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 (info@knaresborough-striders.org.uk) or via social media channels.

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