Sent: 24 February 2011 00:30
Subject: V S Update - Noonstone, Peco, Wakefield, Calderdale and National Success
This week’s V S Update will be in two halves – I’ll just give you the urgent items now and another edition will appear at the weekend
Noonstone this Saturday
First VS fell champs race of the year.
Bob says “Of course, if you don’t need the extra miles, but do want the Fell Championship points, you can still share transport with Simon, but sit in the pub and have some food while they’re doing their extra miles”
Peco XC next Sunday (6 March)
We are still in need of one or two to help set up the course from 08:00 to 09:30 and one or two to help take race entries from 09:15 to 10:45 – if you volunteer for either of these you will still be able to run the race.
We are desperately in need of about 6 marshals from 09:30 (first race at 10:00) to 12:15 to direct the runners and liaise with those enjoying their Sunday morning in the Danefield. Please!
Please email me if you can help.
Abbey-Valley Challenge at
Another reminder that the annual challenge match
between Valley Striders and Abbey Runners will be part of the
There is a scoring system that I’ll explain in the next email but suffice it to say that everyone scores and we have the best chance of beating Abbey (and retaining the Cup) if we have (a) more runners (b) faster runners than them.
More in the next V S Update, but please enter as soon as possible, or at least mark the date in your diary.
Because the change of date (8 May) clashes with Leeds Half, we have had 50% drop out so we’re currently left with one-and-a-half teams. If you would like to run then please contact email@example.com within the next 7 days, otherwise we will amend our entry to be just one team and have at least 6 disappointed Striders.
Check whether you are on our lists at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm
Result - English National Cross Country at
V.S.Men's team were 29th/95 at National XC – we think this is the highest position ever for a Valley Striders team at the “National”, so congratulations to
317 Rob De'Giovanni 44:26
322 Gwil Thomas 44:31
517 Paul Kaiser 47:50
(Steve Vernon 1st in 35:11, 1302 finished)
Striders were 2nd best placed team from
Meg Galsworthy emailed that she’s running
I’m running Windermere and I know Simon Redshaw
If you’re running a Spring marathon, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll publish a list in the next-but-one V S Update.