Swaledale Runners

Formerly Swaledale Road Runners


Christmas and New Year closures

The clubhouses will be closed on the following dates: Northallerton Wednesday 24th and 31st December, Richmond Thursday 25th December and Thursday 1st January. 

Club trophies

If you won a club trophy in 2103 can you please return it to a member of the committee as soon as possible, if you haven't already done so. The trophies for 2014 will be presented early in the new year - details to follow.

Richmond TriKudu 5k Charity Funderwear Run

Richmond TriKudu Triathlon Club present a New Year's Day multi-terrain fun run of approximately 5k. Dress code to be underwear, pants for men, no boxer style shorts. Bra and pants for ladies, shorts and bikinis acceptable. Fun fancy dress hat mandatory as are suitable running shoes. The run will start and finish at Richmond Swimming Pool. The start time is 11.00. The route will be down the Easby loop with the addition of a climb up Lombards Wynd and descent of Frenchgate back to the pool. There will be hot drinks and cake available at the finish. All profits from the race will be donated directly to Prostate Cancer UK.Entrance fee £10.

Half price kit

We are now selling off club kit at half price to make room for new kit with our new name. This means for example that you can now get a sweatshirt or hoodie for just £6, a short or longsleeved coolmax shirt for £8 or a green tee-shirt for just £4. Click here to see what else is available. We shall also be selling socks at a bargain price. Don't miss out - grab a bargain while stocks last!

Strength and conditioning work

By popular demand strength and conditioning work will be returning for 2014/15. It will be based back at the Richmond School gym on a Thursday evening. Either meet at the club house at the normal time and jog to the school for a 7pm start or go directly to the school. The gym is booked between 7 and 8 pm and the cost is £1 per session. Please pay either myself or the leader in my absence. All abilities are welcome, you need to bring a drink and suitable indoor shoes. Over ten weeks we will work on strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness. To get the most out of the sessions it is advised to cross train in your own time and or simply do some of the core work at home. The first session is booked to start on Thursday 6th Nov. Dates after that are: 13th Nov, 20th Nov, 27th Nov, 4th Dec, 11th Dec, 18th Dec, 8th Jan, 15th Jan and the last being 22nd Jan. Please contact either Jess or myself if you are interested in taking part or have any questions. Leaders please feel free to offer any assistance you can. Thank you.

Jackie Keavney

Club championship 2014 - a reminder and an update

The final race has now been run in the 2014 club championship. Thank you to all those who have sent in your substitutions - it's very encouraging to see your enthusisam. I just need to remind members about the rules: substitutions 'must be accurately measured races over 5K (max. 1), 10K, 10 miles, 20 miles, half marathon or marathon.' This means that races over odd distances cannot be included. 

However, we have decided to extend the deadline for submitting substitutions, since we are not presenting the trophies until the New Year. The new deadline is December 20th. If anyone who has already sent me their substutions wants to fit in another race and send me the result, that's fine. 

Please e-mail Liz on any matters concerning the championship.

Christmas social

This year's Christmas social will be taking place on December 12th at Richmond Golf Club. There will be a two cousre 'turkey tinsel meal' + disco for £20 per person, starting at 7pm. Full payment needs to be made by Thursday 27th November - please sign up at the clubhouse if you would like to go. 

Hardmoors Saltburn half and Teesdale sprint triathlon

I have emerged briefly from revision and exams to do a couple of events. The Hardmoors Saltburn half marathon on 10th August was a fantastic day. The weather didn't quite live up to the stormy forecast and there was only half an hour or so of downpour (rather refreshing in the event). As ever with Hardmoors it stretched a bit beyond the authentic half (over 15 mi), but then it's a pleasant surprise to round a corner & realise you're actually finished! Result 3rd FV40, 7th female, with time of 2.35. Great course, would recommend it.

Teesdale sprint triathlon on 21st September was another lovely crisp day. 400 metre pool swim followed by a hilly 18 mile cycle and a 3 mile run through field and farm tracks. A great atmosphere, made more so by the quick inventive thinking from the organisers when the bike racking didn't turn up. Result 1st FV40, 4th Female overall, with splits of 7.06 swim, 59:56 bike, and 24:54 run.

Carol Murray

Structured training

Many of us enjoyed Jess's first training session at the racecourse last week. Session 2 is tomorrow: here is the full programme leading to the Shaun Lee Johnstone 10 mile race in October.

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