V S Update - 25 September

- Tuesday Training
- Food and Meeting on 4 October
- Harewood races
- Peco dates
- Membership Fees Due
- York marathon 2017
- Volunteering at Womens 10k
- Results from Junior Mile, Autumn Handicap, Yorkshire Vets XC, Golden Mile, Kirkstall

Tuesday Training

27 September - 6pm sessions at GSAL, 7pm sessions at Leos, see front page of website www.valleystriders.org.uk for details. NB the junior session is not open to juniors on the waiting list.

4 October - all groups at Leos, see front page of website www.valleystriders.org.uk for details. NB for fell runners monthly session, see Fell Runners Facebook group. NB the junior session is not open to juniors on the waiting list.

Food on 4 October

First Tuesday of the month, so food is on, choose meat or veggie lasagne, order by 10pm Sunday 2 October.

First sitting for food at 7:15pm, email earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk with your order.

Second sitting for food at 8:30pm, email food@valleystriders.org.uk with your order.

Pay on the night 3.50 (money is due if you order but don't turn up and we can't reallocate your meal) (latest time for cancellation is 10pm Sunday 2 October).

VSAC meeting on 4 October

The third in our series of meetings will be 8:30pm on Tuesday 4 October. All members welcome, whether or not they have been to previous meetings.

The meeting is to discuss dividing the "activities" of Valley Striders into around 10 areas
- Treasury/Accounts
- Recruitment
- Coaching/Training
- Internal Competition
- External Competition
- Social
- Events (races)
- Communications
- Fell Running (or included in above)
- Juniors

... and having about 5 people to "look after" each area ...

... which would mean that each person who volunteered would be looking after 2% (on average) of the activities of the club.

If you are interested in being involved in one (or more) of these areas then come along to the meeting and/or email committee@valleystriders.org.uk

Note that this doesn't mean that you would be on the committee, but ideally one person from each area would attend committee meetings (and would not need to be the same person every time).

For more information see www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsconst.htm

Harewood Trail Race and Junior Race

NB at the September meeting we agreed that "our" Harewood races would not take place in 2016, but hopefully would return in 2017. Please pass this message on if anyone asks.

VSAC Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 1 November

This is the AGM for VSAC i.e. running and athletics. Other VS members are welcome to attend, but sports involving two wheels and/or water won't be discussed!

Reflective bibs

Please note that reflective tops/bibs are now compulsory for all 7pm sessions. Leaders are instructed to turn away V S members who do not wear reflective tops.

Peco Cross Country

Here are the dates

- Race 1 - 27th November (Temple Newsam)

- Race 2 - 18th December (TBC)

- Race 3 - 22nd January (West Park)

- Race 4 - 19th February (Barnbow)

- Race 5 - 5th March (Roundhay Park)

- Relays & Presentation - 12th March (Golden Acre Park?)

I'll let you know as soon as I have entry details

Membership Fees

Membership fees for the V S year 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 are now due. We haven't calculated the junior fee yet, but the adult fee will remain the same as in 2015/6 i.e. 29, which comprises 14 for England Athletics, 7.50 for Leos and 7.50 for Valley Striders. Please make payment to "A C Membership" Sort Code: 53-70-00 A/c Number: 72143878 and reference to include your name. NB this is a different account to that for race entries, hoodies, BBQs etc.

York Marathon 2017

Forwarding an email I've been sent from Danni Carr at Run for All

The Yorkshire Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the White Rose County's sporting year and remains one of the UK's most popular marathons, with places selling out in four consecutive years. This popular and picturesque run, with a fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of York's splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities.

Demand in 2017 is set to be equally high - so we are prompting would-be marathon runners to join our pre-sale list now for 24 hours' exclusive access when entries open at 9am on Monday 10th October - this is new for 2017, where we will be opening entries for the marathon this October (instead of January as previous years).

Places will be allocated on a strictly first-come, first-served basis, so registering for the pre-sale is your best shot at a place in this hugely-popular event.

As we are opening entries earlier in 2017 we are busy trying to get the message across and promote to all local running clubs. With this, would it be possible to post something on your social media platforms or to include this in an email that goes out to your club members.

More information can be found on our website http://theyorkshiremarathon.com/events/plusnet-yorkshire-marathon-pre-sale-2017/ Or the direct link for entering is: https://y10mile2016wl.eventdesq.com/

Volunteering

Forwarding an email I've been sent from "Ashleigh" at Women's Running.

We at Women's Running hope you and those at your club are well, up and running.

I'm getting in touch with you as we are looking for local, fun, friendly and supportive volunteers (and who better than runners!) to join the Women's Running 10K race event team on Sunday 2nd October, in Temple Newsam Park as race Marshals, and hoping you could help us spread the word with your club/local community.

Every race is reliant on volunteers and marshals to make sure it runs seamlessly and are looking for volunteers to help with course signage, marshal points, finish-line responsibilities - and of course to join in the fun and cheer on the runners. We know that our marshals aren't just volunteers, but members of the team and Women's Running community- even if you aren't a women! That's why we're offering all our marshals a rewards bundle worth more than 50!

