Sent: 10 June 2010 00:05
Subject: V S Update - meet Kelly Holmes, Holly wins at Wharfedale, parkrun 1-2-1-2, Edinburgh report, Striders heading South, AND the usual stuff too
Valley Striders events
Thursday Curry - Thursday 17 June
Training from Scott Hall, meal afterwards at Arti, Chapel Allerton.
Yorks Vets race at Leos - Tuesday 22 June
More volunteers required please. Meet 6:45 at Leos. If we have more volunteers than needed, the “surplus” will be able to run. Please contact me if you are able to marshal, and, if there is a surplus, whether you would want to run instead. Check www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmarshals.htm .
Summer Handicap & Lasagne night – Tuesday 20 July (provisional date)
Start and finish at our normal summer venue by Eccup Reservoir. 5¼ miles, across fields and short section of road to Eccup, footpaths to Emmerdale and back to water treatment works, tarmac across dam and footpath back to lodge. See http://www.valleystriders.org.uk/hcaptrl.jpg .
Teams of 3 each running a lap of 2½ miles. Please organise teams yourselves (men, ladies, mixed, vets etc). More details www.abbeyrunners.co.uk .
60 miles starting 08:00 from Garforth and running
clockwise through Stanley (near
Teams of 12, 6 legs run in pairs, each pair runs approx 10 miles.
Last year we had 1st ladies team, 2nd mens team, 2nd vets team and our 4th team finished in the top half. We have had 4 teams i.e. 48 runners for the last 4 years.
Race details http://www.kippaxharriers.org.uk/lcwv2.htm
Striders runners www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm
If you’re interested in running – whatever your speed – email me. Maybe we can get a fifth team this year. We are halfway to that already.
Harewood Trail Race – Sunday 10 October
10 miles on the 10th day of the 10th month 2010. Not quite perfect because it is our 11th race. And it will be the 2 mile race starting at 10:00 whereas the 10 mile will start at 10:35.
Profits to be shared between Lineham Farm and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Please let your friends know about the race. Entry forms can be downloaded from our website www.valleystriders.org.uk and click on the link at the top for “Harewood Trail”.
If you’re going to a race, please print off some entry forms from the website and stick them under car windscreen wipers or leave them on the table for late entries.
We need as much publicity as possible.
list other local races, it’s easier to point you at John Schofield’s website www.ukresults.net which covers most of the
North of England, or Barry Cornelius’ website http://www.northeastraces.com
which covers an area as far south as
Kelly Holmes at Village Health & Fitness
Kelly will arrive on site at 10:00am and do a club walk, followed by a couple of press interviews and will do her keynote presentation at 11:00 am. This will be followed by a joint presentation from DKH with demos from the fitness team + kids athletics etc as part of our Perfect Fit programme which Kelly has designed and endorsed for the Village. Guests should aim to be here for welcome drinks from 10:30 for the best seats in the house!!
Lunch will be served from 12:30 with DKH doing book and autograph signing (Black, White and Gold book signed by DKH - £9.00)
The event is targeted for everyone from adults to families with kids, so everyone will be welcome. This is a great opportunity for some of the youngsters to meet and even challenge Kelly!
Places are limited and we would recommend your early reservation to our leisure team on 0113 387 8258 quoting ‘Your Perfect Day’ or for any further information.
Leisure Club Manager
Village Health & Fitness (
Fell Championship and Results from Steve Webb
Eirik has now burst into the lead, and both he and Malcolm are in the enviable position of being able to discard lesser scores.
We've had our first ever 100 pointer as Holly was first lady at the Wharfedale Half. A great effort, and I imagine it was pretty hot work for all our runners on Saturday morning.
anybody runs an "A Long" race then please can they let me have the
details so I can include their result in the league. Eirik's tour
Website now updated with latest points table. Next races Settle Hills on 20 June and Kettlewell on 4 July.
