Sent: 13 May 2011 13:08
Subject: V S Update : Events including parkrun, Pecolympics, BMW and coaching courses; results including parkrun, Leeds Half and Calderdale

 

CALENDAR

 

Sat 14 May – URGENT! - Parkrun “mob run” at Hyde Park – see details below.  Please could Roundhay parkrunners go to Hyde Park this week.  NB there will be a Roundhay Mob Run later in the summer.

Tue 17 May – URGENT! - Club Handicap 10k, meet by Res 7:00 prompt.  Afterwards, lasagne – book at food@valleystriders.org.uk saying whether you want meat or veg lasagne and whether you want apple pie, by Sunday 15 May 10pm

Tony Firth – Leos bar manager and chef – will be cycling coast-to-coast this weekend.  He’s raising money for two charities – St Gemma’s (his mum was looked after there 3 months ago) and Andrea’s Gift (a friend of his died from a brain tumour a couple of years ago).  If you would like to sponsor him, the form will be at the bar at Leos

Sun 22 May – URGENT! - Peco presentations at Leos – please book tickets for the barbecue to bbq@valleystriders.org.uk by Tuesday 17 May 10pm.  For details of the Pecolympics, see below

Tue 24 May – Meanwood recce run, we’ll meet at Leos at 7pm and run the whole of the Meanwood Trail route in groups

Sat 28 May – Meanwood Valley Trail Race - we have 36 marshals so far (check www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmarshals.htm ) - and need 29 more, please email me if you can help

Thu 2 Jun – note that Thursday’s session on 2 June will meet at Oakwood Clock to celebrate what would have been Max Jones’ 84th birthday.

Sun 12 Jun – URGENT! - Bradford Millennium Way Relay – 5 by 10 miles in pairs, nowhere near Bradford.
  If we don’t get 5 more runners we will have 5 disappointed runners.  We need replies by next Tuesday (17 May) AT THE VERY LATEST, see below for details.

Sun 19 Jun – Jane Tomlinson Run For All Leeds 10k

Tue 28 Jun– Yorkshire Vets Race at Leos organised by Valley Striders – we have 5 marshal so far (check www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmarshals.htm ) - and need 20 more, please email me if you can help

Sat 9 Jul – Lyke Wake Run – Sarah Smith is organising a team, see last week’s V S Update now on website www.valleystriders.org.uk/up110506.htm

Fri 15 Jul – Washburn Valley Relay – see last week’s V S Update now on website www.valleystriders.org.uk/up110506.htm

Sun 2 Oct – Harewood Trail Races organised by Valley Striders – marshals will be needed!

Sun 2 Oct – Bradford Half marathon (please come and help at Harewood Trail Races instead)

 

EVENT DETAILS

 

Parkrun Mob Run – Saturday 14 May – message from Fraser Weir (Leeds parkrun)

 

Leeds parkrun is hosting its 2nd Mob Run event on Saturday 14th May and we would like to invite all members from your running club to take part.

 

As you will probably know parkrun is a free weekly 5km time-trial that takes place every Saturday at 9am. The event is for everyone of all ages from beginners through to more experienced athletes and we encourage participation throughout a large community.

 

Last year we started up our ‘Mob Run’ event where we looked to increase our engagement with running clubs within the Leeds Network. The event was a great success with 333 runners taking part and so this year we want to build on this and we hosting another event on the 14th May.

 

The ‘Mob Run’ event is the same as the normal 5km run, where runners complete the course, register at the finish and then have their time posted online. However each club will be competing against each other to have the lowest average time amongst all of their team runners and the largest team taking  part.

 

There is no limit to how many runners you can have in a team, the more the better! All we ask is that the runners register online and print off their personal barcode and wear their club vest so we can identify which club they are from.

 

Pecolympics, Barbecue and Peco Cross Country Presentations – Sunday 22 May

 

Please note that you need to book tickets bbq@valleystriders.org.uk by Tuesday 17 May at the latest.

