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Updated 8 December 2017
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Note our new email address info@valleystriders.org.uk

With effect from 19 September 2017
Valley Striders' new venue is Leodiensian Club, Crag Lane, off King Lane, LS17 5PR
Click here for latest club members email 8 December
Click here for recent (20 October) email to parents regarding membership and Peco
Click here for email history
XMAS PARTY
The Valley Striders Christmas Party is on on 15th December! The cost is £16 per head to include food (2 courses) and a live band, as well as the chance to celebrate the year's achievements with a range of awards and prizes. There will also be the famous Valley Striders raffle! Final details with timings will be posted the week before the event.

To secure your place, please make your payment of £16 per head to the VS Payments account - Sort code: 53-70-00, a/c number: 72143851. Please reference with your full name and 'Xmas'. Bookings are only confirmed once we have received your payment. Please let us know on this post or at the email address below if you require vegetarian / vegan food. DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT - Monday 11th December at 10pm.

If you have any queries, please email xmas@valleystriders.org.uk and someone will respond to you as soon as possible. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Click here to check that your payment has been received
Peco Cross Country dates unchanged but revised venues are
Sundays 26 Nov at Nostell, 10 Dec at Golden Acre, 7 Jan at Roundhay, 21 Jan at Middleton Pk, 11 Feb at T/newsam.
Race details for race 2 at Golden Acre click here
ADULTS
If you wish to run, email teams@valleystriders.org.uk (click for names so far)
Please pay £3 to AC Payments account follow this link
JUNIORS
If you wish to run, email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk (click for names so far)
This is included in your membership fee. Please pay £33 to AC Membership account follow this link
NB Juniors must notify us if they wish to run, payment of membership fee does not guarantee registration.
Yorkshire Cross Country Championships
Saturday 6 January 2018 at Lightwater Valley
Email teams@valleystriders.org.uk if you wish to run (click for names so far)
£7 for all runners, please pay to the AC Payments account follow this link
If also registering for Northern XC please send separate emails and separate payments
For more information, click here
Northern Cross Country Championships
Saturday 27 January 2018 at Harewood
Email teams@valleystriders.org.uk if you wish to run (click for names so far)
£7 for juniors (under 17), £8 for adults, please pay to the AC Payments account follow this link
If also registering for Yorkshire XC please send separate emails and separate payments
For more information, click here
West Yorkshire Cross Country dates are
Sat 14 Oct Wakefield, Sun 29 Oct Guiseley, Sun 19 Nov Spenborough, Sat 9 Dec Keighley
Email teams@valleystriders.org.uk if you wish to run £15 over-17's, £8 under-17's (click for names so far)

All entries closed

VSAC (running) membership fees for the year starting 1 September 2017 are now due
In the year 1 Sep 2016 to 31 Aug 2017 we had 412 members (up 1 on the previous year!)
Please click here for membership rates and options
Click here to check your membership status.
Any queries please email tom@valleystriders.org.uk
Payments should be made to the VSAC membership account click here

Latest news!
Valley Striders men were runners up, ladies were runners-up and vets were winners in Leeds Country Way Relay
with fastest leg trophies for John Hobbs & Daz Hibberd, Sarah Grant & Rachel Mackie, Hannah Corne & Sarah Graham
Latest news!
In the Northern Road Relays Championships, V S Boys Under 13 team finished 29th and V S Mens team finished 28th
In the National Road Relays Championships, V S Mens team finished 69th
Tuesday 12 December Training
Juniors, parents of juniors, adult beginners, adult improvers
6pm at LEOS LS17 5PR - All FULLY PAID junior members welcome! - check your status here

NB There is a waiting list for new junior members, please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk to enquire
Parents of juniors, beginners, improvers 6pm at GSAL click for NEW map (also available to intermediates shying away from the track)
Intermediates and advanced runners at Leeds Beckett Park track at 7pm
click here for map for Beckett Park Athletics Track; click here for map for parking
- meet 6:40pm at Indoor Sports Centre for steady long warm-up around the campus.
- or meet 7pm at Indoor Sports Centre for steady warm-up round the jogging track.
New session at Leeds Beckett Park as follows
- meet 6:40pm at Indoor Sports Centre for steady long warm-up around the campus.
- or meet 7pm at (Indoor Sports Centre or Pavilion - please check for confirmation) for steady warm-up round the jogging track.
- session for medium and faster experienced runners will be 8 by 800metres on a 4mins30secs cycle (e.g. if you run 2mins30secs for 800metres you get 2mins recovery).
- session for slower experienced runners and intermediates will by 4 sets alternating 800metres and 400metres. You'll be allocated 6mins for the 800metres so if you run 4mins10secs you'll get 1min50secs recovery. You'll then be allocated 3mins for the 400metres so if you run 2mins you'll get 1min recovery.
Tuesday 19 December Training
Juniors, parents of juniors, adult beginners, adult improvers
6pm at LEOS LS17 5PR - All FULLY PAID junior members welcome! - check your status here

