Time Trial – 28/03/17 – Results and More

A turn out of 57 members was the highest in the Club’s 5 year history. The number of close run finishes was great to watch e.g Nicola Carter 20.27/Ian Mitchell 20/28, Gemma Harding 24.35/Clare Killingworth 24.36, Lauren Downs 35.22/Daniella Greenwood 35.23. to name but a few. Well done to all runners. Thanks to the Marshalls who volunteered and made the run possible – Sue Morley,Dawn Richardson, Jane Calvert, Clare Rogers, Natalie Hale, Tom Burrell,Steve Morris, Jeremy Scot,Julian Carr,Conrad Garcia and Martin Brock

After the event many runners enjoyed cakes and buns from Claire McKenzie and her team of helpers. Claire and friends also held a raffle with good prizes, plus a Predictor draw to guess what time Claire would finish her London Marathon in April. This lottery draw is still open.

The funds Claire raises for her London Marathon debut are going to Martin House Hospice near Boston Spa. Well done to Claire and her friends who raised £220 on the evening.

RESULTS

1. TOM CALVERT 17.57 16. SIMON RIDER 21.58
2.JAMES IRELAND 18.29 17. DAVE HALLADAY 22.04
3.JAMES WRIGHT 19.03 18. NIAMH FALCONER 22.13
4.ROB CLARKE 19.32 19. MARK TAYLOR 22.24
5.DAN FOLEY 19.54. 20. STEWART HYMAS 22.29
6.ANTHONY MULLEY 20.07 21. PAUL HEYWOOD 22.51
7. JONNY CHADWICK 20.11 22 DEREK CALVERT 23.17 .
8. NICOLA CARTER 20.27(1st Lady) 23. DEREK DOBINSON 23.35
9.IAN MITCHELL 20.28 24. CRAIG MITCHELL 23.39
10.PHILIP CORNFORTH 20.56 25. GUY MARSHALL 23.42
11.GARETH CONKLETON 21.04 26. STEVE DANIEL 23.55
12.SEAN BRENNAN 21.11 27. GRAEME KILVINGTON 24.07
13.SIMA LOWERY 21.14 28. LISA HARRISON 24.24
14 PAUL STALKER 21.28 29. GEMMA HARDING 24.35
15 CHRIS UMPLEBY 21.35 30. CLAIRE KILLINGWORTH 24.36

31. LOUISE LODH 24.42 46. GILL MULHOLLAND 31.42
32. GISELLE PARNELL 25.00 47. KIRSTY JONES 32.36
33. GEORGINA 25.28 48. CHRISTINA TREMAYNE 32.36
34. WILLIAM CALVERT 25.50 49. JACKIE KNIGHT 32.51
35. KEZ WELSBY 26.51 50. KAREN FLETCHER 35.16
36. FIONA SLEIGHT 26.53 51. FIONA BURNISTON 35.19
37. DEAN LOGAN 26.53 52. EMMA HODSON 35.20
38. EDNA WOOD 26.58 53. LAUREN DOWNS 35.22
39. MICHAEL HILL 27.04 54. DANIELLE GREENWOOD 35.23
40. DEBBIE HERRIDGE 27.13 55. MARIA BROADHURST 35.24
41. MARK SHELTON 27.36 56. LEE BYERS 36.54
42. ZOE HINES 30.36 57. JO SHARRATT 37.18
43. SHELLEY JONES 31.10
44. GEORGE KUKUBOR 31.18
45. CAROL LANE 31.21

 

What a glorious weekend!

Spring has certainly sprung, with glorious weather greeting all of the Striders who were out and about at events this weekend.

Record Attendance on the Stray
The Stray was certainly a lot drier then recent weeks and coupled with the sunny weather, a record attendance of 447 was seen at Harrogate parkrun. Guy Close was the first Strider back (18:34) and he was joined by Nicola Carter (21:12), Ian Mitchell (21:26), Andy Roberts (23:50), Paul Heywood (25:03), Rob Charlesworth (27:20), David Halladay (27:42), Eric Morley (28:05), Edna Wood (28:30), Claire Baxter (35:21 – PB), Danielle Greenwood (36:12 – PB), Lauren Downs (37:26 – PB) and completing her first parkrun, Becky Kershaw recorded a time of 40:10.

