Sent: 22 October 2010 16:24
Subject: V S Update - Quick messages, AGM, Race dates, Calderdale, London, Amsterdam results, More results & reports
Chevin Chase entries now open http://www.guiseley.co.uk/airecentre-pacers or http://www.airecentre-pacers.co.uk/Events/OnLineEntry/onlineentry.html . As usual, this is on Boxing Day, and as usual this is the first race in next year’s Striders Grand Prix. Oh, and as usual, this will sell out fast.
Still no sign of an opening date for entries for the Brass Monkey half. Keep checking at http://www.yorkknavesmireharriers.co.uk . I expect this to sell out in 24 hours.
This coming Sunday (24th) is the Withins Skyline,
the last-but-one race in this year’s Striders Fell Championship. Eirik
has emailed “Anyone up for doing this one? I am thinking of coming 'out
of retirement' for this race so if anyone is driving to
I still need 6 more people to help a week Sunday (31st) at the Cancer Research 10k at Harewood. Can I not tempt you with the free bacon sandwich or burger plus hot drink and free access to Harewood? Or just to say that it’s a really good cause. Please email me or text 0777 5898 558.
AGM – Tuesday 2 November
This is to let you know the Annual General Meeting of Valley Striders will take place at Leos on Tuesday 2 November.
It will be preceded by normal training night, usually 3 by 10 mins, but in this case 3 by 8 mins to get back earlier. Also the runners will leave Leos at 6:45 prompt. Please don’t be late, or if you are late, go direct to the High Ashes.
It will also be preceded by pie and peas, please order – choose meat pie or veg bake, choose mushy peas or baked beans (NB no apple pie) - to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10pm Sunday 31 October.
The AGM itself will start PROMPT at 8:30pm. It is expected to finish before 10:00, but if you have to leave earlier than this, sit towards the back and no comment will be made if you sneak out.
We will have a few reports, a few presentations and hopefully some lively discussion about plans for Striders for 2011.
All the Committee places need to be elected, there is one definite vacancy, but there is the opportunity to oust any of the existing representatives. Being a Committee member involves attending as many as possible of the 6 meetings per year at 2 monthly intervals, and the opportunity to be involved in any or all aspects of the club. If you interested in joining the Committee, contact me, and/or if you want to see what goes on, come along next Tuesday (26th) and listen in on our Committee Meeting probably in the back bar of Leos
Note that the definite vacancy is due to Hayley’s resignation. She has been on the committee for 3 years and involved as a joint captain of the women’s teams and in all the general discussions. With the arrival of baby George a couple of months ago and Alex away a lot of the time, she does not have so much time available. Hopefully she will rejoin the committee in a few years’ time but in the meantime, thank you, Hayley!
RACE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sat 20 Nov - West Yorks XC race 3 at
· Sun 21 Nov - Abbey Dash 10k (VSGP)
· Sun 28 Nov - Thirsk 10 (VSGP)
· Sun 26 Dec - Chevin Chase (2011 VSGP)
· Sun 2 Jan 2011 - Striders New year handicap (VSGP)
· Sun 23 Jan - Brass Monkey half (VSGP)
· Sun 24 Oct - Withins Skyline (BM) (VSFC)
· Sat 6 Nov - Shepherds Skyline (BM) (VSFC)
– all are enter on the day £2 or £2.50
· Sun 7 Nov - Peco League Race 1 at Ackworth organised by Ackworth R R
Sun 19 Dec - Peco League Race 2 at
· Sun 9 Jan - Peco League Race 3 organised by Kirkstall H
· Sun 30 Jan - Peco League Race 4 at John Smeaton organised by St Theresa's
· Sun 6 Mar - Peco League Race 5 on Otley Chevin organised by V S and Airecentre
Details at http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/
– if you’ve not already entered, then too late to enter the race 30 Oct; you need to let me know by 6 November if you want to enter the race on 20 Nov
Sat 30 Oct - West Yorks XC race 2 at
Sat 20 Nov - West Yorks XC race 3 at
Sun 5 Dec - West Yorks XC race 4 at
Details at http://www.westyorkshireathletics.org.uk/
Calderdale Way Relay – Sunday 12 December
We have 3 teams entered and 28 runners so far, so need another 8 plus reserves. This will be the first time for many years that we’ll have had 3 teams, so for the third team, all volunteers welcome, this is an opportunity to run without pressure but gain experience for future years racing.
