Club: BEACHY HEAD MARATHON - October 24, 2021

On Saturday 23rd October, Fairlands Valley Spartans TIM ROBINSON and ROBERT WRIGHT ran the Beachy Head Marathon.  They were joined by Tony Randfield who is one of the Stevenage parkrun event directors. Due to heavy flooding in the Alfriston area, the course was modified to be two laps of the half marathon course.  This gave […]

Club: CROSS COUNTRY IS BACK ! - October 17, 2021

  Cross Country is back and despite many other races elsewhere 27 Spartans, 15 men and 12 women, ran the first Sunday League fixture of 2021 at Cheshunt on Sunday morning.  A little bit of rain loosened up what is usually a very dry event at the start of the season.  The fastest Spartan, eleventh of about 400 runners, was JONATHAN PARR […]

Club: MAGNIFICENT MANCHESTER - October 10, 2021

Eight Spartans In Manchester!  Entries are open for our own Stevenage Half Marathon!  Eight Spartans excelled themselves by finishing the Manchester Marathon on Sunday.  For PAUL and ALISON SHELLEY it was their second ever marathon.  It was warmer than they’d expected it to be and they both gave it their all.  Paul improved his personal best by […]

Club: SPARTANS IN LONDON - October 3, 2021

Inspired by London?  Now run in Stevenage!  After an absence of 889 days the massed start London Marathon returned to the streets of London on Sunday and dozens of Fairlands Valley Spartans were there either running or helping as volunteers in the finish area.  The Spartan finish line volunteers were still handing out bags at 6.45p.m!  Twenty Spartans finished […]

Club: SPARTANS AT STANDALONE - September 26, 2021

Women Win EMAC * Here Comes London  Twenty two Spartans raced around the Standalone 10K in Letchworth on Sunday and their women won prizes at opposite ends of the age spectrum.  ABBIE PEZ was first junior lady (under 20) with 50 minutes 2 seconds and YUKO GORDON was first woman over 65 with 45 minutes 53 seconds.  CLAIRE PULLEN was first woman over 55 […]

Club: SPARTAN IMPROVERS - September 19, 2021

Team Medals * Handicap 5K 28 Spartans took part in Thursday evening’s Handicap 5K around Stevenage. Winner on the night was DAVID PRICE in a time of 24 minutes 34 seconds 3:26 better than handicap with FIONA CLARKE firstfemale in 26:14, 2:46 better than handicap.  NICOLA HATHERLY was second female in 34:44 and CAROLYN LINSELL […]


LUKE GURNEY thoroughly enjoyed his first marathon which was at Brighton.  He said it was a difficult final few miles but the gorgeous sea views and the mass crowds kept him going.  He finished in 4 hours 28 minutes 6 seconds. Tom Happy in the New Forest Spartan THOMAS SAUKA said “I’ll have that” after […]

Club: 100 FOR JOHN AT THE STAMPEDE - September 5, 2021

Spartan JOHN NELMS has run one hundred marathons. That’s 100 full marathons of 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometres) or even longer Ultra Marathons. He ran his 100th at the St Albans Stampede on Saturday. John was escorted across the finish line by his wife Sharon and son Jacob then welcomed to the 100 Club reception by […]

Club: ADRIAN CONQUERS THE CCC - August 29, 2021

Entries Open for the Stevenage Half Marathon Only eleven weeks to go to the Stevenage Half Marathon and it’s time to start getting ready.  This year the race will be on Sunday 21st November (a couple of weeks later than usual). Entries for the Stevenage Half Marathon are open.  This club and community event has […]

Club: SPARTANS RUNNERS UP - August 22, 2021

Celebrate Virtual Races * Gold For Tessa

Club: LEE VALLEY * ABBATHON - August 15, 2021

Race Four 10Ks

Club: DEFIB FROM SPARTANS - August 8, 2021

Summer 10K * Race Four Is Here

Club: SPARTAN WOMEN STAY ON TOP - August 1, 2021

London Landmarks * Race Four Is Here

Club: PARKRUN IS BACK - July 25, 2021

24 Run in Stevenage * New British Record


Three Firsts at Scorcio Drift Limits

Club: VITALITY SPARTANS - July 11, 2021

Do Your 10K * Challenge Coming

Club: WARE TENS * EMAC WIN - July 4, 2021

Fly Team * Challenge Coming

Club: MID WEEK DOZENS * MK FUN - June 27, 2021

Find the Sunset * Challenge Coming * A Parkrun


Race to the King * MK24 * Hampshire Hoppit

Club: SPARTANS WIN IN TOP LEAGUE! - June 13, 2021

PB Heather in Hot St Albans Half * Adrian Does a Ton

Club: SPARTANS BACK ON TRACK - June 6, 2021

Half at Knebworth House * Yuko Marathon

Club: ANDREW WINS HITCHIN 10K - May 30, 2021

81 run virtually for the Mid Week League!


Adrian’s Classic Quarter

Club: REUNION 5K! PB ANDY - May 17, 2021

Fingers Crossed, Racing Is Back

Club: COUNTRY TO CAPITAL - May 2, 2021

Fly 5K 50th

Club: 20s PLENTY FOR ED - April 25, 2021

Olympic Half * Rock Up ‘n’ Race


Awards for Brian, Stephanie, Tim and Jim


Another Fly Team

Club: CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS ARE IN - February 14, 2021

Wins for Ada, Ken, Liz, Paul & Sharon

Club: STRIPEY SPARTAN SATURDAY - February 7, 2021

South America


Team “in” British Columbia and Heading South

Club: SPARTAN 1 – 2 IN FLY 5K - January 24, 2021

Still A Week To Get Muddy

Club: A NEW CHALLENGE TO KEEP RUNNING - January 10, 2021

5K Improvement Programme

Club: NEW YEAR NEW TARGETS - January 3, 2021

Brian’s European Success

Club: SPARTANS WIN TRACK CHALLENGE - September 22, 2019

Women Third In The East * Jim Wins In Welwyn

Club: SPARTANS WIN COUNTY GOLD - September 1, 2019

Individual bronze for Michelle Reeves

Club: GOLD FOR YUKO IN HATFIELD - September 23, 2018

Bronze for the ladies in EMAC Final

Club: GRANT NATIONAL CHAMPION - August 26, 2018

Reece Goes the Extra 36 Miles * Chase The Sun

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, 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: 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!


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.


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.


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

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.


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


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.


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....


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!

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