Subject:                          V S Update - urgent last orders for Xmas Parties, Peco Race 2, Hoodies and London ballot; congratulations to men's team 2nd in WYXC

 

Sent: 06 December 2013 10:28

URGENT – Last orders please

 

Book by Sunday 8 December for Peco Race 2, Junior Xmas Party and VS Hoodies

 

Book by Tuesday 10 December for VS Xmas Party and London Marathon Ballot

 

Details of all of these below

 

CONGRATULATIONS - Valley Striders Men 2nd in West Yorks XC League

 

Race 4 and Series results at end of this email.

 

Peco Race 2 – Sunday 15 December at Golden Acre Park

 

If you ran race 1, don’t forget to bring your number with you next week!

 

If you had registered for the series but didn’t run race 1, your number will be waiting for you under the Valley Striders flag on race day.

 

If you haven’t yet registered for the series and want to run race 2 you must let me know by Sunday 8 December at 10pm  email teams@valleystriders.org.uk

 

You can check whether you have been registered at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm

 

If you’re reading this “next week” and haven’t registered and want to run, there is a possibility that the race organisers will extend the deadline, so email the “teams” email and I’ll let you know if you can get in.

 

NB Juniors don’t need to pre-register, just turn up on the day.

 

Race details on the Peco XC website www.pecoxc.co.uk

 

V S Junior Xmas Party & Presentations – Tuesday 10 December

 

Bookings close Sunday 8 December at 10pm for the Junior Christmas Party (parents welcome!) to be held on Tuesday 10th December 2013 here at Leos from 6:30pm to 8:00pm approx.

 

The buffet menu will cater for children and adults and include chicken nuggets, chilli, hot dogs, nachos and pizza for mains and a selection of desserts including cheesecake and jelly & ice cream. We have games planned before the meal, between courses and after the meal, and also a quiz.  We also have some awards to present.  Please arrive for about 6:15pm.  NB no junior training session on 10 December.

 

Tickets cost £6 (same price all ages) and to book your place please email juniorxmas@valleystriders.org.uk - NB please advise number of children and number of adults. Veggie option available, please say in your email. 

 

Once booked, please pay by either sending a cheque made payable to Valley Striders to Paul White, 17 Whinmoor Court, Redhall, Leeds LS14 1NX or pay by bank transfer using the following details - Sort Code: xx-xx-xx Account Number: aaaaaaaa. If you pay by bank transfer please include your name and “JuniorXmas” as reference.

 

You can check your booking has been received at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsxmas.htm 

 

Hooded Tops Order (now for Juniors too) – DEADLINE Sunday 8th December 2013

 

Message from Mr Kit – Last chance to order a hooded top ahead of Christmas with the option to now buy tops for your kids. The options / costs are:

 

Adult Black Hoody (no zip) - £20

Adult Black or Grey Hoody (full zip) – £24.50

 

Kids Black Hoody (no zip) – £15

Kids Black or Grey Hoody (full zip) - £19

 

Each hoody comes as either male or female and will have ‘Valley Striders Leeds’ on the back (heat applied) and the same on the chest only smaller and embroidered. The price also includes for your name or initials to be embroidered on the chest so you don’t get it mixed up with other Striders. If someone doesn’t want their name adding, a slight saving to the prices above can be offered.

 

Sizing info can be found using the links below:

 

Full zip hoody: (black or grey): http://www.sg-clothing.com/index.php/collection/11/29
Pullover hoody: (black):
http://www.sg-clothing.com/index.php/collection/11/28

  

Can I please request orders by no later than Sunday 8th December 2013 to kit@valleystriders.org.uk

 

London Marathon ballot

 

Valley Striders have 4 places in the London Marathon 2014.

 

If you would like your name to be put into the ballot which will take place at the VS Xmas Party, let me know by Tuesday 10 December 10pm

 

Email London@valleystriders.org.uk and say whether you applied and received a rejection slip or are just keen anyway.

 

V S Xmas Party -  Friday 13 December

 

Bookings close Tuesday 10 December at 10pm for the Christmas Party to be held on Friday 13th December 2013 here at Leos.

 

The evening will be a Christmas party like never before! You will be welcomed from 7pm by a festive atmosphere of music and friends.

