Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2006 11:34 PM
Subject: V S Update

Leeds Half Marathon
 
The wonders of chips, the results were available about 4pm (thanks for spotting them, Eric)
 
Two first claim Striders and three "friends" figure in the prizes.  These results are subject to checking as at least two Striders, George and Paul S, are currently missing from the official results on www.raceahead.net, and so presumably are several more runners whose chips were not read, hopefully they were not fast M50s, M55s or W45s. 
 
First Strider home was John Uttley, I hope this time compensates for a slightly disappointing run at London - get your next marathon entered now, John, I'm sure you've still the fitness to achieve 2:59.
 
A couple of the Striders below were not in the results as Striders, if I don't count those, but do count George and Paul, then I have 29 Striders, which is a bigger number than all other clubs than Pudsey Pacers, who have 38 listed.  But 16 of theirs finished after all of ours were in i.e. we had 27 under 2 hours 1 minute but they only had 22.  The next largest contingents were Kirkstall (22), Horsforth (21) and Abbey (18). great to see all the local clubs turning up for their local race (is that a quote from League of Gentlemen?)
 
I have some pictures taken by Colin Barker, and Paul Hunter was busy snapping, I will get these on the website next weekend at the latest.
 
 Chip                      Chip G.P   Gun    Gun
  Pos                      Time Pts   Pos   Time
 
Valley Striders
   38 John Uttley         81.34 100    38  81.40   U 40        
   50 Roy Flesher         82.28  99    49  82.32   B 50        1st M50
   52 Richard King        82.36  98    51  82.42   B          
   54 Julian Bhowmick     82.51  97    53  82.57   B          
   76 Ian Sanderson       84.44  96    76  84.50   A          
   82 Adam Parton         85.25  95    81  85.31   U          
   92 Alan Hutchinson     86.09  94    91  86.15   B 40       
   96 Mick Wrench         86.16  93    94  86.21   A          
  105 Gary Sutherland     86.41  92   100  86.46   C 40       
  125 Bob Jackson         88.02  91   120  88.07   B 50        3rd M55
  146 Rob Liddle          88.56  90   140  89.09   B          
  152 Eric Green          89.10  89   145  89.20   B 40        
  202 Michael Grant       91.14  88   187  91.26   C 40        
  232 Paul White          92.23  87   208  92.29   C 50       
  271 Bill Murphy         93.27  86   251  93.42   U          
  286 Mick Tinker         93.39  85   258  93.50   B 50       
  300 George Little       94.00  84   300  94.00   B 40        
  405 Tom Boddington      96.43  83   450  99.05   U           
  578 Carmel Barker      100.00  82   508 100.17   C LV        4th W45 (just outside the prizes)
  608 Erica Hiorns       100.31  81   611 102.02   D LV       
  636 Leroy Sutton       101.03  80   582 101.40   U 40       
  651 Adrian Knowles     101.23  79   573 101.34   U          
  692 Paul Sanderson     102.00  78   700 103.00   C           
  740 Mivvy Tekchandani  102.43  77   678 103.22   C L        
  776 Brendan Kitson     103.18  76   710 103.52   E           
  994 Bob Wilkes         106.48  75   906 107.20   C 50       
 1020 Alison Marrington  107.18  74   935 108.05   U LV       
 1146 Kay Duggleby       109.11  73  1037 109.45   E LV       
 1231 Lisa Hodgson       110.17  72  1140 111.12   U L        
 1882 Sheila Grant       120.20  71  1784 121.06   E LV       
 1894 Jane Seed          120.35  70  1900 123.02   U L        
and friends
   45 Peter Johnson       81.57  99    45  81.58   2 50        1st M55
  139 Alison Bogie        88.46  90   132  88.52   2 L         6th W
  154 Howard Jeffrey      89.11  88   149  89.28   2 50        
  225 Russell Merrick     92.02  87   200  92.11   2           
  400 Johnny Harrison     96.36  83   471  99.21   2           
  545 Sue Sunderland      99.27  82   493  99.54   2 LV        3rd W45
  693 Kerry Jenkin       102.01  77   780 105.19   2           
  927 Anna Costello      105.55  75   895 107.09   2 L        
Next Grand Prix Events
 
