Sent: 14 May 2007 23:53
Subject: VS Update - Events, Leeds Half Marathon, Other Results, PBs and AGBs

 

Events

 

Most of these you already know about, so this email is just a briefish reminder

 

Sunday 20 May – Pulse Races 3 miles fun run (10:00) and 10k race (11:00) in Roundhay Park, one or two marshals required (email Mick Tinker michael.tinker@btopenworld.com ), plenty of runners required (can enter on day) www.pulserace.com

 

Tuesday 22 May – Yorkshire Vets Race organized by Valley Striders at Leos, 19:30 start, a few more marshals required, thanks to those of you already marshalling, please turn up for 18:50 (unless Geoff has already asked you to arrive earlier!), ready to be taken to your positions at 19:00.  If you are able to help with course layout, please contact Geoff on 266 6288.  It would also be helpful to have someone to run the route at 18:30-18:45, again contact Geoff.

 

Thursday 24 May, Apperley Bridge Canter approx 10k mixed terrain from Woodhouse Grove School at Apperley Bridge, good race organized by Horsforth Harriers

 

Sunday 24 June, Bradford Millennium Way Relay, teams of 10, we have 12 runners so far so we need 8 or 18 more.  Please email me as soon as possible if you want to run as we need to send off team entries soon

 

Sunday 22 July, (don’t enter Pudsey 10k), probable date for Striders 25th Anniversary event, possibly a repeat of the 20th anniversary where we ran from Woodhouse Moor to Leos (the fitter runners ran from Leos to Woodhouse Moor first).  Followed by lunchtime barbecue at Leos.  What do you think?

 

Tuesday 24 July, Striders 25th Anniversary celebrations continue with Summer Handicap.

 

Sunday 2 September, Leeds Country Way, keep this date free, we have had 4 teams of 12 for the last 4 years, so 48+ Striders required again this year!  More details to follow

 

Sunday 7 October, (don’t enter Selby half marathon), this is the date of Harewood 10 mile, the larger of the main runs we organize.  Rather a lot of marshals required, please

 

Meanwood Valley Trail

 

I can now confirm that the race itself made a profit of £745, to which should be added £715 of donations, upon which can be claimed £175 of Gift Aid, therefore a total donation to Lineham Farm Children’s Centre of £1635.  THANK YOU!

 

Leeds Half Marathon

 

The biggest success for Valley Striders was the strength of the club – more in the first 100 than any other club, more in the first 500, more finishers than any other club.  Well done everyone who finished.  And thank you to all the club members spectating on our home territory.

 

After some detective work (there were a few Striders who’d entered before they became club members, and there were a few swapped numbers (shame!)), here are all the results I found.

 

