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***UNIFORM ORDERS – GET YOURS NOW***

June 4, 2018

Based on the response to our expression of interest for the new club kit, we are now ready to take orders and payment for the new club singlet, shirt, caps and visors. The link below will take you to the order form where you can make payment and secure your pre-order.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

This will be available until June 30 after which time the committee will place an order directly with 2XU. If you are considering picking up new kit any time in the near future, we highly recommend you take this opportunity, as the club will hold only very limited stock. The next pre-order may be some time away.

For all other kit in the new range (tracksuits, compression wear, and race shorts) we will continue to take expressions of interest via the existing link. However at this stage we will not be placing an order for these items until we have enough for a minimum order of 20x per item.

Questions:

  • When will I receive my goods – this depends on the timeframe set by 2XU and we will advise this as soon as we are able to place the order with the supplier (soon after June 30).
  • What if the supplier price changes – if we get a large influx of orders the price may come down. If this happens you will be contacted to arrange a refund. You will not be expected to pay more than the amount listed on this current pre-order of shirts/singlets/caps/visors.
  • What if you don’t get enough orders to make up a minimum order – based on the orders received by June 30 the commitee will make a decision about whether the minimum order number can be reached. If it is impractical to place an order then everyone who has placed an order will have the option to take a refund, or keep their order in the system for the next round of orders to be placed later in 2018.

Run When You Can, Walk When You Must – Comrades 2018 Race Report

June 22, 2018
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Entering an ultra-marathon always seems like a great idea until the peak training arrives and you are starting your weekend long runs at 3:30am in the morning. Read more…

Things coaches and runners say and what they really mean

May 22, 2018
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Runners often wonder what their coaches actually mean when they say certain things, and vice versa. Both have large repertoire of sayings that they use when they want to talk in code language. Often they say one thing and mean another. To clear up any confusion this article is a handy guide to help you interpret what coaches and runners really mean. Read more…

Making The Shift From Good To Great In Running

April 30, 2018

What if I told you that you could learn something about your running to take you from good to great – from the world of business? Jim Collins best selling book on leadership ‘Good To Great’ analysed the difference between ‘good’ companies and ‘great’ companies and what set them apart. It has some worthwhile transferrable concepts to apply to running. As a coach I observe plenty of evidence that ‘good’ can be the enemy of ‘great’. Runners are not able to fulfil their potential when they settle for ‘good’ over ‘great’. Perhaps Jim can help us make that shift. Read more…

New Club Kit Released

April 27, 2018
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We’re excited to announce the release of our new design club kit. Our new club partners are 2XU, only the best! As of this year we will have two options for club kit: our existing kit and the new kit. Both kit versions therefore can be worn in races and this will remain indexthe case moving forward.

We recognise that many have only recently acquired our existing singlets. Most stocks have now become exhausted, although there are still some supplies left and they are available at 50% discount.

The new additions include:

  • Race shirt
  • New style singlet
  • New style shorts
  • Compression garments
  • Tracksuit top & bottoms
  • New cap

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Official Club Kit Combination
We do ask that you will strongly consider wearing both official kit tops and bottoms in order to get the full effect for our club identity. We’ve added enough options to take into account people’s preferences between shorts and compression garments.

Our kit provider is 2XU, which makes the highest quality garments. They are priced at normal retail pricing. Striders has placed no mark ups on these garments at all, so you are getting them at cost price.

The order form is to determine how many items people are prepared to order. We will need to achieve the minimum numbers on any item in order to get a run done (20). If we can get 50 orders we can get a better price. The club will hold stock but only a limited supply of the basics (singlets, shirts, polo’s). Please us the link below to go to the order form. You will not be asked to pay now, but an order is to be regarded as a firm committment to follow through on the puchase when the final order is placed and payments are taken.

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Is Kudos Killing Runners?

April 26, 2018

“In short, Strava is it right now—the only app that serious runners and cyclists need to bother with.” So says Mat Gross the author of the article ‘How Strava became the only fitness app that matters’*.  Judging by the amount of my fellow run club members on Strava I would have to agree. But is it helping or hindering runners in their quest to realise their potential? Read more…

“Pacer Week”

January 26, 2018

It was a cold, dreary night at the South Pine Community Church and the evening crew had just finished a tough session. I asked the team if they had any suggestions or ideas they wanted to raise at next week’s committee meeting. The fabulous Liz Gordon piped up and suggested that seeing as there are many striders that participate in Warner Lakes parkrun each week, then why don’t we offer our support to provide pacers once a month like other parkun’s do. I brought this great idea to the committee who were very supportive of the club offering our services to the good people of Warner Lakes. I made contact with the race directors who eagerly accepted our offer.

It was agreed that our pacing duties would begin on Saturday, 02 September 2017. This date coincided with their second birthday, and also the first parkrun of the month. Pacing bibs were ordered and volunteers called upon. The roster was filled almost immediately by striders eager to pace parkrunner’s to personal bests! The first pacing gig was an overwhelming success and set the tone for the months to follow. Not only were our pacers absolutely amazing with their pacing accuracy, but they did so with smiles on their faces and encouragement along the way.  I admit I was a bit apprehensive as to whether this momentum would continue. But each month as the call goes out for volunteers it is usually less than 24 hour before all the positions (all nine of them!) are filled. I don’t know many other parkrun’s that consistently provide nine pacers each month, but ours does!

The first Saturday of the month is now affectionately known as ‘pacer week’, and is embraced with open-arms by the Warner Lakes parkrun community. Our club has established a great rapport and our support is appreciated by many. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from all involved and I am genuinely excited to be a part of it each month. So far we have provided 45 pacers across five pacing duties with approximately 26 different members volunteering to date. If you would like to get involved then feel free to send me a message and I will get you sorted.

Lastly, while I may be the one organising the pacers each month, it was Liz who volunteered this great idea. I am simply piggy backing off her ingenuity. Well done Liz for such a great suggestion. The success of our involvement started and continues with you J

Anthony Fuster – Evening Crew Coach.