Saltaire Striders newsletter 31st October
Welcome to the Saltaire Striders newsletter.  The next edition of the newsletter will be published at the end of November so if you have anything to be included please submit it by 26th November.

Upcoming races/runs

5th Nov. Guy Fawkes 10m

5th Nov. Abbey Dash 10k
Enter online

18th Nov. Harriers v Cyclists fell race, Fishermans Inn Bingley
Further race listings can be found on these web sites

John Schofields UK Results

Race Best

North East races
The Pecos are coming

The Pecos are a series of 5 trail/cross-country races throughout the winter usually about 4.5/5 miles with lots of mud, great club camararderie and chocolate!  If you haven't done them before give them a try.

26th Nov. Nostell Priory
10th Dec. Golden Acre Park
7th Jan. Roundhay Park
21st Jan. Middleton Park
11th Feb. Temple Newsam
Social Events

Ladies book club 17th Nov.

Hello ladies, the next book club meeting will be at Don't Tell Titus at 7.30 pm on Friday 17 November. Date carefully chosen not to clash with Abbey Dash, Guy Fawkes 10 or the first PECO. Even though the races are on the Sunday, the two day hangover is a real thing.

We have two books. The first is Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop, suggested by Mel earlier this year. A woman received mystery postcards from, yes, Greece at her London flat. Who can they be from?? It's a mystery all right. The book is in Asda for £3.50 and in Sainsbos or Tesco for £3.99.

The second book is Holding by Graham Norton, suggested by Lindsey. It is a 'gentle' detective novel set in a small town in county Cork. It might be a bit twee, it might be fab, who knows? Only one way of finding out. This is the lightweight book. It's in paperback but no supermarket sightings yet.

As ever, you can read both, either or neither (if the latter, just come for the wine. The book chat is strictly limited).

You might say, but that's only five weeks off and I can't possibly read two books in that time, now you are being unreasonable in your literary demands. I respond as follows: no guts no glory. That's what I say to Farquhar and Kerry when I make them come on runs with me through puddles full of cow poo (footpath between Guiseley and Menston that comes out by St Mary's school, if interested).

See you there

Helen Pennington


The 2017 AGM will be held on Thursday 7th December at Caroline Street Social Club. The club run for that night will be from Caroline Street rather than Nuffield - in past years, this has been a set time out-and-back on the road to Bingley. All  Striders are encouraged to attend the AGM - a fantastic buffet will be provided and we have the largest room at the Social Club this year!
Christmas meal
This year's Christmas meal will be in the private function suite at The Aagrah, Shipley. This will take place on the evening of Saturday 16th December and will likely feature a beverage or two at Fanny's Ale House post-meal. More details will follow in due course.
Pie & Peas
The thoroughly ridiculous Strava-art, Christmas jumper and pie & peas night will take place on Thursday 21st December. Last year featured a wonky reindeer and an inappropriate snowman. A really fun night with pie & peas provided by the club and a chance to have a final run and drink together before Christmas. Again, more details will follow in due course.
Remember, every single one of you is a member of this running club. As such, you are all encouraged to attend any/all of the events! We hope to see lots of our newer runners joining the longer standing members to celebrate together during the festive period. We are all Saltaire Striders!
Away Runs

The last Tuesday of each month will continue to be an Away run from Esholt, with drinks afterwards in the Woolpack.
England Age Group Masters meet Marathon Challenge

England Age Group Masters runners demonstrated that age really is no barrier to performance as they took on the MBNA Chester Marathon in style. Sporting the specially designed retro-style England Age Group Masters kit the 150 strong team of men and women representing England in the age groups V35 through to V75 took on the 26.2 mile race, with the added challenge of competing against a Celtic Nations team of runners and a strong field of club runners of all ages.

The organizers of the MBNA Chester Marathon were the perfect hosts making this a special day for many of these dedicated club runners.

This new initiative launched by England Athletics last autumn aims to recognize and reward the performances of the age group runners who make up a sizeable proportion of many a club membership. England Athletics are looking to further develop similar opportunities at other distances that will also add to the existing opportunities offered through the British Masters Athletics Federation.

 Runners were invited to pre-register their interest to run in one of the five qualifying races, with the top five men and top 5 women in each age group at each race gaining automatic qualification for the team. Sunday was the culmination of several months of training with the whole team coming together at Chester in this inaugural event. Proud friends and family members were there to support on this special day where old rivalries were revived and new friendships made.

Conditions were near perfect for marathon running. Martin Fillingham finsihed 75th (10th V45) in 2:51:55 with Stuart Dunbar hot on his heels finishing in 86th place (2nd V55) in 2:53:06.


Martin Fillingham (England) 2:51:55
Stuart Dunbar (England) 2:53:06 (2nd V55)
Matt Richardson 2:54:52
Laura Richardson 3:47:30
John Singh 3:54:11
Gary Western 3:58:21
John Walton 3:58:53

Metric Marathon
Gavin Hamilton 2:28:26
Helen Western 2:29:52
Helen Brant 2:30:23
Dairine Nethercott 2:32:36

Full results

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John Carr 5k charity donations

£800 was donated to the Bradford Hospitals Childrens Charity.
6 striders went along to the new unit at the BRI to present the cheque and see how the money will be used.


Great to show my Saltaire striders friends around the new children’s wards at BRI. The club have made several donations from the John Carr Race series and individual runners sponsored runs.

