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Ponton Plod & Mansfield 10K

We start this week with news from the Vale of York Half Marathon. Jenny Palmer and Anthea Moisey were competing, Jenny knocked over 4 minutes off her PB with a time of 2:14:17 and Anthea crossed the finishing line in 2:30:37. Back in Nottinghamshire, 3 Striders were running in the Mansfield 10K, which also served…

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Great North Run & Newton’s Fraction Half

Eight Newark Striders were among the 57000 entrants in the 2019 Great North Run. First to cross the finishing line in South Shields was Philippa Clarke with great new PB time of 1:44:09, followed by Olly Craughan 1:51:39, Graham Welsh 1:54:28, Stacey Atkins 2:19:19, Sara Whittaker 2:47:12, Heather Green 2:47:13, Gemma Latham 2:52:34 and a…

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Bassingham Bash & Sherwood Pines

Some very exciting news to start us off this week. Peter Davis pulled on his England vest at the Maidenhead Half Marathon to represent his country in the England vs Celtic Masters competition. Running against the very best age group runners, Peter finished in 1:42:28, placing 9th in the men’s V65. Rewind to Tuesday evening…

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Launde 6 Miles & Trust 10K

Newark Half aside, August is generally a quiet time for news of races and events and this year is no exception. Graham Welsh had a workplace related league race in the afternoon heat on Wednesday, completing the 10K run in 48:37. On to Saturday and Simon Roberts was in track action at Loughborough, racing in…

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Newark Half Marathon

Back to last Wednesday for news from Teversal of the fifth and final event in the Notts AAA summer league, which was a 6 mile off road race. 10 Striders* completed the entire series. In the women’s race Jess Gordon* was first to finish in 48:16, followed by Philippa Clarke 48:20, Dawn Hollingworth* 54:43, Helen…

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Castle Rock 10K & Indian Queens

A quiet weekend for results , we shall start on Friday night with David Cross who completed the Castle rock 10k in a great time of 45: 35. Whilst in Cornwall three brave Striders completed the Indian Queens half marathon which claims to be the flattest half marathon in Cornnwall ! First to finish was…

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Newstead Abbey 5K

Friday evening and four Newark Striders took part in the 5K Newstead Abbey Dash. Simon Roberts was the first to finish in 18:42, followed by David Cross 20:03, Peter Davis 23:12 and Stephen Tomlinson 23:56. The race also served as the 2019 Notts AAA 5K county championship and I’m delighted to report that Peter Davis…

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Thunder Run & Grimsby 10K

It was Thunder Run weekend, and 15 Striders and 1 dog were at Catton Park for the 2019 event, which entails doing as many 10K laps of the tough, hilly off-road course as possible in 24 hours as pairs, teams or as solo competitors. A heavy shower led to some very slippery, muddy conditions on…

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Summer League 4

Wednesday evening saw 27 Striders at Worksop for the fourth round of the Notts AAA summer series. In the women’s race Philippa Clarke was the first to finish, with a time of 37:41, followed by Jessica Gordon 38:23, Cate Driscoll 39:56 and Jacqui Jackson 41:41. Next was Lisa Edwards 41:49, Dawn Hollingworth 44:10, Tracey Partridge…

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Ashbourne Half Marathon & Charnwood AC Open

We start this week’s report with news from the Ashbourne Half Marathon on Sunday. Peter Davis finished in 1:48:57 on a course that has plenty of elevation. The event also serves as the British Masters Athletic Federation championships and the exciting news is that Peter won the bronze medal in the V65 age category, being…

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