Info on the Club Standard Awards have been updated here : http://www.desfordstriders.co.uk/club-standards.html
Lots of members got involved in LRRL virtual races and so would have times from those, and also Desford 5, London marathon etc so why not get involved and claim your certificate
Hi all , some info on runs below ...
The release dates are changing for runs on eventbrite going forwards. Runs will now be released on a weekly basis at 8pm on Sundays starting from Sunday 25th October. You will have at least one weeks notice to book on all of the runs that are released for that week, it has been changed to make it fair on everyone that wants to book on runs and hopefully reduce the amount of cancellations. If weekly is too often we will then change it, just let us know what you think going forwards.
We have some different paces and new runs added so if you haven’t found one that suited before you may find one that you like so don’t forget to check them out. We are also constantly monitoring rules and looking at ways of accommodating more members.
We also just wanted to say a big thanks to Fay and the committee for organising everything in the background - it's a lot of work. And also a big thanks to the run leaders!
Enjoy the group runs everyone, but please remember you must book on via Eventbrite, and not change places with anyone as we need to have accurate info for track and trace. Also remember social distancing, and to wear high vis in the evenings, and not to come at all if you, or someone in your household have any symptoms, or if you have been contacted by track and trace and told to isolate. LETS ALL DO OUR BEST TO STAY SAFE.
Sarah and Andy
The BIG DESFORD STRIDERS RAFFLE is here...the one you have all been waiting for!
A big thank you to everyone who has donated some fabulous prizes. We have 32 in total, which is amazing. They include vouchers for a family activity at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre and a sports massage, alcohol, toiletries, candles, chocolates, games, etc etc.
I hope we can sell at least 250 tickets at £2 each. All you have to do is add a comment to this thread saying how many tickets you want and then pay what you owe using the link below, ensuring the money will go straight to our sponsored charity, the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.
Tickets are on sale now and will be available for two weeks. I'll then publish a list of ticket numbers on this page and the draw will take place live so everyone can see the winning numbers as they come out!
This is the first time I have done an online raffle, so fingers crossed it all goes smoothly
Any questions please don’t hesitate to message me.
Well have we got a trick or treat for you! I am challenging you to a virtual Halloween fun run to raise funds for our charity Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre. It’s an honesty run so suggested entry is £5 adults £2.50 children. Adults min 5k and children age appropriate distance. The centre need as much help as possible over these winter months.
It’s open for all Desford Striders and Flyers (+any younger siblings, parents).
For those taking part - you all get a Halloween special medal and I will also give spot prizes of best adult and best child fancy dress. Let’s spread some cheer around! You can do your runs anytime around Halloween weekend, I just need some evidence that you have done this - either strava or a pic sent to the striders email please for your medal and chance of a prize!
Let’s have some scary fun, who is in it? 🎃👻
The link for entry donations is:
Hope you have all managed to keep running in this dreadful weather.
Firstly, a massive well done to all of you who completed the Virtual London Marathon however and wherever you managed it. Kudos goes to all those completing your first marathon. 26.2 miles is a long distance without support along the way.
Well done also to everyone who entered the "Run the World" Challenge. We were 12th overall, having reached Switzerland. Top strider was Nicky Whitehead with 400K with Lisa Botterill and Nikki Fraser hot on his heels.
Don't forget there are still spaces on our training runs so keep an eye on that and any cancellations. I have also put our Charity Halloween run on there - suggested donations to Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre £5 adult and £2.50 children. Open to Striders/Flyers and families. Enter now as there are a limited number of medals and once they are gone they are gone. Prizes are also up for best adult and best child fancy dress.
Eventbrite link for all runs: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/desford-striders-17877105852
Charity donation link for the halloween run:
Better get that skeleton outfit on then!
Have a good week.