Sent: 29 November 2010 09:29
Subject: V S Update - training sessions (weather alert), deja vu, grand prix and massage
Tuesday 30 November
WEATHER ALERT! High Ashes is not likely to be suitable. If you normally start from High Ashes, please come to Leos instead.
We should be able to run a session round the playing fields at Leos under floodlights.
NB the meeting to discuss Grand Prix races is postponed to 7 December
Thursday 2 December
This is a “new runners” session, 6 miles at 9 to 10 minute miling. Look out for a message on the website Wednesday evening for any change.
Tuesday 7 December
First Tuesday of the month, so it must be Lasagne night
Book at email@example.com before 10pm Sunday, choosing meat or veg lasagne, and whether you want apple pie
The next topics are mainly a repeat of the V S Update of 17 November but have been updated slightly
Grand Prix 2011 meeting – postponed to Tuesday 7 December
If you would like your favourite race to be included, come along. Or if you can’t be there, email Alan Hutchinson firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know.
is Sunday 5 December at
Next Peco is Sunday 19 December at Middleton Woods – HQ will be John Charles Centre (formerly known as South Leeds Stadium). Just turn up on the day to run!
Good news, we’ve got our 3 teams. Risky news, we’re short of reserves. If you’re available on 12 December, please email email@example.com
For those who did put their names down, check http://valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm
Xmas Meal and Presentation Night – Friday 17 December
Bookings continue to be taken, price is £9.50 per person for an all-you-can-eat buffet meal.
There will be a selection of hot and cold meats, meat and vegetarian pasta dishes, potatoes, salads and followed by various seasonal desserts.
As usual, when booking say whether you’d like carnivore or vegetarian. If you’re going to sample the vegetarian section, please book “half-and-half” otherwise (from previous experience) the veg. dishes will run out.
Please book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . You will receive an auto-reply stating how to make payment. Payment must be made by Tuesday 14 December.
The “xmas” account seems to have lost some of the emails. These are the people who I think have booked so far. If you have booked but are not in this list, sorry, and please book again
John Wallace, Bob Jackson,
Did you get in? If so, please email email@example.com and we’ll see how many will be there on 23 January. So far 20 Striders have confirmed their entry
We have FOUR club entries for the London Marathon. There will be a ballot which will be drawn on Friday 17 December. If you want a chance of a place, go to our website www.valleystriders.org.uk/vslondon.htm for more details. We have only six names applied so far and at least two of these are currently on the injury list. So, even if you didn’t get a rejection slip, if you are interested, put your name forward. (We don’t want to have to give Abbey Runners our spare entries). Names must reach me by 14 December.
thirds of all members have now renewed their subs. The current status is
that 173 have paid and 86 haven’t. If you’re one of those who haven’t,
please send a cheque for £20, payable to “Valley Striders” to
If you’re not intending to renew, please email Paul firstname.lastname@example.org
Even when the official results showed club names, there were a few Striders unlisted. But I think I’ve found them all now (or they’ve found me), so check the Grand Prix page http://valleystriders.org.uk/vsclubch.htm for updated results The final count was 58 Striders (a record for any grand prix race, and only beaten by the 60 for the Leeds Country Way) and 7 friends.
We successfully got George promoted to 1st M70 (Congratulations), and he emailed “thank you for sorting out my problem. Great to see so many Striders in the race and the roadside support was greatly appreciated. Only disappointment was not having Max around at the 9K mark. Regards George”
Thirsk 10 mile
Was, not surprisingly, cancelled.
There was a discussion about whether the pools panel
should sit. Can you imagine it? And now the results from James
Alexander Gordon. Gwil Thomas vs
Gilly Wight, manager of Up and Running
Up and Running
Please could you forward this email to all your club members.
Sports Massage – message from Liz Wood
Just a reminder to Striders that I'm qualified in sports massage therapy. For anyone who's not tried sports massage before, you might be interested in some of the benefits:
- improvement in tissue condition, reduced stiffness, pain and fatigue
- increased flexibility and range of movement
- improved balance between muscle groups
- faster recovery from injury - aids soft tissue repair
- improves circulation & skin elasticity
There are loads of ways this can help your running, whether it's to help you recover from a hard session or a race, or the perfect way to make sure you're in peak condition before your next event. Regular sports massage is a valuable addition to your training routine. It could give you those extra precious seconds and bag you your next PB! Not all my clients are athletes; anyone can benefit from it; the intensity of the massage is adapted to suit each individual and their requirements.
Stuck for a Christmas present for the runner in your life? Look no further! Or why not add a sports massage to your own Christmas wish list. Go on, you deserve it!
I'm based in north