Sent: 26 September 2007 23:40
Subject: V S Update : Winter Training, Pie and Peas, Harewood, AGM, Leeds Country Way results, More Results, Race Reports, Sponsorship
Tuesday 2 October – Training, Pie and Peas & Marshals Briefing
Next Tuesday we will be on winter routes, the session will be 3 by 10 minutes starting at the junction of High Ash Avenue and High Ash Drive http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=431350&Y=440550&A=Y&Z=3 Meet at Leos 6:45 as usual, but the slowest runners should set off early or drive part or all the way there. Please wear a reflective top if you have one.
Next Tuesday is also the first Tuesday in the month, so it must be Pie and Peas. Please respond by email by 10:30 pm Sunday 30 September, stating whether meat or vegetarian pie, and whether baked beans or mushy peas. If you miss this email or forget, then text by Monday 2pm to 0777 5898 558. But please email if possible as I need to give Tony estimated numbers on Monday morning. There may also be one or two spare portions, but don’t rely on it.
For those of you marshalling at the Harewood Trail Race on Sunday 7th, I’ll also take 10 minutes to talk you round the route and explain the marshalling duties. If you’re not free to marshal, just carry on eating, no problem!
Harewood Trail Race
We currently have 300 entries for the 10 mile and 70 for the 2 mile. This is only a few down on the equivalent date last year. Let your friends know that the race is not full. And tell them if possible to pre-enter; we will be taking entries on the day, but at peak time the queue takes 5-10 minutes.
A list of where people will be marshalling (and where there are vacancies) will be sent out tomorrow night
Did I say that there will be a bottle of beer for every marshal?
We have 32 men, 13 women and 2 juniors registered for the first race. I know many of you have said you’ll only run 1 or 2 races, but let’s make sure we have a full counting team for both senior races – Sunday 14 October at Guiseley. N.B. This race counts for Grand Prix points.
Note that the second race (Saturday 27 October) is at Bramley Park not Bramley Falls Woods (my error)
Several of you have asked about this. Subscriptions are, in theory, due now but we since we don’t decide what the rate is until the Annual General Meeting on 16 October, I suggest we all wait until then.
We have sent off our affiliation fees and a list of members to UK Athletics. Everyone on the list http://valleystriders.org.uk/reg2007.htm has been registered. Most of you are marked with a “1” for first claim, but some are marked as “2” for second claim or “V” for volunteer. Both of these will be entitled to reduced rate subscriptions – to be explained at the AGM.
All of you are entitled to club discount at Up & Running (10% off full price merchandise) and at Complete Runner (free socks with every pair of shoes bought). Simply quote your registration number e.g. VLS00013. (NB that one’s mine so don’t use it).
AGM – Tuesday 16 October
Anyone with any items for discussion, please let me know before the evening so that we can set an order for discussion. There will also be an “Any other business” for anything forgotten.
Agenda items already noted include
NB also a pie and peas night
From the Horsforth Harriers website: Sunday 30 September - Harriers' 10k race almost full - just a few entries on the day available
The closing date is 19 October. But if you have a guaranteed entry via “Good-for-age” or having had 5 rejections, you need to apply by 5 October.
Valley Striders expect to receive 3 club places, we will hold a ballot at Christmas to allocate these, but you must have applied through the normal route and received a rejection note to go into our ballot.
36 teams competed, all our teams were in the top half!
Rank on leg
A FINAL POSITION 7:35:00 4
V4 Mick Tinker Geoff Webster 1:39:18 18
VETS FINAL POSITION 8:46:07 12
L1 Erica Hiorns Sharon Tansley 1:32:34 18
LADIES FINAL POSITION 8:59:52 14
B2 Joel Giddings Simon Redshaw 1:36:01 14
B FINAL POSITION 9:02:20 16
Full results at http://www.kippaxharriers.org.uk/khlcw2007.xls
The official winning margin for our LADIES was 22 seconds. Considering that we only won one fastest leg trophy (and this was by less than 2 minutes) let me again congratulate all 12 of you on a fantastic team performance.
Now that we’ve so many runners knowing at least one leg, and with our membership rapidly increasing, how about 5 teams next year?! The race date should be 31 August, as it is usually the first Sunday after the August bank holiday. Book your diaries now!
