Dave Shipman writes… Following on from the announcement of Keith’s sad and far too early death, it occurred to me that many club members, especially newer ones, will not know Keith or be aware of his contribution to the Striders over many years. Due to Covid restrictions we won’t be able to give him the … Continue reading Keith Wesson Remembered
This eulogy was read out by our club Chairman, David Shipman. A tribute to Allan Seheult Runner, triathlete, cyclist and coach Carole has asked me to talk about some aspects of Allan’s sporting life: as a runner, cyclist, triathlete and coach; but it goes without saying that I am also describing a much-loved friend. Put … Continue reading Allan Seheult (1942 – 2019)
Waldridge Fell, Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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 … Continue reading August Annual Club Run and BBQ
Guisborough Forest, Sunday, April 7, 2013
BS / 6.2M / 900'
Perfect weather, cool, blue skies and no wind, so expectations were high as Mike Bennett and I headed down the A19 for the next race in the Esk Valley Winter fell series. Surely even on the tops of the Cleveland Hills there would be no more snow and ice to contend with? In reality it … Continue reading Pinchinthorpe Plod
North York Moors, Sunday, February 17, 2013
BS / 5.2m / 722'
Beautiful, sunny skies and temperatures above freezing with only a breeze made for near-perfect running conditions on Sunday, apart from the fact that underfoot all was entirely clarty, as the race title suggested!! Numbers depleted by the late drop outs, Mike B and Nigel H, a small band of Striders assembled outside the pub in … Continue reading Commondale Clart
Saturday, June 23, 2012
David Shipman, Nigel Heppell, David Catterick, Danny Lim
First, David Shipman… To kick off the Charity relay Mike Bennett and I left Chester-le-Street at 6am heading for Bowness, spurred on by texts from Geoff which said in sequence 1.It’s very, very wet 2. It’s blowing a gale and we may have to review the bike ride leg 3. Great North Swim is cancelled. … Continue reading Windermere to Wear Relay 2012