Get out your diaries! Exciting weeks ahead….

Got your diaries out? OK, let’s start….

There are loads of exciting things going on during the remainder of Summer and into our Autumn season! There are some new events below to add to your diary, plus a few which have shifted date as we endeavour to make the best of the light nights, so check carefully! Links are provided to some of these events in our Events Diary, providing further information.

Thursday 23 August – Coaching with Emma Kicks.

Saturday 25th August  – Burnsall 10mile – Round 10 of our Club Championship Round 10 of the Championship takes us to Burnsall Sports and their 10mile Road Race. More details here.

Saturday 25th August – Social run in the Nidd Gorge – Mark S and Edna will be leading a group for a jog through the ‘Gorgeous’ Nidd Gorge woods. All members welcome. More details here.

Saturday 1st September  – Monthly parkrun visit – DALBY forest – Meet 7.15am. Details here.

Sunday 2nd September – Wetherby 10K – Round 11 of our Club Championship. It’s already sold-out, so hopefully you’ve already got your entry!

Tuesday 4th September  – St Robert Returns! It’s back – our One Mile Time-trial on Abbey Road. Four months have passed…  how’s your mile pace going? Time to find out. Register from 7pm. Click here to find out more!

Tuesday 11th September – Time Trial 3 (Handicap) – It’s here already – the third and final running of our 5K Time Trial, following the same route as before. Register from 7pm. Further information here.

Thursday 13th September – Predictor Run (*change of date, again…). How accurately can you predict your time around our 5k or 5mile courses – no watch, no phone, just your feet and gut feel! Clubhouse from 7pm. For more details, click here.

Sunday 23rd September – Crag Rat Run – Our own annual run, attracting entrants from around the county. You’re welcome to enter or to help organise the event. It promises to be better than ever. More details here.

Wednesday 26th September  – ‘Bras and Bubbles’ 6pm to 9pm – Courtesy of Brooks / Up & Running. Suzanne is hosting an evening for our lady members- to show their range of sports bras and to measure ladies to check they are in the right size. Discount for on-the-night purchases. All this is done whilst drinking complimentary Prosecco! Click here for more details and to sign-up.

Thursday 27th  September – Coaching with Emma Kicks.

Saturday 6th October – Monthly Parkrun visit – Venue TBA. From around 8am.

Thursday 25th October– Coaching with Emma Kicks.

Sunday 28th October – Whixley 10k – Round 12 of our Club Championship. A multi-terrain run 95% off road 10k run across fields, tracks and bridal ways. For more details, click here.

Saturday 3rd November – Monthly Parkrun visit – Venue TBA. From around 8am.

Sunday 4th November – Guy Fawkes 10 Mile, Ripley. – 13th and final round of our Club Championship. We return to Ripley for this stunning but challenging mixed terrain run up and down the hills! For more details, click here.

DiaryThere will be further information provided about some of these events in the coming days and weeks, so keep an eye of the website and your inboxes! Remember that you can access our Events Diary at any time, which lists forthcoming club events and other events which may be of interest. You can click on most to get further details!

Happy Striding!

Prizes up for grabs at the Crag Rat Run!

September’s Crag Rat Run promises more prizes than ever!

All finishers will receive a medal of course, but this year we will be awarding prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd males and  1st, 2nd and 3rd females. We also expect to award some prizes in some of the more ‘mature’ age categories, dependent on entries! There will also be a range of spot prizes up for grabs on the day!

Amongst the prizes this year are vouchers for Up and running, Spice Merchant restaurant and the newly-refurbished Turkish Baths, plus a course of 6 fitness sessions.

For full details of this wonderful event, see our event page: Crag Rat Run 2018

Crag Rat Run with sponsors

Final chance to Party!


The last few places are available for our joint social with Nidd Valley on Saturday 18th August!

This is a great chance to celebrate the excellent (albeit we narrowly lost it) Mob Match event, and catch-up with our friends and neighbours at Nidd Valley. Do remember to mention who won the team prizes… 😉

There will be bar, DJ Dan’s disco (he’s doing requests via Facebook – click Here) and the usual fun and food. There is a small charge of £5 per person to cover food costs.

Places are limited so click here to ensure you have signed up: Sign-up form

Venue: Knaresborough Cricket Club, Aspin Lane, Knaresborough

See you there!


Structured Training, 14th August

Structured Training will be available as usual this Tuesday (14th) under the leadership of Jez.

The location will be KJS field – which has now been cut – so long as grass isn’t too wet.

It will be a varied session with the main focus on developing aerobic running fitness.

Structured Training Session, May 2017

Signed up for the Championship Rounds?

We have now completed nine rounds of our Ben Campbell Club Championship – so only four remain between now and the conclusion in November.

All are great events, regardless of your level of competition, and several are selling-out fast. So get your skates running shoes on and get entered now to avoid disappointment!

The remaining rounds and details how to enter are listed below:

Round 10 – Burnsall 10 Mile – Saturday 25th August – Click to Register
Round 11 – Wetherby 10k – Sunday 2nd September – Entry Link – only 45 / 1000 places remaining!
Round 12 – Whixley 10k – Sunday 28th October – Entry Link *Note change of date*
Round 13 – Guy Fawkes 10 Mile – Sunday 4th November – Entry Link – currently half-full; will fill-up fast in coming weeks.

Ben Campbell CC

For details of all our forthcoming events, see the Events Page.

Whixley entries open – but check the date…

Entries to the Whixley 10k, Round 12 of our Club Championship are now open.

Entry details can be found here.

HOWEVER… the race is one week later than anticipated, taking place on Sunday 28th October, NOT 21st.

It is a scenic multi-terrain run 95% off road 10k run across fields, tracks and bridal ways around Whixley and the surrounding area. It proved very popular with our members last year!


Politics Postpones Predictor Run! *New Date*

The forthcoming by-election for Knaresborough’s second seat on NYCC has been scheduled for 16th August – the same night as ‘Predictor Run’. With the Cricket Club being used as a polling station, our space for organising the event will be limited. Not to mention the trip hazard of people taking pictures of their dogs outside.

So in the interest of democracy, safety and #dogsatpollingstations we have postponed the Predictor Run by two weeks until Thursday 30th. Normal running groups will go ahead on 16th August from the Clubhouse bar.


PredictorPredictor Run challenges to you predict your time around our 5k or 5mile courses – no watch, no phone, just your feet and gut feel!

Speed doesn’t matter but accuracy does!

There will be prizes for those with the closest predictions!





Details of our forthcoming events can be found on our Events Page

Social with Nidd Valley – UPDATE!

Places are still available for our joint social with Nidd Valley on Saturday 18th August. Please sign-up using the form online – for more details see: Joint Social Event

If you have already signed up, please be aware of a change – that FOOD WILL NOW BE PROVIDED – albeit there will be small cost of £5 per person attending. Apologies for any confusion.


Have a look at Brooks – 14th August

We already have several Brooks fans in our ranks but on Tuesday 14th August there’s a chance for everyone to try out their ‘Glycerin’ and ‘Transcend’ shoes. Come along to the Cricket Club from 7pm!

All courtesy of our friends at Up & Running Harrogate.