Weekly Calendar.

Week commencing 16th May

Hope you’ve all been enjoying the better weather this weekend. Not sure if anyone was racing but there were certainly a number at various parkruns on Saturday.

Wednesday outrun
2 routes this week from Thrussington, 6.5 miles lead by (Vicki Galbraith/Chris Page) and a shorter 4.5 route (lead by Liz Goodbourn). Both routes follow a mix of well used footpaths over fields, with some gravel track and a bit of road. The ground is firm and road shoes will be fine for this one. There is a bit of long grass and a few nettles but nothing too bad. Both routes are relatively flat with just a couple of hilly bits.
Meet on Thrussington village green outside The Star Inn for a 7pm start, LE7 4UH. Parking is very limited at the pub, but there are plenty of parking places on the side streets.

Thursday session
John Martin is leading a hill session at Melton Country Park, meet at the café at 7pm.

Friday lunchtime run
The session is on again this Friday for those that can make it, lead by Ian Bickle. Meet at the Melton Country Park café/car park at midday for a social run.

Week commencing 9th May

I’m aware of a few events that happened this weekend:
– Rhiannon Baxter and Ashley Pick took part in the Run Rabbit Trail festival near Market Harborough. The event comprised 5K runs every hour for 5 hours – getting more hilly each time – and Rhiannon came away with 2nd lady
– Katie Hateley represented Leicestershire in the Inter-Counties fell racing championships in Llanberis – tackling a 7 mile route with 2500ft of climb
– Ben Pickard attempted the mammoth Thames Path 100 mile challenge, completing 70 miles before pulling out with bad chafing – ouch!
Well done all – amazing work.

Wednesday outrun
2 routes this week from Nether Broughton – 6.9 miles (lead by Andy N) and a shorter route (lead by John H).
The ground is fairly hard/firm so road shoes are fine. Knee socks recommended but the few patches of nettles aren’t bad yet.
Meet at the The Anchor Inn, LE14 3HB for a 7pm start.

Friday midday run
Ian Bickle’s lunchtime run takes place again at the Melton Country Park cafe/car park, starting at midday.

Week commencing 2nd May
Happy Bank Holiday weekend everyone!
At the Livingston Relays today our vet ladies team (Liz G, Vanessa W and Julie A stepping in at the last minute) came a very respectable 7th out of 18 teams.  We had 2 teams entered for the vet men too including a first race as a Strider from Kurt Wilson – welcome to you and well done!  Thanks for organising the teams Ian.
Also close to home, at the Wymeswold Waddle, Jason Barton finished 3rd male (not far behind former international runner Gemma Steele) and Rachel Wade finished 7th female – awesome work.  From a quick look through the results, I think they were the only Striders but sorry if I’ve missed anyone out.
Flying the flag for Striders overseas is Vicki Lowe who is currently (right now!) running the Vancouver Marathon – hope you enjoy the race and your time over there sight-seeing too.
As Chris mentioned, we’d love to hear about ALL your races – near or far.
Wednesday outrun
More info to follow in due course – see our Facebook page in the coming days – but we’re looking forward to our first outrun of the season from The Grange Garden Centre, Asfordby Hill, LE14 3QU, hosted by John & Katie, starting at 7pm.  Always a brilliant way to start the outrun season with fabulous hospitality thrown in!
So, what’s an outrun?
Most of our outruns follow a basic template:
– cross-country routes on trails, through fields and occasional tarmac
– 2 different distances – roughly 4-5 miles and 6-7 miles
– regroup regularly at stiles/junctions so that no one runs alone
Although long socks or running tights and off-road shoes can be helpful, they’re not absolutely necessary to take part.  These are social runs for most people, so if you’ve never run off-road, I would definitely recommend you come along and try at least one over the summer season.
[If there is interest in a Melton Sports Village 3-4 mile road route for those who feel the outruns are too far at present, please let us know.]
Thursday session
Paul Jacobs will lead a “meet and retreat” session, meeting at Melton Sports Village at 7pm.
Suitable for all and an absolute must for anyone not doing the outruns.
Friday
Ian Bickle’s lunchtime run is happening again this week – from the Melton Country Park cafe car park at midday.
Loads to get your teeth into.

