Sent: 06 December 2009 23:36
Subject: V S Mini-update - XC results, XC dates, Xmas & New Year


Cross country results


Peco League at Horsforth – unofficial results – Men 5th in “premier” division, Women 2nd in “first” division


Complete Runner League at Guiseley

  • Women 10th on the day, 7th in the series
  • Men 8th on the day, 7th in the series
  • Men/women combined 7th overall, but the top 6 teams have won a team prize in 2007/8/9, so Valley Striders are the winners of the John Smith Challenge.


Full results in next V S Update


Cross country 2010 entries (NB 2 races close next Friday)


Some of the closing dates are now imminent so let Drew know in the next few days – email to book your place.

  • Sat 9 Jan - Yorks XC at Wakefield, c/d 11 December  – 5 Striders entered so far
  • Sat 23 Jan - Northern XC at Witton Park, Blackburn, c/d 11 December – 1 Strider entered so far
  • Sat 6 Feb - Yorks Vetc XC at Sheffield  – 3 Striders entered so far
  • Sat 27 Feb – English National XC at Leeds (2010 VSGP), c/d 4 January  – 25 Striders entered so far!!!


Last week’s V S Update


If you receive these emails at work, you may not have received last week’s edition because it had a “happy” symbol which some firewalls reject.  This email is now available on the V S website .


Christmas Meal & Presentation Night (Friday 18 December)


Book by Tuesday 15 December by email to  (you will get a confirmation auto-answer).


And send a cheque for £9.50 per person, payable to Valley Striders, to Paul White, 17 Whinmoor Court, Redhall, Leeds LS14 1NX


Other Christmas / New Year Events


  • Saturday 26 December – Chevin Chase – first race in 2010 Grand Prix.  Race closed – did you get in?
  • Sunday 27 December – VS Xmas Handicap 5 miles – meet by reservoir at 10:50 a.m. for race start at 11:00.  Second race in 2010 Grand Prix.  Grand Prix bonus points available for best fancy dress!!!!  Afterwards, back at Leos (bring snacks to share).  Also draw for London Marathon places (only one application received so far)
  • Tuesday 29 December – Training from Leos – session to be decided – check website for details
  • Sunday 3 January – the official Harrogate Ringway Relay has been cancelled, the unofficial Harrogate RIngway Run is ON, meet Waterside Car Park Knaresborough at 09:30 to run part of the Ringway – routes of 5, 10, 15 miles are available or run the full 20½.  Email me for details!
  • Tuesday 5 January – lasagne at Leos