Subject: V S Update - YV thanks, Major dates, July dates, wins for Gwil, Franco & Chloe, YV results, Reports from Wales and Turkey, Job wanted
Sent: 28 June 2013 16:10
Yorkshire Vets Race – Thank You
Thank you to the 5 who helped set up the route (and then ran) and thank you to the 24 who marshalled.
Special thanks to those who did an extra long shift
· Paul, Chris, Ged and Iain who directed the car parking and then marshalled
· Geoff, Sylvia, Ian, Mick and Holly who set up the route and marshalled
· John, Pat, Peter and Joyce who helped with food and drink
Sunday 30 June – Place your lasagne order (see 2 July)
Saturday 6 July – Valley Striders shadowing Leeds parkrun (see 3 August)
Tuesday 23 July – Striders junior 1 mile race and club handicap 5.2 miles trail route
Saturday 3 August – Striders will be organising the parkrun on Woodhouse Moor. Volunteers required for course set-up and dismantling (will be able to run), and for marshalling and race admin. If you’d like to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . We want the admin team to go and shadow the “normal” race organisers on Saturday 6 July, so if you’d like to part of the admin team - (timekeeping, funnel marshal, bar-code handing-out, bar-code reading etc), please volunteer next week
Sunday 1 September – Leeds Country Way, 64 miles, teams of 12, run in pairs, so each pair run approx. 11 miles. For the last 3 years we’ve had 5 teams (the only club ever to have had 5 teams) and would like 5 teams again this year, Please email email@example.com if you’d like to run. The first 24 names are guaranteed to get a run (irrespective of speed) providing that we have 5 teams.in total.
Sunday 27 October - Harewood Trail Races organised by Valley Striders – save the date
Dates for July
Sat 29 Jun - Leeds 3k track run at Leeds Met https://racebest.com/races/leeds-3k-track-races
Sun 30 Jun - Humber Bridge Half [V S Grand Prix]
Tue 2 Jul – Juniors and beginners/improvers sessions at Leos at 6pm, Intermediates and experience runners at Leos at 7pm (NB no fell session) …
… followed by lasagne, two sittings (7:15pm and 8:30pm) book by Sunday 30 June to firstname.lastname@example.org (you’ll get an acknowledgement) saying whether you want carnivore or veggie lasagne, whether you want apple pie, and whether you want the 7:15 or 8:30 sitting.
Tue 2 Jul - "Jane Tomlinson" 5k at Methley also in Leeds Race Series www.leedsathletics.net
Wed 3 Jul - "John Lunn" Hyde Park 5k Leeds Race Series www.leedsathletics.net
Sun 7 Jul - Eccup 10 [VSGP] [VSJuniorGP] also in Leeds Race Series and Leeds Junior Race Series www.leedsathletics.net
Tue 9 Jul – Juniors and beginners/improvers at GSAL at 6pm, intermediates and experienced runners at Leeds Met at 7pm
Wed 10 Jul - Hyde Park Summer mile [VSGP] also in Leeds Race Series www.leedsathletics.net
Sun 14 Jul - Jane Tomlinson Run For All 10k in Leeds
Sun 14 Jul - Salomon City Trail runs in Roundhay Park
Sun 14 Jul - Burton Leonard 10k http://burtonleonardrun.org.uk/
Tue 16 Jul – sessions to include fell session, details to follow
Sat 20 Jul - Ingleborough [V S Fell Championship]
Sun 21 Jul - Pudsey 10k [VSGP] [VSJGP] also in Leeds Race Series and Leeds Junior Race Series www.leedsathletics.net
Sun 21 Jul - Harrogate 10k
Tue 23 Jul - Summer Handicap [VSGP] [VSJGP]
Note that the Grand Prix is up to date on the website and I’ll be uploading the Junior GP (from Richard) and the Fell Championship (from Steve) over the weekend.
London Marathon Good For Age Entries
Ian Sanderson emailed to say that London Marathon 2014 'Good for Age' entries are now open, until July 8th. Not a ballot, guaranteed entry provided you have a qualifying time from 2012 or this year. Short marathons don't count, Ian says he’s using his 2012 result before it expires.
Striders Autumn Marathon – message from Tom
Eurostar tickets from London to Brussels are now on sale for the weekend of the Brussels marathon. There's a few of who are going on the 10.58 from London on the Saturday and returning on the 14.56 from Brussels on the Tuesday.
Parkruns Saturday 22 June
Gwil Thomas won at Tilgate (Sussex). Ian Sanderson was 2nd at Sheringham (Norfolk), but a moral victory as he was beaten by “Unknown Athlete”.
There were 27 Striders at Roundhay and 6 at Hyde Park. John Shanks and Sarah Harper were at Carlisle (Unknown Athlete won there as well, he/she gets around) and Ruth Warren was at Harrogate.
Chris Leggatt 5k
Congratulations to 1st man Franco Pardini and 1st lady Chloe Hudson. A couple of pictures on VS website.
