A full house of 750 runners is set to compete at next month’s St. Valentine’s 30K, which, appropriately enough, will fall on Sunday 14 February. The event, organised by Stamford Striders, is known to offer a testing challenge and is ideal preparation for a spring marathon.
Starting and finishing at the Queen Eleanor School in Stamford the course winds its way through Little Casterton, Tolethorpe, Ryhall, Careby, Pickworth and Great Casterton on a challenging undulating and rural route.
The event has reached sell out capacity for each of its 23 years and has received recognition for the enthusiastic marshals and efficient organisation across the board. Its popularity is such that it has been nominated ninth in the UK’s top 100 races.
Course records are currently held by Notts AC’s Aaron Scott (1:37:52) and Long Eaton’s Sarah Harris (1:53:59). Keep an eye out for runABC Midlands’ race report next month.