Just wanted to let you know that Emma Smith and I will be starting a separate group from the main club run on Thursday nights. We will kick this off from Thursday 13th October. (Still starting at 6.45pm from SID).
This group will be to accommodate our new C25K graduates, but would also be suitable for existing members who want a shorter run, or are maybe wanting to get back into running. The routes will be approx 5k each week, and at a nice steady pace.
Hopefully we'll see some of our members from the first C25K group we did who may not want to do the distance/pace that the main club run does - please please come along - you're more than welcome and we'll make sure everyone is looked after.
Any questions please email me, or see me at the club
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Desford Striders / Flyers?
There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...
1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/desford-striders--flyers-2/ and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Desford Striders / Flyers will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.
Derby Runner League 2016/2017 XC details below.
30/10/2016 Holly Hayes Woods Hermitage(With a
back up of Foremark if Holly Hayes not available)
13/11/2016 Markfield Westend Runners
27/11/2016 Bagworth Heath Desford Striders
11/12/2016 Bradgate Park RoadHoggs
15/01/2017 Sinai Park Hatton Darts
19/02/2017 Allestree Park Derwent Runners
05/03/2017 Bosworth Visitor Centre Hinckley
Main Race runners have to be 15 and over. Kids Races 1M for upto and
including Year 6, 2M for above Year 6.
Main Race £3 for all except Bradgate Park where it will be £4 but this includes a fee for Parking. There may
be a £2.50 car park charge at Bosworth Visitors Centre.
Kids Races £1
Car sharing is essential. If you turn up in a car with less than 3 you won't be allowed in the car park except for cars with club tents in.
Age categories for individuals this year will be in 5 year gaps starting at VM40 & VF40 e.g. VF40, VF45 etc.
To all my running friends over the years.
In June I will reach the mile stone of 60 years, yes I can hear you all saying never, cannot be that old and I thank you for those thoughts.
To celebrate this mile stone I intend to complete a challenge of mega proportions.
No skydiving jump from 30,000 feet or abseiling down a mountain side, nothing as daring or risky as that!!
No my plan is to walk around the relatively small island of Jersey with Francesca, my son James partner and the mum to my lovely 2 grandsons. Jersey is only 9 miles by 5 miles so you would think well it can only be about 30 miles at the most!
Wrong it is 48.1 miles around the coastal path with plenty of up hill and down dale, (I know as I have already walked the worst section as a training walk). The walk starts at 3 am and is all completed in the one day!
So all I ask is a little support from anyone, however small 100% of donations will go to one of the 14 Jersey charities as shown on the web site link,
All you need to do is click on the link below and support my challenge and I will do the rest (48.1 miles) and have a rest afterwards!
Thanks to all and wish me well,
Happy Friday everyone!
This time in 3 weeks (29th April) you could be getting your brain into gear ready to come to the Desford Striders Quiz Night! All are welcome, Striders, Flyers, family and friends. It is £2 per person (which will be donated to our chosen charity for 2016 - The Laura Centre).
Teams will be a maximum of 6 people. It will be held in the upstairs bar at SiD and begins at 7pm. Nibbles provided, but if you fancy bringing some too that would be much appreciated.
Can you please let me know if you are coming so we can get an idea of numbers. No need to sort yourselves into teams yet, that can be done on the night. Just let me know if you are coming, either comment on my facebook post, message the Striders Facebook page or send the club an email.
I look forward to seeing you all, Carla.
This Saturday at Braunstone Parkrun it's a Desford Striders Takeover as our Couch to 5k guys and gals will be running (as their 9 week programme comes to and end). Please come along and support them. For those that can make it we're bringing the flag which we'll set up near the start as a meeting point. Please also wear your club vest/t shirt to show we are out in force. There's still time to volunteer if you want to, or you can run. Just let us know.