Swaledale Runners

Formerly Swaledale Road Runners

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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

WANTED!
> 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!

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

Training

Here is the current schedule for those who like to take part in structured training. 

Fell championship

If you were at last night's AGM you will know that we now have two club championships, the road championship and the new fell championship, organised by Jim Coldwell.  Details of all the races can be seen above under 'competitions'. You don't have to be an experineced fell runner to join in - there is something for everybody. Why not give fell running a go this year?

Club championship 2015

Age-graded results for the first three races have been posted. See above under 'competitions'. The next event is the Mermaid 10K on April 3rd.

Mid-week league

It is not too late to get your number for the 2015 series. There will however be no entries on the day. Numbers cost £10 and cover all 5 races. This year's first race is at Harrogate on the 5th May. A full run down of the venues and dates can be found under "race diary".

Time trial potsponed

Tonight's planned time trial has been postponed because of the icy conditions. Please spread the word.

‘A Foot in Two Dales’: A Fifty Mile Journey

01-Start-of-Shunner-FellI had been thinking about trying to run 50 miles for some time, but couldn't find a race at the right time, the right place or at the right price! When Sarah Hackett expressed an interest in doing the same thing, I dusted off some old route notes and started planning in earnest. A couple of years ago I had discovered a walker's route on the Long Distance Walkers Association website which made a circuit of Swaledale and Wensleydale and I had recced it all over time. I checked out a couple of sections that I couldn't remember clearly and we were good to go. Neil Bowmer was booked as our support vehicle driver, doubling up as cook and tea maker and we enlisted the help of Richard Gale and Liz Sowter to accompany us over two of the more remote sections, just in case of any difficulties.

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