Sent: 25 January 2007 00:18
Subject: V S Update - Sport Direct XC, Brass Monkey Results, 5th Tuesday, Pie/Peas


3rd Sport Direct Race on Otley Chevin Sunday 28 January


From Mark Hetherington (Abbey Runners):  The race will be at the same venue as last year (Danefield Plantation on Otley Chevin). The course will be 2 laps, mostly on forest tracks, total distance ~5miles (I assume that it is the same course as last year). Parking will be in the 2 car parks on the right hand side of East Chevin Road (as you go down the hill). Registration will be from 10.00 10.45am, cost 2.00 (no post-race food). Race start 11.00am. Footwear: studs ideal, trail shoes would be OK, not really suitable for spikes


How to get there (from me):  Head out on the A660 Otley Road through Bramhope.


-          Route 1 continue past the hotel and to the traffic lights (Dyneley Arms Pub, being refurbished).  Turn left (signposted Bradford and Airport).  Continue up hill, across a junction to another set of traffic lights.  Turn right.  Head along the flat and then downhill towards Otley, look out for the car parks on the right (and runners)

-          Route 2 continue all the way to Otley (dont take the Otley by-pass).  Just before the centre of Otley, where the main road swings round to the right, take a sharp left.  Head uphill.  Look out for the car parks on the left (and runners)


Not only is the honour of the club at stake (can both the mens and womens team be promoted?) but also Valley Striders Grand Prix points are available!


Brass Monkey Results


Not everyone was who they seemed to be, but after DNA tests the Striders results were as follows


                                    G P Pts

   56 Jon Uttley         1:22:42      100   

   68 Drew Taylor        1:23:26       99   

   88 Richard King       1:25:10       98   

  102 Gary Sutherland    1:26:07       97   PB

  116 Eric Green         1:26:49       96   PB

  144 Bob Jackson        1:28:50       95   

  168 Adam Parton        1:30:11       94   

  230 Patrick Barrett    1:33:10       93   PB

  264 Michael Grant      1:34:10       92   

  291 Carmel Barker      1:35:24       91   PB

  444 Steve Dixon        1:42:43       90   

  448 Paul Sanderson     1:42:48       89   

  472 Geoff Webster      1:44:13       88   PW first road race for 10 years

  848 Sheila Grant       2:05:25       87   

  907 Anne McCaffrey     2:12:10       86   


5th Tuesday Training Tuesday 30 January


Tuesday 30 January will be the fifth Tuesday in the month.  The session will be a pyramid session from High Ashes, the intervals being 2 minutes, 5 mins, 7 mins, 7 mins, 5 mins, 2 minutes.  For variety, well do the short run up and down the hill, and the long run round the crescent.  Ill let you decide the route for the medium run.


Pie and Peas Tuesday 6 February


Next Pie and Peas at Leos will be Tuesday 6 February.  Please book by 11pm Sunday 4 February stating whether you would like meat pie or veg pie and whether you would like peas or beans.


Forthcoming Races


3 Feb Rombalds Stride, hopefully not closed as Im sending my form off tomorrow

4 Feb Dewsbury 10k, looks to be closed (cant find the online entry on Runners world) but you might try an email

11 Feb Liversedge half race full

Lots of other events listed on the Striders Website, go to the dates page


Hope to see lots of you on Sunday!