The St Valentine's 30k 2023

Entry open Online Entry

Race limited to 750 runners

Date: 12/02/2023
Time: 11:00

£39.00  Standard Entry
£37.00  UKA Affiliated Entry

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. It is recognised nationally as a tough event, providing a good training race for those planning a spring marathon.  The 2023 event will be the 29th running of this prestigious event.

This is a club race organised by runners for runners.  Famed for our enthusiastic marshals and efficient organisation, we will cheer you round this testing course.

With the London marathon back to its April date we are expecting the St Valentine’s 30K to once again be a sell out event as people book races that fit neatly with their marathon training schedules. Please remember there will be no entries on the day and quite honestly, the race is likely to sell out well before the end of 2022!

After the success of last year, runners who select TREE will once again be able to contribute to TEES for TREES instead of receiving a race shirt.

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 couple’s prize. No, we don’t need to see marriage certificates or anything, but we do trust that you are a couple!

We hope you will appreciate that large sums of money will have been committed well ahead of the race, accordingly the race is subject to a NO REFUNDS POLICY regardless of the cause of the cancellation or of you dropping out. To counter that we do run a very efficient transfer system to let you move your place to another runner you know or to someone on our waiting list.

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

Mark Harding
Race Director

For the latest news, feedback and discussion join our 30k FB group page
PS - scroll down for a link to our video of the course, recent years results and photos and to see the course records. 

2022 Photos  (around 850) courtesy of Strider David Babbs

2022 Results

2022 Valentine Pairs Results

2020 Results

2019 Results

2019 Photos

2018 Results

2018 Photos

2017 Results

2017 Photos

2016 Results

2016 Photos

To give you an idea of what you could be taking on have a quick run through on this video

Course Records

1:37:52 [2014] - Aaron Scott (Notts AC) Course
1:53:59 [2011] - Sarah Harris (Long Eaton)
MV35 1:38:58 [2022] - William Stangeway (Lincoln Wellington AC)
FV35 1:53:59 [2011] - Sarah Harris (Long Eaton)
MV40 1:42:14 [2015] - Rob Keal (Notts AC) FV40 1:56:50 [2011] - Philippa Taylor (Stamford Striders)
MV45 1:45:58 [1998] - John Kerr (Steel City Striders) FV45 1:58:08 [2014] - Philippa Taylor (Nene Valley Harriers)
MV50 1:55:19 [2013] - Peter Duncan (Lincoln Wellington AC) FV50 2:13:47 [2018] - Philippa Taylor (Nene Valley Harriers)
MV55 1:57:04 [2016] - Peter Duncan (Lincoln Wellington AC) FV55 2:18:14 [2013] - Caroline Wheelhouse(Doncaster AC)
MV60 2:03:52 [2020] - Kirk Wilkinson FV60 2:17:00 [2019] - Caroline Wheelhouse (Doncaster AC)
MV65 2:15:01 [2013] - Mick Casey (Mablethorpe RC) FV65 2.20.20 [2020] - Yuko Gordon (Fairland Valley Spartans)
MV70 2:20:36 [2017] - Geoff Cumber (Halifax Harriers AC) FV70 2:30:16 [2022] - Yuko Gordon (Fairland Valley Spartans)
MV75 2:49:16 [2019] - Terry Fone (Eye Community Runners) FV75 New Category in 2020