Sent: 01 September 2009 00:10
Subject: VS Update - General Announcements, Fell Calendar, News from England Athletics, Race Results
For those of you who’ve been away, just got back into work and realised that today (Tuesday) is the first Tuesday of the month, good news, there should be some spare lasagnes so please ask before the training session tonight!
Touch wood, we have 4 teams and everyone knows the way!
Full teams and estimated start times will be sent to all runners late Tuesday evening. If you don’t receive the email by Wednesday, let me know!
Who’s got the Ladies Winners Trophy and the Mens Runners Up Trophy from last year?
Thanks to everyone who helped at the race and also to Dan and Becky collecting money for the bbq
We had 76 runners and 72 eaters. Full results (of the running) at www.valleystriders.org.uk/abbeyvalley.htm
Just got Firefox installed on my PC – it runs quite a but faster than Internet Explorer – but then noticed that some of the pages didn’t look correct and some of the links didn’t work, especially on the main Striders page (Paul Hunter mentioned this a couple of weeks ago but I couldn’t understand why). Anyway, a few minor changes and everything looks good to me. I’ve also tidied the front page www.valleystriders.org.uk to make it mobile-friendly and also included details of the next few training sessions. But if you spot any pages not looking right or links not working, please let me know.
The website is now up to date with Club Championship, Fell Championship and Performance Certificates. Have a look to see how you’re getting on!
In the Club Championship, 21 runners have already run 8 races and so qualify for a 2009 Grand Prix T-shirt. But there are still 8 races to go, so in theory, everyone could still qualify!
In the Fell Championship, 10 runners have already run 4 races (including at least 1 long, 1 medium, 1 short) and so qualify. The last race is the Yorkshireman Marathon.
In the Performance Awards, all results to 15 August are now listed. Since the scheme began in January 2007, 107certificates have been earned – some have not yet been presented.
More Diary Dates (from Anthony Fryer)
Apologies to Anthony, I missed these from the recent “Events” update
Sep. Yorkshireman Off Road Marathon and Half
Sat 19 Sep. Three Shires (R). 11.00 a.m. Langdale Website: amblesideac.org.uk
Sat 19 Sep. Good Shepherd Classic Fell Race, Mytholmroyd, Website: goodshepherdfellrace.co.uk
Sun 20 Sep. Dark and White Adventure Race. 4 hours mountain biking, trail running and orienteering. Loads of prizes from Up and Running and Buff www.darkandwhite.co.uk
Sat/Sun 26/27 Sep. Rab Mountain Marathon 2 day mountain marathon in
Sat 3 Oct. Grin & Bear It 25 or 15 mile options http://www.woodheadmrt.org/home.htm
Sat/Sun 24/25 Oct. OMM 2009 2 day mountain marathon. 3 Striders entered into elite. Only entries left in elite
Sat 31 Oct. Great Whernside race - Yorkshire Championship Race
Sun 1 Nov. Open 5 Adventure race round 1 of 4 (best 3 to count) 5 hours of mountain biking, trail running and orienteering in a score event format www.openadventure.com
Sun 1 Nov. Rab mini mountain marathon league round 1 of 3 (best 2 to count) 3 hrs of fell running/navigation in a score event format. www.darkandwhite.co.uk
Nov. Shepherds Skyline 'BM' 6.25 miles 1150ft http://www.todharriers.co.uk/shepherds_skyline.htm
Sat 21 Nov. Tour Of Pendle. 16.8m 4830ft http://www.clayton-le-moors-harriers.co.uk/
Sun 22 Nov. Rivock Edge AM 6.2m/1600′ http://kcac.co.uk/events-we-organise/rivock/
We are delighted to announce the launch of Run in
A Run In England Facebook group is available at www.runinengland.co.uk/facebook
Alongside the launch of Run In England a new Leadership in Running Fitness course has been created that offers a great opportunity for people to train to lead a running group. Details are available at www.runinengland.co.uk/lirf
For more of the latest news and information from England Athletics see www.englandathletics.org/news
You can also join our Facebook group to view and comment on news headlines at www.englandathletics.org/fb
Road running events
For a full race diary of licensed events go to http://www.realbuzzrunbritain.com/events
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Grand Prix Race Results
See fell section below which shows GP and FC points
Race 1 Race 2
Best Pts Pos Time Pos Time
Panos Aristotelous 0:16:13 100 2 16.13 0 0.00
Gwil Thomas 0:16:52 99 10 17.28 4 16.52
Simon Midwood 0:16:59 98 0 0.00 6 16.59
Dan Fisher 0:17:28 97 0 0.00 9 17.28
Kevin Mcmullan 0:17:35 96 0 0.00 11 17.35
Steve Webb 0:17:48 94 0 0.00 12 17.48
Jeremy Ladyman 0:18:03 93 13 18.03 0 0.00
Dan Murray 0:18:39 92 23 19.14 24 18.39
Joel Giddings 0:19:09 91 27 20.11 26 19.09
Nick Barnes 0:19:40 90 0 0.00 33 19.40
John Wallace 0:19:57 89 28 20.15 38 19.57
Alistair Smyth 0:20:05 88 32 20.45 39 20.05
Eric Green 0:20:10 87 29 20.17 40 20.10
Patrick Barrett 0:20:37 86 31 20.37 0 0.00
Paul Sanderson 0:20:52 84 40 21.58 46 20.52
Jonathan Brownbill 0:21:26 83 36 21.26 0 0.00
Bill McCaffrey 0:21:30 82 46 23.00 54 21.30
Chloe Hudson 0:22:22 81 43 22.22 63 22.58
Anne McCaffrey 0:29:41 80 75 29.41 92 29.45
Latest GP table at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vs09gptnewer.htm
Fell Race Reports (from Anthony Fryer)
Wasdale Fell Race
I did the Wasdale Fell race first weekend of July. It was a British championship race so a large field for the race. Got to admit I have never ever found something so hard in my life. This despite having done the race last year. Final result 6hrs and bit more. Over 1 hour slower than previous years. Full report here http://middlepack.co.uk/2009/07/wasdale-fell-race-2009/
Two striders turned up for Holme Moss. Geoff and Malcom Coles choosing to show the rest how it’s done on the longer stuff. Coming in as 2nd and 3rd V65. Shame there weren't any others there. I know my excuse was pretty lame. Would be a great one for the championship next year?
