Mob Match 2024

Our Annual Mob Match against Nidd Valley Road Runners

About the Mob Match:

As many of you know the Annual Mob Match is key date in the Striders calendar. For newer members this is Striders v local rivals Nidd Valley where the 2 teams compete using a points system to see which club takes homes the winners Shield. A social event is held after the event with beer and food and Shield presentation. A change to the scoring system takes effect this year with the mean average time across all club runners will be used to determine the winner meaning everyone one of our members will contribute towards our victory (we hope!!).
This is one of the big 3 events where rivalry with Nidd Valley is at a peak, the other 2 are the Bed Race and Summer Road League events.
However since it’s inception in 2013 Striders have only won once back in 2014.
It’s time to turn the scenario round, so let’s have a massive turn out of Striders and try and wrest the Shield back to us.
Put the date in your phone, diary, calendar now!
Also please mention the Mob Match to your fellow members and prompt them to have a go at this important event.
About the Melmerby 10k Race:
For over 30 years runners have taken part in the Melmerby 10K many achieving a Personal Best or Season Best time. Starting in the village of Melmerby the undulating route takes you through the quite and scenic rural surrounding of the picturesque villages finishing back in Melmerby. A fast course it may be but it has been enjoyed over the years by runners of all abilities. This course is for everyone, you will not be disappointed. We pride ourselves in giving you a friendly welcome and our marshals and villagers will give you friendly encouragement along the route.


  • Water stations
  • Distance markers
  • Toilets
  • Changing facilities
  • No showers
  • No baggage store
Race HQ: Melmerby & Middleton Quernow Village Hall HG4 5HL

Bags may be left in village hall at owners risk, free car parking close to headquarters, a lovely selection of refreshments available in the village hall. Male & Female toilets are located in the village hall,additional toilets available at Blythes Garage close to our headquarters.

Race numbers & timing chip to be collected from the village hall between 8.30am - 11.00am

Event Details

5th May 2024
6 Miles
£17 - £19