London Marathon 2019 – Dee Bryson

I was the person that said ‘I’m never running a marathon’, but hey I’ve now done two! This has been as a direct result of being inspired by those in the club who have conquered the distance. I had an early start on the day up at 4.30, to catch…

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Easter Running 2019

The weather was glorious this weekend and the club Strava feed was full of runs with happy titles after Saturday’s club runs. “Sunny run, including a paddle” “Saturday Sun run” “Lovely morning river run” “Stunning morning for a run” “7k with Striders ☀️” I particularly liked these pictures from the…

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March 2019 – Club Run – Stadhampton

What a fabulous run! A group set off from Benson at 7.30 to run an additional 7 miles, another group met at 8.15 to do an extra 5K and some met at 8.45 .. we then all ran the final 5K together. Over stiles, through mud (some losing shoes… Donal!),…

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Couch to Half Marathon!

What an inspirational Strider Simon Argent is! Whilst he is still basking in the glory of completing the Reading Half Marathon I thought I’d find out a bit more about how he went from doing the C25K in 2018 to a half marathon in 2019 …it’s an inspirational story! Simon…

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Marathon Des Sables – Lauren Cooper

What a treat! At our Ultra Lunatics talk in 2018, we also heard from Lauren Cooper on her experience doing the Marathon Des Sables … Highlights included training in her utility room with the tumble dryer on to try and replicate the heat (I LOVED THIS!) being in the desert…

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Race to the Stones – Donal McGurk

A fantastic evening in 2018 hearing from a number of speakers about their Ultra Experiences … Donal McGurk was first up with his (amusing) story of tackling Race to the Stones. Whether you are thinking of doing this race (i’m not!) or fancy the challenge his talk was highly entertaining…

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I Did It!

12 races in 12 months I never imagined this would happen when I joined Benson Striders and started running a few years ago. A neighbour recommended the club and I’d never really enjoyed running up to then, but I found the Couch to 5K programme gradually builds up your running…

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