Week commencing 25th April
So last weekend we had a couple of people running two different versions of the Boston Marathon – Greeba finishing the iconic US version in 3:52:00 and Rebecca Forrester in the UK version (Boston, Lincs) finishing in 3:40:14.  Great running ladies!
Today Anthony Ison completed his first ever ultra with a 60K at the Longhorn in 7:37 and there were a few at the Big Leicester 10K in Abbey Park (Alison Sandilands in 58:37, Phil Warrington in his first ever race in 1:06:11 and Chris Vaughan in 1:19:10).
Annual General Meeting
Don’t forget it’s the AGM this Wednesday, held in the rugby club bar at Melton Sports Village at 8:30pm.  There are showers/changing facilities at MSV if you wish to run then freshen up before the AGM.
We really need to have lots of you attending to make the meeting quorate and to ensure decisions made are as representative of our membership as possible.
Wednesday routes
This weeks routes are 3.8 miles / 5.8 miles / 7.8 miles – see attached for details.  Please meet in the MSV car park for a 7pm start.
Friday lunchtime run
Once again, lead by Ian Bickle from the Country Park cafe/car park at midday.
The following week we start the outruns with a run from the Grange garden centre, hosted by John Houghton.  More details to follow but I’m told they include complimentary cheesy chips and garlic bread – watch this space.

Week commencing 18th April
Wednesday routes
This week’s routes are 3.9 miles / 5.7 miles / 7.7 miles. Please meet in the car park at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.
Thursday session
Paul Jacobs will lead a paarlauf relays session on the rugby club pitches at MSV.  Meet in the car park at 7pm.  Hopefully a few more in attendance, better weather and no injuries in the first few minutes this time!!  Speedy recovery to you David.
Friday lunchtime run
John Martin will lead this week’s run, meeting at the country park cafe/car park at midday.

Week commencing 11th April
Annual General Meeting
Can I remind everyone that our AGM will be held at 8:30pm on Wednesday 27th April in the Rugby Club bar/Dance Studio immediately after the evening session. Please please attend as we need to be quorate to vote on our new proposed fee structure for 2022/2023. Agenda will be sent out within the next week – if you want to add anything to the agenda please contact me.
Summer Outruns
Summer Outruns start the following week, 4th May, from the Grange Garden Centre, details to follow nearer the date. Thank you to the few volunteers coming forward to lead additional Outruns – however, we require a few more volunteers to lead a few more. Please contact me if you are prepared to help us out. A schedule will shared soon.
 Tuesday
Katie is hosting defibrillator training at the Grange Garden Centre (7.00pm) cost is ten pounds with all proceeds going to the Ukrainian Disaster Appeal. All welcome to attend – bar will be open.
 Wednesday routes
This week the routes are 4.2 miles / 6.2 miles / 8.1 miles – see attached.  Please meet in the car park at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.
Friday lunchtime run
As usual we will be meeting outside the cafe at the Melton Country Park at 12:00 noon for a 40/45 minute chatty run around the paths and tracks. Suitable for all abilities.
Week commencing 4th April
Just seen that Dan Kelly ran a phenomenal time today of 03:04:37 at the Manchester marathon – amazing running!
Also at the Rutland half marathon were Kieron C, Jamie D, Mark T, Vicki G, Anthony I, Jane M and Emma G – all looking very happy in the photos so hopefully that means you were chuffed with your races.  Karen, Matt and I were all orienteering at Burbage too.
Apologies if I’ve missed anyone out and any other races that took place this weekend.  Please feel free to share any photos/results from your races in the Facebook group.
Wednesday routes
This week’s routes are 4.1 miles / 6.1 miles / 8.1 miles – see attached for details.  Please meet in the car park at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.
Thursday session
John will lead a relays session this week.  Please meet at Melton Sports Village at 7pm.
Friday lunchtime run
Once again, please meet at the Melton Country Park cafe/car park for a midday start.  Last week’s run looked fun and it always seems to be sunny in the photos!

