Sent: 22 May 2009 00:38
Subject: V S Update - MVT Thank You, VSGP/VSFC Events, Results, Injury List, Housekeeping
A very big thank you
… to everyone who helped at, before or after the Meanwood Trail Race on Saturday. It was our most successful Meanwood race despite the 2 hours of torrential race the night before that made the course somewhat interesting.
The statistics were as follows
If you helped, claim your bottle of “Meanwood Meander” beer on a Tuesday evening (NB limited supplies). We also have a LOT of 2 litre bottles of water left over – available free to anyone who marshaled and available for a small donation to Lineham Farm to anyone who didn’t marshal.
For those of you not able to help (and for those who enjoyed it so much they want to do it again), there are further opportunities including
Grand Prix and Fell Championship Races
Sun 24 May - Ilkley Trail Race (CM) 6.5m 700' (VSFC and VSGP)
Wed 3 Jun - Otley Chevin (AS) 3.5m 900' (VSFC)
Sat 6 Jun – Wharfedale off-road marathon (CL) 25.0m 2600' (VSFC and VSGP)
Wed 10 Jun - Otley 10 (VSGP)
21 Jun - Tom Tittiman,
1 Jul -
Tue 7 Jul - Summer Handicap (VSGP) (Confirmed Date)
Sun 12 Jul - Eccup 10 (VSGP)
Sun 19 Jul - Oldfield Gala, nr Keighley (CS) 5.5m 550' (VSFC)
Sun 2 Aug - Round Hill, Timble, nr Otley (CM) 9.0m 1100' (VSFC and VSGP)
5 Aug -
Tue ?? Aug - Autumn Handicap (VSGP)
Sun 16 Aug - Sedbergh
Wed 2 Sep - Ilkley Incline 1 mile (VSGP)
Wed 2 Sep -
Sun 13 Sep - Yorkshireman marathon (CL) 26.0m (VSFC and VSGP)
Sat 10 Oct - West Yorks XC race 1 (VSGP)
Details of many of these on www.ukresults.net
Valley Striders host Yorkshire Vets, Tuesday 23 June
We don’t need quite so many marshals as Meanwood Trail, but still need about 35 to help. Free sandwiches and cakes, but choose a marshalling point early on the lap otherwise while you’re waiting for the last runner and sweeper, the runners that have finished will have eaten all the food.
Those that have volunteered their services (thank you) should be listed on the website www.valleystriders.org.uk/vslists.htm but please check and …
· if you’ve volunteered and you’re on the list, thank you!
· If you’ve volunteered and you’re not on the list, please let me know again (sorry, I missed your email)
· If you’ve not volunteered and you are available, please let me know, thank you!
· If you’ve not volunteered and you aren’t available, there’s always another time
NB if we have too many marshals then our older members (over 35) could run, so also let me know if you might want to run
In the 7 years of the race, we’ve won the Mixed Team prize 4 times and the Vets Team prize once but at the current level of interest, we won’t even have a team this year. I need to submit entries by the middle of next week so am setting next Tuesday (26 May) as the cut-off for letting me know if you want to run. This does leave only a short time to recce but hopefully we’ll manage at least one team.
This is the confirmed date. Get together in groups of three. Each team member runs a lap of about 2.75 miles, undulating! Can Dan, Elika and Greg retain their mixed team first place? More details http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/Races/golden.html
A few other events
7 June - 5M Run in Roundhay park to rise money for Children's Cancer on 7 June http://www.greggs.co.uk/community/cancer_run/?dl=yorkshire-entry-form-2009.pdf (spotted by Lewis Balfour)
7 June – Harewood Chase 10k (separate men’s and women’s races) organized by Bingley Harriers www.bingleyharriers.org.uk
3/4/5 July – Wharfedale Triple T (tarmac/trail/tussock) from Kettlwell – 4k uphill road race on Friday, 20k trail race on Saturday, 3k fell race on Sunday www.bingleyharriers.org.uk
Your best place to look for races is
Grand Prix Results
Jack Bloor Fell Race
This was a double points race as it counted for both the Grand Prix and the Fell Championship. G P points are listed but Anthony is still calculating the Fell points. They should be on the website very soon.
