Sent: 18 June 2007 23:50
Subject: V S Update - Forthcoming Events, Break-ins, YV Thanks, Results, Reports
Apologies – it has been a while since the last V S Update, every time I’m ready to press the “send” button, a new piece of news arrives. But here we go now…
(a more extensive list is at http://valleystriders.org.uk/vsdates.htm )
Sun 24 Jun – Bradford Millennium Way Relay – teams of 10, five legs, run in pairs. We have 20 runners declared and 1 reserve, I’d very much like another reserve to volunteer, please – no previous experience necessary!
Sun 1 Jul – Wigginton 10k – fast course as recommended by Eric Green
Tue 3 Jul – Pie and Peas night, please reply by Sunday 1 July or (as a last resort) text to 0777 5898 558 before 12 noon Monday 2 July
Wed 4 Jul –
Sun 15 Jul – Eccup 10 mile (VSGP), NB may fill up before race day
Tue 17 Jul – normal training but also recce run for following week’s Handicap at the pace of the slowest, details to follow
Friday 20 Jul – Washburn Valley Relay, teams of 4, approx 4 miles per leg. http://www.otleyac.co.uk/Washburn%20Relay/WVR.htm Anyone interested? 44 teams entered last year, most of the local clubs were represented.
Tue 24 Jul – Summer Handicap 5 mile trail (VSGP), start by lodge by Eccup Res, route is via Eccup village, Emmerdale village, water treatment works and dam. Afterwards pie and peas
Wed 25 Jul – Golden Acre Park Relay, teams of 3, just over 2 miles per leg, very sociable event, all standards welcome, make up your own teams and name them yourselves (preferably with Valley and/or Striders in the name) and enter on the night. We had 4 or 5 teams last year. http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/GoldenAcre/golden.htm
Sun 29 Jul – Round Hill Fell Race (VSGP) (more trail than fell), approx 7 miles from Timble, north of Otley
Sun 29 Jul –
Wed 1 Aug – Hyde Park 5k (VSGP) on Woodhouse Moor
Sun 12 Aug – Valley Striders 25th Anniversary Run in the morning from Woodhouse Moor to Leo’s along Meanwood Trail, fitter members can start at Leo’s and run down to Woodhouse Moor before picking up those starting there. After the run, lunchtime barbecue at Leos, cooked by Tony, £6.50 per person, families welcome. More details to follow.
Sun 26 Aug – Norland Moor Fell Race (VSGP) (more trail than fell)
Sun 2 Sep – Leeds Country Way Relay, teams of 12, 6
legs approx 10 miles each, run in pairs. For the last 4 years we have had
4 teams – mens A, vets, womens and a “D” team. Can we get 48 runners
again? The first 12 to sign up are guaranteed to run (providing we can
get 4 teams). Please do not enter
Tue 11 Sep – Club Handicap 10k
Sun 16 Sep – Cancer Research Run at Harewood, we provide 10 marshals.
Sun 7 Oct – Harewood 10 mile Trail Race organised by Valley Striders, we need approx 60 marshals please, we already have 6 marshals. Please do not enter the Selby half marathon, Bramham fun run or any other event on the same day – your Club needs you – please let me know if you have a preferred marshalling location. Entries have now started to come in. If you can take some entry forms to a race or to your local gym or sports centre, please let me know and I’ll get some to you.
LEOS – CAR BREAK-INS
There have been a number of break-ins recently at Leo’s, including last Tuesday night, when radio, wallet and phone were stolen from Nick Barnes’ car. The previous Saturday, 3 cars had had glass broken.
So if you’re training at Leo’s on a Tuesday or use Leo’s as a base for a training run any other day of the week, lock your car securely and keep your valuables and other possessions out of sight (and not in your glovebox).
We are now advising that you park your car the far side of the Clubhouse where it is visible from the bar (and also further for thieves to make their getaway).
On what was usually a V.S. training evening there was a tremendous turn out of Club members in order to support the Y. V. Grand Prix Race. 53 people were engaged in organising the smooth running of the event which consisted of 159 runners (yes 1 supporter per 3 runners!). This number does not include G.W.’s mammy who made a large proportion of the sandwiches.
The course was laid out by GW, Andrew C, Sylvia and Jim & Lyn (2nd claim members). Jim & Lyn also ran the race. The start/finish/timing/results area was organised by Bob J, Paul H, Mike & Eileen Crosfill, Mick T and Peter L. Car park marshalling was a team working for Paul F and Max. The sandwiches were distributed by Joyce L and Pat Umpleby.
The marshals, too numerous to list, were positioned at short intervals throughout the 5 mile course. This was necessary due to the twisting, turning and heavily wooded nature of the course and also due to the fact that one section of tapes had been removed by a passing tribe of vandals.
V.S. was represented in the race by a solitary runner
(we could only spare one). This was
Not surprising that there seemed to be one or two minor ankle twists due to the rough underfoot conditions of the Meanwood Trail but nothing serious. One runner, however, finished with a cut to the head due to him coming into contact with an overhanging tree branch but he didn’t let this slow him down and managed to finish in fourth place.
