Saltaire Striders newsletter 31st January 2020
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 26th February.

Upcoming races/runs

2nd Feb. Runners v Riders 4.7m fell race - Appletreewick
2nd Feb. Dewsbury 10k
9th Feb. Peco Cross-Country league race 4 - West Park,Leeds
26th Feb. Leeds 5k series race 1
1st Mar. Peco Cross-Country league race 5 - Rounhay Park,Leeds
8th Mar. Yorks Vets cross-country championships - Sheffield
15th Mar.
Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k
21st Mar. Yorks vets grand prix race 1 - Middleton Park
22nd Mar.
Keighley Big K 10k
22nd Mar. Northern 6/12 stage road relays - Birkenhead
Further race listings can be found on these web sites

John Schofields UK Results

Race Best

North East races

Northern Running Guide
Club prize presentation evening

The prize presentation evening will take place at the Mercure (Bankfield) Hotel in Bingley on Friday 15th May.  More details to follow nearer the time but book the date in your diary. 
New run leaders

The club has 3 new run leaders, Donna Pollard, Craig Elliott and John Singh who completed their LIRF training course at Keighley on 25th Jan.
February featured race

Peco Cross Country League race 4 - 8th Feb.

The penultimate race in the Peco series is at West Park, Leeds on 8th Feb. Separate races for men (11:00) and Ladies (11:10) with a one lap 5 mile route.  The route is all off road.  There is a mixture of football fields, fast parkland and rough woodland sections.  There are a couple of short hills but nothing too testing.

The conditions underfoot could be very muddy depending on the weather in the next week.

There is no designated car parking, there is good on-street parking available around the Dalesman Pub, Butcher Hill and the streets off the top of Spen Lane, There is also street parking behind the fields (see map) and on Queenswood Drive  – just below the playing fields. Do not park on Spen Lane as this is a busy, narrow road and is on a bus route.  You can also park on the roads around West Park (LS16 5QR puts you in the vicinity) and walk across the fields to the start area (do not walk across football pitches).

Toilet facilities will be available in the Dalesman Pub only. Please leave these as you would wish to find them.  There will be food in Dalesman afterwards.

In the premier league the men are currently comfortably placed 3rd behind Valley Striders and Roundhay Runners and leading the vets league,  the ladies are 4th in the 1st division and 5th in the vets premier league.  On the individual front Andy Brown  and Stuart Dunbar are leading in the V50 and V55 categories and Will Kerr and Martin Fillingham are 2nd in the V40 and V45 categories, Helen Love is 3rd in the F60 category. 

The last race in the series is on 1st March at Roundhay Park.
March featured race

Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k - 15th March

Starting in Bradford City centre near the City hall the route heads out on closed roads to Little Germany with a short climb up Vicar Lane before heading down Church Bank and out to Canal Road and Shipley Airedale Road.  At Stanley road there is another slight rise into Bolton Woods before returning to Canal Road and heading towards Shipley on Valley Road.  Turning round in Valley road you then head back to Bradford past the side of Broadway and finishing along Market Street back to City Park.

The race  is a firm fixture in the local running diary and has sold out for the last 3 years.  Last year over 60 Striders took part in the race with many more out on the course marshalling.
PECO Cross-Country League

Race 4 - 9th February - West Park, Leeds

Race 5 - 1st March - Roundhay Park, Leeds

Relays - 29th March - TBA

Entries for these races are open on the Racebest website.
Race 3 - Crimple Valley. Harrogate

61st Janet Bower 46:58 (3rd F50)
110th Louise Nash 51:14
137th Tracy Foy 54:20
172nd Wendy Hey 56:37
179th Helen Love 57:14 
194th Helen Western 58:15
218th Joanne Hardaker 60:23
220th Helen Brant 60:25
239th Kerry Wood 61:41
247th Cat Bruckner 62:13
260th Louise Dell'Amico 63:15
279th Fran Guy 64:47
295th Fiona Farquhar 66:30
306th Denise Davis 67:33
355th Sheila Pepper 76:06

Full results

9th Will Kerr 34:01
17th Andy Brown 35:04 (1st V50)
43rd Matt Richardson 36:22
48th Martin Fillingham 36:38
74th Richard Bond 37:44
83rd Stuart Dunbar 38:26 (2nd V55)
113th Lee Casson 39:36
147th Loris Dell'Amico 41:08
151st Stewart Spink 41:16
169th Tom Kay 41:56
195th John Singh 43:01
256th Richard Thomas 45:39
264th Tim Spencer 45:50
271st Ian Dickinson 46:10
288th Darren Parker 47:01
291st Stephen Hillas 47:10
302nd David Bower 47:40
328th Martin Love 48:47
354th Gary Western 50:46
392nd Graham D'Arcy 53:10
394th Alun Griffiths 53:22
421st Craig Elliott 56:11
462nd Mike Moss 63:18
483rd Mervyn Silva 68:36


Happy birthday to the following members who have a birthday in February  - Josephine Briggs, Clair Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Hague, Joanne Hardaker, Donna Pollard, Wendy Hey, Rayaz Mohammed, Maria Mullin, Mel Murley, Joseph Rayner, Jeremy Rix, Simon Rose, Stewart Spink, Richard Thomas, Tamsin Treasure-Jones, John Walton, Michael Wigglesworth and Kathryn Wood and especially Tracy Foy, Ian Russell and Clare Taylor who have big birthdays coming up.

