Sent: 29 October 2008 00:27
Subject: VS Update - dates for your diary - some actions required now!
I’ve just updated the key dates page http://valleystriders.org.uk/vsdates.htm . This lists the events in date order.
So I’ll give you a list in the order (I think) you need to do things! Are you sitting comfortably, then I’ll begin.
Sunday 22 February 2009 – Snake Lane 10 mile and Abbey-Valley Challenge. You need to post your entry off by this Friday at the very latest, they are holding open entries for us until Saturday. Entry forms on www.ukresults.net .
Sunday 23 November – Abbey Dash 10k – only a few spaces left, will probably sell out by the weekend. Entry details on www.helptheaged.org.uk and search for “Abbey Dash”
Tuesday 4 November – pie and peas night at Leos, please book, stating whether meat or vegetarian pie, whether mushy peas or baked beans, and also whether you’d like apple pie. Book by email before Sunday 10pm, late bookings will be taken by text on 0777 5898 558 up to 2pm Monday. You can check your booking has been accepted on http://valleystriders.org.uk/vslists.htm
Saturday 15 November – 3rd race in West Yorks Cross Country series at Wetherby. If you’ve not already entered the series and want to run this and/or the last race, you need to let me know by Wednesday 5 November – there are strictly no entries on the day. Fee is £7 whether you run one or both of the last races.
Tuesday 18 November – Valley Striders annual general meeting at Leos. Nominations for committee members must be submitted by Tuesday 11 November. If you’d like to find out more about what being a committee member entails, contact myself or Paul White firstname.lastname@example.org . (This will be a lasagne night)
Friday 26 December – Chevin Chase – entry forms available at http://www.guiseley.co.uk/airecentre-pacers/ . This usually sells out by the middle of November, so suggest you get your entry in soon. Also it is the first event of the 2009 Striders Grand Prix and points mean prizes!
Talking about Grand Prix, if you want to see how you’re getting on in the 2008 GP, see http://valleystriders.org.uk/vsclubch.htm . Here are the dates of the 5 remaining races for 2008
You will notice two events in one weekend, I apologise
for this but we hope this will encourage as many Striders as possible to run at
least one of these (and some, like John Wallace and Eric Green, may run
both). In the West Yorks, we are holding our own well against some of the
bigger clubs in
Talking about Peco League, here’s the full calendar
Talking about cross country, here are the other races in the winter
We will also have teams in 2 relays
And getting back to Grand Prix, here are the first races confirmed for the 2009 GP (we’ll publish a full list during December)
· Sun 18 Jan - Brass Monkey half marathon (VSGP) (entries closed)
· Sun 1 Feb - Dewsbury 10k (probably VSGP)
· Sun 22 Feb - Snake Lane 10 mile (VSGP and ABBEY VALLEY CHALLENGE) (ukr)
· Sun 5 Apr - Baildon Boundary Way (VSGP) - enter early!
· possibly Sun 19 Apr - Rothwell 10k (possibly VSGP)
26 Apr -
· probably Sun 10 May - Leeds Half Marathon (VSGP) (some Striders to help please)
In between all of this running is the Christmas buffet meal and Presentation night at Leo’s on Friday 19 December. Details to follow.
Talking of presentations, I have quite a few things to give away
If something of these is for you, make sure you get it as soon as possible at Leos.
Talking of organising races, our MEANWOOD VALLEY TRAIL RACE is likely to be Saturday 16 May.
In the meantime three events have asked us for some support, let me know if you can help (dates listed above)
I need to tell you some race results (in the XC on Sunday, the women were 9th and the men were 9th.) I’ll send another email at the weekend to bring you up-to-date!
P.S. Mick Loftus emailed me on Sunday to say that he, Mick Wrench and Anthony Fryer had all completed the first day of the OMM last Saturday and then had made their way back to the start on the Sunday after finding that the race had been cancelled. I hope that one of them will send a report to tell us what it was really like.