Subject: V S Update - Peco Race 5 info, Lasagne, Peco Relays, Leeds Race Series, Peco Race 4 thanks and results, Results from National XC and Snake Lane, Reports from Wadsworth and Osmotherley
Sent: 24 February 2014 00:07
Sunday 2 March – Peco XC
Peco Race 5 at Northcliffe Park Shipley on Sunday 2 March
Usual arrangements see www.pecoxc.co.uk/pages/race5.html
The men are in with a chance of retaining the League Championship but need to beat Abbey in the final race and also finish no more than one position behind Saltaire Striders.
The women should finish comfortably mid-table but which team will turn out next Sunday, the ones who have finished 3rd and 4th or the ones who have finished 7th and 8th.
Striders are also in joint 1st position in the men’s second team championship i.e. race positions 9 to 16, so let’s pack the places and see if we can win this one (too).
Also please come along early and cheer the Junior Striders. Joe Sherman will be running in the 1 mile race at 10:00 and will finish in the first three but could be in any of the podium positions depending on his result in the final race. Alex Pagdin is already guaranteed to win the Boys School Year 10-12 title, and Callum Parton could finish in the top three. And come to support all the other Junior Striders – there are several – Tally Diamond, Imogen Idle, Henry Firth, Alex Irvine, Jordan Diamond and Stephen Diamond who have run every race.
Tuesday 4 March –Lasagne!
LASAGNE at 7:15pm - book at email@example.com before 10pm Sunday 2 Mar, choosing meat or veggie lasagne, and whether you want apple pie
LASAGNE at 8:30pm - book at firstname.lastname@example.org before 10pm Sunday 2 Mar, choosing meat or veggie lasagne, and whether you want apple pie
Sunday 23 March – Peco Relays at Barnbow Woods (Crossgates)
Information from the Peco website
The Club Team race will be between a single team selected by each club. This team must contain at least 1 Lady and at least 1 Vet (40+) and no more than 1 Male under 40. This race is open to all PECO and WYWL clubs.
In addition, there will be prizes for the first ‘other’ teams in each of the following categories: M Open, M Vets (40+), M SuperVets (50+), F Open, F Vets (40+), F SuperVets (50+) and ‘Mixed’ (at least 1 F per team)
There will also be a 3 x 1.5 mile-ish relay for Juniors (aged 8 – 16). Teams must contain at least 1 U11 and at least 1 U13. Prizes for the first Boys, Girls and ‘Mixed’ teams.
After the presentation of prizes for this race, we will hold the PECO XC League Presentations at Barnbow Social Club. These will start at 1.30pm with the Juniors, and continue with the Seniors at 2.00pm. This should allow for those who are racing elsewhere on this date to get there in time.
Message to Striders and Junior Striders
Please email email@example.com by Sunday 9 March if you want to run in these relays. We will then organise teams to fit into the categories above.
Leeds Race Series
Details of the 2014 Leeds Race Series have just been announced, the first “event” is any Roundhay parkrun in March, best time to count.
Final results of the 2013 Leeds Race Series are also available, congratulations to John Shanks (3rd man overall) and Sarah Harper (3rd woman overall).
The Leeds Junior Race Series 2013/4 also restarts in March. For school years 1 to 10, the next “event” is any Roundhay junior parkrun in March, for school years 11 and 12, it is any Roundhay parkrun in March.
For further details including free online entry, see www.leedsathletics.net.
Peco Race 4
Many thanks to the 45 Striders who assisted on the day - Adam Parton, Alex Watson-Usher, Alistair Smyth, Amy Parton, Becky Bibby, Bob Jackson, Callum Parton, Dave Penman, Dawn Parton, Daz Hibberd, Eileen Crosfill, Gary Mann, Graham Ford, Ian Sampson, Ian Sanderson, Jason Watson-Usher, Jean Hussey, Joe Hanney, Joel Giddings, John Hussey, John Shanks, John Umpleby, John Wallace, Louise Cazan, Lucy Taylor, Mick Tinker, Mike Crosfill, Pat Umpleby, Paul Smith, Rachel Foy, Richard Irvine, Rick Sunderland, Rob Hamilton, Ross Bibby, Sarah Harper, Sarah Ord, Sarah Smith, Sean Fitzgerald, Simon Midwood, Steph Gledhill, Stephen Diamond, Steve Wilkins, Sue Sunderland, Tom Button, Tony Mills.
