Important date for your diaries – Stockton Striders AGM – Thursday 18th November 2021

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As the club continues to return to some sort of normality post covid, plans are underway for this years AGM. This has been arranged for Thursday 18th November 2021 in the studio at Stockton Town FC at 7:45pm. An agenda will follow in the next couple of weeks but if anyone wishes to submit an agenda item please e-mail stocktonstriders@gmail.com by Tuesday 26th October please. As we approach our 7th anniversary we now  have a number of vacancies post covid on the committee and feel therefore the time is right to reflect on its roles and responsibilities.  Therefore it is proposed to reduce the size of the current committee membership from 15 to 10, but with with a wider portfolio for those 10.  Whilst statutory roles continue - Club Chair,…
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York bus – fares please!

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York bus peeps as we now have 43 people on the bus tomorrow the return fare per person is £10 please - cash payment please as we need to give the balance of the invoice to the driver (I’ve paid £50 deposit from my own money!). The £10 will include the tip for the driver 👍🏻👍🏻 thanks Helen
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York bus – COVID guidance

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Don’t forget gang York bus leaves the club at 7am promptly so please be there by 6:50am. Just to reinforce the Covid guidance sent from race organisers - we ask that you please consider your fellow bus buddies in the same way. There are 43 of us on a 49 seater bus so not many spare seats for social distancing. From race organisers We, therefore, ask that all entrants adhere to our COVID 19 guidance and respect their fellow runners, volunteers and staff at the event. All runners must undertake a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms. Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 currently recognised as any of the following: A high temperature A new, continuous cough A loss of, or change to, their…
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Flowers for Debbie

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On behalf of the Club the committee arranged for some flowers to be sent to Debbie Edwards as she continues her treatment for breast cancer. Debbie has asked us to thank everyone as below : What a lovely surprise albeit looking a bit scary in the photos 🤣 Thank you so much to our lovely SSAC 💚💚💚 family for the beautiful flowers and continued support throughout the last few months. Honestly will never be able to thank you all enough. Onwards and upwards with the positive news continuing 🤞    
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York Marathon and 10 miler Club Bus

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York Marathon & 10 miler bus update: Sunday 17th October 2021: Departs Stockton Town FC at 7am and return from York at approx 4:30pm I have 37 names on the list so its £11.50 return each please which includes a tip for the driver (I cant think why I am waiting for Ben Robinson to comment on his tip for the driver Payment will be on the day by cash please. Sarah A Winter Jennie Johnston x2 Doreen Morris Doz x 2 Kris Allen Samuel Johnston Kay Martin Nick Martin Gail Allison-Robinson Ben Robinson Gina King Sue King Alan King Liz Simpson Faye Buckton x 3 Michael Burke x 3 me! Abby Barker x 2 Sandra S Philip Swash Judith Cook x 2 Robert Parker Melanie Preece Lee Buckle Angela…
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Good Luck to our marathoners this weekend!

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Good Luck to all our marathoners this weekend - give us a comment if you are running one Special mention goes to Finlay Pennington who will be running the London Marathon representing Stockton Striders AC after his name was pulled out the hat in our club ballot. I'm sure after all your training on hills and dales the city streets will be a doddle
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Hope you dont mind me posting this! Kielder marathon fundraising

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Hope you wont mind me posting this but this Sunday I am running (well run/walking) Kielder Marathon and raising funds for The Trinity Holistic Centre a charity very close to Striders very own Paula Radcliffe lookalike Debbie Edwards as she continues her treatment for breast cancer. As ever she is doing this with the strength and courage just like she does with her running, not letting any barriers get in her way! In a true testimony to our club ethos when Sue Russell heard I was doing the marathon as a billy no mates she messaged me to say she wanted to do it with me - a thank you for all the support she had when training for her first marathon and for Debbie too. Whilst Sue and I…
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York marathon & 10 mile bus 17/10/21

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YORK BUS FOR MARATHON & 10 miler - Sunday 17/10/21. Last chance to put your name down for the bus to York. I've provisionally booked it with Delta Coaches - leaving Stockton Town FC at 7am and departing York at 4:30pm. It's £300 for the 33 seater and £385 for the 49 seater - I already have 30 names on the list so if anyone else is interested let me know asap! I would think I'll probably end up booking the bigger bus though. Cost will be between £8-£12.50 depending on final numbers. So far I have: Sarah A Winter Jennie Johnston x2 Doreen Morris Kris Allen Samuel Johnston Kay Martin Nick Martin Gail Allison-Robinson Ben Robinson Gina King Sue King Alan King Liz Simpson Faye Buckton x 3 Michael…
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XC season – race distances

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Hi all Further to the recent healthy discussion regarding the NYSD XC season and the topic of men and women running different distances we thought it would be beneficial to share the following information: In September 2020 following a request from members,  the committee on behalf of the club, sent a letter to UKA in support of equalisation of events. In January 2021 the EA XC consultation survey was shared on the website and in the closed facebook group offering Striders members an opportunity to take part in the consultation on an individual basis. EA's response in March 2021 confirmed over 10,000 responses had been received however as an outcome of the survey they are looking at a wider strategy to be produced which to date has not yet come…
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