AWARDS EVENING

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Thank you to everyone that attended the awards evening on Friday.  From the feedback received it appears the new venue was a hit and well done to all the worthy winners.  For those of you that didn’t make it, please follow the 2023 Awards link to see a list of the winners from the evening.  Well done to everyone – as we said on the night – we could give awards to each and everyone of you!
 
Clare

COMMITTEE NEWS

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I would also like to welcome Kimberley Churchill into her new role as Vice Chairman.  I believe she will a great addition and look forward to having her on board.

This does mean therefore that we have a space on the committee for a club ladies members rep.  For any of you that may be interested please let me know.

Clare

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

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I would like to congratulate Gerard Beauvoisin; the club has awarded him a Lifetime Membership.  Gerard was one of our founding members and whilst he is unable to train with us in recent years he has been an active member since the very beginning and we would like to thank him for his commitment to the club.

Clare

1st HANDICAP RACE OF THE SEASON

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The club’s first handicap race is on Wednesday.  Don’t forget that this one is where you predict your time and have to run watchless!   

Come see Julia on the night before the run to ensure that your prediction is recorded.

NEWSLETTER

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Don’t forget, If anyone ever has any articles/race reports etc our lovely Dawn would greatly appreciate any contributions you may have. 

MARATHON SEASON

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The best of luck to anyone running marathons over the next couple of weeks and congratulations to those of you that completed Brighton last Sunday.  I know that there were some impressive times and achievements so well done!

Clare

Summer is coming!

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Although it may not feel like it at the moment, summer IS on the way and, consequently, training sessions will return to the lovely lanes of Denmead on Monday, 1st April -no this is not an April Fool prank!  🙂

Gary has compiled a comprehensive training programme for your enjoyment which can be viewed  by following training link. 

Charlie Burton

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It is with great sadness to report that our club president, Charlie Burton, one of the founding members passed away last week at the age of 92.  If it wasn’t for Charlie & Co and his love of running our club would not be here today. 

Foodbank Run

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Thank you to all of you that came along to training with donations and to Lisa for organising.  We delivered this to our local foodbank last Friday and they were overwhelmed with the amount we arrived with.  So a big thank you – it really does mean a lot to them.

Denmead 10k Entries now open!

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After much deliberation we have decided to open entries for this years Denmead 10k to all club members. We are hopeful that we will still have enough volunteers/marshals/pacers to allow us to put on a safe and enjoyable event and are heavily reliant on you all giving up your time to help and we very much appreciate that. Entries are now open so if you want to run then please sign up on the Denmead 10k page. However if you want to volunteer to help then please let either Bekki Leaves or Paul Welch know. We always get the best feedback on how great our marshals are so would be great to keep that going

Southern Cross Country League Race #5 (Final)

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The 5th (and final) cross country race of the season will take place at Bourne Woods next Sunday, 18th February starting at the usual time of 11 am. Pease follow the link Bourne Woods XC for full details of the day’s event.

Unfortunately, Fareham RC had to cancel their race in the Holywell Estate due to lack of parking at the venue. This was scheduled to be the final race of the season.

As always, it would be great to field a strong team & go out with a bang!

Paul

 

MEMBERS REPRESENTATIVES

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For those of you that may or may not be aware your members reps are Steve Trevenna & Kimberley Churchill.  They are always happy to receive any feedback from members and will happily feedback to the committee.  They are also on hand if you have any questions and will happily help or point you in the right direction.

Hill Training -on 13/12/23 (Levels 1 & 2)

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Hi All,

Following the trial run using the hill alongside Asda. I felt this was an unsafe venue and feedback also proved this feeling.

I am going to try a new venue using the hill along Plant Farm Crescent in the Berewood Estate. This hill will be used by the Level 1 and Level 2 runners. The faster Level 2 and Level 3 runners will continue to use the hill along Portsdown Hill opposite The George Inn pub.

The location of the Plant Farm Crescent hill is just under 1 mile from the Swimming Pool and we will jog there from the pool as a warm up. Please follow Hills_Dec2023 to view a document showing its location, which is approx. 300m from our usual starting point in Berewood.

