V S Update - 24 June 2018

- Next 3 Tuesdays
- Junior Mile Races and Club Handicap Race - Tue 26 June
- Leeds Country Way Relay 2 Sept - respond by 26 June
- Eccup Junior Races - Sun 1 July
- Danefield Relay - Tue 3 July
- Golden Acre Relay and Junior Relay - Tue 10 July
- Navigation Improvers Session - Tue 10 July
- Washburn Relay and Junior Relay- Fri 13 July
- York Summer League - Sun 15 July
- Secret Spaces - Meanwood Valley Trail
- Meanwood Valley Trail Race - help needed
- Results from West Yorks T&F, York T&F, Otley*2, Pudsey*2 and Ultras

Next 3 Tuesdays

Tuesday 26 June - training is replaced by races by Eccup Reservoir (see next item)

Tuesday 3 July - pie and peas, there will be 3 sittings
- For "early" food at 7:15pm please order to earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk
- For "late" food at 8:25pm please order to food@valleystriders.org.uk or via Facebook event stating "8:25"
- For "very late" food at 9:25pm (for those running at Danefield) please order to food@valleystriders.org.uk or via Facebook event stating "9:25"
- For all bookings, please order meat pie or vegetable bake, say whether you want mushy peas or baked beans, and say whether you want a full or half portion
- Please book by Sunday 1 July 10pm, no bookings will be accepted after this time

- NB for donations to Tony's leaving present see www.valleystriders.org.uk/up180622.htm . Thank you to those who have already donated.

Tuesday 10 July - many/most of us will be at Golden Acre so all training sessions cancelled other than the Navigation Improvers session (see below)

Junior Mile Races and Club Handicap Race - Tuesday 26 June

The races are by Eccup Reservoir. Meeting point is the lodge at the bottom of Goodrick Lane LS17 7RW. Note that Goodrick Lane is a private road, please park on Alwoodley Lane or one of the side roads nearby. And please allow at least 5 minutes to walk from where you've parked to where we start!

Click http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=429750&y=441300&z=110&zoom=2 for map for start location, go to the bottom of the hill and then turn right towards a gate.

The start of the 1 mile races will be through the gate, the start of the adult club handicap will be just before the gate, please do not congregate in front of the Lodge.

Junior 1 mile

Meet 6pm, there will be THREE races, school years 1 to 4 at 6:10pm, school years 5 and 6 at 6:25pm and school years 7 to 11 (plus adults wanting to run 1 mile) at 6:35pm.

Juniors on waiting list are very welcome to take part.

Parents may run with their children in the first race but will not be timed.

Marshals: We need a marshal at the turn-round point of the 1 mile race and a few marshals along the route, if you can help, please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk

Club Handicap - The Emmerdale one (from Steph)

Club handicap (5 miles) will start at 7pm please arrive for 6:45pm to get your start times.

Race is free to enter and open to club members and non-members including friends of existing members.

We need 8-10 volunteers, If you can volunteer please email rickandsue1@sky.com

Please meet at the bottom of Goodrick Lane (Eccup Reservoir)

In the Club Handicap, runners are allocated start times based on recent "form" and it is the handicapper's objective for everyone to finish at the same time (except those who've recently won the club handicap, they get an extra penalty.

Please arrive for 6:45pm, see if your name is on a sheet pinned up on the fence, if it is, you will find your start time on it, if not, see Sue Sunderland or Paul Sanderson and tell them your recent or estimated 5k or 10k time and they will calculate your start time. The cup can only be won by someone with their name and time on the list.

Grand Prix points are awarded based on "chip" time.

For information, here's the route map http://valleystriders.org.uk/hcaptrl.jpg

Leeds Country Way - Sunday 2 September (from Myra Jones) - please reply by 26 June

We're hoping to enter 4 or 5 teams in this year's Leeds Country Way. Please let us know if you would like to take part by accepting the Facebook invite or emailing teams@valleystriders.org.uk

It would also be helpful if you could tell us if you are not available or would rather be a reserve.

If you have a preference for a particular leg or running partner please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate it.

