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Here is the route for part 3 of the SAC MAYRATHON. Leaderboard is also shown.
Well done to everyone who is taking part!
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2 weeks ago

Lawrence Naested

A big welcome home to one of our club members Jeremy Thomas who has been stuck in Morocco for weeks and weeks, since before UK lockdown. Just managed to get back to blighty in last few hours.

Welcome back Jeremy!
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Welcome home Jeremy!

Any local runners who are missing participating in organised events are welcome to take part in our SAC Mayrathon.

Our members will be running (alone) a set of 4 routes over the next 4 weeks which, if combined, total 26.2 miles.

We will share the routes on the Steyning AC Facebook page - along with a leaderboard! Just contact us with your times to be added in.
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Any local runners who are missing participating in organised events are welcome to take part in our SAC Mayrathon.

Our members will be running (alone) a set of 4 routes over the next 4 weeks which, if combined, total 26.2 miles.

We will share the routes on the Steyning AC Facebook page - along with a leaderboard! Just contact us with your times to be added in.

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Some additional notes to help navigation...

Excellent idea... definitely up for it. (And the rest of my map reading skills!).

Route 1 is 9.6km.

Hi Andy - route 1 done where do we post the time please? Thx

Route 2 is 11.4km.

Hi Joanna Claire, Rachel Burstow and Deb Shurvelli. You are all very welcome. Once you have run part 1, just drop us a note with your time and we’ll add you onto the leaderboard. If you use Strava, it’s on there as a segment, called ‘SAC Mayrathon Pt1’. Details of part 2 will be shared on Tuesday - then 3 and 4 the Tuesdays after that. Remember to let someone know where you’re headed, and when they should expect you home... and good luck!

Hello. Please add me in, great idea 👍🏃‍♀️

I’d like to join in please ! Rachel Burstow

What a brilliant idea!

Ko Lane

Yes please.

Yes please x

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Our weekly schedule of virtual group sessions.
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Monday and Wednesday Circuits, as well as the new Thursday Yoga and Friday evening Turbo Bike sessions, are all hosted on Zoom. Members can find login details on the Steyning AC Closed Facebook page. Everyone is encouraged to join 10 minutes before their session in order to get connected, and have a chat.
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Runners are publishing two sessions a week: A ‘Route of the Week’, that is detailed on the Closed Facebook each week; Also, an Interval Run session that is shared with runners via the Run Group WhatsApp. These sessions are run alone, with participation and achievements shared online via Strava.
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Our weekly schedule of virtual group sessions.
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Monday and Wednesday Circuits, as well as the new Thursday Yoga and Friday evening Turbo Bike sessions, are all hosted on Zoom. Members can find login details on the Steyning AC Closed Facebook page. Everyone is encouraged to join 10 minutes before their session in order to get connected, and have a chat.
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Runners are publishing two sessions a week: A ‘Route of the Week’, that is detailed on the Closed Facebook each week; Also, an Interval Run session that is shared with runners via the Run Group WhatsApp. These sessions are run alone, with participation and achievements shared online via Strava.

Hello SAC members.

Your Run Coaches and Leaders have got together to create a plan to support members with their running whilst there is no group training.

We will be utilising the Steyning AC Closed Facebook group - so we would encourage all runners to join up, even if just temporarily, so that you can be a part of our virtual running group.

We will be sharing...

1. Training plans aimed at both new runners, and seasoned runners, geared towards a good 10k in early July.

2. Videos of interval training session ideas.

3. A route for the week each week for members to run, by themselves, but then share their snaps and times.

4. Details of how to join a Steyning AC Strava run group to share times and achievements.

We look forward to getting back out and running together. Until then, we’ll use the tools we have to support one another and stay connected
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Hello SAC members.

Your Run Coaches and Leaders have got together to create a plan to support members with their running whilst there is no group training.

We will be utilising the Steyning AC Closed Facebook group - so we would encourage all runners to join up, even if just temporarily, so that you can be a part of our virtual running group.

We will be sharing...

1. Training plans aimed at both new runners, and seasoned runners, geared towards a good 10k in early July.

2. Videos of interval training session ideas.

3. A route for the week each week for members to run, by themselves, but then share their snaps and times.

4. Details of how to join a Steyning AC Strava run group to share times and achievements.

We look forward to getting back out and running together. Until then, we’ll use the tools we have to support one another and stay connected

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This is excellent. I’ll sign up for sure. As to whether I then do any running....

👍🏼 Great idea .. Thanks

Leading the way 👍👏👏👏

Amazing 👏🏻👏🏻

Anyone not seen Adrian’s first Interval Videos yet? They’re pretty special! They’re on the Thursday Night Run WhatsApp. I’ll look at whether I can put some highlights onto here...

👏👏

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All SAC group training sessions are temporarily suspended. Members can see more details in the Steyning AC Closed Facebook Group.

The next SAC Multi-Sport Champs event for club members is on Sunday 15th March.

The MSC consists of 10 possible events - with your 6 highest scores counting. This is event 2, so there is plenty of opportunity to get involved.

Members can register to participate via www.steyningac.co.uk/memberevents/
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The next SAC Multi-Sport Champs event for club members is on Sunday 15th March.

