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3200m Time Trial or 12 Bridges, Maiden Castle, Wednesday, December 19, 2018

3200m

Club photo in market square of Striders with Christmas Tree in background.

photo credit: Jonathan Hamill
Chocolates and Mulled Wine in the Market Square

3200m Track Time Trial

PosTimeBIBStrider
100:10:45.8512Georgie Hebdon
200:10:53.7526Michael Littlewood
300:10:56.4428Mark Kearney
400:11:03.3227Graeme Watt
500:11:36.322Bryan Potts
600:11:59.0831James Garland
700:12:18.2914Allan Renwick
800:12:19.2621Emma Thompson
900:12:29.1229Mark Christie
1000:12:49.7117Craig Thornton
1100:13:01.2223Andrew Davies
1200:13:14.3622Conrad White
1300:13:33.476Davey Lumsdon
1400:13:40.5911Adrian Jenkins
1500:13:46.0432Sarah Davies
1600:13:50.814David Browbank
1700:13:55.3710Matthew Carr
1800:14:23.8125Peter Hart
1900:14:29.2116Alex Brown
2000:14:45.0830Pete Matthews
2100:14:56.723Paul Chute
2200:14:58.8324Anna Mason
2300:15:21.3218Tim Matthews
2400:15:47.0319Jan Young
2500:15:48.8920Vics Jackson
2600:15:51.451Steve Ellis
2700:15:59.315Joanne Patterson
2800:16:21.797Lisa Lumsdon
2900:16:39.5815Rachel Coy
3000:16:48.429Sam Askey
3100:17:39.438Kathryn Shanks
3200:18:09.0013Peter Dawson
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Club Run – One Mile track race, Maiden Castle, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

overall posrace posracestridertimemarch 2018
114Stephen Jackson4.504:55.8
224Georgie Hebdon5.01
334Gareth Pritchard5.07
444Michael Littlewood5.085:19.9
554Rory Whaling5.375:36.4
664Terry Robertson5.45
713David Holcroft5.53
823Juan Corbacho Anton5.54
933Steve Winship5.55
1043Paul Foster5.56
1153Andrew Davies6.046:07.3
1263Robin Parsons6.07
1374Conrad White6.106:21.3
1473Chris Hassell6.11
1583David Browbank6.156:22.7
1693Peter Hart6.266:18.4
17103Mark Foster6.276:19.0
18113Matthew Carr6.31
19123Jordi Villaret6.35
20133Corrine Whaling6.36
2112Ross Parker6.39
2222Joe Dean6.43
23143Pete Matthews6.44
2432Alex Brown6.466:55.0
2542Colin Dean6.47
2652John Turner6.50
2762Peter Bell6.557:16.4
2872John Greathead6.57
2984Kathryn Sygrove7.06
3094Jonathan Hamill7.086:53.7
3182Steve Ellis7.257:19.0
3211Carolyn Galula7.30
3321Kelly Hetherington7.35
3492Andrew Thurston7.358:01.0
3531Debra Thompson8.07
3641Stan White8.108:24.0
3751Alison Smith8.188:43.9
3861Sue Walker8.239:13.0
3971Lynne Waugh8.27
4081Sophie Dennis8.298:49.0
4191Emma Cumpson
8.43
42102Alan Smith9.048:26.0
43101Kerry Barnett9.13

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Elvet Striders Down Hill Dash Club Run 2017, Wednesday, April 5, 2017

1 mile

The inaugural Striders Downhill 1 mile run looked a great success with some fierce finishes.

For more photos (all downloadable full size) visit the gallery …

 

Here’s the details of the run for the next time!

Gareth writes …

The Wednesday (5th April) the club run will be a one mile downhill dash from old Durham Gardens. The Start at the top of old Durham Gardens and finish at the wobbly Bridge at MC.

The idea is to set each pace group off under the run leaders and meet just about 7:30ish at the start area. We will then set each race/wave off in their chosen Mile group.

I just want this to be fun, but people can definitely target a Mile PB if they desire on the day as it’s very fast Down Hill.

Here’s a map of the route:

 

And now a pictorial guide (Gareth’s photos):

The Start

Down the hill then turn right towards the Cathedral

A long flatish slightly downhill stretch with the Cathedral in the distance

Down towards Old Durham Gardens then bear left at gate (marshalled)

Looking back at the gate that you’ve just gone through

Down the hill then bear left up the muddy path

A few metres up the path then bear right, towards the river

Just before old bridge, bear right then left

Left Left Left under the old bridge

Straight run to the finish

If you’ve got 10 minutes to spare, here’s how it looks. You can see that it’s going to be very sunny. It’s not quite GoPro quality but you get the idea. Be ready for the Susan Davis photobomb.

