Inov8 Trial Session – Tuesday 22nd August

Inov8 will be at the club on Tuesday 22nd August to give all of our members the opportunity to try on a pair of the latest trainers available on the market.

Come down to the club a little earlier then usual to have the best selection of shoes and sizes – ‘doors open’ at 7pm.

Age Graded results Herriot Trail/Firefighter 5 + Full Standings

In the Senior Men’s James retains top stop having   good results at both events. Tom is still in contention though with 3 straight wins and 2 events to come.  In the Male Vets Dave remains top but  Ian Mitchell strengthened his position at No 2 with a good victory at Firefighter 5, the other big mover is Gary Wilkinson from 7th to 3rd.  In the Senior Ladies Amy took a good 1st at Herriot trail and Claire Baxter did the same at Firefighter 5 elevating her to  3rd position. However Claire K dominates with  4 first places and should go onto to take the trophy.  In the Lady Vets Sue Morley’s run at Herriot trail moved her up from 7th to 4th and Dawn at Firefighter  5 virtually cemented  2nd place  but remains behind the unassailable Nicola.  If you spot any errors let me  know, thanks Eric



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Full club championship update is


August so far…..

We are two weekends into August already so lets take a look at some recent Striders results, starting with parkrun on Saturday 5th August.

Six of the best
Six different parkruns were visited on the first Saturday of the month and we start the round-up at Woodhouse Moor where Rob Earl and Jen Carne visited the Leeds based event where they recorded times of 19:22 and 28:59 respectively.

At Harrogate, Sean Brennan (20:35) headed a Striders group of five. He was joined by Mark Shelton (27:10), Rob Charlesworth (27:12), Carol Lane (29:06) and Dawn Richardson (48:07) who was undertaking tail runner duties.
Striders took the 1st male and female places at Catterick. James Wright clocked a parkrun PB of 18:04 and Nicola Carter followed in 21:29. Georgina Townsend also made the trip up North but had to pull out after two laps due to injury.

Derek Calvert headed East to visit Dalby Forest parkrun for the first time, stopping the watch on 22:27.

Bill Kirkpatrick was the sole Striders representative at Fountains Abbey, setting a time of 34:26 in the stunning surroundings of the Abbey grounds.

Finishing the parkrun roundup for the 5th is a result from the ‘Longrun Meadow’ event. So where is that I hear you ask? Well it’s in Taunton and was taken on by Christina Tremayne who finished in a time of 32:42. A great bit of parkrun tourism!

A trip around Jorvik
One of the biggest events on the local running calendar, the York 10k, took place on Sunday 6th August. 12 Striders headed down the A59 to complete the event which forms part of the Run for All series.

Conrad Garcia headed the Striders contingent to complete the course in 44:48. Lisa Harrison was next down the finishing straight at York Racecourse with a time of 52:54. Joining Conrad and Lisa were Paul Heywood (52:59), Georgina Townsend (56:11), Claire Baxter (56:47), Sarah Hill (56:57), Clare McKenzie (57:45), Edna Wood (59:17), Kate James (59:33), Anthony Everitt (01:00:32), Tracy Allison (01:02:34) and a 10k PBing Annika McDonald (01:10:03).

parkrun = guilt free treats
A total of 26 Striders attended a parkrun yesterday morning (12/08) to kick start their weekend (or is to enable the guilt free treats later on in the day?!).

At Fountains Abbey, Tom Calvert finished in 18 minutes exactly to the 2nd place token and he was followed by Gary Wilkinson (22:34) who completed his 12th run at the National Trust property. Regular FAbbey visitor Derek Calvert (AKA Calvert Snr) clocked 23:08 and was joined by Niamh Falconer (27:53), a PBing Gaynor Downs (31:45) and Bill Kirkpatrick (34:35).

Nicola Carter headed across to the East Coast to take on Sewerby parkrun which is based just outside of Bridlington. She was the 4th lady to have her barcode scanned, finishing with a time of 22:25.
Up the A1 at Catterick, James Cornforth ran a very well paced 5km to take the 1st place token and record an overall parkrun PB of 17:46. James Wright chased him down (18:17) along with Paul Heywood (23:34) and Edna Wood (27:57).

