7 Jan 2017 – County XC Championships

A small group of Stilton Striders travelled to Burbage Common near Hinckley for the 91st Leicestershire and Rutland Cross Country Championships.

On a mild misty day with rain having fallen on the course overnight, the course was soft underfoot with some very muddy sections.  Third race of the day was the under 20, senior and masters (over 35) women’s race and Natalie Teece had a fantastic run covering the advertised 6k (more like 4.3 miles) in 30 min 19 secs to claim a bronze medal in the masters category and 11th place overall.  Natalie went on to celebrate by running an extra 10 mile training run after the race…

Final race of the day was the men’s under 20, senior and masters race over 10k (6.5 miles).  First back for the Striders was Darren Glover (44 min 15 secs, 72nd overall, 26th in masters category), followed by Paul Geeson (after a parkrun in the morning, 46.32, 99th overall, 37th in category) and Nick Brown (46.50, 104th overall, 41st in category).

Great enjoyable event.  [Darren]

31 Dec 2016 – Huncote Hash 

A nice muddy run for the few Striders that joined 341 runners at Huncote ending the year. This is a friendly approx 10 k covering footpaths, a climb up Croft Hill and a stream crossing. 

Rob Beers led the way in 52.01, Paul Geeson 53.31, Vicki Lowe 61.00, Matt Chalmers 61.51, Rebecca forester 74.13 , Sarah Lawrence 74.14, Jacqui Riley and Dan Howley 74.16. [Vicki]

2017 junior training

Junior training has now restarted for 2017 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (for more details see the juniors page).  Relevant news updates will be posted on the juniors news page in due course.  Either click the links above, or type “juniors” in the search bar.

Letters were also handed to all of the juniors at this week’s session requesting parents re-send their email addresses to Di (her contact details were on the letters), to ensure we have latest contact details together.

4 Jan 17 – Leicester City 5k race 3

On Wednesday evening a small group of Striders joined 56 runners in the 3rd round of the Victoria Park 5k winter series. This is a very friendly race around Victoria Park. First back for the men was Jason Barton in a great time of 17.10 (2nd place) and followed Clive Kent – 20.19 (9th male).

Excellent running from Michelle Farlow – 22.37 winning the ladies race followed by Vicki Lowe – 22.58 (3rd place) and Liz Goodbourn – 23.43 (v50 winner). Ladies Striders were triumphant again winning the ladies team for the third time in this series (one more to go ladies). Great support from Jenny Kent cheering us all on.  [Vicki]