EMMA the Coach – Dates and Important Information

Emma is booked for the following three dates – April 27th, May 25th and June 22nd.

On these 3 dates Emma will be concentrating on runner development which is is most appropriate for new runners e.g last Zero to Hero group, previous Zero to Hero groups, other new runners who have joined the club and even regular runners who feel they need it.

There will be leaflets at the Club showing what areas will be covered.

Thanks, Eric

Striders Quiz & Bingo Night – Saturday 6th May@20:00

Our new Social officers (Natalie Hale and Clare Rogers) have arranged a Quiz and Bingo night for Saturday 6th May (20:00 start) @ Knaresborough Cricket Club.

It will be teams of 6 for the quiz, with individuals/couples placed in teams as appropriate. 6 teams can be accommodated so get your name down on the sign up sheet at KCC asap!

Summer Road League REGISTRATION evenings and More.

1. Thursday April 20th.
2. Tuesday May 2nd.

At Registration I will need Your Date of Birth, Your Personal England Athletics number,
Your Signature and Your entry fee £10. Please arrive a little earlier at Club.

If anyone wants any General information before those evenings I am available on eric_morley@hotmail.com or on 01423 866983 and at the club (mainly Tuesdays).

Race 1 Harrogate May 23rd 2017

Race 2 Dragons(Guiseley) June 1st 2017

Race 3 Wetherby June 14th 2017

Race 4 Knaresborough Striders June 20th 2017 WE ARE HOSTING. All hands on deck.

Handicap Otley AC July 6th 2017.

All events start at 19.45 except the Handicap- you will be informed of your start time.
Complete 2 races to compete in that event, if you only do one event you can still run .

Information for each event is usually published 10 to 14 days prior Details can be found at harrogate-league.org.uk

Thanks Eric

Hoka Try On Night – Tuesday 11th April

Before our club training night on Tuesday 11th April, we will be joined by representatives from HOKA who will be bringing down their latest shoe offerings, to give you the opportunity to try them out for the whole session.

The clubhouse will be open from 7pm, so get down early to make sure you get your size shoe!

Into April we go…

Here we are again – a results round up bursting at the seams with news of Striders heading out and about to take part in events. We start with results from the club ‘1st Saturday of the month parkrun visit’ which was to Darlington South Park…

No Fooling Striders at parkrun
Three Striders headed up the A1 to Darlington South Park parkrun for the latest club visit. The event is held over 3 laps of the Victorian park, taking in a lake and views of the river. James Wright came across the line in 18:42, followed by Mark Taylor (22:33) and Edna Wood (28:06).

At Harrogate, Guy Close led the Striders contingent of six in a time of 18:50. Ian Mitchell dipped under 21 minutes (20:51) and was chased down by Derek Calvert (23:10), Nick Wallen (25:26), Emma Hall (36:05) and Danielle Greenwood (36:52).

Over in Leeds at Woodhouse Moor, Rob Earl finished his parkrun in 20:39. Another Leeds area parkrun, Temple Newsam, was visited by Ralph Weldon and Claire (Cloie) Baxter. They finished in 27:49 and 35:17 (PB) respectively.

Dawn Richardson was the sole Striders representative at Fountains Abbey and finished the ‘normal’ course in 29:53. David Halladay took on the Druridge Bay parkrun in Northumberland, completing the two lap coastal course in 22:39. On the cliff tops at Sewerby (near Bridlington) Craig Mitchell secured a PB of 24:09.

Finishing off the parkrun roundup is Alison Jacksons result of 32:26 at Mornigton Peninsula in New Zealand……not jealous at all!

Taking on the Trails
Away from the various parkrun visits on Saturday, the ‘Dales Trails 20’ was taken on by Sean Brennan. This event is the first in a series of three ‘DT’ events throughout the year, with the 20km option taking participants up a total accent of 721m through the Swaledale area. Sean completed the testing course in 02:01:36 to give him some excellent preparation for a ‘little’ race he is doing later in the year…but that we will keep under wraps for now!

Yare he goes again
Our very own ‘Marathon Man’ Graham Yare has been at it again…this time a trail marathon at Temple Newsam which he finished in 04:36:49. He’s doing another two marathons this coming weekend…….!!

Rub of the Green at Lincoln
Moving onto Sunday, Jason Green took on the Lincoln 10k. This race is part of the wider ‘Run for All’ series which includes the Leeds Half Marathon and York 10k. Jason completed the course in a PB time of 40:54.

Bogfest at Fountains
There was a big turnout of Striders at the local Fountains 10k. A total of 16 Striders were in attendance and were led home over the boggy moorland by Martin Brock who came across the line in 40:26. James Wright chased him down (42:00) and Nicola Carter claimed 1st in her age category with a time of 44:32 (taking home a sizable box of wine for her efforts!).

Up next was Sima Lowery (46:38 – 3rd in age category) and she was followed over the line by Simon Rider (47:46), Luke Ratcliffe (49:56), Mark Taylor (50:25), Paul Heywood (54:24), Claire Killingworth (54:27), Kez Welsby (57:49), Edna Wood (58:32), June Graham (01:03:35), Katie Gray (01:10:46), Anne Cooley (01:11:29), Emma Greveson (01:12:05) and Jo Gray (01:21:28) – great to see you back running Jo!

More photos from the event can be viewed here.

One from last week….
A result missed from last week was Sue Morleys visit to Trawden in Lancashire to take on a 13.2km event known as the ‘Boulsworth Bog Fell Race’. Sue completed the course, which includes 425m of climb, in 01:28:21.

Club Championship Events – April 2017

There are two Club Championship events on in April.

On the 8th, the parkrun at Harrogate is the 2nd CC event of the year.

On Saturday 22nd, the 3rd annual Ben Campbell 10km takes place from the White Horse Car Park at Sutton Bank, near Thirsk. For those of you that did not know Ben, he was a very active member of the Striders community who tragically died at the age of 36 in January 2015, very unexpectedly, from pneumococcal pneumonia. It would be great to have a mass Striders turnout for this event which also offers a 5km option for those that do not want to take on the full 10km route.

To see more detail, including entry details for the Ben Campbell 5/10km events, do view Club Events + Calendar.

Thanks Eric.

Membership Renewals

The club would like to remind all members that membership fees are now due for 17/18 (covering upto 31st March 2018).

The options available and links to online registration forms can be found here.

It’s going to be anouther fantastic year at the club, so get yourself signed up and take part!