Goyt Valley Striders
Affiliated to UK Athletics
Reg no. 2658036

Club Events

These three races are open to CLUB MEMBERS ONLY. Click on the headings for more information on each race. There is no charge to club members for any of these races.

Terry's Race

Terry Lardner ran with the club until he became ill and sadly died from cancer. As Terry was very well liked and respected as a runner, the club decided to hold an annual race in his memory. The race goes past Terry’s tree, a mountain ash planted in the Goyt Valley, just below Taxal Edge by the members of Chapel Rambling club. They planted the tree as their mark of respect for Terry who alternated between his passions for the outdoors. The Race Winner is awarded the The Terry Lardner Memorial Trophy at the AGM each year.

Magic Mile

How fast can you run a mile? This evening event involves a largely flat one mile race along the canal, finishing at the Navigation Inn at Buxworth. This is an informal low key event so the winner gets their prize straight away.....

Sting in the Tail

The Sting in the Tail does as it says on the tin! But there are no guarantees that there won’t be a sting or two on the way round as well. The sting takes place on a summer Friday evening. The sting in the tail trophy is awarded each year at the AGM.

Magic Mile.  -  April 21st, 2017

The Magic Mile.

Runners set off at intervals and are timed. The runner who gets closest to their estimated time wins.

No watches or devices are allowed to be worn. Just to give everybody an even chance.

Meet outside the Navigation Inn, Buxworth. from 7pm to 7:30 See message board for updates

The reward is a drink at the Navigation Inn afterwards!

Date for 2017: 21st April

Results 2017: HERE

Contact: Kieran Smallbone

Sting in the tail - July 14th, 2017

Sting in the Tail

The current route starts from Pym Chair car park and is marked. Runners estimate their time before they set off, either on their own or in pairs and can leave anytime between 6pm to 7.15pm. The runner nearest their estimated time wins – so anyone could be taking home the trophy.

No watches or other timing devices can be worn.

Spot prizes given on the night and the winner is awarded the trophy at the AGM.

Date for 2017: 14th July

Contact: Sally Hunter

A Route Map is Here:- MAP

Results 2016 HERE

Results 2017 HERE

Terry's Race - November 5th, 2017

Terry’s Race

The route is the same each year but the direction alternates. The race takes place on a Sunday morning in mid November and starts at Taxal lay-by on Long Hill, grid ref 008 798. Runners set off at 2 minute intervals from 9am onwards. You guess your own time (before you set off) and the person nearest their time is the winner. No watches or other timing devices are allowed to be worn along the way. This gives everyone an equal chance to win. The 6.5 mile route will not be marked but there is a map and a detailed route description. You can run with a friend if you are worried about getting lost etc!

Date for 2017: 5th November

A Route Map can be found Here:- MAP

Note:- For 2017 the route will be clockwise - (Goyt Valley, Up the Street, back via windgather and Taxal.

2017 Results:- HERE

Results from previous years are:- HERE

Contact: Chris Bowen