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:
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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- @missibbo89 the date has been set a while. Sunday 13th July.
- #Strawrace is down one committee member and one pub. Not a great start but we'll find a way #postivementalattitude
- @Cruxy57 I suspect it will be out of their hands. The tour is still 4 months away and they don't exactly get passing trade
- @Cruxy57 @janembarrett69 what would be a strange decision? Who?
- @Cruxy57 @janembarrett69 the Straw race will be in doubt without them
- #Strawrace trying to find info on the situation with the wagon and horses. #anyinfo?
- @PennyCusdin no I hadn't
- First #strawrace meeting of the year tomorrow. Let the planning commence #bayhorse #oxenhope