Saltaire Striders newsletter 14th August
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Welcome to the Saltaire Striders newsletter.  The next edition of the newsletter will be published at the end of August so if you have anything to be included please submit it by 28th August.

Upcoming races/runs

10th August - Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix, Halifax
14th August - West Yorkshire 5m road race
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27th August - Bradford (Lister Park) park run - CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACE
4th Sept. Leeds Country Way relay - if interested let Will Kerr know.
4th Sept. Wetherby 10k (multi-terrain)
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11th Sept. Vale of York half marathon
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15th Sept. Baildon 'No Watch' race
18th Sept. Kirkstall Abbey 7m trail race.
Enter online
18th Sept. Haverah 10m trail race, Harrogate
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18th Sept. Tadcaster 10m road race
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Further race listings can be found on these web sites

John Schofields UK Results

Race Best

North East races
Social Events
19th August Mens Book Club

Meet at 7:30 in the Old Glenn House pub.  The book, as chosen by Richard Stone, is 'The House of Seven Gables'.
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pickles Christmas Do

We know it's a lot too early to be thinking about Christmas but the early bird catches the worm and all that,

The Christmas Do at Pickles in Baildon has been booked for Saturday 10th December so put it in your diary.
Race results
Gloucester Marathon

The male and Female winners each received £1000 prize (the drinks are on Hannah!)

8th Hannah Oldroyd 2:57:58 (1st Lady)

Full results
York 10k

15th Martin Fillingham 35:56 (2nd V45)
23rd Graham Corbett 36:34

Full results

Cross Bay Challenge (Aka Striders Walk on Water)
The whole club trip thing was Jeremy's fault. Sorry, let me start again. It was Jeremy's idea.... to run across Morecambe Bay as part of the CancerCare Cross Bay Challenge, (though backed by Ali and Jack as one of their 'bucket list' must do races).

A half marathon starting at Silverdale in Lancashire, crossing the largest expanse of tidal sand in the UK (310 km2 for the stats geeks) across to Flookburgh in Cumbria. A doddle. UltraFlat. Easy. Bring it on.
Unfortunately, due to the shifting nature of the sands and the tide, the start time and start location had to be changed at the last minute, meaning an EARLY morning start for the bus pick started with a 5........ (blame Jezza). The weather forecast was for 'clear, but breezy conditions'....... aka unseasonal gales. Registration was straightforward enough.... a waterproof/ saltproof/ sandproof timing chip, velcro'd around the ankle -and a wrist tag, so at least one each of our arms and legs would be identifiable should we get lost or taken by the tide.....

Waiting for the safety briefing at Gibraltar Farm campsite, it was clear that with the consistent 40mph westerly headwind howling across the bay, this was no PB course, more a war of attrition. Eventually the queens official sand guide gave the OK and we were ushered onto bay sand for the first time, to follow a course marked with flags, cones and running between cockling tractors parked at key points across the bay.
Now, the sand is crossed by a number of rivers, as well as tidal gullies draining saltwater off the bay, the first of which we encountered after at least 400 yards...... Knee depth lukewarm saltwater, with a sneaky current and mini waves whipped up by the wind - crossing technique aided by the 'high knees' drills for those who attend the Tuesday track sessions, 400 yards later and straight into cheeky crossing number 2, deeper this time at thigh depth, and the widest we encountered, probably around 100m wide. Thoroughly soaked it was back into the truly vicious headwind, race pace demolished by 2+ minutes per mile, and the racers quickly stringing out across the sands and the numerous water filled channels.
It really was probably one of the toughest races because of the wind -both mentally and physically. Water stations were frequent, with marshalls ferried out by cockle tractors. They also had plentiful Vaseline available ( saltwater&sand being the perfect storm for major chaffing issues) , I thought sand would be sand, flat, hard-ish and even...... let me give you a masterclass on some of the sand types encountered.... Soft and squelchy, hard and flat, hard with rivulets of water, deep channels, shallow channels, concrete-like rippled sand, cockle ridden & worm cast covered, sand with ankle deep pools. However, the worst type (encountered between miles 11 &12) was both hard&soft, rivulet riddled, rippled, worm casty cockle bed with unavoidable pools of indeterminate depth. The only saving grace at the point being we had finally turned and had a tailwind and we're heading for the finish marquee ( which we could see from mile we ran past out into the bay).

The Striders team did us proud, with a hefty haul of silverware, with prizes for the (as announced) old man and old lady of 'Team Nash' and a couple of prizes for the 'slightly less old ladies' of Bell and Burrill. Retiring for pub grub and rehydration at the very accommodating Pheasant Inn at Allithwaite as the tide raced back in.

One crossed off the bucket list. Cheers Jez.

1:49:55. Ali Nash 8th overall (3rd male vet)
1:53:06 Richard Stone 15th
1:54:27 Stewart Spink 18th
1:55:36 Rob Burrell-Donkin 20th
2:03:11 Jeremy Wright 34th
2:09:51 Jack Verity 53rd
2:12:22 Frank Beecroft 60th
2:15:15 Louise Nash 68th (2nd lady and 2nd vet lady)
2:16:26 Gemma Bell 72nd (5th lady and 2nd senior lady)
2:18:24 Clare Burrill 77th (7th lady and 3rd senior lady)
2:23:49 Tim Mosedale 98th
2:28:13 Darren Longhorn 113th
2:31:10 Vicki Johnston 125th
2:31:12 Dairine Nethercott 127th
2:38:22 Richard Smith 173rd

Yorkshire Day Challenge, Masham

20 mile
1st Ali Nash 2:31:17
4th Tim Foster 2:47:17
8th (2nd lady) Louise Nash 3:01:38
17th (9th lady) Louise Dell'Amico 3:39:14

26.2  Mile
3rd Will Kerr 3:30:41

Full results

Harrogate Great Run 10k

8th Carl Kernick 36:28
149th Stewart Spink 44:24
225th John Singh 47:08

Full results

Meerbrook 15k

23rd Hannah Oldroyd (1st Lady) 63:10

Full results

Snowdonia trail marathon

19th Matt Richardson 4:37:08

Full results

Arthur James Saltaire Sha Kerr

Will Kerr wins his own race!

