V S Update - 20 December 2017

- Annual Awards VSAC, VSFC and VSTC
- Junior Awards
- Meanwood Trail Race 2018
- VS Autumn Marathon Tour 2018
- Fell Championship final table
- Reminders about previous V S Update
- Results from WYXC 4 and Peco 2
- Race reports from Kirkstall Abbey and Vale of Clwyd

Annual awards

VSAC Annual Awards

- Marathon trophy * for best marathon performance - Tim Straughan 2:57:33 at Chester
- Max Jones trophy for best age graded performance in year - John Hobbs at Evensplits 5k time 15:45 age 39 AG 86.4%
- Vadim Kuznetsov trophy for best age graded performance in Leeds Half Marathon - John Hobbs time 1:12:59 age 39 AG 81.76%
- Stuart StJohn "also-ran" trophy - Chris Sawyer
- Grand Prix
†† - men's winner - John Hobbs
†† - ladies' winner - Myra Jones
†† - men's vets 40 winner - Ian Sanderson
†† - ladies' vets 35 winner - Steph Gledhill
†† - men's vets 50 winner - James Tarran
†† - group winners - (B) Gary Mann, (C) Paul Smith, (D) Leroy Sutton, (E) Sean Cook, (F) Stuart Harris
* note that this was a replacement trophy, the original has gone missing, if you see a cup with an inscription "Horsforth Marathon Trophy", please email info@valleystriders.org.uk

VSFC Annual Awards

Fell championship
- men's winner - Ross Bibby
- ladies' winner - Amanda Seims

Triathlon Annual Awards

- overall champion (and ladies' vets winner) - Liz Ball
- men's champion (and senior men's winner) - Andy Turner
- senior lady - Michaela Laxton
- men's vet - Mike Furby
- junior girl - Hannah Taylor
- junior boy - Theodore Rosenberg

Junior Awards for Summer 2017

For period 1 March to 31 August - all new awards

- performance award for best age-graded performance - Leon Jones at Roundhay parkrun time 20:13 age 10 AG 78.1%
- performance award for best age-graded performance (girl) - Jessica Baxter at Roundhay parkrun time 23:36 age 8 AG 76.8%
- participation awards for taking part in training sessions and races (qualification at least 13 of each in the 6 month period):
- girls trophy (presented by Pat Umpleby) - Darcey Mollitt
- boys trophy (presented by Bob Jackson) - Ben Williams-Dustan

Meanwood Trail Race 2018 (from Steph Gledhill)

Hello, we want to host the MVT in 2018, Iíve had some volunteers but we need a team of organisers.

Can you please let me know if you can help out with the organising and are willing to lead/partake in a small team of helpers.

This will count as your 2% which increases your chances of getting a London Marathon Club Ballot Place.

Please offer to help out in some way, if we donít get enough volunteers then we wonít be able to host such a great event.

Please reply to the recent FB post or email steph@valleystriders.org.uk

V S Autumn Marathon Tour 2018 (from Kathy Robbins)

Kathy Robbins here with news of the 10th VS Autumn Marathon Tour. This will be to Bilbao in NE Spain.

It is a night-time event with HM and 10k options. We think it is on Sat 20 Oct but are double checking the date.

https://runedia.mundodeportivo.com/en/race/edp-bilbao-night-marathon-2018/20182852/

31 runners and supporters went to Toulouse this year and we hope a few more of you will come along in 2018.

I will announce core tour dates, flights and the main hotel in due course.You are also welcome to make your own plans and join us there.

If you are at all interested and not part of the tour FB group, please request to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/483780568467971/

I can also be contacted at katharine.robbins@btinternet.com (NB two a's in Katharine and two b's in Robbins).

V S Fell Championship Final Table (from Steve Webb)

The final Fell Champs league is now on the website and includes the Wadsworth Half Trog.

This year we had 39 scorers in the Men's championship and the winner was Ross Bibby, who averaged over 90 points at his top 5 races and regained the prestigious trophy he won in 2015.Ross left it late because his only qualifying Long category race came at Pendle in November.There was a close battle for 2nd place with Simon Vallance just pipping Mick Loftus, who was the most prolific racer.

There were 19 scorers in the Ladies' championship and the very clear winner was Amanda Seims who has had some excellent results including scoring over 100 points at Fairfield.Second was the ever-running ultra adventurer Sarah Smith and third was Josie Rothera.It is good to see so many new names in the Ladies' championship this year: I hope they enjoyed running on the fells and will try some more races in 2018.

www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsfc2017.xls

Reminders about items in previous V S Update

See www.valleystriders.org.uk/up171215.htm for nformation about
- Junior session Friday 29 December
- Winter junior races and club handicap - 31 December
- Northern XC Championships (deadline 9 January)
- Running from injury - Why do runners get injured and how to we stop it? - 31 January
- Membership renewal reminder

RESULTS

WYXC Junior Results from Jamie Walker

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Race 4 Keighley, WYXC

Pos

Name

Time

U11 BOYS

14

Leon Jones

06:09

40

Gus Cawcutt

06:35

U13 BOYS

32

Jamie Walker

12:12

U13 Girls

26

Hannah Taylor

13:00

U15 Girls

31

Sofia Robottom

16:42

 

