Subject:                          V S Weekly Update - Ladies Spring Tour, Abbey Dash Results, Tour of Pendle Report and some adverts

 

Sent: 23 November 2012 23:32

Next Week’s Sessions

 

Almost a normal week, the only oddity of the week is that it is the 5th week in the month for Kathy’s Thursday group, so they’ll be meeting at Roundhay Park.  See website www.valleystriders.org.uk for details of all sessions.

 

This Weekend’s Cross Country

 

I think this was covered in last week’s email, but just in case you’re panicking where to go

 

Saturday is the West Yorkshire league at Huddersfield see www.westyorkshireathletics.org.uk pre-entries only

 

Sunday is the Peco league at Fitzwilliam see www.pecoxc.co.uk  everyone register on the day

 

Ladies Spring Tour

 

Holly has emailed about training for the Edinburgh Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon next April

 

Hi Ladies,

 

Mel asked a good question last Friday - "what level do I need to be at by January?". I have had a look at the info you all gave that evening (well, I've tried to block some 'info' out!) and there is variation in the number of runs everyone does which will make it disjointed when we kick off the training in the new year.

 

So...I will be setting plans based on everyone comfortably running at least 3 sessions per week. This seems to be convenient for most - you all run tues & thurs and those who don't yet run at the weekend, are able to. So for January everyone needs to be used to running 3 times in a week, aiming for 4-5 miles per session and definitely 5 miles at the weekend. Speed doesn't matter - you won't all run at the same speed in the race - just the same distance.

 

We will base the training round:

I have emailed all above so find your training partner and get used to 3 sessions per week.

 

Is that clear? Have I forgotten something obvious?!

 

Bob, I've cc'd you in, in the hope you'll pop this on the weekly update to all members in case anyone wants to join but haven't yet given me their email

 

Email Holly if you want to join the Striders Ladies Spring Tour holjwilliams@googlemail.com

 

Abbey Dash

 

     Pos                     Gun time Chip Pos Chip Time   GP Pts            Cat  Cat pos 

