Subject:                                     V S Update - Happy new year, diary and things you need to do by Sunday, More help wanted, First Aid, Membership, Results from Chevin and VS Winter races

 

Sent: 03 January 2014 15:40

Happy New Year

 

What are your plans for 2014?

 

In team events, Striders men will be hoping to retain their Peco title, women will be hoping to climb the table.  We have the three main XC events in January and February – Yorkshires (this Saturday), and Northerns and The (English) National (closing dates this Sunday, see below).  We made good efforts in Calderdale Way Relay and Bradford Millennium Way in 2013, can we do better in 2014?  Can we retain all 3 team titles (men, women and vets) at the Leeds Country Way Relay?  And can we get a record 6 teams for LCW?  Please try to keep these dates free!

 

As individuals, you’ll all have your own key events that you’re targeting, whether it be to achieve a particular time (a PB for some or an Age Best for others) and/or to be placed in the category prizes. 

 

But while training for “your” events, there’s no better training than racing, and when racing there’s nothing better than racing with/against other Striders!  So next Tuesday we’re getting together, over pie and peas, to decide the Grand Prix races for 2014.  And I know that there is an email discussion in progress to decide the Fell Championship races for 2014.  And hopefully many of these will fit in with your training/racing schedules.  And the VSCC grand prix format has already been decided – email cycling@valleystriders.org.uk if you aren’t on the cycling mailing list.

 

You may also be interested in entering the Leeds Race Series 2014.  This is a grand prix style series containing all the “local” races in Leeds, most of which are £10 or less to enter and have low travel costs (nil if you go by bike!). In the 2013 Series John Shanks and Sarah Harper both finished in bronze medal position.  See www.leedsathletics.net for details. 

 

So on to the diary for the 10 days …

 

Diary and things you need to do by Sunday

 

Saturday 4 January – 17 Striders running Yorkshire XC championships at Lightwater Valley – good luck!

 

Sunday 5 January - Meanwood Resolution Rush Trail Race

·         Country Trail Races are organising a trail race at The Bay Horse PH, Parkside Road, LS6 4NB over approx 6 miles following written route instructions.

·         Run solo, in pairs or small groups, on footpaths, tracks and road. 

·         Entry on the day £4 attached / £6 unattached, receive a £2 drinks voucher to use in the pub on your return.

·         Start when you like between 11am and noon. All runs timed.

·         Pub serving from noon, food available, open for toilets at 11am.

·         Held under UKA rules. Minimum age for runners is 16 years

·         http://www.countrytrailraces.co.uk/    https://www.facebook.com/countrytrailraces

 

Sunday 5 January – 10pm deadlines for

·         Junior pie and peas 7:15pm on 7 January email earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk note new email address – you will get a confirmation email

·         Pie and peas 8:30pm on 7 January email food@valleystriders.org.uk normal address – you will get a confirmation email

·         For the pie and peas, please say whether you want meat or veggie pie, whether you want peas or baked beans and whether you want apple pie

 

Sunday 5 January – 10pm deadlines also for

·         Entries for Northern XC Championships on Saturday 25 January at Knowsley Safari Park to teams@valleystriders.org.uk

·         Entries for English XC Championships (“the National”) on Saturday 22 February at Wollaton Park Nottingham to teams@valleystriders.org.uk

·         Registration for Peco XC race 3 (if you’re not already registered) to teams@valleystriders.org.uk

·         Check your entry for all the above at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm

 

Tuesday 7 January – normal training sessions - and pie and peas – booking details above – note new email address for early sitting.  Also meeting to decide VS GP races for 2014.

 

Sunday 12 January – PECO race 3 at Middleton Park (near John Charles Stadium) – these will be VSJGP and VSGP races.  Seniors - if you’ve not already registered, see details above, if you have already registered, don’t forget your race number!   www.pecoxc.co.uk for race details.  www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm for list of names

 

Help wanted in February and April

 

On Sunday 16 February we’re organising Peco Race 4, probably at Danefield on Otley Chevin but possibly somewhere else (if we can find somewhere to allow more runners and better parking).  Wherever it is, we need about 12 people to help set up the course, help with car parking and do the race admin (accepting entries) – these people will be able to run.  And we will need about 12 marshals including recorders and timekeepers.  Please email help@valleystriders.org.uk if you know you’re available on that date and say whether you will do pre-race, during-race or both).

