Club Championship 2024 – Event 2 – Dewsbury 10k – report and results

6th February 2024

Dewsbury 10k, a super popular, flat, fast 10k; I’m not surprised we had such a great turnout. There were 38 Striders in all and I estimate that there were 13 personal bests, which is mind blowing! (There are a number of people not on Strava so this number may not be 100% accurate). The weather played ball and it was predominantly dry and although it was windy, it doesn’t seem like it affected the performances. There have now been 48 people who have run at least one of the first 2 events of the year.

We had 38 Striders completing the Dewsbury 10k.
Congratulations to all of you and hope you enjoyed the aubergine coloured T-Shirt! Here’s the link to the Dewsbury 10k 2024 Results

In the Female Vet’s category Carla took her second win of the year with a shiny new PB. Carla was also 6th/135 in her age category. Kat added a second place to her third place at Temple Newsome and moves up to second place overall in the rankings. Dawn and Caroline, in their first club champs run of the year, could only be separated on the third decimal place of the age grading rankings! Tracy and Sarah also had their first run out in 2024’s club champs

In the Male Vet’s category John and Ewan claimed the same 1-2 as Event 1, to keep the status quo at the top of the table. An additional shout out to John, who came 9th/131 in his age category. We also had Nik, Steve M and Andy C, who have all completed both of the first 2 events. Andy has continued his club champs streak from 2023 and also claimed a big PB, wearing some new racing shoes from Santa! Guy and Pete also grabbed a PB. Despite the age changes to the categories, the Male Vet’s category still contains the most competitors in 2024 so far. We had 8 men completing their first club champs event of 2024.

In the Female Senior category Sally tops the rankings, taking 4th place at Dewsbury; meaning she is the only person to complete both events in this category. Claire grabbed a PB and came first in her first start of the year. Claire now sits in joint second place with Sarah, after 2 events. Olivia completed an impressive trio of achievements: her Striders’ Club Champs debut, coming second in her category and grabbing a PB, awesome stuff! Donna and Zoe also got PBs, with Zoe also making her Striders running debut (having debuted by being part of the winning quiz team at the Striders awards!). Kerry completed her first Club Champs event of the year too, which meant we added 4 women to the 2024 rankings, in this category.

In the Male Senior category Paul E and Aaron share top spot, overall, having completed both of the first 2 events. Aaron also took down a PB. We also saw PBs from James I, Dan, Craig and David. Tom topped the rankings at Dewsbury and also came 4th/208 in his age category and 30th overall! We had 6 others (11 total), who completed their first event in the 2024 club champs, these were Tom, James W, Adam, Martin, Guy and Paul C.

The next event is PECO Race 5 @ Roundhay on Sunday 25th February.

Report by James Rockall