Tues 7th August – Clifton5 try-out

The late great James Brown had soul, but he never had a sole like the Clifton 5 from Hoka One One.

On Tuesday 7th August you can come along to club for the usual selection of training and runs, and get to try on a pair of the latest Hokas to boot. All courtesy, of course, of our lovely friends at Up & Running Harrogate. They might just be the shoes you’re looking for – never again will you suffer the agony of de feet.

More Information: HOKA ONE ONE
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Thursday 26th July – Coach Emma

TONIGHT – Thursday 26th July – sees the latest session with our excellent visiting coach, Emma Kicks from Ridgeway Fitness & Health.

The session will be varied and should suit everyone: Core Stability work, specific running drills and varied intervals. It’s likely to be hot again so remember to bring water!
Venue will be King James’s School – Meet at the Cricket Clubhouse as normal by 7.30pm.

Emma is a qualified and experienced coach with UK Athletics well-known around the local area. Her training sessions are suited to runners of all abilities and aimed at improving running style and increasing fitness to enhance performance and reduce risk of injury.
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Time Trial No.2 – 10th July 2018

Time Trial No.2 – 10th July 2018

Time flies and so this week saw the second of this year’s 3-mile time-trial around the local Aspin area of Knaresborough. The Great Yorkshire Show and the onset of the holidays meant that numbers were down a little on the earlier attempt, yet 41 willing members took on the challenge. Two laps of Aspin lay ahead, the first extended a little via the Abbey Crags area, taking our runners rocketing down Rievaulx, grumbling along Grimbald (that setting sun was blinding) and galloping (!) up ‘Grave Concern’ before ambling down Aspin back to the cricket club.
Whilst many of our members had hoped to show off their improvement from recent months of training and racing, the continued sapping heat presented quite a hurdle. Maybe we’ve become accustomed to it though, as nearly all the returning members were indeed able to improve on their previous performances! In fact, after our resident statistician had sweated over the results, they declared that the Striders had on average reduced their times by 5%!

‘Who were the biggest movers then?’ you might well ask…    Serious kudos goes firstly to Jess Dobson, who knocked 13% off her previous time, Fyn Lees was 15% improved and the biggest progress, with an incredible reduction of 17%… Ruth Mann! That means Ruth now has 8 whole minutes of her life spare to do… well, whatever she wants.

At the pointy end of the results, Tom Calvert was first back in a sizzling 17:39, chased by James Wright in 17:53. James’s times have improved so much recently that he was entertaining ideas about catching Tom… well not quite this time, but those 14 seconds aren’t impossible to find! Martin Brock completed the (non-existent) podium, slicing half-a-minute from his April time. Fastest lady was Sima Lowery in 9th, clocking 21:16 and 15sec faster than Nicola’s winning time in April… a showdown beckons at the next time-trial!

The field was peppered with new members, returning members and one prospective member – Jamie Bowker – who turned up to try out Striders and found himself signing up for a time trial! Thanks to James Wright who scooped up a somewhat discombobulated Jamie at the half-way point and guided him around the second lap! Once again, our Zero-to-Hero graduates featured throughout the field and we look forward to seeing some of them step up through our groups soon!

Finally, a HUGE thanks to our marshals and organisers on the night, to Dan who provided water outside Wilson Manor, to our photographers and to the cycling Weltons, whose video work captured another perspective of the event!
The full results can be found here, including previous times and improvement for those who’ve been fortunate enough to attend both events: Striders TT Results July 2018



Entries now open for Burnsall 10-mile Road Race

Entries to the Burnsall 10-Mile Road Race on Saturday 25th August, Round 10 of our Club Championship, are now open!

If you are interested, you just need to complete the registration form , then sign and pay on the day. Entry is £10.

Note that our championship event is the ’10 Mile Road Race’, which starts at 2pm, not the Classic Fell Race!

You can Register here: REGISTER

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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 STANDINGS AFTER 7 RACES

In the Senior Mens the three main protagonists at this point have each run three races, last years joint Shield winners Martin and James are split by James Ireland, just three points separates them. In the Veteran Mens Stephen
leads the standings but is followed by the in form Ian who has won the last three events.

In the Senior Ladies Claire has now won six events and will take the title, Congratulations. The Veteran Ladies is led by Jo with three races under her belt. However with six events to come this category is wide open.

RESULTS HERE SENIOR LADIESS CC 2018 AFTER 3

SENIOR MENS CHAMP 2018 AFTER 3

LADY VETS CLUB CHAMP 2018 AFTER 3

MALE VETS CLUB CHAMP 2018 AFTER 3



AGE GRADED RESULTS FROM NORTHALLERTON 10 K AND STAVELEY STAMPEDE

At the Northallerton 10k Claire and Jo in there respective categories took uncontested wins. In the Senior men’s Martin and James last years joint Shield winners resumed rivalries, Martin just edged out James. In the Male Vets Ian followed up his Fountains win with another first.

Results hereNORTHALLERTON 10K 2018 CC

At the Staveley Stampede Claire took first in the Senior ladies, her 6th overall win. In the Lady Vets Sima on her first Club championship this year sealed a win with Nicola second. In the Senior Mens James got back to winning ways and Anthony Mulley debuted in this years Club Championship. In the Male Vets all the leading contenders for the Shield ran and Ian continued his winning form with Ian Mitchell last years Shield winner in second place.

Results hereSTAVELEY STAMPEDE AGE GRADED RESULTS 2018 MEN

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Burton Leonard (Mob Match) – REMINDER!

Are you entered into Burton Leonard 10K on 15th July yet? Why not?

Not only is it Round 8 of our Club Championship but it’s also our annual ‘Mob Match’ when the Striders go head-to-head’ against local rivals Nidd Valley. It’s time to regain the shield.

To enter online, click HERE

For more about the Mob Match, click HERE

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