V S Update - 9 October

- Training on 11 and 18 October
- Membership Fees Due - Adults and Juniors
- Peco XC entry details
- Your 2% for Valley Striders
- Results from Northern 6 stage relays, West Yorkshire XC, Sutton-on-the-Forest and Amanda Seims

Tuesday Training

11 October Juniors, parents, beginners and improvers 6pm at GSAL. Intermediates and experienced runners 6:45pm or 7pm at Beckett Park. See front page of website www.valleystriders.org.uk for details.

18 October All sessions likely to be from Leos, please check later on the website.

NB the junior sessions are not open to juniors on the waiting list.

Membership Fees (including juniors)

Membership fees for the V S year 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 are now due.

The adult fee is 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. Thank you to the 72 who have paid so far. www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm

We have set the junior fee at 21 - up from 15 last year because of cost of facilities. Note that juniors competing in West Yorkshire Leagues, Yorkshire Cross Country etc (but not Peco) also need to pay England Athletics fees please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk if you have a query on this

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.

Peco XC - Adults (from Myra)

We're now ready to start collating entries for the series. We need to register all adult runners in advance, as we need to buy in the 'chipped' race numbers.

If you would like to run please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk and transfer 3 to Sort Code: 53-70-00 A/c Number: 72143851 to cover the cost to enter the series, including the race number. Please include your name and PECO as a reference.

Each race is then 3 to enter (pay on the day) and here's a reminder of 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?)

For those who haven't taken part in the PECOs before, the adult races are around 5 miles long, and are usually a mixture of country footpaths and grassy fields. The races are suitable for a wide range of abilities so if you can do the distance, sign up and join the fun!

By the way, there is free food after every race!

Information will appear at www.pecoxc.co.uk but it's a bit bare at the moment.

Peco XC - Juniors (from Bob)

There is no fee for the series, just pay 1 on the day. Races are approx. 1 mile at 10:00 for school years 4 to 6 (if younger, please ask Richard or Bob for advice); approx. 2 miles at 10:20 for school years 7 to 12.

The Junior League Race Secretary (me!) would appreciate a list of names in advance, so if your junior athlete is thinking of running one or more of these races, please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk with the name(s), please also supply school year.

Your 2% for Valley Striders

There were 16 of us at last Tuesday's meeting and a number of people signed up for 2%, such that most teams now have 4 or 5 members and we're well on the way to being organised for 2017.

All the documents have been updated at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsconst.htm. If you want to see who is in each team, see http://valleystriders.org.uk/2016OrganisationSummary.doc and if you want a bit more detail of what each team does, see http://valleystriders.org.uk/2016RoleSummaries.doc . You will see a few people in two teams (doing 4%), so if you want to spread the load by joining one of these teams or want more information please email committee@valleystriders.org.uk

We will discuss further at the AGM on 1 November.

At the AGM, I will be retiring from being VSAC Chairman after 20 years in the job. I'm not leaving the Club and I have already signed up for my 2% for 2017.

Punk Panther Ultra Races 2017 (Advertisement)

Next Year we are launching a series of 6 Ultramarathons. Each will have trophies for First Male, Female and Veteran Male and Female over 50. Points given each race will count towards an annual trophy in each category. Punk Panther Ultra Marathons are suitable for beginners and experienced ultra-distance runners and the courses will be waymarked and marshalled where appropriate.

Punk Panther Ultra Marathons all start in Otley, West Yorkshire and finish in Pool-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire, with free return transport to the event car park. They are a minimum of 50K and are run over a variety of challenging courses over the Moors and Dales of West and North Yorkshire visiting stunning scenery including Ilkley Moor, The Chevin and the many reservoirs and beauty spots the area has to offer.

Every finisher receives a medal, Punk Panther Ultra Marathons Tech T Shirt and certificate as well as a hot meal at the finish. Refreshments are provided en-route but you are expected to carry basic supplies as per a kit list.

I wonder if you would be prepared to advertise these to your club members please?

To find out more either visit our website www.punkpanther.co.uk or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1586588138308634/

Many thanks in anticipation

Ryk Downes,

Dates (from the website)

- Welcome Ultra 50K:  Sat 4 Mar 17.

- A Bridge Too Far 60K/125K:   Sat 13 May 17.

- Reservoir Dogs 50K:  Sat 1 Jul 17.

- Urban Legend 65K:  Sat 9 Sep 17.

- The High Life 105K:  Sat 7 Oct 17.

- Short Circuit 50K:  Sat 4 Nov 17.

