Door rota – we need your help!!

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The door rota is now open for editing on our website. For the next week you'll be able to sign yourself up from home, so check your diary and get your name down! All you need to do is go to the door rota page here and pop your name next to the dates you fancy. If you're adding yourself on an iPhone or iPad you'll need to download the free Google sheets app first, then click the open speadsheet link on the above page - really easy!! We must have 2 people covering the door for each session. It's easy and if you've never done it before you'll get shown how - or just sign up next to someone who has. We all like to run the sessions but…
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Ali Brownlee Riverside 5k race report

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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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What goes up must come down… fast – Ossy Oiks race report

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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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Automatic Notifications

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To make is easier for everyone to keep up to date with club news etc on the website we have turned on automatic notifications. You will now receive an email, to the address you used to register, each time someone posts on the website. You may need to check your junk mail and set the emails as not junk. You will not be notified if a change is made to a static page so it's still worth checking yourself regularly for any changes. We have done this at the request of club members.
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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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Gail’s Hamsterley 10k

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Gail Robinsons race report from Hamsterley 10k.... Well I did say I would write the run report for the Hamsterley Forest 10k so here goes. Firstly I apologise for the delay; a certain BBQ and a trip to Wembley kinda got in the way. However, being late with the report means I can mention the latest results to come from the event, but let's start at the beginning... Ben & I chose to enter this event only a few weeks ago, it sounded lovely; a trail run through Hamsterley Forest, I imagined running 'through' the forest but no, we ran along a road and back! To make it feel different the road was gravel tracks in parts. I also imagined maybe having to navigate my way around the odd tree…
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Mermaid 10k race report

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There was another superb turn out and heaps of pb's at our 7th league race. The Mermaid 10k started just behind the Mermaid pub in Marske. Beginning with 2 laps of the housing estate, goodness knows what the locals thought when they saw a few hundred people flying past their houses. ? It soon moved on to the coast road towards Redcar for 2 laps of the prom and coast road. Safe to say there was mixed reviews of the course, but one thing we can all agree on is how fast it was. The hard training paid off with some massive pb's by some and others pleased to see their official times had taken a few seconds off theirs - they all count just the same.?? The race was…
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Road Relays

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Urgent Announcement!! Unfortunately the Relays at croft this pm have had to be cancelled. Seems that nobody has turned up to open the buildings. However Liz has lots of cake so if people still want to meet at Striders at 2:30pm and have an easy run to Liz's for cake that's the plan ?????‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️???
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Runners Pilates

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Whilst we are still endeavouring to set something up at Striders (we are still waiting on room availability etc) Mike Jeffries who was going to facilitate has sent this and asked if we can share ..... Runners Pilates: designed to improve core strength and endurance in the specific ranges of movements to running. Unlike boot camp etc. this class will not over stress the athlete but it will enhance running technique and form, helping maintain it to the end of a race. A similar class in Peterlee has been a big success amongst the local runners. Classes start on Monday 06 March from 8pm to 9pm at Northfield School and will be £4 per session. If you can post here if interested so Mike has an idea on numbers ....
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Richmond NYSD XC race report

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The last real XC race of the NYSD series was at the old racecourse in Richmond. The race runs around the racecourse perimeter with a few short sharp hills up to the old grandstand ruins and one gentle, but what seemed like never ending, slog of a climb along one side.  A strong headwind made this even more challenging - is it ever not windy at this race?? We had extremely dry conditions meaning only one proper patch of mud for the mud fans - a big contrast from Summerhill 2 weeks ago. A clear day and high location gave stunning views over North Yorkshire and Teesside for those brave enough to look up from avoiding the constant rabbit holes and mole hills. The rest of us got to admire…
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