V S Update - 10 July 2016

- Marshals (for handicap) and runners (for LCW) needed urgently
- VS junior mile and handicap on 12 July
- VS training and food on 19 July
- VS BBQ on 6 August
- Results from Hyde Park, Eccup, Methley, Hull and Transylvania

Marshals and runners needed urgently

The club summer trail handicap is next Tuesday (12th), but we need 7 marshals for the event to take place. Here's the route with marshal positions marked http://valleystriders.org.uk/hcaptrl.jpg . Please email help@valleystriders.org.uk if you can help. (NB if we don't have sufficient marshals, we'll revert to the usual 5 mile route).

We also need runners for the Leeds Country Way Relay on Sunday 4 September. We now have 52 names which is a nice number for 4 teams as it gives 4 reserves. However in previous years we've had as many as 6 teams so I'm not sure why numbers are so low this year. Each leg is approximately 10 miles, run in pairs, and we'll try to get good matches. If you're in the 5th team, there will be no pressure, all we expect is for you to recce the route beforehand and run round (at any speed, maybe walking up steep hills) on race day. Discover fields and footpaths that you never knew existed! Please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk if you're available to run. Names can be checked at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm More info http://www.kippaxharriers.org.uk/lcwv2.htm. Final deadline definitely 11 July 11pm

Tuesday 12 July - V S junior mile and club summer handicap

All races start by Eccup Reservoir, juniors from 6:10pm and seniors from 6:55pm.

The start is by the lodge by the reservoir - postcode LS17 7RW. This is on Goodrick Lane but this is only a footpath. The nearest place to park is on Alwoodley Lane. Goodrick Lane is opposite where Mount Drive meets Alwoodley Lane.

There will be two 1 mile (junior) races, one for school years 1 to 5, the other for school years 6 and above. In the first race, adults may accompany their children but will not be included in the results. Adults will be allowed to race in the second race providing the numbers are safe.

The junior races are open to all V S junior members, and they may each bring up to 2 guests. These races are also open to all juniors on the waiting list.

The adult race at 6:55 is approximately 5 and a quarter miles, mainly fields and footpaths, but some tarmac. The route is at http://valleystriders.org.uk/hcaptrl.jpg .

The race is for V S members, but you may each bring up to 2 guests (members of other clubs or unattached runners).

Wednesday 13 July - Golden Acre Relay

Teams of 3, make up your own teams and enter on the night.

Tuesday 19 July training and food

All sessions from Leos. Full details on the front page of the website. Followed by pie and peas. For booking see the website.

Valley Striders Club Barbecue - Saturday 6 August from 6:30pm

Following successful Summer barbecues which have been held for the last two years, we have decided to repeat the event again this year. The evening will include games, music, food and drinks. All Valley Striders members are welcome to attend, along with partners and kids.

10.50 adults and 6.50 kids - includes main course and dessert.

Please also email bbq@valleystriders.org.uk to confirm your booking. When emailing, please let us know if you require a vegetarian option. We will need your booking and money to be paid in advance (by 31st July) to secure your place. Online banking should be paid to sort code 53-70-00, a/c number 72143851 (note that this is NOT the normal VS account), reference to include your name and the word BBQ".

RACE RESULTS

Hyde Park junior Half Mile

2

Alvie O'Brien

02:43

3

Sophie Turner

02:44

6

Tally Diamond

02:54

7

Keira Jones

02:57

8

Imogen Idle

02:59

12

Laurie O'Brien

03:12


Eccup Junior 1 mile

1

Alvie O'Brien

05:29

 

2

Tally Diamond

05:34

1st Girl

4

Keira Jones

05:40

2nd Girl

5

Jamie Walker

05:56

 

13

Stefan Robottom

06:23

 

26

Zach Marsh

07:15

 

28

Toby Walker

07:20

 

36

Isabella Marsh

08:29

 

39

Andrea Robottom

08:59

 


Eccup Junior 2 mile

10

Sophia Robottom

10:32

 


Eccup 10

 

 

Gun time

Chip time

G P pts

4

John Hobbs

0:54:56

0:54:55

100

5

Daryl Hibberd

0:57:58

0:57:51

99

19

James Tarran

1:03:10

1:03:06

98

26

Gary Mann

1:04:06

1:04:02

97

32

Ian Sanderson

1:04:49

1:04:41

96

49

Joel Giddings

1:07:08

1:06:59

95

88

Myra Jones

1:10:36

1:10:25

94

101

Russell Cliffe

1:11:32

1:11:15

93

118

Joe Hanney

1:12:17

1:12:01

92

138

Liz Wood

1:12:59

1:12:42

91

141

Alex Brennan

1:13:20

1:12:58

90

148

Sean Fitzgerald

1:13:53

1:13:38

89

149

Amanda Seims

1:13:55

1:13:49

88

164

Louise Cazan

1:14:51

1:14:34

87

178

Sue Sunderland

1:15:29

1:15:13

86

199

Carmel Barker

1:16:25

1:16:07

85

242

Claire Senior

1:18:39

1:17:51

84

278

Alex Watson-Usher

1:20:02

1:19:17

83

296

Steph Gledhill

1:21:04

1:20:45

82

360

Alison Eaves

1:23:43

1:23:11

81

394

Rachael Nevins

1:25:15

1:24:36

80

428

Lucy Robins

1:27:21

1:27:11

78

441

Liz Reddington

1:27:43

1:26:56

79

507

Stuart Harris

1:31:21

1:30:16

77

546

Pascale Fotherby

1:33:23

1:32:50

76

583

Philippa Cox

1:35:30

1:34:23

75

711

Maureen Coffey

1:44:00

1:42:49

74

750

Pradipta Ganguly

1:48:28

1:47:26

73

812

Sarah Brown

2:04:45

2:03:42

72


Canal Run (Methley) Junior Race

6

Tally Diamond

08:31

1st girl

8

Jamie Walker

08:46

11

Keira Jones

09:12

3rd girl

39

Toby Walker

10:54

75

Alec Twigg

12:36

 

Humber Bridge Half (from Chris Sawyer)

Three Valley Striders ventured across to Humberside for the Humber Bridge Half Marathon. The course offers the opportunity to run both ways across the Humber Bridge and is surprisingly undulating for those expecting land around an estuary to be flat. Apart from the slip roads onto the bridge which are of course uphill there is a long hill known locally as Cardiac Hill which comes at around 9 miles. To my eyes the event was well organised with plenty of water stations en route.

I did not see any of the other Striders but I can report that Hayley Nancolas finished second woman in the W35-39 category. The Striders results (showing chip and finish times) were

Hayley Nancolas 1:34:48 1:34:53
Chris Sawyer 1:42:32 1:43:00
Stuart Harris 2:05:28 2:06:11

This takes my half marathons for the year to six six more to go although I am running out of Yorkshire Half marathons so I am considering travelling to Pendle, Conwy and Milton Keynes over the next six months to reach my aim of twelve for the year.

Transylvania 50k (from Ross Bibby)

Bran, Romania. 21st May 2016. Ascent/descent 3266m

1. Radu Milea, 6.28

10. Ross Bibby, Valley Striders, 7.57
15. Manishe Sina, 8.05 (first female)
66. Amanda Seims, Valley Striders, 10.03
67.
Andreas Mayer, Valley Striders, 10.03
(206 ran)