Club Championship Update

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It’s been a busy few weeks for both our club championships, as the race season really cranks up!

With 7 of the 16 events now completed in our Ben Campbell Club Championship, we have nearly reached half way and an incredible 67 club members have already taken part in one or more events! Some members soon to reach the magic ‘7 events completed’, after which they begin to drop scores and the championship positions begin to emerge…

The next scheduled event 8 is the Kiplin Hall & Gardens Evening Trail 10k, which takes place on the evening of Thurs 16th June 2022. For entry details, click here.

To see the full championship listing, latest results and standings, head over to our Club Championship Page now!

For a full list of all our forthcoming events, visit our Club Calendar page.



Fell Running Championships – update after Round 3

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The Hooded Horse 10K not only provided the fourth round of our ‘main’ club championship, but also the third round of our fabulous new Fell Running Championship! Whilst not billed as a ‘fell race’, it ticked all the boxes of climbing, descending, twisting, turning and a huge variety of fun underfoot! With the White Horse of Kilburn overseeing the start and finish, 15 of our Striders headed bravely into the woods, giving a great boost to the championship!

To view the results and latest standings, click here: Fell Championship 2022

The next round of the Fell Champs will be at the Jack Bloor Fell Race at Ilkley on Tuesday 10th May at 7.15pm. Entry is £7 on the day, details here: Details.

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Club Championship results for Event 4

The 4th event of our Club Championship took place at the Hooded Horse 10K – an unfathomably hilly 10K on trails in the woodland below the White Horse of Kilburn.

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15 intrepid Striders took part, each adding valuable scores to their tallies in the 2022 championship. After 4 events, Striders have already taken part – well done!

The next round of the championship is our own club 5K Time Trial, which takes part on the evening of 26th April and is guaranteed to add more names to the growing list of contenders!

For all the results and standings, visit our Ben Campbell Club Championship page.



PECO XC Team results and final standings

Team results from Event 5 – Roundhay Park:

Another healthy turnout from Striders generated some of our best team results of the season!

Ladies (1st Division) – 5th Place

Men (2nd Division) – 3rd Place

Veteran Ladies (Premier Division) – 4th Place

Veteran Men (1st Division) – 5th Place

Ladies Teams Full Results  Mens Teams Full Results


FINAL TEAM STANDINGS

Strong showings in events 4 and 5 have ensured that all our teams will continue in their current divisions next season.

Ladies (1st Division) – 6th Place (7 clubs)

Men (2nd Division) – 4th Place (10 clubs)

Veteran Ladies (Premier Division) – 6th Place (11 clubs)

Veteran Men (1st Division) – 7th Place (13 clubs)

Full League Tables here


Well done to all who took part. The final individual standings are expected in the next couple of days.



Harrrogate Ringway Relay – Report

Sunday the 2nd of January saw our first event of the year, with 16 Striders representing our club in the Harrogate Ringway Relay. An informal event featuring representatives from the three local clubs, participants complete the 20½ mile mostly off-road circuit in teams of 4, as pairs or even solo! After the snow and sleet of 2021, weather conditions were far more favourable for the 2022 edition, although after a very soggy festive period, much of the course still featured copious amounts of mud!

Undeterred, runners headed out from the Squash club from 8.30am onto an undulating and interesting route which would take them through Pannal, Burn Bridge, Harlow Carr, Jennyfields, Bilton, Nidd Gorge, Knaresborough and Calcutt before returning into the Crimple Valley for a brutal climb to the finish.

Fastest team in 2022!

Fastest team in 2022!

Shortly after midday the first runners began to arrive at the finish, with it proving a great day for our representatives. Our (veteran) ladies team of Nicola, Sima, Carla and Catherine completed the course in a magnificent 3hrs 2minutes to not only reclaim the ladies team prize, but record the fastest time of all the teams present! We had four intrepid Striders in the solo class, of whom Paul Evison was the fastest, with his 3hours 6 minutes good enough for 3rd place in the very competitive Solo category. Our team of Steve, Sean, Dave (a last minute replacement) and James Rockall also grabbed a podium finish in the men’s team category. All in all, this was a very enjoyable experience for everyone who took part and once again proved an excellent and very sociable start to the running year!

Our Striders results were as follows:

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A great showing by all our Striders!

A great showing by all our Striders!



2021 Club Championship Final Standings

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The final standings for our 2021 Ben Campbell Club Championship are now confirmed over on our championship webpage (knaresborough-striders.org.uk/2021-club-championship/) – Huge Congratulations to our 2021 champions Vanessa Ann, Nicola Carter, Tom Calvert and John Hamilton!
An incredible 92 Striders took part in the championship, of whom 23 qualified for the final standings. Our super club members clocked up a massive 1,898 miles across the 16 events – well done all!
Details of the forthcoming 2022 championships are already available at http://knaresborough-striders.org.uk/2022-club-championship/


Club Championship update – festive frolics!

Sixteen Striders headed over to York in festive mood for the Yuletide Trail – the penultimate event in our 2021 Club Championship.

