The real Striders’ League is now well underway with the first two HRRL events at Overton and Lordshill along with the first SCCL XC race at Folly Farm now complete. The latest results in the League are now available together in DSLeague Results with updated rules relevant to the new season. Jenny Parks and Gary McCawley are currently top of the leaderboard in the men’s and Ladies’ competition respectively.
“Thanks to all of you that turned up on Wednesday evening for our first “all together” training session and well done to all of you that took part in the Summer XC and Lakeside series. “
Clare delivered a number of important announcements which everyone is encouraged to read by following the linkClub Announcements or visiting the Club Announcements page under “Info” on the navigation bar. Clare will be updating the announcements on both Facebook and the website at regular intervals after Wednesday training sessions so please visit the page frequently to check for the latest information, particularly if you are not a Facebook follower!
On behalf of all Denmead Striders we would like to extend our very best wishes and congratulations to you on reaching your 90th birthday last Friday (25th June).
Fellow founder member, Gerard Beauvoisin (“Titch “) and former Strider Nuala presented Charlie with an appropriate “Then and Now” memento to mark the occasion annotated with his familiar “C’mon Striders” expression of encouragement to be heard at most races as his runners approached the finish line.
A big thank you to Gerard and Nuala for making this presentation on behalf of the Striders.
Charlie Burton founded the club 32 years ago along with a small number of enthusiastic runners in the Denmead/Waterlooville area. From modest beginnings, Charlie has seen the club grow both in size (but not too large) and amazing athletic achievemens to the friendly organisation we all know and love today. As you know he still keeps an active interest in our activities and knows what everybody is up to! Thank you Charlie for founding the club; you have been an inspiration for us all and will be for future generations.
Congratulations to Dan Starkey and his wife Gemma who welcomed Layla into the world this week
Thank you to all the people that took part in the rainbow run last week. Some great picture. Latest distance results are now on the website – again well done to all those that keep posting their runs and are still getting PBs too! Special mention to Paul Marshall and Suzanne Richardson for their PBs and also nice to see Sara Saunders back running post baby
Membership is still due – for those of you that have not paid and still want to be a Denmead Strider please could you arrange.
We have started a photos page on the website – will take some snippets from what is posted on facebook so non facebook users can see some of the photos
Give this a go over the coming weeks and start checking off your bingo card – share with us and we can update with who gets a line/house etc
Well done to everyone that took part in the Banana Challenge this week. Some great ideas – We had Bekki dressed as Banana, Gizzy dressed as a banana dog, Jenny wore all yellow and had a banana in hand, Natalie attempted to run with a banana strapped to her head, Chrissie and Lewis done a Mario Kart reenactment by dropping a banana skin, Sean and his banana belt and Peter with his lego get up. Ruud, Amy, Matt and Paul all done Banana shaped runs too. Fantastic to see so many of you getting involved.
There were a few striders that also done their own 5/10ks etc and results will be put online in due course.
Awards night was a success. Thanks to all of those that came along virtually. Was great to see so many faces. Well done to all the winners and don’t forget this was the 2019 season so for all you newcomers it would be great to see some new names on the trophies.
This weeks challenge is themed around St Georges Day. Again we will do the virtual races from your door – this week any recognised distance. Please send results to Lisa and she will collate them for next week. Any Strava art around the theme – Cross/Sword/Dragon even! And again any natty ideas about dressing up etc. Look forward to seeing what people come up with this time.
Remember if you are going out to stay hydrated its very warm at the moment
England Athletics (EA) have recently issued guidelines and advice to the whole running community on how to stay active at home in these difficult and uncertain times. Reading is highly recommended
Links to the relevant web pages will be found on the “Useful Links” tab which has been added under “Info” on the navigation bar. In the first instance, links to England Athletics (EA) and Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL) have been added. More will follow in due course.
A note has been added from your Head Coach, Gary, giving valuable advice on pacing yourself during repetition training sessions.
Please view by clicking Coach Stop next to “Introduction to Summer Training” button.