Sent: 23 August 2007 23:51
Subject: FW: V S Update - LCW, Dates, Anniversary Report, A Couple of Results, Some Messages
We have 4 teams of 12 except that our women’s team is currently one short, we need another woman urgently, this is for the final leg approx 8.5 miles Scarcroft to Garforth, probably the easiest terrain on the whole circuit, so don’t worry if you’ve done little or no off-road running previously. Race speed is not important, any woman with two legs may apply. Please!
For the 47 of you running, I’ll be sending out estimated start times for each leg in the next day. Hopefully each leg’s 8 runners can meet at the end of the leg, then two cars can be driven to the start. I’ll be handing out race numbers on Tuesday night to someone on each leg, so they will be available for all our teams. Remember to bring 4 safety pins!
If you pick up emails at work and are on holiday next week, make sure you have the list of phone numbers I sent previously!
Did I mention that we were one woman short? (NB another reserve or two for the men’s teams would be useful, any speed will do)
Also on 2 September is the Women’s Marathon at Osaka, we believe it starts about 11pm Saturday night UK time, so tune in to watch Tracey complete her set of the 4 major marathons.
Sunday 26 August – Norland Moor Trail – Striders Grand Prix
From Old Rishworthians RUFC, Copley (Grid ref 085224 on OL21) - Sunday 26th August, 11.30am. 7 miles of scenic trail running. £3 on the day only http://www.halifaxharriers.co.uk/Halifaxracesv3.htm
Monday 27 August – Spofforth Gala Trail Race
1:30pm start, there is an entry limit, see www.ukresults.net for details
Tuesday 28 August – normal training – hills!
Registration of officials – by Wednesday 29 August
These need to arrive at UK Athletics by 31 August at the absolute latest otherwise the gradings will be rescinded. So we need to send them off Wednesday 29 August at the latest. Please come along next Tuesday to sign your form and have your pic taken (or bring a passport size photo).
Tuesday 4 September – normal training 3 by 10 mins and NOT pie and peas
Wednesday 5 September – Hyde Park 5k – Striders Grand Prix
NB start time is 7:15 for this final race
Sunday 9 September – Wetherby 10k – Striders Grand Prix
The race is FULL. Nul points if you (like me) have not entered already.
Sunday 9 September – Yorkshireman off-road marathon and half-marathon
Online entry for the half marathon will CLOSE Friday 24 August at 8pm, enter at www.ukresults.net
The marathon is nearly full so enter as soon as possible.
Sunday 9 September –
Teams of 3 or 4 (depending on age) times 2.5 miles each – any interest? – closing date 1 September
Tuesday 11 September – Club Handicap 10k and Pie and Peas
First runner off 7pm prompt from by the Res
Afterwards Pie and Peas – please book by Sunday 9 Sept
Anniversary T-shirts – deadline Sunday 11 September
71 T-shirts have been booked and of these 50 paid for and collected.
We have arranged to have a second batch printed at the same price (£4.30 for short sleeve, £5.50 for long sleeve)
You have until 11 September to order these
Sunday 16 September – Cancer Research Race at Harewood
10 required to marshal; we have 2, so 8 more please
Tuesday 18 September – Harewood Trail Race recce run from Harewood Village Hall
Runs of 5, 8 or 10 miles available. We will meet at Harewood Village Hall at 6:30 pm. If you can’t get there in time, we will pick up stragglers at Wike Lane End at about 6:40 pm – more details in next V S Update. Head-torches necessary if planning to run 10 miles!
Sunday 23 September – Kirkstall 10k – a good race
Tuesday 25 September – not the AGM
Postponed to 16 October
Sunday 30 September – Horsforth 10k – a good race
Tuesday 2 October – Harewood 10 mile marshals briefing and Pie and Peas
Sunday 7 October – Harewood 10 mile Trail Race and Junior 2 mile
70 required to marshal, please. We have 25 so far, thanks. The races will have about 800 runners in total and they raise over £3,000 for Lineham Farm. Please help!
