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Club: This Girl Can in Herts 6th – 12th June - May 28, 2016

Spartans support a week of activities in Hertfordshire for Sport England's "This Girl Can" Initiative

Club: Important: MWL Div1 Race 1 Address - May 15, 2016

St Albans location has changed from previous years that Spartans have attended

Club: Results from April 5k Handicap - April 21, 2016

Wins for Jordan Quicke and Sarah Sapstead

Club: Results from March 5k Handicap - March 18, 2016

Rob Doe and Victoria Brett take the wins

Club: Sunday XC League – Individual Positions by Age Group - February 22, 2016

Final individual positions for the season

Club: Results from February 5k Handicap - February 18, 2016

Victory for Neil Robinson and Sarah Atkinson

Club: Individual and Team Results from Royston XC - February 14, 2016

Spartan wins in both events on the day

Club: Results from the last 5k of 2015 - December 18, 2015

36 finishers from 38 starters in last night’s Handicap 5k. Further details and result here

Club: Individual and team scores from Willian XC 6/12/15 - December 9, 2015

Team scores for cross country last Sunday are out…our amazing men’s team were first – and overall the mighty FVS came second!! Well done all!! Willian_Results (2)

Club: Cross Country Willian, Sunday 6th December, 10am (Earlier start time) - December 2, 2015

** DETAILS OF OUR NEXT CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE FIXTURE ** 6th Dec 2015 Race Start : 10-00am (NOTE THE EARLIER START!) Further details available...

Club: XC Cheshunt Results – FVS in 3rd place! - October 20, 2015

FVS in 3rd place overall with ladies in 2nd place and men 3rd!! A huge well done and thank you to all who ran – hope to see even more Spartans out at Trent Park on the 22nd November! Cheshunt Results

Club: 5 and 10 mile Handicap Sunday 20th September – start times here - September 18, 2015

Handicap and start times now attached. Meet at Marriotts Centre in time for your allocated start time of the distance you would like to run. Don’t worry if your name is missing, handicap times blank, or handicap inconsistent with your existing form, simply let Paul Holgate know at paul.holgate@bt.com, 07764 237659 or on the forum

Club: 5k Handicap Results – 17th September 2015 - September 18, 2015

Results from the 5k Handicap where 35 runners took part and the winner in her first 5k with the club was VIV WILLIAMS and the Winning man, in a very welcome return to the club, was PHIL RICH with a very good time of 18:54, 2:36 ahead of handicap. Full details attached.

Club: Provisional FVS Relay Results - July 31, 2015

Congratulations to all who participated, and thank you to all who helped at the Fairlands Valley Relays on Thursday 30th July. Please find attached the results (these are provisional, please let us know of any errors). Relays2015

Club: Challenge – 12, 18, 26 and Ultra results - July 20, 2015

attached provisional results from Sunday's Challenge events.

Club: Challenge – 6 mile event results - July 18, 2015

Challengers! THANK YOU all so much for coming to support our inaugural 6 mile Challenge event today...

Club: Mid Week League Results, Race 1 sees FVS in 1st Place - May 13, 2015

A great turn out saw FVS secure a first place finish, but it is all to run for in the next race, hope to see many of you at Chingford on Wednesday 27th May.

Club: Please renew your membership for 2015-2016 - March 27, 2015

Dear Members, it is time to renew your memberships and we would appreciate you doing this before the end of April please. Many thanks.

Club: Results from Cross Country Watford - December 9, 2014

Results from the third Cross Country match of the season, held at Cassiobury Park, Watford are now available   Watford_Results

Club: Catch A Coach, October - October 20, 2014

This month the focus is on injuries, not for any particular reason, but occasionally injuries happen so preparation can be key! Catch A Coach (October)  

Club: CLUB AGM - October 11, 2014

We are fast approaching the AGM which is on Friday 28th November, 7:30pm, at the Ellen Terry Suite at the Gordon Craig – please put the date in your diaries.

Club: Stevenage Half and Stevenage Marathon Entry List - October 8, 2014

The current entry list for the full and half marathon being held on 2nd November is now available

Club: Catch-A-Coach - September 16, 2014

The latest issue of Catch-A-Coach is now available! Full of interesting news, particularly to those in Group 3 who have unwittingly been part of an experiment....!! Happy reading!!

Club: FVS Track & Field Champs – 13th September 2014 - August 25, 2014

Track & Field Championships at Ridlins on 13th September from 12 noon.

