Sent: 01 January 2008 23:52
Subject: V S Update - Happy New Year, Pie and Peas, Sport Direct, Results, various miscellaneous
Pie and Peas Tuesday 8 January
This will be, according to Striders calendar, the first Tuesday of the month, so we’ll be doing the 3 by 10 minute session at High Ashes, followed by pie and peas back at the club
Please state your order
- Meat pie, vegetarian pie or half’n’half (£2.50)
- Mushy peas or baked beans
- Whether you want apple pie (£1 extra)
- If you have apple pie, whether you want cream or ice cream
Email before 10pm this Sunday 6 January, or text to 0777 5898 558 before 2pm Monday 7 January.
Note that on
Tuesday 15 January, we’ll be track training at Leeds Met,
Sunday 13 January
There are two races on this day
- Sport Direct XC at John Smeaton (directions see below)
Vets XC at
Please run one of these to ensure that the Striders are well placed at both events!
Sport Direct Cross Country at Ackworth
Race 2 at Ackworth – Results
15 Alistair Kennis
21 Drew Taylor *
37 Mark Greaves *
57 Tim Towler *
58 Bob Jackson *
67 Jonathan Brownbill
87 Tony Haygarth *
90 Richard Adcock
Total 432 points, second place in division two
93 Paul Sanderson
101 Geoff Webster
* = scored in vets team, third place overall
1 Caz Farrow
10 Carole Schofield *
39 Carole Towler *
102 penalty points
Total 218 points, sixth place in division one
* = scored in vets team, fourth place overall
Going into the third race
- the men lead division two
- the ladies are fifth (out of 6) in division one (nb two get relegated)
- the men vets are third overall
- the ladies vets are fifth overall
Race 3 - Sunday 13 January at John Smeaton Sports Centre, near Crossgates
From Moortown, Roundhay etc, take Leeds Outer Ring Road past Seacroft, then where Ring Road continues and A64 is to right, turn LEFT (Barwick Road), continue for a mile, as above.
Register 10:00 to 10:30 (10:45 at latest), we need as many as possible so that we maintain our good men’s and vets positions and try to save our ladies from relegation.
The route is
along the edges of fields and has some good paths including part of the
NB in the Ackworth race, a lady finishing last would have raised our position by one place, so please come even if you are new to cross country.
Chevin Chase Results
Good to see two new Striders names, Gwil and Kevin, at the front of 30 Striders amongst 814 finishers.
Congratulations to Caz for 2nd place, only 2 hours after finishing a 13-hour night shift, she was probably in a hurry to get round and then go home to bed. But she did stay for the prizegiving unlike the first lady who didn’t stop to collect her cup (I did suggest that Caz should have it instead).
Here are a few of us at the pre-race team talk http://www.airecentre-pacers.co.uk/Pictures/Chevin_Chase_2007/CC2007/cc2007_17.html
32 Gwilym Thomas 0:45:48 100
36 Kevin Mcmullan 0:46:13 99
52 Steve Morley 0:47:17 98
56 Simon Vallance 0:47:27 97
65 Rob Bumstead 0:48:06 95
69 Ian Sanderson 0:48:17 94
78 Caz Farrow 0:48:32 93
132 Bob Jackson 0:51:04 92
144 Dan Murray 0:51:40 91
148 Greg Skerrett 0:51:53 90
151 John Hallas 0:51:57 89
175 Patrick Barrett 0:52:42 88
182 Jonathan Brownbill 0:53:07 87
220 Tony Haygarth 0:54:52 86
224 John Wallace 0:54:58 85
227 Simon Redshaw 0:55:06 84
238 Erica Hiorns 0:55:28 83
277 Richard Adcock 0:56:58 82
280 Mick Tinker 0:57:02 81
287 Paul Sanderson 0:57:23 80
296 Tom Ridgway 0:57:36 79
298 David Cusack 0:57:45 78
352 Johnny Cocker 0:59:54 75
428 Bob Wilkes 1:03:05 74
457 Eric Cusack 1:04:07 73
484 Peter Stevenson 1:05:07 72
761 Debbi Wagman 1:19:30 71
Cleghorn has made good use of a year’s altitude training (she’s been living in
Ian Sanderson repeated last year’s performance by scoring 100 grand prix points, last year he was beaten by two second-claimers but this year he was fastest overall. Dan Harman was only 3 seconds behind on the watch.
Your correspondent ran an identical time to last year to the second.
Fancy dress prize went to Carole Schofield who came as a tree but ran a lot faster (could have been something to do with the number of dogs being walked round the Res). Actually she was the only one in fancy dress but would have won even if the rest of us had made some attempt.
32 runners was 5 up on last year and a record in 15 years of Xmas 5-milers.
Cakes and shortbread, courtesy Carole, and sweeties, courtesy Peter & Joyce, were eaten back at Leos. Thank you!
