Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 12:05 AM
Subject: V S Update - Club Handicap / Next GP races / Vets Cross Country / Chevin Chase

A Happy New Year to you all!
 
CLUB HANDICAP
 
I can now confirm that the Club Handicap will be this Sunday, 8th January, starting at 11a.m. at the bottom of the steep hill down to Eccup Reservoir from Alwoodley Lane.
 
This will be a measured 5 miles, along the path by the res, past the water treatment works, along the back road to just before the farm, and return.
 
I am expecting that Leo's will be open afterwards, so we can have a belated New Year's celebration with a lemonade or two.  Bring a wrapped Christmas present, value about 4, for the traditional exchange.
 
NEXT GRAND PRIX RACES
 
Sunday 22 January - Brass Monkey half marathon - entries closed
 
Saturday 4 February 09:00 - Rombalds Stride approx 23 miles.  I have some entry forms.  No entries on the day (but no closing date specified, so assume closing date approx 28 January)
 
Sunday 5 February 09:30 - Dewsbury 10k.  No entries on the day.  Closing date 21 January.  Online entries at www.runnersworld.co.uk  Downloadable entry form at www.ukresults.net  or  www.dewsburyroadrunners.co.uk
 
Sunday 12 March - Spen 20
 
Sunday 19 March - East Hull 20
 
Sunday 2 April 10:00 - Baildon Boundary Way.  This race is now 75% full, so I advise you to enter in the next 7 days or risk disappointment.  www.baildonrunners.tk
 
The full calendar is on the valley striders website http://run.to/striders  Some races do not have dates and/or times so let me know if you have more accurate information.
 
YORKSHIRE VETS CROSS COUNTRY  (NB includes M35 category)
 
This is on Sunday 5th February, 13:00 for all women and men 50+, 14:00 for men 35-49
 
The race HQ is Bramley Baths on Broad Lane, the race venue according to the information sheet is Bramley Park, but may be Bramley Falls Woods which is alongside the old Leeds and Bradford Road.
 
Entry fees are 4 per runner, please contact Geoff and Sylvia 266 6288 if you want to run.
 
CHEVIN CHASE RESULTS
 
Congratulations to the Valley Striders wimmin for taking nearly half of the wimmin's prizes on offer.  Sam was 2nd, Liz 4th and Mary 5th.
 
There were 23 Striders vests (or would have been had everyone been wearing their Striders colours - see previous email for details of suppliers), this number was equalled by Otley AC and beaten only by Ilkley Harriers and Dragons, so a good start to the Grand Prix year.
 
   25 Steve Webb          44.59 100  40                
   42 Simon Vallance      45.49  99  40                
   48 Sam Harris          46.22  98  L                 
   66 Jerry Watson        47.28  97  40                
   83 Paul Hunter         48.34  97  40                
   94 Andrew Cutts        49.02  96  40                
   95 Ian Sanderson       49.04  95                    
   97 Liz Day             49.11  94  L                 
  103 Mary Harris         49.32  93  LV                
  104 Mick Tinker         49.35  92  50                
  126 Bob Jackson         50.24  91  50                
  158 Bill Mccaffrey      51.44  90  40                
  161 Howard Jeffrey      51.49  89  50                
  171 Alistair Fale       52.25  89  40                
  199 Michael Grant       53.32  88  40                
  210 Tony Haygarth       53.54  87  50                
  237 Simon Redshaw       54.52  86                    
  246 Eric Green          55.06  85  40                
  317 Brendan Kitson      57.16  84                    
  360 Paul Sanderson      58.32  83                    
  488 Sara Dyer           63.07  82  LV                
  533 Peter Stevenson     64.32  81  50                
  620 Mitch Scott         67.29  80  LV                
  739 Sheila Grant        73.12  79  LV                
 
See you all on Sunday morning!
 
Bob