Saltaire Striders newsletter 31st January 2019
Welcome to the Saltaire Striders newsletter.

The next edition of the newsletter will be published at the end of February so if you have anything to be included please submit it by 25th February.

Upcoming races/runs

10th Feb. Peco race 5 - Roundhay
17th Feb. - Liversedge half marathon
23rd Feb. - National cross-country Harewood House
27th Feb. - Leeds 5k series race 1
3rd Mar. - Brownlee Centre festival of running (1m/5k/10k/hm/20m)
Further race listings can be found on these web sites

John Schofields UK Results

Race Best

North East races

Northern Running Guide
Club Trip Reims 2019
Date : Sunday 20th October
Distances : Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k
Routes : Please visit which has video footage of the 2018 races and route maps.  The 10k is in the centre of Reims which is a UNESCO World Heritage site; the Half Marathon will also be in the historic centre of Reims and surrounding towns; the Marathon participants will be lucky enough to run into local countryside and through the Champagne vineyards

Registration : 2018 costs were between e10 - e45 depending on race distance and early bird discounts *Race entries do not open until 2nd April. 

Medical Certificate : There is a requirement in France for participants in sporting events to submit a Medical Certificate.  The race website has a template to download.  Your GPs will likely charge for signing the certificate so you should check with them the cost, however for those wishing to avail of his services Alun Griffiths has offered to certify them for club members free of charge

Flights : *Jet2 has flights available on Thursday 17 October and Friday 18 October trom LBA to CDG. 

*The Friday flight is a little later in the day, the Thursday flight is slightly cheaper.  Some people have already confirmed that they intend to travel on the Thursday flight.   Obviously the longer you wait to book flights may impact availability and/or price (up or down).  Jet2 have been offering a discount for MyJet2 Members - it’s free to join so enrol before you start the booking process to check what offers are available.

*Return flight Monday 21 October.  

Train : Eurostar could be an option for those not wanting to fly, although tickets and prices not usually published until 6 months before departure date

Transfer : Direct trains 4 times daily from CDG to Reims at £25-£35, 35 minutes, timetable not yet available.  More regular trains from central Paris, indirect 45 minutes, likely to be cheaper.  Alternatively there are companies that provide minibus transfers from CDG to Reims which we could consider depending on numbers and cost.  Let Lindsey know which outbound/return flights you have booked (and numbers e.g partner ) and she will try to organise a group transfer option.


*Ibis Reims Centre Gare is a reasonably priced hotel close to the railway station and also relatively close to the town centre (10 minutes).
Holiday Inn in Reims centre. 

*There are many other hotels ranging in price from very basic to expensive. 

*Airbnb has lots of availability for couples if alternative cheaper accommodation is needed. If you are a single looking to share with someone then Lindsey can put you in touch with any other singles in a similar position. 

Duration : 4 day trip going on the Friday before the race and returning on the Monday following the race.  Travel days are only a suggestion but will likely be when the majority of the group will go - there will be the option to have extra days before or after to spend more time in Reims, or to transfer and see the delights that Paris has to offer

Participants : All club members are welcome on the trip, and partners or significant others are most welcome.

Activities : We tend to sightsee in small groups, but get together for drinks on an evening, and have one large group meal on the Sunday night following the race - participation in group activities is not compulsory and some people like to spend the long weekend much to themselves which is absolutely fine

Reims : It is a beautiful city in Champagne country.  Main attractions are the cathedral, museum, art deco market, Verzenay Lighthouse.  And not forgetting the Champagne houses
If you already know that you will be joining the trip, or have any questions  then please e-mail Lindsey Pearson 
Peco Cross Country league
You can still enter race 5 at a cost of £11 (£7 to cover race number) and £4 for the race.

Enter Race 5 - 10th Feb. Roundhay Park, Leeds (entries now open)
Race 3 - West Park, Leeds


29 ladies the team finished 4th in league 1 and 7th in the Vets premier league.

