Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 12:10 AM
Subject: VS Update - Cross Country, Harewood Trail report, AGM date, some results, items for sale

Next Events
Saturday 14 October - West Yorks Cross Country League at Salendine Nook High School - see below
Sunday 15 October - 5 mile trail / cross country run with Abbey Runners - 10 am from by Eccup Res - see below
Tuesday 31 October - confirmed date for Annual General Meeting at Leos - see below
More dates (click for link) on the website
Harewood Trail Race
I'm still finalising the results and the accounts, we had 532 finishers in the 10 mile (down 7 from last year) and a record 249 in the 2 mile.  Profits to Lineham Farm are at least 3000 and could be over 3500 by the time sponsorship etc is added in.  A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped before, during and after the race! 
Souvenir bottles of beer for all marshals will be available at Leo's the next 3 Tuesday evenings, any remaining will be auctioned at the AGM.
If you want to visit Lineham Farm, there are Open Days on Tuesday 24 October and Wednesday 25 October, both 11am to 3pm, see their website for more details.
The next Valley Striders organised race will be the Meanwood Valley Trail on Saturday 14 April.
West Yorkshire Cross Country League
The first race is this Saturday at Salendine Nook High School (click for Streetmap), 1:45pm for women, 2:15pm for men.  If you are wanting to car-share, let me know, if you have space(s) in your car, let me know and I will put you in contact with each other.
If you're not on the cross country list , it's too late for this race, but you have till next Wednesday (18th) to let me know if you want to run the second race on Sunday 29 October in Leeds (probably at Adel).
If you're worried about cross-country, then (a) see how your team members got on but (b) come and try trail / cross-country at an event for just Abbey Runners and Valley Striders this Sunday, read on ...
Trail / XC run with Abbey Runners
Abbey Runners run in the same West Yorks league, but they also compete in the Sport Direct cross country league which starts on Sunday 17 December (after WY has finished), has 5 races, all Sunday mornings, and are mixed men/women's races.  We are considering entering in this league.  The league is considered less competitive than West Yorks (although I bet there is some keen rivalry).
Abbey Runners are putting on an event this Sunday for themselves to encourage newer runners to have a go at off-road running and then maybe run in the Sport Direct League.  We have been invited.
The route is our 5 mile summer handicap (click for map) , also known as the southern 5 miles of the Harewood Trail   If you think you might run, please let me know before Sunday morning (this does not commit you to turning up, I just need to know possible names).  The run will start by Eccup Reservoir, near the lodge at the bottom of the steep hill from Alwoodley Lane.  Start time 10:00.
Annual General Meeting
Final change of date!!  It will be on Tuesday 31 October at 8:30pm.  It will also be a pie and peas night, book by Sunday 29 October at the latest.
Kirkstall 10k
 23 Dave Middlemas   37:41
 40 Richard King     40:01
 41 Tim Towler       40:02
 45 Andy Thorpe      40:21
 47 Alison Bogie     40:26  1st W
157 Peter Lambert    48:21  2nd M65
228 Peter Stevenson  52:04
370 finished
Great North Run - more results
    Eric Green         1:38:38  (stuck in traffic)
    Jim Clay           1:48     (new member?)
    Paul Sanderson     1:56:34
    Jane Speight       2:22:47
Curry Evening
The Thursday training squad have reintroduced regular curry evenings, the first Thursday of the month, at the Ruchee, just a mile up Scott Hall Road from Scott Hall Sports Centre.  The Ruchee recently scored 16/20 in a review by "Oliver" in the Yorkshire Evening Post.  If you want a good quiet meal, don't go the first Thursday in the month.  But if you want a meal with Paul and Brendan's squad, Thursday 2 November is the next date for you.
Message from Vicky Whitehead - cross-trainer and treadmill for sale
I have now had confirmation that I have a stress fracture of the left pubic ramus!!! Currently hoping it is well on its way to being mended and am working with the physio......think it is going to be a long re-hab process.  So I hope to get back to Striders as soon as I can.  Although I think I will feel like a new member as there seem to be so many new names I have never heard of!!
I have both a cross trainer and a treadmill at home that I need to get rid of. The treadmill is a Tunturi, good condition, folds up to a vertical position and has wheels at one end to move it, and goes up to 16 k/hr, with inclines and set programmes. The cross trainer is a Horizon and is also in good condition and has manual or set programmes on it. I have instruction books for both (and can confirm exact models if anyone is interested.)
For sale at 75 each, but will need to be collected.  Email