Meanwood Valley
Trail Races and
Airedale Triple Trail Series

www.valleystriders.org.uk/trail.htm
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Updated 1 May 2017
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For the new Meanwood Valley Junior Races
on Tuesday 14 June 2016
Please click here

Link to Meanwood Valley Trail on Wikipedia!

Race History 1996-2016
Meanwood Valley Trail race and category winners for 20 years updated 1 May 17
Meanwood Valley Junior race and category winners for 13 years updated 1 May 17
Airedale Triple Trail race and category series winners for 14 years updated 14 Apr 15
Airedale Triple Trail ever-presents for 9 years updated 27 Dec 10

Quick links: 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996

2015

Meanwood Valley 12th Junior Race - 18 April 2015 10:00
Meanwood Valley 20th Senior Race - 18 April 2015 10:30
Part of the Leeds Race Series 2015 and Leeds Junior Race Series 2014/5 - click here for details.
Part of the Airedale Triple Trail Series - Guiseley 5 Apr, Baildon 12 Apr, Meanwood 18 Apr

Click links for Confirmed Results 2015
MVT Senior / MVT Junior 1 mile / MVT Junior 2 mile
Airedale Triple Trail

Please email meanwood@valleystriders.org.uk if any queries.
Note that we are not sending out certificates for any of these races. If you'd like us to email a certificate for MVT Junior or Airedale Triple Trail, please email meanwood@valleystriders.org.uk

Many thanks to the Racebest team
for their efficient and cost-effective race entry system - we can recommend it to other race organisers
Please click on their link if you'd like to leave feedback about the race.

Important Announcements

We recommend that you enter online at www.racebest.com because it saves you postage costs (although we have to pay a service charge!). All numbers are to be collected on the day and all the information you need is here on the website.

Unfortunately there is no way to make additional donations to charity on the Racebest website, so if you wish to do so, please click this link for the Lineham Farm Children's Centre website.

Please note that we do not allow dogs to run as the footpaths are too narrow.

Please note that we do not allow the wearing of iPods or similar devices as we ask that you give all your attention to the terrain, your fellow runners and to instructions from marshals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will entries be accepted on the day?
A. Please see www.valleystriders.org.uk we will update this regularly. We have a strict limit of 450 entries. Note that ALL junior entries will be accepted on the day.

Q. Has my entry been received?
A. Please go to www.racebest.com, there is a full list of entries on the website and you can filter by name.

Q. ... and if I entered by post?
A. We have added you to the list on "racebest"

Q. How do I get my race number?
A. All race numbers are to be picked up on the day from race HQ.

Q. Do I need to bring ID?
A. No, we will just need your name, we will have everything sorted in surname order.

Q. How do I get to the race?
A. Postcode is LS17 5PR, detailed directions on www.valleystriders.org.uk.

Q. And parking?
A. There will be space for most people around the clubhouse, if you're very late please find on-street parking (but not on King Lane and please don't park in front of the shops), it is less than 5 minutes walk.

Q. What sort of shoes should I wear?
A. There is very little tarmac, but also very little mud! Trail shoes are recommended. Studded road shoes should be OK.

M.V.T. Junior Race 2015
Information for Competitors
updated 31 Jan 15

M.V.T. Senior Race 2015
Information for Competitors
updated 31 Jan 15

Meanwood Junior Race
Results will appear here

Meanwood Senior Race
Results will appear here

Airedale Triple Trail - April 2015
Results will appear here

List of online entries is on Racebest website and this also includes all postal entries
updated 16 Apr 15

Colour Map of Junior Route
NB the rugby pitches are private land and should not be trained on
New 29 Mar 14

Colour Map of Senior Route
NB the rugby pitches are private land and should not be trained on
New 29 Mar 14

Description of Junior Route
new 29 Mar 14

Description of Senior Route
new 29 Mar 14

"Streetmap" for Leo's
small scale / large scale

Marshals Map

B/W Sketch Map of Junior Route
(nb only 50kb)

New 7 Apr 04

B/W Map of Senior Route
(Northern Section)
(nb 147kb)

