Tomorrow (Tues 20th) – Predictor run!

Predictor

Tomorrow (Tues 20th August) is our annual ‘Predictor Run’.

A test of how well you know your own pace….   how accurately can you predict your time around our 5k or 5mile courses – with no watch, no phone, just your feet and gut feel!

It’s not a race – rather a social run with a chance to understand your own running a little better!  Run on your own or in a group. The pace isn’t important… the accuracy is: Will you get you around in your predicted time? Anyone can win the cash prize!

Be at the clubhouse from 7pm to collect your number and register your predicted time! It’s just £1 to enter, with the cash distributed as prizes for those with the closest prediction on each course!

Note that this isn’t a race and therefore isn’t marshalled. You will find your own way around your chosen course.

The 5 km course is the same as that used for our 5K time trials, shown below:

5K route

You can also view the route via STRAVA here: 5K Route on Strava

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 5 mile option is a route familiar to many from our winter runs, using roads around the edge of the town: Aspin Lane –  Stockdale Walk – Windsor Lane -Briggate – Waterside – Bond End – Borobridge Road – Scriven Road – Greengate Lane – Halfpenny Lane – Chain Lane – York Road – Gracious Street – Windsor Lane – Stockdale Walk – Aspin Lane. A diagram of the route is shown below.

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You can also view the course via STRAVA:

Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/21157056

Cue sheet: https://www.strava.com/routes/21157056/cue_sheet

 

Time Trial Results – St.Robert’s Return

Pam and Tom grab the headlines in St.Robert’s Return!

Tuesday saw 36 Striders test themselves in the second running this year of our 1-mile time trial: St. Roberts Return.

St Roberts Return 2019Congratulations to Pam Coombs who made the biggest improvement since May – slicing a whopping 21seconds off her previous attempt – and to Tom Killmurray, whose final 100m sprint thrilled onlookers and earned him first place in a very speedy 5mins 16seconds. This also means that of our four time trials to date this year, all have been won by a ‘Tom’ – two apiece for Calvert and Killmurray! We also owe a huge ‘thank you’ to our helpers, marshals and timers who made the event possible.

The full results, plus a list of improved times, is shown below. Our final Time Trial event of the year is scheduled to take place Tuesday 3rd September as we take on the 5k time trial route for the third time  in our handicap event, with runners heading off at intervals based on their previous results in an event which anyone can win!

St Roberts Rush 13th August 2019

 



Last few places left for Redcar!

Last chance to grab a seat to Redcar!

We are now down to our final few seats for the shared coach with NVRR to Redcar Running Festivalwhich takes place on Sunday 29th September. If you’re haven’t already signed-up, please do so now to avoid disappointment! It’s a great chance, whether you’re planning on running or not, to join the club in what promises to be a great day out!

Up in Redcar there will be several events to choose from. Whilst the Half-marathon forms round 12 of this year’s Club Championship, there are also 10k, 5k and 2k events.

Details of the races and entry process are available here: https://www.entrycentral.com/redcar_running_festival

The cost per person will be no more than £10 each, depending on take-up. The first of the races is at 9.30am so expect an early-ish start – we’ll confirm exact times and the full schedule for the day in due course. There will be pick-ups at Harrogate Hockey club and Knaresborough retail park with possible others in between.

To secure your place, you must do the following:

1) Add your name to the list here: Sign up for the Coach! If it looks as though we’re going to exceed the number of seats we may have to go with first-come-first-served.

2) Transfer a £5 deposit to the club account using the following details: Sort code 40-26-20, account no. 11295985 – using YOURNAME – REDCAR as the reference.

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Next Tuesday: Predictor Run

Predictor

Next Tuesday evening (20th Sept) is our annual ‘Predictor Run’.

A test of how well you know your own pace….   how accurately can you predict your time around our 5k or 5mile courses – with no watch, no phone, just your feet and gut feel! It’s not a race – rather a social run with a chance to understand your own running a little better! You can pick whatever pace you fancy…. but will it get you back in your predicted time?

It’s just £1 to enter, with cash prizes for those with the closest predictions! Be at the clubhouse, from 7pm.

Note that this isn’t a race and therefore isn’t marshalled. You will find your own way around the chosen course.

The 5 km course is the same as that used for our 5K time trials.

The 5 mile course is a little longer, using many of the roads around the edge of the town which we use in the Winter months: Aspin Lane –  Stockdale Walk – Windsor Lane -Briggate – Waterside – Bond End – Borobridge Road – Scriven Road – Greengate Lane – Halfpenny Lane – Chain Lane – York Road – Gracious Street – Windsor Lane – Stockdale Walk – Aspin Lane. A diagram of the route is shown below.

We will need just a handful of volunteers to help with timing, numbers and the like – if you are willing, please let Edna know.

