1. 26/11/17  Nostell  Priory near Pontefract.
  2. 10/12/17  Temple Newsam, Leeds.
  3. 07/01/18  Roundhay Park  Leeds.
  4. 14/01/18   Golden Acre Park  Leeds.
  5. 11/02/18  Middleton Park   Leeds.
  6. 25/03/18  Relays Venue TBC.

Fuller details to follow.


06/01/18     Lightwater Valley


27/01/18      Harewood House.


24/01/18       London.

Fuller details to follow.

West Yorkshire cross country Entry.

On my last communication  about WYXC  I stated I would be at the Club to take entries. Unfortuately I cannot  be at the club tonight.

Therefore please send your details to or phone 01423 866983.  Provide Date of Birth and England  athletics Number. I will collect  the race fees from you on return.


Many thanks Eric M


At a Committee meeting 17/9/17 we decided to make West Yorkshire Cross Country League  events available to members as well as the PECO League.  Race Dates   1. Saturday 14th October @Wakefield

2. Sunday 29th October @  Guiseley

3. Sunday 19th November @ Spenborough

4.Saturday 9th December @ Keighley.

For fuller details of each race go to and then Click, Cross Country league.

If you wish to enter the 1st race at Wakefield please tell me by  E mail,  or by telephone 866983 or at The Club, Tuesday 19/9/17.

Tell me  and  make a payment of £15 to cover the 4 events  by  21/9/17 at 21.00 hours. To compete you  must have  a personal  UKA Registrati0n number which attaches you to Knaresborough Striders, and wear Club Colours . I will take  your EA number and Date of Birth from the Club list.

However the PECO Cross Country league   remains our priority  through the season. We want to turn out more members this season at these great events.

The Peco League is friendly, all standards can compete, the  5 races are usually all local, and take place on a Sunday morning and there is  after race food.  If  you are new to the club do ask  those who have competed in the league about it.  Come and give it a try      The Race dates for Peco fixtures will be available soon.

Thanks Eric




For the 6 Tuesdays from 26/9/2017 to 31/10/2017 the sessions are specifically aimed at  enhancing members performance at the Guy Fawkes 10. This does not exclude any other members from participating.

26/9/2017    Shallow Hills         17/10/2017   Shallow Hills

3/10/2017    Steep Hills              24/10/2017  Steep Hills

10/10/2017  Endurance              31/10/2017     Endurance.


Crag Rat Run – A request for Helpers

Our annual Crag Rat Run race will be held on Sunday 1st October and we are requesting as many members as possible help out.

We need assistance with course set up, registration, timing, marshaling, water stop, etc. If you can help out please let Jez Wilkinson know at a club night or send us an email –

Spice Night – 21st October – A reminder to get signed up

Our next club social event is a Curry Night and will be held on Saturday 21st October at the Spice Merchant in Knaresborough.

Information about the night (including menu options) is here.

Menu choices and full payment (£12.95) is now due. A menu, menu choice cards and envelopes for placing choices and money into are available at the club house. Please hand to Natalie Hale or another member of the committee to secure your place. All payments must be received by 29th September to secure a place.

Half Marathon Weekend….with a few parkruns thrown in for good measure!

Fourteen divided by Three

Three parkruns were visited by fourteen Striders this week but no one ventured to far!

Gary Wilkinson travelled down the A59 to York and completed the flat course in 22:53 to record a course PB.

At Fountains Abbey there was exactly 1 minute between the first two striders to cross the line. Niamh Falconer clocked 22:00 to finish ahead of FAbbey regular Derek Calvert (23:00). Bill Kirkpatrick, another regular visitor to this event, finished just over 10 minutes later with a time of 33:26.

Harrogate parkrun was descended upon by 10 Striders who were led home by Ian Mitchell (20:51). Joining Ian were Stephen Morland (22:30), Nicola Carter (22:48), Paul Heywood (24:53), Julian Carr (26:15), Anthony Everitt (27:36), Edna Wood (28:26), Tracy Allison (28:30), Fiona Burniston (33:28) and Deborah Goldfield (33:42).


Great running up in the Toon

Perfect running conditions greeted the 21 Knaresborough Striders in attendance at the Great North Run on Sunday. Tom Calvert secured a top 300 placing to lead the Striders contingent home in a time of 01:23:02. Joining him at the world’s biggest Half Marathon were James Wright (01:26:49), Dan Wilson (01:34:51), Jason Green (01:38:25), Simon Rider (01:42:32), John Slater (01:46:54), Dave Halliday (01:47:42), Debbie Herridge (01:57:51),Mark Taylor (02:00:18), Amy Naylor (02:08:35), Robert Whellens (02:14:38), Donna Rogers (02:16:00), Dawn Richardson (02:18:17), Sarah Hill (02:20:09), Kirsty Ramsey (02:20:16), Charlotte Hines (02:26:54), Lizzy Rose (02:36:26), Janet Morris (02:42:36), Steve Morris (02:45:34), Laura Bickerdale (02:54:58) and Emma Hodson (03:08:29).


Running down the Vale of York

At the Vale of York Half Marathon, Guy Close secured a Personal Best over the 13.1 mile distance to finish in 01:24:38. Gary Wilkinson (01:47:28) was the next Strider across the line at the Sherburn in Elmet based event and was chased down by Zero to Hero graduate Claire Baxter who completed her first half marathon in 02:07:01 – amazing considering she hardly run at all prior to taking part in the Zero to Hero course in January! Christina Tremayne and Kirsty Jones ran the course together to stop the clock on 02:39:08 to complete the Striders line up. Look forward to seeing all of the t-shirts at training tomorrow night!