      78  Dan Fisher          0:32:50     78     0:32:45      100           MSEN       63

     119  Paul Kaiser         0:33:44    117     0:33:36       99           MSEN       85

     136  Andy May            0:34:12    136     0:34:07       98            M35       18

     143  Jon Parker          0:34:21    141     0:34:13       97           MSEN      103

     149  Simon Midwood       0:34:27    149     0:34:19       96           MSEN      108

     150  Gwil Thomas         0:34:28    151     0:34:20       95            M35       19

     256  Jeremy Ladyman      0:36:19    254     0:36:06       94            M35       33

     307  Paul Fotherby       0:37:10    312     0:36:57       93            M35       42

     358  Ian Sanderson       0:38:05    364     0:37:42       92            M40       38

     386  Dave Penman         0:38:34    407     0:38:22       88           MSEN      211

     387  Dan Murray          0:38:35    386     0:38:01       91            M35       57

     393  Andy Thorpe         0:38:39    391     0:38:10       90            M35       59

     419  Tony Mills          0:38:55    399     0:38:16       89            M40       47

     480  Roy Huggins         0:39:27    505     0:39:03       86            M50       12

     481  Andy Stoneman       0:39:28    453     0:38:40       87            M35       74

     514  Gary Mann           0:39:47    523     0:39:13       85           MSEN      261

     542  John Shanks         0:39:58    552     0:39:22       84           MSEN      272

     582  Richard Irvine      0:40:22    612     0:39:47       83            M40       64

     592  Gary Shaw           0:40:28    647     0:40:05       80            M35      100

     596  Alan Brydon         0:40:32    633     0:39:57       82           MSEN      294

     679  Justin Vogler       0:41:20    645     0:40:04       81            M40       82

     694  Tim Towler          0:41:31    751     0:40:57       77            M50       18

     701  Myra Jones          0:41:33    717     0:40:42       78           FSEN       54

     747  Alan Hutchinson     0:41:56    793     0:41:15       76            M55       11

     775  Keith Sexton        0:42:15    710     0:40:38       79            M40       93

     829  Rob Marsh           0:42:39    954     0:42:09       73            M35      129

     850  Liz Wood            0:42:50    922     0:41:59       74            F35       18

     969  Paul Sanderson      0:43:46    895     0:41:50       75            M45       84

    1001  Tomas Mildorf       0:44:06   1262     0:43:48       68           MSEN      433

    1045  Mike Higgins        0:44:28    960     0:42:11       72           MSEN      451

    1164  Keith Brewster      0:45:17   1167     0:43:22       70            M55       21

    1169  Ged Coll            0:45:19   1437     0:44:34       66            M45      106

    1173  Iain Currie         0:45:21   1446     0:44:36       65            M45      107

    1254  George Black        0:45:55   1478     0:44:43       63            M70        1

    1313  Rob Hamilton        0:46:22   1225     0:43:37       69            M45      119

    1315  Sharon Tansley      0:46:22   1476     0:44:43       63           FSEN      102

    1333  Leroy Sutton        0:46:29   1010     0:42:29       71            M55       26

    1386  Sue Sunderland      0:46:54   1447     0:44:37       64            F50        9

    1439  Bob Jackson         0:47:16   1947     0:46:33       57            M60       18

    1464  Chris Sawyer        0:47:27   1772     0:45:55       59            M50       59

    1525  John Wallace        0:47:49   1264     0:43:49       67            M45      140

    1545  Rachael Nevins      0:47:55   1694     0:45:37       60            F45       18

    1855  Simon Barker        0:49:58   1857     0:46:12       58            M40      239

    1887  Mick Tinker         0:50:07   1623     0:45:17       61            M55       38

    2159  Sarah Howell        0:51:33   2684     0:49:06       53           FSEN      185

    2168  Alex Watson-Usher   0:51:36   2511     0:48:36       55           FSEN      189

    2176  Carole Towler       0:51:40   3209     0:50:41       48            F50       18

    2433  Sarah Harper        0:53:07   2311     0:47:57       56           FSEN      223

    2632  Pascale Fotherby    0:54:10   2876     0:49:38       51           FSEN      254

    2729  Liz Reddington      0:54:43   3075     0:50:15       49            F50       24

    2777  Gemma Midwood       0:54:57   2846     0:49:34       52           FSEN      272

    2914  James Albiges       0:55:39   3881     0:53:01       46            M35      415

    3172  Julie Mcgurk        0:56:57   3724     0:52:28       47            F45       66

    3246  Bill McCaffrey      0:57:20   2534     0:48:40       54            M45      280

    3563  Grace Thomas        0:58:45   3973     0:53:21       45            F35      161

    3657  Sarah Clark         0:59:15   4117     0:53:49       44            F40      120

    3685  Liz Guthrie         0:59:22   4153     0:53:55       43            F40      124

    4266  Mike Ferraby        1:02:28   3008     0:50:04       50            M40      459

    4363  Hannah Stoneman     1:02:53   5175     0:57:29       41            F35      231

    4465  Meryll Cripps       1:03:21   5186     0:57:31       40            F60        7

    5032  Alexa Hannant       1:06:18   5211     0:57:37       39           FSEN      720

    5208  Sue Carr            1:07:23   5100     0:57:15       42            F45      184

    5277  Helen Gill          1:07:45   5483     0:58:47       36            F40      262

    5339  Jayne Sexton        1:08:11   5323     0:58:03       37            F40      269

    5419  James Forbes        1:08:36   5307     0:57:59       38           MSEN     1535

    6090  Becky Murray        1:13:14   5937     1:01:10       35            F35      419

    6097  Melissa Dexter      1:13:18   6151     1:02:18       34            F55       56

    6508  Hayley Foy          1:16:48   6449     1:04:28       32           FSEN     1152

    6743  Katy Pollard        1:19:11   6438     1:04:23       33           FSEN     1222

    7163  Amanda Lea-Langton  1:26:46   7202     1:15:46       31            F40      479

also                                                                                    

     380  Julia Leventon      0:38:29    395     0:38:11                    FSEN       30

     531  Nicky Green         0:39:52    471     0:38:49                     F40        5

 

Congratulations to George Black for a very successful trip down from Fife to win his age category

 

George was the only podium place but Striders did rather corner the market in coming 18th in their age category, with Andy May, Tim Towler, Liz Wood, myself, Rachael Nevins and Carole Towler all achieving this feat!

 

Free places at Leeds Half Marathon and Leeds Run for All 10k

 

From Richard Adcock

 

Don't know if you saw this in the paper, but anyone that can do a sub 74mins (women 87mins) 1/2 marathon, or sub 33mins (women 39mins) 10k can get free entry for all four of the Jane Tomlinson Run for All races next year

 

Pendle Hill Race Report – from Steve Dixon

 

A few hardy souls sporting Striders vests ventured over into Lancashire on Saturday 17 November to run up and down Pendle Hill 6 times and get very very muddy in the process. This race is the last in the calendar classed AL and is organised by Clayton-le-Moors club. It has been described as both 'inspired' and 'contrived' depending upon how you feel about running up and down this hill so many times. Many run it once and never return!!!