 

The PECO Cross Country League presentations will take place at Leo’s on Sunday 22nd May. The provisional timetable is as follows:

 

  • 3.00pm – 5.00pm: The Pecolympics (Leo’s 2011 – bigger and better than London 2012!). Lots of silly (and less silly) events, including a junior xc race, egg throwing & catching, tug of war, etc.
  • 5.30pm: BBQ (£6.00 per head for adults, £3.00 for under 16s; tickets must be bought in advance)
  • 6.30pm: League presentations in the bar at Leo’s (the bar will be open!)

 

Bradford Millennium Way Relay – Sunday 12 June

 

We now have 25 names so we either need 5 more for 3 teams or we’ll go for 2 teams and have 5 disappointed Striders.   We do need to enter and plan teams now so if anyone else wants to run, then email   bmw@valleystriders.org.uk by Tuesday 17 May at the latest.

 

This is a 50 mile relay for teams of 10 i.e. 5 legs run in pairs.  It’s like the terrain for the Calderdale Way Relay but a little bit easier and much nicer because it’s in summer.  Or like the most scenic bits of the Leeds Country Way Relay with some “easy” fell running and no housing estates.

 

And it’s nowhere near Bradford – the route is Bingley – Haworth – Laycock – Silsden – Ilkley – Bingley.

 

Between 2002 and 2005 we won the mixed team prize every year, and in 2006 we won the vets team.  Maybe we can win the mixed or vets team again or alternatively challenge for the men’s or women’s team prizes.  More details on our website http://valleystriders.org.uk/vsrelays.htm#BMW

 

Education for Coaching

 

England Athletics and Leeds Clubs are planning to arrange 4 or 5 evening coaching seminars during the summer months.  At least one of these is likely to be at Leos!

 

These are not specifically for qualified coaches.  But the intention is that club members going on these courses should pass the information on to other club members (could be a couple of paragraphs in a V S Update or just a chat on a Tuesday evening after a club session)

 

The list of “courses” on offer can be found at http://www.leedsathletics.net/Development%20of%20Coaches%20-%20Courses%20available.doc .  Take a look!

 

Please email me if you are interested in these.  They are likely to cost £5 or £10. 

 

Sorry, if you wonder why no dates are mentioned, this is because they haven’t been set up yet.  The courses to be held will depend on the indicated demand, i.e. the more that are interested in one course, the more likely it is to be held.

 

RESULTS SECTION

 

Leeds parkrun (7 May)

 

The parkrun included 10 of our “Run in Leeds” group, and for 8 of them it was their first parkrun.

 

Unfortunately there was one DNF who sensibly stopped and will live to run again.

 

  7  Gwilym Thomas      0:18:08

 10  Joel Giddings      0:18:27

 14  Roy Huggins        0:18:56

 25  James Tarran       0:19:47

 75  Ian Sanderson      0:22:50

 82  Chris Sawyer       0:23:16

155  Esther Smyth       0:28:07

156  Alistair Smyth     0:28:07

160  Kerry Jackson      0:28:14

166  Grace Thomas       0:28:35

175  Jane Mansfield     0:29:11

182  Hannah Stoneman    0:29:40

202  Katy Pollard       0:31:25

215  Jemma Maloney      0:32:15

218  Emma Rosser        0:32:23

226  Nicola Balfour     0:33:04

244  Marie Sorby        0:37:28

 

Roundhay parkrun

 

  7  Graham Needham     0:20:32

 11  Bill McCaffrey     0:22:57

 18  John Hallas        0:24:00

 21  Malcolm Coles      0:24:15

 59  Martha McCaffrey   0:32:16

 66  Ella McCaffrey     0:35:10

 67  Anne McCaffrey     0:35:13

 

Leeds Half Marathon

 

43 Striders – biggest representation by any club!!

 

 Chip                      Chip       G.P   Gun     Gun     Age

  Pos                      Time       Pts   Pos    Time    graded

 

