Striders Cross Country Championship Archive Race Results Page
The club has traditionally organised an annual club cross country championship race. For many years this took place around the christmas/new year period in Graves Park; the actual route varying from year to year though the distance was usually between 4 and 6 miles in length. Between the 2004/05 and 2006/2007 seasons Striders held a joint club championship race with members of City of Sheffield AC/Sheffield Running Club. For 2007/2008 and 2008/09 the club championship race was incorporated in the open cross country race organised by Sheffield R.C. In 2009/10 the race was moved from its traditional date and to take place in mid October as a standalone event. The race has always been open to all members of Steel City Striders and their guests and has traditionally be free to enter. Results below are archives from season 2003/04 to present.
See race report from: Oct 2013 | Oct 2012 | Oct 2011 | Oct 2010 | Oct 2010 | Dec 2008 | Dec 2007 | Dec 2006 | Jan 2006 | Dec 2004 | Jan 2004
See race results from: Oct 2013 | Oct 2012 | Oct 2011 | Oct 2010 | Oct 2010 | Dec 2008 | Dec 2007 | Dec 2006 | Jan 2006 | Dec 2004 | Jan 2004

Report of the 2013/14 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Sunday 13th October 2013
Sian Evans and David Palmer won the annual Striders X-Country Race. Age category winners were Alison Bennett, Dawn Jackson, Carol Beattie, Keith Bean and Dave Beech - all of whom will be presented with the winners shields at the club AGM in March. Following a very mild and dry few weeks leading up to the race, the weather on the day turned out to be typical X-Country weather - wet, windy with a very autumnal feel to it. Almost 40 runners completed the course, which although stilll fairly firm from recent dry weather did start to cut up on the last lap. Thanks to all who turned up early to make light work of marking out the course, sort out the late entries, help with marshalling the course and timekeeping. Thanks also to Edale Mountain Rescue Team for providing first aid. The day was rounded off with an excellent buffet in The New Inn pub.
Results of the 2013/14 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Sunday 13th October 2013
Results of Womens Race (4.2 miles)
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Sian Evans
Senior Female
30:25
Steel City Striders
Striders 2013/14 Shield Winners
2
Nicola Birch
Senior Female
30:40
Hallamshire Harriers
3
Alison Barrett
Female Vet O/35
30:51
Steel City Striders
Striders 2013/14 Shield Winners
4
Liz Woods
Female Vet O/35
31:22
Totley AC
5
Suzie Bridges
Senior Female
31:55
Steel City Striders
6
Helen Calder
Female Vet O/35
31:59
Steel City Striders
7
Carol Beattie
Female Vet O/55
34:08
Steel City Striders
Striders 2013/14 Shield Winners
8
Mandy Moore
Female Vet O/45
35:03
Totley AC
9
Mary Craig
Female Vet O/55
35:33
Steel City Striders
10
Dawn Jackson
Female Vet O/45
36:35
Steel City Striders
Striders 2013/14 Shield Winners
11
Amber Gagney
Senior Female
37:46
Guest
Results of Mens Race (5.6 miles)
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
David Palmer
Male Vet O/40
33:33
Steel City Striders
Striders 2013/14 Shield Winners
2
John Comrie
Male Vet O/40
34:35
Rotherham
3
Luke Desforges
Male Vet O/40
34:47
Guest
4
D Parker
Senior Male
34:50
Totley AC
5
Michael O'Grady
Male Vet O/40
35:19
Guest
6
Keith Bean
Senior Male
35:24
Steel City Striders
Striders 2013/14 Shield Winners
7
Simon Bennett
Male Vet O/40
35:47
Steel City Striders
8
Steve Hargreaves
Senior Male
35:50
Steel City Striders
8
Andrew Davies
Male Vet O/40
36:13
Steel City Striders
10
Alastair Lawson
Male Vet O/40
36:31
Steel City Striders
11
Jed Turner
Male Vet O/50
37:18
Sheffield R.C.
12
Michael Timm
Male Vet O/40
37:58
Steel City Striders
13
Phil Howson
Male Vet O/40
38:43
Steel City Striders
14
Chris Hanson
Male Vet O/40
39:16
Steel City Striders
15
Russell Stevenson
Male Vet O/40
39:26
Steel City Striders
16
Steve Haake
Male Vet O/40
39:37
Steel City Striders
17
Gavin Pumford
Senior Male
39:44
Steel City Striders
18
Mick Wall
Male Vet O/40
40:04
Steel City Striders
19
Ben Heller
Male Vet O/40
40:41
Steel City Striders
20
Mitchell Hanson
Senior Male
41:19
Guest
21
Dave Beech
Male Vet O/50
42:35
Steel City Striders
Striders 2013/14 Shield Winners
22
Peter Badger
Male Vet O/50
43:16
Guest
23
Michael Ridge
Male Vet O/40
43:23
Totley AC
24
Alex Arblaster
Senior Male
48:05
Steel City Striders