41 Simon Vallance 0:47:34 100
45 Mick Loftus 0:47:48 99
49 Eirik Stangnes 0:48:43 98
52 Anthony Fryer 0:49:12 96
56 Rob Bumstead 0:49:54 95
59 Matt Allen 0:50:09 94
62 Aled Greenhalgh 0:50:25 93
83 Andrew Cutts 0:51:51 91
86 Joel Giddings 0:52:18 90
110 Nick Barnes 0:54:51 89
113 Jane Halloran 0:54:59 88
139 Alistair Fale 0:58:26 86
153 John Wallace 1:00:18 85
166 Richard Adcock 1:01:40 84
203 Geoff Webster 1:06:18 83
208 Malcolm Coles 1:09:30 81
216 Sara Dyer 1:11:52 80
Esholt 5k series
Best time in the series counts for Grand Prix points
GP Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Best Pts Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
Gwil Thomas 0:16:47 100 0 0.00 22 17.02 24 16.47
Steve Webb 0:17:25 97 30 17.25 0 0.00 0 0.00
Kevin Mcmullan 0:17:32 96 34 17.32 0 0.00 37 17.36
Jeremy Ladyman 0:17:39 95 42 18.00 33 17.39 0 0.00
Tom Button 0:17:54 93 49 18.14 38 17.54 44 17.56
Dan Murray 0:18:07 92 68 18.48 0 0.00 50 18.07
Rob Bumstead 0:18:25 91 55 18.25 0 0.00 0 0.00
Eddy Robinson 0:18:30 89 65 18.45 68 19.09 67 18.30
Nick Barnes 0:18:57 88 84 19.14 67 19.08 80 18.57
Andrew Cutts 0:19:20 87 87 19.20 71 19.25 90 19.22
Eric Green 0:19:40 85 0 0.00 81 19.40 0 0.00
John Wallace 0:19:45 84 0 0.00 0 0.00 103 19.45
Paul Sanderson 0:20:23 83 124 20.32 100 20.23 124 20.25
Chloe Hudson 0:21:26 81 187 22.40 130 21.26 0 0.00
Sara Dyer 0:24:31 80 239 24.55 204 24.44 217 24.31
CONGRATULATIONS to Eddy Robinson who finished first of nine in the B11-15 age group (and also beat four of the five 16-19 year olds).
There was a battle between Jim and Gwil for the 100 points. Gwil was leading with 17:02 after the second race. In the third race, Jim ran 16:57 but Gwil ran even faster.
Mr consistency was Andrew Cutts whose 3 times differed by only 5 seconds. Paul Sanderson was V.S. runner-up with 9 seconds. But if there had been a consistency prize, neither of our Striders would have been on the podium – a lady from Eccleshill, a lady from Baildon and a man from Queensbury all had 3 seconds difference.
There were 4 Striders at the Windermere marathon
34 Eric Green 3:09:48
89 Ian Sanderson 3:25:43
120 Alistair Smyth 3:31:31
207 Simon Redshaw 3:43:15
Have a look on the Striders website to see how this affects the “Any Other Marathon” category of the Grand Prix
All Grand Prix points are now entered on the website. 102 Striders have competed in at least one race and 12 of these have already qualified for a 2009 VSGP T-shirt by running 8 races.
Hassra team finished in third place. She had leg 2 – the uphill up
She says “there were 3 Hassra teams, we were the DWP team that came third. Our fastest runner was a kirkstall harrier and he is super fast!”
Meanwood Trail VS Results
Race FirstName LastName Time Age Group Pos Prev
Pos in Grp Races
Junior 1 mile
9 Natasha Lenton-Thompson 8.05 8 G7-8 1 0
32 Lucas Duggleby 9.35 7 B7-8 9 0
35 Dominic Mather-Hunter 9.44 6 B7-8 10 0
44 Eddie Hunter 10.13 7 B7-8 13 0
57 Amy Parton 11.14 7 G7-8 8 0
Junior 2 mile
3 Edward Robinson 11.56 15 B15-16 3 0
14.36 10 (Gavin ran an extra mile) Taylor
48 Andrew Cutts 53.18 47 M40 20 11
52 Andrew Thompson 53.30 40 M40 22 1
CONGRATULATIONS to Andrew Thompson’s daughter, Natasha, who won the trophy for first girl 7-8 years. Unfortunately she missed most of the presentations as she was marshalling the senior race with her mum, Sarah. But she got back just in time to receive her trophy.
Andrew Cutts has now run 12 of the 14 MVT’s and has also run every race in the 8 years of the Airedale Triple Trail i.e. 24 races in total
Striders Injury List
David Bass emailed that he had dislocated his elbow playing rugby. He had the elbow put in a cast but it is now in a removable cast and he will visit the physio sometime next week. He expects to be off running for at least a further 2 weeks. However he was still able to marshal the Trail Race (thanks)
Also marshalling the Trail Race with one arm in a sling was John Umpleby who has had his shoulder re-set again.
And seen at the Trail Race on crutches, but looking well, was Dick Dale, after the motorbike accident that put him in hospital for 8 weeks over Xmas.
Steve O’Callaghan emailed on 7 May “I had the heart operation yesterday (ablation) and early indications are that all went well and I am back into a normal rhythm and will soon be able to take up exercise including running if my knees and other joints can take it. Better start with cycling first!!!!”
record your mileage 8 to 17 May? If you want to “donate” your miles at 5p
or 10p per mile to
I am informed that the ladies showers have been cleaned recently. Being as these won’t be used by the rugby referees during the summer, they should stay in a reasonable condition, so, ladies, please make use of them and then stop for a drink afterwards in the bar – go home fresh and refreshed!
I also have
one trophy for the winning women’s team in the
Only about 20 of you have responded to my email about “Emergency Contacts”. Could each of you please let me have the name and telephone number of an emergency contact for you, for us to keep for our training sessions.
moved house in the last 15 months, let me have your new address. We are
about to send off registrations to
I know many of you were interested in the various id bracelets mentioned in previous emails and some of you have purchased these. Even if you don’t buy one of these, I would recommend that you always carry some id with you every time you run.
Pie and Peas
Next pie and peas will be Tuesday 2 June. Book by Sunday night (31 May), stating whether meat pie or vegetarian bake (£2.50), mushy peas or baked beans, and whether or not you want apple pie (£1.50)