Subject: V S Update - Dates including GP, FC, lasagne,Max's run, BMW etc; Results & reports; Valley Riders; Arthur James; Charities
Sent: 25 May 2012 09:54
Subject: V S Update - Dates including GP, FC, lasagne,Max's run, BMW etc; Results & reports; Valley Riders; Arthur James; Charities
Sorry (again) that it has been some time since the last V S Update. Make a cup of tea, put your feet up and take your time. Apologies to those of you reading this on your iPhone or Android, you’ll have a lot of squinting and scrolling to do. For an easier read, this is already on the website – see “For Club Members” and “Email updates”.
DATES (PLEASE READ)
Sun 27 May – Sheffield Half Marathon – Valley Striders Grand Prix.
Tue 29 May – Kathy’s session at 6pm, Holly’s session at 7pm, “club” session at 7pm. The club session is the 5th of the month, run to Eccup then runners’ choice – hills or intervals or pyramid.
Thu 31 May – 7:30pm Apperley Bridge Canter approx. 10k from Woodhouse Grove School, Apperley Bridge, see www.horsforthharriers.co.uk. This is the third race in the Leeds Race Series and is also a V S Grand Prix race
Sat 2 June – Wharfedale Half Marathon from Threshfield http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=1730 – V S Grand Prix. There is also a full marathon but no V S G P points for this
Tue 5 June – 4 sessions – Kathy’s 6pm, Holly’s 7pm, Simon’s 7pm fell session (various reps round the woods near Leos), and 7pm club session 3 by 10 mins – followed by LASAGNE at 8:30pm – please book to email@example.com by 10pm Sunday 3rd saying whether you want meat or veggie lasagne (£3) and whether you want apple pie & ice cream (£1.50)
Wed 6 June – 7:30pm Otley Chevin Fell Race http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=1855 – V S Fell Championships
Thu 7 June – note change of training venue - 6:45pm “Max’s Run” - the Scott Hall session will instead run from Oakwood Clock to run a 2 mile lap of Max Jones’s training route (it would have been his 86th birthday) and then probably a lap of Roundhay Park (optional)
Sun 10 June – Bradford Millennium Way Relay http://www.stbedesac1.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ . We have entered two teams of 10 but still need 4 more runners and a few reserves. See section below and contact John Wallace if you’d like to run or need more information. We’ve a long weekend coming up, just a week before the race, so some good opportunities for a reccy run.
Wed 13 June – Otley 10 mile road race. This is the fourth race in the Leeds Race Series and is also a V S Grand Prix race
Sun 16 June – Buckden Pike fell race – V S Fell Championship
Tue 26 June – Yorkshire Vets Race at Leos starting at 7:30pm – approx. 5 miles round the woods near Leos, There will be a 6pm Kathy’s group but the two 7pm sessions are cancelled as we need people to marshal. If we have enough marshals then spares will be able to run (you needn’t be a vet). If you can marshal please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri 29 June – date confirmed - Tony Haygarth’s band, two singers who cover most things from Elvis to Adele, dancing compulsory (says Dan), buffet food, cost is £12.50, please book at email@example.com . If you’re probably going to come, please “book” saying “probably” so we get an idea of numbers.
Tue 24 July – VS 30th anniversary – run on the Meanwood Trail (some to start at Woodhouse Moor), followed by barbecue. More information to follow
Bradford Millennium Way Relay – Sunday 10 June
Ask anyone who’s run this in the past few years and I reckon they’ll tell you it’s a picturesque run, more interesting but harder than Leeds Country Way and much easier than the hilly Calderdale Way – in other words it’s the most interesting and enjoyable of the 3 big off road relays in the region.
And, as you’ll see on the link http://stbedesac1.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/index.html it goes nowhere near Bradford which is a bonus.
