V S Juniors at Yorkshire Championships 2024 (Fell and Track & Field)


thanks to Dave and Eileen Woodhead for the photo

Coiners Fell Races at Mytholmroyd on Monday 6 May – incorporating Yorkshire U13/U15/U17/U19 Junior Fell Running Championships

Congratulations to Samuel Keene, 3rd in the under-13 boys category and bronze medallist in the Yorkshire U13 Fell Running Championships 2024.

Fell running age categories are based on end of calendar year, so very different from road and cross country (beginning of school year) and track and field (end of school year). Samuel (year 5) was competing against year 7’s including the race winner, Charlie Porteous (6th in the Yorkshire XC championships).

U13 was the youngest age group for Yorkshire medals, but there were also U9 and U11 races. Grace Keene was 16th (3rd girl) in the U9 race, winning a bronze medal and a box of “Celebrations” and Caleb Keene was 12th (11th boy) in the U11 race.

Full results at http://www.woodentops.org.uk/assets/misc/Coiners-juniors-2024%20results.pdf

For index page with links to a LOT of photos

The Coiners Races are named after the Coiners of Cragg Vale, who had a great idea for (literally) making money 250 years ago see https://www.visitcalderdale.com/the-cragg-vale-coiners-and-the-gallows-pole/. It had an unhappy ending!

Just under a week later …

Yorkshire Track & Field Championships at Cudworth on weekend of 11/12 May

2 Valley Striders juniors and 5 former Valley Striders juniors took part.
Maddie White (U15F) 100m 12th 14.31 (16 competitors)
Simeon Tedd (U15M) 3000m 6th 10:06:40 (12 competitors)
Results of former Striders
Zeekie Yansaneh (U13M, Rothwell H) Long jump 4th 4:04m, 100m 8th 15.91 (14.66 in heats), Shot 2nd 9.90m
Abigail Kingston (U15F, Leeds C) Javelin 1st 28.60m, Discus 2nd 22.46m, Long Jump 5th 4.56m, Shot 2nd 10.15m
Ruth Friend (U15F, Leeds C) 3000m 1st 10:35.32, 1500m 1st 4:55.99
Jess Baxter (U17F, Leeds C) 300m hurdles 6th 51:19
Rafferty Mirfin (U17M, Skyrac AC) 800m 1st 1:59.86

Congratulations to the medal winners!

Recommended events for May, June and July

For more details of all of the following, please see

  • Wed 22 May – Leeds 5k at Brownlee Cycle Circuit
  • Mon 27 May (bank hol) – Ilkley Trail Race junior races from field behind Ilkley Lido
  • Wed 29 May – West Yorkshire T&F 3 at Cleckheaton
  • Sun 2 June – Pontefract AC open T&F meeting at Cudworth (closing date 25 May)
  • Wed 19 June – West Yorkshire T&F 4 at Cleckheaton
  • Wed 19 June – Leeds 5k at Brownlee Cycle Circuit
  • Sun 7 July – Eccup junior races from Bedquilts
  • Sun 7 July – West Yorkshire T&F 5  at Cleckheaton
  • Tue 16 July – Golden Acre junior relays from Arthington Road car park
  • Wed 24 July – Leeds 5k at Brownlee Cycle Circuit

Photos of Coiners races

Thanks to Dave and Eileen Woodhead for approving my use of these photos from their website