A huge Strider turn out for a race in
A huge Strider turn out of 14 at Round hill on what was meant to be a record turn out for the race. I am sure it was all for the fell champs and not the enticement of grand prix points on offer.
There are some noticable results there! Steve Webb was first Strider in 7th place. Matt getting some good grand prix and fell points I did hear him mentioning the points meant nothing. It was all about beating Eirik (or something along those lines?)
Eirik managing the major fell double of Borrowdale followed by Round Hill! A real man! Something we should all think about next time we don't want to go for a run "what would Eirik do?" before deciding to get another beer (like Eirik would do)
7 Steve Webb 1:02:00 80.3 100
15 Matt Allen 1:05:40 75.8 99
24 Eirik Stangnes 1:08:31 72.7 96
27 Joel Giddings 1:08:55 72.2 94
55 Catherine Farrow 1:14:48 80.5 93
59 Simon Redshaw 1:15:10 66.2 91
70 Nick Barnes 1:17:06 64.6 90
73 John Wallace 1:17:54 63.9 89
97 Bob Jackson 1:21:25 61.1 87
98 Xanthe Hannah 1:21:51 73.5 86
105 Liz Wood 1:22:37 72.9 84
110 Ruth Warren 1:23:50 71.8 83
131 Malcolm Coles 1:33:14 53.4 81
136 Bob Wilkes 1:35:31 52.1 80
Widdop fell race
1 Steven McDermott Keighley &
Crav M 0:51:46
99 Malcolm Coles Valley Striders V60 1:13:38
5 Striders made their way up
for the penultimate race to the fell champs. Matt Allen, Steve Dixon, Simon
Redshaw, Rob Bumstead and myself went up despite the terrible weather forecast.
Low cloud, wind and rain was pretty much the experience all the way round. I
felt it perfect running conditions, others disagreed. Full results http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/results/race09/09_sedbergh_hills.html
1 Rick Stuart Kendal AC M40 2.21.03
29 Anthony Fryer Valley Striders 2.45.55 93.7
38 Matthew Allen Valley Striders 2.55.20 88.7
96 Simon Redshaw Valley Striders 3.29.21 74.3
108 Stephen Dixon Valley Striders M50 3.40.58 70.4
Everyone felt that they had a better race than they thought they would. Matt Impressivly got under 3 hours. Steve had a great run after his long day out at Borrowdale and Rob was seen grinning from ear to ear, leaning on a pram for support, whilst muttering about how unfit he now was. I managed to beat my previous time by 40 minutes!
This means loads of changes in the mens fell champs. www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsfc09t.htm
Here’s my report http://middlepack.co.uk/2009/08/sedbergh-hills-fell-race/
Howgills 1500ft traverse
The following day, a friend and I did a traverse of all the
1500ft hills in the Howgills. With sore legs we were not going to break any
records but we did have a good day exploring some of the lesser known or
visited tops in the area. Total for the day of 28 miles and 11500ft. Total for
two days are 42 miles and nearly 17500ft of ascent (which is co-incidentally
the level above sea that Everest base camp is).
Report and route map http://middlepack.co.uk/2009/08/howgills-again/
Open Adventure Racing (from Anthony Fryer)
Maria Dixon has been getting into adventure racing in a big way! She did a non stop 12 hour adventure race at the last weekend of June. Entering the mixed pairs and coming in 19th out of 21 pairs. Well done Maria for taking part and finishing! they are gruelling events.
Not content with that, she has also just finished the Open 24. Which is 24 hours non stop trail running, biking, kayaking, orienteering and anything else they fancy. She came home 2nd in the female pairs. Beaten only by two excellent runners from Calder Valley Fell Runners.
If you want to find out more about the race here is the race report http://www.sleepmonsters.co.uk/racereport.php?race_id=7618
New 5 hour adventure race series opens in Autumn if you have a bike and fancy something different. www.openadventure.com or there is a 4 hour adventure race on in September. www.darkandwhite.co.uk
The Treadmill Trot
Message from Jill Stocks, Kirkstall Harriers
The Third Annual Treadmill Trot takes place in Leeds City Station on Tuesday October 6th between 7am and 7pm, raising money for Cancer Research
All you have to do is run/walk on a treadmill or cycle on a stationary bike for 30 mins and raise a minimum of £10.
I myself have put myself down for a half hour slot at rush hour to give the public the maximum humour value for their money.
would like to take part please email Diane.Shaw@networkrail.co.uk
Feel free to wear your club vests when taking part to advertise your clubs.