Sent: 07 May 2010 09:47
Subject: V S Update - Leeds half, J Bloor, MVT, Pecolympics, run for Max, BMW, parkrun result, Abbey-Valley result, Boston report
Good luck to everyone (58 entered) running Leeds Half this Sunday!
Look out for some familiar friendly faces on
If you do happen to be running in a number other than your own, (a) note that this practice is not supported by Valley Striders (b) please let me know so that I can score your Grand Prix points and (c) remember the 17 rules www.valleystriders.org.uk/17rules.htm about swapping race numbers.
NB wear your timing chip/band on your running shoe, not on your wrist!
Jack Bloor and track training – Tuesday 11 May
For those of you fancying something shorter and hillier, then the Jack Bloor Fell Race is next Tuesday, junior races from 6:15pm, senior race at 7:15pm, enter on the night, details at http://www.jackbloor.co.uk/race-details
Next Tuesday is also the track session at Leeds Met, meet at the Indoor Sports Centre at 7pm prompt.
Meanwood Trail – Saturday 15 May
Marshals for Meanwood Trail coming along well but still need MORE. There will be another email at the weekend, listing duties and locations for those who’ve volunteered already (THANKS!), and identifying vacancies for those still available (PLEASE!)
Pecolympics and Barbecue at Leos – Sunday 16 May
This event is ostensibly for the presentation of the awards for the PECO cross-country league but the main event will be a sports day (aka the PECOlympics) starting at 2pm. The events will be Egg & spoon races, Sack races, Egg throwing and catching, Tug of war, Three legged races, Drag race (for cross-dressing men – dress, stockings, wig & handbag required – kit checks will be carried out!), Short XC race and/or relay for the juniors. There will be a BBQ at about 4.30pm and the team and individual prize presentations immediately afterwards. The bar will be open during the sports, BBQ and presentations!
The cost of the BBQ will be £6 per head and it will include steak, chicken, sausages, potatoes and salad (with a ‘proper’ vegetarian alternative).
Everyone is welcome whether or not they ran in the Peco Cross Country League. If you want to come, please let me know by Tuesday 11 May at the latest.
First Thursday of the month & Max’s birthday – Thursday 3 June
I should have mentioned this earlier, but the first Thursday in the month has been designated a newbies session. If you have friends who run but are slightly afraid of joining a running club, then recommend them to come to the first Thursday of the month, where there will be the opportunity for a slower and/or shorter route.
The first Thursday of June will be the first such session, but is also a special session in that we will be celebrating what would have been Max Jones’ 83rd birthday. So on Thursday 3 June, we’ll meet Oakwood Clock at 6:45pm and start by including Max’s 1.9 mile circuit in the training run
Teams of 10. We have 14 wanting to run so far and could make a mixed team (5 men, 5 women) but not enough for full team or men or women or vets. Entries will have to be sent off soon so please let me know in the next week if you might be interested. http://www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsrelays.htm
4 Gwilym Thomas 17:22
8 Jeremy Ladyman 17:57 first parkrun
13 Edward Robinson 18:33
23 Joel Giddings 19:32
32 Ian Sanderson 19:55
45 John Wallace 20:25
?? Leroy Sutton 20:xx
71 Bob Jackson 21:23
89 Mick Tinker 22:03 first parkrun
100 Alistair Fale 22:32
103 Chloe Hudson 22:37 first parkrun
144 Chris Sawyer 23:55
17 Striders were recorded as finishing, but this
number did not include
According to the results, our 17 was the leading club,
but amongst the results were 9 each from Virgin Active and Hyde Park
So on a recount we get numbers of finishers included
Valley Striders 17 or 19
Kirkstall H 14
We’ll have to see if the certificate for most runners arrives or not.
Rothwell 10k and
From the entries list (Abbey 40, Valley 29), it looked like no chance for us, but there were a few Valley late entries, and a few Abbey no-shows, so the number on the start line was Abbey 34, Valley 29.
And with some great running throughout the Striders team, our superior speed led to a final score of Abbey 3063 Valley 3237. Just to put this into context, if Mike Robins of Chapel A hadn’t offered Patrick his number at the curry last Thursday and if Andy May of Abbey had run instead of watching, Abbey would have probably won by 50 points instead.
19 Gwil Thomas 0:35:11 100
22 Dan Fisher 0:35:27 99
35 Jeremy Ladyman 0:36:31 98
67 Alan Walsh 0:38:44 95
78 Joel Giddings 0:39:06 93
79 Dan Murray 0:39:06 92
99 Alistair Smyth 0:40:10 90
111 Eric Green 0:40:27 88
116 Patrick Barrett 0:40:36 87
130 John Wallace 0:41:10 86
141 Andy Settle 0:41:37 85
155 Bob Jackson 0:42:20 84
168 Leroy Sutton 0:42:55 83
180 Gary Mann 0:43:07 81
183 Lewis Balfour 0:43:20 80
216 Lisa Wilyman 0:44:45 79
301 Mary Egan 0:47:28 76 2nd W55
343 Louise Allinson 0:49:15 74
396 Sara Goward 0:51:08 73
591 Meryll Cripps 1:00:34 72 2nd W60
Also, second claim but non-counters for Abbey-Valley
94 Dave Gillian 0:39:57 Abbey R
236 Howard Jeffrey 0:45:20 Otley AC
Esholt 5k race 1
GP Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Best Pts Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
Gwil Thomas 0:16:43 100 15 16.43 0 0.00 0 0.00
Jeremy Ladyman 0:17:02 98 23 17.02 0 0.00 0 0.00
Steve Webb 0:17:17 95 29 17.17 0 0.00 0 0.00
Nick Barnes 0:18:46 90 63 18.46 0 0.00 0 0.00
Paul Sanderson 0:20:10 88 112 20.10 0 0.00 0 0.00
Chloe Hudson 0:22:05 85 166 22.05 0 0.00 0 0.00
Sara Dyer 0:24:25 83 226 24.25 0 0.00 0 0.00
Meryll Cripps 0:27:45 80 262 27.45 0 0.00 0 0.00
Race Report -
Just a quick update from the other side of the world.
being able to get a bib at
been training hard for a flat marathon so was very fit heading into the race
however due to my lack of hill training beforehand the course absolutely ripped
up my quads. They started to cramp at the 17km mark and I ran in pain for the
rest of the race. The downhills were the thing that killed me. Funnily enough i
actually enjoyed heartbreak hill because it gave my quads a little bit of
relief. I am not a strong hill runner at all and my weakness really showed up
on the rolling Boston Course. The experience of running
I dedicated my run to Max Jones & ran with a black armband painted on my arm and his name too. He was such an inspiration to me and my running.
through 5km in 17.40, 10km in 36.05, 1/2
watched the London Marathon from our apartment here in
I have never been so sore during or after a marathon. My quads are still so painful that I am still struggling to walk up and down stairs & getting up and down from the chair.
More marathon results