40th Emily Birchall 39:58
67th Olivia Gregory 41:35
103rd Louise Nash 43:29
129th Tracy Foy 44:41
146th Janet Bower 45:29
151st Laura Richardson 45:48
161st Helen Brant 46:27
162nd Kirstie Holmes 46:29
182nd Wendy Hey 47:46
209th Helen Love 48:49 (3rd F60)
216th Helen Western 49:24
217th Kerry Wood 49:29
223rd Sarah Sherratt 49:35
263rd Harriet Fletcher 51:33
299th Denise Davis 53:11
303rd Anne Mason 53:22
310th Louise Dell'Amico 53:51
314th Josie Briggs 54:06
320th Fran Guy 54:25
331st Cat Bruckner 55:02
334th Michelle Eyres 55:16
336th Fiona Farquhar 55:20
340th Gemma Hailwood-McCallion 55:40
352nd Suzanne Hague 56:31
358th Donna Hector 56:45
360th Carolyn Rix 57:25
364th Sheila Bugg 58:15
371st Sheila Pepper 58:58
383rd Charlotte Hardy 61:42

Race 3 Ladies results

Race 3 Ladies team results


40 men - the team finished 5th and 1st in the Vets league

5th Tim Baldwin 30:16
21st Greg Hull 32:14 (1st V50)
29th Martin Fillingham 32:34 (2nd V45)
36th Matt Richardson 32:47
40th Andy Brown 32:58 (2nd V50)
57th Stuart Dunbar 33:40 (2nd V55)
112th Steve Fowler 35:33
142nd Kyle Bethell 36:25
154th Simon Frazer 36:51
177th Stewart Spink 37:28
201st Ian Ogden 38:08
210th Joseph Rayner 38:31
220th Jeremy Rix 38:45
226th Tom Ratcliffe 38:59
233rd John Singh 39:07
236th Owen Jones 39:10
242nd Loris Dell'Amico 39:23
254th Richard Thomas 39:49
270th Stephen Hetherington 20:29
276th Simon Furlong 40:52
293rd Tim Spencer 41:32
317th Brett Jackson 42:14
338th Darren Parker 42:51
340th Ewan Gibb 42:54
347th David Bower 43:01
352nd Tim Mosedale 43:09
369th Stephen Hillas 43:48
374th Martin Love 43:56
384th Alun Griffiths 44:21
387th Gary Western 44:27
388th Gavin Hamilton 44:30
413th Alan Douglas 45:39
434th Lee East 47:15
439th Mohanlal Mistry 47:58
448th Frank Beecroft 48:44
470th Ian Dickinson 52:47
471st Mervyn Silva 52:52
473rd Mike Moss 53:07
481st Nick Breare 54:51
485th Richard Smith 55:33

Race 3 mens results

Race 3 mens team results

Race 4 - Crimple Valley, Harrogate


16 ladies, the team finished 7th of 7 in league 1 - they should be safe to stay in league 1 for next year but could do with rallying the troops for the final race at Roundhay on 10th Feb to make sure there are no slip ups. The team were 8th in the Vets premier league.

50th Bernie Bowden 34:36
129th Louise Nash 38:06
139th Janet Bower 38:39
174th Laura Lickley 40:29
184th Wendy Hey 40:54
200th Helen Love 41:33 (3rd F60)
218th Kerry Wood 42:17
245th Sarah Sherratt 43:41
295th Anne Mason 45:42
307th Louise Dell'Amico 46:03
321st Fran Guy 47:00
338th Sheila Bugg 48:27
340th Gemma Hailwood-McCallion 48:34
357th Carolyn Rix 50:24
362nd Sheila Pepper 51:15
390th Heather Bayliss 57:03

Race 4 Ladies results

Race 4 Ladies team results


29 men, the team finished 5th again meaning their premier league status for next year should be safe.  The team finished 1st in the Vets league and should now win this for the series unless we fail to turn up for the final race.

5th Tim Baldwin 25:46
29th Martin Fillingham 27:36 (2nd V45)
43rd Andy Brown 28:16 (1st V50)
47th Will Kerr 28:26
68th Matt Richardson 29:12
73rd Stuart Dunbar 29:17 (1st V55)
144th Ewan Gibb 31:10
181st Stewart Spink 32:04
200th John Singh 32:38
202nd Joseph Rayner 32:41
211th Jeremy Rix 33:06
214th Loris Dell'Amico 33:11
217th Tom Ratcliffe 33:17
248th Mick Chambers 34:13 (2nd V65)
258th Simon Furlong 34:38
267th Stephen Hetherington 34:49
292nd Brett Jackson 35:57
325th Jack Verity 36:47
340th David Bower 37:16
348th Darren Parker 37:30
352nd Alun Griffiths 37:36
367th Gary Western 38:08
397th Alan Douglas 39:11
409th Mohanlal Mistry 40:08
435th Frank Beecroft 42:11
449th Mike Moss 44:00
462nd Mervyn Silva 46:12
468th Nick Breare 47:29
474th Richard Smith 47:57