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Report of the 2012/13 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Sunday 14th October 2012
Daniel Claus and Liz Scott won the annual Striders X-Country Race for the second consecutive year. Age category winners were Carol Beattie, Alison Purvis-Gisborne, Alastair Lawson and Dennis Crossland - all of whom will be presented with the winners shields at the club AGM in March. The day dawned bright and sunny with very little wind, and this was the theme of a superb autumn day. Despite clashing with the National Fell Relay Champs and a training weekend for some of our leading runners nearly 40 completed the course slighlty amended, and a little longer than, last year but excellent underfoot. Thanks to all who turned up early to make light work of marking out the course, putting up the club tent and sorting out the late entries. Everyone then helped dismantle the course at the end. Thanks also go to Edale Mountain Rescue Team for providing first aid and to the marshalls and time keepers without whom the race would not be able to be held.. The day was rounded off with an excellent buffet in The Sportman pub.
Results of the 2012/13 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Sunday 14th October 2012
Results of Womens Race (4.2 miles)
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Liz Scott
Senior Female
29:27
Steel City Striders
Striders 2012/13 Shield Winners
2
Katie Jenkins
Female Vet O/35
30:29
Guest
3
Dot Kesterson
Female Vet O/55
31:50
Smiley Pacers
4
Isobel Ellis
Female Vet O/45
32:42
Smiley Pacers
5
Carol Beattie
Female Vet O/55
34:04
Steel City Striders
Striders 2012/13 Shield Winners
6
Alison Purvis-Gisborne
Female Vet O/35
34:40
Steel City Striders
Striders 2012/13 Shield Winners
7
Naomi Morrison
Female Vet O/35
35:49
Smiley Paces
8
Nicola Ross
Senior Female
35:40
Steel City Striders
9
Elaine Watson
Female Vet O/45
36:48
Guest
10
Siobhon McElhimey
Senior Female
36:51
Guest
11
Hannah Milton
Senior Female
37:49
Steel City Striders
Results of Mens Race (5.6 miles)
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Daniel Claus
Senior Male
32:33
Steel City Striders
Striders 2012/13 Shield Winners
2
Jed Turner
Male Vet O/50
35:30
Sheffield R.C.
3
Olly Humphries
Senior Male
35:38
Guest
4
Alastair Lawson
Male Vet O/40
36:17
Steel City Striders
Striders 2012/13 Shield Winners
5
Louis Wood
Senuior Male
37:15
Steel City Striders
6
Dennis Crossland
Male Vet O/50
37:18
Steel City Striders
Striders 2012/13 Shield Winners
7
Paul Stewart
Male Vet O/40
37:19
Steel City Striders
8
Phil Warburton
Senior Male
37:30
Guest
9
Gary Podmore
Male Vet O/50
37:45
Sheffield R.C.
10
Barry Gyte
Male Vet O/50
37:54
Steel City Striders
11
Andrew Davies
Male Vet O/40
38:10
Steel City Striders
12
Kevin Mahon
Senior Male
38:37
Guest
13
Daniel Palmer
Senior Male
39:09
Steel City Striders
14
Frazer Archibald
Senior Male
39:34
Guest
15
Ben Heller
Male Vet O/40
39:41
Steel City Striders
16
Paul Embley
Male Vet O/50
40:15
Steel City Striders
17
Bob Groccutt
Male Vet O/40
40:37
Guest
18
Gavin Pumford
Senior Male
40:57
Steel City Striders
19
Dave Beech
Male Vet O/50
42:12
Steel City Striders
20
Russell Stevenson
Senior Male
43:50
Steel City Striders
21
Richard Garton
Male Vet O/40
43:58
Guest
22
Simon Elliott
Senior Male
46:20
Tickhill R.C.
23
John Wright
Senior Male
47:00
Steel City Striders
24
Damien Herbert
Male Vet O/40
47:17
Guest
25
Lance Gardener
Male Vet O/50
47:18
Steel City Striders
26
Matt Surgeon
Male Vet O/50
51:11
Steel City Striders

