Saltaire Striders newsletter 31st October 2021
Welcome to the latest edition of the Saltaire Striders newsletter.

If you would like anything to be included in the next edition of the newsletter please submit it here before 26th Nov.

Upcoming races/runs

Sun. 7th Nov. Guy Fawkes 10m
Sun 14th Nov Peco race 1 - Middleton Park
Sun 21st Nov. Tadcaster 10m (club championship race)
Further race listings can be found on these web sites

John Schofields UK Results

Race Best

North East races

Northern Running Guide
Social Events

2021 AGM

Thurs. 11th Nov. at Caroline Street Social Club,  This will be preceded by the traditional out and back club run from Caroline Street.

Curry Night

Friday 12th Nov. The Crafty Indian, Bradford Rd., Shipley.

Please let Ewan know if you would like to attend. Partners/friends welcome - the more the merrier!

Christmas meal

Fri. 10th Dec. - Don't Tell Titus

Christmas running 'flash-mob'..

mid-December (TBC)

Pie & Peas / Christmas Jumper / StravArt night -

Nuffield for club runs, followed by The Junction pub, Thursday 23rd December.

Looking forward to 2022, we hope to arrange a club trip to a UK race, with food and drinks post-race. If you have any suggestions of an event which you think should be considered (ideally with at least two distance options e.g 10k and HM), please do get in touch with me or another member of the committee. And the club awards night will also take place in late-Spring/early-Summer!

look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming events!
New Members
We would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new members who have recently joined the club:

Andrew Pine
Daniel Heptinstall
Andrew Bedford
Amy Willoughby
Ian Storey (2nd claim)
John Navis (2nd claim)
Tim Shea
Robert Legg
November featured race
Peco race 1 - Middleton Park 14th Nov.

The Peco cross-country/trail races are the highlight of the winter season and are usually 4-5 miles, the first race is usually the biggest of the 5 races.  The venue for the 1st race is Middleton Park in Leeds with parking at the John Charles South Leeds Stadium (head to White Rose centre then down Dewsbury Road towards Leeds and follow signs). 11:00 start.

Details of the course can be found on the peco xc website

We usually meet at Nuffield and car share to the venue. If you're going straight there look out for the Saltaire Striders gazebo and get there in time for the team huddle.

The course will be something like:

Fast grassy start in the field above the woods, mud, perhaps a short stretch of tarmac, mud, maybe a tricky technical section, mud, a short steep hill, mud, a second lap, mud, some tree roots, mud fast grassy finish, chocolate!

Remember to bring a change of kit/shoes because did we mention there might be some MUD.

The men are competing in the premier division with 9 men to count to the team score and the ladies are in the first division with 7 ladies to count.

Currently we have 14 ladies and 31 men entered for the series but there is still time to get your entry in before noon on 12th Nov.

PECO XC League Race 1 - Entry Form - RaceBest
Club Championship

Upcoming races and details of how the championship works are on the website.: New members are automatically added to the second division.

Next up is the Guy Fawkes 10m followed by the Tadcaster 10m

2021 Club AGM and Committee places

The Club AGM will be held  at Caroline Street Social Club on Thursday 11th Nov.  Club training that night will be out and back runs from Caroline Street,

This year the following posts are coming up for election:

Ladies Captain,
Membership Officer,
Communications Officer
Male Vets Captain
John Carr chair (not Management Committee posts).

The current Treasurer (Richard Stone), Communications Officer (Jack Verity) and Male Vets Captain (Martin Love) are not eligible to stand again so we must find a new member for these positions.  Also, the Ladies captain (Helen Brant), and membership secretary (Mervyn Silva) have indicated that they will not be standing for re-election so these positioms will also need to be filled.

Getting involved with the running of the club is a rewarding experience. If you think you might like to be involved, and want to know more details of what is involved in a particular role please talk to the current post holders, or any committee member - with no obligation!

Pecos are coming

For the new members, and those who haven't done them before, these are a series of 5 trail races (4 - 5 miles) which are the highlight of the winter.  The provisional dates and venues are:

14th Nov. Middleton Park, Leeds
5th Dec. Temple Newsam
19th Dec. Middleton Park, Leeds (Different course to race 1)
23rd Jan. West Park/Becketts Park, Leeds
20th Feb. Roundhay Park, Leeds
The clubs affiliated to the League compete across men's and ladies divisions. The simplest way to enter is to buy a season ticket online in advance for just £15, which provides entry to all five races. Once registered and paid for, you will not need to register again all season. You will collect your season race number at the first race you attend and then you just turn up to each race with your number and run.  Members are encouraged to enter before the 31st Oct. to receive a personalised chip timing number.