Start & Finish to Seven Arches
also shows Clubhouse
(Prints on 1 sheet A4)

Amended 15 Feb 06

B/W Map of Senior Route
(Central Section)
(nb 96kb)

Seven Arches to Ring Road
(Prints on 1 sheet A4)

Amended 15 Feb 06

B/W Map of Senior Route
(Southern Section)
(nb 133kb)

Meanwood Park
(Prints on 1 sheet A4)
Amended 15 Feb 06

Important Notes Please note that all land between the Ring Road and Seven Arches is private land and that anyone who leaves the public right of way as a result of either running the race or watching, does so entirely at their own risk and recognises that the landowner does not have any liability for loss damage of injury resulting from the running or organising of this race.

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Our Supporters and Our Charity



Link to
Briscoe's Brewery
01943 466515


Link to
Fastrax Running Lines
The Club & Team Kit Specialists


Link to
The Complete Runner
Leeds Road, Ilkley, LS29 8EQ
01943 601581

Link to

William G Search Plant Hire, Leeds

Link to
Baildon Runners
Website


Link to Lineham Farm Children's Centre

Link to
Skyrac Athletic Club
Website


ARCHIVES

2014

Meanwood Valley 11th Junior Race - 12 April 2014 10:00
Meanwood Valley 19th Senior Race - 12 April 2014 10:30
Airedale Triple Trail 13th Series - Baildon 6 April, Meanwood 12 April, Guiseley 20 April

New! Photos from Neil Wallace (opens in new window)

Meanwood Junior Race
Confirmed Results

Part of the Leeds Junior Race Series 2013/14 - click here for details.

Meanwood Senior Race
Confirmed Results

Part of the Leeds Race Series 2014 - click here for details.

Airedale Triple Trail - April 2014 - click for Confirmed Results

Many thanks to the Racebest team
for their efficient and cost-effective race entry system - we can recommend it to other race organisers

2013

Meanwood Valley 10th Junior Race - 20 April 2013 10:00
Meanwood Valley 18th Senior Race - 20 April 2013 10:30
Airedale Triple Trail 12th Series - Guiseley 31 March, Baildon 7 April, Meanwood 20 April

We apologise that a marshal was in the wrong place on the return route near Seven Arches and a few of the leading runners went the wrong way for a minute or so before being called back by another marshal. If you were affected by this please email info@valleystriders.org.uk

Meanwood Junior Race
Confirmed Results

last updated 20 & 21 & 24 Apr 13

Part of the Leeds Junior Race Series 2012/13 - click here for details.

Meanwood Senior Race
Confirmed Results

last updated 20 Apr 13

Part of the Leeds Race Series 2013 - click here for details.

Photos from
Dave & Eileen Woodhead / Andrew Thrippleton / Andy Stoneman / Amanda Seims
(all open in new tab)

Airedale Triple Trail
Confirmed Results

Last updated 20 Apr 13

2012

Meanwood Valley 9th Junior Race - 14 April 2012 10:00
Meanwood Valley 17th Senior Race - 14 April 2012 10:30
Airedale Triple Eleventh Series - April 2012 - Baildon 1 April, Guiseley 8 April, Meanwood 14 April

Meanwood Junior Race
Confirmed Results

updated 14 Apr 12
Certificates will be sent out before 7 May

Meanwood Senior Race
Confirmed Results

updated 14 Apr 12

Airedale Triple Trail
Confirmed Results

updated again 16 Apr 12
Certificates will be sent out before 7 May

Airedale Triple Trail
11 Years history of Triple Trail
new! 16 Apr 12

Thanks to Andreas Mayer for Photos of the Senior Race
Thanks to Andrew Thrippleton for Photos of the Senior Race
Thanks to Amanda Seims for Photos of the Senior Race
(if this link doesn't work for you, go via Valley Striders Facebook page)

Click here for details of Leeds Race Series 2012

2011

Meanwood Valley 8th Junior Race - 28 May 2011 10:00
Meanwood Valley 16th Senior Race - 28 May 2011 10:30
Airedale Triple Trail - Tenth Series - 2011 - Click for Final positions

