Subject:                                     V S Update Xmas Edition

 

Sent: 23 December 2011 10:57
Subject: V S Update Xmas Edition

 

Here’s the final V S Update for 2012 but I will be continuing to update the website over the holiday period.

 

Xmas Handicap

 

Everyone is welcome to run the Club Handicap on Monday 2 January.  We’ll meet at the lodge by Eccup reservoir at 11a.m.   The postcode is LS17 7RW – it is down a footpath from Alwoodley Lane.  It’s a 5 mile run on the footpath and road round the reservoir almost to Eccup village and back.  We will have some marshals on the route!  The slowest runners set off first, the fastest last.  We normally have 30 to 40 runners. Afterwards you are invited back to Leo’s – the bar will be open but bring food to share.

There will also be a junior 1 mile run while the 5 mile run is in progress.  The juniors will start after the last 5 mile has set off.  This will be half a mile on the reservoir footpath, turn round (near the little biridge) and return.  NB one parent would need to stay to watch the junior run if the other is running the 5 mile!

Xmas Training Diary

 

·         Tue 27 Dec - Run Leeds group NO SESSION

·         Tue 27 Dec - Valley Striders meet Leos 7:00pm, for hill session at Church Lane M/wood NB Clubhouse changing & showers open but bar closed

·         Thu 29 Dec - meet Scott Hall 6:45pm for steady 7 miles at 8 to 9 minute mile pace (with stops)

·         Mon 2 Jan – Club Handicap 5 miles 11:00am also Junior 1 mile run

·         Tue 3 Jan - Run Leeds group meet Leos 6:00pm for training session (new starters welcome!) click for more info

·         Tue 3 Jan - Valley Striders meet Leos 7:00pm, for 3 by 10 minutes at High Ashes (NB first pie&peas of 2012 will be 15 Jan)

·         Thu 5 Jan - meet Scott Hall 6:45pm for steady 7 miles at 8 to 9 minute mile pace (with stops)

·         No Sunday session on 25 December but I believe there is a Saturday session at 9am (athough most of us, at that time, will be queuing in Tescos to pay for the sprouts)

 

Tuesday 6pm Group (“Run Leeds”)

 

Note that for our Tuesday 6pm group we are now offering two alternative sessions, weather permitting

·         Under floodlights on the rugby pitch (providing it’s not very wet/muddy) – various reps and relays

·         On the road on the Buckstone estate (providing it’s not icy) – loops of 400 metres or 1km or short hills

So, if you have friends who want to run with a group but think the Striders sessions are too fast then please recommend to them the Tuesday 6pm session – email Kathy@valleystriders.org.uk for more details.  The session is open to all V S members too who want a slightly shorter session (maybe slower but definitely not “easier”).

 

2012 Key Dates

 

Saturday April 14 – Meanwood Valley Trail Race and Junior Races

July tba – Valley Striders 30th Anniversary Celebrations

July tba – Yorkshire Vets Race at Leos

Sunday October 7 – Harewood 10 mile, 5 mile and 2 mile races

 

Races in the 2012 Grand Prix will be on the website in the next few days. 

 

Entries are now open for the Leeds Athletics Network 2012 Race Series – 16 races from 1 to 10 miles through 2012 – see www.leedsathletics.net for details

 

VS 2011 Awards

 

Grand Prix

 

Men  – Andy May

Women  – Myra Jones

MV40  – Steve Webb

MV50  – Alistair Smyth

FV35  – Sue Sunderland

Groups – (B) Dave Penman, (C) Gary Mann, (D) Sue Sunderland, (E) Sarah Smith

 

Fell Championship

 

Men – Steve Webb

Women – Holly Williams

 

Vadim Kuznetsov Trophy

 

For best age graded performance at Leeds Half Marathon –

·         Andy May – 1:14:53 age 37 = 80.53%

Runners up

·         Bernadette Clayton – 1:40:45 age 53 = 79.10%

·         Sue Sunderland – 1:39:34 age 50 = 76.81%

 

Max Jones Trophy

 

For best age graded performance at any measured race –

·         Andy May – 33:44 age 37 at Abbey Dash = 82.38%.

Also over 81%

·         Lou Gilchrist 27:39 age 78 at Littleborough 5k = 93.99% (ineligible as previous winner)

·         Jerry Watson 17:11 age 51 at Doncaster 5k = 86.52% (ineligible – 2nd claim)

·         Richard Balshaw 35:06 age 44 at Abbey Dash = 83.43% (ineligible – 2nd claim)

·         Vicky Whitehead 1:22:18 age 37 at Brid half = 81.77%

·         Roy Huggins 37:02 age 48 at Rothwell 10k = 81.58%

·         Sue Sunderland 43:09 age 51 at Abbey Dash = 81.38%

·         Rob Hamilton 36:36 age 46 at Abbey Dash = 81.25%

·         Rob De’Giovanni 54:42 age 23 at Thirsk 10 = 81.14%

 

Also Ran Trophy

 

Winner - Sarah Smith

 

Marathon Trophy

 

Liz Wood for 3:14 at London, thereby qualifying for the Championship start next year

 

London Marathon club places 2012

 

allocated to Gary Mann, Greg Skerrett, Rachael Nevins, Richard Adcock (reserve Joe Hanney)

 

Peco XC Race 2 Results

 

Women

    4  Holly Williams    s    

    7  Myra Jones        s 

   18  Laura Goodson     s   

   22  Sue Sunderland    50  V

   32  Sharon Tansley    s    

   47  Chloe Hudson      s   

   53  Sarah Smith       45  V

 