Alternatively you can enter each race on the day. The cost to enter each race individually on the day is £7. All entrants will be allocated a race number (with timing chip) which they must keep for the whole season. Replacements for lost or damaged numbers can be purchased at Race HQ for £3 for seniors.


1. The league is exclusive to the clubs that are members of the PECO XC league.

2. All competitors must be paid up members of a club which is affiliated to England Athletics at the time of the race.

3. Club members should be affiliated to England Athletics at the time of the race and should wear their official club vest.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO ENTER ON THE DAY, then you will be defined as a "guest" and will not contribute to your team score, or be eligible for points in the individual series competition. Only advance entries will be League "counters".
Club Records
The club records are now up to date on the website with as many results as we are able to ascertain.

Recent new club records include:

Martin Fillingham V50 10k 34:25

Hellen Western F50 marathon  3:58:53
Yorkshire Vets

For further details visit the Yorkshire Vets website

A private facebook group exists 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 
September Strider of the Month
 All previous winners of the Strider of the Month can be found on the club website. 
Craig Elliott -  Craig ran the Leeds half and then added a loop of 7 miles on to complete a long run as part of his London marathon preparations, at mile 18 Craig had, had enough and decided that was enough for him.  But then Craig came across a complete stranger, who was struggling to finish the half marathon. He ran with her right to the finish line, encouraging her to carry on right to the finish. Craig showed this lady the true strider spirit.  Also for all the help, advice and motivation he has given to fellow striders preparing for the London marathon.
Committee meetings

The next committee meeting will be held later in the year after the AGM  - if you have anything which you wish to be discussed please contact or speak to any member of the commitee.

All previous committee meeting and AGM minutes dating back to 2009 are available to view on the club web site

Committee meeting/AGM minutes archive
Track sessions
Interval sessions at Keighley track are back on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 - Carlton Keigley (formerly UAK), Green Head Rd, Keighley, BD20 6EB

We have a track share arrangement with Ilkley Harriers, each club paying half of the booking fees.

• Start time is 7.30pm, so arrive a few minutes before, ready for warm up and drills before the main session.

• Entry is £3 collected on attendance - please bring the correct  change.

Track is open for all members, all paces catered for and newbies are always more than welcome, so don't be shy. It's a fantastic way to improve performance whatever your preferred terrain and distance.
Saturday/Sunday long runs

There is a closed facebook group Saltaire Marathon, Long Or Short Run Friends for people who are interested in doing some longer runs (e.g. for company for marathon training)  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
Race Results
Race Results
Bradford City Runs


16th Time Mosedale 22:03 (3rd V40)
25th Noel Fitzpatrick 23:11 (2nd V50)
39th Alan Douglas 25:04 
70th Helen Brant 29:55 (3rd F40)
76th Mike Moss 30:35 (1st V65)
96th Reyhana Laher 33:45
124th Sylvia Ross 38:32 (2nd F70)


3rd Martin Fillingham 36:43 (1st V50)
15th Chris Jones 42:29
25th Dave Bower 46:37 (3rd V55)
26th Alice Lilley 46:38 (1st FSen)
29th Stephen Hetherington 47:48 (1st V60)
31st Richard West 48:41
32nd Richard Airey 48:42
52nd Tracy Foy 53:04 (2nd F50)
53rd Janet Bower 53:36 (1st F55)
54th Alun Griffiths 53:43
60th Helen Love 55:18 (1st F60)
79th Maria Mullin 58:20
88th Nick Breare 59:46 (3rd V70)
109th Mervyn Silva 62:22 (2nd V65)
123rd Kathleen Dixon 64:59 (2nd F60)
124th Ian Dickinson 65:55
134th Suzanne Hague 68:53
135th Frank Beecroft 68:54
144th Judith Nunn 72:05