 

On Saturday 12 April we’re organising the Meanwood Trail and Junior Races from Leos.  Please keep the date free (and please email help@valleystriders.org.uk if you know you’re available on that date).

 

First aid course

 

There is a first aid course being held at the Postal Social Club (just across the road from Kirkstall Leisure Centre) on Tuesday 28 January either from 6pm-10pm or 6:30pm-10:30pm (to be decided).  The course is being arranged by (and subsidised) by Leeds Athletics Network and we are expecting it to be accentuated towards likely athletics injuries.  The cost (after subsidy) is £15, but Valley Striders will pay this if you are a regular volunteer at our events.  Contact me if you are interested.

 

Membership renewals

 

Regarding the Striders year from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014 we now have 331 who have paid and 91 who are now overdue.

 

Please click www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm and check whether you are “Paid” or “Due”.

 

If “Due”, your fee to renew is £25 (juniors £10) and can be paid by internet

·         Sort Code: xx-xx-xx

·         Account Number: aaaaaaaa

·         Please include your name and “Subs” in the Reference

 

If you want to pay by cash or cheque or have any queries (or wish to resign), please email our new email address for membership tom@valleystriders.org.uk (tom stands for “treasurer of memberships”).

 

And many thanks to Tom Button for volunteering for the Membership Secretary role advertised in the previous V S Update.

 

Results

 

You Muddy Fools

 

An interesting concept, the clock started at 0:00, you could start at any time you wanted, but if you finished after 50:00 you were disqualified.  The winner was therefore whoever started latest but finished within the 50 mins.

 

Will Kerr from Saltaire started last and finished within the 50 mins so won.  Congratulations to Franco Pardini who started second last and finished within the 50 mins so was runner-up.

 

Of the 27 runners, 7 were Striders, but you’ll have to go to http://www.evensplits.co.uk/images/Muddy%20Fools%203%20Results%20Spreadsheet.pdf for the full results and see who was inside the 50 mins and who didn’t make it!

 

Chevin Chase (first race in VS Grand Prix 2014)

 

                              Gun time Chip Time    Pts

      21  Gwil Thomas         0:44:28  0:44:22      100

      39  Paul Kaiser         0:46:03  0:46:01       99

      45  Mick Loftus         0:46:35  0:46:30       98

      56  Mick Wrench         0:47:23  0:47:17       97

      69  Joel Giddings       0:48:06  0:47:59       96

      77  James Tarran        0:48:32  0:48:26       95

      83  Ian Sampson         0:48:47  0:48:38       94

     100  Jonathan Smyth      0:49:34  0:49:21       93

     109  Kevin McMullan      0:49:58  0:49:49       92

     145  Dan Murray          0:51:21  0:51:09       91

     147  Ian Sanderson       0:51:33  0:51:19       90

     150  Andy Stoneman       0:51:43  0:51:29       89

     159  Ollie Cheyne        0:52:11  0:51:54       88

     187  Gary Mann           0:53:20  0:53:06       87

     196  Graham Pawley       0:53:35  0:53:20       86

     217  Simon Redshaw       0:54:06  0:54:00       85

     243  Alistair Smyth      0:55:45  0:55:34       84

     293  Greg Skerrett       0:57:16  0:56:46       83

     310  Mick Tinker         0:57:52  0:57:38       82

     328  Ged Coll            0:58:27  0:58:13       81

     354  Sharon Kaiser       0:59:20  0:59:20       80

     381  Iain Currie         1:00:02  1:00:02       79

     450  Mike Robins         1:02:07  1:01:37       78

     474  Bob Jackson         1:02:43  1:02:28       77

     615  Franco Pardini      1:07:35  1:07:30       76

     639  Tony Haygarth       1:08:22  1:07:55       75

     686  Sarah Howell        1:10:08  1:09:31       74

     753  Caroline Tolan      1:13:24  1:12:30       73

     914  Becky Murray        1:25:21  1:24:44       72

also

     400  Andy Dodman         1:00:32  1:00:07       78

     472  Mike Mansfield      1:02:37  1:01:48       77 Roundhay R

     512  Damian Holmes       1:03:47  1:03:47       76

     710  Ken Kaiser          1:11:05  1:10:31       73 Horsforth H

     808  Graham Fisher       1:15:43  1:14:41       72 Kirkstall H

 