Thanks again to Mike & Eileen Crosfill and Peter & Joyce Lambert for (in that order) timekeeping, recording, marshalling and number handing out.
Race Race Hand- Run Pts
Pos Time icap Time
1 Louise Cleghorn 43.15 0.45 42.30 75
2 Tom Ridgway 44.03 7.15 36.48 81
3 John Hallas 44.23 11.45 32.38 95
4 Mary Egan 44.26 9.00 35.26 84
5 Erica Hiorns 44.36 9.15 35.21 85
6 John Wallace 45.01 10.00 35.01 86
7 Dan Murray 45.15 12.45 32.30 96
9 Paul Sanderson 45.26 9.45 35.41 83
10 Patrick Barrett 45.30 12.45 32.45 94
11 Ian Sanderson 45.32 14.30 31.02 100
12 Oliver Watson 45.33 8.15 37.18 79
13 Paul Hunter 45.40 13.30 32.10 98
15 Bob Jackson 45.52 12.30 33.22 93
16 Alan Hutchinson 45.53 12.15 33.38 92
17 Eran Gal-or 46.03 11.45 34.18 90
18 Lucy Carey 46.34 3.15 43.19 74
19 Tony Haygarth 46.46 10.15 36.31 82
20 John Bucktrout 46.50 6.45 40.05 76
21 Liz Wood 46.53 12.45 34.08 91
22 Jonathan Brownbill 46.54 12.15 34.39 88
23 Mick Tinker 47.05 9.45 37.20 79
24 Jerry Watson 47.14 15.45 31.29 98
25 Mike Cheseldine 47.22 13.30 33.52 91 2
26 Dan Harman 47.35 16.30 31.05 99
29 Carole Schofield 48.07 11.15 36.52 80
30 Xanthe Hannah 51.43 11.45 39.58 77
31 Becky Scurr 51.45 -3.00 54.45 73
32 Chris Leggatt 51.46 8.30 43.16 74 2
Grand Prix 2008
There are a few changes to the set of races from 2007.
Out – Norland Moor, Guy Fawkes,
We’ll publish a full list in the next few days.
Stop Press – we have just heard (our moles are Tom and Zoe) that the Leeds Half will not be held in 2008, so we are looking for a replacement for that too.
This will take place at the
We are devising a scoring system so that all runners will
count, so please keep this date available and do NOT enter the
We think we will make the
I haven’t seen entry forms yet, will let you know.
At the time of the Christmas Do, 20 Striders had achieved a performance award certificate (congratulations), possibly one or two more will have achieved theirs when Paul has input the final results of the year.
We should have these onto the website after the weekend.
If you didn’t get a certificate in 2007, all your performances will be carried forward into 2008 – you have 2 years to achieve the certificate.
If you did get a certificate in 2007, your performances at that grade and lower are wiped out and you start again – but if in 2007 you achieved some performances at a higher grade than your certificate, these too are carried forward into 2008.
So get entering races!
PS thank you to Alan Hutchinson for the idea and for framing and to Paul Hunter for the data collection and spreadsheet maintenance.
Louise Cleghorn, David Cusack and Eric Cusack have won the Striders club places for 2008.
Dan Murray has a guaranteed entry for 2009 (provided he reminds us to send off the paperwork next October).
Reserves are (in order) Patrick Barrett, Greg Skerrett, Jonathan Cocker, Dan Harman, Anna Costello.
For those who didn’t get in, the Blackpool Marathon is two weeks later (April 27) and this has the advantage that you can go the day of the race and park less than 600 yards from the start!
Brass Monkey Entry
I have a Brass Monkey race number available to a male aged between 40 and 60 and expecting to run between 1:30 and 1:50. (The reason I’m specific is that they seed the entries and so anything outside this time range might be queried).
Photos on the Website
Thanks to Carmel Barker and Tony Haygarth who, between them, took 40 pictures at the Abbey Dash. These are now on the website http://valleystriders.org.uk/vsalbum/strider2.htm
I’ve also updated the alphabetical list of photos with 34 new Striders http://valleystriders.org.uk/vsalbum/ph2_alph.htm
If you have photos of yourself in action, please email to me, ideal size is between 50 and 150 kb.
It’s not that I’ve had no all-correct answers, it’s that I’ve had no answers whatsoever as yet, so I’ll keep the competition open for one week more, and you’ll get the answers in the next V S Update. NB one of the quiz answers can be found in this email!
Congratulations to Louise Cleghorn …
… who married Carl on December 28, won the Xmas Handicap on December 30 and went on a week’s honeymoon on December 31.
Advert (from Paul Hunter)
I am looking to sell one of my pairs of fell shoes as for some reason they give me a blister.
They are Inov-8 Mudroc 290’s size UK9.
They retail for £54ish at Up & Running and as they have hardly been used I would like £25.
Better a club member bags a bargain than somebody on Ebay.
Happy New Year
I wish you all a successful running year.