VALLEY STRIDERS - Achievements
updated 18 January 1998
Individual Striders have achieved many successes in the past three years:
- Liz Ball
- Yorks. women's O-40 Cross-country runner-up Hull 1998.
- Yorks. women's O-40 10km champion Horsforth 1997 & Cardinal Heenan 1995.
- Yorks. women's O-40 10 mile champion Otley 1996.
- George Black
- Age graded 91.5% - 34:49 aged 57 for 10k Abbey Dash1996.
- 3rd O-55 representing Scotland in British Isles x-c champs 1996 (also 2nd O-55 in 1995).
- Paul Briscoe
- 4th in Three Peaks Race 1997.
- 3rd in Three Peaks Race 1995.
- Howard Jeffrey
- Yorks. vets 1/2 marathon runner-up Ackworth 1996.
- Max Jones
- World O-70 records for 100km, 12 hours, 150km, 100miles, 24 hours Hull 1997
- British O-70 records for 40 miles, 50 miles Hull 1997
- World O-65 Record Holder at 30miles, 50km and 50miles (track) Doncaster 1997.
- Unofficial world record for O-65 50miles (road) 1996.
- 1st O-65 in London Marathon 1996 & 1995. Ever-present at London 1981-1997.
- 2nd O-65 in World vets marathon 1995
- Kathy Kaiser:
- Yorks. women's O-45 Cross-country runner-up Hull 1998.
- Yorks. women's O-45 15 mile champion Holmfirth 1997.
- Yorks. women's O-45 10km champion Horsforth 1997 & 1996.
- London Marathon 2nd Over-45 (2:55:55) 1997
- Yorks. women's O-40 1/2 marathon champion Ackworth 1996.
- Yorks. women's marathon Champion Sheffield 1995.
- Peter Lambert
- Yorks. O-60 Cross-country runner-up Hull 1998.
- Yorks. O-60 15 mile champion Holmfirth 1997.
- Yorks. O-60 10km champion Horsforth 1996.
- Steve O'Callaghan
- Yorks. vets 10 mile champion Otley 1995.
- Ronnie Pannell
- Yorks. O-60 10km champion Horsforth 1997.
- Age graded 91.8% - 58.15 aged 59 for 10miles Thirsk 1996
- Yorks. O-55 10 mile champion Otley 1996.
- Sylvia Watson
- Represented Great Britain in World 100km champs 1997/1996/1995/1994
- Yorks. women's 20-mile Champion Spen 1996.
- Yorks. women's O-45 10k champion Cardinal Heenan 1995.
Striders have also achieved many team successes in recent two/three years:
- Yorks. women's vets Cross-country team runners-up Hull 1998 (L.Ball, K.Kaiser, S.Midgley).
- Leeds Country Way men's vets team runners up 1997/1996/1995
- Leeds Country Way women's team runners up 1997/1996
- Leeds Marathon men's team prize 1995 (T.Bean, P.Briscoe, S.O'Callaghan)
- Meanwood Park relays men's runners-up 1997
- Meanwood Park relays women's runners-up 1997
- South Leeds 5mile men's team prize 1997 (G Shipley, P Webster, P Lambert)
- Wakefield 10km women's team prize 1997 (K Kaiser, S Watson, S Wright)
- Worth Valley Relay women's team winners in 1997/1995/1994/1993
- Yorks vets 10k men's team champions 1997 (R Flesher, S O'Callaghan, R Pannell)
- Yorks vets 10k women's team champions 1997 (L Ball, K Kaiser, C Schofield)
- Yorks vets women's cross-country champions 1997 (L Ball, S Watson, K Kaiser)
And we have also shown strength in numbers by entering teams in team and relay races:
- Aaron cross-country relay at Beckett Park (2 teams entered in 1995)
- Calderdale Way relay (2 teams of 12 entered 1995 and 1996)
- Leeds Country Way relay (3 teams of 12 entered 1995 and 1996)
- Meanwood Park relays (3 teams of 4 entered 1997)
- Northern men's 12-stage at Leeds 1997 (53rd) and at Wigan 1996 (44th)
- West Yorks. cross country men's team of 6 (9th overall for 4 races in 1996-7 season)
- West Yorks. cross country women's team of 4 (entered 1994-5, 1995-6, 1996-7).
- Yorkshire men's 6-stage at Wakefield 1997
- Yorkshire women's 4-stage at Wakefield 1997 (8th?)
Looking further back, we have had a variety of notable successes:
- Leeds Marathon - 4 different winners - M.Hopson, K.Cluderay, T.Bean, T.Wilson.
- Leeds Marathon - every year 1983-1995 at least 3 in first 10 (6 in 1991 and 1993).
- Leeds Country Way winners 4 times (and in 1991 the Vets team was 2nd to the A team).
- Lyke Wake Run individual and team winners.
- Steve O'Callaghan - 3 times Yorkshire marathon champion.
Created by Bob Jackson eMail email@example.com
Updated on 18 Jan 1998