 Chip                     Chip       G.P.  Gun    Gun

  Pos                     Time       Pts   Pos    Time

   4 Tim Crossland      1:10:39      100     4 1:10:41  LeedsCity

  42 Dan Harman         1:22:41      100    45 1:23:06

  61 Ian Sanderson      1:24:41       99    60 1:24:48

  81 Martin Horbury     1:26:15       98    77 1:26:20  Keighley&C

  82 Eric Green         1:26:17       98    80 1:26:26  M50 3 (prize)

  92 Roy Flesher        1:26:52       97    87 1:26:56  M50 4 (no prize)

  93 Richard King       1:26:55       96    89 1:27:02

  97 Tim Towler         1:27:02       95    92 1:27:08 

 102 Simon Vallance     1:27:32       94    99 1:27:39 

 103 Gary Sutherland    1:27:36       93   100 1:27:40 

 173 Alan Hutchinson    1:30:54       92   158 1:31:01 

 180 Steve Trout        1:31:18       91   166 1:31:26 

 226 Adam Parton        1:32:52       90   205 1:32:56 

 238 Paul White         1:33:08       89   214 1:33:13 

 317 Patrick Barrett    1:35:17       88   290 1:35:42 

 330 Tom Boddington     1:35:32       87   298 1:35:54 

 338 Simon Redshaw      1:35:48       86   309 1:36:12 

 359 Greg Skerrett      1:36:37       85   467 1:40:34 

 360 Jonathan Brownbill 1:36:38       84   328 1:37:03 

 377 Carmel Barker      1:36:59       83   332 1:37:08  W45 2 (prize)

 451 Erica Hiorns       1:38:30       82   381 1:38:39 

 495 Bill Murphy        1:39:05       81   525 1:41:57 

 554 Leroy Sutton       1:40:32       80   589 1:43:34 

 650 Gary Mann          1:42:47       79   728 1:46:43 

 806 Natalie Crossland  1:45:41       78   714 1:46:30 

 980 John Bucktrout     1:48:15       77   863 1:49:14 

1123 Bobby Ndawula      1:50:13       76  1255 1:55:09 

1132 Zoe Ridgway        1:50:23       75  1024 1:51:30 

1179 Callum Clifford    1:51:02       74  1159 1:53:43 

1392 Xanthe Hannah      1:54:23       73  1272 1:55:29 

1395 Mike Brown         1:54:24       72  1406 1:57:38 

1468 Tom Ridgway        1:55:16       71  1323 1:56:24 

1615 Sarah Gordon       1:57:14       70  1672 2:01:34 

1629 Anne Worrall       1:57:26       69  1568 1:59:59 

2007 Sarah Spruytenburg 2:04:04       68  2115 2:09:29 

2076 Les Asplen         2:05:12       67  2027 2:07:39 

2328 Tracy Stewart      2:10:39       66  2281 2:03:12 

2725 John Whitehead     2:25:27       65  2701 2:27:53 

 

I think we’ll forgive Tim Crossland for running in the blue and gold of Leeds City, knowing that it was our training session 12 days before that got him that 4th place.

 

First Strider was Dan Harman, only been with us for 2 months.


Congratulations to Eric Green, 3rd M50 and his first ever race prize, and to Carmel, 2nd W45, who will also receive an envelope through the post.  Commiserations to Erica, 5th W40, she actually beat all but one W35.

 

Congratulations to the other 35 Striders, first and second claim.

 

There are some photos, taken by Colin Barker, on the Striders website (follow the pink boxes for photos)

 

Other Results

 

Three Peaks Race (from Mick Loftus)

 

Geoff and I were the only Striders to run the Three Peaks this year (there were a couple of others entered).  It was a beautiful day again, although not as hot as last year.  I had a good run by having a slower start than usual.  This lead to being in slightly better shape towards the end.  The final mile or so of the course has changed to remove a very unwelcome road section.  It has been replaced by a shortcut through someone's garden (I assume they gave permission!). This may have knocked off a minute or two.

 

Selected results:

  1 Robert Jebb       Bingley Harriers        M    2:51:49
  2 John Heneghan     Pudsey & Bramley A.C.   M    2:54:54
  3 Ian Holmes        Bingley Harriers        M40  3:03:39

 34 Mary Wilkinson    Bingley Harriers        L    3:30:22
 46 Sharon Taylor     Bingley Harriers        L    3:36:28
 73 Jo Buckley        Calder Valley Fell R    L    3:45:43

108 Mick Loftus       Valley Striders         M40  3:53:18 pb!
428 Geoffrey Webster  Valley Striders         M60  5:08:02

 

Belfast Marathon

 

  69 Paul McGuigan  3:07:19

1453 ran 

 

Jack Bloor Fell Race (Grand Prix & Fell Champ)

 

  22 Steve Webb         0:44:44

  38 Simon Vallance     0:47:27

  49 Andrew Cutts       0:49:05

  52 Paul Hunter        0:50:16

  73 Rob Bumstead       0:52:51

 123 Simon Redshaw      0:57:17

 153 Eric Green         1:05:18

 161 Sara Dyer          1:07:09

 

John Carr race 2 at Esholt (Grand Prix)

 

 Name              Best Time   GP Pts   Race 1      Race 2

 Steve Webb         0:17:33      100    0   0.00   31  17.33

 Andrew Cutts       0:18:43       99   78  19.07   58  18.43

 Eric Green         0:19:08       98   79  19.08   72  19.12

 Steve Trout        0:19:17       97   87  19.17    0   0.00

 Paul White         0:20:25       96  123  20.25  110  20.31

 Paul Sanderson     0:20:27       95  124  20.27  125  20.54

 Carole Schofield   0:20:32       94  132  20.39  111  20.32

 Laura Clark        0:21:12       93    0   0.00  136  21.12

 Tim Towler         0:22:58       92    0   0.00  182  22.58

 Sara Dyer          0:24:56       91    0   0.00  229  24.56

 

Personal Bests and Age Group Bests

 

Data collection is going well and within a week or two we should have something to show on the website.

 

So get your PBs and AGBs in to me (an AGB is a best for a 5 year band e.g. 50 years to 54 years 363 days.

 

We just need

-          Date of race (month and year will do)

-          Your age group e.g. M50-54

-          Venue

-          Distance

-          Your time (official time, chip time if chipped)

That’s it, send them to me!

 

The 2007 performances are already on the website (maybe a week out of date)