Week commencing 28th March
I hope all the mothers among you have been looked after well today.
Another special event to give you notice of below:
First aid for Ukraine – 12th April
Would you like to learn a life-saving skill and raise money for the Ukraine War Disaster all in one evening, as well as having a beverage or two?
Katie Hateley from FoxMedics First Aid Training will be delivering a CPR and defibrillator training session, as well as offering other handy tips on contacting 999 in a remote location. The Grange Garden Centre and Mountain Restaurant will be kindly hosting the event and will also be generously donating the bar proceeds to the Ukraine War disaster. It will be held on Tuesday April 12th at 7pm and only costs £10, all of the proceeds raised will be going to the charity. If you would like to reserve a place then please email Katie@foxmedics.co.uk
Wednesday routes
This week’s routes are 3.8 miles / 5.8 miles / 7.8 miles – see attached.
Please meet in the car park at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.
Friday run
Once again, Ian Bickle is leading a route around the Melton Country Park.  Meet at the cafe car park at midday.
A great way to finish the week!

Week commencing 21st March
Hot, hot, hot!  What a difference the sun shining makes – I hope you’ve all been enjoying some time outdoors to make the most of it.
Certainly looks like the 18 Striders doing the Ashby 20 today did – I hope you’re all wearing your well earned hoodies with pride now.
Run for Ukraine
If you have taken part in the club’s Run for Ukraine virtual challenge, please let us know how many miles you’ve run (from 9th March until today) and we will add them up to see if we’ve made it to Kyiv.
All we need is a figure – no proof – to the nearest mile.  Please email meltonsports@gmail.com or add a comment to the post on the club’s group Facebook page.  Thank you!
Here’s a link to the donation website: Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
Well done to everyone who’s taken part.
Wednesday routes
Anyone for a recovery run?  This week the routes are 3.9 miles / 5.7 miles / 7.7 miles – see attached.
Please meet in the car park at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.
Thursday session
John Martin’s leading a hills session on Horseguards, just off St. Bartholomews Way, meeting at the layby by the ball court at 7pm.
You’ve got to love those hills!  Suitable for all levels.
 
Friday lunchtime run
We’re back to Melton country park again this Friday for Ian Bickle’s excellent adventures.  Join him at midday at the cafe car park.
Week commencing 14th March
Seems like another busy weekend again with many parkrunning, a few orienteering and a couple at the Oundle 20 plus many more gearing up to Ashby 20 next weekend.  In that vein, we’ve got a number of Striders fundraising for the DEC Ukraine appeal and running as many miles as possible over the next week to take us (virtually) from Melton to Kyiv.  Thanks to Michael Cooke for organising this.
Also on the fundraising front, for those not on Facebook, we donated half of the profits from the Stilton 7 race to Vista – a local charity supporting people with sight loss – giving them £247 to help their activities.
Wednesday routes
This week the routes are 4.2 miles / 6.2 miles / 8.1 miles – see attached.  Please meet in the car park at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.
Friday lunchtime run
Ian Bickle is leading an away day this Friday to Long Clawson, just north of Melton. Please meet at the village centre – by the coffee shop/medical practice where there is some parking – at midday.  Usual roughly 45 minute road run with the option of a brew and biscuits Chez Bickle (Ian’s place!) for those with time and inclination.
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Week commencing 7th March
This weekend saw the end of the Derby Runner cross country season with a pretty boggy and tough run at Bosworth Battlefield.  Great to have 15 runners for Striders, including full men’s and women’s teams once again.  Sorry about the hot drinks situation though…
 
Before we get onto this week’s sessions, here’s something a little different:
 