NB There is a waiting list for new junior members, please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk to enquire
Intermediates and advanced runners
7pm from LEOS LS17 5PR
Please wear hi-vis

Food
Early sessions followed by curry at 7:15pm - book at earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk
NB no food after later sessions
Book before 10pm Sunday 3 December,
saying whether you want a full portion (£4) or half portion (£2)
choosing meat or veggie
Click here for Summer Training information (or here in docx format)
Winter training started 18 September 2017
Click here for Winter Training information (or here in docx format)
Results of junior sports days 19 September 2017 / 10 October 2017
Results of junior 100m trials 9 May 2017 / 6 June 2017 / 13 June 2017 / 27 June 2017 / 11 July 2017


Junior attendance medals October 2017

Junior attendance medals September 2017

The new club marquee!

VS Boys U13 at Northern Road Relays

John Hobbs winning Leeds 10k

For more pictures July 2017 click here

Juniors at Washburn Valley

For more pictures July 2017 click here

Striders at Bramham 10k

For more pictures July 2017 click here

Steph with Handicap Cup

For more pictures July 2017 click here

Juniors medals for 25 training sessions (May 2017)

For more pictures April to June 2017 click here

Juniors medals for 50 training sessions (May 2017)

For more pictures April to June 2017 click here

RACE DIARY
West Yorkshire Cross Country
Dates are
Sat 14 Oct Wakefield, Sun 29 Oct Guiseley, Sun 19 Nov Spenborough, Sat 9 Dec Keighley
Email teams@valleystriders.org.uk if you wish to run £15 over-17's, £8 under-17's (click for names so far)

Names must be in by 17 September
Click here for Calendar page with VSGP and VSFC dates for 2017
Please note that some races this year have sold out well before race day, enter early so as not to be disappointed
Click here for VSGP index - results and points updated 20 October 2017
More Striders race dates here
For information on local relays, click here

RACES ORGANISED BY VALLEY STRIDERS
Valley Striders regret to announce that the Meanwood Trail Race and Harewood Trail Races will not take place in 2017.
Our next events will be
Meanwood Trail Race in March or April 2018
Meanwood Junior Races in June or July 2018 - possible route click here

RECENT RACE RESULTS
Leeds Country Way Relay 2016
Congratulations to the Men's and Women's teams winning the Leeds Country Way Relay, to the Vets team (vets category runners-up) and also to our 2 other teams who took part.
Many thanks to John Hobbs (men's captain), Simon Vallance (vets' captain) and in particular to Myra Jones was not only ladies' captain but who also organised the B and C teams.

LCW 2016 Ali Burns with mens trophy

For more pictures of LCW 2016 click here

LCW 2016 Myra Jones with womens trophy

For more pictures of LCW 2016 click here

West Yorkshire Cross Country 2016
Congratulations to our Men who finished 2nd and well done to the Women who finished 5th
We also won a number of individual prizes

2016 Grand Prix
now finished and table published - click here
V S Winter Handicap and Junior 1 mile
For results of junior 1 mile races and senior 5 mile handicap on 2 January, click here
Peco Cross Country 2016/17
Congratulations to our Men who finished 1st and well done to the Women who finished 4th
Also congratulations to the Womens Vets who finished 1st and the Mens Vets who finished 2nd
More Peco results here soon, for detailed results see V S Updates


Spen 20 2017
John Hobbs Yorkshire Champion

For more pictures January to March 2017 click here

Baildon Boundary Way 2017
Ali Burns winner

For more pictures April to June 2017 click here
For more results, see blue panel below. See Email Updates for detailed results.

Valley Striders Athletics Club is based in Alwoodley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. We affiliate to England Athletics and compete in Road, Fell, Cross Country and Trail Running.
We have 280 adult members and 120 junior members. Our runners range in pace from 12 to 5 minute miling.
Olympic Marathon runner Tracey Morris is one of our fastest runners but we have many much slower!
Each year we organise the Meanwood Valley Trail Race and Junior Races in April/May
and the Harewood Trail Races, Junior Race and Fun Run in October/November.
We also have a Cycling Club, affiliated to British Cycling, which has 200 members
and a Triathlon Club affiliated to BTF (click for links here or at top of page).
Messages for new members
If you are thinking of joining, please refer to "for new members" tab or click here.
If you've recently joined and are looking for information for new members click here for details.
Please note that if you are a runner but also including cycling in your membership,
there will be a small additional charge for cycling, details to follow

Please email tom@valleystriders.org.uk if any queries. Click on this link for how to pay

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juniors@valleystriders.org.uk

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or email
kathy@valleystriders.org.uk

