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Update from the club summit
29 November 2021
Sport Stevenage

We are pleased to share with you the notes from the recent club summit. This was an opportunity for clubs to engage with us and start to build a picture of the opportunities and areas for consideration for clubs in the future. We will continue to consult and communicate with clubs as we move into 2022. In the meantime, should any clubs wish to discuss any areas further please contact Geoff Caine or myself 

The presentation and feedback are to be found below.

Yours in sport 

Louise Gallagher-Smith 
Chair - Sport Stevenage

Gold and Silverfor Spartans
22 November 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Sunday’s Stevenage Half Marathon was a huge success and Fairlands Valley Spartans took first and second in the 13.1 miles races.

Spartan ANDREW PATTERSON won the event overall in a new personal best (PB) of 1 hour 12 minutes 53 seconds and also took GOLD in the Hertfordshire County Championships.

SIMON JACKSON was second in 1 hour 15 minutes 48 seconds and took SILVER in the county champs. Together with DAVID HARRIS CHERGUIT (PB 1:19:25) and STUART ARCHER (PB 1:26:27) they won GOLD in the County team competition and won the team contest in the race.

The Spartans won GOLD in the county team competition with LIZ SMITH (1:53:59); ALISON SHELLEY (PB 1:57:22) and WENDY THARANI (1:57:50). Three to count in the women’s competition

Made by sport podcast
22 November 2021

Made by Sport is a charity that raises awareness of the power of sport to change lives by supporting community organisations in the UK that use sport as a way to engage young people, and show how it can be of societal benefit to young people and their local communities.


From Coordinate Sport it’s The Drive Phase, a show about sports founders, leaders and experts, and the stories behind their business journeys.


Sophie established her career in fundraising, introducing young people to new environments and outdoor activities with The Outward Bound Trust.


Working with the British Olympic Association, successfully leading their fundraising across multiple Olympic Cycles including London 2012 and moving on to support other clients such as BBC Children in Need, she has established herself firmly in the social impact space.


Now CEO of Made By Sport, she is working hard to highlight the role that sports intervention can have on the lives of children across the country.


Enjoy the show!

Thousands of opportunities are available
22 November 2021
Herts Sports Partnership

Quick Fire HSP News!

  1. The new and improved Activity Finder is LIVE. 
  2. Interested in joining the Community Mental Health Champions Programme. 
  3. This Girl in Herts Community Festivals and Webinars.

For more details including all of the links, see below.

Yuko a Winner at Saffron Walden
22 November 2021
Fairlands Valley Spartans

The Remembrance Runs were held at Debden Airfield near Saffron Walden around the perimeter of the airfield. The airfield is in remote rural countryside in Essex and it was a challenging drive to get there. The course was flat, mainly dry and the surface was concrete and tarmac.

Five Spartans joined the run, Jonathan Jones, Paul Shelley, David Pattman, Dzenana Topic and Yuko Gordon.

Yuko Gordon running the 5K finished first in her age category with 22 minutes 25 seconds The other four Spartans ran the 10K. Paul was sixth overall and second man 50 plus in 39 minutes 21 seconds. David came in with 49:27, Jonathan 1:01:16 and Dzenana 1.04.55

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