Club Championship 2024 – Event 4 – Lightwater Valley 10k – report and results

18th March 2024

Round 4 of the Club Champs saw a trip to the Lightwater Valley 10k, situated between Ripon and Masham. The weather forecast going into the day was not looking too positive, but it ended up being pretty conducive to running, for the 22 Striders who completed the race. This was highlighted by the 4 category wins and the first overall female too. More on this below.+

Below are the official results.

Lightwater Valley 10k Results

In the Female Vet’s category Nicola made it 2 out of 2 category wins, which means she is now equal 3rd with Carla. Emma made her debut in the 2024 Club Champs and picked up 2nd place. Nicola and Emma also both won their age category at the race. Kat continues to shows that consistency is queen; she is the only one in this category to have completed all 4 events and remains at the top of the rankings. Paula climbs up to 2nd overall, with her 3rd place finish.

John took the win in his category both in the club champs and the race overall. He climbs above Ewan, who was on camera duty for this race. Nik sits at the top of the rankings, having completed all 4 of the 2024 Club Champs events. Ian took his first podium of 2024, pipping Nik into 4th, by less than 10 seconds, on an age graded basis. Steve E filled out the podium, in 2nd and has consolidated his 4th place in the overall table.

Huge congratulations to Sima, who was first female at Lightwater Valley. This also meant back to back wins in the Club Champs. Claire jumped up 3 places to 2nd overall, with a 2nd place. Donna rounded out the podium in 3rd. The Senior Female category is very interesting, in that noone has completed more than 2 events of the 4, so it remains wide open.

Adam jumped 9 places, in the overall rankings to 4th, with his 1st place finish. Del sits in 2nd=, with an identical record to Craig, as he took 2nd. We only saw 2 finishers in this category (I should note I am in this category!!); and like in the senior Women’s category noone has completed more than 2 events. Are over 50s more committed to the Club Champs?!

The next event is Hooded Horse 10k on Sunday 14th April 2024

Report by James Rockall