The Sheffield Way Relay Archive Results Page

This is one of the most popular events on the club calendar and has been held every year since 1997. It is run as a team event and is open to all Striders teams and selected guest teams by invitation. Each team consists of 10 runners. The course is a 50 mile off road route around the perimeter of Sheffield. Each of the five 10 mile legs are covered by 2 members of each team. The archives below include the current course records and the race report, race results, team members and in some years photos from each year from 2005 to present.

See: Year 2013 | Year 2012 | Year 2011 | Year 2010 | Year 2009 | Year 2008 | Year 2007 | Year 2006 | Year 2005

Current Course Records

Open/Mixed Category - Current individual leg records
Leg
Time
Name of Runners Club
Year
1
1:03:26
Darren Newbold and Nick Scott
Sheffield Running Club
2009
2
1:05:03
Dave Smith and Dave Ansell
Steel City Striders
2006
3
1:01:59
Antony Moss and Danny Hardy
Totley A.C.
2013
4
1:02:40
Pete Wakefield and Gordon Wilding
Steel City Striders
1997
5
0:55:59
John Kerr and Stuart Maycock
Steel City Striders
2003
Legs 1 - 5
5:17:55
Sheffield Running Club
2008

Ladies category - Current individual leg records
Leg
Time
Name of Runners Club
Year
1
1:22:32
Pauline Straw and Jenny Featherstone
Totley A.C.
2008
2
1:18:12
Claire Spencer and Lindsay James 
Kimberworth Striders
2012
3
1:20:05
Jo Bolton and Anna Hardman
Kimberworth Striders
2012
4
1:17:02
Ruth Canton and Helen Gillbert 
Totley A.C.
2010
5
1:07:34
Kate Morris and Sally Fawcett
Smiley Paces
2012
Legs 1 - 5
6:52:52
Kimberworth Striders
2012

Overall - Current course records
Category Time Club
Year
Open/Mixed
5:47:55
Sheffield Running Club
2008
Ladies
6:52:62
Kimberworth
2012
Course Record
5:46:20
Steel City Striders
2011

Year by year results

2013 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 22nd September: Race report by Race Organiser John Crossland
The 17th running of this glorious event was matched by the day, a day that was to be full surprises. There were 13 teams primed and ready to take on challenge of the Sheffield Way and for the first time ever the line up included 3 ultra runners. The ultra team who were organised by Antony Billinghurst assisted a little by yours truly were away at 06:30 and Antony and I were there to see them away.

By 08:30 the relay teams were on route with Sheffield Running Club looking intent on retaining the trophy as were the ladies of Kimberworth. All seemed to be going to plan until the 4th changeover when Sheffield didn’t appear at the expected time. Clearly something was amiss when Totley  A were the first team to reach Ford with Steel City Striders A close enough behind to be in the reckoning. Kimberworth Ladies were nicely on track to retain their title and by the 4th changeover they had a comfortable lead. Into the final furlong and Totley  A were spotted first with no other challengers in sight, however as this event proves times many it’s as much about navigation as it is about running. The first to come into view on the finish approach were two rather dejected looking Striders as, having given their all and pulling level with Totley only to let them get away, thought they had just missed out on the honour of the win. This, however, was not the case as Totley had failed to appear and Steel City Striders A snatched the victory; this somewhat lifted their dejection more so for one runner who admitted to almost throwing in the towel. Totley A finally appeared to take second place and taking their disappointment honourably congratulated the winning pair. (Congratulations to Antony Moss and Dan Hardy from Totley on their record breaking leg 3 ru). Sheffield RC came in third with Kimberworth Striders A soon after in fourth. Kimberworth Ladies were next to appear taking the Roy Kitson Founders Trophy for a second year in succession as well as fifth spot. Phil Howson’s team and Matt Surgeon’s team were the Janet Price Trophy contenders and Phil’s team were the leaders for most of the relay. However Phil’s fears of being caught on the last leg were well founded as Matt’s team, captained by Daniel Palmer on the day, slid by to cross the line 2 minutes ahead of them.

The honour of being the first ever runner to complete the entire Sheffield Way went to Alistair Lawson, the winner of the Sheffield Way Ultra Race. The post race bash at Nether Edge Bowling Club was the usual spirited affair with one more surprise to be had. One of the ultra runners Steve Haake arrived bearing a special cake decorated with the Sheffield Way route.

My grateful thanks as always to My Team without whom this event would not take place. I wish to specially thank Pat Eyre, who has marshalled her last SWR this year, for her many years of supporting this event. I wish her all the very best for her new life in Lincoln.
2013 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 22nd September: Results
Position
Team Name
Actual Leg Times
Overall Time incl handicap
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Steel City Striders A*
(Captain: Dave Palmer)
1:18:14
1:10:59
1:06:52
1:09:23
1:06:54
6:22:22
2
Totley A*
1:12:22
1:14:14
1:01:59
1:12:35
1:17:51
6:29:01
3
Sheffield Running Club**
1:11:25
1:13:04
1:08:46
1:49:17
1:15:07
6:52:39
4
Kimberworth Striders A*
1:11:22
1:10:46
1:18:10
1:31:13
1:16:42
6:58:13
5
Kimberworth Striders Ladies#
1:36:07
1:24:36
1:29:27
1:24:54
1:28:58
7:24:02
6
Dark Peak*
1:20:07
1:41:23
1:33:35
1:20:59
1:25:49
7:36:53
7
Totley B**
1:42:34
1:29:45
1:26:01
1:46:40
1:10:20
7:50:20
8
Crookes Crocks**
1:17:17
1:40:01
1:25:22
1:21:44
1:52:15
7:51:39
9
Steel City Striders*
(Captain: Daniel Palmer)
1:48:12
1:22;43
1:16:45
1:31:22
1:32:02
8:01:04
10
Totley Ladies#
1:42:24
1:45:17
1:38:19
1:38:36
1:18:00
8:02:36
11
Steel City Striders*
(Captain: Phil Howson)
1:39:28
1:22:13
1:16:19
1:36:14
1:39:05
8:03:19
12
Smiley Paces#
1:41:11
1:43:38
1:50:06
1:35:25
1:26:30
8:16:50
13
Kimberworth Striders B
1:40:02
1:34:42
1:30:56
1:39:59
1:37:37
8:18:16
Early start teams have been 'time corrected' to show actual running time on leg one.

*Open teams - 30 minutes has been added to the sum of leg times to show actual race time.

**Mixed teams - 15 minutes has been added to sum of leg times to show actual race time.

# All female teams: Kimberworth Striders Ladies, Totley Ladies; Smiley Paces.

The Cheshire Plate for the first team overall was won by Steel City Striders A. The Janet Price Trophy for the first Striders team (excluding the 'A' team) was won by the Striders team captained by Daniel Palmer. The Roy Kitson Trophy for the first all female team was won by Kimberworth Ladies team.



2013 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 22nd September: Team members
Position
Team Name
Team Members
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Steel City Striders A
(Captain: Dave Palmer)
Andrew Davies
Louis Wood
Dave Smith
Stuart Maycock
Steve Hargreaves
Simon Bennett
Paul Stuart
Dave Ansell
David Palmer
James Fulcher
2
Totley A
David Parker
Aidan Linskill
Chris Carter
Dan Clist
Antony Moss
Danny Hardy
Robin Duffy
Matthew Burden
Colin Lynch
David Mullins
3
Sheffield Running Club
Darren Newbould
Trevor Neville
Joe Fowler
Chris Ireland
John Docherty
Joe Powell
Debbie Fowler
Becky Walker
Gary Baker
Malcolm Taylor
4
Kimberworth Striders A
Dan Berkinshaw
Paul Buchanan
Chris Cotton
Shaun Wright
Lee Weatherall
Pat Rooney
Craige Spencer
James Smith
Paul Greenwood
Lee Archer
5
Kimberworth Striders Ladies#
Samatha Weatherall
Claire Chapman
Claire Spencer
Lindsy James
Jo Bolton
Anna Hardman
Adelle Marsden
Helen Wade
Samantha James
Niki Archer
6
Dark Peak
Carl Egdell
Helen Elmore
Paul Sanderson
David Holmes
John Snowdon
Nicola Hall
Willy Kitchen
Anthony Woodard
Kenny Turner
Paul Fauset
7
Crookes Crocks
John Webber
Alec Reece
Chris Reece
John Moloughney

