Saltaire Striders newsletter 30th April
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Welcome to the Saltaire Striders newsletter.  The next edition of the newsletter will be published at the end of Mayl so if you have anything to be included please submit it by 22nd May .

Upcoming races/runs

3rd May - John Carr 5k Series race 1

6th May - Over the Odda 10k trail race

10th May - John Carr 5k Series race 2

14th May - Leeds half marathon

17th May - John Carr 5k Series race 3
Further race listings can be found on these web sites

John Schofields UK Results

Race Best

North East races
Social Events
Club trip to Burnsall

Put Friday 21st July in you diary for the annual trip to Burnsall.

For the newer members, we take a coach from Shipley/Saltaire/Bingley to somewhere near Burnsall (but not too near) then get off the bus in our running gear and head off on foot to the Red Lion at Burnsall.  After a shower for the ladies and a quick dip in the river Wharfe for the men we have a meal in the Red Lion and then get back on the bus at last orders for the trip back to Striderland.
Away Runs

From May through to August the first Thursday of each month will be a sociable away run with drinks aftrerwards in a nearby pub.  The dates\venues\leaders are:
4th May ‘Salt and Pepper’ Away Run  

Start: The Dog and Gun Pub @ Glusburn

Target : Lund’s Tower (Pepper Pot) and Wainman’s Pinnacle (Salt pot)

Reward: Finishing in the public bar at The Dog and Gun

Two runs are planned, both visiting Earl Fell above Cowling and the two towers.

A shorter route led By Louise aka ‘Miss WhipNash’. This is approx 3.5 miles, taking a route up towards Earl Crag and the pinnacles via good farm tracks, a couple of fields, a short section of road, a grassy dash from Pepper to Salt, and some moorland meandering, before a mile of downhill back to the Dog &Gun

The longer route – Around 6 miles led by Ali, will follow Holme Beck (gradually uphill) along wooded valley trails to Ickornshaw, before a climb up to Earl Crag and the grassy dash from ‘Salt to Pepper’ along the crag edge, followed by a mile of downhill fields and farm tracks to join the rest in the bar.

Both runs do have ‘a bit of ascent’ (a 'double' Carr Lane) but don’t let that put you off, as the runs will be at a social pace, no-one gets let behind and you do get all that downhill and a bar in which to upload your Strava.

At Lund’s Tower there is time for a break for both groups, and the opportunity to climb the spiral stone staircase up to the turreted top for the views, before continuing the run.

Shoes – given the routes chosen, we would advise wearing trail shoes.

Clothing – it’s very exposed up at the Pinnacles, even in good weather you would be advised bringing a jacket

Headtorch – (don’t worry we’re not going to be out that long!) worth bringing for the ascent up inside Lunds Tower

Meeting at the Dog&Gun (Colne Road, Malsis, Sutton-in-Craven, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD20 8DS) at 7pm.

Please bring as few cars as possible, and park in the far corner of the car park. We’ll be looking to depart at 7.15pm on the dot. Bring a change of shoes for the pub please, especially if the weathers been wet. (Perhaps meet at Nuffield at 6:30 to car share).

1st June - Chevin area lead by Ben Pearson, Ian Dickinson and Craig Barrow.
6 th July - catch the train to Ilkley from Baildon and run back over the moors
3rd August - Ogden Water lead by Martin Love

Throughout the summer the last Tuesday of each month will continue to be an Away run from Esholt, with drinks afterwards in the Woolpack.

We'll be a few striders light on the 4th May as some of us will be swapping the Blue & Yellow for Claret & Amber as "We're on our way" to the league 1 play-off semi-finals.  "Something tells us we're in to something good" as the "Midland road takes us home to the Vallee" to join the "Bradford Boys making all the noise".  If you're not a Bantams fan "I don't quite think you'll understand" "C'Mon City" "Que Serra Serra".
John Carr 5k Series

The 3 race John Carr series at Esholt Hall starts this Wednesday.  Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help out with marshalling, etc.

