Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 8:49 AM
Subject: VS Update : Meanwood / Wakefield / Garburn
THANK YOU to 61 (yes sixty one) Striders and 9
friends/family of Striders who assisted with the race on Saturday. I hope
you've all thawed out by now. Please put your hands together and
congratulate yourselves on an incident-free race with record numbers of
competitors and record profits for Lineham Farm.
Junior race - 38 finishers in 1 mile, 21 finishers
in 2 miles. Senior race - 338 finishers
Success for Striders came in the junior races with
Josephine Mather-Hunter 1st girl 7-8, Oliver Watson 2nd boy 9-10 and Gavin
Taylor 2nd boy 9-10. In the senior race, Andrew Cutts finished 47th
(he has now run 9 of the 11 races) (NB 3 of the Cutts family were marshals) and
new member Tal Spiegel was 82nd.
Race profit estimate £700. Plus we received
£500 in donations with the entries, most of which will be subject to Gift Aid
(adding 28%) so we have cleared £1300 for Lineham Farm. Also in our
"costs" is a £100 donation to St John Ambulance which is itself a
For those of you that didn't get your complementary
souvenir bottle of beer for marshalling, these will be available at Leo's on
Tuesday 18th and 25th.
A final thank you goes to the weather, I think we
got the only half-decent 3 hours of the weekend.
Flesher 38.07 (3rd M50)
351 Peter Lambert 46.33
481 Peter Stevenson
548 Lou Gilchrist 50.47
NB Lou not only beat the 4 ladies over 60, she also
beat all but 4 of the 16 ladies over 50.
Garburn Trail Race
(message from Mark Hetherington)
Abbey are running a
coach over to the Lake
District on Sunday June 4th for the Garburn Trail Race.
We will probably have several spare places on out coach and would be happy to
take any Striders who would like to come (cost: £5 per head). We plan to leave
at about 6.30am and return early evening (after several beers). There are about
150 places left in the race (as of Saturday): entry forms at: http://www.trailrunning.co.uk/Garburn%20Trail.html
If anyone would like a
place on our coach, please contact Roger Wilson at: firstname.lastname@example.org