Dave Thompson-Trace

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Stopsley Strider Club Member Profile – Dave Thompson – Trace (60 years old and 30 years a Strider in 2019!)  Occupation: Deputy Shift Manager in the world of Electronic Payments  Did you do sport at school?I was hopeless at most sports because I have developmental dyspraxia (clumsy kid syndrome), but fared reasonably at rounders, badminton and running  When did you start running […]

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Kerry DeaR

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Stopsley Strider Club Member Profile – Kerry Dear  Occupation – Funeral Arranger  Did you do sport at school?Hardly any I would do anything to avoid p.e at school. When did you start running & why?I decided to start running in July 2016. I have Crohns Disease so running and core work always made my stomach hurt. With the help of Martin physically […]

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Karen Bull

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Stopsley Strider Club Member Profile – Karen Bull    Occupation: Intervention teaching assistant, breakfast club and after school club assistant. Did you do sport at school? I enjoyed playing netball when I was at High school – hated cross country – I loved playing rounders and generally came first or second in the 100 metre sprint when we had athletics. When did you […]

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Ian Pitkin

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Stopsley Strider Club Member Profile – Ian Pitkin Occupation: Contracts Director for a grounds maintenance contractor. Did you do sport at school?I played football and cricket for the school. I was a reasonable athlete, but not very good at any particular event, so didn’t represent the school. When did you start running & why?I started running three years ago on my own […]

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Mark Layzell

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Stopsley Strider Club Member Profile – Mark Layzell Occupation:I work at the University of Bedfordshire at Park Square, Luton as a Technician/Demonstrator in The School of Media and Performance Did you do sport at school?Not very good at school sports and did not try too hard neither, which looking back was a great regret! When did you start running & why? I started running on our […]

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Liz Rollinson

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Stopsley Strider Club Member Profile – Liz RollinsonOccupation: Biomedical Scientist at the Fertility Centre, Luton and Dunstable Hospital Did you do sport at school? Yes, I was involved in a number of sports at school.  I played a lot of Hockey in the winter months and was involved in athletics and rounders during the summer.  When did you start running & why? I joined the […]

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Martin Smith

Stopsley Strider Club Member Profile – Martin SmithOccupation:General sales manager for Volkswagen Bedford  Did you do sport at school? I hated sport at school, I have always struggled with my weight, and by the time I was in my early teens I tipped the scales at over 16stone. This really restricted me at the time, and I often made my excuses to get […]

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Phil Nitchen

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Stopsley Strider Club Member ProfileThis month’s club member is Phil Nitchen aged 37. Occupation:I am a supervisor for the bus operation at Luton Parkway. Did you do sport at school?I played a lot of football and really enjoyed the end of summer term when the athletics started. I wasn’t the quickest, but always did well at the longer distances.  When […]

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Dave Debnam

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Stopsley Strider Club Member ProfileThis month’s club member is Dave Debnam, aged 68. Occupation:Before I retired I was a computer engineer. I work part time as a bicycle courier. Did you do sport at school?I wasn’t very good at all. I did enjoy cross country running. When did you start running & why?In the early 1980s after not doing any exercise […]

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Miriam Linforth

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Stopsley Strider Club Member ProfileThis month’s club member is Miriam Linforth, aged 34. Occupation:I work for Canal & River Trust (formally British Waterways) organising and supervising volunteers along the canals.  I’m even helping organise the Trust’s first canal-side half marathon in September! Did you do sport at school?I wasn’t very good at all.  I did compete in the County Champs at […]

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