Dave Campbell
Jamie Hill

Jill Freeman
Tom Dowden
Fuffie Demissie
Rinde Haake
8
Totley B
Paul Bowerbank
David English
Liz Woods
Louise Perrins
Kevin Minster
Mark Clayton
Ali Iredale
Paul Lydon
Ian Bradbury
Mark Goodison
9
Steel City Striders
(Captain: Daniel Palmer)
Tony Horstead
Jenny Rich
Nick Scott
Daniel Palmer
Ross Drayton
Simon Wiles
Dean Young
Dave Parry
Andy Buck
Roger Watson
10
Steel City Striders
(Captain: Phil Howson)
Carol Beattie
Andy Rowland
Keith Bean
Ryan Morton
David Whittaker
Sean Farrow
Mir Janson
Alison Hilton
Lindsey Crowson
Magda Boo
11
Totley Ladies#
Catherine Robertsn
Helen Foot
Jan Hutton
Kathy Attwood
Emma Anderson
Anne Hegarty
Yvonne Twelvetree
Helen Young
Sara Humblin
Pippa Weir
12
Smiley Paces#
Isobell Ellis
Margo Duncan
Lottie Shepherd
Sophie Milner
Naomi Morrison
Elspeth Whitby
Vicky Penn
Ruth Jacobs
Steph Taylor
Karen Stevens
13
Kimberworth Striders B
Martyn Gaynor
Gary Groves
Bob Drobek
Dave Stern
Mark Utley
Tom Burns
Malc Procter
Gianluca Letiza
Janet Clark
Debbie Procter


2012 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 23rd September: Race report by Race Organiser John Crossland
The event was once again blessed with perfect weather for running if but a little cool for the marshals. 16 teams had entered this year however the inevitable injuries and runner availabilities caused the loss of 2. So it was 14 teams that were fit and ready to take on the challenge of this year’s Sheffield Way Relay.

There were changes afoot this year too with the mixed team official start time being moved from 08:00 to 08:15 in a bid to give to open and mixed teams a more level playing field. The start by now becoming well practiced went smoothly with all runners away by 08:30. The chase was on.

The first to appear at Wheata Wood was one of the Smiley Paces early start teams closely followed by Kimberworth Ladies who had got off to a good start. Current trophy holders Sheffield RC were not far behind showing that, although they professed to be not as strong this year, they meant business. Sheffield were in the lead by the second changeover a lead they kept to the end despite some determined running by Steel City Striders 'A' who were second and Kimberworth 'A' , the first open team home, third. Kimberworth Ladies continued their strong start to lead the ladies home at this their second outing despite a record 5th leg run by the Smiley Paces.

The Janet Price Trophy seemed to be in the bag for Simon Wiles’s team until disaster struck on the 4th leg when his runners lost all sense of direction and became lost. Undeterred they stuck to their task and reached the Ford changeover somewhat late but by no means the last to arrive. Kevin Rains’s team, taking full advantage of their good fortune, coasted home to a comfortable victory.

The post race bash at Nether Edge Bowling Club lived up to previous years and was as lively and spirited as ever. The trophies were presented, marshals & organiser were thanked and the buffet was ransacked, completing another excellent Sheffield Way Relay.

Over the years I have received many thanks from teams for organising this event but this year more than ever runners have expressed their thanks and appreciation. I have been asked to convey these thanks to My Team for always being there and staying in position until the last runners are home. I have also been asked by one of my marshals to thank the ladies who kindly supplied him with coffee and chocolate while remaining on post to see their team’s runners safely in. I have always been proud of My Team and never more so than this year so I am tinged with a little sadness as Bill & Jean Locking and Alan Brook have decided the time has come to retire. I won’t go on except to say thanks to you all for your unswerving support.
2012 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 23rd September: Results
Position
Team Name
Actual Leg Times
Overall Time incl handicap
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Sheffield Running Club**
1:09:27
1:08:55
1:15:53
1:20:29
1:07:06
6:16:50
2
Steel City Striders A**
(Steve Hargreaves)
1:27:23
1:09:47
1:19:17
1:06:24
1:09:21
6:27:12
3
Kimberworth Striders A*
1:11:59
1:05:10
1:16:00
1:14:52
1:09:30
6:27:31
4
Totley AC*
1:14:28
1:09:00
1:02:52
1:20:28
1:14:07
6:30:55
5
Kimberworth Striders Ladies#
1:23:22
1:18:12
1:20:05
1:25:40
1:26:33
6:53:52
6
Smiley Paces A#
1:33:14
1:29:55
1:25:38
1:25:53
1:07:34
7:02:14
7
Dark Peak**
1:19:27
1:19:16
1:22:57
1:29:34
1:21:39
7:07:53
8
Totley AC Ladies#
1:27:37
1:38:32
1:21:46
1:25:21
1:15:53
7:09:09
9
Steel City Striders**
(Captain: Kevin Rains)
1:42:50
1:41:20
1:17:43
1:18:59
1:30:34
7:46:26
10
Kimberworth Striders B*
1:41:32
1:25:49
1:39:53
1:39:34
1:18:35
8:15:23
11
Crookes Crocks**
1:30:10
2:11:10
1:07:08
1:22:10
1:51:15
8:16:53
12
Smiley Paces B2#
1:48:12
1:56:54
1:47:26
1:39:28
1:23:30
8:35:30
13
Steel City Striders**
(Captain: Simon Wiles)
1:50:54
1:18:00
1:17:26
2:32:52
1:27:28
8:41:40
14
Smiley Paces B1#
1:56:25
1:40:11
2:13:06
2:33:20
1:33:35
9:56:37

Early start teams have been 'time corrected' to show actual running time on leg one.

*Open teams - 30 minutes has been added to the sum of leg times to show actual race time.

**Mixed teams - 15 minutes has been added to sum of leg times to show actual race time.

# All female teams: Kimberworth Ladies, Totley AC Ladies A; Smiley Paces A; Smiley Paces B1 and Smiley Paces B2..

The Cheshire Plate for the first team overall was won by Sheffield Running Club. The Janet Price Trophy for the first Striders team (excluding the 'A' team) was won by the Striders team captained by Kevin Rains. The Roy Kitson Trophy for the first all female team was won by Kimberworth Ladies team.



2012 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 25th September: Team members
Position
Team Name
Team Members
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Sheffield Running Club**
Darren Newbould
Trevor Neville
Joe Fowler
Chris Ireland
Nick Duggan
Kat Taylor
Malcolm Taylor
Claire Thompson
Gary Baker
Paul Blakeney
2
Steel City Striders A**
(Steve Hargreaves)
Helen Calder
Kate Wilkinson
Simon Bennett
Dave Smith
Graeme Siddall
Mike Savage
James Fulcher
Louis Wood
Daniel Claus
Steve Hargreaves
3
Kimberworth Striders A*
Shaun Wright
Owen James
Chris Cotton
Liam Rooney
Colin Earl
Pat Rooney
Paul Greenwood
Mark Woodhouse
Zak Mellard
Ian Richardson
4
Totley AC*
Colin Lynch
Ram Tripatai
Karl Wooffindin
Dan Hardy
Antony Moss
Aidan Linskill
Andrew Mcdermott
Matthew Burden
Ian Bradbury
David English
5
Kimberworth Striders Ladies#
Sam James
Bev Sutton
Claire Spencer
Lindsy James
Jo Bolton
Anna Hardman
Adelle Marsden
Helen Wade
Helen Woodburn
Helen Cutmore
6
Smiley Paces A#
Sarah Crisp
Ruth Jacobs
Debbie Smith
Dawn Trueman
Steph Taylor
Jenny Chambers
Hannah Gilman
Dot Kesterton
Kate Morris
Sally Fawcett
7
Dark Peak**
Helen Elmore
Willy Kitchen
David Holmes
Victoria Child
Karl Marshall
Stuart Laidlaw
Antony Woodard
Tom Westgate
Kenny Turner
John Snowden
8
Totley AC Ladies#
Ruth Canton
Pippa Weir
Jan Hutton
Kathy Attwood
Pat Goodall
Bee Roberts
Clare Howard
Sian Mead
Louise Perrins
Carla Gibson
9
Steel City Striders**
(Captain: Kevin Rains)
Carol Beattie
Chris Heggs
Lance Gardner
Kevin Rains
Andy Buck
Dave Parry
Ross Drayton
Nick Scott
Matt Surgeon
Alison Coldwell
10
Kimberworth Striders B*
Mark Utley
Richard Millns
Lee Weatherall
Craige Spencer
Dave Booth
Joada Allen
Phil Martin
Steve Philips
James Smith
Tom Burns
11
Crookes Crocks**
John Moloughney
Maxine Gregory
Kate Reece
Simon Wheatcroft
John Webber
Eric Webber
Jill Freeman
Ben Heller
Fufy Demissie
Helen Giorgi
12
Smiley Paces B2#
Sophie Milner
Mary Power
Malin Hewins
Julia Delaney
Marilyn Small
Elspeth Whitby
Naomi Morrison
Joanne Battersby
Isobel Ellis
Lottie Shepherd
13
Steel City Striders**
(Captain: Simon Wiles)
Mir Jansen
Tony Horstead
Sean Farrow
Alastair Lawson
Mark Dickinson
Simon Wiles
Rowena Yates
Jonathan Taylor
Alison P- Gisborne
Amanda Cattell
14
Smiley Paces B1#
Helen Willatt
Caroline Burke
Gilly Byrne
Christine Zwick
Lotty Bradford
Julie Peckett
Nic Schumacher
Jayne Metz
Karen Stephens
Jane Bowles