We're planning to send the team details out before the end of June so please let us know as soon as you can.

I've attached the details of the event for those who've not taken part before but please let me know if you have any questions. It's a really fantastic event and we would like as many of you as possible to represent the club.

https://kippaxharriers.org.uk/leeds-country-way/

Eccup Junior Races 1 July

Eccup is on 1 July, details and entries via www.racebest.com .

For most juniors, the VS membership fee for 1 Sep 2017 to 31 Aug 2018 included some race entry fees. We have already paid for Peco race and Peco relays. Pudsey and Eccup are the final two races in this offer but we have no way of paying these fees on your behalf so IF YOU RUN we will deduct them from your 2018/19 membership fee when it is due this coming September.

Danefield Relay - Tuesday 3 July (from Amanda Seims)

Teams of 3 needed for the Danefield relay on 3rd July with each person running a nice hilly 3 mile loop. We had a great turnout from the club last year, so hopefully the same this year and then back to Leos for food.

There is an event page on facebook but if you can't access that then you can find race details here: https://www.fellandale.com/danefieldrelay/ and join a team on the spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iSe1hNBqrt__Z4r_Sv6UUIzNa8MVFceWtPBmP6jgJso/edit?usp=sharing

Minimum age 12. There is an event in the VS Juniors FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/369749209844475/ , please respond to this post if you want to form a young adults team.

Golden Acre Relay and Junior Relay - Tuesday 10 July

Organised by Abbey Runners. 3 x 2.75 miles at 7pm. Minimum age 13. Entries are only available on the night, from 6pm onwards, but entry forms can be downloaded, printed and completed in advance to save time on the night:

http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/golden-acre-relay/

Junior relays - This year, for the first time, there will also be a 3 x 1 mile Junior relay for 6 - 12 year olds, starting at 6:30pm, registration from 5:30pm. There will be 2 age categories of junior teams, one where all team members are aged 9 or less, the other is open to any age. Prizes for 1st boys team, 1st girls team and 1st mixed team in each age category.

There is an event in the VS Juniors FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/369749209844475/ , please respond to this if you want to discuss forming a junior team (or juniors 13+ for a "young adults" team"). Please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk if you definitely want to run. Names will be shown at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm. Entry fees for juniors will be paid by the club for those whose entry fees were included in their membership (most of you). We have 27 names so far.

Valley Striders Navigation Improvers Session - Tuesday 10 July

Wells Road, Ilkley, where it meets the moor. Meet on the open ground just above the paddling pool.

There's lots of parking in the Darwin Gardens car park. https://www.darwingardens.org.uk/location

Meet at 18:45, ready to start at 19:00

Bring a compass if possible (map will be supplied). If you need to borrow one, please let Mick or Simon know.

We will be crossing rough ground so fell/trail shoes would be useful but not essential

People attending the first session are very welcome but you don't need to have done, as long as you have used an OS map and compass before - even if you are a little 'rusty'!

We will use some practical exercises to cover; bearings, contours and contour features, distances on the ground, grid references and navigation strategies

If you would like to attend please emailmickloftus@gmail.com or join the event on Facebook.

To make sure everyone gets the support they need, we will limit the numbers for this session to 12. However, if popular, we are more than happy to put on another session later in the year.

Simon and Mick

Washburn Valley Relay and Junior Relay - Friday 13 July

From Swinsty Reservoir Car Park, organised by Otley A C, 3 legs approx. 4 miles each, minimum age 16.

http://otleyac.org.uk/washburn-valley-relays/

Junior relays 4 x 1.1 miles ages 8 to 15 as follows
- Each team will consist of at least 1 girl and 1 boy
- Each team shall have at least 1 runner aged 8 to 9
- Each team shall have at least 2 runners aged 8 to 11
- Each team shall have at least 3 runners aged 8 to 13

There is an event in the VS Juniors FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/369749209844475/ , please respond to this if you want to form a junior team.

York Summer League - Sunday 15 July

7 junior Striders have now competed in the Summer League. See http://valleystriders.org.uk/up180614.htm for results and a report from meetings 1 and 2, and later in this V S Update for results from meeting 3.

