Sent: 09 March 2008 23:27
Subject: VS Update - Cross Country Mission Accomplished, Lucozade and Orienteering reminders
PECO (Sport Direct) Race 5 at Thackley
As it says in the subject of this email “Mission Accomplished”, but first …
… we should all congratulate Laura on being first woman in the race. Caz, watch out!
At the race announcements at Idle Cricket club (where there were pie and peas, cakes and flapjacks – and some of us had second helpings), not all the points could be calculated because some clubs did not have complete teams and so penalty points needed to be added. But what I can say with certainty is.
The women finished 2nd on the day in the first division and are absolutely certain of remaining in the first division, in fact they may have climbed from equal bottom to 3rd in the league by this result.
The men finished 1st on the day in the second division and are promoted as champions. In fact the men were second highest scorers on the day across both divisions, so we should be hopeful of challenging well in the first division next year. A special mention of Panos Aristotelous – he has been running with the club for 3 weeks now, but only joined at 10:15 this morning - who finished 7th. Also a mention of our two second claim members, Alastair scored for the men’s team and Howard for the men’s vets.
The men vets are almost certain of finishing 2nd overall in the vets league, so will win the runners-up prize.
All in all, a very good day, thanks to the 23 Striders who ran today and to all the other Striders who have run in this league.
I have some (free) tickets to the presentation night at the Faversham on 4 April, let me know if you want to go.
1 Laura Clark 93
9 Carole Schofield 85
10 Sue Sunderland 84
19 Sharon Tansley 82
43 Carole Towler 80
6 Steve Webb 100 vet 40
7 Panos Aristotelous 99
11 Alastair Kennis 98 2
16 Simon Vallance 98 vet 40
19 Eirik Stangnes 97
21 Richard King 96
25 Drew Taylor 95 vet 40
41 Graham Needham 94
43 Matt Allen 92
47 Howard Jeffrey 91 2 vet 50
59 Alan Hutchinson 91 vet 50
70 Bob Jackson 90
74 Tim Towler 89
76 Richard Adcock 88
79 Joel Giddings 87
86 Eric Green 86
91 John Wallace 83
104 Eric Cusack 81 vet 60
The Grand Prix points have been entered in the table. Eric Green now leads the Grand Prix, closely followed by John Wallace. Last year’s winner, Steve Webb, put his first 100 points on the board.
Lucozade Night (Tuesday 11 March)
This is a normal training night, with a normal training session at High Ashes, so no problem if you don’t want to participate in the Lucozade night.
But if you do, you can come and be weighed before the session (6:15 to 6:40 at Leos), or just come to the presentation (and freebies) afterwards
Orienteering (Sunday 16 March)
I put all the details in the last email, but forgot to mention the date – it’s Sunday 16 March.
Training in April
From Tuesday 1 April (no joke) we’ll be training on the summer sessions by Eccup Reservoir (at the bottom of the hill from Alwoodley Lane, near the lodge). Meet at Leos as usual.
Tuesday 8 April is our 400 metre session and everyone I’ve spoken to says we should continue running these at the track at Headingley, so assume this to be the case unless you hear otherwise.
188 Jonathan Cocker 2:49:01
222 Eric Cusack 2:56:59
234 David Cusack 3:00:45
Reading Half Marathon
77 Tracey Morris 1:15:42 chip time
Tracey was 7th W and first W40. There were only 3 men vets faster than her!
Little Strickland 10 - Caz Farrow 6thx (1st W), Steve Morley 9th (times to follow)
East Hull 20 – Dan 2:22, Ian Sanderson 2:22, Patrick 2:24, Hayley, Xanthe, Paul Sanderson (not necessarily in that order, times to follow)