Subject:                                     V S Weekly Update - training, Aug/Sep events, LCW, Harewood, HP Mile results


Sent: 18 August 2012 09:16

Training next week


Tue 21 Aug - Kathy's Run Leeds beginners/improvers/juniors group meet Leos 6:00pm for training session (new starters welcome!).


Tue 21 Aug - Holly's Run Leeds improvers group meet Bodington Hall sports pavilion 7:00pm – directions as follows, from Ring Road, go on Otley Road towards Otley, just before end of dual carriageway turn right into Bodington Hall grounds, go downhill till you get to one way system.  I got this wrong last week, the one way system is anticlockwise not clockwise!  The sports pavilion is on your right so you just need to go 50 yards on the one way system and turn right again to the pavilion.


Tue 21 Aug - Valley Striders meet Leos 7:00pm for 5 by 6 mins at Eccup Res.


Thu 23 Aug - meet Scott Hall 6:45pm for steady 7 miles at 8 to 9 minute mile pace (with stops).


Thu 23 Aug - Kathy's Thursday group. I got this wrong last week, confused my second and third Thursday.  I’ve double checked with Kathy and the session this week (23rd) is definitely meet Roundhay Park Lakeside Cafe 6:40pm


Events for rest of August and September


Sat 25 August - Burnsall Fell Race (AS) (V S Fell Championship)


Mon 27 August – Spofforth 10k – easy trail route & little village gala (near Wetherby). See Sarah Smith is cycling there and back – see VS Forum


Sun 2 September - Leeds Country Way see below.


Tue 4 September – Pie and peas – book to


Sat 8 September – Mile races at Leeds Met Track from 3:30pm, ages 13 and above.  See


Sun 9 September – Wetherby 10k also (VSGP & Leeds Race Series). 

Also junior 1.8 miles

The junior race is the first race of the Leeds Junior Race Series which runs from September 2012 to August 2013


Sun 9 September - Yorkshireman full marathon (CL)  (V S Fell Championship).  There is also a half marathon


Sun 9 September - Yorks Vets Road Relay, if you want to run, we will construct teams


Sat 15 September - Rombolds Romp on Ilkley Moor (TRIPLE points – VSGP, VSFC & Leeds Race Series).  See 


Sat 15 September – Yorkshire Road Relays at Rotherham (6-stage for men, 4-stage for women)


Tue 18 September – V S Autumn Handicap 5 miles, start 6:50 prompt from Eccup Reservoir. 


Sat 22 September – Northern Road Relays at Leigh (6-stage for men, 4-stage for women)


Sun 23 September – Kirkstall 7mile trail (Leeds Race Series) and Junior 2 mile Race (Leeds Junior Race Series).  See


Tue 25 September - Harewood 10 Recce run 


Sun 30 September - Horsforth 10k (VSGP & Leeds Race Series).  See


Lots of other races on


Leeds Country Way


Last week there were 47, we didn’t quite get the 25 needed for 6 full teams, but we did get about 18, so have 5 teams and a few reserves – thank you.  See


Vacancies in the “B” and “C” team will be filled first come first served.


A few more reserves would be welcome, please email !


Harewood Trail Races – Sunday 28 October


Help required for these races please – 2 mile at 10:00, 5 & 10 mile at 10:35.  We need about 80 volunteers for all aspects of race support.


Please note that Striders are only allowed to run if they can provide someone to marshal in their place.


Please email if you can help.  Let us know your preferred location. 


If you have juniors running then we can find an place for you to marshal on the juniors route.


Also help needed handing out entry forms at various races in late August, September and October.




Jessica Ennis


Jess is appearing at Sheffield City Hall on Friday 30 November.  This is (only) a 2,000 seat venue so you should get a reasonable view wherever you are.




Roundhay parkrun


Results included

       1  Richard Balshaw     17:54

       2  Jeremy Ladyman      18:04

      14  Myra Jones          20:45     1st W


Hyde Park Summer Mile

                               M:SS      GP Pts

       5  Simon Midwood        4:57.3      100

       8  Gwil Thomas          5:01.6       98

      22  Jeremy Ladyman       5:17.6       97

      27  Joel Giddings        5:27.9       95

      29  Roy Huggins          5:29.3       93

      30  Andy Stoneman        5:30.3       92

      34  Tom Button           5:41.7       90

      42  Nick Barnes          5:48.6       88

      60  Leroy Sutton         6:10.2       87

      85  Chris Sawyer         6:55.3       85

     104  Chloe Hudson         7:47.4       83

     108  Bob Wilkes           8:14.0       82

     110  Meryll Cripps        8:20.0       80


      12  Jerry Watson         5:10.0       97

      57  Howard Jeffrey       6:03.5       87


Grand prix points updated on the website