Equinox 24 Race Review

by Aidan Grant

The human mind has a remarkable ability to suppress painful memories and focus on the happy ones, which probably goes some way to explaining why, a year after our first experience of the Equinox 24 hour race, “Team WB” found ourselves once again in the grounds of Belvoir Castle, ready to run round and round in circles for exactly a day. The team was headed up once again by some-time Strider Amanda Skeldon, and though we’d lost Anna Aspinall and Caz Whittle to long-term injuries this year, the team still had a strong GVS core of myself, Julie Elison, Sally Kaill, Connor Lomax, and new recruit James Hobson. ...  continue reading

Welcome to the new, online version of ‘The Strider’, the GVS newsletter / blog. It will contain the same kinds of articles that were published in the paper version – race reports, articles, recipes, photos – along with more topical, ‘newsy’ articles, reprints of articles from earlier newsletters, and links to articles and posts in other running-related blogs and web sites.

Your contributions to ‘The Strider’ are vital, and always welcome, as are any comments or feedback you may have on these pages, and suggestions as to how they could be improved. Please send them all to me using the email link in the menu (or give them to me in person – I’m quite often out running in Whaley on a Tuesday evening and Saturday morning).

The blog is likely to change a bit over coming weeks and months as we try different things to see what works. Please bear with us, as publishing online is new to us, and we won’t get it right straightaway.

We hope you will enjoy what you find here, and we will try to make sure stuff gets published more regularly than the printed newsletter 🙂 The first article will be Aidan Grant’s review of the Equinox 24 race. He wrote it a while back – for an issue of the paper newsletter that was never produced – but it’s still a great read.

While you’re waiting for that, if you haven’t already, read Chris Bowen’s article on her ‘Running out of time’ blog, about GVS at the recent British Fell Relays 2018.

See you out running!

Pete Fotheringham