Club: Challenge route maps and directions now avaialble - June 9, 2014

Your Challenge Race Directors are pleased to announce the course maps and route directions are now available for the event on 20th July. You can enter the official event via Runners World: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/viewevent.asp?sp=&v=2&EN=82201&ms= Ultra: Challenge 50k – 2014 Challenge 50k Loop-2014 Ultra mile route 2014 Marathon: 26 mile route 2014 Challenge 26-2014 18 Miles 18

Club: MWL Division 1 Race 2 (Chingford) Results - June 6, 2014

Thank you to everybody who was able to make the 2nd Midweek fixture in Chingford. Turnout was lower than for our home fixture resulting in FVS finishing 6th in all of the races to drop into the relegation zone at the half way stage of the competition. However the battle for survival could not be any closer with Orion Harriers on 10 points and both Garden City Runners and Fairlands Valley Spartans both with 9 points. Indeed just 1 more lady runner of 51 minutes or quicker would have been enough to have maintained 4th position overall, proving once again that if we can manage to get enough members to turn out we can survive in division 1.

Club: Entry form for Relays on 31st July now available - June 2, 2014

The FVS 3k relays incorporates the Hertfordshire Road Relay Championship for Seniors and Veterans and the Herts County and ARC short relay championships. If you wish to enter a team to compete in the ARC Short Relay Championships you need to enter before the day.

Club: OAKLEY TWENTIES, LONDON’S CALLING, Manesh and Rosie Win 5K - March 23, 2014

The Oakley 20 is a useful check point and training run in the countdown to the London Marathon which is just around the corner..

Club: RHIANNON IS COUNTY CHAMPION, Bronze for Julie and Christopher - March 16, 2014

Rhiannon wins at the Herts County Indoor Championships, Julie wins bronze at the Herts XC Champs and Danik runs around Colchester!

Club: BIG WINS FOR GRANT AND SHARON AT CHAMPIONS NIGHT - March 2, 2014

News from the FVS Presentation night, Windy Fens, Regents Park and Silverstone

Club: Andrea Westcott – Committee Member - February 13, 2014

Club: David Cadogan – Committee Member - February 13, 2014

David joined FVS in 2012. Having spent the majority of his life as an over-weight couch-potato, in 2011 he was on the cusp of being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes so made an attempt to dodge the diabetes bullet and have a healthier life-style. Over the course of a year, David managed his diet (otherwise

Club: VLM 13th April 2014: Baggage entries open - November 23, 2013

Fancy a fun day out helping on the baggage lorries at the Virgin London Marathon next April? Apply now...

Club: VLM draw, AGM, Kit sales and help the Philippines, this Friday, 22nd November! - November 20, 2013

This Friday, 22nd November the club AGM will be taking place. This event is being held in the Ellen Terry Suite at the Leisure Centre, Stevenage, from 7.30pm. FVS training t-shirts will be on sale for £5, and if anybody has any reasonable t-shirts of any sort they would like to donate to the Philippines then please bring them along and hand them to Beverly Harlow who is collecting. The club draw for the Virgin London Marathon will also be taking place.

Club: Spartans win the SoSporting award at the Pride of Stevenage awards night - October 28, 2013

Fairlands Valley Spartans win the SoSporting award at the Pride of Stevenage awards night on Saturday 26th October

Club: Dear Members – a letter from our Chair - September 25, 2013

Beverley Harlow, our Club Chair writes to thank all members for their help to date, explains how important the help of each and every one of us is and invites you all to our club AGM on 22nd November.

Club: FVS win Pride of Stevenage SoSport Award - September 7, 2013

Fairlands Valley Spartans are proud winners of a Pride of Stevenage award.

Club: 5k Handicap Results from 5th September - September 6, 2013

The first 5k handicap of the season was a huge success with more than 40 participants. Report and results now available, with the next handicap scheduled for the 17th October

Club: Spartans Scoop a haul of Trophies at the Mob Match - July 18, 2013

Results are now on our forum.

Club: Challenge Update - July 8, 2013

Plans are going well for the Fairlands Valley Challenge being held on Sunday 21st July and entries are coming in thick and fast, but it's not too late to get your entry in.

Club: MWL – Team Spartans Win Division 2 and gain promotion!! - June 27, 2013

Well done one and all! Fantastic result! Results attached. Don’t forget the Mob Match on July 17th, and Celebration drinkies on Friday 26th July (Details coming soon!) Race 4 results

Club: Spartans win the first MWL match of the season - May 15, 2013

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)

Club: Renew your membership! - April 3, 2013

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!

Club: Spartan in the Spotlight – Meet Rhiannon - March 24, 2013

Next in our series of Spartans in the Spotlight is Rhiannon Griffin, another award winner from the FVS Presentation night in January.

Club: Spartans in the Spotlight, Meet Ann Tryssesoone - March 9, 2013

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.

