Subject: V S Update - Peco relays; Food and MVT mtg; Yoga for runners; Roundhay parkrun thanks and results; Peco 5 and series results (16 trophies); Reports from Bath, Haweswater, Guiseley, Rhyl, San Francisco
Sent: 09 March 2015 00:11
Training on Tuesday 10 March
It’s the second Tuesday of the month, so the 6pm sessions are at Leos, the 7pm sessions at Leeds Met (more information on home page of website)
Peco Relays Sunday 15 March
The final event in the Peco XC will be on Sunday 15 March with the relay races and presentations of the trophies (we have 5, possibly 7, team trophies to collect and 10 individual trophies too).
This will be at Pendas Fields / Crossgates / Manston (the same venue as race 1) and starts off with junior relays at 10:00, then senior relays at 11:00, junior presentations at 13:30, senior presentations at 14:00.
Ideally to save admin, PLEASE MAKE UP YOUR OWN TEAMS OF 3!! See the website www.pecoxc.co.uk for categories.
However, if you are looking to make up a team, use the email@example.com email and I’ll try and match you up!!
Even if you’re not running the relays, please can as many Striders as possible come to the presentations (plenty of time to get in a long training run and then come across for food).
Last but not least, Mark Hetherington has asked all clubs for some volunteers to marshal, if you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Food (and MVT meeting) on Tuesday 17 March
Pie and peas, usual arrangements apply, email email@example.com (for 7:15pm) firstname.lastname@example.org (for 8:30pm) choosing meat or veggie pie, peas or baked beans, and whether you want apple pie (terms and conditions on home page of website).
Also a meeting at 8:45pm to discuss the Meanwood Valley Trail Race – all welcome.
Yoga for Runners – Tuesday 24 March – from Liz Wood
I have recently set up my own business called downdogdays, offering personal training, yoga and massage. These are all things that can greatly benefit your performance and recovery as a runner, cyclist and triathlete.
I will be leading a free, 20 minute 'yoga for runners' session at Leo's after your Tuesday night run on 24th March. It will be fun, informal and an opportunity for you to experience the benefits of yoga first-hand and ask me any questions about your own training. Bring along an exercise/yoga mat if you have one (I have a small number of spares) and wear comfortable clothing.
I've been a proud member of Valley Striders since 2007, but haven't been training regularly with the club for a couple of years. Now that other commitments allow, I'm looking forward to training with you in the future.
Email email@example.com or text to 07866 480368 to book a place on 24 March.
More information on website www.downdogdays.com, Facebook (Downdogdays), Twitter (@downdogdays) and Instagram (downdogdays).
Valley Striders takeover of Roundhay parkrun
From Alex and myself, thanks to all the volunteers Brian Tyrrell, Dawn Parton, Drew Taylor, Elaine Craiggs, Graham Jones, Hannah Corne, Helen Gill, Holly Williams, Jason Watson-Usher, Jean Hussey, John Hussey, Lindsey McDermott, Liz Ball, Louise Cazan, Pascale Fotherby, Paul Crossan, Rebecca Rankin, Sarah Pagdin, plus all the pacers listed below (sorry if I’ve missed anyone)
And we even had a VS men’s winner and a VS 2nd claim ladies winner!
1 Daniel Fisher 17:33
5 Ian Sanderson 19:18
7 Charlotte Wills 19:30 1st W, 2nd Claim VS
8 Daryl Hibberd 19:37 Pacer
9 Ben Hall 19:38 New member?
12 Keith Sexton 20:04 New Pb
13 Adam Parton 20:06
18 Jonathan Pownall 20:53 Pacer
25 Callum Parton 21:23
37 Gary Mann 21:58 Pacer
50 Aileen Loftus 22:35
54 Paul Stokes 22:43 New Pb
55 Sean Fitzgerald 22:44 Pacer
60 Tally Diamond 23:08 New Pb
61 Richard Irvine 23:08
62 Mike Hall 23:09
73 Paul Crossan 23:32
90 Dawn Parton 24:36
92 Paul Smith 24:51 Pacer
95 Andrew Bennett 25:13
103 Eleanor Currie 25:47
104 Neil Hall 25:53 New Pb
108 Paul Sanderson 25:59
126 Joel Giddings 26:51 Pacer
128 Steph Gledhill 26:58 Pacer
161 Paul Kelly 28:31
169 Tracy Atherton 28:45
173 Dave Jones 28:59
181 Liz Reddington 29:14 Pacer
185 Sarah Ord 29:24
200 Fiona Taylor 30:12 VSCC
203 Claire Senior 30:16 Pacer
207 Mike Mansfield 30:50 2nd claim, VSCC
235 Heather Pawley 33:38
242 Sarah Howell 34:37
261 Graham Pawley 48:32 Final Runner
Peco XC Race 5
Junior years 4-6
10 Tally Diamond 8:22 3rd girl
22 Alvie O’Brien 8:43 17th boy
27 Imogen Idle 8:55 6th girl
In the series, Tally finished =3rd girl and Imogen 6th girl, Alvie was =8th boy. All 3 are in year 5 so have another year in this category and hopefully will finish higher next year!