Run for Ukraine
Striders, are you up for a challenge?
We’ve all been feeling both horrified and helpless over the war in Ukraine, but perhaps together we can make a small difference.
Can we collectively (virtually) run the 1,348 miles from Melton to Kyiv?
To take part you need to do two things:-
1 Record your mileage, starting from the club run this Wednesday and ending on Sunday, March 20 (the day of the Ashby 20)
2 Pledge to make a personal donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee for humanitarian aid https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal
Imagine, if 50 members signed up and donated an average of £20 we would donate £1,000 between us . . . and we run anyway.
Please email Michael at meltonsports@gmail.com or look out for the posts on the Striders’ Facebook group in the coming days to put your name down ready for the start of the challenge on Wednesday. Thank you!
 
Wednesday routes
This week’s routes are 3.7 miles / 5.8 miles / 7.8 miles – see attached.
Please meet in the car park at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.
Thursday session 
This week there is a hill session, meeting at the corner of Beechwood Ave and Firwood Road at 7pm.
As ever, these sessions are suitable for all and can make a real difference to your running.
Friday lunchtime run
Ian Bickle is leading this Friday’s run from the Melton country park again, meeting in the car park by the cafe at midday.

Week commencing 28th February 
The obvious highlight of the weekend was the Stilton 7 – great to see our race go well and so many of you running or volunteering – but there were also runners at Prestwold for the Leicestershire Half today and many top performances (and social ambles too) at the Belvoir Challenge yesterday.  Well done Rhiannon on 1st lady and 10th overall for the long Belvoir!
Wednesday routes
Routes are 3.5 miles / 5.5 miles / 7.6 miles – see attached.
Please meet in the car park at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.
Thurs
No session this week – the next one will be Thursday 10th March.
Friday midday run
Ian Bickle’s back to lead the run from the Melton Country Park cafe/car park at midday.
Sunday Bosworth XC race
It’s the final race of the Derby Runner XC series at Bosworth Battlefield.  Sadly(?!) the infamous Bosworth Bog has been removed from the course this year but I’m sure you’ll still have plenty of muddy fun.
Meet at the Wilton Road car park to car share at 9am.  See further details on Facebook too.
Week commencing 21st February 
As we lead up to the Stilton 7 next Sunday, there’s a few options this week for you to warm-up.  Good luck to those doing the Belvoir Challenge next Saturday too. Then the following week, it’s the last of the XC races for this season at Bosworth Battlefield – further info to follow.
Wednesday routes
This week the routes are 4.1 miles / 6.1 miles / 8.1 miles – see attached for details of the routes.
Please meet in the car park at Melton Sports Village ready for a 7pm start.
Friday midday run
Matt Taylor is leading this week’s run (thanks Matt!), meet at the Melton Country Park cafe car park for a midday start.
Sunday – Stilton 7 race (10:30am race start)
There is no parking at or near the Stute (where the race is based) on Sunday.
Runners – can all runners please park at the Saint Gobain works – following the car park signs – then make your way along the signposted countryside path to get to the Stute to collect your race number.  Please DO NOT walk/run along the main road as this will be very busy.
Volunteers – parking is available at the Grange garden centre for volunteers only (but probably makes more sense for the car park marshals to park at the Saint Gobain works)
If you’re not running or helping out, why not come and cheer everyone on?  Our race is renowned as a really supportive, friendly race by all the participants.

Week commencing 14th February 

Wednesday routes
This week’s routes are 3.8 miles / 5.8 miles / 7.8 miles – meet at Melton Sports Village outside in the car park for a 7pm start as usual.
See attached for the routes.
Thursday session
John Martin will lead a short interval session on Norfolk Drive, meeting at Melton Sports Village at 7pm.
Friday lunchtime run
John is also leading the Friday run (thanks John!) – meet at the Melton Country Park at the cafe/car park at midday.
Have a great week if you’re able to go away and, if not, we’ve got plenty to keep you occupied.


