Sent: 23 April 2010 00:28
Subject: V S Update - Wanted!, Good luck!, Max trophy and run, Lyke Wake, Straw Race, Fell & Marathon results, Improved website
If you’ve signed up for
Good luck to runners in
Three Peaks Race this Saturday
Including Amanda Seims who is raising money for Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue http://www.justgiving.com/amanda-seims
Read more at http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2010/04/21/students-three-peaks-race-will-raise-cash-for-rescuers There is a picture of Amanda in this feature but I doubt whether this will help you recognize her as she is on top of a mountain and wearing about 8 layers of clothes!
emailed "I'm doing the London Marathon and am hoping to raise as much
money as possible for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. All the money raised
goes to children's and cancer charities both locally and around the
Max Jones Trophy and Run
At the recent committee meeting, we decided to
Lyke Wake Walk and Run – from John Wallace
The Lyke Wake Walk and Run is on Saturday 10th July – it’s 39 or 42 miles (depending on which guide you read) and is available as a team event of 6 members, 1 of whom must be female, best 4 (1 of whom must be female) to count to overall time. Starts in Osmotherley on the west of the N York Moors and finishes at Ravenscar on the east coast. The start times are staggered, slowest going off first, between 4 am and 10.30am, and there is a maximum time of 12 hours. For supporters the Lion Inn at Blakey is a lovely pub on the Moors about half way into the route – you can have a meal and a drink whilst waiting for your team to hobble by! Valley Striders have entered teams in the past but not for a few years – is anyone game this year? RSVP John Wallace
Oxenhope Straw Race – from John Wallace
easier is the Oxenhope Straw Race on Sunday 4th July. This involves
teams of 2 carrying a bale of straw 2.5 miles down a hill into Oxenhope and
then up a hill out of Oxenhope, whilst drinking beer at 5 stops along the way
(this is a requirement of the race!). It’s a huge fun day out with lots of
teams and spectators in fancy dress (the Village People are my particular
favourites), raising funds for charity, and can involve some post race drinking
as well. Details on the attached and some excellent photos on the
Fell Championship Results
Report from Steve Webb
The first Bunny Run clashed with the club handicap, so no real surprise to find an absence of Striders. For Bunny Run 2 we had an encouraging turnout. Dave and Eileen Woodhead deserve an "unsung heroes" award for their ability to get 334 people of all ages running like mad around Penistone Hill on a cold Tuesday evening.
Results as follows (with provisional VSFC points):
43 Steve Webb 18.10 (75.1)
65 Holly Williams 19.03 (84.5) (ran as K&C?)
82 Jerry Watson 19.36 (69.6)
Ollie Watson 21.00 (
190 Tony Haygarth 22.39 (60.3)
194 Malcolm Coles 22.43 (60.1)
224 Dave Jones 23.55 (57.1)
Jerry Watson was the only Strider at race 3 where he improved his time to 18:45 (72.8 points)
BR4 is on 27 April so there is a final opportunity to get a score on the board, or to run faster and improve your existing score. Of course if the current fastest winning time is improved then the above scores will be eroded somewhat!
soon is the
The website will be updated soon for the current state of play in the Fell Champs.
Grand Prix Results
No marathons run by Striders in the first 3 months of the year and then 4 come along all together:
Lochaber Marathon - Eric Green 43rd in 3:09:00.
So Gwil now leads the “Any Other Marathon” category of the Grand Prix.
Take a look at www.valleystriders.org.uk Welcome to the freshly
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