2011 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 25th September: Results
Position
Team Name
Actual Leg Times
Overall Time incl handicap
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Sheffield Running Club A#
1:08:59
1:14:06
1:08:34
1:16:31
1:07:31
5:55:41
2
Steel City Striders A*
(Captain: Dave Campbell)
1:41:00
1:10:20
1:12:10
1:09:15
1:03:35
6:16:20
3
Kimberworth Striders A*
1:42:00
1:05:28
1:20:19
1:18:46
1:11:27
6:38:00
4
Sheffield Running Club B#
1:26:22
1:36:38
1:25:54
1:19:16
1:21:44
7:09:54
5
Smiley Paces A**#
1:14:30
1:27:46
1:24:25
1:24:14
1:11:54
7:12:49
6
Kimberworth Striders B#
1:26:05
1:26:33
1:21:27
1:29:37
1:41:22
7:25:04
7
Kimberworth Striders Ladies**#
1:08:30
1:21:17
1:29:20
1:34:55
1:28:37
7:32:39
8
Totley AC*
2:20:00
1:12:06
1:30:27
1:13:45
1:19:48
7:36:06
9
Steel City Striders*
(Captain: Phil Howson)
0:55:38
1:24:05
1:22:36
1:36:33
1:22:09
7:41:01
10
Crookes Crocks#
0:56:26
1:42:44
1:10:22
1:31:34
1:54:18
7:45:24
11
Dark Peak#
2:8:00
1:17:07
1:15:47
1:43:18
1:25:47
7:49:59
12
Totley AC Ladies**#
0:58:37
1:44:50
1:32:22
1:44:06
1:23:24
7:53:19
13
Steel City Striders*
(Captain: Simon Wiles)
1:25:45
1:28:25
1:12:24
1:30:20
1:25:19
8:02:13
14
Steel City Striders*
(Captain: Steven Hargreaves)
1:17:05
1:31:42
1:34:15
1:17:07
1:30:01
8:10:10
15
Smiley Paces B2**#
0:55:57
1:51:19
1:40:16
1:41:30
1:37:57
8:46:59
16
Smiley Paces B2**#
0:55:55
1:48:22
1:47:51
1:41:42
1:59:02
9:12:52

# Teams starting from scratch: Sheffield Running Club A; Sheffield Running Club B; Smiley Paces A; Kimberworth Striders Ladies; Crookes Crocks; Dark Peak; Totley AC Ladies A; Smiley Paces B2; Smiley Paces B1. To start from scratch teams need to field 2 females, 2 vets over 50, 2 vets over 40 plus 4 others or 10 females.

* Open team with 30 minute handicap: Steel City Striders A (Captain: Dave Campbell); Kimberworth Striders A; Totley AC; Steel City Striders (Captain: Phil Howson); Steel City Striders (Captain: Simon Wiles); Steel City Striders (Captain: Simon Steven Hargreaves).

** All female teams: Totley AC Ladies A; Smiley Paces A; Femme Fitale; Totley AC Ladies B; Smiley Paces B.

The Cheshire Plate for the first team overall was won by Sheffield Running Club A. The Janet Price Trophy for the first Striders team (excluding the 'A' team) was won by the Striders team captained by Phil Howson. The Roy Kitson Trophy for the first all female team was won by Smiley Paces 'A' team.



2011 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 25th September: Team members
Position
Team Name
Team Members
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Sheffield Running Club A#
Darren Newbould
Trevor Neville
Sid Cordle
Chris Ireland
Dave Broddle
Stuart Little
Jenny Horne
Claire Thompson
Gary Baker
Sam Emson
2
Steel City Striders A*
(Captain: Dave Campbell)
Daniel Claus
Stuart Maycock
Paul Stuart
Dave Smith
Katherine Faux
Michael Savage
James Fulcher
Louis wood
Craig Walker
Peter Lusby
3
Kimberworth Striders A*
Dan Birkinshaw
Martin Broadhead
Kevin Doyle
Zak Mellard
Phil Martin
Steve Phillips
Chris Cotton
Mark Woodhouse
Lee Archer
Ian Richardson
4
Sheffield Running Club B#
Gary Podmore
Scott Boyd
Mike Levery
Joanna Pondslapana
Craig Burrows
Les Morton
Malcolm Taylor
Adrian Eagles
Grace Tebbut
Kat Taylor
5
Smiley Paces A**#
Helen Willat
Naomi Morrison
Debbie Smith
Sally Steade
Ruth Jacob
Zoe Walkington
Dawn Trueman
Dot Kesterton
Carol Williams
Amy Wheeler
6
Kimberworth Striders B#
Mark Bullock
Lee Wetherall
Mark Gomersall
Craig Spencer
Pat Rooney
Steve Lowndes
Paul Greenwood
Dave Stern
Nikki Archer
Kaye Mann
7
Kimberworth Striders Ladies**#
Sam Weatherall
Charlotte Pierson
Claire Spence
Sam James
Claire Chapman
Adelle Booth
Carla Wragg
Helen Wade
Elly Woodhead
Helen Woodburn
8
Totley AC*
Simon Harrison
Luke Owen
Aidan Linskill
Karl Wooffindin
Tim Shiles
Dave English
William Alves
Mark Goodison
Paul Foot
Ian Bradbury
9
Steel City Striders*
(Captain: Phil Howson)
Mark Haywood
Alistair Lawson
Nick Scott
Dave Parry
Michael Farrelly
Wayne Foster
Ian Kennen
Kevin Raines
Phil Howson
Simon Wiles
10
Crookes Crocks#
Ben Heller
Steve Haak
Chris Reecs
Dick Pit
John Webber
Mathew Wilsher
Jill Freeman
Emer McKay
Fufy Demissie
Helen Giorgi
11
Dark Peak#
Cgris Barber
Jim Fulton
Tony Woodard
Willy Kitche
Paul Elliott
Karl Marshal
Yvonne Beckworth
Ruth Hambleton
Richard Hakes
John Snowdon
12
Totley AC Ladies**#
Zoe Darley
Pippa Weir
Yvonne Twelvetree
Josie Smith
Sara Humblin
Fee Wormersley
Louise Goodhill
Maxine Ison
Louise Perrins
Helen Foot
13
Steel City Striders*
(Captain: Simon Wiles)
Sam Parkin
Nancy Stuart
Russell Stevenson
Alison Barrett
Mark Dickinson
Richard Maxted
Sean farrow
Chris Bottomley
Dave Campbell
Harvey Rabbitt
14
Steel City Striders*
(Captain: Steven Hargreaves)
Roger Stevenson
Mike Charlseworth
Daniel Palmer
Barry Gibson

Carol Beattie
Chris Hegg

Steve Hargreaves
Dean Young
Laura Galsel
Amanda Cattell
15
Smiley Paces B2**#
Hazel Fyffe
Jane Turner
Mary Power
Emma Taylor
Beth Lowe
Jan Dod
Jane Bowles
Helen Pretty
Elspeth Whitby
Sophie Milner
16
Smiley Paces B1**#
Cath Wymer
Catherine Timber
Julie Delaney
Sonia Lee
Allie Buckingham
O.Peckett
Liz Mottersaw
Vicky Burdon
Liz Borbelli
Lotty Bradford


2010 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 19th September: Race report by Race Organiser John Crossland

No one would have believed way back in 1997 when Roy “had an idea” that the Sheffield Way Relay would still be going strong some 13 years later. Yet not only is it still going it is more popular than ever with a second record field in as many years. No less than 15 teams took part with the Smiley Paces back in numbers this year entering 2 teams along with all the usual suspects.

