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8th & 9th June 2019

Such varied news this week that it’s difficult to know where to start, but we’ll begin in Collingham where Lewis Hopkinson secured his first ever race win, picking up first place in the 5K Crawl and Canter followed by 9 other Newark Striders and family. Official times not available as yet, so watch times where…

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Gordon Whelbourn Week

Gordon Whelbourn week special report – and what a week it was! 50 Newark Striders ran in one or more of the 5 races, with the highest turnout being 30 at Balderton on Wednesday evening. 15 of us completed the entire series and earned a commemorative woolly hat. First was David Cross who finished 6th…

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Woodhall Spa 10K

This week’s news starts with race 1 of the Lincoln Wellington 5K series which was on Tuesday evening. Dave Dews was the first of the 3 Striders to finish, going under 20 minutes for the first time with 19:54 PB. Peter Davis was next with 22:26 and Stephen Tomlinson finished in 23:09 PB. Wednesday evening…

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Liverpool Rock n Roll

We start this week’s round up with news of last Wednesday’s Beeston AC Trent 5 mile race. Stephen Tomlinson gathered at the Wierfields Recreation Ground with 258 other runners and finished the course with a time of 40:14. To Skellingthorpe on Friday evening and Matt Patterson completed the Skelly Trail 10K in a time of…

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Clawson 10K, Keswick 10K & Ravenscar Half Marathon

David Daubney was at the Yorkshire coast for the Ravenscar coastal half marathon and completed the course in 2:10:36. Esther Parry took on the Keswick Mountain Festival 10K trail run and finished the tough event in 1:23:46. Emma Gilbert ran the scenic Clawson 10K, and crossed the finishing line in 57:24. Gemma Latham was in…

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Orston Spring Dash

Such a number and variety of events this week that it’s difficult to know where to start, but we’ll begin in Orston owing to the large number of Striders and family taking part. First to complete the Orston Spring Dash, which measures at a little over 10K, was Lewis Hopkinson, who was second overall in…

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Sleaford Half Marathon

Personal Best times were tumbling on Bank Holiday Sunday at the Sleaford Half Marathon in near ideal running conditions. Matt Silk was first back for Newark Striders in 16th place overall, he achieved his aim of going inside one and a half hours, recording a new PB of 1:29:21. Jean Louis Balestra wasn’t far behind,…

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London Marathon

We begin this week with marathon news, starting in the capital where Mark Jackson, Mary Swindles, Kath Scott and Sarah-Jane Cobb took on the iconic Virgin London Marathon. Mark finished in 3:30:01, Mary running for the MS Society 4:36:48, Kath 4:47:15 PB and Sarah-Jane 5:24:13 PB. Meanwhile in Lancashire, 7 Newark Striders completed the Blackpool…

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Easter Running!

We start this weekend’s round up with news from Good Friday. Stephen Tomlinson was at the Yorkshire coast for the Bridlington Easter 5 mile Dash, which he completed in 41:36. Easter Sunday saw a super turnout for the Newark Half Marathon All Clubs run in sunny weather. A few ran the 12 mile version, but…

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Paris & Boston Marathons

What a smashing day ! Today has seen lots of PB’ s and club records broken. Let’s start in Paris, 13 Lucky Striders lined up at the Av. des Champs-Élysées, to start their marathon journey. First to finish was Mark Jackson in a new personal best time of 3:10:21 followed by Simon Palmer 3:49:33, Nigel…

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