Subject: V S Update - Training, Peco race 3, Food, XC deadlines, Winter handicap, Buffs, Beer, Bodyline, Results from WYXC and Peco
Sent: 19 December 2014 00:16
Sorry, no VS Update last week but you will get two this week. This one is the normal format, but over the weekend there will then be a bonus edition listing the Annual Awards (including cycling).
As many of you receive these emails at work and some of you (lucky ones) will be having their last working day today (Friday 19th), I’ll make sure any emails issued over the holiday period are linked on the website.
And I’ll take the opportunity now to wish everyone a good holiday and success in your running/cycling/swimming in 2015!
Normal sessions Tuesdays 23 and 30 January, no sessions Thursdays 25 December and 1 January.
There will be an intermediate group Sunday run from Smithy Mills this Sunday led by Sam(antha) Harris see https://www.facebook.com/events/815569528506613/?ref=4
Peco Cross Country Sunday 4 January
Striders have won the men’s and ladies’ sections of both races so far. The third race is at West Park (Leeds) playing fields on Sunday 4 January.
Hopefully there will be a lot of VS juniors and adults racing at a venue which is quite local for us.
Juniors need not register in advance, just turn up on the day, pay £1 and run.
Adults must have registered in advance. If you want to run and are not one of the 140+ Striders who have already been registered, email firstname.lastname@example.org before 27 December. Check if you have been registered at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm .
Race details will appear at www.pecoxc.co.uk soon.
Food on Tuesday 6 January
Normal training sessions – see the website for details.
Two sittings for lasagne – please book by 10pm Sunday 4 January
· early sessions followed by lasagne at 7:15pm book at email@example.com choosing meat or veggie lasagne (£3.50) and whether you want apple pie (£1.50). NB I have been asked to ask that soft drinks are not brought in to the bar / function room area.
· later sessions followed by lasagne at 8:30pm book at firstname.lastname@example.org choosing meat or veggie lasagne (£3.50) and whether you want apple pie (£1.50).
Northern and National Cross Country Championships – Entries close 7th and 5th January
The Northern Cross Country Championships will be on Saturday 24 January at Pontefract. Race details http://www.northernathletics.org.uk/events/northern-athletics-cross-country-championships £7 adults £5.50 juniors. Closing date 7 January. Please send names to email@example.com. Please check your name at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm
The National Cross Country Championships will be on Saturday 21 February at Parliament Hill London. Race details www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk £7 all ages. Closing date 5 January. Please send names to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check your name at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm
Junior 1 mile and Club Winter Handicap on Sunday 11 January
Keep the date free, details to follow
VSAC Buffs – Order now
Message from Andy Stoneman **Order now open for VSAC buffs by Giraffe Wear**
These will be delivered mid/late January. Cost is £7 each. Please email with your orders and I'll email you back with payment details (payment in advance required). Please email email@example.com stating VSAC BUFF, your name and quantity required. Order deadline 4pm 22/12/14.
There is a picture on the website, follow the new “kit” link on the top bar of the website or go straight to the picture www.valleystriders.org.uk/cycling/Buff2014.jpg
There are still about 6 cases (each 8 bottles) of beer available for sale, the money will go to Lineham Farm and Yorkshire Air Ambulance,
Contact Dan Murray if you want to order a case (or two) which can be collected from Leos on a Tuesday evening or maybe alternative arrangements can be made.
London Marathon places
The 4 club places for the London Marathon were allocated at the club Xmas party.
There were 3 Striders - to Louise Jennings, Michael Hall, and Graham Pawley - in the top priority group (they’d received rejection slips and been members since before 01/01/2014) so they got 3 of the places.
There were 2 Striders – Steve Wilkins and Andy Pagdin – in the next group, so a draw was needed for the final place, and Steve Wilkins was the lucky one whose name was selected.
Alan handed out some performance certificates at the club Xmas party. I had some problems with my printer and I believe that the ink may be flaking off some of them. If yours has this problem, email me and I’ll arrange another copy.
Bodyline Gym Membership
Some more good news for shifting that extra turkey and pudding in January. Leeds City Council are now offering 15% discount on 12 month Bodyline memberships to all Valley Striders Members – runners, cyclists and triathletes. See this link for more info. on what a membership gets you. http://www.leeds.gov.uk/sports/Pages/Bodyline-membership.aspx
To get the discount you will need to show your England Athletics membership card or VSCC membership card.
Thanks to Michael Hall for negotiating and arranging this.
Message received re Hull Marathon
Just a reminder to any of your running club members thinking of entering the Hull Marathon next September that our Early Bird reduced entry fees offer (currently £33 for UKA affiliated runners) ends on December 31st. Similarly, entry for our four person relay event also goes up from £85 to £90 on the same day.