After a smooth start all teams were on their way to the 1st changeover, Femme Fitale being the first to appear closely followed by Crookes Crocks and Totley Ladies ‘A’ with the current plate holders Sheffield RC back in 7th place. It was early days though and at the 2nd changeover Kimberworth A were first in and Sheffield RC, though improving, were still back in 5th place. The Striders ‘A’ team were making steady progress through the field having started from the back at 8:30.

The other three Striders teams were battling it out for the Janet Price Trophy and Matt’s team seemed to be having the better of it. Simon’s and Phil’s teams were fighting it out for second place all the way to the 4th changeover as Matt’s team were away on the final leg some 9mins in front. It’s not over ‘til it’s over though, Phil had saved his best ‘til last and Trevor and Paul put in a terrific performance to come in over 7 mins in front of their rivals to take the trophy for Phil’s team for the second year in succession.

Phil’s was not the only team to save their best ‘til last. Sheffield RC, who are not used to not leading from early on, set off from the 4th changeover in second place and powered through to win for a third consecutive year.

Totley Ladies ‘A’ survived their early scare to lead the ladies home and retain the Roy Kitson Founder’s Trophy, a cup they have held since first presented.

The post race bash, which was held at the Nether Edge Bowling Club this year, was to prove a move for the better. The atmosphere was superb and the air buzzed with anticipation of the results. Starting in reverse order the times and positions of each team were given and the trophies presented to the respective winners. Striders ‘A’ team captain Dave Campbell then said a few words thanking the organiser and marshals for doing another brilliant job and also issuing a word of warning to Sheffield RC that next year they may well leave empty handed. Proceedings were brought to a close and the buffet declared opened to finish off another cracker of an event.

I could not finish without mentioning Chris Zwick of the Smiley Paces B who travelled from Bavaria to enter this event and on her 25th Birthday too. It just goes to show how much the Sheffield Way Relay means to the runners and the lengths some go to, to enter. Well done Chris.

Finally grateful thanks to My Team, the marshals, time keepers and the results co-ordinator without whom the event would not have taken place.

2010 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 19th September: Results
Position
Team Name
Actual Leg Times
Overall Time incl handicap
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Sheffield Running Club A #
1:16:18
1:17:47
1:07:57
1:13:26
1:07:42
6:03:10
2
Kimberworth Striders A #
1:11:25
1:10:50
1:15:15
1:13:50
1:21:59
6:13:19
3
Steel City Striders A *
(Captain: Dave Campbell)
1:14:42
1:11:25
1:12:15
1:21:12
1:10:01
6:39:35
4
Sheffield Running Club B #
1:16:41
1:29:51
1:13:42
1:29:07
1:24:49
6:54:10
5
Totley AC Ladies A** #
1:34:20
1:24:15
1:25:23
1:17:02
1:17:16
6:58:16
6
Totley AC *
1:27:02
1:14:19
1:22:47
1:18:48
1:19:47
7:12:43
7
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Phil Howson)
1:36:20
1:20:00
1:37:05
1:20:15
1:08:45
7:32:25
8
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Matt Surgeon)
1:22:45
1:22:56
1:28:16
1:30:43
1:25:10
7:39:50
9
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Simon Wiles)
1:32:30
1:30:41
1:15:34
1:41:30
1:11:07
7:41:22
10
Smiley Paces A ** #
1:45:40
1:32:05
1:38:14
1:29:41
1:18:50
7:44:30
11
Femme Fitale ** #
1:26:35
1:29:55
1:40:14
1:46:08
1:24:25
7:47:17
12
Kimberworth Striders B #
1:35:21
1:26:36
1:26:13
1:40:50
1:40:16
7:49:16
13
Crookes Crocks #
1:30:09
1:28:20
1:11:16
2:09:47
1:51:23
8:10:55
14
Totley AC Ladies B ** #
1:49:24
1:37:30
1:33:38
1:29:33
2:00:55
8:31:00
15
Smiley Paces B ** #
2:04:34
1:43:53
1:46:55
1:45:20
1:57:43
9:18:25

# Teams starting from scratch: Sheffield Running Club A; Kimberworth Striders A; Sheffield Running Club B; Totley AC Ladies A; Smiley Paces A; Femme Fitale; Kimberworth Striders B; Crookes Crocks; Totley Ladies B; Smiley Paces B. To start from scratch teams need to field 2 females, 2 vets over 50, 2 vets over 40 plus 4 others or 10 females.

* Open team with 30 minute handicap: Steel City Striders A (Captain: Dave Campbell); Totley AC; Steel City Striders (Captain: Phil Howson); Steel City Striders (Captain: Matt Surgeon); Steel City Striders (Captain: Simon Wiles).

** All female teams: Totley AC Ladies A; Smiley Paces A; Femme Fitale; Totley AC Ladies B; Smiley Paces B.

The Cheshire Plate for the first team overall was won by Sheffield Running Club A. The Janet Price Trophy for the first Striders team (excluding the 'A' team) was won by the Striders team captained by Phil Howson. The Roy Kitson Trophy for the first all female team was won by Totley Ladies 'A' team.



2010 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 19th September: Team members
Position
Team Name
Team Members
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Sheffield Running Club A #
Cary Baker
Trevor Neville
Sid Cordle
Mike Levery
Ian A-Barnes
Stuart Little
Jenny Horne
Sue Atkinson
Gary Podmore
Paul Blackeney
2
Kimberworth Striders A #
Liam Rooney
Dan Birkinshaw
Kevin Doyle
Zak Mellard
Pat Rooney
Phil Martin
Mark Woodhouse
Steve Phillips
Kaye Mann
Carla Foster
3
Steel City Striders A #
(Captain: Dave Campbell)
Dave Palmer
Stuart Maycock
Simon Bennett
Steve Hargreaves
Mike Savage
Dave Ansell
Louis Wood
Adam Whitworth
Pete Brown
Stuart Croydon
4
Sheffield Running Club B #
Phil Knapyon
Chris Ireland
Les Morton
Adrian Eagle
Craig Burrows
John Doherty
Cat Taylor
Malcolm Taylor
Linda Brobble
Maria Hardy
6
Totley AC Ladies A** #
Pauline Straw
Jenny Featherstone
Pippa Weir
Laura Gibson
Kate Parr
Pat Goodall
Ruth Canton
Helen Gilbert
Claire Horwood
Louise Perrins
5
Totley AC *
Colin Lynch
Richard Heavyside
Aidan Linskill
AndrewHardman
Paul Bowerbank
Peter Stothard
Nick Harper
OswaldoGonzalez
Michael Alexander
Richard Knowles
7
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Phil Howson)
Kevin Raines
Colin Davenport
Dennis Crossland
Andy Buck
Adrian Moss
Michael Charlesworth
Ian Stinson
Phil Howson
Paul Stewart
Trevor Burton
8
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Matt Surgeon)
Mike Greer
Dave Smith
Andy Rowlands
Dave Parry
Kevin Dale
Chris Kirby
Lizzy Scott
Nick Scott
Anthony Billinghurst
James Hunter
9
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Simon Wiles)
Roger Stevenson
Helen Calder
Dean Young
Chris Heggs
Simon Wiles
Andy Greenwood
Tanith James
Nigel Elvidge
Colin West
Dave Campbell
10
Smiley Pacers A ** #
Helen Willatt
Naomi Morrison
Ruth Jacob
Debs Smith
Jane Fearnside
Jenny Smallwood
Dawn Trueman
Dot Kesterton
Kate Morris
Vick Cotton
11
Femme Fitele #
Becky Parker
Laura Spence
Janet Milton
Ruth Hambleton
Lou Cunliffe
Jill Jones
Jo Holliday
Amy Barnes
Emer McKay
Judy Tocher
12
Kimberworth Striders B #
Muneer Saif
Mark Bullock
Mark Gomersall
Dave Stern
Keith Ward
John McDermot
Mark Smith
Cain Green
Claire Chapman
Ruth Carnall
13
Crookes Crocks #
Ben Heller
Styeve Haake
Chris Reece
Marcus Dunn
John Webber
Mathew Wilsher
Jill Freeman
John Moloughney
Fufy Demissie
Helen Giorgi
14
Totley AC Ladies B ** #
Polly Mosley
Amy Stoddard
Jan Hutton
Kathy Attwood
Fiona Womersley
Lucy Snow
Yvonne Twelvetree
Helen Young
Sarah Butler
Linda Fitzpatrick
15
Smiley Pacers B
Hazel Fyffe
Trude HB
Vicky Burton
Christine Zwick
Julie Delaney
Allie Buckingham
Joe Adams
Heln Pretty
Elspeth Whitby
Jayne Atkinson


2009 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 20th September: Report by Race Organiser John Crossland

The run up to this years’ Sheffield Way Relay was challenging to say the least for the organiser with course problems over and above the usual. The day however couldn’t have gone better with perfect running conditions for the early runners and glorious weather throughout.

