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St Valentines 30K

The Stamford Striders' St Valentine 30K is the flagship event organised by the Stamford Striders. It is run each year on the Sunday closest to St Valentine's Day. It is recognised nationally as a tough event, providing a good training run for those planning a spring marathon.

2019 will be the race’s 26th year and it is always very popular – famous for the enthusiastic marshals and efficient organisation across the board. This is a runners' race, organised for runners by runners – we know what you want and how you want it.

Starting and finishing at Stamford's Welland Academy (formerly Queen Eleanor School), the course winds its way through Little Casterton, Tolethorpe, Ryhall, Careby, Pickworth and Great Casterton on a challenging rural undulating route (yes there are a few modest hills!) What better way can there be to show your love than to run 18 miles through Lincolnshire and Rutland on a freezing February morning?

Everyone taking part gets a T-shirt and a packet of now legendary Love Hearts. This is a very popular race - it has worked its way up to 9th in the Runners World list of 100 Top UK Races from feedback from entrants, and the race entry limit of 750 runners is always reached. We don’t have any entries on the day, so grab your place as soon as entries open, hopefully in October.

In 2014 we had a new men’s record - Aaron Scott of Notts AC with a fantastic time of 1:37:52. This finally surpassed the previous record of 1:38:55 held for a whopping 9 years by Martin Cox from Bristol and West, which he set in 2005. Besides the normal prizes for 1st and 2nd place, there are also prizes for age and team categories, £100 for beating course records and, of course, sentimental old fools that we are, we give prizes to runners taking part as Valentine couples.

Race numbers and chips will be issued on the day. There will be no entry on the day allowed. Massage facilities will be available on site for a voluntary charity donation. Please Note: You must be 18 years or older to enter. £28 UKA affiliated, £30 others

Race dateSunday 17th February 2019
Starting time11:00am
VenueStamford Welland Academy, Stamford, Lincs
FacilitiesGreen Ln, Stamford PE9 1HE
Race limit750
Entry fee£30.00
OrganiserMark Alderson
Event websiteVisit website

Race details last updated on Thursday 18th October 2018 a 10:27am.


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