Week commencing 7th February 2022

Did anyone run the Charnwood Hills Race this morning (otherwise known as the Bowline)?  Hope it went well for you if so, it’s a tough but wonderful race.
Wednesday routes
This week’s routes are 3.9 miles / 5.7 miles / 7.7 miles.  Please meet in the car park at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.
Friday lunchtime run
This Friday Ian Bickle is leading a route from the Holwell Nature Reserves, just north of Melton, starting at midday.  Wear trail shoes as there will be some cross-country around the lovely nature reserve.  Best accessed (from Melton) via the Scalford Road, then turn left just after the bend and a couple of houses, before turning right, going past the scout camp and over a cattle grid.   See map below:

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Per their website, please park on the hard standing opposite the entrance to Brown’s Hill Quarry. Space is limited so please park considerately and do not park on the surrounding grassland as this is privately owned grazing land.

Week commencing 31st January 2022
How was your weekend?  Bright sunshine and only gentle winds today at the Mallory Park XC made it a fantastic day for racing and we managed to field full teams again – yes!
Wednesday routes
This week’s routes are 4.2 miles / 6.2 miles / 8.1 miles.  Meet at the Melton Sports Village car park for a 7pm start.
Thursday session
John Martin will lead a hills session, meeting at the lay-by by the ball-court on Horseguards at 7pm.
As always, these sessions are suitable for all levels.
 
Friday midday run
Ian Bickle will lead the run around the Melton Country Park, staring from outside the Cafe at 12:00 noon