Junior years 7-12
20 Alex Irvine 17:54
Ladies time pts
2 Myra Jones 30:02 92
3 Hannah Corne 30:13 91
20 Rachel Mackie 33:30 82
22 Raquel Gutierrez Abad 33:44 81
29 Sue Sunderland 34:34 78
42 Louise Cazan 35:36 75
61 Claire Senior 36:53 70
65 Chloe Hudson 37:03 69
67 Stephanie Gledhill 37:17 67
77 Pascale Fotherby 38:07 66
82 Dawn Parton 38:28 65
91 Liz Reddington 38:57 64
100 Emma Steel 39:35 62
105 Liz Ball 39:48 60
110 Sarah Pagdin 40:11 58
122 Nicola Hartley 40:48 58
143 Sarah Smith 41:42 57
194 Sarah Ord 45:00 55
198 Sue Carr 45:19 53
213 Becky Murray 46:58 51
221 Anne Jones 47:44 50
6 John Hobbs 26:15 100
16 Daryl Hibberd 27:06 99
18 Paul Fotherby 27:18 98
24 Jeremy Ladyman 27:43 97
30 Jon Pownall 28:08 96
39 Gwil Thomas 28:28 95
52 Gary Mann 28:58 94
78 Paul Smith 29:55 93
81 James Tarran 30:06 92
117 Roy Huggins 31:16 90
125 Dan Murray 31:36 89
127 Tony Mills 31:42 88
132 Drew Taylor 31:58 87
139 Graham Jones 32:14 86
141 Andy Pagdin 32:18 85
161 Gavin Taylor 32:50 84
167 Alistair Smyth 32:59 83
198 Callum Parton 34:15 80
200 Leroy Sutton 34:21 79
215 Sean Fitzgerald 34:43 77
224 Paul Stokes 34:56 76
227 Mike Powell 35:12 75
235 Paul Crossan 35:36 75
240 John Hussey 35:46 73
250 Malcolm Coles 36:30 72
253 Steve Dixon 36:33 71
264 Alan Hutchinson 37:09 68
299 Patrick Barrett 39:28 63
303 Bob Jackson 39:37 61
309 Rich Clough 40:05 59
334 Tony Haygarth 43:10 56
344 Stephen Diamond 45:01 54
348 Dave Jones 45:33 52
Team positions: Ladies 1st, Men 1st, Ladies vets 1st in 2nd division, Men vets 4th
· Overall team positions: Ladies 1st, Men 1st, Ladies vets 1st in 2nd division (*), Men vets 2nd
· In the second team tables (men 9th-16th counters and women 6th-10th) we also won both competitions
· We also won the “Colin Morath Trophy” for most improved team
· Individual trophy winners: Hannah Corne 2nd FSen, Myra Jones 3rd FSen, Rachel Mackie 2nd FV40, Sue Sunderland 1st FV50, Liz Ball 2nd FV60, John Hobbs 3rd MSen, Paul Fotherby 2nd MV40, John Hussey 2nd MV65, Malcolm Coles 1st MV70
· (*) Interestingly(?), if our ladies vets had been in the top division, they would have finished 2nd
· And a final statistic – 101 Striders ran in at least one race!
Bath Half Marathon – from Gemma Midwood
Results from Bath Half on Sunday 1st March where Dave and I were the only VS representatives! ( I believe everyone else was tackling hill 60!)
I amazed myself and ran a pb of 1:44:53, Dave unfortunately realised the effects of over-working, effecting training and ran 1:35:29 (still pretty good though!)
I certainly anticipate my time to be my 'any other half' in the GP!