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Report of the 2011/12 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Sunday 16th October 2011
Daniel Claus and Liz Scott won the annual Striders X-Country Race held in Graves Park. Age category winners were Helen Calder, Liz Robinson, Carol Beattie, David Palmer, Graeme Siddall and Roger Stevenson - all of whom will be presented with the winners shields at the club AGM in March. Despite clashing with the Steel City Derby (2-2 for the records) 36 runners enjoyed a super day for racing: pleasant sunshine, light winds and a dry course underfoot. Many people turned up early to make light work of marking out the course, putting up the club tent and sorting out the late entries. Everyone then helped dismantle the course at the end. Thanks also go to Edale Mountain Rescue Team for providing first aid. The day was rounded off with sandwiches and chips.
Results of the 2011/12 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Sunday 16th October 2011
Results of Womens Race (4.2 miles)
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Liz Scott
Senior Female
27:19
Steel City Striders
Striders 2011/12 Shield Winners
2
Alison Barrett
Senior Female
29:43
Steel City Striders
3
Helen Calder
Female Vet O/35
30:15
Steel City Striders
Striders 2011/12 Shield Winners
4
Carol Beattie
Female Vet O/55
31:29
Steel City Striders
Striders 2011/12 Shield Winners
5
Liz Robinson
Female Vet O/45
31:49
Steel City Striders
Striders 2011/12 Shield Winners
6
Laura Glasel
Senior Female
33:34
Steel City Striders
7
Jane Bowles
Female Vet O/45
35:00
Smiley Paces
8
Doreen Goodwin
Female Vet O/35
36:25
Steel City Striders
9
Mary Howarth
Female Vet O/55
36:54
Steel City Striders
10
Fufy Demissie
Female Vet O/45
40:08
Steel City Striders
Results of Mens Race (5.6 miles)
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Daniel Claus
Senior Male
30:45
Steel City Striders
Striders 2011/12 Shield Winners
2
David Palmer
Male Vet O/40
31:11
Steel City Striders
Striders 2011/12 Shield Winners
3
Kevin Mahon
Male Vet O/40
33:17
Steel City Striders
4
Michael Savage
Male Vet O/40
33:38
Steel City Striders
5
Pete Lusby
Senior Male
33:46
Steel City Striders
6
Steve Hargreaves
Senuior Male
34:18
Steel City Striders
7
Graeme Siddall
Male Vet O/50
34:23
Steel City Striders
Striders 2011/12 Shield Winners
8
Jed Turner
Male Vet O/50
34:44
Sheffield Running Club
9
Nick Scott
Male Vet O/40
35:35
Steel City Striders
10
Glenn Hardy
Male Vet O/40
35:42
Guest
11
Chris Hanson
Male Vet O/40
35:45
Steel City Striders
12
Pete Brown
Male Vet O/50
35:55
Steel City Striders
13
Gary Podmore
Male Vet O/50
36:42
Guest
14
Ian Stinson
Male Vet O/40
36:47
Steel City Striders
15
Richard Maxted
Senior Male
37:19
Steel City Striders
16
Tristian Swain
Male Vet O/40
37:27
Steel City Striders
17
Ben Heller
Male Vet O/40
37:54
Steel City Striders
18
Mitchell Hanson
Senior Male
38:07
Steel City Striders
19
Gareth Humber
Senior Male
38:31
Steel City Striders
20
Dave Birch
Male Vet O/50
38:35
Steel City Striders
21
Andy Buck
Senior Male
39:03
Steel City Striders
22
Trevor Burton
Male Vet O/50
39:10
Steel City Striders
23
Dave Beech
Male Vet O/50
39:30
Steel City Striders
24
Chris Heggs
Senior Male
39:36
Steel City Striders
25
Roger Stevenson
Male Vet O/60
46:28
Steel City Striders
Striders 2011/12 Shield Winners
26
Luigi Cazzatto
Male Vet O/60
48:27
Steel City Striders

