100 and counting.

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What were you doing on 6th June 2009? Well on that morning two Striders of the future were at Albert park parkrun, one of those – Helen Johnston – was doing her very first. In the intervening seven years she has been to five different parkruns, volunteered over 40 times and now collects her black tee shirt for completing 100 runs. Well done Helen. Seven years per 100 – a little over 10 years for 150! 250 shirt in 2027? 30 other Striders ran at Tees Barrage in support of Helens achievement and there were a number of non-runner support. Janice Long took the opportunity to have her first look at the course. Whilst Angela Cox did a double celebration of her 100th run at Tees Barrage accompanied by a…
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parkrun 230716

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No new tee shirts to be claimed this week but there were three shiny new PBs claimed by Rachel Carr, Neil McGee and David Horton who were among the 22 Striders who ran at this week’s #200 event at Tees Barrage. Elsewhere we had the usual contingent of runners at Albert park plus one each at a number of events further afield – Hartlepool, Northallerton, Sedgefield, Wakefield and Whitley bay.
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Tee shirt time

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Four years after joining the 1 club, Antony Hamling this week joined the 100 club at Albert park. There were another nine Striders present at Albert, amongst those Neil McGee bagged a new PB and Caroline Horton came perilously close to an 80% age grade score. 16 Striders joined in with a record attendance at Tees barrage. Rachel Carr weaved her way through the crowd to get back on the PB trail. Graham Jordan became the 2,000th Strider finisher since the event started and there were some interesting age graded scores at the other end of the scale – probably the less said, the better. At Stewart park three Striders toed the line. Kirsty Alderthay took the opportunity to knock a chunk off her previous times with a new PB.…
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parkrun 02/07/16

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A big Strider turnout at Albert park this week saw 11 members completing the run. They were led home by Helen McIlvenny in a nail biting dip on the line with Andy Johnson. Two other very close Strider finishes (or maybe a bit of pacing?) saw Janice Long and Lisa McGee set new PBs. We had one Strider at both Stewart park and Riverside – which qualifies as the only tourist of the week and a welcome to Striders for Mike Cleasby. At Tees barrage, with its more traditional head wind in no matter what direction you are going, 13 Striders competed. Was there more pacing in evidence here or is Paul Johnson chasing down David Fender? Either way, a new PB for Paul was the result. Similarly Amelia Whitehouse…
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Club league parkrun

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An unusually warm and still morning on the Tees welcomed the Striders who lined up for the most recent club league event. 16 Striders looked to better their points total. To that end, Lindsey Spires achieved another PB. The top female, using the age graded scoring system, was Helen McIlvenny and the top male – and 3rd overall – was Paul Johnson. Meanwhile, Amelia Whitehouse joined the 1 club. Elsewhere, two Striders attended Stewart park and there were another four at Albert park where Janice Long and Paul Stephenson made to best of the conditions to set new PBs. The tourism award goes to Jeanette and Paul Appleton for their trip to Boston (no, not that one, the one in Lincolnshire)
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PBs Galore

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A good week for many Striders at parkrun. No new parkrun club members this week but eight PBs were achieved. Kelly Atherton, Lindsey Spires, Katie Abel and David Horton all PB’ed at Albert park. There were seven Striders at Albert park and a further two at Stewart park. Angela Cox was the run director at Tees barrage this week and had a handful of Striders in volunteer roles. 17 Striders took part in the run with the accolades going to Gail Robinson, Kirsty Alderthay, Matthew Smith and Stephen Boddy for their new PBs. Adam Potter takes the prize for tourist of the week with his first international parkrun at Malahide in Ireland.
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100 club

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There were 18 Striders running at Tees Barrage this week. Diane Johnson qualified for a new black T shirt by joining the 100 club and both Veronica Taylor and Antony Hamling celebrated new PBs on this course. There were also six Striders at Albert park with Stella Hudson also joining the ranks of PB runners this week. We had a number of tourists this week with a runner at Sedgefield but the week’s prize would go to Caroline and David Horton for their trip to Newport.
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Striders at parkrun 04/05/16

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Striders attended three different parkruns this week – Albert park, Tees Barrage and Sedgefield. Helen McIlvenny and Stephen Boddy both whipped around in new PBs at Albert park. 13 Striders ran at Tees Barrage and there were a hand full of volunteers helping it all run smoothly.  On a still and muggy morning along the riverside, Micheal Burke joined the 1 club in doing so becoming the 75th different Strider to run Tees Barrage and Gail Robinson took advantage of the conditions to set a new PB.  
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Striders at parkrun

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A quieter week on the parkrun front for Striders. We had runners at Albert park, Stewart park, Tees Barrage and Northallerton. Liz Simpson was the first lady home at Tees Barrage whilst Amy Lewis set a new PB at Albert park and Anna Carruthers did the same at Stewart park.
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Striders at parkrun

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Eight Striders took the trip to Albert park this week. The first Strider home, in yet another PB, was Adam Potter. Neil McGee also bagged himself a new PB. Craig Robinson went to his 28th different parkrun location with a first trip to Newcastle. Three Striders attended Stewart Park and two, Gail Robinson and Andy Hayes, were rewarded with PBs. It was regatta day at Tees barrage and tradition dictates that it will be windy – it was. Liz Simpson was the first lady overall and another nine Striders took the fresh air. Angela Cox was run director for the day and ably helped by numerous Strider volunteers.
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