"Not only are Stamford Striders the town's only running club, they are also the most open and welcoming club you could hope to find"
We are a friendly, active running club open to all abilities of runners over 18.
Training meets are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm at our home at
Blackstones Sports and Social Club on Lincoln Road in Stamford. Full details can be found here.
Our members run both socially and competitively, in all disciplines, and at all levels.
So, whatever your standard, come along and run with us, as there will always be
someone to run with you.
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Two striders finished in the top 10 at the Eye 10k on Sunday (May 12).
Simon Fell led the club home, finishing 5th in 34:43 closely followed by Jim Morris who came 7th in 35:23.
Jim also claimed the prize for first MV45 to cap a busy week in which he completed four 10ks in eight days as he warms up for the Windermere Marathon on Sunday.
He started by finishing 2nd in his category at the Bristol 10k on Saturday, May 4, followed by another outing at the Chalgrave Festival the following day.
He hit the tarmac again at Silverstone Race Course on Tuesday night where he finished fourth in his category (36:03), along with fellow Strider Mark Popple (40:34), before rounding off the week at Eye.
Seven other Striders were also in action at Eye. Jim Regan was third home for the club in 43:49 followed by: Dave Aust (45:27); Barry Daff (46:25); Nicholas Smith (48:11); Celina Silver (53:49); Alan Gray (56:54) and Rebecca Birch (1:04:21).
Mark Popple and David Babbs both competed at Long Clawson 10K on Sunday.
Several Striders took part in the inaugural Rat Race at Burghley Park on Saturday (May 11). More than 5,000 men and women battled over obstacles, including monkey bars and man-made hills, and waded through chest-deep water to overcome the huge assault course. Striders Amy Martin and Ellie Campbell Ricketts (pictured below with Ellie's sister Di Carter) took part in the Half Mudder - which comprised a 13 mile slog through the mud. Click here for more details about the event
Three Striders were in action at the Titchmarsh 10k on Sunday (May 5). In glorious sunshine, more than 200 runners took on the route around the Northamptonshire village. Jim Regan finished in the top 50, clocking 44:45 to finish in 42nd place, followed by his wife, Alison who enjoyed a change from long distance running to finish in 53:53. Alan Gray was third Strider home in 57:48.
Three Striders ventured north to Scunthorpe to take part in the North Lincolnshire half marathon on Sunday (April 28).
Nicholas Smith led the trio home in 1:47:18 quickly followed with personal bests from both David Andrews (1:53:45) and Celina Silver who edged closer to the two-hour barrier in 2:00:22.
Running veteran Terry Cross was in action at the Lochaber Marathon. Terry completed the Scottish course in 4:30:01 as he continued his warm-up for his 14th consecutive Comrades 54-mile ultra marathon in his native South Africa in June.
It was PBs all round for nine Striders who took part in the London Marathon on Sunday (April 21). All nine produced best ever performances to ensure a clean-sweep of runners under four hours - including sub three-hour runs for Jim Morris and Simon Fell. To make the performances even more impressive, Brian Kearsey, Julie Parker and Viv Middlebrook were making their marathon debuts. Click Read More for full Striders results.
Seventeen Striders battled through a tough 10k at Belton House on Sunday (April 14) In wet and windy conditions, the runners had to take on a number of challenging hills around the Grantham Cup course - making the chance of recording a personal best almost impossible. Mark Popple was first home, 11th in the field, finishing in 47:09, followed by Martin Candish (16th overall) in 48:08. Nick Greenwood was third Strider over the finish line in 50:35, followed by: Mick Revill (51:04); Andy Wade (51:14); Dave Aust (54:30); Adam Fenn (54:38); David Babbs (54:51); Matthew Kefford (55:28); Nicholas Smith (56:38); Barry Daff (59:26); Amanda Hannah (59:45); Amy Williamson (62:23); Caroline Roberston (62:50); Andrew Duffin (63:43); Celina Silver (66:18) and Vanessa MacKinnon (67:28). Click here to see pictures
Simon Fell and Jim Morris capped their preparations for this year's London Marathon by chalking up their fastest ever 10ks on Sunday (April 7). The speedy Striders sprinted around the Lincoln 10k course in uner 35 minutes and are looking in good shape ahead of the 26.1 mile challenge on April 21. Simon led the wat in 33:45, finishing 16th in a field of more than 6,000 entrants, Jim was 29th in 34:49. Other Striders taking part in the race included Richard Gombault (50:41) and Emma Gower who completed her debut race in 58:12.
Jim and Alison Regan topped off a romantic getaway in Paris - by taking part in the city's marathon on Sunday (April 7). Jim crossed the line in 3:47:54 then cheered on Alison who conquered the French capital's course in 4:22:15.
Eleven Striders took on the Bourne Run In The Woods challenge on Sunday (April 7). Nick Greenwood was first home in the 10k race organised by the Rotary Club, finishing in 40:57. David Babbs (47:03) was next home, followed by; Mick Revill (44:05); Nicholas Smith 47:27; Matt Kefford (48:01); Suzanne Moon (52:57); Caroline Robertson (53:36; Vanessa MacKinnon (53:45); Celina Silver (55:34); Owen Davies (58:07) and Sheona Revill (1:01:28). Meanwhile Dave Aust completed the 13-mile Caythorpe Canter in 1:5- on Saturday.
Strider Viv Middlebrook is running the London Marathon for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and has organised a really good event at the Wicked Witch in Rhyall. What better way to support a great local service and have a brilliant night out at the same time.
- Charity Evening - pub closed to general public and dedicated to Viv's do.
- Spaces limited to 78, so you need to book early
- Date is Wednesday 13 March 2013
- Arrival time 7pm
- 3 course Italian themed supper prepared by Damian Clark, Michelin starred chef, £30 of which £10 is being donated to LNAA
- Auction ...Damian Clark comes to cook for your very own dinner party in your home
- Raffle with lots of foodie/drink prizes, tickets to Peterborough United, Emma Canning beauty vouchers + more
- TO BOOK you places simple call the WW : 01780 763649 or email the Wicked Witch
Tickets are going fast - so book your place soon - lets get lots of Striders there for a great social night out.