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Report of the 2010/11 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Sunday 17th October 2010
Helen Calder and Steven Hargreaves led the Striders home in the annual club X-Country Race held on a gorgeous, sunny, autumn day in Graves Park. Alison Barrett, Carol Beattie, Liz Robinson, Trevor Burton, Paul Stewart and Roger Stevenson were champions in their respective age categories amongst a record field of 49 runners. It really felt like the whole of the club was pulling together as a large number of runners turned up a hour before the race to make light work of marking out the course, putting up the club tent and sorting out the late entries. Everyone then helped dismantle the course at the end. Thanks also go to St John Ambulance for providing first aid. The atmosphere in the post race social was super with runners, helpers and their families enjoying an excellent buffet. The winners in each category will be presented with their club shield at the AGM in March 2011.
Results of the 2010/11 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Sunday 17th October 2010
Results of Womens Race (4.2 miles)

Helen Calder

Alison Barrett

Carol Beattie

Dawn Jackon
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Helen Calder
Female Vet O/35
31:35
Steel City Striders
Striders 2010/11 Shield Winners
2
Dawn Trueman
Female Vet O/35
31:49
Guest
3
Alison Barrett
Senior Female
32:07
Steel City Striders
Striders 2010/11 Shield Winners
4
Carol Beattie
Female Vet O/55
33:42
Steel City Striders
Striders 2010/11 Shield Winners
5
Emma Armitage
Female Vet O/55
35:10
Steel City Striders
6
Dot Kesterton
Female Vet O/35
35:18
Smiley Paces
7
Liz Robinson
Female Vet O/45
36:00
Steel City Striders
Striders 2010/11 Shield Winners
8
Naomi Morrison
Female Vet O/35
36:22
Smiley Paces
9
Joanne Delaney
Female Vet O/35
36:49
Steel City Striders
10
Boo Magdalena
Female Vet O/35
37:09
Smiley Paces
11
Elaine Watson
Female Vet O/35
37:29
Smiley Paces
12
Dawn Jackson
Female Vet O/45
39:29
Steel City Striders
13
Cathy Rowland
Female Vet O/45
39:44
Steel City Striders
14
Fufy Demissie
Female Vet O/45
43:53
Guest
15
Kath Formby
Female Vet O/45
49:58
Guest
16
Grace Olding
Female Vet O/35
49:58
Guest
17
Marie Bennett
Female Vet O/45
59:03
Guest
18
Angela Bacon
Female Vet O/35
59:10
Guest
Results of Mens Race (5.6 miles)

Steven Hargreaves

Trevor Burton

Paul Stewart

Roger Stevenson
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Dave Jepson
Senior Male
35:19
City of Sheffield
2
Jed Turner
Male Vet O/50
35:41
Sheffield Running Club
3
Steve Hargreaves
Senior Male
35:58
Steel City Striders
Striders 2010/11 Shield Winners
4
Louis Wood
Senior Male
37:37
Steel City Striders
5
Pete Lusby
Senior Male
38:08
Steel City Striders
6
Trevor Burton
Male Vet O/50
38:12
Steel City Striders
Striders 2010/11 Shield Winners
7
Paul Stewart
Male Vet O/40
38:38
Steel City Striders
Striders 2010/11 Shield Winners
8
Dave Birch
Male Vet O/50
38:50
Steel City Striders
9
Glenn Hardy
Male Vet O/40
38:53
City of Sheffield
10
Dennis Crossland
Male Vet O/50
39:17
Steel City Striders
11
Paul Niven
Senior Male
39:44
Steel City Striders
12
Andy Buck
Male Vet O/50
39:58
Steel City Striders
13
Bob Growcott
Male Vet O/40
40:01
Guest
14
Dave Parry
Male Vet O/50
40:35
Steel City Striders
15
Phil Palmer
Male Vet O/40
40:47
Steel City Striders
16
Ben Heller
Male Vet O/40
40:51
Steel City Striders
17
Oliver Kilvert
Senior Male
41:53
Guest
18
Ian Stinson
Male Vet O/40
41:59
Steel City Striders
19
Chris Hanson
Male Vet O/40
42:27
Steel City Striders
20
John Wright
Senior Male
42:54
Guest
21
Richard Maxted
Senior Male
43:03
Steel City Striders
22
Dave Beech
Male Vet O/50
43:45
Steel City Striders
23
Kevin Rowland
Male Vet O/40
44:17
Steel City Striders
24
Richard Bardwell
Male Vet O/50
44:40
Steel City Striders
25
Roger Stevenson
Male Vet O/60
44:51
Steel City Striders
Striders 2010/11 Shield Winners
26
Toby Ward
Senior Male
45:12
Steel City Striders
27
Russell Stevenson
Senior Male
45:34
Guest
28
Steve Brain
Male Vet O/40
46:32
Guest
29
Richard Garton
Male Vet O/40
47:05
Guest
30
Luigi Cazzatto
Male Vet O/60
49:23
Steel City Striders
31
Tom Belshaw
Male Vet O/40
49:32
Steel City Striders

