V S Update 31st May 2019

V S Update – 31 May 2019

– Training sessions
– Races for juniors
– Grand Prix 2019
– Club handicap
– Track & Field
– Peco mementos
– Catering at Leos
– Results from Yorkshire T&F (Tally champion!), Meanwood Trail junior races, Club handicap, Leeds Half, Roundhay parkrun, Calderdale Way, Gisborough Moors, Dick Hudsons, Malhamdale, Cookridge, Liverpool
– Recently added to the website – another Fell Championship update, Club Spring Handicap, Liverpool Rock’n’Roll, Vindolanda 10k

This email …

… is rather long.  You may prefer to read it on the website at www.valleystriders.org.uk/new/v-s-update-31st-may-2019/

Training Sessions

Some changes are planned for June, here is what is currently planned, but please check the website “Events” section each Monday or Tuesday

– Tue 4 June – 6pm groups at GSAL (you’d expect it to be at Leos), 7pm group from Leos
– Tue 11 June – 6pm groups at GSAL, 7pm group should be at the track at Beckett Park
– Tue 18 June – 6pm groups at Leos, 7pm group from Leos
– Tue 25 June – 6pm groups at GSAL, 7pm group from Leos

Races for Juniors

There are 3 more races that are included in juniors membership fees 2018/19
– Pudsey Junior Races on Sunday 16 June see https://www.runbritain.com/RaceDetail.aspx?eventid=7bb506cf5e65&raceid=7eb40cc85961
– Eccup Junior Races on Sunday 30 June see https://racebest.com/races/22yx2
– Golden Acre Relays on Tuesday 16 July see http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/golden-acre-relay/

For Pudsey and Eccup you will need to make the entry yourself but we will refund the entry fee to you as a reduction in the membership fees for the V S year starting 1 September 2019.

For Golden Acre, we will ask you to email the juniors email account nearer the date if you want to run and then you can arrange your own teams of 3 or we will arrange them if you’re not sure who to run with.  We need to wait to see what the team categories will be before we publish full details. Last year’s results are here http://valleystriders.org.uk/archive/up180730.htm

Juniors on the waiting list are encouraged to enter Pudsey and Eccup.  For Golden Acre we will include you in teams, look out for a future V S Update with details.

Grand Prix 2019

Here’s a list of the next GP races
– Sat 1 June – Wharfedale half marathon
– Wed 12 June – Otley 10
– Sun 16 June – Pudsey 10k
– Wed 19 June – Evensplits 5k at Brownlee Centre (best time in series to count)
– Wed 26 June – Hyde Park Summer Mile
– Sun 30 June – Eccup 10

The next parkrun in the Grand Prix will be on Saturday 6 July. Alan Hutchinson emailed “We are seeking nominations for the venue of the next Park Run. Please email alankhutchinson@yahoo.co.uk  with your nominations by 15 June.

For a full list of VSGP races, go to the “Events” tab of the new website and then click on “Grand Prix” and you’ll see them all in calendar format.

Results from the club handicap, Leeds Half and Roundhay parkrun are in the results section of this V S Update.  We should have results and GP points from Ilkley Trail and Apperley Bridge soon, and then we’ll update the GP table on the website.

Next Club Handicap

Will be on Tuesday 23 July, and is also Valley Striders 37th birthday

See http://valleystriders.org.uk/archive/resolution.htm
and http://valleystriders.org.uk/archive/vslife.htm

Results from the handicap in May are in the results section of this V S Update.

Track & Field

There have been 3 meetings of the West Yorkshire League so far (4 to go) and 3 of the York Summer League so far (2 or 3 to go).  20 VS juniors have taken part in at least one of these with an average of 8 at each meeting.  To find the remaining meetings, click on “Events” on the website and put “Track & Field” (without the quotes) in the Search box.  Then change View As to List.  Neat!  I’ll include the results in the next edition.

