V S Update - 15 September 2017

- V S return to Leos
- Tuesday training and food
- England Athletics coach at 19 and 26 September sessions
- West Yorkshire XC League entry information NB deadline 19 September
- Peco XC provisional dates
- 2 percent
- Membership renewals
- Results from VS mile (course record for Leon Jones), VS handicap, WYT&F (gold for Leon Jones), Leeds Country Way, Country Trails Series (1st for Amanda, joint 2nd for Rachel and Sarah)

V S Return to Leos (message from Steph)

After discussion with the committee it was felt that our trial at Far Moss was not successful. Since Josh left it has been difficult to access changing facilities, arrange food etc.

Over the last few weeks we have been in discussions with Leo's and they have unanimously agreed for us to return.

As part of the new agreement we will host three races a year from Leo's. The Meanwood Valley Trail, Yorkshire Vets race and the Juniors summer trail race.

We have also agreed to partake in fundraising activities for the club to pay for improvements to the car park, road and pitches.

The contract will start on 19th September with intermediates and advanced based at Leo's from the 19th and juniors/beginners/improvers from the 26th.

Tuesday training and food

19 September - juniors/beginners/improvers 6pm at GSAL, intermediates/advanced 6:45pm at Leos see more details below.

26 September - juniors/beginners/improvers 6pm at Leos, intermediates/advanced 6:45pm at Leos see more details below.

Food will be available to everyone on the 26th. On the menu is lasagne. To order, please email
- earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk (for food after the early session)
- food@valleystriders.org.uk (for food after the later session)
before 10pm on Sunday 24th, saying whether you want a full portion (4) or a half portion (2) and whether you want meat or veggie lasagne.

Coached sessions Tuesday 19 and 26 September (from Myra)

The sessions for advanced and intermediate runners on these dates will be 6:45pm from Leos and will be led by David Lowes.

David is a level 4 coach specialising in endurance events. He has coached a number of England & GB athletes and regularly writes articles for running magazines, including Athletics Weekly. His PB for a marathon is 2:15.

The sessions are designed to support us in improving our half and full marathon times. The sessions will be suitable for those who already attend the main Tuesday sessions (advanced and faster intermediates).

There will be a third session later in the year.

On 19 September he will do a short introductory talk. Please get to Leos for 6:45 so we set off running at 7

It sounds like the first session will be to confirm ability and a mixture of warm up, drills, tempo and shorter reps. He's going to adapt the next sessions to cater for individual needs. It will last longer than our normal session.

This is a great opportunity for some more varied and challenging coaching so we urge as many of you to attend as possible, even if you don't normally train with us on a Tuesday.

NB please wear hi-vis and please arrive on time (i.e. 6:45pm)!

West Yorkshire Cross Country League (from Myra)

Here are the dates and venues for the WYXC league:
- Saturday 14th October- Wakefield (Thornes Park)
- Sunday 29th October - Nunroyd Park
- Sunday 19th November - Spenborough
- Saturday 9th December - Keighley.

Please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk if you'd like to run;.

We have to post the entries so please let us know at the latest by 19th September.

Please check www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm to check that your entry has been read

The series costs 15 (8 for juniors) so please transfer this to "AC payments", Sort Code 53-70-00, A/c number 72143851, Reference to include your name and "WYXC"

2nd claim members who have 1st claim club outside of West Yorkshire can represent us in these races.

Juniors must be aged 9 or more on 14 October 2017.

We normally do very well in this series so it would be good to make sure we get a good turnout at each race.

Peco Cross Country

Provisional dates are Sundays 26 November, 10 or 17 December, 7 January, 21 January, 11 February. Nothing to do yet other than put them in your diaries.

2 per cent (from Steph)

There is lots to do in a sports club to ensure it is successful, we have lots of great volunteers on the committee and helping out at races, parkruns etc.

Some of these volunteers would like a break or some help so we are looking for some new helpers. This will be helping out with the social side, communications, training and coaching, race organising and much more. It shouldn't take up too much of your time and the more the better.

If you'd like to volunteer please email steph@valleystriders.org.uk

And remember, doing your 2% improves your chances of being successful in the London Marathon Ballot.

(for newcomers to Valley Striders, let me explain that a year or so ago we came up with the idea that if we had 50 people involved in some voluntary role within the club, then each would only be doing 2% of the total club workload).

Membership renewals

The new V S year started on 1 September. There will be information about renewals in the next V S Update. No need to pay yet!