It has made such a difference. Thanks guys Simon Frazer

Race Results

Holmfirth 15m

4th Steven Fowler 1:36:48 (1st V40)

Full results

Bradford City Runs


3rd Ewan Gibb 19:39
14th Noel Fitzpatrick 22:29 (3rd V40)
24th Alun Griffiths 23:39 (1st V60)
29th Rachel Parker 25:05 (3rd F45)
31st Pippa Bird 25:10 (1st F35)
33rd Helen Brant 25:22 (2nd F35)

Full results


5th Martin Fillingham 36:45 (1st V40)
30th Adam Willoughby 44:07
34th Craig Beza 44:36
35th Stephen Hetherington 44:41
44th Martin Love 45:43
50th Tim Mosedale 46:18
59th Pawel Tryc 46:58
67th Gary Pennington 47:28
127th Helen Love 52:12 (2nd F55)
161st Jadine Smith 53:53
181st Frank Masley 54:52
183rd Sarah Sherratt 54:34
184th Josie Briggs 55:20
201st Ian Dickinson 56:40
214th Anne Mason 57:06
233rd Fran Guy 57:52
239th Suzanne Hague 58:42
259th Sylvia Ross 59:38 (2nd F65)
318th Ann Upton 65:13
263rd Charlotte Martin 70:07
364th Eleanor Hughes 70:07
382nd Judith Nunn 74:27

Full results

Half marathon

5th Will Kerr 80:38 (1st V40)
7th Stuart Dunbar 83:40 (1st V50)
44th Louise Nash 1:42:27 (1st F45)
55th Alan Douglas 1:44:54
77th Frank Beecroft 1:49:00
188th Heather Bayliss 2:40:39

Full results

Bronte Way fell race

42nd Ali Nash 66:00 (3rd V45)
86th Paul Disney 71:40
103rd John Singh 74:22
245th Tony Hart 1:40:20
266th Jayne Hart 1:54:35

Full results

Osmotherley trail Marathon/half marathon

Half Marathon

85th Kath Stone 3:44:26

Full results


13th Richard Stone 5:23:37 (1st V50)

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Yorkshire Coast 10k

Sylvia Ross 57:51 (3rd F65)

Full results

Birmingham Marathon
44th Tim Baldwin 2:57:11

Full results

Manchester half marathon

Noel Fitzpatrick 1:51:39
Craig Elliott 1:53:33
Jess Alred 2:30:10
Jen Murgatroyd 2:23:49

Bridlington half marathon

Barney Lerner 1:48:44
Mel Akeroyd 2:00:02

Full results

Budapest 10k/18m/Marathon


Ali Nash 38:50
Louise Nash 45:44
Louise McGechaen 50:38
John Colwell 55:59
Dairine Nethercott 56:46
Kath Stone 58:46
Richard Smith 59:14
Michelle Eyres 60:19
Jenny Colwell 61:07
Alex Ayling 67:51
Joanne O'Dwyer 68:53
Keith Jump 70:17


Jeremy Rix 2:47:07
Alun Griffiths 2:48:31
Frank Beecroft 3:03:05
Carolyn Rix 3:56:24


Will Kerr 2:59:44
Stewart Spink 3:15:52
Richard Stone 3:29:37
Ben Pearson 3:58:50
Helen Love 4:04:38
Anna Harding 4:06:54
Matin Love 4:15:02
Darren Longhorn 4:44:04

Full results

Tissington trail half marathon
88th Frank Beecroft 1:45:10
208th Josie briggs 2:00:52
260th Suzanne Hague 2:09:29

Full results

Withens Skyline fell race
339th Mohanlal Mistry 82:06

Yorkshire Marathon
Graham Terry 3:38:10
Craig Elliot 4:34:23
Kerry Wood 4:38:19
Sheila Pepper 6:01:11

Full results

Yorkshire 10m
Ian Jenkins 68:44
James Gardner 69:06
Emma Cartledge 73:59
Craig Beza 74:17
Louise Nash 76:27
Wendy Hey 84:29
Simon Latimer 85:56
Esther Silva 91:13
Mervyn Silva 93:04
Sylvia Ross 95:23
Claire Thaper 1:40:30
Natalie Ellis 1:53:01

Full results

Oxford half marathon
Barney Lerner 1:48:08

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Mersey Tunnel 10k
Rachel Parker 57:15

Full results

Cardiff half marathon
Ben Marchant 1:40:04
Laura Marchant 1:46:14

Full results

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
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Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix 2017
Grand Prix race 5 - Horsforth


28th Helen Love 37:08 (2nd F60)
38th Kirstie Holmes 39:09
57th Michelle Eyres 43:27
58th Sylvia Ross 43:41 (1st F65)


1st Will Kerr 27:34
25th Stuart Dunbar 30:05
51st Stephen Hetherington 32:57
59th Alan Douglas 34:18
62nd Alun Griffiths 34:33
65th Jack Verity 34:52
77th Martin Love 36:11
105th Mervyn Silva 43:07

Full results

It has now been confirmed that there will only be 6 races in this years grand prix the final race is

12th November - Cleckheaton

September Strider of the Month
Will Kerr - foremost in recognition of his captaincy and belief that SS could finally win the LCW relay, for which he again put in a lot of effort arranging the evolving team and then ran the opening leg to put the team in early strong contention. He was then out at several points along the 64 mile course supporting and updating other team members as well as negotiating with race officials, staying for the presentation at the end of a long day.

For good measure, within 7 days he was leading SS home with another solid/superb 75 minute half marathon at the Vale Of York.

Mid month Will lead the men's northern 6 stage team at Manchester despite being laid low with a fever days before and then chasing up with officials to secure the team's reinstatement after their administrative mix up.
Club Championship 2017

Only 2 races left in this years championship .  Next up is the  Abbey Dash 10k or Guy Fawkes 10m.

Latest standings
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.
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