Any women volunteering on race day will get a bespoke Women's Running hoodie plus a WR10K goodie bag (complete with race tee and a free Women's Running magazine).

And, for the guys volunteering, it's a free pair of Balega socks (RRP 12), a goodie bag and free copy of Men's Running!

So if you, or someone you know, would like to get involved, please get in touch with me at ashleigh.jp@wildbunchmedia.co.uk

RESULTS

Junior Mile

Race 1 - school years 1 to 5

Pos

Name

Time

Sch.Yr

1

Leon Jones

6.19

5

2

Sam Chambers

6.43

5

3

Theo Rosenberg

6.52

5

4

Felix Linley

6.53

4

5

Stefan Robottom

7.02

5

6

Toby Walker

7.05

4

7

Jessica Baxter

7.09

3

8

Freddie Palenski

7.32

5

9

Gus Cawcutt

7.33

4

10

Finley Hainsworth

7.40

5

11

Noah Henry

7.48

5

12

Dexter Rosenberg

7.52

3

13

Ben Shenderey

7.57

3

14

Maisy Bullock

8.17

5

15

Marcus Johnstone

8.31

4

16

Marco Teoli

8.46

4

17

Freya Mauborgne

8.48

3

18

Noah Koi

8.49

5

19

Edie Souter

9.02

4

20

Darcey Mollitt

9.03

2

21

Isabelle Wood

9.15

1

22

Martha O'Shea

9.22

4

23

Molly Henry

9.51

3

24

Jessica Wood

9.53

?

25

Julien Warr

10.11

3

26

Julia Palenski

10.17

3

 

Race 2 - school years 6 and above

1

Sam Hollis

6.03

8

2

Alfie Jones

6.05

6

3

Sophie Turner

6.11

10

4

Jamie Walker

6.23

6

5

Jason Twigg

6.31

11

6

Jack Woodeson

6.39

7

7

Max Mauborgne

6.48

6

8

Isaac Koi

6.52

6

9

Sofia Robottom

7.03

8

10

Noah Philpott

7.06

10

11

Rowan Haighton

7.12

6

12

Alessia Teoli

7.23

8

13

Nathanael Corley

7.30

6

14

Emily Hilton

7.42

6

15

Ben Williams-Dustan

8.01

6

16

Sarah Brady

8.28

8

17

Orla Hemsley

8.29

6

18

Alec Twigg

8.31

6

19

Annabel Lim

8.46

6

20

Daniel Keen-Bone

8.53

7

21

Ella Lim

9.00

4

22

Anna McLellan

12.22

7

 

Thanks to the finish team including Jo Chambers, Pat Umpleby, Samantha Walker and Sarah Diamond, and to the marshals on route including Esther Hollis, Joe Irvine, Katie Giles, Sam Hollis and Sam Rosenberg. (Apologies to anyone I've missed)

Autumn Handicap

As Liz Ball was not in the computer results data used to generate the handicaps, Clive Bandy was awarded the Handicap Cup by the original donor of the trophy, John Umpleby.

