V S Update - 12 June 2016

- our junior races (please bring gardening equipment)
- training and food on 21 June
- local races (VSGP) that are nearly full
- blogs for Diamond League and Meanwood Valley
- results from Huddersfield, Ilkley, Apperley Bridge, Wharfedale and Otley

Meanwood Valley Trail Junior Races on Tuesday 14 June

We could do with 3 more marshals, this would mean that parents could then be part-time, i.e. marshal but for the race that their child is running make sure the child is ready and watch the race.

So if you can help, please email help@valleystriders.org.uk - and to check that your email has been received, check the marshals list at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmarshals.htm .Thank you!

Please turn up to help at 6:15pm in front of Leos clubhouse.

We also need 2 more to come at 5:30 and help with car parking.

Also, at last week's junior session I asked parents to bring gardening equipment, we particularly need spades (to flatten molehills), shears and/or secateurs (to trim branches) and trowels (will leave that to your imagination).One of our race committee thought I'd been joking, no, I wasn't!

For information about the races, go to www.valleystriders.org.uk

NB pre-entry and pre-registration close Monday lunchtime!

Training (and food)

Tuesday 14 June

There is a session for experienced runners, 7pm at Leeds Met track

Tuesday 21 June

- Juniors and parents will be at Leos at 6pm.
- Beginners, improvers and intermediates will be at Leos ALSO AT 6PM (see note below)
- Experienced runners will be 5 by 6 minutes by Eccup Reservoir, meet Leos at 7pm
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Early sessions followed by pie and peas at 7:15pm - book at earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk
- Later sessions followed by pie and peas at 8:30pm - book at food@valleystriders.org.uk
- Book before 10pm Sunday 19 June
- Choosing meat pie or veggie bake (£3.50), also choose mushy peas or baked beans.

Note - there were only 3 for the 7pm beginners/improvers/intermediates last week, so we'll try this group at 6pm - note that we now have more space as the "top" field has now been mown.

Local races coming up and nearly full

Pudsey 10k (race is 95% full) and Junior Races - Sunday 19 June - VS Grand Prix and Leeds Race Series points available, VS Junior Grand Prix and Leeds Junior Race Series points for the junior race.

Hyde Park mile (race is 90% full) and junior half mile - Wednesday 29 June - VSGP, LRS, VSJGP, LJRS.

Eccup 10 (race is 90% full) and junior races - Sunday 4 July- VSGP, LRS, VSJGP, LJRS.

For more local events, see www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsdates.htm

Blogs - Diamond League and Meanwood Valley

Eamon O'Brien emailed "Alvie is writing a blog on athletics and I wondered if you'd mind publicising it in the newsletter?"https://diamondleaguelegends.wordpress.com/

And a blog from former Valley Strider, Dave Middlemas
https://meanwoodrambler.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/campaign-launched-to-keep-meanwood-valley-special/

RESULTS

LBT Aquathlon

Result omitted from last week's V S Update
Tri Star 2 Boys
5 Ben Hollis3:597:4711:46

Huddersfield Half Marathon Ė  from Rob Hamilton

The dual Huddersfield full and half marathon has been described as a tough, hilly race and considered by some to be one of the toughest in the UK. There are stunning views and fantastic long down hills lol. In all this and with no real consistency to my training it didnít take much thought that I would enter the half. Even though itís my home town I have never previously entered, but cheered Andy May and Dan Fisher who both came 1st during 2014 marathon and half 2015 respectively. I was delighted to meet up with fellow Strider Chris Sawyer and after discussing pre race tactics we were looking to finish around 1:45 -2:00 hours.  We were on target at around 10 miles, but the heat depleted my efforts.  Overall I was pleased to get the miles under my belt. However poor ambience, lack of marshals on route and not much for your entrance fee.

Results Half Marathon
1st Male Rob James 1:20:40
1st Female Debbie Fielding 1:49:07
57th Chris Sawyer 1:57:20 Valley Striders
77th Rob Hamilton 2:01:57 Valley Striders

Results Marathon
1st Male Franco Pardini 2:59:38 Former Valley Striders
1st Female Rebecca Johnson 3:36:26

Ilkley Trail Race (VSGP & VSFC)

3

Alisdair Burns

00:42:28

100

4

Daryl Hibberd

00:42:33

98

11

Simon Midwood

00:44:33

97

32

Jack Crawford

00:47:47

95

61

Ian Sanderson

00:50:26

94

72

Paul Smith

00:51:41

92

80

David Merritt

00:53:16

91

95

Liz Wood

00:54:41

89

106

Alistair Smyth

00:55:51

88

134

Mike Robins

00:58:10

86

158

Gemma Merritt

01:00:04

85

166

Chloe Hudson

01:00:50

83

185

Liz Reddington

01:02:08

82

187

Samantha Harris

01:02:12

80


Apperley Bridge Canter (VSGP and LRS)

5

Simon Midwood

00:36:02

100

8

Daryl Hibberd

00:36:28

99

29

Clive Bandy

00:39:23

98

35

Gary Mann

00:39:52

97

38

Dave Penman

00:40:16

96

41

Dave Simms

00:40:25

94

56

Roy Huggins

00:42:05

93

64

Rob Marsh

00:42:29

92

67

Paul Smith

00:42:56

91

77

Hayley Nancolas

00:43:41

90

86

David Merritt

00:44:09

89

116

Mike Robins

00:46:11

88

117

Alistair Smyth

00:46:14

87

125

Ken Fox

00:46:31

86

132

Paul White

00:47:02

84

144

Alex Watson-usher

00:47:59

83

151

Steph Gledhill

00:48:30

82

178

Liz Reddington

00:50:01

81

191

Mick Tinker

00:51:08

80

234

Pascale Fotherby

00:53:18

79


Wharfedale Half Marathon (VSGP and VSFC)

20

Mick Loftus

1:46:06

100

23

Ian Sanderson

1:47:14

96

35

Graham Jones

1:49:31

92

64

Tom Button

1:54:40

88

112

Alistair Smyth

2:04:26

84

118

Mike Robins

2:05:22

80


Otley 10 (VSGP and LRS)

7

Daryl Hibberd

0:59:56

100

28

Clive Bandy

1:05:12

99

29

Gary Mann

1:05:20

97

36

James Tarran

1:06:18

96

44

Graham Jones

1:07:48

95

68

Ian Sanderson

1:10:47

93

73

Roy Huggins

1:11:10

92

83

Hayley Nancolas

1:12:23

91

88

Paul Smith

1:12:55

89

97

Joe Hanney

1:13:48

88

145

Sue Sunderland

1:18:36

87

150

Alistair Smyth

1:18:57

85

154

Leroy Sutton

1:19:04

84

190

Steph Gledhill

1:23:33

83

253

Patrick Barrett

1:29:13

81

353

Maureen Coffey

1:46:50

80


More reports wanted!

The Fell Championship table is now up-to-date on the V S website.I'll update the VSGP table later this week.