The 2nd Peco Cross Country is at Golden Acre Park, Leeds on December 10th . Full details are not on Peco website yet, I will advise when they are. It is  very local and we will car share again as  parking is at a premium at this event.  I hope we can get  a big  turnout to move our Teams up the  Divisions.  At this event there is no  after  race food so you will be charged only £2  to run on the day.

Peco Race 3 will be held on  January 7th at Roundhay Park, Leeds.  If there are any other members who want to join  the Cross Country team for this event plus the two after it ,please let me know  before  December 22nd.     You must be a paid up  Club member and have  an  URN number  (previously an England Athletics number) to be able to participate.  Thanks Eric.


Cross Country and Park run and Manchester 5 mile results. November 25 and 26th

A big well done to the 16 Striders who ran the 1st Peco cross country at Nostell Priory. On  a cold day, and a demanding  course the turn out  was smaller than expected.    With the following results.     LADIES,    Nicola Carter  38.21,   Debbie Goldfield 50.28   Julie Elmes  52.09 Edna Wood, 52.35,  Tracey Allison 57.37, Janet Morris 57.58.

MEN.  Stephen Morland 35.41,  Philip Cornforth 36.58, Dan Wilson 37.21, Sean Brennan 37.35, Ian Mitchell 37.46, Gareth Conkleton 39.30,

David Halladay 42,24, Paul Heywood 45.22, Tony Everitt 52.03, Steve Morris 69.40.

Big well done to Nicola Carter who after yesterdays  Event  was awarded     1st Lady Vet  45 Trophy overall for  Season 2016/17. Picture on Facebook.            Full Peco results can be found at

PARK RUNS.  HARROGATE   Ian Mitchell 20.47, Gary Wilkinson 23.46, Dave Halladay 23.59, Sean Brennan 26.27, Mark Taylor 28.36, Mark Shelton  37.11, Jo Gray 37.12, Alison Jackson 37.13

SOUTH BANK  AUSTRALIA, International   James Wright recorded  20.47.

FOUNTAINS ABBEY    Tom Calvert 18.09, Niamh Falconer 22.12, Derek Calvert 24.31,  Georgina Townsend 25.43, Fiona Slight 29.10 Rebecca Williams 33.24, Bill Kirkpatrick, 34.10,  Lauren Downs 36.13,  Deborah Goldfield 39.17

At the  Manchester  5 mile Xmas Dash Claire Baxter led the squad home in 41.30, followed by Mark Shelton 47.10 and Annika Mcdonald 60.15.     Apologies if I have missed anyones results. Eric






2. NORTHERN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS  AT   HAREWOOD HOUSE       27/1/18   My   Closing date  21/1/18.



NB.    We have an important  PECO  Cross Country fixture on    7/1/18.   Require  more information, do contact me at the club.

Thanks Eric




Peco Cross Country 26/11/17, CAR SHARING to Nostell Priory

If you would  like to do car sharing  or need a lift etc  please come to the Cricket Club for 08.30, and we will leave at 08.40.  Please append the  Notice  on the Clubhouse board Tuesday 21st or Thursday 23rd. This is an early start as  its about 50 minutes travel  and First race Registration is always   really  busy.   Please  remember  to bring £3 for payment at Registration  on the day.

Thanks Eric

Some recent results……

Into November with a BANG!
Remember, remember the 5th of November … as that’s when Striders took on (and concurred) some very large hills at the Guy Fawkes 10 mile race, speeded along Kirkstall Road at the Leeds Abbey Dash and got round the Gunpowder 10k before things went bang!

It was a great Striders turnout of 18 at the Ripley based event, with Martin Brock leading them home into the castle grounds in a time of exactly 01:05:00. Recently returned member Stephen Morland had a strong finish (01:12:40) to hold off Nicola Carter (01:14:44). Ian Mitchell (01:16:01) had a battle with Sima Lowery (01:16:41), with Sean Brennan chasing them down as he completed the event for the first time in 01:17:28.
Anthony Mulley and Gareth Conkleton were split by only 1 second, completing the ‘undulating’ course in times of 01:19:41 and 01:19:42 respectively. Stewart Hymas turned out in some ‘cool shades’ to record 01:21:02 and finish just under 2 minutes ahead of the ever improving Gary Wilkinson who clocked 01:22:58. Craig Mitchell and Georgina Townsend battled it out in the last mile to both come in under the 90 minute mark finishing in 01:29:13 and 01:29:36 respectively. Kez Welsby completed her first ever 10 mile event in 01:41:02, coming across the line with Deborah Goldfield who finished one second later! June Graham clocked 01:44:44 and was followed into the castle grounds by ‘raceaholic’ Dawn Richardson (01:46:49), Katie Gray (01:52:27) and Jo Gray (02:08:24).

Emma Greveson headed over to York for the new Gunpowder 10k event which was based at the racecourse on the Knavesmire. She completed the course in 01:17:36.

At the Abbey dash in Leeds, the club was represented by 8 members and Guy Close was the first one across the line in a 10k PB time of 37:09. Conrad Garcia was the 2nd Strider back, completing the course in 43:53. Claire Baxter secured a PB over the distance (48:53) and she was joined at the popular event by Ryan Middleton (49:12), Vanessa El-Etriby (55:22), Julie Elmes (58:44), Laura Wilmshurst (01:01:18) and Bill Kirkpatrick (01:06:47).

Not a day of rest at the Abbey
On Sunday, a new event at Bolton Abbey took place and attracted 9 Striders across three different events. Each of the events (10km, 10m and Half Marathon) were multi terrain and had some decent hills within them!
In the 10km race, Paul Heywood finished in 01:02:33 to head a Striders entry of 5 within the event. Next back was Nikky Christie (01:07:12), followed by Edna Wood (01:18:44), Julie Elmes (01:25:54) and Dawn Richardson (01:32:11).

Deborah Goldfield was the sole Striders representative in the 10 mile event. She picked up her medal after clocking a time of 02:23:11.

The Half Marathon had 3 Striders taking part and they were led home by Dave Christie (01:41:41). He was joined by Gary Wilkinson (02:24:26) and Lisa Harrison (02:42:34).

West Yorkshire Cross Country… so far
Julie Elmes has been representing the Striders at the West Yorkshire cross country events.

Race 1 was ran over a 6km course in Wakefield on the 14th October. Julie completed the course in Wakefield in 34:54.

Race 2 was held on 29th October and took place within Nunroyd Park in Leeds. The multi lap race was finished by Julie in 34:48.

Up in the Fells
Sue Morley has been busy up in the fells achieving some excellent results.
On the 4th November she took on the Bronte Fell Race which started in Lancashire (boooo!) and finished in Yorkshire (wahoo!) and was ran over a distance of 7.5 miles. Sue finished the event in 01:34:55.
Back on the 15th October, Sue was joined by Edna Woods for the Gormire Gamble. Sue completed the course in 01:05:38, with Edna completing her first ever fell race in a time of 01:16:48.


PECO CROSS COUNTRY Race 2 at Golden Acre Park – December 10th 2017.

This is a great Local venue for our 2nd event of the 17/18 Peco Cross Country league.  If you have not entered the PECO series yet, contact me at the Club or at to join the team.


My  closing date for Entry to this event is  23/11/17.

If you have paid entry for Race 1 the closing date above does not apply to you.   


PECO CROSS COUNTRY- Venue changes.

All of the PECO events are still on the same dates, however through necessity some venues have changed. Please note the below –

26/11/17 – Nostell Priory

10/12/17 – Golden Acre Park

07/01/18 – Roundhay Park

21/01/18 – Middleton Park

11/02/18 – Temple Newsam