Sent: 18 January 2007 07:51
Subject: V S Update - Membership, Various Cross Country
Membership and Subscriptions
To the 130 Striders who have already paid their membership subs for the current Striders year Sep 2006 Ė Aug 2007, thank you!
This includes the following who have joined since the
October Newsletter :
To the 13 Striders who are Honorary members, thank you for your support to the club!
To the 36 Striders who paid for the last Striders year ending Aug 2006 but have not paid for the current year, we will be sending out a gentle reminder in the next few days, please pay as soon as possible.
There are a few Striders who are now 16 months in arrears but have not resigned, we will be sending out the bailiffs to reclaim their Striders vest in lieu of arrears!!!
Membership fees from September 2007
We have recently received notification from North of England A A regarding registration fees to them for 2007 and 2008. For 2007 this will be £3 per member, up from £2 in 2006, but the one-off club fee has been reduced and the overall effect is only a slight increase. For 2008, this will go up to £5 per member. Because this will be payable to NoEAA in May 2008, we will need to increase subs in September 2007 to cover this increase. My suggestion, all other things being equal, will be to put up the subs from £12p.a. to £15p.a., for prompt payment this will go up from £10p.a. to £12.50p.a. When I joined the club in 1985, subs were £2p.a. plus 20p per night, i.e. £12.40 p.a. if you ran every week. I think an increase of 10p in 22 years is a reasonable level of inflation!
1 Aine Hoban (Wkfld) 23:06
104 Lyn Eden (Nidd V) 41:00 (VS 2n claim)
1 David Webb (LeedsC) 40:13
60 Oliver Watson (Carnegie)
Valley Striders spectators (Geoff, Jerry, Sara, Jerry and Sylvia) just outnumbered Valley Striders runners
Sport Direct Cross Country
Greg Skerrett made his first appearance in a Striders
vest (which was less bright white when it finished). Several other
Striders made their first cross-country appearances. Jim and Lyn, our
second claim members from
24 Mary Egan (first XC run for VS)
Ladies Team were 1st place in B division on the day and have moved up to 2nd place in the series in B division.
A special word of thanks to Caz who had been on a 2 hour training run, came to watch Steve and was persuaded to run the race at 8 minutes notice. Without her we would have been 95 points and a couple of positions worse off.
Lady Vets were 4th place on the day and have now moved up to 7th place in the series in the Vets category.
11 Dave Middlemas
68 Bob Jackson
76 Alan Hutchinson
87 Eric Green
96 Patrick Barrett (first XC run for VS)
101 Greg Skerrett (first run for VS)
131 Paul Sanderson
133 Geoff Webster
135 Peter Lambert
Mens Team were 2nd place in B division on the day and have moved up to 3rd place in the series in B division.
Men Vets were 7th on the day and now stand 9th in the series in the Vets category.
The next race will be Sunday 28 January 11:00 on
Otley Chevin, probably from Danefield on
Womenís Race approx 5km
28 Madeleine Watson 24:20
62 Lyn Eden 31:34 Nidd Valley 4th W60
Menís Race Over 50 approx 10km
42 Bob Jackson 46:48
70 Geoff Webster 53:49
Menís Race 35-49 approx 10km
49 Drew Taylor 42:18
51 Martin Horbury 42:27 Keighley & Craven
Lou Gilchrist came 135th out of 209 at the Pennine 10k. Of course she was first W70, but also she was 16th of 39 women and beat the W55 and W60 who had entered.
Eric Green came 33rd out of 67 at the Aire Valley Challenge from Bramley Falls Woods, just beating Veronique Marot.
National Cross Country, 10 March
20 Striders have volunteered or been press-ganged into appearing at this event
NB Please pay £3.50 (cheque to Valley Striders) to