Saltaire Striders newsletter 29th February 2020
Welcome to the Saltaire Striders newsletter.

The next edition of the newsletter will be published at the end of March so if you have anything to be included please submit it by 27th March.

Upcoming races/runs

15th Mar. Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k
15th Mar. Spen 20
15th Mar. Thirsk 10m (inc. Yorks vets champs)

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
5th Apr. Baildon Boundary Way off road half marathon.
12th Apr. Guiseley Gallop trail 10k
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

If someone asks you what you are doing on Friday 15th May, what will you tell them? Will you tell them that you are staying in, folding your race t-shirts, fingering your bling, dreaming of past glories? Or will you tell them that you will be having an awesome night filled with laughter and fun, celebrating all of the running achievements of our wonderful running club in the last year?

Don't miss out on the event of the year! Get your tickets today and come and join us in a celebration of all things Stridery from the last year or so:

All members are invited to attend: from the longest standing member to the newest recruit. Bring your partner, bring a friend - the more the merrier! If you are a member of this club, we want to see you at our awards evening!

The evening will feature a delicious finger buffet, disco, fully-stocked raffle, quiz with prizes, our co-captains' address, and a plethora of awards, including:

Club Championships - top 3 in each division
Club Personality of the Year - points from SOTM nominations and marshaling at events
The Deja Vu award - for most Strider of the Month nominations without a win
PECO Most Improved awards - male and female under-40, and male and female over-40
Striders' Strider awards - two awards voted for by you the members
Committee's Choice award - as voted for by the committee
...and more!

This year we will again be hosted by the Mercure (Bankfield) Hotel - the one at the end of the Bingley bypass by the roundabout - on Friday 15th May, with the evening starting from 7:30pm. 

All of this excellent fun for less than £20! What more could you ask for?
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.
April featured race

Guiseley Gallop 

This race is held each year on Easter Sunday so this years race is on Sunday 12th April 10:30.  It is a multi-terrain approx 10k 2 lap route with plenty of hills and mud!
Parking and registration (collect race number on the day) is at the West Side retail park (Argos) at Guiseley - there is usually entry on the day for those wanting to make a last minute decision.  The start is a 5 minute jog down the hill in the woods with the finish on the service road just at the back of Argos with a bottle of beer or miniature bottle of wine for every finisher.

The race starts on the rocky/muddy track and descends steeply then heads into the woods with mud and tree roots to contend with.  On emerging from the woods you head back towards Esholt village on the flat dirt track and then the old filter beds road.  You then head back into the woods and a long drag then steep climb to the top level of the woods where you do a flatish circuit before a steep muddy descent back to the main track for lap 2..  The last mile includes another muddy climb. 
PECO Cross-Country League

With race 4 severely depleted (200 less men finishers than race 3) due to the weather and race 5 cancelled by Leeds parks dept. the Peco league has been a bit of a wash out. The men have finished 3rd in the premier league and won the vets league.  The ladies finished 4th in the first division and 5th in the vets premier league.

On the individual front Will Kerr finished 3rd V40, Colin Walker (2nd claim) finished 2nd V45, Andy Brown 1st V50 and Stuart Dunbar 1st V55.  For the ladies, Lesley Watson (2nd claim) finished 2nd F45.

The league Presentation Night: will take place Friday 27th March at ‘Cuckoo’ on Call Lane, Leeds. Doors will open at 7.30pm, with a DJ from 8.00pm, a ‘pizza buffet’ from 8.30pm and the presentations from 9.00pm.  Entry is free for all PECO runners who bought a season ticket, please let Stuart Dunbar or Helen Brant know if you would like to attend.

Relays - 29th March - Bramley Falls Woods

Race 4 - West Park


12th Lesley Watson 32:47 (1st F45)
57th Louise Nash 38:52
65th Janet Bower 39:25
93rd Helen Love 42:50
120th Cat Bruckner 46:44

Full results


15th Colin Walker 27:16
17th Will Kerr 27:26 (3rd V40)
18th Andy Brown 27:27 (2nd V50)
47th Martin Fillingham 28:52
99th Stuart Dunbar 31:16 (1st V55)
171st Stephen Hillas 34:50
183rd Tim Spencer 35:30
193rd Greg Hull 36:15
202nd Dave Bower 36:59
203rd Martin Love 37:01
249th Craig Elliott 41:06
252nd Graham D'Arcy 41:44
286th Mervyn Silva 50:42


Happy birthday to the following members who have a birthday in March - Iffat Aaslam, Lee Casson, Michelle Eyres, Anne Forster, Frances  Guy, Liz Halfpenny, Kirstie Holmes, Krystina Kozlowska, Simon Latimer, Charlotte Martin, Dairine Nethercott, Paul Parkins, Samuel Sharp, Kath Stone, Graham Terry, Lesley Watson and Gary Western

Club Championship

5 More club championship races coming up in quick succession with the Bradford Epilepsy Action 10k, Keighley Big K 10k, Baildon Boundary Way off-road half marathon, Guiseley Gallop and Vale of York 10m.
Yorkshire Vets 2020

10 dates have now been confirmed for the 2020 Grand Prix series.

