parkrun Striders

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Between Stockton duathlon, Fountains 10k and VLM commitments, numbers of Striders at parkrun dropped a little this week but there were still a lot of PBs set. Jill and Katie Abel travelled to Dalby forest – a first trip there for Katie and a new PB for Jill. Emily Chaytor took a big chuck out her PB at Sedgefield and we also had two representatives at Albert park. There were 18 Striders running at Tees Barrage plus some volunteers such as the timers and the tail runner. Lindsey Spires, Rachel Carr, Helen McIlvenny and David Holmes all made the best of the cool conditions to set new PBs. Well done to all those who participated in the other events this weekend – maybe we could get an event report from…
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parkrun Striders

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A quieter week at parkrun for Striders this week with nobody venturing too far from home. We had a representative at Albert park, Sedgefield and Hartlepool where Don Telford had his first look at the course. Three more ran Stewart park with a first appearance for Gillian Borthwick. I can only comment on the weather at Tees Barrage where it was a beautiful morning until the moment the run briefing started when we had a mixture of rain and hail which continued until the 1Km mark. What it did demonstrate is that Adam Potter is clearly a fair weather runner as every time we get bad weather recently he cannot get to the café quick enough thus setting yet another PB! Joining Adam were Rachel Carr and David Holmes with…
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parkrun Striders

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This week has seen Stockton Striders at seven different parkruns around the North. Eight Striders took to Albert park where both Amy Lewis and Helen McIlvenny lowered their PBs and two more attended Stewart park. Katie Abel continued a recent run of tourism with a visit to York parkrun. Don Telford decided to have a first run out at Whitley Bay while Tara Oxley chose a debut at Redcar and Craig Robinson took on Dalby Forest for the first time. There were 16 Striders running at Tees Barrage plus the run director and a number of other volunteers. Rachel Carr, Julia Coleby, Adam Potter and Andy Johnson all used their recent training to good effect and set new PBs.
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Striders at parkrun

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Stockton Striders was represented at seven different parkruns this weekend. There were a couple of Striders at Albert and Stewart Parks.  14 Striders ran at Tees Barrage plus a hand full of volunteers. It was a quiet day for PBs with only Lindsey Spires achieving one. The tourist memo seems to have said – go somewhere starting with H. Horton, Hull and Hartlepool (sneaky preview of the Marina 5?) were the chosen locations with one Strider at each. Angela Cox appeared to have missed that memo and turned up instead to the UKs largest parkrun at Bushy Park to become the fifth individual Strider to have been to the home of parkrun. I have stood on the finish line a few times at Tees Barrage and there are times when…
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parkrun 260316

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Well, it is Easter weekend and all the Striders who turned out at parkrun stayed close to home. The big turnout was at a very windy Tees barrage with at least 28 Striders either running or volunteering. The volunteers were led by run director Angela Cox. There were Strider timers, token people, scanners, tail runner and marshals – basically all the roles required to run a successful event. Well done all. Of the 20 runners, it was Matthew Smiths introduction to the world of parkrun and Adam Potter somehow managed to battle through the wind to the only new Striders PB of the day. We also had a runner at Stewart park and three at Albert park where Caroline Hortons 78.9% age graded result had to be the performance of…
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parkrun Striders

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  18 Striders completed various parkruns this weekend. As usual the majority of these were at Tees Barrage with 12 running and I think I spotted at least 3 volunteering and another sunning herself on a bench along the riverside. Rachel Carr made it 1500 striders to cross the line since this event started whilst Paul Johnson, Helen McIlvenny and Lindsey Spires all collected new PBs. We also had runners at Sedgefield and Stewart park where Nigel Radcliff collected a new PB. Three striders also travelled for their first visits to the events at Fountains Abbey, the very first event at Dalby Forest and, the interestingly named, Peter Pan. 
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parkrun 12 March 16

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parkrun Striders 19 Striders completed parkruns this weekend with representation at events as far away as Humber Bridge and Fell Foot in the lakes together with Tees Barrage and Albert Park.  In additional about half of the volunteers at Tees Barrage where also Striders. Lindsey Spires and Katie Abel made it PBs in consecutive weeks and Craig Robinson added one for himself. Not to be outdone David Fender bagged his 100th parkrun when completing Tees Barrage.
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Parkruns 05th March 2016

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25 Stockton Striders turned out at various parkruns this weekend with members turning out at Tees Barrage, Sedgefield and Darlington. I guess that means the tourist of the week prize would go to the Darlington contingent but the real prizes were the points that were up for grabs in the 4th event of the club league at Tees Barrage. 22 Striders toed the line at a breezy barrage in search of points and the added incentive brought out new PBs for David Fender, Paul Johnson, Nigel Radcliffe, Darren Mitchell, Katie Abel, Paul Stephenson, Ian Howse and Linsey Spires. David Fender may have led the Striders home but the performance of the day has to be Caroline Horton with a massive 75% in the age grading score. The next league event…
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Parkruns 27th February 2016

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22 Stockton Striders turned out at various parkruns this weekend – it may be more but I searched only by club name. Make sure that you are registered as a Strider to count in the four parkruns that are part of the club league. The big turnout was at Tees Barrage with 13 runners and 3 volunteers. We were also represented at Stewart and Albert parks, Hartlepool, Sedgefield and Brockenhurst. It was a PB day for Anna Curruthers, Samuel Johnston, Paul Johnson and David Fender at the Barrage. David Holmes at Stewart, Andy Hayes at Albert and Craig Robinson at Hartlepool all also got in on the PB act. The prize for tourist of the week goes to Ian Howse who tackled the mountainous Brockenhurst parkrun on the South coast…
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Parkruns at the Barrage

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The weekly ‘parkrun’. Most of you will have heard of them. Some of you will run one occasionally, whereas others are hardy regulars who rarely miss one. (whatever the weather) So, here’s an introduction for the uninitiated. The parkruns take place nationally. It’s a 5K run starting at 9.00 am on a Saturday. The nearest one to the club is at the Tees Barrage (TS18 2QW). Nearby courses are at Stewart Park and Albert Park in Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Redcar and Sedgefield. It’s free to enter - you just go to the website, put in a few details, and print out a barcode. Bring the barcode to the parkrun and, after finishing, it’s scanned to give your time and placing. On the parkrun website you’ll find a host of statistics relating…
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