OVERALL RESULTS

Overall Pos

Name

Race 1 Pos

Race 2 Pos

Race 3 Pos

Race 4 Pos

Total: Best of 3 races

U11 Boys

4

Leon Jones

2

3

5

14

10

47

Gus Cawcutt

58

39

57

40

136

49

Felix Linley

56

42

42

999

140

54

Toby Walker

62

55

38

999

155

U13 Boys

21

Jamie Walker

23

15

18

32

56

51

Alfie Jones

65

55

51

999

171

68

Tom Mackreth

999

37

34

999

1070

69

Jack Woodeson

55

999

38

999

1092

U13 Girls

27

Hannah Taylor

25

30

999

26

81

67

Josephine Pawley

24

27

999

999

1050

68

Imogen Idle

999

55

999

999

2053

U15 Girls

50

Sofia Robottom

999

30

999

31

1060

NB 999 means an athlete did not compete in a race

WYXC Senior Results - report from Myra Jones and Steve Webb

Myra : Final results from WYXC league are now available. Congratulations to Sue for winning her category and to Steve and Jerry Watson claiming a very closely fought 2nd and 3rd place in their category. Top 5 category finishes for Paul Kaiser, Matt Hallam and me.

Men finished 7th overall. Unfortunately, Ladies failed to get a team out for the final fixture so don't feature in final standings.

A huge thank you and well done to all those who represented the club.

Steve : I attended the (incredibly drawn out) prizegiving and collected the trophies for Sue Sunderland and Jerry Watson. Had a great tussle with Jerry over the 4 races: we each bagged two 2nds, one 3rd and one aberrant 5th. It went to aggregate time and I was just 18 seconds faster over 140 minutes of cross country running. Shame that John Convery was miles ahead

Senior Ladies

22

Myra Jones

22:02

46

Claudia Stanton

24:34

82

Finished

 

Senior Men

20

Matt Hallam

27:55

31

Jon Pownal

28:51

41

Jeremy Ladyman

29:40

66

Steve Webb

31:25

74

Paul Kaiser

31:59

85

Jerry Watson

32:35

132

Finished

 

 

PECO Event 2 at Golden Acre

Juniors 1 mile

Pos

First Name

Surname

M/F

Year

Cat

Time

Cat Pos

2

Leon

Jones

M

6

B5-6

07:18

2

9

Sam

Preston

M

5

B5-6

07:41

7

19

Flo

Pell

F

6

G5-6

08:11

3

20

Stefan

Robottom

M

6

B5-6

08:17

16

24

Felix

Linley

M

5

B5-6

08:20

19

26

Luke

Mackreth

M

4

B3-4

08:21

3

30

Michael

Fotherby

M

3

B3-4

08:26

4

31

Evie

Rose

F

5

G5-6

08:27

7

33

Ted

Crossland

M

4

B3-4

08:28

6

36

Jessica

Baxter

F

4

G3-4

08:33

1

40

Alannah

Thornton

F

4

G3-4

08:47

2

43

Ben

Shenderey

M

4

B3-4

08:57

11

48

Matthew

Sedgley

M

6

B5-6

09:07

24

49

James

Taylor

M

5

B5-6

09:07

25

50

Abigail

Kingston

F

4

G3-4

09:11

4

54

Jamie

Thomson

M

3

B3-4

09:15

13

58

Oliver

Lubiecki

M

4

B3-4

09:20

15

59

Joseph

Whitehouse

M

4

B3-4

09:23

16

62

Henry

Pell

M

3

B3-4

09:25

17

63

Christa

Shackleton

F

5

G5-6

09:25

15

65

Daniel

Fotherby

M

5

B5-6

09:32

28

68

Marcus

Johnstone

M

5

B5-6

09:39

29

86

Emily

Thomson

F

5

G5-6

10:33

22

96

Bruce

Mackie

M

5

B5-6

11:18

31

99

Barney

Crossland

M

2

B3-4

11:25

27

100

Lily

Sadler

F

3

G3-4

11:27

15

101

Darcey

Mollitt

F

3

G3-4

11:28

16

106

Katy

Irvine

F

5

G5-6

11:56

28

 

Juniors 2 mile

Pos

First Name

Surname

M/F

Year

Cat

Time

Cat Pos

19

Josephine

Pawley

F

7

G7-9

13:36

5

23

Tom

Mackreth

M

8

B7-9

13:47

11

26

Jack

Woodeson

M

8

B7-9

13:54

13

28

James

Williams-Dustan

M

9

B7-9

14:03

14

31

Hannah

Taylor

F

7

G7-9

14:09

7

32

James

Preston

M

9

B7-9

14:15

16

35

Sofia

Robottom

F

9

G7-9

14:36

9

36

Isaac

Rose

M

9

B7-9

14:39

18

39

Imogen

Idle

F

8

G7-9

15:03

10

41

Sophia

Lubiecki

F

10

G10-12

15:25

4

52

Emily

Hilton

F

7

G7-9

17:26

16

57

Daniel

Keen-Bone

M

8

B7-9

19:33

27

58

Ben

Williams-Dustan

M

7

B7-9

20:23

28

 