March 21st - Middleton Park
April 19th - Honley
May 26th - Kirkstall
June 10th Ackworth
July 14th Pudsey
July 22nd - Stainland
July 28th - Bingley (organised by Saltaire Striders)
Aug.5th - Halifax
Oct 11th - Horsforth
Nov. 8th - Cleckheaton

For further details and to register for the season visit the Yorkshire Vets website

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 
January Strider of the Month
Janet Bower - Janet continued her fine form from 2019 and led home the Striders ladies at the 3rd Peco and finished 3rd F50, again winning bragging rights in the Bower houshold.
Race Results
Sir Titus Trot Leap Year special


4th Richard Thomas 2:39:58


1st Tom Kay 38:30


31st Vikki O'Brien 31:46
55th Amanda Race 41:45

Full results

Even Splits Leeds 5k series - race 1

6th Martin Fillingham 17:10
56th Richard Thomas 20:05
157th Louise Dell'Amico 26:50
160th Suzanne Hague 26:58
163rd Liz Hamilton 27:07
175th Mervyn Silva 30:21

Full results

Settle half marathon

131st Louise Dell'Amico 2:12:09

Full results

High Cup Nick fell race

13th Matt Richardson 72:17
156th John Singh 93:40

Full results
English National cross-country championships - Nottingham

Saltaire Striders 64th 

331st Will Kerr 52:15
548th Andy Brown 55:23
750th Martin Fillingham 58:42
807th Stuart Dunbar 59:37
979th Steve Fowler 62:03
1146th Lee Casson 65:02

Full results
Barcelona half marathon

149th Tim Baldwin 70:10
8934th Tracy Foy 1:50:32

Full results

Gt. North West half marathon

319th Gary Western 1:49:16
543rd Will Collinson 2:02:02
580th Helen Western 2:02:23

Full results

Liversedge half marathon

150th Martin Love 1:46:30
179th Mick Brearley 1:49:34
186 Dave Bower 1:50:36
202 Lee East 1:52:39
246th Janet Bower 1:57:13
251st Helen Love 1:58:15 (3rd F60)
303rd Mohanlal Mistry 2:04:13

Full results

Windy Hill fell race

72nd John Singh 79:18

Full results

Dewsbury 10k

6th Tim Baldwin 31:48
20th Will Kerr 33:20 (3rd V40)(new club V40 record)
25th Marcin Soszka 33:35 (new V35 club record)
78th Martin Fillingham 35:04
81st Paul Parkins 35:13
84th Andy Brown 35:18 (1st V50)
104th Tom Kay 35:52
149th Lee Casson 37:03
196th Richard Bond 38:01
213th Adam Brunskill 38:19
230th Craig Beza 38:45
268th Ian Jenkins 39:11
279th Stewart Spink 39:25
292nd Simon Frazer 39:31
371st Richard Thomas 40:59
487th Ian Dickinson 42:56
489th John Singh 43:18
494th Tim Mosedale 43:05
579th Mick Brearley 44:39
691st Lee East 45:48
788th Catherine Brown 46:54
866th Alun Griffiths 48:11
937th Helen Love 49:37 (3rd F60)
947th Rachel Parker 49:07
965th Alan Douglas 49:35
1094th Helen Brant 51:09
1205th Craig Elliott 51:59
1283rd Laura Richardson 53:47
1301st Joanne Hardaker 54:09
1302nd Suzanne Hague 54:20
1403rd Josie Briggs 56:17
1479th Mel Akeroyd 57:37
1516th Fran Guy 57:50
1519th Nick Breare 57:50
1587th Mervyn Silva 59:04
1616th Frank Beecroft 59:34
1709th Carolyn Rix 61:51
1719th Donna Hector 62:17
1972nd Judith Nunn 73:10
1985th Heather Bayliss 74:53

Full results

Wadsworth Trog 'The Beast'

2nd Matt Richardson 2:51:50
64th Ewan Gibb 3:36:57
86th Loris Dell'Amico 3:49:03
124th Igs Robun 4:11:44

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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