Week commencing 24th January 2022
We’re heading into another cross-country weekend – would be great to see loads of you there on Sunday.  Race info is attached.
This week we have 2 options for you on Friday – a midday run and an evening run – take your pick or even do both!
Wednesday routes
This week’s routes are 3.7 miles / 5.8 miles / 7.8 miles – details attached.  Please meet in the car park at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.
Friday midday run
Ian Bickle is again leading a route with options suitable for all, starting from the country park cafe at midday.
Road shoes are fine for this run.
Friday evening run
Anthony Ison’s leading a 4.3 mile route from Asfordby Village, meeting at Asfordby Village Hall car park for a 7pm start.
All on well lit paths and road shoes are suitable.  Head torches are optional but high-vis is essential.  Please email Anthony if you have any questions at anthonyjison1@gmail.com.
Sunday XC race at Mallory Park 
A cross-country race with a difference this one!  The race doesn’t go on the tarmac of the race track itself but all around it – with some fairly flat fast sections around the perimeter of the race track plus a small amount of woodland and grassy fields with a few short, sharp, muddy hills thrown in for good measure.  We managed to get full teams again last time (plus 3 extra men) but everyone is welcome to take part – the more the merrier.  As usual, we’ll meet at Wilton Road car park at 9am (opposite Wetherspoons) to car share but you are welcome to go directly there if preferred.
Week commencing 17th January 2022
Hope you’ve had a great weekend.  The launch of Belvoir Castle parkrun yesterday and today’s Martinshaw Woods XC were highlights for me.  The next XC race is at Mallory Park on 30th Jan – more details on that to follow in due course.
No rest for the wicked, so on with this week’s sessions.
Wednesday routes
Meet in the car park at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.  There’s a choice of routes for all – 3.5 miles / 5.5 miles / 7.6 miles.
Thursday run
Paul’s planning a “meet and retreat interval session” meeting at MSV at 7pm.  Personally I’m intrigued what that means – looking forward to finding out!  Suitable for all.
Friday lunchtime run
Another midday run lasting around 45 mins, lead by Ian Bickle once more.  Please meet at the country park cafe – road shores are fine.
Week commencing 10th January 2022
This weekend saw the County XC championships take place in the “Burbage Bog” with some excellent performances from the Junior Striders in particular.
Next weekend we’re back to the Derby Runner XC series with the Martinshaw woods race – more info on that below.
Wednesday MSV runs
Routes this week are 4.1 miles / 6.1 miles / 8.1 miles – see attached.  Meet at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.
Friday midday run
Ian Bickle will again lead a run around the Melton Country Park, meeting at the cafe car park for a midday start.
Sunday Derby Runner XC race
Hosted by West End Runners, the race takes place on Sunday 16th January 2022 at Martinshaw Woods, just outside Leicester.
Juniors’ race 10:20am (juniors don’t need to be running club members)
Mens’ race 10:55am
Ladies’ race 11:05am
Approx. 5.6 miles long, all the race and course info is available online at the link below. Entry is on the day.
Race Info here: https://bit.ly/3f1CeR1
We’ll meet at the Wilton Road car park at 9am to car share as parking is limited at the race. All runners welcome – the more the merrier – for a lovely woodland course.
Week commencing 3rd January 2022
Happy New Year to you all!
I hope you’ve all had a nice break and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
We’re back up and running this week, so if you’re looking to kick-start your training for 2022, please join us at one of our sessions.
Finally, if you’re looking to race cross-country, the county championships are this Saturday at Burbage Common, Hinckley
Wednesday 5th January
Meet in the Melton Sports Village car park for a 7pm start.
The routes are 3.8 miles / 5.8 miles / 7.8 miles, run in small groups at various speeds.
Thursday 6th January
Paul Jacobs is leading a hill session from Horseguards Way, meeting at the layby by the ball court at 7pm.
Suitable for all – if you’ve not tried one of these sessions before, they are fantastic.
Friday 7th January
Ian Bickle is putting on a run around the Melton Country Park at midday.  There will be options on paths or cross-country so pick your shoes accordingly.
Week commencing 13th December
What a lovely day for a cross-country race for the 12 of us at Bagworth Heath (plus Katie and the Drage family cheering us on) and a few at the Turkey Trot half marathon (including Anthony sweating buckets in fancy dress).
After the runs/events shown below, we’ll take a break until 5th January.
Wednesday running routes and Xmas fuddle
Routes this week are 3.9 miles / 5.7 miles / 7.7 miles – please see attached.  Meet at Melton Sports Village for a 7pm start.
After the run, we’ll have our Xmas “fuddle” in the rugby club bar.  Please bring a small amount of food to share – or if you’d prefer just an individual plate for yourself.
A few “club standards” will be awarded that evening so a great opportunity to celebrate some individual achievements over the last year.
Friday lunchtime route
Following the success of last week’s run, Ian Bickle will again lead a route around the Melton country park, meeting at the cafe at midday.
Please email (firbeckkona@gmail.com) or whatsapp him (07305 425847) if you’re interested in attending.
Friday evening route
Anthony Ison also offered to lead a social chatty run on Friday evening, meeting outside the vets on the Crescent at 7pm for a 4 to 5 mile run to explore Melton’s Xmas lights.
Please email him by Tuesday at anthonyjison1@gmail.com if you’d like to take part.
