These are the Grand Prix for 2023-24 standings following the Harrier League fixture at Alnwick, where we saw an excellent turnout of 37 Striders taking on the wet and muddy course. An absolutely fantastic day caking racing. So far, 121 Striders have competed in at least one GP event. The Grand Prix began with the … Continue reading Grand Prix 2023-24 – Standings
These are the currently known best marathon and half-marathon times for the 2023-24 Grand Prix. Striders who think that their time is incorrect or missing, or who have done a better time in another marathon should get in touch with their result. Also, if you are not running the GNR, you can submit a better … Continue reading Grand Prix 2023-24 – Marathon and Half-marathon Summary
As we reflect on the initial months of the year, our Striders has been actively engaged in various initiatives. I would like to thank all our captains and coaches for organising the cross country events, managing our upcoming NEMAAs (please sign up Striders) organising our weekly runs and providing support for our club runners. We … Continue reading Monthly Roundup – January 2024
Temple Park, South Shields, Saturday, December 9, 2023
Organised by NECAA
This event took place at Temple Park, South Shields, familiar to many as a Harrier League xc course, but this being a championship event that familiar course was stretched to 11k for men and 8k for women, with no hiding place as all feet are on the start together, in each race. 253 men contested … Continue reading North Eastern Counties Cross Country Championships 2023
Nick finds that a change in the winter weather makes a big difference to two similar winter fell races in Northumberland, only a week apart.
Rothbury, Sunday, December 10, 2023
Organised by Northumberland Fell Runners - BM / 11 miles / 540m
Nick Latham heads off to the hills of Northumberland in mild but somewhat soggy winter conditions.
Allendale Town, Sunday, December 3, 2023
Organised by Allen Valley Striders - CM / 10.4 miles / 379m
Nick Latham races on the moors of Allendale, despite recent heavy snow.
Keswick, Lake District, Saturday, June 24, 2023
66 miles / 27,000ft, 42 summits
Training and Leading Up to the Attempt The Bob Graham Round (BGR) has been a long-term goal for well over a decade since reading ‘Feet in the clouds’ (by Richard Askwith) and listening to fellow runners’ tales about their attempts to follow in the footsteps of Bob Graham. Since joining the Striders in 2010, I’ve … Continue reading James Garland’s Bob Graham Round
Town Moor, Sunday, November 12, 2023
Having not entered a race for over a year due to injury, I stumbled across this race only 3 weeks before it was due to be run. I wanted a bit of motivation to get me out of the door so signing up for a race was the perfect excuse to do so. The Heaton … Continue reading Heaton Harriers Memorial 10k 2023
Hamsterley Forest, Saturday, November 11, 2023
10k / 800ft
Image by Greener Miles Running The Hamsterley Moon Runner Race is organised by Greener Miles Running, which hosts several events around the North East with distances ranging from 10K to ultra. The concept of the moon race seemed quite novel to me. The idea is to start after the sun sets and run entirely in … Continue reading Hamsterley Moon Runner 2023