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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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Run your heart out Valentines 10K

Four Newark Striders lined up at Quibell Park Scunthorpe on Sunday for the Run your Heart Out Valentines 10K. Simon Roberts was the first to finish, completing the course in 40:30 and Stephen Tomlinson was next home in 50:19. Jenny Palmer and Anthea Moisey were both delighted to record new 10K personal best times in…

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Rauceby Ripper & XCountry

28 Striders competed in round 3 of the East Midlands Cross Country series at a tough and hilly Colwick Woods on Sunday. Philippa Clarke was our first finisher in the ladies event with a time of 24:12, followed by Nicola Bradley 25:02, Clare Stainton 30:04, Kath Scott 30:54, Nicole Henderson 30:54 and Anthea Moisey 30:59….

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Wildest Peaks, Clumber & Midlands Cani-cross

Saturday evening and Stephen Tomlinson and Henrietta McCabe were at Clumber Park for a night run. The 7K trail event had fires for toasting marshmallows and a nice wooden medal. No official results but watch times of 34:50 for Tomo and 44:46 for Henrietta. Sunday and five Striders, led by the 2019 men’s and ladies…

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X Country & Brass Monkey Half

Another week, another leg of the East Midlands cross country series and another big turnout of Newark Striders. The Holme Pierrepont course was less hilly than last week’s but was muddier and more slippery. After 2 events Striders men’s veterans A is sitting in 4th place from 12 teams and our ladies veterans A is…

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Cross Country Championship & Series

3 Newark Striders competed in the Notts AAA cross country county championships at Wollaton Hall on Saturday. Lewis Hopkinson finished the 5.5 mile course in 36:30, Noel Henderson in 42:12, 4th in his age group and Peter Davis 44:11 which was 3rd in age group so hopefully a bronze medal. On to Sunday and there…

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Festive Results!

Some Boxing Day competition news. Tom Spelman was in 10K action in Galway, Ireland, completing the Athenry 10K in 49:56. 4 Newark Striders were amongst the 48 runners in the 4 lap 2.3 mile Newark AC Boxing Day Handicap at Sconce Park. Dave Dews 16:11, Noel Henderson 16:40, Peter Davis 17:24 and Graham Welsh 17:48….

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Mara Mile Christmas Challenge

Emma Ashwin and Rob Wilkinson braved the icy wind at the Newark Showground on Saturday for Adam Holland’s Mara Mile Christmas Challenge. Emma completed the 1 lap, 3.28 mile version of the event in 41:29 and Rob did the 2 lap 6.56 mile option in 1:10:07. On to Sunday and weather conditions were better for…

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Turkey Trot, Grt Sprout Scuttle & Bolsover

Keyworth is our first stop, where David Cross was running in the Turkey Trot half marathon. There are a few testing hills on the course but that didn’t phase David who finished in a new PB time of 1:35:41. Four Striders were in 10K action at Bolsover. Jan Bailey was first over the finishing line,…

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Skegness & Edwinstowe

We start this week’s report at Holme Pierrepont where Matt Silk was taking part in the Nottingham Christmas Half Marathon. Matt completed his 5 laps of the lake in 1:38:38. To the coast next where 16 Newark Striders were racing in the Skegness 10K, a course with PB potential. Simon Roberts was first over the…

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