Grand Prix Race Results
Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Best Pts Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
Ian Sanderson 0:18:24 99 0 0.00 25 18.24 0 0.00
Drew Taylor 0:18:35 98 0 0.00 34 19.20 25 18.35
Gary Sutherland 0:18:59 97 0 0.00 0 0.00 33 18.59
Tim Towler 0:19:37 95 36 19.37 0 0.00 0 0.00
Joel Giddings 0:19:41 94 37 19.41 0 0.00 0 0.00
Bob Jackson 0:19:56 92 0 0.00 39 19.56 0 0.00
Carole Schofield 0:20:23 90 43 20.23 46 20.29 50 20.44
Simon Redshaw 0:21:00 88 0 0.00 53 21.00 0 0.00
Paul Sanderson 0:21:06 87 60 21.29 55 21.17 55 21.06
Nick Barnes 0:21:33 85 0 0.00 0 0.00 59 21.33
Erica Hiorns 0:21:45 84 61 21.45 0 0.00 0 0.00
Mick Tinker 0:22:19 83 0 0.00 69 22.39 70 22.19
Bob Wilkes 0:23:42 80 73 24.11 76 23.51 83 23.42
Other Race Results
2 Adam Kemp 6:28
3 Eddy Robinson 6:30
24 Martha McCaffrey 9:24
29 Ella McCaffrey 9:35
30 Emily Kemp 11:40
17 Ian Sanderson 1:45:28
22 Martin Horbury 1:46:36
24 Mick Wrench 1:46:56
33 Alan Hutchinson 1:49:16
Pos Time Pos Time
Gary Sutherland 130 3:20:22 132 3:20:09
This takes Dan to 3rd place and currently 98 points in the Grand Prix “Any other marathon” category (behind Tracey Morris and Eric Green).
Pos Time Pos Time
384 ran, winning time was 1:17:52 and no-one else broke 1:20!
The winning time for the marathon was 3:09; yes this is a road race!
2 Tim Crossland 33:30
34 Paul White 43:36 (M60 2nd)
Paul White reports that it was very windy for the last 3 miles!
10 Brian Hanley 37:58
41 Bob Jackson 42:32 (5th M55 and beaten by a 71-year-old)
51 Adam Parton 43:37
66 Rhiannon Silson 44:37 (7th W)
107 Nick Barnes 48:03
113 David Cusack 48:25
121 Eric Cusack 49:11
147 Johnny Cocker 50:44
Bob Jackson reports that it was very hilly for all 6.2 miles!
Sue and Rhiannon are two of our newest members and were the most successful on the day. Sue won a cup and a voucher, Rhiannon was just out of the prizes.
runs for Eden Runners in Penrith but has just moved to
Good Shepherd Fell Race 15 mile 2000’ feet (plus lots more) 22 Sep, 2007 Mytholmroyd
47 Caz Farrow 2:33.05 3rd Lady
Caz Farrow and Simon Vallance ran as a mixed pair and won first place in this category.
Not quite so straightforward – Simon let Caz run ahead as she had a chance of setting the women’s course record. Then Caz finished 2 minutes BEHIND Simon
Caz writes “Having run off as Simon suggested, I got lost and dropped 10 places at mile 24 and ran about another extra mile. At least we still won the mixed pairs or otherwise he might have killed me!”
Simon says “I knew Caz was ahead and then saw that a woman and a man were beginning to catch me. I put all my effort into the last mile to finish ahead of her only to find that (a) Caz wasn't there (b) the other woman was running solo – she wasn't "related" to the man.
All’s well that ends well.
Burnsall Classic Fell Race, Sat 25 Aug – from
For the second year running I was mildly surprised to find myself the only Strider lining up for the Burnsall Classic Fell Race. Okay, it's about as far removed from running around Eccup Reservoir as you can get; but still, this is surely one of the most notable annual running events within an hour's drive of Striders HQ.
The race is steeped (no pun intended) in history and legend; in a nutshell, it goes back to the 19th Century, and is the centrepiece of the annual Burnsall Sports, which go back even further. To participate in the race is as much about enjoying a day out at this idiosyncratic Dales village fete as the race itself.
In fact the Classic Fell Race is the last of numerous races throughout the day. First up is a 10 mile road race which is pretty hilly as well; next it's a series of junior races, before the main race at 5pm.
The route can be divided into 3 main sections. First, a never-ending, unremitting climb of about 1000ft to the top of Burnsall Fell. The first half of the descent is perilously steep through rock and heather where progress is better described as controlled falling than running. After crossing the fell wall the gradient eases slightly and actual running is possible (!) through fields to finish back in the village.
One of the distinctive features of the race is that it is a genuine spectacle. Encouragement is offered throughout the route and the crowds at the start/finish number several hundred or more. It says a lot about both the crowd and the quality of the top of the field that the roar that greeted the winner's entrance to the village was clearly audible to those of us still struggling down the first part of the descent, several hundred feet above.
I was pleased this year to take a couple of minutes off my time from last year and get into the top 20.
Full results and the Burnsall Sports website can be linked to from the FRA site www.fellrunner.org.uk (Bob - might be good for VS to get a link to here); the Burnsall Sports site provides an interesting summary of the history of the race (as well as the entry form, as pre-entry is required).
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