Sunday updates

VC20 Virtual Championship

Today (Sunday) is the final day of Event 2 of our Virtual Championship, a 5k run around the Conyngham Hall ‘summer route’. If you haven’t submitted your result yet, just head over to our VC20 page,by clicking here. You can also find the page on our website under the ‘Events’ heading.

Event 3 begins tomorrow (Monday 13th July) and runs until Sunday 26th July. For event 3 you should run a 7k trail route on any off-road route of your choice. This should be almost entirely off-road, although the occasional stretch of tarmac is acceptable to link up your route.

Emma Virtual Training

A reminder that Emma Kicks will be streaming a training session into our homes this Tuesday (14th July). Watch your inboxes on Monday for details of how to dial in and take part.

Good Luck, Enjoy and Stay Safe!

 



Tuesday 14th July – Running Fitness with Emma

Running Fitness Session with Emma Kicks

We’re delighted to announce that our visiting coach Emma Kicks, will be providing another remote training session at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th July. The session will be delivered into your home using Zoom.

We had great feedback from those taking part in the previous session, which is free to all our members. All exercises in the session are designed to help running form and fitness. For example, the previous session included a warm up round, a legs and glutes round, a HIIT-style fitness round and a core round.

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If you are planning on taking part, Emma has asked that you try to have the following equipment if possible: Theraband / stretch band, couple of small weights (tinned goods will do) a bigger weight (kettlebell or dumbell), some kind of long stick such as broom or mop! And a box, step or chair to put your feet on for bridges.

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We will provide the login details for the session to you via email prior to the event.


You can find out more about Emma here: Ridgeway Fitness and Health

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Crag Rat Run 2020 – Update

Update 10th July 2020 – cancellation of 2020 Crag Rat Run

Having considered the latest England Athletics guidance on mass participation running events, it is with regret that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Knaresborough Crag Rat Run for 2020. We look forward to welcoming participants both old and new to our next event, currently scheduled for September 2021.

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Knaresborough Striders Committee

 



Update regarding Club activities and Covid-19

Update regarding Club activities and Covid-19

Knaresborough Striders

Is Club restarting?

In short, our physical club activities remain suspended at this time. Knaresborough Striders is a member club of England Athletics (EA) and we follow their guidance, which currently determines that groups of only six may be allowed to run together under some strict conditions (see below). There is currently no further provision for larger groups or organised events. As a Committee, we have discussed in detail how this impacts upon club activities and to what degree we could safely resume any club meetings. We have concluded that, at this stage, we still consider it neither feasible nor responsible for our physical club activities to resume. We must first and foremost consider the safety of our members, alongside the potential impact of resuming our activities upon our local community. It is for this reason that we have decided to hold back from resuming club activities at the present time.

What is the background to the decision?

By way of explanation, the EA guidance allows groups of up to 6 to run together as long as: those groups adhere to social distancing; all participants register before attending and do not just turn up; all participants supply information required for the track and trace regulations. The track and trace system determines that should anyone within that group develop Covid symptoms, everyone having taken part in that group would have to isolate for 2 weeks. We would also have to use pre-defined routes which would need to be risk assessed beforehand, led by run leaders who in turn would be responsible for any subsequent track and trace activity with participants. A significant concern is that even with these measures in place, our members remain likely to come into contact with others (i.e. members of the public) which could breach the guidance and/or cause issues which in turn would impact on our club and its members.

When will the situation change?

We continue to be guided by EA however, and as soon as the guidance changes, we will of course review our position and advise you of any resulting changes to our activities. We continue to ready ourselves for a future return and this has included appointing Mark Shelton as our Covid-19 co-ordinator. Thank you to Mark for work already put in on drafting his insightful risk assessments which we will subsequently need in place in order to resume activities.

What is happening now?

In the meantime, we would encourage you all to continue engaging in our Virtual Club Championship (VC20), challenges and remote training sessions. Many of you will, of course, still be heading out for runs on your own or with others. When you do so, please bear in mind the EA guidance of groups of up to 6 with social distancing of 2 metres in place. Thank you also for continuing to refrain from wearing club colours – this is simply to avoid the club receiving any adverse publicity or criticism should there be any issues with potential breaches of the government/EA guidance, or misunderstandings from members of the public.

When will you be asking for subscriptions?

Once we have a clear date for resumptions of physical club activities, we will advise of what our subscriptions will be and will reactivate our online subscription system.

Thank you.

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Further information:

England Athletics Routemap for recovery – Click here

England Athletics Guidance update step 2 – Click here

 



VC20 – Event 2 is well underway!

A quick update on our ‘VC20’ Virtual Championships!

A HUGE well done to all 41 Striders who submitted results for Event 1, which was a 10k on any surface. There are some really impressive times in there and the age-adjusted results and rankings should be available very soon!

 

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In the meantime, Event 2 is already well-underway – a 5k run around the Conyngham Hall ‘summer route’. Please do not run this at 9am on a Saturday. Any other time is fine.

To submit your result for that event, just head over to our VC20 page, where you can also find details of all the other forthcoming events, by clicking here. You can also find the page on our website under the ‘Events’ heading.

Good Luck, Enjoy and Stay Safe!

 



Virtual Fell Running Championships 2020

Race 1 4 miles and 900 feet of Climb,

There was a great turn out of 14 Striders for this race. Most everyone achieved this on Ilkley Moor.

After a lot of recce work, mud, biting midges, getting to much/getting to little height, hard route finding, eating cake, high wind and rain and new terrain to some the consensus was, What Fun.

Well done to Amy for organising and helping others to achieve and enjoy this event.

