Spice Night – 21st October – A reminder to get signed up

Our next club social event is a Curry Night and will be held on Saturday 21st October at the Spice Merchant in Knaresborough.

Information about the night (including menu options) is here.

Menu choices and full payment (£12.95) is now due. A menu, menu choice cards and envelopes for placing choices and money into are available at the club house. Please hand to Natalie Hale or another member of the committee to secure your place. All payments must be received by 29th September to secure a place.

Half Marathon Weekend….with a few parkruns thrown in for good measure!

Fourteen divided by Three

Three parkruns were visited by fourteen Striders this week but no one ventured to far!

Gary Wilkinson travelled down the A59 to York and completed the flat course in 22:53 to record a course PB.

At Fountains Abbey there was exactly 1 minute between the first two striders to cross the line. Niamh Falconer clocked 22:00 to finish ahead of FAbbey regular Derek Calvert (23:00). Bill Kirkpatrick, another regular visitor to this event, finished just over 10 minutes later with a time of 33:26.

Harrogate parkrun was descended upon by 10 Striders who were led home by Ian Mitchell (20:51). Joining Ian were Stephen Morland (22:30), Nicola Carter (22:48), Paul Heywood (24:53), Julian Carr (26:15), Anthony Everitt (27:36), Edna Wood (28:26), Tracy Allison (28:30), Fiona Burniston (33:28) and Deborah Goldfield (33:42).


Great running up in the Toon

Perfect running conditions greeted the 21 Knaresborough Striders in attendance at the Great North Run on Sunday. Tom Calvert secured a top 300 placing to lead the Striders contingent home in a time of 01:23:02. Joining him at the world’s biggest Half Marathon were James Wright (01:26:49), Dan Wilson (01:34:51), Jason Green (01:38:25), Simon Rider (01:42:32), John Slater (01:46:54), Dave Halliday (01:47:42), Debbie Herridge (01:57:51),Mark Taylor (02:00:18), Amy Naylor (02:08:35), Robert Whellens (02:14:38), Donna Rogers (02:16:00), Dawn Richardson (02:18:17), Sarah Hill (02:20:09), Kirsty Ramsey (02:20:16), Charlotte Hines (02:26:54), Lizzy Rose (02:36:26), Janet Morris (02:42:36), Steve Morris (02:45:34), Laura Bickerdale (02:54:58) and Emma Hodson (03:08:29).


Running down the Vale of York

At the Vale of York Half Marathon, Guy Close secured a Personal Best over the 13.1 mile distance to finish in 01:24:38. Gary Wilkinson (01:47:28) was the next Strider across the line at the Sherburn in Elmet based event and was chased down by Zero to Hero graduate Claire Baxter who completed her first half marathon in 02:07:01 – amazing considering she hardly run at all prior to taking part in the Zero to Hero course in January! Christina Tremayne and Kirsty Jones ran the course together to stop the clock on 02:39:08 to complete the Striders line up. Look forward to seeing all of the t-shirts at training tomorrow night!

Club Handicap and Time Trial 05/09/17 – Results

There was a great turn out of  42 runners on the night and some great performances. Congratulations to Laura Wilmhurst who was the Winner of the Handicap and Guy Close who was first in the Time Trial.

A big thanks to the Marshalls and helpers – Clare, Janet, Sue, Amy, Nicola, Emma, Edna, Alison, Mark and Steve.

Results are here.


PECO Cross Country Fixtures – PROVISIONAL

Here are the  PROVISIONAL   dates  for the Peco Cross Country races. Venues later.

November 26th 2017

December  10th  OR  17th 2017

January  7th 2018

January  21st 2018

February 11th  2018.

I will inform everyone what changes take place as soon as they are confirmed to me.





Club Handicap – 05/09/17 – Start Times

The 3rd and final Time Trial of the year will be held on Tuesday 5th September (19:30 start). Please get down to the club earlier then usual to ensure you have plenty of time to pick up a race number.

If you have completed one of the first two TT’s of the year, you have a start time as this event will be a handicap. There are 3 separate documents to view – Handicap TT – Sheet 1, Handicap TT – Sheet 2, Handicap TT – Sheet 3

You can still take part if you don’t have a start time – you will start in the first group at 19:30.

Thanks, Eric



Next Club Time Trial (Handicap) – Tuesday 05/09/17 – Volunteers/ Marshalls wanted

To make our Cub Handicap Time Trial run smoothly, we need volunteers to help on the night. We need marshalls, number takers, timers and help at Registration.

Please let me know on Tuesday night (29/8) or telephone 866983 (evenings best) or E mail  eric_morley@hotmail.com, if you can help.

None of the jobs are rocket science and the sooner you can let me know is a great help.  

Thanks, Eric