Subject: V S Weekly Update - race win for Holly, 30th anniversary, LCW, dates, results
Sent: 13 July 2012 13:38
Holly first at Roundhay parkrun
We don’t usually have race results as the first item, and especially not parkrun results as I’m sure at least 10 different Striders have come first at parkrun over the last 4 years.
So what’s special about this result? Well what is special is that Holly was first – she beat all the blokes too!
So big congratulations to Holly and to see all the rest of last weekend’s parkrun results, see lower down this email.
The next two items are a repeat from last week, please get your bbq meal and relay place booked as soon as possible!
Striders 30th Anniversary Barbecue – Tuesday 24 July
Just as the Queen has two birthdays, so does Valley Striders. 23 July 1982 was the date of the founding of Valley Striders at Mick Dewhirst’s house on Woodhouse Ridge (click http://valleystriders.org.uk/resolution.htm) . And 10 December 1982 was the date of our affiliation with England Athletics (or whatever it was called at the time).
We’ll celebrate the first of our 30th birthdays with our Summer Handicap (7pm from Eccup Res, a just-over-5 mile circular route as far as Emmerdale village), also a Junior 1 mile race at 6:30pm, followed by a barbecue back at Leo’s clubhouse.
As usual, you need to book in advance for the barbecue. Email our usual address firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 22 July 10pm, just saying whether you want veggie or carnivore. Cost is £6. Don’t worry if it rains on the night, the food will be cooked outside but we can eat inside.
If you are likely to come but aren’t 100% sure, then please book anyway, you have until Sunday 22 July to cancel (at no cost).
Tosh Akhtar has just given me some videos from 1992 of the Cardinal Heenan 10k (2½ laps up Stonegate Road) and the Valley Striders 10k in Roundhay Park. Hopefully these will look OK on the big screen at Leos.
We also have a large number of photos on the website from 1997 to 2009 and a folder of newspaper cuttings from 1982 to 1992. Is there anyone who would to create a “slide show” from these? Can I tempt you to step forward with the offer of 2 free barbecue meals? Please!
Leeds Country Way – Sunday 2 September
This is a 60 mile route, run in pairs, so each pair runs 10 miles. Last year we had 5 teams of 12 runners! Can we get 6 teams this year? Maybe one from Kathy’s 6pm group and one from Holly’s 7pm group?!
Email email@example.com if you’d like to run. You can check you are on the list – there is a link on the “home page” of the V S website. Please email as soon as you can saying whether you are
· Definite (barring injury)
Proposed teams are “A”, Ladies, Vets (over 40), “D”, “H” (Holly’s group), “K” (Kathy’s group).
Caution: The route uses country footpaths. It is irregularly signposted and not marshaled. It is strongly advised that you do (at least) one recce run a week or so before the race so you know the route. It is not sufficient to rely on your partner to know the route (they might get injured the week before the race and you’d have to navigate with your new partner)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Organising 5 teams / 60 runners last year involved a huge amount of work (thanks John), so 6 teams will be even harder. We need to get some provisional teams created as soon as possible.
Link to Kippax Harriers website http://www.kippaxharriers.org.uk/ has more details including maps of all the legs. NB the route follows the old Leeds Country Way which, on legs 1 and 2, crosses the border into Wakefield. This is different from the route maps that are currently on sale.
Sun 15 July – Eccup 10 mile – V S Grand Prix – also junior races (3 different distances depending on age) http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/ . Can anyone help at the finish by handing out Harewood Trail entry forms?
Sun 15 July – Holme Moss Fell Race – V S Fell Championship
Tue 17 July – Kathy’s group at 6pm, Holly’s group at 7pm, Club session 7pm, all at Leos
Sat 21 July – Ingleborough Fell Race – V S Fell Championship
Sun 22 July – Pudsey 10k – V S Grand Prix – also junior races (2 different distances depending on age) http://www.pudseypacers.com/ . Can anyone help at the finish by handing out Harewood Trail entry forms?
Sun 22 July – Harrogate 10k - Can anyone help at the finish by handing out Harewood Trail entry forms?
Tue 24 July – VS 30th anniversary – see above
Wed 25 July – Golden Acre Relay - teams of 3 – make up your own teams – details will be on http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/ . Can anyone help at the finish by handing out Harewood Trail entry forms? Mark Hetherington of Abbey Runners has emailed “Following a record entry of 91 teams last year, we have increased the race limit to 120 teams for 2012. Entry is ‘on the night’ only: the race starts at 7.00pm, so it would be worth turning up before 6.30pm to be on the safe side! It is important that everyone parks legally and considerately, as we don’t want any complaints from the police or other motorists.”
