Club Championship 2024 – Event 1 – Temple Newsam Ten – report and results

14th January 2024

I for one am very excited to be writing about the first event of 2024. Although this
anonymous(!) reporter did not run, it did mean that I got to test out the new spreadsheet for
the Club Champs! The committee decided to tweak the categories this year to balance out
the numbers meaning that the Vets category is entered at the age of 50. Hopefully this will
lead to a competitive 2024. A reminder that the best 7 results of the 17 events count towards
the final rankings.

We had 19 Striders completing the, always challenging, Temple Newsome 10 course.
Congratulations to all of you and I hope the long sleeved running top is as good as years
past. Here’s the link to our first official results of 2024 Temple Newsam Ten 2024 Results

In the Vets categories our two defending 2023 champions (Carla and John) showed it will
take a big effort to topple them in 2024 as they both came first in their category. However
Ewan was less than a minute (on age grading) behind John in 2nd so maybe John won’t
have it all his way this year. Paula came in second in the female vets category; Carla also
got the best age grade overall across the whole club.

In the Senior categories our two defending champions took a different approach and sat on the sidelines to eye up their competition! Paul made the most of the tweaked age category for the seniors to take the lead. Aaron was very close behind in second. Sarah tops the senior female rankings ahead of Sally F.

Andy Clarke continued his streak of completing all of the club champs events, how long can he keep this up? It was also great to see a debut in the club champs for Norm.

The next event is Dewsbury 10k (Sold Out) on Sunday 4th February.

Report by James Rockall