Sent: 16 October 2011 13:45
Subject: V S Update - AGM and subs, Events including WYXC/Peco/VSGP/VSFC, Results, London marathon rejections, Messages from
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & MEMBERSHIP SUBS
This year’s AGM will be on Monday 1 November at 8:30pm at Leos. Pie and peas will be available, book at firstname.lastname@example.org saying whether you want the carnivore or vegetarian option. In order to speed the proceedings, there will not be apple pie, but bring your own desserts if you want.
As I said, 72 have already paid, including 20 “Run Leeds @ Alwoodley” (Tuesday 6pm) runners who have “upgraded” to full Club membership. If you want to check your membership status, go to the website www.valleystriders.org.uk, click on “For Club Members” at the top and then click on “Membership List” on the left hand side.
As for how we spend your £20, then £5 goes to England Athletics for your competition licence, £7.50 goes to Leos, and the other £7.50 is “ours” – Paul will tell you at the AGM what we did with it last year.
NB If you are entered for the West Yorkshire Cross Country, you could send the £8 at the same time.
Thanks to 70+ Striders who helped. A special edition of V S Update will be with you soon!
The following information is also on the website, click on “For Club Members” at the top and then click on “Key Dates and Events next 3 mths” on the left hand side. This page also explains the colour scheme!! Note that there are 2 Fell Championship and 5 Grand Prix races still to go – and Withins Skyline counts for both!
(thanks to Paul Hunter for finding most of these!)
I published the full Striders results in the V S Update on 18 September, but omitted the “podium” places
· Paul Hunter M50 2nd
· Sue Sunderland F50 2nd
· Ruth Warren F55 3rd
· Meryll Cripps F60 2nd
Lake Vyrnwy Half
552 Attila Deszo 1:49:50
An innovation by Mike Ayers of Abbey Runners – an approximate 10k race where runners all started and finished at the same place but had a choice of routes – “fell” tough terrain or “trail” good tracks but hillier – prizes awarded in each method
21 Clive Bandy 54:56 Trail
29 Dan Murray 56:46 Fell
31 Alistair Smyth 57:26 Trail
42 Patrick Barrett 59:59 Trail
Newcastle parkrun – WINNER ROB DE’GIOVANNI
1 Rob De’Giovanni 16:30
Kirkstall 7 mile trail
19 Gary Mann 44:52
We are in the Lakes at the moment, Paul and
Great North Run
124 Abdul Kodokod 1:19:47
143 Rich Smith 1:20:19
2873 Ged Coll 1:40:28
8640 Keith West 1:53:50
19611 Jane Sanders 2:12:09
Any other Striders, please let me know your results so that we can include them on the Performance Tables
Ron Hill’s 73rd Birthday Race 5k at Littleborough
169 Lou Gilchrist 27:46
6 Gwil Thomas 36:49
26 Roy Huggins 39:20
97 Andy Settle 44:07
106 Nick Wallhead 45:12
117 Laura Goodson 45:56
30 Joe Hanney 46:25
Maratonul Piatra Craiului Salomon
102 Paul Smith 6:02:48
See what it’s all about at http://marathonpiatracraiului.blogspot.com/
Harewood 2, 5 and 10 miles (Valley Striders)
Separate email to follow
69 Carole Schofield 28:15
42 Gwil Thomas 34:28
56 Jerry Watson 35:00 M50 1st
128 James Tarran 39:20
135 Tosh Akhtar 39:33
192 Rob Marsh 44:16
197 Bob Jackson 44:49
??? Malcolm Coles 45:30 approx (not in results)
Team 10th out of 19 complete teams
To be updated on Grand Prix table.
Beacon Fell Race (Worcestershire)
7 Steve Webb
See report from Malvern Gazette http://www.malverngazette.co.uk/sport/9304427.Conway_is_crowned_Beacon_Race_winner/
82 Dan Fisher 3:04:09
1542 Paul Sanderson 4:24:06
To be updated on Grand Prix table “Any Other
1 Andy May 36:04
7 Dan Murray 39:46
8 Roy Huggins 39:55
9 Gary Mann 40:58
14 Alan Hutchinson 44:03
16 Alistair Smyth 44:29
21 Patrick Barrett 45:17
24 Leroy Sutton 46:18
Eric Green’s tour of
21/08/11 Leek half 77 1:36:37
28/08/11 Fleetwood half 64 1:31:18
18/09/11 Garstang half 33 1:32:34
25/09/11 Macclesfield half 79 1:32:34
02/10/11 Congleton half 66 1:31:33
National Fell Relays
I’ll put a link from the website home page when I have the results
I’ll put a link from the website home page when I have the results – as I write, they are still running!
BORROWDALE FELL RACE
Funny enough I came across this video of the race and I'm in it from about 1:10. I wasn't aware that the guy behind me was taking video of the Scafell descent so that's pretty good to watch
The marathon magazines touched down a week or so ago. Were you lucky enough to be accepted?
If you got a rejection slip then you will have another chance to get a place. Valley Striders will receive 3 or 4 places to allocate to club members. Priority will be given to
· Those who joined Valley Striders prior to 1 January 2011
Those who applied to
· Those who have not had a club place before.
If you qualify in at least one of these categories, email London@valleystriders.org.uk (NB please let us know whether or not you have had a rejection slip)
Another way of getting into
Health Poverty Action
I work for an international health and development charity called Health Poverty Action. We are currently looking for 25 keen runners to take our charity places in the 2012 London Marathon and I was wondering if any of your members might be interested in applying.
All money raised in sponsorship will go towards providing basic but life-saving healthcare and education for the world’s poorest people.
We will provide all of the fundraising ideas and support needed to smash the sponsorship target of £1800 and will also provide:
· A fundraising pack, including sponsorship forms and fundraising tips
· A running vest
· A cheering squad on the day
· A post race reception including a massage
If any of your members are interested in running for Health Poverty Action either with their own place or a Health Poverty Action charity place, please get in touch.
I hope you are well, and that today's race was a success in the warm conditions.
I've two bits of news to share with you, that might be of interest to other Striders.
have news of a new Strider. Edith Holloway was born on Friday 9th
Also, Striders might want to support a friend of mine who is embarking on a 6 day, 180 mile off-road running challenge to raise money for charity in memory of Colin Morath of Abbey Runners who died in August.
Ehrenberg is my sports massage therapist here in
Morath was Margaret's inspiration in her early running days. They did an
awful lot of running together, which continued after Margaret moved away from
will be taking 6 days to run the 180 miles from
raising funds for two charities - Brain Tumour Research and Support across
Message from Dick Dale
Hi again Bob we are in