Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 11:36 PM
In a Special General Meeting last Tuesday attended
by 20 Striders there was an almost unanimous verdict that we should vote "no" to
all four questions in the independent poll, i.e. giving a "no confidence" vote
in the current proposals for geographical organisation, accountability, finance
and membership data. Thanks to Paul Briscoe, Max Jones and Sam Harris
for their research and to the other Striders present for a lively
We have agreed that we will use a different shop in
Ilkley to supply women's vests and tops. Sara will be placing the first
order, contact her (01943 871606) if you are wanting new kit soon. There
is a greater variety of styles, less liability to chafe and the logo will be
slightly reduced in size to comply with the UK Athletics lettering
regulations. NB Ilkley Harriers use the same shop!
In the overall positions (men+women), Valley
Striders are currently in 6th place. There is a trophy in this section
which excludes clubs which have won medals in the last two years. All the
top 5 have won medals, so V.S. are currently in the lead for the "J E Smith
Challenge Trophy". This trophy is named after John Smith who was the
Treasurer of the West Yorks X-C league for many many years, not after John Smith
who is a recent new member of Valley Striders.
Cross country entries are now closed for Otley but
you can still run Wakefield on 19 November and Guiseley on 4
The following are available - these races fill fast
so enter early
The Baildon Boundary way will be on 2nd April next
year. Ackworth have moved the half marathon and this is now on the same
day. Even so, Baildon will also fill fast, I will let you know when
entries are available.
LINEHAM FARM OPEN DAY
Is this Sunday 11am to 4pm. I have been
informed there will be guided tours at 12:00 and 2:00pm, I was thinking of going
for 2pm, let me know if you are going along too. See how they benefit from
48 Striders plus friends and family standing out on a Sunday morning in
Did I tell you that everyone who helped with the
Harewood Trail gets a free bottle of Harewood Hops (beer brewed by Daleside
Brewery, labels printed by Briscoe, labels stuck on by the Cutts, Hunter, Bunton
and Dixon families). Please come and collect on Tuesday
I was looking at the calendar for the wrong
year. The date will be Saturday 8 April 2006. I had 10 volunteers
for the incorrect date, hope they can make the new date. But we actually
need 50, so let me know your likely availability (or unavailability if you work
Saturdays). NB there is a bottle of beer for this too.
We need to decide on a charity for next year.
We decided at the AGM it should be a local charity, we have had suggestions
- Jane Tomlinson Fund
- Lineham Farm
- St Gemmas
- St George's Crypt
- Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Cast your vote by return email. More
democratic than the Tory leadership election
CHRISTMAS MEAL & PRESENTATION
£9 per person to Steve O, last year a record number
of over 50 Striders and partners attended, highlights being Steve O's review of
the year, the raffle and presentation of the Marathon Trophy to Tracey.
Who will win it this year?
We had a vote at the AGM for the date of the
Handicap - December 18 or January 8. The vote was 15-14 in favour of
January, so even closer than London's victory in the 2012 Olympic bid.
January 8th it will be.
That's all for now, folks