V S Update - 25 July 2016

- Training on 26 July and 2 August
- VS BBQ last call for orders
- Communication - Facebook and Website (and free membership offer)
- Relay results from Bradford, Golden Acre and Washburn

Training (but no food)

Tuesday 26 July

- Juniors, parents, beginners, improvers and slower intermediates will be at Grammar School at Leeds at 6pm
- This session is not available to new juniors nor those on the waiting list
- Experienced runners and faster intermediates will
be hills by Eccup Reservoir, meet Leos at 7pm

Tuesday 2 August

- Juniors, parents, beginners, improvers and slower intermediates LOCATION TO BE NOTIFIED - please wait for the next V S Update and/or look at the website nearer the date
- Note that there will be no food at Leos on 2 August as Tony is on holiday

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 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".

Note that the last date for orders is 31 July.

COMMUNICATION

Facebook

If a FB group has more than 250 members, people posting events cannot notify the whole group (they can only notify group members who are their friends). The VSAC FB group recently exceeded 250 members so we decided to remove people who weren't also paid up VSAC club members.

If anyone feels they have been removed in error, please request to re-join!

If anyone hasn't yet paid their subs for 2015-16 and is still a member of the GB group, beware, you may be next to be removed!

VSCC Website

The new VSCC website can be found at www.valleystriders.cc . Very smart!

VSAC Website

VSAC gets a couple of mentions on the VSCC website, and this includes some text that has been on the front page of the VSAC website for a long time:

"Valley Striders Athletics Club is based in Alwoodley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. We affiliate to England Athletics and compete in Road, Fell, Cross Country and Trail Running. We have 280 adult members and 120 junior members. Our runners range in pace from 12 to 5 minute miling. Olympic Marathon runner Tracey Morris is one of our fastest runners but we have many much slower! Each year we organise the Meanwood Valley Trail Race and Junior Races in April/May and the Harewood Trail Races, Junior Race and Fun Run in October/November."

I've found an archive of the website from March 2006 and it was in use then! So, definitely time for a change!, A free membership for 2016/7 is on offer for a new version which summarises VSAC in 100 to 150 words (there are 91 in the text above). Please email info@valleystriders.org.uk before 20 August. The decision of the Committee will be final!

RACE RESULTS

Bradford Millennium Way Relay

Leg

Leg Time

Leg Pos

Cum Time

Cum Pos

1

Rachel Mackie & Sarah Grant

01:42:39

19

01:42:39

19

2

Bob Jackson & John Hussey

01:41:13

34

03:23:52

28

3

Ian Sanderson & Daz Hibberd

01:08:24

12

04:32:16

24

4

Paul Smith & Sue Sunderland

01:29:53

21

06:02:09

22

5

Louise Cazan & Alex Watson-Usher

01:44:30

25

07:46:39

22


VS finished 22nd out of 46 teams. Although we had 5 men and 5 ladies in the team we were ineligible for the mixed team category as the required each pair to be mixed (we were aware of that when we started)

Golden Acre Relay

Pos

Team Name

Total

Runners

Times

13

Striders From Mars

0:50:06

Ian Livesey **

14:29

M Open

Mike Cheseldine **

17:52

Graham Needham

17:45

31

Where's Richard?

0:53:54

Vernon Long

17:50

M Vets

Andy Linley

17:27

Richard Adwick/Adcock

18:37

35

Hibberby Striders

0:54:17

Pascale Fotherby

22:43

Mixed

Daryl Hibberd

15:19

Paul Fotherby

16:15

36

Holmyhan Striders

0:54:25

Holly Button

17:53

L Open

Hannah Corne

18:36

Myra Jones

17:56

38

Merriwood Striders

0:54:39

David Merritt

18:05

Mixed

Gemma Merritt

20:55

Simon Midwood

15:39

46

V S Running for Cake

0:56:39

Amanda Seims

18:58

 

Mixed

 

Sue Sunderland

20:46

 

 

 

Gary Mann

16:55

53

Wuzanwood Striders

0:58:11

Louise Cazan

19:19

L Open

Liz Wood

18:55

Alex Watson-Usher

19:57

60

Spandau Valley

0:59:55

Andy Pagdin

19:00

M Open

Martin Sutcliffe

22:21

Vernon Long

18:34

89

Valley Of The Dolls

1:06:49

Claire Senior

20:28

L Vets

Liz Reddington

21:47

Sarah Pagdin

24:34

101

Strollers Nee Striders

1:10:11

Jason Watson-Usher

24:32

M Open

Brian Tyrrell

23:48

Stuart Harris

21:51


131 teams finished

Holly, Myra and Hannah were 2nd ladies team

Note ** Ian and Mike are friends of Graham (I think they are from Leeds City) who've run under the Striders label at Golden Acre for some years

Washburn Valley Relay

Junior Relay

1st Valley Striders "A" - Sophie Turner 8:00, Keira Jones 8:24, Leon Jones 8:17, Tally Diamond 7:53

6th Valley Striders "B" - Imogen Idle 8:47, Toby Walker 10:07, Laurie O'Brien 9:37, Alvie O'Brien 7:48

16 teams finished (6 from Otley, 6 from Ilkley, 2 from Abbey)

Senior relay

21st Valley Striders Mixed - Amanda Seims, Myra Jones and Paul Smith

73 teams finished.