There are 5 legs, run in pairs, between 8 and 10.5 miles long. Last year both teams got the baton round (ie. we didn’t have the indignity of being part of a mass start – well, except right at the start) in creditable times, and but for injury the mixed team would have been second and but for Bingley, Andy and Rob would have won leg 2 instead of being 6 minutes behind in 2nd. (Bingley won 4 of 5 legs, set course records on 3 and set an overall course record)
So if you’re up for challenging Bingley, last year’s Valley times, yourself, or just fancy a decent run put your name down for the BMW. See me at the club or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me know if you’ve a preference for a late or early start and as soon as we get an idea of numbers we’ll put some pairings together and organize some reccy runs.
RESULTS & REPORTS
Hyde Park parkrun mobrun 5 May
We had the second highest number of club finishers with 25, well short of Hyde Park Harriers’ 49, but they did have home advantage.
10 Roy HUGGINS 18:44 VM45-49 78.11% M 9 PB stays at 17:49
16 James TARRAN 19:08 VM45-49 74.13% M 15 PB stays at 18:28
22 Tahir AKHTAR 19:36 VM50-54 77.72% M 20 PB stays at 19:34
31 Gary David MANN 19:47 SM30-34 65.54% M 29 PB stays at 19:09
36 Holly WILLIAMS 19:50 SW25-29 74.62% F 4 PB stays at 19:25
52 Adam PARTON 20:27 VM40-44 67.24% M 46 First Timer!
87 Callum PARTON 21:58 JM14 66.01% M 77 First Timer!
93 Richard ADCOCK 22:11 VM40-44 62.43% M 83 PB stays at 21:37
95 Sue SUNDERLAND 22:13 VW50-54 76.37% F 11 PB stays at 21:24
98 Keith William BREWSTER 22:17 VM55-59 70.76% M 86 PB stays at 21:05
116 Christopher A SAWYER 22:52 VM50-54 66.11% M 100 PB stays at 22:17
164 Pascale FOTHERBY 24:18 SW30-34 61.32% F 31 First Timer!
203 Sarah HOWELL 25:08 SW30-34 58.95% F 51 New PB!
211 Bob JACKSON 25:28 VM60-64 63.55% M 159 PB stays at 20:11
251 Claire BARKER 26:45 VW45-49 59.94% F 76 PB stays at 26:19
266 Richard HEMSLEY 27:21 VM40-44 51.43% M 184 First Timer!
280 Helen GILL 27:54 VW40-44 55.14% F 89 New PB!
285 Meryll CRIPPS 28:14 VW60-64 69.72% F 92 PB stays at 26:35
293 Sarah Jane CLARK 28:31 VW40-44 54.76% F 96 PB stays at 28:08
344 Ellen DOLAMORE 30:22 VW35-39 49.23% F 127 PB stays at 29:07
356 Deborah P FRAITES 31:02 VW45-49 52.74% F 132 New PB!
398 Theo GIDDINGS 35:08 JM14 50.66% M 236 PB stays at 31:48
399 Emma BEAUMONT 35:27 VW35-39 42.69% F 163 First Timer!
400 Joel GIDDINGS 35:28 VM40-44 38.49% M 237 PB stays at 17:57
407 Richard BALSHAW 36:44 VM45-49 38.61% M 239 PB stays at 17:04
Marathon of the North (Sunderland)
174 Patrick Barrett 3:36:28
Andy emailed “Just finished my first marathon @ marathon of the north. Very pleased with 3.21 but know there's more to come. Might write a report when I have the energy - it was an excellent event!!”
Jack Bloor Fell Race (V S Fell Championship) – from Steve Webb & Richard Adcock
Report from Steve Webb
An excellent turnout of 21 Striders for the midweek Jack Bloor race at Ilkley and there were some really good performances. The weather was favourable but the going was very heavy in places, although compensated by the lengthy new section of flagstones from Whetstone Gate to the Trig Point.
Holly had a superb run for 2nd lady, within a minute of the winner, and is rewarded with nearly 100 points as this is a B category race. I was first over 50 by the comfortable margin of 3 seconds.
All results are included in the updated league attached (now on the website). We now have 7 men who have completed 3 scoring races and are jostling for position. But the man in best form at present is undoubtedly John Bottomley; leading the chasing pack and ready to strike!
