Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 11:25 PM
Subject: VS Update
Committee Meeting (All Welcome) Tuesday
As promised, just a small amount of business was
done. Most Striders were concentrating on the pie and peas supper, rice
pudding, cakes and the surprise chocolate cake with candles (thanks,
Paul Briscoe has received a letter from John
Waterhouse, interim chair of the new Yorkshire and Humberside Region - this
is one of the new nine regions of England Athletics which will replace
North, Midlands and South from April 1. http://www.valleystriders.org.uk/JohnWaterhouseLetter.pdf
John Waterhouse has offered to come to Striders to
explain the new organisation. Please let me know if you are
interested. Otherwise keep watching our website.
Entries are coming in with numbers at this stage
well ahead of previous years. Volunteers for marshalling are also coming
in also with numbers at this stage well ahead of previous years. We still
need a couple of assistant section leaders to help lay out parts of the route,
the more the merrier. And is there anyone to help Eric Cusack build his
bridge across the stream? We also need a lot more
marshals, so email me ASAP if you can help. And thanks to all of you who
have volunteered so far.
There will be a recce run on Tuesday 28
March starting at 6:30pm by running the first section of the
race which goes round the woods to the North of Leos. Striders arriving at
the normal time for training will be able to pick us up as we run past the
cricket pavilion just across the main rugby pitch. New Striders who
normally drive and run can join us for the first 2.5 miles down to Seven Arches,
then it is less than a mile back to Leos.
The trial has been a success with 7 Striders
successfully posting messages and several more Striders being able to read
Some Striders who use the Internet from work are
unable to post messages because their work internet firewall prevents this, but
this does not stop them reading messages.
As previously reported here, the women's marathon
starts at 10:30 p.m. UK time on Saturday 18 March.
Coverage on BBC2 starts at 10:15 p.m., this then
switches to BBC1 at 11:50 p.m. But other sports are included in the
schedule of programmes.
There is also coverage on
BBCi from 10:20 p.m. to 01:30 a.m. of "Live Marathons".
Just how the coverage is split between the 3 channels and which marathon is
shown (the men start 45 minutes after the women) is not stated. But it
seems your that best chance of cheering Tracey will be to
have Freeview or Sky and to check out BBC2 and BBC1 from time to
Spen 20 Results (including Yorks 20 mile
The women were under the weather - Sam returned to
base after 1 mile feeling unwell and Mary retired after 11 miles with icy
feet, so it was up to the men to bring home trophies and
And so they did with Brian in 4th place but taking
the Yorkshire Championship silver medal (1st and 3rd places were
Lancastrians), John Uttley 1st M40, Bob Jackson 1st M55 (but awarded 1st M50
prize) and Brian/John/Adam winning the team prize. Expect to see some
Striders in fashionable Marks and Sparks gear in the next week or two (but
I'm investing mine in a couple of bottles of champagne).
Here are the results (and for those softies running
East Hull next week, these are the times to beat):
Uttley 133.32 PB
15 Adam Parton
133.38 PB ?
Sanderson 147.57 PB
54 Gary Sutherland
Redshaw 160.05 PB
Sanderson 177.47 PB (never run that far
NB grand prix points will
be awarded after the East Hull results have been processed.
Yorkshire Vets Fell Championshsips
Congratulations to Bob Wilkes M65 champion and
Sylvia Watson F55 champion. GW was 2nd in his age category (which
I'm not allowed to divulge).
Friskney Half Marathon
Jules finished 1st W in the Friskney (Lincolnshire) Half
marathon last weekend, 22nd overall, in 88:20.
Her performance was 113% of the Athletics Weekly standard for her age group
and this was the highest of all runners on the day.
Congratulations to Lisa White (now Hodgson) who married Danny last
Saturday, March 4th.
Baildon Boundary Way (April 2)
I know of a race number that is available and I have negotiated with the
race organiser for a legal swap, so if anyone wants to run, email me in the next
Rothwell 10k (April 30)
The Rothwell 10k is now over 80% full, less than 200 entries still
available. Check www.ukresults.net
for details (you can
Ross Anderson emailed me to say that he will be running the Tromso Marathon
on June 17th. The race starts at 8:30 in the evening but head-torches are
not required as the sun does not set in Tromso between May 21st and July
I've also been updating the website. Now that
I've moved it to www.valleystriders.org.uk , I have
unlimited webspace (so I'm told), so we have the opportunity to include more
information and particularly more photos.
I am also developing an archive of results.
If you would like to help with this archive then please see the stuff I've
uploaded so far, what we need are the positions and times of all Striders (and
any past and future Striders), also if possible the times of the
winning man and woman and the number of finishers. If you can email
these to me, I can upload them very quickly.
Any other ideas for items for inclusion on the
website, please let me know.
Email distribution list
For information, there are actually 4 distribution lists - (1) a main list,
(2) a limited list of members most of whom are on hotmail for whom emails with
large distribution lists are rejected, (3) a list of prospective members, (4)
Striders not on email receive printed copies from email buddies. If you
want to email all Striders, please send the
information to me, and I will include it in the next V.S.
Update. Some Striders using email at work would prefer not to receive too
many personal emails. The new alternative is to use the Message
Board - I can see which of you are sending messages but let me know how often
you are looking ar the message board so that I can gauge the "coverage".