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St. Pol Striders: The story behind the women

Thursday 17th March 2022

By Jilly Walstow

My name is Jilly aka Mamma Strider. I set up a women’s running group in Hebden Bridge just over 4 years ago, I had a year where every ultra marathon I entered resulted in a 'Did Not Finish' (DNF) and I was left feeling despondent. I needed to do something - what if I couldn’t run anymore? Maybe encouraging others would be enough…

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  1. Leisure
  2. Voluntary and community
  3. When we move, we’re stronger

My Cycling Dream Becomes A Reality

Friday 26th November 2021

by Ifeoma Isife

I have a son, now 7 years old. I am the main carer and I take him out to ride his bike alongside other activities. I always walk behind while he is on his bike and most times, he would say ‘C’mon mummy walk fast’ or ‘you can’t catch me’ sort of phrase to make me close the gap between us or walk faster. Cycling with my son is the main motivation, his current phrase now is ‘I’m faster than you’ whenever he cycles past me.

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  1. When we move, we’re stronger
  2. Sport
  3. Leisure
  4. Local residents