This year saw a record entry of 15 teams with 14 making it to line; unfortunately Access Warriors succumbed to injury and illness and missed the event for the first time since taking part. There was one new team the Smiley Paces, an all ladies team who made quite an impact with their team spirit and sunny disposition invoking many comments from the other teams. Also very pleasing was the inclusion of another Striders team making four in total and if that can be maintained or built upon I for one will be very happy.

All teams were away from the start smoothly Sheffield Running Club making their intension clear by posting a faster first leg than last year; they’d got the trophy and they were keeping it. Striders A and Kimberworth A were having none of it though and showed that one slip and they were ready to pounce. As always Totley Ladies A were running well making good progress throughout.
Matt’s team were leading the way for the Janet Price Trophy and looked to have it in the bag at Ford.

Despite Sheffield Running Club being slower overall than last year they were to prove too quick and were the first over the line at the finish. Striders A were second with a quicker time than last year and Kimberworth A were third. Totley Ladies A once again led the ladies home retaining their fourth position for a second year.

Phil’s team, saving their best ‘til last, came over the line almost 6 minutes in front of Matt’s team to take the Janet Price Trophy; Simon’s team, the current holders, being third in this contest.

The usual post race get together at the Washington was well attended in spite of the HSE stopping under 18’s from attending. The results were given in reverse order with the Smiley Paces taking 14th spot but, being as bright and smiley as their name suggests, anyone would have thought they’d won. Getting to the 9th position the Janet Price Trophy winners Phil Howson’s team were presented with the cup. The Roy Kitson Founders Trophy was next, Totley Ladis A captain Pippa Weir stepping forward to collect the cup pleased that last years’ purchase of a cabinet was money well spent. Will anyone ever beat them? Finally the Cheshire Shield was presented to Stuart Little as captain of Sheffield Running Club, retaining the trophy for the second year in succession. Having risk assessed my position and found it safe the buffet was declared open.

Lastly grateful thanks to My Team, the marshals, time keepers and the results co-ordinator without whom the event would never get off the ground.

2009 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 20th September: Results
Position
Team Name
Actual Leg Times
Overall Time incl handicap
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Sheffield Running Club A #
1:03:26
1:10:37
1:04:28
1:25:38
1:08:49
5:52:58
2
Steel City Striders A #
(Captain: Stuart Croydon)
1:25:51
1:09:35
1:10:38
1:09:10
1:06:53
6:02:07
3
Kimberworth Striders A #
1:19:50
1:14:31
1:15:48
1:07:15
1:21:15
6:18:39
4
Totley AC Ladies A** #
1:27:20
1:25:54
1:29:26
1:27:06
1:12:32
7:02:18
5
Totley AC *
1:20:48
1:37:09
1:12:57
1:16:20
1:13:51
7:11:05
6
Kimberworth Striders B #
1:28:59
1:26:40
1:23:13
1:20:10
1:39:53
7:18:55
7
Sheffield Running Club B #
1:27:55
1:33:00
1:15:48
1:37:23
1:27:23
7:21:29
8
Crookes Crocks #
1:30:34
1:30:23
1:39:55
1:30:27
1:22:17
7:33:36
9
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Phil Howson)
1:40:18
1:39:02
1:8:58
1:19:50
1:18:45
7:36:53
10
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Matt Surgeon)
1:20:48
1:22:47
1:09:57
1:35:04
1:44:14
7:42:50
11
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Simon Wiles)
1:31:29
1:26:30
1:25:46
1:19:45
1:49:16
8:02:46
12
Demi Femmes #
1:41:07
1:36:48
1:34:07
1:46:38
1:34:43
8:13:23
13
Totley AC Ladies B ** #
1:54:50
1:32:54
1:39:24
1:52:52
1:18:37
8:18:37
14
Smiley Paces ** #
1:48:28
1:44:58
1:37:35
1:43:52
1:50:13
8:45:06

# Teams starting from scratch: Sheffield Running Club A; Steel City Striders A(Captain: Dave Campbell): Kimberworth Striders A; Totley Ladies A; Kimberworth Striders B; Sheffield Running Club B; Crookes Crocks; Demi Femmes; Totley Ladies B; Smiley Paces. To start from scratch teams need to field 2 females, 2 vets over 50, 2 vets over 40 plus 4 others or 10 females.

* Open team with 30 minute handicap: Totley; Steel City Striders (Captain: Phil Howson); Steel City Striders (Captain: Matt Surgeon); Steel City Striders (Captain: Simon Wiles).

** All female teams: Totley AC Ladies A; Totley AC Ladies B; Smiley Paces.

The Cheshire Plate for the first team overall was won by Sheffield Running Club A. The Janet Price Trophy for the first Striders team (excluding the 'A' team) was won by the Striders team captained by Phil Howson. The Roy Kitson Trophy for the first all female team was won by Totley Ladies 'A' team.

2009 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 20th September: Photos

Barry Gyte and Dave Campbell (leg 5)

Dave Parry and Richard Maxted (leg 3)


2009 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 20th September: Team members
Position
Team Name
Team Members
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Sheffield Running Club A #
Darren Newbold
Nicky Swift
Sid Cordle
Mike levery
Dave Broddle
Stuart Little
Jenny Horne
Lucy Savage
Chris Maddocks
Paul Blakeney
2
Steel City Striders A #
(Captain: Stuart Croydon)
Nina Wigget
Joanne Wright
Ben Beattie
Simon Bennett
Mike Savage
Dave Ansell
Stuart Croydon
Phil Cooper
Dave Campbell
Barry Gyte
3
Kimberworth Striders A#
Mark Woodhouse
Phil Martin
Simon Hopkins
Kevin Doyle
Pat Rooney
John Mcdermott
Dan Birkenshaw
Mark Smith
Helen Wade
Carla Foster
4
Totley Ladies A** #
Pauline Straw
Jenny Featherstone
Emma Dove
Tonya Richardson
Claire Dacey
Louise Perrins
Helen Brown
Helen Gilbert
Pippa Weir
Laura Gibson
6
Totley AC *
Colin Lynch
Ned Offer
Aidan Linskill
Ram Tripathi
Paul Inman
Kivin Mahon
Andy Mcdermot
O Gonzalez
Mike Alexander
Antony Moss
5
Kimberworth Striders B #
Craige Spencer
Stuart Mellard
Zak Mellard
Mark Eliott
Dave Booth
Keith Ward
Mark Gomersall
Paul Greenwood
Claire Chapman
Gaynor Beal
7
Sheffield Running Club B #
Jim Delaney
Phil Knapton
J Ponslaplana
Terry Hatton
Nick Duggan
Jon Doherty
Adrian Eagle
Nigel Kent
Kate Liddle
Linda Broddle
8
Crookes Crocks #
Steve Haake
Mixine Gregory
Kate Reece
Tim Crick
Rod Douglas
John Webber
Jill Freeman
Tom Dowden
Ben Heller
Chris Reece
9
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Phil Howson)
Roger Stevenson
Russ Stevenson
Adrian Moss
Phil Howson
Dave Parry
Rich Maxted
Paul Emblen
Dave Goodwin
Ian Stinson
Andy Rowland
10
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Matt Surgeon)
Tristan Swain
Dave Beech
Andy Buck
Steve Hargraves
Loius Wood
Steve Wilkins
Dave Nicholls
Matt Surgeon
11
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Simon Wiles)
Carol Beattie
Pauline Lowe
Simon Wiles
Colin Davenport
Dean Young
Chris Heggs
Trevor Watson
Trevor Burton
Dave Wadkin
Nigel Elvidge
12
Demi Femmes #
Martin Spence
Paul Iseard
Janet Milton
Jane Spence
Jill Langley
Steve Langford
Julie Nicolls
Judy Tocher
Dick Pitt
Ian Fox
13
Totley Ladies B** #
Polly Mosley
Amy Stoddard
Kathy Attwood
Jan Hutton
Y Twelvetree
Helen Young
Ali Douglas
H Beaumont
Claire Howard
Linda Fitzpatrick
14
Smiley Paces ** #
Caty Timbers
Dot Kesterton
Dawn Trueman
Lada Price
Alison Pinder
CathyWymer
Kate Norris
Naomi Morrison
Hazel Fyffe
Helen Willat


