Sent: 13 September 2007 00:18
Subject: V S Update - Key Dates, Results, Events Summary, Anniversary photos, 2 birthdays

 

Key Dates

 

Harewood Recce – meet Harewood village hall next Tuesday 18 September for prompt start at 6:45pm

 

West Yorks XC series - names need to be to me by Friday 21 September.  Only £6 for the whole series.  The first race (14 October at Guiseley) also scores Valley Striders Grand Prix points.  Strictly no entries on the day, in fact no entries after 21 September for the first race

 

Anniversary T shirts – order deadline extended one more week to Friday 21 September.  93 T-shirts have been ordered.  Don’t be left out, this will be the final order.

 

Harewood Trail Race – another 35 marshals needed for our main race of the year on Sunday 7 October.  Please email me if you are free to help.

 

Annual General MeetingTuesday 16 October – please could committee members send reports to Eric Green  eric.green@arcadiagroup.co.uk  by Friday 28 September so that we can include them in our Annual Review newsletter.

 

Results

 

Hyde Park race 3 – still awaited

 

Leeds Country Way – still awaited

 

NB Several £6.50’s due to me and several plates still to collect

 

Wetherby 10k

 

Congratulations to Vicky, winning this race in her first race for a year.  There were 350 finishers so all Striders were in the top 15%

 

                                   Grand prix pts

    6 Brian Hanley       0:37:07      100

    9 Vicky Whitehead    0:37:36       99

   23 Howard Jeffrey     0:39:47       98

   32 Tim Towler         0:40:55       98

   40 Joel Giddings      0:41:43       97

   46 Gary Sutherland    0:42:35       96

   51 Eric Green         0:43:16       95

   52 Paul White         0:43:17       94

 

Yorkshireman Marathon

 

Pairs marathon race - Caz Farrow and Simon Vallance – 3rd pair overall and 1st mixed pair in 3:55:01.  I believe Caz got ahead of Simon and then finished behind, I’m waiting for the full story to arrive

 

Solo marathon race – Mick Loftus 3:54:56, Geoff Webster 1st M60 in 4:26:28

 

Solo half marathon – good bunching of Alan Hutch, Eirik, Rob B, Mick W. and Ian S. all within a 5 minute period, still awaiting official results.

 

Grand Prix Any Other Marathon Category

 

Latest positions are

 

    1 Eric Green         3:05:30      100 Windermere     16

    2 Paul Mcguigan      3:07:30       99 Belfast         0

    3 Bob Jackson        3:12:23       98 Windermere     33

    4 Patrick Barrett    3:37:48       97 Rotterdam    1204

    5 Mick Loftus        3:54:56       96 Yorkshirem      0

    6 Caz Farrow         3:55:01       95 Yorkshirem      0

    6 Simon Vallance     3:55:01       95 Yorkshirem      0

    8 Michael Grant      3:59:46       93 Rotterdam    1699

    9 Sara Dyer          4:25:00       92 Windermere    499

   10 Geoff Webster      4:26:28       91 Yorkshirem      0

   11 Ian Place          4:28:15       90 LosAngeles   3506

 

Handicap 10k

 

After the record 50 runners in the summer handicap, the record was broken again, there were 54 finishers on Tuesday evening.

 

Xanthe proved the benefit of Tuesday training by coming through to win by 25 seconds.  Second and third were two new members to whom I gave a rather generous handicap.  Another fast improver was Richard in 4th place, and Natalie showed how well her marathon training is going (she runs Chicago in 4 weeks) to finish 5th.

 

Steve was fastest on the night with 36:07, gaining 100 G P points, well ahead of Dave Middlemas (99) and Jon Uttley (98).  Elika was fastest lady and scored 95.

 

Afterwards, 47 pies and peas were eaten, only 3 short of the all-time record consumption.

 

Thanks to Mike, Eileen, Pat, Joyce, John, Peter and Chris for their help (and particular thanks to Eileen for bringing the torch)

 

