Race limited to 750 runners
This will be our 27th running of the the popular 30k and we are looking forward to making it as enjoyable as previous years - if not, even more so!
We are planning to open our online entry system on Monday 28th October and we look forward to seeing you in February, fit and injury free for race day.
The Stamford Striders' St Valentine 30K Race is the flagship event organised by the Club. It is run each year on the Sunday closest to St Valentine's Day, 14 February. It is recognised nationally as a tough event, providing a good training run for those planning a spring marathon.
2019 was the race’s 26th year and it was as popular as ever.
Famous for 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 generous goody bag that includes a techical running top 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 using our online entry system.
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.
This year we are adding MV35, FV70 and FV75 to our prize and record categories. In similar vein we are making both male and female teams prizes to be the best 3 combined times for both prizes.
Old Romantics that we are, if you are in a genuine relationship with another runner, why not register as a Valentine Pair? You’ll get a box of chocs from us and your combined times might win you a couples prize. No, we don’t need to see marriage certificates or anything, but we do trust that you are actually a couple!
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. You can find detailed race information and joining instructions here, along with a graph of the course contours.
Love Running, Love the 30k
PS - scroll down for ra link to our video of the course, recent years results and photos and to see the course records.
|This year we were again sponsored by Rutland Radio |
and we were supported by :
To give you an idea of what you could be taking on have a quick run through on this video
|Philippa Taylor (Nene Valley Harriers)|