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Updated 15 May 2018
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Meanwood Valley Trail Junior Races - Tuesday 15 May
Click here for all results on one spreadsheet
or for individual races Girls years 2-4 / Boys years 2-4 / All years 5-6 / All years 7-11
Many thanks to the 60 club members and parents who helped!

Tuesday 22 May Club Races replace Training
Club races by Eccup Reservoir - Junior 1 mile and Club handicap 5 miles
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 here for map for start, use LS17 7RW for SatNav (but don't drive down Goodrick Lane)
Junior 1 mile meet 6:00pm, there will be 2 races, school years 1 to 5 at 6:10pm and school years 6 to 11 at 6:25pm.
Juniors on waiting list are invited
Parents may run with their children in the first race.
In the second race, there will be also be a race for parents/beginners/improvers starting 1 minute after the juniors
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 5 miles meet 6:40pm to find your start time, first runners off at 6:50pm. If you've no race performances recorded in the results database, you will be asked for your fastest recent 5k or 10k time and the "marksman" will give you a start time. Slowest runners will start first, fastest runners last. The Handicap Cup will be awarded to the first runner across the line who has a performance in the database.
We need a few marshals for the 5 mile race, if you can help please email Sue Sunderland rickandsue1@sky.com
Tuesday 29 May Training - see further down this page

West Yorkshire Track & Field
First meeting Saturday 14 April at Wakefield, then 6 more meetings from May to Sept, mainly Weds evenings
For further information see WYTF page on VS website
Entries MUST be made by our club team manager
Adults email teams@valleystriders.org.uk by 20 March to express interest
Juniors email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk by 20 March to express interest
(NB Juniors U11 = years 4 & 5 (should be 9 on race day); U13 = years 6 & 7; U15 = years 8 & 9; U17 = years 10 & 11)
Click here for names so far
Peco Relays
POSTPONED TO SUNDAY 6 MAY
For further information see V S Update 20 April with info
Adults email teams@valleystriders.org.uk by 30 April to express interest
Adults alternatively join the Facebook event (opens in new tab)
Juniors email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk by 30 April to express interest
Either create teams of your own or we will find you 2 more Striders for a team
Adult entries pay on the day (Junior entries paid by VS club)
Click here for names so far
Spring Road Relays Results
Northern Road Relays - ladies 6-stage team 20th and mens 12-stage team 21st; full results here
English National Road Relays - ladies 6-stage team 38th and mens 12-stage team 43rd; full results here
Yorkshire - ladies (team of 4) 7th & 15th, mens (4) 15th, boys U13 (3) 4th, boys U15 (3) 7th; full results here

With effect from 19 September 2017
Valley Striders' new venue is Leodiensian Club, Crag Lane, off King Lane, LS17 5PR
VSAC (running) membership fees for the year starting 1 September 2017 are now due
In the year 1 Sep 2016 to 31 Aug 2017 we had 412 members (up 1 on the previous year!)
As at 4 April 2018, we now have 390 members. We've assumed everyone who hasn't paid has resigned.
Of these, 239 have been affiliated with England Athletics through to March 2019, have received email confirmation from EA and will receive membership cards soon.
Click here to check your membership status, this page also shows options and rates.
Any queries please email membership@valleystriders.org.uk
Payments should be made to the VSAC membership account click here

Click here for our new Facebook Page (opens in new tab)
Click here for latest email for club members (including juniors) 13 May
Click here for email history

Peco Cross Country
Race results from race 5 at Templenewsam are here

Tuesday 29 May Training
Juniors, parents of juniors, adult beginners, adult improvers
6pm at GRAMMAR SCHOOL AT LEEDS LS17 8GS

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NB There is a waiting list for new junior members, please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk to enquire
Intermediates and advanced runners
from Leos at 7pm
Tuesday 5 June Training
Juniors, parents of juniors, adult beginners, adult improvers
6pm at LEOS LS17 5PR

The juniors will be on the fields around Leos, please wear off-road shoes
The beginners/improvers group will be (LOCATION TO BE ADVISED)
NB There is a waiting list for new junior members, please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk to enquire
Intermediates and advanced runners
7pm from LEOS LS17 5PR

Early sessions followed by (MENU TO BE ADVISED) at 7:15pm - book at earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk
Later sessions followed by (MENU TO BE ADVISED) at 8:30pm - book at food@valleystriders.org.uk
Book before 10pm Sunday 1 April,
saying whether you want a full portion (£4) or half portion (£2)
choosing meat or veggie
Click here for Summer Training information (or here in docx format)
Winter training started 18 September 2017
Click here for Winter Training information (or here in docx format)
Results of junior sports days 19 September 2017 / 10 October 2017
Results of junior 100m trials 9 May 2017 / 6 June 2017 / 13 June 2017 / 27 June 2017 / 11 July 2017

