Run leader training begins tonight

A HUGE ‘Thank you’ to all those of you who have offered to join our Run Leader Roster for 2020!

The first of the two induction/training sessions takes place tonight at the Cricket Club after training and will last around 40 minutes. There is a further session next week for anyone unable to make this week’s session.

We look forward to having you on board and being able to continue providing a suitable range of groups for our members to run, jog or walk in.


Club Championship starts next weekend!

Our 2020 Ben Campbell Club Championship gets underway next weekend when the first of 16 rounds takes place at Wetherby parkrun. Being a parkrun, there is of course no cost to enter – you need only bring your barcode. A great chance to get your name on the leaderboard and bag one of the seven rounds which you need to complete during the year. Remember that your results are age-adjusted in our championship, so it’s a level playing field for everyone!

Ben Campbell CC20

For more details about Wetherby parkrun click here

To read more about our Club Championship, click here


Tonight’s run routes (16th January)

Tonight our groups will be using the anti-clockwise routes around the edge of Knaresborough under streetlights. There are variations from the Intermediate’s route to adjust for the Jog and Run groups. We will also of course be welcoming our Z2H members who will be heading out on their own route.

Striding out from the Cricket Club at 7.30pm as usual!

knaresborough street-lit anticlockwise

Run Leader Training

A huge ‘thank you’ to those of you who put yourself forward to join our roster of run leaders for 2020.

We will be holding the training for you at 8.30pm (after our usual sessions) on Tues 21st and Tues 28th January. You will only need to attend one of the two sessions, which should take no more than 45mins each.

Many thanks.


Dates for your diary!

Got your diary handy? – here are your club event dates for 2020!

We have just received the official HDSRL (Summer League) dates, so we’ve now been able to put into place our various club events for 2020. We have another exciting and varied year ahead!

You have already had the PECO dates, but everything else below is NEW and will need putting into your diary. Not listed here are the club championship rounds (all 15 of them to pick from!) but you can reach those by clicking here: 2020 Ben Campbell Club Championship. If you’re one of our newer members and not sure what some of these regular events are, don’t worry – all will become clear as the year progresses! If you kindly offered to be on our run leader crew for 2020, you’ll see that the training dates are also listed here.

2020 Dates for your diary

Sunday 19th January : PECO XC Round 3 – Crimple
Tuesday 21st January : Training session 1 for 2020 Run leaders (8.30pm)
Tuesday 28th January : Training session 2 for 2020 Run leaders (8.30pm)
Friday 31st January : Annual Awards
Sunday 9th February : PECO XC Round 4 – Horsforth
Saturday 29th February : Zero-to-Hero 2020 Graduation at Harrogate parkrun.
Sunday 1st March : PECO XC Round 5 – Roundhay
Tuesday 24th March : AGM, 8.30pm
Tuesday 31st March : Club 5k Time Trial #1
Tuesday 28th April : St Robert’s Rush (1mile time trial #1)
Tuesday 5th May : Predictor Run
Tuesday 19th May : Summer league – Nidd Valley
Tuesday 2nd June : Summer league -Thirsk
Tuesday 9th June : Club 5k Time Trial #2
Thursday 18th June : Summer league – Ilkley
Thursday 25th June : Summer league – Skipton
Tuesday 14th July : St Robert’s Return (1mile time trial #2)
Thursday 16th July : Summer league – Otley (Handicap)
Tuesday 8th September : Club 5k Time Trial #3 (Handicap)


Updates and reminders – 8th Jan ’20

As we head full speed into 2020, here are a few quick reminders for you!

Awards dinner

This takes place on Friday 31st January. If you’ve already signed up you should have received a message from our Social Sectetary Sarah asking for your menu choice and final payment. If you have not yet signed-up, it’s not too late! There are still places available for what promises to be an excellent celebration of all we have achieved in 2019. For more detail see here or speak to Sarah Gore.

Peco marshals

We are jointly hosting Round 3 of the PECO XC championship at the Yorkshire Showground / Crimple Valley on the morning Sunday 19th January. If you would prefer to marshal (rather than run) or could encourage others to come and help out we would be very grateful. Please contact Sima Lowery if you can help.

Change to club champs

A minor change to our Club Championships is that the first round (Wetherby parkrun) will now take place on Saturday 25th January, rather than the 18th as previously listed. For more information abot the championships, click here: 2020 Club Championship

Run leaders

We recently asked members whether they would like to be added to the list of run leaders for 2020. We’ve had a fantastic response – thank you – and will be planning training very soon. If you haven’t yet signed-up but would like to, click here for more information: Run leaders announcement

AGM date

This year’s AGM will take place at 8.30pm on Tuesday 24th March at the Cricket Club. Some of the members of the committee are coming to the end of their 2-year term so if you are interested in joining our organisational team, get in touch with one of the current members!

Strider of the Year

Don’t forget you get you vote in for Strider of the Year – more information here: Strider of the Year

Vote for your Strider of the Year

Who will it be?

It’s the awards season and that means it will soon be our Awards Dinner, where we will celebrate the year gone by and acknowledge some of the tremendous efforts by our members. Alongside the presentation of our 2019 Club Championship awards we will announce our ‘Strider of the Year 2020’. So it’s time to cast your vote!

Strider of the year 2020

Who will follow in the illustrious footsteps of Mark Shelton and Edna, our two most recent winners? You can make your nomination for any reason – not just running, jogging or walking! Have a think about the past twelve months and get voting!

To nominate your fellow Strider for the ‘Strider of the Year’ award, just click here: Strider of the Year Nomination and fill in a few quick details.

Thank you!