24 July parkrun report

Club News
The only thing that could improve on the return of parkrun is the return of Paul Johnson’s parkrun reports. So here goes.... Parkrun returned on Saturday following a 5-year absence - although it wasn't back at the barrage. Not that veteran Strider Dave Fender would have been there. Dave is currently in isolation. More on that later. 20 Striders took a trip to Hartlepool where Steve Cotton and Sam Johnston recorded new personal bests. There were also new pb's for Phillip Baines and Tristian Keates at Sedgefield - and Finlay Pennington at Northallerton. Abbey Barker was the star of the show at Heslington. Abbey was first lady home in a super-fast sub 20 time - an all-course personal best for her. Great stuff. We also had runners at Albert, Redcar…
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2021-22 membership form

Club News
Membership renewals are due from 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022. The cost will be £15 as it only covers 9 months. Electronic submission of completed forms to the gmail address (stocktonstriders@gmail.com) and BACS payments are the preferred option. Bespoke arrangements can be made for those who wish to pay cash. Deadline for current membership renewals is 31 July 2021. Please note renewals do not apply to members who joined the club in April, May and June 2021. Download the Striders Membership Form 2021-2022
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Tuesday 11 May virtual session

Training
Morning all, Our next face-to-face session is on Thursday 13 May. Here is todays virtual session... Fartlek (aka speed) Begin with a gentle jog for 10-15 minutes. Run for a total of 30-45 minutes alternating fast and show running at random points. For example run fast until the next road sign, and then slow until the end of a road. You can do as many fast sections as you wish and they should be picked at random. Remember you will get more benefit from the session if you add a reasonable amount of faster sections in. Although, ensure you don’t run it all fast as doing so would mean your fast sections aren’t fast enough and you won’t get the benefit. Your fast sections should be faster than your 5km…
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Thursday 6 May virtual session

Training
Morning all, The next face-to-face sessions will be Thursday 13 May. Todays virtual session is... Speed session Find a place where you can safely run at speed. Ensure you have warmed up with a 10 minute slow run before starting this session. Run 800m at 5km pace. Without recovery, increase your speed to 90% effort for another 200m. You should run for 1km in total. Have a 2 minute walk or very slow jog recovery. Repeat the above a further five times.
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