13 July parkrun report

Run reports
Quite a big turnout at the barrage on Saturday including 28 Striders. Kay Stokes got a pb with another brilliant age grading of 82.38%. Excellent running Kay. Pb's too for Michael Meggs and Sue Russell. It was also a day where Middlesbrough's Greg Jayasuriya beat his previous course record. Jamie B, Colin F, Gavin M, Adam P, Ben R, Gail R, Yvonne S and Sarah W helped with volunteering. Elsewhere there was just the one other pb to report and that went to Lisa Pattison at Morecombe Prom. Further afield we had runners at Southwark in London, Lanhydrock in Bodmin, Penrith, Keswick, Dalby Forest, Blyth Links and Millfield in Easingwold.
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Thursday 11 July training sessions

Training
Morning Striders, here are tonight's sessions:  Sub 22, led by Paul J are doing 800 metre repeats.     22-25, led by Sam are doing Hills.     25-27, led by Cat are doing Hills: 2 x 10mins, RI on flat. 27-30, led by Gavin and Zoe are doing hunt the hills at Preston park. If you can’t go your welcome to join another session at the club.    30-33, led by Angela are doing Indian file. 33+, led by Tom are doing 8, 6, 4, 2 minutes half recovery. The door will be covered by Judith G and Jackie B. Happy running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
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9 July training sessions

Training
Morning Striders, here are tonight's sessions: Sub 22, led by Tom are doing fartlek.     22-25, led by David H are doing Indian File.     25-27, led by Cat are doing Intervals: 2x(5x400m, 2min RI), 5min RI.     27-30, led by Claire B are doing Indian file with a bit of stair work (Rocky theme included!).     30-33, led by Suzanne are doing 400m 600m 800m intervals.     33+, led by Caroline are doing 4x 800m at faster than 5k pace. The door will be covered by Viv M and Anne D. It’s the final track and field event of the season at Middlesbrough track. Events start at 6:30. See yesterday’s post for details of the events. Happy running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
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6 July parkrun report

Run reports
20 years after his first parkrun Phil Swash finally made it to number 50 at the barrage on Saturday. 22 Striders ran - with Helen Mcilvenny and myself getting second finishes. Couldn't spot any pb's. Angela C, Colin F, Paul G and Tracy B volunteered. Dave Fender failed his fitness test and didn't run. Elsewhere Christian and Tara Oxley sprinkled creatine powder on their Weetabix. This resulted in both getting new pb's at Stewart Park. Fran Corvesor (who is also no stranger to the dark arts of 'performance breakfasts') pb'd at Rushmore. Gavin Morley was the final member of the pb club with a new best at Cotsford Fields. Simon Russell was first home at...ahem...a parkrun somewhere in Yarm. If the barrage turnout was a modest one then it was…
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Thursday 4 July training sessions

Training
Morning Striders, here are tonight's sessions: Sub 22, led by Sam are doing Recovery Run (Night after Pitstop 5/10km). 22-25, led by Liz are doing steps.     25-27, led by Cat are doing Indian file. 27-30, led by Zoe are doing decreasing intervals 90 secs x 2 60 secs x 4 30 secs x 4 15 secs x 4 with equal recovery. 5 min recovery. Repeat with half reps. 30-33, led by Gavin are doing Tempo run 3-4miles.     33+, led by Tom are doing speed hills. The door will be covered by Gail R and Andy J. Happy running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
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29 June parkrun report

Run reports
It was another warm one on Saturday and 33 Striders had a nice run at the barrage. Just the one pb to report - and that went to Sue Russell who dipped under 25 minutes for the first time. Good work Sue. A couple of other notable performances. Kay Stokes managed another age-grading in the 80's - that's national standard. Superb. Amelia Whitehouse is finding that sub 30 minute times are like London buses and that's now 3 in a row for her. Dave Fender had pleasant dreams on Friday night and was in fine form - finishing 2nd overall. Julia C, Paul G, Beverley H, Claire T and Ben W all volunteered. Jennie Johnston celebrated her 101st parkrun... Elsewhere Jill Abel got a new pb at Northallerton, as did…
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Tuesday 2 July training sessions

Training
Morning Striders, here are tonight's sessions: Sub 22, led by Tom are doing a pyramid session.     22-25, led by Lucy are doing mile repeats.     25-27, led by Cat are doing an easy social run. 27-30, led by Angela are doing 10k Interval run - 2 mile warm up followed by 2 x 10 mins @10k pace 3 mins easy in between, 2 mile cool down. 30-33, led by Claire B are doing long hills. 33+, led by Suzanne are doing W/U, 3x1 mile repeats at 5k pace, C/D. The door will be covered by Helen W and Antony H. Happy running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
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Thursday 27 June training sessions

Training
Morning Striders, Here are tonight's sessions: Sub 22, led by Sam are doing a stair Session. 22-25, led by Liz are doing 2 mins fast 2 mins recovery x 10. 25-27, led by Cat are doing 6 x 800m intervals (90 sec rest intervals). 27-30, led by Gavin are doing Hills 6 x 4 with 30s recovery . 30-33, led by Zoe are doing Fartlek: 10 mins warm up, 20 mins random short bursts on whistle. 10 mins cool down.. 33+, led by Dave E are doing a social run. The door will be covered by Helen J and Debbie E.
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Tuesday 25 June training sessions

Training
Morning Striders, here are tonight's sessions:  Sub 22, led by Liz are doing fartlek.     22-25, led by Sam are doing steps.     25-27, led by Cat are doing 1 mile at short tempo pace, 1 mile easy, 2 miles at short tempo pace, 1 mile easy, 1 mile at short tempo pace.     27-30, led by Lucy are doing a progression run.     30-33, led by Suzanne are doing Run out, back faster x5. 33+, led by Anna are doing a sprint pyramid. The door will be covered by Helen W and Rachel B. It’s the track and field night at Middlesbrough Sports Village. See yesterday’s website post for more details of the events. It’s also a tea/coffee night at the club so please stop…
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Parkrun 22 June report

Run reports
The barrage parkrun celebrated its 7th birthday on Saturday. It was also a morning of celebration for the Johnston's. Sam completed his 250th parkrun and Andy his 150th. A fair few of the 47 Striders present joined them for drinks at the Talpore afterwards - where Sam was presented with a smart montage of his parkrun career. Sam had led a tough training session at Ropner Park on Thursday - and three of those who took part subsequently walked away with lifetime best parkrun times. Two of those were Jamie Bentley, who was also third finisher, and the exponentially improving Michael Meggs. Aaron Atkinson took advantage of some Striders pacing to get a new pb - and a rare barrage outing for Claire Banton resulted in another pb. Helen Mcilvenny…
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