1st Will Kerr 46:54
5th Martin Fillingham 49:00
22nd Robert Davies 57:35
26th James Gardner 58:59
34th Ewan Gibb 60:19
37th Kamil Zakowski 60:55
51st Stephen Hetherington 64:17
59th John Walton 65:59
62nd Steph Niven 66:26
95th Gavin Hamilton 71:16
96th Mel Akeroyd 71:23
115th John Colwell 75:40
132nd Sylvia Ross 79:10
142nd Louise Dell’Amico 80:10
143rd Liz Hamilton 80:15
151st Kath Stone 82:38
171st Jen Colwell 86:18
184th Claire Thaper 91:14

Full results

Bingley Show 10k Trail race

10th Kevin Armstrong 46:29
14th Robert Davies 49:17
56th Jeremy Wright 59:01
72nd Darren Longhorn 63:27
77th Steph Niven
106th Vicki Johnston 73:39
123rd Richard Smith 78:48

Full results

Baildon 'No Watch' race - Thursday 15th Sept.

Baildon Runners have invited us to their  'No Watch' race from Baildon Rugby club on Thursday 15th Sept.  For those that haven't done it before, there is a short or longer run option,   They tell you the routes and distances on the night and you have to predict your finishing time, the winner is not the first across the line but the person who predicts a finishing time closest to their actual time (but you can't wear a watch).

There will be food in the bar afterwards, meet at the rugby club on Jenny Lane at 6:45.
401 Marathon Challenge

Ben Smith of the now famous 401 Challenge (401 marathons in 401 days) was back in Bradford for Marathons number 337 & 338, A number of Striders joined him to give him some company on some or all of his run.
So today I ran 26.2 miles with the awe inspiring Ben Smith AKA the 401 challenge man. Thank you Eccleshill roadrunners for organising such an amazing event & allowing me to be a part of it. Well done to everyone who took part. What an amazing day! - Mel Akeroyd

Absolute privilege to run my first marathon with the legend that is Ben Smith as part of the 401 Challenge today. It was a humbling experience and frankly astounding to see him not only running his 337th marathon but running so well up the hills and setting the pace up front! Big thanks to Eccleshill Road Runners for organising it and Helen & Don for their hospitality, and to Mel for getting me round the last 5 miles! - Chris Jones
Strider of the Month

The winner of the July Strider of the Month award was Matt Richardson  - Matt had a truly storming July which included a PB at Southport half marathon, an impressive 5.20 Hyde Park summer mile, 4th place (and first Strider home) at Baildon Canter fell race and strong performances at Danefield and Golden Acre Park relays. And if that lot's not enough he then went on to achieve 19th place at the extreme Snowdonia trail marathon in a superb time of 4:37:08.
Club Championship
2016 Championship

The next race is the Bradford (Lister Park) park run on the 27th August.

Click here for the full spreadsheet.

The replacement race for the Abbey Dash has been selected as the Harriers v Cyclists race at Bingley on 12th Nov.
Tuesday Track Sessions
Our interval sessions at Keighley track every other Tuesday are attended by ladies and gents of all abilities and we always tailor sessions to meet the needs of everyone who comes along. It costs £2 to use the track. Sessions start with 1,600m warm-up with dynamic stretches and strides and finish with cool down

Next track Tuesdays are:

23rd August
6th September
20th September
Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix Series 2016
Race 6 - Halifax


18 Louise Nash 45:22
23 Helen Love 47:21 (3rd F55)
33 Mel Akeroyd 50:06
36 Tamsin Treasure-Jones 50:42
37 Helen Western 50:55
40 Helen Brant 52:35
45 Sylvia Ross 53:59 (1st F65)
49 Fiona Farquhar 54:24
73 Heather Bayliss 75:28

Full results
2nd Will Kerr 33:48 (1st V40)
6th Martin Fillingham 35:35 (3rd V45)
12th Stuart Dunbar 37:32 (1st V50)
18th Ali Nash 38:11
42nd Robert Domkin 42:18
57th Stephen Hetherington 44:04
71st Martin Love 46:13
74th Gary Pennington 46:42
76th Alan Douglas 46:55
79th Darren Longhorn 47:41
83rd Alun Griffiths 48:22
87th Tim Mosedale 48:44
105th Richard Smith 55:07
f you want any more info, please ask one of your Vets Captains (Louise Nash & Martin Love) at training.

The next scheduled race is at Pudsey on Sunday 16th Oct.
Away runs

The last away run of the summer is on 25th August lead by Lindsey and Ben Pearson at St. Ives estate Bingley.  Meet in the top car park by the childrens playground. discount code
Each month we receive a discount code from which gives you 10% discount and free postage & packing.  To obtain the current code please e-mail Jack Verity

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