All juniors school year 4 and above can enter and they can each take part in up to 3 events. If you're interested in taking part in the 4th meeting on 15 July, see http://www.cityofyorkathleticclub.net/summer-league/ for information and If you'd like to take part email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk . If you email before 8 July I can arrange entry for 7.50, Any later, you'll have to pay on the day (12)

There will also be an "open" meeting on Saturday 1 September and this will include events for under-9's.

Secret Spaces - Meanwood Trail

Secret Spaces is a section of Andrew Edwards' Saturday morning program on Radio Leeds. This week it was about the Meanwood Valley Trail. It didn't mention Valley Striders but did mention the tunnel under the Ring Road and the Seven Arches aqueduct, to be featured in the Meanwood Valley Trail Race that Valley Striders are organising on 15 September. The program is available on internet at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p069m246, and the section about the Meanwood Trail starts at 2hrs 47mins.

Meanwood Trail Race - help needed (from Steph)

We are hosting the Meanwood Valley Trail Race this year, this was a successful event which has had a break for the last three years.

The race will be on Saturday 15th September. It's a tricky course in terms of navigation and therefore we need at least 70 volunteers.

Please can you email help@valleystriders.org.uk if you can help.

Thanks

Steph

RESULTS

West Yorks League Meeting 4

Cat

Event

Pos

Name

Time/

Dist

Pts

U11B

600 Metres

7

Sam Preston

02:03.1

U11B

600 Metres

15

Billy Broadhurst

02:16.7

U11B

Long Jump

1

Sam Preston

3.67

7

U11B

Long Jump

20

Billy Broadhurst

2.42

U13B

800 Metres

3

Alfie Jones

02:36.1

4

U13B

Discus 1Kg

10

Alfie Jones

9.31

U15B

200 Metres

5

Isaac Rose

29.00

2

U15B

200 Metres

8

James Preston

29.84

U15B

800 Metres

11

James Preston

02:38.7

U15B

800 Metres

13

Isaac Rose

02:51.5

U15B

Long Jump

3

James Preston

3.92

4

U15B

Long Jump

6

Isaac Rose

3.74

1

U11G

75 Metres

6

Evie Rose

11.71

1

U15G

200 Metres

26

Sofia Robottom

33.79

U15G

800 Metres

10

Keira Jones

02:45.3

U15G

800 Metres

14

Sofia Robottom

02:55.2

 

York Summer League Meeting 3

Cat

Event

Pos

Name

Time / Dist

Note

U9

50 Metres

1

Rebecca Kingston

n/a

 

U11G

75 Metres

11

Evie Rose

12.65

 

U11G

75 Metres

18

Abigail Kingston

13.63

 

U11G

600 Metres

2

Jessica Baxter

02:02.3

Leeds City

U11G

600 Metres

3

Evie Rose

02:02.6

 

U11G

600 Metres

15

Abigail Kingston

02:22.7

 

U11G

Long Jump

7

Evie Rose

2.90

 

U11G

Long Jump

17

Abigail Kingston

2.19

 

U15G

3000 Metres

2

Tally Diamond

12:17.6

 

U15G

Long Jump

13

Tally Diamond

3.66

 

 

Otley Chevin Race

(in Leeds Race Series)

30

David Middlemas

0:21:59

45

Graham Jones

0:23:12

130

Malcolm Coles

0:32:28

135

Richard Clough

0:35:46

Ali Burns (2nd claim Strider) finished 7th

Otley 10

Some Valley Striders successes to report, John Hobbs was 4th overall and finished 3rd in Yorkshire Championships. John, Matt and David won the team prize.