2008 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 21st September: Results
Position
Team Name
Actual Leg Times
Overall Time incl handicap
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Sheffield Running Club A #
1:04:35
1:11:45
1:08:39
1:15:16
1:7:40
5:47:55
2
Steel City Striders A #
(Captain: Dave Campbell)
1:28:49
1:09:51
1:05:58
1:09:45
1:12:47
6:07:40
3
Kimberworth Striders A #
1:14:26
1:18:03
1:16:06
1:8:55
1:20:55
6:18:25
4
Totley Ladies A** #
1:22:32
1:34:42
1:21:21
1:27:05
1:12:15
6:57:55
6
Sheffield Running Club B #
1:28:50
1:33:26
1:27:24
1:25:14
1:23:30
7:18:24
5
Totley AC *
1:39:30
1:23:45
1:07:33
1:20:39
1:24:55
7:26:22
7
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Simon Wiles)
1:51:21
1:24:44
1:14:37
1:20:46
1:28:42
7:50:10
8
Totley Ladies B** #
1:23:57
1:41:47
1:38:09
1:37:45
1:35:56
7:57:34
9
Femme Fitale** #
1:37:33
1:33:58
1:32:20
1:41:28
1:47:10
8:12:29
10
Crookes Crocks #
1:32:00
1:53:37
1:22:17
2:00:26
1:59:58
8:48:18
11
Access Warriors *
1:37:39
1:49:27
1:33:35
1:33:17
1:49:07
8:53:05
12
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Matt Surgeon)
1:37:00
1:28:17
1:22:45
02:41:58
1:22:43
9:02:43

# Teams starting from scratch: Sheffield Running Club A; Steel City Striders A: Kimberworth Striders A; Totley Ladies A; Sheffield Running Club B; Totley Ladies B; Femme Fitale; Crookes Crocks. To start from scratch teams need to field 2 females, 2 vets over 50, 2 vets over 40 plus 4 others or 10 females

* Open team with 30 minute handicap: Totley; Steel City Striders (Captain: Simon Wiles); Access Warriors; Steel City Striders (Captain: Matt Surgeon)

** All female teams

The Cheshire Plate for the first team overall was won by Sheffield Running Club A. The Janet Price Trophy for the first Striders team (excluding the 'A' team) was won by the Striders team captained by Simon Wiles. The Roy Kitson Trophy for the first all ladies team was won by Totley Ladies 'A' team.



2008 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 21st September: Photos click here to see all 14 photos)


2008 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 21st September: Team members
Position
Team Name
Team Members
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Sheffield Running Club A #
Darren Newbold
Nicky Swift
Sid Cordle
Mike Levery
Nick Duggan
Stuart Little
DebbieRichards
Jenny Horne
ChrisMaddocks
Paul Blakeney
2
Steel City Striders A #
(Captain: Dave Campbell)
Carol Beattie
Nina Wiggett
Jon Crook
Dave Smith
Dave Ansell
Mike Savage
Stuart Croydon
Phil Cooper
Dave Campbell
Colin West
3
Kimberworth Striders A #
Mart Broadhead
Phil Martin
Mark Woodhouse
Simon Hopkins
Pat Rooney
Ian Hetherington
DanBirkenshaw
Mark Smith
Claire Spencer
Nina Hague
4
Totley Ladies A ** #
Pauline Straw
? Featherstone
Jo Wood
Kathy Attwood
Claire Dacey
Emma Dove
Helen Brown
Becky Harper
Pippa Weir
Laura Gibson
6
Sheffield Running Club B #
Phil Knapto
Phil Delaney
Les Morton
Nigel Kent
Dave Broddle
Harvey Brown
Adrian Eagle
Malcolm Taylor
Maria Hardy
Linda Broddle
5
Totley *
Peter Parsons
Dave Ayrton
Clive Waddington
Paul Bowerbank
Mike Alexanderr
Paul Inman
Mark Wilson
Nick Harper
RichardKnowles
Steve Duggan
7
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Simon Wiles)
RogerStevenson
James Hunter
Dave Parry
Simon Wiles
Dave Beech
Ian Stinson
TrevorWatson
DamianWhitlam
Phil Howson
Adrian Moss
8
Totley Ladies B ** #
Jan Hutton
Annette Ward
Yvonne Twelvetree
Helen Young
Alison Douglas
Fiona Womersley
Liz Gregory
Polly Mosley
Louise Perrins
Saly Kerr
9
Femme Fitale ** #
Janet Milton
Lisa Robertson
Becky Parker
Tonya Russell
Jane Spence
Laura Spence
Emer Mckay
Jo Holliday
Louise Cunliffe
Liz
10
Crookes Crocks
Chris Reece
John Webber
Tim Crick
Steve Haake
Ben Heller
Simon Choppin
John Moughney
Jill Freeman
Fufy Demissie
Rod Douglas
11
Access Warriors *
A Malinowski
Dick Williams
Andy Buck
Ian Carey
Seb Schmoller;
Ian Fox
Robin Holmes
Dick Pitt
Tony Mayers
Annie Mayes
12
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Matt Surgeon)
Matt Surgeon
Kevin Raines
Pete Brown
Ben Beattie
Dean Young
Chris Kirby
Sarah Pedro
Ant Billinghurst
Tristan Swain


2007 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 23rd September: Report by Race Organiser John Crossland

There was an air of enthusiasm and expectation of a great day in prospect as the runners gathered at Don Valley for the eleventh outing of the Sheffield Way Relay.

We were once again pleased to welcome Neil Kitson and his two sons Makenzie and Sam

This year’s Striders’ A team had a new captain and a new name (The Pothunters) but as the day progressed the status of the A Team appeared to come under question leaving the organiser in a bit of a quandary.

Only one other Striders’ team entered which was a bit disappointing, however with a total of ten teams taking part the stage was set for a good days running.

The ladies were out in force again this year with three teams and it could have been four teams had a new ladies team had more time to recce the route.

At each start Les Eyre was remembered and respected for his contribution to this event over the years. He, like Roy is greatly missed.

Four teams had opted to start early at 7:30 to hopefully enable them to make the 2 o’clock cut off at Ford, the time being added to their overall time.

So with the ladies teams and Simon Wiles’ team away at 7:30, three mixed teams away at 8:00 and three open teams away at 8:30 the event started smoothly.

The early starters were not surprisingly the first to appear at the Wheata Wood changeover but the rest were not far behind. A first leg record of 1hr 4mins 15secs was set with a stunning run from the Sheffield Running Club pair. Places changed rapidly between the first and second changeovers but by the third Kimberworth had got themselves into a strong position with Sheffield Running Club maintaining the pressure and Striders A (alias The Pothunters) not far away either.
The ladies were doing well also with Totley Ladies A holding a slender lead from Femme Fitale.

At the finishing line it was Kimberworth Striders A that came home first almost 6 mins ahead of Sheffield Running Club with Striders’ A Team third. The first ladies, Totley Ladies A, came in fourth but dropped to fifth overall when the time was adjusted.

The Washington was again the venue for the post race get together but unfortunately couldn’t provide us with a buffet this year, however this hiccup was over come thanks to my sister in law, Sue Crossland who found an excellent outside caterer at short notice.

The results were given starting at the top and working down and after Kimberworth was announced as this year’s winners it became apparent that there was nobody from the winning team present to collect the Cheshire Trophy. Pressing on undeterred the next trophy was the Roy Kitson Founders Trophy and this was won by the Totley Ladies A Team. Roy’s son Neil was asked to present the cup and Pippa Weir stepped up as captain of the Totley ladies to receive it on their behalf. Finally the Janet Price Trophy was awarded to Simon Wiles’ team. The presentations over, and standing back for reasons of safety, the buffet was declared open.

The event ran like a well oiled machine and this was due to all the help and support I received. Without the marshals, time keepers and results co-ordinator the event would never get off the ground and I whole heartedly thank the team - My team.

This event is an absolute must for all the teams taking part and I am frequently thanked for inviting them. It is a great day out and it’s free to all Striders so why not give it a try next year and get a team together to challenge for the Janet Price Trophy. If you are in any doubt just ask anyone who took part this year.