Results from the Website.

1 53rd James Warburton 31.01
2 163 Gary Webster 38.33
3. 189 Ted Welton 39.54
4 204 Amy Naylor 41.33
5. 244 Beyhan Akyollu 45.01
6. 245 Catherine Morland 45.11
7. 267 Steven Core 49.19
8 270 Jen Huggett 50.07
9. 279 Debbie Herridge 52.29.
10.284 Sean Brennan 56.32
11.285 Sue Morley 57.48
12.288 Sima Lowery 59.03
13.301 Charlotte Hines 60.20
14 304 Murray Scott 61.45

Event 2 8 miles and 1,800 ft of climb.
To be completed between 11/7/2020 and 17/7/2020.
NB This event is filling up fast.



Tomorrow (23rd June) Fitness Session with Emma Kicks

Tomorrow – Tuesday 23rd June – Fitness Session with Emma Kicks

A final reminder that our scheduled session with our visiting coach, Emma Kicks, will go ahead tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd June) at 7.30pm. The focus is Strength and Conditioning for Runners.

If you are planning on taking part, Emma has asked that you try to have the following equipment if possible: Theraband, couple of small weights (tinned goods will do) a bigger weight (kettlebell or dumbell). Some kind of long stick such as broom or mop! And a box, step or chair to put your feet on for bridges.

The session will have a warm up round, a legs and glutes round, a hiit-style fitness round and a core round. All exercises designed to help running form and fitness.

We will provide the login details for the session to you via email.

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You can find out more about Emma here: Ridgeway Fitness and Health

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Next Tuesday (23rd June) – Training with Emma

Tuesday 23rd June Fitness Session with Emma Kicks

A reminder that our scheduled session with our visiting coach, Emma Kicks, will go ahead next Tuesday (23rd June).

The nature of the online session will be familiar to those who have attended Emma’s ‘Kick The Core’ sessions – working on areas of core strength which will improve your running, balance and help to prevent injury. The session will be delivered into your home using Zoom.

If you would like to book your place (it’s free) – please join the event on our Facebook Forum, or email a note to knaresboroughstriders@gmail.com to say that you’re interested. This will help us to manage numbers with Emma. We will provide the login details via our facebook forum the day prior and also email them to anyone else who has expressed interest.


You can find out more about Emma here: Ridgeway Fitness and Health

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Announcing… VIRTUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2020!

We are very excited to announce ‘VC20’ – our first ever ‘Virtual Championship’ – and it starts RIGHT NOW!vc20 HEADER

With our Ben Campbell Club Championship on hold for the foreseeable future, we have developed a virtual championship to keep you all involved over the next few months! Our new Race Secretary Ruth, ably assisted by Dave, has put together an alternative championship which you can safely contest on your own at times and in places to suit you!

The structure and rules are very similar to our normal Club Championship, but with a few obvious changes to allow us to compete – albeit for fun – under the current restrictions. We have a range of distances and terrain across the events, so there should be something to suit everyone!  Each event has a specified distance which you must run, some have a specific type of terrain and one has a specific time of day! Most of the events leave it up to you to plan your route, although a few utilise some familiar routes around the area.

We will be using our usual age-grading adjustments to ensure a ‘level playing field’ and will be awarding an overall winner of the championship, plus 4 categories. As a bonus, one of the events will also serve as a virtual ‘Mob Match’ against our friends at Nidd Valley!

The first event ‘window’ starts right now and is open until the 29th of June. Event 1 is a 10k to be run on a course of your chosing.

For the schedule of events and loads more information, click here to visit our brand new VC20 page. You can also find the page on our website under the ‘Events’ heading.

Good Luck, Enjoy and Stay Safe!

 



Striders’ Virtual Events – update

We’ve been overjoyed with the response to our various Virtual Events during lockdown. Whether you’ve been collecting letters from street signs, creating rainbows, running from John O’Groats to Lands End, completed a bingo card or celebrated Running Day/week, we’re proud of all your efforts! We hope you’ve had fun taking part in initiatives which have been suggested by our members.

You no doubt read with interest that the Government now allows groups of up to 6 people to run together – socially distanced – however we’re sure you will understand that we remain some way from being able to resume physical club activities. So we are continuing our ‘Virtual’ events and have exciting news of some more in the pipeline…

Groundhog Day Challenge – starts tomorrow (Monday 8th June) – can you log two consecutive runs which are as ‘identical’ as possible? (see below)

Virtual Endure24 13-14 June – We have 5 teams ‘entered’ in this Virtual event and if you expressed your interest you should have an email from James Wright with more details. You might also have been contacted already by your team’s administrator to organise some of the details for next weekend.

Virtual Summer Championship – our new Race Secretary, Ruth, is working on plans for a virtual Summer Championship which we can tackle whilst our Club Championship remains suspended. You will of course be choosing where and when to run on your own but expect a different type of terrain or distance to be set every couple of weeks. Watch this space…

Virtual Mob Match – our annual head-to-head with Nidd Valley Road Runners WILL happen, albeit virtually, in July/August. We’re just agreeing the final details with them at the moment!

Finally a few reminders: Please carefully consider the timing and location of your virtual runs to ensure that you are minimising the risk to yourself and others. For this reason we are refraining from specifying any particular routes to run and you are always given a wide time window within which to complete your challenge. Please do not feel under any pressure to take part in an event, but do feel free to use our facebook forum to organise your own safe running activities within the government and EA guidelines (below). Please also refrain from wearing club kit during any virtual event – this is to avoid any misunderstandings with the public who might otherwise assume that we are holding physical, organised group events at this time. Thanks for that!

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