Andrew Thrippleton emailed "Just to let you know there are nearly 300 photos on my web page (click) of today's race, take a look and be my guest to use any on your site and spread the news so all runners can see them." Thanks, Andrew!
Liz and Chris Jones emailed "Hi Bob, we took some photos of MVT (click) yesterday - please feel free to put link on your website or share around" Thanks, Liz & Chris!
and some pictures taken by Valley Striders member Andreas Mayer

Meanwood Junior Race
Results Excel

updated 28 May 11

Meanwood Senior Race
Results

updated 28 May 11

Airedale Triple Trail
Results Excel

updated 29 May 11

Airedale Triple Trail 10th series (March-May 2011)
Baildon Boundary Way marathon - by Baildon Runners - Sunday 10 April 2011. (95% FULL at 22 Dec)
Guiseley Gallop approx 10k - organised by Skyrac A.C. - Sunday 24 April 2011.
Meanwood Valley Trail approx 7 miles - organised by Valley Striders - Saturday 28 May 2011

2010

Meanwood Valley Trail 7th Junior Race - 15 May 2010 10:00
Meanwood Valley Trail 15th Senior Race - 15 May 2010 10:30 (permit 2010-100484)
Airedale Triple Trail - Ninth Series - March-May 2010

Junior Race
Confirmed Results

updated 15 May 10

Senior Race
Confirmed Results

updated 15 May 10

Airedale Triple Trail
Confirmed series results

updated 16 May 10

some pictures taken by Tracy Almond's boyfriend

Airedale Triple Trail 9th series (March-May 2010)
Baildon Boundary Way marathon - by Baildon Runners - Sunday 28 March 2010. (RACE FULL)
Guiseley Gallop approx 10k - organised by Skyrac A.C. - Sunday 4 April 2010.
Meanwood Valley Trail approx 7 miles - organised by Valley Striders - Saturday 15 May 2010

Our Supporters and Our Charity


Link to Briscoe's Brewery 01943 466515


Link to William G Search Plant Hire, Leeds


Link to Lineham Farm Children's Centre


Link to Fastrax Running Lines


Link to The Complete Runner

2009

Meanwood Valley Trail 6th Junior Race - 16 May 2009 10:00
Meanwood Valley Trail 14th Senior Race - 16 May 2009 10:30
Airedale Triple Trail - Eighth Series - April/May 2009

Well done everyone who ran the Meanwood Trail Junior Race or the Senior Race on Saturday 16 May!
The storms overnight Friday put a few people off but conditions were better than feared.
A record 100 juniors ran in the 1 mile or 2 mile race. The number of senior finishers, 342, was our second highest ever.
Hope you are back for the Harewood Trail Races on Sunday 4 October and/or next year's Meanwood Races.

Junior 1 mile
Confirmed Results

updated 16 May 09

Junior 2 mile
Confirmed Results

updated 16 May 09

Seniors 17-99 years
Confirmed Results

updated 16 May 09

Airedale Triple Trail final positions (Confirmed) (updated 17 May 09)

Our Supporters and Our Charity


Link to Briscoe's Brewery 01943 466515


Link to William G Search Plant Hire, Leeds


Link to Lineham Farm Children's Centre


Link to Fastrax Running Lines


Link to The Complete Runner

2008

Meanwood Valley Trail 5th Junior Race - 17 May 2008 10:00
Meanwood Valley Trail 13th Senior Race - 17 May 2008 10:30
Airedale Triple Trail - Seventh Series - March/April 2008

Meanwood Trail 2008 - Confirmed Results
Apologies to the junior runners, due to mis-direction, the lap was short of 1 mile.
Juniors 7-10 / Juniors 11-16 / Senior Race
Airedale Triple Trail (confirmed)
Volunteers meet once a month to help maintain the Meanwood Valley Trail and woodlands.
Click here for details (750kb word document).

