Club Championship 2024 – Event 6 – Yorkshire Wildlife 10k – report and results

22nd April 2024

Round 6 of the Club Champs saw a trip South to the Yorkshire Wildlife 10k near Doncaster. We had 17 Striders completing the race. It was a sunny Spring day and the chance to see the animals with the family and run a 10k race attracted a sell out field. There were some great results with multiple PBs, 4 age category 1st places, 2 2nd places and 2 4th places, in addition to 4 top 10s overall and the Male winner….read below to see who!

Below are the official results.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park 10k Results

In the Female Vet’s category Paula grabbed her first category win of the year, which consolidates her 2nd place in the standings. She also came 2nd in her age category in the whole race, with a 10k PB. Kat kept up her 100% completion and took her 4th podium of the year and remains in the lead in the champs standings. Dawn took her 2nd podium of the year and moved up 3 places to 3rd overall in the standings. Tracy also moved up 3 places overall and sits in 4th place in the standings.

Unusually the Men’s Vet category was the smallest with only John and Ewan running. John took his 4th win of the 4 races he has completed. He was also 8th overall and 1st in his age category. He now sits in 3rd place in the overall standings. Ewan was both 2nd in the club champs age category and in the race as a whole. This was his 4th 2nd place of the year and sits top of the standings, over Nik who missed his first event of the year.

It was great to see 7 finishers in this category. Claire took her second win of the year. She stays in 2nd overall in the standings, only 1 point behind Sima. She racked up a number of other accolades: 5th woman overall, first in age category, 10k PB and even a 5K PB within the 10k race, what a day! Louise, our defending champ, ran her first event of the year and took 2nd, which sees her enter the overall standings in 9th. Amy also had a great day, not only claiming her first podium in the club champs but also setting a 10k PB and 5k PB, within the race. Amy now sits 8th overall. Donna and Zoe, now sit 3rd and 4th overall, respectively, both climbing 3 places. It was also good to see Kathleen and Gemma running their first event of the 2024 club champs.

Tom is the first senior man to claim 2 wins in the 2024club champs and moves up to 5th overall in the standings. He also came 1st overall in the race! I hope he has a large area for all his trophies and medals! James also made the podium in the race overall with 3rd place, in a sprint finish. He also came top in his age category, but not top in the club champs age category! James only seems to run when Tom runs, this year and so has picked up his 2nd 2nd place of the year, which places him 6th overall in the standings. Paul came 3rd and moves up 1 place to 2nd overall, with Adam remaining at the top. Dave has moved up 5 places to 4th overall and he also bagged a PB in the race.

The next event is Melmerby 10k on Sunday 5th May 2024 (Note this is also our mob match with Nidd Valley!)

Report by James Rockall