Sat 4 August – Round Hill Fell Race (more a trail race) approx. 7 miles – VSGP AND VSFC. http://otleyac.org.uk/round-hill-fell-race/ and yes it is a Saturday (it always used to be a Sunday)
Wed 15 August – Hyde Park 1 mile – V S Grand Prix – note entry limit of 150. Entry information on www.ukresults.net
Sat 8 Sep – Leeds Golden Mile – Mark Hetherington has emailed “I am organising a track mile event at Leeds Met Carnegie (in conjunction with the guys from the Marathon Talk podcast) on the afternoon of Sat 8th September. There will be a series of up to 25 heats (heats will be based on predicted times) between 3.00pm and 7.00pm, with a total maximum entry of 300 runners (and race walkers). The entry fee will be £6 for club runners, and we are hoping to finish with heats for ‘elite’ men and ladies. We will be using electronic timing and a stadium PA, and hope to generate a great atmosphere over the course of the afternoon. Event details, and online entry, will be available here very shortly: www.evensplits.co.uk”
Sun 9 Sep – Yorkshire Vets relays at Saltaire
“Jane Tomlinson” 5k Canal Run at Methley
This is an annual race organised by Jane’s club Rothwell Harriers. On the website it mentions the cakes afterwards – wonder whether it should be in our Grand Prix next year?!
7 Jeremy Ladyman 00:17:52
49 Louise Allinson 00:21:26
95 Chloe Hudson 00:25:11
Hyde Park 5k
I suspect many people stayed at home saying “why pay for a race when you can run the route for free any Saturday?”, but this race was in memory of a very colourful character at Leeds City and I’m pleased to report that Striders made up over 20% of the field,
9 Dan Fisher 00:16:45 100
11 Gwil Thomas 00:16:54 99
20 Richard Balshaw 00:17:50 98
23 Dave Penman 00:18:13 96
25 Joel Giddings 00:18:29 95
28 James Tarran 00:18:50 94
31 Andy Stoneman 00:19:00 93
34 Gary Mann 00:19:16 91
35 Roy Huggins 00:19:20 90
40 Alan Walsh 00:20:17 89
42 Paul Sanderson 00:20:34 88
44 Nick Barnes 00:20:46 86
48 Leroy Sutton 00:21:18 85
52 Martin Oddy 00:21:37 84
57 Alun Davies 00:23:00 83
67 Sarah Howell 00:24:28 81
70 Chloe Hudson 00:24:47 80
22 Jerry Watson 00:18:00 96
Apart from Holly’s success (did I mention that earlier), good to see several of our junior members running, and doing the tough one (Roundhay) too!
Results for Bradford parkrun, event number 113, 07/07/2012.
166 participants completed the run today.
The following club members participated:
20 Alan WALSH 21:35
Results for Leeds parkrun, event number 248, 07/07/2012.
217 participants completed the run today.
The following club members participated:
3 Joel GIDDINGS 18:35
8 Roy HUGGINS 19:09
9 James TARRAN 19:10
32 Nick BARNES 21:27
49 Sue SUNDERLAND 22:39
56 Christopher A SAWYER 22:57
142 Meryll CRIPPS 29:47
Results for Roundhay parkrun, event number 61, 07/07/2012.
118 participants completed the run today.
The following club members participated:
1 Holly WILLIAMS 19:23
9 Adam PARTON 20:45
13 Dan MURRAY 20:56
21 Julia Leventon 22:25
25 Gerard COLL 23:48
27 Alex IRVINE 24:02 j
28 Richard IRVINE 24:06
37 Pascale FOTHERBY 24:56
50 Alistair SMYTH 25:53
64 Ben Dyal 26:57 j
74 Sue CARR 28:51
81 Jacqueline HUNT 29:34
82 Natalie ROSS 29:34
102 Abigail STONEMAN 35:20 j
105 Laura VOGLER 35:53 j
106 Justin VOGLER 35:53
116 Emily STONEMAN 42:38 j
117 Andy STONEMAN 45:35
NB Holly’s winning margin was 11 seconds
Lyke Wake Results
Great runs by Madeleine Watson who finished 3rd W in 9hr 37min and Ian Sanderson who finished 10th in 8hr 45min.
Sadly our team, reduced by injury and other activities before the race was further reduced during the race as John Wallace and Richard Adcock recorded DNFs. John stopped just short of halfway at the Lion Inn and Richard went another 6 or 7 miles to the next checkpoint in the middle of nowhere.
Full race results
For the first time the race was won by a pair of ladies, Shelli Gordon and Kay Neesam. They won the overall trophy and so the first men to finish won the “opposite sex” trophy.
There’s a picture of the team and captain Sarah on facebook and a few good comments.
Run For All Results
Here are the names I found (or those that emailed their results to me). In chip time sequence
7 Gwil Thomas 35:51
22 Abdoulaye Kodokod 37:31
35 Jeremy Ladyman 38:39
46 Richard Smith 39:38
80 John Shanks 41:12
379 Iain Currie 46:22
1029 Sarah Howell 51:39
1040 Chloe Hudson 51:43
1193 Liz Reddington 52:43
1418 Sarah Harper 53:59
2452 Alexa Hannant 59:18
2497 Sarah Clark 59:31
2999 Jenna Rymer 1:02:30
3034 Georgina Abbott 1:02:42
4062 Mel Murray 1:09:35
4104 Melissa Dexter 1:09:57
Any more Striders?