Airedale Triple Trail 7th series (March-May 2008)
Guiseley Gallop approx 10k - organised by Skyrac A.C. - 23 March 2008. Click for RESULTS
Baildon Boundary Way marathon - by Baildon Runners 6 Apr 2008. Click Results for 15 yrs (Excel 750kb)
Meanwood Valley Trail approx 7 miles - organised by Valley Striders - Saturday 17 May 2008
Click for Final Positions (updated 18 May 08)

2007

Meanwood Valley Trail 4th Junior Race - 14 April 2007 10:00
Meanwood Valley Trail 12th Senior Race - 14 April 2007 10:30
Airedale Triple Trail - Sixth Series - March/April 2007

2007 Confirmed Results
Junior 7-10 1 mile / Junior 11-16 2 miles / Senior Race

Record numbers in all 3 races, thank you for the favourable comments we received, we hope you all enjoyed it.
Photos from Raycasse
New! 127 Photos from Kevin Harley Updated 31 May 07 Alternative link for Kevin's pics
The race raised over 1,600 for Lineham farm, thanks to the entry fees and some generous additional donations.
Confirmed Results for Airedale Triple Trail
Certificates for Meanwood Junior Race and Triple Trail were sent out on 1 May.
Updated 19 April 2007 00:30
Please email comments to info@valleystriders.org.uk


Runner's World Ratings / Runner's World Forum

2006

Meanwood Valley Trail 3rd Junior Race - 8 April 2006 10:00
Meanwood Valley Trail 11th Senior Race - 8 April 2006 10:30
Airedale Triple Trail - Fifth Series - March/April 2006

Meanwood Trail 2006 Results
We had a record number of finishers in all 3 races

Juniors 7-11 years
8 Apr 06

Juniors 11-16 years
8 Apr 06

Seniors 17-99 years
corrected 10 Apr 06

Airedale Triple Trail - Series Results
updated 16 Apr 06

Airedale Triple Trail 5th series (March/April 2006)
Baildon Boundary Way marathon (results on website) - organised by Baildon Runners - 2 April 2006
Meanwood Valley Trail approx 7 miles - organised by Valley Striders - Saturday 8 April 2006
Guiseley Gallop approx 10k - organised by Skyrac A.C. - Sunday 16 April 2006 Results
Andrew Cutts, Peter Hey, David Spink are the 3 runners who have run all 15 Triple Trail races.

Our Supporters and Our Charity


Link to Briscoe's Brewery
01943 466515

Link to DUFFIELD PRINTERS


Link to William G Search Plant Hire, Leeds


Link to
Lineham Farm Children's Centre


Link to Fastrax Running Lines
The Club & Team Kit Specialists


Link to The Complete Runner
Leeds Road, Ilkley, LS29 8EQ
01943 601581

2005

Meanwood Valley Trail 2nd Junior Race - 9 April 2005 10:00
Meanwood Valley Trail 10th Senior Race - 9 April 2005 10:30
Airedale Triple Trail - Fourth Series - March/April 2005

Guiseley Gallop
approx 10k

Link to Skyrac A.C.
Link to RESULTS

Airedale Triple Trail
Series Confirmed results
(updated 10 Apr 05)

Congratulations to the category winners:
Willy Smith, Shaun Wilkinson, Dennis Crossland
Rachel Mackie, Elizabeth McCann, Helen Love

Baildon Boundary Way
marathon
Link to Baildon Runners and RESULTS

Meanwood Valley Trail Races - 9 April 2005
Junior Races at 10:00, Senior Race at 10:30

(Permit number applied for)
All profits will go to
Lineham Farm Children's Centre, Eccup
(Click on link for Lineham Farm website - linked 15 Mar 03)

Juniors 7-11 years
Confirmed results

corrected 8 May 05

Juniors 11-16 years
Confirmed results

updated 1 May 05

Seniors 17-99 years
Confirmed results

updated 1 May 05

Thank you, we have again raised over 1,000 for Lineham Farm Children's Centre at Eccup,
bringing the total for 5 years to over 3,200.

