Sent: 22 October 2007 00:07
Subject: AGM report, Harewood profit, Cross Country results and info, Race results/reports, Sunday training
Annual General Meeting
The minutes should be available soon, but a few bullet points in the meantime
Membership subscriptions are due now – basic membership is £9 plus £3 to be registered with UK Athletics, a total of £12. Second claim members pay £9. Non-running members pay £3; they are classed as volunteers by UK Athletics and there is no charge for them to be registered, so just £3 in total. Junior members pay £3 plus £3 to be registered with UK Athletics, a total of £6. Please make a cheque payable to “Valley Striders” and send to Paul White, 17 Whinmoor Crescent, Red Hall, Leeds LS14 1NX
Committee - the following volunteered and were appointed to the committee
Chairman – Bob Jackson
Assistant ladies captain – Hayley Nancolas (Palmer)
Assistant fell championship co-ordinator –
Assistant race director for Meanwood and Harewood Races – Dan Murray
There is a vacancy for “Club archivist” – please contact me for details if you’d like to do this
Tuesday – we are considering setting up one Tuesday in
four as a track session at Carnegie (
Thursday – we’ll try to set up a communication method to see who’s running and maybe have two groups
Sunday – ditto – NB see information below from Tim Towler
Pie and peas nights – Tony will give us a quote for apple pie (cream or ice-cream!) for the next pie and peas on 6 November.
Xmas meal will be Friday 14 December - £9 to Steve O’Callaghan, please book firstname.lastname@example.org
Some subjects needed more detailed discussion and we’ll continue on Tuesday nights
- number of races to organise (Tuesday 6 November)
- Grand Prix events for 2008 (Tuesday 20 November)
- club constitution (to be arranged)
Everyone welcome to come along and voice your opinions!
Current estimate of money raised is £2,500, but there are still a few minor bills to come in, and possibly some sponsorship money. This brings the amount raised for Lineham Farm from this race to £10,000 in 3 years, so please congratulate yourselves if you’ve been involved in the race in any way over these 3 years.
Every marshal is entitled to a bottle of “Harewood Trail Ale” beer so if you haven’t had yours, please come to the club to collect it soon. Any bottles not collected will be sold and the proceeds added to the sum for Lineham Farm.
Next year the equivalent date (5 October) is the same day as the Great North Run. Other races seem to try to avoid clashing with GNR, but my theory is that we have a different clientele; there can’t be many runners who want to run a scenic undulating 10 miles off-road that are also interested in 13 miles of mainly flat and mainly straight dual carriageway. Let me know your views.
Cross Country Results –
Boys Under 11
Girls Under 11
Running for Wetherby was Paul Hunter’s daughter
6 Josephine Mather-Hunter 0:08:08
Boys Under 13
Running for Leeds Carnegie was Jerry’s son
13 Ollie Watson 0:12:31
30 Carole Schofield 0:22:18
32 Rhiannon Silson 0:22:19
56 Erica Hiorns 0:23:51
Team Position (first 4 to count) – 12th
76 Dave Middlemas 0:40:32
127 Richard King 0:43:06
132 Eirik Stangnes 0:43:17
152 Drew Taylor 0:44:28
167 Bob Jackson 0:45:48
185 Eran Gal-Or 0:47:43
208 Geoff Webster 0:51:10
218 Bob Wilkes 0:53:16
Team Position (first 6 to count) – 13th (we beat
Next race is next Saturday (27th October) at
More Cross Country
The first Peco / Sport Direct league will be Sunday 11 November at Woodkirk (that’s about 2 miles south of the Tingley junction on the M62). Teams are 5 women, 8 men, 3 women vets, 6 men vets, but the more the merrier. This is a friendly event and an opportunity for those who’ve not run cross country before to get their feet (and possibly other parts of their body) muddy without embarrassment.
I’ll update the website when I’ve got hold of the Withins Skyline results.
The remaining Grand Prix races are
Sunday November 4 – Guy Fawkes 10 – from
Saturday November 10 – Burley Bridge Hike – approx 20 miles on and around Ilkley Moor - undulating
Saturday November 17 – West Yorks Cross Country 3 at
Sunday November 25 – Abbey Dash 10k – when I last looked they were still taking entries – enter online at www.helptheaged.org.uk – they don’t charge any extra
So there’s still plenty of opportunity to score points. And I know that many of you have already run 4 or more races so it’s still possible for you to get 8 races in and qualify for a Valley Striders 2007 Grand Prix T-Shirt (19 of you have already run 8 races and so have already qualified)
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we were the only VS's running down in
50 Tim Towler 42:02
From our Spanish correspondent in Mallorca
Erica did a PB of 1 second by completing the half marathon in 1:33:09; Jonathan did the half in 1:33:01 and Patrick did a stupendous marathon PB of 3:19:29. E and J did not run together but finished in a Valley Striders 1-2 with E edging out J but the chip time later revealed that J had beaten E by 8 seconds! Erica's sister-in-law also did a PB by finishing the half in 1:55:00.
We are all going out tonight with Patrick and Jonathan intending to eat drink and make merry until tomorrow morning. Erica thinks she will be in bed with a good book and a cup of cocoa by 11.
Jonjo Leggatt 3:43:53 (PB – 1st marathon)
From the split times on the race website, it appears they ran together for at least the first 20 miles
Thanks to 14 of you who sponsored Chris and Jonjo, I’ll look after your money when I see you!
Congratulations to the Valley Striders triplets – Eric Cusack, Tony Haygarth and Pat Umpleby – who all celebrate their 60th birthdays on Tuesday 23 October. Pat has been taken on a cruise by John, but maybe Eric or Tony will pass by Leo’s on Tuesday so that we can wish them well.
Joyce the Voice
Peter reports that Joyce is following her recovery / recuperation programme and last week was starting with 5 minutes of walking each day, increasing by 5 minutes each day.
Sunday Training – information from Tim Towler
point for the Valley Striders long run has always been Smithy Mills at the
A long run still takes place, though somewhat spasmodically, depending on what races are coming up, and indeed what races are taking place on the Sunday.
We meet at 9am. We run between an hour and a half and two hours, getting off road as much as we can.
Routes tend to take in Eccup Reservoir, the edge of the Harewood Estate, Lineham Farm, Golden Acre Park etc. During the Spring when the training was geared towards London, we often came back along Otley Road from Bramhope so there were options to cut off through Adel or down the Ring Road, or alternatively head on down towards Headingley, to extend the run, working our way back via Stonegate Road or Meanwood Park.
Another route took us out to Horsforth where we would join the canal and run back into town, heading back to Smithy Mills along the Meanwood Valley Trail.
those who run are
To avoid a situation of turning up at 9 am on a Sunday and finding nobody there I usually email the "regulars" on a Thursday, so that everyone has an idea as to whether the "Sunday Run" is on or not.