V S Update - 24 November

- Peco XC on 27 November
- Christmas parties - juniors on 6th and adults on 16th December
- Training on 29 November
- Entries now open to Yorkshire XC, Northern XC and National XC
- Grand Prix and Fell Championship - last chance
- Club entries for London - last chance
- Results from HvC and WYXC race 3 (win for VS men)

Peco XC at Templenewsam this Sunday

Please see www.pecoxc.co.uk for official race details, where to park, where to register, course maps, start times etc.

Please note that one of the car parks requires payment on Sundays, the rest are free. Arrive early to get a space near Home Farm.

Junior races are at 10:00 and 10:20. Register from 09:00 at the Stable Courtyard near Home Farm, bring 1, some pins, and collect your number to be used for the whole series. For tips etc see various discussions on VSAC Junior Facebook Group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/369749209844475/

Senior races are at 11:00 and 11:10. Register from 09:15-ish. You will need to know your race number to be able to register. If you haven't got yours already, on the day it will either be under the V S banner (NB we don't have the flag) or on a table in the courtyard. NB your number is listed at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm which will enable you to register first and find your number after registering. My info is that Myra will have numbers at Roundhay parkrun on Saturday so you could collect from her then.

The race fee for Seniors, normally 3, is just 2 because food is not being provided. Runners are meeting afterwards at the Brown Cow.

Anyone without a V S vest should wear a white top. If you have any other questions, see the VSAC Facebook Group, there are several discussions there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/291402584033/

It would be great if Seniors arrive early to support our Juniors, we expect to have at least 20 running. And after the junior races (but before the senior races) the trophies for Leeds Junior Race Series 2016/7 are being presented, there are a numbers of Junior Striders amongst the winners, so come and applaud them if you have time before warming up.

It's Christmas party time

VS Juniors Xmas party on Tuesday 6 December

There will be a short training session (or maybe just some games) and the party starts at 6:45pm (at Leos).

For all the details see the Event https://www.facebook.com/events/206837926436122/ in the VS Juniors FB group

If you don't have access to this group, please email earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk for information.

VS Club Xmas party on Friday 16 December

Message from Joe and Becky

The time has come to make your booking for the Valley Striders Christmas Party on 16th December. The cost is 15 per head to include food and a live band, as well as the chance to celebrate the year's achievements with a great bunch of people. Further details with timings will be sent out closer to the event.

To secure your place, please make your payment of 15 per head to the VS Payments account - Sort code: 53-70-00, a/c number: 72143851. Please reference with your full name and 'Xmas'. Bookings are only confirmed once we have received your payment. Please let us know on this post or at the email address below if you require vegetarian food.

If you have any queries, please email xmas@valleystriders.org.uk and someone will respond to you as soon as possible. Looking forward to seeing you there!

For all the details and any updates, see the Event https://www.facebook.com/events/242216809508438 in the VSAC FB group

Training on Tuesday 29 November

All groups running from Leos.

If you've been on the website recently, you'll have seen, in the Training block on the front page, a link to a new document that lists all the adult training sessions, with day, time and session details (thanks to Steph). If you've not seen it, take a look http://valleystriders.org.uk/Valley%20Striders%20AC%20Winter%20Training.htm

Cross Country Entries

- We can still get you in to West Yorks XC race 4 until 27 November
- We now have dates, locations and prices for Yorkshire XC, Northern XC and National XC Championships. All details in the blue box on the front page of the website www.valleystriders.org.uk.
- We can get you into race 2 of the Peco XC series until 3 December
- All "requests" via the teams@valleystriders.org.uk email address. All payments to the AC Payments account.

VS Grand Prix and Fell Championship

The final race of the VSGP is this Sunday's Peco. The table will be updated by Monday and then closed. If you haven't yet sent in your details of any Marathons, Half Marathons or Ultras that you've run, you last chance to claim points is this Sunday. You can check the results we already have at http://valleystriders.org.uk/vsgp2016results.xls and the Grand Prix table is at http://valleystriders.org.uk/vsgp2016.xls

Regarding the VS Fell Championship, Steve Webb has updated the table to include Shepherds Skyline, Harriers v Cyclists and Really Wild Boar Fell, and this is now on the website see http://valleystriders.org.uk/vsfc2016.xls . Steve says the league will close at the end of November.  If anybody has run an FRA race which he has not included in the league, and they want their points, then please send him the details. saraandsteve1@btinternet.com

VSAC Membership

As at 22 November, 274 members have paid, 152 still due, see www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm

London Marathon places

We have 3 guaranteed places for the London marathon. Anyone who has joined V S prior to 1 Jan 2016 is eligible. Priority will be given to those who have rejection slips, and those who have not previously had a V S club place. Please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk before 30 November and state your credentials!

RESULTS AND REPORTS

Harriers vs Cyclists

Pos

 

Time

GP Pts

8

Alisdair Burns

00:37:46

100

38

Ross Bibby

00:42:26

98

49

Mick Loftus

00:43:38

95

52

Steve Webb

00:43:47

93

63

Simon Vallance

00:44:57

90

84

Ronan Loftus

00:46:20

88

109

Clive Bandy

00:48:08

85

135

Gary Mann

00:50:18

83

152

Paul Holdsworth

00:51:32

cyclist

165

Dan Murray

00:53:02

cyclist

189

Sean Fitzgerald

00:55:48

80

209

Martin Clark

00:59:42

cyclist

 

West Yorks XC

Pos

Time

Name

U11 Boys

11

0:05:35

JONES, Leon

45

0:06:30

WALKER, Toby

59

finished

U13 Girls

8

0:11:18

DIAMOND, Tally

30

0:12:03

ROBOTTOM, Sofia

39

0:12:25

IDLE, Imogen

47

0:12:47

JONES, Kiera

69

Finished

U13 Boys

37

0:14:12

WALKER, Jamie

48

Finished

VS Team 6th

U15 Girls

18

0:13:28

TURNER, Sophie

44

finished

Sen Women

27

0:23:29

JONES, Myra

54

0:25:20

CAZAN, Louise

56

0:25:30

BENTLEY, Rachel

68

0:26:51

WOOD, Liz

105

finished

VS Team 10th

Sen Men

10

0:32:44

BURNS, Alisdair

16

0:33:13

HOBBS, John

18

0:33:47

HALLAM, Matthew

24

0:34:21

FOTHERBY, Paul

29

0:34:53

HIBBERD, Daryl

30

0:34:57

FISHER, Dan

53

0:37:12

WATSON, Jerry

56

0:37:22

THOMAS, Gwil

149

finished

VS Team 1st

 

This win by the VS Men puts them equal 1st (with Wakefield Harriers) in the league, so the final race, at Keighley, will be winner-takes-all.