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Are you looking to start running?

Are you a more experienced runner looking to develop your running?

Are training for a marathon and need some guidance?

Maybe you just want to run socially in a group of like minded friendly people.

Then Fairlands Valley Spartans are the club for you.

We are a friendly running club based at Marriotts in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Running on road, off-road and track, the Spartans meet several times a week and cater for all levels of runner.

Check the new members page for details of what we offer, or email the membership secretary with any questions you may have or to book a trial session if you would like to try us out before joining.

Starters

Spartan Starters

Our Monday Starter session has been running for over 10 years and caters especially for those that have never run before and includes runners who have progressed to running 5k who wish to run in a social, friendly environment.

Tuesday

Tuesday Training

Our Tuesday interval session is suitable for all abilities and runners are placed in groups that cater according to ability from those who have never run before to those who are running faster than 40 minute 10ks.

Thursday

Thursday Training

Our Thursday Session we provide a coach led 5 mile Steady run session that can be sociable or at speed depending on your aims, and a development session where we work on form and speed.

Saturday – Track

Saturday Track

On Saturday Morning there is a track session, again working on speed and form on the Ridlins all weather track. it is timed perfectly for those who like to run a parkrun first.

Sunday – Long Run

Spartans Training

For our Sunday Long Run we have three options of long distance runs depending on abilities.

Kit

Spartan Kit

Our distinctive stripy vests are known the world over and really stand out in a crowded race. If you require kit it can be ordered via the Kit Page.

We look forward to meeting you, please check the links above, email headcoach@fvspartans.org.uk , or see the About FVS Page for more details.

News

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24 October 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 […]
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17 October 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 […]
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10 October 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 […]
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3 October 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 […]
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26 September 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 […]
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19 September 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 […]

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