Subject:                                     V S Update - food next Tuesday, marshals for Harewood, West Yorks XC, Membership renewal Q+As, Vale of York, Junior 100m

 

Sent: 13 September 2014 00:38

In this week’s edition

·         Food next Tuesday

·         Request for marshals at Harewood Trail Races on 19 October

·         West Yorkshire Cross Country – dates and how to sign up

·         Membership renewals and Q&As

·         VS AGM

·         Results from Vale of York Half

·         Junior 100metres times

 

Lasagne on Tuesday 16th

 

Normal sessions at Leos, followed by lasagne.

 

For food after 6pm session book to earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk ;  for food after 7pm session book to food@valleystriders.org.uk

 

Book before 10pm Sunday 14 Sep, choosing meat or veggie lasagne (£3.50 per portion) (sorry I put the old prices in last week’s email), and whether you want apple pie (£1.50 per portion)

 

Harewood Trail Races – October 19th – message from the Chief Marshal

 

So far we have about half the marshals that we need, so thanks to everyone who has done so far (check your name at  http://valleystriders.org.uk/Harewood%202014%20-%20Marshals%20List.xls   ) but we do need a lot more of you and it would be helpful to us if you could let us know before 16 September if possible.

 

I’ve been asked to explain a bit more about how we’re organising things this year. Not really big changes, just a little tidying around the edges. In years gone by a huge email has been sent out from Marshal HQ not long before the race and a number of people have noted that this was very confusing (me being one). It also puts a huge amount of work on one person trying to organise up to 100 marshals/volunteers.

               

So this year we are dividing the event into about 8 manageable sections (from HQ set up to race marshalling) with section leaders who will be responsible for letting people know who is in their team and ensuring they are well briefed and know what they are doing.  Those section leaders will also be in charge of filling any gaps if people have to drop out (illness, injury, etc) late.

               

So it may be that a few volunteers initially end up on a reserves list to cover this, but experience shows you will all be needed.

 

Anyway, smaller teams = easier organisation = less stress! That’s the plan

 

On which subject we are having a meeting at Leos after training next Tuesday (16th) to allocate volunteers/marshals. We know that everyone is volunteering their time so we will do our absolute best top take account of any special requests .

 

We are still however a little short of section leaders so if you are available to help out in that role and can attend the meeting please let us know.

 

Or if you haven’t volunteered yet but want to, please also let us know (you just don’t need to be at the meeting)

 

Email address as always is help@valleystriders.org.uk

 

Cheers  

 

John

 

West Yorks Cross Country – from Bob

 

We’ve now received the dates of the 4 West Yorks Cross Country (WYXC) races, and unfortunately one of them clashes with the Harewood Trail Races. This is very annoying as we had asked the race organiser about dates in October and he’d replied that he wouldn’t be holding an event on the weekend of 18th/19th October.

 

Dates

·         Sunday 19 October at Thornes Park Wakefield

·         Sunday 2 November somewhere in Leeds

·         Saturday 22 November somewhere in Keighley

·         Sunday 7 December at Nunroyd Park Guiseley

 

We’ve discussed this at V S Committee and we are in agreement that the Harewood Trail takes higher priority.  We cannot be in a position where we have insufficient marshals.

 

So, if you want to enter WYXC this season, email teams@valleystriders.org.uk to say you want to run WYXC, but in your email you must state your availability for Harewood on 19 October.  We will expect you to be available, so if you’re not, please explain why!  (e.g. it might be that you’re away that weekend and not intending to run the first WYXC)

 

What we will do is position marshals who want to run WYXC in the optimum places that gives them the best chance of getting away early and getting to Wakefield in time.  Our team captains, Gwil and Myra, will be involved in this process, so that the best possible VS team is selected.

 

NB Google maps says to get to Thornes Park from either Eccup or Harewood is around 19 miles, 36 mins without traffic, both routes via centre of Leeds.  It is likely to take a little longer as the road from the M1 Jct40 into Wakefield is always busy.  The ladies race starts at 13:45 and the mens at 14:15.  So, unless you’re on the finish line or doing the results, we should be able to get you there on time, albeit possibly in a rush!

 

Hopefully there will be an excess of marshals, and everyone who wants to run will be able to get there in plenty of time.

 

It would help if you emailed before Tuesday 16 September as the meeting to plan marshalling positions is that evening.

 

NB fees are £12 for adults, £6 for juniors, this is the rate for the series not the rate per race!

 

Valley Striders Annual General Meeting

 

This will be on Tuesday 30 September, starting at 8:30pm prompt,

 

We will have

·         reports of the last year,

·         discussion of amendments to the club constitution http://valleystriders.org.uk/new-constitution-oct-2008-with-proposed-changes-sep-2014.doc  

·         election of committee members for 2014/5 http://valleystriders.org.uk/vsconst.htm

·         and pie and peas!

 

Race Calendar – see last week’s email!