Peco Trophies and Mementos (from Richard Irvine)

The final batch of unclaimed PECO mementos and prizes are in the cupboard at Leo’s, including a trophy for Malcolm Coles (M75) 1st; and buffs for the following people who ran all 5 PECO events… Malcolm Coles; Gary Mann; Sarah Mann; Jon Pownall; Chris Sawyer.

Leo’s Club Meeting Update (from Steph Gledhill)

They are still planning on improving the road, they’ve talked to the council who have said it’s a private road and its illegal for non-members to use (visitors are fine to use it). This should hopefully mean when they fix the road they can reduce the number of people driving down it. They are awaiting a quote and hopefully it will be sorted by the end of the summer.

Alleycats are exiting their lease early. They were not making money as they weren’t investing the time. Two individuals approached to take over the club house, these have been interviewed. Paul Gabriel (first team coach) and his wife, Emma will take over the running of the club house in July subject to further conversations. This will make it much easier to book food, the Christmas party etc and will hopefully be much better than it has been (I will miss the food though!)

RESULTS

We have lots of results and several race reports to catch up with but let’s start with

Yorkshire Champion!

Congratulations to Tally Diamond who won the 3000m event for Under-15 girls at the Yorkshire Track and Field Championships in a time of 11:46.

Meanwood Trail Junior Races

There were 145 finishers of whom 67 were V S junior members (listed below) and a further 18 are on the waiting list to join.

Full results at https://racebest.com/results/q34rs

Trophies were awarded to the first in each age category and V S juniors received 3 of these.  Skyrac athletes also won 3 and the other winners were from Abbey Runners and Otley.  V S juniors took 5 second places and 4 third places.  Medals were given to all finishers.

Many many thanks to 67 club members who had duties on the night and several more who came and supported.  This number doesn’t include many parents who were looking after their children and so unable to marshal.  A particular thank you to those active V S adult runners who gave up their Tuesday training session to come and help.  Special thanks to Andy Wicks and Paul Furness who spent the early afternoon setting up the course which included 120+ stakes and 500+ metres of red and white tape; their tasks also included flattening molehills and filling in rabbit holes.

Columns below are Position, Name, Time, School year, Age category, Position in category

Race 1 – Girls school years 2 to 4 – 1km (approx.)
1 Jessica Guthrie 0:05:04 4 Gsy2-4 1
2 Rebecca Kingston 0:05:06 3 Gsy2-4 2
4 Darcey Mollitt 0:05:11 4 Gsy2-4 4
5 Natalie Ward 0:05:24 4 Gsy2-4 5
7 Alice Bonner 0:05:26 4 Gsy2-4 7
8 Ella Youngs 0:05:34 3 Gsy2-4 8
9 Lily Sadler 0:05:43 4 Gsy2-4 9
12 Caitlyn Hartley 0:06:01 3 Gsy2-4 12
14 Jorgie Hartley 0:06:08 4 Gsy2-4 14
15 Sarah Dennison 0:06:12 3 Gsy2-4 15
16 Mary Venning 0:06:13 3 Gsy2-4 16
17 Florence Bell 0:06:14 3 Gsy2-4 17
19 Annabel Khan 0:06:24 4 Gsy2-4 19
23 Elsie O’Shea 0:06:47 3 Gsy2-4 23
26 Lois Brown 0:07:09 3 Gsy2-4 26
27 Amelie McLaren 0:07:11 3 Gsy2-4 27
30 Zoe Holt 0:07:30 2 Gsy2-4 30

