Run and talk Thursday 21 October

Training
Tomorrow’s groups for our run and talk social runs are available for booking on MagnaPass. They are still based on 5km time. We’ve joined the groups together for tomorrow. Please wear hi-viz. Don’t forget there will be tea/coffee available in the club house afterwards and any biscuit/cake donations would be appreciated.
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Paul’s weekend race report

Run reports
Following on from last week's exploits Emily Palmer had another great run on Saturday. A first sub 20-minute parkrun was achieved at Albert Park. Nice one Emily. Albert was also the venue for Helen Mcilvenny to notch up parkrun number 150. Another speedy run and regional age-grading ensued. Hartlepool witnessed regional age-gradings for Simon Russell, Gareth Maloney and Steve Cotton. Steve also recording a pb. Mark Dickenson celebrated run number 100 at Stewart Park where Emma Fleming got a new pb. Keran Hodgson pb'd at York, while Andy Laverick at Cotsford Fields and Tom Day at Woodgate Valley got 3rd place finishes. We also had runners at Oxford, Durham, Sedgefield, Darlington South, Flatts Lane, Marshall Drive, Jubilee, Chevin Forest (Leeds) and Torvean (Inverness). At the time of writing the Striders…
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Run and talk – Thursday

Training
On Thursday we will be doing a Run and talk session. For those who aren’t aware #RunAndTalk is an England Athletics campaign to raise awareness of mental health and the positive impact running, or physical exercise in general, can have on our mental health. Although we weren’t able to hold this during Run and Talk week, we feel that it is important to hold our own now. This is something that is very important many members. Around 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem of varying kind each year. That’s approximately 45 people in our club. Instead of our usual group sessions on Thursday we will have 3 social runs lead by coaches. The emphasis for these run is very much on social and chatty not…
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Paul’s weekend race report

Run reports
16 Striders chose Sedgefield this week with 2 familiar names grabbing the headlines. Izzy Morgan got another pb and was first lady home in the process. Good work Izzy. Michelle Ince maintained her great form with another pb. Elsewhere Lee Buckle got an all-course pb at Hartlepool - nice one Lee. Hartlepool also saw Steve Cotton reach parkrun number 50. There were pb's for Kris Allen at Crichton and Tom Day at Cannon Park. Paul Morton recorded an all-course pb at Albert Park - good stuff Paul. Two final pb's and they went to Finlay Pennington and Gareth Maloney at Darlington South. Gareth getting a regional age-grading in the process. We also had runners at Stewart, Millenium Country (Bedfordshire), Rother Valley, Flatts Lane, Cotsford Fields and Ford (Cumbria). David Murphy…
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NYSD cross country event #2

Club News
This takes place on Sunday 24th October at Fox Rush Community Woodland, Redcar. Post code for sat navs is TS10 5PZ. See maps below for parking, race times and the XC running routes. Spikes or trail shoes recommended. Stockton Striders colours must be worn to take part. Our tent will be there along with our flag flying high; we are hoping for a good Striders turn out given the marathon events will be over with and we’ve heard this is a flat route 👍. To tempt you further, refreshments will be available post run. If you haven’t registered to take part, but after seeing the post and photos from what was a very successful and enjoyable first cross country, you’re now thinking I want to do this, please comment below.…
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