Fell Race Result

On June 9th the Kettlewell Anniversary Fell Run took place; a 5 mile run with 1804 ft of climbing. On a warm muggy evening, 72 runners tackled the hard and scenic route that took the competitors out to near Arncliffe and back. The race was won by Ted Mason of Wharfedale Harriers in 36.44.

Two Striders tackled the event:
13th Keith Emery 43.07
67th Sue Morley 63.57 1st LV60



‘Summer’ Road League and a trip to Dalby – Weekly Results

A bit wet for the ‘Summer’ road league
The 3rd race of the Harrogate District Summer Road League certainly didn’t have a Summer feel to it with cold, wet and windy conditions experienced up at Swaledale last Tuesday. The weather conditions didn’t put off 21 Striders attending however with all enjoying strong runs in anticipation for the top buffet afterwards!

The first yellow and blue vest across the line was Tom Calvert (37:29) who managed to hold off Martin Brock (37:42) and Rob Clarke (38:28). Andy Robinson was next, completing the undulating course in 39:14. Guy Close crossed the finish line on his HDSRL debut in a time of 39:45, with James Wright (40:08) and Dan Wilson (41:48) following. Nicola Carter was the first lady Strider (42:44) and she was joined by Gareth Conkleton (43:20), Ian Mitchell (43:46), Stewart Hymas (45:17), Andy Roberts (45:19), Sean Brennan (45:35), Derek Calvert (47:19), Sue Morley (53:41), Tom Burrell (55:13), Tony Everitt (55:37), Natalie Hale (56:40), Claire Killingworth (57:37) and Tracy Allison (58:31).

Club parkrun visit to Dalby
A 07:15am rendezvous didn’t put off 9 Striders heading over to the Dalby Forest on Saturday morning for the latest club parkrun trip. This new event (this was the 12th run) offers something a bit different to some of the more local parkruns. Simon Shaw recorded his first sub 19minute parkrun of the year with a time of 18:55 to lead the Striders contingent home. He was joined by James Wright (19:29), Andy Robinson (20:35), Nicola Carter (21:20), Tony Everitt (27:22), Tracy Allison (27:42), Natalie Hale (28:08), Tom Burrell (29:35) and Edna Wood (32:40).

At Harrogate, Tom Calvert had a strong run to complete the three lap course in 18:43. New member Rob Earl was next, clocking a PB time of 20:06. Also recording a PB was Graham Yare in a time of 20:19. He was followed by Ian Mitchell 21:12, Andrew Roberts 21:36, Gareth Conkleton 21:57, Jason Green 22:10, Derek Calvert 22:41, Julian Carr 23:43, Paul Heywood 25:55 (26min pacing) and Rob Charlesworth 29:02

Fountains Abbey regular Dawn Richardson smashed another PB out of the park, stopping the timer on 27:47. What a year so far for Dawn!

Guy Close recorded a sub 19 minute parkrun for the first time by achieving a time of 18:56 at the York event.

Down South at St Albans, Alison Jackson visited her 4th different parkrun and finished in a time of 31:34.

Galloping in Grasmere and Climbing up Penyghent
Up in the Lakes, James Warburton and Charlotte Hines took on the Grassmere Gallop 10km Trail Race. James Warburton finished in 4th place with a time of 41:57, with Charlotte following in 1:06:45.

Sue Morley was also competing on Saturday, taking on a 5.9 mile route up and down Penyghent. The route involved 1850ft of climbing but Sue had a strong race, finishing in 01:30:05 to take 1st prize in the LV60 category.



Here, There and Everywhere – Weekly Results

HDSRL Race 2 – A brilliant turnout once again
Another busy week of events for Striders started at Harrogate Hockey club last Tuesday for the 2nd race of the 2016 Harrogate District Road League, hosted by Nidd Valley Road Runners. Keith Emery led the Striders contingent once again, finishing in 31:23. Tom Calvert, Rob Clarke and Martin Brock were all tightly packed, clocking times of 32:51, 33:12 and 33:16 respectively. Andy Robinson was next in 34:49, closely followed by James Wright (35:24). Dan Wilson made a return to racing after injury with a time of 36:27 and finished a minute ahead of the first lady Strider Nicola Carter (37:27). Sima Lowery (38:15) was next, holding off the challenge of Sean Brennan (38:26) and HDSRL first timer Gareth Conkleton (38:34). Stewart Hymas (39:27), Andy Roberts (39:43), Julian Carr (39:58) were all closely packed and were followed by Derek Calvert (41:16), Ian Mitchell (42:07), Sue Morley (46:07), Tony Everitt (47:25), Tom Burrell (48:45), Claire Killingworth (48:55), Natalie Hale (50:12), Tracey Allison (50:19) and, another HDSRL debutant, Mark Shelton (50:42).