                           Watch    Hand    Net  GP

                            Time   -icap   Time  Pts

    1 Xanthe Hannah        51.17    7.00  44.17  70

    2 Ruth Cranidge        51.42    3.00  48.42  54

    3 Paul Greaney         51.55    3.00  48.55  53

    4 Richard Adcock       52.45    6.00  46.45  61

    5 Natalie Crossland    54.02    9.30  44.32  67

    6 Greg Skerrett        54.16   13.15  41.01  89

    7 Mike Brown           55.53    7.45  48.08  59

    8 Jim Clay             55.58   12.45  43.13  75

    9 Alan Hutchinson      56.21   15.00  41.21  85

   10 Mary Egan            56.29   11.00  45.29  63

   11 John Bucktrout       56.38    8.30  48.08  59

   12 Paul White           56.44   13.45  42.59  77

   13 Joel Giddings        56.46   16.45  40.01  93

   14 Steve Webb           56.52   20.45  36.07 100

   15 Paul Sanderson       56.55   12.30  44.25  69

   16 Hayley Palmer        56.57   12.30  44.27  68

   17 Jon Uttley           56.58   18.15  38.43  98

   18 John Wallace         56.59    8.45  48.14  57

   19 Simon Redshaw        57.01   13.15  43.46  72

   20 Jerry Watson         57.14   19.45  37.29  98   2

   21 Carole Schofield     57.15   13.45  43.30  73

   22 Eran Gal-or          57.18   12.45  44.33  66

   23 Patrick Barrett      57.24   15.15  42.09  80

   24 Sharon Tansley       57.25   12.45  44.40  65

   25 Nick Barnes          57.30   12.45  44.45  64

   26 Adam Parton          57.32   15.30  42.02  81

   27 Elika Tasker         57.33   17.45  39.48  95

   28 Roy Flesher          57.36   16.15  41.21  85

   29 Dave Middlemas       57.42   20.15  37.27  99

   30 Kates Ford           57.47   10.15  47.32  60

   31 Drew Taylor          57.54   18.15  39.39  97

   32 Andy Thorpe          58.02   16.30  41.32  83

   33 Tom Ridgway          58.10    9.30  48.40  55

   34 Liz Wood             58.12   16.15  41.57  82

   35 Richard King         58.16   17.15  41.01  89

   36 Andrew Cutts         58.22   17.45  40.37  91

   37 Mike Ellis           58.28   15.30  42.58  78

   38 Eirik Stangnes       58.30   17.15  41.15  86

   39 Jonathan Brownbill   58.34   15.30  43.04  76

   40 Rob Bumstead         58.43   18.30  40.13  92

   41 Simon Vallance       58.46   19.00  39.46  96

   42 Stuart Rawnsley      58.47    8.30  50.17  52

   43 John Hallas          58.56   15.30  43.26  74

   44 Ian Sanderson        59.05   18.15  40.50  90

   45 Mark Hunter          59.24   15.15  44.09  71

   46 Mick Wrench          59.33   19.45  39.48  95

   47 Oliver Watson        59.40   11.15  48.25  56   2

   48 Steve Dixon          60.07   11.30  48.37  56

   49 Tim Crossland        60.09   20.45  39.24  97   2

   50 Mick Loftus          60.11   19.00  41.11  87

   51 Sara Dyer            61.19    6.45  54.34  51

   52 Bob Jackson          61.30   19.00  42.30  79

   53 Mick Tinker          61.38   15.00  46.38  62

   54 Mat Taylor           70.09    0.00  70.09  50

 

Grand Prix points have been updated on the website.

 

Events Summary

 

Local events in the next few weeks include

  • Sun 16 Sep – Yorks Vets race at Honley (link to YVAA website from Striders website)
  • Sun 16 Sep – Mileta 10k at Cleckheaton
  • Sun 16 Sep – Stanland 7 near Elland
  • Sat 22 Sep – Roundhay off-road 5
  • Sun 23 Sep – Kirkstall 10k
  • Sun 30 Sep – Horsforth 10k
  • Sun 7 Oct – HAREWOOD TRAIL
  • Sun 14 Oct – West Yorks XC at Guiseley
  • Sat 27 Oct – West Yorks XC
  • Sun 28 Oct – Holmfirth 15

 

Birthdays

 

Striders - 25th birthday

 

There are now 49 photos on the website – thanks to Mike and Eileen Crosfill, Chris Leggatt and Stuart StJohn, John and Pat Umpleby.

 

If you’d like a better quality copy of any of these, I can email them.

 

Chris Leggatt and his son Jonjo are running the Columbus Ohio marathon on Sunday 21 October and are seeking sponsorship which will be donated to Martin House Childrens Hospice at Boston Spa.  If you’d like to sponsor them, I have a form and by signing it an extra 28p in the £ can be raised.

 

Tracey Morris – 40th birthday

 

From the “Sun Online”

 

On Sunday, it's double party time for Tracey Morris and her twin brother, who celebrate the big Four-O.

We received this message from Wendy Jones: "Can you wish my husband and his twin sister marathon runner Tracey Morris a happy 40th birthday on Sunday September 9.
 
"Love and best wishes from Wendy, Blake, Caitlin, Grace, Clark and Keane."

Hope you both have a great day!

Find out which famous people share Tracey’s birthday in the “Sun Online”  http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,11070-2007410971,00.html

 

Also sharing Tracey’s birthday, but 34 years younger, is Eddie, son of Mark Hunter and Erica Hiorns.

 

Paul White – 60th Birthday

 

Thanks to everybody for your cards and good wishes.

 

I started running about 25 years ago, initially 3 or 4 miles and a few fun runs including some with Natalie.  As the girls got older and went to University I started running 6 or 7 miles and did my first serious race, the Humber Bridge 10K on 5th June 1994, in a time of 45:54.

 

A year or so later I was thinking about joining a running club and was speaking to Paul Furness at a do at work when he mentioned Valley Striders.  So I came along to my first session on 31st October 1995.  I was a bit apprehensive not knowing quite what to expect and whether they’d all be elite runners!  The first person I saw in the changing room was Peter Lambert, I’d known Peter and Joyce for a few years from Circuit Training.  I knew Peter was a runner but didn’t know he was a member of the Club.  I’d never run in the dark or in winter before so I had my shell suit on and a couple of jumpers!  The first session was the old fartlek route which was pretty hard going but Max kept an eye on me at the back.

 

Gradually I improved, upped my mileage and have done hundreds of races since including 40 Half Marathons and the London Marathon this year.

 

The great thing about the Club is the friendship and the fact that we all have a common interest and can talk about races, training and injuries!  Tuesday nights are a highlight for me and it was an honour to become the Treasurer last year and be able to put something back into the Club.

 

Reaching 60 has lots of benefits including:

·         free bus travel

·         free prescriptions

·         the winter fuel allowance

·         10% discount at B & Q

·         and lots of other concessions

·         but the best thing of all is moving into a new Vets Category and I ran my first race as a M60 on Sunday in the Wetherby 10K.

 

Once again thanks very much.