Fountains Alternative
The revised route at Fountains Abbey was still in place on Saturday with Tom Calvert completing the course in 18:30. Sean Brennan was next Strider back in 22:06 and was followed by a PBing Niamh Falconer (22:31), Derek Calvert 23:57, Fiona Slight (29:33 – PB) and first time Fountains visitors Jackie Knight (35:46) & Libby Brennan (35:47).

A bit of bother at Rutland
Mark Taylor headed down South to the Rutland Water parkrun and was on course for an overall parkrun PB….but unfortunately the course had been measured incorrectly (2.6miles out of the 3.1miles required). He recorded 18:22 for the distance on the day – a great run Mark and that overall parkrun PB is on the cards in the next few weeks!

Stunning Scenes at Coniston
Four Striders had a very early start on Saturday morning to head over to the Lake District for the annual Coniston 14 mile race. This event takes participants anti-clockwise around Coniston Water, which “at the turn point gave some stunning views of the snow topped mountains behind Coniston Village which certainly gave the feel of running in the Swiss Alps!”

James Cornforth looked strong from the start, taking the many undulations of the course in his stride to finish in 01:33:35. James Wright continued his Rotterdam Marathon taper with a time of 01:38:44 and was chased down by the other members of the Cornforth family members in attendance – Philip securing a time of 01:50:03 and Anna finishing in 02:12:55.

striders at coniston

Sunday….a day of rest…..not for Striders!
The good weather continued on Sunday for two more events – the Keighley 10k and the Ripon Hornblower Duathlon.

At the ‘Big Keighley 10k’, Simon Rider stopped the clock on 47:41 to secure an overall 10k personal best.

Three Striders took on the new duathlon event in Ripon, with Tom Calvert leading the way in a time of approximately 01:22:00 (awaiting his official time at the time of writing!). The event, which consisted of a 5k run, 24k bike and a 3km run to finish off, was also taken on by Nicola Carter (01:36:57) and new Striders member Craig Mitchell (01:40:59).



April Fools Day parkrun visit

We are visiting Darlington South parkrun this Saturday (01/04) for our April ‘1st Saturday of the month’ parkrun visit. Information on the course can be found here – here. Meet at KCC for 07:35 for a 07:40 departure.

Details for all of our 2017 parkrun visits can be found on our website via this link.



2017 Time Trial No.1 (+ Cakes!) – Tuesday 28/03/17

Our first time trial of 2017 takes place on Tuesday night (28/03/17).

For those that have not participated in one of our TT’s before, it entails a 5km(ish) course based of two laps through the Aspin estate. They are informal events and designed to help you set a time that you can then improve upon at the July and September TT’s.

The event is free but for time taking purposes we do ask you to wear a race number. With this in mind, please arrive at the club earlier then usual to register. Numbers will be available from 19:10 at the clubhouse and we start approximately 150m down the road (right out of the KCC gates).

After you have completed the two lap course, join us back at the clubhouse well deserved cake that Clare McKenzie will be selling as part of her London Marathon charity fundraising. Clare is running the 26.2miles of the world famous marathon for Martin House Childrens Hospice – a very worthwhile cause. There will also be a raffle where you will have the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes! Her fundraising page can be found here.

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Deerstalking, Relay Running, parkrunning and Ten Miling

A few missed but not forgotten results
We start our latest results round-up with some finishing times missing from last week.

Jason Green took on the ‘Mighty Deerstalker’ obstacle challenge in Scotland. The description on the event website states “This is probably the hardest off-road-Tweed-clad-pipe-lit-plus-four-and-headtorch-wearing run that exists. We send you across rivers, through forests and over a mountain or 2 in the pitch dark of a chilly March night.” Jason competed well, finishing in a time of 02:00:12 – top work Mr Green!