We will again be using some of the profits from these races to support charities nominated by club members.  This years nominated charities are as follows:

Greggs Foundation - Nominated by Jonathan Nixon

In terms of charities I think donating to a local school through the Gregg's foundation to fund a breakfast club for local children would be a worthy of consideration. I will explain how this would work in practice and how much this would cost.
As a school we currently are funded for a breakfast club through the Gregg's foundation. The local CBI raise money for our school and donate it to the Gregg's foundation to provide a Breakfast club to our school. The CBI raise £1500 / year for two years and it provides us with enough funds to provide breakfast to 50 children. The CBI choose our school to help. Gregg's top up the funding to the school and provide free bread for all the children too. I would like to suggest that Saltaire striders donate a set amount of money to the Gregg's foundation to set up a breakfast club in the local area.
Breakfast club has helped transform our school, for example I spoke to the CBI about how children used to come to school hungry and also it provides the children with a healthy, calm start to the day. It has allowed 50 children to come to school prepared to learn.
I truly believe that a breakfast club fits in with the aims of Saltaire striders around health and wellbeing but also to leave a legacy in the children in a local school.
I have contacts in the Gregg's foundation if anyone wants further information about how this will work.  Just to be clear I am not asking for funding for our club, I am suggesting we donate to the Gregg's foundation for a school local to Saltaire Striders.
Ryan's Wish to Walk - Nominated by Claire Burrill
Could I please nominate 'Ryan's wish to walk' charity. My friend Mel and I are running the Liverpool half marathon to raise funds to help his parents raise £40k for life changing surgery and treatment to help him to walk. 
Ryan is in my daughter's class, he was born 9 weeks early and when he was two and a half years old was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. This causes tightness in his legs which makes walking difficult, climbing the stairs even harder and running impossible. There isn't a cure for Cerebral Palsy, but there is life changing surgery called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) which Ryan has been accepted for. To give Ryan the best possible chance of independence, Ryan’s parents Carla and Gordon need to raise £40,000 - this will cover the operation and the intensive physiotherapy required for up to two years after. Any donations to Ryan’s fund, no matter how small, will be gratefully received and will go along way to making Ryan’s wish to walk a reality. 
There is a Facebook page and a website.

Yorkshire Dales Cave Rescue Organisation - Nominated by Mel Akeroyd

Can I please nominate the Yorkshire Dales Cave rescue organisation
I have been directly involved with this group since my sister fell on Pen-y-ghent four years ago and had to be sledged off the fell. 
Incident report: Feb 23 Sat 14.13 Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 35) slipped on the snow covered footpath descending from the summit of Pen-y-ghent towards Hull Pot, and sustained a suspected broken ankle. CRO was called out and, following treatment, sledged the casualty down on a stretcher to team vehicles near the top of Horton Scar Lane for transport off the hill and transfer to a road ambulance in Horton in Ribblesdale.

It took 48 man hours to assist my sister to which all are volunteers. 

The CRO was originally formed in 1935 and has grown and developed over the years into the efficient organisation that it is today. By the year 2000 the CRO had attended 1756 incidents, including 605 cave and mine, 569 mountain and fell, 73 climbing, and 354 animal rescues (233 of which were from caves and potholes). During this period, 2654 people aged between 5 months and 87 years were given assistance. Our headquarters, “The Depot”, is in the Dales village of Clapham
As runners we all love the outdoors, we like to walk, run & cave in the Dales. This charity assists all casualties & unfortunately the odd fatality. Without them I really don't know what we would of done on the 23rd February 2013. 
Comfort Rwanda & Congo - Nominated by Stuart Dunbar

This year I would like to nominate the charity "Comfort Rwanda & Congo"  
I have a friend who was rescued from being a child soldier in Rwanda and now lives in the UK. He and his wife are both actively involved in supporting the charity. The money raised would go to support a Maternity clinic in the Congo where the neonatal mortality rate has been halved since it's opening 2 years ago. 
Here is a link to the project:
Here is an extract from their Website.
Comfort Rwanda & Congo began as Comfort Rwanda in 1999, five years after the 1994 genocide, with the aim of supporting our Rwandan partners in their endeavour to support the recovery of genocide survivors in Rwanda.

The remit of the charity has continued to expand and although this remains the main focus the charity also addresses wider issues of poverty in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our aim is to encourage individuals and communities to transition from requiring basic care & relief support through to self-sustainability and building a healthy & sustainable community. With this in mind we are active in short, medium, and longterm projects throughout Rwanda and into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
I hope that people will consider this favourably. 
The Cellar Trust - Nominated by Rachel Parker

I would like to nominate a small local charity to receive a donation from Striders.

The Cellar Trust based in Shipley work in conjunction with Haven in the same building to provide mental health support for local people , this is acute and on going support .

The acute support provided by Haven is to try and prevent people in mental health crisis ending up in inappropriate areas eg A and E . People are directed to Haven and assessed and given intervention as necessary to keep them safe . Being cared for in a calming environment with specialist trained staff rather than a noisy A and E is far less terrifying for those in crisis .

