Sent: 18 April 2010 00:37
Subject: V S Update - Bunny Runs, Curry, May events, Handicap results, London Marathon, win for Roy

 

Bunny Runs – message from Steve Webb

 

Next counter for the Fell Champs is your best finish time in the Bunny Runs.  Two races remaining on the next two Tuesdays; all have the same venue and course but the start times vary. These races are particularly popular with Juniors.

 

Category C Short, 3 miles, 300 feet of climb

Entry on the day only (£2.00)

All finishers get a Kraft Evil Empire Creme Egg

Generous prize list with loads of chocolate.

Register at Old Sun Inn Hotel, Haworth, GR 026372. 5 min walk to start. 

 

Tuesday 20 April: start 7.30 pm

Tuesday 27 April: start 7.30 pm

 

Further details from www.woodentops.org.uk

 

Also, Alun Davies is running these races and has spare places in his car.  Contact Alun on 07932-786-570 if you want a lift.  (Alun lives in Roundhay)

 

Thursday 22 April Curry

 

At Sheesh Mahal Harrogate Road about ¼ mile down the road from the centre of Chapel Allerton (NOT the one on Kirkstall Road)

 

Dates for the beginning of May

 

  • Sat 1 May - Leeds Hyde Park parkrun Mob Run
  • Mon 3 May - Rothwell 10k (VSGP) ALSO ABBEY VALLEY CHALLENGE
  • Tue 4 May – Training night will be a recce run of Meanwood Valley Trail route – steady 7 miles – followed by lasagne!
  • Weds 5/12/19 May - Esholt 5k series (best time to count) (VSGP)
  • Sun 9 May - Leeds Half Marathon (10-15 Striders to help please) (VSGP)
  • Tue 11 May - Jack Bloor fell race (VSGP & VSFC)
  • Sat 15 May - Meanwood Valley Trail Race and Junior Races (70 Striders to help please)

 

Peco Presentation Afternoon, Barbecue and Pecolympics

 

Message from Mark Hetherington, league organiser 

 

We are intending to hold a league presentation afternoon this year for a change. The date will be Sunday 16th May, from 2.00pm onwards. The venue will be Leo’s Rugby Club (just off King Lane in Alwoodley – where the Meanwood Valley Trail race is based).

 

The plan is to hold a sports day (aka The PECOlympics) for the senior runners (including events such as the sack race, 3-legged race, egg and spoon race, tug of war, etc.) and a short XC race for the juniors during the afternoon, followed by a BBQ at about 4.30pm and the team and individual prize presentations immediately afterwards. The bar will be open during the BBQ and presentations!

 

The cost of the BBQ will be £6 per head and it will include steak, chicken, sausages, potatoes and salad (with a ‘proper’ vegetarian alternative). Having been to a BBQ at Leo’s before, I can testify to both the quality and quantity of the food provided! The BBQ will be ‘ticket only’ and we will need to know definite numbers (and receive payment) by the end of April. Club members are welcome to attend the sports day and presentations without buying a BBQ ticket, if they prefer not to do so.

 

If you are interested, book this date in your diary, more information in next V S Update.

 

Race Results

 

Club Handicap 5 mile
 
Congratulations to Eddy Robinson who won the Handicap Cup in one of the closest finishes for a few years.
 