Ladies

Pos

Surname

First name

Cat

Time

Cat Pos

28

Mackie

Rachel

F40

34:11

3

42

Button

Holly

FSEN

35:38

23

46

Robins

Fiona

F40

35:49

7

55

Hudson

Chloe

F35

36:28

11

60

Spencer

Amanda

F45

36:32

7

84

Wood

Liz

F40

38:02

13

97

Ball

Liz

F60

38:55

2

101

Woodeson

Sarah

F45

39:14

14

115

Eaves-Lai

Alison

F35

40:13

23

120

Merritt

Gemma

FSEN

40:40

48

130

Hilton

Helen

F40

41:17

21

134

Warren

Ruth

F60

41:28

4

163

Fotherby

Pascale

F35

42:50

30

177

Lovell

Bethany

F35

43:42

33

226

Kara

Leila

F50

46:39

23

 

Men

10

Hobbs

John

MSEN

26:32

8

11

Hallam

Matthew

MSEN

26:37

9

17

Venning

Tom

M40

27:41

3

23

Pownall

Jon

MSEN

28:05

18

34

Fisher

Dan

MSEN

28:38

24

47

Bibby

Ross

MSEN

29:16

34

57

Mann

Gary

MSEN

29:46

39

59

Midwood

Simon

MSEN

29:50

41

67

Straughan

Tim

M50

30:15

4

79

Tarran

James

M50

30:42

6

81

Fryer

Anthony

M40

30:45

14

82

Murray

Dan

M40

30:49

15

96

Simms

Dave

MSEN

31:13

59

98

Fotherby

Paul

M40

31:28

18

106

Drake

Richard

M40

31:39

21

113

Sanderson

Ian

M45

31:50

12

128

King

Howard

M40

32:09

25

138

Giddings

Joel

M45

32:22

21

162

Parton

Adam

M45

33:19

26

193

Long

Vernon

M50

34:25

19

199

Hanney

Joe

M40

34:39

38

201

Hall

Michael

MSEN

34:46

98

216

Furby

Mike

M45

35:10

35

220

Thornton

Oliver

MSEN

35:14

104

246

Sutton

Leroy

M60

36:17

5

249

Rosser

Ian

M45

36:21

43

255

Fox

Ken

M55

36:48

20

274

Powell

Mike

MSEN

37:24

118

284

Smyth

Alistair

M55

37:53

24

292

White

Paul

M70

38:25

2

309

Tinker

Mick

M60

39:31

14

314

Jackson

Bob

M65

39:40

4

319

Coles

Malcolm

M75

40:02

1

350

Mackreth

Paul

M40

41:41

59

356

Tyrrell

Brian

M55

42:23

32

368

Hall

Neil

MSEN

44:05

136

372

Macnay

Jonathan

M50

44:41

46

 

Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival (from Chris Sawyer)

Saturday 18 November

A choice of four distances for these races organised by Its Grim Up North running ranging from 8 miles to an ultra (32 miles). I ran the half marathon. The route was similar to the Kirkstall trail race except in reverse so after running up the A65 and dropping down towards the river you then made your way over the fields to cross the river close to the Railway pub and then onto the canal. For those doing the half there then followed an out and back run along the towpath to Apperley Bridge with a short diversion on the way back which involved crossing the canal and then climbing up to the Calverley Road before running a short distance along the ring road before joining the canal again until you reached the Abbey Inn then back up to the A65 and returning to the Abbey to finish. My watch had the distance at 12.9 miles. If you like running along canal towpaths - which I do - the Its Grim Up North races most of which involve canal towpaths may be worth trying out.

Two Striders present -
Hayley Nancolas†††††††††††††† 1:33:22†††††††††††††††† First lady and fifth overall
Chris Sawyer††††††††††††††††††††† 1:50:24††††††††††††††††† 39th
88 finishers

Vale of Clwyd Half Marathon (from Chris Sawyer)

Sunday 3 December

When you commit to running a half marathon every month in the year you find the choice of half marathons in December somewhat limited. This year I spotted this race in Denbighshire in North Wales.Probably too far to go without an overnight stay but my wife did not object to a weekend in Chester. It was about a 40 minute drive from Chester to the village of Llandyrnog which is close to Ruthin. The race was organised by a personal trainer who puts on events to encourage his clients. The race was held on country roads around the villages surrounding Llandyrnog. The route was undulating but the two long climbs were only up very gradual gradients. The race although low key was efficiently marshalled with three water stations en-route.

I finished in 1:48.24 and was 29th out of 104 finishers.

I have now run 11 half marathons since I invested in a Garmin watch. So I can report that the most climbing I did in a half marathon is Burn Valley Half (July) which involved 415m of climbing which is 140m more climbing than any other half I ran. This was also a very hot day. Not surprisingly the Vale of York (Sept) was the flattest with only 44m of climbing according to the watch.