Our medal winning race walker race report!

Club News, Run reports
Massive congratulations and Very well done to Helen Hall our medal winning race walker - here's her write up of recent events .... "The event I did in Birmingham was the British Masters Open Track Championships. It was on the weekend of 24th and 25th June. It was really good that there were 4 people from the North East all competing in both race walking events. Saturday 24th June – 3km race walk. I came 2nd in a PB of 21.10 collecting the Silver medal. Sunday 25th June – 5km race walk. I came 2nd again in a new PB of 35.27 collecting the Silver medal. Recently I travelled to Monkton Stadium, Jarrow for their league track meeting. The put a 3km race walk on and there were 6 of…
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Final NYSD Track + Field Report of the 2017 Season!

Run reports
There's been a slight delay in this race report because sometimes they need an edit - a bit of a tweak here and there. Me old pal Dave Fender will be both delighted and relieved that a few minor amendments have been made... Last Tuesday saw the grand finale of the summer NYSD Athletics series at Middlesbrough. Katie Abel, Vicky Meaby, Kate Butterworth and Lucy Owens were the Striders ladies competing. First timers Gavin Morley and Andy Hayes, together with Andrew Laverwick, Dave Fender and myself, the gents. Kate and Vicky were at the Stadium early doors - which suggested a throwing event would be opening proceedings. A somewhat protracted hammer competition ensued - Kate, again, showing a real talent for the event, throwing a 19.15 metre pb and winning…
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The Cleveland Way… the Oxley way

Run reports
Cleveland Way relay race report by Tara and Chris... Its 5am on Sunday 25th June 2017, the dog has kept us up most of the night and the alarm is about to go off to tell us to get up and ready. Ahead lies 18 hours of running for our two teams, luckily no-one is having to run all of it… Its glorious sunshine in Whitby we’re told, although not convinced as it looks like it’s about to rain in Stockton. There’s just time for a quick wash and to get dressed in our Sunday best (aka shorts, vest and running shoes). Tara has a quick check to make sure there’s no last-minute drop outs and we’re off, driving to Robin Hoods Bay to pick up Mark and Jess from…
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Ali Brownlee Riverside 5k race report

Run reports
What a great Striders turn out for the Ali Brownlee Riverside 5k, despite some Striders somehow not knowing who Ali was. 😮 A bit of Boro education needed before next year's race me thinks. 😂 There was a sea of green and blue, and the odd bit of just blue from Cat, for the club photo shoot. Although some of us may have mistimed the road closures and had an extra warm up to sprint to the Ayresome Park games just as the photo was taken. We must have been looking our usual fabulous selves as even the Evening Gazette wanted photos of us... famous at last! 🙂 On to the serious business of running. There were tough conditions for league race number 13, with warm temperatures and a strong…
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NYSD Track + Field Report

Run reports
It was ten past six, cool, damp and grey. I couldn't see any other Striders. Oh dear, this is going to be a long evening I thought. Yes, Tuesday saw the penultimate 'Summer' track and field event at a gloomy Darlington. My mood suddenly changed when, in the distance, I spotted me old mucker Dave Fender. It was a surprise - Dave running on a Tuesday is almost as rare as hens teeth. His intention was just to do the running events but I used all my powers of persuasion to get him to enter the high jump with me. His first jump saw him clipping the bar with his foot. "Get that knee drive going mate." A few minutes later Dave had made his first clearance and Katie Abel…
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Track + Field Race Report

Run reports
A balmy Tuesday evening in Middlesbrough saw round 4 of the summer track and field series. Some of the usual suspects were there - namely Katie Abel, Emily Chaytor, Vicky Meaby, Kate Butterworth and myself. I'm pleased to say that Michelle Hart, Teagan Monty, Andrew Laverick and Tom Day decided to give it a go too, and all did great. We started with the age old lack of safety pins problem - but didn't let it spoil the mood. First field event was the Hammer throw. Kate and Vicky entered - with Kate's superb 17.23 metre throw winning the woman's senior category. A really fantastic effort considering she had little or no experience of the event before. Next up was the 400 metres with Katie, Michelle, Andrew, Tom and myself…
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What goes up must come down… fast – Ossy Oiks race report

Run reports
Just a small group of Striders braved Ossy Oiks fell race, our 11 league race of the year. With a suggested safety equipment list including map, compass and whistle plus photos of a brutal downhill doing the rounds before the race it’s safe to say we didn’t quite know what to expect. For once there were no nerves about finishing times, just nerves about finishing at all. The pre-race safety instructions told us we should expect to slide and bump into rocks and trees. Turns out these instructions were pretty accurate! Ossy Oiks has a fell running classification of AS, meaning a short race with some very steep climbs and descents. It’s a very friendly small race where the more experienced runners were happy to share their knowledge and experience…
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Just make sure they all go left at the bridge!

Run reports
23 Striders attended the alternative parkrun course at Tees Barrage this week. It was a successful debut as run director for Gail Robinson, with a strong team of Striders in support as volunteers. Adam Potter joined the growing number of Striders in the 100 club and Donna McDermott joined the 2 club. At Albert Park, Gavin Morley, Tegan Monty and Stevie Cooper all PB’ed. We also had athletes at Stewart Park, Sedgefield and Hartlepool locally. Whilst further afield we had representation at Bradford, Penrith, Birkenhead, Lancaster, Andover – where Keran Hodgson set a new best time and Lanhydrock where Andrew Laverick did likewise.
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NYSD Track and Field Report

Run reports
Six Striders made the trip to Darlington on Tuesday for event 3 of the Summer Track and Field series. Katie Abel, Sophie Owens, Lucy Owens, Vicky Meaby and Kate Butterworth represented the ladies. Myself, the only gent again. First up was the High Jump - a new event for all of us. Rules stated that the minimum bar height was a very challenging 1.2 metres. This proved a step too far for all of the Striders ladies - except Kate - who, with her final attempt, got the approach and technique spot on to clear the bar. This gained her second overall in the women's senior category - and in the process setting (as far as I know) a ladies Striders High Jump record! Well don Kate! The men's senior…
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Pier to Pier race report

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What better way to spend a sunny Sunday than a trip to the beach? 🌞🏖However our 10th league race meant we took our running shoes rather than bucket and spade. After the usual late arrivals (whoops 😬), forgetting numbers and quick dash home the Striders bus was on its way to the Pier to Pier. We met many more fellow Striders in South Shields as once again we were out in force. Chris showed his usual relaxed attitude by eating a bacon butty 30 minutes before the start. To most people that would mean leaving more than just footprints on the race route. 🤢 The Pier to Pier is an odd race where for part of the way you choose your own route. Qu weeks of people trying to find…
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