Tuesday training moves back to MV16 on 28th March (meet in the car park for 6:15 start).
Thursday training moves back to the Country Park on 30th March (meet in car park at Wymondham Way Visitor Centre for 6:00 start).
There will be no training on April 11th and 13th.
With apologies for the short notice, we have had to cancel tonight’s junior training due to circumstances beyond our control.
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.
Last junior training sessions before Christmas are Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th December. Training begins again on Thursday 5th January and Tuesday 10th January.
Unfortunately there will be no junior training on Thursday 1st December due to an event taking place at the Defence Animal Centre.
There will be no junior Thursday session for the next two weeks. From Thursday 27th Junior training is at the Vet Camp. Di will need all parent’s car details by Tuesday 25th as no cars will be allowed on site if their name and car details aren’t on the list.
Tuesday training will be on as normal, meet for 6.15 start outside Argos.
A fantastic evening, once again, at the Rainbows 100 lap challenge, with 3 teams of Striders joining in the competitive fun at this event which raises much needed charity funds for Rainbows.
Link to Melton Times report: http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/sport/other-sport/record-breaking-stilton-striders-win-rainbows-100-lap-challenge-1-7487791
A perfect day for spectating at this year’s Clawson 10k, with sunshine and warm temperatures a shock to the system for the runners. 158 started this hilly 10k – the climbs and descents giving it the feel of a fell race. The route would be familiar to anyone who has joined one of our head torch runs from Long Clawson over the last couple of years – although it is definitely a different test in the sunshine as opposed to the dark, wind and rain!
There was a bumper turn out of Stilton Striders for this local favourite, with Katie Hateley taking home a chunk of Stilton as 3rd lady and four other top 10 finishes (some aided by a number of other runners going off course).
Luke Eggleston (4th, 46.53), Darren Glover (5th, 47.03), Rob Beers (6th, 49.30), Rich Gray (8th, 49.46), Michael Atton (14th, 51.14), Katie Hateley (3rd lady, 22nd overall, 52.49), Dan Valencia (23rd, 53.14), John Houghton (33rd, 56.29), Dan Howley (44th, 58.40), Louise Houghton (46th, 61.17), Sarah Procter (50th, 62.56) and Lynda Harris (57th, 65.02). Nicholas Smith, Celina Silver and their dog (all representing Stamford Striders) were 116th in 80.41. Di’s junior Striders training sessions are also clearly paying off with Finn Mulholland first junior in 68.37 and Archie Parrott in 76.50.
This race is like the Huncote Hash, only shorter and wetter with 6 deep stream crossings on each lap. On what seemed like the first day of Spring, a select bunch of Striders and their children braved the mud and water.
For the children, Emily Walkling came 33rd in the Year 3/4 race, William Walkling came a superb 14th in the Year 5/6 race, followed by Luke Nicholls 40th and Zoe Nicholls 42nd, James Walkling 24th in the tough Year 7 to Age 17 race.
For the adults, Andy Nicholls came 4th and Brian Walkling 11th after having already done parkrun the same day.
Next in the series is the Frisby Fun Run on Saturday 16th April – hope to see some of you there! [Andy]
We are coming into spring which means indoor training will come to a stop and we move up to train at the country park. The last indoor session with be March 17th and the first outdoor session will be April 7th. We will meet at the visitors centre at 6pm until 7pm.
For those who train on a Tuesday, the last session before Easter will be on the 15th and then we will be back at the MV16 on the 5th April 6.15pm until 7.15pm.
As always it will still be quite cold so we will expect all athletes to come appropriately dressed with warm clothes. If anyone turns up in just shorts and t-shirt and it is not warm enough they may be sent home.
Any questions, please email Di via the email address on the Juniors page.