V S Update - 12 February 2017

Training; Peco; West Yorks T&F; Sportshoes discount; Event adverts; Thefts; Results from Northern XC, Sheffield indoors and Dewsbury 10.19km

Training Tuesday 14 February (no juniors session at Far Moss)

6pm - Beginners/Improvers from Far Moss. Juniors session by invitation (we're giving the rugby pitches a rest).

7pm - Intermediate and Advanced runners from Beckett Park track. Maps and directions on the home page of www.valleystriders.org.uk

Peco Cross Country Sunday 19 February

Event at Barnbow / Pendas Fields, near Crossgates. Race details now at www.pecoxc.co.uk

Juniors register on the day. If you've run in previous races, remember to bring your race number.

Seniors, if you've run in previous races, remember to bring your race number. If you've not run in a previous race but have registered, your number will be on the V S banner in the club tents area. If you've not yet registered you'll be able to register as a "guest" for this race but be able to run as a V S member for race 5.

Training and Food Tuesday 21 February

6pm - Juniors and Beginners/Improvers from Far Moss, followed by food at 7:15 pm book at earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk (not via facebook)

Food is Chinese chicken curry (also veggie option), let us know if veggie option, and choose portion size - adult (3.50), child (2.50). Book by Sunday 19 February 10pm.

7pm - Intermediate and Advanced runners from Far Moss.

Juniors Training Sunday 26 February

Look out for details on the website soon; email to follow too! Will be open to all junior members, and also to juniors on waiting list if we can get sufficient coaches.

West Yorkshire Track and Field

Richard has entry forms for this series of 6 events from April to August. Minimum age is 9 on day of event. Please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk if interested and we will send details. Info will also be on V S website in next few days.

Maybe a few more seniors will take part this year (email "juniors" address if interested as Richard will co-ordinate all entries)

2 Sunday afternoons and 4 Wednesday evenings - Cleckheaton 23 April, Wakefield 10 May, Cleckheaton 7 June, Wakefield 28 June, Cleckheaton 19 July, Wakefield 6 August.

Sportshoes Discount

There is a new code for February. It's been posted in all the V S Facebook groups. If you're not on Facebook and need the code, please email info@valleystriders.org.uk.

For links to all the Valley Striders FB groups, go to the VS website www.valleystriders.org.uk and click on the facebook symbol in the top bar

Event Advertisements

Nidderdale Run The Rotary Club of Harrogate is organising a 20 mile run alongside the Nidderdale Walk on 7th May 2016. The Club has a good track record in organising the well known Nidderdale Walk, which has raised over 800,000 for charity over the past 23 years. The 20 mile run is a new event, which will largely follow the Nidderdale Way and will be limited to 100 runners in the first year. If the event proves to be successful then it will be opened up to more runners and a 10 mile run may also be introduced. Details of the event can be found at www.runnidderdale.com

Eccup10 Sunday 2 July. Entries just opened at www.racebest.com

Danefield Relay Tuesday 4 July. Teams of 3. See recent discussion on Facebook. GP points this year!

See http://valleystriders.org.uk/up170118.htm for list of VSGP races 2017.

Thefts from cars in Roundhay Park (message from police)

I am PC Bolland based at Stainbeck Police station, Leeds and currently the ward manager for the Roundhay area.

The reason for my email is in relation to ongoing issues that we are having with theft from motor vehicles that are happening at certain beauty spots across the inner north east area in particular Roundhay Park.

In the last few months we have seen an increase in this type of offence and it has been mostly when there has been some type of activity taking place up at that location.

Last night there were 2 offences in particular at Roundhay Park where vehicles were broken into and mobiles, purses and other valuable items were stolen due to items being left on show whilst the owners took part in activities.

I am currently getting in contact with groups such as yourself that run particular sessions/activities at Roundhay Park.

If you could kindly assist with passing the information on or by getting the word out there somehow to your members it would be greatly appreciated.

RESULTS

Northern Cross-country Championships

Under 13 girls - 28 Tally Diamond 0:12:57, 223 finished.

Under 15 girls - 74 Sophie Turner 0:18:28, 179 finished.

Senior men - 116 Matt Hallam 0:49:00, 148 Paul Fotherby 0:50:19, 215 Daryl Hibberd 0:52:40, 676 finished

Sheffield Festival of Athletics (from Sarah Diamond)

Tally got herself a first place in U13 1500m with a PB of 5:18:17 (previous 5:38) and a 10th place in long jump with a PB 3.58m (previous 3.48m).

We should consider the Sheffield Festival of Athletic for next year. It's held at EIS Sheffield. It's indoor definitely a bonus for the parents but a little hard for the runners as the track is only 200m long and also the officials are very strict (false start and you're out). Similar standard of competitors as York outdoor. Age group starts from under 11's.

Northern Athletics Indoor U13/U15 Track & Field Championships (from Sarah Diamond)

No others Valley Juniors at the Northern Indoor today real shame it was fab.

Tally came 1st in her U13 800m heat with a PB of 2:37 and 6th overall (of 17).

Tally's long jump was a just a little off last week 3.49 (13th out of 18).

Great experience.

Dewsbury 10.19k

Pos

Name

Gun Time

M/F

M/F Pos

Category

Cat Pos

Chip Time

Chip Pos

20

David Herdsman

00:34:32

M

20

MOPEN

17

00:34:31

21

59

James Tarran

00:36:41

M

55

M50+

3

00:36:39

63

114

Paul Kaiser

00:38:30

M

103

MOPEN

70

00:38:28

118

163

Graham Jones

00:39:54

M

141

M50+

12

00:39:37

162

194

Sean Fitzgerald

00:40:37

M

171

MOPEN

99

00:40:20

192

226

Robert Marsh

00:41:16

M

198

M40+

33

00:40:59

224

247

Paul Smith

00:41:48

M

216

M45+

25

00:41:31

251

381

Paul White

00:45:24

M

325

M65+

5

00:45:07

397

391

Claire Senior

00:45:38

F

61

FOPEN

36

00:45:29

410

463

Samantha Harris

00:47:23

F

84

FOPEN

52

00:47:04

470

519

Chloe Hudson

00:48:51

F

106

FOPEN

60

00:48:21

527

802

Vicki Johnstone

00:56:08

F

243

F45+

39

00:54:49

777

824

Elaine Craiggs

00:56:45

F

253

F40+

52

00:55:41

816

906

Anne Mccaffrey

01:00:34

F

302

F55+

11

00:59:14

901

927

Tracey Atherton

01:01:29

F

316

F45+

56

01:00:24

923

942

Meryll Cripps

01:01:56

F

326

F65+

4

01:00:36

930

994

Helen Gill

01:04:47

F

365

F45+

66

01:03:39

986