RACE RESULTS

VS Junior 1 mile, school years 1 to 5

Many thanks to the 10 parents who helped, either marshalling the route or recording at the finish

Pos

Name

Time

M/F

SchYr

1

Sam Preston

06:34

M

5

2

Felix Linley

06:35

M

5

3

Luke Mackreth

06:52

M

4

4

Gus Cawcutt

06:57

M

5

5

Ben Shenderey

07:04

M

4

6

Jessica Baxter

07:07

F

4

7

Joe McLaren

07:12

M

5

8

Max Worrall

07:21

M

4

9

Daniel Fotherby

07:22

M

5

10

James Lingham

07:24

M

5

11

Oliver Lubiecki

07:32

M

4

12

Lewis James

07:35

M

5

13

Joseph Whitehouse

07:39

M

4

14

William Barton

08:02

M

3

15

Emily Thomson

08:04

F

5

16

Marcus Johnstone

08:06

M

5

17

Henry Pell

08:20

M

3

18

Martha O'Shea

08:29

F

5

19

Alfie Young

08:36

M

4

20

Ellie Turner

08:38

F

4

21

Katy Irvine

08:47

F

5

22

Conor Moriarty

08:54

M

2

23

Lily Sadler

08:55

F

3

24

Darcey Mollitt

08:56

F

3

25

Jorgie Hartley

09:07

F

3

26

Archie Smith

09:09

M

2

27

Sammy Whitehouse

09:16

M

1

28

Nicholas Robins

09:24

M

2

29

Marco Teoli

09:25

M

5

30

Sam Hilton

09:41

M

4

31

Caitlyn Hartley

09:42

F

2

32

Josephine Robins

10:35

F

1

33

Amelie McLaren

10:48

F

2

34

Elsie O'Shea

10:59

F

2

35

Andrea Robottom

11:16

F

4

 

VS Junior 1 mile, school years 6 and above, adults too

Leon Jones set a course record (for all age groups)

Pos

Name

Time

M/F

SchYr

1

Leon Jones

05:51

M

6

2

Jack Woodeson

06:26

M

8

3

Tom Mackreth

06:34

M

8

4

Sophie Turner

06:39

F

11

5

Aidan Moriarty

06:40

M

9

6

James Preston

06:40

M

9

7

Joe Irvine

06:41

M

11

8

Josephine Pawley

06:42

F

7

9

Noah Philpott

06:43

M

11

10

Sofia Robottom

06:49

F

9

11

Stefan Robottom

07:03

M

6

12

Flo Pell

07:20

F

6

13

Julie Hagerty

07:33

F

adult

14

Emily Hilton

07:46

F

7

15

Paul Mackreth

07:56

M

adult

16

Darragh Moriarty

08:10

M

6

17

Ben Williams-Dustan

08:13

M

7

18

Nuala Hagerty

08:15

F

6

19

James Worrall

08:25

M

9

20

Anne Worrall

08:25

F

adult

21

Heather Pawley

08:35

F

adult

22

Jordan Marshall

09:15

M

adult

 

VS Autumn Handicap 5 miles

Pos

Name

Gun time

Hcap

Chip Time

Chip Pos

GP Pts

1

Richard Irvine

0:52:58

0:20:00

0:32:58

9

93

2

Anne Jones

0:53:27

0:07:45

0:45:42

29

74

3

Robin Dearden (guest)

0:54:41

0:14:30

0:40:11

23

 

4

Andrew Bennett

0:55:41

0:25:15

0:30:26

5

97

5

Amanda Spencer

0:55:48

0:16:45

0:39:03

22

80

6

Alisdair Burns

0:56:07

0:28:00

0:28:07

3

99

7

Mick Loftus

0:56:08

0:23:45

0:32:23

8

94

8

Ian Rosser

0:56:09

0:20:30

0:35:39

18

84

9

Bob Jackson

0:56:15

0:14:15

0:42:00

25

78

10

Rob Marsh

0:56:21

0:22:00

0:34:21

16

86

11

Alex Irvine

0:56:26

0:19:45

0:36:41

19

83

12

Gary Mann

0:56:33

0:24:45

0:31:48

7

95

13

Simon Vallance

0:56:46

0:23:30

0:33:16

10

92

14

Rav Panesar

0:56:54

0:27:15

0:29:39

4

98

15

Matt Chadwick

0:56:56

0:25:45

0:31:11

6

96

16

Callum Elson (guest)

0:56:59

0:29:00

0:27:59

1

 

17

John Hobbs

0:57:04

0:29:00

0:28:04

2

100

18

Roy Huggins

0:57:20

0:23:30

0:33:50

14

88

19

Myra Jones

0:57:26

0:23:15

0:34:11

15

87

20

Liz Wood

0:57:40

0:19:00

0:38:40

20

82

21

Priyanka Misra

0:57:41

0:13:00

0:44:41

27

76

22

Anthony Fryer

0:57:42

0:24:15

0:33:27

12

90

23

Liz Reddington

0:57:48

0:17:15

0:40:33

24

79

24

Nicola Hartley

0:57:53

0:14:45

0:43:08

26

77

25

Dan Robins

0:57:54

0:24:15

0:33:39

13

89

26

Steph Gledhill

0:58:17

0:19:15

0:39:02

21

81

27

Joel Giddings

0:58:18

0:23:45

0:34:33

17

85

28

Martin Sutcliffe

0:59:12

0:14:30

0:44:42

28

75

29

Maureen Coffey

0:59:42

0:07:45

0:51:57

30

73

30

Leroy Sutton

1:03:03

0:29:45

0:33:18

11

91

 

West Yorkshire Track and Field Championships at Cleckheaton

This was the first time any V S athletes had entered these championships. Of our 4 entries, Alfie Jones and Toby Walker were injured, so it was left to Jack Woodeson and Leon Jones to represent Valley Striders.