Fun of the Fair at Harrogate
The weather was perfect for parkrunners on Saturday morning. At Harrogate, the course took a slight deviation through the Fun Fair which made for an interesting sight! Simon Shaw continued his injury comeback with a strong time 19:10. Ian Mitchell warmed up for the Melmerby 10k in a time of 20:39, with Andy Roberts following in PB time of 21:08. Gareth Conkleton, Derek Calvert and Mark Shelton all secured PB’s in times of 21:55, 22:26 and 26:34. Rob Charlesworth finished in 29:29 and tail running for the event was James Wright in 43:51.

Guy Close visited Pontefract parkrun for the second week in a row, recording 19:33 on the stopwatch. At the Rutland Water event, Mark Taylor secured a parkrun PB in a time of 23:04.

Sunday is Raceday
On Sunday, the club was represented at four events, with our round-up starting up in Scotland at the Edinburgh Marathon. Julian Carr took on his first ever marathon and completed the course in a cracking time of 04:02:17 (“including a minute for the toilet”).

In Liverpool, three Striders went ‘Rock N Rolling” around the streets of Liverpool for 13.1miles. The event is part of the “Rock N Roll” Marathon series which hosts events worldwide including Las Vegas and Madrid. Andrea Price was first Strider back, crossing the line in 02:02:52. Joining her were Dawn Richardson, smashing her HM PB in 02:07:59 and Clare McKenzie who finished in 02:10:32.

Graham Yare took on the Outlaw Triathlon in Nottingham. The event consists of a 1.2km swim, 56mile bike ride and a 13.1mile swim. Graham finished in a course PB time of 05:58:18.

Closer to home, ten Striders competed in the Melmerby 10k. Andy Robinson secured a PB, the first of 6 for the team in attendance, with a time of 38:55. James Wright chased down Andy, clocking a PB smashing 39:18. Ian Mitchell sprinted past four other competitors on the finish straight to secure a time of 42:41. Nicola Carter was first Lady Strider in a PB time of 43:30 and was joined by Stewart Hymas (45:11), Natalie Hale (55:54 – PB), Paul Heywood (58:42 – PB), Clare Rogers (59:00 – PB), Bill Kirkpatrick (01:03:31) and Alison Jackson (01:07:54).



A few mountains conquered – its the weekly round-up

It was the first Striders trip of the year this weekend, with 13 club members taking on events ranging from 5km to full triathlons, but there was also plenty of representation at parkrun events on Saturday morning and that’s where we start our weekly round-up.

parkruns galore
At Harrogate parkrun, Gareth Conkleton was first Strider back, finishing in a time of 22:37. He was joined by Paul Heywood (25:33), Anthony Everitt (27:04) and Tracy Allison (28:14).

Five parkruns had a sole Striders representative, with Julian Carr staying closest to home with a 22:58 run at Fountains Abbey. Andy Roberts headed to Richmond (London) and completed the course in 22:42. Tom Calvert was also in London and took on the Crystal Palace event, finishing in a time of 19:15. Graham Yare recorded 20:25 at Andover (Hampshire) and Guy Close visited the fast course at Pontefract, completing the event in 19:13.


Keswick Mountain Festival Trip

The Keswick Mountain Festival in the Lake District was the event of choice for the first Striders trip of 2016. The weather forecast had been mixed in the build up to the event and it didn’t ‘disappoint’ with the weather throwing everything at the Striders in attendance over the weekend – especially for the ones camping!