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Report of the 2009/10 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Sunday 18th October 2009
Helen Calder and Phil Cooper were the first Striders home in the club X-Country Race held on a late autumn morning in Graves Park. The decision to move the race from late December to mid October and to organise it as a standalone event for the first time in 6 years seemed to be popular with club members as an impressive 29 men and 13 women finished the race. The weather could not have been more perfect with light winds and pleasant sunshine the order of the day. Many runners helped the organisers to set the course out prior to the race and to dismantle it at the end. Thanks also go to the unsung heroes who volunteered as marshalls, timekeepers and first aid personnel. After the race most runners and helpers retired to the local pub to enjoy the buffet of hot and cold sandwiches and chips. The winners will be presented with their club shield at the AGM in March 2010.

Start of the race

Helen Calder, Liz Kooper, Pauline Lowe

Simon Bennett, Phil Cooper, Ben Beattie
Results of the 2009/10 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Sunday 18th October 2009
Results of Womens Race (4.2 miles)
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Liz Kooper
Female Vet O/35
30:06
South Yorkshire Police
2
Pauline Lowe
Female Vet O/45
31:50
Guest
3
Helen Calder
Senior Female
32:05
Steel City Striders
Striders 2009/10 Shield Winners
4
Carol Beattie
Female Vet O/55
34:07
Steel City Striders
Striders 2009/10 Shield Winners
5
Dot Kesterton
Female Vet O/55
35:46
Smiley Paces
6
Naomi Morrison
Female Vet O/35
36:04
Smiley Paces
7
Sally Moore
Female Vet O/35
36:18
Smiley Paces
8
Alison Tunwell
Senior Female
36:45
Guest
9
Cathy Rowland
Female Vet O/45
37:43
Steel City Striders
Striders 2009/10 Shield Winners
10
Lynne Moulder
Female Vet O/35
46:46
Smiley Paces
11
Alison Vickers
Female Vet O/35
46:47
Smiley Paces
12=
Kath Formby
Female Vet O/45
47:57
Guest
12=
Grace Olding
Female Vet O/45
47:57
Guest
Results of Mens Race (5.6 miles)
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Phil Cooper
Senior Male
33:44
Steel City Striders
Striders 2009/10 Shield Winners
2
Simon Bennett
Senior Male
34:23
Steel City Striders
3
Ben Beattie
Senior Male
34:44
Steel City Striders
4
Jed Turner
Male Vet O/40
35:48
Sheffield Running Club
5
Louis Wood
Senior Male
35:54
Steel City Striders
6
Graeme Siddall
Male Vet O/50
35:59
Steel City Striders
Striders 2009/10 Shield Winners
7
Chris Drinkell
Senior Male
36:34
Steel City Striders
8
Michael Greer
Senior Male
37:01
Steel City Striders
9
Steve Hargreaves
Senior Male
37:05
Steel City Striders
10
Gary Furniss
Male Vet O/40
38:54
South Yorkshire Police
11
Kevin Sibley
Senior Male
39:23
Steel City Striders
12
Tristian Swain
Male Vet O/40
39:30
Steel City Striders
Striders 2009/10 Shield Winners
13
Dave Beech
Male Vet O/50
39:47
Steel City Striders
14
Andy Rowland
Male Vet O/40
39:55
Steel City Striders
15
Chris Heggs
Senior Male
40:03
Steel City Striders
16
Mike Smith
Senior Male
40:35
Steel City Striders
17
Dave Parry
Male Vet O/50
40:37
Steel City Striders
18
Trevor Burton
Male Vet O/50
40:52
Steel City Striders
19
Richard Maxted
Senior Male
40:53
Steel City Striders
20
Paul Turner
Senior Male
41:07
Steel City Striders
21
Nigel Kent
Male Vet O/50
41:25
Sheffield Running Club
22
Paul Mawhood
Male Vet O/50
42:47
South Yorkshire Police
23
Steve Formby
Male Vet O/40
44:09
Steel City Striders
24
Adrian Moss
Male Vet O/40
45:07
Steel City Striders
25
Pat Bailey
Male Vet O/40
45:30
Steel City Striders
26
Dave Denton
Male Vet O/50
46:58
Steel City Striders
27
Simon Price
Senior Male
50:38
Smiley Paces
28
Doug Thomson
Male Vet O/60
50:54
Steel City Striders
Striders 2009/10 Shield Winners
29
Matt Surgeon
Male Vet O/50
53:18
Steel City Striders

