Alice R conquers her first ultra at RTTS

Huge congrats to Alice R who completed the 50KM Race to the Stones on the 13th July. Alice always said she would never do an ultra (who else has said that??) and then attended our fab ultra lunatics talk last year and after hearing Donal talk about his experience of…

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Congrats to our latest C25K graduates

On Saturday 20th July we celebrated our latest cohort of Couch to 5K runners graduating. Led by the fabulous and encouraging Lindsey Stark the group all completed their 5K and the club celebrated with coffee and brunch at the Cartshed after. Despite a fear of “always being at the back”…

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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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