Whixley 10K

Whixley 10k is a Club Championship event and it is now confirmed for 23/10/16 with an 10am start.

The organisers will have Entry facilities on Book it Zone in the next few weeks.

Club Championships Review@26.07.16

In the Ladies Championships, Nicola is in excellent form and dominating with seven wins to her name. The only other Lady to score a 1st was Tracey at the parkrun back in February. Sima looks safe in second place with only Dawn, Tracey or Sue potential challengers if Sima had any dip in form in the 7 races to come.

In the Ben Campbell Club Championships for men, the situation is a bit different. Although Ian seems in a strong position with 3 wins, Martin and Tom could still challenge him with 7 events yet to take place . Its noteworthy 5 different men have recorded a 1st , Ian, James, Tom, Andy and Ian W.

The latest standings can be founnd here, along with details of the remaining events.

Well done to all. Eric

Striders Social – Curry Night – Saturday 13th August

Our next club social is on Saturday 13th August when we will be heading to the Spice Merchant restaurant (19:30 start) in Knaresborough for a curry night.

Please put your name down on the sign up sheet (on the club notice board at the cricket club) or email us via info@knaresborough-striders.org.uk to let us know you are attending.

Xmas Party Information

It may only be July but the Striders Christmas party has been provisionally booked and is open for booking. If you have not received the email from Edna Wood, please see information below……

To all the Runners, Dancers and Gamblers amongst you
I know it’s a bit early but thinking ahead, the Striders Christmas Party has been arranged for the night of Saturday 10 December 2016 at The Old Swan Hotel for 60-70 people.

We have booked on The Great Gatsby Revue night of entertainment which includes a drink on arrival, Gatsby’s Casino, a three-course dinner, entertainment and a DJ (1920s fancy dress optional). The cost is £30 each and payment should be made by cash, a cheque made payable to Knaresborough Striders or by BACS using sort code 40­-26-20, account no 11295985 using Xmas as the reference. A DEPOSIT OF £10 PER PERSON IS REQUIRED WHEN BOOKING.

A bed and breakfast voucher has also been supplied by the hotel to raffle off, but they can’t confirm that this will be for the night itself, or for an alternative date, until nearer the party night.

Please reply to this email (email edswood@talktalk.net) with details of your menu choice (including any dietary requirements) and, if bringing a guest, their name and menu choice. Also let me know your method of payment for your £10 per person deposit. Please give cash or cheques to any of the Committee Members.

The menu choice is as follows:-

Roast Carrot and Ginger Soup, sesame croute
Coarse Chicken Liver and Port Pate, apple compote, sage scone
Crab and Prawn Tian, tomato and tarragon sauce, chilli crostini
Prune and Orange Roast Turkey, pancetta-wrapped chipolata, apricot and thyme stuffing, pan gravy
Tomato and Mint Braised Shoulder of Lamb, tomato and fennel jus
Grilled Fillet of Hake, saffron and coriander beurre blanc
Potato, Sweetcorn and Smoked Cheddar Pie, leek and tarragon cream

Traditional Christmas Pudding, brandy sauce
Key Lime Pie, lime and raspberry crumb, lemon curd
Chocolate and Mandarin Cheesecake, Cointreau crème anglaise, chocolate shard

There is discount on pre-ordered sparkling and house wine and bottled beers. All drinks offers must be ordered direct with the hotel and paid for prior to the party night.

There is a special rate of £48.00 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin and £65.00 per person in a single.

Thanks, Edna


Mob Match – a message from Eric

A MASSIVE well done to all the Striders who battled Nidd Valley today at Burton Leonard. Although Nidd Valley took the Shield you were all so impressive and and a credit to the club and yourselves . Roll on 2017.

Results and Club Championship standings from this event, soon as practical.

Coach Emma

On Thursday 21st July, our regular visiting coach Emma David will be coming to do her excellent monthly session.

Do give it a try – it’s for all abilities.

Cheers Eric.

TIME TRIAL 19/7/16 Volunteers .

Hello everybody.

With our 2nd Time Trial beckoning a week tomorrow I do need some volunteers.

1.Two Person for Timekeeping
2 Two Persons for Number recording.
3. Two Persons for Registration+ Results
4. Four Marshalls for the Course one of which will become Sweeper .

If anyone can commit early to this please E mail me on eric_morley@hotmail.com or phone 01423 866983. Its a big help to know in advance.

For the few members who may not have done a Time Trial yet this is a 5 kilometre(2 laps) run in and around the Aspin estate, starting near the Cricket Club and finishing near the Cricket Club entrance.

Don’t forget its our Annual barbecue after the run to.

Cheers Eric

Predictor Run – A request for Volunteers and event Information

We are holding a predictor run event at training on Tuesday (5th July).

I could just do with a couple of persons to administrate the finish with me on Tuesday night – please let me know via info@knaresborough-striders.org.uk if you can help.

For the runners, please arrive a bit earlier to register and submit the time you predict for yourself to run the 5km or 5mile course. Entry is £2, with the winner of each of the distances splitting the winnings! NO timing devices are to be carried on the runs. Route Maps will be available on the night and its noteworthy that the 5k is our Time Trial route – our next Time Trial will be on Tuesday 19th July (with the club Summer BBQ following).

Thanks, Eric

Mob Match @ Burton Leonard 10k – 17/07/16

A message from Eric regarding the Burton Leonard 10k –
“As I am scoring the Mob Match and because I do not know some Striders, it would be a big help if everyone
could wear club colours for the race. If you do not have them (or we cannot supply), do go down the
beg/steal/borrow route if possible. Many thanks Eric”

If you would like to purchase a club t-shirt or vest, please see Andy Robinson at a training night.