Haweswater Half Marathon – from John Shanks
A couple of entries into the "Any other half marathon" competition. Report below......
I think I did a report last year on this event, mainly describing it as cold, wet and hilly. Well this year wasn't much different, except I swear it was colder (and hillier). It's early spring in Cumbria, so we weren't exactly getting our hopes up with the weather.
We were looking forward to seeing how our training was coming on, with this race penciled in as a relaxed training run at race effort levels. The idea is to race hard in a duration longer required in a Sprint Duathlon, therefore covering the effort levels that will be needed.
Anyway, we got a window of sunshine for the start and once we got set off the weather didn't really matter. I remembered the tough climbs at miles 3, 5, 8 and 10, but surprisingly felt strong on all apart from the last one. That kinda took it out of me and the planned kick in the final 5k didn't really happen.
Saying that, we both managed to nab ourselves a PB! So it was celebrations afterwards, with the tea and flapjack you get at the end of the race. Kudos to Eden Runners who put on an excellent event.
Border news covered it in this link, some nice scenery in the video http://www.itv.com/news/border/story/2015-03-02/hundreds-take-part-in-haweswater-half-marathon/
31 John Shanks 1:25:42
232 Sarah Shanks 1:46:42
Rombalds Stride – from Paul Smith
Winter Challenge – Saturday 7th February 2015
Organised by the 15th Airedale Scout Group, the Rombalds Stride Winter Challenge starts and finishes at St. Oswald’s Junior School in Guiseley. The route takes in some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery, going up the Airedale Valley, over Rombalds Moor to Ilkley and across Otley Chevin. With an excellent meat pie + potatoes and peas & rice pudding with tinned peaches at the finish
47 Paul Smith 3:25:29
69 Simon Redshaw 3:38:22
157 Sarah Smith 4:19:21
167 Ian Sanderson 4:23:09
172 Richard Adcock 4:26:13
I saw Geoff at the start but couldn’t see his time logged anywhere – I hope he still isn’t out there!
Cymru / Run Wales 10 mile at Rhyl – report from Myra Jones
The Rhyl 10mile race runs along the seafront between Rhyl and Prestatyn, taking in long sections of promenade and sea wall, various golf courses and Pontins. The route we actually ran was very different to what was advertised on the website - I'm still not sure why! We had been promised gale force winds and a potential soaking from 'super tide' spray. Thankfully, none of this materialised and other than it being pretty cold and running into a headwind for last few miles, conditions were reasonably good for February on the North Wales coast.
I've done a few of the Run Wales races and recognised a couple of ladies who had beaten me at other races, so set out with the intention of trying to keep them in my sights, with not much success in the early stages of the race. Hannah Oldroyd (from Bingley) was also running but disappeared into the distance very early on.
I was in fourth place until around halfway when I overtook one of my 'rivals' (I'm not sure she actually knows we're rivals), as we turned around and ran into the wind. At 8miles I was still in 3rd place by some distance but felt like I was closing the gap on the 2nd placed lady. At one point I wasn't sure if I had left it too late but I finally caught and overtook her with around 200metres to go. I finished 2nd lady, in 21st place overall (out of 462 finishers) with a new PB of 1:03:54.
I'm not sure if anyone is interested but I thought I'd do my bit for Welsh tourism. At the end of June Run Wales are hosting a RunFest in Rhyl - 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon distances. They all look like flat courses and should be pretty fast - depending on the weather! Rhyl probably isn't my favourite bit of the North Wales coast but the Run Wales races I've done have been really well organised and good fun. Here are the details http://www.runwales.com/events/runfest-wales
From Bob, the ladies 1-2-3
17 Hannah Oldroyd 1:02:53 1:02:52
21 Myra Jones 1:03:57 1:03:54
22 Jenny Clague 1:04:09 1:04:08
Jenny Clague is worth a google – a contemporary of Tracey Morris in the Welsh junior team, she went on to represent Wales at senior level – in 1992 was 4th in world xc Havana and won IAAF world cup 1500m 4:17:16 - and she has a marathon pb of 2:36.
USA parkrun and 10k from Ross Bibby
Hi Bob, managed to fly the VS flag while I was in the USA:
· Crissyfield Parkrun, San Francisco, 21/2/15 2nd Ross Bibby, 19.15 (16 finishers)
· Fort 2 Fort 10k, San Francisco, 22/2/15 6th Ross Bibby, 38.33 (254 finishers)