V S Update - 7 May 2018

- Junior Races at Leos Tuesday 15 May - Help and Runners Required
- Training in May
- Leosfest
- Middleton parkrun 19 May in VS Grand Prix
- Club Junior Mile and Club Handicap 5 miles 22 May
- Other key dates
- York Track and Field
- Sportshoes code
- Results from Bodington, Three Peaks, West Yorks T&F meeting 2

Meanwood Trail Junior Races - Tuesday 15 May - Help Required!

Help required please from adult club members as well as parents of juniors!

We still need
- 4 more on car parking (we have 2) (5:30pm to 6:45pm so would suit those wanting to run in the 7pm session)
- 3 more on registration and results (we have 2) (5:30pm to 8pm but we can let at least one leave early at 6:45pm)
- 7 more marshals (we have 16) (ideally 6pm to 8pm, but if you can arrive by 6:20pm we have locations for you)
- 0 more dedicated first aiders (we have 6) but if you marshal please let us know if you are a qualified first aider as we will distribute our "extra" first aiders around the course.
- 5 more on the finish line (we have 7) (6:15pm to 8pm).
- 1 tail runner (6:15pm to 8pm)

Please note that the times above are BST (British Summer Time) not VST (Valley Striders Time), you must arrive on time.

If you can help, please email mvjr@valleystriders.org.uk

For more information and a course map, click on www.valleystriders.org.uk/mvjr.htm

For a list of marshals so far, see www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmarshals.htm

Meanwood Trail Junior Races - Tuesday 15 May - Runners Required!

Firstly a reminder that if you want to run, you must register before Sunday 13 May at 10pm.

Registration does not oblige you to run, but we hope most will!

So far we have 45 registered in total of whom
- 28 are V S junior members (this is less than a third of our membership)
- 3 have been invited by VS members (I was hoping that each member would invite at least one friend from their school running club/team or football team or from their class)
- 4 are on the V S waiting list (there are a lot more on the waiting list, all are invited)
- 10 are in Leeds Junior Race Series.

Note that V S junior members may invite up to 2 friends and V S adult members may invite junior relations.

For more information, a course map and how to enter the races, click on www.valleystriders.org.uk/mvjr.htm

Training in May

Tue 8 May - 6pm sessions at GSAL, 7pm session at Beckett Park
Tue 15 May - 6pm sessions replaced by Junior Races, 7pm session from Leos
Tue 22 May - all sessions replaced races at Eccup Res - junior mile races at 6:05pm, club handicap at 6:45pm
Tue 29 May - 6pm sessions at GSAL, 7pm session from Leos
Tue 5 June - all sessions from Leos, and food afterwards

Leosfest (11/12 May)

Leosfest takes place on Friday and Saturday 11/12 May with rugby, music, karaoke and beer.

More details on the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/579768205709638/?ti=icl

Middleton parkrun Saturday 19 May

A new category was added to the V S Grand Prix this year; 4 parkruns have been included. The "spring" parkrun will be at Middleton Park on Saturday 19th May.

Remember that parkruns are for fun but, for the V S Grand Prix, points mean prizes!

Club Junior Mile and Club Handicap 5 miles - Tuesday 22 May

Help required, we need about 10 to marshal and on finish line, please email Sue Sunderland rickandsue1@sky.com if you can help.

Race details to follow, NB juniors on waiting list are welcome to take part.

Other key dates

Weekend 1st-3rd June - weekend in the Lakes (see www.valleystriders.org.uk/up180427.htm )
Saturday 2nd June - York summer track and field event - save the date
Saturday 16th June - York summer track and field event - save the date
Sunday 15th July - York summer track and field event - save the date
Sunday 2nd September - Leeds Country Way Relay
Saturday 15th September - Meanwood Valley Trail Races
Saturday 15th or 22nd September - Northern 6 and 4 stage relays at Sportcity Manchester

York Track & Field

For those who want to try track and field but don't want to get stuck in rush hour traffic on a Wednesday evening on the M1 or M621, we are looking at the York Summer League.

There are 3 meetings to go, all are at weekends, all have a full programme of events and athletes can choose to take part in up to 3 events at each meeting (unlike West Yorks evening meetings when most age-groups only have 2 events available).

Dates are Saturday 2 June, Saturday 16 June and Sunday 15 July. You don't have to enter all, you just enter one at a time, 2.50 per event, max 3 events per meeting, can do different events at different meetings.

