Sent: 28 July 2011 00:20
Subject: V S Update - Events (incl. pie'n'peas, Round Hill and another LCW reminder), Results (prizes at John Lunn race and parkrun special), Membership special, and more!
Tuesday 2 August - Club training followed by Pie and Peas
Please place your order to firstname.lastname@example.org before 10pm Sunday evening, stating whether you want meat or vegetarian pie, mushy peas or baked beans, and optionally apple pie.
If you order later than this, we will do our best to accommodate you but cannot guarantee it.
Note that if you do order and then don’t turn up, you are committed to paying unless someone on the night takes your order. The only way we can keep the price low is to ensure that all food made is sold.
Note also to the V S men, it is now safe to get changed in the Leos changing rooms - all the stakes have now gone. Also a couple of us have folded all the yellow bibs so you don’t have to worry about being asked to help with this next time you come!
Thursday 4 August - “Magic Mile” at
Message from Mark Hetherington – “In association with the Marathon Talk podcast, we are planning a series of 1 mile time trials on the track on Thurs 4th August (starting at 7.30pm). It is free to enter (apart from the usual track entry fee £3.50) and open to anyone.”
Please let me (Bob) know if you want to run and I will co-ordinate with Mark. I’m going to give a cut-off of Monday evening as Mark needs to assign runners to groups. NB the Magic Mile will be part of an organised training session; you’re not just going for 5 or 6 or 7 or however many minutes, you can also join the training session (if you want).
Sunday 7 August - Round Hill Fell Race
A double-pointer counting in both the Grand Prix and the Fell Championship.
An undulating 8 miles, and if it doesn’t rain much in the next 10 days, you won’t get your shoes wet in spite of the note on the Otley AC website about a “couple of bogs”. Trail shoes advisable.
Details at http://otleyac.org.uk/round-hill-fell-race/ . Enter on the day, 11:00 start but allow 10 minutes to walk to the start (or 4 minutes if you want to set off running!)
Wednesday 24 August -
1 mile races see www.hydeparkharriers.co.uk
Sunday 4 September -
In recent emails I’ve forgotten to tell you what the
Leeds Country Way Relay actually is! The LCW is a 60 mile footpath round
the outskirts of Leeds, taking in Garforth,
For 2011, we’re still trying to get 5 teams but in the last week we’ve actually had a net loss of 1 (2 have signed up and 3 have withdrawn). We now have 35 signed up. With so many people away for holidays during August, we would like names by Tuesday 2 August so that we can pick teams, and allocate pairs to “legs” so that the pairs can take whatever opportunity is available to recce the route.
list so far Alan Hutchinson, Alex Nancolas, Alistair Smyth, Andy May, Carole
Schofield, Chloe Hudson, Elika Tasker, Gary Mann, Ged Coll, Hayley Nancolas,
Ian Sanderson, Jeremy Ladyman, Jerry Watson, Joel Giddings, John Batchelor,
John Bucktrout, John Wallace,
There are still places available on our first-come first-served system, and this really is open to runners of all paces including our “Run Leeds” group. Email email@example.com
Harewood 2 mile, 5 mile and 10 mile on Sunday 2 October
The entry forms are now out!
Thanks to Gwil Thomas, Sue Sunderland and Paul Smith for handing these out at Eccup 10; Paul Furness at Yorkshire Vets, Eric Green at John Lunn Hyde Park 5k, Sarah Smith at Pudsey 10k, Peter Lambert at Harrogate 10k, and Chloe Hudson, Joel Giddings and Gary Mann at Golden Acre Relay.
Can anyone help in the next few weeks by handing out
forms at Weeton Show race (31 July), Idle trail race (7 August), Askern 10 (by
the way a fast route!) (14 August), Cinnamon Lodge trail at Meltham (17
John Lunn Hyde Park 5k
W50 one-two for Carole and Sue! And second ladies team
Grand prix points shown in right hand column!
8 Rob De'Giovanni 0:16:12 100
13 Andy May 0:16:33 99
24 Paul Kaiser 0:17:42 96
28 Steve Webb 0:18:22 95
29 Joel Giddings 0:18:36 94
44 John Wallace 0:19:41 91
54 Paul Sanderson 0:20:00 89
62 Eric Green 0:20:53 86
73 Carole Schofield 0:21:58 85
95 Sarah Smith 0:24:34 81
102 Sara Dyer 0:26:37 80
4 Jeremy Ladyman 18:06
Jerry Watson reported “Pretty fit at the moment (17.11) after 5km in the Vets race at Doncaster Town Centre on Wednesday. Dan F. I think did 16.37 in the open race. Good event actually. Worth travelling to.”
Only 2 Striders, but
541 finished, winner Nick Swinburn (Morpeth) 31:08 – course record
Only 2 Striders, but Myra Jones in the prize money (actually a box of chocolates) with 4th overall.
51 Gary Mann 45:15
390 finished, winner Tim Midgley (Bingley) 36:28.