Ongoing support is about maintaining mental health for service users via peer support groups, drop in sessions  and return to employment schemes .

Mental health services can be a real life line for people and for some it is the only interaction they have with anyone .

This charity gets some funding from the NHS but does rely on charity work for training volunteers and setting up well being schemes .

In a time when we know mental health should have the same profile as physical health and have no stigma I would suggest it would be seen as an excellent thing that a local running club supports local people ,

Plus loads of us are a bit bonkers and who knows when any of us may need it .

Bradford Hospitals Children's charity - Nominated by Simon Frazer

The new paediatric wards are now open - these are purpose built and designed to greatly enhance the experience children and their families will have whilst staying in the hospital.

All of us working in Bradford want to make children's time on the wards as comfortable as possible . This involves providing a range of facilities for families such as sensory rooms, games consoles, and comfortable beds for parents.
Club vest /kit

If you would like to purchase a club vest or any Saltaire Striders branded kit (e.g. hoodie) please contact Gavin Hamilton.

To view what kit is available
Click here
Congratulations to James Goodall and Beckey Oakes on their engagement
Race results
Bolton 10k

11th Steven Fowler 38:23 (1st V40)

Full results

Blackpool Marathon/Half marathon


275 Frank Beecroft 1:53:24

Full results


17th Matt Nowell 3:02:14

Full results
Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix, Honley


39th Helen Love 60:31
40th Helen Brant 60:56
54th Sylvia Ross 66:25 (1st F65)
79th Ann Upton 70:30
81st Heather Bayliss 81:22

Full results


15th Stuart Dunbar 43:14
36th Ali Nash 46:21
80th Stephen Hetherington 51:41
101st Martin Love 54:26
114th Malcolm Foy 57:34
127th Keith Abson 60:42
144th Richard Smith 68:24
147th Nick Breare 70:14
London Marathon

Graham Corbett 2:49:54
Will Kerr 2:53:28
Martin Fillingham 3:03:16
Marcin Soszka 3:04:10
Stewart Spink 3:09:07
Richard Stone 3:21:08
James Goodall 3:48:29
Alun Griffiths 4:23:02
Guy Richardson 4:39:33
Boston (Lincs) Marathon/half marathon

Half Marathon

37th Paul Disney 1:34:05

Full results


37th Ali Nash 3:11:56

Full results
Guiseley Gallop

14th Andy Brown 39:45 (2nd M45)
22nd Stuart Dunbar 41:17 (2nd V50)
89th Ian Jenkins 46:49
91st Steven Maude 46:58
150th Guy Richardson 50:02
166th John Singh 50:47
183rd Amande Bellwood 51:47
186th Martin Love 51:55
188th Alan Douglas 51:57
189th Tim Bellwood 51:59
196th Gary Western 52:22
226th Tracy Foy 53:51
268th Malcolm Foy 56:03
284th Helen Love 56:40
360th Mohanlal Mistry 60:04
362nd Mark Walker 60:16
379th Rachel Parker 60:58
384th Helen Brant 61:07
450th Nick Breare 67:42
456th Richard Smith 68:37

Full results

National road relays


32nd Saltaire Striders 2:45:50

Rachel Boyd 34:31 (33)
Tracy Foy 24:23 (41)
Louise Nash 24:13 (41)
Bernie Bowden 37:36 (40)
Laura Ryall 23:04 (36)
Jen Willingham 22:03 (32)

Full results

54th Saltaire Striders 5:10:29

Carl Kernick 32:11 (61)
Ali Nash 19:08 (61)
Graham Corbett 31:09 (60)
Stuart Dunbar 19:07 (60)
Matt Richardson 33:43 (59)
James Goodall 20:20 (58)
Will Kerr 30:32 (56)
Andy Brown 19:32 (56)
Matt Nowell 32:52 (56)
Simon Frazer 19:59 (56)
Martin Fillingham 31:43 (55)
Ewan Gibb 20:13 (54)

Full results
Temple Newsam trail race

18th Malcolm Foy 59:31

Full results

Vale of York 10m

10th Will Kerr 58:22 (2nd V40)
43rd Matt Richardson 63:47
293rd Guy Richardson 80:25
475th Sam White 88:30
551st Rachel Parker 91:48
623rd Hannah Elliott 95:02
673rd Richard Smith 97:05
828th Carolyn Rix 1:44:44
1017 John Walton 2:21:11

