Saltaire Striders newsletter 31st December
Welcome to the Saltaire Striders newsletter.  The next edition of the newsletter will be published at the end of January so if you have anything to be included please submit it by 28th January.

Upcoming races/runs

7th Jan. Peco race 3 Roundhay Park (club championship race)

10th Jan. TNT 10m trail race - Temple Newsam


21st Jan. Peco race 4 Middleton park, Leeds

4th Feb. Dewsbury 10k (club championship race)

Further race listings can be found on these web sites

John Schofields UK Results

Race Best

North East races
The Pecos continue

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.

7th Jan. Roundhay Park (club championship race)
21st Jan. Middleton Park
11th Feb. Temple Newsam

Race 2 at Golden Acre Park on 10th Dec.  The ladies finished a fine 2nd in league 1 to continue their promotion campaign with Hannah Oldroyd again winning the race.  The men finished 3rd in the premier league behind Wharfedale Harriers and only 10 points behind leat years champions Valley Striders.


1st Hannah Oldroyd 30:11
26th Lesley Watson 33:58
47th Bernie Bowden 35:50
66th Hannah Partner 36:42
80th Louise Nash 37:44
104th Rachel Parker 39:32
121st Helen Love 40:40
192nd Pippa Bird 44:19
224th Bernadtte Cook 46:33
241st Michelle Eyres 47:59
247th Claire Thaper 48:44
271st Carolyn Rix 52:52
280th Heather Bayliss 54:38

Ladies race 2 full results

Ladies race 2 team results


5th Josh Rowe 26:15
18th Will Kerr 27:43
19th Tom Lee 27:45
29th Andy Brown 28:29
30th Matt Richardson 28:30
42nd Martin Fillingham 29:01
52nd Carl Kernick 29:34
75th Stuart Dunbar 30:31
119th Simon Frazer 32:01
159th John Singh 32:13
165th Stewart Spink 33:25
191st Ian Jenkins 34:22
200th Jeremy Rix 34:43
229th Darren Parker 35:26
251st Martin Love 36:24
264th Jack Verity 37:04
287th Alan Douglas 38:03
300th Alun Griffiths 38:51
380th Simon Kinsnorth 48:03
384th Mervyn Silva 48:42
386th Mike Moss 49:17

Race 2 mens results

Mens race 2 team results

Social Events
Burnsall run

Date for your diary Sat. 21st July 2018

Club trip Mallorca - October 2018
The Saltaire Striders overseas trip / race for 2018 is Palma in Mallorca.  If you want to be part of the trip then you need to do the following:
Book your flights
Flight out on Friday 12 October with Jet 2 departs at 06:30
Flight back on Monday 15 October with Ryanair departs at 13:45
These are suggested flights for everyone to travel together, and were the cheapest options, however you can book days/times to suit yourself if these don't meet your needs.
Note that prices have been going up and down so you will need to take a call re when you book, waiting may mean prices go down but you run the risk of not getting your preferred flight.
Also note, that there are cheaper options to fly back later in the week if anyone wants to add one or more days onto their trip and other airlines.
Book the hotel
The hotel is Tryp Palma Bellver Hotel.  Please make sure you search for the Mallorca one.
This is centrally located, overlooks the marina, and is reasonably priced.  It is 15/20 minutes walk to the cathedral and the park where the race expo and race start is, and located well for strolling into the old town.
The hotel is right on the bus route which serves the airport for those who want to transfer using public transport.
You can find the hotel on sites like and can reserve without having to pay up front.
For anyone looking for a much cheaper option there is a basic but nice looking hostel - similar to the one we stayed in on the Iceland trip. Contact Lindsey Pearson if you want the details.
Enter your race of choice
Here is the website for the race, which offers marathon, half marathon and 10k options. 
The sooner you enter the better as the entry fees raise periodically over time.
Let Lindsey Pearson know you are going
Please let Lindsey Pearson know if you are going on the trip, and if anyone else is joining you.  She will make arrangements for airport/hotel transfers if required, discuss whether we want trip t.shirts, arrange social activity etc.
Partners, including non runners are more than welcome.
Please do get in touch if you want any information or help with your booking.
John Carr 5k charity donations

Further donations of £800 were made at the club AGM by Mel Akeroyd to Yorkshire Dales Cave Rescue and Stuart  Dunbar to Comfort Rwanda and Congo.
Proposed changes to club training sessions

Thank you to the 8 people (out of 250+ members) who took the time to provide feedback on the proposed changes to club training sessions.  The feedback will be passed to the club committee for consideration and a decision made on the way forward.
Race Results

Ribble Valley 10k

88th Tim Baldwin 35:55
104th Matt Nowell 36:41
389th Martin Love 44:34
490th Gary Pennington 47:04
632nd Helen Love 49:58
652nd Barney Lerner 50:32
1013th Suzanne Hague 59:40