 

Membership Renewals

 

Just to repeat the rates from the last edition

·         £25 - Adult Runner 16 or over (renewal)                

·         £30 - Adult Runner 16 or over (new member)             

·         £25 - Junior Runner (competing in major races such as West Yorks XC league)

·         £10 - Life member (competing)              

·         £15 - Junior Runner (training and may compete in parkruns, fun runs and Peco XC)

·         £15 – Second claim runner (you must have paid affiliation fees for your 1st claim club)

·         £15 – Social Member

·         £15 – Cycling Member

·         £3  - Volunteer

·         Nil – Life member (not competing)

 

Questions and Answers

 

Q1.       Why is the rate for new running members more expensive than for renewals – surely we are trying to encourage new members?!

A1.       Our running membership fees include affiliation with England Athletics.  The EA year is out of line with the VS year.  For new members we need to pay EA £10 now and a further £12 in April 2015.  But for our renewals, we’ve already paid the £10, so we only need to pay the £12 in April 2015.  So effectively the £30 is at a discount!

 

Q2.       Why is our junior rate the same as adult – surely we are trying to encourage juniors?

A2.       For adult runners we pay £7.50 to Leos.  Last year, for juniors we paid £2.50 to Leos. The Leos facilities of playing fields and floodlights are essential to our junior training sessions, hence we felt the need to support Leos more and we have decided to pay £7.50 per junior too.  Hence the increase from £10.  NB the junior rate is very competitive with most clubs where there is a £1 per week fee as well as an annual fee.

 

Further Q&A’s in the next V S Update

 

Leeds Country Way Mugs - reminder

 

LCW 2104 Mugs are in the cabinet in the store room at Leos and may be picked up any Tuesday.  We also have a few from 2006/07/08/10/13 if you’d like to complete your collection!

 

RESULTS

 

Vale of York Half Marathon

 

Thanks for the support of the VSCC Sunday riders!

 

                         Gun time  Chip time GP Pts

   31  Andy May          01:20:36  01:20:34   100

   46  James Tarran      01:23:25  01:23:21    98

   53  Joel Giddings     01:23:48  01:23:11    99

   73  Kevin Mcmullan    01:27:00  01:26:51    97

   93  Rob Marsh         01:28:28  01:28:16    96

   99  Hannah Corne      01:28:41  01:28:28    95

  140  Michael Hall      01:31:39  01:31:00    94

  143  Paul Smith        01:31:43  01:31:29    93

  148  Adam Parton       01:32:02  01:31:49    91

  152  Joe Hanney        01:32:28  01:31:48    92

  163  Graham Jones      01:33:31  01:32:52    90

  164  John Batchelor    01:33:32  01:32:53    89

  205  Andy Pagdin       01:36:05  01:35:28    88

  224  Sean Fitzgerald   01:37:07  01:36:28    87

  254  Andrew Bell       01:38:44  01:38:39    85

  260  Mike Robins       01:39:03  01:38:23    86

  278  Iain Currie       01:39:48  01:39:08    84

  301  Sue Sunderland    01:41:02  01:40:48    83

  325  Claire Senior     01:43:12  01:42:18    82

  369  Bob Jackson       01:46:19  01:45:58    81

  380  Ruth Warren       01:47:01  01:46:41    80

  437  Eleanor Currie    01:50:29  01:49:41    79

  668  Neil Hall         02:05:10  02:04:20    78

  694  Sarah Howell      02:06:54  02:06:00    77

 

V S Junior 100 metres

 

68 juniors had 101 starts at the session at GSAL last Tuesday.

 

Thanks to Alex Firth, Vicky Charlton, Pete Twigg and Ellie Twigg for their support

 

If a runner had 2 starts, both are shown, but the slower is indicated with “Dup” and not included in the positions.

 

