Subject:                                     V S Update - beer labellers needed, Leos fireworks, Adcocks congrats, 6 juniors at WYXC, men win WYXC race 1, marathon results


Sent: 24 October 2013 16:04

Harewood Marshalling


We now have sufficient marshals, but everyone still welcome to turn up on Sunday, and, if you ask, we can offer you an “additional” marshalling point.  There can never be too many marshals!


HOWEVER WE STILL NEED 5 BEER LABELLERS ON SATURDAY, so if you can spare an hour (max 90mins) on Saturday 11:00 to 12:00 at Harewood Village, please email me and come and help stick labels on beer bottles – so far it’s just me.


Also this Saturday, remember Brass Monkey entries open at 9a.m.


Fireworks at Leos – Saturday 2 November


Fire lit at 6:20pm, fireworks at 7:15pm, food available, cost £5 per car / family




to Richard and Ellen Adcock proud parents of a new brother for Lucy.  I’m inferring further congratulations are needed as Richard also asked me to “update Ellen’s surname to Adcock because it finally happened!”


West Yorkshire Cross Country Results


6 of our 7 juniors ran


Under 11 Girls

   21 Tally Diamond

   65 finished

Under 11 Boys

   27 Sam Hollis

   55 finished

Under 13 Girls

   no striders

Under 13 Boys

   55 Callum Chambers

   67 finished

Under 15 Girls

   22 Aileen Loftus

   48 finished

Under 15 Boys

   35 Max Partington

   54 Alex Irvine

   65 finished


Senior Women



Senior Men

    8 Simon Midwood     0:36:00

   14 Dan Fisher        0:36:51

   21 Paul Fotherby     0:37:35

   37 Jerry Watson      0:39:10

   57 Alex Nancolas     0:40:16

   66 Mick Loftus       0:41:00

   84 Mike Furby        0:43:00

   87 Mark Woodhead     0:43:07

      Roy Huggins       0:43:22  (89th)

     Leroy Sutton      0:45:48  (109th)

  128 finished

      NB Roy and Leroy not given official positions as had not pre-entered


Mens team results

    1 Valley Striders 203

    2 Wetherby        206

    3 Wakefield       226

    4 Harrogate       241

    5 Skyrac          248

    6 Holmfirth       269

    7 Spenborough     308

    8 Scunthorpe      320

    9 Halifax         323

   10 Keighley        401

   11 Ilkley          511

   12 Denby Dale      515 


Full results at


Jerry emailed


Well is that a first? Valley Striders winning a West Yorkshire Cross-country League Race? Must be in the 13-odd years I've been doing it. Fell relays and alternative road fixtures took their toll on the quality, and numbers were down, and with it the quality of the field.

However, important team facts. Valley Striders were 6th= last year. Well 4 of the teams that beat us (Leeds, Wharfedale, Pudsey & Bramley, Bingley) cannot beat us this year as they failed to finish teams yesterday, and Holmfirth (6= with us) are 5 points behind us already.  

So early notice: Round 3 of the league, to be held on the playing fields below Leeds Met track (how local can you get!) is the afternoon of the Abbey Dash. Can any men OF ANY STANDARD, who are not doing the Dash, plan to do the league race? Valley must get 6 men to finish to score - and it doesn't matter how good or bad you rate yourself, any 6 will do!

Lovely afternoon for cross-country anyway, sun was out and were Hellys not required. Simon Midwood 8th must be the first top 10 placing for some time. One for a 'stato' to check!

Also - Black Cotton t-shirt left at Thornes Park in my possession


Marathon Results



   126 Paul Kaiser      2:45:55

  1045 Myra Jones       3:15:36

  2484 Sharon Kaiser    3:33:13

PB’s for both Kaisers!                     


Yorkshire Marathon

Gun pos                Chip time

    65 Jon Pownall      3:01:37

    85 Andrew Bennett   3:06:14

   143 Simon Redshaw    3:14:22

   221 Joel Giddings    3:21:14

   487 Sue Sunderland   3:35:35

   509 Steve Dixon      3:36:46

   620 Richard Irvine   3:42:04

  1020 Sean Fitzgerald  3:56:50

  1359 Rachael Oliver   3:58:30

  1285 Bob Jackson      4:02:17

  1433 Ruth Warren      4:07:00

  3880 finished, 4 disq (men running in ladies numbers), 85 dnf, approx. 2000 dtu (didn’t turn up)


Thanks for the support at the 16/20 mile marker (it was out and back at that point) from Valley Striders CC (Cycling Club) and other Striders who gave us a great shout, including Alex W-U, Jason W-U, Simon Midwood, Rachel Foy, Danny Murray, John Shanks, Mark Lawrence, John Batchelor and Mick Tinker.  Simon and Rachel were also at around the 5 mile marker.  Tracey was at 6 miles, she was running leg 2 of the corporate relay, went past me like a hare at about 9 miles.


Lots of pictures on Facebook