Five intrepid Striders made their way to Blyth on Sunday for the 61st Blyth Sands Race. Always run on the first Sunday in December, this historic race uses its own unique handicap system. The older and wiser age groups going off first, followed by the younger whippersnappers released at varying intervals chasing down the early … Continue reading Blyth Sands Race 2021
Today we formally wish to welcome Ian Butler as our new Club Chairman. Ian is a proud Yorkshireman who has been involved in the operations of the club for some time now in his role as Training Coordinator. Ian succeeds Jonathan Hamill who has now moved into the advisory role of Club President. We wish … Continue reading A New Chair
Ian Butler … “Don’t what ever you do lose the dibber” WOT, NO CROSS COUNTRY? LETS GO ORIENTEERING! The excitement had been building all week and my preparation was spot on. I was in peak condition and ready to go and face the onslaught known as the Harrier League Cross Country. I had even restricted … Continue reading October Odyssey Orienteering event
We now waited for the other competitors to come in. The first home in the 5-mile group came charging in at a rate of knots. He was with his Border Collie and was a clear veteran of these events as he had all the gear. I heard him saying that they had to stop for a … Continue reading TrailDog Events – Canicross Running
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I was huffing and puffing up a hill at the Gibside Fruit Bowl, in clear pain and feeling knackered, when a mate of mine who was marshalling shouted out “Get on with it!! Running’s easy. Remember its simply about putting one foot in front of the other’. If only life and running was that simple… … Continue reading Adventures in Orienteering – Simply Putting One Foot in Front of the Other?
Many years ago, when I got sent to jail, I didn’t take it at all well. I refused all offers of food and drink, spat and swore at anyone who came near me and burst into tears. That was the last time that I ever played Monopoly with my big sister! I have always had … Continue reading Observations of an Accidental Cross Country Runner
Trails and Tribulations – How to be a Very Amateur Athlete Background Since joining Striders 3 years ago and getting in to this running lark, I have often questioned my self as to whether I am an athlete or not. I am often the recipient of letters and emails from various sporting organisations addressed to … Continue reading Vale of York Half Marathon 2018 Ian Butler