parkrun

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Not a mile stone to be seen this week although Antony did join the 150 crowd. PBs for Lisa Molus at Sewerby, Kirsty Alderthay at Sedgefield, Deborah Edwards at Tees Barrage, Matthew Clarkson at Darlington plus Rachael Hall and Matthew Carling at Stewart Park. Many more Striders at Albert Park, Worsley, Hackworth, Flatts Lane, Lancaster and Cotsford Fields. It’s not a race but… 1st Female at Sewerby. You could arguably claim a clean sweep of the female podium at Tees Barrage plus 2nd male. 3rd female and male at Stewart Park and 3rd female Crosby. Well done to all.
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Tee shirt weather

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A lone Strider toed the line at Albert Park this week, Tracy Bradburn took that honour and in the process joined the 50 club. The largest Strider turn out, of 23, was at Tees Barrage where Steve Clift completed his difficult second run. The 24hr team bolstered the numbers at Wetherby parkrun. Then there was a scattering of Striders across numerous  events – Stephen Mitchinson PB’ed at Sedgefield as did Amy Gallilee at Stewart Park, Antony Hamling at Darlington and Finlay Pennington at Fountains Abbey. We also had athletes at Redcar, Homewood, Hartlepool and Flatts Lane. It’s not a race but… Sarah Winter again took the 1rd female finisher at Tees Barrage.
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NYSD Track + Field Report

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Well it can't be too bad this athletics lark - because Rachel Carr, who made her track debut a couple of weeks ago, returned for more. Having recorded 14 minutes 2 seconds for the 3000 metres at Middlesbrough - was she able to break the 14 minute barrier at Darlo - or was it a step too far? Read on... Yes, a balmy Tuesday evening in Darlington saw the penultimate track and field event of the season. Rachel and I were joined by Katie Abel, Lucy Owens - making her season debut, and Tom Ramsey - making his track and field debut. I have to say it was probably the most enjoyable athletics event I've been involved in as a Strider. The team did themselves and the club proud. First…
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parkrun league event

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  49 Strider athletes, the run director and a sparkling of Strider volunteers at Tees Barrage this week to witness the latest round of the club league competition. The heightened competitive spirit brought out new PBs for Mathew Smith, Helen Johnston, Philip Morley, Rachael Hall, Andrew Laverick, Lee Coe, Jonathon Archer and Matthew Carling – also grabbing 3rd place. Elsewhere, PBs also for Rachel Carr at Albert Park and Matthew Clarkson at Hartlepool. Further afield we also had athletes at Stewart Park, Lancaster, Victoria Dock and a first ever parkrun appearance for Steve Harrisson at amongst those at Sedgefield. It’s not a race but… Lisa Molus was 3rd female finisher at Albert Park.
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parkrun 260518

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A week in revel in the glory that comes from all the hard work done in club sessions. PBs for Katy Wilburn at Albert Park, Caroline and David Horton at Princes parkrun, Rachel Boddy at Sedgefield, Sarah Griffiths and Ben Valums at Tees Barrage and Amy Gallilee at Darlington. Elsewhere, we had athletes at Stewart Park, Fell Foot, Kingston. Ally Pally, Bexley and Flatts Lane – where Matthew Carling claimed first finisher and Rachael Hall claimed second female finished. At Tees Barrage Sarah Winter claimed her 10th first female finisher crown.
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parkrun 190518

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The Strider parkrun performance of the day saw Lisa Molus grab first female home complete with a new PB at Strathclyde. Elsewhere PBs also for Fiona Shaw at Sedgefield, Amy Gallilee and Finlay Pennington at Stewart Park, Gavin Morley at Darlington and Matthew Clarkson at Croxteth. As usual, plenty of Striders at Tees Barrage and Albert Park but also athletes at Havant and Cuerden Valley. Not an official milestone but a 200th parkrun by David Horton is still well worth a mention.  
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NYSD Track and Field Report

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Tuesday saw round 3 of the Track and Field series at Darlington. The 'Striders Race Publicity Department' (SRPD) had been working overtime in the run up to the event. (It's a big department with 10 full time staff and an annual budget of £250,000) They even went to the trouble of advertising it twice in one day on the website - and for that I'm eternally grateful. So, did it work? Well, joining me was... yes, you've guessed it, Mathew Carling. The ladies? Lucy did give a tantalizing hint she was going to attend, but, like Lloyd, I think she's saving herself for the mile relays. Sadly, all this could mean redundancies in the SRPD. The High Jump opened proceedings. It felt like 'Groundhog Day'. The same competitors, the same…
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NYSD Track + Field Report

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* Sorry for the delay! * Tuesday saw round 2 of the track and field series at Middlesbrough. I was joined by Mathew Carling again, and, err, well that's it. Lloyd was meant to come but we're keeping him wrapped in cotton wool - ready to unleash on the opposition at the mile relays. I seem to have scared off the Striders ladies. Come on girls - what could be better than fighting through long tailbacks on the A174, to eventually arrive at a cold and windy arena - face endless delays as the juniors go through their heats - before starting your favourite event. You don't know what your missing. First up was the 100 metres. Suffering from man-flu, I looked in my bag to discover I'd forgotten my…
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101

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  Last week saw Paul Johnson slip quietly into the 100 club, this week he celebrated this with brand new PB and second male finisher at Tees Barrage. We also had Striders at Sedgefield, Hartlepool, Crichton, Northallerton and Lancaster. There were plenty of PBs – Rachel Carr and Michael Hodgkiss at Albert Park. Karen Clarke, Caroline Horton, David Horton and Jonathon Archer at Stewart Park. Amy Gallilee, Liz Jordan and Finlay Pennington at Flatts Lane. It’s not a race but first female at Northallerton was Rachael Hall and at Stewart Park was Caroline Horton followed home by Katie Abel in second. Sarah Winter was second female home at Tees Barrage – behind a familiar name. Third male at Northallerton was claimed by Matthew Carling.
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200 for Liz

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This is something we have not seen before. Liz Simpson finished at this week’s Tees Barrage for the 200th time at that event. Angela led the team of volunteers, with strong Strider representation, as the 35 Strider runners witnessed Ben Valums grab his first PB. PBs a plenty elsewhere – Fiona Shaw and Rachel Boddy are now on a hat trick after their runs at Hartlepool and Hackworth – where Karen Clarke also PBed. All the Striders at Catterick, Matthew Clarkson, Rachael Hall and Matthew Carling grabbed PBs. Tony Gallilee at Sedgefield, Lee Hamilton and Lee Coe at Stewart Park, Finlay Pennington at Fountains Abbey, Rachel Carr and, yet again, Jason Pattison at Albert Park – congrats to all for your PBs. Striders too at Riverside, Newbiggin by the sea…
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