At the last event of the PECO Cross Country series, Nicola Carter was part of her age group representative team, completing the 2nd leg of 3 in a time of 24:19. Striders had two relay teams entered in the event with first team back been made up of Claire Killingworth (34:40), Jez Wilkinson (27:36) and James Ireland (22:16). The 2nd Striders team consisted of Sue Morley (32:38), Charlotte Hines (34:46) and Sam Keen (29:27). Well done to all those that competed in a PECO XC event during the 16/17 series….only 8 months until it starts again!

Worldwide parkrunning
Moving onto this past weekend, at Harrogate parkrun Ian Mitchell was the first Strider back (21:53) and he was joined by Gareth Conkleton (23:03), Nick Wallen (25:27), a PBing Kirsty Jones (32:32) and Emma Hall 37:51.

Two of our recent Zero to Hero graduates made the trip over to Roundhay Park in Leeds for their parkrun fix. Claire Baxter and Annika Mcdonald ran the course together to finish in 40:24 and 40:25 respectively.

On the revised course at Fountains Abbey Rob Earl led the way for the club in a time of 20:20. The other Striders taking on the National Trust venue course all achieved Personal Bests so a BIG well done to Fiona Slight (31:08), Danielle Greenwood (37:37) and Lauren Downs (38:16).

Local parkrun ambassador (although he tells me that he doesn’t carry a tray of Ferrero Rocher around with him – how disappointing!) Sean Brennan took on the Catton event whilst visiting the Norfolk area, finishing in a time of 21:17.

A little bit further afield….ok quite a fair bit further afield…Alison Jackson visited the Western Springs parkrun in New Zealand. The Auckland based parkrun was completed by Alison in 34:27.

Yes Sargent Major!
Jason Green competed in his second obstacle course event in as many weeks by visiting Bramham Park for the Major Series on Saturday. Jason finished in 59:03 to take 5th place overall.

Hard up on the Moors
Graham Yare continued his epic running challenges by completing the Hardmoors 55 Ultra event on Saturday. This race takes particpants from Helmsley to Guisborough along the Cleaveland Way. He finished the gruelling event in 13:25:02 (and in doing so complete his 52nd marathon) – massive kudos to you Graham!

Ten Miling in Thirsk
17 Knaresborough Striders made the trip to Thirsk on Sunday for the annual 10 mile, which this year also formed the first event in the club’s championship calendar.

James Cornforth ran a very well-paced race to finish in 82nd overall in a big PB of 01:03:48. Martin Brock was next Strider home in 01:05:38, closely followed by James Ireland (01:05:54). Dan Foley (01:11:21) was next home, just over a minute ahead of first Striders lady Nicola Carter (01:12:34), with next lady Sima Lowery (01:14:17) also dipping under the 75 minute mark. Philip Cornforth (01:15:19) was next back with David Halladay (01:19:03) also breaking the 80 minute barrier. Paul Heywood (01:26:16) and Claire Killingworth (01:26:17) were separated by just one second. Anna Cornforth (01:31:11) led the remaining Striders home, all of whom broke the 1hr40 mark, with other finishers being Fiona Slight (01:35:15), Edna Wood (01:37:14), Dawn Richardson (01:38:16), Laura Baker (01:38:30), Roy Cooley (01:39:38) and Mark Shelton (01:39:38). Well done to all who completed the race on what was a very windy day.
thirsk striders
More photos from the event can be found here.

A few more to finish off..
Meanwhile, James Wright travelled to Humberside to continue his training for the Rotterdam marathon by competing in the East Hull 20 mile event, running well to finish in 02:25:32.

And the Striders were also represented at Bradford’s 10k. A strong run from Guy Close saw him finish in 18th place from over 1,700 finishers in 37:54, while Mark Taylor came home in 45:18.



Emma – our visiting Coach – 23/03/17

Once again we welcome Emma to the club for our session on Thursday 23rd March.

Emma is a really experienced Coach with lots of skills and expertise. Her sessions are well organised, presented in a relaxed manner, certainly beneficial and well worth a try .

Go on – give it a go!



HELP! VOLUNTEERS FOR TIME TRIAL.

I still need volunteers for the time trial on March 28th. If the event is to run smoothly and safely its important we cover everything properly. I could do with at least 4 more volunteers to that end. Do contact me on 866983 or eric_morley@hotmail.com

Thanks Eric M