2007 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 23rd September: Results
Position
Team Name
Actual Leg Times
Overall Time incl handicap
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Kimberworth Striders A
1:18:46
1:09:29
1:16:03
1:09:28
1:25:17
2
Sheffield Running Club *
1:04:15
1:13:00
1:06:46
1:22:49
1:07:59
3
Steel City Striders A
(Captain: Pete Brown) *
1:21:55
1:06:42
1:12:27
1:20:13
1:07:08
4
Kimberworth Striders B
1:26:01
1:25:26
1:25:39
1:22:55
1:33:17
5
Totley Ladies A **
1:28:29
1:35:24
1:25:55
1:28:52
1:18:31
6
Totley A.C. *
1:21:45
1:40:38
1:13:13
1:21:26
1:26:04
7
Steel City Striders B
(Captain: Simon Wiles)
1:44:41
1:44:29
1:16:08
1:22:34
1:25:52
8
Access Warriors
1:35:09
1:44:02
1:26:37
1:31:27
1:41:49
9
Femme Fitale **
1:31:40
1:37:36
1:38:32
1:39:06
1:48:53
10
Totley Ladies B **
1:42:37
1:46:05
1:39:55
1:42:28
1:45:36

* All teams chose to start from scratch except Sheffield Running Club, Striders 'A' and Totley A.C. who had to start 30 minutes later being open teams. To start from scratch teams needed to field 2 females, 2 vets over 50, 2 vets over 40 plus 4 others or 10 females! The overall time for the open teams consists of the actual times of the five legs plus the 30 minute handicap.

** All female teams

The Cheshire Plate for the first team overall was won by Kimberworth A. The Janet Price Trophy for the first Striders team (excluding the 'A' team) was won by Striders 'B' team captained by Simon Wiles. The Roy Kitson Trophy for the first all ladies team was won by Totley Ladies 'A' team.



2007 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 23rd September: Team members
Position
Team Name
Team Members
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Kimberworth Striders A
Steven Ford
Phil Martin
MarkWoodhouse
Martin Broadhead
Pat Rooney
Roy Nixon
Mark Smith
DanBurkinshaw
ClaireStephenson
Nina Hague
2
Sheffield Running Club *
Nick Swift
DarrenNewbold
Mike Levery
Sid Cordle
Shaun Wright
Stuart Little
Malcolm Taylor
James Lee
Paul Blakeney
Nigel Kent
3
Steel City Striders A
(Captain: Pete Brown) *
Dave Beech
Stuart Croydon
Jon Crooke
Dave Smith
Pete Brown
Mike Savage
Nick Scott
Bob Frith
Barry Gyte
Colin West
4
Kimberworth Striders B
Mark Elliott
Bob Dobek
Ian Brookes
Simon Hopkins
MartynGaynor
IanHeatherington
Dave Booth
Mark Gomersall
Clair Chapman
Theresa Elliott
6
Totley Ladies A **
Jan Hutton
Pauline Straw
Kathy Atwood
Vanessa Kinman
Ali Douglas
FionaWormesley
Ruth Hollinger
Helen Brown
Sarah Butler
Pippa Weir
5
Totley A.C. *
Richard Durkin
CliveWaddington
Aiden Linskill
Dave Walker
Dave Shepherd
Chris Ledger
Pete Matthews
RichardSnowden
Dave Arton
Paul Bowerbank
7
Steel City Striders B
(Captain: Simon Wiles)
Rowan Langton
Caroline Beattie
Roger Stevenson
Phil Howson
Dean Young
Dave Parry
Trevor Watson
Trevor Burton
James Hunter
Simon Wiles
8
Access Warriors
Andy Buck
Matt Livingstone
Ian Carey
Richard Cooper
Tony Mays
Seb Schmoller
Dick Pitt
Robin D-Holmes
Annie Mays
Katie Parr
9
Femme Fitale **
Becky Parker
Janet Milton
Jane Spence
Laura Spence
Judy Tocher
Emer McKay
Julie Birch
Catia Sciamanna
Julie Nicholls
Louise Cunliffe
10
Totley Ladies B **
Polly Mosley
Anette Ward
Helen Young
YvonneTwelvetree
Claire Dacey
Ruth Canton
Jackie Simpson
CarolinaMarwood
Louisa Perrins
Helen Elsmore


2006 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 24th September: Report by Race Organiser John Crossland

The day emerged a bit unsure of itself a feeling reflected by this organiser but there was no turning back now. Things could only get better, couldn’t they? Once again the honour of the Steel City Striders was placed in the hands of one Dave Campbell who was not going to settle for second best this year. We were happy to welcome Neil Kitson who showed great interest in the race and represented his late father Roy admirably. He was accompanied by his two sons Makenzie and Sam.

Nine teams had entered this year’s race, three of these were going to be all ladies teams but unfortunately Femme Fitale succumbed to injuries and had to change to a mixed team as did Access Warriors after helping the ladies out. So Simon Wiles’s team was left as the only open team in the race. Unfortunately the organisers didn’t manage to get a team together this year but it wasn’t for the want of trying.

As runners began to gather at the start minor hiccups like a lack of numbers or registration sheets were easily overcome. Even one team setting off without their baton passed barely noticed. A moments silence was held at each start time as a mark of respect for Roy’s remarkable vision in founding this race. The ladies were to be the first away starting at 7:30 to allow them to get round without falling too far behind (the 30mins to be added to their overall time). The seven mixed teams followed at 8:00 and Simon Wiles’s team were away at 8:20, again the time being adjusted accordingly. There was no time to waste as the runners were not the only ones to suffer losses, an already stressed organiser (me) had to dash up to Grenoside to fill a gap caused by a last minute illness. We were not kept waiting long as the Totley ladies were the first to arrive on block getting the first two second leg teams away together. The rest of the teams soon followed and there was a tense moment when the Striders A team seemed to go missing. All was well though as they turned up if but a little later than expected.

By the end of the second leg Sheffield AC had got into a good lead with Kimberworth A second and the Totley Ladies A still up with the leaders in third. A solid performance by Dave Smith and Dave Ansell brought Striders A back in touch and by the end of the third leg more good work by Dave Parry and Dave Beech moved them into second place after the Kimberworth pair lost time finding an alternative route. At Ford the smile could be seen before anything else as the Striders captain and his fellow team mate took their team into the lead. Sheffield AC were not long after with the Totley Ladies A still there in third. Simon Wiles’s Striders were running well also making steady progress up the field into a creditable mid position from the back.

Having got away from Ford in the lead the Striders A pair were in no mood to let up and brought their team home first with a comfortable lead of just over 19 minutes. Sheffield AC came in second and the Totley Ladies A arrived third but move to fourth overall behind Kimberworth A. During the course of their victory a new second leg record of 1:5:03 was set by Dave Smith and Dave Ansell beating the old record by 2mins 47secs.

The post race get together was again held at the Washington who made an excellent job of the buffet. The presentation promised to be lively and we were not disappointed. The results were given in reverse order and for the first time the first ladies team home were presented with The Roy Kitson Founders Trophy. This trophy was bought after first having the agreement of Roy’s family and the committee and we felt it was only fitting that Roy should be honoured in this way. To present the trophy we called upon Roy’s son Neil and Pippa Weir stepped forward to receive the cup as captain of her team. Next up was Simon Wiles whose team collected The Janet Price Trophy, a cup donated by Peter Price, for being the first Striders team home outside of the Striders A team. Finally Dave Campbell’s moment had arrived stepping forward with smile still firmly fixed in place he received the Cheshire Shield for his team’s excellent win. Dave (always the shrinking violet) was not going to be denied his moment of glory and gave a fine speech commending his team’s performance and went on to thank all supporting marshals without whom the event would not take place. This left we organisers with little to say except to declare the buffet open. Neil and his two sons had a thoroughly enjoyable day thanking us for inviting them and has said that he wishes to remain involved with the event in the future.

I have thanked everyone who helped us with their support and they all know how grateful I am to them so I won’t go on; except to say thanks to a long suffering wife who has had me to put up with in the weeks running up to this event. The 10th anniversary of this event was a cracker, my one sadness is that Roy wasn’t there to see it.

2006 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 24th September: Results
Position
Team Name
Actual Leg Times
Overall Time incl handicap
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Striders A
(Captain: Dave Campbell)
1:44:37
1:5:03
1:10:55
1:14:05
1:11:28
2
City of Sheffield
1:16:24
1:11:51
1:19:34
1:28:43
1:28:47
3
Kimberworth Striders A
1:21:58
1:15:00
1:38:39
1:16:18
1:32:19
4
Totley Ladies A **
1:36:14
1:39:18
1:23:51
1:33:20
1:18:28
5
Striders B
(Captain: Simon Wiles) *
1:34:14
1:22:46
1:35:20
1:33:00
1:20:12
6
Kimberworth Striders B
1:40:10
1:55:45
1:18:15
1:36:21
1:30:29
7
Access Warriors
1:43:26
1:25:33
1:26:25
1:29:15
1:14:54
8
Femme Fitale et al **
1:31:24
1:32:39
1:34:06
1:36:14
2:02:29
9
Totley Ladies B **
1:36:14
1:43:59
1:55:18
1:45:54
1:37:30

* All teams chose to start from scratch except Striders 'B' who had to start 30 minutes later being an open team. To start from scratch teams needed to field 2 females, 2 vets over 50, 2 vets over 40 plus 4 others or 10 females! The overall time for the open teams consists of the actual times of the five legs plus the 30 minute handicap.