Tue  9 May Jack Bloor fell race
Wed 10 May Esholt 5k (also 17 May, best time to count)
Tue 23 May Spring Handicap 10k, hoping to arrange pie and peas afterwards
Sun 11 Jun Thirsk 10 mile
Tue ?? Jun Summer Handicap trail 5.5 miles (good footpaths)
Sat  1 Jul Settle Hills fell race
Wed  5 Jul Hyde Park 5k
Sun 16 Jul Eccup 10 (enter early)
Sat 22 Jul Bishop Wilton Half, hilly
Sun 23 Jul Pudsey 10k road and footpaths, hilly
Sun 30 Jul Round Hill fell race 7 miles, more trail than fell
 
Bradford Millenium Way Relay Sunday 18 June
 
I now have 7 men and 2 women.  This will make it difficult to retain our mixed team trophy.  Come on!
 
Bill Murphy's 1000km
 
Many of you will have received an email from Bill Murphy which started "you can blame Bob Jackson for this by sending out messages showing everyone's e-mail, not just a distribution list name...." but the reason for this is that many of you do not accept anonymous emails or emails as blind copies so I have to do it that way.  And I say many of you, but some of you didn't, and that's because you are on separate disctribution lists, e.g. Hotmail accounts seem to reject emails which have large distribution lists.  So it would be better if general emails were sent either via me or using the message board http://groups.yahoo.com/group/valleystriders
 
But to summarise Bill's email (to those of you who didn't receive it first time round), he is raising money for St Dunstan's - a charity that supports former Service men and women who have become blind, either during their period of service to the Country or subsequent to their departure from the Forces. In previous years Bill has been sponsored for an individual event - in 2004, Ironman New Zealand, in 2005, Ironman USA.  But this year he is trying something different and aiming to raise considerably more money in the process.

During 2006 I am looking to complete 1000km in races over the year. This may not sound too much, but the arithmetically athletic will realise that it is the equivalent of running 2 marathons a month for every month of the year. Given that there are no UK marathons in January (let's face it who wants to run 26 miles after Christmas) this means the matter is a little more complicated.

Therefore to accumulate this distance I have a mix of races. These are:

The Dumfries marathon  done it in 3 hrs and 27 minutes
The Ashbourne Duathlon  done it in 3hrs and 6 minutes
The Leeds Half Marathon  early May
The Wetherby Triathlon  Mid May
The Edinburgh Marathon  Mid June
Ironman Couer D'Alene  End of June (only 2 weeks after Edinburgh marathon!)
The Ripon Triathlon  mid July
Ironman UK  mid August
The Helvellyn Triathlon  early September
The Snowdonia Marathon  end of October
The Luton Marathon in December (a guy who I ran Snowdonia with last year said of Luton "If Snowdonia is the marathon of lakes and Mountains, Luton is the marathon of roundabouts and single mothers." Sounds inspiring.)

These accumulate c. 900km in races so I will be looking for some Half Marathons (21km), standard distance triathlons or the odd half Ironman (113km) to make up the remainder. I will also be racing in the Pool
Triangle cycling time trials for some added distance. the Chevin Chase on Boxing Day (perish the thought).

I am aiming to raise 10000 for St Dunstan's. Therefore I am asking you to put your hands in your pockets for some sponsorship. You can sponsor me online at
www.justgiving.com/tri1000bill This has the benefit of allowing St Dunstan's to reclaim tax on your donation.
Thanks in anticipation of your support. Please give generously.

Bill, Valley Striders will sponsor you 10 towards this.  However this is the membership fees that you are owing from last September.  Consider them paid, but remember to forward the money to St Dunstan's
 
Bob