Meet the Striders

Say hello to some of our members! All members are welcome to post a 'hello' too- just email your information to

Edna Wood - Secretary


Introducing Edna Wood, Club Secretary

Minute taker extraordinaire and the go to for any Club kit!

A member of Striders for six years and on the Committee for five

Sits on the back seat a bit but quite approachable

Nicola Carter - Treasurer

My name is Nicola and I am the club's treasurer. I have been a member since our inaugural evening back in 2012 and it has been a pleasure to watch how Striders has grown and evolved ever since.
Running with like-minded folk, both for fun and at races, has been really motivational and I have made some great friends through Striders, as well as taking part in events that I would never have entered on my own.
I live and work in Knaresborough and enjoy cycling, dog walking and eating cake ;)


Craig Mitchell - Training


I’ve been a member for 5 years and this year decided I wanted to give back to the club and join the committee! In my role as Training Officer I help to organise Run Leaders each week and look for new training opportunities for members whilst also supporting all other roles on the committee.

Running is all about the social aspect for me, I love running with our brilliant members who make every session more enjoyable and help the miles fly by! My running has massively improved during my time at the club and it’s become a real hobby as well as routine exercise so I also have numerous personal running goals I'm aiming to achieve this year. When not running I’m probably talking about it with anyone who’ll listen, including my fantastic wife and two young girls plus my running buddy Luna the Cockapoo.

Steve Morland - Communications

Hi, I'm Steve and I look after the communications for Striders (Website, social media, booking forms, etc.) as well as being a proud member of our run leaders team.

I returned to the club a few years ago and have benefitted greatly from the structure, motivation and camaraderie which this fantastic group of people offer.

I live nearby with Catherine (also a Strider), my three sons, dog and chickens. When not running, you'll probably find me teaching or music-making!

Sarah Gore - Run Leader

I am Sarah - mum, daughter, partner, friend, runner and proud member of the wonderful Knaresborough Striders. I moved to Knaresborough 3 years ago and immediately joined Striders and have never looked back. You are such a friendly and supportive club who have made me feel so very welcome.

I can be found running in a field somewhere and if you can't see me you'll be able to hear me chatting away! I love running trail and this is something I've managed to do more of since joining Striders and it has fuelled my passion to run up, and down, hills.

So HELLO from me and enjoy your day!

Sarah (@smileysarah1975)