Club Kit – Next Order

The club will be placing an order for kit next Sunday (13/11/16), so if you would like to order any new club kit yourself or perhaps family are looking for Christmas present ideas for you, please see the link below to take you to the latest catalogue (along with a link to the order form). Printed copies of the form are available at the club on a Tuesday or Thursday.

Knaresborough Striders Kit Catalogue

Want to try a Fell Race? Burley In Wharfdale – 12/11/16

This local race does not appear in the FRA booklet but is a great race to enter should you be considering some Fell running. The event is held on Saturday 12/11/16.

Entry is on the Day and the venue is Scalebor Park, in Burley in Wharfedale.
Tough race of 7 miles approximately with an ascent of 1,100 ft

Fuller details in the EVENTS calendar.



Next club parkrun visit – Fountains Abbey – THIS SATURDAY 29/10/16

With a number of local races taking place on Sunday 6th November, the regular ‘first Saturday of the month’ club parkrun visit has been brought forward to this coming Saturday – 29/10/16.

We will be visiting the Fountains Abbey event which is widley regarded as one of, if not, the best parkruns in the UK due to the magnificant surroundings of the National Trust estate.

If you would like to take part in the car share, please meet at KCC for 08:00 for an 08:05 departure or just meet us at the venue.

After the run, we will be heading to the cafe for a hot drink and a cheeky piece of cake or perhaps a bacon sandwich!

Peco Cross Country 2nd Registration Evening – 27/10/16

I will be at the Club about 20.15 hrs for anyone wishing to sign up for this friendly Cross Country League. Do join in with the 31 members already registered at these inexpensive, friendly events with food after the run, all welcome.

To Register all I need is your Date of Birth, Individual England Athletics number and £3 to buy your Chipped race number.

Go on give it a go!



Leeds Abbey Dash – Club Championship Event – 06/11/16

Unfortuately this race clashes with the Guy Fawkes 10, but if currently you’re not up to 10 miles or just like shorter events, etc. then this is an excellent event.

It starts at 09.30 at Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4LT and goes out to Kirkstall Abbey and back.

A fast flat course for PB seekers. Entry is at and the cost is £22 for affiliated runners.

Thanks, Eric


Marathon Weekend for Striders

Weekend conditions were ideal for running – whether that be a 5km parkrun or the 26.2 miles that forms a marathon. Both distances were taken on by Striders this weekend…so lets start our round-up with news of results from Harrogate parkrun….

Running in Reverse
Rob Earl led the Striders contingent (18:27) at the 250th running of the Harrogate parkrun which was run in reverse to mark the occasion! Ian Mitchell was next in 20:31 and he was joined by Jason Green (20:54 – PB), Paul Heywood (22:37 – PB), Mark Shelton (26:53), Edna Wood (28:38) and Emma Hall (39:25).

Over near Ripon at Fountains Abbey, Guy Close secured a Personal Best in 18:10 and was chased down by ‘FAbbey’ regular David Halladay who finished in 25:39.

Graham Taylor made his first visit to Wetherby and finished his 3 laps of the playing fields in 22:12.

Down South, Pamela Singleton visited the Exeter Riverside event, completing the course in 25:47. Also taking in an event in the South was Tom Calvert, who visited the Hackney Marshes parkrun. He dipped under the 18 minute mark with a time of 17:49.

A Marathon a day helps you work, rest and play…
Striders were well represented at the Yorkshire Marathon Festival on Sunday, with 11 members competing across the two events on offer.

In the Marathon, James Wright was the first Strider across the finish line at the University of York, completing his first race at this distance in a time of 03:17:36. Marathon regular David Cremins was next in a time of 03:44:06, followed very closely by Sima Lowery, who completed her first marathon in a time of 03:44:57. Jason Green secured a PB in 03:49:23 and was joined on the PB podium by Judith Cornfield (04:01:21). Julian Carr was the next Strider through, clocking 04:07:16, and he was joined by the PBing pair of Sean Brennan (04:08:16) and Jane Day (04:21:35), and “Marathon Man” Graham Yare (04:25:01).

In the 10 mile event, Laura Baker clocked 01:29:45 in her first attempt at the distance and she was joined by Catherine Perry who clocked a time of 01:39:07.

Striding in the Fells
On slightly different terrain to the York events, Sue and Eric Morley headed over to Howarth to take on the ‘Withins Skyline’ fell race. This was a 7 mile race which took participants up 900ft of climbing in Bronte Country. Sue completed the gruelling course in 01:12:00, with Eric following in a time of 01:19:19.