Sent: 22 January 2008 23:56
Subject: VS Update - Northern XC, Sport Direct XC, Yorkshire Vets XC, and lots of other news and events
See below for details of the Northern XC this weekend.
There is a list of names, some of you may have forgotten that you had entered, so check if you are on the list!
And remember it is this Saturday (not Sunday). Don’t come a day late!
We need half a dozen men and half a dozen women to marshal. Please can a few of you come early for 10:30. While the women are running at 12:25, all the men will be needed to marshal and vice versa at 14:00 when the men are running. Please contact me (by email or 0777 5898 558) or Geoff (266 6288) if you are able to stop longer than just for your race. We will let you know the arrangements.
March 30 is the date and the organisers will already have many entries from Valley Striders and Abbey Runners because the Abbey-Valley Challenge Cup will be awarded on the results from the race.
Note that ALL runners will count in the scoring, so get your entry in as soon as possible.
Local races such as Liversedge Half,
Details are on www.ukresults.net. You can also enter online via www.ukresults.net – it is only £1 extra at £9.50, you’ve no need to post a cheque, and they send your race number and details – a bargain!
Pie and Peas or Lasagne?
Don’t worry, the next pie and peas night is still over 2 weeks away (5 February), but …
… would you like lasagne for a change? Tony can do a vegetarian and a carnivore version.
A two-thirds majority of those replying will suffice to switch the menu. Please let me know by next Sunday!
Great news! Another 6 of you have renewed your
membership, thank you. 155 paid and 58 to go now. If you’re not sure,
check the website http://valleystriders.org.uk/reg2007.htm
. If it says ‘06’, you’re overdue so please send £12, payable to Valley
Northern Cross Country at
Jerry and Madeleine Watson have very very kindly offered to set up team HQ (changing, loos, tea and muffins) at their house, 65 Old Park Road, which is on the corner of Old Park Road and Avenue Victoria, about a third of the way between Roundhay School and Canal Gardens. This is only two minutes’ jog from Soldiers’ Fields (and less than 5 minutes’ walk for spectators).
If the weather is good we’ll also have the bright yellow team tent pitched on Soldiers’ Fields. There will a section where all the club tents will be erected, look out for the smallest yellowest one.
We’ll get the numbers picked up early and the numbers will be in the tent if the weather is good, otherwise we’ll keep them at Jerry and Madeleine’s house.
Jerry says that the streets round Roundhay can get
quite congested when there is an event on, and recommends approaching Roundhay
from Little Switzerland, then Jackson Avenue (by the BUPA hospital) then Davies
Here’s the Streetmap for Jerry & Madeleine http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=432377&y=437673&z=1&sv=432377,437673&st=4&ar=Y&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf
There are no special parking arrangements for competitors, so you’ll have to battle with everyone else to find a space on the streets of Roundhay. NB the Oakwood Lights might be a bottleneck so try to avoid them.
Here’s the race website http://www.noeaa-athletics.org.uk/Pages/Event.aspx?id=160&EventID=34 . This includes course maps for all races. The start and finish for all races is on the main area of Soldiers’ Fields. Please look at this website later in the week for any changes to arrangements.
We have 39 entered which is 31 more last year
Under 17 - David Bass
Senior Women - Laura Clark, Sara Dyer, Mary Egan, Caz
Farrow, Hayley Nancolas, Carole Schofield, Sue Sunderland, Sharon Tansley,
Under 15 - Eddy Robinson
Senior Men - Matt Allen, Patrick Barrett, Rob
Bumstead, Eran Gal-Or, Mark Greaves, Tony Haygarth, Paul Hunter, Bob Jackson,
Gary Mann, Kevin McMullen, Steve Morley, Gareth Moules, Dan Murray, Graham
Needham, Tom Ridgway, Ian Sanderson, Paul Sanderson, Greg Skerrett,
Please remember that you must run in a Valley Striders vest! You will not get on the start line without a club vest. Let me know if you’ve not got a vest. Could Striders bring spare vests if they have them.
I’m also expecting to see some of our second claim
runners in their first claim colours, look out for Lyn Eden and
Race start times are
11:30 U17 Women 4.5k
11:55 U17 Men 6k
12:15 U13 Girls 3k
12:25 Senior Women 8k
13:10 U15 Boys 4k
13:30 U15 Girls 4k
13:50 U13 Boys 3k
14:00 Senior Men 12k
15:00 U20 Men 8k
15:20 U20 Women 6k
So Striders (first or second claim) will be in action for the duration of the meeting.
I hope there will be many supporters. Training will be given on the day by Joyce the voice.
Sport Direct Race 3 at John Smeaton (from Paul Hunter and Bob Jackson)
Paul says: “Thank you to everybody who ran last weekend. I can imagine it was a tad slippy underfoot”.
says “a ‘tad’ is an understatement. Dyno-rod reported a record day
unblocking mud from showers and baths around
1 Caz Farrow
6 Laura Clark
10 Sue Sunderland (V)
23 Nat Crossland
individual placings for all the Striders – Caz her second win, Laura just back
from her tour of Asia and altitude training in
Despite being one runner short (again), the Women were 3rd (out of 6) in the Premier Division, beating two teams who had 5 runners. If another Strider had turned up and even finished last, the women would have been 2nd on the day. Sue was the only vet, but on her own finished 9th (out of 14) in the Vets Division
After 3 races, the women are in last place in the league, but if they can achieve 3rd in each of the last two races, they will be safe from relegation. The vets are currently 6th.