    3 Andy May           1:14:53      100     3   1:14:55    3rd M

   18 Simon Midwood      1:20:34       99    71   1:27:14

   22 Rob De'giovanni    1:21:11       98    21   1:21:13

   24 Gwil Thomas        1:21:19       97    23   1:21:24

   27 Rich Smith         1:21:48       96    26   1:21:51

   41 Abdul Kodokod      1:24:08       95    41   1:24:30

   47 Kevin Mcmullan     1:24:49       94    46   1:24:54    3rd M40

   66 Ian Sanderson      1:26:37       93    62   1:26:50

   90 Dave Penman        1:28:38       92    86   1:28:46

   94 Roy Huggins        1:29:10       91    91   1:29:19

   98 Ian Rosser         1:29:20       90    95   1:29:31

  104 Tim Darlison       1:29:51       89   104   1:30:05

  105 Drew Taylor        1:29:52       88   100   1:29:56

  114 James Tarran       1:30:24       87   109   1:30:35

  126 Alistair Smyth     1:30:44       86   118   1:30:53

  149 Tom Button         1:31:40       85   138   1:31:50

  156 Gary Mann          1:31:48       84   144   1:32:02

  157 John Wallace       1:31:54       83   145   1:32:03

  189 David Vidal        1:32:49       82   168   1:32:59

  203 Paul Hunter        1:33:20       81   188   1:33:30

  296 Bob Jackson        1:36:17       80   264   1:36:25    1st M60

  350 Patrick Barrett    1:37:26       79   309   1:37:36

  358 Holly Williams     1:37:36       78   318   1:37:45

  432 Mike Higgins       1:39:00       77   389   1:39:08

  439 Andy Stoneman      1:39:04       76   406   1:39:32

  465 Sue Sunderland     1:39:34       75   423   1:40:02    2nd F50

  523 Bernadette Clayton 1:40:45       74   457   1:40:48    3rd F50

  681 Nick Wallhead      1:43:42       73   705   1:45:54

  766 Ged Coll           1:45:18       72   685   1:45:35

  821 Leroy Sutton       1:46:06       71   961   1:50:18

  935 Richard Davenport  1:48:04       70   835   1:48:18

  966 Mike Midgley       1:48:26       69   895   1:49:20

 1010 John Shanks        1:49:02       68  1052   1:51:39

 1015 Paul Stead         1:49:05       67   883   1:49:10

 1105 Carole Towler      1:50:15       66  1039   1:51:27

 1404 Sarah Oldroyd      1:54:19       65  1264   1:54:35

 1456 Bob Wilkes         1:55:01       64  1552   1:58:51    1st M70

 1695 Lucy Nowlin        1:58:00       63  1824   2:02:13

 1767 John Bucktrout     1:58:45       62  1884   2:02:56

 1902 Kirsty Everett     2:00:30       61  1849   2:02:30

 1960 Helen Kelly Ali    2:01:19       60  2059   2:05:30

 2342 Louise Robinson    2:07:04       59  2285   2:08:59

 2629 James Forbes       2:12:23       59  2761   2:17:56

 2865 Rich Clough        2:17:28       58  2914   2:21:40

 

Thanks to Andy Stoneman and Amanda Seims who have put some photos on Facebook but I haven’t figured out how to put a link here.

 

Thanks to Lewis Balfour who has sent some photos; I’ll try to get them loaded soon.

 

Message from Paul Moseley

 

I am writing to thank you for your support at this year’s event, which I hope you will agree was extremely successful!

 

We have already received a number of positive letters and emails from runners, spectators and residents on route and have seen many positive comments on running web sites. Many runners have commented on the quality of marshals and drinks stations as well as the support and encouragement they received from the volunteers.  You really do make the whole day possible and we hope you found it a rewarding and enjoyable experience!

 

A donation has been made, on behalf of all individual volunteers, to the event’s official charity, Yorkshire Cancer Research.

 

Once again I would like to thank you for your support. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the event, please feel free to contact me as feedback is always welcome.

 

Many Thanks

 

Paul Moseley

Race Director, GDF SUEZ Leeds Half Marathon 2011

 

Calderdale Way Relay – from Steve Webb

 

Thanks to everyone who ran after the usual flurry of last minute injuries.  All CWR runners now need to pay £5 to Paul White.  After the event was postponed due to deep snow and ice in December the blazing moorland at Ovenden threatened to turn it into a trial by fire.  We got the baton to Malcolm and Mark on leg 5 and almost avoided the leg 6 mass start.  Thanks to Mick and Paul, Sara and Sarah who teamed up with Abbey Runners in a composite Abbey Valley team.

 

Hopefully there will be a second CWR run this year at the normal time of December.

