V S Update - 2 November 2017

- Bonfire and fireworks on 4 November
- Training and food on 7 November
- Peco entries - closing date 7 November
- Valley Striders AC AGM 21 November
- Membership renewals
- Sportshoes discount
- Results from Toulouse, Bodington, Wistow, Bradford, WYXC 2
- Report from Worksop

Bonfire and Fireworks on 4 November (from Tony at Leos)

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls the Leos annual Bonfire night will be on Saturday 4th of November.

The fire will be lit around 1830 and our biggest ever firework display will start around 1900.

Full bar service available till late and hot food will be available on the night.

Why not join the masses at Roundhay Park on the Friday then come and see a proper firework display and huge fire at Leos on Saturday night.

Again the prices remain the same @ 2 per person or 5 for a family.

Limited parking available in our car park so come early to get a spot or better still dig the coats, hats and scarves out and walk down Crag Lane.

All profits again this year all go back in the club house, so come and support your club.

Training and Food on 7 November

All sessions meet at Leos, except for fell runners meet at Surprise View (see VS Fell and Trail FB group).

Food will be available to everyone. On the menu is lasagne. To order, please email
- earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk (for food after the 6pm session)
- food@valleystriders.org.uk (for food after the 7pm session)
before 10pm on Sunday 5th, saying whether you want a full portion (4) or a half portion (2) and whether you want meat or veggie lasagne.

Please note that orders definitely won't be taken via Facebook

Peco - dates and venues

Sundays 26 Nov at Nostell, 10 Dec at Golden Acre, 7 Jan at Roundhay, 21 Jan at Middleton Park, 11 Feb at Templenewsam.

Peco - Information for adult entries - Closing date 7 November (from Myra)

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 and start about 11:00; some events have separate races for men and women 10 minutes apart and other events have one combined race..

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

List of names is being updated at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm - please check your entry has been received.

Peco - Information for junior entries - Closing date 7 November (from Bob)

Races are 1 mile for school years 2 to 6 at 10:00 and 2 miles for school years 7 to 12 at 10:20.

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

In summary, you need to email the "juniors" email account to say you want to enter and then pay the juniors membership fee of 33 to the "AC Membership" bank account.

List of names is being updated at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm - please check your entry has been received.

Valley Striders AC Annual General Meeting (from Steph)

The Annual General Meeting will take place at Leo's on the 21st November.

Food will be available from 8:30 and the meeting will start at 8:45.

To accommodate this the training will finish slightly earlier.

Details regarding food will be available closer to the time. An event for the AGM will be created on Facebook.

All members are welcome to attend.

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!

Discount code for www.sportsshoes.com

Members of Valley Striders can have a 10% discount and free delivery on purchases.

This is available to all members of Valley Striders including juniors, cyclists and triathletes.

Please don't share this code with people who are not a member of VS and please do not copy to any social media site open to the public.

The code for this month is: LBU6

RESULTS

Results from Toulouse (from Ian Sanderson)

Ian emailed "Big John was first to the finish and was sipping on a coffee (and a beer) in Cafe Albert before the marathon runners had even set-off. Dan bust a gut (?) to be the first strider home in the semi-marathon, Becky got a p.b. and Anne finished her first half with a smile on her face. Clive cruised around the marathon course in sub-3 hours and everyone else finished under 4 hours, which is pretty impressive. Steph got a p.b. All-in-all a great tour, and everyone (including the 8 supporters) had a good time, even those of us who failed to get any cassoulet. Come and join us next year (wherever that may be)!"

Pos

 

Time (Chip)

 

 

10K

 

 

490

John Wallace

0:48:04

 

1853

Lucy Carey

1:04:38

 

 

[2246 ran]

 

 

 

Half

 

 

82

Dan Murray

1:26:19

 

401

Sean Cook

1:38:57

 

586

Lou Cazan

1:42:46

 

622

Tim Towler

1:43:14

 

660

James Tarran

1:43:49

 

661

Liz Woods

1:43:49

 

688

Alistair Smyth

1:44:13

 

873

Joe Hanney

1:47:06

 

2441

Anne Jones

2:12:12

 

2446

Becky Murray

2:12:20

 

