V S Update 21st March 2019

– New website
– Membership final reminder
– Food on Tuesday 26 March
– Peco Relays and Junior Relays
– Peco junior presentations
– Peco presentation night
– Track & Field for Juniors (updated information)
– Training at GSAL for juniors and beginners/improvers

New website

The new website will be going live soon.  A few URLs in the email below refer to the current website.  For each of these you’ll see two versions.  If the new website isn’t yet live use the first link, e.g. www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm .  If the new website has gone live, you need the second link, the one with “old” in it e.g. www.valleystriders.org.uk/old/vsteams.htm

Membership final reminder

We are now nearly 7 months into our current membership year that runs from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019.

Membership renewals were first requested on 22 November see www.valleystriders.org.uk/up181122.htm or www.valleystriders.org.uk/old/up181122.htm 

There have been reminders in at least 3 more vsupdate emails, then between 16 and 20 February, around 75 people were sent a reminder from the membership email account, then in the last week 39 on Facebook were sent a Messenger message last week and 10 not on Facebook were sent a personal email from the Membership Secretary.

There are now 39 people still to pay, see www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm or www.valleystriders.org.uk/old/vsmemreg.htm

Brexit may be delayed till after 29 March but VSexit will take place on 31 March – those who don’t renew by then will be removed from the membership list, from the email distribution list, from all relevant Facebook groups and won’t have their England Athletic affiliation renewed.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions or queries.

Food for Tuesday 26 March after both training sessions

Food will be available around 7:15pm.  Choices are
– Chicken fajitas and wedges
– Spaghetti bolognese
– Mac’n’cheese (V)

Cost is £3 per portion.  It is not possible to order half portions for juniors, but two small juniors could share a portion (extra plate and cutlery will be provided), or a junior could share a part of their full portion with a hungry adult.

Please order to [email protected]  by 9:00a.m. Monday 25 March stating how many portions of each option you require.

Pay on the night, but if you order and then don’t turn up, if we’re not able to re-sell your portion(s), you will be liable to pay.

Food after the adults training sessions will be available at 8:30pm with the same menu, see Facebook post to order.

Peco Relays and Peco Junior Relays

The annual end-of-season relays will take place on Sunday 31st March. They are being hosted this year by the West Yorkshire Winter League and will be based at John Charles Stadium.

Full details are now on the PECO League web site www.pecoxc.co.uk

All teams are 3 runners each doing a lap of the route in turn – laps are 1 mile for juniors and 3 miles for adults.

For juniors there are six team categories
– younger (all runners must be school year 6 or younger) – girls, boys and mixed (2 girls 1 boy or 1 girl 2 boys)
– older (team contains at least one school year 7 or older) (team may contain any number of year 7+) – girls, boys and mixed

For adults there are six team categories
– club team – must contain at least one man at least one woman and at least one vet
– mens and womens teams
– mens and womens vets teams
– mixed team

Juniors, if you’d like to run, please email [email protected] .  The entry fee will be paid by V S.  We already have nearly 40 juniors registered, see www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm or www.valleystriders.org.uk/old/vsteams.htm  We will be deciding teams on Tuesday 26 March so please email before then.  We will still be able to fit you in if you email after this date but you will just be allocated to a team of latecomers.

Seniors, if you’d like to run, please email [email protected] .  The entry fee is £10 for a team of 3.  We already have 5 adults registered!!

Juniors and seniors, if you know who you’d like to run with please include this in your email, but if you do this, first make sure that they are available and want to run with you (it’s a long story…)

Peco Junior Presentations

Will be immediately after the junior relays, approximately 10:45am in the Phoenix Bar.

There are trophies for the first six girls and boys in years 2-4, years 5-6 and years 7-9.  There are trophies for the first three in years 10-12.

Click 28 February vsupdate www.valleystriders.org.uk/up190228.htm or www.valleystriders.org.uk/old/up190228.htm  to see if you are one of the 9 V S juniors to receive trophies.

Peco Presentation Evening

The PECO Presentation Evening will take place at The Wardrobe (Leeds city centre) on Friday 29th March (starting at 7.30pm). There will be a DJ and a decent buffet provided. Tickets will be £5 per head, and are available to buy on RaceBest from now until March 22nd.  All Senior Individual and Team prizes will be presented on this evening.

Track and Field for Juniors

Please see 8 March update, www.valleystriders.org.uk/up190308.htm or www.valleystriders.org.uk/old/up190308.htm

Series entries for West Yorks League close on 2 April, please email [email protected] and pay £15 to AC Payments account.

We still don’t have details for series entries for York Summer League.

Names will be updated at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm or www.valleystriders.org.uk/old/vsteams.htm

Training Sessions at Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL)

During the summer our juniors (and beginners and improvers) will be training at Leos half of the weeks and at Grammar School at Leeds the other half. 

All sessions will be 6pm to 7pm as normal.

Generally we will be at GSAL on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in the month and at Leos on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays (and also the 5th if there is one). 

But in April we have booked an extra session at GSAL – so we will be at GSAL on 2nd, 9th and 23rd of April.

And we have booked extra time at GSAL on 2nd and 9th of April for additional training for those taking part in one or more of the track and field events mentioned above,

On 2nd April, we have booked extra time from 7pm to 8pm and on 9th April we have booked extra time from 5:15pm to 6pm and from 7pm to 7:45pm.

Other races and team competitions

If you are interested in other junior races and adult team competitions, please refer to a previous V S Update www.valleystriders.org.uk/up190228.htm or www.valleystriders.org.uk/old/up190228.htm

This email

Can be found at www.valleystriders.org.uk/up190321.htm or www.valleystriders.org.uk/old/up190321.htm