2004

Meanwood Valley Trail 1st Junior Race - 27 March 2004 10:00
Meanwood Valley Trail 9th Senior Race - 27 March 2004 10:30
Airedale Triple Trail - Third Series - March/April 2004

Airedale Triple Trail Series 2004
Official Results Updated 3 May 04 Amended 12 May 04

Congratulations to the series overall winners who were
Shaun Wilkinson (Keighley & Craven) & Dawn Gibbs (York Acorn).
Series category winners were
MU40 Nigel Bedell (Bingley H), WU35 Rachel Mackie (Abbey R),
M40-49 Shaun Wilkinson, W35-44 Heather McIntosh (York Acorn),
M50+ Gerry Waterton (Kippax H), W45+ Dawn Gibbs

There are four triple-triple-trailers i.e. people who have run all 3 races for all 3 years.
Tim Broomfield, Andrew Cutts, Peter Hey and David Spink
Andrew leads Tim by 39 seconds for the 80 miles

Baildon Boundary Way
marathon
Sunday 7 March 2004 10:00

Link to Baildon RESULTS

Meanwood Valley Trail
approx 7 miles
Saturday 27 March 2004 10:30

Guiseley Gallop
approx 10k
Sunday 11 April 2004 10:30

Link to
Skyrac Athletic Club
Website

Meanwood Valley Trail Races - 27 March 2004
(Permit number applied for)
All profits will go to
Lineham Farm Children's Centre, Eccup
(Click on link for Lineham Farm website - linked 15 Mar 03)

Juniors 7-11 years
official results

updated 11 Apr 04

Juniors 11-16 years
official results

updated 11 Apr 04

Seniors 17-99 years
official results

updated 11 Apr 04

2003

Meanwood Valley Trail 8th race - 12 April 2003
Airedale Triple Trail - Second Series - April 2003

Baildon
Unofficial Results

added 14 Apr 03

Meanwood
Official Results

updated 22 Apr 03

Meanwood Leading Runners by Age Category
added 13 Apr 03

Guiseley
Unofficial Results

added 25 Apr 03

Airedale T T
Official Results

added 25 Apr 03

Airedale T T
Prizewinners

added 20 Apr 03

Meanwood Trail Race - 12 April 2003

(Permit number 202321)
All profits (over 850) went to
Lineham Farm Children's Centre, Eccup
which provides week-long holidays for disabled and disadvantaged children. (Click on link for Lineham Farm website - linked 15 Mar 03)

The Meanwood Trail 2003 was the 2nd event in the Airedale Triple Trail series, the other 2 races being
Baildon Boundary Way on Sunday 6 April

Guiseley Gallop on (Easter) Sunday 20 April

Meanwood Trail 2003 Statistics
  • There were 325 finishers, a record by 46.
  • Of these, 36 had also run it at least 3 times previously. Either they like the race or they like the beer! (or both!).
  • Paul Briscoe is the only ever-present, but Peter Bates, Chris & Kath Drake, Hilary Lane and Derek Martin have each only missed one race.
  • Leading clubs represented were Ilkley H (25 runners), Pudsey P (17), Abbey R (14), Horsforth H (12) and Kirkstall H (10).
  • Over 850 was raised for Lineham Farm in 2003, bringing the total for four years to just over 2000. Thank you!

Airedale Triple Trail 2003 Statistics

  • 61 runners completed the Triple Trail in 2003, up from 35 in 2002.
  • 9 of these runners - Mark Turrell, Kath Drake, Andrew Cutts, Tim Broomfield, Mark Hetherington, John Hutchinson, David Spink, Peter Hey and Andrew Wright are now double Triple-Trail-ers.
  • All 61 runners who ran all 3 races received a certificate showing their performance in each race and overall.

2002

Meanwood Valley Trail 7th race - 23 March 2002
Airedale Triple Trail - First Series - March/April 2002

All profits went to Lineham Farm Children's Centre, Eccup, which provides week-long holidays for disabled and disadvantaged children.
Over 500 was raised for Lineham Farm. This brought to over 1200 the money raised for Lineham Farm over the last three years. THANK YOU!

The Meanwood Valley Trail was the first of a 3 race series
the Airedale Triple Trail Challenge, the other races being
Guiseley Gallop on Sunday 31st March
Baildon Boundary Way on Sunday 7th April

Click for OFFICIAL RESULTS

There were 299 entries and 268 finishers.
The number of finishers was a record (by one!)

