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Retford Half Marathon

We travel up the A1 first, to the Retford Half Marathon where 17 Newark Striders took on the 13.1 mile distance. Dave Dews was first to finish with a new PB time of 1:36:22, followed by Jean-Louis Balestra in 1:40:13 and Philippa Clarke with a big new PB of 1:40:23. Peter Davis crossed the line…

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Belvoir Challenge

The recent rain created some very muddy conditions for this year’s Belvoir Challenge but there was a good turnout of Striders nonetheless. As usual, there was lots of lovely cake to fuel and cheer the competitors around the course on a breezy Saturday. In the 26 mile event Ruth Mountstevens was first to finish with…

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Wollaton Hall & Stamford 30K

We start at Wollaton Hall on Saturday, where David Cross and Andrew Vosper were part of the huge field of runners in the English National Cross Country Championship. The course is 8 miles and it was the full cross country experience for the lads after all the rain. 1:05:55 for David and 1:23:05 for Andrew….

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Cross Country & Clumber 7K Night Run

Let’s start at Colwick Woods where 10 Newark Striders gathered for round 3 of the East Midlands Cross Country Series. It’s a very challenging course with hills and mud galore, a 5 mile course for men and 2.7 miles for ladies. Peter Davis 49:08, Simon Palmer 50:41, Noel Henderson 52:17, Darren Watkin 52:25, Andy Scott…

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Ferriby & Freethorpe 10miles

The club was represented at two 10 mile races this week. The first stop is the Ferriby 10, a race near Hull with a history stretching back to 1953. Philippa Clarke was first to finish, on her birthday too, 1:17:43. It was the 5th of 40 events that Stacey Atkins has planned for 2020, 1:47:24….

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Bush Fire Relief Run

A beautiful if icy Sunday morning saw thirty runners from Newark Striders, Notfast and the wider Newark running community running in aid of the Bush Fire relief in Australia. Jacqui Jackson planned a testing route of 21KM with shorter options for those not wishing to run a half marathon. That said, we’re in the midst…

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East Midlands Cross Country Series

Overnight rain topped up the mud levels at Holme Pierrepont before clearing away to leave fine weather for the second race in the East Midlands Cross Country Series. The course was technically demanding with slippery mud, deep sticky mud, uphill mud, downhill mud as well as brambles and tree roots to negotiate. Strength, technique, confidence…

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Peterborough New Years 10K

We end another great year of running with a roundup of the news since Christmas. 15 Newark Striders lined up this morning for the Peterborough New Year’s 10K. Noel Henderson was first to finish, crossing the finish in 45:26, followed by Steve Martin 46:16, and Steve White 49:06. Next came the group of Stephen Tomlinson…

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Bolsover 10K & Maramile

Gary Tasker, Peter Davis and Steve White braved the icy wind on Sunday to take on the Bolsover 10K. Despite the conditions there were strong performances from the lads with 43:55 for Gary, Peter was the first MV65 finisher in 46:30 and Steve crossed the line in 48:36. Back to Saturday and 3 Newark Striders…

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Turkey Trot Half Marathon

This week’s running news is short and sweet, and we start with the Turkey Trot Half Marathon in Keyworth where four Newark Striders took on the hilly course in windy conditions. First to finish was David Cross in a time of 1:42:20, followed by Simon Price in 1:49:27. Familiar territory for Simon, as the Race…

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