The majority of those attending from the club arrived on Friday and were greeted with a night of rain and wind whilst watching the first music concert of the weekend, including the headliners ‘Bjorn Again’. After a bit of dancing (AKA dodging the rain), it was back to the campsite or for the lucky ones, a B&B!

The sporting events started on Saturday morning with the Short Triathlon kicking off at 8am. Natalie Hale represented the Striders in this event which was made up of a 400m swim in Derwent Water (a chilly 11c at the time), a 10 mile bike ride along an undulating course and a 5km run back to the festival area at Crow Park. Natalie completed the event in 01:42:57.

The morning weather gradually worsened and by the time the 25km trail race was about to start the heavens had opened! Six Striders were undeterred however and headed to the start line with trepidation of what was to come. A challenging, hilly course was expected (it’s the Lake District after all!) and a challenge was certainly encountered with a total climb of 2,537ft in the race overall. First back into the finish arena was Martin Brock, stopping the clock on 02:38:36. He was followed just over 7 minutes later by James Wright in 02:45:46. Stewart Hymas and new club member Jason Green had a good tussle (only 28 seconds between them), with both finishing just under the 3 hour mark in 02:59:25 and 02:59:53 respectively. Sue Morley was the first lady Strider back, finishing 2nd in her age category with a time of 03:37:14. Nicola Carter completed the Striders line up in the 25km event, crossing the line in 03:51:04 (and she was joined by Harrogate Harriers Sue Moul (03:51:10) and Jodie Perry (03:51:11)).

The weather had improved by early afternoon and was warm for the next event – a 5km trail race which took a route through woodland, before bringing the runners alongside the lake for the 2nd half of the race. James Warburton had a strong race to take 3rd place overall (great to see a Strider on the podium at the medal ceremony!) in a time of 21:37. He was followed by Andy Robinson who secured 6th place with a time of 22:49. Charlotte Hines represented the club for the first time at a race, stopping the clock on 31:27. Next back to the finish was Clare Rogers, who completed her first ever trail race in 38:05. James Wright went around the course with Clare to complete his double header for the day in a time of 38:06.

Calmer weather greeted Striders taking on events during Sunday. Starting at 8am, James Warburton took on the Long Triathlon which consisted of an 800m open water swim, 20 mile bike ride and a 10km trail run. James completed the course in 02:27:05 to take 9th place overall.

The final event of the weekend was the 10km trail race. A boat trip across the lake was required to get to the start area, giving participants an added bonus of seeing the fantastic views of the area from a different perspective. Andy Robinson secured 15th place overall out of 550 runners (and 2nd in his start wave) in a speedy 49:56. ‘Fresh’ from the 25km event on Saturday, Jason Green completed the course in 01:05:57 and was closely followed by Eric Morley (01:09:08), Charlotte Hines (01:10:04) and Mark Shelton (01:14:11). Emma Hall completed the Striders line up and her first ever 10km (could you have picked a tougher 10k event Emma?!) with a time of 01:45:44.

A fantastic weekend was had by all on the 2nd ever Striders weekend trip away. We have a further trip planned in September to the Equinox 24 hour race where we will compete as a team to complete as many laps of the 10km course as possible. If we can get at least a further four Striders signed up, we can take two teams. We will be heading down on the Friday afternoon (16/09) and returning on Sunday afternoon (18/09). If you don’t want to be involved in the relay team/s, you are more than welcome to join us and take on the individual 10km event or just come and be part of the support crew. Family and friends get into the event for free which includes camping. See James Wright at a club night for more information.



5k’s, 10k’s, 10 miles and a Triathlon – Striders taking on all distances

parkrun
It was a mild morning for parkrun on Saturday, with Striders visiting five different venues. At Harrogate, Martin Brock broke the Striders parkrun record at the course with a PB time of 18:31. He was joined by Ian Mitchell (20:47), a PBing Andy Roberts (21:53), Julian Carr (22:27), Derek Calvert (22:44), Paul Heywood (25:05 – PB), Mark Shelton (26:53), Tony Everitt (27:05), Tracy Allison (27:56), Rob Charlesworth (28:16) and Emma Hall (34:50 – PB).

