V S Update - 12 January 2017

- Training at Far Moss
- Discount at Sport Shoes Unlimited
- Calderdale Way Relay
- VS Fell Championship 2017
- Results from Junior Mile, Club Handicap and Yorks XC Championship
- Report from Hardmoors New Year’s Day race

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Training at Far Moss

Just to remind you that all Tuesday sessions (except 2nd Tuesday track) now take place from Far Moss, LS17 7NT.  There is less parking than at Leos, so please park tidily; the good news is that there are no potholes so no risk to your car’s suspension.

On Tuesday 17 January, juniors, beginners and improvers will meet at 6pm (the session is not available to juniors on the waiting list); intermediates and advanced runners at 7pm (advanced runners will be 5 by 6 mins at High Ashes.

Sports Shoes Unlimited Discount - from Steph Gledhil

Discount code for www.sportsshoes.com

Members of Valley Striders can have a 10% discount and free delivery on purchases.

This is available to all members of Valley Striders including juniors, cyclists and triathletes.

Please don't share this code with people who are not a member of VS and please do not copy to any social media site open to the public.

The code for this month is: (please see VSAC facebook group or VSAC juniors facebook group)

Calderdale Way Relay - from Sarah Smith

If anyone would like to run in the Calderdale Way Relay on Sunday 21 May 2017 please let me know sarahsmith1@hotmail.com .

The race is off road, the route is not only circular but undulating, there are 6 legs, each leg is run in pairs. Can we get two teams together?

It is a good introduction to off road running to those who have not tried it before, there are organised reccie runs organised by the Halifax Harriers and VS members will also put some on also.

You do not need to spend a fortune on kit. If you need anything I am sure that one of us can find spares to help out eg running ruck sack or bumbag, waterproofs, map, compass, etc the usual kit.

Lots more info at http://www.halifaxharriers.co.uk/club/club-races/calderdale-way-relay/

Fell Championship 2017 - from Ross Bibby

Please note a change to the rules this year which is that you MUST complete an FRA short, medium and long race to be eligible for the fell champs title. If you do not complete all three categories of races you will not be eligible for the title.

We have tried to keep the races as local as possible, to ensure accessibility for everyone, except for the Fairfield Horseshoe in the Lakes, where a camping weekend is going to be organised as part of this.

The first race in the list is this weekend at Stanbury Splash............

VS Fell Championships 2017 Races

- Stanbury Splash, BM, 15/1/17
- Wadsworth Trog, BL, 4/2/17
- Ilkley Moor, AS, 26/2/17
- Heptonstall, BL, 19/3/17
- Dick Hudsons, BM, 27/4/17
- Three Peaks, AL, 29/4/17
- Jack Bloor, BS, 9/5/17
- Fairfield Horseshoe, AM, 13/5/17 (PLUS VS CAMPING WEEKEND)
- Ilkley Trail, CM, 29/5/17
- Otley Chevin, BS, 7/6/17
- Beamsley Beacon, BS, 22/6/17
- Danefield Relay, CS(?), 4/7/17
- Addingham Gala, BS, 8/7/17
- Bingley Show, BM, 22/7/17
- Round Hill, CM, 6/8/17
- Yorkshireman Half, BL, 10/9/17
- Withins Skyline, BM, 8/10/17
- Shepherds Skyline, BM, 4/11/17
- Harriers v Cyclists, BS, 18/11/17
- Tour of Pendle, AL, 18/11/17
- The Stoop, BS, 17/12/17 (THIS RACE TO COUNT TOWARDS 2018 FELL CHAMPS)
- Auld Lang Syne, BS, 31/12/17 (THIS RACE TO COUNT TOWARDS 2O18 FELL CHAMPS)

RESULTS

Junior 1 mile

Race 1 - school years 1 to 5

Pos

Name

Time

M/F

Sch.yr

1

Leon Jones

0:06:30

M

5

2

Sam Chambers

0:06:56

M

5

3

Theo Rosenberg

0:07:01

M

5

4

Toby Walker

0:07:27

M

4

5

Dexter Rosenberg

0:07:34

M

3

6

James Greenway

0:07:40

M

4

7

Jessica Baxter

0:07:42

F

3

8

Alannah Thornton

0:07:59

F

3

9

Ben Shenderey

0:08:05

M

3

10

Daniel Fotherby

0:08:21

M

4

11

Marcus Johnstone

0:08:26

M

4

12

Nathan Ellis

0:08:32

M

5

13

Darragh Moriarty

0:08:59

M

5

14

Nuala Hagerty

0:09:11

F

5

15

Lily Bickle

0:09:18

F

4

16

Noah Koi

0:09:18

M

5

17

Darcey Mollitt

0:09:48

F

2

18

Conor Moriarty

0:11:26

M

?

