3 January 2005 2005 Update 1
3 January 2005
2005 Update 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our Electronic readers! And if you know someone not yet connected, please print a copy for them!
STRIDERS GRAND PRIX AND OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
NB I have entry forms for most of these, so does John Schofield's website www.ukresults.net
Sun 9 Jan 1100 - New Year Handicap by Eccup Res (VSGP race 2 of 28). No entry form, just turn up! Back at Leo's afterwards for a shower and a drink or two. Sat 15 Jan - Yorks cross-country at Skipton - women at 1330, men at 1410, Entries closed Sun 23 Jan 1000 - Brass Monkey half marathon (VSGP 3) - Entries closed Sat 29 Jan - Northern cross-country at Consett, Entries closed Sun 30 Jan 0730 - Las Vegas Marathon. Ian Place will be running, therefore when he finishes, will be leading in VSGP 28 "any other marathon" category. He has made a good choice, the route has a net 800 feet drop from start to finish. On the other hand, the first 20.9 miles are on a straight road... Sun 30 Jan both at 1100 - Woodkirk 10k and Ferriby 10 mile Sat 5 Feb 0900 - Rombalds Stride (VSGP 4) Sun 6 Feb 0930 - Dewsbury 10k (VSGP 5) Sun 6 Feb - Yorkshire vets cross-country at Thirsk Sun 13 Feb 1200 - Liversedge half marathon - nb half a mile of off-road Sat 19 Feb - National cross-country at Birmingham - details from Martin Horbury or Sam Harris. Sun 20 Feb 1100 - Snake Lane 10 mile at Pocklington - race nearly full Sun 27 Feb - Pace Run at Harewood House supported by Valley Striders. 2 laps of 8 miles (extra half lap optional). Come and pace or come and run or come and run just one lap. Fri-Sun 4-6 Mar - Eric Cusack writes: Anyone interested in a weekend away up in Northumberland? Friday & Saturday 4th & 5th - 6th March. Bed, breakfast & 5 course dinner at The Riverdale Hall Hotel, Bellingham. A reduced rate for Striders, family & friends - £50 per person per night. Lots of Running trails, Walks, Swimming, Golf, Fishing etc. To book or for more details phone me 01943 878154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or look on the hotel website www.riverdalehall.demon.co.uk Sat 5 Mar - Trollers Trot from Threshfield Sun 13 Mar both at 1000 - Spen 20 and East Hull 20 (both VSGP 6) Sat 19 Mar 1100 - Coniston 14 Sun 20 Mar 1030 - Ackworth half marathon (VSGP 7) Sun 20 Mar 1115 - South Leeds 5 miles (also 5km at 1000) Sun 27 Mar 1030 - Guiseley Gallop Sun 3 Apr 1000 - Baildon Boundary Way (VSGP 8) - race nearly full Sat 9 Apr 1030 - Meanwood Trail Race (also junior races at 1000) organised by Valley Striders. Please keep this date free in your diaries, we will need as many Striders as possible to help. Last year this race raised over £1000 for Lineham Farm Children's Centre at Eccup. Sun 17 Apr - London marathon (VSGP 9) - Entries closed Sun 24 Apr 1100 - Rothwell 10k (VSGP 10) Also Yorks vets 10k championship. Sun 24 Apr - Shakespeare marathon (Stratford) and Lochaber marathon (Fort William) (both VSGP any other marathon)RESULTS
Here are the results of the Chevin Chase (including one or two 2nd claim Striders and hangers-on)
39 Jerry Watson 45.15 41 Chris Booker 45.17 52 Mick Loftus 46.00 58 Andrew Cutts 46.32 71 Steve Webb 47.31 83 Martin Horbury 48.26 93 Paul Hunter 48.50 99 Simon Vallance 49.06 127 Mick Tinker 50.38 135 Bob Jackson 50.55 138 Alistair Fale 51.03 159 Mary Harris 52.07 210 Steve Dixon 53.56 269 Gary Sutherland 55.55 374 Steve O'Callaghan 59.38 380 Steve Wilde 59.51 381 Tony Haygarth 59.56 498 Ross Anderson 64.01 509 Brendan Kitson 64.23 568 MitchScott-Baxendale66.25 597 Sara Dyer 67.28 623 Martin Cockerham 68.50 710 Debbi Wagman 73.22Is there anyone I've missed? Maybe someone who ran in a non-Striders number? Contact me to claim your VSGP points!
At the Harrogate Ringway Relay yesterday, Striders finished 8th, 17th and 29th out of 30 teams. Chapel Allerton R R in the guise of Striders finished 20th and 21st. More details to follow.
GRAND PRIX 2005
The Chevin Chase was the first race of the 2005 Grand Prix. Full details of the structure of this competition are now on the website.
The purpose of the Grand Prix is
The format for this year is slightly different from last. There are 28 races in 6 categories (previously 7 categories)