V S Update - 22 September 2017

- Food on 26 September
- Training on 26 September including coached session
- October training (provisional)
- 24 September tourism at Swinsty
- Toulouse tour vests
- Race dates
- Membership renewals
- Results from Northern Road Relays (U13B and men), V S Juniors Sports Day, Kirkstall, Tadcaster, Calderdale Way, Bradford Millennium Way

Food on 26 September

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.

PLEASE stay for the food and chat after the sessions, this is one of the main things we have missed at Far Moss and look forward to on our return to Leos.

Training on 26 September including coached session

Juniors/beginners/improvers 6pm at Leos

Intermediates/advanced 6:45pm at Leos for the second coached session by David Lowes.

Message from Myra

Tuesday is the 2nd of our coached sessions. I thought the first session was a success and it was brilliant to see so many people there.

If you didn't make it to the first session, please come along this week if you can. The session will involve a variety of reps and running drills.

Please arrive at Leo's for a 6:45 start. NB please wear hi-vis.

We're hoping David will join us for food afterwards and be on hand to offer training advice.

October Training

The provisional plan is as follows:
- 3 October - all groups at Leos, followed by food for all
- 10 October - juniors at GSAL for VS Sports Day Part 2; intermediates & advanced at Beckett Park
- 17 October - all groups at Leos; food for juniors and possibly for adults too
- 24 October - all groups at Leos
- 31 October - all groups at Leos, intermediates/advanced will be final coached session, food for all

Sunday Run Tourism 24 September

We are having a tourist trip to Swinsty and Fewston Reservoir followed possibly by tea and cake afterwards.

Choice of laps 1, 2 or 3 up to 21 miles. Meeting at the car park near the postcode HG3 1SU at 8.30.

Some people who are not running 3 laps may come later and join for a later lap so if you'd like to do this please join the event on Facebook or email sunday@valleystriders.org.uk and we can discuss times with you.

Toulouse Marathon (or Half or 10k) Tour Vests

If you are going on the tour and would like your vest reprinted or a new vest please contact steph@valleystriders.org.uk or bring your vest to Swinsty on Sunday, yoga on Monday, or the Tuesday night session.

Race dates

- 23 September - Golden Mile at Beckett Park (VSGP), places still available
- 1 October - Yorkshire Vets Race at Horsforth (over-33's only), Rombalds Romp (choice of fell or trail routes), Bramham fun run

For more dates see www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsdates.htm (please reply to vsupdate if any of your favourite races are missing)

Peco dates and venues have been announced - see front page of website. Junior races will have separate categories for years 3-4 and years 5-6. Year 2 are eligible, year 1 not. More information to follow on how to enter, this can only be via the club, individual entries are not permitted.

Membership renewals

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

RACE RESULTS

Northern Road Relays

Boys Under-13

The boys' race involved a devious lap of the Etihad Stadium and its car parks.

This was the first time we'd entered a junior team in this event.

29th Valley Striders AC 40:50
Tom Mackreth (45) 13:39
Jack Woodeson (41) 14:21
Jamie Walker (30) 12:50

42 teams finished successfully, one was disqualified, 10 clubs had incomplete teams (many of these had brought several teams and gave the opportunity for their reserves to run)

See picture on front page of VS website

Senior Men

The senior men's race involved two devious laps of the Etihad Stadium and its car parks.

28th Valley Striders AC 2:12:30
John Hobbs (26) 20:22
Daniel Fisher (32) 22:22
David Herdsman (32) 21:37
Jonathan Ball (35) 23:14
Rav Panesar (32) 22:21
Andrew May (32) 22:34

103 teams finished successfully, 11 were disqualified (including 4 who finished ahead of VS) (we believe most were disqualified for having unregistered athletes), 13 clubs had incomplete teams.

Valley Striders Juniors Sports Day Part 1

On Tuesday at GSAL we held the very first V S junior sports day
- 400 metres for all ages
- long jump for girls
- shot putt for boys years 6 and above
- football chest push for boys years 5 and below.

For results see link on www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsjunior.htm

I apologise for not publicising this in advance but we did not want to be overwhelmed by numbers.

On Tuesday 10 October we will be holding part 2
- 100 metres for all ages
- long jump for boys
- shot putt for girls years 6 and above
- football chest push for girls years 5 and below.

Kirkstall Races

Mad Monk Meander (approx. 1 mile)

1

Imogen Idle

6:14

12

Darcey Mollitt

8:04

 

Junior Race (approx. 2 miles)

2

Jamie Walker

12:40

 

6

Jason Twigg

13:51

 

12

Jessica Baxter

15:00

2nd girl

34

Alec Twigg

19:38

 

 

Kirkstall 7

Pos

Name

Cat

Cat pos

Chip time

Gun time

8

Gary Mann

MSEN

7/85

44:28

44:30

38

Sarah Graham

FSEN

3/71

48:21

48:26

63

Sean Fitzgerald

MSEN

32/85

50:58

51:04

65

Leroy Sutton

M60

2/8

51:00

51:15

72

Adam Parton

M45

12/32

51:40

51:45

143

Bob Jackson

M65

1/7

58:12

58:27

148

Dawn Parton

F40

7/32

59:03

59:11

165

Sarah Mann

FSEN

22/71

1:00:53

1:01:02

334

Maureen Coffey

F65

3/5

1:18:13

1:18:54

 

Tadcaster 10

Pos

Name

Cat

Cat pos

Chip time

Gun time

138

Mike Robins

M50

27/54

1:18:10

1:18:20

143

Amanda Spencer

F40

8/66

1:18:39

1:18:49

162

Ruth Warren

F60

1/9

1:20:23

1:20:35

 

Calderdale Way Relay, May 2017

VS in 28th place of 96 teams

1

Jon Pownall

L

01:18:27

9

 

Daryl Hibberd

T

01:18:27

9

2

Tony Mills

L

01:11:30

29

 

Andrew Bennett

T

02:29:57

13

3

Alison Eaves

L

00:57:53

67

 

Mark Woodhead

T

03:27:50

25

4

Anthony Fryer

L

01:27:07

33

 

Paul Smith

T

04:54:57

28

5

Sarah Smith

L

01:20:03

71

 

Rachel Mackie

T

06:15:00

32

6

Steve Webb

L

01:21:22

20

 

Tim Straughan

T

07:36:22

28

 

Bradford Millennium Way Relay, June 2017

VS vets in 21st place, 4th of 8 vets teams (55 teams total)

1

Graham Jones

L

01:46:00

29

 

Sean Fitzgerald

T

01:46:00

29

2

John Wallace

L

01:34:14

34

 

John Hussey

T

03:20:14

31

3

Steph Gledhill

L

01:19:14

35

 

Liz Reddington

T

04:39:28

30

4

Paul Smith

L

01:17:52

12

 

Richard Irvine

T

05:57:20

26

5

Daryl Hibberd

L

01:19:13

6

 

Matt Hallam

T

07:16:33

21

VS ladies in 32nd place, 6th of 13 ladies teams

1

Myra Jones

L

01:53:18

37

 

Sue Sunderland

T

01:53:18

37

2

Liz Wood

L

01:36:43

37

 

Carmel Barker

T

03:30:01

36

3

Rachel Bentley

L

01:12:14

22

 

Louise Cazan

T

04:42:15

32

4

Hannah Corne

L

01:28:35

32

 

Amanda Seims

T

06:10:50

32

5

Rachel Mackie

L

01:33:10

19

 

Sarah Grant

T

07:44:00

32