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holly@valleystriders.org.uk

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info@valleystriders.org.uk

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fell@valleystriders.org.uk

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cycling@valleystriders.org.uk
TRAINING
Click this link for summary of training and who to contact to enquire about each session
TRAINING CONTACT INFO
Tuesdays 6pm Kathy & Ken's Run Leeds@Alwoodley for beginners/improvers click here for more info or email kathy@valleystriders.org.uk
Tuesdays 6pm Richard/Bob/Mary/Graham's juniors - click here for more info or email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk
Tuesdays 7pm Holly & friends' intermediates (30min or better for 5km) click here for more info or email holly@valleystriders.org.uk
Tuesdays 7pm Experienced runners - click here for more info or email info@valleystriders.org.uk or see Training tab on website
Tuesdays 7pm Simon's monthly fell training session click here for details
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Thursdays 6:45pm Scott Hall email thursday@valleystriders.org.uk meet outside by the wall (Scott Hall Road), NB if the weather is poor, meet upstairs in the bar NOT in the foyer
Thursdays 6:40pm Deborah/Ken/Kathy's Thursday group (members only) various locations click here for more info
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Sundays 9am Experienced runners - email sunday@valleystriders.org.uk to find planned location, distance and speed
Sundays 9am Holly's intermediates - email holly@valleystriders.org.uk to find planned location, distance and speed

SOCIAL
See above for Xmas Parties

V S RESULTS
Yorkshire XC Championships 2014 - Valley Striders finished 4th mens club and 12th ladies club.
Northern XC 2014 - Valley Striders finished 13th mens club and 15th ladies club.
National XC 2014 - Valley Striders men finished 42nd out of 145 teams.
Northern Road Relays 2014 - Valley Striders women finished 16th out of 55 teams.

Leeds Country Way 2015 - 1st mens team, 2nd ladies team, 2nd vets team, other 2 teams in top half
West Yorkshire XC 2015 - Valley Striders finished 3rd mens team, 4th ladies team
Yorkshire Cross Country 2016 - men 5th, women 8th
Northern Cross Country 2016 - men 22nd, women 24th
National Cross Country 2016 - men 51st
Peco XC 2015-6
Junior boys years 4-6 - Alvie O'Brien 2nd , Alfie Jones 8th, Joshua Birkin 24th, Alec Twigg 25th
Junior girls years 4-6 - Tally Diamond 1st , Keira Jones 2nd , Imogen Idle 4th , Josie Pawley 7th , Jessica Baxter 15th .
Junior girls years 7-9 - Sophie Turner 4th
Senior Team results - Ladies 2nd, Men 1st, Ladies Vets 1st , Men Vets 3rd .
Individual series results - Sue Sunderland 1st W55, Malcolm Coles 1st M75, Hannah Corne 2nd W35, John Hussey 2nd M65, Maureen Coffey 2nd W65, Liz Wood 3rd W40, James Tarran 3rd M45, John Hobbs 5th overall.
Northern 12 Stage Road Relays 2016 - men 16th click here for photos
National 12 Stage Road Relays 2016 - men 44th click here for results, click here for photos
Leeds Country Way 2016 - 1st mens team, 1st ladies team, 2nd vets team, other 2 teams in top half
Northern 6 Stage Road Relays 2016 - men 31st and men "B" 50th
25 years of results history for local regional and national relays click here
20 years of results history for local regional and national XC click here
Performance database including age-graded percentages and performance certificates updated to 31 Dec 2013 (see For Club Members tab)
Grand Prix & Fell Championship latest results and points click here
Juniors page including Junior Grand Prix latest results and points click here
Detailed results in VS Updates click here

V S A C (running and athletics) Annual General Meeting was on Tuesday 1 November 2016
For information about the meetings held in July, September and October see here
VS Club Annual General Meeting was on Tuesday 22 March 2016
Minutes will appear here soon (refer to this announcement for more details)
Meeting for parents of VS juniors was on Tuesday 22 March 2016
Click here for matters discussed and actions

OUR RACES
Meanwood Trail and Airedale Triple Trail - April 2015 - click for Confirmed Results
Harewood Trail Races - 2015 - click for Confirmed Results
Meanwood Trail Junior Races 14 June 2016 Results
School years 3-4 (now loads correct spreadsheet) (1 mile approx)
School years 5-6 (1 mile approx)
School years 7-8 and 9-12 (2 miles approx)
A big THANK YOU to all the marshals and helpers.
MARSHALS
Thanks to everyone who helped in 2013 - 70 at Meanwood, 35 at Y Vets, 15 at Leeds parkrun, 75 at Harewood ...
and in 2014 - 44 at Peco, 75 at Meanwood, 30 at Roundhay parkrun, 40 at Yorkshire vets and 90+ at Harewood
and in 2015 - 85 at Meanwood, 40 at Y Vets, 30 at Roundhay parkrun, 85 at Harewood, 40 at Peco XC
and in 2016 - 35 at Meanwood Junior races

Click Here (or photos link on top bar) for more photos
including recent highlights and A-Z list

V S awarded England Athletics Yorkshire & Humberside "Development Club of the Year 2013"
(click on photo for large image)

V S awarded Yorkshire Air Ambulance "Organisations and Supporters Award 2013"
(click on photo for large image)