Subject:                                     V S Update - Help!, Next week, Dates, MVT, CWR, LWR, Results, Marathon talk


Sent: 08 March 2012 19:52



We still need 4 marshals for the Peco on Sunday (11th), so please call me on 0777 5898 558 if you can help.  It’s 09:00 start at Danefield Car Park on Otley Chevin.  Without our marshals it will be a rather dull 2 lap course for the runners, with our marshals there will be enough to use the planned route which has more interesting terrain on the second lap.  Email me if you can help or text to 0777 5898 558


Also if anyone wants to benefit Age UK with £20, then just help at their race at Harewood a week on Sunday (18th).  If they don’t get free marshals from the running clubs, they’ll be paying out £20 (or more) for paid marshals.  Oh and you still get a free bacon sandwich and/or hot dog plus hot drink which is a better deal than any race organised by VS.  Email me if you can help.


Next Week


A little change to our normal schedule


Tuesday 13th 6pm - Kathy’s Group as usual


Tuesday 13th 7pm - Striders Group from LEOS, running hills at Church Lane (rather than the usual 2nd Tuesday track session).  NB if you forget and turn up at Leeds Met by mistake, you’ll have time to jog from Leeds Met to Church Lane and do the hills.


Wednesday 14th 8pm - Drills session at Leeds Met.  For those of you that came to Alison Rose’s session at Leos a couple of years ago, this is similar but will be on Leeds Met track so will allow rather more room than when we bumped into each other in the Leos clubhouse.  The cost is £6 of which £4 is the normal track fee for Leeds Met and £2 goes to Carnegie Physios.  I’m told that 2 physios and 2 international athletes will be in attendance.  This is open to all members of Leeds clubs, places are limited and close on Sunday 11 March, go to to book and follow the link for “Coach and Athlete Workshops”.


Wednesday 14th from 7:45pm – Fell runners social session at East of Arcadia.  John Bottomley emailed “There is no agenda for this, in fact I would be surprised if anyone mentions running, of any kind(!) as it's just a social event”


Thursday 15th 6:45pm - Scott Hall session, afterwards curry at Sheesh Mahal


For all of these check website early next week in case any change of plan


More Dates


Saturday 10 March – Troller’s Trot.  In the last email I said it was in the VS Fell Championship, someone from the Fell Group corrected me and said it wasn’t, so I decided it was in the Grand Prix, which it isn’t either, but lots of Striders are going so hope you all have a good day (and evening/night at the campsite)


Sunday 11 March – final Peco race at Otley Chevin – Lots of Striders to run please, we had a Striders XC record of 40 runners at Golden Acre.  Can we better that?  VS Grand Prix points available.  Juniors also welcome to run – 1 mile for 8-10yrs at 10:00, 2 miles for 11-16 yrs at 10:20.  All races pay and register on the day and come early because parking is, to say the least, tricky!  Details at


Sunday 18 March – Heptonstall (VS Fell Championship),  also East Hull 20


Thursday 22 March – Drills session at Leeds Met – same as on 14 March in case you missed it or it was full


Sunday 25 March – Thirsk 10 (also Yorks Vets 10 mile championships), also Bradford 10k


Saturday 30 March – Midgley Moor (VS Fell Championship)


Sunday 1 April – Baildon Boundary Way (entries closed), also You Muddy Fools races from John Smeaton followed by Peco presentations – details will be at


Meanwood Valley Trail


Saturday 14 April – Meanwood Valley Trail - organised by Valley Striders – junior races (7-10yrs and 11-16yrs) at 10:00, senior race at 10:30, 70 marshals needed.  Dan Murray is co-ordinating marshals, please email him if you can help on the day.  Please do this as soon as possible so that he has plenty of time to plan who’s where.


Additionally for MVT we need help publicising the event – please email me if you can help by e.g. handing out forms at the end of races, putting forms in sports shops and sports centres, encouraging friends and relations to run


Calderdale Way Relay


Sunday 13 May - Sarah Smith is doing really well, she has a team and a half so far, but she’s entered two teams so at least 6 more runners required


Lyke Wake Race


Another Sarah Smith promotion, she emailed “We now have 5 but we need 6 people to make a team so I am hopeful that we can find a few more as we need some reserves.
“Race website is
“Please see the race report from 2006 by Mick Wrench and Alan Hutchinson on the Valley Striders website – click on the “For Club Members” tab and then on “Race Reports”




It was a Striders 1-2 at the York parkrun last Saturday 1 Jon Parker 16:56 2 Richard Balshaw 16:57


Dewsbury 10k results including VSGP points (yes it definitely was a GP race!)

    Gun                        Gun     Chip     Chip

    Pos                       Time      Pos     Time      GP Pts

      23  Andy May          00:34:11     23   00:34:09       100

      74  Roy Huggins       00:38:10     75   00:38:07        98

      90  Andy Thorpe       00:38:48     90   00:38:41        97

      97  Gary Mann         00:39:16     98   00:39:06        95

     130  Liz Wood          00:40:51    129   00:40:35        94

     146  Myra Jones        00:41:24    142   00:41:08        92

     159  Nick Barnes       00:41:47    161   00:41:38        91

     189  Leroy Sutton      00:43:05    191   00:42:48        89

     229  Sue Sunderland    00:44:52    234   00:44:40        88

     268  Ged Coll          00:47:00    266   00:46:16        86

     269  Iain Currie       00:47:00    266   00:46:17        86

     368  John Bucktrout    00:51:39    371   00:51:13        83

     513  Elaine Craiggs    00:58:26    512   00:57:41        82

     517  Paul Furness      00:58:57    516   00:58:17        80


All GP results and latest table now on the website




Marathon Talk, by Martin Yelling & Tom Williams, last week “live from Leeds with Liz Yelling”, wasn’t with Liz because the baby was ill, but had a more local special guest instead, click on the link to find out who it was - Marathon Talk live from Leeds with Tracey Morris  (oops I may have given the game away).


I’m told that the Spring Issue of Fellrunner has, on page 69, a pic of Sylvia at the Haworth Hobble.