Striders Xmas Party – Saturday 16th December – A reminder of the details

Its the Striders Xmas Party at the Swan Hotel this coming Saturday (16th December) so here is your final reminder of the details….

Date: 16th December
Venue: The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Time: 19:00 for 19:30 start
Dress Code: Party wear (no jeans or trainers)

Please note that there are two different Xmas party events taking place at the venue on the night. The Striders are booked on the “Party Fever” event so please ask staff for directions to the correct room if it isn’t obvious.

Clare and Natalie will be on hand when you arrive to provide you with a place setting card that will have a reminder of your menu choices on.

As part of the Striders booking, a 1 night free stay has been provided by the hotel (this can be used, subject to availability, at any time until the 31st March 2018). Everyone who has booked on the Xmas party has an opportunity to win this free nights stay and the draw will take place before the Striders session on Tuesday 12th December.

This years Xmas party is the biggest one organised to date (70 booked in) so it bodes well for a great night. See you all there with your dancing shoes on!



Santa Stride – Sunday 17th December

The clubs annual Santa Stride will take place on Sunday 17th December starting in the market place at 12Noon.

This event is for all the family, taking in a short loop of Knaresborough with carol singing stops along the way!

Registration will be from 11:30am outside the Cancer Research charity shop.

Santa suits will be available for a minimum of a £5 donation, with all money raised going to Cancer Research.

Mince Pies and Mulled Wine will be available (for donations) in the shop after the run.

Spread the word and get all the family down to help kick off your Christmas celebrations in style (oh and maybe help walk/run/jog the Striders Xmas party hangover off!).

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Some recent results……

Into November with a BANG!
Remember, remember the 5th of November … as that’s when Striders took on (and concurred) some very large hills at the Guy Fawkes 10 mile race, speeded along Kirkstall Road at the Leeds Abbey Dash and got round the Gunpowder 10k before things went bang!

It was a great Striders turnout of 18 at the Ripley based event, with Martin Brock leading them home into the castle grounds in a time of exactly 01:05:00. Recently returned member Stephen Morland had a strong finish (01:12:40) to hold off Nicola Carter (01:14:44). Ian Mitchell (01:16:01) had a battle with Sima Lowery (01:16:41), with Sean Brennan chasing them down as he completed the event for the first time in 01:17:28.
Anthony Mulley and Gareth Conkleton were split by only 1 second, completing the ‘undulating’ course in times of 01:19:41 and 01:19:42 respectively. Stewart Hymas turned out in some ‘cool shades’ to record 01:21:02 and finish just under 2 minutes ahead of the ever improving Gary Wilkinson who clocked 01:22:58. Craig Mitchell and Georgina Townsend battled it out in the last mile to both come in under the 90 minute mark finishing in 01:29:13 and 01:29:36 respectively. Kez Welsby completed her first ever 10 mile event in 01:41:02, coming across the line with Deborah Goldfield who finished one second later! June Graham clocked 01:44:44 and was followed into the castle grounds by ‘raceaholic’ Dawn Richardson (01:46:49), Katie Gray (01:52:27) and Jo Gray (02:08:24).

Emma Greveson headed over to York for the new Gunpowder 10k event which was based at the racecourse on the Knavesmire. She completed the course in 01:17:36.

At the Abbey dash in Leeds, the club was represented by 8 members and Guy Close was the first one across the line in a 10k PB time of 37:09. Conrad Garcia was the 2nd Strider back, completing the course in 43:53. Claire Baxter secured a PB over the distance (48:53) and she was joined at the popular event by Ryan Middleton (49:12), Vanessa El-Etriby (55:22), Julie Elmes (58:44), Laura Wilmshurst (01:01:18) and Bill Kirkpatrick (01:06:47).

Not a day of rest at the Abbey
On Sunday, a new event at Bolton Abbey took place and attracted 9 Striders across three different events. Each of the events (10km, 10m and Half Marathon) were multi terrain and had some decent hills within them!
In the 10km race, Paul Heywood finished in 01:02:33 to head a Striders entry of 5 within the event. Next back was Nikky Christie (01:07:12), followed by Edna Wood (01:18:44), Julie Elmes (01:25:54) and Dawn Richardson (01:32:11).

Deborah Goldfield was the sole Striders representative in the 10 mile event. She picked up her medal after clocking a time of 02:23:11.

The Half Marathon had 3 Striders taking part and they were led home by Dave Christie (01:41:41). He was joined by Gary Wilkinson (02:24:26) and Lisa Harrison (02:42:34).

West Yorkshire Cross Country… so far
Julie Elmes has been representing the Striders at the West Yorkshire cross country events.

Race 1 was ran over a 6km course in Wakefield on the 14th October. Julie completed the course in Wakefield in 34:54.

Race 2 was held on 29th October and took place within Nunroyd Park in Leeds. The multi lap race was finished by Julie in 34:48.