VS Results list compiled by Richard Adcock
29 Steve Webb 46:26
35 Simon Vallance 47:07
40 Mick Loftus 00:47:46
44 John Marsham 00:48:11
53 Holly Williams 00:48:58
73 Justin Vogler 00:52:00
85 Richard Adock 00:53:07
86 Dan Murray 00:53:13
89 Robert Bumstead 00:53:19
94 John Batchelor 00:53:35
97 Gary Mann 00:53:58
101 Mark Woodhead 00:54:23
109 John Wallace 00:55:15
113 Alistair Smyth 00:56:18
116 Stephan Dixon 00:56:29
124 Mark Hunter 00:57:51
132 Keith Brewster 00:59:12
135 Ged Coll 01:00:12
146 Alun Davies 01:02:05
157 Graham Ford 01:03:33
189 Sara Dyer 01.16.15
1 Tom Adams 00:39:03
194 Antonio Cardinale 01.39.17
River Moy Half
13 Gary Mann 01:28:14 1st International
15 John Batchelor 01:29:21 2nd M40
18 Alistair Smyth 01:30:10 2nd M50
20 Alan Hutchinson 01:30:27 1st M55
24 Dan Murray 01:31:53
30 John Wallace 01:34:01
31 Greg Skerrett 01:34:15
54 Patrick Barrett 01:38:11
72 Jonathan Brownbill 01:41:17
97 Tom Button 01:44:49
Patrick emailed “One did not finish, Tim Towler, pulled out at approx half mile due to injury and Guinness overload!”
Brueton : 72 Paul HOLLOWAY 27:55
Leeds : 4 Roy HUGGINS* 18:52 , 24 Adam PARTON 20:14 , 43 Richard ADCOCK** 22:04 , 48 Callum PARTON 22:23 , 67 Christopher A SAWYER 23:26 , 107 Claire BARKER 25:18 , 139 Mike HIGGINS* 26:38 , 176 Sarah Jane CLARK 28:09 , 187 Meryll CRIPPS 28:34 , 222 Ellen DOLAMORE 29:49 , 243 Melanie MURRAY 31:12 , 244 Deborah P FRAITES 31:14 ,
Pontefract : 1 Simon MIDWOOD 16:54
Roundhay : 9 Ian SANDERSON* 19:55 , 17 Graham NEEDHAM 20:45 , 49 Pascale FOTHERBY 25:20 , 75 Richard IRVINE* 28:43 , 90 Sue CARR 30:11 , 95 Anne JONES 30:30 , 105 Kim KNOWLES 32:39
Runners marked * were taking it easy (or not) before running Leeds Half next day. ** Richard Adcock does not seem to have been taking it easy before running two legs of Calderdale Way the next day.
Gun Gun Chip Chip GP Age Cat Pos Age graded
Pos Time Pos Time Pts in Cat %
39 Kevin Mcmullan 01:23:12 40 01:23:05 100 M40-44 8 76.66%
62 Ian Sanderson 01:25:04 65 01:24:57 98 M40-44 13 73.19%
70 Abdoulaye Kodokod 01:25:30 51 01:24:10 99 M35-39 14 72.16%
113 Roy Huggins 01:28:35 117 01:28:28 97 M45-49 8 75.04%
157 Eric Green 01:30:53 175 01:30:46 96 M55-59 2 77.05%
226 Richard Irvine 01:33:47 255 01:33:22 95 M35-39 42 65.56%
263 Liz Wood 01:35:24 321 01:35:18 94 F35-39 2 70.61%
409 Ged Coll 01:38:55 521 01:38:43 91 M45-49 32 65.59%
457 Mike Higgins 01:39:46 451 01:37:42 92 MOpen 222 60.61%
542 Leroy Sutton 01:41:15 412 01:37:06 93 M50-54 20 71.39%
566 Iain Currie 01:41:40 714 01:41:29 88 M40-44 75 62.76%
575 Paul Stead 01:41:50 654 01:40:34 90 M35-39 97 59.61%
646 Sue Sunderland 01:42:58 711 01:41:25 89 F50-54 1 76.56%
729 Mick Tinker 01:44:17 834 01:43:06 86 M55-59 11 69.70%
742 Simon Barker 01:44:30 815 01:42:54 87 M40-44 96 59.95%
