Our 2017 Summer Trail Run series begins again on Wednesday 19th April and we are delighted to announce that the four club member nominated charities this year are: Suffolk Cruse Bereavement Care and Suffolk Oxygen Therapies nominated by Strider members as well Royal Marsden Hospital and Prostate Cancer UK in memory of Peter Tricker.
Summer Trail Runs - what are they all about
During the summer months on a Wednesday evening, the club organises local trails in surrounding villages. They take place on a mix of trails, footpaths and tracks and some have a small element of road running. You follow a pre-planned route using a set of clear written instructions, so no map reading skills necessary.
Starting and finishing at a pub the routes are usually 5-6 miles and take in countryside that you would not normally see. Members usually run in small groups so everyone gets a chance to do a bit of navigating and enjoy each others company. With written instructions you can run at your own pace with people of a similar ability.
To join in just turn up at the venue (generally between 6:30 and 7:30) and don't worry if you are on your own, there's always someone to run with. Guests are welcome, you don't need to be a Strider to run with us.
Trail runs are always in aid of a charity, so please donate £2 per person per run. Last year our trail runs raised over £2,000 split over three charities.
The first Strider trail run was organised by Chris Gladwell over 8 years ago in June 2007. Chris came up with the idea to run a route around Felsham Bell in order to fundraise for a personal charity, but this was embraced by other Members who then began to offer up routes and invite others to join them as a social event. Each year both old and new runs are added to the calender and subsequently funds raised are distributed to nominated charities at the end of the Summer.
If you have a favourite trail run that you would like to share, do get in touch with Mike Munson via firstname.lastname@example.org, as some slots are still open and we always love to explore new routes.
2017 Trail Run Diary
|April 19th||Felsham 6 Bells||Steve Pretty|
|April 26th||Barham Sorrell Horse||Mike Munson|
|May 3rd||Naughton Wheelhouse||Steve Gray|
|May 10th||Battisford Punchbowl||Stuart Green|
|May 17th||Cretingham Bell||Sandra Mayhew|
|May 24th||Pakenham Fox||Helen Cain|
|May 31st||Rougham Bennett Arms||Chris Gladwell|
|June 7th||Haughley Kings Arms||Wendy Hughes|
|June 14th||Rattlesden 5 Bells||Les Basham|
|June 21st||Needham Swan||Harry & Anna Smith, Mike Munson|
|June 28th||Stowmarket Meadlands||Andy Bond|
|July 5th||Rushbrooke Arms||Steve Pretty|
|July 12th||Black Horse Thorndon||Jane & Mark Skoulding|
|July 19th||Needham Rampant Horse||Bob Reason|
|July 26th||Thornham||Pippa Sargent|
|August 2nd||Rickinghall Bell||Chris & Peter Gay|
|August 9th||Tostock||Sarah Mansell|
|August 16th||Thwaite Walnut Tree||Chris Gladwell|
|August 23rd||Stanton Cock||Grayhame Fish|
|August 30th||Buxhall, Tomlinsons Groundcare||Robert Tomlinson|
One House Community Centre - Final
run and fundraising presentations
|Heidi Bingham & Mike Munson|