Up in the Fells
Sue Morley has been busy up in the fells achieving some excellent results.
On the 4th November she took on the Bronte Fell Race which started in Lancashire (boooo!) and finished in Yorkshire (wahoo!) and was ran over a distance of 7.5 miles. Sue finished the event in 01:34:55.
Back on the 15th October, Sue was joined by Edna Woods for the Gormire Gamble. Sue completed the course in 01:05:38, with Edna completing her first ever fell race in a time of 01:16:48.

 

26.2, 13.1 and 10…….

Whilst we work on rounding up the last 4 weeks of results, we wanted to make sure that we got todays out asap…..

Striding out in York
Striders were well represented at the Yorkshire Marathon festival based in York on Sunday. The event comprised of a Marathon and a 10 mile event based at the University of York.

Jonny Chadwick was the first of eight Striders across the line, recording a time of 03:30:45. Simon Rider was next in 03:37:12 and he was joined on the course by Graham Yare (04:03:21), Sean Brennan (04:08:35), Lisa Harrison (04:28:05), Mark Taylor (04:42:31), Mark Shelton (05:25:02) and Gemma Harding (05:27:11).
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In the 10 mile event, Julian Carr finished in a time of 01:24:49 to just beat his goal of 01:25:00. Following Julian was Georgina Townsend, who secured a personal best time of 01:25:57 over the 10 mile distance. Just over 10 minutes later was Sarah Hill who clocked 01:36:24 and she was joined by Kate James 4 minutes later after she completed the course in 01:40:41.

Running with Royalty
At the London Royal Parks Half Marathon, Tom Calvert just missed out on a top 50 spot with his finish time of 01:22:11 placing him 59th out of a total of 16,455 participants. Niamh Falconer just dipped into the top 2000 and recorded a half marathon personal best with a time of 01:42:58.

Further Results
We have lots of other results to bring you from the last four weeks and these should be on the website in a few days time.

 

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 – info@knaresborough-striders.org.uk



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!



Into September we go……first results from the new month

In this weeks results round-up we have news from parkrun, the Derwentwater 15k, Blackshaw Head fell race, a Triathlon in the Lake District and two local 10k’s. We start, as usual, with results from parkrun…..

Striding on The Stray
Harrogate parkrun welcomed 11 Striders on Saturday morning, including one whom recorded their 50th parkrun. Rob Earl was the first of the Striders across the line (18:41) and was followed by Ian Mitchell (22:23), Mark Taylor (23:26), Graham Yare (23:50) and David Halladay (27:08). Edna Wood (28:59) was the first lady Strider to finish and next was Paul Heywood (29:01) who ran his 50th parkrun (well done Paul!). Kate James (29:24) dipped under the 30 minute mark and was joined shortly after by Dawn Richardson (30:28), Gaynor Downs (31:28) and Jackie Knight (32:16).

At Fountains Abbey Tom Calvert (17:38) collected the first place finish token. Niamh Falconer (22:06) held off Derek Calvert (22:49) and they were joined by Georgina Townsend (30:07), Bill Kirkpatrick (33:34), Alison Jackson (33:46) and Deborah Goldfield (36:32).

Nicola Carter undertook some parkrun toursime, completing the Gibside event (based just outside Gateshead) in a time of 23:49.

Trail and Fell for Amy and Sue
Two races were taken on by Striders members on Saturday. In the Lake District, Amy Naylor completed the undulating Derwentwater 15k event, which forms part of the Lakeland Trail series, in 01:57:46.

Sue Morley took on the Blackshaw Head fell race which is ran over an 8.9km route and takes in 274m of accent. Sue completed the challenging course in 01:00:19.

A Hell of a Tri
James Warburton travelled to the Lake District, battling windy conditions with nearly 400 others in the Helvellyn Triathlon. Some strong performances, particularly in the run, saw him finish in a very creditable 26th place in a time of just over 3hrs 26mins.

Keeping it local
Striders were well represented at two local 10km races on Sunday – Wetherby and Tholthorpe.

22 club members headed to Wetherby to take on a course used by many as last minute training for the Great North Run. In a field of over 900 runners, some excellent times were posted with several personal bests beaten. Martin Brock led home the Striders contingent in 22nd place overall (37:48) with James Wright (39:34) also cracking the top 50, finishing in 41st position. Other finishers were James Ireland (40:10), Ian Mitchell (41:33), Stephen Morland (45:23), Simon Rider (46:02), David Halladay (46:26), Gary Wilkinson (46:36), Claire Killingworth (51:45), Julian Carr (53:17), Claire Baxter (55:09), Tony Everitt (57:03), Clare McKenzie (58:19), Deborah Goldfield (59:08), Vanessa El-Etriby (59:09), Tracy Allison (01:00:31), Dawn Richardson (1:01:33), Rebecca Williams (01:02:54), Claire Gott (01:02:55), Laura Wilmshurst (01:03:47), Annika McDonald (01:09:33) and Jo Gray (01:19:07). Pictures from the event can be found here.

At Tholthorpe, four Striders took on the 10k route with James Cornforth finishing 13th overall in a time of 39:11, followed by Phil Cornforth (46:28), Paul Heywood (52:14) and Edna Wood (58:45).