Stan - Toffee's at the ready!
A recent addition to the Striders race calendar to celebrate the memory of former Strider (and Rotherham Harrier) Stan Bagshaw, who sadly passed away in 2009. The predominantly off-road, undulating race, starts and finishes at Elsecar Heritage Centre taking in the surrounding woods and fields of Wentworth that were so loved by Stan. The 1 lap, approx. 4 mile route, has altered slightly from the first running of the race in 2010 but still involves a challenging climb from Kings Wood up towards Needle's Eye in Wentworth with an eventual lengthy descent through fields back into Elsecar to round things off.
It's not so much a race as a get together to remember Stan who was still pulling on the Striders vest to compete well into his 70's. As an acknowledgement to Stan, every runner receives a bag of toffees at the finish - for those that remember, Stan always had a toffee available to offer a flagging runner come the finish line of a race.
Race day details on the clubs facebook page.
All proceeds from the race go to a chosen charity.
Previous results as PDF are available below:
Results as a single spreadsheet are available below: