Sent: 31 January 2007 23:55
Subject: V S Update : Pie and peas, Tracey talk, Sport Direct XC results, Northern XC results, World masters, etc
Pie and Peas – Tuesday 6 February
This is your last call for orders for Pie and Peas after training next Tuesday. Please email or phone 289-2830 by 11pm Sunday 4 February at the latest, stating whether meat or vegetarian pie and whether mushy peas or baked beans
David Lloyd Leisure presents:
A talk by Tracey Morris (International Marathon Runner) and Mark Hetherington (UKA Endurance Coach) followed by a “Question and Answer” session.
Monday 5 February at 7:00pm in the
Alwoodley Suite at David Lloyd (
Bar open from 6:45pm
For further information contact Mark Hetherington via email email@example.com
But no need to book, just turn up!
Sport Direct Cross Country at Danefield
Women G P Pts
6 Lisa Wilyman 93
22 Mary Egan 88
10 Steve Webb 100
12 Dave Middlemas 99
74 Bob Jackson 94
83 Alistair Fale 92
95 Greg Skerrett 90
107 Eric Green 89
122 Paul Sanderson 87
125 Geoff Webster 86
145 Peter Lambert 85
Grand Prix points based on finishing order, please let me know if this is incorrect.
Some excellent news to report:
The wimmin collected 99 penalty points for not having a fourth finisher, but fortunately all of the other Ladies teams in division 2 also were at least one runner short. So Striders, by their high placings, finished in first place on the day in their division. Lisa, in her second race in 13 months, and on a weekend in Leeds from her home in Manchester, led the Striders women’s team home, and Laura and Mary were also well placed (there were 73 finishers).
The men also finished first in their division, in fact they were fourth overall on the day behind Horsforth, Abbey and Ilkley, so very well done to them too.
Mary Egan was the only W vet for Striders, but on her own managed to finish 11th out of 14 teams. This was only marginally worse than our M vets who had a full 6 counting, but finished 8th on the day. The vets categories are very strong and our men’s team had 5 young lads (!?) so counters were Steve, Steve, Bob, Alistair, Eric and Paul.
After 3 races, Striders wimmin are in first place in Division 2, equal on points with Ackworth, but with a better individual points total. Striders men are now third in Division 2. St Theresa’s have 5 points, Ackworth 7 and Striders 9. It is possible that we still need two more first places to guarantee promotion by being one of the top two teams, we should not rely on there being three teams promoted.
In the individual series, there are 3 prizes in each age category, with best 4 scoring races to count. Mary Egan and Peter Lambert lead their categories, and Bob Jackson is third in his.
Next Sport Direct race – Sunday 18 February at Bramley Falls Woods
Another local race, head out of Leeds on Kirkstall Road, turn left at Kirkstall traffic lights past Morrisons and BHS/Clover, across the little bridge and bear right up the old Leeds Bradford Road for just over a mile, Bramley Falls is on the right (more details to follow)
Let’s have a good turnout from the wimmin to maintain their top position and from the men to try and get into one of the top two positions.
And everyone who runs has an effect on the overall scores, because any team who is missing a runner is penalised by the number of points for last place, if you run, that last place is one additional point, it might make all the difference!
So book this date in your diary now, your Club needs You!
265 Lyn Eden 44:14 Nidd Valley
459 Bob Jackson 48:25
564 Eric Green 52:21
623 Geoff Webster 56:33
Team 52nd out of 333 clubs in the North of
England, for which the team should be heartily congratulated. NB of those
333 clubs, 280 either hadn’t entered or didn’t have a complete
team. (the club in 53rd place was Aurora Harriers from
Thanks to Geoff who made up the team at short notice and to Geoff and Sylvia who brought the tent with all its home comforts.
World Masters Athletics
Ruth Anderson emailed me with the sad news that she feels she is not fit enough to compete at this year’s World Masters Championships, thus breaking her sequence of having competed in all previous 16 championships.
However, she recommends it to the Striders as it is quite close to home, it’s at Riccione in Italy which I find from Googlemaps is on the Adriatic Coast, near Rimini and San Marino, or to be less technical, about three quarters of the way up on the right hand side.
The first day of the Games (4 Sept) has the cross country and the final day (15 Sept) is the marathon.
Here’s the website http://www.world-masters-athletics.org/
You may have seen a press release for the
The Pulse Race 10k in Roundhay Park, for which we provide the race finish team (recorders, funnel marshals and results) was also due to have taken place on 24 June, but is now likely to change date, possibly to 20 May. Watch this space.
Ovenden Fell Race
Caz’s first fell race, race report awaited!
Brass Monkey Results
We now have some corrected times for the Brass Monkey. Everyone’s time has improved, some by just a second or two, but Anne’s has improved by over a minute.
If anyone wants an explanation of how this happened, buy me a “quencher” at Leos or volunteer to be in the finish line team for the Meanwood Trail and I’ll explain!
68 Drew Taylor 1:23:16 99
116 Eric Green 1:26:47 96 PB
144 Bob Jackson 1:28:43 95
168 Adam Parton 1:30:02 94
230 Patrick Barrett 1:32:59 93 PB
264 Michael Grant 1:34:05 92
448 Paul Sanderson 1:42:19 89
472 Geoff Webster 1:43:46 88
848 Sheila Grant 2:04:50 87
Good luck to those competing at ROmbalds on Saturday and/or Dewsbury on Sunday
See you next Monday and/or Tuesday