Note there is a discount for entries before 1/1/17 e.g. race 1 Cost: 35 before 1/1/17 ; 40 after (1 of each entry will go to St.Gemma's Hospice)

 

RESULTS

Northern 6-stage relays

V S men had 2 teams running and the A team were less than a minute outside the top 25 who qualified for the National final.

31 Valley Striders AC 'A' 1:50:52

John Hobbs (26) 17:30
Alisdair Burns (38) 18:53
Andrew May (37) 18:52
Daryl Hibberd (32) 18:12
Matthew Hallam (30) 18:28
Simon Midwood (31) 18:57

50 Valley Striders AC 'B' 1:57:05

Rav Panesar (58) 18:55
Paul Fotherby (58) 19:27
Gwilym Thomas (60) 19:43
James Tarran (52) 19:36
David Penman (53) 19:43
Jonathan Smyth (50) 19:41

Other selected results

1 Liverpool Harriers & AC 'A' 1:40:04
2 Derby Athletic Club 'A' 1:40:34
3 Morpeth Harriers & AC 'A' 1:40:52
8 Leeds City Athletic Club 'A' 1:45:06
19 Leeds City Athletic Club 'B' 1:48:35
75 Leeds City Athletic Club 'C' 2:04:38

There were no other clubs from Leeds taking part

West Yorkshire Cross Country

(includes athletes formerly trained by Valley Striders!)

U11 Boys

9

0:05:53

JONES, Alfie

12

0:05:58

JONES, Leon

39

0:06:29

ROBOTTOM, Stefan

59

0:07:00

WALKER, Toby

72

finished

V S Team 4th

U13 Girls

32

0:13:21

IDLE, Imogen

48

0:14:17

SEXTON, Ceara (Leeds C)

56

0:14:51

ROBOTTOM, Sofia

71

Finished

U13 Boys

37

0:12:50

WALKER, Jamie

45

0:13:57

HOLLIS, Sam (Skyrac)

53

Finished

U15 Girls

4

0:14:26

TURNER, Sophie

45

Finished

U15 Boys

 

 

5

0:14:46

SHERMAN, Joe (Skyrac)

Senior Ladies

17

0:23:05

JONES, Myra

31

0:24:37

CAZAN, Louise

33

0:24:44

MACKIE, Rachel

40

0:24:58

WOOD, Liz

51

0:25:56

SUNDERLAND, Sue

78

0:29:29

FOTHERBY, Pascale

99

Finished

V S Team 5th

Senior Men

13

0:33:53

HALLAM, Matthew

19

0:34:37

PAGDIN, Alex (Leeds City)

24

0:35:19

BURNS, Alisdair

29

0:35:33

FISHER, Dan

33

0:36:14

FOTHERBY, Paul

38

0:36:48

MIDWOOD, Simon

53

0:37:58

TARRAN, James

71

0:39:10

WATSON, Jerry

170

Finished

V S Team 3rd

 

Sutton-on-the-Forest 10k (from Mick Tinker)

A first time for me on this great little race, which has some tarmac, woods, fields and a lot of old airfield runway on the flat-pan route.

12:00 start is a bit late but luckily it was cloudy and fresh, so no heat exhaustion likely.

An easy M60+ win for VS 2nd claim Howard Jeffrey. I was 10th of 23 in the same age group, so obviously an "oldies" race.

1 37.38 David Smithers Male M40 York Knavesmire Harriers

23 43.22 Howard Jeffrey Male M60+ Otley Ac

88 50.50 Mick Tinker Male M60+ Valley Striders Ac

199 finished

Amanda Seims in the money

At the Ilkley Incline (1 mile uphill), technically I was 3rd lady (1s behind 2nd place!) but apparently she was U23 so they said something along the lines of me being second in my category. Never the less I got a voucher which was exciting and something I've never won before so that was great. I also came second lady in the Harrogate Haverah 10 mile trail race (18th Sept) and came 5th lady at the Dales Trail 40 last Saturday (increased to full marathon distance this year).

For someone who rarely ever wins prizes I've had a good month - 20 Complete Runner for Ilkley Incline, 30 cash for Harrogate trail race and the organisers of the Country Trail races felt sorry for me as I'd won two individual races (which don't offer prizes) but didn't count in the overall league as I had to do 3 races so they sent me 10 cash out of the prize fund

Bob writes: I'm pleased to let everyone know that the winner of the other two Country Trail races, Rachel Mackie, also got 10 for her efforts!