 

Tickets cost £14 and to book your place please email xmas@valleystriders.org.uk by Sunday 8 December. Veggie option available, please say in your email.  There will be no admittance on the night without pre-booking.

 

The ticket price will include a two course buffet meal, a band, 10 top quality prizes for the raffle, a short celebration of our running achievements from the year and dancing through as late as 2am.

 

Once booked, please pay by either sending a cheque made payable to Valley Striders to Paul White, 17 Whinmoor Court, Redhall, Leeds LS14 1NX or pay by bank transfer using the following details - Sort Code: xx-xx-xx Account Number: aaaaaaaa. If you pay by bank transfer please include your name and “Xmas” as reference.

 

All welcome – first claim, second claim, cyclists, social members and partners

 

You can check your booking has been received at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsxmas.htm 

 

West Yorkshire Cross Country results

 

Under-11 Girls

 

Tally Diamond didn’t run but had run the other 3 races in the series and finished 21st overall in this category.

 

Under-11 Boys

 

Joe Sherman, running for Skyrac, finished 5th in the race and 6th overall in the series (winning a medal).  His Skyrac team were the winning team in the series.

 

Sam Hollis didn’t run but had run the other 3 races in the series and finished 37th  overall in this category.

 

Under-13 Boys

 

Callum Chambers didn’t run but had run the other 3 races in the series and finished 46th overall.  Max Vine had run 2 races in this category.

 

Under-15 Girls

 

Aileen Loftus didn’t run but had run the other 3 races in the series and finished 21st overall.

 

Under-15 Boys

 

On the day, we had 3 runners – this was the first time VS had had a complete junior team

   28 Max Partington

   47 Callum Parton

   52 Alex Irvine

 

Callum finished 44th in the series and Alex 47th.  Max had run 2 races.

 

For Skyrac, Alex Pagdin finished 7th on the day and 11th in the series.

 

Senior Ladies

 

   51 Sue Sunderland

   92 Sara Dyer

 

Senior Men

 

Race 4 results

   20 Simon Midwood    31:49

   27 Andy May         32:04

   40 Jeremy Ladyman   33:02

   42 Paul Fotherby    33:19

   46 Paul Kaiser      33:29

   55 Steve Webb       33:48

   63 Gwil Thomas      34:07

   66 Jerry Watson     34:22

   67 Dave Penman      34:34

   83 Alex Nancolas    34:55

   89 Mick Loftus      35:15

   96 John Shanks      35:33

  103 Kevin McMullan   35:52

  120 Roy Huggins      36:51

  131 Richard Irvine   38:11

  135 Mike Furby       38:41

  142 Adam Parton      39:29 

  148 Andy Pagdin      39:52

  172 finished

 

Good “packing” by the VS team - our 7th to 11th placed runners pushed Skyrac down 9 points which might have been critical in the series table.

 

Teams

   1 Holmfirth   124

   2 Bingley     187

   3 V.Striders  230

   4 Skyrac      245

   5 Spenborough 257

   6 Wetherby    271

   7 Halifax     294

     And 7 more

 

Overall Series

·         Senior men (under 35) – 4th Simon Midwood, 12th Alex Nancolas

·         M35 – 2nd Paul Fotherby

·         M40 – 17th Mike Furby, 19th Richard Irvine, 24th Adam Parton

·         M45 – 12th Mick Loftus

·         M50 – 2nd Jerry Watson, 7th Roy Huggins, 10th Andy Pagdin

 

Overall Team results

  1 Holmfirth   16

   2 V. Striders 18

   3 Skyrac      21

   4 Wetherby    23

   5 Halifax     24

   6 Harrogate   37

   7 Ilkley      46

   8 Denby Dale  47

 

A real team effort, no fewer than 14 Striders “counted” in at least one race – Alex Nancolas(2), Andy May, Dan Fisher, Dave Penman, Jeremy Ladyman, Jerry Watson(3), Jon Pownall, Mick Loftus(3), Paul Fotherby(3), Paul Kaiser, Rob Hamilton, Simon Midwood(3), Simon Vallance and Steve Webb(2).  And I’ve already mentioned Adam Parton, Andy Pagdin, Mike Furby, Richard Irvine and Roy Huggins who supported the team by running at least 3 races.