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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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Robin Hood Half

Three Newark Striders lined up by the Trent in Nottingham for the start of the Robin Hood Half Marathon. Stephen Tomlinson, in his third half this month, was the first to cover the 13.1 miles through the city and Wollaton Park. Tomo knocked nearly 6 minutes off his PB and was tantalisingly close to the…

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September 22nd-23rd

We start this week’s news north of the border, where Nicole and Noel Henderson were in the city of Inverness for the scenic Baxters Loch Ness Marathon. The Hendersons have been training hard, mixing strength and conditioning work with the running and it brought dividends, with super times of 3:31:41 for Noel and 5:27:28 for…

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Berlin, Stockholm, Mansfield & Muskham

Lots of exciting things to report this weekend and we start with international news. On Saturday afternoon Jan Bailey and Dan Arkwell were in Sweden for the 40th anniversary running of the Stockholm Half Marathon. Jan covered the course in 1:25:29 and Dr Dan ran the 13.1 miles in 2:14:44. On to Sunday and Stephen…

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Bramley Challenge

Thursday night was this years ‘Bramley Challenge’, a local event that sees Newark Striders go up against Notfast, Southwell RC and HPRC for a little friendly team competition. Pre-registration and an earlier start time of 18:15 didn’t perturb the orange army with a massive 35 of you taking part. A few registration issues including misspellings…

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GNR, Colchester & Vale of York Half Marathon

This week’s racing news. Jason Cobb got the weekend off to a super start. Those who knew how hard he’d prepared, didn’t share his nerves as he lined up for his first big triathlon event, the Vitruvian at Rutland Water. He covered the 1900 M swim, 85 KM cycle and 21KM run in a total…

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Bassingham Bash & Newton Fraction

It was a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon for the 14th annual Bassingham Bash. 16 Striders took part in the popular 5 mile race around the village and the surrounding lanes. Jan Bailey overcame heavy cold symptoms to finish 8th in 28:46, 2nd in the M40 age category. Peter Davis was next with a gun…

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Lincoln Wellington 5K

It’s been a bit of a quiet week on the racing front but there was good news from the final event of the Lincoln Wellington AC 5K Summer Series which took place on Tuesday. Jan Bailey came 9th overall in 16:49 and was the first VM40 finisher. Peter Davis completed the course in 22:07 and…

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Notts 10, Sleaford 10K & Newark Half

It’s been an action packed weekend for the Newark Striders, with gold medals, half marathons and so much more to report on, so let’s make a start. Friday evening and Lewis Hopkinson and Peter Davis were amongst the starting line-up in the Notts AC 10 miler at Holme Pierrepont, a race which also incorporated the…

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