Click for OFFICIAL LIST OF PRIZEWINNERS

Guiseley Gallop 2002 results
added 5 Apr 02

Triple Trail 2002
official results

added 7 Apr 02

Baildon Boundary Way 2002
unofficial results

added 7 Apr 02

We had approval from North of England A A (permit 201213)
and Leeds City Council Public Rights of Way Dept
and acknowledgement from West Yorkshire Police

2001

Meanwood Valley Trail 6th race - 30 June 2001

The 6th race, due to take place on Saturday 24 March 2001,
actually took place on Saturday 30 June 2001.
Click here for
OFFICIAL LIST OF RESULTS
We had 257 pre-entries and took 118 entries on the day
Of the 375 entries, 90 were no-shows who had entered prior to 30 March. As stated on the letter sent out in April, their entire entry fee was donated to Lineham Farm - a total of 324 less admin costs of 22.
For the other 285 entries, 50p was donated to Lineham Farm - a total of 142.50
In addition there were donations of 76 sent in with the entries and 32 collected on the day
In total, 552.50 was donated to Lineham Farm
Thank you, everyone!

The Meanwood Valley Trail was due to be the first of a 3 race series
the Airedale Triple Trail Challenge.
The Baildon Boundary Way due to be on 1st April was cancelled.
The Guiseley Gallop was run on 15th April on an alternative course in Nunroyd Park.

Guiseley Gallop 2001 in Nunroyd Park - results

March 2001
Regarding the 24th March, the Emergency Regulations had closed all Public Rights of Way in Adel Woods. There were potential alternative routes using other trails in the woods but these were not as wide. Taking into consideration the recent declaration of Foot and Mouth in West Yorkshire and the likelihood that restrictions would increase rather than decrease we decided to postpone the race.
Numbers already issued would be valid for the revised date. Click here for arrangements if you have already entered. (this letter was sent out to all entrants on Wed 14 March). Entries 203-367 were received up to and including 24 March. All numbers have now been sent out including those marked "collect on day". These runners have been contacted with information about the revised date and arrangements. Entries commencing 368 arrived during May and June.

June 2001
We now have approval from Leeds City Council Public Rights of Way Dept, West Yorkshire Police,
and North of England A A (permit 200124).
In view of the recent outbreak of Foot & Mouth disease at Middleton, near Ilkley, only 10 miles from our race, you should re-check nearer the date that the race is still on.
LATEST UPDATE 28TH JUNE - WE'RE ON!
We are expecting a large number of entries on the day - please arrive early!

Extract from Foot and Mouth Guidelines

2000

Meanwood Valley Trail 5th race - 25 March 2000

M.V.Trail Race 2000
Results
table format

(263 finishers)

M.V.Trail Race 2000
Pictures

New 31 Mar 00
Due to lack of web space, these have been moved to the Valley Striders 2nd website
Follow this link!

M.V.Trail Race 2000
Results
quick download

(263 finishers)

1999

Meanwood Valley Trail 4th race - 27 March 1999

M.V.Trail Race 99 Results
table format

(190 finishers)

M.V.Trail Race 99 Route

M.V.Trail Race 99 Results
quick download

(190 finishers)

1998

Meanwood Valley Trail 3rd race - 4 April 1998

M.V.Trail Race 98 Results
quick download

(130 finishers)

M.V.Trail Race 98 Results

1997

Meanwood Valley Trail 2nd race - 22 March 1997

M.V.Trail Race 97 Results
quick download

(160 finishers)

M.V.Trail Race 97 Prizewinners

1996

Meanwood Valley Trail 1st race - 30 March 1996

M.V.Trail Race 96 Results
quick download

(93 finishers)

M.V.Trail Race 96 Prizewinners


For further information about this race:
Email us at meanwood@valleystriders.org.uk

For further information about Valley Striders:
Go to Valley Striders Home Page (opens in new window or tab)
or email us at info@valleystriders.org.uk


Originally created by Bob Jackson on 9 October 1999