Summer Road League Registration – LAST CALL (for 1st race)

Hello Everybody,

Last night 14/4 was the 2nd Registration for Summer Road League races. Have I missed anyone??? Please contact me by Sunday night (17/4) if you want to run in the first event (05/05).

If you want to run but cannot do the first race clearly you can still register for the other races after May 5th.

Please contact me on 01423 866983 (evenings best) or

I will then make arrangements to sign you up.

Thanks Eric

Coaching on Thursday 14/04/16

Just a reminder folks that Emma, our visiting coach, will be at the club this Thursday (14/04/16).

Do give her sessions a try – all the feedback from Emma’s previous sessions have been excellent.



Harrogate & District Summer Road League 2016 – Sign Up Night – 14/04/16

This Thursday sees the second night of registration to compete in the Summer Road League – the first event being on 05/05/16 at Ilkley.

Please bring with you £10 , this payment is for upto 5 races (you must complete 2 races to qualify for the Handicap). After viewing the disclaimer, I will register you and issue a number to keep for each race.
Do fill in the back and do not fold it horizontally.

Cheers Eric M


Harrogate & District Summer Road League 2016 – Sign Up Night – 05/04/16

Eric will be taking entries for the Harrogate & District Summer Road League on Tuesday 05/04/16. The fee is £10, which covers you for all 5 races in the series. If you are wanting to sign up, please come down a little earlier then usual, to allow Eric to sort the paperwork.

This series of events is open to all. Post race food is included in the entry fee.

For further information, check out the website.

Easter Weekend Results

A trip to the Seaside
The Easter weekend got off to an eggcellent start for Andrea Price and Dawn Richardson as they took on a race in sunny Bridlington. They completed the ‘Easter 5 Mile Dash’ in 44:58 and 47:49 respectively.
dawn and andrea Brid

parkrun – Five events visited
Windy and overcast conditions greeted parkrunners on Saturday morning. Striders were represented by fifteen members at five different events.

Starting with Harrogate, Sean Brennan and Nicola Carter had an eggciting battle to finish 3 seconds apart, finishing in 22:13 and 22:16. Gareth Conkleton and Nick Wallen were next across the finish line, completing the 3 lap course with cracking times of 23:10 and 24:49. Rob Charlesworth (28:58) and Dawn Richardson (30:02) completed the Striders line up.

At York, Guy Close, a regular visitor to this event on the Knavesmire, clocked 19:24.

Fountains Abbey was visited by four Striders. Ian Mitchell took on the event for the first time and finished in 20:39. Tom Burrell achieved a PB with a time of 26:46 and he was closely followed by a PBing Tracy Allison (27:39) and Tony Everitt (27:44).

Up the A1 in Northallerton, Andy Robinson equaled his PB at the event, finishing in 20:01 to take finish token number 2. Joining him was Julian Carr who completed the 2 lap course in 23:08.

Down in London at the Dulwich parkrun, Tom Calvert secured a speedy 18:42 and Derek Calvert smashed his PB to finish in 22:08.

Wetherby parkrun visit – Saturday 2nd April
Our next ‘first Saturday of the month’ parkrun visit is to Wetherby. Meet us there or if you want to participate in the car share, please meet at Knaresborough Cricket Club for 08:15am (08:20am departure).


British Open Fell Runners Association – 2016 Events

The fixture list of BOFRA events for 2016 is now published to their website.

The 1st race is from Ilkley on April 28th. The fixtures includes such delights as Kilnsey Crag and Badgerstone relays to name but a few. Many of the races are in the Yorkshire Dales and some are attached to village galas.
Many have chidrens races of various age groups. Races tend to be shorter than FRA events but still worth giving a try.

Simply put ‘BOFRA’ in a Google search to get all details.



Zero to Hero – Class of 2016 – UPDATE@21/03/16

UPDATE @ 21/03/16
Since the original ‘Zero to Hero – Class of 2016’ article was published on 13/03/16, we have had four more graduates. Completing a 5km run at a club night were the following –
– Matt Truscott
– Janette Chadwick
– Linda Leach
– Hannah Whitehead

The club has successfully delivered its second ‘Zero to Hero’ course – taking novice runners through an 8 week plan to get them from light jogging upto completing a 5km run. We have had 16 graduates this year who all deserve a massive ‘WELL DONE’ from all club members.

The following have successfully completed the course via a 5km run at the club and/or the Harrogate parkrun on Saturday 5th March – Shona Jefferson
– Irene George
– Fyn Lees
– Joanna Simpson
– Helen Appleyard
– Natasha Baronovsky
– Peter Drew
– Tanya Francis
– Natalie Slack
– Karen Smith
– Kelly Swale
– Stephanie Whincup
– Connie Woodall
– Robert King
– Anna Cooley
– Lisa Anderson.

We look forward to seeing all of their continued improvement and development at the club as part of the ‘Heros’ group leading into the summer months.

The photo below is of some of the ‘Zero to Hero’ group members, along with other Striders members who were running or volunteering, after the Harrogate parkrun on Saturday March 5th.
parkrun z2h

Club Time Trial – 29th March – Info, Marshalls, etc

Hello Members,

Our first club Time Trial of 2016 will take place on Tuesday 29th March. This will be the 1st of 3 events throughout the year.

The event is open to all and held over a 5km course. Competing in these events is a great way of tracking your progress throughout the year. Entry is free, with food (pie and peas) served in the clubhouse afterwards for a fee of £2.

I still need lots of helpers and marshalls for the event. Please let me know this Tuesday night (22/03) if you can help. If not at club, please email me on