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Caythorpe dash

There was a good turnout of Newark Striders at the Caythorpe Dash today, with many of them racing at half marathon for the second Sunday in a row. In the half marathon, Gary Tasker was first Strider home and 15th place overall in 1:41:57, followed by Simon Palmer 1:54:31. Sarah Fox-Clark, Niceeta Padgett and Ruth…

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Leicestershire Half Marathon

It’s great to have a packed weekend of racing to report on for the first time in a long time.Let’s start on Saturday at the Mallory Park Spring 5K & 10K Festival where Tom Jordan sped around the 5K circuit in 24:56 for his first PB of the weekend.On to Sunday, and first to Thoresby…

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Ashby 20

It’s been the weekend of the Ashby 20. The event may have been run virtually this year, but the 20 miles were just as real as ever.17 Newark Striders completed the official event and earned the coveted Ashby 20 hoodie. Debbie Bavin, Karen Illsley, Anthea Moisey, Kath Scott, Andy Scott, Jason Cobb, Sarah Jane Cobb,…

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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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