V S Update - 23 October 2017

- Peco entries
- Training on 24 October
- Training and EA coach and food on 31 October
- London Marathon Club Ballot
- Membership renewals
- Grand Prix and Fell Championship
- Results from Junior sports day, Brownlee centre, Buckden, York, Chester, Manchester, WYXC 1, Rotherham
- Reports from Dales Trail, Lakes in a Day

Peco Entries - Information for adult entries

We're now ready for you all to sign up for this year's PECO XC League.

If you'd like to run please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk  and transfer £3 to "AC Payments"
Sort Code: 53-70-00
A/c Number: 72143851
(Reference to include your name and PECO).

The closing date for entries is 10pm on Tuesday 7th November.

The £3 covers the race number and chip for the whole series NB you'll need to pay £2 for a new one if you lose it.

The individual races will cost £3 or £3.50 (depending on whether or not food is provided). This will be confirmed in the week before each race and is paid on the day.

The fixtures and venues are now available on the PECO website www.pecoxc.co.uk and further information will be added closer to the time. Races are between 4.5 and 5.5miles long.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  (teams@valleystriders.org.uk)

Peco Entries - Information for junior entries

Juniors have received a separate email (please contact juniors@valleystriders.org.uk if you've not received this!)

Training on 24 October

All sessions meet at Leos.  The 7pm session will be hills at Church Lane.

Training and Food on 31 October

All sessions meet at Leos. 

At the 7pm session, David Lowes (England Athletics endurance running coach) will be returning to lead his third and final session.

Food will be available to everyone on the 31st. On the menu is chilli. 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 29th, saying whether you want a full portion (£4) or a half portion (£2) and whether you want meat or veggie chilli.

Please note that orders won't be taken via Facebook

London Marathon Club Ballot Entries

Information was in the previous V S Update www.valleystriders.org.uk/up171009.htm

Note that applications close at 10pm on 25th October.

Membership renewals

Juniors have now received a request for payment (please contact juniors@valleystriders.org.uk if you've not received this!)

Adults please wait for further information!

Club championship (Grand Prix) and Fell championship

Tables and results have been updated on the website.  Reply to this email if any of your results are missing!  Could someone please email results for Toulouse so they can be added into the "Any Other Marathon" and "Any Other Half" categories.

There are just 3 races to go in the Grand Prix - Wistow 10k on Sunday 29 October, Abbey Dash on Sunday 5 November and Peco Race 1 on Sunday 26 November.

Leeds Race Series

Note that the Leeds Race Series 2017 closes on 31 October; see www.leedsathletics.net. It's not too late to enter and get some points for yourself and points for Valley Striders towards the club challenge trophy - if you've already run some races in the series these points will be credited retrospectively

RESULTS

Junior Sports Day 2 (from Bob)

The second part of V S junior sports day was held at GSAL on Tuesday 10 October, with all junior athletes running 100metres, some of the older ones running 800 metres, all the boys doing long jump, the older girls doing shot putt and the younger girls doing a standing chest push of a football.

50 juniors took part. For results see  http://valleystriders.org.uk/VSJuniorSports20171010.xls

Many thanks to Richard looking after the track events, John and Pat Umpleby the field events and at least 10 parents assisting in various roles including starting, timing, measuring, recording and raking.

Evensplits 5k- Race 4 at Brownlee Centre (from Ross)

27th September 2017

1.John Hobbs, Valley Striders AC. 16.11
13. Ross Bibby, Valley Striders AC. 17.51
41.
Jamie Walker, Valley Striders AC. 19.27
70.
Leroy Sutton. Valley Striders AC. 21.20
124.
Maureen Coffey. Valley Striders AC. 29.28
(130 runners)

Next race is Wednesday 25 October, see www.racebest.com

Firth Fell Race (Buckden, Yorkshire Dales) (from Ross)

Saturday 30th September , BM, 7.8 miles / 436 metres ascent

1.Tim Chadwick, Skipton AC, 1.02.05
2. Ross Bibby, Valley Striders AC, 1.03.24
8.
Kirsty Hall, Ribble Valley Harriers, 1.07.32 (first female)
27. Steve Dixon, Valley Striders AC, 1.20.13
(43 runners)

York 10 mile

Pos.

Name

Cat.

Gun Time

Chip Time

Cat. Pos.

Chip Pos.

19

Clive Bandy

M35

01:01:01

01:00:56

2

17

26

Jonathan Smyth

M

01:02:07

01:02:02

18

27

61

Graham Jones

M50

01:04:56

01:04:49

5

64

182

Iain Currie

M50

01:11:49

01:10:54

13

172

248

Alistair Smyth

M55

01:14:14

01:14:04

12

262

276

Amanda Spencer

F45

01:15:09

01:15:03

5

304

708

Liz Reddington

F55

01:24:19

01:22:56

7

703

1060

Sarah Mann

F35

01:29:39

01:27:48

57

1038

1500

Rachel Waters

F

01:35:41

01:34:03

205

1555

1628

Anne Jones

F50

01:37:18

01:34:49

55

1605

2073

Richard Clough

M45

01:43:43

01:41:01

175

2089

2074

Becky Murray

F40

01:43:43

01:41:02

187

2090

2130

Helen Gill

F45

01:44:39

01:42:09

149

2173

 

York(shire) Marathon

34

Jeremy Ladyman

2:50:50

2:50:52

115

Dave Simms

3:00:54

3:01:03

294

Joel Giddings

3:19:26

3:19:51

948

Martin Cliff

3:47:33

3:50:17

1116

Carmel Barker

3:52:06

3:53:16

1132

Andy Pagdin

3:52:36

3:53:28

3109

Stuart Harris

4:55:43

4:59:06

 

Chester Marathon

121

Tim Straughan

2:57:33

2:57:38

353

Ian Sanderson

3:16:12

3:16:42

1009

Steve Dixon

3:51:25

3:51:51

1490

Kate McIntyre

4:11:13

4:12:18

 

Manchester Half Marathon

23

John Hobbs

1:11:50

215

Jack Crawford

1:25:57

503

Rob Hamilton

1:32:27

3254

Simon Midwood

1:57:55

 

West Yorkshire Cross Country Event 1 at Wakefield

Under 11 Boys

2

Leon Jones

5:10

34

Billy Broadhurst (Leeds C.)