Saturday social at Round Corner Brewery
Our final social activity for 2021 is a meet-up from 7pm onwards at the Round Corner Brewery and Fur n Feathers bar in the Melton market – entrances to the market are opposite Lidl on Scalford Road or next to the Fire Station on Nottingham Road.
For those that haven’t been before, Round Corner has a very large enclosed barn with plenty of seating and an open feel – ideal for feeling safe in Covid times and with no dress code.  The neighbouring Fur n Feathers gin bar is a smaller, more classy venue but we managed to sneak in wearing running gear a few weeks ago!
Hope to see you all again in the New Year.
Week commencing 6th December Evening everyone
Did anyone go to the trial events at Belvoir Castle for their soon-to-be parkrun this morning?  I hope it went well – I’m looking forward to visiting once it starts for real.
We have a busy few weeks ahead of us for Striders.  Hopefully lots of members will run at the next cross-country event this Sunday morning, building on the great team performance last time out.
Then we move towards our Xmas festivities.  Please read the final paragraph about the Xmas ‘Fuddle’ and respond.
Wednesday run
Routes this week are 4.2 miles / 6.2 miles / 8.1 miles – see attached.
Starting from Melton Sports Village at 7pm.
Thursday run
John Martin will lead a paarlauf relay session, meeting at Melton Sports Village at 7pm, using Norfolk Drive.
This is the last Thursday session before Xmas so don’t miss out!
Friday lunchtime run
This week we’re trying something new – aimed at those working from home or with more flexible working patterns.
Ian Bickle will lead a run from the Melton Country Park, starting at midday.  Meet at the cafe (i.e. where parkrun starts from).
Please email Ian (firbeckkona@gmail.com) if you’re hoping to take part so that he has an idea of numbers.
Sunday Derby XC race
Final instructions haven’t yet been issued but this race is set for Bagworth Heath, near Coalville.
This one should be less narrow/less obstacles than Holly Hayes but a bit muddier/hillier.  Trail shoes or spikes recommended.
Everyone is welcome to take part – the more the merrier.
Once again, meet at the Wilton Road car park (opposite Wetherspoons) at 9am so that we can car share as parking is extremely limited at Bagworth.  We will have 2 tents to change and store your bags plus tea/coffee (bring your own mug) and hopefully some of Mrs Genes’ finest baked goods!  Final instructions will be sent out when we have them.
Christmas ‘Fuddle’ Wednesday 15th December.
Over recent Wednesday’s the `Rugby Club bar has not been opening after our club runs. They are prepared to open up especially for our Fuddle on the 15th December after our club run, so long as there are sufficient numbers to warrant it.
As usual for our Fuddle, all we ask you to do is bring along some food for us to share. Sausage rolls, mince-pies, cheese, pork pie, crisps, cakes etc. Or if you are worried about sharing food then please bring your own ‘pack-up’.
Club standards will also be awarded that evening.
However, before we confirm and they agree to open up especially for us we need to gauge numbers – so please will you respond to this email if you are definitely planning to attend the Fuddle.
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Week commencing 29th November
Anyone spent the weekend putting up their Xmas decs?  No? Good – it’s still November after all!
Firstly a little advance warning for the following week.  At the AGM, there was a suggestion of a lunchtime run on a Friday to better suit those that are working from home and preferred to run earlier in the day.  If you are interested in taking part in a run at midday on Friday 10th December (lead by Ian Bickle), please email  stiltonstriders@yahoo.co.uk so that we know if this is worth putting on.
Back to this week’s sessions:
Wednesday
The routes this week are 3.7 miles / 5.8 miles / 7.8 miles  starting from Melton Sports Village at 7pm.
If the weather is particularly bad, we may be able to congregate beforehand in the leisure centre reception.
Friday social run
We’re looking for a volunteer to lead a 4 to 5 miles run please on Friday evening at 7pm.
Sunday
Not a Striders session but as Shane Sharkey posted recently, the soon-to-be Belvoir Castle parkrun are doing a couple of test events on Sunday 5th December and Sunday 12th December and are looking for a few runners to help with this.  I gather they will actually run twice – to test both courses.  The first one will be at 9am – meet at Cafe Allez – and the second one at 10:30am.
See you all soon.
Andy
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For latest news, including details of special events and dates for the diary, click here.

To see our regular routes, click here, and for tips on safe running in the dark, click here.

Our usual club group run is held on a Wednesday at 7pm (as per the above dates) with structured sessions on a Thursday at 7pm for seniors and Tuesday (6.15pm) & Thursday (6pm) for juniors.

That’s not all though, we have members who are the driving force behind numerous running initiatives in Melton, and clearly these are all open to our members to attend:

  • Monday – no Striders run, but many of our members enjoy a group run at Melton Running Club – MRC – meet at 6.30pm (Parkside)
  • Tuesday – members are welcome to train alongside the Juniors sessions – meet at 6.15pm (Melton Sports Village Summer / Argos Winter). A group of Seniors also arrange yoga sessions for our runners – see Facebook group for details.
  • Wednesday – club group run night (see Wednesday club runs, Summer outruns and Headtorch runs)
  • Thursday – club structured training session, also Juniors sessions
  • Friday – social club run
  • Saturday – parkrun
  • Sunday – Race listings

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