Sent: 05 April 2010 00:19
Subject: V S Update - dates for 3 months, marshals wanted, 240 miles for Max, race results, Trollers recollections
Racing ahead for the next 3 months
a collection of events – some we’re organising, some are part of our internal
competitions (Grand Prix & Fell Championships), one is a relay where we’ll
compete as a team and some are local races that you might want to try.
Further details on most of these can be found on
· Tue 6 Apr - Spring Handicap (VSGP). Turn up by Eccup Res at 6:45 to run. Food orders now closed.
Tue 22 Jun - Striders host
For information on events in July and beyond, see www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsdates.htm . If you know of any local events missing from my list, let me know. Lists of marshals and relay runners on www.valleystriders.org.uk/vslists.htm
Results of “Run 100k for Max”
Max had a 1.9 mile (3km) lap from his house that he used for most of his training runs. If he wanted to run a tempo run 10k, he ran 3 laps; for 10 miles he ran 5 laps; I believe he even occasionally ran 10 laps for 20 miles.
Valley Striders ran 21 laps in the morning and 48 in the evening, a total of 130 miles or 210km, which just beat the 191km that Max ran to set his M70 world record for 24 hours at East Hull Stadium
54 laps were run by Max’s family in Leeds, Abbey Runners (including Valley 2nd
claimer Dave Gillian who ran 13 and a bit to complete a full marathon) and some
Valley Striders running earlier in the week. And a further 8 lap
equivalents were run by Max’s family in
Many people, Striders and others, have sent tributes which I have posted on the Valley Striders website www.valleystriders.og.uk/maxjones.htm .
Max’s daughter Sue, emailed me a message from the Jones family:
“Thank you so much to everyone for such wonderful messages, stories and thoughts about our marvellous father. We really appreciate all your tributes to him and we are very proud that he inspired so much love and admiration from so many people around the world. Keep on running for him! Best wishes Peter, Amanda and Sue”
26 Dan Murray 1:33:23 99
33 Simon Vallance 1:36:50 97
34 Andrew Thompson 1:36:51 96
41 Joel Giddings 1:37:56 94
47 Holly Williams 1:39:25 93
Tom Button1:43:32 91
67 Alistair Smyth 1:44:09 90
120 Bob Jackson 1:52:02 89
133 Keith Brewster 1:53:40 87
152 Andrew Cutts 1:55:52 86
163 Mick Tinker 1:57:48 84
Bob Wilkes2:12:54 81
280 Sara Dyer 2:17:03 80
36 Ian Sanderson 2:19:26
258 Dave Jones 3:38:03
Trimpell 20, Lancaster
86 Eric Green 2:20:05
25 Kevin McMullan 2:12:13
64 Eric Green 2:20:45
101 Simon Redshaw 2:29:12
104 John Batchelor 2:30:40
105 Patrick Barrett 2:30:40
124 John Wallace 2:35:19
159 Liz Wood 2:40:42
12 Dan Fisher 35:06
46 Daniel Fitzhugh 38:52
48 Ian Rosser 38:58
66 Steve Tight 39:59
254 Nick Wallhead 45:14
791 Sara Goward 55:48
Guiseley Gallop Approx 10k multi-terrain
6 Dan Fisher 38:53
24 Roy Huggins 42:06
46 Joel Giddings 45:23
56 Alistair Smyth 46:19
77 Andrew Cutts 48:02
142 Leroy Sutton 52:13
214 Howard Jeffrey 56:05
346 Sara Goward 65:00
No more Trotting up the Trollers (recollections by Peter Lambert)
I understand from Bob that this event has taken place for the last time and as co-founder of it over 20 years ago he asked me to put pen to paper on how it came about. No falling asleep now as questions will be asked!
So here goes:
I joined the LDWA (Long Distance Walkers Association) in 1979 into the West Yorkshire Group as a keen walker with many years experience, Lyke Wake Walk, 3 Peaks etc. Talk about lamb to the slaughter. Unknown to me, the Group had a fearsome reputation nationally as to its antics regarding “walking”. It was “run” literally by a group of battle-hardened fell runners who used these “walks” as training runs.
outing with them was a 30 miler in
After a couple of years of this madness, a new member – and they were few and far between – by the name of John Sparshatt set about reforming the group to its original purpose namely walking.
He suggested organising a route of approximately 26 miles in the Yorkshire Dales. I teamed up with his idea and the seeds of the Trollers Trot were sown on our dining room table with a map and lots of paper for notes.
After a couple of weeks we had the route worked out which needed walking. If you think it’s an easy task to find a new route, sit down one evening with a map and work out 26 miles.
from a few amendments we were in business. The first venue was at Bolton
Abbey Village Hall and the route went up Simon’s Seat, down to Howgill.
Its venue has changed over the years.
The longest event I’ve ever been involved in is the annual LDWA 100 miler which took place one year from Settle. Joyce and I, together with 6 others, were on a checkpoint at Buckden Village Hall for 29 hours and 40 minutes as the route passed through on the way out and on the way back.
So when Bob asks you to spare an hour for our events, just think how lucky you are.
particular event was won by an ultra distance runner Mike Cudahy who has run