Welcome to the Oxenhope Straw Race

Well that’s Straw Race 2013 over and done. I hope you’ll all agree with me when I say it was a superb day. It was hot hot hot and the crowds were out in force.  We had 231 teams this year and the fancy dress costumes were, once again, excellent and it was a tought decision deciding on the winners.

We have to thank everyone involved including the pubs and the Social Club, McDowell Transport, Wyedean Weaving, Hodgson’s Transport, all the marshals, Cullingworth Scouts, the Keighley Scout Service Team, St. John’s Ambulance, the crowds and of course our wonderful Straw Racers.  Without you all the Straw Race could not happen and I for one think Oxenhope would be a sadder place :) I have to give a special mention to Country Blue and Scott Hutchinson who played some fabulous music for us at The Bay Horse.  They stepped in at the last minute. I am sure I  have missed someone, but right now I am tired and emotional and need a lie down.  Thank you to everyone.

I hope you all had a great time and I look forward to seeing you next year.  We hope this will be 13th July 2014.  This is a week later than usual but, as you probably know, we will be visited by the Tour De France on our usual weekend.  We will confirm this date just as soon as we can.

Thanks to everyone who’s let us use their pictures from the race – here’s the links:

David S Brett Photography

Woodentops Fell Racing

You can read a blog about race day from @BradfordBatman

Oxenhope Straw Race 2013 Winners (note the new precise times!)

Male Athletes and Overall Will Smith and Ian Holmes 16:09
Female Athletes Katie Green and Helen Glover 20:46
Mixed Athletes Craig and Claire Cooper 23:23
Male Fun Neil Latimer and Paul Atkinson 25:40
Male Veterans Shane Green and Dave McGuire 18:55
Female Fun Laura Greenham and Kaisleigh Atkinson 20:43
Female Veterans Camille Askins and Munny Lee 28:08
Mixed Fun Eddie and Holly Burke 26:23
Mixed Veterans Kersti Mitchell and Bradford Batman 30:06
Local Heros Ian Page and John Egan  25:25

Fancy Dress Winners

Male Mark Pullan and Cliff King iPhone vs Blackberry
Female Chloe Presland and Naomi Huntley The Mario Brothers
Mixed Kathy Thornton and George Chatburn Doctor Who and the Tardis
Combined Greg Rogers, Nigel Emsley, Danny Jarmola, Michael Wignall, Mark Anslow and Steve Rollins The Village People


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Your Straw Race Chairman and Secretary reaching the finish line (eventually!)

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