Run Greno Trail 2024 Race Report and Results

Race Date: Sunday 5th May 2024
Race Report by Martin Downham

The 2024 Run Greno 11km (chip timed) Trail Fun Run (as it’s described on their website) is quite a fun run, especially on a gloriously warm sunny morning (like we had on Sunday) when most of the muddy paths are starting to dry-out.

This North Sheffield course is described as a hilly 7.3-mile (11.92km) trail race (with an altitude gain of approx. 270m/900ft).

The course passes through a wide mix of terrains, including some of the more challenging woodland trails of Greno, Wharncliffe and Wheata Wood. At the top of the first major climb the course passes through farmland on to moorland fields with fantastic all around views of the surrounding and distance areas. After a weaving woodland section, dodging a lot of soft mud and vegetation the trail descends (over a style) into Grenoside Village. The finish line is completed by entering the Grenoside park and completing a lap of the grassed playing field in front of the Community Centre.

Car parks were available and there was plenty of nearby on street parking. Ample toilets (when I got there) were also available in the Community Centre with refreshments (including BEER! – available to celebrate finishing and Jo’s birthday). A goodie bag, pre paid burgers and “slate” medals were available if ordered in advance. Though I believe both could also be purchased on the day.

Thanks go to Grenoside Scouts for organising this wonderfully scenic and hilly event. Those hills were challenging! Thanks also go to The Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team who gave up their time to help out at various points on the course.

The race was won by Ollie Hill, unailliated, in 44:44. The first female finisher was Bridget Coomber of Denby Dale AC in 56:45.

Striders results:

Position Name Category Time
12 Ben Baxendale M40 56:39
13 Darrel Porter M40 56:54
15 Marcus Dearns M Sen 57:07
17 Jed Turner M60 57:37
19 Colin Hardy M40 58:05
26 Paddy Treehowes M50 59:12
32 Adam McAuley M50 1:00:15
34 Emily Green F Sen 1:00:42
39 Josie Hill F40 1:01:16
44 Kathryn Liddiard F Sen 1:01:45
46 Will Day M50 1:02:02
50 Scott Hussey M40 1:03:05
81 Martin Downham M Sen 1:08:47
86 Kevin Wong M40 1:09:03
90 Sharon Colyer F Sen 1:10:00
115 Jamie Manton M Sen 1:13:38
126 Nicholas Ibbotson M Sen 1:14:54
148 Kevin Haighton M60 1:17:19
158 Jo Gleig F60 1:19:10
171 Ellie Martin F Sen 1:21:37
202 Tracey Gledhill F40 1:30:07
209 Hannah Wright F Sen 1:38:59
210 Lisa Markham F Sen 1:39:30

Well done everyone. It was a hot one! Congratulations to the individual and team Striders winners. We had some brilliant results which included Emiy Green placing 3rd female, plenty of age category top 3 places including Ben Baxendale, Kathy Liddiard, Josie Hill and Jed Turner and Emily, Kathy and Josie also bagged the prize for first female team.

Full results can be viewed here.

Excellent photos from Helen Royles-Jones can be seen here. Plus more via the Run Greno Facebook page too.Thanks to all Striders for support (and photos) on the course.


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