Yorks Vets Race at Alwoodley
23 Steve Wilkins 32:58 M35
27 Andy Stoneman 33:22 M35
30 Dan Murray 33:32 M35
34 Rob Bumstead 34:27 M40
37 Roy Huggins 35:10 M50
53 Rob Marsh 36:20 M40
56 Andrew Settle 36:57 M45
70 John Wallace 38:40 M45
72 Alistair Smyth 38:47 M55
107 John Bucktrout 45:24 M55
126 Leroy Sutton 65:06 M55
Rob Hamilton dnf
Maureen Coffey dnf
Chloe Hudson 42:07 (under 35)
VS Men were placed 4th in men’s category “first four counters”
VS Men were placed 3rd in men’s category “all to count”
Thanks from Vets Race Organiser, Tim Cock
In his speech at the prize presentation Tim said “another excellent race organised by Valley Striders, well marked and well marshalled on every turn”
An apology from a mountain biker
Dear Bob, thanks for your email and explanation. I was out last night on my mountain bike and was aiming to set a PB. I always give way to other uses, so when first encountered your group, I stopped of course to let people past thinking I could make up the time. At the next section I had to do the same again and then the third time it was obvious that my chances of a PB were numbered. I'm sure you can imagine that sinking feeling.
Fair enough if it was your annual organised event and it was with permission. Could be an idea to put signs up at the major entrances to the woods to say an event in progress.
I'm afraid I tore a strip off one of your marshals - so please could you pass on my apologies to her? Pure frustration on my part as the PB alluded me once again.
Race Report - Welsh 1000m Peaks Race 2013 – from Mick Loftus
Boiling hot and dripping with sweat I climbed up the final steps onto the main Snowdon ridge from the PYG Track, immediately the cold wind hit me and I felt chilled to the bone in seconds. Although I was only a few minutes away from the end of the 2013 Welsh 1000m Peaks Race, I took no chances and put on a hat, gloves and kag. Then I turned away from the crowds making for the summit of Snowdon to climb the subsidiary peak Garnedd Ugain. After 'dibbing' at the control I retraced my steps back to the main path and climbed up to the finish just by the Snowdon summit cairn. I had made it in 5:03, well up on my 2011 time.
The race had started in a field next to the sea 22 miles away. Then we had followed a route taking in Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Glyder Fawr, Garnedd Ugain and Snowdon. In total this had included 8000ft of ascent, about double the Three Peaks total. It is a spectacular and uncompromising route, especially above the Ogwen valley. This section includes the Y Gribin ridge, which is an exposed rocky scramble.
For those who have done the Yorkshire Three Peaks Fell Race, it is similar because there are essentially three large climbs but where the Three Peaks are linked with sections of flattish ground, this Welsh monster only has about 500m of flat running along the A5. It is a little shorter than the Three Peaks but is likely to take at least an hour more to complete it.
The race is unusual for a number of reasons; it is a point to point route with a bus to the start, it starts at sea level and finishes at the highest point in England and Wales, and from the finish there is still a 5 mile 3000 ft descent to the car park.
The organisation of the race is excellent and it is definitely one to attempt if you have done a few 'Long A' fell races already.
1 Colin Donelly Lochaber AC 04:04:36
23 Mick Loftus Valley Striders AC 05:02:49
Scafell Pike Marathon
Results from Ross
49 Ross Bibby 06:11:10
121 Amanda Galsworthy 08:26:27
European Triathlon Championships in Alanya, Turkey – from Howard Jeffrey
Here is a short report about my participation in the Olympic distance European Triathlon Championships in Alanya, Turkey last week.
My goal was not to finish last in my age category mv55-59 and I was 15/22.
swim 0:33:35 (17) transition 0:00:59 bike 1:11:10 (18) transition 0:00:58 run 0:46:15 (11) total 2:31:57 – results here (category winner, Alfi Carez (Sui) in total 2:02:19).
I performed to the best of my ability on the day – warm sea swim, flat (part cobbled) bike laps and undulating run in 80 degree heat.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the resort and weather were fantastic as were the Turks who were very welcoming, if not particularly triathlon savvy.
So many Brits out there it seemed like a domestic competition at times and a sackful of medals was brought home to GB, including gold in the junior mixed relay, silver, female std elite and bronze male std elite inter alia.
Three days of sprints and olympic distances including paratriathlon – awesome! Most enduring memory will be the senior mixed relay members sprinting down a 60 meter promontory and diving into the sea to start each of their mini triathlon legs.
Next major competition is the World sprint Duathlon championships in Ottawa in August and I have made the cut for the 2014 sprint distance triathlon in the next age group up (60-64). Word is it will be in Kitzbühel, Austria which might make the Keswick half seem flat!
Job Wanted – from Eddy Robinson
Hope you're well, I was just wondering if you'd be able to put this on a Valley Striders email. I'm back from uni for the next 3 or 4 months and basically I really need some money, so if anyone knows anyone who can offer me any kind of job I'd be really grateful. Literally any kind of job even if it’s just something small for a few days, that'd be better than wallowing in my overdraft for the whole summer. Hopefully I'll be running on a Tuesday at least a few times while I'm home so I guess I'll see you then.
Edward Robinson email@example.com