New Members

 to  Krystina Kozlowska and Gordon Mathie who joined the club in January and Martin Hawkins who has joined as a second claim member.
Club Records

Louise Nash set another F50 club record with her time of 1:40:15 at the Brass Monkey half marathon.
Club Championship

The club championship races for 2020 are pretty much the same as 2019 with the exception of the Rush round the rhubarb trail race which has been dropped, as it was not well supported in 2019.

The first race in the series was the 3rd Peco race at Crimple Valley and the second race is the Dewsbury 10k followed by the Epilepsy Action 10k and Keighley Big K 10k.Following the 2019 championships Suzanne Hague, Lee East, Josephine Briggs, Kerry Wood, Jeremy Rix and Frank Masley have been promoted from the 1st division to the premier league with Jack Verity, Liz Hamilton, Gary Pennington, Esther Silva, Heather Bayliss, Philippa Bird and Darren Longhorn being relegated to the 1st division.

Janet Bower, David Bower, Richard Thomas, Darren Parker, Paul Parkins, Catherine Brown and Frances Guy are promoted fromthe 2nd division to the 1st division with Clair Fitzpatrick, John Colwell, Michelle Eyres, Simon Kingsnorth, Adam Camp, Alistair Nash and Peter Huby being relegated to the 2nd division.
Yorkshire Vets 2020

A few more dates have now been confirmed for the 2020 Grand Prix series.

March 21st - Middleton Park
April 19th - Honley
May 26th - Kirkstall
July 22nd - Stainland
July 28th - Bingley (organised by Saltaire Striders)
Aug.5th - Halifax
Nov. 8th - Cleckheaton

Watch this space for further details.

Cross-country championships

8th March Longley Park - Sheffield

10m championships

Thirsk 10 - 15th March

A new private facebook group has been created to back up the official YVAA website by "pushing" information out to members and to encourage dialogue, comments and enquires.  Details of how to register can be found at 
December Strider of the Month
Tim Baldwin - Led the Striders home in both of the first 2 Peco races in a fine 7th place.  Then absolutely smashed the club 10k record at Ribble Valley improving his PB by nearly 2 minutes with a superb time of 31:33 (his half way time would have broken the 5k record as well)!!  He also ran a 16:01 at Podium 5k at the end of November. It's fair to say he's now replaced Will Kerr as 'Top Dog' and is an all round nice guy.
Race Results
St. Aidans winter beast trail race

121st Rachel Parker 61:35
150th Helen Brant 63:49
247th Jayne Hart 75:23

Full results

4 villages half marathon

528th Mick Brearley 1:38:32

Full results

Holme Pierrpont 3hr challenge

2nd Chris Jones 23.3 mile (3:09:24)

Full results

Gargrave half marathon

181st Josie Briggs 2:13:12
184th Suzanne Hague 2:13:36

Full results
Stanbury Splash

10th Will Kerr 52:10 (2nd V40)
15th Matt Richardson 53:13
87th John Singh 65:19
180th Martin Love 78:46
220th Mohanlal Mistry 87:02

Full results
Brass Monkey half marathon

102nd Paul Parkins 78:37
214th Richard Bond 84:37
222nd Stewart Spink 84:50
265th Simon Frazer 86:22
267th Kyle Bethell 86:26
350th Ian Jenkins 89:12
646th Tim Mosedale 99:55
655th Louise Nash 1:40:15 (club F50 record)
656th Ali Nash 1:40:15
779th Catherine Brown 1:44:40

Full results
Temple Newsam 10

314th Rachel Parker 92:19
765th Miami Holt 2:06:21
809th Charlotte Hardy 2:16:15

Full results
Sir Titus Trot

Half marathon

4th Adam Brunskill 90:40


1st Chris Jones 41:24


14th Fran Guy 27:56

Full results

Giants Tooth fell race

38th John Singh 22:11
48th Tim Spencer 22:58
65th Stephen Hillas 24:59
69th Jen Willingham 25:36
75th Janet Bower 25:58
110th Alun Griffiths 28:43
131st Mohanlal Mistry 31:23
133rd Mike Moss 31:36

Full results
Committee meetings

The next committee meeting will be held on 4th March  - if you have anything which you wish to be discussed please contact or speak to any member of the committee.
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.
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
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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