759 Chris Sawyer 01:44:46 837 01:43:08 85 M50-54 31 66.63%
1348 Lucy Nowlin 01:52:22 1321 01:48:36 83 FOpen 120 60.80%
1350 Mary Egan 01:52:24 1088 01:46:07 84 F55-59 3 79.28%
1375 Simon Duckworth 01:52:35 1375 01:49:04 82 MOpen 599 54.38%
1515 Tomas Mildorf 01:54:03 1866 01:53:55 81 MOpen 650 51.98%
1999 Gillian Felton 01:59:09 2359 01:58:25 78 F45-49 31 61.61%
2139 John Bucktrout 02:00:42 1926 01:54:25 80 M55-59 33 61.68%
2496 Bob Wilkes 02:04:21 2211 01:56:59 79 M70+ 3 69.79%
2778 Shelley Hemsworth 02:07:29 2615 02:01:02 77 F40-44 93 58.26%
3037 Keith West 02:11:02 3044 02:06:14 76 M50-54 121 54.43%
3143 Richard Hemsley 02:12:31 3150 02:07:32 74 M40-44 310 49.94%
3173 Sarah Howell 02:12:53 3077 02:06:34 75 FOpen 550 52.09%
3201 Arun Manoharan 02:13:12 3206 02:08:13 73 M35-39 357 47.74%
3456 Jacqueline Hunt 02:16:56 3371 02:10:29 72 F40-44 144 53.04%
3458 Natalie Ross 02:16:56 3371 02:10:29 72 F40-44 145 53.04%
3581 Jane Sanders 02:18:49 3606 02:14:01 70 F45-49 96 55.10%
3741 Helen Gill 02:21:43 3760 02:17:11 69 F40-44 165 50.45%
3938 Jeni Sword-Williams02:26:02 3803 02:18:01 68 F40-44 178 51.09%
193 Howard Jeffrey 01:32:40 229 01:32:31 95 M55-59 3
238 David Gillian 01:34:10 266 01:33:43 94 MOpen 114
Is anyone else claiming for this? (either in their own number or someone else’s?)
Congratulations to 5 Striders and one 2nd claim Strider on the prize sheet – Eric, Liz, Sue, Mary, Bob and Howard
The Vadim Kuznetsov Trophy for best age-graded performance goes to Mary Egan!
Several new members were wearing their club vests for the first time and said there got encouragement all the way round.
Jacob and Joseph Hemsworth ran in the Junior 2.5km race (in their Striders vests)
Calderdale Way Relay – report from Steve Webb
Excellent performances in the Calderdale Way relay in bright but windy conditions on Sunday. The A team managed to get the baton all the way round for the first time in years which was great. The first 5 legs kept us sufficiently high up in the pack for Jon and Richard to deliver a devastating blow on the final leg, moving up 10 places with the fastest leg 6 performance on the day. (Just like the HTC/Sky cycling teams bury themselves for Mark Cavendish!)
The B team also managed a fine 54th place out of 80. We suffered the traditional spate of late injuries and illness so John, Holly and Richard A all had two experiences of the Calderdale Way on the day. But it was really good that we managed to get two sets of VS vests round this course despite the competing attractions of Leeds and River Moy Half Marathons.
Many thanks to Sarah for organising the teams together with her posse of strategists.
Results found first by Jon Parker, who said “Thanks for organising, Sarah, much appreciated. Looking forward to next year...”
