and Field Championships on Sunday afternoon.Â There were even the odd hail storms at the event which was kindly hosted by Stevenage and North Herts AC as part of their
GET MOTIVATED WITH MUSIC We need your help to top-up our Spartan jukebox! Getting out and training is one thing, but what helps to motivate you to start your run and to want to keep on going? You might have a target time or distance in your head, but getting from start to finish might
BESTS FOR GRANT AND LIAM Ultra Women LIAM HERBERT and GRANT RAMSAY ran Saturdayâ€™s Victoria Park Open Five with a fleet of exceptional runners.Â To put it into perspective, the winning time was 23 minutes 28 seconds and the fastest woman crossed the line in 27:04. Both ran new personal bests (PB). Liamâ€™s PB time
OLYMPIC FIVE PBs at Twenty and 10K Four Spartans were among the first ever to finish a race inside the new London Olympic Stadium.Â They were taking part in the National Lottery Five Mile Race on Saturday. ANDY NEATHAM was 70th in 29 minutes 41 seconds (10th MV45); NICKY GILMORE 1,965th in 41:28; BEV HARLOW
CLAIRE WINS 5K Spartans at Sandy + Sport Relief There was an excellent turn-out of almost 60 Spartans for Thursday eveningâ€™s Handicap 5K, with 53 finishers from 54 starters, fantastically supported at the start and finish by Liam Herbert, Mark Beasley and Andy Prior; and those who helped others around the course â€“ Bill Tuck,
The club 20m training run is on Sunday 1st April. Meet at Marriotts at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.
Suitable for all abilities, the run is split into 4 sections of about 5 miles each so runners can choose between 10, 15 or the full 20 miles, depending on the distance they would like to train.
A description of the route is attached and a satellite map view. Entry is free and there is no need to register, simply turn up on the day and enjoy.
Any questions please do ask.
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Steph spent so much time contemplating whether or not to join Spartans, that in January 2010 she was given her membership and a stripey vest by husband Steve.