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EMA2NOTTS & Sleaford Half

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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Rauceby Ripper & Nottingham 5K

With Storm Ciara bringing 70 mph gusts and heavy rain on Sunday, the final round of the East Midlands Cross Country Series at Long Eaton was cancelled amongst other events. Rewind to Wednesday, and Stephen Tomlinson and Nick Hamer were competing in race 4 of the Nottingham 5K winter series on the Embankment. Tomo crossed…

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Step Into Striders Stories

Clare I joined striders to help overcome my demons, every time I tried to start running the little voice started up with “can we stop now” ” this is uncomfortable” “we can’t do this” ” you are not a runner” etc etc I started 5 weeks into the step into striders program but I was…

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Christopher Young – Strider Story

This is my story……My journey began back in the summer of 1996. I was bleeding from my back passage, I was scared, embarrassed, worried, I didn’t understand what it was or why it was happening. I told no one and this went on for months. My mum went to toilet after me one day and…

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Jan Bailey – Strider Story

I’ve played several sports over the years and was never a fan of running, unless it involved chasing around a football or rugby pitch or chasing girls… so when I retired from those sports running wasn’t the first thing that I thought I’d take up. In fact I did a parkrun with a mate in…

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Ben Barnard – Strider Story

Whilst playing football when I was 32 I sustained a head injury which resulted in a brain scan. I retired and started running on my own. Seven years ago, on my daughter’s first birthday (8th Jan), I was blue lighted to hospital. I was told that I should phone my parents and if I had…

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Dan Stephen – Strider Story

Why did I start running? I signed up for Grantham half because I thought it would be easy. As it happens I was beaten by my wife, best mate and finished the race with a woman who was in the 70-75 age category. What do you enjoy most about running? Stopping! What is your best…

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Jason Cobb – Strider Story

The running diary of jason r cobb age 44 3/4 Tried running in the winter of 2015 as it’s dark and my jelly belly couldn’t be seen with the naked eye. My first attempt after 20+ yrs was a very bad experience with sore knees and sweating profusely like a sumo wrestler in a sauna…

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Steve Martin – Strider Story

My running story (Why did you start running?): My journey into running began when I was persuaded a few years ago in my late 40’s, by some friends to take part in a 10k at Belvoir Castle. The aim was to firstly finish and if possible do it in under 60 mins. I just accomplished…

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