Full results

Auld Lang Syne fell race

26th Matt Richardson 50:15
95th Simon Frazer 57:17

Full results

Chevin Chase

16th Tom Lee 44:15
18th Will Kerr 44:22 (3rd V40)
140th Tim Forster 51:32
156th John Singh 52:14
227th Ian Jenkins 55:11
268th Richard Stone 56:09
348th Ben Pearson 58:50
366th Igs Robun 59:15
375th Jack Verity 59:11
397th Alan Douglas 59:52
441st Gary Pennington 61:18
658th Craig Elliott 67:47
708th Mohanlal Mistry 68:55
930th Carolyn Rix 81:08
985th Urmilla Mistry 93:12
993rd Rachel Parker 1:40:54

Full results

The Stoop fell race

18th Matt Richardson 35:45
101st Richard Stone 43:46
149th Simon Furlong 48:59

Full results

Wadsworth half trog fell race

42nd Paul Disney 1:32:51

Full results

Landale Christmas Pud 10k

8th Martin Fillingham 36:44
142nd Noel Fitzpatrick 48:08
160th Rachel Parker 49:07
229th Darren Longhorn 52:20
368th Dairine Nethercott 58:20
407th Simon Kingsnorth 60:02

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
Click here
Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix 2018
The first race of the 2018 Grand Prix will be at Horsforth on 18th March followed by the Yorkshire Vets AGM.  Further dates for the series will be announced shortly and will include a race organised by Saltaire Striders.
November Strider of the Month
Kath Stone - Kath has had an amazing year. She has entered a series of off road half marathons which previously would have been way out of her comfort zone. Most of these races have been done in terrible weather and they have all ended up much longer than 1/2 marathon distance. Training for these races has brought her road PBs down significantly as well. Kath's husband has quite a few SOTM trophies. It's now time to give Kath a SOTM trophy to put with them.
Club Championship 2017

The winners of the 2017 club championships were Stuart Dunbar (Premier league), Sylvia Ross (First division) and Pippa Bird (Second division) the table below shows the top 10 in each on the divisions.

Click here to see the full results (the 2018 divsion tab shows who has been promoted and relegated for 2018).
Premier Division  
Rank Name Score Races
1 Stuart Dunbar 400 9
2 Will Kerr 398 10
3 Martin Fillingham 391 8
4 Helen Love 388 12
5 Gary Western 375 8
6 Alan Douglas 369 12
7 Tracy Foy 363 9
8 Alun Griffiths 360 8
9 Mohanlal Mistry 353 11
10 Mel Akeroyd 320 9
First Division  
Rank Name Score Races
1 Sylvia Ross 399 10
2 Ian Jenkins 395 10
3 Ewan Gibb 385 8
4 Richard Smith 383 11
5 Carolyn Rix 382 8
6 Gavin Hamilton 184 4
7 Stephen Hetherington 148 3
8 John Walton 140 3
9 Liz Hamilton 133 3
10 Clair Fitzpatrick 128 3
Second Division  
Rank Name Score Races
1 Philippa Bird 380 9
2 John Singh 379 8
3 Sarah Sherratt 333 8
4 Bernie Bowden 297 6
5 Ann Upton 257 6
6 Nick Breare 232 5
7 Craig Elliott 228 5
8 Josephine Briggs 224 5
9 Jadine Smith 217 5
10 Esther Silva 198 5
Club Championship 2018

The proposed races for the 2018 championship are:
1 Peco League race 3 5m Trail 7th Jan.
2 Dewsbury 10k 10k Road 4th Feb.
3 Keighley BIG 10k 10k Road 11th March
4 Epilepsy Action 10k 10k Road 18th March
5 Guiseley Gallop 6m Trail 1st April
6 Baildon Boundary Way HM Trail 8th April
7 Vale of York 10m  10m Road 15th April
8 Up the Odda 6m Trail 5th May
9 Leeds Half 13.1m Road 13th May
10 Apperley Bridge Canter 10k Trail 31st May
11 Otley 10 10m Road 6th Jun
12 Solstice  Saunter 5m Trail 20th June
13 Rush around the Rhubarb 6k Trail 26th June
14 Eccup 10 10m Road 1st July
15 Arthur James Shakerr 13k Trail 22nd July
16 Horton Park run 5k Road 4th Aug.
17 Even Splits 5k 5k Road 22nd Aug.
18 Vale of York 13.1m Road 9th Sept.
19 Kirkstall Abbey 7m 7m Trail 16th Sept.
20 Bradford Park run Lister Park 5k Road 6th Oct.
21 Bradford City Runs 5k/10k/13 Road 28th Oct.
22 Guy Fawkes 10 10m Road 4th Nov.
or          22 Abbey Dash 10k Road 4th Nov.
23 Bolton Abbey festival 10k/10m/HM Trail 11th Nov.
24 Peco League Race 2 5m Trail TBA Dec.

25 any marathon in 2018 - if your marathon is an obscure marathon you must make us aware of your time for it to count in the championship.
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.

Tuesday 9th Jan.
Tuesday 23rd Jan.
Trespass have provided us with a 10% discount code for online purchases.  If you would like the code please contact Jack Verity 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 or see the Saltaire Striders chat page on facebook (but please don't share it on social media).

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