Thanks to Jo Cahill, Viv Honey and all Spartans who supported the Garden House Hospice run.
Please find attached route descriptions and maps for the Fairlands Valley Challenge being held on 21st July 2013 Challenge 12.6 Challenge 18.7 Challenge 26.4 Challenge 2013 Ultra Marathon 2013 18 mile route July 2013 26 mile route revised July 2013 12 mile route revised July 2013
Race3Div2 2 Results here!! Well done Team Spartans. Don’t forget the next race is 5 miles at WGC on Wednesday June 26th.
Well travelled Spartans in Edinburgh, Krakow, Leiden, Koblenz and Kent!
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)
OODLES OF MEDALS AT COUNTY CHAMPS Plus Golds At 10K and Combined Events Fairlands Valley Spartans won dozens of medals at the Hertfordshire County Track and Field Championships which were held at Ridlins Track on Bank Holiday Monday. STEVE MAYFIELD went home with four individual GOLD medals and a BRONZE. He won the male (40
This weeks news includes the Eastern Veterans (EVAC) track and field getting off to a good start, The Milton Keynes, Salzburg and Hanover marathons and the Greenway Challenge.
Spartans results from the Virgin London Marathon and the Watford Open Graded event
The start of the Spring Marathons with results from Brighton, Paris and Rotterdam. Also Spartans at the Flitwick 10k.
Results from the Bedfordshire Open and Spartans racing at the Sandy 10, Cantering at Caythorpe, racing at Lincoln 10k, Flying round Victoria Park and Norton Common, plus three Spartans finish the indoor track and field season by representing Eastern Veterans at Lee Valley indoor stadium.
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!
STEVE AND LORRAINE WIN 5K No Clouds In Cyprus Despite the bitterly cold evening on Thursday there were some excellent performances among the 23 Spartans braving the weather in the 69th running of the club’s Handicap 5K. They included seven runners completing the tough course in less than 20 minutes and 19 of the 23
Despite the bitterly cold evening there were some excellent performances among the 23 Spartans braving the weather in the 69th running of the club’s Handicap 5k, including 7 runners completing the tough course in less than 20 minutes
Despite winter returning with a vengeance, five Spartans braved the snow and biting wind in the Daffodil Dawdle off-road marathon, just outside Newmarket in Suffolk. Knee deep in snow, calf deep in icy water and ankle deep in very slippery mud, the run felt more like a 40 mile event, rather than the 26.7 measured miles.
SEVEN TRACK & FIELD MEDALS FOR SPARTANS. Silvers for Dave’s Rapid Walk And Barry’s Half
Here is this week’s What’s On newsletter, the source of all your information for club activities coming up!! 217 9th March 2013
Fairlands Valley Spartans made a real leap forward in this season’s cross country league series. This was emphasised by some great news in the individual results with plenty of medals being awarded to our members.
Here is this week's What's On newsletter, the place to go to see all of the up and coming Spartan's activities for the week ahead!
BARRY & RHIANNON WIN HANDICAP 5K. Gold For Monica
Here is a copy of this week’s What’s On newsletter, summarising all of the activities within the club in the coming week. Start planning!!! 215 23rd February 2013
Increased participation helped Fairlands Valley Spartans achieved their best place so far in the Sunday Cross Country League.
The club won the women's B team competition. Over the whole series the Spartan women were seventh out of seventeen clubs and the clubâ€™s men were ninth.
Another packed week of training activities at the club! REMEMBER - it's the final XC league fixture and the club are having one of it's best seasons for many years. We have a number of runners in contention for league trophies/medals. Lets get out and put the club in the best possible league position!
55 Spartans braved Sunday morning's cold and miserable weather to take part in the Bryan Moore Shield Handicap 10 mile and associated five mile events.
TODD GRAY won the shield by smashing his ten mile personal best (PB) by almost 3 minutes to cross the line in an excellent 64 minutes 49 seconds, almost 10 minutes quicker than handicap!
Here is this week's What's On Newsletter, a chance to see all the upcoming club activities for this coming week!
Here is this month's Catch a Coach newsletter from the coaching team. There's loads going on with a particular emphasis in our training for the forthcoming midweek league series starting in May.
Here is this week's Whats On newsletter, giving you details of all of the club's training activities for the coming week. Remember there is much more information within the club's training calendar, easily found on the website.
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.
Sorry that this week's newsletter s late! Too much partying on Friday night.
Here it is!
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.
