2 days ago
Photos from The Goole Viking Striders's post

Wow! What a weekend of racing. Personal bests, great turnouts and fantastic efforts from everyone, everywhere. See the below, and well done to everyone who continues to be a credit to the club all over the world!

At Snake Lane 10-mile on Sunday, 29 Goole Viking Striders runners took on what is an early-season classic, with 17 of them returning PBs.

Bob Coates was the first of them in 68.22, six seconds ahead of Martin Booth. Kryz Szalecki continues to set bests everywhere he goes and was third in 69.42, with Nicky Jackson (71.44), Chris Belton (72.11) and James Harrison (72.22) all making their record marks.

Martin Midgley finished in 74.36 and Mark Johns 74.55, with PBs for Matt Clarke (75.22) and Paul Brewer (75.52). Rich Bramham recorded 76.16, Katarzyna Szalecka 78.08 and then three more PBs for Clare Tune (78.32), Andy Proctor (78.50) and Dan Challenger (80.46).

Neil Stead came back in 81.11, Giuseppe Barbacane (83.33 PB) and there were PBs too for, Ainsley Belton (84.14), Fiona Whitaker (84.33), Kate Gardiner (89.20) and Gemma Oughtred (92.11).

Tom Bramham was back in 92.11, Sue Hatfield (93.49), Jo Brady (93.49 PB), Sandy Midgley (94.02), Sophie Booth (97.07), Phil Oldridge (98.45), Rachael O’Brian (102.20, PB), Claire Gormley-Giles (102.33) and Jen Gordon (103.23 ... See more

2 days ago

Big local races today, Pocklington’s Snake Lane and the Scunthorpe Valentines 10k in particular. Good luck to everyone 💯

4 days ago
Photos from The Goole Viking Striders's post


Back, by popular demand, our friends at The Baking Room are providing post-run muffins after this year’s Riverbank Challenge 10k.

Sign up now to secure your place (and cake 😀)


6 days ago
Goole parkrun

If anyone can help Goole parkrun this weekend, please let them know. Volunteering at Goole counts towards our parkrun championship 👍

Dear Goole parkrunner,

Can you spare a couple of hours on Saturday 22 February 2020?

If so that’s fantastic, we'd love to hear from you.

Following last Saturday's cancellation, the volunteer roster for this week requires immediate attention in order that the event can go ahead.

Positions that are available include timekeeper, barcode scanners, funnel manager and marshals.

Our events rely soley on the kind help of volunteers & you can earn your parkrun volunteer T Shirt too.

We welcome hearing from you to join our fantastic team.

Goole parkrun Event Team

1 week ago

Despite the presence of Storm Dennis, some local racing was possible over the weekend for Goole Viking Striders runners.

The Liversedge half-marathon went ahead regardless, with some 956 feet of climbing thrown in for good measure; Andy Masterman was the first back of three runners for the club in 1.40.58, with Julie Masterman just behind in 1.42.16 and Mark Johns 1.47.33.

Also on Sunday, three GVS runners took on the Bloodaxe Challenge in York, completing as many 1km laps of the cycle track at York Sport Village as possible in two hours.

Nigel Kirkby, Chris Belton and Ainsley Belton all managed 21 laps in 1.58.16, giving Ainsley her first sub-two hour half.

The weather accounted for Goole parkrun on Saturday, but 13 GVS members completed runs elsewhere, with Jule Masterman the third female back at Oakwell Hall (25.10).

1 week ago

Roses are red
Violets are blue
This year's riverbank race
Is 6.2

(Enter now 😘)


A flat and scenic race along the banks of the River Ouse.

2 weeks ago
Photos from The Goole Viking Striders's post

Dave McKinnon continued his winning streak at Goole parkrun on Saturday, being the first runner back for a fifth week in a row.

Dave’s time of 17.04 was two minutes and 27 seconds ahead of the second-placed finisher, while also at Goole there was a PB of 24.29 for GVS runner Richard Beckett.

Andy Masterman was third at Gainsborough parkrun (21.43) and Julie Masterman the first lady (25.41), with 35 GVS runners taking part in parkruns worldwide.

At Surfer’s Paradise in Australia, Stef Lumley was the winner in a time of 19.09. Thanks to Surfers Paradise parkrun for taking the pictures, with the heat and humidity visible in Stef’s before and after pictures!

NB. XC report will follow when we have the results. Well done to anyone who ran anywhere this weekend in some particularly wild conditions!

2 weeks ago
Postponement of Sunday's Race - Tape2tape


Dear Runner As promised, we want to give you a timely update about Sunday’s Run Your Heart out Valentines 10k. You will be aware that the race has been 12 months in the planning with a considerable amount of work undertaken by many people. Safety Safety is our number one priority. Having fully ass...

2 weeks ago

As we emerge from winter, with spring and summer on the horizon, places are still left for our 10k race on June 14. Enter now from as little as £13, with high-quality finisher prizes guaranteed for all! Hope to see you there 😀


A flat and scenic race along the banks of the River Ouse.