Almscliffe Crag Solstice Social – details

This Tuesday (21st June) is our Almscliffe Crag Solstice Social. This offers all Striders a chance to meet atop Almscliffe Crag as we celebrate the Summer Solstice. There are three routes to choose from, each leading to the celebratory drinks and nibbles at the top, before completing each route back to our start points. This will take the place of our normal training groups and our run leaders will be leading groups along the routes instead.

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The start times and routes have been designed so that all three groups will converge on the crag at (roughly) the same time and should suit all our members. A summary of the routes can be seen below; for more information click the link for each route underneath.

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8k route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2959064090658138664

10k route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2959177991367843434

Half-Marathon route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2959179052289827434

Details of the leaders for each group will be posted on the Forthcoming Sessions page of our website.



Voting for Strider of the Year extended!

Have you cast your vote?

We’ve extended the deadline for our ‘Strider of the Year 2022’ – the votes will close at 11.59pm on Wednesday evening! So… it’s time to cast your vote!

Strider of the year 2022

You can make your nomination for any reason – not just running, jogging or walking! Have a think about the past twelve months and get voting! To nominate your fellow Strider for the ‘Strider of the Year’ award, just click here: Strider of the Year Nomination and fill in a few quick details.

The award will form part of our 10th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Evening this Friday, when we will celebrate the tremendous efforts by our members, present our various 2021 Club Championship awards, Fell running awards and lots more!

Strider of the Year Roll of Honour

2013 – Graeme Kilvington
2014 – Jeremy Wilkinson
2015 – Eric Morley
2016 – James Wright
2017 – Dawn Richardson
2018 – Edna Wood
2019 – Mark Shelton
2020 – Steve Morland & Sarah Gore
2021 – no award



Final details for our 10th Anniversary and Awards Night

Striders 10 Year Anniversary and Award Night – Friday 17th June

The committee looks forward to welcoming all who have signed up to our 10 Year Anniversary and Awards night at the Madjestic Hotel, Harrogate, this Friday evening.
The event timetable is as follows –
• 18:45 until 19:15 – Arrival and Drinks Reception
• 19:15 until 19:30 – Take seats and Chairman’s Introduction
• 19:30 until 21:15 – Meal
• 21:15 until 21:45 – Awards
• 21:45 until 00:00 – Dance the night away with DJ Dan
Dress Code – Dress to impress!
Parking – The hotel has offered free parking to all attendees. If you wish to park your car at the venue, please ensure that you register your car registration on either the iPad at reception or on the iPad that will be in our reception room. Failure to enter your registration details correctly may result in a parking fine. You may leave your car at the venue overnight (select the 24hr option).

If you have any questions, please contact James Wright.

Looking forward to what should be a great night celebrating 10 fantastic years of Striding.



Have you renewed? Don’t miss out…

2022-23 Subscriptions – last reminder!

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We’re now one whole month into our new ‘membership year’ so a huge ‘thanks and welcome back’ – to all those of you who have already chosen to renew your Striders Membership for the year 2022-23!

We will be shortly flipping all our email distribution and social media access to the ‘new’ membership list only. That means that if you had been putting it off, or just downright forgotten, you might find yourself missing out! In that case you’d best get busy with the links below…

Membership – applying and fees

Joining – Benefits

 

We look forward to seeing you at club again very soon!



Have you voted for your Strider of the Year yet?

Have you cast your vote?

There are now only a few days left in the voting for our ‘Strider of the Year 2022’ – the votes will close Monday 6th June, so… it’s time to cast your vote!

Strider of the year 2022

You can make your nomination for any reason – not just running, jogging or walking! Have a think about the past twelve months and get voting! To nominate your fellow Strider for the ‘Strider of the Year’ award, just click here: Strider of the Year Nomination and fill in a few quick details.

The award will form part of our 10th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Evening, when we will celebrate the tremendous efforts by our members, present our various 2021 Club Championship awards, Fell running awards and lots more!

Strider of the Year Roll of Honour

2013 – Graeme Kilvington
2014 – Jeremy Wilkinson
2015 – Eric Morley
2016 – James Wright
2017 – Dawn Richardson
2018 – Edna Wood
2019 – Mark Shelton
2020 – Steve Morland & Sarah Gore
2021 – no award



Flaming June… our club calendar is on fire!

Flaming June is upon us and our club calendar is on fire with a host of exciting events!

With road races, trail races, fell races, celebrations, solstice socials, parkrun tourism, championships and (of course) training, there’s something for every Strider!

