Christmas Party and Annual Awards

Friday saw an excellent turnout of Striders at Leo’s for an evening of festive food, drink, music, and the return of the popular Striders Christmas quiz. We also congratulated the winners of our annual awards and announced the winners of our Grand Prix and Fell Championship – click to see the updated winners lists.  Well done to all!


Vadim Kuznetsov Trophy

Awarded for best (age-graded) performance in Leeds Half Marathon: John Hobbs

Janet Kitchen Horsforth Marathon Trophy

Awarded for the best marathon performance of the year: David Herdsman

Max Jones Cup

Awarded for the best age-graded performance in the year (previous winners ineligible): Sue Sunderland

Stuart St John Also-Ran Trophy

Sean Cook


The quiz, made up of a Striders general knowledge round and a running-themed music round, was won by Joel, Kathryn, Sean and Myra’s team.  Top tip: make sure you’re sat on Kathryn’s table for the music round!  Those who couldn’t make it can see how they would have got on below (34 1/2 to beat!)

Striders quiz

Courtesy of Ian and Kathy:

Answers this way

Music Round

Simon’s uploaded his music quiz for you to try here.  Answers here

Profits from the event and proceeds from the raffle totalled £144.24 which has been donated to Lineham Farm.  Thanks go to the organising committee and to the team at Leo’s for organising a successful and enjoyable evening!