14 48 Valley Striders A
Eirik Stangnes Holly Williams Mark Woodhead Steve Webb Tahir Akhtar Jon Parker
John Bottomley Steve Dixon Justin Vogler Rob Bumstead Tony Mills Richard Balshaw
1:29:47 (23) 1:17:12 (36) 0:43:18 (11) 1:21:43 (29) 1:04:06 (17) 1:08:54 (1)
1:29:47 (23) 2:46:59 (31) 3:30:17 (24) 4:52:00 (26) 5:56:06 (24) 7:05:00 (14)
54 49 Valley Striders B
Myra Jones Geoff Webster Holly Williams Malcolm Coles Pam Lomoro Paul Sanderson
Paul Smith John Bottomley Richard Adcock Alun Davies Martin Oddy Richard Adcock
1:41:25 (45) 1:35:55 (70) 0:47:08 (29) 1:39:26 (60) 1:21:30 (60) 1:32:02 (49)
1:41:25 (45) 3:17:20 (63) 4:04:28 (52) 5:43:54 (60) 7:05:24 (57) 8:37:26 (54)
Parkruns 19 May
Bradford : 23 Alan WALSH 21:53
Cannon Hill : 180 Paul HOLLOWAY 28:04
Leeds : 3 Gwilym THOMAS 17:56 , 19 Roy HUGGINS 19:30 , 21 Gary David MANN 19:36 , 88 Christopher A SAWYER 23:05 , 223 Meryll CRIPPS 28:24
Roundhay : 2 Mick LOFTUS 18:56 , 9 Graham NEEDHAM 20:15 , 10 Andy STONEMAN 20:16 , 15 Adam PARTON 20:54 , 21 Tomas MILDORF 22:17 , 31 Callum PARTON 23:53 , 86 Natalie ROSS 28:01 , 88 Jacqueline HUNT 28:04 , 131 Justin VOGLER 34:24
Wanstead Flats : 67 Pamela LOMORO 25:43
NB if you’ve run a parkrun and are not on the list then it will be because you’re not registered as “Valley Striders” or “Run Leeds @ Alwoodley”. Don’t be shy!
Etape Du Dales 110 mile cycle sportive
110 miles round the Yorkshire Dales from Grassington www.etapedudales.co.uk
Mick Wrench MV40 07:04:33 Silver
Simon Redshaw MV40 07:53:35 Silver
Mick Loftus MV40 08:56:51 Bronze
Perhaps we should have a new club section “Valley Riders”. Tracey would obviously be club president, having cycled from Paris to London via Leeds a couple of weeks ago for the Jane Tomlinson fund. Or maybe she just had a faulty satnav.
NB some time ago we set up a separate club for fell running called “Valley Spiders” (this actually derived from a misprint in the Daily Telegraph).
Our tobogganing or curling team could be called “Valley Sliders”
To be continued …
London Marathon Report – from Joe Hanney
I was chuffed when Bob texted shortly after Christmas to say someone had dropped out and as first reserve I could have a club place for London. The big day eventually came and I was hoping for a PB of around 3.30. I didn't want repeat previous mistakes of starting too fast - but I went too far the other way as when the start eventually came I couldn't get moving. I was in pen 3 not far from the start but for some reason there were lots of cast members from TOWIE (Andy Settle is a big fan and will explain) and various giant vegetables in front of me and it took nearly 29 minutes to cover the first 5k.
I tried not to panic and to enjoy the atmosphere and found I was able to gradually speed up through the race (my first negative split!). The Runners World guys with the big 3.30 lollipop eventually came into view but had a huge following behind them so it seemed to take an age to overtake them. But I eventually did and was pretty pleased to finish in 3.29.11, especially as the predicted rain and cold never came and it was a pretty hot day.
There were some amazing performances from other Striders, and it was great to see friendly faces at the 'V' meeting point at the end. I'd been off the beer for a couple of months so enjoyed the celebrations afterwards (although perhaps it is now time to ease off a bit!) But I never thought I'd achieve a time like that, so I wanted to say thanks Valley Striders for the race place and all the support and encouragement. Thanks too to all those who sponsored me ( website still open - https://fundraise.unicef.org.uk/MyPage/Joe-Hanneys-marathon-fundraising-page ).
