Subject: V S Update - please note changes to Tuesday training; Liz Wood; trail races next weekend; membership info; renewal reminder; MVT help; women 16th in N 6-stage; 20 mile results
Sent: 29 March 2015 19:02
This edition includes
· Trail races next weekend
· Membership info for new members
· Final reminder for membership renewals
· Meanwood Trail information
· VS women finish 16th in Northern 6-stage relays
· 20 mile results
But first, the clocks have now gone forward, so some special notes about this week’s training sessions
Training Tuesday 31 March
Juniors and Beginners/Improvers
Please meet at the front of Leos as usual, then we’ll do a short set of warmup exercises, then we’ll ALL go to the field behind Leos.
The plan is that we all do a mile, this being the route used for the Meanwood Trail Junior Race for school years 3 to 6. Note that the MTJR school years 7 to 12 will do 2 laps on race day!
We’ll keep in a small number of groups with an adult at the front and the back of every group. Parents please run with your children!
Hopefully everyone will get round, walking is permitted and there is no time limit. However if anyone is struggling, note that after one-third of a mile there is a quick short-cut back to Leos.
After the mile, we’ll split into our normal 1 adult and 3 junior sub-groups for the rest of the session.
Intermediates – meet at Leos as usual. Please wear hi-vis as it will be going dark at the end of the session.
Experienced runners – session will be speed reps by Eccup Reservoir – the number of reps will be a bit limited by available light so the group will set off at 7pm prompt. Latecomers can meet on Alwoodley Lane at the top of the footpath steep hill down to the lodge. Please wear hi-vis as it will be dark for the return journey.
And afterwards (about 8:15), Liz Wood returns by popular demand for another “introduction to yoga” mini-session, email Liz to book a place. 5 of us did it on Tuesday and although there was a bit of overbalancing, I thought we all did quite well with our downward dogs, warrior poses, triangles etc.
Note no food this Tuesday, it is the 5th Tuesday in the month, we get back to our usual schedule on 7 April.
Thursday 2 April
Please continue to wear hi-vis for the next 2 weeks as will be going dark at the end of the sessions.
Next weekend’s racing (running)
On Friday 3 April it’s the Hot Cross Run from the Shoulder of Mutton pub in Kirkby Overblow. This is one of Valley Strider Jason Praill’s “Country Trail Races”, it’s a navigational race, approx. 10k, with easy to follow route instructions, start any time between 11:00 and noon, most people run in pairs or threes, for more information see http://www.countrytrailraces.co.uk/ , entries at www.racebest.com or on the day.
Food Tuesday 7 April
Lasagne, usual arrangements, details on the website
Information for new members
We have had 101 new members join since 1st September.
I apologise that a lot of the runners (adults and juniors) haven’t had “welcome” emails - please read this page http://valleystriders.org.uk/justjoined.htm
This page can also be accessed on the website, go either to “For New Members” tab or to “For Club Members” tab and look for the “If you’ve just joined” link
We have 130 members from last year who haven’t renewed this year. Of these 21 have emailed us to say they have resigned which leaves 109 in limbo.
The list includes quite a few active adult and junior runners, so please check.
Note that adult runners who haven’t paid won’t be registered with England Athletics from 1 April 2015.
Meanwood Valley Trail
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered so far.
We still need a few more marshals, but nearly there. There are a few Striders who’ve said they’d like to run (but will do set up and/or tidy up), so if need a few more more to allow them to run.
If you’d like to marshal in a specific area or near to someone you know, then email email@example.com . Lists of marshals are at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmarshals.htm. Maps at www.valleystriders.org.uk/trail.htm.
We will be having recce runs of the route on 7 April and 14 April. We will have the usual training sessions as well but if you’d like to see the route, particularly if you are marshalling for the first time in a particular area and want to know where the race goes after it passes you, then come along to one or both of these recce runs. Both will be meeting at Leos, we’ll need to be off at 7pm prompt to get back before the light goes.
We’d like to see lots of V S Juniors running. Enter online at www.racebest.com, or hand in a form on a Tuesday evening.
Note that V S adults who want to run should not enter online. They should volunteer first (saying they’d like to run) and then will be able to do so if we have sufficient marshals. We won’t charge the £2 surcharge for them entering on the day.
Finally I’m looking for someone to hand out MVT entry forms at the Guiseley Gallop next Sunday.
Northern Women’s 6 Stage Relay
A ladies team went to Liverpool on Saturday and finished 16th out of 55 teams, results at http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2015/n6w15.htm hopefully a report in the next V S Update.
Today was the Stokesley Duathlon, I’ll have the results in the next V S Update.
This is a special race for Striders as in 2013 it was the first duathlon that Striders attended as a team, and with team colours. So it could be considered the date of formation of the Cycling Section – which has, in 2 years grown to 168 paid-up members of whom 102 are cycling-only with VS.
West Yorkshire School Games
A great result for Ella Hollis, who ran in the West Yorkshire school games cross-country last Wednesday and came 9th out of 108 for Y4 girls,
20 mile races
The previous weekend it was East Hull and Trimpell and I think the 20-mile season has now finished, so here are the GP points
Time Name GP Pts Race Race pos
01:59:30 John Hobbs 100 Spen 1
02:00:42 Andy May 99 Spen 4
02:05:11 Rav Panesar 98 East Hull 13
02:06:38 Jon Pownall 97 Spen 15
02:12:29 James Tarran 96 Locke Park 9
02:18:12 Gary Mann 95 Spen 47
02:19:16 Myra Jones 94 Spen 48
02:20:03 Paul Smith 93 East Hull 66
02:23:10 Hannah Corne 92 Locke Park 29
02:24:58 Simon Vallance 91 Spen 64
02:25:26 Andy Pagdin 90 East Hull 101
02:25:39 Sean Fitzgerald 89 East Hull 102
02:30:17 Michael Hall 88 East Hull 131
02:33:51 John Batchelor 87 Spen 93
02:33:51 Tom Button 87 Spen 94
02:41:07 Adam Parton 85 Spen 118
02:42:09 Mike Robins 84 Trimpell 202
02:42:48 Jeremy Richardson 83 East Hull 202
02:53:48 Jenny Hall 82 Spen 151
02:57:56 Bob Jackson 81 Spen 161
03:20:47 Malcolm Coles 80 Spen 209
03:44:16 Neil Hall 79 East Hull 406