U11 Boys 75 metres heats Leon Jones 12.20secs, 7th fastest of 14, did not start in final
U13 Boys 80 Metres heats Jack Woodeson 13.56secs, 10th of 12
U11 Boys 600 metres Leon Jones 1min 52.34secs, 1st of 8, GOLD MEDAL
U13 Boys 800 metres Jack Woodeson did not start (injured heel)
U11 Boys Long Jump Leon Jones 3.29 metres, 5th of 12, NB event was abandoned after 2 jumps because of heavy rain
U13 Boys Discus Jack Woodeson 12.30metres, 7th of 9

Leeds Country Way

Summary
- Men's team 2nd - runners up to Saltaire
- Ladies team 2nd (and 27th overall) - runners-up to Horsforth
- Vets team 1st (and 7th overall) - ahead of St Theresa's
- "B" (or "D") team 49th overall - unfortunately on leg 3 Paul Sanderson got cramp and was unable to continue, so 49th was an OK result considering the penalty for only having
- there were 54 teams in the race (a record)
- Interesting fact - the 1-2 positions in all categories were an exact reverse of last year
- Fastest leg trophies were won by John Hobbs & Daz Hibberd, Sarah Grant & Rachel Mackie and Hannah Corne & Sarah Graham.

 

VS A Team

 

 

 

1

John Hobbs

L

1:08:55

1

 

Daryl Hibberd

T

1:08:55

1

2

Matt Chadwick

L

1:17:52

4

 

Jon Pownall

T

2:26:47

1

3

Tom Venning

L

1:17:02

10

 

David Herdsman

T

3:43:49

2

4

Dan Fisher

L

1:21:00

4

 

Gwil Thomas

T

5:04:49

3

5

Gary Mann

L

1:04:31

2

 

Jeremy Ladyman

T

6:09:20

2

6

Andy May

L

1:00:08

2

 

Rav Panesar

T

7:09:28

2

 

 

VS Ladies

 

 

 

1

Liz Wood

L

1:34:16

27

 

Sue Sunderland

T

1:34:16

27

2

Camilla West

L

1:44:55

32

 

Fiona Robins

T

3:19:11

33

3

Sarah Smith

L

1:37:18

38

 

Rachel Bentley

T

4:56:29

32

4

Rachel Mackie

L

1:34:00

17

 

Sarah Grant

T

6:30:29

30

5

Liz Reddington

L

1:28:49

32

 

Steph Gledhill

T

7:59:18

30

6

Hannah Corne

L

1:18:23

18

 

Sarah Graham

T

9:17:41

27

 

 

VS Vets

 

 

 

1

Roy Huggins

L

1:23:00

14

 

Tony Mills

T

1:23:00

14

2

John Batchelor

L

1:25:57

10

 

Richard Irvine

T

2:48:57

9

3

Joel Giddings

L

1:15:53

9

 

Ian Sanderson

T

4:04:50

10

4

Anthony Fryer

L

1:24:16

8

 

Rob Hamilton

T

5:29:06

9

5

Simon Vallance

L

1:11:03

9

 

Mick Loftus

T

6:40:09

8

6

James Tarran

L

1:09:36

7

 

Kevin Mcmullan

T

7:49:45

7

 

 

VS "B" team

 

 

 

1

Bob Jackson

L

1:44:02

45

 

Mick Tinker

T

1:44:02

45

2

Sean Cook

L

1:40:40

29

 

Mike Robins

T

3:24:42

35

3

Paul Sanderson

L

3:00:00

54

 

Steve Dixon

T

6:24:42

53

4

Tom Button

L

1:38:06

23

 

Tahir Akhtar

T

8:02:48

52

5

Ken Fox

L

1:17:37

16

 

Andy Pagdin

T

9:20:25

48

6

Abi Frankland

L

1:39:27

45

 

John Wallace

T

10:59:52

49

 

Country Trails Race Series (from Amanda Seims)

These are the final results for the series. You had to run three races to count for prizes but everyone gets a place in the final rankings even if they only ran one race. Becky and Anne got a good place considering they only did 2 events (this should encourage them to do three next year!).

Females
1st Place - Amanda Seims with 296.74 points
Joint 2nd Rachel Mackie 295.84
Joint 2nd Sarah Grant 295.84
6. Hannah Corne 220.76
9.
Elaine Craiggs 202.06
16.
Jean Hussey 169.49
35.
Becky Murray 132.88 (two races)
44. Anne Jones 112.04 (two races)
18 females ran at least 3 races (Sarah and Rachel managed to do all four!) and 150 females participated in at least one race.

Males
22.
John Hussey 150.96
112.
Richard Clough 57.75 (one race)
22 males ran all three races and 129 men participated in at least one race so for a change it seems like this navigational challenge series was better attended by females!