** All womens teams

The Cheshire Plate for the team overall was won by Striders 'A' team captained by Dave Campbell. The Janet Price Trophy for the first Striders team (excluding the 'A' team) was won by Striders 'B' team captained by Simon Wiles. The Roy Kitson Trophy for the first all ladies team was won by Totley Ladies 'A' team.



2006 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 24th September: Team members
Position
Team Name
Team Members
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
Striders A
(Captain: Dave Campbell)
Caroline Beattie
Mary Picksley
Dave Ansell
Dave Smith
Dave Parry
Dave Beech
Dave Campbell
Phil Warburton
Barry Gyte
Colin West
2
City of Sheffield
Nigel Kent
Paul Blakeney
Darren Newbold
Mike Levery
James Lee
Jenny Horne
Les Morton
Adrian Eagle
Malcolm Taylor
Kirsten Macdonald
3
Kimberworth Striders A
Muneer Saif
Keith Ward
Shaun Hogton
Phil Martin
MartynGaynor
Lee Crow
Pat Rooney
DanBurkinshaw
Bev Soakell
Carla Foster
4
Totley Ladies A **
Jan Hutton
Polly Ripon
Tonia Russell
Sarah Butler
Pat Goodall
Bea Roberts
Ruth Hollinger
Helen Brown
Pippa Weir
Annabel Coote
5
Striders B
(Captain: Simon Wiles) *
Phil Howson
Ant. Billinghurst
StuartCroydon
SimonMiddleton
Simon Wiles
Ian Blackburn
Trevor Watson
Trevor Burton
Steve Watts
Nick Scott
6
Kimberworth Striders B
Ken Chapman
MartinGoodhand
Richard Green
Roger Cook
Ian Soakell
Ian Hetherington
Ian Brookes
Cain Green
Nina Hague
Theresa Elliott
7
Access Warriors
Dick Williams
MattLivingstone
Will Mckane
Adrian
Andy Buck
Seb Schmoller
Emer Mckay
Jo Holliday
John Moulden
AlastairGoodman
8
Femme Fitale et al **
Martin Spence
David Smith
Jane Spence
Becky Parker
Judy Tocher
PaulBowerbank
Andy Shallice
Dick Pitt
Tony Mays
Dave Pearce
9
Totley Ladies B **
Pauline Straw
Jackie Simpson
Kathy Atwood
Carol Parsons
Ali Douglas
Sue Campbell
Liz Gregory
Amy Stoddard
YvonneTwelvetree
Helen Young


2005 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 25th September: Report by Dennis Crossland

Eight teams started, eight teams finished. There was a little more to the 2005 relay than that though. It started at Don Valley at 7:35am with not one but two all ladies teams pioneering the course. Indeed Femme Fital, reformed and revitalised from last year's Jane Spence team, maintained a pace sufficient to keep them in front of the race until the 4 th leg, albeit with an additional 25 minutes allowance at the start. Totley’s ladies team didn't let them have it all their own way, however, cutting a one time deficit of over 37 minutes to just less than 10 minutes at the end.

The other six teams had a leisurely 8:30am start with the Striders A team being first to the end of the first leg, City of Sheffield 2 minutes behind, then Hobson's Choice with Totley AC fourth having unfortunately found an alternative route from a good early start. The second leg saw City of Sheffield seize the initiative although their lead was becoming increasingly under threat as the race progressed from a Striders A team who were really rising to the challenge. At the end of leg 4 the lead was slashed by 5 ½ minutes by a true captain's run and then by a further 6 ¾ minutes on the last leg by a pair of Striders flying vets. Not enough though from the Striders: City of Sheffield won by a margin of just 44 seconds after 6 ¾ hours racing.

Post mortems and presentations were held in the Washington pub on Fitzwilliam Street where drinks and a buffet fuelled lively discussions. Roy Kitson, the race founder, presented City of Sheffield with the Cheshire Shield. The Janet Price Trophy for first Striders Team (excluding the A Team) was lifted by Hobson's Choice. A pertinent speech made afterwards by Dave Campbell summed up the pride and achievement of taking part in this team event even though having once again just missed out on the premiere position. Whilst he and his team proved honourable in defeat this year he already seemed determined to prove what good winners they could be next year. Thanks must go as usual to marshals, timekeepers, captains, guests and all who contributed to making this event work.

Photos were taken at the end of leg 2/start of leg 3. From top to bottom: Bob Pringle and Kevin Rains; Les Morton and Simon Wiles; Phil Howson and Stuart Croydon; Pete and Anne Wilkinson.

2005 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 25th September: Results
Position
Team Name
Actual Leg Times
Overall Time incl handicap
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
City of Sheffield *
1:12:18
1:11:05
1:17:15
1:22:05
1:10:35
6:43:18
2
Steel City Striders A *
(Captain: Dave Campbell)
1:10:00
1:26:16
1:17:09
1:16:41
1:03:56
6:44:02
3
Totley A.C. *
1:28:58
1:17:41
1:09:21
1:18:23
1:18:59
7:03:22
4
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Mick Hobson)
1:24:55
1:23:39
1:17:33
1:21:01
1:09:40
7:06:48
5
Femme Fitale ** #
1:37:50
1:29:39
1:25:19
1:40:12
1:31:42
7:44:42
6
Steel City Striders *
(Captain: Roger Stevenson)
1:30:26
1:28:35
1:16:17
1:25:18
1:36:27
7:46:37
7
Access Warriors *
1:31:35
1:24:55
1:24:02
1:27:28
1:30:52
7:48:09
8
Totley Ladies ** #
1:35:28
1:58:58
1:35:34
1:29:15
1:14:54
7:54:09

# Teams starting from scratch: Femme Fitale; Totley Ladies. To start from scratch teams need to field 2 females, 2 vets over 50, 2 vets over 40 plus 4 others or 10 females.

* Open team with 30 minute handicap: City of Sheffield; Steel City Striders A (Captain: Dave Campbell); Totley AC; Steel City Striders (Captain: Mick Hobson); Steel City Striders (Captain: Roger Stevson), Access Warriors.

** All female teams: Femme Fitale; Totley Ladies.

The Cheshire Plate for the first team overall was won by City of Sheffield. The Janet Price Trophy for the first Striders team (excluding the 'A' team) was won by the Striders team captained by Mick Hobson.



2005 Sheffield Relay Race held on Sunday 25th September: Team members
Position
Team Name
Team Members
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
Leg 5
1
City of Sheffield *
Sid Cordle
Nick Swift
Mick Levery
Darren Nebould
James Lee
Nigel Kent
Malc Taylor
Adrian Eagle
Kieron Downing
Paul Blackeney
2
Striders A *
(Captain: Dave Campbell)
Jon Crooks
Dave Ansell
Dave Beech
Mark Hall
Dave Parry
Michael Greer
Chris Driscoll
DaveCampbell
Colin West
Barry Gyte
3
Totley A.C. *
Ian Elsmore
CliveWaddington
Richard Snowden
Aidan Linskill
Will Aves
Neil Drake
Peter Mathews
Tim Gould
David Egan
David Smith
4
Striders B *
(Captain: Mick Hobson)
Mick Hobson
John Crossland
Bob Pringle
Kevin Rains
David Hurst
Mark Dyson
DennisCrossland
Steve Wornes
Steve Watts
Andy Rowland
5
Femme Fitale **
Jane Evans
Kath Willis
Jane Spence
Becky Parker
Helen Freake
Ginny Carter
Emer McKay
Jo Halliday
Judy Tocher
Jenny Grzyb
6
Striders C *
(Captain: Roger Stevenson)
Dave Denton
Ant Billinghurst
Phil Howson
Stuart Croydon
Simon Wiles
Les Morrton
Roger Steveson
Mike Temprell
James Hunter
Matt Surgeon
7
Access Warriors *
Dick Williams
Andy Buck
Will McKane
Tim Richardson
Tony Myers
Seb Schmoller
Matt Livinstone
Dick Pitt
Ian Carey
Jon Cowley
8
Totley Ladies **
Helen Murphy
Jan Hutton
Many Moore
Kathy Attwood
Alison Douglas
Katie Lawrence
Jenny Feathstoen
Liz Thomson
Pippa Weir
Annabel Coote