Valley Striders Junior Mile  (part of VS Junior Grand Prix 2013/4)

 

    1 Callum Chambers    0:06:46

    2 Sam Hollis         0:07:22

    3 Tally Diamond      0:07:33

    4 Georgina Pettit    0:07:34

    5 Imogen Idle        0:07:36

    6 Sam Chambers       0:07:58

    7 Ben Hollis         0:08:12

    8 Sarah Brady        0:08:23

    9 Amy Parton         0:08:34

   10 Josephine Pawley   0:08:44

   11 Amelia Pettit      0:09:11

   12 Ella Hollis        0:09:30

   13 Jordan Diamond     0:09:50

   14 Sarah Ord          0:09:53 (senior)

   15 Daniel Fotherby    0:10:51

   16 Michael Fotherby   0:12:24

 

NB next race in VSJGP is Peco at Middleton Park on 12 January

 

Valley Striders Winter Handicap 5 miles (second race in VS Grand Prix 2014)

 

    Race                       Race     Hand-    Run       Gun     Pts

     Pos                       Time     icap     Time      Pos

       1  Mike Brown          0:51:14  0:05:00  0:46:14     35      66

       2  Claire Senior       0:51:16  0:10:45  0:40:31     28      73

       3  Andrew Bell         0:51:32  0:19:15  0:32:17      8      93

       4  John Hussey         0:54:12  0:16:00  0:38:12     24      77

       5  Joel Giddings       0:54:47  0:23:30  0:31:17      6      95

       6  Joanna Chambers     0:55:11  0:13:45  0:41:26     31      70

       7  Esther Hollis       0:55:15  0:13:30  0:41:45     32      69

       8  Chloe Hudson        0:55:23  0:17:15  0:38:08     23      78

       9  Rav Panesar         0:55:41  0:25:45  0:29:56      4      97

      10  Paul Sanderson      0:55:45  0:22:00  0:33:45     13      88

      11  Steve Webb          0:55:52  0:25:45  0:30:07      5      96

      12  Sarah Harper        0:55:54  0:18:00  0:37:54     22      79

      13  Mark Woodhead       0:56:00  0:23:30  0:32:30      9      92

      14  Graham Pawley       0:56:03  0:21:45  0:34:18     15      86

      15  Simon Midwood       0:56:14  0:27:30  0:28:44      1     100

      16  Dawn Parton         0:56:18  0:15:45  0:40:33     29      72

      17  Malcolm Coles       0:56:20  0:18:30  0:37:50     21      80

      18  Paul Fotherby       0:56:24  0:26:30  0:29:54      3      98

      19  Jeremy Ladyman      0:56:32  0:27:00  0:29:32      2      99

      20  Paul White          0:56:43  0:19:15  0:37:28     20      81

      21  Alex Watson-Usher   0:56:48  0:18:15  0:38:33     25      76

      22  Bob Jackson         0:57:02  0:17:45  0:39:17     26      75

      23  Ross Bibby          0:57:05  0:23:45  0:33:20     12      89

      24  Tom Button          0:57:11  0:23:10  0:34:01     14      87

      25  Stephanie Gledhill  0:57:12  0:16:30  0:40:42     30      71

      26  Sara Dyer           0:57:13  0:11:10  0:46:03     34      67

      27  Paul Smith          0:57:21  0:23:00  0:34:21     16      85

      28  Ian Sanderson       0:57:49  0:25:00  0:32:49     11      90

      29  John Shanks         0:58:15  0:25:30  0:32:45     10      91

      30  Adam Parton         0:58:27  0:22:15  0:36:12     18      83

      31  Roy Huggins         0:58:31  0:26:30  0:32:01      7      94

      32  Pascale Fotherby    0:58:48  0:18:45  0:40:03     27      74

      33  Callum Parton       0:59:25  0:23:45  0:35:40     17      84

      34  John Hallas         1:01:50  0:19:45  0:42:05     33      68

      35  Holly Williams      1:01:51  0:24:45  0:37:06     19      82

 

Best fancy dress was awarded to Dennis the Menace (Sarah Harper)

 

NB next race in VSGP is Peco at Middleton Park on 12 January