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Winter Newsletter 2017

To enjoy my round up of 2017 and whats in store for 2018 click http://mailchi.mp/8f67a8bd7985/winter-2017-newsletter-from-run-bike-fun-1265953

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Where to be on the roads to feel safe…

One of the best pupils of 2018, only 3 hour long sessions to get to a level where he was confident and competent again with his road position.  Allowing him to be make journeys on his local routes safely.

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Pennine Way success for Irene

Achieved my 2017 Pennine Way challenge this year. Sixteen days of walking over 275 miles with a lot of bogs. Thanks, Jill, for all the support and expertise. The focused conditioning work we did really built my stamina for those hills and planning strategies for kit was invaluable. The blister plasters delivered to the pub […]

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Feedback from St Mary’s CE Primary School Year 1 Cycling

  After only 5 weeks of cycle training this group of 26 children shared their feelings after receiving a specially designed certificate showing all the skills they had achieved in that short time.  Several getting pedals on and ditching the balance bikes or dreaded stabilisers hoorah! “Turning safely” “Checking the steering” “I know what side […]

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Cycling fun at Bentham Golf Club

2 Sunday afternoons in November were spent learning skills and then honing them on the track to race round and improve lap times.  The club looked after parents well by offering free hot drinks whilst the children made the most of the course being closed to the golfers and the well designed and recently laid […]

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Festive Sports Days a big hit!

Local football coach and parent at Giggleswick Primary school Tony Gill and I had a great bunch of children aged 4-11 years We offered 3 full days of multi sports the week after the kids broke up.  On Monday we headed out to the local park for lots of games and skills before lunch.   Tuesday took […]

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3 peaks cyclocross 2016

Sheltering in the Alex and Kerrys cosy kitchen I looked out at the wind and rain at 9.15 and did not feel like going out to play or getting warmed up prior to the horrendously fast and furious start of the 2016 cyclocross event. Got my place on the grid and chatted to Colin Moses […]

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Exploring movement in Kirkby Malham Primary

  Great location, super kids and staff and some fun activities lined up this term.  FUNdamentals of movement and cycling for the whole school with fellow National Standards cycling instructor David Wild working alongside for his first term

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Summer term back in Embsay

Great to be back with the early years learning all about our Agility, balance, co-ordination, different ways of locomotion and object control Lovely to see a display of all my work from the Autumn term is on display here!

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Record turnout at Friday morning ladies Athlefit class

Last week 10 ladies incuding both my Mother with neighbour, Mother-in-law and Aunty turned up. An hours activities were enjoyed by the group whose ages range from late 30’s to over 70, well done great effort girls! Hope to see you next week for more fun in the Drill Hall

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Settle Harriers Juniors end of season bash

A fantastic mini olympics course was enjoyed by over 40 of our juniors at tonights end of season session designed by juniors co-ordinator Andy Evans and all other helpers pictured here. Thanks to you all for making it another great year for this still rapidly expanding section of our club. If you have any children interested […]

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Bike club Bicentenary challenge

8 kids, 8 bikes in 75 minutes achieved 80 miles that’s 640 x 200 metres laps = 127,000km.  My business has sponsored them for this amazing outcome.  Thank goodness I didn’t sponsor them by the lap!!  Thanks very much to Kate Dinsdale and Clare Tither my parent helpers this term

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Bike, fun and more fun

Todays Breeze ride with fellow ride leader Sandra Walbran took us over the 50 mile mark and taking in some of the Dales finest climbs and scenery.  A quick pit stop was enjoyed at Churchmouse Cheeses in a very sunny Barbon before heading home via Leck, Ireby and Clapham. Back in time for my weekly extra […]

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Jess’s Welbeck challenge

1st 6 wks of a 12 month training plan are now ready to rumble. 15 year old Jess Tither is aiming for Welbeck one of the top 6th form military colleges in the country and has commisioned me to help her get into shape ready for the rigorous fitness tests next May. I look forward […]

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Blue Peters sports badge for inspiring cycle trainee

I couldn’t find words to describe how I felt when my trainee turns up wearing Blue peter sport badge dedicated to me! By inspiring her sister to get on her bike and have some lessons with me to improve her skills and gain confidence prior to booking onto my Summer Wheels courses this young lady […]

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My office Mondays and Tuesdays…

My office view on Monday and Tuesday this week from Melling and Kirkby Malham primary schools, rather nice wouldn’t you agree? Great fun had using vehicles names to learn about acceleration and decceleration

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First time at Melling Primary

A great first morning at a lovely primary school in Melling. All 26 children worked on improving posture and understanding what key points helped to make it good not just in running but in many of our every day activities.  The staff made me feel very welcome.  Already looking forward to next Monday!

