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Belvoir Challenge & East Midlands 10K

Four brave Newark Striders assembled at Harby Village Hall on Saturday morning to take on the 15 mile Belvoir Challenge. Conditions were sunny but cold and the course ‘undulating’ and ‘mixed terrain’ which obviously really means hilly and muddy. At least there are cakes and flapjacks at various points. Well done Jon Rawson chip time…

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Ben Barnard – Strider Story

Whilst playing football when I was 32 I sustained a head injury which resulted in a brain scan. I retired and started running on my own. Seven years ago, on my daughter’s first birthday (8th Jan), I was blue lighted to hospital. I was told that I should phone my parents and if I had…

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E.Mids XCountry Trent Meadows

We start our Sunday round up at Trent Meadows, Long Eaton where 8 Newark Striders represented the club in the East Midlands Cross Country League under the expert guidance of manager Clive Owen. Official Trent Meadows East Midlands Cross Country times are now available. First lady Becky Clift 25:04, then Nicola Bradley 25.28, Philippa Clarke…

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Leicester Half, Valentine 30K & Turkey Trot

Graham’s weekend Sports report It was a busy weekend for Newark Striders. Saturday saw around 50 of us complete Parkrun, including members of our Step into Striders programme, split evenly between Sconce Park and Belton House with a few other locations thrown in for good measure. Onto Sunday and there was a good turnout for…

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Dan Stephen – Strider Story

Why did I start running? I signed up for Grantham half because I thought it would be easy. As it happens I was beaten by my wife, best mate and finished the race with a woman who was in the 70-75 age category. What do you enjoy most about running? Stopping! What is your best…

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The Rauceby Ripper

Striders had a busy weekend of running, with lots of Parkruns and several hundred training miles. It was quiet with respect to races and events though with Matt Silk (14th overall 1:04:54) and Nick Beveridge (1:17:47) pulling on the trail shoes and flying the orange flag in the tough, muddy and hilly multi-terrain 8.7 mile…

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