6:07

55

Felix Linley

6:25

57

Gus Cawcutt

6:27

61

Toby Walker

6:31

86

Finished (VS team 9th)

 

 

Under 13 Girls

 

24

Josie Pawley

12:28

25

Hannah Taylor

12:31

81

Finished

 

 

Under 13 Boys

 

23

Jamie Walker

11:38

55

Jack Woodeson

12:38

65

Alfie Jones

13:27

83

Finished (VS team 11th)

 

 

Ladies

 

18

Myra Jones

23:05

46

Rachel Mackie

25:01

57

Sue Sunderland

25:57

74

Amanda Spencer

27:11

81

Claudia Stanton

27:54

99

Sarah Woodeson

29:10

141

Finished (VS team 8th)

 

 

Men

 

18

Daz Hibberd

34:32

53

Paul Kaiser

38:41

73

Jerry Watson

39:43

81

Steve Webb

40:16

131

Mark Woodhead

44:06

143

Andy Toon

44:56

193

Finished (VS team 11th)

 

 

Rowbotham's Round Rotherham, 50 miles (from Sarah Smith)

Saturday 14 October 2017

1st male Ken Sutor 7h 1m 13s
1st female Elly Woodhead 9h 18m 38s [17th overall]
59th Sarah Smith 11h 12m 46s
169 finished
15 retired

REPORTS

Dales Trail Series 2017 (from John Hussey)

This Series of Trail Running in Swaledale comprises three events DT20, DT30 and DT40. Having completed the DT20 & 30 earlier in the year the 23rd of September was the date for the DT40. This is the last in the series and over a distance of 42.2Km. There was also the pleasure of an ascent of 1016m over terrain especially challenging as there had been very heavy rain just before to add nicely to the "bogginess" if that's a real word.

This was my first Trail Marathon so started off with some trepidation and an aim of just getting to the finish, time unimportant. Fortunately I soon found myself with other runners and settled into a steady pace with them which helped the nerves!

 At 21Km I was still ok and felt reasonably confident of getting round the course. As anticipated the final 8Km was tough though and not helped by a really lumpy ankle turning downhill section towards the end. Never mind the pain, I finished it!!!

As for results, winner on the day Ben Livesey romped easily home in 3h18m. Me, in 5h41m in 88th place out of 148 finishers on the day. I would loved to have done it in 5h30m but just missed out.

There was, however, a wonderful surprise for me. There are prizes for those who sign up to do The Grand Slam (all 3 events) and I won my age category for that . Even if I had come last I would have won as no other MV60 had entered - not stupid enough perhaps? Anyway I was decidedly chuffed to receive a very fancy Petzl head torch in the post as a prize. Over the Grand Slam Series I came in 68th out of 117 entries which I'm quite happy about.

I have really enjoyed this well organized Series which has seriously challenged my running. I have had the pleasure in running with a super bunch of people in awesome surroundings.

Unfortunately there are no plans for the Series next year which is a shame but I'm sure I'll find something else. On a positive note though the DT Series appears as if it might have a new life—there are plans just to meet up, run the DT30 route (no marshals, markers, T shirt prizes etc) and finish by going to the pub. That sounds too good to miss to me so I hope to join in. There has also been a suggestion of a Dark DT Run with head torches but we will see about that.

Lakes in a Day (from Sarah Smith)

7 October 2017

The website for this event proudly says:

50 miles, 4000m ascent - a journey on foot from the very top of the Lake District at Caldbeck to the very bottom, at Cartmel, via the stunning Helvellyn Ridge and the western shoreline of Lake Windermere. It might not be the easiest traverse but it will be the most spectacular!  It will be a day never to be forgotten.

I can confirm this is all true!  Setting off from Caldbeck in reasonably mild weather, which started to spit then rain then pour whilst the winds were whipping up, a few hundred souls made their way up Mungrisdale Common towards the summit of Blencathra, from there down to Threlkeld, then up Clough Head and along the Helvellyn Ridge.  Huddling in the limited and temporary shelter of the side of Calfhow Pike, some paused to put extra layers on as the weather deteriorated or enhanced the experience depending on your expectation of this type of event. 

By now the visibility was poor, the rain was aimed at your face and the winds were, I am told, in the region of 40 or 50 mph.  I blindly staggered along the ridge and down Dollywaggon to Grisedale Tarn, inched my way up Fairfield and down the other side, by which time the skies were becoming brighter and clearer. 

This glimpse of normality was briefly dangled before me; on leaving the Ambleside food station, the sky was darkening and the head torch became necessary soon after.  Then followed many hours and 20 miles of less challenging terrain but what felt like an endless  journey to the end, Cartmel near Grange over Sands.  I have never felt so overwhelmed by such extreme relief at the end of an event.  It felt as if every single second of this event had been hard. 

This was a well organised event.  The RO constructed a temporary bridge across a river crossing that was potentially hazardous due to the rainfall in the weeks prior to the event.  I will be entering again, next year, in the hope that better weather accompanies the spectacular journey; maybe the temporary bridge won't be needed.   

1st male Marcis Gubats 10h 18m 39s
1st female Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn 10h 46m 29s [3rd overall and a female course record]
164th Sarah Smith 17h 37m  16s
275 finished
80 retired