Fountains Abbey parkrun – Saturday 5th September

A reminder that a club visit to FOUNTAINS ABBEY parkrun will take place this Saturday (5th September). The event, widely regarded as the best parkrun in the country in terms of location (a World Heritage Site) and scenery, is a predominantly flat course starting adjacent to the Abbey and is run over two laps (one short and one long towards the Water Gardens).

Please meet at Knaresborough Cricket Club for 07:55am, with departure at 08:05am to make sure we are there in plenty of time for the 9am start. If coming to KCC first means you are travelling in the wrong direction, please feel free to meet us there. If you can make the event, please put your name down on the sheet which you will find on the club noticeboard at KCC. Alternatively, let us know via email (, Facebook or Twitter. Please indicate if you can take a car or if you will require a lift (or if you will be meeting us there).

FlaminGO 10k run

Matt Durrant of Circle in Flamingo Land is organising a 10k run in the grounds of Flamingo Land zoo and theme park areas, raising money for the Udzungwa Forest project, protecting forests and vulnerable animals in Tanzania.

Cost-£13 Affiliated runners, £15 Unaffiliated runners.

Email for more information, or sign up at

They are also looking for marshals, who will get free tea and coffee, and free entry to the zoo after the run.

News form the awards

This was an excellent evening after running even though the turnout was lower than expected.The following list is not fully comprehensive so apologies to any one who I may have missed:

Ladies Club Champion – Nicola Carter

Mens Club Champion – Tony Crowther

Top Socialising Strider – Nicola Carter

Handicap Winner – Judith Cornfield

1st Man Handicap – Andy Roberts

Fastest Time Trial – Ben Campbell 18.43

Fastest Lady Time Trial – Nicola Carter 21.10

Strider of the Year – Eric Morley

Also Awarded:
Ian Mitchell Impovement

Jane Day Commitment to Racing

Sima Lowery Impovement

The two London Marathon places went to John Williams and Sean Brennan.

Well done to Amanda and team who made such a good job of getting the Chilli Conc and Spuds ready for returning runners, only having access to the kitchen from 8PM onwards

Peco X Country Race 4 – Details

The 4th Peco XC will take place February 8th at Bodington Hall on the OTLEY Rd, Leeds. Crucially Post code LS16 5P7.

The organiser has highlighted there will be parking problems CAR SHARE PLEASE.

Senior race is 4.5 miles over 2 laps.

Read ALL details at

If you Registered but not had a run yet heres your big chance to shine on a gently undulating course.