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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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Lincoln 10K

Wouldn’t start this week’s report with anything other than Simon Roberts’ magnificent performance in the Manchester marathon. Simon was over the moon after covering the 26.2 miles in a new PB and fastest ever Newark Striders marathon time of 3:02:48. 29 Newark Striders were amongst the 4547 finishers in the Run for All City of…

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The Grantham Cup 10K

It was the Grantham Cup 10K on Sunday and four Newark Striders took on the tough trail course with its two challenging hills. Peter Davis was first to finish, crossing the line in 52:45 followed by Gary Bourne 56:42, David Taylor (canicross) 58:24 and Chris Cregg 1:09:56. Well done everyone! Images, thanks Shaun Parkes

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Ashby 20, Monsal Trail Half, Gainsborough & Morton 10

We start this week’s report with news of the Ashby 20 where Newark Striders were out in force as 22 lined up for the popular event. Mark Jackson was the first to cross the finishing line, 2:22:45, followed by David Cross 2:35:41, Simon Palmer 2:35:42, Philippa Clarke 2:41:20, Steve White 2:51:49, and Steve Padgett 3:05:22….

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Notts 20 & Shrewsbury 10K

6 Newark Striders took on the inaugural Notts20, the figure of 8 course started and finished at Holme Pierrepont, went out into the windy and undulating countryside with a section along the Trent and past the City Ground. Plenty of very big puddles. Noel Henderson finished the 20 miles in 2:44:06 3rd in age category,…

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Retford Half & Knighton 20

We start with news from Saturday, Tom Spelman and John Palmer were running a 16 mile event in support of bowel cancer. The pair ran together from East Midlands airport to Nottingham Castle in a time of 2:19. On Sunday Nicole and Noel Henderson took on the Knighton 20, with the strong winds and a…

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Belvoir Challenge, Cambridge Half & Rushcliffe

15 Newark Striders took on the Belvoir Challenge on Saturday, a tough event made enjoyable by the fact that energy gels and sports drinks are replaced by cake, supplemented in some cases with beer! There are two challenge distances, 15 miles and 26 miles. In the 26 mile, Nige Driscoll finished in 5:37:14, Cate Driscoll…

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Knights of 7 Lakes & Trust 10 events

We start this week’s summary with news from Saturday evening at the Knights of 7 Lakes trail 10K, which is a torch run. David Cross, Philippa Clarke, Jess Gordon and Stacey Atkins were there for Newark Striders, David finished in 49:16, Philippa 50:37, Jess 51:28 and Stacey 1:06:03. On to Sunday and we had members…

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St Valentines 30K & Leicestershire Half

Four Newark Striders ran the St Valentines 30K at Stamford, a tough, hilly event. Jan Bailey was pushing hard to get inside 2 hrs after recording 2:00:17 last year but ultimately a touch of cramp saw him finish with 2:00:08, always next year Jan. Simon Roberts had a strong run with 2:14:53, as did Philippa…

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