Race 2 – Boys school years 2 to 4 – 1km (approx.)
2 Edward Nabozny 0:04:53 3 Bsy2-4 2
3 Frankie Riley 0:05:01 4 Bsy2-4 3
4 Michael Fotherby 0:05:02 4 Bsy2-4 4
5 Lars Hunter 0:05:03 4 Bsy2-4 5
7 Aiden Thornton 0:05:10 2 Bsy2-4 7
13 William Barton 0:05:19 4 Bsy2-4 13
18 Josh Holt 0:05:30 4 Bsy2-4 18
19 Bertie Bell 0:05:30 1 Bsy2-4 19
21 Sammy Whitehouse 0:05:34 2 Bsy2-4 21
23 Henry Pell 0:05:44 4 Bsy2-4 23
30 Junior Barclay 0:06:47 2 Bsy2-4 30
32 Zain Diamond 0:07:08 2 Bsy2-4 32

Race 3 – Girls and boys school years 5 to 6 – 2km (approx.)
2 Rafferty Mirfin 0:07:57 6 Bsy5-6 2
3 Samuel Preston 0:08:04 6 Bsy5-6 3
5 Jessica Baxter 0:08:14 5 Gsy5-6 2
6 Alannah Thornton 0:08:15 5 Gsy5-6 3
9 Felix Linley 0:08:19 6 Bsy5-6 6
11 Gus Cawcutt 0:08:32 6 Bsy5-6 7
12 Theo Marshall-Brown 0:08:33 5 Bsy5-6 8
13 Ben Shenderey 0:08:52 5 Bsy5-6 9
14 William Nabozny 0:08:54 6 Bsy5-6 10
15 Evie Rose 0:09:04 6 Gsy5-6 5
16 Joseph Whitehouse 0:09:06 5 Bsy5-6 11
17 Luke Mackreth 0:09:07 5 Bsy5-6 12
18 Freya Hunter 0:09:09 6 Gsy5-6 6
19 Ripley Barclay 0:09:12 6 Bsy5-6 13
20 Abigail Kingston 0:09:14 5 Gsy5-6 7
21 Jonah McLaren 0:09:15 6 Bsy5-6 14
26 Marcus Johnstone 0:09:33 6 Bsy5-6 18
27 Christa Shackleton 0:09:35 6 Gsy5-6 9
29 Oliver Lubiecki 0:09:51 5 Bsy5-6 20
34 James Khan 0:10:31 6 Bsy5-6 22
36 Martha O’Shea 0:10:37 6 Gsy5-6 14
37 Holly Mackie 0:10:41 5 Gsy5-6 15
44 Iestyn Lippiatt 0:11:04 5 Bsy5-6 25
47 Katy Irvine 0:12:08 6 Gsy5-6 22

Race 4 – Girls and boys school years 7 to 8 and 9 to 11 – 3km (approx.)
3 Alfie Jones 0:10:58 8 Bsy7-8 1
5 Reuben Hill 0:11:13 10 Bsy9-11 4
8 Jamie Walker 0:11:38 8 Bsy7-8 2
10 James Preston 0:11:59 10 Bsy9-11 7
11 Theodore Rosenberg 0:12:01 7 Bsy7-8 3
12 Tom Mackreth 0:12:04 9 Bsy9-11 8
14 Isaac Rose 0:12:18 10 Bsy9-11 10
15 Griff Lippiatt 0:12:20 7 Bsy7-8 4
16 Tally Diamond 0:12:24 9 Gsy9-11 1
17 Leon Jones 0:12:30 7 Bsy7-8 5
21 Josie Pawley 0:13:31 8 Gsy7-8 4
26 Finley McLaren 0:14:13 8 Bsy7-8 11
27 Matt Sedgley 0:14:16 7 Bsy7-8 12
28 Sam Warden 0:14:34 9 Bsy9-11 11

Club Handicap (showing GP points)