Here is this week's Whats On newsletter. Please remember to check the club website and/or Forum for details of any changes to training venues/sessions during the bad weather.
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
On Saturday 12th January we completed the first of the club's Cooper Fitness Test. You can find out more about what the test is by clicking on this note.
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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL BE COMING IN VIA THE NEW SCHOOL ENTRANCE FROM 7/1/2013
Please take careful note of the change in entrance from MONDAY 7TH JANUARY. Open this note to see the details.
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.
As well as the 10 of the best for the coming month, there is a reminder about booking your races, what the forthcoming Cooper Test is all about, coaching resources on marathon and half marathon training and a reminder about groupings for our Tuesday sessions.
Here is this week's Whats On newsletter!
Don't forget the first 5K handicap of 2013 is on Thursday 3rd January!
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.
Christmas may be only days away but that doesn't stop the Spartans doing their stuff!! Please take a look at all of the Xmas happenings in this week's What's On Newsletter.
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).
KIT SALE 25% OFF ALL KIT (excluding club vests) STARTS TODAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In this week's WHATS ON NEWSLETTER you will find all of the information you will need to organise your club related training and socialising!!
Fairlands Valley Spartans put out two strong womenâ€™s teams in Sundayâ€™s cross country league race in Verulamium Park, St. Albans.
Here is this week’s Whats On newsletter, the place to see all of the week’s forthcoming Spartantastic activities! Get planning! 204 8th December 2012
The December edition of the Catch a Coach newsletter is here!! This is the newsletter from the coaching team at the club.
Here is this weeks packed What's On newsletter - an early Christmas cracker of training treats including a choice of 3 Sunday runs! Start your planning now!
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!
Here is this weeks Whats On newsletter, the place to go for all the information on club training and other activities!
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!
Here is the latest edition of the What's On newsletter, to help you plan your training and other club activities. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS THE AGM THIS WEDNESDAY (21st). YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!!!!!!
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!
The 200th edition of the What's On newsletter is here! Take a look.
Our news release is a Stevenage Half Marathon special, featuring a Scottish Ultra! Enjoy it here...
Thank you to all of those who supported the event and made it such a great success. Here are the results for the race:
The November edition of Catch a Coach has landed!
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.
Here is the latest packed edition of the What's On Newsletter. Take a look and finalise your training for the coming week.
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!
Here is the latest packed edition of the What's On Newsletter. Take a look and finalise your training for the coming week!
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!
This month's edition of Catch a Coach has landed! Take a look here!
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
Please note that due to an open Â evening at Marriotts school on Thursday 4th October we will be meeting at a different venue. Please meet in the large car park at Fairlands Valley park (off of Six Hills Way) at 6:50pm ready for announcements and the start of training at 7pm. This applies to
As part of the Paul Maguire 5 mile race on Sunday 23rd September, there was a competiton for the Paul Maguire trophy. The trophy is awarded to the Spartan who beats their 5 mile target time by the largest margin.
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!
Results from our 2012 race are here, including Herts Senior and Veteran County Champs.
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.
Full results for our 5K race are now available here.
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!
With the darker nights beginning to move into our evening training sessions please remember to wear appropriate clothing and ensure that you are visible.Â Please have a read of our ‘Be safe, be seen, be a Spartan’ for further advice. Fairlands Valley Spartans – be safe, be seen and be a Spartan v6 September 2011
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!
This month’s edition of Catch a Coach is now out!!! You can read all of the details at: Catch a Coach newsletter September 2012 v0.1
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!
No Starter Group on Monday 27th August due to it being a Bank Holiday.
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.
This months edition of the Catch a Coach newsletter is out!!! Take a look at the 10 of the best for August and lots more hints and tips to get more from your running!
Find out who our lucky prize draw winner is inside!
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!
What is Cross Country running all about? What's involved in running off road? What kit do you need? Don't I have to wear cross country spikes?
Well done to everyone who took part in FVC 2012!
Provisional results are now available: please check through these now and advise us of any amendments or corrections to your times.
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
The first club Membership Information Survey is now available to fill out online here:
July's edition of Catch a Coach has arrived!!!!
News from the final MWL race in St.Albans, a trail marathon in Co.Durham, a 10k in Regents Park and Colworth trail race.
Well done St Albans on yet another well organised fixture. 321 finishers resulting in 1,391 finishing times across the 4 fixtures.
Big push needed for final MWL race, Spartans get in the Olympic mood, news from Hadrians Wall, Herts Hobble and more
We need the help of all of our members to ensure our events run smoothly.
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.