General News & Events

Latest articles
Dales bus 825 will run until 6 October. Timetable here!25 May 2024Pri: 06/06/2024 KM FAMILY FESTIVAL - ALL WELCOME!22 May 2024Pri: 24/06/2024 Tennis Coaching for 5 - 18 year olds20 May 2024Pri: 30/05/2024 HIGHSIDE DUCK RACE, Friday 12th July18 May 2024Pri: 13/07/2024 VILLAGE OUTING! Monday 17th June Departs Mechanics Institute 9.30 am18 May 2024Pri: 18/06/2024 HIGHSIDE BALL Saturday 15th June18 May 2024Pri: 16/06/2024 HISTORY DAY - Saturday 29th June! A celebration of local history18 May 2024Pri: 30/06/2024 Local artists are exhibiting their art at the SPRING ART EXHIBITION04 Apr 2024 ALL THOSE ON BOARD! See article for dates and locations!30 Mar 2024Pri: 02/06/2024 You are invited to support Alzheimer's Research UK with Cake and a Cuppa on Friday 12th April29 Mar 2024 Annual Crocus Walk10 Mar 2024 Saturday 23rd March - Saturday 6th April10 Mar 2024 Join us for a vintage High Tea! Book in advance!12 Feb 2024 NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - It's not to late to comment!01 Feb 2024 Come to a fantastic knees-up on Sat 20th January15 Jan 2024 HIGHSIDE LONGSWORD DANCERS will be performing on Boxing Day!21 Dec 2023 Music and Christmas cheer by the Christmas Tree on Friday 15th December.14 Dec 2023 Short meeting to set out a plan of action for the village festival 202407 Dec 2023 Kirkby Malzeard Bonfire 202327 Sep 2023 Did you enjoy the Big Weekend? Do you want another one? Come and share your ideas!26 Sep 2023 Dominoes evenings start on Monday 9th October03 Sep 2023 Highside Singers Fun Open Day, 2 - 5pm, Sat 16th September20 Aug 2023 Ripon International Festival comes to Kirkby Malzeard!14 Aug 2023 It's the Flower and Produce Show on 2nd September!14 Aug 2023 NORTH YORKSHIRE YOUTH CONFERENCE, FRIDAY 11th AUGUST10 Aug 2023 Nidderdale Hub Quality of Life Survey01 Aug 2023
Archive
Articles 2022-23 Articles 2021-22 Articles 2020-21 Articles 2019-20 Articles 2018-19

Kirkby Runners Do It Again!

09 Oct 2022

Ripon Rowel Relay Champs 2022 - At Their First Attempt!!
Big shout out to Kirkby Runners RRRelay Champions 2022! Superb effort from captain/mentor Harvey Jones, and team heroes Ed Forsythe, Craig Michael, Mark Simpson and Ewan Walker - beating nearest rivals Ripon Runners and Redcar A’ by some nineteen minutes! The tough multi terrain course following the famed and ancient Ripon Cathedral sanctuary bounds is now a firmly established race for teams and individuals. Other locals including endurance athlete Andrew Risbey took on the route solo - and lived to tell the tale (we believe!?) 


 ‘This is something that so many of us are into now around Kirkby, it shows the local talent here - there are so many other people that could have done well here; we’re already planning for next year, more teams - and for plenty more races in between!’
 
  This is just the latest in Kirkby running success - with Kirkby/Laverton/Dallowgill now boasting a club strength of over thirty runners of all ages and abilities. Started during Lockdown and harnessing the local passion for outdoor activities generally Harvey and others opened up all sorts of footpaths and pathways linking some of the incredibly beautiful countryside around us. Informal routes and races were developed encompassing Hackfall Woods/Gorge, Dallowgill moorland and Crackpots trail as well as extending out to Nutwith and Grewelthorpe to take in parts of the excellent multi terrain courses there. 

Richard Hughes, Kirkby runner and Parish Councillor, was full of praise for the team, and excited about the future here, ‘this is just the beginning for me - Harvey and the guys have done a superb job. This is a fantastic new club that typifies the new spirit in this brilliant community. We are becoming a venue and a destination for all sorts now, a true hub community. Running and cycling have never been bigger locally, these routes are also opening up for tourists and the increasing numbers of visitors to the area; great for local services and the local economy!’
 
Following on from the success of the jubilee celebrations and the establishment of ever stronger Parish Council/Community/Business links a central community planning forum is being established. The community bonfire is a symbol of this new cooperation as is the volunteer network, rapidly growing, and plans for the biennial Kirkby Show/Gala/KFest (though this may move from a two day to a four day event, according to the Palace’s Coronation plans!? ‘We did put our preferred dates in to Buck House, but have yet to receive a reply!?’ Quipped Mr Hughes.
 

 *Stop-press: Plans are underway for incorporating a ten kilometre off-road run into next summer's Gala/Show along with possible street party, arts/artisan fair and commercial stalls amongst many other ideas. Do watch this space - and keep signing up to the volunteers list - any contribution to these brilliant events is welcome!!
 

 


 

Please wait

Main Street
Kirkby Malzeard
Ripon
HG4 3SD
Great Britain
Copyright © 2024   Kirkby Malzeard Area
Website Design & Development for Schools By VisioSoft   |   T&C
User Guide   888  


Selct an hour and a minute and then click on Set Time

Selected Time:  _:_

Hours
Minutes
 
Set Time