V S Update - 21 August 2017

- Tuesday training
- Leeds Country Way
- parkrun takeover
- Junior mile and autumn handicap
- Results from Lakeland, Middleton, West Yorks Track & Field

Don't worry if your last V S Update was on 5th August, you haven't missed one!

Training Tuesdays 22/29 August and 5 September

All sessions probably from Far Moss.  Any changes will be published on the V S website home page..

Leeds Country Way Sunday 3 September (from Myra)

Last week a few dropped out and we have now called up all our reserves, we have none left.

If you're available, please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk.  If you have commitments part of the day, let us know the times when you are available. Thanks.

Hoping everyone else has done or planned their recces.

Roundhay Parkrun Take Over Saturday 9 September (from Steph)

We've been asked to take over the Roundhay parkrun. This will be on the 9th September the day before Vale of York so hopefully there'll be plenty of volunteers.

We are looking for Marshalls, Pacers (lots please, any times, would be good to get a few over 30 mins), Race Director, Time keepers, Barcode Scanners, Token people, Funnel Ducker manager, tail runner...

If you'd like to volunteer please accept the event invite on Facebook or email steph@valleystriders.org.uk  and state if you have a specific role you'd like to do.

Junior 1 mile and Club Autumn Handicap Tuesday 12 September

All races are free to enter and all races are open to club members and non-members including friends of existing members and juniors on the waiting list.  Could non-members and waiting list please email vsupdate@valleystriders.org.uk to let us know in advance?

Meeting place for race start and postcode for parking are on the front page of the website www.valleystriders.org.uk.  Note that it is a 3 minute jog / 6 minute walk from Alwoodley Lane to the start.

On the night, we will be asking parents of juniors to marshal along the half mile length of the junior route as (especially if it is a nice evening) there are likely to be walkers, dogs and bicycles on the route.

We need a few marshals for the 5 mile race, if you can help please email Sue Sunderland rickandsue1@sky.com . The race can't take place without these marshals.

RACE RESULTS

Lakeland 100 - 28, 29 and 30 July 2017 (from Sarah Smith)

First male: Michael Jones 20h 22m 19s
First female Sabrina Verjee 23h 15m 22s [6th overall]
155th Sarah Smith 37h 23m 10s
223 finished of 360 starters

[Thanks to Valley Strider James Loftus for marshalling duties at registration, who was expertly assisted by his daughter who pointed out to him I was a Valley Strider!]

Middleton Massif (from Amanda Spencer)

Pos

Name

Cat

Cat Pos

Chip Time

Gun Time

 

1

Daryl Hibberd

MSEN

1

0:35:56

0:35:56

1st M

3

Jonathan Smyth

MSEN

3

0:40:13

0:40:14

 

14

Michael Hall

MSEN

11

0:45:27

0:45:29

 

17

Rachel Mackie

F35

1

0:46:23

0:46:23

1st F

34

Amanda Spencer

F45

1

0:51:23

0:51:25

 

74

Elaine Craiggs

F35

11

0:58:31

0:58:36

 

88

Richard Clough

M40

14

0:01:05

0:01:05

 

 

West Yorkshire Track and Field League (from Bob Jackson)

16 clubs took part in the West Yorkshire T & F League this summer and Valley Striders finished 13th overall.

10 VS athletes (9 juniors and 1 veteran) took part - Alfie Jones, Florence Pell, Imogen Idle, Jack Woodeson, Jamie Walker, Jason Twigg, Leon Jones, Pete Twigg, Sofia Robottom and Toby Walker.  Over the 5 meetings, they competed in 55 events.  Points were available for places down to 6th and most of our athletes scored some points; those that didn't were in the more popular events where up to 47 athletes were competing.  I thought it rather unfair that 7th in an event with 47 competing scored no points, but 6th in an event with 6 competing scored 1 point.

For V S results and full results see http://valleystriders.org.uk/wytf.htm

Good luck to 4 of our junior athletes who are competing in the League Championships on 10 September.