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Mara Mile Christmas Challenge

Emma Ashwin and Rob Wilkinson braved the icy wind at the Newark Showground on Saturday for Adam Holland’s Mara Mile Christmas Challenge. Emma completed the 1 lap, 3.28 mile version of the event in 41:29 and Rob did the 2 lap 6.56 mile option in 1:10:07. On to Sunday and weather conditions were better for…

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Turkey Trot, Grt Sprout Scuttle & Bolsover

Keyworth is our first stop, where David Cross was running in the Turkey Trot half marathon. There are a few testing hills on the course but that didn’t phase David who finished in a new PB time of 1:35:41. Four Striders were in 10K action at Bolsover. Jan Bailey was first over the finishing line,…

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Skegness & Edwinstowe

We start this week’s report at Holme Pierrepont where Matt Silk was taking part in the Nottingham Christmas Half Marathon. Matt completed his 5 laps of the lake in 1:38:38. To the coast next where 16 Newark Striders were racing in the Skegness 10K, a course with PB potential. Simon Roberts was first over the…

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Clowne Half & Doncaster 10K

We begin this weekend’s report with the Clowne Half Marathon where Noel and Nicole Henderson took on the hills and conquered them to record great finishing times. 1:37:51 for Noel and 2:18:28 PB for Nicole. The personal bests were tumbling at the Doncaster 10K too, Jan Bailey was 15th from 2415 finishers in a new…

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Rutland water & Long Sutton 10K

There were 10K night runs at Rutland Water on both Friday and Saturday evenings and Stephen Tomlinson was there on Friday, completing the course in 55:08. Sarah-Jane Cobb, Stacey Atkins and Nick Beveridge took part on Saturday evening, Nick 46:56, Stacey 1:09:19, Sarah-Jane 1:09:36. Despite the evening racing, all four ran Parkrun on Saturday morning,…

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2nd, 3rd & 4th November

Four Striders travelled to Rushcliffe Golf Club on Friday evening, the start and finish point for the Night Trail 5 mile race. Head torches on, then run around the course marked out by glow sticks and fairy lights. Jess Gordon finished in 39:30, 4th woman and 13th overall from 77 runners, followed by Philippa Clarke…

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Worksop Half Marathon

It was a chilly start to the day in Worksop but by the time the Halloween Half Marathon began, conditions were near perfect. Lewis Hopkinson was the first of the 27 Newark Striders to finish the race, coming in 43rd from 2362 finishers in a time of 1:22:05. Next in with the first of 9…

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20th & 21st October

It’s time for the weekend race news again and we’ll start on Saturday with Ben Barnard, who was in Castleton for the Cancer Research UK Peak District Tough 10K. Ben was 25th from 322 competitors in a time of 1:00:05 and with rough terrain and 1100 ft of climbing it certainly wasn’t misnamed. Nick Harrison…

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13th & 14th October

So much to report this weekend, starting with news of our 10 marathon runners. In Leicester Lewis Hopkinson, Peter Davis and Dave Dews were competing in the Leicester Marathon, which also served as the Notts AAA county championship. Lewis finished 24th in the event in an amazing new PB and club record time of 3:06:58….

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Chester, Bournemouth & Syserston Challenge

Marathon news to start us off, Nige Driscoll and Graham Welsh were in Chester hoping for PBs on a fast course in near perfect conditions. Nige recorded 3:56:48 for a PB, achieving his aim of going sub 4 hrs for the first time. Graham knocked 52 minutes off his PB and went under 4:30 as…

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