Wishing all our members a very Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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We wish all our members and friends a very Merry Christmas and hope that Santa delivers all that lovely running gear which you’ve been waiting for!

Good luck to those of you pulling on club colours in races around the area over the festive period too.

Don’t forget that our regular sessions resume on Thursday 2nd January at the Cricket Club. In the meantime there are still lots of opportunities to meet and run, including local parkruns on Saturday 28th Dec and Wednesday 1st January, as well as the Early Bird session in Knaresborough Market Square each weekday at 6.30am.

Finally, a reminder that the Ringway Relay takes place on Sunday 5th January. If you haven’t already signed up, or are still pondering it, the details can all be found here.

 



Expected distance and pace for our groups

We have recently updated our training page to make the expected distance and pace for each of our Tues/Thursday groups a bit easier to understand!

Walking Group

Many Tuesdays we have a walk group, catering for those who are building up to Jog or perhaps recovering from injury.

Jog Groups
We sometimes have as many as three Jogging groups in the club, catering for all – from the novice runner, up to the seasoned weekend 10k racer and beyond. So if you are new to running or training for a first event this is a great place to come and experience Striders first hand:

  • Jog 3 : up to 3½ miles at pace of 13:00+ min miles.
  • Jog 2 : up to 4 miles at an average pace of 11:45 mins / mile.
  • Jog 1 : up to 4½ miles an average pace of 10:15 mins / mile.

Intermediate Group
This group is aimed at the regular runner who enjoys a steady run out with a few stops to catch your breath on the way. The usual distance is between 4½ and 5 miles for this group at an average paceof 9:15 mins/mile.

Run Group
This group is aimed at the faster regular runner. The usual distance run is approximately 10km at an average pace of around 8:15min/mile.

The distance and pace will of course vary from session to session, depending on the weather conditions, surface being run on and the number of runners in a given group on that occasion.

Structured Training Session, May 2017

Structured Training Session

Structured Training Sessions
Taking place on Tuesdays, these sessions are aimed at everyone who is looking to improve. Using a mix of intervals, hills, speed and endurance work the aim is to make you fitter, faster and stronger while still enjoying yourself and adding an occasional bit of healthy competition thrown in for good measure! So if you are chasing that parkrun PB or want to move up from one group to the next, come along on a Tuesday and we will do our best to help.



TONIGHT – mince pies and marathon

A quick reminder that tonight (17 Dec) is our Mulled Wine and Mince Pies session after our training. Meet at the Mother Shipton Inn from around 8.30pm. Entry is free for members!

We will also be making the draw for our free place in the 2020 Yorkshire Marathon! You have until 7pm to put your name in the hat by clicking here: 2020 Yorkshire Marathon Ballot. You must be a current full member and not have won one of our marathon ballots before.



A few reminders…

Just a few reminders as we rush headlong into the festive period…

Mince pie night! – THIS TUESDAY! Mulled Wine and Mince Pies after our training runs. The venue is the Mother Shipton Inn, where we will get together from around 8.30pm. Entry is free for members!

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Marathon ballot – On Tuesday evening we will also be making the draw for our free marathon place – this year in the 2020 Yorkshire Marathon! To enter the draw, click here: 2020 Yorkshire Marathon Ballot. You must be a current full member and not have won one of our marathon ballots before.


Festive Striding – Our final session of the year will be this Thursday, 19th December and we will resume on Thursday 2nd January 2020. 


PECO Round 3 Volunteers – We are looking to assemble a team of volunteers to marshal at PECO XC round 3 on Sun Jan 19th at Peco XC Crimple Valley. We are jointly hosting this round with Nidd Valley. Perhaps you don’t wish to compete on that day, or maybe you could encourage friends and family to cheer you on whilst pulling on some Hi-Vis? If you feel you can provide help, please let our Race Secretary Sima Lowery know.


Awards Dinner – We still have some places available for our Striders Awards Dinner at the Dower House Hotel, Knaresborough, on Friday 31st January 2020. This promises to be a fantastic evening celebrating another great 12 months for the club! We will crown our next ‘Strider of the year’, announce the most-improved Strider, present our club championships and acknowledge a host of other achievements! The ticket price is £35 which includes welcome drinks, a three-course meal and after-dinner DJ. Partners are most welcome. A night not to be missed, you can secure your place by clicking here and paying a £20 deposit per person into our PayPal pool: Awards Dinner Paypal



Harrogate Ringway Relay – Jan 5th

We’ve been mentioning this interesting event at club and here are the official details!

Harrogate Ringway Relay

5th Jan 2020 CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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This is an informal, self-navigated fun run around the Harrogate Ringway route, a popular 20 mile walk which circles the town, taking in points of interest along the way. It will be tackled in teams of 4, with each runner completing one leg of the route. Our three local clubs: Striders, Nidd Valley and Harrogate Harriers will be taking part but we must stress it’s not a race!

This could be a great chance to get your running year off to a different type of start and perhaps spend some time over the festive period recceing the route!

The run starts at Harrogate Squash & Fitness Centre from 9am on Sunday 5th January (staggered start). The legs are as follows:

  • Leg 1. Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre to Beckwith Head Road 6 miles
  • Leg 2. Beckwith Head Road to Knox Lane 5 miles
  • Leg 3. Knox Lane to Knaresborough High Bridge 4.8 miles
  • Leg 4. Knaresborough High Bridge to Harrogate Sports & Fitness Centre 4.8 miles

The routes for each are described in the following document, which also includes links to details maps of each leg: Ringway Relay Route details

You can build your own team, or put you name down to be added to a team. Once you’ve had chance to review the route and agree your team, please let Steve Morland know or post it in the Club’s Facebook Group.

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Your team is asked to make a donation of £10/team which will go to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. A Social and celebrations of the day are planned to take place at The Foundry Project 7 later.



PECO XC rd2 this weekend

Round 2 already!

After a fantastic (and muddy) first round at Temple Newsam, we have already reached the second round of this winter’s PECO XC series, which will take part at Middleton Park this Sunday.

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All the details for the event can now be found on the PECO XC website by clicking here: PECO Round 2.

We will be running Car-share from the Cricket Club again – lookout for details on our Facebook forum.

 

Mince pies and Marathon!

Mince pie night!
Our final Tuesday meeting before Christmas (17th December) will see us gather for Mulled Wine and Mince Pies after our training runs. The venue is the Mother Shipton Inn, where we will get together from around 8.30pm. Entry is free for members!

Marathon ballot
On that evening we will also be making the draw for our free marathon place – this year in the 2020 Yorkshire Marathon! To enter the draw, click here: 2020 Yorkshire Marathon Ballot. You must be a current full member and not have won one of our marathon ballots before.

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Annual dinner reminder.

Awards Dinner

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A reminder that we have organised a Striders Awards Dinner to take place at the Dower House Hotel, Knaresborough, on Friday 31st January 2020. By combining our awards night with our ‘Christmas’ dinner, we hope to come together and have a fantastic evening at a slightly quieter time of year, celebrating another great 12 months for the club!

We will crown our next ‘Strider of the year’, announce the most-improved Strider, present our club championships and acknowledge a host of other achievements!

The ticket price is £35 which includes welcome drinks, a three-course meal and after-dinner DJ. Partners are most welcome.

A night not to be missed, you can secure your place by clicking here and paying a £20 deposit per person into our PayPal pool: Awards Dinner Paypal

A huge thanks to our tireless social officer Sarah for organising this!