 

The start was delayed by 10 minutes to allow the race organiser Kieran to rid the remnants of cloud off the hill. This was unexpected! I'd no idea race organisers had such magical powers but I suppose that's down to the influence of the witches and wizards in these parts. Whatever the reason was the cloud did stay off the hill for most of the day and good visibility was the norm. Route finding should not, please note, have been an issue!

Oliver Cheyne was the first to make it back to Barley. A good performance considering this was his first longish race since Wasdale back in the Summer. Not surprisingly he was tiring by the sixth ascent of the Hlll and almost allowed yours truly to catch him, arriving back just 3 mins behind. I do owe an apology here though as I suggested to Ollie that there were 5 Climbs, so it's possible the 6th may have suprised him somewhat. Sorry! Another very solid performance by Malcolm Coles (the 'runaway' record holder for the V70 category for this race) to be the third strider home. Performance of the day was surely that of Sarah Smith who knocked more than 20 minutes of her PB for this race. With a proper warm up by cycling over to Barley, it's likely it would have been more than 30 minutes!

 

Magic was still afoot on Pendle Hill!!! It's victim, Geoff Webster, was unfortunately chasing spectral shadows, after CP 4, climbing out of Ogden Clough the wrong way and thereby missing checkpoints 5, 6, 7 and 8. He was thus able to surprise many runners by meeting us running in the opposite direction along the top of Pendle Hill whilst we headed towads the penultimate drop off the hill to CP9.

 

From CP 9 the route is simple and pure in its line of travel, starting with the ascent back up to the Beacon, amusingly called Big End. Not that many were laughing, in fact I heard tales of grown men in tears in the effort of reaching CP 10 at the Big End. This left over a mile (in the same SSW direction) of fast descending to CP 11 deep down in Ogden Clough above the upper and lower Ogden Reservoirs. This check point was chosen as the spot to position a stone plaque in memory of fell running legend Bill Smith who died on the nearby Bowland fells in October last year. From here its either a joyful sprint along the track beside the reservoirs back into Barley or a painful trudge and stagger before collapsing over the finishing line.

 

We wearily made our way back to the 'local' cafe for soup and coffee and Sylvia Watson was able to relive some of her own history when we met a rival that she had done battle with over the Haworth Hobble. Keighley and Craven archives did not go far enough back to check who came out on top in those battles but a check of Clayton archives revealed an amazing winning streak Sylvia has in the Pendle race: first lady vet in 5 successive years from 1989 to 1993!!!  Her fastest time over that period was a fantastic 3 hours and 3 minutes. A resigned rolling of the eyes signified Sylvia's disappointment with Geoff losing his way on this course!

Not only a day of Magic on the Fells but a day of Fell Running History.

 

Carl Bell of Howgill Harriers won the race in 2 hours 27 minutes and 1 second

 

176 Oliver Cheyne    3 23 19

194 Steve Dixon      3 26 11

306 Malcom Coles    3 51 06

331 Sarah Smith      4 03 05 

 

362 finished and 20 retired or were timed out

 

Inspired or contrived???  Need to run it again next year to make my mind up.

 

My apologies if I have missed any other Striders running.  We understood a new Strider was intending to run but we did not manage to meet up on the day.

 

Apologies are in order
 
Ross Bibby (still U/A in results) was far too quick for us all and finished in 156th place in 3 hours 16 mins and 55 seconds
 
Steve

 

Grizedale26 Ultra Trail

 

Paul Smith posted a photo on V S Facebook, captioned

 

Grizedale26 Ultra Trail before the start. The winner of the ladies race and 4th (yes 4th overall) is on the left (the one without the silly tash).  Congratulations to Kim Threadgall!

 

Advert from Up and Running

 

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Advert from Amanda Seims

 

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I've cleaned them up so they still look as new.

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Advert from Wendy Atton

 

(just joined Valley Striders having been one of Kathy’s “group” members for 3 months)

 

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I would like to offer club members a 10% discount on all commission orders received before 31st December 2012.  Please visit my website to view examples of my work at www.wendyatton.co.uk or contact me by phone or email for further information.

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