1 John Wallace 00:41:17 76 00:51:17
2 Leila Kara 00:46:34 72 00:54:04
3 David Merritt 00:35:45 86 00:55:00
4 Alan Hutchinson 00:38:31 81 00:55:31
5 Tom Saxton 00:41:37 74 00:55:52
6 Zoe Knell-Moore 00:34:10 88 00:56:10
7 Richard Adcock 00:37:45 83 00:56:15
8 Andy Mace 00:45:42 73 00:56:27
9 Mike Powell 00:35:58 85 00:56:28
10 John Batchelor 00:33:05 90 00:56:35
11 Alan Johnson 00:41:32 75 00:56:47
12 Daryl Hibberd 00:29:18 99 00:56:48
13 Mark Farrell 00:32:34 92 00:56:49
14 Ross Bibby 00:29:35 98 00:56:50
15 Gwil Thomas 00:30:27 96 00:56:57
16 Dan Robins 00:30:33 95 00:57:03
17 Gary Mann 00:30:50 94 00:57:20
18 Andrew Bennett 00:30:12 97 00:57:27
19 Chris Walker 00:31:16 93 00:57:31
20 Ian Lenihan 00:40:54 77 00:57:39
21 Chris Sawyer 00:40:03 78 00:57:48
22 Alfie Tyrrell 00:36:41 84 00:57:56
23 Lisa Jones 00:47:55 71 00:58:25
24 Joel Giddings 00:33:34 89 00:58:34
25 Leroy Sutton 00:38:33 80 00:58:48
26 Rob Marsh 00:32:49 91 00:58:49
27 Sue Sunderland 00:37:55 82 00:58:52
28 John Hobbs 00:29:02 100 00:59:02
29 Sean Cook 00:35:07 87 00:59:52
30 Mike Furby 00:39:53 79 01:03:08

Leeds Half Marathon (showing GP points)

7 John Hobbs 1:14:18 100 1:14:20
8 David Herdsman 1:14:26 99 1:14:28
9 Matthew Hallam 1:14:29 98 1:14:31
13 Jonathan Ball 1:15:39 97 1:15:42
14 Rav Panesar 1:15:49 96 1:15:51
27 Huw Lippiatt 1:18:32 95 1:18:34
39 Daryl Hibberd 1:20:33 94 1:20:39
55 Gwil Thomas 1:21:36 93 1:21:41
97 Ian Sanderson 1:25:37 92 1:25:44
170 Mark Farrell 1:28:47 91 1:28:56
237 Rich Knell-Moore 1:31:18 90 1:31:26
359 Roy Huggins 1:34:21 89 1:34:42
385 Ken Fox 1:35:15 88 1:35:25
440 Ronan Loftus 1:36:25 87 1:36:39
610 Sarah Mann 1:39:51 85 1:40:00
658 Steph Gledhill 1:39:20 86 1:40:58
669 Sue Sunderland 1:41:03 83 1:41:11
699 Iain Currie 1:40:51 84 1:41:43
756 Sam Davison 1:41:28 82 1:42:53
846 Leroy Sutton 1:43:43 79 1:44:09
870 Pip Trevorrow 1:43:42 80 1:44:33
1109 Chris Sawyer 1:47:46 78 1:48:18
1434 Anna Milburn 1:53:02 76 1:54:31
1509 Aileen Loftus 1:42:57 81 1:55:54
1573 Zoe Knell-Moore 1:56:06 74 1:57:05
1621 Bob Jackson 1:55:59 75 1:57:58
2127 Suzie Shenderey 1:52:34 77 2:06:53
2444 Eamon O’Brien 1:56:41 73 2:10:52
2766 Rachel Waters 2:12:45 69 2:15:16
3166 Vicki Johnstone 2:05:27 72 2:20:30
3184 Pascale Fotherby 2:07:26 71 2:20:45
3455 Lisa Jones 2:10:37 70 2:24:40
4675 Louise Jennings 2:19:06 68 2:45:34
4679 Paul MacKreth 2:20:37 67 2:45:41

Roundhay parkrun (showing GP points)

