Subject: V S Weekly Update - Events, Peco results, Jolly Holly 10k report
Sent: 18 January 2013 14:24
The usual – see the website if you’re unsure!
Myra emailed me saying she is trying to restart the Friday evening ladies-only session (I think it used to be 6pm at Roundhay) – any ladies interested please email email@example.com.
Good luck to everyone in the Brass Monkey this Sunday.
A week on Saturday (26th) is the first parkrun at Templenewsam – see the facebook page “Temple Newsam parkrun” note the space between (“temple” and “newsam”).
Next V S Grand Prix races – Brass Monkey, Dewsbury 10k (3 Feb), Peco Race 4 (17 Feb at John Smeaton). Dan Murray is currently checking the full list of races for 2013 and I’ll publish it next week.
I think the 2013 Fell Racing Handbook has been published so no doubt the fell runners will be getting together to decide the races in the V S Fell Championship. If you want to be involved, email Sarah Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah will also be organising the Calderdale Way teams for 19 May – entry forms are just out so we need to decide how many teams to enter. Email Sarah if you’re interested.
If you enjoy racing (it’s the best form of training), you can do this without travelling far nor spending a lot of money as most of the local clubs in Leeds (like us) organise affordable races through the year. See www.leedsathletics.net and follow the links to “Leeds Race Series”. There’s also a Junior Race Series.
Apologies from me for not forwarding the email about York Marathon immediately. I think I’d had it 2 days. If you’d entered immediately you would have got in, as it was, 5000 places were filled within 4 days.
Night Terror series race at Harewood (advert)
Dear Running and Triathlon Clubs
Please excuse this direct email to you. We are organising a series of new events in your region and wish to raise its profile with your club members.
This is a series of off-road night time runs over a distance of 6 miles. Runners can enter as an individual or as a team of three in our three categories: women only, men only or mixed teams.
The events will take place in the following locations
26th January 2013 Aldershot Army Training Land
9th February 2013 (19:00-21:30) Leeds Harewood House
2nd March 2013 Manchester Arley Hall
16th March 2013 Bristol Ashton Court
Thanks and regards
Inmotion Sport Limited
Results - Peco XC race 3 at Bramley Falls
Junior years 4-6 one mile (NB positions not on website)
Junior years 7-12 two miles (NB positions not on website)
5 Kim Threadgall 95
18 Myra Jones 84
36 Sue Sunderland 80
70 Sarah Smith 74
77 Sarah Howell 72
86 Pascale Fotherby 71
89 Sarah Harper 70
3 Dan Fisher 100
15 Gwil Thomas 99
16 Simon Midwood 98
17 Jon Parker 97
45 Kevin McMullan 96
50 Simon Vallance 94
54 Gary Mann 93
57 John Shanks 92
60 Dan Murray 91
63 Dave Penman 90
79 Richard Irvine 89
81 Tony Mills 88
93 Roy Huggins 87
95 Adam Parton 86
126 Steve Dixon 85
144 Joe Hanney 83
149 Alistair Smyth 82
161 Leroy Sutton 81
178 Malcolm Coles 79
184 John Wallace 78
187 Sean Fitzgerald 77
191 Simon Barker 76
195 Graham Ford 75
209 Tony Haygarth 73
237 Bob Wilkes 69
Men’s team 1st – it was a close call, they had 257 points to Pudsey & Bramley’s 266, but then I realised P&B are in the 2nd division, Cumulatively for the series, the team move from joint 1st to 1st.
Ladies team 5th which means they move from 6th to 5th
Men’s vets 5th which means they stay 4th
Women’s vets 7th which means they stay 7th
Race Report - Jolly Holly 10k – from Sarah Howell
While the rest of the Striders were gearing up for the winter handicap, Gary and I were driving through serious rain on our way to Ripon for the 25th anniversary Jolly Holly jog. I'd found the run by searching for festive events, and while holly covered the Christmassy feeling I was after, jolly and jog didn't sound too strenuous, so I signed us up.
The 300 meter round trip from the car to the clubhouse to collect our numbers gave us our first soaking. Then the jog to the start line drenched any remaining dry patches. I cowered under a tree for shelter while Gary warmed up. Then we met Ruth, who had managed to squeeze her Valley Striders vest over a hoodie - impressive stuff. She was also freezing and wet.
The sun made a brief, welcome and surprisingly warm appearance as we set off for 10k of fields, woodland paths and occasional surfaces not made of mud. The route undulated without anything too challenging in the hills department and ended with some a couple of fast flat miles, for which the rain saw fit to rejoin us.
We finished filthy, wet, but pretty jolly. On a clear day, the scenery (you run round the edge of Fountains Abbey land) would be amazing; I'd definitely recommend it for next year.
Gary Mann 41st 42.59
Sarah Howell 232 54.26
Ruth Warren 233 54.28