Road Relays

Club News
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

Club News
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

Run reports
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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NECAA Royal Signal Road Relays

Run reports
Striders had another brilliant team event at the NECAA Royal Signal Road Relays. 2 teams of 4 ladies and 6 men ran 2.2 miles each through Hetton Lyons Country Park in Hetton-le-Hole.  It was a lovely course with just one tricky hill and another, according to Sam and Cat, not a hill - certainly felt like one at the end of the second lap!   Jackie was dedicated to team Striders running on her trip home from Dubai. Michelle and Tom ran their first Striders team event… hope you’ll be back from more guys!   There was superb running from everyone and equally good team spirit. A cool wind picked up later in the afternoon giving the men’s teams an extra challenge to content with. Special mention has to go…
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Summerhill Cross Country

Run reports
Summerhill lived up to its name with some long hills in the 6th race of the NYSD Cross Country series on Sunday 5th Feb. There were unusually mild conditions for one of the toughest but fun races of the series. With some tough climbs and streams to cross the super muddy and slippery course was certainly a testing one. Despite this, and some close calls, all Striders managed to stay on their feet to put in some excellent performances. The ladies team finishing in a fab 4th place Andrew Laverick, Michelle Livingstone and Sarah Winter ran their first XC for Striders and safe to say their shiny new spikes didn’t stay that way for long. Sprint finish race of the day goes to David Horton and his close call with…
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12th January

Training
Here are tonight's sessions: (Sub 22) which will be lead by Paul are doing mile repeats. (22-25) which will be lead by me are doing a 10km tempo run. 9.30-10 minute mile for the first 5km, 7.30-8 minute mile for the second 5km. (25-27) which will be lead by Cat are doing a continuous hill session at the half pipe. (27-30) which will be lead by Jayne are doing a speed session. (30-33) which will be lead by Fiona are doing 400m intervals on the ring road. (33+) which will be lead by Ian are doing 200m repeats in the avenue.
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NECAA Royal Signal Road Relays

Club News
Anyone interested? NECAA Royal Signal Road Relays at Hetton Le Lyons on Saturday 18th February. Each leg is 2.2 miles with only a couple of small inclines ??. 6 men & 4 ladies required for each team. Would be one where official Striders vest must be worn!! NECCA Road Relays Details
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10th January

Training
Here are tonight's sessions: (Sub 22) which will be lead by Paul are doing a pyramid session. (22-25) which will be lead by Sam are doing 2 x 2 mile Indian file relay. (25-27) which will be lead by Cat are doing 3 minute intervals on the cycle path. (27-30) which will be lead by Jayne are doing speedwork on hills. (30-33) which will be lead by Fiona are doing a hills session. (Newham grange park) (33+) which will be lead by Ian are doing a hills session (oxbridge roundabout) A reminder that it's free tea and coffee after the sessions tonight ! Please stay back if you can ? Tickets are on sale for our presentation night on the 27th January. £3 per person ? Membership renewal is still…
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