Newsletter – 2 October 2016

Latest newsletter is below, including a call for volunteers, details of our Autumn/Winter club run plans, a special run to mark World Mental Health Day, LRRL awards, forthcoming cross country season, Christmas dinner date and more…



parkrun has arrived!

After a successful first event this morning, with 262 runners and 20 volunteers braving the elements, parkrun will be taking place in Melton Country Park each Saturday morning at 9am.  A huge thank you should go to Shane for all his efforts in making this happen, with many others making significant contributions – thank you to everyone.

For further details please see the parkrun page, including a link through to all the official information.

Also, Melton Sports are generously offering a 20% discount off non-sale items during January if you flash your parkrun barcode.

New kit now available

New design club kit (vests and t-shirts) are now available, at the introductory price of £15 per item for any orders before 1 January. After that time, the price will be equal to the cost to the club – £20 per item. For those who want to stick with the old (“retro”?) design, we still have a small stock of vests.

Jackets are also now available at £35 each and long sleeve shirts are on the way…

See the “kit” page for more details.

Melton Sports – discount and deliveries

Michael has very generously offered that all Striders members are now entitled to a 10% discount at the newly opened Melton Sports shop in King Street. They stock Ron Hill clothing and accessories, Hilly socks and Asics, New Balance and Saucony shoes – see for more details.
In addition, he will deliver purchases to Striders club runs, so if there is anything you need, give them a call.