Sent: 17 November 2010 00:32
Subject: V S Update - Xmas, WYXC, GP2011, Calderdale, Brass, London, Subs, Leos, VSFC, Peco, AOM, Jedburgh, Baildon, adverts
This has got to be the most varied V S Update we’ve ever had!
Xmas Meal and Presentation Night – Friday 17 December
Bookings are now being taken, price is £9.50 per person for an all-you-can-eat buffet meal.
There will be a selection of hot and cold meats, meat and vegetarian pasta dishes, potatoes, salads and followed by various seasonal desserts.
As usual, when booking say whether you’d like carnivore or vegetarian. If you’re going to sample the vegetarian section, please book “half-and-half” otherwise (from previous experience) the veg. dishes will run out.
Please book by emailing email@example.com . You will receive an auto-reply stating how to make payment. Payment must be made by Tuesday 14 December.
A few weeks ago I said this race would be at Bramley Falls Woods. I was wrong!
Grand Prix 2011 meeting – Tuesday 30 November
We’ll be holding a meeting to decide which races are in the 2011 Grand Prix on Tuesday 30 November, 8:45pm at Leos.
If you would like your favourite race to be included, come along. Or if you can’t be there, email Alan Hutchinson firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know.
Good news, we’ve got our 3 teams. Risky news, we’re short of reserves. If you’re available on 12 December, please email email@example.com
For those who did put their names down, you’ll find out which team you are in (or whether you are a reserve) before the end of the week.
Did you get in? If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see how many will be there on 23 January.
We have FOUR club entries for the London Marathon. There will be a ballot which will be drawn on Friday 17 December. If you want a chance of a place, go to our website www.valleystriders.org.uk/vslondon.htm for more details.
haven’t yet renewed your subs, you’re now in the MINORITY. As at
yesterday 145 members had paid for 2010/11 and 116 hadn’t. If you’re one
of those who haven’t, please send a cheque for £20, payable to “Valley
looking for a Strider to represent V S on the Leo’s club committee. They
meet monthly, usually on the third Thursday in the month and the meetings last
about an hour. You don’t need to be a V S committee member, just to be
able to keep the rest of the committee up-to-date. Don’t worry if you can
only attend half of the meetings, someone on the V S committee will sub for
you. Please reply to this email if you’re interested. The next
meeting is on Thursday 9 December and
By the way,
Tracey’s picture (first Brtish woman at
V S Fell Championship (from Steve Webb)
Results of the final nominated race in the league are now in, the Shepherds Skyline at Stoodley Pike.
Six VS runners were led home by Holly who was third lady in the race.
The league is updated as attached and with that result Holly leaps into the lead in the Ladies' Champs ahead of Xanthe and Sara, with Myra completing a second fell race to move 4th.
No change at the top of the Mens' Champs with none of the leading trio of Steve, Eirik and Ian being in action.
Bob says “The last qualifying race was the Tour of Pendle from Barley Village Hall last Saturday, but Steve and Holly had such commanding leads that they were unlikely to be overtaken”
Race Report from Holly
It was a fab day for a run out - vest and t-shirt weather. Even John Marsham who apparently didn’t run but was definitely at the end and brought a friend (new prospective runner Bob?!), turned out for his first fell race despite knee problems.
Results (as shown on the Tod website):
Holly Williams 104th 56.53
Tom Burton (!) 143rd 60.00 (again, new strider for Bob!)
Keith Brewster 160th 61.47
Stephen Dixon 207th 66.40
Geoff Webster 246th 70.56
Fab effort by all Sriders over a very rocky and muddy course (maybe not so much for Geoff, who did not get out of breath or sweat at any stage of the course, which included 1150ft of ascent).
big up to
More importantly there was a strong representation of Striders at the pub afterwards.
Peco XC at Pontefract
Results (showing G P points)
9 Laura Clark 91
37 Sarah Smith 81
Despite incurring a 140 point penalty for being one runner short, the team finished third (in the second division). We stand a good chance of winning the league this year (and being promoted to the first division) if we put our best team out for the remaining races.
8 Gwil Thomas 100
16 Dan Murray 98
29 Jeremy Ladyman 95
35 Alan Brydon 94
67 John Batchelor 93
94 Malcolm Coles 90
101 Bob Jackson 89
109 John Wallace 88
120 Tony Haygarth 85
125 Graham Ford 84
128 John Shanks 83
The team finished third, 11 points behind Abbey who were 1 point ahead of Horsforth. We stand a good chance of winning the league this year if we put our best team out for the remaining races.
Next race Sunday 19 December at South Leeds Stadium (John Charles Centre).
V S Grand Prix “Any
Snowdonia - Sara Dyer 4:34:14
- Michael Grant 3:18:36 Dublin
Grand Prix points have been updated
There are just 3 Grand Prix races left – Saturday WYXC at Bramley, Sunday Abbey Dash and next Sunday Thirsk 10.
has 800 points and cannot be beaten but
Winning time:- 1:12:19
My time :- 1:37:43.
Position :- 143 of 521 finishers.
First over 60 and also prize for oldest competitor (70) which I passed on to a club mate.
Conditions were absolutely ideal for distance running. Course had a hilly first few miles, flat and fast until 10 miles then a pretty tough section. for a mile.
As this was my first 1/2 marathon since 1994 and the longest run I have done in 5 years I was a bit apprehensive and felt myself slowing about the 8 mile mark. I wore VERY light racing flats and my legs/feet were pretty sore at the finish. I had also gained 12lbs since my duathlon in September (beer chocolate and chips) and as my friend Max always reminded me the cost is 2 seconds per lb per mile. Looks like another unpleasant 3 weeks to get the weight off before the Abbey Dash.
Runners wish to announce that online entries at www.runbritain.com/onlineentry
will open at 10:00am on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 for the 17th
I am PhD student at
Thank you for your help
Bob says – “Both of which rule me out!!!!”
Advert for food after Abbey Dash (not official Striders meet)
I run with the Ilkley Harriers and also own Granvilles
Food Company. It is a food store at 2A
I am opening the store on the day for the Harriers and thought I’d extend the invitation to the other clubs as well, seeing that there won’t be many stores open on the day.
We are known for our pork & leek sausage / thick cut smoked bacon butties, delicious soups and flavoursome pies.
I have put together a special deal for the clubs (mention your club name) - Gatorade + Sausage/Bacon Buttie = £2.99
All the best in the race!
Advert for music on Abbey Dash day (from Tony Haygarth)
My band, "The Review" will be playing in "The Streets of Leeds" on Street Lane between 6 and 8 pm on Sun. 21st Nov. It’s in aid of St. Gemma's, so it’s an opportunity to support a good cause without being cold, wet and knackered! We play a variety of tunes ranging from Elvis to The Killers.