Junior 1 mile
3 Joe Sherman 7:12
25 Tally Diamond 8:39
33 Imogen Idle 9:00
42 Sarah Brady 10:10
44 Henry Firth 10:20
46 Sammy Mills 11:18
45 Lauren Ford 10:25 (Sammy’s cousin)
Junior 2 mile
1 Alex Pagdin 11:51
17 Callum Parton 14:13
21 Alex Irvine 14:42
32 Stephen Diamond 16:56
38 Jordan Diamond 21:23
40 Adam Mills 21:56
Pos M/W Pos
9 Gwil Thomas 34:59 9
35 Steve Wilkins 37:13 34
59 Joel Giddings 38:53 57
66 Rav Panesar 39:15 63
81 Tony Mills 39:58 78
102 Dave Penman 40:53 97
103 Paul Smith 40:58 98
132 Mike Furby 42:26 124
157 Graham Pawley 43:53 143
165 Joe Hanney 44:10 148
167 Roy Huggins 44:13 150
233 Sue Sunderland 47:21 35
239 Leroy Sutton 47:36 203
253 Alistair Smyth 48:12 216
256 Louise Cazan 48:19 39
261 Sean Fitzgerald 48:34 221
273 Alex Watson-Usher 49:30 45
281 Malcolm Coles 49:56 232
295 Steph Gledhill 50:46 52
302 Dawn Parton 51:11 58
329 John Wallace 52:49 254
338 Julie Townsend 53:36 80
401 Louise Jennings 58:27 124
also Tony Mills' sister from Burton-on-Trent
308 Ruth Ford 51:34 63
English National Cross Country
404 Sharon Kaiser 39:12
652 Sara Dyer 48:04
455 Paul Fotherby 44:41
503 Gwil Thomas 45:12
540 Paul Kaiser 45:43
726 Alex Nancolas 47:37
855 Steve Webb 49:12
Unfortunately Dan and Simon were injured so we didn’t (quite) have a team to count
Snake Lane 10
Cat Finish Chip
Pos Name Cat Pos Time Time
4 Andy May MVet35 2/75 00:55:50 00:55:49
18 David Penman MSNR 9/68 01:00:26 01:00:21
40 James Tarran MVet45 2/90 01:02:30 01:02:30
66 Kevin Mcmullan MVet45 7/90 01:04:26 01:04:18
94 Gary Mann MSNR 25/68 01:06:00 01:05:52
104 Ian Sanderson MVet40 22/89 01:06:36 01:06:24
119 Tom Button MVet40 28/89 01:07:03 01:06:55
153 Paul Smith MVet40 34/89 01:08:40 01:08:30
195 Graham Pawley MVet45 25/90 01:10:50 01:10:34
225 Sean Fitzgerald MSNR 43/68 01:12:23 01:12:05
250 John Batchelor MVet40 55/89 01:13:40 01:13:29
253 Graham Jones MVet45 36/90 01:13:47 01:13:30
378 Michael Hall MSNR 54/68 01:18:57 01:18:31
446 Sarah Harper FSNR 24/65 01:22:19 01:22:02
448 John Shanks MSNR 58/68 01:22:21 01:22:03
453 Stephanie Gledhill FVet35 21/63 01:22:25 01:22:01
494 Eleanor Currie FSNR 31/65 01:24:35 01:24:10
495 Iain Currie MVet45 69/90 01:24:35 01:24:10
557 Gemma Midwood FSNR 36/65 01:28:26 01:28:04
580 Sarah Howell FSNR 41/65 01:29:49 01:29:24
Race report - Wadsworth Trog – from Steve Dixon
Saturday 8 February from Old Town Cricket Club, Hebden Bridge. 35 kilometres and 1200 metre of climbing. BL classification.
This race sells out surprisingly fast and caught at least one Strider out!
It was always going to be a brutal shock to the system running over some of the roughest terrain in the south Pennines during early February but was particularly brutal for me having returned from a holiday in southern India just two days previously! The drop in the daytime temperature was 30 degrees Centigrade!
I was very tempted to drop out after the initial 2 kilometre loop below the Old Town of Hebden Bridge as I realised it was not just the cold that would batter the senses. The route planner must have had a reason to send us on a 100 metre descent down a narrow waterlogged riverside path and then bring us back to the race HQ at the cricket club to start the race proper. It does however give you an idea of what was to come.
