Sent: 16 January 2011 20:41
Subject: V S Update - Peco wins, Tuesday & Thursday training, Calderdale & Leeds Half, Yorks XC report, Parkrun, Peco results
Peco Race 3 Result
The men’s team and the women’s team both WON today, for race results and league positions see further down this email
Food Tuesday 18 January (and also Fell Race Calendar meeting)
I think we’re able to keep bookings open till 10a.m. Monday 17 January, so if you’ve just arrived at work Monday morning and forgotten to email over the weekend, you have a final chance. Email email@example.com (1) meat or veg pie (2) peas or beans (3) apple pie.
And afterwards, we’ll be browsing the Fell Runners Association race calendar and selecting races for inclusion in the 2011 V S Fell Championship.
Food Thursday 20 January
Thursday is the third Thursday, so curry at the Sheesh Mahal in Chapel Allerton. You don’t need to go on the training run to go for the curry!
Brass Monkey Sunday 23 January
See the website later in the week for the post race venue for Striders to meet.
Tuesday Training session 25 January – change of venue
Last Tuesday (11th) despite the outside
temperature being 2 degrees C, the track was too icy so we ran a hill session
I have booked a replacement session at the track on
Tuesday 25 January, hopefully conditions will be OK to run on the track.
NB if the track is unsuitable we will go to
And check the website!
PECO Race 4 – Sunday 30 January at John Smeaton
Go to www.pecoxc.co.uk and click on “race 4” for details
PECO Race 5 – Sunday 6 March at Danefield on Otley Chevin
Valley Striders are co-hosting the race with Airecentre Pacers.
The precise course is to be determined but will take in some paths of the middle 2 miles of the Chevin Chase – 2 laps.
If you’re available to help set out the course on race day please let me know. We will need you from 08:30 to 10:15 to set up the junior and senior routes
If you won’t be running and are available to marshal or help at the start / finish, please let me know. We will need you from 09:45 to 12:15.
Thanks in advance
Calderdale date – Sunday 8 May
Many of you have been keeping in touch with the Halifax Harriers website (or even the Valley Striders website) and know that the Calderdale Way Relay has been rescheduled to Sunday 8 May.
Unfortunately this clashes with the Leeds Half Marathon, but perhaps there are not many Striders who would be keen to enter both events.
So that we know how many teams to enter for the revised date, could you please email a special email address firstname.lastname@example.org AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Leeds Half & entry form – Sunday 8 May
Online entry has been available for some time at Runners World, but if you prefer more traditional methods (and want to save £2), then pick up an entry form (“printer-friendly format”) from www.leeds.gov.uk/runleeds
Last year, Striders were the biggest club, having 45 finishers. Considering the competition from Calderdale it would be good to get to 45 again.
Meanwood Valley Trail date
Because of a prior booking at Leos, it is likely that the Meanwood Valley Trail will be late May bank holiday Saturday – 28th. This will mean that it will be Trail weekend with Apperley Bridge Canter on the Thursday and Ilkley on the Sunday but hopefully this won’t detract from our entry.
Please let me know if you are on holiday that week – if there are a significant number of our experienced marshals away I may need to look for an alternative date.
Cross Championships were held on Sunday in the grounds of the
Despite all this, for some reason I was the only Strider there.
Brownlee (World Junior Triathlon Champion) won the men's race quite
comfortably, with Hallamshire repeating last years team defeat of
We’ve had lots of parkrunners already this year, but so far none have been entered on the performance database because for inclusion you need to email email@example.com to say you were wearing your club vest.
1 Jan 2011
6 Ian Rosser 19:24
11 James Tarran 19:55
58 Chris Sawyer 24:35
57 Anna Costello 22:58
8 Jan 2011
8 Ian Rosser 19:30
19 James Tarran 21:22
86 Chris Sawyer 26:09
Cannon Hill parkrun
15 Jan 2011
10 Ian Rosser 18:59
16 James Tarran 19:43
61 Leroy Sutton 22:33
87 Chris Sawyer 23:57
113 Dave Jones 25:12
157 Anne Worrall 27:12
Finsbury parkrun 57
Yes, I know LCW was some time ago, but
Didn’t we do well!
The men were first in the premier (i.e. first division) and the women first in the first (i.e. second) division.
More good news. Horsforth were second men’s team, relegating Abbey to third, so if we can win the last two races our men will win the league, whatever position Abbey finish.
More good news. Striders women are now in the lead for promotion, and I believe our points score in this race was better than any of the premier league teams – a good sign for next year.
Great to see lots of Peco newbies, including Simon,
Rob, Dave, Holly and
I don’t have the vets positions, so check www.pecoxc.co.uk and click on “race 3” later in the week.
Now, put 30 January and 6 March in your diaries.
5 Rob De’Giovanni
9 Gwil Thomas
30 Dan Murray (8 to score)
43 Matt Allen
57 Eirik Stangnes
63 Nick Barnes
78 Paul Hunter
87 Bob Jackson
115 Malcolm Coles
131 Leroy Sutton
134 Tony Haygarth
24 Amanda Seims (4 to score)
25 Sarah Wood
50 Sarah Smith
Finally, this was for Grand Prix points. Can you ladies remember which men you finished just ahead of or just behind, so that I can get the correct sequence for G P points?