Pre Xmas Xmas Race

Good evening all ,

Christmas run and meal.

We are as last year going to attend the Percy Pud 10k on December 2nd starting at 9.30 am, this is a very popular race put on by the Steel City Striders , it’s a fast course run down to and part around the Dam Flask reservoir. NOW HERE IS THE IMPORTANT BIT this race is very popular and sells out quick , entries open at 5pm this Sunday 7/10 so YOU must be on it !!!!!

The club will put a coach on there and back. We will then be having a meal at The Wortley Arms afterwards that I will post details about shortly.

The entry to the race is via FR systems online via the Steel City Striders website.

I cannot stress enough if you want to run you need to be on this as it will sell out within hours !

If you require any further info please pm me .


Update from race organiser:


Could you please remind your members that the Steel City Striders “Percy Pud 10k” online entry starts on Sunday at 5pm. Race Director Richard Dunk asks that all entrants are patient as a online queuing system is used. With the race selling out last year in under 3hrs he has after consultations been able to increase the number of runners by 100 too 3,000. This year all finishers will receive a large luxury Christmas Pudding and a Packet of Custard!!. Also special for this year, a Runners Lightweight Soft Touch Fluo Yellow Beenie Hat with the Percy Pud logo embroided on the front.

Hope you can Oblige

Kind Regards

Richard & Alan

Dave’s Relay – postponed

Was meant to be this Tuesday 3rd, but has been decided to be pushed back to make sure maximum attendance when it’s run. I mean, could you imagine Dave’s stress levels with a race in his name whilst England were playing in a World Cup knock out? Even Jane’s commented he wouldn’t have been there…

Take care all.


Road Leagues

Brief post as someone was asking. Fixtures below. Numbers arrived today and are now with Dave Collo and will be taken to club on Tuesday, so if you’re running Wednesday make arrangements at the club. I will not be there.

The dates and venues are:-

28th March – Brodsworth –– 6:45 start.

11th April – Lodge Moor – 7pm start

25th April – Worsborough 7pm start

9th May – Penistone 7pm start

Percy Pud Pickups

Here’s the following pickup times for Percy Pud this Sunday, race starts at 0930 so be ready to run when bus dumps us on the start line.

  • 7.30        Norton – Royal Hotel (not Colby Castle)
  • 7.35        Campsall – Campsall Club
  • 7.37        Campsall – Bone Lane (bottom)
  • 7.41        Burghwallis – (personal pickup of 1)
  • 7.45        Skellow – Grange Club
  • 7.47        Carcroft – Library
  • 7.54        Scawthorpe – Don Valley School

The times look military precision, in truth its best estimate, margins are tight though so be there in good time. Early night Saturday!


Snake Lane 10 – Sunday 25th February

Good morning all,

For any that are interested the entries for the Snake Lane 10 open this Saturday morning at 10am. This is a very popular race usually selling out in a couple of hours. This is a great race put on by Pocklington Runners and entry is via
The date of the race is Sunday 25th February 10am start.

Hope to see some of you there.



Pre-Christmas Christmas Do.

Yup, I’m bringing up Christmas already.

I may seriously regret this but we’re mixing it up the year and doing a different race, the Percy Pud ( The complexity comes that is is a /very/ popular race and sells out in a couple of hours.

I’ve contacted the organisers and they’ve said for everyone to enter normally and if anyone misses out they’ll see what they can do.

So this requires a little effort from those who want to run to either enter when it opens up (5pm on Sunday 1st October 2017). I will be posting many reminders and the link before time. If you think you’re unable to book yourself buddy up with someone who can (and that doesn’t mean I’ll have 30 buddies! I’m actually travelling at that time).

Obviously, we’ll find a nice place to eat too and likely organise a coach. Of course, if someone wants to step up and take on one or both of these roles feel free!

The Sunday is the usual for our pre-Xmas Xmas Do, first Sunday of December.

And remember, an ADRC vest is for life, not just for Christmas.


2017 South Yorkshire Cross Country

Dates & Venues

  • 15 Oct – Longley Park, Sheffield (Host club: City of Sheffield & Dearne)
  • 29 Oct – Winterhill, Kimberworth (Host Club: Kimberwrth Striders & AC)
  • 19 Nov – Penistone Showground (Host Club: Penistone Footpath Runners  AC)
  • 17 Dec – Kiveton Community Woodland (Host Club: Rotherham Harriers & AC)

NB. This last date is a changed date to the one which appears on any calendars on the website.

We have 15 places, £8 each which covers all 4 races. Once a number is allocated there can be /no/ swapping, so even if you’re just available/wanting one race, don’t buddy up with someone, get your own number.

More numbers may be available if we sell our allocation fully.

Deadline for entries, Thursday 12th October.

Let me know and show the dough.


Ravenstonedale, Saturday November 25th

Evening all,

There’s a 10k race in Ravenstonedale, Cumbria that a few of us have done the last two years , we are looking to do it again, it’s on Saturday November 25th, entry via Howgills Harriers website.

Anyone interested is welcome to join in. It will be a case of enter yourselves, arrange own transport and accommodation if required etc. Some will be going there and back in the day.



South Yorkshire Road Leagues – They’re back…

As many of you know the Road Leagues were under serious threat of disappearing due to a hole in the leadership after Keith’s departure. Now there is a concerted effort by Steel City Striders (or at least individuals from) to take this on.

They have limited the entries to 500 runners across the 4 races and have allocated (after initial survey requesting numbers) places to each club – we have 13.

We will operate it on a first come first served basis and that you must be “positive” that they you be doing at least one of the races. This is only fair to the organisers as if we don’t fill our quota we need to hand places back but equally if we don’t get our runners to the start line that’s not in the spirit either.

You need to pay for the number up front, with a refund to be given when you complete one of the fixtures.

We cannot deprive anyone else of a number if its only a “maybe”; whether from our club or others.

The absolute deadline for our submission is 7pm Monday 6th March 2017.

Given the short notice you’ll have to let me know if you are a runner but bear in mind my priorities are gearing up for the N9 this weekend.