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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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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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