Josie Pawley has been to the first meeting of the league today and Graham says "It was good. Good location with a covered stand to keep you dry (or cool) and friendly organisation. Mixed abilities so even slower runners would enjoy it and not feel out of their comfort zone".

If we decide to enter, we'll use the sessions at GSAL to practice the field events.

http://www.cityofyorkathleticclub.net/summer-league/

More details in the next V S Update, but if you are interested, keep the dates free.

Grand Prix and Fell Championship

See www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsdates.htm for all dates (NB not yet updated to include Middleton Park parkrun)

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: (see Facebook)

RESULTS

Bodington/Brownlee 5k race 3

2

John Hobbs

0:16:22

4

Matthew Hallam

0:16:59

7

Huw Lippiatt

0:17:35

20

Paul Fotherby

0:18:22

31

James Tarran

0:19:07

42

Vernon Long

0:19:28

60

Rob Marsh

0:19:49

69

Ian Rosser

0:20:12

96

Leroy Sutton

0:21:39

114

Alex Watson-Usher

0:22:24

121

Amanda Spencer

0:22:46

124

Paul White

0:22:52

136

Brian Tyrrell

0:23:42

161

Pascale Fotherby

0:24:52

190

Meryll Cripps

0:29:56

 

Three Peaks Race

35

Alisdair Burns

3:24:49

62

Jon Pownall

3:35:07

100

130

Mick Wrench

3:51:04

98

190

Ross Bibby

4:01:28

96

192

Ronan Loftus

4:01:38

93

215

Simon Vallance

4:05:18

91

296

Mick Loftus

4:17:44

89

299

Tim Straughan

4:18:28

87

552

Steve Dixon

4:54:49

84

608

Alistair Smyth

5:04:14

82

675

Eirik Stangnes

5:23:52

80

 

West Yorks Track & Field Meeting 2 at Cleckheaton

6 junior boys and 5 junior girls competed last Wednesday, including Billy and Christa making debuts at track & field for VS.

Again a mention for Isaac and James who'd never high jumped before but had prepared by watching YouTube videos.

Full results at http://valleystriders.org.uk/WYTF2018-all-meetings.xlsx

Cat

Event

Pos

Name

Time/Dist

Pts

U11B

600 Metres

4

Sam Preston

02:02.8

3

U11B

600 Metres

12

Billy Broadhurst

02:11.1

 

U11B

Shot 2Kg

6

Sam Preston

5.29

1

U11B

Shot 2Kg

15

Billy Broadhurst

4.37

 

U13B

80 Metres

10

Leon Jones

12.39

 

U13B

80 Metres

13

Alfie Jones

12.58

 

U13B

150 Metres

10

Leon Jones

23.29

 

U13B

150 Metres

13

Alfie Jones

23.85

 

U13B

Shot 3.25Kg

4

Alfie Jones

5.79

3

U13B

Shot 3.25Kg

13

Leon Jones

4.86

 

U15B

200 Metres

6

Isaac Rose

29.72

1

U15B

200 Metres

10

James Preston

31.22

 

U15B

800 Metres

9

James Preston

02:40.6

 

U15B

800 Metres

10

Isaac Rose

02:43.7

 

U15B

High Jump

4

Isaac Rose

1.25

3

U15B

High Jump

6

James Preston

1.25

1

U11G

75 Metres

3

Evie Rose

11.59

4

U11G

75 Metres

26

Christa Shackleton

13.18

 

U11G

Long Jump

3

Evie Rose

3.46

4

U11G

Long Jump

24

Christa Shackleton

2.49

 

U15G

200 Metres

32

Imogen Idle

34.31

 

U15G

200 Metres

33

Sofia Robottom

34.76

 

U15G

200 Metres

34

Tally Diamond

36.26

 

U15G

800 Metres

19

Tally Diamond

02:46.0

 

U15G

800 Metres

26

Sofia Robottom

02:55.6

 

U15G

800 Metres

27

Imogen Idle

02:58.2

 

U15G

Long Jump

17

Tally Diamond

3.40

 

U15G

Long Jump

19

Imogen Idle

3.08

 

U15G

Long Jump

21

Sofia Robottom

2.93

 

 

Peco Relays

V S juniors won 2.67 team prizes(!), full results will be in next edition.