    5 to count total 83 - 2nd (1st Abbey 53, 3rd Chapel A 137)

    V = Vets team counter 1*W35, 1*W45, 1*W55 (7th)         

                                                             

Men

    2  Dan Fisher        s         

    5  Andy May          s   

    6  Richard Balshaw   40  V

   10  John Parker       s   

   12  Paul Kaiser       s   

   19  Gwilym Thomas     s

   33  Jeremy Ladyman    s

   53  Rob Hamilton      45  V

   69  Gary Mann         s   

   73  Andy Thorpe       s   

   75  Ian Sanderson     40  V

   94  Tom Button        s   

  103  John Batchelor    40  

  105  Joe Hanney        s   

  116  Nick Barnes       s   

  118  Roy Huggins       45  

  119  Andrew Settle     45  

  129  Alan Hutchinson   55  V

  149  Leroy Sutton      50  V

  167  Malcolm Coles     70  V

  170  Robert Marsh      s   

  188  Tony Haygarth     60  

  194  Graham Ford       50  

  220  Bob Wilkes        70  

  237  Matthew Taylor    s   

 

    8 to count, total 133 - 1st (2nd Abbey 229, 3rd Horsforth)

    V = vets team counter 3*M40, 2*M50, 1*M60 total 574 (4th)

 

Next race Sunday 15 January at Kippax

 

UK 10k Road Championships

 

Message from Martin Mashford, organiser of the BUPA London 10k.  If you’re interested in a free place, contact me (Bob)

 

Dear Team Manager/Club Official

 

I am writing to inform you of the UK 10K Road Championships 2012. The Championships will again be incorporated with the Bupa London 10,000 on Sunday 27th May 2012 and will again be part of the Runbritain Grand Prix series.

 

The online entry system for this will be opening on Monday 13th February 2012 and we will need to send out the online entry details to you via email.

 

As per last year clubs will receive 6 men’s and 6 women’s free of charge places. The cumulative time of your first three runners will score towards the team prizes.

 

Entries will close at 5pm on Friday 11th May 2012.

 

Sarah Smith’s socks

 

Hi Bob, next time you send out an update please can you add in about the Sigvaris compression socks discount

 
I paid £25 for mine having read an article recommending Sigvaris compression socks in the Spring issue of the Fellrunner but now they are available for £20 pls see below.
 
If anyone would like a copy of the article I refer to, by Denise Parks, I can send a copy.
 
They come with my recommendation!
 
NB the best way of contacting Sarah (Smith) is via the forum

 

Christmas Quiz  - Answers in the next V S Update

    1.   The day after the last Xmas do we had the first how many runners at Leeds parkrun? ... 3 / 4 / 5

   2.   Where was the National XC 2011 held? ... Alton Towers / Leeds / Parliament Hill

   3.   What position did the men’s team finish in the National XC 2011? ... 29 / 39 / 49

   4.   In the Peco league, the women’s team were promoted in the 2010/11 season  Which division were they promoted from? ... championship / first / second

   5.   Which race was the Abbey Valley Challenge 2011? ... Leeds half / Rothwell 10k / Wakefield 10k

   6.   Who won the Abbey Valley Challenge 2011? ... Abbey / Horsforth / Valley

   7.   Which race did the women win 1st team prize? ... Baildon B Way / Wakefield 10k / Eccup 10

   8.   In which country is the Piatra Craiului run by Andreas Mayer and Paul Smith … Bulgaria / Romania / Slovenia

   9.   How long is the Lyke Wake Race run by Sarah … 40 / 42 / 45 miles

 10.   Who ran the longest race this year? ...  Andreas Mayer / Eirik Stangnes / Geoff Webster

  11.   How many Striders ran in the Leeds Country Way Relay? ... 48 / 50 / 60

 12.   What position were the men’s team? … 2nd / 3rd / 4th

 13.   Where were the Yorkshire 6- and 4-stage relays held in 2011? ... Don Valley Stadium / Leeds Met Carnegie / South Leeds Stadium

 14.   What position were the men’s team? ... 2nd / 3rd / 4th

 15.   How many Striders ran in the Palma Marathon? ... 13 / 18 / 23

 16.   At what distance is Vicky Whitehead the Yorks vets champ? ...  10k / 10miles / half marathon

 17.   Which was the only club to have more runners than Striders in the Abbey Dash? ... Abbey / Horsforth / Hyde Park

 18.   Which race did Striders NOT supply marshals in 2011…  Peco XC / Leeds Half / Cancer Research at Harewood

 19.   How many Striders ran 8 or more Grand Prix races in 2010? ... 29 / 34 / 39

20.   Which was the first year of the Grand Prix? ...  1982 / 1989 / 1995

 21.   How many races did you need to run to qualify for prizes in the Fell Championship? ... 4 / 5 / 6

22.   What does a factor of 11 in the Fell Championship mean? ... long / hilly / long and hilly

23.   How many new members have joined Striders via our Tuesday 6pm group? ...  16 / 21 / 26

24.   How many Striders are in next month’s Brass Monkey? ... 49 / 59 / 69

25.   Tie breaker – how many races in total did Striders run in the Grand Prix? ... (to aid your guess  – there were 31 races and 156 Striders ran at least one race)

 

Finally for 2011, thank you again for the laptop that you gave me for my birthday, it is now fully operational for all Valley Striders “systems”.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Striders in 2011.  I wish you all a good holiday and good running in 2012 (and if you have any injuries, may they be minor ones).

Bob