Sent: 27 November 2006 23:33
Subject: V S Update - dates,
Pie and Peas night on Tuesday 5 December. Order meat or veg. pie with mushy peas or beans to this email address by Sunday night 3rd December at the latest. I’ll update the lists page on the website with orders. www.valleystriders.org.uk/vslists.htm
Entries for the Yorkshire XC Championship (Sat 6 Jan) and the Northerns (Sat 27 Jan), close early in December, we will fill out the entry forms on Tuesday 5th, so if you want to run in either or both of these, then email me on or before Monday 4th. NB entry fees are £3 and £4 but I can’t remember which way round, so just send a cheque for £7. Check your entry on the lists page . www.valleystriders.org.uk/vslists.htm
Calderdale Way on 10 December, we have two teams but some reserves would be useful, phone Geoff on 266 6288
Xmas meal on 15 December, bookings to Steve O’Callaghan email@example.com £9 per person, cheques payable to Steve.
Future Races Get your
entry forms in as soon as possible for Chevin Chase, Dewsbury 10k and
The first Sport Direct race is on Sunday 17 December, details to follow. Let’s have a big club entry for the first race, you can do your Xmas shopping in the afternoon.
Winter Handicap confirmed to be Sunday 31 December, 11:00 from the Res, then back to Leo’s afterwards.
We have received our allocation of club entries for the London Marathon, we have 3 places again.
These will go to Mivvy Tekchandani, Hayley Palmer and Kay Duggleby, who were unsuccessful in the 2004 draw. However if any of them do not wish to run or if any of them get places in the London Marathon ballot, then there will be place(s) open to other Striders.
So, if you receive a rejection, let me know before Thursday 14 December and I will put your name in the draw to be made at Club Christmas Do and Presentation Night.
Valley Striders have been accepted into this scheme,
whereby our club details we will be listed on the
3 years ago we supported a Runners World pace run from Harewood House. This was a 16 mile route (2 laps of 8 miles) and there were about 5 groups of runners at various paces from 7 minute miling to 11 minute miling to get people used to running a long distance at a steady pace in preparation for the marathon.
2 years ago we were due to put on the same event but it was cancelled due to bad weather.
This year we have been invited to do it again. If you think would like to help organise this or you think you would like to be a pace leader for a group of runners, then let me know IMMEDIATELY, as I need to gauge numbers so that we can let Runners World know whether we want to do this or not.
Grand Prix 2006
Only one race to go, now. If you have run in 8 or more GP events could you please let Paul White
(firstname.lastname@example.org) know whether or not you wish to buy a t-shirt for £8 (nb group winners get one free). Please state size required ie Small, Medium or Large. (I’ll have a medium, please, Paul)
Abbey Dash Results
There were 23 first claim Striders, 5 second claim
Striders, 4 friends and another 3918 runners up and down
Special mention to
Chip Chip G.P Gun Gun
Pos Time Pts Pos Time
139 Dave Middlemas 0:36:11 100 137 36.16 B
149 Martin Horbury 0:36:28 99 151 36.36 X 40
155 Peter Johnson 0:36:32 99 153 36.37 P 50
174 Jon Willingham 0:37:02 99 172 37.07 P
180 Drew Taylor 0:37:13 99 177 37.20 A 40
217 John Uttley 0:37:48 98 209 37.57 B 40
235 Gary Sutherland 0:38:08 97 230 38.19 C 40
236 Ian Sanderson 0:38:08 96 241 38.24 B
333 Eric Green 0:39:54 93 322 40.21 B 40
380 Bob Jackson 0:40:40 92 357 40.54 B 50
408 Steve Trout 0:41:03 91 378 41.23 U
528 Anna Costello 0:42:18 88 522 43.22 2 L
706 Simon Redshaw 0:43:58 85 652 44.51 D
970 Leroy Sutton 0:45:54 84 1172 49.19 U 40
1001 Bobby Ndawula 0:46:09 83 1430 51.26 C
1042 Paul Sanderson 0:46:25 82 959 47.44 C
1669 Lisa Hodgson 0:50:09 80 1548 52.16 U L
79 2035 55.41 P
79 1721 53.38 U
3781 Melanie Watson 1:10:42 78 3760 74.40 U L
The website has been updated with the latest positions.
Grand Prix Format for 2007
We have decided to stay with the same format but added two new features.
Madeleine Watson has suggested that the Grand Prix should be awarded on a handicap basis. We have decided to retain the current format of overall men’s and women’s champions, 3 vets category prizes and 4 group, but in addition we will award a T-shirt to the handicap winner.
Alan Hutchinson has proposed a scheme whereby we award certificates to club members who achieve prescribed times at a variety of distances. There might be 4 levels of performance – elite, gold, silver, bronze. We would use the age-graded tables to determine the required times e.g. elite might be 90%, gold 80%, silver 70%, bronze 60%. This system would apply to all races run, not just Grand Prix.
We’ll publish more on these two new features in a later V S Update.