Finish Pos

Name

Finish Time

Hcap

Run Time

Run Pos

GP pts

1

Liz Ball

0:46:53

03:15

0:43:38

35

66

2

Clive Bandy

0:49:34

18:45

0:30:49

6

95

3

John Wallace

0:49:55

14:00

0:35:55

20

81

4

Philippa Cox

0:49:58

04:15

0:45:43

37

64

5

Julie Mcgurk

0:50:00

03:15

0:46:45

38

63

6

David Merritt

0:50:11

16:15

0:33:56

15

86

7

Pascale Fotherby

0:50:18

08:00

0:42:18

33

68

8

Russell Cliffe

0:50:22

16:30

0:33:52

14

87

9

Alisdair Burns

0:50:25

22:00

0:28:25

2

99

10

Fiona Robins

0:50:35

14:00

0:36:35

21

80

11

Gary Mann

0:50:36

19:00

0:31:36

7

94

12

Dan Robins

0:50:43

18:15

0:32:28

10

91

13

Dawn Mankin

0:50:44

09:45

0:40:59

30

71

14

Rav Panesar

0:50:48

21:15

0:29:33

3

98

15

Brian Tyrrell

0:50:51

08:45

0:42:06

32

69

16

Liz Reddington

0:50:52

11:00

0:39:52

29

72

17

Graham Jones

0:50:59

18:00

0:32:59

12

89

18

Ian Sanderson

0:51:05

18:15

0:32:50

11

90

19

Ross Bibby

0:51:12

19:15

0:31:57

8

93

20

Steph Gledhill

0:51:13

12:15

0:38:58

25

76

21

Myra Jones

0:51:17

17:15

0:34:02

16

85

22

Joe Hanney

0:51:35

15:45

0:35:50

19

82

23

Jack Crawford

0:51:43

19:30

0:32:13

9

92

24

Simon Midwood

0:51:46

21:45

0:30:01

4

97

25

Maureen Coffey

0:51:56

02:15

0:49:41

40

61

26

John Hobbs

0:52:03

23:45

0:28:18

1

100

27

Tally Diamond

0:52:06

15:30

0:36:36

22

79

28

Andrew Linley

0:52:14

18:30

0:33:44

13

88

29

Alex Watson-Usher

0:52:17

14:00

0:38:17

23

78

30

John Hussey

0:52:18

13:00

0:39:18

27

74

31

Stuart Harris

0:52:28

09:45

0:42:43

34

67

32

Daryl Hibberd

0:52:31

22:00

0:30:31

5

96

33

John Batchelor

0:53:24

18:15

0:35:09

18

83

34

Roy Huggins

0:53:31

19:00

0:34:31

17

84

35

Stephen Diamond

0:54:21

14:30

0:39:51

28

73

36

Keira Jones

0:54:38

13:00

0:41:38

31

70

37

Sophie Turner

0:54:47

16:30

0:38:17

23

78

38

Nicola Hartley

0:54:53

10:45

0:44:08

36

65

39

Alan Hutchinson

0:58:01

19:00

0:39:01

26

75

40

Rob Hamilton

0:59:28

12:30

0:46:58

39

62

41

John Whalley

1:00:22

00:00

1:00:22

41

60

42

Hannah Thomson

1:07:00

03:15

1:03:45

42

59

 

Thanks to Steph Gledhill for ensuring that everyone knew their handicap start times, to the finish team - Eileen & Mike Crosfill, Jean Hussey, Pat Umpleby and Sarah Diamond - and to the marshals on route - Amanda Seims, Anne Jones, David Howe, Gemma Merritt, John Umpleby, Steve Dixon and Tim Towler. (Apologies to anyone I've missed)

Some questions have been asked about the handicapping system - here's the recipe

1. Take each person's 10 most recent performances over measured distances

2. Convert these to 5 mile times (there are some accepted factors which are also used in age grading, see the VS website)

3. Take the best of these

4. Multiply by 1.01 (this has the effect of giving a very slight advantage to the slower runners, it has always been a principle of the handicaps to do this)

5. Multiply by 0.95 for most recent winner, 0.96 for previous winner etc

6. Subtract this calculated time from the "par" time, which, on Tuesday evening, was 50 minutes.

7. Round each time to the nearest 15 seconds to give the start time.
8. Add 2 minutes for anyone who complains (this was Ian Sanderson's suggestion on Facebook)

A demo can be arranged on a Tuesday evening for those interested, may be of particular interest to anyone who volunteers to be part of the "Internal Competition" team.

Yorkshire Vets Cross Country (from Steve Webb)

First XC of the season was the Yorkshire Vets Championships at Nunroyd Park on a glorious Saturday morning. Our only VS lady representative was Maureen Coffey who was 4th W60 in the 5k race.

We had 5 entrants in the M50-59 team category running an advertised 10k (the times suggest the course was much shorter!). Jerry Watson had an excellent battle with his M55 rivals and came in 5th overall to secure M55 Bronze in 33.29. Tim Straughan 10th in 34.18 and an unwell Steve Webb 14th in 34.55 completed the scoring team. This was good enough for the Silver team medal, just pipped by Sheffield Running Club but comfortably ahead of Knavesmire. We got silver the last time this event was held, so are encouragingly consistent.

In addition to the main team competition there was an "All To Score" competition; in this we could include the valuable contributions of our other runners Mark Woodhead 39th in 39.01 and Leroy Sutton 42nd in 39.27. We were 3rd in that competition which was won by Steel City Striders; unfortunately medals for the winners only, but thanks to Mark and Leroy for bolstering the team and running well.

Golden Mile

Pos

Name

Age Grade

Time

3

Simon Midwood

77.79%

04:48.4

14

Jack Crawford

71.51%

05:14.9

24

Ian Sanderson

73.55%

05:32.6

71

Sue Sunderland

78.56%

06:46.4

91

finished

 

 

 

Kirkstall Races

Kirkstall Junior Race (approx 2 miles)

Pos

Name

Time

5

Tally Diamond

00:12:48

6

Jamie Walker

00:13:01

9

Jason Twigg

00:13:45

10

Imogen Idle

00:13:49

14

Jessica Baxter

00:14:27

15

Keira Jones

00:14:36

16

Toby Walker

00:15:00

31

Alec Twigg

00:17:19

41

finished

 

 

Kirkstall Trail Race (approx 6.7 miles)

4

Daryl Hibberd

00:38:06

15

Jack Crawford

00:41:14

30

Paul Smith

00:44:54

52

Adam Parton

00:47:05

91

Chloe Hudson

00:50:48

155

Dawn Parton

00:55:22

292

Maureen Coffey

01:06:50

345

finished