Striders Social – Curry Night – Saturday 13th August

Our next club social is on Saturday 13th August when we will be heading to the Spice Merchant restaurant (19:30 start) in Knaresborough for a curry night.

Please put your name down on the sign up sheet (on the club notice board at the cricket club) or email us via to let us know you are attending.

Xmas Party Information

It may only be July but the Striders Christmas party has been provisionally booked and is open for booking. If you have not received the email from Edna Wood, please see information below……

To all the Runners, Dancers and Gamblers amongst you
I know it’s a bit early but thinking ahead, the Striders Christmas Party has been arranged for the night of Saturday 10 December 2016 at The Old Swan Hotel for 60-70 people.

We have booked on The Great Gatsby Revue night of entertainment which includes a drink on arrival, Gatsby’s Casino, a three-course dinner, entertainment and a DJ (1920s fancy dress optional). The cost is £30 each and payment should be made by cash, a cheque made payable to Knaresborough Striders or by BACS using sort code 40­-26-20, account no 11295985 using Xmas as the reference. A DEPOSIT OF £10 PER PERSON IS REQUIRED WHEN BOOKING.

A bed and breakfast voucher has also been supplied by the hotel to raffle off, but they can’t confirm that this will be for the night itself, or for an alternative date, until nearer the party night.

Please reply to this email (email with details of your menu choice (including any dietary requirements) and, if bringing a guest, their name and menu choice. Also let me know your method of payment for your £10 per person deposit. Please give cash or cheques to any of the Committee Members.

The menu choice is as follows:-

Roast Carrot and Ginger Soup, sesame croute
Coarse Chicken Liver and Port Pate, apple compote, sage scone
Crab and Prawn Tian, tomato and tarragon sauce, chilli crostini
Prune and Orange Roast Turkey, pancetta-wrapped chipolata, apricot and thyme stuffing, pan gravy
Tomato and Mint Braised Shoulder of Lamb, tomato and fennel jus
Grilled Fillet of Hake, saffron and coriander beurre blanc
Potato, Sweetcorn and Smoked Cheddar Pie, leek and tarragon cream

Traditional Christmas Pudding, brandy sauce
Key Lime Pie, lime and raspberry crumb, lemon curd
Chocolate and Mandarin Cheesecake, Cointreau crème anglaise, chocolate shard

There is discount on pre-ordered sparkling and house wine and bottled beers. All drinks offers must be ordered direct with the hotel and paid for prior to the party night.

There is a special rate of £48.00 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin and £65.00 per person in a single.

Thanks, Edna


Mob Match – a message from Eric

A MASSIVE well done to all the Striders who battled Nidd Valley today at Burton Leonard. Although Nidd Valley took the Shield you were all so impressive and and a credit to the club and yourselves . Roll on 2017.

Results and Club Championship standings from this event, soon as practical.

Coach Emma

On Thursday 21st July, our regular visiting coach Emma David will be coming to do her excellent monthly session.

Do give it a try – it’s for all abilities.

Cheers Eric.

TIME TRIAL 19/7/16 Volunteers .

Hello everybody.

With our 2nd Time Trial beckoning a week tomorrow I do need some volunteers.

1.Two Person for Timekeeping
2 Two Persons for Number recording.
3. Two Persons for Registration+ Results
4. Four Marshalls for the Course one of which will become Sweeper .

If anyone can commit early to this please E mail me on or phone 01423 866983. Its a big help to know in advance.

For the few members who may not have done a Time Trial yet this is a 5 kilometre(2 laps) run in and around the Aspin estate, starting near the Cricket Club and finishing near the Cricket Club entrance.

Don’t forget its our Annual barbecue after the run to.

Cheers Eric

Predictor Run – A request for Volunteers and event Information

We are holding a predictor run event at training on Tuesday (5th July).

I could just do with a couple of persons to administrate the finish with me on Tuesday night – please let me know via if you can help.

For the runners, please arrive a bit earlier to register and submit the time you predict for yourself to run the 5km or 5mile course. Entry is £2, with the winner of each of the distances splitting the winnings! NO timing devices are to be carried on the runs. Route Maps will be available on the night and its noteworthy that the 5k is our Time Trial route – our next Time Trial will be on Tuesday 19th July (with the club Summer BBQ following).

Thanks, Eric

Mob Match @ Burton Leonard 10k – 17/07/16

A message from Eric regarding the Burton Leonard 10k –
“As I am scoring the Mob Match and because I do not know some Striders, it would be a big help if everyone
could wear club colours for the race. If you do not have them (or we cannot supply), do go down the
beg/steal/borrow route if possible. Many thanks Eric”

If you would like to purchase a club t-shirt or vest, please see Andy Robinson at a training night.

SUMMER ROAD LEAGUE Important information

For those members who purchased a Summer Road League bib /number and have not been able to use it the SRL committee have told us you can come and run in the Handicap (Tuesday28th June) at Ripon event if you wish. You will not qualify for a prize but can join in the fun.

KEY When do I start. QUOTE.— That is for you to decide, perhaps with someone whose standard you know or just a minute or two behind them. Better to start
later, rather than to early so that you cross the line first ,only to be disqualified from the prize list UNQUOTE.

Whatever happens do not run with someone elses number.

thanks Eric


Here are your Start times for the Summer Road League Handicap event on June 28th at Ripon.


07.38 Tracey Allison
07.39 Natalie Hale
07.39 Claire killingworth
07.39.30 Mark Shelton
07.40 Tom Burrell
07.40.30 Tony Everitt
07.42 Sue Morley
07.47 Derek Calvert
07.47.30 Julien Carr
07.48 Stewart Hymas
07.48.30 Andy Roberts
07.49.30 Sean Brennan
07.49.30 Ian Mitchell
07.50 Gareth Conkleton
07.50 Sima Lowery
07.51 Nicola Carter
07.52 Dan Wilson
07.52.30 James Wright
07.53 Guy Close
07.54 Andy Robinson
07.54.30 Rob Clarke
07.55 Martin Brock
07.55.30 Tom Calvert
07.56 Keith Emery

Full list at
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