1 day ago

The weekend provided another fantastic set of results for Goole Viking Striders as the 2020 racing season properly kicked off.

Patrick Harness was the first of 20 runners back for the club at the hilly Ferriby 10-mile race on Sunday in a fine time of 66.24.

Wayne Gardiner was second back (66.48 PB) and Jonny McFaul third in a great time of 68.25 as he continues to recover from injury.

James Williamson (69.38) and Martin Booth (69.56) made up the top five, while Emma Tune was first lady back for the club (71.21).

Bob Coates (70.54) and David Maddison (71.51) ran well in their age categories, Neil Bentley got a PB (72.44), and Nicky Jackson recorded a time of 76.33 having finished fifth in a 20-mile race less than 24 hours previous.

Matt Clarke (77.24) also ran well, while Paul Brewer (77.46) recorded another PB. Katarzyna Szalecka broke 80 minutes (78.32), and there were strong performances from Neil Stead (81.11), Mick Pollard (81.26), Clare Tune (82.40), Mel Walker (86.11), Kate Gardiner (91.13), Clare Gormley-Giles (102.02) and Rachael O’Brian (106.53).

It added to a great weekend for the club after a brilliant set of results from the Parky Up North running festival in Leeds on Saturday.

Steve Tether and Jez Gibbins returned a GVS one-two in the 20-mile race, with ... See more

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

2 days ago


There were some fantastic returns for Goole Viking Striders runners at the Parky Up North running festival in Leeds on Saturday.

Steve Tether and Jez Gibbins returned a GVS one-two in the 20-mile race, with Steve the winner in 2.24.33 and Jez second in 2.41.45. Nicky Jackson was fifth in 3.15.03 and takes on the Ferriby 10 on Sunday.

Mark Johns was also running in the half-marathon and returned a great result, finishing fifth in 1.41.25.

At Goole parkrun, Dave McKinnon was the winner (17.25) and Matt Shillings second (18.19), while Steve Whitlam celebrated his 150th parkrun.

5 days ago

You won’t have seen us due to the fog, but another great turnout at GVS tonight.

Plenty of happy, smiling faces on week three of our ‘armchair to athlete’ group and plenty more in the regular group.

Thanks to JPB Running for coming along, doing six miles with us and passing on tips to members.

If you want to join our growing number next week, hit the DM button. Would be great to see you 😀

1 week ago

There were no races for Goole Viking Striders at the weekend but plenty of success at various parkruns.

At Goole, David McKinnon was the overall winner in 17.04, with Craig Barker third in 17.50.

Jo Brady’s 26.48 was a new PB.

Emma Tune was the first woman back at Cusworth Hall in 23.43, while at Shellharbour in Australia, Stef Lumley was third in 19.21.

2 weeks ago

Racing returned for the Goole Viking Striders over the weekend as the 2020 calendar properly kicked off.

Paul Brewer, fresh from winning the club’s Half Marathon League for 2019, posted a marker in his first race over the distance in the new year, setting a brilliant six-minute PB at the Brass Monkey Race in York.

Paul’s time of 1.40.16 is reward for some heavy training over recent weeks, while Clare Gormley-Giles had her first race for the club, finishing in 2.15.30.

On Saturday, three GVS runners took on the 23-mile Filey Flyer, a brutal course around Filey and the surrounding areas. Jez Gibbins and Steve Tether finished in 3.41 and James Harrison 3.53.

Mark Johns was in action at a particularly muddy Temple Newsam 10 on Sunday, finishing in 1.28.26 and doing well not to be submerged entirely!

At Goole parkrun on Saturday, GVS runner Dave McKinnon was first (17.32) and club-mate Craig Barker second (18.06). In Sydney, at the North Wollongong parkrun, Stef Lumley was a winner in 18.05.

2 weeks ago

It’s the club’s annual awards night tonight to celebrate a fantastic 2019. Here are your winners 🏆

Cross Country Runner of the Year: Matthew Shillings

Most improved female: Emma Tune

Most improved male: Jez Gibbins

Club person of the year: Nigel Kirkby and Andy Trotter

Female newcomer of the year: Joanna Brady

Male newcomer of the year: Daniel Challenger

Handicap League winners:

5k League: Winner, Neil Stead

Half-marathon league: 3rd, Rachael O’Brian. 2nd, Giuseppe Barbacane, winner, Paul Brewer

10k League: 3rd, Karen Andrews. 2nd. Martin Downer, winner Andrew Proctor

Multi-League: 3rd, David Maddison: 2nd, Emma Tune, winner Giuseppe Barbacane

Plus, the following people will all receive medals for qualifying for the handicap league: Andy Masterman, Cath Blythe, Clare Tune, Dave McKinnon, James Williamson, Julie Masterman, Katarzyna Szalecka, Mark Johns, Matt Clarke, Neil Stead, Patrick Harness, Bob Coates, Sophie Booth, Steven O’Brian, Wayne Gardiner

Male Veteran of the Year: Andy Masterman

Female Veteran of the Year: Julie Masterman

Invercargill Special Achievement Award: Steve Tether

Giles Harris Marathon award: Julie Masterman

Majorie Firth awards for all-round excellence: David Maddison and Robert Coates

Male Runner of the Year 2019: ... See more

2 weeks ago

A big weekend ahead for GVS, with our presentation night tonight (don’t zoom in; they’ve been turned the other way!) and plenty of races today and tomorrow, too.

Enjoy your running and please sign up to our summer 10k if that’s a challenge you fancy: https://racebest.com/races/yt8wg

2 weeks ago

It was great to see so many people at GVS night last night, including an amazing 38 for our new Armchair to Athlete club 👏

There’s a full page on the club’s new 10k in the Goole Times today too - thanks to them for their support. If you want to enter, the link is on our feed and our website 🙏

Next stop, Saturday’s annual presentation night 🏆

2 weeks ago

Hi everyone!

Club nights for 2020 are back, 630pm for a 645 start at Goole Rugby Club.

As ever, three pace groups, 7min-miles and under, 8-9.30 and 10-plus. Old and new members welcome.

Also tonight, we kick off our new 'Armchair to Athlete' group for wannabe and lapsed runners. They're also meeting at the Rugby Club, so say hello 👋

3 weeks ago

Technical running top for all finishers ✅
Post-race massages ✅
Chip timing ✅
Affordable ✅

Join us on June 14 for the first Goole Viking Striders Riverbank Challenge 10k 2020

Enter today for £13!


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