Standard club night tonight, arrive at HQ from 6:30pm. Please note that Kingsway bridge is closed for anyone planning on running their own route, all aisles of the Lidl loop are currently open for business. If anyone would like to lead the 9:30 min/ mile group this evening please let us know. Dress code this evening : Warm and bright !
⏰ - Saturday, 11am
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🥇 The Goole Viking Striders have a national champion amongst their number after the Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday. Representing England’s Masters side against a Celtic Nations group, Julie Masterman won her V55 category in a time of 3.17.22. It’s a fantastic achievement for Julie and everyone in the club would like to celebrate her efforts - we are all very proud of what you've done! Similarly, there were other outstanding performances in York. Stef Lumley ran a brilliant 3.06.51, Steve Tether 3.09.15 and there were PBs for Mel Walker (3.44.22) and Neil Stead (3.56.25), while Robin Williams got 3.58.54 in his first marathon. Achievements were not limited to the marathon, either. In the 10-mile race in York, Andy Masterman was the fourth man in the M50 category in 63.49, while James Williamson and Martin Downer ran PBs in 66.58 and 67.20, with Mark Andrews 67.27. Emma Tune also ran a PB and was the 15th lady, a fantastic achievement in 69.49, while David Maddison was the fourth M60 in 70.49 and Katarzyna Szalecka the fifth F40 in 73.46. Goole also had James Harrison (74.44), Matt Clarke (77.11), Mick Pollard (78.03), Andy Proctor (80.44), John Aldridge (82.18), Fiona Whitaker (90.24), Fiona Graham (92.19), Rosie Andrews (94.06), Karen Andrews (94.07) and Cath Blythe (118.25) - well done all! There was great running elsewhere too. Paul Brewer ran 112.08, Giuseppe Barbacane got a PB in 112.35 and Jo Brady ran in 130.53 at the Isle of Axholme half. Last week, Kirsty Garrod ran a half PB in Manchester (120.07). Finally, at Goole pakrun, Andy Masterman was first overall (18.59), while Fiona Graham celebrated a new PB (24.42) and Bob Coates ran his 100th parkrun. ... See more
Many eyes on York tomorrow for the marathon and the 10-mile race. All the best to everyone competing from GVS, see those high-viz vests off in style 😉
Hi all, Winter Route 2 tomorrow night, six- and five-mile groups running at various paces as per usual. Member's bingo night for those who have said they are coming starts at 8.15. See you tomorrow tonight!
Hoping to fill the roster for this weekend’s fab free event. For those who missed last week’s volunteer pleas you can add your name for this Saturday & any other future ones, no need to wait for the plea 👍 Thanks. Looking forward to seeing some fresh faces. For those few people who commented that no plea was posted here last week, well it was as always but we removed it on Thursday evening after the roster didn’t get filled early enough! 🤦🏻♂️ Run....volunteer.....Repeat 😁 Timekeeper, pre-event set-up, marshals, photographer & token sorter needed. Thanks
XC team, assemble.
Good luck to everyone competing in various places today. Manchester half-marathon and the first day of the new XC season amongst other things. Give it hell 💪
Please see the below from our friends at Goole parkrun who have cancelled this weekend’s event for the reasons they detail in their post. Goole parkrun has been a fantastic ally of GVS and is, as you know, supported by volunteers. If you feel like you can help in anyway, get in touch with them through their Facebook page 👍
OK folks….here’s why comments were removed from the previous post! We made a core team decision a while ago which we published that if our event volunteer rosters were not full by Thursday evenings after the pleas early in the week cancellations would be made. We decided to stick to it and we didn’t want to be bombarded by last minute offers & comments so attempted to turn off comments which we could not do so tried to delete but it was too time consuming. Please note: anyone making unkind comments towards the team will be banned from posting. We do send out pleas all the time…week in week out, by email, at our events, on our Facebook page. Its’ very time consuming, we are volunteers, we have our own jobs and lives. We need volunteers every week to come forward. We need the people who are joining in this fabulous free event for over 4 and half years to Take a Turn at the key roles and not just run every week. It is simply just not fair on others! Think about how many times you have ran….then look at the number of times you have volunteered. Is it enough? Without community support we have no event. We send e mail pleas out, facebook pleas every single week.... we shouldn't have to. Other parkruns don’t! We had to make a decision before it was too late for the poor people who do offer to help to make alternative arrangements & so that we are not wasting our entire weekend scrambling around at the last minute for help. Once we make the decision it is final. Its’ too late now to all come forward, the arrangements are made and the event is cancelled . Please come forward in plenty of time for future events to go ahead. Thank you, the Core Team ... See more
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