Full results
Liverpool 10m/half marathon

10 miles
25th Ewan Gibb 1:08:39
Sylvia Ross 1:31:10 (1st F65)
Sarah Sherratt 1:34:55
Keith Jump 1:54:37
Clair Fitzpatrick 2:06:18

Full results

Half marathon
11th Jack Murphy 1:14:42
13th Will Kerr 1:15:11
Martin Fillingham 1:12:06
Rachel Boyd 1:26:02
Simon Frazer 1:27:06
Stewart Spink 1:31:03
James Goodall 1:33:19
Emma Freer 1:38:05
Tim Mosedale 1:40:33
Gareth Ward 1:41:12
Hannah Elliott 1:42:12
Gary Western 1:42:58
Tracy Foy 1:43:54
Simon Furlong 1:45:17
Noel Fitzpatrick 1:46:17
Therese Sheehan 1:46:22
Helen Love 1:46:48
Guy Richardson 1:47:01
Gavin Hamilton 1:49:25
Barney Lerner 1:50:30
Frank Beecroft 1:51:12
Mel Akeroyd 1:51:20
Helen Western 1:51:48
Claire Burrill 1:54:13
Jadine Smith 1:55:37
Dairine Nethercott 1:56:19
Kerry Wood 1:58:12
Lucy Johnston 1:58:25
Josie Briggs 2:01:23
Elaine Frazer 2:04:49
Gillian Hyde 2:05:04
Richard Smith 2:05:46
Denise Davis 2:06:52
Suzanne Hague 2:07:31
Louise Dell'Amico 2:13:00
Carolyn Rix 2:15:14

Full results
Baildon Boundary Way

80th Richard Stone 1:45:52
103rd Paul Disney 1:49:37
105th Ben Marchant 1:50:07
109th Bernie Bowden 1:50:16
111th Ian Jenkins 1:50:18
120th David Scrivener 1:52:46
162nd Jeremy Wright 1:57:41
166th Igs Robun 1:58:00
182nd Graham Terry 2:00:28
203rd Martin Love 2:03:22
230th Darren Longhorn 2:06:32
248TH Helen Brant 2:08:46
255th Tamsin Treasure-Jones 2:09:57
257th Mohanlal Mistry 2:10:16
295th John Colwell 2:17:01
323rd Bernadette Cook 2:28:05
324th Kath Stone 2:28:43
349th Claire Thaper 2:45:05
350th Jenny Colwell 2:46:42
356th Donna Line 2:55:20

Full results

Manchester Marathon

191st Stuart Dunbar 2:54:16
742nd Pete Hopson 3:11:06
3721 John Walton 3:54:51
4243 Alan Douglas 4:00:18

Full results
Bunny Runs

Bunny Run 1

16th Will Kerr 16:57
59th Stuart Dunbar 19:51
117th John Singh 22:22
150th Tim Mosedale 23:35
172nd Gary Western 25:28
177th Alun Griffiths 25:38
192nd Tracy Foy 26:12
216th Helen Western 27:43
218th Phillipa Bird 27:44
225th Mel Akeroyd 28:02
234th Helen Love 28:42
239th Mohanlal Mistry 28:54
246th Gillian Hyde 29:23
249th Richard Smith 30:19

Full results
Bunny Run 2

123rd John Singh 21:54
248th Mohanlal Mistry 27:54

Full results

Bunny Run 3

75th Rachel Boyd 19:43
84th Simon Frazer 19:58
126th John Singh 21:33
175th Alan Douglas 23:23
236th Mohanlal Mistry 26:51
262nd Richard Smith 29:23

Full results
Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix 2017

Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix race 1, Honley


39th Helen Love 60:31
40th Helen Brant 60:56
54th Sylvia Ross 66:25 (1st F65)
79th Ann Upton 70:30
81st Heather Bayliss 81:22

Full results


15th Stuart Dunbar 43:14
36th Ali Nash 46:21
80th Stephen Hetherington 51:41
101st Martin Love 54:26
114th Malcolm Foy 57:34
127th Keith Abson 60:42
144th Richard Smith 68:24
147th Nick Breare 70:14
Confirmed dates so far are:

30th May - Kirkstall
4th May - Whitby
9th August - Halifax
1st October - Horsforth
12th November - Cleckheaton

3 other races are listed but with dates TBC.

