V S Update - 18 March 2016

         22nd March AGM, Parents Meeting and Training

         Final call for Peco Relays this Sunday. Still looking for runners for WYT&F, CWR and BMWR.

         Membership renewal

AGM at 8:30pm and Food at 8:20pm on 22nd March

At 8:30pm we will be holding the AGM of the full V S club, i.e. runners, cyclists and triathletes. Everyone is welcome. Information is now on the website

http://valleystriders.org.uk/AGM-22-Mar-2016-Announcement.htm

There will be food at 8:20pm (note earlier time) book at food@valleystriders.org.uk Book before 10pm Sunday 20 March, choosing meat pie or veggie bake (3.50) and choose mushy peas or baked beans. Pay on the night, but note that if you order but don't turn up, you will need to pay unless we can re-sell your food.

Parents Meeting and Food on 22nd March

At 7:05pm we will be holding a meeting for parents of our junior members. All parents welcome. Information is now on the website

http://valleystriders.org.uk/Parents-Meeting-22-Mar-2016-Agenda.htm

There will be food at 7:05pm book at earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk . Book before 10pm Sunday 20 March, choosing meat pie or veggie bake (3.50) and choose mushy peas or baked beans. Pay on the night, but note that if you order but don't turn up, you will need to pay unless we can re-sell your food.

Juniors Training on 22nd March

The rugby pitches are still not safe to train on, so we will be leading 3 groups of juniors for road sessions. For juniors to take part, they must have run at least 5 junior or senior parkruns in the last 12 months or have competed as a VS runner in a local race.

A special rule for this week only is that if parents are attending the meeting, their children will be able to run the 6pm session, providing their parents accompany them.

Please arrive by 6pm so that we can arrange groups and set off at a reasonable time!

Other sessions on 22nd March

Beginners/improvers at 6pm, Intermediates at 7pm, Experienced runners at 7pm. The 7pm sessions will be slightly shorter than usual to allow the AGM to start on time.

Sessions on 29th March

Details will appear on the front page of the website as soon as known

Final call for Peco Relays Sunday 20 March

Teams of 3 are required for the final Peco event of the season. The junior relay starts at 10:00 and is approx. 1.3 miles each, the senior relay at 11:00 and is approx. 3.1 miles each.

So far we have a boys junior team, two girls junior teams and two teams from the Intermediates group, but there are one or two looking to make up teams. If you're wanting to run on Sunday please see V S Facebook group.

West Yorkshire Track and Field League

Valley Striders have entered this league. The first event is on Sunday 17 April and then there are 6 more dates through the summer. For further information, click on "Team Competition" in the top bar of the website. Note that entries need to be in by 4 April. Any queries to teams@valleystriders.org.uk.

Calderdale Way Relay and Bradford Millennium Way Relay

CWR is on Sunday 15 May and BMW on Sunday 28 June. For more information, click on "Team Competition" in the top bar of the website. If you want to run and/or if you have any questions please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk.

Membership Renewal Reminder - 70 adult runners still to pay

The new England Athletics year starts on 1st April and early in April we will send off affiliation fees for all of our adult members who've paid their V S membership fees for the V S year September 2015 to August 2016.

There still 70 adults who paid a year ago but have not renewed with V S. Please check at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm (note that this does not include payments in the last 2 weeks)

We'd be grateful if you'd let us know whether or not you're intending to renew, please email tom@valleystriders.org.uk.

Note that the 70 include 2 on the list for the 12-stage relays and at least 4 others who competed in the Peco League. If in doubt, please check!

RESULTS

Spen 20

A great result for Valley Striders with John Hobbs 1st , Andy May 2nd, and Rav Panesar 7th. I'll publish results for the other Striders in next week's V S Update alongside East Hull.

Harewood 10k

A lot of club names were missing and I had been transferred to Bingley Harriers! I'm hoping I've found all the Valley Striders. Three names listed as Valley Striders but not members (nor ever have been) were Sharon Buckle, Catherine Scanlon and Rosanna Cawthorn - does anyone know them?

12

Alex Brennan

00:39:35

45

Andrew Linley

00:43:05

189

Mike Robins

00:48:28

244

Keith Brewster

00:49:54

259

Dominic Steel

00:50:19

285

Bob Jackson

00:51:29

381

Lucy Robins

00:53:01

458

Esther Hollis

00:52:27

693

John McDermott

00:56:11

736

Philippa Cox

00:59:05

790

David Howe

00:58:34

1001

Caroline Tolan

01:04:13

1055

Pradipta Ganguly

01:03:03

1255

Sarah Ellis

01:06:28