19

Isla Morley

0:12:32

F

1

20

Daniel Fotherby

0:13:16

M

4

 

Race 2 - school years 6 and above

1

Sam Hollis

0:06:11

M

8

2

Alvie O'Brien

0:06:22

M

7

3

Alfie Jones

0:06:27

M

6

4

Sophie Turner

0:06:29

F

10

5

Jamie Walker

0:06:31

M

6

6

Pete Twigg

0:06:40

M

Adult

7

Feargus Hagerty

0:06:49

M

8

8

Jack Woodeson

0:06:56

M

7

9

Josephine Pawley

0:06:57

F

6

10

Jason Twigg

0:06:58

M

11

11

Sophia Lubiecki

0:07:09

F

9

12

Eamon O'Brien

0:07:14

M

Adult

13

Max Mauborgne

0:07:17

M

6

14

Hannah Taylor

0:07:19

F

6

15

Isaac Koi

0:07:25

M

6

16

Aidan Moriarty

0:07:27

M

8

17

James Williams-Dustan

0:07:30

M

8

18

Alec Twigg

0:07:52

M

6

19

Ella Hollis

0:08:00

F

6

20

James Worrall

0:08:44

M

8

21

Orla Hemsley

0:08:45

F

6

22

Ben Williams-Dustan

0:09:05

M

6

23

Keira Jones

0:11:07

F

7

 

V S Handicap

Gun Pos

Name

Gun Time

Hcap

Net Time

Net Pos

1

Sean Cook

0:55:32

0:16:30

0:39:02

25

2

Abi Frankland

0:55:37

0:09:00

0:46:37

38

3

Hannah Corne

0:55:44

0:19:45

0:35:59

15

4

Steph Gledhill

0:55:47

0:13:00

0:42:47

34

5

Alisdair Burns

0:56:15

0:28:00

0:28:15

2

6

Sarah Graham

0:56:21

0:21:00

0:35:21

13

7

Julie Mcgurk

0:56:41

0:09:15

0:47:26

40

8

Rob Marsh

0:56:47

0:22:45

0:34:02

9

9

Bethany Lovell

0:56:50

0:12:30

0:44:20

36

10

Myra Jones

0:57:14

0:22:00

0:35:14

12

11

Jon Wills

0:57:23

0:29:15

0:28:08

1

12

Matt Chadwick

0:57:24

0:24:45

0:32:39

5

13

Paul Fotherby

0:57:26

0:26:45

0:30:41

4

14

Paul White

0:57:30

0:18:30

0:39:00

24

15

John Hussey

0:57:37

0:18:45

0:38:52

22

16

Leroy Sutton

0:57:42

0:19:30

0:38:12

19

17

Paul Stokes

0:57:43

0:15:15

0:42:28

32

18

Joel Giddings

0:57:47

0:22:15

0:35:32

14

19

Dawn Parton

0:57:55

0:15:15

0:42:40

33

20

Alex Irvine

0:57:59

0:19:00

0:38:59

23

21

Adam Parton

0:58:03

0:22:00

0:36:03

16

22

Matthew Hallam

0:58:04

0:27:45

0:30:19

3

23

Alison Eaves

0:58:10

0:18:00

0:40:10

27

24

Jack Crawford

0:58:11

0:25:00

0:33:11

7

25

Alan Hutchinson

0:58:30

0:19:15

0:39:15

26

26

Anne Jones

0:58:35

0:09:15

0:49:20

42

27

Gary Mann

0:58:46

0:25:00

0:33:46

8

28

James Tarran

0:58:47

0:26:00

0:32:47

6

29

Vernon Long

0:58:49

0:21:30

0:37:19

18

30

Roy Huggins

0:58:50

0:24:00

0:34:50

10

31

Jake Towler

0:58:51

0:22:30

0:36:21

17

32

Caroline Tolan

0:58:54

0:10:30

0:48:24

41

33

Sarah Smith

0:59:00

0:16:45

0:42:15

31

34

Paul Sanderson

0:59:15

0:20:30

0:38:45

21

35

Pascale Fotherby

0:59:20

0:15:00

0:44:20

36

36

Ian Sanderson

0:59:25

0:24:30

0:34:55

11

37

Maureen Coffey

0:59:39

0:08:15

0:51:24

43

38

Mike Furby

1:00:43

0:22:00

0:38:43

20

39

Rich Clough

1:00:52

0:08:30

0:52:22

44

40

John Wallace

1:01:15

0:19:45

0:41:30

28

41

Anne Worrall

1:01:18

0:14:15

0:47:03

39

42

Mick Tinker

1:01:36

0:19:45

0:41:51

30

43

Holly Button

1:02:45

0:21:15

0:41:30

28

44

Tim Towler

1:03:25

0:20:00

0:43:25

35

45

Paul Jones

1:07:05

0:14:15

0:52:50

45

 

