Subject: V S Update - training on Tuesday, WYXC, Peco XC, London, Harewood, Results (wins for men at Horsforth and Holly in Brussels), Steeplechase report
Sent: 07 October 2013 00:17
Training on Tuesday
Reminder that second Tuesday of the month is the track sessions, 6pm at GSAL or 7pm at Leeds Met.
Note that this will be the final session of the year at GSAL, for the rest of the winter we will be back at Leos.
West Yorks XC
We have 23 men, 8 women and 7 juniors registered for the WYXC League. See www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm for list of entries
Sun 20 October at Wakefield
Sat 2 November at Pudsey
Sun 17 November at Leeds
Sun 1 December at Guiseley
The Wakefield venue is likely to be Thornes Park, here’s a map http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=432000&y=420000&z=120&mapp=map.srf . From what I remember the first race (Under-11’s) is usually at 11:45, Under-13’s are 12-ish, Under-15’s about 12:30, women’s race at 13:30 and men’s at 14:15. Details will appear at http://www.westyorkshireathletics.org.uk/
Note that you can still enter the series but will be ineligible for race 1. Email email@example.com
Dates are as follows.
Sun 24 November Temple Newsam Kippax Harriers / St Theresas
Sun 15 December Golden Acre Park Abbey Runners / Ilkley Harriers
Sun 12 January Middleton Park Rothwell Harriers / Ackworth RR
Sun 16 February Danefield (Chevin) Valley Striders / Airecentre Pacers
Sun 2 March Northcliffe Park Saltaire Striders / Eccleshill RR
Note that, for the first time, adults need to register in advance, and will be allocated a number to wear for all 5 races. This should mean that the registration queues on the day will be quicker as they’ll have your details including age category, you just need to pay.
London Marathon Entries
Just a reminder that if you have a rejection slip for London (or even if you haven’t), email London@valleystriders.org.uk for a chance of one of the 4 VS places. Check your request has been received at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vslondon.htm
You’ll notice that this web page also shows Xmas meal bookings. This year’s Xmas do is on Friday 13th December, details to follow, but save the date now.
Harewood 2, 5 and 10
Still needing marshals, with 3 weeks ago it would make my life easier if I knew that we had everyone we needed and could allocate places. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org,uk if you are free – there will be a list at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmarshals.htm
Regarding specialist positions, I’m looking for
· some car parkers (to arrive early)
· some to hand out race numbers to those that have entered online
· sweepers for the 2 mile, 5 mile and 10 mile
Other upcoming races
The Guy Fawkes 10 is nearly full, if you are considering entering suggest you do so on receipt of this email
Email from Ripon Runenrs - Your members may be interested in the Jolly Holly Jog 10k on Sunday 29 December. Full details can be found on our website at: http://www.riponrunners.org.uk/jolly-holly-jog-10k
However Sunday 29 December is the date set for the Valley Striders winter junior mile and 5 mile handicap – save the date!
Still waiting for details of the Chevin Chase and Brass Monkey Half
Kirkstall junior race
1 Alex Pagdin 11:35 (2nd claim)
24 Laura Vogler 19:12
25 Henry Firth 19:44
28 Ben Easton 19:48
29 Jonathan Easton 23:46
2 Andy May 37:58
18 Gary Mann 42:57
19 Roy Huggins 43:00
43 Adam Parton 46:58
56 Rob Marsh 48:12
61 Leroy Sutton 48:24
85 Keith Brewster 50:34
126 Pascale Fotherby 54:42
175 Sarah Howell 60:06
The marathon season has now started in earnest. There were two Striders at Berlin a week ago
F1519 Kate McIntyre 3:50:23
15570 Paul Gill 3:59:01
On the same Sunday was the Nottingham full marathon and half – no Striders in the full but 4 in the half - results from Paul White
Pos Gun time Chip pos / time
114 Jon Pownall 01:25:33 114 01:25:28
754 Paul White 01:39:44 826 01:39:28 5th M65
1110 Alex Watson-Usher 01:43:48 1179 01:43:10
2306 Gemma Midwood 01:54:18 2510 01:53:58
Nearer home there were many Striders at the Horsforth 10k, the men picked up the team prize and the women were 3rd placed team.
4 Andy May 34:21
15 Gwil Thomas 36:14
20 Jeremy Ladyman 37:04
25 Dave Penmann 37:19
27 Rav Panesar 37:25
29 John Shanks 37:27
36 Dan Murray 38:31
45 Gary Mann 39:09
54 Roy Huggins 40:14
57 Jon Parker 40:34
60 Paul Smith 40:52
89 Alistair Smyth 42:43
115 Alan Hutchinson 43:36
144 Leroy Sutton 44:44
159 Michael Hall 45:50
163 Sue Sunderland 46:00
245 Sarah Harper 49:29
269 Chloe Hudson 50:35
309 John Bucktrout 52:15
310 Steph Gledhill 52:16
335 Louise Cazan 53:43
365 Josie Rothera 54:58
464 Becky Murray 61:49
Waiting for a full set of results, congratulations due to
· Andy May - 7th in the half marathon and
· Holly Williams – won the ladies 4k race
Also today were the Mablethorpe marathon, the Bramham 10k and the Red Bull Steeplechase
Race report from the Red Bull Steeplechase – from Steve Wilkins
The Red Bull Steeplechase is a fell race from Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District usually on the 1st weekend on October (just over an hour’s drive from Leeds).
Cost is around twenty pounds but you get a red bull hooded top, running socks and tea towel?! Plus they send you 4 cans of bull as well – a bargain.
Race format - 21 miles split into four knockout stages.
· 1st stage is 8 miles but only the first 300 get through.
· 2nd stage is 4 miles (pretty much all of it is vertical climbing or descending!) with only the first 125 getting through.
· 3rd stage is 6 miles but only the top 30 males and 10 females get through after this check point
· 4th stage is 3 miles.
Red Bull also put on a bbq and after party at the finish at the Castle Pub. Coaches from the end of each stage back to the finish / start are also laid on as part of the entrance fee.
It was horrendously hilly, very well organised and cheap to enter! I got through to the last steeple (18 miles) but missed the cut off for the final 3 miles, finishing in 77th place.
Thoroughly enjoyed it though and will be back next year. I recommend it to all Striders.
Google redbullsteeplechasecastleton for full details.