Road Championship 2021: Update 2

Eight days into the 2021 Road Championship, 4 out of 8 races have been run. That arguably means we’re at the half-way point already.

There was never going to be quite as much Striders action at the Cusworth 10k and Eyam Half Marathon as we saw at the Sheffield Half and 10k last weekend, but 31 Striders took the opportunity to score themselves some points.

Paul Bentley (47:05) and Dot Kesterton (47:23) were our fastest man and woman in Cusworth; Ade Fisher (1:36:33) and Sarah Percival (1:50:56) were the leading Striders in Eyam.

Remember, times get converted into points by dividing the winner’s time by your time to get a score out of 100. There’s also an age-graded table where you earn points by comparing your time to the world record over the same distance by someone of your age and gender. Your best 3 scores from our 8 races will give you your points total at the end of the competition.

One Strider, Jim Rangeley, has got his three races in already. There should probably be a prize for that level of keenness (but there isn’t).

Eyam was probably the tougher place to run this weekend, but the scoring system and the slower winning times meant there were good points available there, and almost everyone who ran both weekends scored more points this weekend than last.

You do now need to have run at least twice to feature near the top of most of the points tables, but we’ll see how Leeds Abbey Dash shakes things up on October 24th.

See below for the current state of play amongst our leaders, or The Spreadsheet for the full picture.

Laura Rangeley finishing at Eyam. Photo by David Bocking.


The incessant Jim Rangeley takes over from Ben Stittle at the top of the overall table; it’s just a shame he spoiled his perfect attendance record by missing Cusworth.

Sarah Percival moves into second with her hefty 86.10 points in the Eyam Half.

The table is rounded out by three runners who also ran in Eyam having done the Sheffield Half last weekend: Kate Scott, Harriet Davies, and Stephen Slater. Respect to them all for taking the tough option two weekends in a row.

Points Table

Pos Name Cat Points
1 Jim Rangeley MSen 183.04
2 Sarah Percival F40-49 167.94
3 Kate Scott F50-59 161.82
4 Harriet Davies FSen 156.82
5 Stephen Slater M40-49 137.73

Age-Graded Table

Factor in age and gender, and it’s Kate Scott (W55) who’s second to Jim, with Paul Bentley (M60) close behind. Keep an eye out for Dot Kesterton, though. She’s 26th at the moment, but is our top scorer with just one run so far, with 93.39 points from Cusworth alone.

Pos Name Cat Age-Grade
1 Jim Rangeley MSen 149.45
2 Kate Scott F50-59 146.81
3 Paul Bentley M60-69 143.23
4 Sarah Percival F40-49 129.86
5 Matt Rimmer M40-49 120.67

Age Categories

Turning to the age categories, here are the top 5 in each:

Senior Men

Pos Name Points
1 Jim Rangeley 183.04
2 Ben Stittle 133.67
3 Ed Startup 81.61
4 Richard Pearson 81.56
5 Jordan Moat 79.53

Senior Women

Pos Name Points
1 Harriet Davies 156.82
2 Laura Rangeley 130.85
3 Maggie Vickers 108.39
4 Caroline Brock 100.00
5 Rebecca Pease 93.48


Pos Name Points
1 Stephen Slater 137.73
2 Robin Nelson 130.25
3 Matt Rimmer 129.46
4 Lee Mills 117.00
5 Kevin Wong 111.88


Pos Name Points
1 Sarah Percival 167.94
2 Christine Booth 135.89
3 Josephine Blewitt 134.39
4 Rachel Rea 125.07
5 Jacqui Herring 82.57


Pos Name Points
1 John Armitage 130.13
2 Neil Schofield 125.45
3 David Bocking 121.79
4 Paddy Treehowes 120.55
5 Neal Pates 118.48


Pos Name Points
1 Kate Scott 161.82
2 Caroline Greenough 75.91
3 Karen Clark 73.50
4 Carole Haste 73.12
5 Nada Ross 69.23


Pos Name Points
1 Paul Bentley 133.18
2 David Bownes 92.86
3 David Wilson 74.50
4 Barry Gyte 62.56
5 Richard Binks 59.68


Pos Name Points
1 Jo Gleig 110.73
2 Dot Kesterton 79.32
3 Stephanie Street 71.73
4 Kate Waddicor 70.94
5 Carol Beattie 66.56


Pos Name Points
1 Graham Goff 64.81
2 Graham Hague 60.50
3 David Parry 60.21
4 Michael Ingham 49.04

With three weekends still to go, lots can still change. I hope to see some of you at Leeds Abbey Dash on Ocotober 24th for the next round.

Striders at Eyam. Photo by Jim Rangeley.

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