Gary

 

Winter Training Schedule

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Another summer over 🙁 and consequently,  training in the lanes of Denmead is coming to an end 😥.  Winter training commences on Monday 11th September.

With his usual efficiency, Gary our head coach has compiled a new winter training schedule well in advance so that you can all peruse to see what goodies lie in store for you over the coming months. Follow the link Winter Training 2023 for details. please note that not all training sessions start at Waterlooville swimming pool this year.

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR 2023-4 SEASON

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Paul attended the SCCL AGM this week in preparation for the new season.

This means that some dates have been released for the six scheduled races.

Please put them in your calendar and don’t double book, we have a championship to defend !😉 

Unfortunately, one (Lord Wandsworth) already clashes with the Portsmouth Coastal Marathon.

The current provisional list of races are as follows:

  1. Benyon’s Enclosure – 29 October
  2. Alice Holt – 26 November (all clubs are requested to supply volunteers for this event)
  3. Lord Wandsworth College – 17 December
  4. Chawton House – 21 January  2024
  5. The Bourne Woods –  18 February 2024
  6. Holywell Estate – 3 March 2024

Let’s do it again this season!

Paul 💪

RACE RESULTS

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Please follow the June Results link to see all of this month’s race results and 2023 Results to view all results from 2023 and 2022.

A big thank you to Rachael Harrison who will now be  taking over the collation of results from Clare and a big thank you to Clare who has been keeping all the Striders’ results sheets up to date over the past months among her many other club duties.  If anyone runs any races please let Rachael know and she can add to the results sheet for the week. This is particularly important for races outside the immediate local area of which Rachael is unlikely to be aware! The “Fastest Times” for individuals will continue to be published and you may or may not be aware of the “Power of 10” site:

https://www.thepowerof10.info

Here, once you are are EA Registered, you will be able to look up your races and it details your PBs for every distance. Simply put in your surname and club and it will come up.  Most races get logged on here although, unfortunately, not all e.g. those races organised by “Believe & Achieve which include the Portsmouth Coastal Marathon and Half Marathon.

QUIET PLEASE!!

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It has been noticed that the chatter whilst the coaches are trying to explain the sessions has started to creep back in.  We are having fairly large numbers at training on a Monday & Wednesday and whilst you may think you know the session there are a lot of people that don’t.  Please respect the coaches and leave your catch up until the session starts if you wish.  

Club Photo

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It has been a few years now since we have had a good old club photo and things have changed quite a bit since the last one.  We will arrange this on a club night and encourage everyone to come in the Striders vests (or maybe just red if you don’t have one).  I will give advanced warning on what date this will be and hopefully do it on a sunny day!

Clare

DENNEAD WINS SCCL CHAMPIONSHIP!!

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For those that may not have heard, I am very pleased to announce that Denmead Striders are officially SCCL champions for the 2022-23 season!
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank every one of you that ran, volunteered or supported the team throughout the winter months to make this possible, you are all awesome! 
Well done everyone, you should all be very proud.
For a small club we pack a pretty big punch!

Paul

Denmead Striders achieve 1st Place at Alice Holt XC!!

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I’ve had the provisional results from the Alice Holt XC, and they are very good !

Both the men & women finished 2nd, which means we finished 1st overall. 
By my calculations that puts us top of the league, but by only one point.
I genuinely believe that with a strong team on Sunday we could go and win the league for the first time since 2003! 
It’s a new course around the Holywell Estater, Swanmore, nice and local, so it would be great to get our biggest team this year and show everyone what “little old” Denmead Striders are all about.

Paul

 

Follow the link SCCL results to see the Alice Holt results along with all this seasons’s cross country results

FAKE WEBSITE WARNING

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NB.  THIS IS THE GENUINE WEBSITE OF DENMEAD STRIDERS RUNNING CLUB                                               (url: denmeadstriders.org.uk)

The url denmeadstriders.co.uk purporting to be  the website of Denmead Striders Running Club is a FAKE site containing completely incorrect and false information and should be ignored.