Subject:                          V S Update - Tuesday at the track(s), BBQ and LCW deadlines extended, lasagne on 15th, summer mile and handicap on 29th


Sent: 07 July 2014 00:29

Hello, this is a brief update to let you know that

·         This coming Tuesday, the 6pm session will be at Grammar School at Leeds and the 7pm session at Leeds Met Track

·         The deadline for the BBQ has been extended (details below)

·         The deadline for signing up for LCW has been extended (details below)

·         On Tuesday 15th, there will be lasagne, see below

·         Online entries for Eccup 10 have been extended at (and entries will be available on the day too)

·         The date has been set for the next VS Junior Mile and the Summer Handicap – these will be from Eccup Reservoir on Tuesday 29 July – keep the date free!


Look out for the next V S Update, which will contain all your summer reading including epic stories of

·         21 Striders cycling Coast to Coast in a day

·         20 Striders running the Bradford Millennium Way (50 miles, 10 miles per Strider)

·         3 Striders running the Mont Blanc Marathon

·         3 Striders running 80k at Mont Blanc (almost 2 marathons)

·         1 Strider completing the Bob Graham Round


Friday 11 July – Valley Striders Summer TDF Party and BBQ – hosted by the Cycling Section – extended deadline Tuesday 8 July 10pm


We are holding a summer party at Leos on Friday 11th July 2014 open to all members of Valley Striders with partners and kids. It will be a Tour De France themed evening and Tony is preparing a special ‘Le Tour BBQ’ which we can enjoy whilst watching all the action from that day’s Tour De France stage on the big screen. Costs are £10 per adult and £5 per child (half portion). Please confirm your booking by no later than Saturday 5th July confirming orders to and stating carnivore or vegetarian.


Payment to be made in advance of the evening by sending a cheque made payable to Valley Striders to John Shanks at 11 Sunnybank Road, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4NB. Alternatively, transfer your cash to the VS account Sort Code: 53-70-00 Account Number: 01168509 but please include your name on the transfer reference and include the word ‘BBQ’.


There will be games to play on the night such as rounders, slow bike riding, sack race etc so please bring some sensible footwear. 


Tuesday 15 July – training at Leos followed by lasagne


Details of the sessions are on the website.  Food:

·         Lasagne at 7:15pm - book at before 10pm Sunday 13 July, choosing meat or veggie lasagne (£3 per portion, half portions can be booked), and whether you want apple pie (£1.50 per portion = half a pie, quarter pies can’t be booked).

·         Lasagne at 8:30pm - book at before 10pm Sunday 13 July, choosing meat or veggie lasagne (£3), and whether you want apple pie (£1.50)

·         Please note that if you book and don’t turn up, you still need to pay for the food


Sunday 31 August – Leeds Country Way Relay – extended deadline Thursday 10 July 10pm


All the details were in the last couple of emails and are also on the VS website and also at


We’ve had an AMAZING response and already have 61 runners, but we’re not going to close off now, we’ll leave open for another 4 days in the hope of getting 11 more runners and making up a SIXTH team.


Please email if you’d like to run and make VS the first club ever to have 6 teams in the LCW.


If you have signed up, please check to see if your name is there!


Race calendar


·         Wednesday 9 July – Hyde Park Half Mile Race (for Juniors) – VS Junior Grand Prix and LJRS - details at  no entries on the night but may still be open

·         Wednesday 9 July – Hyde Park Mile Races – VS Grand Prix & LRS -  no entries on the night but may still be open

·         Friday 11 July – Post Hill race – LRS -

·         Sunday 13 July – Eccup junior races – VSJGP and LJRS - details at 

·         Sunday 13 July – Eccup 10 – VSGP and LRS - 

·         Wednesday 23 July – Golden Acre Relay – teams of 3, each runner runs about 2½ miles, enter on the night, make up your own teams