Sent: 09 February 2007 00:32
Subject: V S Update - Sport Direct XC, Extra pie-peas, Marshals required, Race results and GP positions, Striders jackets, George Black
Sport Direct XC Sunday 18 February
The next race will be at Bramley Falls Woods. We need good teams of men and women to maintain our challenge for promotion.
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. Arrive to register between 10:00 and 10:30, race start is 11:00. (if there is any change to these arrangements I will email next week)
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.
Extra Pie and Peas Night Tuesday 20 February
Two of your committee members have birthdays this week, come and celebrate with them, there may be cake too!
Let me know whether meat pie or veg pie, whether mushy peas or baked beans, by email by 11pm Sunday 18 February
or specially for those returning to work after half term holidays, text me 0777 5898 558 by 12 noon Monday 19 February.
Please note that if you book, you are committing to pay £2.50, unless we are able to re-sell your meal on the night.
I have an entry available (not mine), suit man aged 30-50, phone me 289 2830 if interested.
Meanwood Valley Trail Race – Saturday 14 April, we have 10 marshals and need 60. This race raises about £1,000 for Lineham Farm Children’s Centre, but needs you to marshal, please!
Roundhay Pulse Race – Sunday 20 May (new date), we have 4 marshals and need 12. (We supply the finishing line team and a few key positions, the rest is marshalled by charity volunteers). This race raises money for the British Heart Foundation, so if this charity is close to your heart, come and help please.
23 miles if you didn’t take any short cuts, beautiful day
6 Steve Webb 2:57:52
54 Catherine Farrow 3:38:45
55 Bob Jackson 3:38:45
470 ran or walked
A great course and great conditions for a PB as (at least) 6 Striders proved!
Chip Chip G.P Gun Gun
Pos Time Pts Pos Time
14 Tim Crossland 0:32:18 100 2
46 Dave Middlemas 0:35:17 100 46 35.17
164 Eric Green 0:39:19 PB 96 168 39.41
189 Tim Towler 0:39:57 94 191 40.20
193 Adam Parton 0:40:00 93 193 40.23
231 Steve Trout 0:40:53 PB 91 227 41.12
Patrick Barrett 0:41:19 PB 90
Paul Sanderson 0:44:19 89
503 Mike Brown 0:46:43 88 521 47.54
934 Matt Watkins 0:59:19 87 943 60.38
973 Louise Cleghorn 1:00:46 86 960 61.27
Patrick and Paul were chipless. There had been a problem that chips had fallen out of envelopes or had been removed by the GPO as suspicious items (depending on which rumour you believed)
Latest Grand Prix Positions
Are on the Valley Striders website. Eric Green is the only Strider to have completed all 5 races, but there are 4 Striders who have run 4 and there are 55 Striders and 6 second-claim Striders already featuring in the table. www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsgp07t.htm and www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsgp07r.htm
It is likely that we will include this in the Grand
Prix. Although it is just a week after Spen and
There is an updated list of dates on the Striders website www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsdates.htm Let me know of any local races that I’ve missed!
Last Tuesday Paul Hunter brought along a sample of a jacket from Peco (Andi Barrett).
Sports styling, concealed hood, showerproof/windproof. Air vents at underarms. Two front zip pockets full zip front, fully lined. Elasticated draw cord hem, elasticated cuffs.
Size Chest (to fit)
S - 38" ; M - 40" ; L - 42" ; XL - 44" ; 2XL - 46/48" also can have Extra small. Sizes are on the generous size. Small will definitely fit a running 40” chest and the extra small should suit our female members. If people want to see a jacket, call down to the club on a Tuesday night (small and extra small samples available).
Price - £19.00 Inc VAT
Ideally we need to order in batches but no minimum order number.
Message from George Black
Hi Bob, I know it was a long time ago but I also got a
British Team Marathon Gold at
I am now concentrating on the duathlon and won the Scottish
series for the over 60 age group last year. I am now training for the European
Duathlon Championships which are being held in