London Marathon – from Asheila Narang
Just wanted to let you know I ran VLM on Sunday but for some reason it doesn't come up in VS list for the results. My time was 5:00:34 which I was pleased with as I really struggled with the last 7 miles. although not my PB (4:53), I enjoyed the atmosphere and the day.
Secondly, just to let you know, Tues 24th will be my last session at VS group as I am moving away (to Australia!) on Sunday. I am going because of work but I will miss the support and friendliness of VS 6pm Tuesday group. Hopefully I will make it to the last session tomorrow.
Thanks for all your support and help over the last year.
Striders featured high in the clubs who had the most finishers - Wharfedale 27, Ilkley 24, Clayton Le Moors 21, Dark Peak 19, Calder Valley, Pudsey & Bramley and Striders all 17
Also seen in the results - Duncan Clark (Abbey Runners) 2:57:35, 1st M50, Richard Butterfield (former Valley Strider / former winner of Leeds Half) 3:24:29, Tony Audenshaw (of Emmerdale) 3:29:09
Tom Williams (Hyde Park Harriers and Northern director for parkrun) wrote in the parkrun weekly newsletter “Last Saturday I took part in the 105th Bradford parkrun, an event where they smashed their all-time attendance record as almost 400 people celebrated the life of Arthur James. Arthur ran his first ever parkrun at my home event of Leeds back in March 2009 at the wonderful age of 73, and on Saturday the 5th of May this year picked up his 100 club t-shirt and jacket at his home run in Bradford. That night Arthur passed away peacefully in his sleep.”
I had first heard the news from Stella Cross of Abbey Runners, who emailed “Dave G and Jane and I chatted to him on Wednesday before the John Carr race. He told us that he had had a pace maker fitted. I told him what an inspiration he was to us all”.
Many Striders would know Arthur as the last man to finish in “our” Yorkshire Vets race for the last 3 years, usually running in with one of the ladies in their blue Eccleshill vests.
The University of Leeds’ Lifelong Learning Centre is running a series of learning for pleasure summer workshop for adult learners from Monday 25 – Saturday 30 June inclusive. We have a series of workshops being run, including an science related workshop ‘Performance enhancement in health and disease: ethical issues and dilemmas’ run by Dr Dave Lewis and Sheryl Meskin which we thought you may be interested in. Please see our website here: http://www.llc.leeds.ac.uk/news/spring-into-summer or this document specific to the workshop http://www.llc.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/Science-Performance-enhancement-in-health-and-disease.pdf
From Sinead O'Brien, Fundraising Officer at MenCap in Leeds (and new Valley Striders member)
I have a favour to ask, I noticed sometimes on your group email send outs you put personal news stories at the bottom. Would it be possible to tell people about Leeds Mencap’s Royal Garden Party? Description below:
Leeds Mencap Royal Garden Party - On Sunday the 3rd of June from 1-4pm Leeds Mencap are hosting a jubilee celebration in the lovely gardens of our residential home the Rookery on Woodland Lane in Chapel Allerton. The event will boast a traditional British theme with old style games including an egg and spoon race, a three legged race and a tug o’ war finale. There will also be live music, children’s craft workshops, stalls and afternoon tea. Bakers will be able to don their aprons and pop along to show off their best Jubilee-themed cakes for our cake-baking competition judged by Sunshine Bakery and the Rookery residents, and there will be King and Queen Fancy Dress competition for those wanting to show off their regal side. Special Guest on the Day will be Leeds Rhino’s star Danny McGuire.
I am just trying to spread the word as much as possible so it would be a great help if you could add it to the next email update. Thank you
Tony Firth, cycling Coast-to-Coast on 15-16 June
Tony Firth (bar steward and chef at Leos) is riding from Morecambe to Scarborough with 13 friends the weekend 15-16 June and raising money for St Gemmas, where his mum died last February. If you are able to sponsor him, there is now a form behind the bar at Leos. I’ll try to persuade him to create a Just Giving page next week!
I’m sure I’ve missed something – let me know and I’ll put it in the next edition!