Our 2018 Summer Trail Run series begins again on Wednesday 18th April. The charities that will benefit from the runs will be:
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 6:00 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 £3,000 split over four 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.
2018 Trail Run Diary
|April 18||Needham Rampant Horse||IP6 8AU||Bob Reason|
|April 25||Rushbrooke Arms||IP30 0BU||Iain Hunter|
|May 2||Rattlesden 5 Bells||IP30 0RA||Les Basham|
|May 9||Cotton Trowel & Hammer||IP14 4QL||Mary Narey|
|May 16||Lavenham Cock Horse||CO10 9SA||Kelly Pepper|
|May 23||Badwell Ash White Horse||IP31 3DP||Claire Jay & Angela Whiting|
|May 30||Beyton Bear||IP30 9AG||Mark & Jane Skoulding|
|June 6||Lindsey Rose||IP7 6PP||Iain Hunter|
|June 13||Meadlands, Stowmarket||IP14 2AD||Justin Potter & Yvonne Doe|
|June 20||Finningham White Horse||IP14 4TL||George Firth|
|June 27||Woolpack, Debenham||IP14 6QN||Mary Narey|
|July 4||Woolpit, The Bull||IP30 9SA||Kate Beer|
|July 11||Pakenham Fox||IP31 2JU||Helen Cain|
|July 18||Chelsworth Peacock||IP7 7HU||Chris Gladwell|
|July 25||Walsham Le Willows Blue Boar||IP31 3AA||Claire Jay & Angela Whiting|
|August 1||Sorrell Horse, Barham||IP6 0PG||Mike Munson and Debbie McDowall|
|August 8||Combs Ford Gladstone Arms||IP14 2AP||Claire Maskery & Anna Grant|
|August 15||Duke of Marlborough, Somersham||IP8 4QA||Juliet Garnham & James Doyle|
|August 22||Chestnut Horse, Great Finborough||IP14 3AT||Mike Munson|
|August 29||Punchbowl, Battisford||IP14 2LQ||Mike Munson|
|September 5||Stowmarket Rugby Club
Final run and fundraising presentations.
|IP14 1RE||Mike Munson|
|September 9||BONUS RUN! -Butt & Oyster at Pin Mill||
|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|