Club Championship Round 3

Round 2 complete as the roads of Melmerby beckon…

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The second round 2 of our 2021 Ben Campbell Club Championship – Thruscross Reservoir – concluded over the rather wet weekend, with a few soggier attempts joining those made over the previous couple of weeks. If you haven’t yet submitted your result for round 2, please do so by the end of Tuesday by clicking here:  Submit Result

We now move onto Round 3, which is the Melmerby 10k – a regular fixture in previous championships. This year, Melmerby are spreading their event across the whole of May and you can sign-up for just £5 then run the event on the proper route but at a time of your choosing. For more details, click here:  Entry details

To see some of the forthcoming rounds of our championship and to check out results as they emerge, visit our Club Championship page: Club Championship 2021



Membership continues to grow!

Great news!

Our 2021/22 membership list continues to grow – just in the last week we have welcomed Dan, Kate, Greg, Olivia, Janet, Amy, Tracy, Tony, Michael, Mark, Jen, Jo, Beyhan, Gary, Jack, Caroline and Simon who have signed-up for our new year of running! Whilst many are returning for another year, we are also seeing unprecedented numbers of new members too. You are all very welcome!

If you haven’t spend time with Striders before, we look forward to welcoming you to our club nights – Tuesday and Thursday. We are currently operating in groups of six, with booking-in necessary in advance. To read more click here: Training or to book straight in, click here: Training Book-in. Just pick the group you would like to join and add your name in one of the six slots using the pull-down on the sheet. Should your name not appear for some reason, send your query over to knaresboroughstriders@gmail.com. You will need to have completed the 2021/22 membership form in order for your name to be added to the system.

See you Striding soon!



Running groups 6th May

Please note that Cricket Club is being used for polling on Thursday 6th May, so if you are attending a group this evening please can you:

  • refrain from parking in the car park
  • ensure that you are not obstructing safe access for the public to and from the building
  • disperse quickly after your run

Do however explain who we are to any interested passers-by! Thank you!



Our social networks!

Did you know that Knaresborough Striders currently has presence on two social networks – all our members can join in these if they wish!

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Facebook forum

Our Facebook forum is used by many of our members to share news and photos of their running exploits, arrange social runs and get messages out to other members quickly. We also mirror our regular website updates from here on our website onto the forum. To join, click here: Striders Facebook Forum then ask to join. There are just a couple of quick questions to answer.

Strava

We have a group exclusively for our members on Strava? If you are a Strava user, why not join in? See what runs other club members are logging, give each other kudos and see where you rank in terms of distance and time each week. Just last week, our members on Strava have logged 218 runs, 1,132.1 miles, 179 hours 29 minutes and climbed 69,111 feet!


London Marathon Draw is back – and open!

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Exciting News!

We have received confirmation that the club has secured one guaranteed entry for the 2021 Virgin London Marathon which is scheduled to take place on Sunday 3rd October 2021.

The place will once again be allocated by a draw, to be held on Sunday 16th May. If you wish to enter, you must:
1) Be a fully paid-up member of Knaresborough Striders for the 2021/2022 membership year
2) Be a fully paid-up member of England Athletics (and therefore in a possession of a EA registration number)
3) Have not previously received a place in the London Marathon via a Knaresborough Striders club draw

To submit your name into the draw, click here

GOOD LUCK!



Membership – 5 days left to renew!

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Membership renewals and new members continue to flood in, but if you haven’t yet renewed your membership, there are now just a few days left before the window closes. From 1st May onwards, we ‘switch on’ our 2021/22 membership so only our new and renewed members will receive our communications, have access to our online forum or be able to book into our training sessions, so don’t miss out!

To apply, check-out the membership fees and see a reminder of the many benefits of being a Knaresborough Strider, head over to our Membership page now by clicking here: Membership

With many of our usual benefits and activities coming back online during the coming weeks and months, we have returned to our traditional fee structure, with no separate application needed for England Athletics and our fees continuing at the level which they had originally been set at for 2020.

