Club Handicap – 05/09/17 – Start Times

The 3rd and final Time Trial of the year will be held on Tuesday 5th September (19:30 start). Please get down to the club earlier then usual to ensure you have plenty of time to pick up a race number.

If you have completed one of the first two TT’s of the year, you have a start time as this event will be a handicap. There are 3 separate documents to view – Handicap TT – Sheet 1, Handicap TT – Sheet 2, Handicap TT – Sheet 3

You can still take part if you don’t have a start time – you will start in the first group at 19:30.

Thanks, Eric



Next Club Time Trial (Handicap) – Tuesday 05/09/17 – Volunteers/ Marshalls wanted

To make our Cub Handicap Time Trial run smoothly, we need volunteers to help on the night. We need marshalls, number takers, timers and help at Registration.

Please let me know on Tuesday night (29/8) or telephone 866983 (evenings best) or E mail, if you can help.

None of the jobs are rocket science and the sooner you can let me know is a great help.  

Thanks, Eric

Results, Results, Results

Tri a Tri
We start this week’s round up with some results from some recent Triathlon events taken on by James Warburton. On Saturday 12th August, he participated in the Howgills Triathlon and took 5th place overall in a time of 01:49:50. On Sunday 20th August he completed the ‘Half Cheese’ Triathlon in Wensleydale, taking the 3rd place trophy home with a finish time of 02:16:06.

Up and Down…quickly!
Sue Morley competed in the ‘Burnsall Classic’ fell race on 19th August. This 1.5 mile race may be short but it has a total climb of 900ft!! Sue recorded a time of 27:40 – top work!

parkruns near and far
This week the Striders were represented at six different parkruns. We will start with the furthest away and work our way back….

Claire Baxter visited the Rushmoor event in Aldershot and completed her 7th different parkrun in a time of 27:29 to record an overall parkrun PB.

At the Druridge Bay event, which is based near Morpeth in Northumberland, Jackie Knight completed the course in 32:33.

Guy Close took on Keswick parkrun for the 2nd time, recording a PB time of 18:29.

Six Striders visited Catterick and were led home by James Cornforth (17:59). James Ireland (18:12) was next to complete the 3 lap course, followed by Claire Killingworth and Georgina Townsend who both clocked 24:21. Julian Carr continued his comeback from recent injury to complete the event in 24:56 and he was joined by James Wright who finished in 24:58.

Fountains Abbey was visited by eight Striders. Conrad Garcia (21:42) was the first back across the line, followed by Derek Calvert just over a minute later (22:47). Edna Wood and Paul Heywood finished in the same time of 28:47 and they were joined by Stella Jones (30:06), Dawn Richardson (30:37), Gaynor Downs (32:03) and Deborah Goldfield (32:14).

At Harrogate, Martin Brock secured a PB of 18:19 to fend off the challenge of Robert Earl (18:46). Next back was Ian Mitchell (21:16) and he was followed by Stephen Morland (22:30), Anthony Everitt (27:30), Jen Carne (28:22), Tracy Allison (29:01) and Mark Taylor took on pacing duties to finish in 29:57.

Club Handicap and Time Trial. September 5th.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Club Time Trial.    I  take your best Time Trial  time   wether you have done one or two events.  The persons who have the slowest times will set off first .  Your  personal  Handicap set off time will be available for viewing at the Club 29/8,  31/8 and on the night of the September 5th.  The approximate start time is 19.45. but please come down  as early as possible   to collect  a  number.   Anyone who has not run a Time Trial this season  can run and you will set off  with the 1st runner in  the Handicap.  The route used is the same as the Time trial route.  Your despatch time will also be shown on this website within the next 24 hours.  Queries taken this Tuesday at the club.   Thanks Eric.

Xmas Party – Deposit Reminder

For those who have put their name on the list for the Xmas Party (Swan Hotel, 16th December), a deposit of £10 is required by Tuesday 29th August to secure your place. Cash (in a marked envelope if possible) can be given to Clare Rogers on Tuesday evening at Striders session or a BAC transfer can be undertaken (but must be done by 12Noon Tuesday). If you do not have the Striders bank account details, please email us at

If you haven’t already got your name on the list…..what are you waiting for?! Send us an email to get on the list!

More details about the event can be found here.

Quality session 22/8/17

Tonight  the session will be held in Jacob Smith Park,  Endurance/Speed.     With many going to try out Hybrid shoes the park well replicates trail.   If anyone wants  a spare pair of shoes taking down  to JSP I will take them down(in car) just in case hybrids not quite OK.

Thanks Eric

Inov8 Trial Session – Tuesday 22nd August

Inov8 will be at the club on Tuesday 22nd August to give all of our members the opportunity to try on a pair of the latest trainers available on the market.

Come down to the club a little earlier then usual to have the best selection of shoes and sizes – ‘doors open’ at 7pm.

The weekend that was….19th/20th August

A trio of parkruns
Three parkruns were visited by Striders this weekend and we start with results from the Temple Newsam event just off the M62 near Leeds. Ralph Weldon secured a time of 25:24 and was joined by Annika McDonald who bagged a PB in a time of 33:36.

At Harrogate Rob Earl (18:57) once again led the Striders around the Stray. Ian Mitchell was next (22:06) and just held off Nicola Carter (22:16). The next four Striders were split by only 19 seconds overall – David Halladay (26:56), Mark Taylor (pacing – 26:58), Julian Carr (27:01) and Anthony Everitt (27:15). Tracy Allison was the 8th Strider across the line (27:54), with Lauren Downs (37:22) completing the Striders line up. A special well done to Julian as this was his first parkrun back after his recent knee operation.

Over at Fountains Abbey Tom Calvert took the 3rd place token with a time of 17:51. Derek Calvert, who recently completed his 50th parkrun, completed the course in 22:5, with Samantha Curnow (23:16) and Bill Kirkpatrick (33:54) joining him at the ever popular event.

A hot day for a 10k
A warm Sunday morning greeted Striders taking on the Escrick and Scorton Feast 10k events.

At Escrick, Ian Mitchell ran a strong race to finish in 44:00 precisely. Paul Heywood was next, finishing the multi terrain course in 53:17 and he was chased down by Edna Wood (01:00:48) and regular Escrick 10k participant Dawn Richardson (01:02:35).
dawn at escrick

Up the A1 at Scorton, James Wright (41:22) headed a Striders contingent of four. Claire Killingworth secured a 10k PB with a time of 53:4 and was joined at this great local event by Donna Rogers (54:23) and Clare Rogers (01:05:20).
Striders at Scorton 10k

Age Graded results Herriot Trail/Firefighter 5 + Full Standings

In the Senior Men’s James retains top stop having   good results at both events. Tom is still in contention though with 3 straight wins and 2 events to come.  In the Male Vets Dave remains top but  Ian Mitchell strengthened his position at No 2 with a good victory at Firefighter 5, the other big mover is Gary Wilkinson from 7th to 3rd.  In the Senior Ladies Amy took a good 1st at Herriot trail and Claire Baxter did the same at Firefighter 5 elevating her to  3rd position. However Claire K dominates with  4 first places and should go onto to take the trophy.  In the Lady Vets Sue Morley’s run at Herriot trail moved her up from 7th to 4th and Dawn at Firefighter  5 virtually cemented  2nd place  but remains behind the unassailable Nicola.  If you spot any errors let me  know, thanks Eric



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