Runners hit their ‘Stride’ STORM CENTER Normally, the sports editor likes to begin a column with a famous quote — but in this instance, an entire short story recommendation is better. In 1959, Alan Sillitoe wrote a short story about an English teenager from a working-class town (near Nottingham) who turns to long-distance running as a ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!