 Race                       Race   Hand-       Run     Pts
  Pos                       Time    icap      Time
    1 Eddy Robinson        45.41   13.15    0:32:26     94  
    2 Gareth Payne         45.45    6.45    0:39:00     61  
    3 John Marsham         45.47   12.00    0:33:47     86  
    4 Paul Sanderson       45.52    9.15    0:36:37     70  
    5 John Wallace         45.58   12.00    0:33:58     84  
    6 Alistair Smyth       46.07   12.00    0:34:07     83  
    7 Roy Huggins          46.16   15.00    0:31:16     97  
    8 Paul Kaiser          46.16   11.00    0:35:16     79  
    9 Bob Jackson          46.21    9.45    0:36:36     71  
   10 Patrick Barrett      46.30   11.45    0:34:45     81  
   11 Nick Wallhead        46.32   10.15    0:36:17     72  
   12 Sharon Tansley       46.33    7.45    0:38:48     63  
   13 Ronan Loftus         46.34    4.15    0:42:19     58  
   14 Eric Green           46.35   12.45    0:33:50     85  
   15 Dan Fisher           46.42   17.00    0:29:42    100  
   16 Dan Murray           46.43   14.15    0:32:28     93  
   17 Joe Hanney           46.44   10.00    0:36:44     69  
   18 Graham Needham       46.47   14.00    0:32:47     91  
   19 Paul White           46.48    9.30    0:37:18     66  
   20 Paul Niven           46.51   11.00    0:35:51     74  
   21 Chloe Hudson         46.56    7.30    0:39:26     59  
   22 Tony Mills           47.05   14.00    0:33:05     89  
   23 Nick Barnes          47.12   12.45    0:34:27     82  
   24 Leroy Sutton         47.16    9.45    0:37:31     65  
   25 Alun Davies          47.17    8.00    0:39:17     60  
   26 Liz Wood             47.22   12.00    0:35:22     77  
   27 Kay Duggleby         47.33    4.30    0:43:03     57  
   28 Paul Holloway        47.34    2.00    0:45:34     56  
   29 Jeremy Ladyman       47.36   16.30    0:31:06     98  
   30 Jerry Watson         47.39   16.15    0:31:24     96  
   31 Gwil Thomas          47.45   17.30    0:30:15     99  
   32 Mick Loftus          47.50   15.15    0:32:35     92  
   33 Andy Settle          47.56   12.30    0:35:26     76  
   34 Holly Williams       48.07   14.30    0:33:37     87  
   35 David Bass           48.13   12.30    0:35:43     75  
   36 Carmel Barker        48.31   11.15    0:37:16     67  
   37 Mat Watterson        48.32   15.30    0:33:02     90  
   38 Ian Rosser           48.45   16.30    0:32:15     95  
   39 Alan Hutchinson      48.48   12.45    0:36:03     73  
   40 Elika Tasker         48.50   14.00    0:34:50     80  
   41 Amanda Seims         49.04   10.15    0:38:49     62  
   42 Lewis Balfour        49.35   12.00    0:37:35     64  
   43 Jim Clay             49.54   16.30    0:33:24     88  
   44 Eirik Stangnes       51.33   16.15    0:35:18     78  
   45 Rob Hamilton         51.40   14.30    0:37:10     68  
 

Blakey Blitz 28/3/10

 

   88 Malcolm Coles       132.25   M65/1

  105 Dave Jones          147.24   M45/17

  112 ran

 

London Marathon
 
Good luck to our runners at London next Sunday
 
And if you want to be in the ballot for 2011, look at the Virgin London Marathon website http://www.virginlondonmarathon.com/ around race day.
 
I’ve gleaned from one of the Runners World forums (so not necessarily reliable)
·                2011 race is on Sunday 17 April
·                If you were rejected in 2009 or 2010, the online ballot opens on Monday 19 April 2010
·                If you are a “new” applicant, the online ballot opens on Tuesday 4 May 
 
The first London Marathon
 
Thanks to Otley AC website for the following link
 
In the first programme of the BBC Radio 4 spring series of The Reunion, Sue MacGregor revisits 1981 and the first running of the London Marathon. 



 




 
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rqkr7/The_Reunion_First_London_Marathon/ 
 
Before the London Marathon, long-distance running in Britain was the exclusive domain of elite athletes. Two former British Olympic athletes Chris Brasher and John Disley were inspired by the New York Marathon, and the jogging boom of the 1970's, and decided to set about organizing a marathon through the streets of London. With almost seven thousand runners participating in the first race, marathon running was suddenly on the map. 



 




 
 
Sue is joined around the table by: David Bedford, current Race Director and former 10,000 metre world record holder; John Disley, an original founder and bronze medal Olympic steeplechase winner; John Bryant, journalist and marathon historian; Hugh Jones, course measurer and the first British man to win the London Marathon in 1982; and Veronique Marot, the second British woman to win, setting a British women's record in 1989.
 

Train tickets to London Marathon – from Jerry Watson

 

Cheap train tickets to London & back! Due to offspring finding better things to do than watch me, I have 1 adult and 1 child tickets available on the following trains:

Friday 23rd April dep 16:40 (arrives 18:54)
Sunday 25th April dep 15:10 (arrives 17:32)

As they were purchased well in advance on a Family & Friends Railcard they are non-refundable. Any taker would have to travel in close proximity to family Watson I'm afraid. If any of the tickets (there and/or back) are any use to anyone then get in touch ( thewatsonsroundhay@yahoo.com ).

News of Striders most famous London Marathon runner

 

Google for “Tracey Morris Running” and the sixth ranked link is

 

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/7984453.My_beasts_are_real_beauties_/?ref=rss

 

Stop Press – Leeds Parkrun 17 April

 

Congratulations to Roy Huggins on winning this race.  His time was 17:49.

 

There were 10 other Striders here.  And Paul Holloway represented the Striders at the first ever Bradford Parkrun.