It’s been a great week for running, maybe a little on the hot side, but it is Summer after all! Read on for the weekly results and news of some events taking place later this week.
Chug Chug Chug – a bit of fun with Nidd Valley
On Friday evening, Nidd Valley hosted an informal ‘Beer Mile’. For those who are unaware of what this entails, each runner is required to drinks 4 beers (which they choose) every 400m to complete a mile overall. After the disappointment of losing the Mob Match trophy to Nidd Valley at the Burton Leonard 10k, I’m pleased to report that Andy Robinson took home the 1st place trophy with a dominating performance on the Stray. This could be an event that grows and is held more regularly…watch this space!
History Maker at parkun
We start our weekend round up with news of Guy Close making Striders history at parkrun. Guy has improved rapidly since joining the Striders just over a year a-go and has now become the first Strider to take position token number 1 at a parkrun event. He clocked a PB time of 18:24 at Wetherby – well done Guy!
Eight members of the club made their way up the A1 to take on the Northallerton event for the ‘first Saturday of the month club parkrun visit’. Andy Robinson led the Striders pack after two of the three laps, however an ‘incident’ led to him making a quick exit to the leisure centre, leaving James Wright to be the first Strider across the line in a course PB time of 19:26. Ian Mitchell had a strong run in the heat to clock 21:50 and he was followed by Derek Calvert (23:15), Eric Morley (26:36), Anthony Everitt (28:02), Tracy Allison (28:07) and Edna Wood (30:21).
At Harrogate, Graham Taylor recorded 22:47 to come in ahead of a PBing Paul Heywood (23:31). They were joined by Graham Yare (23:52) and Anne Cooley (31:50). Bill Kirkpatrick made his way over to Fountains Abbey and clocked a time of 31:56. Rob Earl headed over to Woodhouse Moor in Leeds and recorded an overall PB in a speedy time of 18:07.
Obstacles won’t get in Mr Greens way
Prolific eventer Jason Green took on the Yorkshire Tough Mudder event at Skipton. The course is approximately 12 miles long and includes over 20 obstacles. Once the results are published we will get Jason’s time up here.
Staying off the Guinness….well until the running events were over!
Dawn Richardson and Andrea Price made their way over the Irish Sea to visit Dublin for the Rock N Roll Marathon weekend. On Saturday afternoon, they took on the 5k event, with Dawn finishing in 28:37 and Andrea in 32:18.
On Sunday, Dawn finished the half marathon event in 02:18:25 and celebrated with a few pints of Guinness. Thoroughly deserved!
Minster Bells ring out for 10Kers
The annual York 10k was visited by eight Striders, with new member James Ireland leading the way in a time of 40:52. ‘Fresh’ from his exploits at the Tough Mudder on Saturday, Jason Green stopped the clock on 44:23 to finish just over a minute ahead of Conrad Garcia (45:29). Julian Carr was next in 46:03 and he was joined in the Minster city by Laura Baker (53:19), Stella Jones (55:09), Mark Shelton (58:22) and Susan Randell (01:02:56).
Obstacles in the Lakes
James Warburton and Charlotte Hines headed over to the Lake District for the Total Warrior event on Sunday morning. They completed the 10 mile course in 01:22:29 (3rd in category) and 02:42:12 respectively.
Candy Floss and Rock in Blackpool
David Halladay managed to avoid the temptation of coastal treats and battle against the wind to record a time of 48:10 at the Blackpool 10k.
If we have missed any results, please let us know!
The week ahead….
On Tuesday night, we have the second of our planned ‘Try On’ nights – this time with representatives from Hoka. Get down to the club early (they will be available from 18:45) to try on a pair of Hoka trainers and take them for a spin during the training session. There will be a prize draw on the night for a free pair of Hoka trainers (worth £100+) – but you have to take part in the ‘try on’ to have a chance of winning!
On Saturday evening (13th August) we have our latest social night. We are visiting ‘The Spice Merchant’in town for a curry night (19:15 for 19:30). For £12 you will receive a mixed starter, a main of your choice (we need this up front), a mixture of rice and naan breads. If you want to come along, please complete the sign up on the notice board at KCC and indicate which main course you would like (there is a menu on the board) or let us know you wish to attend via firstname.lastname@example.org.