Spartan in the spotlight: Meet Davie Stafford - February 9, 2013

Welcome to the next in our series of Spartans in The Spotlight,  a fascinating insight into the lifes of our fantastic runners.  This month we feature Davie Stafford who has been with FVS since 2010 and doing extremely well with the club,  with many Personal Bests and a first marathon in 2012.    So what

Club: THIS WEEKS NEWS RELEASE - February 5, 2013

It was a beautiful day for the ten Spartans running Sunday’s Watford Half Marathon. Despite the undulating course four ran new personal bests (PBs) for the 13.1 miles.

Club: THIS WEEKS NEWS RELEASE - January 28, 2013

GRANT RAMSAY is Fairlands Valley Spartans’ 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.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: PRESENTATION EVENING THIS FRIDAY - January 22, 2013

Fairlands Valley Spartans Annual Presentation Evening and Disco will be on Friday 25th January at Knebworth Barns. Tickets are £25.00 which includes a hot buffet and disco. The evening starts at 7.30p.m. The fun will continue until midnight.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: GREAT TURNOUT FOR XC AND PRESENTATION EVENING ON THE 25TH - January 15, 2013

Fairlands Valley Spartans Annual Presentation Evening and Disco will be on Friday 25th January at Knebworth Barns. Tickets are £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

Club: This weeks What’s On Newsletter - January 11, 2013

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.

Club: NEWS RELEASE-LADIES SHOW THE WAY IN CROSS COUNTRY - January 7, 2013

Fairlands Valley Spartans ladies showed the men the way in Sunday’s Hertfordshire Cross Country Championships which were held on a hard, hilly and very muddy course at Haileybury College, Hertford.

Spartan in the spotlight: Meet your Chairman, Beverley Harlow - January 3, 2013

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

Club: NEWS RELEASE: BUNTINGFORD DOZENS AND A BOXING DAY WIN - January 2, 2013

As always Sunday’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.

Club: ENTRANCE TO MARRIOTTS - December 27, 2012

As you will be aware from the updates in our 'Whats On' weekly newsletter, the new school at Marriotts will shortly become operational.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: FIVE AT FESTIVE FIVE, PARK RUN AND AN ENIGMA - December 17, 2012

Fairlands Valley Spartans were first team at Sunday’s Festive Five. SIMON JACKSON, ANDREW PATTERSON and DAVIE STAFFORD beat the host club, Garden City Runners, by just one point (17 to 18).

Spartan in the spotlight: Meet your Captains – an interview with Nick Witcombe and Tracy Pez - December 15, 2012

Andy Jay interviews the Club Captains and finds out all sorts of things you never knew....

Club: NEWS RELEASE: UPHILL CROSS COUNTRY AT ST ALBANS - December 13, 2012

Fairlands Valley Spartans put out two strong women’s teams in Sunday’s cross country league race in Verulamium Park, St. Albans.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: CLARE WINS 5K - November 27, 2012

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!

Club: Jo Cahill – Committee Member - November 23, 2012

Jo joined the club as a complete novice in June 2011 and has never looked back! She has an 8 year old son and has just achieved her PhD - That's Dr. Cahill to you!!!

Club: New Committee Elected for 2013 - November 23, 2012

During the AGM on Wednesday 21st November, a new committee was voted in.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: BESTS AT ST NEOTS - November 20, 2012

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!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: ROGER TRIPLE MAKES 1500 - November 13, 2012

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!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: FILTHY HALF MARATHON - November 5, 2012

Our news release is a Stevenage Half Marathon special, featuring a Scottish Ultra! Enjoy it here...

Club: NEWS RELEASE: MATTHEW AND CHRISTINE WIN 5K - October 30, 2012

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.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: GRANT TAKES OFF - October 23, 2012

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!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: CUTS AT PETERBOROUGH - October 16, 2012

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!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: BARRY WINS GOLD AT STANDALONE - October 10, 2012

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!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: SPARTAN TRACK AND FIELD WOMEN TAKE SILVER - October 1, 2012

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

Club: NEWS RELEASE: GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE AT PM5 - September 25, 2012

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!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: GREAT NORTH SPARTANS - September 17, 2012

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.

Club: URGENT HELP NEEDED: 23rd SEPTEMBER - September 16, 2012

Please volunteer to help support the Paul Maguire 5 to avoid the club having to cancel it.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: MEDALS GALORE IN COUNTY 5K - September 11, 2012

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!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: SIMON AND KAREN WIN 5K - September 3, 2012

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!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: GRANT FOR GB IN EUROPE - August 28, 2012

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!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: FAST AT FERRY MEADOWS - August 20, 2012

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!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: CROWLEYS DIP IN DOVEDALE - August 14, 2012

From a Derbyshire (long!) day out for the Crowleys to an Olympic Gold connection!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: BOWKER WINS BRITISH MASTERS - August 6, 2012

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.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: TEN GOLDS, FOUR SILVERS, TWO BRONZES - July 30, 2012

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!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: IRIS IS A TREBLE CHAMPION - July 23, 2012

News from Fairlands Valley Challenge, our 3K relays in the park, a Spartan national champion (three times over) and much more!

