Time trial No.1 – important details

Summer time means… Time trial is back!

The clocks have Sprung forwards, so we’re straight back into our ‘daylight’ activities!

They begin tomorrow evening (Tuesday 2nd April) with the first of our 5K Time Trials, which takes place in and around the Aspin estate. All Striders are welcome to enter and you will receive an official time which you compare yourself against at later time trials this year.

We do need to start promptly at 7.30pm though, so please start arriving at the Cricket Club from 7pm ready to register before moving to the startline just down Aspin Lane.

We had a record 57 runners at our first time trial last year, so let’s see if we can beat that!


For those not familiar with the course, it takes two very similar anti-clockwise laps around Aspin Estate.

The first longer lap heads along the back of the Cricket club for an extra loop around the playpark before heading back onto Aspin Lane.  The route is then: Rievaulx Avenue – Grimbald Road – Cemetery Path – King James Road before heading back past the Cricket club for a second shorter lap.


Training with Emma – this Thursday

This Thursday (28th March) is our monthly session with our visiting coach Emma Kicks. Meet 7.30pm at the Cricket Club. The session will be on tarmac.

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



Time Trial 2nd April – help needed!

A reminder that our first 5k Time Trial takes place next Tuesday evening (2nd April) around the Aspin estate. It’s a chance to try something a bit different on a Tuesday, allowing Striders to test themselves on familiar ground and measure their progress across the series of three TTs.

We still need some more marshalls/helpers to run the event safely though. If you’re available, please reply let Steve Morris or any member of the committee know as soon as possible. Thanks!


The Club is now Affiliated to the above Organisation. There is a mixed terrain race on the above date at Middleton Park which any Strider may participate in but you MUST be thirty three years or older to Enter.
To view the Race details go to   http://www.yvaa.org   click on Grand Prix and Scroll down to “Middleton Park”

To Enter the race do the same as above but scroll down to “GRAND PRIX 2019 ONE OFF REGISTRATION” where you will find a simplistic Entry form.
The Race starts at 11.00 and will cost £5. There is a drink and snack after the event. The race distance is not shown in Details but they are all mostly around  5 miles.  Need more info you can phone me on 01423 866983. Noteworthy, you may not enter the race within 12 hours of the Start time.

Thanks Eric


Hello All Striders,
I am informed by the Organiser that ticket Sales for this event are poor(only 30 thus far), 100 attendees are needed or it will be cancelled. The Presentations will take place at the Wardrobe pub in Leeds and for £5 you will get a buffet and dancing and a good night out. Striders will have 3 presentations Issy, Sue and the Ladies team for coming 2nd in Div 2. To Pay go to www.racebest.com
then go to March 29th on Calendar. Its that easy.

Still needed any Striders for 31/3/19 for the Relay teams, You do not need to have run in Peco events to run in this event . Distance is only 3 miles per runner. Do have a word tomorrow night if you would like a run Cheers Eric

Bed Race Draw!

We’re delighted that both our entries made it through the draw so we will have two official Knaresborough Strider teams in the 2019 Great Knaresborough Bed Race on 8th June!

If you haven’t already registered your interest in taking part (running or helping), please contact James Wright.

PECO RELAYS and PRIZE PRESENTATION 31/3/ 19 and 29/3/13 respectively.

Hello Striders,
We are still recruiting members for the Relays above which are going to be held at John Charles Stadium, South Leeds The entry is not confined to those who did the cross country events,any one can join in . It is just 3 miles for each team member. There are six Categories to run in. Lets Go Striders.
More information can be found on the Front Page and Relays Tab at www.pecoxc.co.uk. Also on that front Page is information about the Presentation of Prizes evening 29/3 at the Wardrobe in Leeds. Striders will have 3 Presentations Issy, Sue and the Ladies Team. NB Closing dates for tickets.

Cheers Eric

Teams for PECO relays, 31st March

We’re looking for teams of 3 runners to take part in the PECO relays which take place on Sunday 31st March at the John Charles Centre in Leeds.

This is the traditional season-closer which pits representative PECO teams against teams from the West Yorkshire league and also includes the representative teams chosen by each of the participating clubs. In addition, teams are free to enter as many other teams as they wish. Each team member runs a 3mile leg on the XC course.

PECO XC Relays, 2018

PECO XC Relays, 2018

The categories are as follows: Male Open, Female Open, Male Vets (40+), Female Vets, (50+), Male SuperVets (50+), Female SuperVets (50+) and Mixed.

If you and two fellow striders would like to get together as a team, please let Sima (our new Race Secretary) know. If you would like to take part but don’t have a team, then we may be able to group you together into one.

Issy Rowe has been selected to represent PECO and our ‘Representative Club team’ will comprise Sima Lowery, Steve Morland and Ted Welton as the highest-finishing Striders in this year’s PECO championship.

Entries open for 2019 HDSRL

37250896_10156272895801539_1769215840902709248_n37305891_1777597118994294_5944410285862289408_nEntries are open for Harrogate District Summer Race League 2019 – just £13 for five cracking mid-week races of 4-5miles.

These races are open only to members of clubs in the League but nonetheless have a wide range of ability runners and the usual selection of age/gender categories.

What are you waiting for? It’s filling up fast….

Click here: https://racebest.com/races/kkev5

News from our Awards Night

Our Annual Awards Night took place last weekend, reflecting on another fantastic year for the club and recognising a number of significant achievements. A huge thanks to Clare Rogers, Natalie Hale and Dan Wilson for their help in organising a brilliant evening. If you missed it, here are our award winners from the night!

awards-nightSTRIDER OF THE YEAR: Mark Shelton


Senior Men’s Champion: Martin Brock
Senior Ladies’ Champion: Claire Baxter
Veteran Men’s Champion: Ian Waller
Veteran Ladies Champion: Nicola Carter

MOST IMPROVED: Ruth Mann and Dave Sinton


Jo Gray – Community Contribution: Her work in setting up Keppel parkrun for young offenders at Wetherby.

Gary Wilkinson – Commitment to running, progression and social participation.

We also offered our grateful thanks to some  hard-working Committee members who are stepping down having completed their terms of office: Clare Rogers and Nat Hale (Social), Eric Morley (Race Secretary) & Dan Wilson (Vice Chairman).

Some pictures of the evening:



Most improved: Ruth Mann

Most improved: Ruth

Most Improved: Dave Sinton

Most Improved: Dave

Special Award: Jo Gray

Special Award: Jo

Special Award: Gary Wilkinson

Special Award: Gary

Ladies' Veteran Champion: Nicola

Ladies’ Veteran Champion: Nicola

Senior Ladies' Champion: Claire

Senior Ladies’ Champion: Claire

Eric Morley recognised for his work as Race Secretary

Eric Morley recognised for his work as Race Secretary

DJ Dan - our departing Vice Chairman - on the deks.

DJ Dan – our departing Vice Chairman – on the deks.

Departing Social Reps, Claire and Nat

Departing Social Reps, Clare and Nat