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    • 02 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 01 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • 7 sessions
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    The Stryders Book Club has gone virtual! If this is your first time using Zoom, please download it first at zoom.us. It's free for you to sign up for Zoom. The Club has an account for hosting. You will be muted upon joining, so you'll need to unmute yourself by hovering your cursor over the top right corner of the screen where you see yourself. This menu is also at the bottom left corner of your overall screen. You'll be asked to Join with Video. After you say yes or no, then you'll be asked to Join with Computer Audio. If you don't want to do that, phone options are below, but Computer Audio gives the best sound quality.  During the meeting please mute yourself unless you are speaking, but we can all unmute at the beginning before the meeting gets started.

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    Hilary Claggett is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Stryders Book Club

    Time: Jun 2, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 AM (EST)
    • 29 Nov 2020
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
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    Registration is open for the Stryders Virtual Half Marathon Relay.  Teams can be anywhere from 1 to 4 runners at 13.1 miles. Yes, you can do it solo or find some friends. Pick your own distance, as long as each runner does a minimum of 3 miles. The “race” runs for 15 days, from the weekend of Nov. 14-15 through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We will have fun prizes and Stryders Coach John Couch developed a scoring system to determine award winners outlined below.

    Virtual Relays: When we think of traditional relay races, such as the Vermont City Marathon Relay, we think of teams of 3-5, running legs of a specified distance and location, made up of male or female runners within age categories like Open or Masters. These large races have dozens of relay teams in each category, competing on fairly equitable terms. But how do you create an equitable competition with a much smaller group of runners in the middle of a pandemic? That is the question we hope to address.

    Step 1: Using Age/Gender Grading tables, we can calculate a performance as if the runner were a common age and gender; in this case, I’m assuming everyone is a male in his prime. This is the same method that has been used for the Age/Gender Graded award in the Stryders Camp Saratoga Trail Race series.

    Step 2: Using these same tables, we can calculate an adjusting factor that balances race distances. (Think of it as, “Your 5k time/pace is x, so you should be able to run a half-marathon in y.”)  So, from a 5k time we can calculate a comparable time/pace for a half-marathon split. In fact, we can calculate a comparable time from any race distance to an equivalent half-marathon split.

    Using these two steps, we have made any age, gender, or race distance comparable. This also means that it does not matter how many people we have on a relay team.

    Due to limitations with the age grading tables, we will put a lower limit of 3 miles for each race leg. This means that a half-marathon relay team could have up to four runners or as few as one.

    Bottom Line:

    • Create teams of between 1 and 4 people for the half-marathon relay.
    • Name your team, creativity highly encouraged.
    • Gender and age do not matter, other than they will factor into Age/Gender Grading.
    • If you are looking for team members, please feel free to use the Stryders Facebook page to fill in your team.
    • Each leg can be any distance of at least 3 miles, with the team total of 13.1.
    • You may run these legs together or separately with/from your team.
    • Register individually and include your team name on the registration form even if you are a team of one.
    • One team member submits distances and times for each runner and a total team time to results@saratogastryders.org.
    • The Stryders Virtual Half Marathon Relay is free to enter, with voluntary donations accepted to benefit the club’s general fund (which was affected in 2020 by lack of Camp Saratoga series and FallBack 5). The Half Marathon Relay is not part of the 2020 Stryders Grand Prix.

    • 06 Dec 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
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    Saratoga Stryders' Health, History, Horses and Holiday Trivia Night

    Sunday, December 6 @ 6 p.m.

    We're celebrating the holidays a little different this year with the first (and perhaps only!) Stryders Holiday Trivia Night. We've played off Saratoga Springs' motto of "Health, History and Horses" and added a holiday twist. Throw on your favorite holiday garb, show up in an ugly Christmas sweater, decorate your background and join hosts Erica Goodman, Frank Lombardo and Tom Law for what promises to be a night to remember. 

    Participants will test their knowledge during our virtual event conducted via Zoom in a team format. Once registration closes participants will be randomly placed on small teams to compete for gift cards to iRun Local.  

    Teams will answer questions from the three main topics - Health, History, Horses, along with holiday-related questions sprinkled in.  There will be approximately 5 questions per category, with bonus points attached to some questions. 

    The fun starts at 6 p.m. December 6 with a short virtual happy hour and the questions start at about 6:30 p.m.

    We will also continue the recent tradition of collecting donations for Code Blue - Shelters of Saratoga and the Franklin Community Center. The club gave more than $700 to those worthy organizations last year after our annual Holiday Party at the Saratoga Sailing Club. 