2 John HOBBS 0:17:06 100
3 Huw LIPPIATT 0:18:32 99
8 Adam PARTON 0:19:51 98
9 Ian SANDERSON 0:19:51 98
12 Tom BROWN 0:20:02 96
13 Myra JONES 0:20:11 95
22 John SHANKS 0:20:45 94
27 Sean COOK 0:21:25 93
52 Sam DAVISON 0:23:27 92
55 Ian LENIHAN 0:23:38 91
69 Graham PAWLEY 0:24:20 90
72 Chris SAWYER 0:24:31 89
80 Mike ROBINS 0:24:51 88
109 Iain CURRIE 0:26:06 87
110 Bob JACKSON 0:26:09 86
122 Heather PAWLEY 0:26:39 85
129 Vicki JOHNSTONE 0:26:50 84
133 Andy MACE 0:27:02 83
156 Tim STRAUGHAN 0:27:40 82
178 Paul MACKRETH 0:28:31 81
195 Gemma MERRITT 0:28:52 80
225 Rachel WATERS 0:29:53 79
249 Jillian SABOURN 0:30:51 78
259 Anne JONES 0:31:41 77
279 Eleanor CURRIE 0:32:56 76
302 Jean HUSSEY 0:35:31 75

Calderdale Way Relay

36. VALLEY STRIDERS 07:41:05
Leg 1 Daz Hibberd , Matt Hallam 01:20:22(13) 01:20:22(13)
Leg 2 Richard Irvine , Paul Smith 01:13:30(39) 02:33:52 (21)
Leg 3 Sarah Smith , Chloe Hudson 00:56:55(70) 03:30:47(37)
Leg 4 Tony Mills , Simon Vallance 01:20:23(24) 04:51:10 (30)
Leg 5 Rachel Mackie , Amanda Spencer 01:10:22(41) 06:01:32 (31)
Leg 6 Tosh Akhtar , Mark Woodhead 01:39:33(59) 07:41:05(36)
The winning team was Wharfedale Harriers in 6:00:23, this team included Ali Burns. 100 teams ran, and other than the 3 teams who had 5 hour penalties for having a runner DNF, the slowest team was 11:33:12

Gisborough Moors Fell Race, 14th April (from Graham Jones)

The website photos of the Gisborough Moors race looked great. It looked like guaranteed shorts weather, and lots of nice runnable trail, but generously classed as a BL fell race. Estimates varied from 2200ft to 2700ft of climb in the 12-point-something miles.

Slightly wary of the 2700 figure, we started near the back of the field and were pleased to pick our way through, until the out-and-back section to Roseberry Topping started to take its toll. Unfortunately, it was then that a misplaced flag sent a group of us awry, onto a steep woodland path. By the time we found our way back on route, we recognised folk we had passed much earlier.

It is a really nice course though, and we were happy just to complete, gaining Valley Striders an honourable mention in the official race report. My Garmin reports a modest 2000ft of climb. Why does this always seem to happen, with fell races?

NB – the town of Guisborough has a “u”, but the eponymous moor does not.

1 Harry Holmes (Matlock AC) 1:23:35
94 Samantha Harris 2:13:09
95 Graham Jones 2:13:09
(140 finishers)

Dick Hudson’s, 26th April (from Graham Jones)

The first event in the VS Thursday Run Summer Tour was a theoretically straightforward run over Ilkley Moor, to the Dick Hudsons pub and back. The fell race has an apostrophe, but the hostelry does not – perhaps suggesting there was more than one Dick … in which case, the apostrophe should be in a different place, but I digress.

This week’s navigational error was slightly more consequential, a missed path junction resulting in several runners reaching the turn after nearly 5 miles instead of 3.5. This included half of the VS contingent, who discovered they were almost last, and were sorely tempted to remove their numbers, keep on running into the pub and mingle with the crowd.

Sean Cook was first Strider to complete the actual course. There were also excellent runs from Dinesh “Never Again” Kaulgud, on his first ever VS Thursday Run, and from the mercurial John Hussey, who finished in the top half of his age category.

