V S Update - 27 October

An "early" VSU this week to give you final reminders to book your food for the AGM next Tuesday and to book your race number for the Pecos.

- Training 1 November
- VSAC AGM
- Peco XC entry by 29 October
- Results from Palma, more marathons and York 10

Tuesday 1 November

"Normal" training sessions for 1st Tuesday in month (including monthly Fell session) - see website. All sessions from Leos

PLEASE NOTE 6pm juniors and beginners/improvers, we may have reduced access at Leos - PLEASE BRING HI-VIS. NB the junior sessions are not open to juniors on the waiting list.

7pm sessions will start promptly and/or finish early in time for AGM.

- Early sessions followed by lasagne at 7:15pm - book at earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk
- Later sessions followed by lasagne at 8:15pm (note early start time) - book at food@valleystriders.org.uk
- Book before 10pm Sunday 30 October choosing meat or veggie lasagne (3.50 pay on the night)

Valley Striders Athletics AGM - Tuesday 1 November

We've been working over the last 3 months to put together a new VSAC organisation such that the workload is spread more widely amongst our club members.

We now have at least 3 club members signed up to look after each of the aspects of the club (except for race organisation), see http://valleystriders.org.uk/2016OrganisationSummary.doc . If you want a bit more detail of what each team does, see http://valleystriders.org.uk/2016RoleSummaries.doc . Other discussion documents are linked at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsconst.htm.

If you want to find out more about these teams, please email committee@valleystriders.org.uk . If you want to join one of these teams, either email the same address and/or come to the AGM on 1 November.

Peco Cross Country

Thank you to the 97 seniors and 13 juniors who have put their names forward.

Entries are still open and your deadline is 11:59pm Saturday 29 October. Please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk if you want to run.

Then (seniors) please 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.

Please note that "just" paying is not sufficient as I will not be monitoring the AC Payments account this week, nor will I be monitoring the VSAC Facebook group.

For more details of the dates, venues etc see 2 weeks' ago VSU www.valleystriders.org.uk/up161016.htm

Membership Fees (including juniors)

Many more payments have arrived this week, thank you!

We now have 204 paid and 206 due, but I suspect a few payments are being processing by the banks tonight. The list on the website www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm shows payments to 25 October

So if you've not yet paid, you are now in the minority, please see 2 weeks' ago VSU www.valleystriders.org.uk/up161016.htm for details how much to pay and how to pay.

RESULTS

Palma

A few results missed from last week's VSU for Palma

Marathon
372 Roy Huggins 3:53:18 3:56:18

Half Marathon
24 Jonathan Smyth 1:22:35 1:22:35
34 Dan Murray 1:24:55 1:24:59
3167 Richard Clough 2:43:19 2:45:15

I've amended last week's VSU so it has the complete results see www.valleystriders.org.uk/up161023.htm

More Marathons

My call for those who have run "other" marathons and half marathons generated 2 replies

Sarah Smith ran 3:42:54 at Poznan

Richard Adcock ran 4:52:53 at the end of the Bolton Ironman (total time 13:15:26)

And at the Leicester marathon last week, I see Gary Mann finished 13th in 2:57:08.

York 10 Mile

Some belated results, but worth reporting as Vicky Whitehead was 1st woman across the finishing line - congratulations

18 Clive Bandy 58:45 2nd M35
39 Vicky Whitehead 1:02:36
83 Sean Fitzgerald 1:07:30
127 Joe Hanney 1:09:24
128 Howard Jeffrey 1:09:34 1st M60 (VS 2nd claim)
764 Iain Currie 1:27:11
765 Eleanor Currie 1:27:11