RACE DIARY
Click here for Calendar page with VSGP and VSFC dates now updated for 2018
Please note that some races this year have sold out well before race day, enter early so as not to be disappointed
Click here for VSGP index - results and points updated 4 April 2018
More Striders race dates here
For information on local relays, click here
Sunday 31 December 2017 - Club junior mile and club handicap
For results click here

Recent photos

Final Peco XC at Templenewsam

For more pictures January-March 2018 click here

Liversedge Half - Myra 1st and Hayley 5th

For more pictures January-March 2018 click here

Northern XC VS junior boys

For more pictures January-March 2018 click here

V S Intermediates on Beamsley Beacon

For more pictures January-March 2018 click here
Annual Awards
The Valley Striders Christmas Party was on 15th December
Click here to see who won the awards!

Mens Fell Champion Ross Bibby

For more pictures December 2017 click here

Ladies Fell Champion Amanda Seims

For more pictures December 2017 click here

Junior performance awards for summer 2017

For more pictures December 2017 click here

Junior participation awards for summer 2017

For more pictures December 2017 click here
More Photos

Junior attendance medals October 2017

Junior attendance medals September 2017

The new club marquee!

VS Boys U13 at Northern Road Relays

John Hobbs winning Leeds 10k

For more pictures July 2017 click here

Juniors at Washburn Valley

For more pictures July 2017 click here
For more photo highlights click here
For all photos (indexed) click here

RACES ORGANISED BY VALLEY STRIDERS
Valley Striders regret to announce that the Meanwood Trail Race and Harewood Trail Races will not take place in 2017.
Our next events will be
Meanwood Junior Races in May 2018
Meanwood Trail Race in September or October 2018

RECENT RACE RESULTS
Leeds Country Way Relay 2017
Valley Striders men were runners up, ladies were runners-up and vets were winners in Leeds Country Way Relay
with fastest leg trophies for John Hobbs & Daz Hibberd, Sarah Grant & Rachel Mackie, Hannah Corne & Sarah Graham

Northern Road Relays 2017
In the Northern Road Relays Championships, V S Boys Under 13 team finished 29th and V S Mens team finished 28th
In the National Road Relays Championships, V S Mens team finished 69th
For more results, see next blue panel below. See Email Updates for detailed results.

Valley Striders Athletics Club is based in Alwoodley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. We affiliate to England Athletics and compete in Road, Fell, Cross Country and Trail Running.
We have 280 adult members and 120 junior members. Our runners range in pace from 12 to 5 minute miling.
Olympic Marathon runner Tracey Morris is one of our fastest runners but we have many much slower!
Each year we organise the Meanwood Valley Trail Race and Junior Races in April/May
and the Harewood Trail Races, Junior Race and Fun Run in October/November.
We also have a Cycling Club, affiliated to British Cycling, which has 200 members
and a Triathlon Club affiliated to BTF (click for links here or at top of page).
Messages for new members
If you are thinking of joining, please refer to "for new members" tab or click here.
If you've recently joined and are looking for information for new members click here for details.
Please note that if you are a runner but also including cycling in your membership,
there will be a small additional charge for cycling, details to follow

Please email membership@valleystriders.org.uk if any queries. Click on this link for how to pay

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juniors@valleystriders.org.uk

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or email
kathy@valleystriders.org.uk

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or email
holly@valleystriders.org.uk

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info@valleystriders.org.uk

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fell@valleystriders.org.uk

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or email
cycling@valleystriders.org.uk
TRAINING
Click this link for summary of training and who to contact to enquire about each session
TRAINING CONTACT INFO
Tuesdays 6pm Kathy & Ken's Run Leeds@Alwoodley for beginners/improvers click here for more info or email kathy@valleystriders.org.uk
Tuesdays 6pm Richard/Bob/Mary/Graham's juniors - click here for more info or email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk
Tuesdays 7pm Holly & friends' intermediates (30min or better for 5km) click here for more info or email holly@valleystriders.org.uk
Tuesdays 7pm Experienced runners - click here for more info or email info@valleystriders.org.uk or see Training tab on website
Tuesdays 7pm Simon's monthly fell training session click here for details
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Thursdays 6:45pm Scott Hall email thursday@valleystriders.org.uk meet outside by the wall (Scott Hall Road), NB if the weather is poor, meet upstairs in the bar NOT in the foyer
Thursdays 6:40pm Deborah/Ken/Kathy's Thursday group (members only) various locations click here for more info
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Sundays 9am Experienced runners - email sunday@valleystriders.org.uk to find planned location, distance and speed
Sundays 9am Holly's intermediates - email holly@valleystriders.org.uk to find planned location, distance and speed

SOCIAL
See above for Xmas Parties

V S RESULTS
Yorkshire XC Championships 2014 - Valley Striders finished 4th mens club and 12th ladies club.
Northern XC 2014 - Valley Striders finished 13th mens club and 15th ladies club.
National XC 2014 - Valley Striders men finished 42nd out of 145 teams.
Northern Road Relays 2014 - Valley Striders women finished 16th out of 55 teams.