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Tonight – St.Robert’s Return…

Tonight (Tuesday 13th August) sees the second of this year’s club 1-mile time trials: St. Robert’s Rush! There will therefore be no structured session this evening.

Entry is free and we hope that as many of our members as possible will once again take part. All runners should meet at the Cricket club from 7pm as possible to register, with the first group of runners jogging down to the start with a leader at 7.30pm.

St Robert Rush

For the unaquainted, this is a chance to test yourself over the classic mile distance along our course on Abbey Road, starting right outside the steps to St.Robert’s Cave and ending just a hundred yards before the Half Moon pub. It’s an undulating and tree-lined tarmac route adjacent to the River Nidd popular with runners, walkers and cyclists. We pass the cave, views of the Lido, the site of the ruined Abbey and the famous wood carvings – although there may not be time to admire the scenery!

The route is accurately measured and marshalled by our own members, with runners setting off in groups of similar ability.

 

The results from our previous 1-mile event, held in May.

The results from our previous 1-mile event, held in May.



Redcar reminder!

Have you booked for the bus yet…?

A couple of weeks ago, we opened our ‘boarding list’ for the shared coach to Redcar Running Festivalwhich takes place on Sunday 29th September. If you’re not already signed-up, please do so now! It’s a great chance, whether you’re planning on running or not, to join the club in what promises to be a great day out!

Up in Redcar there will be several events to choose from. The Half-marathon forms round 12 of this year’s Club Championship, but there are also 10k, 5k and 2k events there which may appeal to you.

Details of the races and entry process are available here: https://www.entrycentral.com/redcar_running_festival

We’re hoping that many will grasp the opportunity and have agreed to share a coach to the festival with our friends from Nidd Valley RR. The cost per person will be no more than £10 each, depending on take-up. The first of the races is at 9.30am so expect an early-ish start – we’ll confirm exact times and the full schedule for the day in due course. There will be pick-ups at Harrogate Hockey club and Knaresborough retail park with possible others in between.

To secure your place, you must do the following:

1) Add your name to the list here: Sign up for the Coach! If it looks as though we’re going to exceed the number of seats we may have to go with first-come-first-served.

2) Transfer a £5 deposit to the club account using the following details: Sort code 40-26-20, account no. 11295985 – using YOURNAME – REDCAR as the reference.

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Look out for updates about the event in the coming weeks!



Bras and Bubbles is back!

Come along to our latest ‘Bras and Bubbles’ night!

Courtesy of Brooks and Up & Running.
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Did you know 80% of women run with an incorrectly fitted bra?

After last year’s successful event, ‘Bras and Bubbles’ is back on Wednesday 21st August. This is an event to show-off Brooks’s range of sports bras and to measure members to check they are in the right size. There will be changing rooms on-site and an attractive 20% off on the evening for those who wish to purchase. All this is will done whilst drinking complimentary Prosecco!

Please sign-up for this event by clicking HERE.



Championship Standings after Round 7

Ben Campbell Club Championship Standings 2019

The championship standings have now been updated to include the most recent round, Burton Leonard.

Ben Campbell CC 2019Burton Leonard saw the highest turnout of the Championship so far, with 43 Striders taking part! Nine new names appeared on our growing leaderboards as a result, including Beyhan who made an immediate impact on the Senior Ladies category! Tom Calvert became the first Senior Man to record two championship wins this year, whilst in the Veteran Men, Steve Morland narrowly pipped the indomitable Ian Waller head-to-head for the first time. The Ladies’ Veterans saw Sue racking up another first place to put herself firmly in the mix!

We will soon see contenders reaching the magical ‘seven races completed’, which qualifies them for championship and also allows them to begin dropping their least successful results!

A quick overview of the current standings after 7 of 15 rounds:

Senior Ladies: Claire Baxter holds onto her early lead, with Laura close behind, but with more than half of the championship remaining, anyone could still come out on top.
Senior Men: With the points remaining well-spread, the Senior Mens’ championship could get very close as the season progresses…
Veteran Ladies: A huge field is contesting this category this year, with four different winners in the seven rounds so far. Nicola continues leads the way, but Sue has now racked-up three first places and is closing in!
Veteran Men: Another category strong in numbers, the veteran men seems to developing into a two-horse race between Ian Waller and Steve Morland, who have shared the seven wins so far. Whilst Steve leads due to number of races attended, Ian holds the advantage in head-to-head results…

To view the full results, visit our Championship Standings Page.



Weeton Show / Rougemont Chase

For those heading to romantically-titled Rougemont Chase on Sunday, I have checked with Weeton Show and we do have to pay admission to the show (£8/£4) before we enter the race (£2). There’s a fair amount of stuff going on though, including ferrets and food. Details here: http://weetonshow.co.uk/
In other news, I just noticed “bar voucher to all finishers” on the race details!

Steve.