Swaledale Runners

Formerly Swaledale Road Runners


Presentation evening

The rearranged presentation night is now on Thursday 28th January at the club house in Richmond. People can still go for a run beforehand. Jess will be running her normal structured training session but will start slightly earlier at 6.30pm so we can get everyone back to the club house for about 7.30pm. We will be having light refreshments, then the presentation of awards will start by no later than 8pm. There will be a raffle, so if people can bring a raffle prize that would be great.


Apologies to anyone who has had difficulty accessing the forum. It is working, it just looks a bit different to before. When you first go in you will just see your profile (useful if you want to change your password). To see the posts you then need to go to the tab with its pull-down menu and click on members' forum.

Club championship 2016

I have put together a list of suggested races for the 2016 club championship (see tab above). Many of the old favourites are in there as well as some new ideas. Before the list is finalised, plesae feel free to e-mail Liz with any other suggestions.

Open Evening January 14th

Why not come along and give our club a try, free of charge? We shall be holding an Open Evening on January 14th which will be suitable for all abilities. Have a look at this poster for more information. Club members, please encourage your friends, family and work colleagues to come along. 

GB qualification

 Carol Murray and her husband Dave have just found out that they have qualified for the Great Britain Age Group Team again. They will be taking part in the European Long Distance Duathlon Championships in Copenhagen in May 2016. Congratulations!

Structured training

A new coaching cycle begins next week, building up to the Brass Monkey half marathon next year, but also suitable for anyone who wants to improve their speed, endurance or general fitness. Here is the full schedule. Those of you who have followed a programme like this in the past will know how valuable it is. If you have never tried this kind of training session before, don't feel daunted - come along and give it a try. 

Richmond Castle 10K

Congrtaultaions to all those who completed this tough course. Results can be found on UK results.net. Huge thanks to all those who worked so hard to nake the race a success.

Club to club relay September 5th

Come and be part of our Club Event and run as little or as much as you want of our relay Richmond-Northallerton-Richmond.

Meet: Richmond Clubhouse @ 8am for 8.30am start - prompt!

Route: pick up Coast to Coast route and into Northallerton on quieter roads and return same route (unless anyone has got an alternative, quiet route - discuss with driver!)

Sections - approx. 3-6 miles and run at pace of slowest runner - join/leave any point as long as you've got your own transport home!

Dress code: yes, there is one! Please wear your official Swaledale green or white vest or T-shirt as a bit of publicity for us.

Food/drink: BYO - extra water and first aid kit will be on bus

Other details: toilets, other refreshments at Northallerton club - Methodist Church coffee morning going on when we arrive

Emergencies: please make sure you leave emergency contact details on list which will be on bus when you join.

Registration: just e-mail Chris Sayer or on our Facebook page so we have an idea of number of likely participants.

End of event: think about what relay route we could run as part of our 30th anniversary celebrations next year! (and put forward your ideas to our committee).

Chris Sayer