Half marathon

1st Marcin Soszka 76:08
Apperley Bridge Canter trail 10k

6th Will Kerr 38:52 (1st V45)
14th Martin Fillingham 40:04 (1st V50)
17th Andy Brown 40:37 (2nd V50)
20th Stuart Dunbar 42:00 (2nd V55)
35th Rich Sykes 45:34 (3rd V45)
77th Jeremy Rix 50:05
126th Claire Bond 53:53
150th Noel Fitzpatrick 55:39
167th Darren Parker 57:41
180th Ali Azfar 58:23
215th Kathryn Wood 61:10
242nd Loris Dell'Amico 63:49
243rd Louise Dell'Amico 63:49
244th Joanne Hardaker 63:54
257th Debbie Moore 65:56
258th Michael Wigglesworth 65:56
270h Rachel Parker 67:25
272nd Mike Moss 67:48 (2nd V65)
297th Claire Thaper 70:16
298th Donna Hector 70:16
305th Sheila Bugg 71:04
Even Splits Leeds October 5k

3rd Martin Fillingham 17:05 (1st V50)
81st Louise Dell'Amico 27:12
82nd Nick Breare 27:46
84th Suzanne Hague 28:44
86th Mervyn Silva 30:00
Abbey Dash 10k

152nd Martin Fillingham 34:25 (new club V50 record)
273rd Stuart Dunbar 37:38
392nd Jonathan Mullin 39:57
393rd Stewart Spink 40:21
450th Richard Sykes 40:41
525th Carl Kernick 42:24
573rd David Pickles 43:39
704th Richard Airey 45:40
879th Alan Douglas 48:43
1139th Wendy Hey 51:30
1192nd David Stephens 51:31
1344th Lisa Prosho 53:28
1414th Emma Lishman 54:26
1718th Mervyn Silva 58:01
1738th Suzanne Hague 59:18
2155th Anne Forster 64:22
2416th Judith Nunn 69:07
2681st Sylvia Ross 93:36
Gt. Whernside - Here we go again fell race

51st Mohanlal Mistry 61:08
Langdale half marathon

48th Ian Dickinson 1:47:35
282nd Claire Thaper 2:24:24
283rd Liz Hamilton 2:24:24
Scarborough 10k

1263rd Sylvia Ross 74:13
St. Aidens trail half marathon

94th Claire Thaper 2:18:03
Yorkshire 10m

Nicola Willoughby 2:09:02
Yorkshire 10m

Nicola Willoughby 2:09:02
Yorkshire marathon

126th Will Kerr 3:00:32
547th Richard Thomas 3:35:44
British Fell relays

119th Saltaire Striders 4:42:39

Leg 1 Stuart Dunbar 129th 45:16
Leg 2 John Singh/Dave Stephens 195th 1:46:05
Leg 3 Martin Fillingham/Andy Brown 117th 1:39:00
Leg 4 Rob Henderson 25th 32:18
Withens Skyline fell race

77th John Singh 60:23
107th Martin Love 66:58
145th Mohanlal Mistry 77:53
Brighton half marathon

Lisa Prosho 1:58:23
Yorkshire 3 Peaks

243rd John Singh 4:47:46
370th Robert Boughen 5:17:51
378th Igs Robun 5:18:41
Coniston 14

138th Ian Dickinson 1:48:46
212th Josh Yeadon 1:56:02
Manchester marathon

Steve Fowler 3:10:12
Simon Ford 3:27:11
Chris Jones 3:36:29
Rayaz Mohammed 3:39:29
Helen Western 3:58:53
Claire Bond 4:04:43
Gary Western 4:20:27 
Manchester half marathon

709th Ian Dickinson 1:41:08
2756th Frank Masley 2:05:12
Rombalds Romp

30th Martin Love 84:24
London marathon

Marcin Soszka 2:29:39
Martin Fillingham 2:46:42 (New club V50 record)
Stewart Spink 3:04:16
Gary Western 3:55:50
Adam Willoughby 4:04:30
Richard West 4:14:05
Richard Airey 4:24:29
Emma Lishman 4:31:09
Kerry Wood 4:51:30
Debbie Moore 4:59:39 
Craig Elliott 5:22:49


Gavin Hamilton 4:30:29
Liz Hamilton 4:32:46
Chester marathon

Noel Fitzpatrick 4:18:58
Hopton 10k

5th Steve Fowler 45:51 (1st V45)
Bentham 10k

21st Ian Dickinson 46:11 (3rd V55)
24th John Walton 47:54 
33rd Tracy Foy 54:21 (3rd F50)
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