  Pos  Name                Time    Race  Pos      Dup    Age  

   1   Jonah Thorpe        13.8     5     1       -      14   

   -   Jonah Thorpe        14.2     1     1       Dup    14   

   2   Rebecca White       15.0     2     1       -      14   

   3   Alvin Udenze        15.3    14     1       -      10   

   4   Max Partington      15.4     1     2       -      14   

   4   Marvin Udenze       15.4    10     2       -      10   

   -   Alvin Udenze        15.4    10     1       Dup    10   

   6   Eleanor Ford        15.6     2     2       -      14   

   -   Max Partington      15.7     5     2       Dup    14   

   -   Marvin Udenze       15.8    14     2       Dup    10   

   7   Finlay Chambers     16.2    13     1       -      10   

   -   Eleanor Ford        16.2     6     1       Dup    14   

   8   Callum Chambers     16.3     7     1       -      12   

   9   Molly Steele        16.5     4     1       -      N/A 

   9   Sam Hollis          16.5    13     2       -      10   

   9   Jason Twigg         16.5     8     1       -      13

   -   Finlay Chambers     16.5    16     1       Dup    10   

  12   Alex Irvine         16.6     5     3       -      14   

   -   Alex Irvine         16.6     1     3       Dup    14   

  13   Laurie O'brien      16.9     7     2       -      11   

   -   Callum Chambers     16.9     3     1       Dup    12   

  14   Isabelle Carter     17.0     6     2       -      12   

   -   Isabelle Carter     17.0     2     3       Dup    12   

   -   Laurie O'brien      17.0     3     2       Dup    11   

   -   Jason Twigg         17.0     4     2       Dup    13 

  15   Joe Irvine          17.1     1     4       -      12   

  15   Max Vine            17.1     3     3       -      12   

   -   Joe Irvine          17.1     5     4       Dup    12   

   -   Max Vine            17.2     7     3       Dup    12   

  17   Thomas Harris       17.3    17     1       -       7    

  18   Noah Philpott       17.4     4     3       -      12   

  19   Callum Blythe       17.5     3     4       -      13   

   -   Noah Philpott       17.5     8     2       Dup    12   

  20   Lucas Walsh         17.6    11     1       -      10   

  21   Sam Chambers        17.7    17     2       -       7    

  21   Alvie O'brien       17.7    11     2       -       9    

   -   Alvie O'brien       17.8    15     1       Dup     9    

  23   Rhiannon Rosser     17.9     9     1       -      10   

   -   Sam Hollis          17.9    16     2       Dup    10   

  24   Maisie Boyes        18.0     8     3       -      14   

  25   Carina Font         18.1     2     4       -      15   

   -   Rebecca White       18.1     6     3       Dup    14   

   -   Lucas Walsh         18.2    15     2       Dup    10   

  26   Ben Hollis          18.3     3     5       -      12   

  26   Dominic Richardson  18.3    19     1       -      N/A 

  26   Ella Hollis         18.3    18     1       -      8    

  26   Cleo Vine           18.3    12     1       -      10   

   -   Callum Blythe       18.3     7     4       Dup    13   

   -   Maisie Boyes        18.4     4     4       Dup    14   

  30   Ceara Sexton        18.6    14     3       -       9    

   -   Ceara Sexton        18.6     9     2       Dup     9    

  31   Oliver Charlton     18.7    21     1       -       8    

   -   Carina Font         18.7     6     4       Dup    15   

   -   Cleo Vine           18.9    16     3       Dup    10   

   -   Molly Steele        18.9     8     4       Dup    N/A 

  32   Alessia Teoli       19.0    11     3       -      11   

  32   Ella Blythe         19.0    12     2       -      10   

   -   Alessia Teoli       19.1    15     3       Dup    11   

  34   Jasmine Webster     19.2     4     5       -      14   

   -   Jasmine Webster     19.2     8     5       Dup    14   

  35   Eve Mason           19.3    20     1       -       7    

  35   Isabelle Webster    19.3     6     5       -      12   

   -   Ben Hollis          19.4     7     5       Dup    12   

   -   Ella Blythe         19.5    16     4       Dup    10   

  37   Isla Wynne          19.6    20     2       -       7    

  38   Lewis Rosser        19.7    13     3       -       9    

   -   Isabelle Webster    19.7     2     5       Dup    12   

  39   Eleanor Partington  20.1    12     3       -      10   

  39   Imogen Idle         20.1    14     4       -       9    

  39   Luca Bednarek       20.1    18     2       -       7    

  42   Isaac Carver        20.2    17     3       -       7    

   -   Imogen Idle         20.3     9     3       Dup     9    

  43   Yasmin Ellis        20.5    10     3       -      10   

  44   Rebecca Noad        20.6    11     4       -      10   

  45   Henry Firth         20.8    10     4       -       9    

  45   Josie Boyes         20.8    12     4       -      N/A 

  47   Chloe Schofield     21.0    10     5       -       9    

  48   Joe Robb            21.2    11     5       -       9    

  49   Alicia Clarke       21.3    21     2       -       8 

   -   Yasmin Ellis        21.3    16     5       Dup    10   

  50   Charlotte Clark     21.5    18     3       -       8    

  51   Amari Shires        22.0    14     5       -      N/A 

   -   Amari Shires        22.0     9     4       Dup    N/A 

  52   Alec Twigg          22.1    18     4       -       8    

  52   Sarah Brady         22.1    12     5       -      10   

  54   Nathan Ellis        22.9    21     3       -       7    

  55   Eleanor Robb        23.1    19     2       -       6    

  56   Daniel Fotherby     23.7    20     3       -       6    

  57   Sofia Bednarek      25.3    21     4       -       5    

  58   Seb Furniss-Graham  26.2    19     3       -       6    

  58   Marco Teoli         26.2    17     4       -       6    

  60   Alex Boyes          26.3    18     5       -       6 

  61   Michael Duffy       26.5    21     5       -      N/A 

  62   Martha O'Shea       28.6    20     4       -      N/A 

  63   Nelly Mason         29.3    19     4       -       6    

  64   Anna McLellan       29.4     9     5       -       9    

  65   Daisy Wynne         29.9    19     5       -       5    

   -   Anna McLellan       30.2    14     6       Dup     9    

  66   Thomas Webster      30.5    17     5       -       5    

  67   Elsie O'Shea        34.2    20     5       -      N/A 

  68   Lucy Adcock         36.4    20     6       -       3