The MSC consists of 10 possible events - with your 6 highest scores counting. This is event 2, so there is plenty of opportunity to get involved.

Members can register to participate via https://www.steyningac.co.uk/memberevents/

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3 months ago

Richard Barron

I ran the Stinger HM on Sunday. It has to be the best organised race I've ever entered! Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

The Steyning Athletic Club ‘Steyning Stinger’ Marathon and Half Marathon took place on Sunday 1st March 2020.

The tail end of Storm Jorge gifted runners some very muddy conditions across the route – which loops around the South Downs between Steyning, Storrington, Findon and Lancing – as well as some strong winds. Despite concerns earlier in the week, the majority of the race took place under blue skies.

A total of 222 runners completed the full Marathon route of 26.2 miles. This included local runner Ralph, aged 70, of Henfield Joggers, who was completing his 100th Marathon. Wearing race number ‘100’ Ralph commented: “The organisation of the Steyning Stinger is always fantastic, with wonderful course marshals often freezing in the wet and cold and, of course, the hard work preparing breakfast. In essence, the main reasons I run the Stinger every year are the great people of Steyning AC and, of course, its nearness to Henfield!”

2020 was the 19th Steyning Stinger, and Ralph has run them all.

There were also 316 runners who completed the Half Marathon route. Among them was Beth, wearing number 18, of Steyning AC who was running her first half, and doing so on her 18th Birthday – making her the youngest runner in the race.

Staging the event requires 100 odd Adult Members of Steyning AC to volunteer their time, in addition to around 30 considerably less odd Junior Members, as well as support from local non-members, landowners, farmers, the Grammar School and Leisure Centre.

The race itself makes donations to the Steyning Downland Scheme and the South Downs National Park Authority.

To find out more about Steyning AC, visit www.steyningac.co.uk
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I really enjoyed my first Stinger - a real challenge but great atmosphere, varied scenery and terrains which made it interesting, fantastic marshals and free mars bars slices! I still haven’t faced my trainers which are double bagged but will definitely enter again. Thankyou for all the hard work you put it in to make it a successful event.

Fantastic event. BIG thanks to all those that make it run smoothly on the day 😊

Brilliantly organised event. The best running event I’ve ever done for value for money friendliness and the views !

The first SAC MSC 2020 event is approaching. Club Members can register to compete, or help out, here www.steyningac.co.uk/memberevents/ ... See MoreSee Less

The first SAC MSC 2020 event is approaching. Club Members can register to compete, or help out, here https://www.steyningac.co.uk/memberevents/

Weather Update (29/02)

The forecast has improved slightly over the last 24 hours.
There is now only a very small chance of rain but winds will remain strong.
It will also be cold with temperatures not rising above 5 degrees.
Please wear suitable clothes to cater for these conditions.
The course is extremely muddy and slippery.
Please consider the footwear in which you plan to run. Trail shoes are recommended.
#steyningstinger
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Weather Update (29/02)

The forecast has improved slightly over the last 24 hours.
There is now only a very small chance of rain but winds will remain strong.
It will also be cold with temperatures not rising above 5 degrees.
Please wear suitable clothes to cater for these conditions.
The course is extremely muddy and slippery.
Please consider the footwear in which you plan to run. Trail shoes are recommended.
#steyningstinger

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Huge thank you today for all involved - bravo top job top event - hope the marshals are in the warm again now a few looked a bit cold 🥶

Michelle Maxim x

Steyning A.C. March Run List.
Tuesdays, 7pm at Primary School.
Thursdays, 7pm at SAC Clubhouse.
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Steyning A.C. March Run List.
Tuesdays, 7pm at Primary School.
Thursdays, 7pm at SAC Clubhouse.

Not long to go until the Steyning Stinger Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday 1st March.

The event, organised by Steyning Athletic Club, sees around 500 runners tackle a challenging route across the South Downs between Steyning, Storrington, Findon and Lancing.

There are 100+ adult, and 30+ junior, Athletic Club members and locals involved in making this event happen, as well as support from local landowners, farmers, the Grammar School and use of facilities at the Leisure Centre.

Runners start and finish opposite the Grammar School Coach park. The only local roads that form part of the course are along Mouse Lane. Extra parking is made available at the School, although we can expect a little more traffic than is usual for a Sunday morning.

Contributions are made to the Steyning Downland Scheme and the South Downs National Park Authority
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Not long to go until the Steyning Stinger Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday 1st March.

The event, organised by Steyning Athletic Club, sees around 500 runners tackle a challenging route across the South Downs between Steyning, Storrington, Findon and Lancing.

There are 100+ adult, and 30+ junior, Athletic Club members and locals involved in making this event happen, as well as support from local landowners, farmers, the Grammar School and use of facilities at the Leisure Centre.

Runners start and finish opposite the Grammar School Coach park. The only local roads that form part of the course are along Mouse Lane. Extra parking is made available at the School, although we can expect a little more traffic than is usual for a Sunday morning.

Contributions are made to the Steyning Downland Scheme and the South Downs National Park Authority

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Hi- I was wondering if this will be still on based on weather reports for this weekend and Sussex

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