All Valley Striders who ran gained Grand Prix points and Leeds Race Series points. NB LRS is open till 30 September and points are retrospectively awarded see www.leedsathletics.net

4

John Hobbs

0:57:13

100

9

Matthew Hallam

0:59:18

99

10

David Herdsman

0:59:27

98

19

Huw Lippiatt

1:02:53

97

32

Matt Chadwick

1:05:27

96

34

Paul Fotherby

1:05:37

95

37

Gary Mann

1:05:52

94

57

Simon Vallance

1:08:13

93

69

Graham Jones

1:09:35

92

73

Adam Parton

1:09:52

91

93

Paul Smith

1:12:29

90

100

Vernon Long

1:13:44

89

116

Roy Huggins

1:15:03

88

121

Ken Fox

1:15:17

87

143

Louise Cazan

1:16:45

86

150

Joe Hanney

1:17:21

85

166

Leroy Sutton

1:18:53

84

169

Sue Sunderland

1:19:00

83

217

Chloe Hudson

1:22:19

82

223

Amanda Spencer

1:22:45

81

263

Alistair Smyth

1:26:14

80

272

Ruth Warren

1:27:05

79

290

Claire Capper

1:28:31

78

 

Pudsey Junior Race / Family Fun Run

Leeds Junior Race Series see www.leedsathletics.net

4

Jamie Walker

0:09:50

 

9

Toby Walker

0:10:48

 

10

Jessica Baxter

0:10:58

2nd girl

31

George Nancolas

0:12:36

 

35

Abigail Kingston

0:12:47

 

47

Rebecca Kingston

0:13:49

 

48

Darcey Mollitt

0:13:52

 

51

Lily Sadler

0:14:14

 

 

Pudsey 10k

Also a VSGP and Leeds Race Series event

26

Jonathan Smyth

0:42:21

100

45

Adam Parton

0:44:49

98

75

Hayley Nancolas

0:46:20

97

88

Ken Fox

0:47:47

95

92

David Merritt

0:47:59

93

134

Mike Robins

0:49:43

92

136

Sue Sunderland

0:49:48

90

148

Amanda Spencer

0:50:30

88

159

Steph Gledhill

0:50:50

87

227

Gemma Merritt

0:54:32

85

233

Dawn Parton

0:55:03

83

279

Bethany Lovell

0:57:18

82

504

Neil Sedgley

1:11:46

80

Note that GP points are spread from 100 to 80 as there were 20 or fewer runners

Steph emailed "A great day out for Valley Striders at Pudsey 10k, after the issues with the timing due to a technical difficulty (caused by someone lying on the computer cable after the race) the VS ladies took team prize and a few of the age category prizes were also won. Most important thing is the the guy on the cable was fine, think he'd just pushed it hard on the sprint finish"

 

Ultras (from Ian Sanderson)

Ian Sanderson has supplied some race results from a number of ultramarathon events.

Here's a table showing these results and how the Grand Prix points have been calculated, but note that the points can go up or down depending on other results later this year

Event

Pos

Name

Time

Winner's time

Time as % of winner

GP Pts

Calderdale Way 28.5

1

Jon Pownall

4:06:28

4:06:28

100.00%

100

Haworth Hobble 32

34

Simon Vallance

5:23:58

4:33:18

118.54%

98

Haworth Hobble 32

43

Tim Straughan

5:29:29

4:33:18

120.56%

95

Lakeland 3 Passes 33

22

Tim Straughan

7:37:00

6:08:00

124.18%

 

Lakeland 3 Passes 33

22

Amanda Seims

7:37:00

6:08:00

124.18%

93

Haworth Hobble 32

113

Simon Redshaw

6:22:45

4:33:18

140.05%

90

Cinque Ports 100

42

Ian Sanderson

32:48:00

23:18:00

140.77%

88

Cinque Ports 100

42

Tim Straughan

32:48:00

23:18:00

140.77%

 

Lakes Mountain 27

60

Amanda Seims

6:17:00

4:16:00

147.27%

 

Haworth Hobble 32

185

Ian Sanderson

6:59:59

4:33:18

153.67%

 

Haworth Hobble 32

189

Steve Dixon

7:06:50

4:33:18

156.18%

85

Lakeland 3 Passes

103

Ian Sanderson

10:30:00

6:08:00

171.20%

 

Fellsman 61

117

Simon Redshaw

19:41:00

11:16:00

174.70%

 

Lakes Mountain 27

101

Sarah Smith

7:56:00

4:16:00

185.94%

83

Comrades Marathon

10216

James Tarran

10:54:42

5:26:34

200.48%

80