Subject: V S Update - Roundhay parkrun, Peco 5, Food, Race equipment, Results from Brighton and Ilkley
Sent: 27 February 2015 00:44
Roundhay parkrun organised by VS on Saturday 28 February – from Alex Watson-Usher
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered via Facebook or our parkrun email. We’re now set up for the admin team, marshals and pacers, so all we need now is lots of Valley Striders running too!
Note that the Roundhay parkrun for the 5 weeks 28 February to 28 March is in the Leeds Race Series and also in the Leeds Junior Race Series for school years 7-12. The Roundhay Junior parkrun for the 5 weeks 1 to 29 March is in the Leeds Junior Race Series for school years 3-6. For details go to www.leedsathletics.net – the Series are free to enter!
Final Peco XC on Sunday 1 March
Full details including course maps are on the Peco XC website http://www.pecoxc.co.uk/pages/race5.html
If this is your first race then your race number will be at the Valley Striders banner.
Further information is in last week’s V S Update which can be found on our website www.valleystriders.org.uk/up150223.htm
See you Sunday!
Food on Tuesday 3 March
Two sittings for lasagne – please book by 10pm Sunday 1 March
· 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).
· 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).
If anyone has any race equipment e.g. bibs, mile markers, tape, safety pins, caution signs, etc, please could they email me to arrange to return.
We need all this equipment back at Leos so that we can take an inventory and know what to re-order for the Meanwood Trail Races.
National XC – report, pictures and video in Daily Telegraph
Brighton Half Marathon (from Tom Button)
The Brighton Half is run along the seafront at Brighton and so is fairly flat (not quite Brass Monkey flat but definitely not Leeds). The weather had been predicted to be awful but on the day it was sunny but cold - ideal running conditions. Fortunately they got the distance right this time (unlike in 2012 when it was 1/2 mile too long). I was pretty pleased with my time and I think Holly’s would be a candidate for a record for a 33-week pregnant woman, if they kept such things!
Pos Name Gun Chip
350 Tom Button 1:29:37 1:29:14
6706 Holly Williams 2:34:08 2:22:52
Ilkley Moor Fell Race (from John Marsham)
The rain & snow held off to allow at least a dry start to Ilkley Moor – a race that gets a surprising amount of miles and ascent out of a small area. Simon Bailey and Tom Adams were almost 7 minutes ahead of 3rd place and Caitlin almost 5 minutes ahead of 2nd lady. There were 238 finishers overall, with 9 Striders.
1 36.52 Simon Bailey Mercia Fell Runners M 1st man
30 46.24 Caitlin Rice W 1st lady
48 49.21 John Marsham M
58 50.45 Simon Vallance M40
84 53.25 Andrew Bennett M
97 54.57 Oliver Cheyne M
104 55.27 Ann-Kristin Marsham W
110 56.02 Justin Vogler M40
139 58.56 Mike Furby M40
175 64.14 Malcolm Coles M70 1st M70
231 77.57 Dave Jones M50
Three Peaks entries are still open and Heptonstall is entry on day (some people are also doing Edale Skyline too, and I’m sure a few other things as well – see email/facebook for details).
This edition …
… seems a lot shorter than normal, if anyone else has sent me items for inclusion, I apologise, please re-send!