Race Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022
The Northern Athletics Cross Country Relays saw running clubs from all over the North converge on Graves Park, on October 22nd. Tents were erected, club banners planted, and a selection of merchandise and food stalls completed the festival feel. Four well-supported categories of boys and girls races prior to the senior competition made for a family atmosphere.
Steel City Striders took four teams each for the senior men’s and women’s competitions, with the men running in teams of four and the women in teams of three. Conditions were generally good, with some mud in the short sections under the trees.
Support on the day was great, with runners who’d completed their legs cheering others home; and thanks to those Striders who weren’t running but turned out to support the club.
The Strider Senior Women’s ‘A’ Team finished in a creditable 8th place out of 58, and I’m happy to report that the women’s ‘C’ team have been reinstated after some lobbying from Richard Pegg.
59 complete teams and 8 incomplete teams took part in the Senior Men’s race. Winners were City Of York AC in a time of 40:44. 58 complete teams and 7 incomplete teams took part in the Senior Women’s race. Winners were Hallamshire Harriers Sheffield in a time of 37:10.
Striders Results: Senior Women
Striders Results: Senior Men
Full results can be found on the SportSoft Race Results website.