Sent: 10 December 2010 00:32
Subject: V S Update - Events to enter now, 2011 XC, 2011 Grand Prix, Peco XC, Subs, WYXC report, flat share, garmin
Enter in the next 2 or 3 days or miss it
We have 4 events in this category
Valley Striders Xmas Do and Presentation Night on Friday 17 December. We now have over 40 bookings, maximum is about 70, 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 email@example.com . You will receive an auto-reply stating how to make payment. Payment must be made by Tuesday 14 December. Oh, and I was asked this week about “dress code”, the answer is smartish casual - ties have been seen occasionally but never a ball gown (put yours back in the wardrobe, Holly).
Next Tuesday – Track Training at Carnegie
Likely to be on - please check on the Striders website on Monday evening.
2011 XC Championships
Yorkshire XC Championships – enter by 14/12/2010 –
Northern XC Championships – enter by 04/01/2011 –
National XC Championships – enter by 31/12/2010 –
26/03/2011 Yorkshire Vets XC Championships – Honley (£ N/K) – a bit later than usual!
Book your place for any of the above by letting Drew know at firstname.lastname@example.org
2011 Grand Prix
12 Striders at Leos on Tuesday involved in the discussion of races for the
Grand Prix for 2011.
We have a provisional list of races, these are subject just to checking that there aren’t two on the same day or that a race doesn’t clash with a major championship or relay that we’re likely to be involved in.
This list is now on the website – click the top tab “Club Information” and then the link on the left for “Grand Prix and Fell Championship”. Someone asked which races are in which category, a good question, because you want to know whether the Wharfedale Marathon is in the “fell/trail” category or in the “long” category, so this year there is an indicator for this. There are 6 categories and you need to run at least one race in 5 of the categories if you want to avoid penalty points.
are already full – Chevin Chase, Brass Monkey and
Leaflets are out for the Sheffield Half on Sunday 8 May. Don’t enter it! It’s the same day as the Leeds Half.
Peco Race 2 & 3
Please note that we can’t use the car parks at South Leeds Stadium, as there is a swimming gala on: follow the instructions in the race info.
Other important notes (i) the course is NOT suitable for spikes, and (ii) mince pies will be provided after the race. The Senior race entry fee will be £2.50
If the weather takes a turn for the worse, check the Peco XC website to see whether it is on.
In the first race, our men’s team and ladies’ team both finished 3rd, but with a full turnout we have a good chance of winning both leagues.
This may be the day after the day after the Striders Xmas Do, but it’s the day immediately after Abbey’s Xmas Do so let’s get ahead of them before they recover!
the date of Race 3 at Kirkstall has changed from Jan 9th to Jan 16th. This is
to avoid clashing with the
Also put in your diaries the final two races – 30 January at John Smeaton (my award for the best food for 2 years running) and 6 March on Otley Chevin.
UK Athletics have emailed to ask me to vote for Jess Ennis for BBC Sports Personality of the Year. You could too!
not paid, you’ll have had a reminder last week from
I do know who has resigned but have not yet updated my distribution lists, so apologies that I’m still sending you emails – this is a task for the Xmas holiday week.
According to their website Thirsk has definitely been rearranged for 27th March – old numbers must be kept.
Firstly the Striders successes over the 4 races:
The course was still covered in snow but was beginning to show grass in places by the time the men got to do their 5 laps. Major changes to the normal courses due to sledgers (no, not verbals from Australians placed strategically around the shouting "Jerry, you're running rubbish") meant that you did the first short hill after the start, but then did a U-turn and came straight back down the slope that you normally approach the finish on, before doing a flat loop around their concert area. I guess most people were just glad that the health & safety police hadn't stopped the event going ahead.
Strider lady made the long journey to
10th Katie Parry 23.22
Men did slightly better but not a full team either,
(1st. Andrew Pearson (Longwood) 30.34). Won all 4 races, as befits the 1995 European XC bronze medallist.
52nd Steve Webb 36.16
91st Drew Taylor 39.04
132nd Malcolm Coles 46.00
134th Tony Haygarth 46.49
I have Tony's & Malcolm's plaques.
Flat Share with Holly
I am looking for a flat mate, here are the details:
£320 per month, all bills included
Broadband and free landline weekend calls
Fully furnished double room
2nd (top) floor flat
2 people sharing
Allerton (opposite Sainsburys) off
New central heating, loft insulation and double glazed windows
If you're interested give me an email for a viewing: email@example.com
Garmin GPS+HRM for
sale (message from
I have a Garmin Forerunner 405CX GPS + Heart Rate Moniter Watch which was my christmas pressie last year. I used the watch once in January and has been sat in its box ever since, far too advanced for my little brain! I have the original invoice for £244.90 but would accept £150.00 if anyone interested. Please contact me on 07974 949906 or firstname.lastname@example.org