16th March parkrun report

Run reports
It was was very cold and wet at the barrage start line. Tom Day, Julia Coleby and Zoe Walls were suitably dressed for the conditions, and all recorded new pb's. Liz Simpson and myself were 2nd finishers. (I was distinctly under-dressed for the event so had no choice but to run quite fast to stop myself getting hypothermia). Beverley, Claire T, David M, Helen J and Sue all volunteered. Dave Fender failed his fitness test and didn't run. Elsewhere, Andrew Hall and Kris Allen continued their good form with pb's at Sedgefield. Sarah Winter was first female finisher at the Old Deer event. It was also a good weekend for Andy Laverick - not only did he complete a 50 mile race, but more importantly his course record for 45-49…
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Tuesday 19th March training sessions

Training
Morning Striders, here are tonight's sessions: Sub 22, led by Sam are doing 1km repeats.   22-25, led by Liz are doing mile repeats.   25-27, led by Cat are doing Hills: short hills. Drills. 2 x 8 mins recovering downhill & flat. Technique not speed.   27-30, led by Suzanne are doing Intervals: 321 (3 min hard 3 jog recovery, 2 mins hard 2 jog recovery, 1 mins hard 1 jog recovery).   30-33, led by Fiona are doing a social run.   33+, led by Angela are doing 30 seconds hard, 1:30 recovery x 10. Door cover is by Tom and Ann D Happy running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
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Message to all members regarding membership.

Club News
Club membership renewals and payments for UKAthletics affiliation are both due from 1 April 2019. Both of these remain at the current prices ie £20 for club membership and £15 for UKA affiliation. Please look out for an email containing further details which should be with you in the next few days. If anyone knows that their email address has changed in the last 12 months could they email the striders gmail address stocktonstriders@gmail.com to let us know. Please mark the email FAO Viv Murphy, membership secretary. Thanks everyone.
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Thursday 14 March training sessions

Training
Morning Striders!  There’s no formal sessions tonight as it’s our Comic Relief fundraiser. 😁😁 It’s a fun, all inclusive, team based event. Don’t worry about finding a team - we’ll be sorting these. In addition to the usual £1 subs (which will be donated to Comic Relief) please bring an extra £1.25 for your very own red nose - which it’s mandatory to wear throughout the session. 😝😝 Please also wear red!  We’ll be having a blind card (so you might want to bring some extra money) and short quiz after the running bit so please join us for this, plus free tea and coffee, afterwards. If any budding bakers would like to knock up some cakes these would be very greatly received. 🍰🎂 Big thanks to Lucy for organising…
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Tuesday 12 March training sessions

Training
Morning Striders! Here are tonight's sessions: Sub 22, led by Sam and Tom are doing hills. 22-25, led by Liz are doing a pyramid session.   25-27, led by Cat are doing Tempo: 1 mile warm, 3 mile tempo, 1 mile cool down. 27-30, led by Helen are doing Intervals: 6 x 2 mins efforts (2 mins jog recovery) 2 min rest repeat.   30-33, led by Suzanne are doing 3x 8,4,2min intervals.   33+, led by Zoe are doing a progression run. Happy running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
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Parkrun – 9 March 2019

Run reports
The sleet and cold didn't put off Aaron Atkinson, Kris Allen and Andrew Hall on Saturday - with all three recording new pb's at the barrage. Lucy Owens did likewise, taking an impressive 36 seconds off her previous best time. David M, Viv, Sue and Adam all volunteered. Dave Fender...well, you've probably guessed... Elsewhere there were pb's for Rachel Boddy at Sedgefield, Debbie Edwards at Stewart Park and Ben Pettit at Flatts Lane. Lisa Molus was third female finisher at Hull. Fiona Shaw attended what looked like a very crowded parkrun at Bushy - whilst Joseph and Michelle Staton crossed the Irish sea to do the Ormeau event in Belfast. There was a notable milestone at the barrage where Lisa and Jason Pattison completed their 100th parkrun. A celebratory breakfast…
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Thursday 7 March training sessions

Training
Morning Striders! Here are tonight's sessions: Sub 22, led by Tom and Sam are doing a pyramid session.   22-25, led by Lucy and Liz are doing a tempo run. 25-27, led by Cat are doing 5 mile hilly fartlek with 20secs to 2 mins efforts.   27-30, led by Gavin are doing a progression run: (2 mile easy, 1 outside comfort zone, last mile hard effort) plus cool down. 30-33, led by Julia are doing hills. 33+, led by David E are doing decreasing intervals. Door duty is by Helen H and Lisa P. It’s tea and coffee night so please stay back for a brew if you can. Merchandise will be available to look at and order. Happy running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
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Tuesday 5th March training sessions

Training
Happy pancake day Striders! 🥞 Here are tonight's sessions: Sub 22, led by Liz are doing Intervals: 5 x 5 minuets with active recovery. 22-25, led by David H are doing a fartlek session. 25-27, led by Cat are doing hills: 10x30secs hard. 27-30, led by Angela are doing Intervals: 321 (1 min hard 1 jog recovery, 2 mins hard 2 jog recovery, 3 mins hard 3 jog recovery).   30-33, led by Fiona are doing 5 mile run with short bursts intervals & recovery. 33+, led by Suzanne are doing mile repeats. Door duty is by Helen W and Yvonne S. Hi-viz tops will be available for collection. Happy running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
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Parkrun 2 March 2019

Run reports
We'll begin at the barrage, where I must first apologise to Michelle Hart. Michelle was 3rd female finisher last week - something I completely missed. Did that mean it was the first ever Striders 1,2,3 for the ladies at the barrage? I don't think the men have ever achieved that at the barrage. Occasionally I will miss a placing, pb or landmark, so please let me know if I do, and it'll go in the following report. I don't know what the Corvesor's ate for breakfast, but it obviously gave them a boost, as John and Fran both got new pb's. Sarah Winter was 3rd female finisher and I notched 2nd for the men. Gareth, Jason and Julia volunteered. Dave Fender failed his fitness test and didn't run. The only…
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Thursday 28 February training sessions

Training
Morning Striders, We will be doing announcements at 6:25 this evening and starting sessions promptly at 6:30. Also there is a parents evening at the college so the carpark may be busier than usual. Hi-viz tshirts will be available for collection. If you haven’t paid already please remember your £14.50. Here are tonight's sessions: Sub 22, led by Paul J are doing mile repeats. 22-25, led by Liz are doing hills.   25-27, led by Cat and Angela are doing 4miles out and back negative split.   27-30, led by Caroline are doing 400m repeats.   30-33, led by David H are doing a pyramid session.   33+, led by David E are doing Hills. Door duty is by Debbie E and Helen J. Happy running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
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