Leeds Country Way 2015 - 1st mens team, 2nd ladies team, 2nd vets team, other 2 teams in top half
West Yorkshire XC 2015 - Valley Striders finished 3rd mens team, 4th ladies team
Yorkshire Cross Country 2016 - men 5th, women 8th
Northern Cross Country 2016 - men 22nd, women 24th
National Cross Country 2016 - men 51st
Peco XC 2015-6
Junior boys years 4-6 - Alvie O'Brien 2nd , Alfie Jones 8th, Joshua Birkin 24th, Alec Twigg 25th
Junior girls years 4-6 - Tally Diamond 1st , Keira Jones 2nd , Imogen Idle 4th , Josie Pawley 7th , Jessica Baxter 15th .
Junior girls years 7-9 - Sophie Turner 4th
Senior Team results - Ladies 2nd, Men 1st, Ladies Vets 1st , Men Vets 3rd .
Individual series results - Sue Sunderland 1st W55, Malcolm Coles 1st M75, Hannah Corne 2nd W35, John Hussey 2nd M65, Maureen Coffey 2nd W65, Liz Wood 3rd W40, James Tarran 3rd M45, John Hobbs 5th overall.
Northern 12 Stage Road Relays 2016 - men 16th click here for photos
National 12 Stage Road Relays 2016 - men 44th click here for results, click here for photos
Leeds Country Way 2016 - 1st mens team, 1st ladies team, 2nd vets team, other 2 teams in top half
Northern 6 Stage Road Relays 2016 - men 31st and men "B" 50th
Leeds Country Way Relay 2016
Congratulations to the Men's and Women's teams winning the Leeds Country Way Relay, to the Vets team (vets category runners-up) and also to our 2 other teams who took part.
Many thanks to John Hobbs (men's captain), Simon Vallance (vets' captain) and in particular to Myra Jones was not only ladies' captain but who also organised the B and C teams.

West Yorkshire Cross Country 2016
Congratulations to our Men who finished 2nd and well done to the Women who finished 5th
We also won a number of individual prizes

Peco Cross Country 2016/17
Congratulations to our Men who finished 1st and well done to the Women who finished 4th
Also congratulations to the Womens Vets who finished 1st and the Mens Vets who finished 2nd

25 years of results history for local regional and national relays click here
20 years of results history for local regional and national XC click here
Performance database including age-graded percentages and performance certificates updated to 31 Dec 2013 (see For Club Members tab)
Grand Prix & Fell Championship latest results and points click here
Juniors page including Junior Grand Prix latest results and points click here
Detailed results in VS Updates click here

V S A C (running and athletics) Annual General Meeting was on Tuesday 1 November 2016
For information about the meetings held in July, September and October see here
VS Club Annual General Meeting was on Tuesday 22 March 2016
Minutes will appear here soon (refer to this announcement for more details)
Meeting for parents of VS juniors was on Tuesday 22 March 2016
Click here for matters discussed and actions

OUR RACES
Meanwood Trail and Airedale Triple Trail - April 2015 - click for Confirmed Results
Harewood Trail Races - 2015 - click for Confirmed Results
Meanwood Trail Junior Races 14 June 2016 Results
School years 3-4 (now loads correct spreadsheet) (1 mile approx)
School years 5-6 (1 mile approx)
School years 7-8 and 9-12 (2 miles approx)
A big THANK YOU to all the marshals and helpers.
MARSHALS
Thanks to everyone who helped in 2013 - 70 at Meanwood, 35 at Y Vets, 15 at Leeds parkrun, 75 at Harewood ...
and in 2014 - 44 at Peco, 75 at Meanwood, 30 at Roundhay parkrun, 40 at Yorkshire vets and 90+ at Harewood
and in 2015 - 85 at Meanwood, 40 at Y Vets, 30 at Roundhay parkrun, 85 at Harewood, 40 at Peco XC
and in 2016 - 35 at Meanwood Junior races

Click Here (or photos link on top bar) for more photos
including recent highlights and A-Z list

V S awarded England Athletics Yorkshire & Humberside "Development Club of the Year 2013"
(click on photo for large image)

V S awarded Yorkshire Air Ambulance "Organisations and Supporters Award 2013"
(click on photo for large image)