Otley Chevin Fell Race
Fell Ch pts
Eirik Stangnes 0:21:14 90.8
Aled Greenhalgh 0:22:45 84.8
Malcolm Coles 0:27:04 71.3
Wharfedale full marathon
Eirik Stangnes 3:41:46 76.0
Dan Murray 3:42:03 75.9
Ian Sanderson 3:49:19 73.5
Alistair Smyth 4:26:46 63.2
John Wallace 4:49:20 58.2
Geoff Webster 5:00:40 56.1
Wharfedale half marathon
Alan Hutchinson 1:58:18 79.8
Wharfedale Marathon also counted for the Grand
Prix. Points and latest table will be on the website this
weekend. Next races Settle Hills on 20 June,
1 Gwilym Thomas 17:04 1st M
2 Daniel Fisher 17:10 New PB 2nd M
5 Alan Walsh 18:33 1st Run
22 Andrew Settle 19:55 1st Run
78 Sarah Oldroyd 24:05 New PB
Here’s the top 10 of competing clubs:
Valley Striders AC 68 558
Horsforth Harriers 61 593
Kirkstall Harriers 41 237
Pudsey Pacers RC 37 153
Virgin Active RR 36 482
Eccleshill RR 21 178
Rothwell Harriers 21 130
The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that there are 11 clubs listed. This is because Virgin Active have recently renamed themselves as Hyde Park Harriers, so their total would be 68/1646, i.e we would be second on a tie-break!
And 3 Striders have been parkrunning elsewhere
4 Daniel Fitzhugh 18:40
31 Lisa Wilyman 21:09
52 Paul Holloway 26:09
25 Alan Walsh 0:39:35
31 Dan Murray 0:39:58
36 Eirik Stangnes 0:40:43
39 Steve Tighe 0:40:59
46 Nick Barnes 0:41:26
64 Clive Bandy 0:42:40
67 John Wallace 0:43:05
80 Leroy Sutton 0:44:27
88 Lisa Wilyman 0:45:00
109 Keith Brewster 0:46:21
111 Joe Hanney 0:46:29
150 Gareth Payne 0:48:36
168 Louise Allinson 0:49:37
180 Mike Midgley 0:50:01
213 Lisa Hodgson 0:51:54
243 Kay Duggleby 0:54:01
246 Sara Goward 0:54:16
I completed the
- The course was mostly flat or downhill. I don’t recall any hills at all so if the weather conditions are suitable it’s an ideal race for a PB
- Plenty of water and Lucozade stations. God did we need them!!
- Apparently the second biggest marathon in the
- Jobsworth stewards at the end who wouldn’t let you collapse on the nice lush grass of Musselburgh racecourse
- You have to walk what seems like half a mile at the end to the reunion area and the baggage trucks - with hundreds of people queuing to get through a small gate in to the main reunion area. Why cant they use more of Mussleburgh racecourse for this!
- There weren’t nearly enough buses to take everyone back to
I worked out my total fluid consumption during the race was:
- Approx 3 litres of water
- Approx 2 litres lucozade
All this and I still didnt need a wee at the end!! Hope this isn’t too much detail.
In order to help the recovery, I went to SB (Sally Barker) Massage in Chapel Allerton on Monday if anyone needs a good local sports massage specialist. Very Good! She's a keen runner so knows just where it hurts most!
Hope this is useful and relevant to anyone else who ran the race,
3 Striders moving South
From Zoe (and Tom) Ridgway
Please can you update our details on your mailing list as we have moved to Wiltshire. Expect some strange club entries (Malmesbury 10k next on agenda for Tom, I will have to wait until October as I am pregnant with no. 2 – but have entered ballot for London next year!)
From Paul Holloway
family reasons, I am going to be moving to
Problems receiving V S emails?
Well obviously not if you’re reading this! But if you know of a Strider who isn’t receiving emails, try Elika’s suggestion “I lowered my junk mail settings on hotmail and I added Valley Striders as a contact in my address book on hotmail” – it worked!
Photos on Striders Website
Lisa Wilyman’s partner Jonny emailed me “Hi Bob, download and install IrfanView (*brilliant* fast image viewing/manipulating application) .. website http://www.irfanview.com/ .. you can easily do a mass batch conversion with it (it's very powerful, allowing you to very flexibly batch convert as many files as you want).”
works! On the Valley Striders photos section we now have Chris Leggatt’s
photos from the National Cross Country in February and Colin & Carmel
Barker’s photos of the
I also had a suggestion from Lewis Balfour about using flick or photobucket, sounds that they may be better for the thumbnails – anyone else with experience of these? And thanks also to Ken Kaiser who offered help.
Valley Striders now has 56 friends. Search for Valley Striders and find out, well, not a lot at the moment, but have a look anyway.
Valley Striders Forum
Number of members has increased by over 50% in the last week and number of members with ankle injuries has increased by 66%. Go to www.valleystriders.org.uk and click on the link to the Forum in the top menu bar towards the right hand side. You’ll get a link to the Forum and instructions how to join.