Training

The club meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the Knaresborough Cricket club (see map) and offers a wide range of groups to cater for all abilities.

An overview of the groups we run, all led by qualified run leaders, is below.

The Jogging Group

This is our biggest group in the club and a great place to find out what we are all about. This group caters for all – from the complete novice runner, up to the seasoned weekend 10k racer. So if you are new to running or training for that 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon or even further, this is a great place to come and experience the Striders first hand.

The Runners Group

This group is aimed at the regular runner who enjoys a good run out with a few stops to catch your breath on the way. The usual sessions for this group would entail a longer (steady paced) run of a round 5 miles on a Tuesday, with a more relaxed shorter 4 mile run on a Thursday.

Structured Training Sessions

Taking place on Tuesdays, these sessions are aimed at everyone who is looking to improve. Using a mix of intervals, hills, speed and endurance work the aim is to make you fitter, faster and stronger while still enjoying yourself and adding an occasional bit of healthy competition thrown in for good measure! So if you are chasing that parkrun PB or want to move up from one group to the next, come along on a Tuesday and we will do our best to help.

Faster Runners Group

Normally only run on a Thursday (to avoid clashes with the structured training sessions), this group is aimed at the regular competitive runner who is looking for a run out with some company as a change from those long, lonely training runs we all end up doing!  These runs can be anything from 5 – 8 miles on roads and trails in and around Knaresborough and the surrounding area, at a pace to suit the group on the night allowing a conversation to go on at the same time. Routes are quite often only decided minutes before the run and we are always looking for new places to go  – any ideas of new routes are always welcome.

Zero to Hero (AKA – Couch to 5k)

This course does what is says on the tin – taking complete non-runners up to a 5km run after 8 weeks of training. The course is taken by a group of qualified run leaders who will take you through every aspect of running so you can comfortably and confidently join our other groups at the end. This course is currently run every January-March, however if you are interested in joining outside of these times, please contact the club to see how we can help you reach your goals.