Email to parents 12 June 2024


  • Golden Acre Relay – reply by 18 June
  • Eccup Junior Races (7 July)
  • West Yorkshire Track & Field – enter by 15 June

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Golden Acre Junior Relay on Tuesday 16 July

This will take place in Golden Acre Park and is for teams of 3 runners, all of whom must be in school years 2 to 7 and each runner runs 1 mile.

Race admin and start & finish are near the Arthington Road car park at Golden Acre Park.  The Junior Relay starts at 6:30pm and you will need to arrive at Golden Acre by 5:45pm.

Valley Striders club will pay for all teams.

The race is limited to 70 teams. As at 12 June, there were 49 spaces left.

I’m using the Juniors FB group to collect names and match them up to make teams.

At the time of writing this email I have names for 18 complete teams and 5 runners unmatched. 

I intend to place all the entries on Wednesday 19 June.  I’m anticipating we will have about 25 teams in total.

If you’re not on Facebook, email me at [email protected]

P.S. there is also an adult relay which allows teams of juniors year 8 to 12.  We have entered 6 teams and this has now sold out.

Eccup Junior Races on Sunday 7 July

The junior races are on Bedquilts Playing Fields, Adel Lane, LS16 8BX

Two mile junior race for school years 7 to 11 at 09:00, one mile junior race for school years 3 to 6 at 09:03 both cost £4 enter online at

Fun run for younger children and all ages at 09:45, cost £2 enter on the day.

All races are “free” to V S junior members in that you’ll get your entry fee “refunded” as a discount on your V S membership fee for 2025.

West Yorkshire Track & Field – the final 4 meetings

The final 4 meetings in the series are Wednesday 19 June, Sunday 7 July, Wednesday 7 August and Sunday 8 September, all meetings at Cleckheaton

The series entry has just been reduced from £35 to £25 and there are only 50 places left.

You’ll get 2 events at each of the Wednesday meetings and 3 events at each of the Sunday meetings.  At any “open” meeting the cost per event is typically £5 so good value even if you can only attend 2 or 3 meetings.

Website for information is

Website to enter is

Entries close Saturday 15 June