Over at York, Eric Morley secured a time of 26:32. At the Riverside event in Chester Le Street, Nicola Carter stopped the clock on 21:05. Dawn Richardson warmed up for the Ripon 10 Mile with a visit to Fountains Abbey parkrun, finishing in at time of 28:11. At Keswick, which will be descended on by Striders this coming weekend for the 1st club trip of 2016, Simon Shaw made a welcome return to running after 9 months out injured to record a time of 20:27.

Sunday – Race Day!
On Sunday, Striders were represented at three events – a 10k, a 10 mile and a Triathlon. In Stamford Bridge near York, three Striders took on the fast and flat Derwent Dash 10k. James Wright finished in 39:50 securing a PB over the 10k distance. Guy Close was close behind, finishing in 40:06. Clare Rogers was another PBer for the distance, finishing in 01:01:54.Striders at Derwent Dash 2016

At the Ripon 10 Mile, regular racers Andrea Price and Dawn Richardson completed the multi terrain event, which includes some running through the Studley Royal estate. They finished in 01:38:44 and 01:40:58 respectively.

Two members visited the Harrogate Triathlon based at Ashville College. In the Sprint event, consisting of a 420m swim, 24km bike and 5km run, new member James Warburton finished 1st in his age category with a time of 01:12:46. Taking on her first triathlon event, Tracy Allison took on the ‘Try a Tri’ race which consisted of a 180m swim, 12km bike and 2.5km run. Tracy clocked a time of 01:08:33.

Up the Fells
On Tuesday 10th May, two Striders took on the Jack Bloor fell race based at Ilkley. The 8.4km course, with over 350m of climbing, was completed by Keith Emery (45:23) and Sue Morley (01:06:52 – 1st V60).



Weekly Round-Up – A hot few days for running

A good turnout at the HDSRL Race 1
It was a warm night for the first of the 2016 Summer Road League races at Ilkley last Thursday. A total of 378 took on the course, with 21 of those representing Knaresborough Striders.

First over the line for the club was Keith Emery, finishing 19th in 29:19. Just under a minute behind was Tom Calvert (30:16) who just held off Martin Brock (30:49). Rob Clarke and Andy Robinson were close all the way around the course, finishing in 31:28 and 31:52 respectively. James Wright was the next Strider back (33:44), followed by Nicola Carter who claimed 1st place in her age category with a time of 34:49. Ian Mitchell had a strong second half in the race to stop the clock on 35:33, leading a pack of six Striders finishing within four minutes of each other. Packed closely were Sima Lowrey (36:19), Conrad Garcia (36:38), Sean Brennan (36:48), Andy Roberts (37:28), Stewart Hymas (37:41) and Julian Carr (38:54). It was the battle of the Morleys next, with Sue (43:51) just finishing ahead of Eric (44:00). Tom Burrell, taking on his first event for Striders this year, completed the course in 45:01, thirteen seconds ahead of Tony Everett (45:14). Completing her first event in Striders colours was Claire Killingworth (46:14) and she was joined by Tracy Allison (47:35) and Edna Wood (48:47).

The second race of the series is to be hosted by Nidd Valley Road Runners on Tuesday 24th May @ 19:45. The event will start and finish at Harrogate Hockey club – see here for more details. You can still register for the series – see Eric on a Tuesday night at training.

Club visit to York parkrun
The latest club parkrun was held on Saturday, this time ticking the York event off the list. Seven Striders made their way over to the Knvesmire on a beautiful morning for running. Ian Mitchell led home the Striders contingent, completing the flat course in 21:54. Paul Heywood was next, securing a parkrun PB with a time of 24:31. Tracy Allison stopped the timers on 28:36, and was joined by a 11 year old future Strider Chris Winn (30:31), a Leeds Half Marathon prepping James Wright (30:31) and Edna Wood (30:33). Completing their first ever parkruns were new members Annette and Mark Harper who completed the event in 34:59 and 35:00 respectively.

At Harrogate, Guy Close (or should we call him Mr PB) bagged his 3rd consecutive parkrun PB with a time of 19:13. Nick Wallen was next down the finishing straight, clocking 23:31. Mark Shelton secured a PB in 27:05 and was joined by Rob Charlesworth (28:10) and a PBing Emma Hall (35:00).

Over in Ireland, Laura Baker took on the Navan event, clocking a time of 28:07.

