From the archive

An assortment of bits and bobs have been brought to light from the archives :

Jim fixes it!

(From the Selby Times, 1990)

Selby Strider Jim Harran put last years’ race disappointment behind him to record the fastest club time of the season 2 hours 55 minutes in the 1990 Selby Marathon to collect the trophies for first local finisher and for good measure first local vet.
Quentin Tupper coped well with the mixture of sunshine and rain to come home in 3-29 with Alan Joslin,running his second full marathon in two weeks, across the line in 3-40.The performance of the day however was down to Strider Dick Younger, who after only six weeks’ training, knocked a thumping 45 minutes off his marathon personal best time when he recorded a time of 3-44, a minute ahead of veteran John Dale. A Selby Strider select team comprising of Phil Reed, Mel Rockett,Ken Shorter, Chris Edwards, Phil Hissett,Ian Forth, Ken Jones,Bob Jarvis and Ian Muir completed the Selby Marathon Relay in 2-29, three minutes faster than last year, to capture the second team prize.

The womens’ team made up of Marion Heppenstall, Margaret Gold, Heather Rockett,Gill Clark , junior Claire White(in her first competitive race),Sue Copley , Vicki Yates, Lillian Goodwill and skipper Shirley Tighe completed the testing 26.2 mile circuit in the very creditable time of 3-33 to capture 25th place.

The dynamic duo of Mick White and Tom Yates, who seem to work better in the dark, completed the gruelling 37 mile Yorkshire Wolds’ ‘Night owl’ Classic in 10 hours.

Striders do well in the Wolds

(From the Selby Times, 1990)

Sixteen members of the Selby Striders club competed in the fourth heat of the York 10 kilometre Race Series which was held on a typically hilly Yorkshire Wolds course at Bishop Wilton.

The mens’ team captain Ken Jones was the first club finisher in 35-28 just 20 seconds ahead of Ian Muir.Bob Jarvis continued his impressive race season when he crossed the line in 37-44,a minute ahead of Jim Harran who showed a good recovery from his previous run in the Selby Marathon only two days beforehand. Dave Snowball and the ‘Eggborough Eagle’ Nigel Staves came home in 42 minutes, a minute ahead of the improving Geoff Frost with Alan Joslin back in 45-54.

Womens’ team captain Shirley Tighe held off a spirited challenge from Marion Heppenstall to record a race time of 50-05,three seconds ahead of the Skipwith runner. Gill Clark ducked under 54 minutes for the testing undulating course four minutes ahead of Margaret Gold. Swaledale Marathoner Vicki Yates completed the somewhat shorter distance in 61-14 some six minutes ahead of Lillian Goodwill and Janice Smith who are well on schedule to achieve their dream of a London Marathon entry.

Selby Striders Race Results 1994

Archive 5 - Race Results 1994

Official Newsletter Christmas 1994

Archive 6 - Newsletter 1994 (1)
Archive 7 - Newsletter 1994 (2)

Newsletter April 1988

One of the earliest Strider News Letters, April 1988. Pip Darley won’t be pleased as it includes his collapse in the Mall (dehydration) in the London Marathon. It also includes an advice column from (?) Dr Geoff Frost (Geronimo) on trainers – he believed that worn down plimsolls was the only footwear for a runner.


Archive 3 - Newsletter 1988(1)

Archive 4 - Newsletter 1988(2)

Newsletter November 1991

Selby Striders hold (or did hold) one world running record the 80 mile Centenary Way Relay (York Minster to Filey)in 12 hours 21 minutes and 42 seconds. A report of the run is shown in the November 1991 Strider Newsletter.

Archive 2 - Newsletter 1991