Brooks and TomTom ‘Try Out’ Night – Tuesday 02/08/16 – Get down to the club early!!

During August we have Brooks, Hoka and Saucony representatives coming down to the club to let you try on the latest trainers they have to offer. You will be able to use a pair of trainers for the duration of the training session.

On Tuesday 2nd August, we will be joined by Brooks and also representatives from TomTom, who will be allowing you to trial one of their GPS watches. In order to facilitate this and make sure we still start at our usual time of 19:30, we are asking that you come down to the club from 18:30. This will allow plenty of time to make your trainer and watch selection before heading out on a run.

See you all there!



Due to the organisers of the Abbey Dash changing the date of there event to November 6th, same as Guy Fawkes 10 I have decided to add the Burnsall 10 mile to the Club Championship.

This event takes place on August 20th 2016.

To enter/register ,go to www.
You then collect, sign and pay on the day to race.

You can also enter on the day. If you need further information contact Jim Stockdale 07887 940504.

Thanks Eric

Whixley 10K

Whixley 10k is a Club Championship event and it is now confirmed for 23/10/16 with an 10am start.

The organisers will have Entry facilities on Book it Zone in the next few weeks.

Club Championships Review@26.07.16

In the Ladies Championships, Nicola is in excellent form and dominating with seven wins to her name. The only other Lady to score a 1st was Tracey at the parkrun back in February. Sima looks safe in second place with only Dawn, Tracey or Sue potential challengers if Sima had any dip in form in the 7 races to come.

In the Ben Campbell Club Championships for men, the situation is a bit different. Although Ian seems in a strong position with 3 wins, Martin and Tom could still challenge him with 7 events yet to take place . Its noteworthy 5 different men have recorded a 1st , Ian, James, Tom, Andy and Ian W.

The latest standings can be founnd here, along with details of the remaining events.

Well done to all. Eric

Striders Social – Curry Night – Saturday 13th August

Our next club social is on Saturday 13th August when we will be heading to the Spice Merchant restaurant (19:30 start) in Knaresborough for a curry night.

Please put your name down on the sign up sheet (on the club notice board at the cricket club) or email us via to let us know you are attending.

Xmas Party Information

It may only be July but the Striders Christmas party has been provisionally booked and is open for booking. If you have not received the email from Edna Wood, please see information below……

To all the Runners, Dancers and Gamblers amongst you
I know it’s a bit early but thinking ahead, the Striders Christmas Party has been arranged for the night of Saturday 10 December 2016 at The Old Swan Hotel for 60-70 people.

We have booked on The Great Gatsby Revue night of entertainment which includes a drink on arrival, Gatsby’s Casino, a three-course dinner, entertainment and a DJ (1920s fancy dress optional). The cost is £30 each and payment should be made by cash, a cheque made payable to Knaresborough Striders or by BACS using sort code 40­-26-20, account no 11295985 using Xmas as the reference. A DEPOSIT OF £10 PER PERSON IS REQUIRED WHEN BOOKING.

A bed and breakfast voucher has also been supplied by the hotel to raffle off, but they can’t confirm that this will be for the night itself, or for an alternative date, until nearer the party night.

Please reply to this email (email with details of your menu choice (including any dietary requirements) and, if bringing a guest, their name and menu choice. Also let me know your method of payment for your £10 per person deposit. Please give cash or cheques to any of the Committee Members.

The menu choice is as follows:-

Roast Carrot and Ginger Soup, sesame croute
Coarse Chicken Liver and Port Pate, apple compote, sage scone
Crab and Prawn Tian, tomato and tarragon sauce, chilli crostini
Prune and Orange Roast Turkey, pancetta-wrapped chipolata, apricot and thyme stuffing, pan gravy
Tomato and Mint Braised Shoulder of Lamb, tomato and fennel jus
Grilled Fillet of Hake, saffron and coriander beurre blanc
Potato, Sweetcorn and Smoked Cheddar Pie, leek and tarragon cream

Traditional Christmas Pudding, brandy sauce
Key Lime Pie, lime and raspberry crumb, lemon curd
Chocolate and Mandarin Cheesecake, Cointreau crème anglaise, chocolate shard

There is discount on pre-ordered sparkling and house wine and bottled beers. All drinks offers must be ordered direct with the hotel and paid for prior to the party night.

