Weekend Round Up – 26th and 27th September

A bumper set of results this week, with Striders represented at 5 different events.

Starting with parkrun on Saturday morning, regular Fountains Abbey visitor Phil Chatterton recorded a time of 22:10. At the Harrogate event, Gareth Conkleton achieved a PB with a time of 22:15. He was joined by Julian Carr (23:12) and a PB smashing Graeme Kilvington (23:27).

At the Brownlee Triathlon, held at Harewood House, Andy Robinson finished 78th out of 730 with a time of 01:40:08. A slight detour on the run section of the event cost him a higher placing but he won’t be making that mistake again he says! Dan Wilson was also competing in the event via participation in the team relay. He took on the running leg and helped his team to finish in 10th place.

A cold start to Sunday morning didn’t put off a healthy number of Striders attending the latest Club Championship event – the ‘Kirkstall Abbey 7’. Martin Brock was first back into the Abbey grounds, leading home the 11 members in attendance ,with a time of 42:25. Also getting some points on the board for the championship were James Wright (44:50), Guy Close (46:08), Ian Mitchell (47:15), Conrad Garcia (47:46) Nicola Carter (49:37 – First FV45), Julian Carr (53:19), Andrea Price (01:04:46), Lucy Cartwright (01:05:47), Joanne Fowler (01:06:35) and Dawn Richardson (01:09:03).

At the fast and flat Redcar Half Marathon, Sima Lowery continued her great recent race form with a finish time of 01:40:17. She was joined by David Cremins (time TBA) at the 33rd running of the event.

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 (info@knaresborough-striders.org.uk), 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 circle@flamingoland.co.uk for more information, or sign up at www.runbritain.com

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 www.pecoxc.co.uk

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