Steve Webb has emailed
Volunteers needed to represent Valley Striders in the
Calderdale Way Relay. The general format is like the
The race is on Sunday 12 December and starts/finishes at
Valley Striders will get 3 places for the London Marathon. If you got a rejection slip and let me know, your name will be put in the ballot at the Xmas Do on 17 December for these 3 places.
If there are less than 3 Striders with rejection
slips, everyone interested will be entered into the ballot. So if you are
interested in a place for
Please email email@example.com with
a subject of
LOST AND FOUND
Has anyone got the “new” Valley Striders tent.
If so, please let me know and/or bring it to the XC at
FOUND! Trophies, Pepper pots etc
Well these haven’t strictly been lost, but I still
have a collection of trophies and mementoes from the
RESULTS AND REPORTS
Marathon (3rd Oct): report from
A small but well organised
marathon (and half). Flat as a pancake, as you'd expect in
It was drier in Mablethorpe
Chip Pos 23
Winning time was 2:45 and 213 ran.
Results found so far
70 Andy May 02:39:14
91 Dan Fisher 02:42:45 76.75%
108 Gwil Thomas 02:44:40 75.86%
350 Dan Murray 02:58:37 69.94%
429 Matt Allen 03:00:52 69.07%
Alan Hutchinson 03:05:12 78.10%
Paul Kaiser 03:06:34 66.96%
Lewis Balfour 03:10:12 65.68%
Patrick Barrett 03:20:50 70.70%
Holly Williams 03:25:59 65.74%
Greg Skerrett 03:28:42 59.85%
John Marsham 03:31:13 59.14%
John Wallace 03:32:11 62.37%
Xanthe Hannah 03:34:31 63.53%
John Batchelor 03:35:19 59.94%
Bernadette Clayton 03:38:34 75.09%
Aled Greenhalgh 03:43:48 55.82%
Jonathan Brownbill 03:48:47 59.36%
Paul Sanderson 03:59:00 54.91%
Paul Stead 04:10:12 49.93%
Jeremy Ladyman 01:24:49 69.93%
Lucy Carey 01:56:46 63.24%
Jake Towler 00:43:44
Cardiff not quite a half marathon – from
Had a crack at the Cardiff Half Marathon at the weekend and came home in a chip time of 1:45:37, a massive improvement on my previous best of 1:57:17. However, all is not as it seems. It was subsequently revealed that the race organisers had to make a last-minute adjustment to the course, which was found to result in the course being 193 metres (211 yards) short of the full half marathon distance. I have calculated an adjusted time of 1:46:32, which is based upon my average pace over the last 4K of the race. From a performance award perspective, if my performance is to be recorded at all then I would suggest my adjusted time is used in preference to my chip time.
New Strider – message from Dave Middlemas
Rosie Alexandra Middlemas was born on 11 October, and all are well here.
Special Runners Offer! 6 Week Pilates Course For £35!
Physiofit Pilates is pleased to offer Valley Striders a 15% discount on its “Pilates for Sports” class, held on Friday morning at 7.30am. This is equivalent to one free class. The 45 minute class is aimed at the athlete and will enhance your running by developing flexibility and core strength. This can reduce the risk of injury and improve your running times.
So if you have an event to train for, want to improve
your time for a specific distance , or just want to be able to run regularly
without niggles, this class could be for you. The course starts Friday 5th
November at our purpose built studio at The Orchard on
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