Some strange results here, as
Morecambe Cross-Bay Challenge
33 Eric Green 1:34:03
22 Niels Laustsen 1:31:36 (AK73 Denmark and former Valley Strider)
If you’re wondering why there are so few Striders at local races it’s because they’re all tired on Sundays having run parkruns on a Saturday.
Recent successes have included
Roundhay 25/6 1st
Roundhay 25/6 1st
· Grovelands 9/7 2nd Ian Sanderson 19:33
· Pontefract 16/7 3rd Joel Giddings 18:48
· Woodbank 16/7 3rd Jerry Watson 18:48
· Roundhay 23/7 2nd Joel Giddings 19:33
Several Striders have been swapping to and fro between
Ian Sanderson sometimes appears at Middlesbrough and
“There's a list of all the different parkrun events I've run, here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/athleteresultshistory?athleteNumber=10219 “
been doing a great deal of running of late, but there has been an explosion of
new events over the last six months or so and I'm working my way through the
events that are within a reasonable distance from me. Having run 15
different events now, no two events are alike - each is very different, both in
terms of the course and the atmosphere. My favourites are Leamington Spa
(featuring a steep hill after just 500m) and Worcester (run mainly on a path
within a wood), although I can recommend Huddersfield (for the excellent cafe
at the finish line) and
The Tuesday 6pm Group
We now have 8 runners who have converted from session
membership with Run Leeds @ Alwoodley (our 6pm group) to fully paid Valley
Striders – Asheila Narang, Brian Chiyesu, Emma Johnson, Grace Thomas,
Just a reminder to existing Striders who are recovering from injury or have some free time to pick up their training that the 6pm session is available for all club members – not just the Run Leeds group.
If you have friends, colleagues etc who are interested in running with a group (you think you know what I’m going to say but I’m going to surprise you) for whom our session is inconvenient (too far away or wrong day/time) then there are 9 other Run Leeds groups around Leeds at different locations and on a variety of days see www.leedsathletics.net/runleeds.htm .
Striders International Members
About 10 years ago, amongst our members were a French woman, a German man, a Danish couple and a Norwegian man.
Then we added a few of Max’s coachees, 3 Americans and 2 Australians.
Our original Europeans have now all left the club (although we get an annual email from Ingo with his mountain running exploits)
But when I looked at the starting line-up at the Handicap last week, we can now make up an even better “International Select” team:
John Shanks –
David Vidal –
Eirik Stangnes –
Dusan Svoboda –
Pam Lomoro and Joanna Rianga –
· Rob De’Giovanni – half Maltese
NB South Sudan became an independent state on 9 July 2011 and the member of the United Nations on 14 July 2011. See Pam or Wikipedia for more information.
The new Striders year will start in just over a month’s time for the year 1 Sep 2011 to 31 Aug 2012.
No need to pay money now but when you go on holiday save a little to pay for your subs when you get back. We are likely to hold the annual fee at £20.
Parents and Grandparents
Congratulations to V S member Natalie Crossland and former V S member Tim Crossland on the birth of their son Barnaby George (Barney) on 27 July (6 lbs 14oz) a little brother for Ted, and all well. Barney becomes our treasurer Paul White’s fourth grand-child!
Congratulations to Run Leeds group leaders Kathy and Ken Kaiser on the birth of their first grandson Reuben Stanley Kaiser born on 20 July at 9.30 a.m. 7lbs 8oz. “Absolutely gorgeous. A bit traumatic but alls well that ends well”
BITS AND PIECES
Meanwood Trail Half
Message from Dave Tupman firstname.lastname@example.org (not a V S member)
I organise a (very) small charity 'half marathon' up and
down the Meanwood Trail, where participants usually do fancy dress and it is
all very informal and relaxed. If anyone is interested in participating at the
club please email me back to organise when and where to meet. There are about
10 runners this year and it will be done on 6th August.
Event page http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=226252317388900
As mentioned this is a very informal and relaxed day out really - the pace is whatever you like, although we try to stick together as its not really competitive. If there is no interest never mind. Will be picnic and drinks afterward, weather permitting...
PS I think I will attend one of your sessions soon, I am training for the
From Monday 25th July to Sunday 31st July
All men's size 6 to 7 and size 12 to 16 are reduced by 30%.
All women's size 3 to 4.5 and 8.5 to 10.5 are reduced by 30%.
Large or Petite - Cash in on your Feet.
If any Striders would like to advertise their services, whether running-related or not, then please feel free to send me details and I’ll include at a convenient point.
This one is not running-related, although we did decide that if you could get someone to do your decorating you’d have more spare time for running!
So if you want more time for running, contact “D.P.R.
Decorators”, specialists in Painting & Decorating. Phone Roy Huggins 07860
870 396 for more information. Several Striders have had houses painted
inside and/or out by
Paul White asks “
“Could those people who have not yet paid their entry fees for Calderdale Way Relay & Bradford Millennium Way Relay send a cheque (CWR £5 or BMW £7) made payable to Valley Striders to: Paul White 17 Whinmoor Court, Redhall, Leeds LS14 1NX as soon as possible as they are now considerably overdue.“