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Club Handicap – May 2022

Maiden Castle, Wednesday, May 11, 2022

4.8 miles

The Handicap made a welcome return to the Striders’ summer calendar. Sixty runners completed the two-lap course around Houghall Woods, as well as several who completed one lap, and a handful who ran “non-competitively”. Well done to all who took part. Many thanks to all who organised, timed, recorded results, marshalled, supported and took photographs. … Continue reading Club Handicap – May 2022

Christmas Handicap 2018

Houghall, Durham, Sunday, December 16, 2018

Handicap Course

Pam Kirkup

The Christmas Handicap came within a whisker of being cancelled this year. A few days before the deadline, I had only 6 entrants and quite a few apologies from people who would normally take part but were doing other races or Christmassy things. But then there was a flurry of last-minute entries and on the … Continue reading Christmas Handicap 2018

Christmas Handicap 2016 – Heroes Just For One Day!

Houghall Woods, Sunday, December 18, 2016


Pam Kirkup

December 18th, the Sunday before Christmas and some 36 Striders turned up at Maiden Castle for our annual romp around Houghall Woods in ridiculous outfits to work up an appetite for Sunday Lunch at the Court Inn. And possibly to go home with a bottle of wine, some chocolates or a lunch voucher. Only a … Continue reading Christmas Handicap 2016 – Heroes Just For One Day!