The Yorkshire Vets gave a glowing report on the race and the venue. This was entirely due to the enthusiastic support given to the event by V.S. members and supporters. So thanks to everyone who helped out on the night.
1 Tim Crossland
32 Rob Bumstead 41:12
49 Tim Towler 43:05
51 Joel Giddings 43:22
65 Jonathan Brownbill 44:23
70 Hayley Palmer 44:44 6th W
96 Tom Ridgway 47:00
115 Natalie Crossland 49:18
133 Peter Lambert 51:12 2nd M65
153 Geoff Webster 52:55
37 Eric Green 39:30 2nd M50
Kirkby Malzeard 10k
Wharfedale Off Road
12 Mick Wrench 3:49:37
=26 Bob Jackson 4:08:37 3rd M55 no prize
=26 Eric Green 4:08:37 2nd M50 no prize
51 Bob Wilkes 4:44:37 1st M65 prize
70 Peter Stevenson 5:19:25
Steve won three T-shirts for this race, one for completing the race, one for 2nd M and one for 1st M45. So when you next see him, it’s not that he’s putting on weight, he’s just getting some wear from his T-shirts.
Wharfedale Off Road Half
15 Paul Hunter 1:53:08 2nd M45 no prize
22 Steve Morley 1:58:03
54 Peter Lambert 2:16:02 1st M70
410 Kay Duggleby 1:56:59
138 Melanie Watson 1:27:11
Harewood Chase (approx 10k off road)
27 Bob Jackson 41:08 3rd M55 – whine (no prize)
30 Eric Green 41:31 2nd M50 – beer
32 Joel Giddings 41:44
47 Jonathan Brownbill 43:49
West Yorks 5 mile at Bradford
33 Eric Green 32:48
34 Tim Towler 33:07
Otley 10 mile
22 Dan Harman 1:02:53
50 Steve Morley 1:06:35
56 Adam Parton 1:07:45
57 Paul Hunter 1:07:57
68 Eric Green 1:09:25
283 Mike Brown 1:28:34
Anyone been running elsewhere, send your results in!
PBs and AGBs (personal bests and age-group bests)
The information is coming in slowly. I’d really like to have everyone’s information in by August 12th and also to include Striders no longer running with us, so please send your details in as soon as possible and Erica will flex her fingers and input the information. See http://www.valleystriders.org.uk/vspbab.htm
Snowdonia again this year for the Welsh 1000m Peaks (22 miles 7000 ft
ascent). It was cool and cloudy at the start. The tops were in
cloud. I felt good but when we climbed into the mist things got
tricky. I was with about 6 other guys progressing gingerly through the
10m visiblity on the Carnedd range. Then a woman with a Eryri Harriers
appeared out of the mist, she was obviously a local, we all followed her for
the next 30 minutes around what she told us was her regular Sunday training
run. She went on to be the first female finisher. Eventually a
diminished group dropped out of the mist to the A5 at Ogwen. Then it was
up over the Glyder range again into the mist. I was on my own now and was
reduced to a slow jog with map and compass. Eventually I decended down to
Pen y Pass with only
From George Black
update. Ran in the
duathlon training is going OK. With just 4 weeks to the
From George Black again
Asics Haddington 5 mile, time 33:37, position 42, winning time 26:13.
European Duathlon Championship 16 June Edinburgh. Representing G.B. won the 65-69 age group by 8 minutes. 5K run, 37K cycle, 5K run. Conditions horrendous!!!!!!.
Hope to be at the Club this Tuesday.
Tracey is ready - Report on Welsh Athletics website - Jun 18 2007
TRACEY MORRIS considers herself fit enough to contest the marathon at the World Championships in Osaka after testing herself in yesterday’s BUPA Great Women’s-Only Run in Sunderland. Morris felt no ill-effects from the knee injuries which she has been suffering from and caused her to miss the world trial race staged in conjunction with the London Marathon in April. The 39-year-old Welsh athlete, who sprang to fame when emerging from fun runner status to win the Olympic trial three years ago, was eighth in yesterday’s 10 kilometres race.
Unsurprisingly she was no match for Kenyan winner Rose
Cheruiyot, who destroyed the opposition over the last two kilometres, clinching
victory in 33minutes, 32seconds. Cheruiyot, last autumn’s
Morris, however, relished getting back into action for the first time in three months. “I’m not far off from where I was last year when I ran here and I felt no problems at all, although I definitely need to getter fitter,” said Morris, who clocked 34min, 59sec.
Morris, who missed a huge chunk of her winter training programme, added, “Everything’s been going really well in the last few weeks, but I’m having to make up for lost time. I’m now doing 90 miles a week, the biggest mileage I’ve ever done in my life, but I’ve no other option. Normally I would have eased down and rested before the race, but after all the training I’ve missed, I’ve got to keep pounding out the miles. Really, just as in the past, I’m very lucky Dolland & Aitchison my employers still support me massively with time off.”