Sent: 03 November 2010 00:18
Subject: V S Update - subs due, Peco XC this Sunday, GP & Fell Champs status, results from Ilkley, Huddersfield and Denver, messages from Pam and Mat
AGM – earlier this evening
We had two
vacancies on the committee and these places have been taken by (1) Holly
Williams and (2)
not already paid your subs, please send a cheque for £20, payable to “Valley
Minutes of the rest of the proceedings to follow.
Peco XC Race 1 – Sunday 7 November
league is a league of about 15 clubs, mainly from the
Each race is 4 to 5 miles, mainly off-road but not usually too challenging terrain. Pay on the day!
race in the series is hosted by Ackworth Road Runners but will be at
There are usually 20 to 25 Striders running each race, come and run on Sunday (even if you’ve never run XC before)
NB The final race is to be hosted jointly by Valley Striders and Airecentre Pacers on the Danefield Estate on Otley Chevin in March!
Here are the race details from www.pecoxc.co.uk website (there is a map on the website)
Country League (2010-11) Race 1 (
Race Date: Sunday 7th November
Race Times & Distances:
Junior XC Challenge (8 - 10 year old boys & girls*): 10.00am, 1 mile approx.
Junior XC Challenge (11 - 16 year old boys & girls*): 10.20am, 2 miles approx.
Seniors (men * women 17 and over'): 11.00am, 5 miles approx.
* Age groups for all 5 races in the season are based on age on 8/11/10
Entry Fee: Seniors £2.00 Juniors £1.00 ( Please note - No Food)
Location: The race will take place within the grounds of
Registration: The race HQ will be near the main Car Park area inside the Race Course.
Registration will be from 9.15am - 9.45am for juniors, 10.00 - 10.45am for seniors. See map below:
The Course: The course is suitable for studs or trail shoes, even trainers if ground still dry. The start may be on road for a few hundred yards then into the country - this takes us across farmers fields , please keep on the paths. Then back into the park and edge of race course. The junior races will be entirely in the park - grass/tarmac - studs/flats.
After The Race: There are no changing facility and unfortunately we cannot provide food. Toilets will be available at the Golf pavilion.
Grand Prix Leaderboard
Is now updated on the website. 141 Striders have run at least one race and 25 have already run 8 races, so qualifying for Grand Prix T-shirts.
There are 4 races to go
· Sun 7 Nov – Peco XC race 1 at Ackworth
20 Nov - West Yorks XC race 3 at
· Sun 21 Nov - Abbey Dash 10k (enter soon)
· Sun 28 Nov - Thirsk 10
Fell Championship Leaderboard
Steve Webb emailed
Latest position in fell champs is attached (now on website). This includes the results from Withens Skyline race. Excellent effort from Malcolm who was first M70 and set a new M70 record in doing so.
Holly is now hot on the heels of Xanthe but is in the last chance saloon as she has to run the final race in the Fell Championship, the Shepherds Skyline on 6 November.
Just a quick message to let you know I won the Denver Rock n
Roll Marathon on Sunday. The race was at altitude (one mile high) and was held
on a beautiful crisp sunny clear day in
Thanks for including me in the VS Updates.
On a 2.9 mile route from Ilkley Lido
John Wallace 20:29 38:12
Jerry was 2nd fastest M50
M50 Tosh Akhtar 19:36
(B) Mick Tinker 22:02 41:38
Bob Jackson 21:06 62:44
F45 Sara Dyer 25:41
2nd out of 4 only 54 secs behind
Mary was 2nd fastest F55
Ruth was 3rd fastest F55
West Yorks Cross Country League race 2 at Huddersfield
Under 17 Boys
19 Sam Harris 24:06
23 Katie Parry 24:28
47 Laura Clark 26:09
Team finished THIRD behind Holmfirth & Bingley but ahead of
69 Gwil Thomas 39:19
114 Paul Kaiser 42:24
152 Malcolm Coles 47:43
157 Bob Jackson 49:40
160 Tony Haygarth 52:09
168 Dave Jones 57:04
Team finished 11th
Thanks for the update and infor. As you may have noticed, I have not been to training for a while. Finished my studies at Leeds and have now moved down to London temporarily before relocating to Sudan later this year (BTW, that's where my dad is from and I spent a year working there in 2008 - It is very hot, had to get my run completed by 7 am to avoid ridiculous heat).
wanted to say what a fantastic club the striders are. I have had a great time
training and socialising with you guys. You may not know but you have been an
inspiration and a great stress buster during a very stressful period of my
studies - and my life. You helped me to put the fun back into my running and
aim for greater things without getting overly obsessed with PBs, and they came
naturally - those PBs. Indeed, I ran a full marathon (
want to say bye because you can be sure to see me again even though not often.
I plan to start a running club in Juba,
I wish you all well and let's all remember to keep the fun in running. I will probably pop into training one of these days and hope to see some of you at Abbey Dash - BTW I owe you ££ for the LCW and that LCW Ladies Trophy is probably mine.
On the Forum from
Just thought I'd mention that last night I bumped into Sir Jimmy Savile OBE, KCSG, DJ in my local Co-Op, on Street Lane.
He seemed a bit disappointed that they had run out of milk, stating: "It's like being in a war zone. You've no milk. I remember during the war there wasn't any milk. We'd run out of cows."
(I can only presume that we used to drop them out of aeroplanes whenever we'd used up all our bombs.)
Anyway, I just thought that you'd all like to know.
Bob says “Mat, are you quite sure it wasn’t Geoff that you saw?”