Sent: 25 February 2010 22:55
Subject: V S Update - Arrangements for "National", race dates and Yorkshire XC report
The “National” (Saturday 27 February)
Event details are now on the England Cross Country website ECCA website http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/ .
Venue map http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/images/leeds-layout.jpg . We are marshalling in the middle of Soldiers’ Fields (near where it says “Trade Area” on the map) and hope to be able to set up a small tent there, ostensibly for marshals’ provisions but we’ll also hand out the numbers from there.
If you’re running, don’t forget to bring your club vest and 4 safety pins. Collect your number and timer chip from the team tent (look out for the Valley Striders banner). Note that you must return your chip at the end of the race – runners not returning chips will be required to pay £7.
Spectators and supporters welcome. We’ve got a good place on Soldiers’ Fields as you can watch the start of each race and then get quickly to the top of Hill 60 to see the runners come up for the end of their lap and for the finish.
11.00am Under 15 Boys Championship (4.5K)
11.20am Junior Women Championship (6K)
11.45am Under 17 Women Championship (5K)
12.10pm Under 13 Girls Championship (3K)
12.25pm Under 17 Men Championship (6K) (Eddy Robinson)
12.55pm Under 15 Girls Championship (4K)
1.15pm Junior Men Championship (10K)
2.00pm Under 13 Boys Championship (3K) (Gavin Taylor)
2.15pm Senior Women Championship (8K) (9 Striders)
3.00pm Senior Men Championship (12K) (39 Striders)
Hospitality – message from Jerry Watson
As I did
for the Northern two years ago, I am offering my house (65, Old Park Road - we
are on the south corner of
The house should be open all day so a marshal in need of warmth is also welcome whatever the time (slight question mark 10.50 to 11.20-ish as my son is running then).
cannot offer much parking. Previous experience of large events in the Park
would suggest approaching from the west using
Parking – message from Patrick Barrett
Sunday Run – 28 February
We’ve been contacted by Serpentine RC and Clapham
Chasers who have teams at the National on Saturday, and some of them will be
joining us for our Sunday run. Note that, for one week only, the Sunday
run will start from the centre of
Lasagne – Tuesday 2 March
Bookings are open for lasagne after training at Leos on Tuesday 2 March. Email firstname.lastname@example.org stating whether you want meat lasagne or vegetarian lasagne, and whether you want apple pie. Bookings will close 10pm on Sunday 28 February
Races on weekend 6/7 March
Sun 7 March – Peco final XC at Esholt – senior race at 11:00, junior races 8-10years at 10:00, 11-16 years at 10:20 (based on age at 8 Nov 2009). Details at http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/PECO/race5.html . No post-race food will be provided, so the Senior entry fee will be £2.00 instead of £2.50.
Sun 7 March – first race in Yorkshire Vets series – at Meltham.
Some races for rest of March
Also on 14
March is a 5k from South Leeds Stadium. 21 March there is a 10k in
Details of all of these at http://www.ukresults.net/2010cal.html#mar
Meanwood Valley Trail Saturday 15 May – entries going well, we have over 50 so far. We also need about 60 marshals and helpers on the day, so let me know if you are available to help.
Haltwhistle Challenge I’ve had an email asking “Would any
of your members would like to join us for the Haltwhistle Challenge?
It is a 26 mile run/walk on May 8th. We have 100 places for runners and 200
places for walkers. The route is a circular one from Haltwhistle. It
includes the Haltwhistle Burn, Cawfield Quarry, Caw Gap, part of the Hadrian's
Wall trail to Greenhead, south via Kellah Moor to Lambley Viaduct and return to
town via the
Race Officials Training Course There is a course on Sunday 14 March 12noon to 3pm at Dewsbury. This is specifically aimed at officials/marshals for road and off-road races. If you are interested in learning not only how to point the way but also about setting up the route, timekeeping, recording etc, then let me know and I’ll book a place for you.
Alison Bogie emailed I am living in NZ now. It has
taken some time to get used to the heat and humidity of
Holly Williams is in the process of transferring her first claim membership from Keighley and Craven to us. In the meantime she emailed “I ran at Ilkley yesterday but had to run for Keighley, does that mean it won’t count for our club champs? Also, is there anyone running at Noonstone on Sat who has a spare place in their car. No worries if not, the trains are pretty decent to Tod.”
Valley contingent made it to
LADIES RACE - 5.85km or 1 small & 2 medium for those that know the course
MENS RACE - 10.4km or 4 big laps for those in the know
1 Mark Buckingham 33.06 (Holmfirth H)
103 Jerry Watson 41.56
182 Malcolm Coles 49.19
188 Tony Haygarth 50.04