Link to full size (1.3GB) file: Downhill Dash 1 mile

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Night time safety / December club run, Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Catherine and Gareth Smitchard

Well done to everyone who turned out tonight, particularly those who were super luminous, reflective and lit up! Shining bright like diamonds! 

Given the darkened streets we really do recommend people purchase kit that helps them be seen by motorists, cyclists and other pedestrians. To encourage this and in memory of the girls who tragically lost their lives in the recent accident we will be dedicating the next club run to them. We’d like you to invest in (borrow / share) items to keep you safe and wear them ALL on club run night to make our own ‘lumiere’ event on 8th December. A few people had the heel lights on and they were really fab, as were the flashing arm bands. Only a few quid from eBay! Failing that neon clothing / over vests etc are available at reasonable prices – not the most fashionable items but could save a life. 

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May Club Run, Low Burnhall, Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Paul Evans

Light nights and a reasonable weather forecast meant that a plan that had been germinating at the back of my mind could be enacted. A steady start along the Burma Road through Houghall College served as a nice, normal warm-up, though we racked up a minor casualty when Jon Ayres turned an ankle on the descent to the Bridge at Low Burnhall. Once we’d arrived, a brief pause to break the news to people that we were about to run a 35-minute orienteering score event around the fixed marker course kindly laid out by the Woodland Trust and Northern Navigators was followed by questions such as ‘what’s a score event?’ (answer: bag as many controls as possible, some worth more than others, with points deducted for coming back to the start late) and ‘do we have to stay together as teams?’ (answer: yes).

At minute zero a dozen teams set off, four runners who were having their first taste of the club amongst them and Anna and I settled back to scan the horizon for the occasional flash of high-visibility clothing and talk about endurance and blisters; running chat at its best. 29 minutes later Jenny and Maggie T arrived back, thinking to record the marker on the bridge itself (the easiest 10 points on offer, missed by many), followed shortly by Mike Elliot’s group, who realised they actually had time to back a further control and still be back in time. Thick and fast other teams followed, with teams led by George N, Mandy D, Greta, Mike B and Conrad all making the cut-off, the latter by 2 seconds, Peter Mac, Alister, Lucy and Rich Hall (senior) all leading teams in with minor deductions of 10-20 points per team. A few minutes later we were still a little short of our full complement, so Mike Bennett led the group back to Maiden Castle and sweepers went out to find the remaining teams, one of which had managed to get split up, apparently due to a passing labrador injury (said dog was reported to be ok by the second half of the team, thankfully, though the fact that the two halves of the team returned with two separately-marked maps was rather amusing), another of which had made their way directly back to MC rather than the course finish and a final team whose GPS trace I would love to see, given that they eluded all sweepers and approached the finish from a direction completely off the map – Kelly Collier et al, take a bow as you definitely managed the most mileage for the evening.

So, no prizes but an evening purely about enjoying the area in a slightly different way from usual. For what it’s worth, local knowledge, hard running and prioritising the high-scoring controls paid off for Conrad’s team, who bagged slightly fewer controls than second-placed ‘Wet and Windy’ but outscored them 280 to 270 (theoretical maximum 360, though this was not possible in the allotted time). The majority of teams scored in the 120-160 range (‘Andy’s A-Team’ topscoring in this pack), with only one team managing to accrue negative points, though an entirely-subjective mileage bonus has been awarded and concessions made for the stops allegedly taken to produce ‘orienteering-selfies,’ apparently an essential component of the evening.

Finally, many thanks to Anna for making this happen, Alister, Peter Mac, John H, Anita and Richard Hall for sweeping and everyone who ran for throwing themselves at a new challenge with such gusto.

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August Annual Club Run and BBQ, Waldridge Fell, Wednesday, August 7, 2013

David Shipman

As part of the continuing fantastic summer weather, the club run took place in beautiful sunshine, which lasted until the end of the night, so things couldn’t have been better for the crowd of sweaty runners, charred meat, smoked veg and fruit eaters, friends, family and dogs who stood chatting around the BBQs until after 10 p.m. The run followed a meandering route for an hour, taking in a mixture of clear paths, head-high ferns, viscious nettles and brambles, a few hard hills, several bridges and two cooldowns paddling across streams. Because of the heavy rain on Monday several sections were overgrown, very green and lush.

Mandy waits for her enormous corn cob.

As ever, folk new to the fell were amazed it is there and said they never knew about it, some veterans of several such runs still said they didn’t have a clue where we were or where we went to. Susan and Geoff said it should be listed for extra Harrier League training sessions.

A fine array of burnt offerings ...

After the run a sumptuous supper of great variety was produced. Alister won the prize for eating the most burgers, Danny definitely ate the most food, Jules had the fattest sausage, Mike the stumpiest carrot and Mandy the biggest corn cob. Most impressive veggie delight had to be Carolin’s kebabs. As ever, Angela drank the most tea.

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