Sent: 15 February 2007 00:15
Subject: V S Update - Cross-country, Pie and peas, Forthcoming races, Thursday curry, PBs and Performance awards, Several adverts
Sport Direct XC Sunday 18 February
Thanks to Mark Hetherington for supplying the following details.
The penultimate race in the series is this Sunday at
The course is quite hilly, may well be fairly muddy, and is suitable for spikes or studs (trail shoes should be OK unless it is really muddy).
As it says on the Abbey Runners website, it isn’t just the 4 women and 8 men ‘counters’ who are important on Sunday, runners are also needed to push the opposition counters down the finishing order!
We need a good quality and quantity of Striders on Sunday to maintain our challenge for promotion!
Extra Pie and Peas Night Tuesday 20 February
Final Reminder : 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.
Two of your committee members have birthdays this week, come and celebrate with them, there may be cake too!
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.
Your booking will be confirmed on our listings page www.valleystriders.org.uk/vslists.htm,
Please note the following dates
(VSGP = Grand Prix see website www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsgp07c.htm for more details)
(VSFC = Fell Championship see website www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsfc07c.htm or Geoff for more details)
Sat 3 March – Noonstone fell race – VSFC
Sun 4 March
– Sport Direct XC at
Sat 10 March – National Cross Country
March – Ian Roberts Fell Race –
Sun 18 March – Spen 20 and East Hull 20 – both VSGP
Sun 25 March – Ackworth Half Marathon – this race has just been added to the VS Grand Prix
Sun 1 April
Sun 1 April – Northern 12 stage and 6 stage – see below
Tue 10 April – Valley Striders Club Handicap, 10k by reservoir (good footpath and tarmac) - VSGP
Sat 14 April – Meanwood Trail Race – marshals wanted
Sun 22 April – London Marathon – entries closed - VSGP
Sun 29 April – Rothwell 10k – fast course, the race is now over half full, entries filling fast – VSGP
Weds 2/9/16 May – Esholt 5k NB no entries on the day – VSGP
Tue 8 May – Jack Bloor Fell Race - scores VSGP and VSFC points
Sun 13 May
– Leeds Half
Northern Relays - Mens 12 stage and Womens 6 stage
1st.at Silksworth Sports Centre,
Men's race is 4 x 4 miles and 8 x 2 miles. Women's race is 6 x 2 miles.
The closing date is 7th March and the cost is £30 per team for the Men's 12 stage and £15 per team for the Women's 6 stage.
We’ll discuss this at the club next Tuesday, email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in running but not coming to the club next Tuesday.
Thursday night running group have been a little remiss lately with organising
the curry nights - so this is to be rectified.
Next curry night will be Thursday 1st March (and 1st Thursday of the month thereafter).
After the run, so about 9pm - all welcome of whatever eating capability
Probable venue Nazams in Woodhouse, and open to suggestions thereafter.
John Wallace email@example.com
Dave Middlemas was another to get a PB
these Striders were using this tough half marathon as part of their
racing/training preparation for
20 Ian Sanderson 86:06
55 Eric Green 92:21
72 Steve Trout 95:57
85 Patrick Barrett 97:44
137 Simon Redshaw 102:54
173 Hayley Palmer 106:06
Striders PBs and Performance Awards
Just before Christmas, Steve O’Callaghan brought along his best race times at various ages and Alan Hutchinson brought along a proposal for an award scheme for current Striders. We are going to go ahead with both of these, and confirm the details in the next few weeks.
We will be collecting ALL Striders PBs and ABs (age-bests, 5 year bands) in a database to have available for the Striders 25 year celebrations in July. Have a look on the website www.valleystriders.org.uk and look in the yellow club section for “Runner Performances”, we already have an Excel format to collect the data and sample reports for each runner. Send your PBs and ABs to me in a format similar to that on the website. NB I’m hoping someone will volunteer to input this data!
We will be collecting ALL Striders race times for 2007 onwards for an awards scheme. The scheme will work on the something like the following lines: There will be gold, silver and bronze times set for each race distance for each age group. Then say if you achieve bronze performances at 4 different race distances you will receive a bronze medal. If we wanted more levels we could have 7 levels and issue coloured certificates using the different colours of judo belts. Ideas welcome! We’ll maybe have a big discussion on 6 March when Hutch is back from Kilimanjaro.
Up & Running Advert
Prices Slashed on Winter Clothing in-store at the Headingley and City Centre Shops! From Saturday 10th Feb for 2 weeks - 20% off!
NB You won’t get your 10% club discount on sale items.
Women aged 18-40 required for research
From Mark Hetherington (Abbey Runners) Calling Lady Marathon Runners: I am supervising a student project, looking at metabolism, aerobic capacity and running economy in female distance runners. We are looking for experienced female distance runners between the ages of 18 and 40, who have preferably completed at least one marathon (although we would also be interested in you if you have runs lots of half marathons, long off-road races etc.). It would involve 3 visits to our laboratory during the next 2 months: one short visit to undergo a brief medical, followed by 2 visits of 2 – 3 hours each to do a series of treadmill running tests (one of which will be a ‘maximal’ exercise test). The benefit to you would be that you would get a full ‘athlete testing’ report, similar to those that we do on a semi-commercial basis for elite runners at a cost of £100 a throw! Such a report can be very useful in helping you to plan your training. If you are interested, e-mail me M.S.Hetherington@leeds.ac.uk
Heart rate monitor and speed/distance system. Still with original box and instruction books.
I have never used the GPS part of this system and only used the heart rate monitor a few times. The only thing that is marked is the outer rim of the watch which has a small scratch on it from when I fell over in the woods!!!
Cost new was £240, would like to sell for £100. If anyone is interested or wants to have a look please give me a ring on 07961 830 502.
Addendum from Bob, I’ve Googled for this and it is still a current product. http://www.adventureshop.co.uk/timex/body_link.htm
See you next Sunday and/or Tuesday!