Valley Striders Awards are presented annually, usually at the Christmas Party. These include
- The Marathon Cup for the best marathon performance that year.
- The Vadim Kuznetsov Trophy for the best age-graded performance at the Leeds Half Marathon.
- The Max Jones Trophy for the best age-graded performance at any distance.
- The Also-Ran Trophy to recognise the achievements of a runner who has shown regular commitment to racing, training and the club in general.
The Valley Striders Grand Prix Winners and the Fell Grand Prix Winners are also receive their prizes at the annual awards. See the Grand Prix page for more information of current standings and past winners.
For the history of the cup, see https://www.valleystriders.org.uk/archive/horsmar.htmPresented by Janet Kitchen for best Marathon Performance
(the original cup was the cup presented to the winner of the Horsforth Marathon 1981-1987)
|2021||Jonathan Ball||2:44 at Manchester|
|2018||John Hobbs||2:31 at London (fastest Strider this century)|
|2017||Tim Straughan||2:59 at London (age 51) and 2:57 at Chester (age 52)|
|2016||Andy May||2:32 at London (fastest Strider this century)|
|2015||James Tarran||Two sub-3 marathons and a Bill Rowan medal (sub 9-hour) at Comrades Marathon (53 miles)|
|2014||Myra Jones||Winner at Kielder, runner-up at Windermere, PB at Valencia|
|2013||Kim Threadgall||Winner and course record at Yorkshireman marathon|
|2012||Andy May||2:34 at Berlin (fastest male Strider this century)|
|2011||Liz Wood||3:14 marathon qualifying for London 2012|
|2010||Dan Fisher||Fastest marathon of the year 2:42 at Amsterdam|
|2009||Panos Aristotelous||Winner at Fleetwood 2:38 and Wharfedale|
|2008||Eric Green||5 marathons 2:55 to 3:07 all in Striders top 10 for year|
|2007||Tracey Morris||2:36 at Osaka, 19th in World Marathon Championships|
|2006||Brian Hanley||2:36 at London|
|2006||NB special award to Tracey Morris for competing in 4 championship marathons (UK, Olympics, Commonwealth, European)|
|2005||Jules Barltrop||2:58:55 at Berlin Marathon|
|2004||Tracey Morris||2:33 at London (1st GB), 2:40 at Olympic Marathon, Athens|
|2003||Lisa Wilyman||Winner at Leeds 3:01|
|2001||Eric Cusack||M45 Team Gold at WAVA Marathon, Brisbane|
|1999||Kathy Kaiser||W45 Winner at WAVA Marathon, Gateshead|
|1996||Sylvia Watson||Represented GB in World 100k champs|
|1994||Yvonne Bissitt & Kathy Kaiser & Sylvia Watson||UK Half Marathon team champions (York)|
Awarded for best age-graded performance at Leeds Half Marathon. Vadim died, aged 40, in 2004 and the trophy was presented to the club by Vadim’s wife, in is memory. The Leeds Half marathon was Vadim’s favourite event.
For someone who has tried hard by not won anything. This trophy was presented by the clubs honorary president, Stuart StJohn.
The trophy is presented to someone who has taken part in active part in races and training throughout the year.
|2012||Gary Mann & Sarah Howell|
|2002||Annemi Van Zyl|
Awarded for Best Age-Graded Performance (it was his favourite topic)
It was fitting that in its first year it was won by Lou Gilchrist (a youthful 77 at the time), with what is still the best winning AG% of 95
Between 2007 and 2009 Lou achieved 8 AG% of greater than 100 for distances between 5 miles and half marathon, many of these were world bests. In 2010, new Age-Graded Tables were published!!
NB it cannot be won again by a previous winner
|2022||Cup Winner||Amanda Spencer||York 5k||5k||0:19:41||53||86.58%|
|2021||Cup Winner||David Song||Mid Cheshire 5k||5k||0:15:00||28||85.67%|
|2019||Cup Winner||Sue Sunderland||Vale of York 10||10m||01:13:07||58||84.87%|
|2019||Best Perf (prev winner)||John Hobbs||Abbey Dash||10k||0:31:56||41||87.26%|
|2018||Cup Winner||Vicky Sims||Bilbao Half||half||1:21:25||44||85.4%|
|2018||Best Perf (prev winner)||John Hobbs||Doncaster 5k||5k||0:15:34||40||88.1%|
|2017||Cup Winner||Liz Ball||Abbey Dash||10k||0:49:13||64||83.5%|
|2017||Best Perf (prev winner)||John Hobbs||Evensplits 5k||5k||0:15:45||39||86.4%|
|2016||Cup Winner||John Hobbs||John Carr 5k||5k||0:15:46||38||85.7%|
|2014||Cup Winner||Malcolm Coles||Leeds parkrun||5k||0:21:24||73||????|
|2013||Nominated||Ian Sampson||Abbey Dash||10k||0:37:22||53||84.2%|
|2013||Nominated||Steve Webb||Apperley Bridge|
|2012||Cup Winner||Richard Balshaw||Salford 10k||10k||0:34:13||44||85.58%|
|2011||Cup Winner||Andy May||Abbey Dash||10k||0:33:44||37||82.38%|
|2010||Cup Winner||Lou Gilchrist||Sale 5||5m||0:43:49||77||95.10%|