There is a special rate of £48.00 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin and £65.00 per person in a single.

Thanks, Edna

A very warm week for running

Time Trial and BBQ – A fantastic night
Firstly let’s cast our minds back to Tuesday night…the warmest day/night of the year so far…and we just happened to be doing our 2nd time trial of 2016! A BIG well done to all our club members who decided to ignore the heat and grit their teeth to complete the 5k(ish) course. Tom Calvert was first back in 18:25, followed by Simon Shaw (18:51) and James Cornforth (19:10). Joining them were Andy Robinson (19:44), Rob Clarke (20:07), James Wright (20:13), Ian Waller (20:22), Ian Mitchell (20:53), Graham Taylor (21:20), Johnny Chadwick (21:47), Nicola Carter (22:01), Chris Umpleby 22:13), Julian Carr (22:25), David Halladay (23:12), Mark Taylor (25:37), Mike Hill (26:18), Gemma Harding (26:50), Tony Everitt (27:07), Laura Baker (27:33), Mark Shelton (28:18), Fiona Slight (28:27), Suzy Kerr (28:30), Dawn Richardson (28:49), Tracy Allison (29:09), Helen Appleyard (30:11), Natalie Hale (30:24), June Graham (33:28), Katie Gray (33:28) and Emma Greveson (33:49).

A big thanks to all our volunteers who helped Eric put the TT on and also to those who helped with the BBQ (buying food, cleaning BBQ grills, cooking the food and clearing away – you know who you all are!).

Midweek 10k’s
We had two members taking on 10k races on Wednesday night. Jason Green traveled up to the North East to take part in the inaugural ‘Durham 10K’. The event takes participants through the narrow streets of the city centre which means hills! Jason completed the course in 48:17. Dawn Richardson visited Nostell Priory for the annual 10k run. She completed the multi terrain run in a time of 01:03:09.

The club was represented at four parkrun events on Saturday morning. Tom Calvert was down in London at Crystal Palace, finishing 4th in 18:55. Guy Close set a new overall parkrun PB at Wetherby, stopping the timer on 18:49. Liam Kennedy visited Fountains Abbey, recording a time of 31:44. At Harrogate, Andy Robinson clocked 20:22 and was joined by Gareth Conkleton (21:09), Sean Brennan (21:59) and a PBing Paul Heywood (23:43).

Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest…not for Striders however!
The ‘Great Yorkshire 10k’ moved from Sheffield to Harrogate for its 10th anniversary and proved a popular event for Striders, with 26 joining just under 3000 other runners at the event this morning. Leading the Striders team home down Montpellier Hill was James Wright in a time of 40:07. The ever improving James Cornforth was close behind in 40:43, with Ian Waller just over a minute behind (41:49). Ian Mitchell (44:55), Phil Cornforth (45:21), Nicola Carter (45:22 – 3rd in age category and 14th lady overall) and Jason Green (45:56) were all closely packed, and were chased down by Andy Roberts (46:36), Conrad Garcia (47:26), Julian Carr (47:37), David Halladay (48:03), Laura Baker (56:40), Mark Shelton (57:53), Charlotte Hines (58:15), Dawn Richardson (58:41), Fiona Slight (58:45), Suzy Ker (59:08), Tony Everitt (59:13), Jo Bower (01:01:21), Tracy Allison (01:01:36), Clare Mckenzie (01:02:25), Anne Cooley (01:08:48), Karen McNaughton (01:09:38), Emma Greveson (01:11:59), Alison Jackson (01:12:13) and Katie Byrne (01:12:21).

June Graham and Katie Gray headed up North to represent the club at the Northumberland Coastal Run, which is a half marathon event held on a multi terrain course. They crossed the line together in 02:49:23.