Saturday 13 or Sunday 14 October – first race in
More details in next V S Update
Tuesday 16 October - Annual General Meeting and Pie and Peas
The second anniversary event went very well with 33
Striders running from Leo’s to Woodhouse Moor and back. John Umpleby took
photos at Leos, then by the Henry Marsden statue on Woodhouse Moor (the
official start of the Meanwood Valley Trail). On the way back we took a
brief detour to
Back at the Club,
Finally we made 3 presentations
- a V S Performance award to Adam Parton,
honorary life membership to Lou
Gilchrist (accepted in her absence by
- honorary life membership to Joyce (the Voice) Lambert – “Valley Striders number one supporter for over 15 years”
Thanks to John for the photos and to Pat Umpleby and Connie Cluderay for setting up shop to sell the Anniversary T-shirts.
The consensus of opinion was that the run to Woodhouse Moor and barbecue should become an annual occasion.
Omission from the last V S Update – thanks to
I am collecting all the photos from the events to put on the website, I hope to complete this in the next week. If you’d like a copy of any photos on the website, I will be able to email a higher quality copy.
A Couple of Results
We’re a bit short of results because our results compiler (Paul Hunter) is on holiday. If you have raced recently, please email me your result and that of any other Striders
Here are the Grand Prix positions after race 2. The final race is Wednesday 5 Sept, note earlier start time of 7:15pm
Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Best Pts Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
Ian Sanderson 0:18:24 100 0 0.00 25 18.24 0 0.00
Drew Taylor 0:19:20 98 0 0.00 34 19.20 0 0.00
Tim Towler 0:19:37 97 36 19.37 0 0.00 0 0.00
Joel Giddings 0:19:41 96 37 19.41 0 0.00 0 0.00
Bob Jackson 0:19:56 95 0 0.00 39 19.56 0 0.00
Simon Redshaw 0:21:00 90 0 0.00 53 21.00 0 0.00
Paul Sanderson 0:21:17 89 60 21.29 55 21.17 0 0.00
Bob Wilkes 0:23:51 84 73 24.11 76 23.51 0 0.00
In the 1 mile race, our (12 year old) Adam Kemp finished second, only a few seconds behind a boy whose 16th birthday was the following day.
Isle of Man Half
Great North Run – message from Melanie Watson
I was signed up to do the Great North Run in September but I’ve had to pull out for personal reasons.
I have two
single en suite rooms booked at the one of the colleges in
I know they’re expensive but we left it quite late to book them and had to take what was available, but they were non refundable so now we’re a bit stuck!
Chicago Marathon – message from
Some of you will be aware that Tim and I are doing the Chicago Marathon in 7 weeks time, the training is well underway and we have decided to put all the pain we will go through towards a good cause. We are supporting a close friend, who lost his wife after she ran the Nike 10km last year, in his efforts to raise money for CRY- Cardiac Risk in the Young.
8 'apparently' fit and healthy young people die in the
If you are happy to sponsor Tim and I you can donate through the justgiving site: www.justgiving.com/natandtim if you would rather donate via the traditional way I have a sponsor form - let me know how much you want to donate and I will make a note and collect after the marathon.
& Your Lungs – Saturday 6th October, 09.30-13.00 – email from
We are delighted to announce that we will be continuing with the You & Your Body project until the end of the year. Add to your learning about your body by taking a fascinating look at the lungs!
and take a virtual tour of the lungs, find out about how exercise affects your
lungs and learn more about the damage done by smoking. Listen to talks, have a
go on interactive exhibits and talk to expert doctors and scientists. See some
of the cutting edge research going on in Leeds and elsewhere and find out more
about what the
Tickets are limited but are free of charge. Small community groups are particularly welcome. Refreshments will be available.
To book your free place(s) please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/yourbody and complete the booking form.
Tuesday Training – message from
Just out of interest I compared my 5 1/4 mile handicap race
time with my 5 mile race time I ran on the 18 March 2007 at
Anybody who wants to improve must attend Tuesday Nights
Training week in week out, both Liz Wood (nee
I received this report from Annemi a few months ago but omitted to publish it, sorry, Annemi! It is now on our website, follow the link in the big yellow box to “Race Reports”, and then go to “International”.