At the Dulwich event in London, Tom Calvert finished in the top 10 with a time of 18:30. Derek Calvert was also in attendance, completing the course in 22:39.

Leeds Half Marathon
The hottest day of the year didn’t provide the most welcome of conditions for the 2016 Leeds Half Marathon on Sunday….but at least it was dry I suppose!! Eleven Striders made the short journey over to Leeds to take on the undulating course and were led home by James Wright (01:31:57). Nicola Carter and Sima Lowery had another close race, finishing in 01:41:19 and 01:41:33 respectively. Julian Carr was next across the finish line in Millennium Square (01:48:19) followed by Sean Brennan (01:49:48), Gemma Harding (02:05:33), Andrea Price (02:08:04) and the prolific PBer Dawn Richardson (02:09:57). Rachel Hargreaves was the next Strider back (02:15:33), with Natalie Hale (02:17:21) shortly behind. Mark Shelton, who only entered the event at 07:30 on the morning, followed with a time 02:26:00 and, taking on her first event since joining the Striders, Clare Rogers, who finished in 02:32:57.



3.1 to 110 miles – Striders take on everything!

Our weekly round-up starts with a belated WELL DONE to Dave Cremins who came 3rd in the Temple Newsam trail marathon on Sunday 17th April. He recorded a time of 04:06:09.

Moving onto this weekends results, it was a dry morning (for a change!) at parkrun. At Harrogate, Guy Close secured a course PB with a time of 19:22. He was joined by James Wright (19:51), a PB beating Paul Heywood (25:25), Eric Morley (26:44), Anthony Everitt (27:35), Rob Charlesworth (28:38), Tracy Allison (28:51) and Laura Baker, taking on her first parkrun, finished in 29:45. Over at Fountains Abbey, Andy Roberts secured a PB with a time of 22:00. Derek Calvert followed, stopping the clock on 22:43. At Crystal Palace, Tom Calvert took 5th place in 18:53.

Over Saturday and Sunday, Graham Yare took on the extremely challenging Hardmoors 110 mile race. The course starts at Filey Brigg, with the runners taking the Cleveland Way from there to Helmsley (via Scarborough, Whitby, Staithes, Saltburn, Roseberry Topping, Kildale, Wainstones, Osmotherly and an element of Sutton Bank. Graham completed the challenge in 33:47:39. Great effort!

Sean Brennan completed the Coniston Fell Race on Sunday. Weather conditions meant the course was altered but it was still a tough multi terrain event, including 2,345ft of climbing! Sean completed the 6.4 mile event in 01:31:38.

After the Tour De Yorkshire had made its way through Kirkbymoorside on Sunday, the annual 10k took place. Dawn Richardson was the first Strider across the line, securing a 10k PB in 56:19. Andrea Price was just over two minutes behind, stopping the clock on 58:35. Bill Kirkpatrick had a solid run to finish in 01:05:19.

At the Yorkshire Warrior event, based at Rudding Park, the club was represented in both the 5 and 10 mile races. Graham Taylor took a podium spot in the 5 mile race, finishing 3rd (out of 828) in a time of 55:17. Sima Lowery and Nicola Carter particiapted in the 10 mile event as part of the ‘Rigton Renegades’ team and completed the obstacle course in just over 03:35:00.



Weekend Results – parkruns to marathons

It was a weekend of differing events for club members –from parkruns to marathons.

Striders headed out to four different parkruns on Saturday morning. At Harrogate, Paul Heywood set a PB with a time of 26:18 and he was joined by Edna Wood, who completed the event in PB time of 27:56. Nicola Carter visited the Gateshead event and took the 1st lady spot in a PB time of 21:17. Guy Close set his 3rd PB in a row at Fountains Abbey, completing the course in 19:18. At Wetherby, Anthony Everitt stopped the clock on 27:50.

