Crag Rat Cakes

“Let them eat cake!”

Our wonderful Crag Rat Run takes place again on Sunday 22nd September – not long left! The places are filling-up, the marshals roster is growing, so the next thing is CAKES!

muffinsWe will be running our popular catering stall at the race and it needs your help! If you are a budding Mary Berry or perhaps fancy yourself as the next Prue Leith (bizarre necklaces not essential) then could you cook-up something for us? Cakes, buns, muffins, flapjacks….. it would be sweet if you could provide anything please. Vegan and gluten-free creations will also be welcomed. But no soggy bottoms please.

Your creations should be brought along on the day please. We’ll be really appreciative and if it’s several cakes stacked up, well it might even leave us in tiers.

*apologies for repeating last year’s jokes.



Deadline for Redcar coach is Saturday

Just five Redcar seats remain. Deadline Saturday 31st August.

Just five seats remain on our shard coach with NVRR to Redcar Running Festivalwhich takes place on Sunday 29th September.

The deadline for sign-up is this Saturday (29th August).  It’s a great chance, whether you’re planning on running or not, to join the club in what promises to be a great day out!

Up in Redcar there will be several events to choose from. Whilst the Half-marathon forms round 12 of this year’s Club Championship, there are also 10k, 5k and 2k events.

Details of the races and entry process are available here: https://www.entrycentral.com/redcar_running_festival

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, you must do the following:

1) 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.

2) 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 if able to do so.

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A word about the darkening nights…

Whilst the clocks haven’t gone back yet, we’re now finding that the light is failing towards the end of our weekly sessions. You may want to consider choosing brighter and reflective kit now, to ensure that you can be seen.

We published the following information last year but it’s well worth repeating!

Can you be seen  …well enough?  …soon enough?

We make no apologies for regularly banging on about your visibility, but it’s so important and makes such a difference to all of our safety. If you aren’t already convinced as to the benefits of wearing bright colours, hi-viz and lights, then perhaps the information below might convince you?

Remember that we always have some hi-viz vests available to borrow on club nights, and ‘going hi-viz’ yourself need not be expensive, with simple bibs and lights available for only a few pounds online. If you need advice and recommendations look no further than your fellow members!

Take care out there!

Pondering what colour to put on your Christmas list? It might just make a difference!

Pondering what colour to put on your Christmas list? It might just make a difference!

Just a bit of hi-viz and lighting makes an incredible difference!

Just a bit of hi-viz and lighting makes an incredible difference!

...and for the graph fans amongst you...

…and for the graph fans amongst you…

 

 



Starting order and time gaps for Time Trial #3

Starting order and time gaps for Time Trial #3

Tuesday 3rd September is our final Time Trial of the year. We will tackle the usual 5km course for a third time, but this time around it’s a handicap based on your best finishing time from the previous two events.

We can now announce the gaps and start-times! These are based upon the faster of your two previous attempts this year. If you think there are any errors, let us know. Remember that if you have not taken part in either of the two previous events, you can still join in, heading out with our first runner. Alternatively if you

Runners will head off at intervals over a period of 25 minutes. You can find your ‘gap’ back from the first runner in the table below, along with your expected start time – assuming the first runner departs at 7.30pm. It will be really useful if you have familiarised yourself with this and keep yourselves in order as your approach the start – once underway the starts will be very frequent and only seconds apart! We expect our first runner to be away shortly after 7.30pm. Please arrive early after 7pm to register.

2019 TT3 gaps

We should end up with a mass of runners arriving back over a very short period, so we will appreciate extra helpers at the finish to record the times.



Crag Rat Runners and Volunteers

Crag Rat Places going fast

Places in the Knaresborough Crag Rat Run – our delightful 5-mile mixed terrain race based from the Cricket Club – are now disappearing fast. If you, your friends or family wish to enter you should move fast! Entry is an incredible £8/£10. Our event page can be reached here and entries via Racebest are here.

On the other hand, if you’d prefer to help out by joining our list of volunteers at the event – and we need quite a few to make it a success – then please sign-up on our Marshalling and Volunteering list by clicking here: Volunteer sign-up

Crag Rat Run with sponsors 2019

 



Tuesday 3rd September – 5K Time Trial No.3

All about Time Trial #3!

Next Tuesday – 3rd September – sees our final Time Trial event of the year. We will tackle the usual 5km course for a third time, but this time around it’s a handicap event, with start-times based on your  finishing times from the previous two 5k events this year.

Runners will head off at intervals over a period of about half-an-hour from 7.30pm. We will release the actual start times in the next couple of days, so watch this space. Please arrive early after 7pm to register. If you have not taken part in either of the two previous events, you can still take part and receive a time by heading out with our first runner, although you won’t be eligible to ‘win’ should you cross the line first.

We should end up with a mass of runners arriving back over a very short period, so we will appreciate extra helpers at the finish to record the times, in addition to those marshals stationed around the course. If interested, please inform a committee member.



This Thursday – Training with Emma Kicks

Thursday 29th August Session with Emma Kicks

This Thursday sees the latest session with our visiting coach, Emma Kicks.
The session will be a mix of short hills and speed intervals suitable for all abilities. The warm-up will include some running technique drills to help with efficiency, speed and injury prevention. The session will be on grass at King James’s 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

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Club Championship Standings after 10 rounds

Our club championship standings have been updated after Round 10 at Sessay Swift.

We now have just five rounds remaining, with Wetherby next up this weekend:

11. Sunday 1st September 2019 2pm  – WETHERBY 10K (Entry link)
12. Sunday 29th September 2019 10am  – REDCAR HALF MARATHON (Entry link)
13. Sunday 13th October 2019 11am  – RICHMOND CASTLE 10K (Entry details)
14. Sunday 3rd November 2019  – GUY FAWKES 10mile (Entry details) #SOLD OUT#
15. Saturday 16th November 2019 – Conyngham Hall parkrun (5K) (Further Information)#DFYB

Remember that to get the best possible standing you should complete at least seven championship rounds. Your best seven results count.

Thanks for Sima and her ongoing work collating and calculating our results.

To see the latest standings, see our  Championship Standings 2019 page

Ben Campbell CC 2019



On yer bike!

Knaresborough to Ripley Community Bike Ride

Our friend and founder Amanda Stott is organising another community/family bike ride next month to celebrate the UCI coming to town.
It is for anyone of any age to join in, families and friends, to come and cycle the Beryl Burton and Greenway to Ripley Village Hall, starting at Conyngham Hall at 10.30 on Sunday September 15th.
Whilst there are a few races on that day (including Vale of York and Beckbusters) some of our members and their families may wish to take to  the challenge with support from Knaresborough Cycling club and with donations to Martin House Hospice for refreshments once they get to Ripley and to fuel their way home!
See below for more details:
Community Bike Ride