Running Shoes for Sale – from Liz Ball
Several pairs of size 10 fell and trail shoes (including some Walshes) for sale or free to a good home. Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
West Yorks Cross Country at Guiseley
32 Tally Diamond
6 Alex Pagdin (Skyrac)
Alex finished 2nd overall in the series
15 Myra Jones 25:54
18 Hannah Corne 26:05
45 Rachel Mackie 28:18
49 Sarah Shanks 28:43
50 Sue Sunderland 28:44
53 Becky Rankin 29:13
56 Gemma Midwood 30:18
58 Louise Cazan 30:37
60 Chloe Hudson 31:01
61 Pascale Fotherby 31:10
98 Sara Dyer 38:05
The ladies finished 5th on the day, which was sufficient to retain their position as 2nd in the series and so collected a set of silver medals.
Rachel won a trophy for 3rd overall in the W40 category
10 Matt Hallam 35:41
16 Dan Fisher 36:58
20 John Hobbs 37:05
25 Jon Pownall 37:33
33 Gwil Thomas 37:58
34 Paul Fotherby 38:08
38 Jon Parker 38:42
43 Andy May 39:07
49 Steve Webb 39:40
61 John Shanks 40:27
64 James Tarran 40:41
65 Andy Bell 40:43
70 Jerry Watson 41:16
88 Kevin McMullan 42:12
103 Gary Mann 43:46
123 Adam Parton 46:48
126 Andy Pagdin 47:05
For the fourth consecutive race, the men finished 2nd on the day, this time ahead of Leeds City who had won the first 3 races in the series. Leeds were 3rd in this final race so they claimed the gold medals and Striders won silver.
Individual trophy winners were
· Matt Hallam 3rd in the M under 35 category
· John Hobbs 2nd in the MV35 category
· Gwil Thomas 3rd in the MV35 category
· Jerry Watson 3rd in the M50 category
Peco Race 2 at Nostell Priory
Junior 1 mile (school years 4 to 6)
10 Alvie O’Brien 6:50 (8th boy)
11 Tally Diamond 6:53 (3rd girl)
25 Imogen Idle 7:30 (9th girl)
28 Theo Rosenberg 7:36 (18th boy) (1st race as VS)
6 Alex Pagdin 00:29:28 100 2nd claim
8 John Hobbs 00:29:43 100
13 Matthew Hallam 00:30:09 99
17 Gwil Thomas 00:30:26 98
21 Andy May 00:30:49 97 V40
22 Jon Pownall 00:30:49 97
33 Steve Webb 00:31:41 95 V50
34 Jeremy Ladyman 00:31:49 94
46 Rav Panesar 00:32:32 93
47 Steve Wilkins 00:32:33 92
69 John Shanks 00:33:29 91
75 Gary Mann 00:33:48 90
81 Ross Bibby 00:34:06 89
88 James Tarran 00:34:20 88 V40
94 James Loftus 00:34:35 87
95 Dan Murray 00:34:38 86
116 Simon Vallance 00:35:44 84 V40
139 Dave Morley 00:36:43 82
159 Andy Stoneman 00:37:26 81
167 Andy Pagdin 00:37:45 79 V50
176 Callum Parton 00:38:08 78
184 Adam Parton 00:38:40 76
201 Dan Price 00:39:23 75
205 Paul Crossan 00:39:30 74
222 Rob Hamilton 00:40:18 73
260 Simon Barker 00:42:22 71
267 Alec Pearson 00:42:51 69
268 Mike Robins 00:42:53 68
270 Bob Jackson 00:42:56 67 V60
276 Sean Fitzgerald 00:43:22 66
278 Stephen Diamond 00:43:28 65
312 Tony Haygarth 00:47:08 59
327 Rich Clough 00:50:02 57
Men finished 1st team, positions 9-16 were the best “B” team, and they were 4th vets team (counters indicated above)
7 Hannah Corne 00:35:25 85
9 Myra Jones 00:36:07 83
21 Alison Price 00:37:33 80
26 Rachel Mackie 00:38:30 77 V35
38 Sue Sunderland 00:40:20 72 V45
51 Chloe Hudson 00:42:33 70
62 Samantha Harris 00:43:28 65
72 Dawn Parton 00:44:22 63
85 Sarah Pagdin 00:45:35 62
88 Sarah Smith 00:45:51 61
97 Liz Ball 00:46:12 60 V55
144 Sarah Ord 00:49:47 58
Ladies finished 1st team, positions 6-10 were the best “B” team, and they were 1st vets team in the second division (counters indicated above).
Note that this was the first race in the VS 2015 Grand Prix.