16 November parkrun report

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It was a cold wet morning at the barrage on Saturday. That didn't put off the 43 Striders among a 318 total attendance. Georgina King got another personal best time and Rebecca Stout completed her 50th parkrun. Andy J, Stephen M, Lucy O, Gail R, Ben R and Sue R helped with volunteering duties. Elsewhere Christian Oxley got a new pb at Redcar. Striders also at Albert, Bromley, Catterick, Harrogate, Sedgefield, Darlington South, Hartlepool, Flatts Lane, Conynghan Hall, Herrington Country and Millhouses. There was another parkrun from Caroline and David Horton on the other side of the planet. This time it was the Wanaka event where Caroline had the added bonus of finishing first lady and 3rd overall. Nice one Caroline. Paul J
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9 November parkrun report

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A big attendance at the barrage on Saturday including 33 Striders. Pleased it was given the go ahead despite a few slippy patches. I think most people heeded the advice of the marshal on the first bridge to slow right down. Georgina King and Lee Buckle stayed on their feet to get new pb's. David and Viv Murphy were the Striders from the volunteers. Dave Fender failed his fitness test and didn't run. Elsewhere Beverley Harvey got a new pb at Darlington South. Simon Russell was first finisher at a parkrun somewhere in the North East. Runners too at Albert, Heaton, York, Redcar, Stewart, Hartlepool, Flatts Lane and Jesmond Dene. Caroline and David Horton ran at the Blenheim parkrun - which is situated near a farm on the other side…
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2nd November parkrun report

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30 Striders at the barrage on a very special day for me old pal, and club legend, Dave Fender. Despite his dodgy knee Dave made it to 200 parkruns. Well done mate. Returning to his residence he discovered that matron had baked him a cake and arranged for a Glenn Miller tribute orchestra to play in the evening. It was one of the happiest days of Dave's life. Amy Brunton came back for parkrun number 2 and got a new pb. Jamie Bentley was third finisher. Following an extra teaspoon of creatine powder on my cornflakes I was able to put in a late burst and came in first. Kirsty A, Debbie E, Helen J, David M and Viv were among the volunteers. Elsewhere Tara Oxley pb'd at Albert Park,…
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Parkrun 26 October report

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It was raining cats and dogs (not Harley) at the barrage on Saturday. 25 Striders braved the elements. Beth Dang had ran well at training on Thursday. Her reward was a new pb. Lee Buckle also recorded a new pb. Amy Burton took the plunge and ran her first ever parkrun. The previous week saw Chloe Turner, Sam Johnston, James Boynton, Tom Day and Michael Meggs run personal bests. Julia C, Helen J and Gareth M volunteered. At Albert Park Emily Palmer was first female home - notching a pb in the process. Good work Emily. Ian Saul got a new pb at Sedgefield. The previous week saw pb's for Suzanne Brodie at Sedgefield and Philip Baines at Redcar. We also had runners at Inverness, Linford Wood, Fell foot -…
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12 October parkrun report

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It was a pleasant autumn morning at the barrage - and 33 Striders were among an attendance of 329. There were pb's for Claire Taylor, Beth Dang and Robert Parker. Robert beating his previous best by an impressive 1 minute 43 seconds. Kirsty Alderthay completed her 200th parkrun and Sue Russell her, erm, 51st... Sarah Winter was 2nd female finisher, with myself and Michael Meggs 2nd and 3rd respectively for the men. Kris A, me, Andy J, Jennie J, Andy L, Neil M, Robert P, Adam, Gail R, Ben R, Liz S, Yvonne, Katy W and Sarah W all volunteered. I received a telephone call from matron early on Saturday morning. My dear friend Dave Fender was in a terrible state after hearing rumours that Harley was about to return…
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5 October parkrun report

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Conditions were nigh on perfect for running on Saturday - with plenty of parkrun pb's and milestones that followed. Of the 44 Striders at the barrage, Doreen Morris, Tristan Keates, Beth Dang, Philip Baines, David Edwards, Antony Hamling, Kay Stokes, Stephen Wood and Michael Meggs recorded new pb's. Kay's time bagged her an age grading of 84.16 and put her 10th on the barrage all-time age-grading chart. To put it into perspective, it was a higher age grading than course record holder Greg Jayasuriya got. Keep up the good work Kay. I sneaked 3rd male finisher. Debbie Edwards celebrated her 50th parkrun and Helen Johnston her 200th. This, of course, meant cake and coffee at the Talpore afterwards. Angela C, Sarah G, Beverley H and Claire T helped with volunteering…
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28 September parkrun report

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The early rain cleared away and it was quite a nice morning at the barrage on Saturday. 19 Striders ran but I couldn't spot any new pb's. Following several weeks of failed fitness tests Dave Fender was finally given the nod. He could have been forgiven for easing himself back gently - but Dave always gives 100%. (except when he's giving blood) His reward was a third place finish. Good work Sir. Angela C, Helen J, Andy J, Adam P and Sue R helped with volunteering.  Nine Striders ran at Sedgefield where Fiona Shaw's impressive parkrun form continued with a new pb. Nathan Welburn reached run number 100 at Stewart Park. Christian Oxley ran at South Oxhey. (Watford) His name appeared in bold on the consolidated club report - which…
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21 September parkrun report

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Another glorious day for running on Saturday. There were Striders all over the place - with the bulk spread between the barrage, Stewart Park and Darlington. The barrage saw Gareth Maloney get a new pb with Philip B and Nigel R volunteering. At 5am on Saturday Dave Fender pulled the emergency cord next to his bed. Matron rushed into the room and a tearful Dave recounted another bad dream about the parkrun. He was subsequently deemed unfit to run. 12 Striders made the trip to Darlington South in search of league points. The course is a picturesque 3 loops of the park. One of those running at Darlington was Liz Simpson - celebrating her 300th parkrun and coming in as 2nd female finisher. Nice work Liz. Tom Day got a…
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14 September parkrun report

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Bright with a cool breeze - these were the conditions for 29 Striders at the barrage. Claire Taylor, Kris Allen and Michael Meggs were in superb form - each getting all-course pb's. Sam Johnston joined them with a barrage best time. Helen Mcilvenny was 3rd female finisher. Philip B, Julia C, David M, Viv M, Ben R and Sue R volunteered. Dave Fender failed his fitness test and didn't run. At Albert Park Emily Palmer was 2nd female finisher. Sedgefield saw pb's for both Janice Long and Fiona Shaw - whilst Jill Abel pb'd at Northallerton. We also had runners at Hackworth, Seaton, Bramley, Armley and Tyne Green. Angela Cox was the Striders representative at the first ever parkrun at York's Castle Howard. A special mention to Tom Day and…
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A bumper weekend of running… parkrun’s, Great Tees 10k and GNR

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It was a bumper weekend of running - with parkruns, The Great Tees 10k and The Great North Run all taking place. By my reckoning just under 100 club members took part in one of these 3 events - a fantastic turnout. We'll start off with parkruns where Ian Saul and Christian Oxley got new pb's at Albert Park. Christian inching ever closer to a sub 20 minute time. Suzanne Brodie pb'd at Durham, as did Claire Taylor and Sarah Griffiths at Sedgefield. Sedgefield was also the venue for Tom Day to complete his 100th run. There were further pb's for Fiona Shaw at Northallerton and James Boynton at Darlington South. Jamie Bentley and Simon Russell got pb's at Harlepool with Jamie notching 3rd place in the process.  We also…
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