Eric and Sue Morley visited the Bingley Show but rather then just having a browse at the goods for sale, they decided to take part in the 10km fell race, which included over 900ft of climbing! Sue finished in 01:09:34, with Eric completing the course in 01:15:13.

Graham Yare was also competing this morning, heading to the the Outlaw Triathlon in Nottingham for the event which sees competitors completing a 2.4m swim, 112m bike ride and 26.2m run. Graham completed the event in a total time of 13 hours and 45 minutes.

As always, if we have missed any results, please let us know via email ( or via social media channels.


A Mob Match defeat but what a week….

A few from the week before….

I missed a couple of results from last week’s round up. Claire Killingworth and Laura Baker made the trip over to Leeds for the 10K and recorded PB times of 56:24 and 59:20. At the Kilburn Feast 7 mile race, James Cornforth ran a 49:37, with Cornforth senior (aka Philip) recording a time of 56:24.

Over to this weekends results….

The weekend started off in the usual fashion – parkrun! At Harrogate Rob Earl (21:57) was the first of the Striders contingent back, followed shortly after by a PBing Mark Taylor (22:36). Julian Carr (25:01) and Paul Heywood (25:58) took on volunteer roles as pacers and were joined by Mark Shelton (27:00).

Up North in Gateshead, Nicola Carter recorded a time of 23:48 and at Sewerby near Scarborough, Jason Green stopped the timer on 23:11.

On Sunday, Jason took on the ‘No Ego Challenge’ at Dalby Forest. This was supposed to be a half marathon event (13.1 miles) but unfortunately for Jason and the other runners, some forest fairies decided to change some of the signs around, leaving the competitors to complete a 15 mile route! Despite the detour on the route and the hot weather, Jason recorded an excellent time of 01:58:45.

Sunday was also the day of this year’s Mob Match at the Burton Leonard 10k – possibly the most important event of the year! Although we didn’t retain the trophy, the best part of the event for me was seeing the 37 Striders who took part all enjoying themselves (well at least I think they did!). The Striders turnout was twice as big as the 2015 event – a great advert for how our club is developing and encouraging people to take on these types of challenges.

So to the results….take a deep breath as this will take a while….Tom Calvert led the way with a time of 39:26. He was chased down by club newcomer Rob Earl (40:29), Martin Brock (40:37) and Simon Shaw (40:58). James Cornforth had a fast last km to finish in 41:57, just outpacing Guy Close (42:09), Andy Robinson (42:16) and James Wright (42:22). Ian Waller (43:56) was next, heading a pack of 7 Striders who came across the line in the next two minutes – Dan Wilson (44:12), Ian Mitchell (45:26), Graham Yare (45:48), Sean Brennan (45:51), Nicola Carter (46:30) and Sima Lowery (46:56). Andy Roberts (47:54) just held off Phil Cornforth (47:58), with Gareth Conkleton (48:16), Graham Taylor (48:30) following. Julian Carr and David Halladay were split by only 1 second, finishing in 49:42 and 49:43 respectively. Anna Cornforth (49:56), Paul Heywood (55:20), Claire Killingworth (59:39) all came in under the hour mark and were followed by Sue Morley (01:00:25), Mark Shelton (01:00:32), Roy Cooley (01:00:43), Tony Everitt (01:01:36), Natalie Hale (01:04:08), Edna Wood (01:05:33), Lucy Cartwright (01:06:19), June Graham (01:07:02), Bill Kirkpatrick (01:09:53), Katie Gray (01:10:02), Susan Randell (01:10:04), Tracy Allison (01:11:43) and Anne Cooley (01:13:53). Well done to everyone that took part – we will take the trophy back off those pesky Nidd Valley Runners in 2017!

See you all at the Time Trial and BBQ on Tuesday night.


Mob Match – a message from Eric

A MASSIVE well done to all the Striders who battled Nidd Valley today at Burton Leonard. Although Nidd Valley took the Shield you were all so impressive and and a credit to the club and yourselves . Roll on 2017.

Results and Club Championship standings from this event, soon as practical.