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Local fundraising…

A great route on our 12 mile CRO challenge getting us onto some new paths, with perfect running weather. A massive well done to Katrina Cheneryand Debbie Cummins for getting round smiling all the way and to Michaela Rayner for making the right decision to turn back just beyond trow gill. We know the route […]

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Lauren and her sand bags…

Loving the new found use of the sand bags at tonights Parkfit.  3 new ladies including our first teenager Jess who is on a get fit, trim down and shape up mission with her mum Clare.  Lots of smiles and enthusiasm all round.  Please bring the fine weather for next Thursdays session..

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Run, fun, more fun, bike…

Wednesday started out with a steady morning trot with friend and dogs followed by a great Athlefit session with a new lady who won the most travelled award by coming all the way from Kirkby Lonsdale.  I will be coaching her son at St Marys primary from September.  This session fits in great around all […]

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Giggleswick Primary after school cike club

This week we played several new games including Grandmothers footsteps and Out and back where mounting, dismounting and tight turns were well executed by all 14 group members.  Some great track stands being shown here by the winner of our go slow game which is all about controllng the bikes at the lowest speed possible.

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Anne hits the road

A great 90 minute 1:1 with Anne Beesley today. She was very brave and we ventured onto the road for the first time. Boxes ticked were U turns, passing parked and junctions safely, minor to major and major to minor turns, phew nearly all level 2 outcomes completed. Homework = signalling and controlling the bike […]

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Another sunny Parkfit session

I can’t believe the sun came out yet again for the 60 mins of PARKfit action in Giggleswick Park this Thursday evening. Great plank technique being shown here by Clare Taylor and Judith Allinson

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Wheels, weights then more wheels…

What amazing conditions for the after school bike club with Giggleswick Primary KS2 pupils who successfully achieved looking and signalling. The dodge game was safely introduced much to Kate Dinsdale’s relief.  Quick picnic in Gigg park before Parkfit with 14 lovely ladies including 5 newbies. A lovely sunset cool down finishing with a great 1:1 […]

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Giggleswick Junior School bike club

What a gorgeous evening for the first Summer term bike club at Giggleswick Junior School.  Grass track 400m sprints were amongst one of the many events enjoyed by this group of age 7-10 year olds

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A beautiful night for Park fitness

13 lovely lycra ladies and Lee enjoyed awesome sunsets in between the circuit stations.  Worm charming via fast feet through the ladders, sumo squats and hurdle sprinting and relays were the favourites

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First summer term Athlefit

Great to be back after the Easter break.  The group of 8 welcomed Jacky Brearley for her first session.  Working in pairs we enjoyed a variety of stamina and strength building exercises setting us up for the day ahead.

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ChipMonks Nursery and Settle Primary Easter Clubs

An action packed day starting at Chip Monks day nursery then onto Settle Primary in the afternoon. Some great feedback from the 27 x 3-9 year olds: I learnt how to jump safely I enjoyed EVERYTHING I liked the spongey landing It felt really good stretching my arm when I chucked the javelin Enjoyed learning […]

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Kirkby Malham Easter club

The first 2 days of my Easter holidays were spent at this fantastic primary school in a rather windy and sometimes sleety Malhamdale.  During this time 39 children from Y1-Y6 enjoyed a great variety of activities including obstacle courses, egg decorating, mini olympics, egg hunts, team relays, card and poster designing competitions, and a selection […]

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School boys tower trot

  A lovely evening to gain some height.  Fantastic views enjoyed by all and set up for the weekend.  Challenging varied terrain did not prevent the group from the key focus which was ‘posture’.  I won’t be there on Good Friday but the group will meet as normal.  See you on April 10th

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