High winds and bogs!!! Wind chill and frozen feet beckoned………
How is it possible to resist???
And so I continued with the first climb up onto High Brown Knoll and the first of 14 checkpoints?
Interspersed amongst the CP’s were a further 6 testing climbs over consistently waterlogged ground or out and out bog! The wind was strengthening throughout the race but fortunately on the exposed stretches the wind was at our backs or sides.
Our good fortune though did not last!
26 Kilometres into the race, and already feeling well exercised, you find yourself back at the Cock Hill checkpoint on the road between Hebden Bridge and Haworth. This is the final cut off for the slower runners. It is also the start of 5 kilometres of rough moorland all over 400 metres high and fully exposed to the head-on southerly gale. It was a mighty relief to get to Sheep Stones trig point and the start of the descent back to the Old Town cricket club.
I knew that the descent overshoots the finish and was psychologically prepared for that final 100 metres of climbing to get to the finish but was rather pleased when a marshal directed us off the race route along the road to avoid some wild horses in a paddock below. I really believed all we needed to do now was to run along the level tarmac road to the finish. That joy was short-lived as further marshals ensured we got full value by sending us away from the cricket club and back onto the race route, allowing us to visit the final CP in the valley bottom to give us that final 100 metre climb before the celebratory jog/stagger round the cricket field to the finish.
The race was tough but I strongly suspect that most runners were happy to be running but appreciated the fact that it was only possible due to a dedicated bunch of marshals throughout the course spending many hours (5 hours plus!) in very cold exposed conditions.
1 Simon Harding Macclesfield M 3:00:22
14 Helen Fines CVFR LV40 3:34:57 (lady 1)
33 Mick Loftus Valley Striders V40 3:48:26
36 Simon Vallance Valley Striders V40 3:50:30
65 Oliver Cheyne Valley Striders M 4:07:13
75 Paul Smith Valley Striders V40 4:15:45
101 Steve Dixon Valley Strider V60 4:35:56 (First V60)
131 Malcolm Coles Valley Striders V70 4:58:09 (First V70)
142 Sarah Smith Valley Striders LV40 5:16:13 (lady 27)
173 (38 ladies) started and 158 (36 ladies) finished.
Mick, Simon and Oliver were counters in the team event and were 6th amongst some strong local Pennine clubs. Calder Valley provided both the winning men’s and ladies teams.
Race Report - Osmotherley 26.2 – from Richard Adcock
It was actually 27.4 miles but what's a mile or so between friends? Hmm, quite a lot when you’re tired!
A 7:30am start made for a very early rise but it also meant I was finished for lunchtime and after the foul weather we had in the run up to the race I was prepared for the worst but on the day it turned out nice, cold but dry and midway the sun even came out for a bit.
The route was a nice mix of trails, exposed ground, ice, mud and hills, with the first 13 miles taking just over 2 hours I was feeling good until we hit the hills of Drake Howe[?], Clay Bank and a bit of rock climbing over Wainstones (for those that did the Lyke Wake these were the three hills that we ran around rather than over) these combined with the steps and miles of flag stones took their toll on my energy but back down, a bit of food and then it was just 11 miles or so following the Cleveland Way all the back to Osmotherley (a reverse of the Lyke Wake route).
A good day, well organised with a massive spread of food at the finish :)
I finished 35/146 in 5:05:59 (1st was 4:03:15)
Congratulations to Natalie Crossland who gave birth to daughter Florence (Florrie) last Wednesday, a sister for Barney and Ted.
Dad Tim was allowed out for a run on Saturday, he went to Hyde Park parkrun and won the race in 17:06, he must have been rushing to get back home to look after the family!
Grandad Paul (White) went to Roundhay parkrun and set a parkrun PB of 22:46 to celebrate a first granddaughter after 4 grandsons.
Pic of the week
We’ve all seen runners pushing buggies at parkrun, but here’s Andy Bell pushing a double buggy at yesterday’s Roundhay parkrun.
Andy ran 23:12, just beaten by his two children. Meanwhile, unencumbered by buggy or children, Hannah was 1st woman finisher in 19:44.
Kim Threadgall 2nd W in the Grizedale Half Marathon today. Hopefully a report in the next edition of V S Update!