Thanks to Sue Sunderland for organising and her team of marshals for marshalling

Yorkshire XC Championships

 

Girls Under 13 (2.6km)

 

15

Tally Diamond

09:58

70

Imogen Idle

11:09

81

Sofia Robottom

11:47

100

Finished (team 12th club)

 

 

Boys Under 13 (2.6km)

 

59

Jamie Walker

10:07

61

Alfie Jones

10:13

79

Finished

 

 

Girls Under 15 (3.8km)

 

25

Sophie Turner

15:53

63

Finished

 

 

Junior Women (5.85km)

 

13

Claudia Stanton

29:58

13

Finished

 

 

Senior Women (7.8km)

 

30

Myra Jones

35:12

49

Amanda Seims

36:53

56

Hannah Corne

37:40

62

Louise Cazan

37:52

72

Rachel Mackie

38:23

91

Liz Wood

41:00

123

Pascale Fotherby

45:37

155

Finished (team 10th club)

 

 

Senior Men (10.4km)

 

34

Ali Burns

37:12

66

Dan Fisher

38:42

68

Daz Hibberd

38:45

71

Paul Fotherby

38:57

115

Ross Bibby

41:45

156

James Tarran

43:10

252

Steve Dixon

50:52

287

Finished (team 8th club)

 

 

A Hardmoors start to the year - from Ross Bibby

If someone had said to me a few years ago that I would be getting up at 5.45am on New Year's day to run an ultra marathon, having not touched a drop of alcohol on New Year's Eve there is absolutely no way I would have believed it. But there I was, after a couple of hours drive to Robin Hoods bay, on the start line outside the Fylingdales village hall ready for the Hardmoors 30 ultra trail race. The route is relatively straight forward firstly on the cinder track up to Whitby and I was surprised to be in the leading pack from the off. Equally surprising was the 6.45 minute mile pace I was clocking (unintentionally!) but it was a relatively flat and easy section so a good opportunity to make up time early on.

The route is not marked bar a few checkpoints and other major sections, so you need to be fairly comfortable with your sense of direction and mine was tested going through Whitby, almost taking the wrong turn before a friendly pedestrian pointed me in the right way. Up the “199 steps” to Whitby Abbey (no I didn’t run them all) and you then picked up the Cleveland Way back to Robin Hood’s bay. I have walked this way before in warmer, less windy and less muddy times but nothing beats getting battered sideways by 40-50 mph winds, waterfalls that are blowing uphill (never seen that before) and slipping and sliding by the cliffs. It is an incredibly dramatic route and I loved every minute of it! 12 miles in and on the approach to the checkpoint back at Robin Hoods bay I realised I was catching the three runners who at one point seemed miles ahead of me (clearly they weren’t as much of a fan of the mud) and I managed to dib-in in second place. Setting off towards Ravenscar the route re-joins the cinder track and I was soon passed into third place. A relatively boring flat section, never my favourite, followed and I lost time on second but fourth was no-where to be seen so I began what would be 18 miles of racing completely on my own.

At Ravenscar the route again took the Cinder track down to Hayburn Wyke and again I had a few map consultations to check I was still on route. Running for so long on your own makes you doubt yourself at times. Finally down at the checkpoint it was nice to have a conversation with the marshals (and see other people at last!), at which point I took my jacket and gloves off and decided to brave the t-shirt for the final 9 miles. It was b****y freezing bear in mind so I knew I would have to shift to keep warm! The last two sections re-join the Cleveland Way which meant re-joining the spectacularly windy cliff-tops once again. Another 5 miles back to Ravenscar for the final checkpoint then the final stretch back to the bay, via a number of steep climbs and descents involving steps, mud, sea spray and wind until eventually dropping down to the sea for the last time. The final mile is a pretty steep one from the bottom of Robin Hoods Bay up the road to the finish at the top of the village. Somewhat surprisingly I ran the hill at a decent speed (given it was the 30th mile of the day and my 90th that week!) and checked in to the village hall to finish in third place overall in 4 hrs 5 minutes. I was 6 mins off first place and only 2 off second, making it by far my best race performance especially at a well known ultra. More important was the fact I really enjoyed the race.

I am not a fan of new year's resolutions, outcome goals or pb’s and focus more on the process- if you enjoy and work hard at what you are doing whatever that may be the results will come naturally. I have been trying to work on my process goals over the last few months specifically technique (higher knee lift) and fitness (by increasing training- I am a naturally lazy trainer!). I have always enjoyed competition, but running has taught me that I also enjoy enduring. It has also taught me that not having a beer on New Year's Eve isn’t such a bad thing……..

1st David Smithers, 3.59.06
3rd. Ross Bibby, 4.05.28
6th Carol Morgan, 4.24.30 (first female)
(223 starters)