V S Update - 8 April 2016

- Training next Tuesday
- Parents meeting minutes
- MVT Junior Races Tuesday 14 June
- Yorkshire Vets Race Tuesday 21 June
- YVAA
- England Athletics affiliation
- Striders men 16th at Northern 12 stage relay
- Results from Paris, Baildon and Wakefield

Training on Tuesday 12 April

We are hoping that juniors, beginners and improvers will all be at Grammar School at Leeds, just waiting confirmation of the booking. 

Please check the front page of our website www.valleystriders.org.uk for updates.  Also see the website for links to maps for parking,

We will have more space at GSAL so all fully paid-up junior members are invited (check on www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm for payment status).  It will be "Happy New Year" to many of you, sorry it has been so long.

Experienced runners will be at Leeds Met, see the front page of our website for maps.

For this week only, I advise intermediates to choose between joining the 6pm improvers or 7pm experienced runners, but see Facebook for any changes.

Meeting of Parents of Juniors

Notes from the Meeting of Parents are at http://valleystriders.org.uk/Parents-Meeting-22-Mar-2016-Matters-Discussed-and-Actions.htm

One item was the proposal to put on the MVT Junior Race as an evening event, and all were in favour.  6 people volunteered to be a committee, we have had 2 meetings, we have proved the event can be financially viable, the main concern is that we have sufficient marshals ...

Meanwood Valley Trail Junior Races - Tuesday 14 June

The proposed date is 14 June, starting at 18:45 with a 1 mile race for school years 3-4, followed by races for years 5-6 (1 mile), 7-8 (2 miles) and 9-12 (2 miles).  (Having a number of smaller races has proved a successful format at Hyde Park and gives more interest to the evening).  We also have publicity ready and a plan to cover all the local junior and senior parkruns.

But we're not willing to launch the event without being sure that we'll have enough marshals and officials (entries, timekeepers, recorders, computer results etc).

If you are likely to be available to help on 14 June please email help@valleystriders.org.uk immediately!  NB we realise this is a long way in advance to commit, and so will understand if a few have to give back word nearer the date.  Check names at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmarshals.htm . This page also links to a route map.

Vets Race on Tuesday 21 June - Marshals Required

We still have only just over half of the marshals needed to support this race.  We need 6 people to come at 6pm and the rest at 6:45pm.  I want to be confident that we have sufficient marshals, without chasing at the last minute, before I commit to putting on this event.

Note that food is provided for marshals and generally a good time is had by all!  Most marshals will have finished by 8:30pm.

If you are likely to be available to help on 21 June please email help@valleystriders.org.uk immediately! NB I realise this is a long way in advance to commit, and so will understand if a few have to give back word nearer the date.  Check names at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmarshals.htm

Yorkshire Vets

"Our" race on 21 June (if on) will be part of the Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix.  The Grand Prix consists of 10 (or 9) races, see www.yvaa.org .  Valley Striders is affiliated to YVAA, so our club members are eligible to enter.  The definition of a vet is aged 35 or over, but YVAA also allow runners aged 33 or 34 to enter (is it to practise being "old"?!).  The 2016 GP hasn't started yet - the first race will be on 24 April.  (thanks to Maureen for  her post on Facebook).

England Athletics Membership Renewals

The new EA year started on 1 April.  We will automatically renew your affiliation fee this month if you have paid the full adult rate for the V S year starting 1 September 2015.  To check your membership status, please go to www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm .

This year we will also be checking that you are not in arrears for any payments, e.g. West Yorkshire Cross Country, Xmas party, Peco XC, and will not be renewing until any outstanding arrears is paid.  If you are concerned whether you owe anything, please email Simon Midwood at payments@valleystriders.org.uk

RESULTS

Northern 12-stage road relays

Congratulations to all of the VS team who finished 16th in the Northern 12-stage.  As one of the first 25 teams, they have qualified for the National final at Sutton Coldfield (near Birmingham) on 16 April.

Here are the VS results (note that legs 1,3,5,7 were 4 miles, the others 2 miles)

16  Valley Striders AC                  3:06:17

John Hobbs

(22)

21:05

Daniel Fisher

(20)

11:47

Andrew May

(24)

21:59

Jon Pownall

(21)

11:49

Rav Panesar

(21)

22:47

Gwilym Thomas

(20)

12:13

Daryl Hibberd

(19)

21:43

Jeremy Ladyman

(17)

11:51

Paul Smith

(18)

13:41

Jonathan Smyth

(17)

11:52

Ian Sanderson

(17)

13:22

Paul Fotherby

(16)

12:08


See the website for pictures of all of the runners from Kathy Sanderson and Jerry Watson (link on front page)

Paris Marathon

The first road marathons of 2016 were recorded at Paris

4717

Michael Hall

03:28:50

33189

Neil Hall

04:57:45


NB I'm not sure whether these were chip times or gun times

Baildon Boundary Way

9

Ross Bibby

01:35:13

100

13

Dave Penman

01:39:07

99

17

Jon Parker

01:40:03

98

20

Clive Bandy

01:40:33

96

32

Graham Jones

01:42:46

95

35

Simon Vallance

01:43:23

94

48

Vernon Long

01:45:44

93

50

Paul Smith

01:46:14

92

59

Tom Button

01:49:24

91

60

Mike Furby

01:49:27

89

77

Tahir Akhtar

01:52:24

88

95

Alistair Smyth

01:55:14

87

104

Andy Pagdin

01:57:04

86

111

Sean Fitzgerald

01:58:49

85

119

Alan Hutchinson

01:59:24

84

123

Holly Button

01:59:57

82

158

Chloe Hudson

02:06:26

81

267

Richard Adcock

02:24:29

80


I'm told that Richard Adcock was carrying his full backpack (including 6 days food) that he'll be using for the Marathon des Sables starting this weekend, see the VS Facebook page for more !

Wakefield 10k

Congratulations to Paul White, 1st in his age category

Pos

 

 

Cat

Pos in cat

Gun time

Chip time

235

Paul White

M

65-69

1/14

00:45:33

00:45:28

361

Rachael Nevins

F

45-49

9/118

00:47:54

00:47:25

662

Steph Gledhill

F

35-39

24/143

00:53:10

00:52:36

961

Pro Ganguly

M

35-39

115/145

00:58:20

00:57:40