Race 4 mens results

Race 4 mens team results


Saturday/Sunday long runs

There is a closed facebook group Saltaire Marathon And Long Run Friends for people who are interested in doing some longer runs during the winter at a steady pace.  The runs are arranged via the group on an ad-hoc basis.  If interested please ask to join the group.
Committee meetings

The next committee meeting will be held on 5th Feb.- if you have anything which you wish to be discussed please contact or speak to any member of the committee.
Race Results

Kirkstall Calverley Cutter 18k trail

78th Janet Bower 1:33:52 (1st F50)
131st Kyle Bethell 1:54:02
132nd Claire Thaper 1:54:04

Full results

St Annes 10m

Gavin Hamilton 85:53

Stanbury Splash fell race

90th John Singh 63:21

Full results

Brass Monkey half marathon

20th Tim Baldwin 74:38
149th Carl Kernick 83:29
261st Simon Frazer 88:18
280th Stewart Spink 88:47
319th Ian Jenkins 90:11
483rd Laura Ryall 97:43

Full results

Sir Titus Trot 10k

3rd Chris Jones 43:01
9th John Walton 47:48

Full results

Giants Tooth fell race

49th John Singh 21:28 - 21:58
87th Jen Willingham 24:10 - 24:24
119th Alan Douglas 25:40 - 27:32
123rd Alvin Griffiths (aka Alun) 25:40 - 27:32
151st Mohanlal Mistry 29:03
169th Mike Moss 32:07

Full results

Jolly Holly Jog trail 10k

243rd Tracy Foy 53:48

Full results

Portsmouth Marathon

195th Jeremy Rix 3:53:38

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 2019

Details of the full grand prix schedule are still a bit sketchy but some dates /venues are confirmed.

Sat. 23rd March - Middleton Park, Leeds
Sun. 14th Apr. (TBC) - Honley
Tues. 28th May - Kirkstall
Wed. 26th June - West Vale
Tue. 23rd July - Bingley (organised by Saltaire Striders)
Wed. 7th Aug. - Halifax
Sun. 10th Nov. - Spenborough

Watch this space (or Yorkshire Vets web site) for further updates.
December Strider of the Month
Tim Baldwin - set a new 10k PB (34:14) at the Percy Pud race in Sheffield on 2nd Dec then leading home the team in the second Peco race at Temple Newsam in a superb 6th place and his 2nd consecutive top 10 finish.  Tim has been training hard recently, including at the track in Keighley and this certainly appears to be paying off!
Club Championship 2019
The list of the 2019 championship races is listed below.
1 Peco cross-country  5m trail Jan 20th
2 Dewsbury 10k 10k Road Feb 5th
3 Epilepsy Action 10k 10k Road Mar 17th Enter online
4 Keighley BIG 10k 10k Road Mar 31st Enter Online
5 Baildon Boundary Way 13.1m Trail Apr 7th Enter online
6 Vale of York 10 10m Road Apr 14th Enter online
7 Guiseley Gallop 10k Trail Apr 21st Enter online
8 Up the Odda 10k Trail May 4th Enter online
9 Leeds Half 13.1m Road May 12th Enter online
10 Apperley Bridge Canter 10k Trail May ?
11 Otley 10 10m Road June 12th
12 Solstice Saunter 5m Trail June 21st Enter online
13 Rush Round the Rhubarb
14 Eccup 10 10m Road June 30th  Enter online
15 Horton Park Run 5K Road July 20th
16 Arthur James Shakerr 13k Trail Aug. 4th Enter online
17 Even Splits 5K Road Aug ?
18 Vale of York 13.1m Road Sept ?
19 Kirkstall Abbey 7m 7m Trail Sept ?
20 Lister Park park run 5K Road Oct ?
21 Bradford City Runs 5k/10k/13 Road Oct ?
22 Guy Fawkes 10 10m Road Nov ?
22 Abbey Dash 10k Road Nov ?
23 Harriers v Cyclists 5m Trail Nov ?
24 Peco Cross Country 5m Trail Dec ?
25 Any Marathon 26.2m

2018 Full Results 
Tuesday Track Sessions
Our interval sessions at Keighley track are now every Tuesday and 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. 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 Announcements tab on the Saltaire Striders chat page on facebook (but please don't share it on social media).

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