Sunday, October 20, 2019

VC Shield Challenge for Scrabo Striders

On Saturday past and in glorious sunshine local running club Scrabo Striders held their annual Vice Captains Shield race, to the beautiful backdrop of Crawfordsburn Forest Park. This was a race with a difference, a handicap system was employed...

Scrabo at The Relays, Cross Border Running

On Sunday Orangegrove Athletics Club hosted the 2019 NI & Ulster Road Relay Championships, incorporating the NI Masters Athletics Association Relay Championships in association with McFarland Consulting and O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors. The event took place at Victoria Park, east...

A Busy Week for Scrabo Striders

It has been a busy week for members of Newtownards based running club, Scrabo Striders. On Saturday the very popular Bangor 10km road race took place organised by North down Athletic club and part of the NI & Ulster...

Striders at Belfast Half Marathon 2019

On Sunday 22nd September Northern Ireland’s biggest half marathon event took place, the Belfast City Half Marathon. Nearly 5000 runners set off from Ormeau Embankment at 9am, just as heavy rain started, to complete a loop of Ormeau Park...

Scrabo Striders Success at The Ultimate Ultra

(Gavin McDonnell, Graeme McGowan, Liam Rodger, Garry Cavill) Graeme McGowan from local running club Scrabo Striders secured 1st place in the 2019 “Ultimate Ultra” 50km last weekend. This is a series of three races on track, road and trail promoted...

Striding Saturday into Sunday

(Donovan Jones, Shannon Clegg, Dave Stevenson) Newtownards based running club Scrabo Striders held their first ever endurance running event on Saturday in the beautiful grounds and trails of the National Trust Castle Ward Estate. In fantastic sunny weather some eighty...

Scrabo Striders Storm Carrick Castle

The “Storming the Castle” 10K road race and Kids Fun Run took place on Sunday 25th August in Carrickfergus in unbroken sunshine and 24 degree temperatures.  Now in it’s fifth year this very popular event saw 800 runners start...

Prosecco then Dam Busting

(Striders enjoying Friday Night's Prosecco Run at Castle Ward, hosted by Atlas Running) The 8th Annual EXTERN DAMBUSTERS races took place on Saturday 17th August at the Silent Valley Mountain Centre, organised by Born2Run events and part of the Pure Running Half Marathon...

Mounting the Mournes and Rocking in Dublin

(Striders at Crawfordsburn 5K) Another busy running week for local club Scrabo Striders, with some notable personal achievements along the way, from mountains to half marathons to ultra-running. This year’s Mourne “Sevens Seven’s” race took place on the 10th August starting...

Run The Trails Race Review

On the evening of Saturday 3th August Scrabo Striders Running Club held their “Run the Trails” open race at Mount Stewart, an all abilities running event comprising a 10km and Half Marathon (13.1 mile) chip-timed race around the beautiful...
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PHYSIO

Running Safely at Night

The nights are getting darker, the days shorter and winter is unavoidably hurtling fast towards us. Summer is soon becoming a distant memory and...

The importance of a Cool-Down