If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact us straight away.

We look forward to seeing you at Striders soon!For any questions related to membership, please contact our Membership Secretary Stephen Morris via info@knaresborough-striders.org.uk

 



Membership reminder

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Just a reminder that the window for our existing members to renew their membership is open until 30th April 2021. From 1st May 2021 onwards, only our new and renewed members will receive our communications, have access to our online forum and be able to book into our training sessions.

We have been delighted with the uptake so far, which already includes several new (and returning) members – you are all very welcome!

To apply, check-out the membership fees and see a reminder of the many benefits of being a Knaresborough Strider, head over to our Membership page now by clicking here: Membership

With many of our usual benefits and activities coming back online during the coming weeks and months, we have returned to our traditional fee structure, with no separate application needed for England Athletics and our fees continuing at the level which they had originally been set at for 2020.

If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact us straight away.

We look forward to seeing you at Striders soon!For any questions related to membership, please contact our Membership Secretary Stephen Morris via info@knaresborough-striders.org.uk

 



Club Championship 2021 announced

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We are delighted to announce details about our 2021 club championship!

After 2020’s cancelled championship, which was subsequently replaced by a completely virtual series, 2021 will see us hopefully evolving back towards something a bit more familiar.

We hope to once again provide you with the widest possible selection of events whilst also reflecting the careful and safe return to ‘real’ racing which we anticipate will happen across the year. With that in mind, the Championship will NOT be announced in full as it is normally and instead we will release details of future events throughout the year. With many restrictions still in place as we begin, some of the events will be virtual ones, giving us a hybrid championship unique in the club’s 10-year history!

Your best 7 scores will count again, to be accumulated from an eventual 16 events, so you have plenty of choice over which events to tackle – some of which are free. If circumstances allow we hope to include rounds from other series such as the PECO and HDSRL series and possibly some parkruns later in the year.

Initially we are releasing details of the first 6 rounds (of 16) a couple of which are ‘real’ events and are filling up quickly.

To see all the details, click here: 2021 Club Championship



2021/22 Membership now open!

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We are now welcoming your membership applications for the period 1st April 2021 – 31st March 2022.

To apply, check-out the membership fees and see a reminder of the many benefits of being a Knaresborough Strider, head over to our Membership page now by clicking here: Membership

The window for our existing members to renew their membership will remain open until 30th April 2021. From 1st May 2021 onwards, only our new and renewed members will receive our communications and have access to our online forum.

With many of our usual benefits and activities coming back online during the coming weeks and months, we have returned to our traditional fee structure, with no separate application needed for England Athletics and our fees continuing at the level which they had originally been set at for 2020.

If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact us straight away.

We look forward to seeing you at Striders soon!For any questions related to membership, please contact our Membership Secretary Stephen Morris via info@knaresborough-striders.org.uk

 



Tonight we stride!

Tonight’s the night!

Tonight (Tuesday 30th March) sees our first training sessions in 2021! We have 12 groups heading out in sixes using the same successful format which we had adopted after previous lockdeowns in 2020. We hope you are all looking forward to it! Here is a quick guide to how our training sessions will take place: Training arrangements during covid-19 – please ensure that you are familiar with these arrangements before returning.

If you recently ordered any new kit – including the hi-vis vests (perfect timing!) – they have now arrived and can be collected from KCC tonight. You may need reminding that it’s £8 for your new hi-viz.

Should you not be able to attend any more, please remove your name from the book-in prior to the session to avoid confusion. Also take care with lighting this evening – whilst we are enjoying a sunny day, sunset is still only 7.46pm and it was rather dark by 8.30pm last night!

If you aren’t able to make it tonight, there are places available for this Thursday’s session (1st April) and booking will open for NEXT Tuesday’s sessions later this evening. Click here: http://knaresborough-striders.org.uk/training-book-in/

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Enjoy and Stay Safe!