Pacing and PB’s – Weekly Results

Fun at the Fair
The club had another successful takeover of Harrogate parkrun to kick off the weekend, with the course taking participants through the middle of the fun fair! Many thanks to all who volunteered to make the event a success. In terms of runners, Keith Emery missed out on top spot by just 1 second but did achieve a PB with a speedy time of 17:41. Rob Earl, the first of our volunteer pacers, recorded 20:09 and he was followed throght the middle of the Fun Fair by Jason Green (21:07 – PB), Julian Carr (22:50 – pacer), Nicola Carter (23:46 – pacer), Andrew Robinson (24:54 – pacer), Tony Everitt (26:37), Tracy Allison (27:33 – pacer) and Dawn Richardson (43:15 – tail runner). Pictures from the event, courtesy of Stephen Morris, can be found here.

A bit of parkrun tourism
We had two runners take in some parkrun tourism whilst away from the Knaresborough area. In the Lake District at Keswick, Guy Close clocked a time of 18:34. Down in Dorset, Tom Calvert visited the Blandford Forum event and achieved a time of 17:49.

Sunday = Race Day
We had club representation at two local races on Sunday – the Tholthorpe 10k and the Wetherby 10k.

Starting with Tholthorpe, new member James Ireland dipped under the 40 minute mark to finish in 39:22. Phil Cornforth was the next Strider across the line, completing the flat and fast course in 44:24. Returning from injury, Stewart Hymas clocked 47:08 and chasing him down was Anna Cornforth 47:44.

At Wetherby we had a fantastic turnout of 14 members for the latest club championship event. Nicola Carter was the first Strider across the line, securing a PB for the 10k distance with a time of 43:11. The ever improving Jason Green was just over a minute behind in 44:15, which also saw him a achieve a PB. Sean Brennan was just a second behind Jason (44:16) and he was joined at the Wetherby Racecourse based event by David Halladay (46:05), Andy Roberts (46:58), Derek Calvert (47:04), Mark Taylor (48:09 – PB), Paul Heywood (49:14 – PB), Sam Curnow (53:56 -PB), Dawn Richardson (56:58 – PB), Edna Wood (59:57 – PB), Anne Cooley 01:04:36, Alison Jackson 01:07:16 and Emma Greveson 01:12:20. Pictures from the event can be found here.
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Striders at the Wetherby 10k

On Sunday morning, James Warburton took on the Helvellyn Triathlon. Thus event is labelled as one of the hardest triathlons in the world due to it including a 1489ft climb on the bike to the top of Kirkstone and a run that includes 3118ft of climbing up and down Hellvellyn. James completed this epic event in 04:12:58.

Time Trial (Handicap) – Tuesday 6th September

On Tuesday night (06.09.16) we are holding our third and final time trial of the year. This TT is a handicap race based on times from the first and second TT’s held earlier in the year, but is also open to anyone that hasn’t had the opportunity to take part in one of the events this year already. Anyone new to the TT’s will start with the first person off.

Please arrive at the club a littler earlier then usual so that you can be provided with a race number and we can get everyone in order ready for the start at approx 19:40. We need a swift start to ensure we have everyone around the first lap before its too dark!

For those new, the 2 lap course is just under 5k long using the streets around the area. A full course map will be available on the night and the course will be marshaled.

The starting positions, along with the handicap start times, can be found here.

Mile and Miles and Miles……

We start this week’s round-up with details of a superb piece of running from Graham Yare over the weekend. He took on the Liverpool to Leeds cancel race which sees runners taking on a massive 130 mile journey. Graham completed this mammoth challenge in just over 36 hours.

Moving onto parkrun, a number of Striders visited the York event on Saturday morning including Tom Calvert, who with his time of 17:36 became the fastest ever Strider at a parkrun event. Nicola Carter secured a PB with a time of 20:51 and she was followed by Julian Carr (21:28), James Wright (21:30) and Derek Calvert (22:42).

At Harrogate, Rob Earl led the Striders contingent, crossing the line in 18:55. Sean Brennan stopped the clock on 21:19 and was joined by Nick Wallen (23:01), Paul Heywood (25:59), a PBing Roy Cooley (26:41), Edna Wood (29:25) and another PBer Anne Cooley (30:36)

Three Striders made the trip to Fountains Abbey with Anthony Everitt (27:17) leading the way. Tracy Allion was just behind (27:39), with David Halladay following just under two minutes later (29:10).

Guy Close was the sole Striders representative at the Wetherby event, taking the number two token in a time of 18:40.