 

46 Valley Striders 

   Matthew Allen     Steve Webb        Myra Jones        Rob Bumstead      Malcolm Coles     Steve Dixon 

   Eirik Stangnes    Mark Woodhead     Laura Clark       Tony Mills        Mark Hunter       Alistair Fale 

   1:32:57 (39)      1:09:56 (29)      0:51:27 (47)      1:22:50 (27)      1:10:28 (45)      1:46:21 (79)

   1:32:57 (39)      2:42:53 (32)      3:34:20 (32)      4:57:10 (28)      6:07:38 (29)      7:53:59 (46)

 

70 Abbey Runners (legs 1,4,5,6) / Valley Striders (legs 2,3)

   Ian Patchett      Mick Tinker       Sarah Smith       Hilary Lane       Scott Mackie      Rob Peat 

   Andrew Davidson   Paul Sanderson    Sarah Dyer        Sheelagh Ratcliff Sean MacCarthy    Tim Jacobs 

   1:55:04 (77)      1:33:22 (73)      0:59:14 (69)      1:44:52 (73)      1:04:54 (27)      1:32:52 (57)

   1:55:04 (77)      3:28:26 (77)      4:27:40 (76)      6:12:32 (78)      7:17:26 (70)      8:50:18 (70)

 

Congratulations to Abbey Runners Mixed who finished in 29th place in 7:32:51

 

Black Sheep Race Series

 

Fountains 10k

 

 78 Nick Barnes         0:46:14

129 Ruth Warren         0:51:26  (2nd W50)

 

Ripon approx 10 mile (another race on 8 May)

 

 21 Clive Bandy         1:08:09

 50 Michaela McGarry    1:16:08  (3rd W and 1st W45)

 53 Nick Barnes         1:16:34  (2nd W55)

132 Ruth Warren         1:28:35  (2nd W55)

 

Jack Bloor Fell Race

 

   38 Mick Loftus        0:46:56      100

   46 Steve Webb         0:48:25       98

   49 Rob Bumstead       0:49:32       97

   74 John Wallace       0:52:56       95

   83 Andy Thorpe        0:53:57       93

   85 Nick Barnes        0:54:22       92

  124 Laura Clark        0:57:21       90

  149 Keith Brewster     0:59:39       88

  161 Ged Coll           1:01:35       87

  163 Myra Jones         1:02:30       85

  164 Chloe Hudson       1:02:36       83

  185 Dave Jones         1:07:39       82

  201 Sara Dyer          1:16:44       80

 

Steve says “Fell champs league updated to include Bunny Runs, 3 Peaks and Jack Bloor.  Oliver and Aled have completed 4 races and so are leading at this stage.  Good to see a few new names doing well.

 

This is now on the website – click on “Club Information” and look for “Grand Prix and Fell Championships”.  The latest Grand Prix table can be found in the same place.

 

OTHER MESSAGES

 

England Athletics Membership Cards

 

Most of you should have received an England Athletics “Competition Licence” in the last few days.

 

If yours hasn’t arrived and you are expecting one, please let me know.

 

Reasons for non-arrival

  • you joined in the last month
  • you haven’t paid in the last 8 months
  • you’re second claim
  • you’re a volunteer
  • you’re under 11
  • you’ve changed address!

 

Udo’s Oils Trial

 

Message from Andy King at Leeds Met:

 

We are running a commercial research study in the Carnegie research institute and need a few male runners to take part. As part of the study you will receive a VO2 max test and lactate profile test which is a fantastic tool to aid your training and gauge your fitness. We are testing a nutritional supplement called Udo’s choice blend oil http://www.udoschoice.co.uk/ which has received a lot of anecdotal evidence form endurance athletes in their general wellbeing and recovery after runs.

 

We will be running the study at the university and can cover some travel expenses if necessary.

 

If you think you might be interested or have any friends/relatives who you think would be then please do not hesitate to get in touch and more information can be provided.

 

The following link has more details http://www.leedsathletics.net/docs2011/Udos%20Oil%20Trials.doc

 

GPS Watch – wanted

 

Has anyone recently upgraded their GPS watch and wants to sell their old one.  Please contact holjwilliams@googlemail.com