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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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Edwinstowe & Skegness 10K

Saturday afternoon and David Cross was at Bulwell Hall Park for the Midland Counties Cross Country Champs. No official times available yet but David covered the 6.5 miles in a watch time of 47:38. To Sunday and Holme Pierrepont where Jean-Louis Balestra was in action in the Nottingham Christmas Half Marathon, completing 4 and a…

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Doncaster 10K

A big group of Striders and family took on the Doncaster 10K in ideal running conditions and there were plenty of fast times and PBs to report. First back were Nige Driscoll and Mark Jackson, both 42:50 which was a new PB for Nige. Andrew Vosper was next in 44:32 PB then Graham Welsh 47:08,…

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Rother Valley & Rutland 10K

We start this week with news from Saturday, Jean-Louis Balestra ran the Rother Valley Running Festival Half Marathon. The 13.1 miles consists of four and a half laps of a lake and Jean-Louis finished in 1:35:37. Moving forward to Saturday evening and Heidi Boby completed the Rutland 10K night run with a friend, crossing the…

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Fright the Night

A chilly Wednesday evening at the showground and a group of Striders was amongst those taking part in the Beaumond House ‘Fright the Night’ event. There was some great Halloween fancy dress and Radio Newark helped create a super atmosphere. Well done to Mark Jackson, Sue Wilkinson, Alison Carman, Sara Webb, Graham Welsh and daughter…

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Worksop HalloweenHalf Marathon

A monster turnout of 37 Striders took to the line for the Worksop Halloween Half. First to finish, in his third half marathon in three countries in 3 weeks was Mark Jackson 1:31:28, followed by David Cross 1:34:31, Nige Driscoll 1:39:25, Dave Dews 1:42:00 and Peter Davis 1:43:12. Whilst weather conditions were perfect, recent heavy…

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Yorkshire 10 miles & Amsterdam Half

Exciting and varied news with an international flavour for the second week in a row. We start with our two Sunday marathon superstars. Noel Henderson took on the Amsterdam marathon, completing the course in a time of 3:43:59 and Donna Wright earned a wonderful new PB by 20 minutes at the Yorkshire Marathon, 4:31:16 thanks…

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