On Sunday morning, perfect running conditions greeted 13 Striders at the Fountains 10k. Tom Calvert set an excellent time of 38:42 to take 8th place, just holding off Martin Brock who completed the multi terrain course in 39:22. James Wright was next up the final climb to the finish line, stopping the clock on 43:28. Nicola Carter was the first lady Strider across the line (44:54), just holding off Ian Mitchell (45:12).Sean Brennan had a strong run to finish in 46:27 and was followed by Derek Calvert who just dipped under the 50 minute mark with a time of 49:59. Gemma Harding was next (55:44), shortly followed by prolific racer Andrea Price (59:41). Completing his first event in Striders colours (and his longest run ever) was Paul Heywood in a time of 01:00:48. Edna Wood was only 7 seconds behind Paul (01:00:55), with Dawn Richardson (01:01:59) and Anne Cooley (01:11:40) completing the Striders line up.

The club had two representatives in the London Marathon. Graham Yare, finished in 03:26:54, securing him a PB for the marathon distance. Katie Gray was also in the capital and secured a finish time of 05:44:55. Well done to Graham and Katie from all at Striders.



Weekend Results – 16th and 17th April

After a week of turmoil for parkrun, due to the decision by a local parish council to charge Little Stoke parkrun for use of the events venue, it was good to see Striders well represented at four different parkrun events.

At the Harrogate event, five Striders battled against strong winds to complete the 3 laps of the Stray. Sean Brennan was the first Strider to the finish, coming across the line in 22:08. He was chased down by Nick Wallen (24:19), a PB smashing Mark Shelton (27:54), Rob Charlesworth (29:11) and completing her first ever parkrun, Emma Hall finished with a time of 37:01.

Across at Fountains Abbey, perfect running conditions greeted the five Striders in attendance. James Wright stopped the clock on 20:00 and he was joined by Derek Calvert (23:07), Paul Heywood (28:28), Dawn Richardson (28:44 – PB) and Edna Wood (28:58).

At York, Julian Carr dodged the puddles on the Knavesmire course to finish in 23:44. Down in London, Tom Calvert finished 3rd at the Crystal Palace event with a time of 19:08.

The latest club championship event, the Ben Campbell 10k, was visited by eight Striders on Sunday morning. The tough event based in Kilburn Woods at Sutton Bank, is arranged in memory of popular club member Ben who sadly died in January 2015. The final results are not yet available but the finishing order for Striders was Andy Robinson, Nicola Carter (1st Lady), Stewart Hymas, Sima Lowery (2nd Lady), Sue Morley, Eric Morley, Tony Everitt and Tracy Allison. In the 5k event, James Wright took 1st place, with Ian Mitchell securing 2nd place.

The inaugural ‘Vale of York 10 Mile’ event, based at Rufforth airfield, was also held on Sunday. Guy Close set a PB over the 10 mile distance to finish in a chip time of 01:07:37. He was joined at the event by regular racers Andrea Price and Dawn Richardson. Andrea completed the flat course in 01:31:58, with Dawn finishing with a time of 01:38:49.



A weekend without rain….surely not!

The sun is shining….finally!
The weather finally showed signs of Spring on Saturday morning, giving perfect conditions for the club members taking on a parkrun.

At Harrogate, Nicola Carter was the first Strider along the finish straight, stopping the clock on 21:31. Sean Brennan and Gareth Conkleton were split by just under 1 minute, completing the event in 22:36 and 23:34. Nick Wallen was next, finishing with a time of 24:10 and he was joined by Edna Wood (28:26) Irene George (29:56) who both achieved PB’s.

Guy Close was the first of four Striders at Fountains Abbey and secured his second consecutive PB with a time of 19:20. Ian Mitchell finished his two laps in 21:08 and was followed by a PB securing Derek Calvert (22:30) and Anthony Everitt (27:26).

Tom Calvert took on the Crystal Palace event in London, taking 5th place with a time of 20:32.

Hills, hills and more hills in Sheffield
Prolific racers Andrea Price and Dawn Richardson took part in the Yorkshire Half Marathon on Sunday. The course takes runners on an ‘up and down’ course through Sheffield, with the first 6 miles all up hill. Both ladies had excellent runs to finish in 02:05:43 and 02:12:31 respectively.
d and a at sheffield

Something a bit different…
Club Membership Secretary Andy Robinson also participated in an event on Sunday – the Ampleforth Duathlon. The event consisted of a 5km run, a 20km cycle and finished with a run of 2.5km. Andy completed the course in 01:05:20.