V S Update - 29 April 2016

- Training and food on 3 May
- Membership renewals
- Events diary
- Results from Belvoir, London and Ultra events

Training and food at Leos on Tuesday 3 May

Juniors at 6pm - All FULLY PAID junior members welcome! - check your status here

Parents of juniors at 6pm (also available to beginners/improvers, but see next item)

Other beginners/improvers joining with slower intermediates at 7pm - this will be a session on the fields at Leos

Faster intermediates and experienced runners at 7pm running up to Eccup Res for 3 by 10 mins

Fell runners - I believe this is a recce of the Jack Bloor route at Ilkley, see VS Fell Facebook page

Early sessions followed by lasagne at 7:15pm - book at earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk

Later sessions followed by lasagne at 8:30pm - book at food@valleystriders.org.uk

Book before 10pm Sunday 1 May, choosing meat or veggie lasagne (£3.50)

Note that fruit pies may also be available

England Athletics Affiliation

Next week we'll be renewing EA affiliation for all adult Striders (and also a few juniors) who have paid the full rate membership fees for our club year starting 1 September 2015.

Please check your status here; only if it says EA membership expires 2017 are you entitled to run races as a Valley Strider and claim £2 reduction in race fees.

Events Diary

Selected events from www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsdates.htm 

Mon 2 May  East Leeds 10k 
Wed 4/11/18 May [GP-S]  Esholt 5k series (best time to count)
Sun 8 May [GP-M]  Leeds Half Marathon
Tue 10 May [FC-BM]  Jack Bloor A mid-week dash as summer gets going
Sat 14 May [GP-S]  Bramley parkrun (parkrun mobrun)
Sun 15 May  Calderdale Way Relay
Tue 24 May [GP-H]  Spring Handicap
Tue 24 May [JGP]  Spring Junior 1 mile
Mon 30 May [GP-FT][FC-CM] Ilkley Trail Race A good intro to fell running
Wed 1 Jun [GP-FT][FC-BS][LRS] Otley Chevin EOD Another mid-week short local
Thu 2 Jun [GP-FT][LRS]  Apperley Bridge Canter
Sat 4 Jun [GP-L!][FC-BL] Wharfedale off-road half 
Wed 8 Jun [GP-M][LRS]  Otley 10
Tue 14 Jun [JGP]  Meanwood Valley Junior Races (25 Striders to help please)
Sun 19 Jun [GP-S][LRS]  Pudsey 10k
Sun 19 Jun [JGP][LJRS]  Pudsey junior races
Sun 19 Jun [FC-BM]  Settle Hills EOD A beautiful course on the hills above Settle 
Sun 26 Jun  Bradford Millennium Way Relay 
Wed 29 Jun [GP-S][LRS]  Hyde Park Summer mile
Wed 29 Jun [JGP][LJRS]  Hyde Park Summer half mile
NB Go to www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsdates.htm  for a key to the codes in square brackets!

RESULTS

Belvoir Half Marathon

Simon Midwood emailed

While I remember, I have an entry for the "Any Other Half" category in this year's VSGP - 1:17.51 at the Belvoir Half Marathon on 10th April. Results on this link:

http://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/results/Belvoir%20Half%20Marathon/2263

Unfortunately it's a good few minutes outside the amazing times posted by Messrs Hobbs & May at Sheffield on the same day!

NB Simon didn't mention that he actually finished 3rd in the race - congratulations!

London Marathon

Pos

Name

Half way

Finish chip time

Cat

Cat pos

G P pts

111

Andy May

01:15:35

02:32:39

M40-44

15

100

149

John Hobbs

01:16:55

02:34:58

M18-39

121

99

660

Rav Panesar

01:22:36

02:47:18

M18-39

462

98

2792

Myra Jones

01:33:08

03:06:51

F18-39

116

97

3263

Kevin Mcmullan

01:32:24

03:10:24

M45-49

450

96

4833

Ian Sanderson

01:37:33

03:20:54

M45-49

715

94

4862

Sarah Wood

01:40:04

03:21:07

F18-39

348

93

5614

Mike Robins

01:39:24

03:25:44

M55-59

157

92

5738

Mike Furby

01:38:33

03:26:26

M40-44

1084

91

7093

Steve Dixon

01:42:43

03:32:41

M60-64

55

90

7507

Joel Giddings

01:43:55

03:34:55

M40-44

1329

89

7534

Alan Hutchinson

01:40:21

03:35:04

M55-59

222

88

7555

Sue Sunderland

01:45:26

03:35:11

F55-59

19

87

8718

Andy Pagdin

01:44:19

03:40:45

M55-59

258

86

11257

Gemma Merritt

01:54:29

03:50:41

F18-39

1393

84

11747

Chloe Hudson

01:50:50

03:52:23

F18-39

1463

83

13154

Alex Watson-Usher

01:58:39

03:57:00

F18-39

1708

82

15040

Kate Mcintyre

02:00:46

04:02:52

F50-54

313

81

33986

Judith Rodgers

02:39:35

05:32:54

F50-54

923

80

also

14677

Andy Wicks

01:39:40

04:01:21

M50-54

1106

 

Ultra Update from Ian Sanderson

Results from three of the early April ultras with Striders running in them. No doubt I've missed some (Woldsman?). I believe Mr Adcock was doing something in the desert around this time, too.

09/04/16 - Calderdale Hike: 37 miles / 6300 ft

A navigational challenge with no fixed route between checkpoints; the route changes every three years. Second time round for me on the long course meant better navigational guesswork and a slight improvement on last year’s time. Accidentally stumbling upon a new motorway-grade access road directly across a formerly pathless moor (not on O/S map or Google Earth yet) helped.

1st  Edward Davies  5:36 (First male)
22nd  Ian Sanderson  8:20
48 finishers, 6 retired.

09/04/16 - Lakes Mountain 42: 42 miles / 10,000 ft

A very small field in this mountainous trail route over the summits of Helvellyn and High Street, starting at dawn.

1st  Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn  07:11 (First male)
26nd  Stephen Dixon  10:41
39 finished?

16/04/16 - The Fellsman:  60+ miles / 11,000 ft

A tough horseshoe route over the tops of the southern Yorkshire dales, overnight, on pathless moors.

1st  Konrad Rawlik  11:31 (First male)
32nd  Karen Nash  15:45 (First female)
75th  Simon Redshaw  18:29
76th  Allison Skillicorn  18:32
131st  Sarah Smith  20:54
217 finishers, 94 retired. I said it was tough.