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Record Numbers Get Set for Half Marathon

A record 4,000 runners hit the streets of Stafford for the annual half marathon, and hundreds of people are expected to line the route. The Borough Council-run event taking place this Sunday (19 March) is the biggest yet having increased in popularity over the years. This year and all places sold out in weeks, despite organisers increasing capacity by an extra ...

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Stone Leisure Centre – Have your say

Stone Leisure Centre - Westbridge Park

Stafford Borough Council are asking residents for their views on the new multi-million pound leisure centre promised for Westbridge Park The above image has been released by Stafford Borough with a planning application for the scheme to be submitted next month. The centre would bring facilities under one-roof in Stone with a six lane 25 metre swimming pool alongside gym ...

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Twosome Get Their Running Shoes on for Chuckles

Clare Pollitt and Liam Herbert are getting ready to run the Stafford Half Marathon next week in aid of local non-profit organisation Chuckle Productions. Sunday 19th March will see Clare & Liam donning their running trainers for the Stafford Half Marathon, along with 4,000 others in the annual event, and they’re hoping to raise as much money for a cause close ...

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Security Update for Eccleshall F.C. Thanks to Community Grant

An Eccleshall based football club has been able to install new security features thanks to a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s People Power Fund. Following a number of break-ins at the club grounds resulting in the theft of maintenance equipment and gas bottles, Eccleshall Football Club were awarded £1,650 to install CCTV cameras and an alarm system. The new security ...

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Young Stone Athlete Targets Treble National Success

Twelve year old cross country specialist Tom Brownsill is hoping for a hat trick after capturing his place in three high calibre starting line-ups. Tom, from Stone, will challenge the country’s top runners on three consecutive weekends in March. The Stafford Grammar School Pupil begine his campaign in Warwickshire where he will represent the Midlands at the Independent Schools’ Association (ISA) national ...

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IRONMAN 70.3 sign-up nears closure

Time is running out for budding athletes who are considering taking up the challenge of IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire on Sunday 18th June. There are only a limited number of spaces left for the 3rd annual IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, which will see competitors complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile half marathon, either as an individual or ...

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Stone Schools get a flippin’ good deal

Flip Out Schools

Schools in Stone and the surrounding areas can now take advantage of a massive discount on exclusively booking Stone’s Flip Out trampoline arena   Schools from across Staffordshire are being encouraged to help pupils ‘Flip Out in style’ with a special group booking offer at a popular trampoline park attraction. Flip Out trampoline park in Stone is offering primary and ...

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Fitness Groove Campaign Benefits Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance

Groove Academy, a Staffordshire based dance studio, is challenging local people to get fit while supporting a Stafford based cancer charity. Owner Kate Beauchamp Kate Beauchamp has pledged to match the £20 course fee, which will go to the Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance, for anyone who reaches their 30-day fitness target. Set to start on March 1st, the 30 Day Fitness ...

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