    If you're not familiar with or haven't used Zoom do not fear, the hosts can walk you through it before the event. Please email president@saratogastryders.org for pre-party Zoom "training" to be conducted a few days before the event. We will also have a phone-in option.

    Pre-registration by Thursday, Dec. 3 required.

    Please let us know if you plan to participate with someone else (spouse, siblings, children, etc.) in the same household and from the same Zoom account. 


Past events

07 Nov 2020 Stryder's Virtual Fallback 5
30 Sep 2020 Stryders' Coaches Gifts
07 Sep 2020 Stryder's Virtual 5K
08 Aug 2020 Stryder's Virtual (3-Mile) Trail Race
04 Jul 2020 Stryder's Virtual 4 Miler
10 Mar 2020 2020 Annual Meeting and Elections
07 Dec 2019 Stryders Holiday Party
26 Aug 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #15 – Saratoga Battlefield
12 Aug 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #14 – Hennig Preserve
29 Jul 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #13 – Luther Forest Tech Park
21 Jul 2019 Stryders Summer Picnic
15 Jul 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #12 – Kalabus Perry Trail
01 Jul 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #11 – Five Mile Trail at Saratoga Spa State Park
17 Jun 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #10--Skidmore Woods
10 Jun 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #9--Hennig Preserve
08 Jun 2019 Trail Running Workshop
05 Jun 2019 Global Running Day
03 Jun 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #8--Daniels Road
27 May 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #7--CANCELLED
20 May 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #6--Saratoga Battle Field
13 May 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #5--Spier Falls/Moreau "Saddle" Trailhead
06 May 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #4--Lake Bonita
29 Apr 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #3--Daniels Road State Forest
22 Apr 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #2--Wilton Wildlife Preserve
15 Apr 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #1--Five Mile Trail at SPAC
15 Dec 2018 Jingle Bell Run and Grand Prix Awards
09 Dec 2018 Stryders Holiday Party
17 Nov 2018 Turkey Raffle Run
31 Oct 2018 Wednesday Night Pub Runs
30 Jul 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #13 – Luther Forest Tech Park
16 Jul 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #12 – Kalabus Perry Trail
02 Jul 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #11 – 5 Mile Trail at Saratoga Spa State Park
18 Jun 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #10--Wilton Wildlife Preserve
11 Jun 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #9--Hennig Preserve
06 Jun 2018 Global Running Day
04 Jun 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #8--Daniels Road Again
28 May 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #7--Leon M. Steves Big Bay Preserve
21 May 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #6--Saratoga Battle Field
14 May 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #5--Spier Falls/Moreau "Saddle" Trailhead
07 May 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #4--Skidmore
30 Apr 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #3--Lake Bonita
23 Apr 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #2--Daniels Road State Forest
16 Apr 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #1--Five Mile Trail at SPAC
16 Dec 2017 Jingle Bell Run and Grand Prix Awards
10 Dec 2017 Stryders Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
18 Nov 2017 Turkey Raffle Run
05 Nov 2017 Fall Back 5
24 Oct 2017 Stryder Business Meeting
22 Jul 2017 Stryder Summer Picinic
16 May 2017 Stryder Business Meeting
11 Apr 2017 Stryder Business Meeting
05 Apr 2017 Wednesday Night Workouts
25 Mar 2017 Saturday Recreational Run/Walk
13 Mar 2017 Annual Meeting and Elections
04 Mar 2017 Stryder Pancake Breakfast
13 Feb 2017 Stryder Business Meeting
10 Jan 2017 Stryder Business Meeting
11 Dec 2016 Stryders Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
19 Nov 2016 Turkey Raffle Run
02 Nov 2016 Wednesday Night Brewery Runs
26 Oct 2016 Too Dark To Run in the Park
03 Oct 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
03 Oct 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
12 Jul 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
15 Jun 2016 New Location TONIGHT Wednesday Night Workouts
13 Jun 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
11 Jun 2016 Shoe Demo Event
01 Jun 2016 Global Running Day
09 May 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
12 Apr 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
06 Apr 2016 Wednesday Night Workouts
26 Mar 2016 Saturday run Spa Little Theater
26 Mar 2016 Saturday Recreational Run/Walk
19 Mar 2016 Time Change Saturday Recreational Run/Walk
05 Mar 2016 Stryder Pancake Breakfast
08 Feb 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
11 Jan 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
09 Jan 2016 Saturday Recreational Run/Walk
06 Jan 2016 Wednesday Night Brewery Runs

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