Upcoming 3 Club Challenge

This year’s 3 club challenge (hosted by Wreake Runners) will be held on Thursday 10th August at Anstey Nomads Football Club, Cropston Road, LE7 7BF – aiming to run at 7pm.
For those that have not been involved before, it’s a race of approx. 5 to 7 miles between the 3 local clubs – Striders, Barrow and Wreake with the winners receiving the 3 club trophy.

Please confirm to Vicki Lowe (lowe740@btinternet.com or on the Facebook page) if you’re coming by 24th July as numbers are required in advance.

Price is £5.00 to include post race food – pay on the night.  There are changing facilities and a bar.

It’s always a great night and we’re defending champions (kind of – it’s a long story!) so lets get as many of us there as we can.

Out and Back from the Plough at Hickling – 31st May

A great turnout on a warm summers evening for the out and back run from the Plough Inn, a lovely location with a canal basin and fishing areas with a hard-pack gravel track suitable for road shoes.

Welcome to new Stilton Striders
A few new members also came, so it was awesome to welcome those and we hope they had a great run.

What’s an out and back, you may ask?
In this case, we ran out from the Plough Inn. When the clock hands have turned 30 minutes, about-turn, and head back. The idea is to make it back before another 30 minutes have passed. A great test of pacing. If runners go out too hard, they may not quite make it back in time. Too easy and they realise there was a little more distance to be had. How did we fair?

Inspiring efforts
Everyone made it in around the hour mark, so great pacing was acheived and people put in real hard efforts in the heat with a high pollen count, which can be tough on the breathing! A bit of refreshment at the Plough Inn was appreciated!

Thanks Ian and Simon
Thanks to Ian and Simon for organising, helping out with a bit of encouragement and holding the gates.

AGM and the Committee 

Thank you to everyone who attended this week’s AGM.  As emailed to the mailing list following the AGM, the club’s committee and associated roles are as follows for the year ahead:

Committee Roles

Shane Sharkey – Chairman

Andy Nicholls – Club Secretary

Theresa Coltman – Treasurer

Darren Glover – Men’s Captain

Vicki Lowe – Ladies’ Captain

Simon Bottrill – Run Co-ordinator

Di Underwood – Juniors Head Coach/Safeguarding Officer
Other Committee Members

Ian Johnson

Abi Arnott

Katie Hateley

Ian Mason

John Houghton

Dan Valencia

Matt Chalmers
Key Club Roles (not already mentioned)

Mark Stoneley – Coach

Matt Chalmers – Social Media

Clive Kent/Mark Ashmore – Website

Michael Cooke – Melton Sports – Club Kit

Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list of the roles that people perform within the club – there are many many more who do very important things to support the progression of the club, but it would be impossible to name them all individually, so to everyone else I would like to issue a blanket thank-you for all your hard work.