Bras and Bubbles is back!

Come along to our latest ‘Bras and Bubbles’ night!

Courtesy of Brooks and Up & Running.

Did you know 80% of women run with an incorrectly fitted bra?

After last year’s successful event, ‘Bras and Bubbles’ is back on Wednesday 21st August. This is an event to show-off Brooks’s range of sports bras and to measure members to check they are in the right size. There will be changing rooms on-site and an attractive 20% off on the evening for those who wish to purchase. All this is will done whilst drinking complimentary Prosecco!

Please sign-up for this event by clicking HERE.


Championship Standings after Round 7

Ben Campbell Club Championship Standings 2019

The championship standings have now been updated to include the most recent round, Burton Leonard.

Ben Campbell CC 2019Burton Leonard saw the highest turnout of the Championship so far, with 43 Striders taking part! Nine new names appeared on our growing leaderboards as a result, including Beyhan who made an immediate impact on the Senior Ladies category! Tom Calvert became the first Senior Man to record two championship wins this year, whilst in the Veteran Men, Steve Morland narrowly pipped the indomitable Ian Waller head-to-head for the first time. The Ladies’ Veterans saw Sue racking up another first place to put herself firmly in the mix!

We will soon see contenders reaching the magical ‘seven races completed’, which qualifies them for championship and also allows them to begin dropping their least successful results!

A quick overview of the current standings after 7 of 15 rounds:

Senior Ladies: Claire Baxter holds onto her early lead, with Laura close behind, but with more than half of the championship remaining, anyone could still come out on top.
Senior Men: With the points remaining well-spread, the Senior Mens’ championship could get very close as the season progresses…
Veteran Ladies: A huge field is contesting this category this year, with four different winners in the seven rounds so far. Nicola continues leads the way, but Sue has now racked-up three first places and is closing in!
Veteran Men: Another category strong in numbers, the veteran men seems to developing into a two-horse race between Ian Waller and Steve Morland, who have shared the seven wins so far. Whilst Steve leads due to number of races attended, Ian holds the advantage in head-to-head results…

To view the full results, visit our Championship Standings Page.

Weeton Show / Rougemont Chase

For those heading to romantically-titled Rougemont Chase on Sunday, I have checked with Weeton Show and we do have to pay admission to the show (£8/£4) before we enter the race (£2). There’s a fair amount of stuff going on though, including ferrets and food. Details here:
In other news, I just noticed “bar voucher to all finishers” on the race details!


What’s coming up in August?

Things are a little quieter during August but nonetheless there are a range of things in addition to our regular training to keep you running!

Saturday 10th August 2019 1pm
Littondale Fete 4mile (Club Championship Round 9/15)
Our championship reaches round 9 at Arncliffe (near Skipton). A four-mile road race along the beautiful quiet Yorkshire Dales country lanes. Bring along all the family to enjoy a traditional Dales village fete.

Tuesday August 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
St.Robert’s Return – 1 mile Time Trial
A second chance this year to measure yourself on our 1mile time trial! Meet at the Cricket Club from 7pm. We will be looking for volunteers to marshal and act as timekeepers along the length of the course. If you are able to help out, please add you name to the list here.

Saturday August 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Summer Social
Two Brothers is the venue for our Summer Social! See our Social Events page for more details

Tuesday August 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Predictor Run
Knaresborough cricket club
Can you accurately predict your time around our 5K or 5mile courses? No watches allowed! We will be on the lookout for a few helpers at the Cricket Club on the night; as in previous years, there are no marshals on the routes.

Wednesday August 21 @ 7:30 pm
Sessay Swift 6K (Club Championship Round 10/15)
A flat, fast one lap road race starting and finishing in the attractive village of Sessay near Thirsk in North Yorkshire.

Thursday August 29 @ 7:30 pm
Emma Kicks Coaching
Our monthly session with our visiting coach Emma Kicks. Meet for 7.30pm at the Cricket Club.

Our full schedule of club events can be reached on our website: What’s on?

Take it easy tonight!

Our Thursday session goes ahead tonight with visiting coach Emma. There may also be jog/run groups dependent on numbers attending.

HOWEVER… don’t feel under any pressure in this heatwave. If you are coming along, choose your activity sensibly, bring water and take lots of breaks during activity.

water bottle

It’s GREAT up north – Knaresborough’s Crag Rat Run returns for 2019


The ‘KNARESBOROUGH CRAG RAT RUN’ is back for its 4th annual running on Sunday 22nd September! This established and successful 5-mile race is based firmly in and around the town, starting and finishing at Knaresborough Cricket Club. It takes runners down the ancient crag, along trails, past the historic St.Robert’s Cave, through Birkham woods, and along the beautiful River Nidd before ascending back up the crag to the finish line where a medal and a goody bag will be presented to all finishers. Approximately half the race is on tarmac.
There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishers, plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd female finishers (if different), plus spot prizes.
At only £8/£10 to enter, places are understandably filling up fast!
More details, including FULL DETAILS OF THE COURSE, prizes and entry are available on our event page: EVENT DETAILS

Crag Rat Run letterbox


A couple of reminders for you!

Summer Social:

Our Summer Social takes place on Saturday 17th August at Two Brothers in Knaresborough. If you haven’t signed up yet, visit our Social Events page for more details.

Redcar Trip:

Redcar Running Festival takes place on Sunday 29th September. Their half-marathon event forms round 12 of our championship but there are other race distances avaiable. We will be sharing a coach with NVRR to help our members to make the trip on our ‘away day’. For more details click here: Redcar Trip Details.

This Thursday (25th) – session with Emma

Thursday 25th: Session with Emma

This Thursday is our monthly session with Emma Kicks, our visiting coach, who will be holding her monthly session on grass at King James’s fields. Meet 7.30pm at the Cricket Club.
The session is designed for all abilities and the focus will be speed endurance and suitable for training any race distance.

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