March Strider of the Month
GRAHAM TERRY - Graham joined the club last summer following an injury and decided initially to concentrate on distance rather than speed. Over the course of the first few months of this year he has covered prodigious mileage in training often running down to and home from club training runs and sometime even clocking up 20 mile runs on tuesday or thursday nights to compliment his Sunday long runs. All this was in preparation for a major challenge in March. On 18th March Graham completed the Hardmoors 55 on the North Yorkshire Moors. Starting in the early hours of the morning and finishing well after darkness Graham managed the 55 mile route (with over 7,000 feet of climb) in just over 14 hours. Not content with this he is already training to go further later this year.
Club Championship 2017

Here are the standings in this years club championship after 7 races.

Premier Division     First Division     Second Division    
Rank Name Score Races Rank Name Score Races Rank Name Score Races
1 Helen Love 289 6 1 Richard Smith 328 7 1 Guy Richardson 190 4
2 Tracy Foy 225 5 2 Sylvia Ross 200 4 2 Rachel Boyd 150 3
3 Martin Fillingham 196 4 3 Ian Jenkins 196 4 3 John Singh 144 3
4 Gary Western 186 4 4 Carolyn Rix 190 4 4 Nick Breare 140 3
5 Alun Griffiths 178 4 5 Ewan Gibb 143 3 5 Bernie Bowden 98 2
6 Mohanlal Mistry 167 4 6 Gavin Hamilton 88 2 6 Hannah Elliot 98 2
7 Mel Akeroyd 152 4 7 Gareth Ward 87 2 7 Steven Maude 96 2
8 Will Kerr 149 3 8 Stephen Hetherington 49 1 8 Adam Willoughby 95 2
9 Stuart Dunbar 149 3 9 Sam White 48 1 9 Philippa Bird 94 2
10 Simon Frazer 133 3 10 Duane Craven 48 1 10 Ann Upton 87 2
11 Helen Western 130 3 11 Mervyn Silva 47 1 11 Jadine Smith 86 2
12 Gillian Hyde 121 3 12 John Walton 47 1 12 Simon Furlong 86 2
13 Helen Brant 116 3 13 Kelly Smith 46 1 13 Julia Beaumont 82 2
14 Suzanne Hague 114 3 14 Laura Richardson 44 1 14 Sarah Sherratt 75 2
15 Denise Davis 114 3 15 Clair Fitzpatrick 44 1 15 Andy Brown 50 1
16 Tim Mosedale 112 3 16 Liz Hamilton 41 1 16 James Gardner 48 1
17 Josie Briggs 111 3 17 Jenny Colwell 39 1 17 Benjamin Pearson 48 1
18 Stewart Spink 95 2 18 Ian Dickinson 38 1 18 James Goodall 48 1
19 Matthew Richardson 94 2 19 Tony Hart 0 0 19 Alexandra Ayling 47 1
20 Barney Lerner 92 2 20 Igs Robun 0 0 20 Malcolm Foy 47 1
21 Rachel Parker 90 2 21 Robert Hague 0 0 21 Therese Sheehan 47 1
22 Alan Douglas 90 2 22 Reza Abdi 0 0 22 Claire Burrill 46 1
23 Mark Walker 80 2 23 Peter Huby 0 0 23 Kerry Wood 44 1
24 Noel Fitzpatrick 80 2 24 Tamsin Treasure-Jones 0 0 24 Heather Bayliss 43 1
25 Fiona Farquhar 79 2 25 John Colwell 0 0 25 Craig Elliott 42 1
26 Frank Beecroft 74 2 26 Simon Rose 0 0 26 Elaine Frazer 41 1
27 Louise Dell'Amico 71 2 27 Loris Dell'Amico 0 0 27 Ambrose Griffiths 40 1
28 Urmila Mistry 71 2 28 Nicola Pickard 0 0 28 Lucy Johnston 40 1
29 Graham Corbett 50 1 29 Richard Stone 0 0 29 Nina Rogers 39 1
30 Martin Love 48 1 30 Emma Cartledge 0 0 30 Keith Jump 38 1
31 Jack Verity 46 1 31 Bernadette Cook 0 0 31 Cristina Pacchiarini 37 1
32 Gary Pennington 44 1 32 Marcin Soszka 0 0 32 Sikander Khan 35 1
33 Chris Stott 43 1 33 Alistair Nash 0 0 33 Esther Silva 34 1
34 Frank Masley 42 1 34 Jane Hart 0 0 34 Liz Dearden 33 1
35 Dairine Nethercott 41 1         35 Megan Paul 32 1
36 Claire Thaper 36 1         36 Connor-Jay Craven 31 1
37 Louise Nash 0 0         37 Laura Greenwood 30 1

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:

Tues. 2nd May
Tues. 16th May
Tues. 30th May
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