Swift Striding at Sessay!

A swift trip to Sessay…

Congratulations to our contingent of nineteen Striders who made the short trip to Sessay Swift last night for round 10 of our Ben Campbell Club Championship.

Our Striders at Sessay

Our Striders at Sessay

The fast fast tarmac route over the unconventional distance of 6K had many competitors scratching their heads as to how to approach the event, but mutterings around the start-line seemed to be mostly ‘like a parkrun, but with an extra bit..’. Our Striders did themselves proud, not only as the third biggest-represented club on the night, but also finishing a close second in the Mens’ team event behind a very strong Leeds AC team. Tom Calvert was our lead man home in an excellent 20:25, building on his recent parkrun form, whilst Nicola Carter clocked a great 26:44 to lead our squad of nine ladies in. The full results can be found here: Sessay Swift Results 2019

What does it mean for our club championship? Well we’ll have to process the results and age adjustments first, but it now looks like the Men’s championship is going to be a really close-run thing (no pun intended) and might well go right to the fifteenth and final round, whilst we may have a new leader in another category! Watch this space for updates very soon!


Our championship moves onto Round 11 at Wetherby 10k on Sunday 1st September – only 40 places are left so if you still wish to enter you’d best get your skates on. Or maybe race shoes. Visit: Wetherby 10K



Predictor Run Results

We had a fantastic evening at our annual Predictor run! We were amazed by the accuracy of some of the runs, especially those in the 5k event!

Congratulations and kudos to Ian Mitchell who was 2mins 5s away from his prediction, and Gaynor Downs who was an incredible 2seconds away from her predicted time. Consolations to Mark and Tracy who were both within 10seconds of their predictions!

Thanks to everyone for a great night and to our helpers and timers who made it possible!

5K results
5mile results



Not long until the Crag Rat Run!

Are you signed up for the Crag Rat yet?

Crag Rat Run with sponsors 2019

It’s just 31 days until the Knaresborough Crag Rat Run – our delightful 5-mile mixed terrain race based from the Cricket Club. Entry is an incredible £8/£10 so what are you waiting for? Also please spread the news to anyone who you think might be interested! Places are now disappearing fast.

Our event page can be reached here and entries via Racebest are here.

If you’d prefer to help out by marshalling at the event – and we need quite a few to make is a success – then please sign-up on our Marshalling and Volunteering list by clicking here: Volunteer sign-up

 



Tomorrow (Tues 20th) – Predictor run!

Predictor

Tomorrow (Tues 20th August) is our annual ‘Predictor Run’.

A test of how well you know your own pace….   how accurately can you predict your time around our 5k or 5mile courses – with no watch, no phone, just your feet and gut feel!

It’s not a race – rather a social run with a chance to understand your own running a little better!  Run on your own or in a group. The pace isn’t important… the accuracy is: Will you get you around in your predicted time? Anyone can win the cash prize!

Be at the clubhouse from 7pm to collect your number and register your predicted time! It’s just £1 to enter, with the cash distributed as prizes for those with the closest prediction on each course!

Note that this isn’t a race and therefore isn’t marshalled. You will find your own way around your chosen course.

The 5 km course is the same as that used for our 5K time trials, shown below:

5K route

You can also view the route via STRAVA here: 5K Route on Strava

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 5 mile option is a route familiar to many from our winter runs, using roads around the edge of the town: Aspin Lane –  Stockdale Walk – Windsor Lane -Briggate – Waterside – Bond End – Borobridge Road – Scriven Road – Greengate Lane – Halfpenny Lane – Chain Lane – York Road – Gracious Street – Windsor Lane – Stockdale Walk – Aspin Lane. A diagram of the route is shown below.

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You can also view the course via STRAVA:

Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/21157056

Cue sheet: https://www.strava.com/routes/21157056/cue_sheet

 

Time Trial Results – St.Robert’s Return

Pam and Tom grab the headlines in St.Robert’s Return!

Tuesday saw 36 Striders test themselves in the second running this year of our 1-mile time trial: St. Roberts Return.

St Roberts Return 2019Congratulations to Pam Coombs who made the biggest improvement since May – slicing a whopping 21seconds off her previous attempt – and to Tom Killmurray, whose final 100m sprint thrilled onlookers and earned him first place in a very speedy 5mins 16seconds. This also means that of our four time trials to date this year, all have been won by a ‘Tom’ – two apiece for Calvert and Killmurray! We also owe a huge ‘thank you’ to our helpers, marshals and timers who made the event possible.

The full results, plus a list of improved times, is shown below. Our final Time Trial event of the year is scheduled to take place Tuesday 3rd September as we take on the 5k time trial route for the third time  in our handicap event, with runners heading off at intervals based on their previous results in an event which anyone can win!

St Roberts Rush 13th August 2019

 



Last few places left for Redcar!

Last chance to grab a seat to Redcar!

We are now down to our final few seats for the shared coach with NVRR to Redcar Running Festivalwhich takes place on Sunday 29th September. If you’re haven’t already signed-up, please do so now to avoid disappointment! 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.

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Next Tuesday: Predictor Run

Predictor

Next Tuesday evening (20th Sept) is our annual ‘Predictor Run’.

A test of how well you know your own pace….   how accurately can you predict your time around our 5k or 5mile courses – with no watch, no phone, just your feet and gut feel! It’s not a race – rather a social run with a chance to understand your own running a little better! You can pick whatever pace you fancy…. but will it get you back in your predicted time?

It’s just £1 to enter, with cash prizes for those with the closest predictions! Be at the clubhouse, from 7pm.

Note that this isn’t a race and therefore isn’t marshalled. You will find your own way around the chosen course.

The 5 km course is the same as that used for our 5K time trials.

The 5 mile course is a little longer, using many of the roads around the edge of the town which we use in the Winter months: Aspin Lane –  Stockdale Walk – Windsor Lane -Briggate – Waterside – Bond End – Borobridge Road – Scriven Road – Greengate Lane – Halfpenny Lane – Chain Lane – York Road – Gracious Street – Windsor Lane – Stockdale Walk – Aspin Lane. A diagram of the route is shown below.

We will need just a handful of volunteers to help with timing, numbers and the like – if you are willing, please let Edna know.

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Tonight – St.Robert’s Return…

Tonight (Tuesday 13th August) sees the second of this year’s club 1-mile time trials: St. Robert’s Rush! There will therefore be no structured session this evening.

Entry is free and we hope that as many of our members as possible will once again take part. All runners should meet at the Cricket club from 7pm as possible to register, with the first group of runners jogging down to the start with a leader at 7.30pm.

St Robert Rush

For the unaquainted, this is a chance to test yourself over the classic mile distance along our course on Abbey Road, starting right outside the steps to St.Robert’s Cave and ending just a hundred yards before the Half Moon pub. It’s an undulating and tree-lined tarmac route adjacent to the River Nidd popular with runners, walkers and cyclists. We pass the cave, views of the Lido, the site of the ruined Abbey and the famous wood carvings – although there may not be time to admire the scenery!

The route is accurately measured and marshalled by our own members, with runners setting off in groups of similar ability.

 

The results from our previous 1-mile event, held in May.

The results from our previous 1-mile event, held in May.



Redcar reminder!

Have you booked for the bus yet…?

A couple of weeks ago, we opened our ‘boarding list’ for the shared coach to Redcar Running Festivalwhich takes place on Sunday 29th September. If you’re not already signed-up, please do so now! 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. The Half-marathon forms round 12 of this year’s Club Championship, but there are also 10k, 5k and 2k events there which may appeal to you.

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

We’re hoping that many will grasp the opportunity and 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, 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.

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