Club Time Trial – Handicap Event – 06/09/16

Our club Handicap takes place on the Time Trial route. Anyone who has done a Time Trial this year has been allocated a start time based on there fastest time this year. The intention is to start the Handicap at 19.45. Please come down in good time for your own despatch time (to be published shortly). If you have NOT done a Time Trial this year you can run and will start with the 1st Handicap runner.

A Notice showing your despatch time “after scratch” will be on the Club board and on this website soon.

As always we will need members to officiate at this event, please let me know soon as possible if you can help

Any queries, I am at Club 30/8. Available by phone 866983 and at anytime.



The week that was and the weeks ahead

Sweep up of last week
A few results from last week first, starting with Andy Robinson making the short trip over to York last Wednesday night for the Millennium Bridge 5k. Taking in the river path, a section of Rowntree Park and the Millennium Bridge itself, Andy had a great run to finish in a time of 18:40.

On Thursday, James Warburton headed over to Silsden for the Kings Challenge fell race, which takes runners on a 6 mile out and back course including over 1500ft of climbing. He finished in 5th place with a time of 45:32.

Saturday is parkrun day
A glorious summer morning greeted the Striders in attendance at parkruns around the UK (ok, so its mainly Yorkshire but we did have a member ‘flying the flag’ down South!).

Starting at Harrogate, Rob Earl recorded a time 17:59 to not only record a parkrun PB but also the fastest ever time by a Strider at this event. Guy Close (aka “Mr PB”) was challenged all the way by his brother, but this helped him push to a course PB of 18:46. James Wright met anouther of his 2016 running goals by dipping under 19 minutes for the first time at a parkrun, stopping the clock on 18:55. Graham Yare warmed up for his Sunday marathon effort (see further down the report for more details) with a time of 20:53 and he was closely followed by a PBing Gareth Conkleton (21:05), Nicola Carter (21:34), Jason Green (21:35 – PB), Derek Calvert (22:39), Nick Wallen (25:02), Pamela Singleton (25:45), Paul “Pacer Paul” Heywood (25:53 – volunteer 26min pacer) and Edna Wood (29:34).

At Fountains Abbey, Sean Brennan and David Halladay represented Striders. They recorded times of 22:15 and 26:02 respectively. Making a comeback from illness, Conrad Garcia took on the Wetherby event and finished in just over 22 minutes (22:05). Finishing the parkrun round up for this week is the time of 18:10 recorded by Tom Calvert at the Dulwich event (that’s the UK wide representation sorted!!).

A mixed bag of distances
We had Striders at 3 race events across the weekend. James Warburton entered the Basenthwaite Triathlon in the Lake District on Saturday, completing the course in 02:30:40.

On Sunday, Graham Yare took on another one of his epic challenges, this time finishing the 27 mile Hardmoors Wainstone Marathon event (which includes 1400m of climbing) in a time of 05:40:58.

Also competing on the ‘day of rest’ was prolific racer David Halladay. He visited Birkenshaw for the West Yorkshire 5 Mile event which takes runners on a circular, undulating route which starts and finishes at the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service headquarters. David, who has recently joined the club from Wetherby Runners, stopped the clock on 38:06

Coming up at Striders
Saucony try on night
On Tuesday 30th August, representatives from Saucony will be down at the club from 18:30 to allow you to try on the latest shoe offerings from them. If its anything like the last two tuesdays when we had Brooks, Tom Tom and Hoka down, it should be another great night. I think Up & Running could be very busy in September!

We have our own race!
You may have seen on social media (and heard down at the club) that we have arranged our own race in Knaresborough on September 25th. After much deliberation, the event has been named ‘The Knaresborough Crag Rat Run’ and will be based from Knaresborough Cricket Club, with a start time of 10am. This event is very much open for members to participate in; however we are going to need your support in order to make the event a success. We need volunteers for marshalling, water stop, bag storage, number hand out, etc. If you can help, please see Jez Wilkinson, Dan Wilson or Graeme Kilvington at a club night and let them know.

The event is open for bookings at the Race Best website– please let friends and family know (plenty of places available at present!).

Striders Adopt Harrogate parkrun
On the 3rd September, the club is adopting Harrogate parkrun for the morning and we need volunteers signed up asap. All of the volunteer roles are easy to pick up, with full training provided before the event starts! We have spots for marshalling, barcode scanning, time keeping, pre-event setup, funnel manager, pacers (whatever time you want to pace at), run report writer and (as I’ve done it the last two times we have adopted) the run director role. Please let me (James Wright) know if you can assist by seeing me at a club training night, contacting via email ( or send a message via Facebook.

Have a great week of running.

James Wright


Quality/Structured Session – Tuesday 02/08/16

Hi All,

Tonight’s Quality/Structured session will be hills on King James School playing fields.

Don’t forget to arrive early tonight to have the opportunity to try on (and use for the session) a pair of Brooks trainers and a TomTom GPS watch. The rep’s from these companies will be down at the club from 18:30.



Brooks and TomTom ‘Try Out’ Night – Tuesday 02/08/16 – Get down to the club early!!

During August we have Brooks, Hoka and Saucony representatives coming down to the club to let you try on the latest trainers they have to offer. You will be able to use a pair of trainers for the duration of the training session.

On Tuesday 2nd August, we will be joined by Brooks and also representatives from TomTom, who will be allowing you to trial one of their GPS watches. In order to facilitate this and make sure we still start at our usual time of 19:30, we are asking that you come down to the club from 18:30. This will allow plenty of time to make your trainer and watch selection before heading out on a run.

See you all there!



Due to the organisers of the Abbey Dash changing the date of there event to November 6th, same as Guy Fawkes 10 I have decided to add the Burnsall 10 mile to the Club Championship.

This event takes place on August 20th 2016.

To enter/register ,go to www.
You then collect, sign and pay on the day to race.

You can also enter on the day. If you need further information contact Jim Stockdale 07887 940504.

Thanks Eric

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