Swaledale Runners

Formerly Swaledale Road Runners



  1. The final race in the club championship has been completed and I have updated the results. Don't forget to send me your substitutions by November 30th at the very latest - sooner if you can please. 
  2. Put this date in your diary: the Christmas party is at Richmond rugby club on December 12th. Can you help by contributing a raffle prize? More information about the party to follow.
  3. If you won a club trophy last year, don't forget to return it ASAP.

Club championship

The results have FINALLY been updated - apologies for the long delay. As it stands there are 48 runners listed but only 3 have done enough to quliafy for the championship. I am sure this will change once you start sending in substitutions. Here is a reminder of the rules:

You may choose to submit results from a maximum of two races of your own choice. Unlike for the designated races, which will be included automatically, you must personally submit these results to Liz by November 30th 2015.  These must be accurately measured races over 5K (max. 1), 10K, 10 miles, 20 miles, half marathon or marathon. Your final score will be the average percentage for your 6 best races. 

If anyone fancies helping with all this number-crunching next year I would be glad to hear from you!

Liz Sowter


If you won a club trophy last year can you please return it by the end of November.

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. 

Open committee meeting

There will be a committee meeting at SOC Richmond on Tuesday 03/11/15. If people are interested, the first half hour will be open to all Swaledale Runners members for an informal discussion about the topics raised in the e-mail recently sent to all the members. We will be talking about the  Harrogate Midweek league for 2016, interest in a north east/north Yorkshire race league for 2016, the future of the Richmond Castle 10K and the general direction of the club. If anyone is interested in coming along then the meeting is at 19:00-19:30. Alternatively, people can come along and run as normal.

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.

Free LIRF course

A FREE Leader in Running Fitness course is available in Northallerton on 1st November. If you think you may be interested please contact David Earl on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will give you all the details.

Richmond Castle 10K 2015: marshals needed

Are you able to help out at the Richmond Castle 10K this year? It will take place on October 11th and as usual we need marshals for the event. If you or members of your family are able to help, or if you want to know more about what this involves, please contact Stuart Clarkson.

Drivers needed

> Drivers for relay minibus on Sat 5th Sept
> Would you be willing to drive a section or more of the relay to accompany our runners?
> Minibus is a 9 seater and like driving an estate car (apparently!).
> Please contact Chris Sayer if you think you'd be able to help. Thanks!