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Virtual Christmas Relay

Some results to report this week. Firstly from the Redhill Road Runners Virtual Christmas Relay. Teams of 4 submitted times for 5K legs run between the 26th and 30th of December. There were 54 team entries, of which an incredible 10 were Newark Striders.Hannah’s Merry Men (Mark Jackson, Steve Martin, Hannah Jackson, David Cross) finished…

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Christmas @ NSRC

What a year its been!! We survived Lockdown 1 thanks to our Parkrun guru, Lynne Boby, keeping us entertained with 3 month’s worth of weekly challenges that pitted our wily Striders against the sights and signs of Newark; Ben Barnard backed that up with some popular virtual team time trials; and our leaders chipped in…

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Thoresby 10K

Today was the day for the Thoresby 10, a popular trail event with a selection of distances, so something to suit everyone. The weather conditions were ideal for running and the course was a challenging mix of trails, tracks, asphalt, grass and a bit of mud. No Striders in the 5K this year, so straight…

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Caythorpe Dash

It’s great to have some race news to pass on this week. 8 Newark Striders were in Lincolnshire for the mixed terrain Caythorpe Dash, which had a couple of testing hills. In the 10K race Mark Jackson was age group winner and 6th place overall in a time of 40:02 followed by Simon Palmer in…

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GNR

Today would have been the Great North Run, in the year of its 40th anniversary. A number of Newark Striders, some of whom had been due to run the real event, ran it virtually in small groups with staggered start times. The Great North Run may have been virtual, with runners around the world rather…

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Lockdown Park Run

Each year Striders’ top Parkrun fan Lynne Boby sets club members a series of Parkrun challenges e.g. do Parkrun in 4 different counties, volunteer at least twice, get a PB and so on. Even though we are missing Parkrun, Lynne has been keeping us all on our toes with her weekly virtual Parkrun ‘selfie’ challenge….

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Sleaford Half Marathon

Some events were cancelled this weekend, including the Barcelona Marathon and Ashby 20, but some did take place, amongst them the Sleaford Half Marathon. Matt Silk was the first of the four Newark Striders to finish, completing the course in 1:30:25, placing 30th overall and 3rd in his age group. Peter Davis was next, with…

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Retford Half Marathon

We travel up the A1 first, to the Retford Half Marathon where 17 Newark Striders took on the 13.1 mile distance. Dave Dews was first to finish with a new PB time of 1:36:22, followed by Jean-Louis Balestra in 1:40:13 and Philippa Clarke with a big new PB of 1:40:23. Peter Davis crossed the line…

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Belvoir Challenge

The recent rain created some very muddy conditions for this year’s Belvoir Challenge but there was a good turnout of Striders nonetheless. As usual, there was lots of lovely cake to fuel and cheer the competitors around the course on a breezy Saturday. In the 26 mile event Ruth Mountstevens was first to finish with…

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Wollaton Hall & Stamford 30K

We start at Wollaton Hall on Saturday, where David Cross and Andrew Vosper were part of the huge field of runners in the English National Cross Country Championship. The course is 8 miles and it was the full cross country experience for the lads after all the rain. 1:05:55 for David and 1:23:05 for Andrew….

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