Burton Leonard Entries open – Mob Match & Championship race!

Entries for Burton Leonard are now open. This event is part of our club championship and also sees us face-off against Nidd Valley in our ‘Mob Match’!

It’s a multi-terrain challenging 10Km course based in the pretty village of Burton Leonard. Starting and finishing in the village centre, it features a mix of village lanes, farm tracks, fields & paths.

This year’s race is on Sunday 15th July at 11am.

Entry details: https://www.runbritain.com/entries/EnterRace.aspx?evid=74bf09ca5e66&erid=7cbb0ccd5e70

Phil holds off a plucky Nidd Valley runner in the 2017 event.

Phil and Lee battle it out in the 2017 event.

Time to pay subscriptions for 2018. Cheaper than chips.

To quote the esteemed Antiques buyer and mahogony-tanned David Dickinson, our membership is ‘Cheap as Chips’.

Actually, no. It’s not. It’s cheaper. You certainly can’t buy chips for 11p a day, yet that’s about all it costs our full members.

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And what else can you get for 11p nowadays? ….apart from these suspiciously-flimsy boot covers on Amazon which might be useful at Harrogate Parkrun?


So ‘Pay-your-membership time’ it is! You get access to all training sessions run by our qualified run leaders, access the changing and showering facilities at KCC and membership of the KCC bar. You also get the rather unexciting yet vital public liability insurance whilst training. The different options and how to pay can be found elsewhere on the website – just click here. All about our cheaper-than-chips membership

At the AGM we voted to bring forward the date by which membership subscriptions are paid to the end of April to assist with our administration. So please pay up, or we might have to ask Eric come and stand outside your house with his whistle…


Bed Race Teams 2018 – interested?

Interested in taking part in this year’s Bed Race? We’ve been successful in gaining two places for a men’s and ladies team and recruitment begins now!

If you are interested – and it is a truly unforgettable experience – let James Wright know via info@knaresborough-Striders.org.uk or see him at club night.

Training is expected to begin on Thursday 12th April, meeting at the club, when we hope to have the beds available.


2018 Time Trial No.1 – 27th March

Time Trial No.1 – 27th March 2018

With the clocks having moved forwards, daylight finally greeted a club night for the first time in 2018. All around the Aspin estate, the ‘Caution Runners’ signs sprang up, signalling our first Time Trial of the year. An incredible 57 runners lined up to take on the hilly 3mile course, with James Ireland leading the field home in 18:43 chased hard by Martin Brock and Dan Foley in 18:55 and 19:09 respectively. Fastest Lady Nicola Carter rounded out the top 10 with a strong 21:30.

Even more incredible was the performance of our Zero-to-Hero graduates. Just a fortnight after their first competitive outing at Parkrun, 16 of our ‘Heroes’ tackled the course, welcoming a mud-free challenge and ‘relishing’ the cemetery hill climb! To quote one of our proud Z2K run leaders, Mark Shelton, “..they smashed it!”.

A massive ‘thank you’ to all those who marshalled and organised, especially tail runner Gaynor Downs!

The full results can be found here: Striders TT Results March 2018