Sent: 21 May 2011 08:37
Subject: V S Update - Meanwood Trail arrangements, Max's run, EA membership, Coaching courses, Results of River Moy, parkrun and handicap
Meanwood Trail Race
Tue 24 May – Meanwood Valley Trail Races recce run
We’ll meet at Leos at 7pm and firstly run the junior 1
mile race route together, then continue to run the first mile and a half of the
senior route together too, as far as Seven Arches aqueduct. From there we’ll
probably split into 3 groups, two faster groups running the whole of the senior
route, the third group running as far as
Afterwards we need some helpers to label the beer bottles that will be the mementoes of the race. Full on-the-job training will be given. If there are 8 or 10 of us doing it, it should take about 20 minutes. Please stay to help if you can!
Sat 28 May – Meanwood Valley Trail Races
We have over 200 entries so far, so going well!
We have 51 marshals so far (check www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmarshals.htm ) - and need 19 more, please email me if you can help. I know that many of you are away because it’s bank holiday / school holidays, so those that are free next Saturday, please volunteer!
If you are able to help and you’d like to be in a specific area, you have till Monday evening to make a choice. Please select from : entries/admin, start/finish, near Leos, between Leos and 7 Arches, between 7 Arches and Ring Road, Meanwood Park (Ring Road end), Meanwood Park (Meanwood end), water station in Meanwood Park. We also have a vacancy for a sweeper to follow the last runner round and to notify the marshals that they are free to depart.
We also need about 6 people to set up the route. Meet Leos at 8a.m. or Ring Road at 8:30a.m. If you can do this, you are excused marshalling duties (but it would be great if you could stay on).
We’ll be allocating duties on Tuesday evening, so please look out for an email Wednesday morning.
Sat 28 May - Striders night out
Special note re Thursday Training – Max’s run
Note that Thursday’s session on 2 June
(the week after next) will meet at Oakwood Clock 6:45pm to celebrate what would
have been Max Jones’ 84th birthday. We’ll run together the two
and a quarter miles of Max’s training route - he used to run it 10 times when
training for an ultra marathon. Then we can split into smaller groups to
In last week’s V S Update I said that everyone should have received membership cards. On the basis that I have only had 3 replies on this subject (all of whom had changed address but had not told us) I assume you all have!
I do need to tell you about the information held on the England Athletics database.
We only input the minimum information required, that is first name (and we usually use your short name e.g. Bob rather than given name e.g. Robert) (and this is the name shown on your card), last name, full address, post code and date of birth.
There is a whole chunk of information that we don’t
enter. This includes “disability”, “ethnicity” (no option to input “
Just going back to the first name thing, if you enter any races via Runbritain.com then it will check your first name and last name against your England Athletics number so please sign on and check whether you are an Andy or an Andrew, a Geoff or a Geoffrey, a Liz or an Elizabeth, a Mike or a Michael!
Education for Coaching
If you think you read this in last week’s email, then you’re right, you did, but since I only got one reply, maybe you didn’t think it was for you.
The answer is that it’s for anyone – the courses listed are for coaches, but most of us coach ourselves, so please take a look at what’s on offer.
All we ask of you is that you pass on any tips you’ve learnt to other Valley Striders – could be in the bar after a Tuesday session!
So here’s the message again:
England Athletics and Leeds Clubs are planning to arrange 4 or 5 evening coaching seminars during the summer months. At least one of these is likely to be at Leos!
The list of courses on offer can be found at http://www.leedsathletics.net/Development%20of%20Coaches%20-%20Courses%20available.doc . Take a look!
Please email me if you are interested in these. They are likely to cost £5 or £10.
Please reply within the next 7 days. I need to send the information on to the Leeds Network co-ordinator so she can decide which courses to set up.
6 Dan Murray 01:24:39
15 John Wallace 01:29:39
31 Patrick Barrett 01:34:21 2nd M50
37 Alan Hutchinson 01:35:19 3rd M50
Race report awaited.
parkrun mob run was scored on club vests, and although
here are the results of all Striders, Run in
6 Andrew May 17:08
9 Daniel Fisher 17:28
10 Gwilym Thomas 17:31
23 Roy Huggins 18:31
25 Joel Giddings 18:35
29 James Tarran 18:52
32 Ian Sanderson 18:59
38 David Vidal 19:13
45 Andy Stoneman 19:44
46 Gary Mann 19:45
77 Bob Jackson 21:20
102 Alistair Fale 22:20
130 Chris Sawyer 23:11
257 Esther Smyth 28:31
275 Claire Barker 29:20
Roundhay parkrun, so again here are the results of all Striders, Run in
9 Nick Barnes 21:21
11 David Gillian 21:37
22 Gerard Coll 23:20
37 Malcolm Coles 25:50
49 Robert Cutts 27:31
55 Paul Furness 28:57
56 Sarah Coll 28:59
61 Kerry Jackson 29:38
67 Anne Jones 31:11
68 Asheila Narang 31:28
79 Martha McCaffrey 32:48
80 Ella McCaffrey 33:19
81 William McCaffrey 33:20
Club Handicap 10k
Congratulations to Leroy, a clear winner of Tuesday’s Handicap.
And congratulations too to Rob with fastest time of the night earning him 100 grand prix points
Apologies to one or two who went the wrong way in Eccup village, hopefully this didn’t have too great an effect on the run times and therefore on the G P points.
Thanks to Mike & Eileen on the watches, Joyce with the tickets, Pat with the keys, and Liz, Peter and John on marshalling duty.
Race Race Hand- Run Pts
Pos Time icap Time
1 Leroy Sutton 52.57 9.25 43.32 77
2 John Wallace 54.52 14.15 40.37 89
5 Dave Penman 55.27 17.45 37.42 95
6 Gary Mann 55.34 14.45 40.49 87
7 John Hallas 55.42 8.15 47.27 68
8 Simon Midwood 55.54 20.30 35.24 98
9 Andy Thorpe 56.03 15.15 40.48 88
13 Tony Mills 56.08 16.15 39.53 91
15 Andy Stoneman 56.16 13.15 43.01 78
16 Mick Loftus 56.21 18.00 38.21 94
18 Elika Tasker 56.33 15.30 41.03 85
19 Eric Green 56.36 14.30 42.06 83
20 Roy Huggins 56.56 17.30 39.26 92
21 Andy May 56.59 22.30 34.29 99
22 Alan Hutchinson 57.12 14.30 42.42 79
23 Bob Wilkes 57.14 3.45 53.29 67
24 Sarah Wood 57.34 13.15 44.19 75
25 Bob Jackson 57.44 12.30 45.14 74
26 Keith Brewster 57.50 11.30 46.20 70
27 Dan Fisher 57.55 21.30 36.25 97
28 David Vidal 58.08 17.45 40.23 90
29 Alan Webster 58.13 3.45 54.28 66
31 Nick Barnes 58.36 15.00 43.36 76
32 John Marsham 58.43 16.15 42.28 81
35 Ian Sanderson 59.20 20.15 39.05 93
36 John Whalley 66.33 0.00 66.33 66
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