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Report of the 2008/09 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Saturday 27th December 2008
Dave Ansell and Carol Beattie won the Striders 2008/09 X-Country Championship Race which took place on a fine and sunny morning in Graves Park. It was incorporated into the second Sheffield Open X-Country Races organised by Sheffield Running Club. See full results>>
Results of the 2008/09 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Saturday 27th December 2008
Womens Race (10km)
Position
Name
Age
Time
Striders 2008/09 Shield Winners
1
Carol Beattie
Vet Women O/50
30:55
1st Female Vet (aged 45+)
Mens Race (10km)
Position
Name
Age
Time
Striders 2008/09 Shield Winners
1
Dave Ansell
Vet Men O/40
41:43
1st Male Vet (aged 40 - 49)
2
Louis Wood
Senior Men
42:16
1st Senior Male
3
Phil Howson
Vet Men O/40
46:55
4
Ian Stinson
Senior Man
47:39
5
Roger Stevenson
Vet Men O/60
49:27
1st Male Supervet (aged 50+)

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Report of the 2007/08 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Saturday 29th December 2007
Simon Bennett and Carol Beattie won the Striders 2007/08 X-Country Championship Race which took place on Saturday 29th 2007 as part of the inaugural Sheffield Open X-Country Races jointly organised with Sheffield Running Club. The race was held on a cold, clear morning. The strong gusty winds made running difficult and and times slow. Whilst the overall event attracted well over 100 runners from as far away as Hull, Wakefield and East Cheshire the number of members from our club who participated was the lowest for some years. Thanks went to the volunteers from both clubs who set up and marshalled the course in the bitterly cold conditions and to the race sponsors Keep on Running. After the race most runners and helpers retired to the local pub to enjoy the buffet. See full reports all the races>>
Results of the 2007/08 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Saturday 29th December 2007
Results of Womens Race (6.5km)
Position
Name
Age
Time
Striders 2007/08 Shield Winners
1
Carol Beattie
Vet Women O/50
33:24
Striders Supervet champion
Results of Mens Race (10km)
Position
Name
Age
Time
Striders 2007/08 Shield Winners
1
Simon Bennett
Senior Men
41:28
1st Senior Male
2
Keiron Coulier
Senior Men
43:25
3
Mark Bennehan
Vet Men O/40
43:51
1st Male Vet (aged 40 - 49)
4
Dave Parry
Vet Men O/50
45:32
1st Male Supervet (age 50+)
5
Ian Stinson
Senior Men
46:07
6
Dave Beech
Vet Men O/50
46:33
7
Trevor Watson
Vet Men O/40
46:56
8
Trevor Burton
Vet Men O/50
49:01
9
Luigi Cazzatto
Vet Men O/50
51:14
10
Dave Nicholls
Vet Men O/60
51:06

