Sent: 28 October 2007 21:04
Subject: V S Update - Track Training, AGM minutes, Cross country results, Pie and peas
Track Training at Carnegie /
It’s still on! And I’ve been there today for a recce.
There are two ways of getting into
I suggest we go for the Main Sports Centre which is much smarter, has a foyer area where we can meet, and drinks machines etc for afterwards. NB Don’t forget £2.25 and also bring a £1 coin for the lockers.
It sounds complicated, but the floodlights will be on at the track and this should make it easier to find!
Jerry says : “If you park in the car park by the track using the north entrance from Church Wood drive, the entrance to the Sports Centre is opposite the car park entrance. £ 2.25 is the standard price for a using the track. As you enter the Sports Centre you'll see the turnstile and cash desk in front of you so you'll just need to say "one for the track". Go through the turnstile and either turn left to go straight to the track, or turn right and through the doors to look for the changing rooms”.
Meet you in the foyer at 6:50 before getting changed or 7:10 ready changed.
I’m sure some people won’t get this email, so we’ll have to start by finding them, they’ll be at the Outdoor Reception / Athletics Centre (they will have entered via the South Gate on St Chad’s Road, and again continued in a straight line), which has portacabins for changing.
Hopefully the training will be easier than finding your way.
Having run a 15 minute warm up round the streets, we’ll be running three sets of four by 400 metres.
In my last email I mentioned running 80 seconds on, 45 seconds off as we do for the normal 400’s. We will do that for one set.
But providing that there are not too many other runners on the track, we’ll also do one set where we run for 400, then slow and jog back to the starting position (the faster runners will have to jog for a bit longer while the slower runners get to the line). I have figured out the lane markings so everyone can do exactly 400 metres, so don’t forget your watches!
The third set will be your choice from the above.
And as I said before, we could all do a single timed 400m at the end.
Word of warning – the track is very springy compared with running on tarmac – take it easy on the first couple of reps until you’ve got used to it!
Annual General Meeting
Although not her official committee position, our Minutes
Cross Country Results
The women’s team were 8th (up from 12th last time). Elika had a brilliant result finishing just ahead of the 2007 Leeds Half Marathon runner-up, Andrea Dennison.
10 0:20:10 TASKER, Elika
41 0:21:48 SCHOFIELD, Carole
51 0:22:33 PALMER, Hayley
57 0:22:50 SILSON, Rhiannon
76 0:24:20 TANSLEY, Sharon
99 0:26:55 WATSON, Sylvia
The men’s team finished 10th (up from 13th last time). Alastair and Kevin were both wearing the Valley Striders vest for the first time and figured in our top 6. We were two-thirds of the way to making up 3 teams.
30 0:34:06 MOULES, Gareth
61 0:35:38 KENNIS, Alastair
76 0:36:16 WATSON, Jerry
86 0:36:35 MCMULLEN, Kevin
118 0:38:16 TAYLOR, Drew
128 0:39:00 STANGNES, Eirik
145 0:40:34 HUTCHINSON, Alan
151 0:41:02 JACKSON, Bob
170 0:42:46 HUNTER, Mark
174 0:43:15 GAL-OR, Eran
187 0:44:47 ADCOCK, Richard
189 0:45:10 TINKER, Mick
190 0:45:39 FALE, Alistair
200 0:47:44 WILKES, Bob
201 0:48:12 WEBSTER, Geoff
Also running was second-claim Strider
101 0:37:17 HORBURY, Martin (Keighley & Craven)
Gavin made an improvement to finish 15th out of 39 in the boys under 11 race (last time he was 13th out of 28)
15 0:05:58 TAYLOR, Gavin
Josephine Mather-Hunter helped Wetherby Runners to come
first team in this race, beating Skyrac,
5 0:06:02 MATHER-HUNTER, Josephine
Ollie Watson represented Carnegie
25 0:15:15 WATSON, Ollie
Sunday 11 November at Woodkirk (4 more marshals needed please)
Saturday 17 November at Knavesmire, York
Pie and Peas, Tuesday 6 November
First Tuesday of the month, so must be pie and peas … and apple pie too.
Please book by email, stating whether meat or vegetarian pie, whether mushy peas or baked beans, and whether you would like apple pie (with cream or ice cream). The apple pie is £1 extra and optional, i.e. if you only want the main course, just say “no apple pie”.
Bookings by Sunday 4 November 10p.m – will be confirmed. Late bookings by Monday 5 November 2p.m. text to 0777 5898 558 – no confirmation! Even later bookings, you take your chance!
Hope to see many of you on one or both of the next two Tuesdays