Subject: V S Weekly Update - Dates incl parkrun, Lineham Farm, club handicap; cycling kit, British record for Lou
Sent: 04 July 2013 14:49
Dates for July (and a few beyond)
Sat 6 Jul – Valley Striders will be organising the Leeds (Hyde Park / Woodhouse Moor) parkrun on 3 August and shadowing the organisers on 6 July. We’d like a few people to go this Saturday morning to see the admin team - race director, timekeeper, tag hander-outer, bar-code reader - in action, please email Alex Watson-Usher email@example.com if you’ll be going this Saturday. NB assuming you are faster than 25 mins or so, you could probably run the race and then observe.
Sun 7 Jul - Eccup 10 [VSGP] [VSJuniorGP] also in Leeds Race Series and Leeds Junior Race Series www.leedsathletics.net
· 10 mile race – online entry via www.abbeyrunners.co.uk available till “Friday tea-time”, also entries on the day at £2 extra (it says on the website)
· Junior races - will be taking entries on the day for the Eccup 1 & 2 Mile Junior Races on Sunday (in the main hall at Adel Sports & Social Club, from 8.15 – 9.15am) (from Mark Hetherington) – note also that year 3 are able to enter
Tue 9 Jul – Juniors and beginners/improvers at GSAL at 6pm, intermediates and experienced runners at Leeds Met at 7pm
Wed 10 Jul - Hyde Park Summer mile on Woodhouse Moor [VSGP] also in Leeds Race Series www.leedsathletics.net My information is that this is a flat course i.e. it only uses the top half of the park nearest the University.
Sat 13 Jul – Lineham Farm Open Day and 20th Anniversary Celebration – FREE admission – face painting, BBQ & bar, bouncy castle and fairground games, tombola, arts & crafts, animals (of course) and more. Valley Striders have raised over £30,000 (yes, the comma is in the right place) for Lineham Farm over the past 10 years. Please visit our favourite charity.
Sun 14 Jul - Jane Tomlinson Run For All 10k in Leeds
Sun 14 Jul - Salomon City Trail runs in Roundhay Park
Tue 16 Jul – sessions to include fell session, details to follow (see website next week)
Sat 20 Jul - Ingleborough [V S Fell Championship]
Sun 21 Jul - Pudsey 10k [VSGP] [VSJGP] also in Leeds Race Series and Leeds Junior Race Series www.leedsathletics.net
Sun 21 Jul - Harrogate 10k
Tue 23 Jul – Striders Junior 1 miles race and Striders Summer Handicap (approx. 5.2 miles trail) [VSGP] [VSJGP] – followed by food – more details on website soon
· Note that the Junior GP table is now up to date on the website
Sat 3 Aug – Striders will be organising the parkrun on Woodhouse Moor. Volunteers required for course set-up and dismantling (will be able to run), and for marshalling and race admin. If you’d like to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sun 1 Sep – Leeds Country Way, 64 miles, teams of 12, run in pairs, so each pair run approx. 11 miles. For the last 3 years we’ve had 5 teams (the only club ever to have had 5 teams) and would like 5 teams again this year, Please email email@example.com if you’d like to run. The first 24 names are guaranteed to get a run (irrespective of speed) providing that we have 5 teams.in total.
Sun 27 Oct - Harewood Trail Races organised by Valley Striders – save the date. Also help needed to hand out entry forms at local races please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycling kit – message from Andy Stoneman
folk have asked about kit down at Leo’s recently
Due to demand we’ll be making another kit order. Please take a look at the kit list on the website www.valleystriders.org.uk/riders and let me know if you’d like to order anything. The order deadline is Tuesday 23rd July.
Popular items are the arm warmers and full back wind gilets which are also useful for running, the bibshorts, short sleeve tops and the lightweight training jacket.
Please also note we can order junior cycling tops with a short zip at £35.
Place your orders at email@example.com
Fell Championships – from Steve Webb
League updated to include Buckden Pike, which was a rather crowded affair as it was an English Champs counter. The pinch points en route to the fell brought the field to a standstill, and there was a very early faller due to a speed bump in the car park!
Following scrutiny of the scores I've had to treat one of Mick's runs as a non-counter: he still needs to bag a Medium. This leaves Ross Bibby as a clear leader at present with a full complement of 5 scoring races.
Humber Bridge Half
Chip time Gun time
39 Gary Mann 01:28:33 01:28:39
50 Joel Giddings 01:29:50 01:29:57
156 Eric Green 01:37:01 01:37:06
344 Sue Sunderland 01:44:12 01:44:20
470 Hayley Nancolas 01:47:12 01:48:24
1006 Sarah Howell 02:02:16 02:03:39
The GP table will be updated on the website after Eccup 10 and Hyde Park mile next week
Lou Gilchrist – British 10k record holder
Congratulations to Lou Gilchrist who just over a week ago knocked nearly 4 minutes off the British 10k record for the W80 category – she ran 61:37 at the Oldham 10k
Free items – from Amanda Seims
FREE Mizuno Wave Harrier 3 fell shoes in size 7. Washed and clean and good for someone wanting to try fell running. Great on steep grassy/muddy terrain.
Bottle holder belt for running with phone/gel pocket. It's not very adjustable
at the waist as I cut the straps so it would fit me better - I am a 27inch
waist but it will still extend to 30 inch.
You just need to be able to collect from Moortown/Chapel Allerton. Email Amanda firstname.lastname@example.org