On the Stray at Harrogate, Rob Earl was the first of the Striders into the finish funnel, clocking 19:01. Joining him were Sean Brennan (20:47), Gareth Conkleton (21:18), Mark Taylor (22:44), David Halladay (23:20), Ian Mitchell (24:28), Ralph Weldon (24:38), Anthony Everitt (27:43), Jen Carne (27:48), Rob Charlesworth (27:51), Tracy Allison (28:38), Dawn Richardon (32:33 – volunteer pacer), Claire Baxter (34:17 – pacing), Emma Hodson and Fiona Burniston (both 37:36).

Firefighting on a hot day
Striders competed in two events today – the Askern 10 Mile and the Firefighters 5 Mile (a club championship event).

Guy Close made his way to Askern, based on the A19 between Selby and Doncaster, to take on the Askern 10. In a field of 319, Guy came across the line in a 10 Mile PB of 01:03:53.

Along the M62 in Bradford, six Striders lined up at the West Yorkshire Fire Brigade HQ for an undulating (there were some up’s and downs!) 5 miler. James Wright was the first Strider back, completing the course in 31:52. Fresh from his holiday in Tenerife, Ian Mitchell recorded 37:14, beating off competition from Gary Wilkinson and David Halladay who were only separated by 10 seconds with finishing times of 38:28 and 38:38 respectively. Claire Baxter strided up the last hill to cross the line in 46:12 and was followed by Dawn Richardson 5 minutes later (51:13) who completed the Striders line up. Unfortunately Jo Gray had an argument with a car door on arrival and had to pull out of the race.







Some Social Event News…..

Our Social officers – Clare Rogers and Natalie Hale – are pleased to announced two social events for later in the year.

Spice up your life…
The first is a club curry night at the Spice Merchants in Knaresborough on Saturday 21st October. Full details regarding menu options, etc. will be available next week but for now get the date in your diaries!

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way…..
The second event is the Striders Christmas party! Yes we are only in August but with the recent weather making it feel more like winter it seems like the appropriate moment to announce the date…..which is Saturday 16th December.

The club has provisionally booked 60 places (with the opportunity to book more if higher interest is shown) at the Festive Fever party at the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate. The cost is £29.00 which includes a welcome drink, a three course meal, tea/coffee, mince pies and a DJ spinning the xmas tunes until late into the night.

If you would like to attend, please email Clare ( and provide a deposit (preferably in cash) of £10 per person by the end of the Striders session on Tuesday 22nd August. As it is the summer holiday season, we understand some members may not be in attendance at the club on or before the 22nd to provide a deposit and therefore a bank transfer option will be available BUT please advise Clare of this requirement via email first so payments can be tracked. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE. The balance for the meal will be due by October.

Menu options are below. If you know what you want now, please let Clare know when you email stating you are attending but if not, you will be required to make a final choice by the end of October.

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup With Sage Cream

Ham Hock Terrine with Piccalilli

Feta, Black Olive Sun Dried Tomato with Bruschetta and Chilli Oil Dressing

Traditional Roast Turkey, Chipolata, Herb and Onion Stuffing

Braised Pave of Beef, Baby Onions, Red wine Jus

Cod Loin, Bubble & Squeak, Tomato and Basil Sauce (V)

Classic Cheese and Onion Pie, Sweet Red Pepper Sauce (V)

Christmas Pudding with a Brandy Sauce
Chocolate Torte with Cherry and Vanilla Compote

Pear Poached in Mulled Wine with a Citrus Sorbet

Freshly-Brewed Tea or Coffee and Mince Pies

Club Championships – Age Graded Results – Updated after Burton Leonard 10k

The Age Graded results are up to and including Burton Leonard 10km.

In the Senior mens, James Wright still leads with some good early season results. Big dangers still from Tom, Martin and James.

In the Male Veterans, Dave Christie started his season with a first place at BL. However Ian Mitchell still remains favorite as long as he gets two more races in.

Claire Killingworth still dominates the Senior Ladies, with Anna remaining in 2nd place with 3 good results. Niamh took a good win at Burton Leonard – the only other winner in the section.

In the Veteran Ladies, Nicola dominates with 5 wins but there is a good battle behind her with 2 or 3 ladies with potential for second (Dawn and Kez in good form!).

Here are the Burton Leonard age graded results.

The age graded Championship update is here.

Cheers, Eric


Time Trial No2. – July 18th

An excellent turn out of 40 runners with some members new to this event.  

A big thanks to all those who volunteered to Marshall and help in other areas, and to those who offered. It is always reassuring to have a good team behind you when putting on an event. After the run, plenty of folk stayed behind and enjoyed the Jez and Gill barbecue.

Results are here for those who have not seen them  TIME TRIAL No 2 JULY 18th