Subject: V S Update - Lulu Button; MVT arrangements; Training 14 April; Dates; Results from K.Overblow, Guiseley and Stirling
Sent: 11 April 2015 23:53
Firstly congratulations to Holly and Tom. Tallula Victoria Button (Lulu) was born on Tuesday 7 April at 8:06a.m.; 6lb 9oz. Tom said “mother and baby doing fine”, and I’ve seen on Facebook that Lulu attended her first race – Roundhay parkrun – today.
There are more “bumps on the run” at Valley Striders, and the making of a great Valley Striders under-11 squad for 2015.
Meanwood Valley Trail Arrangements
I’m hoping we have enough marshals, the more we get then the more Striders will be able to run in the race.
And if you would like to run, then email the “help” address, say “WLTR”, and if possible, come early to help with car parking and/or race set up.
We also need a few more on Friday evening to stick labels on beer bottles. Full training will be given.
We have a new course map http://valleystriders.org.uk/GSAL-map-new.doc
All team leaders and assistant team leaders are requested to come to a meeting at Leos on Tuesday 14 April at 8:30pm for briefing.
Everyone else will be notified by email on Thursday, please look out for an email.
Training Tuesday 14 April
6pm training for juniors, beginners and improvers is confirmed to be at Grammar School at Leeds. Parking arrangements have changed since last year, see www.valleystriders.org.uk/GSAL-map-new.doc
7pm training for intermediates and experienced runners is, as usual for the 2nd Tuesday in the month, at Leeds Met at Headingley, more details on the home page of the website.
8:30pm meeting at Leos for briefing of lead marshals for MVT.
Some dates for your diary
· Wed 6/13/20 May – Esholt 5k – in VS Grand Prix
· Sun 10 May – Leeds Half Marathon – in VS Grand Prix
· Tue 12 May – Jack Bloor Fell Race – in VS Fell Championship
· Wed 13 May - The Ay Up In Eccup Approx. 6 Miles Starts between 6.30 - 7.30pm www.countrytrailraces.co.uk
· Sun 17 May - Calderdale Way Relay – save the date, and if you’d like to run, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
· Mon 25 May – Ilkley Trail Race – in VSGP and VSFC
· Thu 28 May – Apperley Bridge Canter – in VSGP, also in Leeds Race Series www.leedsathletics.net
· Sun 28 June - Bradford Millennium Way Relay – save the date, and if you’d like to run, please email email@example.com
· Sun 12 July – Chris Leggatt Memorial 5k at Pool-in-Wharfedale https://www.facebook.com/events/649716098492878/ Chris was a member of Valley Striders – one of our faster marathon runners
Hot Cross Run at Kirkby Overblow
This is one of Jason Praill’s navigational trail races www.countrytrailraces.co.uk
1 Chris Gibbins Harrogate H 0:39:07 M1
8 Rachel Mackie Valley S 0:50:47 F1
8 Sarah Grant Valley S 0:50:47 F1
14 Andy Wicks Abbey R 0:51:30 M12
27 Gillian Felton Valley S 1:02:13 F4
32 Paul Felton Valley S 1:03:31 M25
43 Maureen Coffey Valley S 1:08:57 F13
43 Leroy Sutton Valley S 1:08:57 M31
43 Geoff Webster Valley S 1:08:57 M31
47 Sophie Johnstone Roundhay R 1:10:22 F14
53 Jean Hussey Valley S 1:12:50 F20
53 John Hussey Valley S 1:12:50 M34
12 M012 John Shanks M (007/088) 0:40:13
20 M020 Jonathan Smyth M (011/088) 0:41:07
50 M047 Roy Huggins M50 (005/046) 0:43:33
103 M093 Andy Pagdin M55 (005/033) 0:46:59
104 M094 Tahir Akhtar M55 (006/033) 0:47:06
162 F021 Sarah Shanks F (010/074) 0:50:31
169 F023 Louise Cazan F35 (004/039) 0:50:52
229 M187 John Hussey M65 (004/018) 0:53:43
263 F051 Samantha Harris F (016/074) 0:56:00
272 M220 Bob Jackson M60 (011/027) 0:56:16
310 M248 Chris Sawyer M55 (020/033) 0:57:47
518 F175 Maureen Coffey F65 (003/004) 1:11:09
526 F182 Deborah Fraites F50 (024/033) 1:11:48
Table now updated on the website. Steve Webb says “The evergreen Malcolm is the early leader with the first full house of 5 races across 3 categories. What it is to be retired/full time athlete!”
Stirling Duathlon – from John Shanks
Thought I'd give an update on the Stirling Duathlon at the weekend, since I forgot to post about Clumber Park!
This was my third sprint race in as many weekends and I'm feeling it to be honest. Main focus was to get race experience ahead of the ETU next month and I think I've got that now, with some fine tuning at Anglian Water I should be sorted.
The race was held at Stirling
University, which is a nice spot when the weather is kind. Unfortunately it
wasn't yesterday! Anyway, it was a nice buzz competing in my hometown.
They had a sprint and standard race, but before that they held a junior race within the University grounds which is great for getting kids involved.
Both sprint runs were just over 5k, the route was flat apart from one hill. Cycle route was a 12 mile loop out of the upmarket Bridge of Allan to the drug infested hellholes of Alva and Menstrie, then back towards the Wallace Monument into the University.
I didn't run as well as I hoped, slowed towards the end but I was tired from just shaking off a cold. I was pleased with the cycle in those weather conditions and transition is getting better. Gains to be made and on top form I could have closed that gap of just over a minute to the winner.
I finished 5th place and 2nd in my age category. I'd already qualified for the ITU so this was a bonus. Sarah did well too, especially on the bike despite crashing at a dodgy roundabout. She might be on to tell you more!
The event was great and really well organised. I was talking to a marshal afterwards who said they'd been setting up since 5:30am - remember the clocks went forward too! So a lot of credit to them. Definitely a race to consider for next year.