Individually, Caz is the leading woman and just needs one more win to clinch the title. Carole is 3rd V45 and Lyn 2nd V60.
14 Alistair Kennis
22 Steve Morley
27 Drew Taylor (V)
29 Mark Greaves (V)
49 Howard Jeffrey (V)
76 Richard Adcock
78 Paul White (V)
84 John Wallace (V)
The men were 2nd (out of 8) in Division Two and 4th (out of 14) in the Vets Division.
After 3 races, the men are leading the division two league, and only need two more second places to guarantee promotion, a first and a second will guarantee the title. The vets are 3rd and have an outside chance of 2nd.
Individually, Drew is 1st V45 and Bob 3rd V55.
Next Race in the series is on 17 Feb at Danefield Otley Chevin. This is a Grand Prix event so points are up for grabs.
Congratulations to Maureen Coffey who won bronze medal in her age-group in her first appearance in a V S vest
Women and Men over 70 race (5km approx)
NB don’t ask why the women run with the M70’s!
20 Carole Schofield 25:27 (F45/7th)
64 Maureen Coffey 30:22 (F55/3rd)
81 Lyn Eden (Nidd V) 34:47 (F60/6th)
Men 50-69 race (10km approx)
92 Geoff Webster 49:40 (M65/8th)
97 Bob Wilkes 52:33 (M65/10th)
Men 35-49 race (10km approx)
50 Jerry Watson 38:30 (M45/20th)
120 Paul Sanderson 48:57 (M40/45th)
59 Martin Horbury (K&C) 39:22 (M40/20th)
Brass Monkey Half
There were one or two or five number swaps so here are the “actual” results
Congratulations to MARY EGAN, 1st W50! I’m hoping Peter Lambert picked up her winnings!
I’m sure that there were one or two more PB’s, conditions were pretty good, running into the wind on the way out and wind behind on the way back, and the rain stayed away!
Ian now leads the Grand Prix, with Dan second and Patrick third. Peter and Joyce Lambert lead the spectators’ section of the GP with 3 out of 3.
Pos Forename Surname Time Pace
107 Ian Sanderson 01:26:17 06:35.2
116 Howard Jeffrey 01:26:41 06:37.0
122 Alison Bogie 01:27:07 06:39.0
145 Richard King 01:28:26 06:45.0
150 Patrick Barrett 01:28:41 06:46.2 PB by 3 minutes
171 Chris Booker 01:30:07 06:52.7
172 Eric Green 01:30:12 06:53.1
192 Paul White 01:31:36 06:59.5 3rd M60, no prize
195 Eirik Stangnes 01:31:46 07:00.3
205 Liz Wood 01:32:32 07:03.8 PB
239 Jonathan Brownbill 01:34:16 07:11.8
256 John Wallace 01:35:16 07:16.3 PB by 13 minutes
326 Mary Egan 01:38:16 07:30.1
345 Eran Gal-Or 01:39:11 07:34.3
353 Simon Redshaw 01:39:33 07:36.0
384 Jeremy Ladyman 01:40:49 07:41.8
425 Nick Barnes 01:42:46 07:50.7
452 Richard Adcock 01:44:00 07:56.3 PB by 4 minutes
561 Xanthe Hannah 01:48:56 08:18.9
682 Adela Reperecki 01:55:00 08:46.7
739 Geoff Webster 01:58:24 09:02.3
745 Kay Duggleby 01:58:59 09:05.0
852 Debra Wagman 02:06:25 09:39.0
867 Max Jones 02:07:38 09:44.6
60 Eric Green 43:28
179 Peter Stevenson 51:30
202 Lou Gilchrist 53:25
Beamsley Beacon Owl Race
This was on a Wednesday night, so unless they’ve installed street lighting on Beamsley Beacon, I’m assuming that head-torches were part of the equipment
10 Anthony Fryer 48:00
Rhiannon on World Tour …
Rhiannon emailed me last week
Just to update you with my news I have been selected to run for
I am also flying to
Hopefully I will be able to try and come to some more training sessions with the club now the nights start to get lighter. I am still busy training as I am competing in the Mid Lancs cross country league and have BUSA cross country the first weekend of Feb. Also the other day I got a confirmed entry to compete in the GNR again this year.
Hopefully see you soon
Some Special Offers
From John Hallas email email@example.com
- Harvey Mazzle of the
- Set of LDWA Strider magazines going back to 1988 to current day minus one, with some earlier ones. (offered on LDWA site as well)
From Peter Lambert
- Exercise bike in very good condition free to anyone who can provide it a good home. Only 543 miles on the counter. New owner to collect (Crossgates area). Ring Peter Lambert on 0113 260 2364.