What a great set of results too! Tom Wilson and James Ireland picked up 2nd and 3rd place overall and Carla Reddish 2nd lady. A multitude of category wins were also claimed by James Ireland in the V35, Carla in the FV45, Debbie Herridge in the FV50, Ian Mitchell in the V55 and Nik Forman in the V60!

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So what did this all mean for our Club Championship?

Well, with nearly all the rounds completed, many of the positions remain unchanged – although all Striders attending either secured or improved their position in the overall standings.

Louise Lodh claimed her first championship category win of the year in the Senior Females, whilst Tom Wilson made it a trio of ‘1’s in the Senior Males. In the richly-attended ‘Veteran’ categories, Ian Mitchell staked his late claim for a podium position by grabbing his second win of the year whilst Carla (surely a championship contender had it not been for mid-season injury) grabbed her third win of the season. In other news, Carla will be in the 2022 London Marathon after qualifying as ‘good for age’ – Well done!

Finally, ‘welcome’ to the championship to Craig Macauley, who became the 89th Strider to record a result this year!

The Results, Overall Standings and Category Standings can all be viewed over on our Club Championship Page now.

The Championship wraps up next Saturday (11th December) with our rescheduled visit to Harrogate parkrun – see you there!

 



2021 Club Championship Update after 14/16 rounds

After the undulating yet delightful challenge of Round 14 – Guy Fawkes 10mile – we now have the latest Club Championship results and standings for your delectation!

To review the standings and results, head across to our 2021 Championship Page right now!

We have now seen an incredible 88 Striders take part in our 2021 Ben Campbell Club Championship – a remarkable turnout; well done all!

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Overall

The destination of the overall championship looks increasingly likely to head the way of Tom Calvert, however that will only be certain after the next round! Meanwhile, a 3 way fight continues for the remaining two steps on the podium!


Female Seniors

Vanessa had already secured her maiden championship, yet made short work of the hilly terrain around Ripley and Birstwith to take yet another ‘1’ as she continues to dominate the category.


Female Veterans

Debbie took her first first place this year around the delightful Nidderdale course as her great year continues, now looking secure in 3rd place and still mathematically within reach of 2nd!


Male Seniors

We now know that our 2021 Male Senior Champion will be Tom Calvert after another sensational performance, which saw him duking it out in the chasing pack to finish a brilliant 4th overall in 58:36. Not far behind, James Ireland secured 2nd place for the year, whilst Tom Wilson clocked up a fine result to propel himself into a podium position!


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John and Nik have already secured the top two placings and both enjoyed strong runs again. The battle is now on for the third place overall – aother great run by Steve Ellmore sees him retain the ‘bronze’ position but others still remain mathematically within reach – most notably Martyn, who enjoyed another excellent run and may yet seize the third step. Watch this space!


The penultimate round is very different to Round 14, taking place on Saturday 27th November at Harrogate parkrun, with the championships concluding on Saturday 4th December at York Yuletide 5 mile trail race.


 

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Club Championship update after 13 events – lucky for some!

Saturday 9th October saw thirty fab Striders took part in the thirteenth event in our 2021 Ben Campbell Club Championship series, at Conyngham Hall parkrun.
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Female Seniors

We are guaranteed at least one new name on our list of champions this year, as Vanessa El-Etriby continued her dominance of the category, finishing as the first female at the event and clocking up her tenth ‘1’ in the championship!


Female Veterans

Once again this has proven to be our biggest category, with an incredible 36 Striders having registered results so far! On the day it was Carla Reddish – having only recently returned to action – who clocked up her second consecutive win in the category, clocking a PB of 23:09 around the riverside course. The championship however is already certain to stay in the capable hands of Nicola Carter, having already secured a perfect seven ‘1’s – with only three events now remaining, that can’t be beaten! A fascinating battle for the podium positions between Sima, Debbie and Carla looks set to run right to the final event though!


Male Seniors

This championship category will be heading to either Tom Calvert or James Ireland, but with both away for the weekend, this was a chance for others stake their claim for a podium position. Tom Wilson did that in fine style, finishing first in the event itself and clocking his second win in what is our swiftest  category. Fresh (?) from his fine London Marathon, James Wright continued his fine season just ahead of Aidan McNab. Quite how the podium will shake out will become clearer as the season progresses!


Male Veterans

The thirteenth event proved lucky for John Hamilton, who registered his seventh result in the championship, immediately propelling himself to the top of the standings! His searing time of 20:06  was another PB and a fine way to celebrate sealing a second consecutive championship. Nik Forman looks set to secure the runner-up position in the category, having already clocked up more events than anyone else at his first attempt, whilst the final podium position looks set for a tussle between Steve Ellmore, Ian Mitchell and Martin Brock.


Overall Championship

For the second year, we have also organised results into ‘Overall standings’. This has produced an incredibly tight set of standings throughout the season and whilst Tom Calvert currently sits atop the table, Nicola and James Ireland remain firmly in contention!


To view all the standings and details of forthcoming rounds, head over to our championship page now! 2021 Championship Page