2503

Richard Clough

2:13:40

 

 

[2914 ran]

 

 

Marathon

 

 

85

Clive Bandy

2:59:26

 

176

Myra Jones

3:12:18

9th lady

213

Ian Sanderson

3:14:31

 

337

Simon Vallance

3:23:33

 

478

John Batchelor

3:29:29

 

512

Roy Huggins

3:30:06

 

593

Sue Sunderland

3:33:06

4th V2F

1129

Steph Gledhill

3:53:46

 

1333

Jonathan Brownbill

3:58:35

 

 

[2595 ran]

 

 

 

Evensplits 5k- Race 5 at Brownlee Centre

25th October 2017

20. James Tarran 18.34
37.
Kevin McMullan 19.16
40.
Jamie Walker 19.26
51.
Leroy Sutton 20.28 PB
79.
Liz Wood 22.41
111.
Maureen Coffey 29.17
(117 runners)

Final race is Wednesday 22 November, see www.racebest.com

Wistow 10k

29th October

Pos

Name

Chip time

GP Pts

Gun time

 

2

John Hobbs

0:32:36

100

0:32:38

 

5

David Herdsman

0:34:51

98

0:34:52

 

28

Kevin McMullan

0:40:29

96

0:40:34

 

47

Leroy Sutton

0:43:54

93

0:44:00

1st M60

96

Liz Reddington

0:49:03

91

0:49:10

2nd F50

101

Bob Jackson

0:49:17

89

0:49:24

 

107

Mick Tinker

0:50:14

87

0:50:21

 

114

Sarah Mann

0:50:34

84

0:50:42

 

130

Paul Stokes

0:51:54

82

0:52:10

 

224

Maureen Coffey

1:04:04

80

1:04:14

 

 

Bradford Half Marathon

106 Suzie Shenderey 1:55:18

West Yorkshire Cross Country Event 2 at Guiseley

Under 11 Boys

3

Leon Jones

5:58

38

Gus Cawcutt

6:49

41

Felix Linley

6:51

55

Toby Walker

7:07

82

Finished (VS team 7th)

 

 

Under 13 Girls

 

26

Josie Pawley

13:53

29

Hannah Taylor

14:05

53

Imogen Idle

15:46

79

Finished (VS team 10th)

 

 

Under 13 Boys

 

15

Jamie Walker

14:33

37

Tom Mackreth

15:38

55

Alfie Jones

17:06

69

Finished (VS team 7th)

 

 

Under 15 Girls

 

30

Sofia Robottom

16:44

57

Finished

 

 

Ladies

 

41

Myra Jones

24:33

48

Rachel Mackie

24:48

69

Sue Sunderland

26:40

78

Amanda Spencer

27:12

82

Liz Wood

27:21

88

Claudia Stanton

27:52

108

Sarah Woodeson

30:02

138

Finished (VS team 10th)

 

 

Men

 

22

Daz Hibberd

29:06

30

Matt Hallam

29:45

47

Jeremy Ladyman

30:45

70

Paul Kaiser

32:08

91

Steve Webb

32:52

96

Jerry Watson

33:08

115

James Tarran

34:09

209

Finished (VS team 6th)

 

 

Grand Prix

Grand Prix tables have been updated on the website to include Toulouse and Wistow. There's just Abbey Dash and Peco Race 1 to go, and then the 2018 Grand Prix will start with Peco Race 2 on 10 December. Look out for an announcement coming soon about some changes for 2018!

REPORTS

Worksop half marathon (from Chris Sawyer)

I ran the Worksop Half Marathon on Sunday 29 October. The route description says the race is also known as "the scenic one" and it lived up to its nickname. The race starts and finishes at a school about half a mile from the centre of town. It is held on closed roads and more than half the race takes place within the Clumber Park estate. Although not flat the course is only gently undulating with the only climb of note within the first mile - you descend the hill again in the final mile. The rewards for finishers are a Long Sleeve T-Shirt and medal - both Halloween themed. The race was well organised but like many races these days there was a 10 minute delay at the start because of problems at registration.

My performance was 732 out of 2485 - gun 1:47:43 and chip 1:47:11. I think I was the only Valley Strider present.