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Report of the 2006/07 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Saturday 30th December 2006
Stuart Maycock and Carole Beattie won the Striders 2006/07 X-Country Championship which took place on Saturday 30th 2006 in conjunction with City of Sheffield A.C. The race was held in a boggy Graves Park on a cold and windy day and had the biggest turn out of runners for some years. In the men's race Strider Stuart Maycock led young Abdi Ahmed (racing on his 16th birthday!) from City of Sheffield for the first lap before Abdi took off on the second and showed why he has been picked to run for England. In the women's race City of Sheffield's Jenny Horn beat the first Strider Carole Beattie by some 3 minutes. Thanks went to the volunteers from both clubs who set up and marshalled the course in very cold and wet conditions. After the race most runners and helpers retired to the local pub to enjoy the buffet.
Results of the 2006/07 Championship Race held in Graves Park on Saturday 30th December 2006
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Abdirisak Ahmed
Male Under 17
18:14
City of Sheffield A.C.
2
Stuart Maycock
Male Vet 35
18:54
Steel City Striders
3
John Cox
Male Vet 45
19:25
Guest
4
Chris Ireland
Male Vet 45
19:45
City of Sheffield A.C.
5
Rob Creasey
Senior Male
19:49
City of Sheffield A.C.
6
Dave Ansell
Male Vet 45
19:56
Steel City Striders
7
Mike Levery
Male Vet 50
20:04
City of Sheffield A.C.
8
Jed Turner
Male Vet 45
20:21
City of Sheffield A.C.
9
Paul Blakeney
Male Vet 50
20:36
City of Sheffield A.C.
10
Gary Padmore
Male Vet 45
20:53
City of Sheffield A.C.
11
Pete Brown
Male Vet 45
21:46
Steel City Striders
12
Nick Scott
Male Vet 40
22:21
Steel City Striders
13
Dave Beech
Male Vet 50
22:24
Steel City Striders
14
Simon Wiles
Male Vet 40
22:48
Steel City Striders
15
Trevor Watson
Male Vet 45
22:51
Steel City Striders
16
Jay Saxlby
Male Vet 35
23:15
Guest
17
Jenny Horn
Senior Female
23:18
City of Sheffield A.C.
18
Nick Duggan
Male Vet 50
23:20
City of Sheffield A.C.
19
Ian Stinson
Male Vet 35
23:34
Steel City Striders
20
Trevor Burton
Male Vet 45
24:28
Steel City Striders
21
Roger Stevenson
Male Vet 60
25:17
Steel City Striders
22
Nigel Kent
Male Vet 50
25:18
City of Sheffield A.C.
23
Richard Dunk
Senior Male
25:32
Steel City Striders
24
Anthony Billinghurst
Male Vet 45
25:52
Steel City Striders
25
Luigi Cazzatto
Male Vet 55
25:54
Steel City Striders
26
Dave Nicols
Male Vet 55
26:03
Steel City Striders
27
Carol Beattie
Female Vet 50
27:10
Steel City Striders
28
Matt Zawadski
Senior Male
28:10
Steel City Striders
29
Linda Bradshaw
Female Vet 55
29:45
Steel City Striders
30
Mary Howarth
Female Vet 55
29:45
Steel City Striders

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Resport of the 2005/06 Championship Race held on Sunday 22nd January 2006
Dave Ansell won the 2005/06 Championship race which took place on Sunday 22nd Janaury 2006 in Graves Park; there were no women competitors in this year's race. Dave Nicholls took an illegal running start before the whistle went but within a few strides nomal service was resumed when most of the field overtook him! Dave Ansell led the race from start to finish, extending his lead on each lap and even having time to fend off a dog on the way round, before eventually winning in 25 minutes 47 seconds. After the first lap most people had settled into their pace and no real fighting for positions seemed to occur, apart from the big push on lap 3 from Simon Wiles who just took Dave Beech near the finish.
Results of the 2005/06 Championship Race held on Sunday 22nd January 2006
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Dave Ansell
Vet O/45
25:47
Steel City Striders
2
Gary Padmore
Vet O/50
27:14
City of Sheffield A.C.
3
Dennis Crossland
Vet O/50
27:25
Steel City Striders
4
Mike Levery
Vet O/50
27:36
City of Sheffield A.C.
5
Nigel Kent
Vet O/50
28:11
City of Sheffield A.C.
6
Simon Wiles
Senior
29:02
Steel City Striders
7
Dave Beech
Vet O/45
29:09
Steel City Striders
8
Michael Wornes
Senior
30:16
Steel City Striders
9
Ben Heller
Vet O/40
30:38
Steel City Striders
10
Dave Nichols
Vet O/55
33:40
Steel City Striders
11
Anthony Billinghurst
Vet O/45
34:00
Steel City Striders
12
Luigi Cazzatto
Vet O/55
35:02
Steel City Striders
13
Matthew Zawadski
Senior
35:43
Steel City Striders

