4 hours ago

XC squad 3.0 assemble

3 days ago

We are delighted to be working with our friends RaceBest on the new-look Goole Viking Striders Riverbank Challenge 10k 2020 on Sunday, June 14.

Switching to a 10k is a big deal for our club, but we hope it makes race running more accessible for more people both in the club-running community and in our local area which we will serve for a 36th year in 2020.

We believe we delivered a great-value and enjoyable race in 2019 and in 2020 we aim to do the same, this time with added chip timing.

Entries will open on January 1, so watch this space for more details and we look forward to seeing you on the sunny riverbank in June πŸ˜€

4 days ago

Three pace training groups out of Westfield Banks tonight, 6.30 for a 6.45pm start, on the route below. Hope to see as many of you as possible. Be warm and bright!

Members new and old welcome, see you later!

4 days ago

For anyone interested, there’s a feature on the club, its durability and continued success over the years in this month’s Howdenshire Magazine, on sale now for Β£2. (Excuse the blatant airbrushing, but didn’t want to give it away for free πŸ˜€)

1 week ago

Top of the shop, what a run !!! πŸš€

1 week ago
Goole parkrun

Can you take a turn at volunteering this weekend? If so that's great....please get in touch. goolehelpers@parkrun.com
Roles still required: Funnel Manager, Close down, Token Sorting. Thank you

2 weeks ago


For 34 of the 35 years that have passed since Bob Todd co-founded the Goole Viking Striders in January 1985, his time of 33.55 has been the best 10k time in the club's history. Today, at Doncaster Racecourse, that record fell, David McKinnon posting an incredible time of 33.49.

Dave was the lead runner in a field of, by reckoning, 36 from Goole, a fantastic turnout - in new kit which was widely admired - and a nod to what a great year it's been for the club (please let us know if you've been missed on the results, similarly if you need upgrading to a PB!)

Andy Masterman was second back (38.15) and fifth in his M50 category, with Martin Downer (39.29) and Wayne Gardiner (39.36) 3rd and 4th with PBs under 40 for the first time.

Pat Harness ran well for 39.48, as did Kryz Szalecka for a PB (40.39). Mark Andrews ran 41.00, James Williamson 41.08 and Bob Coates a PB in 41.12.

Jonny McFaul continues to improve back to himself after injury (42.01), then there was David Maddison (42.27), Emma Tune (42.29), Julie Masterman (43.39 2nd in F55), Matt Clarke (43.44), Nicky Jackson (44.07) and James Harrison (44.23 PB).

Katarzyna Szalecka ran 44.43 (5th in F40), Andy Proctor ran a PB of 46.01, Neil Stead 48.07, Giuseppe Barbacane a PB of 48.21, Dan Challenger a PB of ... See more

2 weeks ago

πŸ›βž‘οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ - Dedicated Armchair to Athlete member group!

Hi all!

Recently we had an overwhelming response to the unveiling of our Armchair to Athlete post, a new group for 2020 for the occasional, non- or wannabe runner.

This 10-week course will be a gentle introduction to running via a walk-jog routine in the outset, starting on Wed Jan 8, 2020.

We aren't introducing this as a race, a distance event or a timed event, it's solely with the aim of improving your fitness in a controlled, steady and safe way, which will hopefully make running a part of your life.

You will be mentored by runners with countless years of experience who want to pass on their knowledge and advice to you.

At the end of the 10 weeks, we will use the Saturday morning parkrun as a target to run together, but only if you want to and feel able.

There is now a live Facebook page for this group. Please search 'GVS Armchair to Athlete' and request to join if you're interested in being involved. There is a pinned post in there and you can ask anything you like. The group address is also below.

Goole Viking Striders is a welcoming, equal-opportunities club which has served the area for 35 years and it'd be great to see many more new faces in 2020.

2 weeks ago