1 Adam Stirk (Wharfedale Harriers) 0:48:45
38 Sean Cook 1:03:31
59 John Hussey (1st MV70) 1:06:45
74 Graham Jones 1:10:22
85 Richard Irvine 1:11:42
86 Paul Smith 1:11:50
104 Dinesh Kaulgud 1:18:08
(121 finishers)

Malhamdale Trail Half Marathon, 11th May (from Graham Jones)

This is a new event, which looks for all the world like a baby brother for the long-established Wharfedale version. Not so much of the “baby” though, with 1650ft of up and down making it more than a match. The route is glorious, with the highlight being the view towards the tarn, on the descent from Pikedaw. It certainly beats Stonegate Lane and the ring road. There is much good running, but also a ‘sting in the tail’, with an awkward descent to Gordale Bridge, after 10 miles.

This write-up also features a stray flag and route-finding error, narrowly averted by Samantha, who appeared from behind a wall, shouting and waving her arms. None of this was of concern to the only other VS competitor, Paul Smith, who had already disappeared over the horizon, having opened up a 1-minute gap early on, and maintained this for the duration. Apart from this minor faux pas, he was the perfect running companion.

There were no fell-running brownie points on offer, despite there being more “genuine fell terrain” than Wharfedale (and don’t get me started on the Ilkley Incline…) There were no brownies either, but there was pie and peas, and a large quantity of cake.

1 Julian Hood (Skipton AC) 1:34:31
17 Paul Smith 1:51:44
20 Graham Jones 1:53:02
(176 finishers)

Cookridge Community Run 10k (from Bob Jackson)

This was the first time the event had been held and it had a sell-out 350 entries of whom 310 turned up and finished.

The race started at the top end of Cookridge near Old Mods, and the route took us on the Leeds Country Way to Golden Acre Park, round a lap of Golden Acre and then retraced back to Cookridge.

There was also a 2k fun run in which ex VS marathon runner Keith Cluderay (PB 2:25 when winning Leeds marathon) and his wife walked and crossed the line first, benefitting from the leading fun-runners not being turned round at the half-way point (because they were mixed in with the 10k).

The event was in memory of Gareth Dunn who had been diagnosed with cancer in 2015, had to have a leg amputated, was then selected for the GB Paralympic team but the cancer returned and he died in October last year. In his last year he had raised over £120k for cancer research.

35 Sue Sunderland 47:34 47:37 1st FV55
44 Liz Adams 48:56 49:00 1st FV35
58 Leroy Sutton 49:56 51:08
82 Dinesh Kaulgud 53:38 53:54
108 Bob Jackson 56:32 56:38
235 Sally Merchant-Edge 1:06:40 1:07:18
(310 finishers)

Liverpool Rock’n’Roll marathon and half (from Steve Dixon)

Huge congratulations to Sue Sunderland on winning her age category in the Liverpool Rock n Roll Half Marathon today. Too many to count how many there were in her age category but she well and truly smashed it in 1 hours 41 minutes in challenging weather conditions. Well done too to Sally Merchant-Edge coming round in 2hours 21mins.

I did the full tour and got exactly what I wanted – a pretty certain London GFA qualifying time of 3 hours 50 minutes. Truly surprised though to come 2nd in my age category.

My apologies for any inaccurate times and if I’ve not spotted other Striders but my WiFi at the Campsite is very weak!  Great marathon in a great City

Recently added to the “News” section of the website

12 May – another Fell Championship update
16 May – Club Spring Handicap results and photo

It is easy to get race results and race reports published on the new website, simply go to “Members Area”, click on “News Submissions”, fill in your name and email address and type in your report (or you can key in your report to MS Word or similar and then copy and paste it into the form).  Here’s the direct link to the form http://valleystriders.org.uk/new/members-area/news-submissions/

Previous emails

Previous recent newsletters can be found in the Newsletter Archive on the “new” website http://valleystriders.org.uk/new/category/newsletter-archive/

Older newsletters can be found on the archive website http://www.valleystriders.org.uk/archive/vsupdate.htm