Coach trip to Redcar Running Festival!

Oh I do like to run beside the seaside…

Redcar Running Festival takes place on Sunday 29th September. The half-marathon is round 12 of this year’s Club Championship, but there are also 10k, 5k and 2k events there which may appeal to you. Whether you’re planning on running or not, it’s a great chance for a day out! Details of the races and entry process are available here:

We’re hoping that many will grasp the opportunity to make a day out of it and so we have agreed to share a coach to the festival with our friends from Nidd Valley RR. The cost per person will be no more than £10 each, depending on take-up. The first of the races is at 9.30am so expect an early-ish start – we’ll confirm exact times and the full schedule for the day in due course. There will be pick-ups at Harrogate Hockey club and Knaresborough retail park with possible others in between.

To secure your place, please do the following:

1) Transfer a £5 deposit to the club account using the following details: Sort code 40-26-20, account no. 11295985 – using YOURNAME – REDCAR as the reference.

2) Add your name to the list here: Sign up for the Coach! If it looks as though we’re going to exceed the number of seats we may have to go with first-come-first-served.

Redcar2redcarLook out for updates about the event in the coming weeks!


HDSRL Handicap this Wednesday!

The event which anyone could win!

If you’ve enjoyed the Summer League races, this Wednesday offers the chance for something a little different…
The Norman Smith Handicap is the traditional finale of the HDSRL and sees runners heading off at different handicapped start times, based on their performances across this year’s series. With runners heading out between 7.20 and 8.00pm, an blanket finish is guaranteed, and anyone can win!

This year’s venue is Sickinghall, hosted by Wetherby and you can find details of the event here: Race details. Your handicap start time can be found here: Start times. For further details about the event, click here

We’ll be organising a car share, meeting at the Cricket Club at 6.15pm.



Striders Summer Social

Two Brothers is the venue for our Summer Social!

Our Summer Striders Social will take place on Saturday 17 August at the Two Brothers Grill and Pizza in Knaresborough at 7pm.

Please let our social secretary Sarah Gore know if you can make it and send her a £5 deposit via the following PayPal pool

She will then send a menu through so we can preorder. Drinks in the town after the meal!

Two Brothers, Knaresborough

Two Brothers, Knaresborough

Change of schedule next week

Normality returns… for a while at least!

After so many recent events and races, we have taken the decision to delay the second of our 5-mile Time Trials, originally scheduled for next Tuesday (9th July). It will now take place on Tuesday 16th July.

Therefore next Tuesday’s session will be ‘normal’. Groups will be heading out from the Cricket Club as usual and we hope to offer a structured session too.



Hello Striders,
We are affiliated to the above Organisation and there are two events in the Grand Prix Series being run locally which we could participate in.


2. BINGLEY JULY 23 rd.

Details of these 2 races can be found at Click on the Grand Prix tab, view races and details. The simple entry form is at the bottom of that page. Please enter at least 12 hours before the start of the event you select. You will pay a small entry fee on the day and collect a number you can keep for other races in the Series.

Only for Ladies and Men 33 years old and over.


A huge thank you to everyone for their help and involvement with last night’s round of HDSRL at Knaresborough.

We have had some fantastic comments about the organisation and in particular the enthusiasm of our large team.


Last chance to sign up for Mob Match Presentation and Buffet

Sign-up now for the Mob Match Presentation and Buffet…

You already know all about the  Burton Leonard 10k, on Sunday 14th July 2019. You’ve probably entered. (here). You also know it’s our Mob Match against Nidd Valley.

Right now though, we need you to sign-up for the Mob Match Trophy Presentation and Buffet, which is between 3 and 6 pm at Harrogate Hockey Club. An entry fee of just £3.50 is payable on the door. We are also asked whether we could provide any cake donations. Add your name to the list NOW for this social event by clicking here. Please can you do so by Thursday this week.

Mob Match

This Thursday (27th) – Session with Emma

Thursday 27th: Session with Emma

This Thursday sees the return of  Emma Kicks, our visiting coach, who will be holding her monthly session on grass at King James’ fields. Meet 7.30pm at the Cricket Club.

Emma is an experienced coach with a wide variety of skills and knowledge, whose sessions will make you fitter for running, providing an insight into how to progress.  We recommend that anyone interested in developing as a runner give the sessions a try – you won’t not be disappointed! She will be coaching at Striders on the 4th Thursday of each month.

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