Club: NEWS RELEASE: SPARTAN WOMEN WIN LEAGUE - July 16, 2012

Spartan women win at EVAC, Mid Week League awards, the Mob Match and more.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: IT MIGHT AS WELL RAIN UNTIL SEPTEMBER - July 9, 2012

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

Club: NEWS RELEASE: BATTLING 58 GO DOWN FIGHTING - July 2, 2012

News from the final MWL race in St.Albans, a trail marathon in Co.Durham, a 10k in Regents Park and Colworth trail race.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: BIG PUSH NEEDED IN MID WEEK LEAGUE - June 25, 2012

Big push needed for final MWL race, Spartans get in the Olympic mood, news from Hadrians Wall, Herts Hobble and more

Club: NEWS RELEASE: WOMEN FIRST IN EVAC - June 18, 2012

News from EVAC, Monica wins a national bronze, plus Marston Forest, Holly Trail and Dunmanway

Club: NEWS RELEASE: THREE SPARTAN HALF HEROES - June 11, 2012

News from the Heroes Half, Strathearn Marathon, Southend Half and the Poppyline Marathon.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: ALL TO RUN FOR IN MWL - June 7, 2012

95 Spartans travelled to WGC for the second Mid Week Road Race, results from the Hatfield Broadoak 10k and The Comrades.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: IT’S HOT AGAIN! - May 29, 2012

News from the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Whipsnade 10k and more...

Club: NEWS RELEASE: MEN SECOND IN MID WEEK 10K - May 21, 2012

The MWL kicks off, Roger's 700th Marathon and an Ironman in Lanzarote...

Club: NEWS RELEASE: GOLDS IN COUNTY CHAMPS - May 14, 2012

17 medals won in the Herts Veterans Track & Field County Championships...

Club: Sundays have just got even better!! - May 10, 2012

Starting from this weekend the club are introducing an additional training group category to complement the existing two groups that normally organise Sunday runs.

Club: NEWS RELEASE: GREENWAY CHALLENGE - May 7, 2012

News from the Greenway Challenge, The Lisbon Tri and a muddy First Saturday 5k..

Club: Lisa Jerrom - May 5, 2012

Lisa joined the club in 2009 She joined for the usual reasons, getting older and putting on weight, oh and Maria Rushton made her!  She raved about the club and insisted Lisa gave it a go! It wasn’t long before Lisa realised how encouraging and motivating the coaching team are and soon Lisa found herself

Club: Barry King – Committee Member & Club Coach - May 5, 2012

Barry joined the Spartans just over back in December 2010.   He had been running solo for 6 months and had ran 3 half marathons in that time, all over 2 hours.  He wanted to beat that barrier. After running the Stevenage half where Barry says he spoke to Tracy Pez who recommended he join, he did!!

Club: Charlie Paterson – Committee Member & Head Coach - May 5, 2012

In 2008 Charlie was way overweight and led a very unhealthy lifestyle – it was one year until he turned 40 years old and he decided things had to change. After a conversation over a beer one night he decided to join David Lloyds Gym. At first although he wanted to run but could only

Club: Jayne Pinner – Committee Member & Club Coach - May 5, 2012

Jayne joined the Spartans in January 2010.  She had tried running on her own, but found it really difficult, then she saw one of her old school friends who ran with the Spartans and was persuaded to join the Starter Group and she loved it.  The camaraderie, support and encouragement from the Starter Group coaches Katrina

Club: Meet the coaching team! - May 4, 2012

Here is the coaching team for Fairlands Valley Spartans.  Click on a name to find out more about that coach! Charlie Paterson Head Coach Jayne Pinner 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 Todd Gray

Club: News Release: Spartan Track Stars & Two more Sub 3 at MK - April 30, 2012

Spartan Track Stars: Women Win, Men Move Up To Third; Two More Sub 3 At MK

Club: NEWS RELEASE, MASSIVE 38 SPARTANS FINISH LONDON MARATHON - April 23, 2012

TWO SPARTANS SUB THREE AT LONDON, Massive 38 Spartans finish London Marathon, Lyndsey and James win 5K

Club: NEWS RELEASE: CHARLIE IS CiRF’d - April 16, 2012

Over the weekend (14th/15th April) our Assistant Head Coach, Charlie Paterson, put the finishing touches to the Coach in Running and Fitness (CiRF) course by passing through the assessment phase.  This now means that Charlie is CiRF qualified and a ‘fully fledged’ coach within the coaching team.  The course is particularly demanding, requiring a commitment to

91 Responses to NEWS RELEASE: CHARLIE IS CiRF’d

  1. GB says:

    Congratulations Charlie ;D

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