Saturday, 4 June – Fell Champs Rd6: Duddon Valley Short – 11:20
Tuesday, 7 June – Training groups, 19:30
Thursday, 9 June – Training groups, 19:00
Thursday, 9 June – Fell Champs Rd7: Kettlewell Anniversary 19:30
Saturday, 11 June – Great Knaresborough Bed Race, 13:00
Tuesday, 14 June – HDSRL Rd 3 – Ilkley, 19:15
Tuesday, 14 June – Training groups, 19:30
Thursday, 16 June – Training groups, 19:00
Thursday, 16 June – Club champs Rd 8: Kiplin Hall & Gardens 10K, 19:00
Friday, 17 June – 10th Anniversary Dinner and Annual Awards Night, 19:30
Saturday, 18 June – Fell Champs Rd8: BUCKDEN PIKE, 13:00
Tuesday, 21 June – Summer Solstice Social, various routes to Almscliffe Crag! (Details coming soon)
Thursday, 23 June – Training groups, 19:00
Thursday, 23 June – HDSRL Rd 4 – Skipton, 19:15
Saturday, 25 June – parkrun tourism – Cliffe Castle. 09:00
Sunday, 26 June – Club Champs Rd9: Staveley Stampede 10K, 11:00
Tuesday, 28 June – Training groups, 19:30
Thursday, 30 June – Training group and 30min Retail park challenge,

For a full and latest list of all our forthcoming events, visit our Club Calendar page.



Club Championship Update

Ben Campbell CC22

It’s been a busy few weeks for both our club championships, as the race season really cranks up!

With 7 of the 16 events now completed in our Ben Campbell Club Championship, we have nearly reached half way and an incredible 67 club members have already taken part in one or more events! Some members soon to reach the magic ‘7 events completed’, after which they begin to drop scores and the championship positions begin to emerge…

The next scheduled event 8 is the Kiplin Hall & Gardens Evening Trail 10k, which takes place on the evening of Thurs 16th June 2022. For entry details, click here.

To see the full championship listing, latest results and standings, head over to our Club Championship Page now!

For a full list of all our forthcoming events, visit our Club Calendar page.



Summer League Reminders!

For everyone who has entered the summer league ( and it’s still not too late!), you may be aware that there is no food provided after the races as there has been in previous years.

However, clubs are being encouraged to stay, socialise and have a picnic after each event.

We will be taking the club gazebo to Harrogate Hockey club on Tuesday night and using it as a bag drop/meeting point. Please do bring along a contribution towards a post-race picnic if you wish. The bar will be open.

Numbers can be collected from myself at the gazebo between 6.30-7.10.
Hope to see you there!
Nicola



Signed up for the Summer League yet..?

HDSRL
The ever-popular Harrogate District Summer Race League returns next Tuesday (17th May), with Round 1 hosted by our friends at Nidd Valley.

We already have 30 Striders signed-up to take part, but it’s still not to late to join the squad. Entry is still open via Racebest (https://racebest.com/races/2zeut) – tremendous value at just £15 for 5 events! If you HAVE already entered, then please collect your number from our representative, Nicola Carter, on the night.

If you don’t already have the dates in your diary, here they are:

  • Tuesday 17th May – Nidd Valley Road Runners (Harrogate)
  • Tuesday 31st May – Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers
  • Tuesday 14th June – Ilkley Harriers AC
  • Thursday 23rd June – Skipton AC
  • Wednesday 13th July – Otley AC

To view all our club dates, click here: Club Calendar

More details are available on the HDSRL website and their Facebook Group.

 

 



Striders achieve the BIG Wainrights dream!

214 peaks in one day!

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Who doesn’t like to dream big, who doesn’t want to achieve something awesome, and when it comes to running challenges in the fells there is nothing bigger than the Lake District fells and the Wainwrights.  There are loads of celebrated individual records to go at, whether that be the Bob Graham, the Tea Round, Lakeland 3000’s, a continuous loop of all the Wainwrights, and while these superhuman feats are to be marvelled at, putting your own stamp in the record books is beyond most of us.  However, as a collective, there was an opportunity for Knaresborough Striders and members of all ability and experience to get a piece of this action, by becoming only the second club ever to put a runner on top of every fell in one day.

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On May 7th 2022, Knaresborough Striders achieved exactly that, bagging all 214 of the Wainwrights in one day (with a little help from a few friends and family).  Each and every walker, jogger and runner pulled together to deliver a truly inspiring result.  The beauty of this challenge is that it required the collective action to achieve it, with all contributions as valuable as the next, and while we really needed some of our heavy hitters to deliver on the big days with runs over 30km and silly levels of ascent, just as valuable were the shorter distance routes that all contributed vital fells towards the critical 214 number.  This for me is really the magic of Striders, that all levels are catered to, and why this challenge and opportunity to make history suited us perfectly.

We created a WhatsApp group in the week leading up to the big day to help keep track, and throughout the week you could sense the excitement building up to something truly special and on the day itself it just exploded.  There was a constant stream of messages and pictures all day, inspiring and motivating everyone onwards towards the special achievement.

 We will look at doing a fuller write up and encouraging words from as many Striders as possible to share their experiences of the day once it has sunk in, but just wanted to share a quote that perfectly summed up the day for me;

               “it was such an awesome feeling to look out at the mountains in every direction, and know that at some point during the day there would be a Strider summiting them, nutters”

 A massive shout out to all 33 Striders that came together and contributed fells to the make us only the second club to bag all 214 Wainwrights in a single day.

 Dan Molesworth

To see more views of this incredible achievement, click here: Wainwrights in a day gallery