Goole Viking Striders was originally formed in January 1985 by Anne Sweeney and Bob Todd and was then known as Goole Joggers and Runners Club but soon changed to Goole Viking Striders. The club currently has around 70 members.
The runners meet every Wednesday evening at Westfield Banks Sports Complex at 6.30pm and all abilities (over the age of 16) are catered for.
Mike Pollard, Striders member, said: “We generally run in small groups of similar abilities and some of us stay for a drink at the bar afterwards. There is absolutely no pressure to run like Mo Farah and we want people to enjoy the sport.
The social aspect has always been very important to the Striders and it has been said that we are a running club with a drinking problem! We regularly organise social events for our members. Membership is £35 for the year and that includes membership to UK Athletics and a club vest. We also have a social membership for £20 for those who don’t wish to compete in races but still want to be part of the club.”
The club’s Riverbank Challenge will take place on June 3rd, a nine-mile race as well as a 2.5-mile fun run.
For more information, visit the website www.vikingstriders.co.uk