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Resport of the 2004/05 Championship Race held on Sunday 30th December 2004
Dave Ansell and Julie Birch were the Striders Championships for 2004/05. They were the first Striders home in the race which took place in a very boggy Graves Park just after the New Year. This X-Country Championship Race was held for the first time in conjunction with City of Sheffield A.C. and was considered a success. Thanks went to the volunteers from both clubs who set up and marshalled the course in very cold and wet conditions. Considering the atrocious weather in the couple of hours leading up to the race it was no surprise that there were only 24 hardy souls in the race.
Results of the 2004/05 Championship Race held on Sunday 30th December 2004
Results of Women’s Race
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Helen Elleker
Vet 0/45
23:36
City of Sheffield A.C.
2
Julie Birch
Vet 0/45
26:07
Steel City Striders
Results of Men’s Race
Position
Name
Age
Time
Club
1
Mick Levery
Vet O/40
26:14
City of Sheffield A.C.
2
Dave Ansell
Vet O/40
25:27
Steel City Striders
3
Jed Turner
Vet O/40
26:44
City of Sheffield A.C.
4
Mark Bennehan
Senior
26:55
Steel City Striders
5
Peter Brown
Vet O/40
26:57
Steel City Striders
6
Dennis Crossland
Vet O/50
27:01
Steel City Striders
7
Chris Ward
Vet O/40
27:09
Steel City Striders
8
Chris Driskell
Senior
27:30
Steel City Striders
9
Chris Ireland
Vet O/40
27:48
City of Sheffield A.C.
10
Dave Campbell
Vet O/40
28:03
Steel City Striders
11
Dave Beech
Vet O/40
28:31
Steel City Striders
12
Michael Greer
Senior
28:47
Steel City Striders
13
Mick Smith
Senior
29:01
Steel City Striders
14
Dave Parry
Vet O/50
29:16
Steel City Striders
15
Les Morton
Vet O/40
29:56
City of Sheffield A.C.
16
Simon Wiles
Senior
30:34
Steel City Striders
17
John Lindley
Vet O/50
31:14
Steel City Striders
18
Phil Howson
Senior
33:36
Steel City Striders
19
Alan Bamforth
Vet O/60
33:55
City of Sheffield A.C.
20
Dave Nicholls
Vet O/50
34:47
Steel City Striders
21
Mick Tempsell
Vet O/40
34:57
Steel City Striders
22
Luigi Cazzatto
Vet O/40
36:45
Steel City Striders

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Repsort of the 2003/04 Championship Race held on Sunday 4th January 2004: Race Report
Stuart Maycock completed the treble by adding the 2003/04 club cross country championship title to the 10km and road race championships secured earlier in the year. He beat veteran John Kerr in a close finish to this race. Dennis Crossland returning to form took the veterans (O/40) prize with John taking the supervets (O/50) trophy. Sadly no women competed in the race. 18 Striders lined up next to the pavilion in Graves Park for the start of the race . The early running saw guest runners Malcolm Taylor from City of Sheffield A.C. and Mark Bruce from Loughborough College take up the front positions. But Stuart and John soon got into their stride and by the end of the first of three short laps the natural order had been restored. From then on it was just a matter of by how much Stuart would win by. Thanks went to Alan Brook and Roger Stevenson who between them set the 6km course out early on the morning of the race, started the race, marshalled, noted down the times and places of all the runners and then at the end of the race went around the course and collected all the marker flags.
Results of the 2003/04 Championship Race held on Sunday 4th January 2004: Race Results
Position
Name
Age
Time
1
Stuart Maycock
Senior Men
22:19
2
John Kerr
Vet Men O/50
22:50
3
Mark Bruce (Guest)
Senior Men
23:23
4
Chris Driskell
Senior Men
24:27
5
Dennis Crossland
Vet Men O/40
24:49
6
Nigel Kent
Vet Men O/40
25:03
7
Michael Greer
Senior Men
25:32
8
Malcolm Taylor (Guest)
Vet Men O/40
25:38
9
Dave Beech
Vet Men O/40
25:47
10
Mick Hobson
Vet Men O/60
25:53
11
Dave Parry
Vet Men O/50
26:02
12
Les Morton
Vet Men O/40
26:12
13
Michael Scowcroft
Senior Men
26:49
14
Mick Wornes
Senior Men
26:58
15
Dave Denton
Vet Men O/50
28:40
16
Dave Nicholls
Vet Men O/50
30:14
17
Kevin Dudley
Senior Men
30:50
18
Dave Wadkin
Vet Men O/40
32:26

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