V S Update - 16 October

- URGENT - Peco XC entry by 23 October
- Brass Monkey
- Training on 18 and 25 October
- Membership Fees Due - Adults and Juniors
- Results from York marathon

Peco Cross Country

Please note that we need names by Sunday 23 October. More details below

Brass Monkey

The race will be on Sunday 17 January 2017. Entries open 22 October at 06:00 am (and will probably be full by 07:00 am). See http://www.yorkknavesmireharriers.co.uk/brass-monkey-entries/ for details, don't wait till Saturday morning to do this as it advises you to register on the resultsbase website beforehand.

Tuesday Training

18 October All sessions from Leos, details on the website. NB the junior sessions are not open to juniors on the waiting list.

25 October Probably ditto, check the website nearer the date

Membership Fees (including juniors)

Membership fees for the V S year 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 are now due. 150 have now paid (thank you!) but 270 are still due to pay. Payments to 13 October are listed at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm

The adult fee is the same as in 2015/6 i.e. 29, which comprises 14 for England Athletics, 7.50 for Leos and 7.50 for Valley Striders.

We have set the junior fee at 21 - up from 15 last year because of cost of facilities. Note that juniors competing in West Yorkshire Leagues, Yorkshire Cross Country etc (but not Peco) also need to pay England Athletics fees please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk if you have a query on this

Please make payment to "A C Membership" Sort Code: 53-70-00 A/c Number: 72143878 and reference to include your name. NB this is a different account to that for race entries, hoodies, BBQs etc.

Peco XC - Adults (from Myra)

We're now ready to start collating entries for the series. We need to register all adult runners in advance, as we need to buy in the 'chipped' race numbers.

If you would like to run please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk and transfer 3 to Sort Code: 53-70-00 A/c Number: 72143851 to cover the cost to enter the series, including the race number. Please include your name and PECO as a reference.

Each race is then 3 to enter (pay on the day) and here's a reminder of the dates:

Race 1 - 27th November (Temple Newsam)

Race 2 - 18th December (TBC)

Race 3 - 22nd January (West Park)

Race 4 - 19th February (Barnbow)

Race 5 - 5th March (Roundhay Park)

Relays & Presentation - 12th March (Golden Acre Park?)

For those who haven't taken part in the PECOs before, the adult races are around 5 miles long, and are usually a mixture of country footpaths and grassy fields. The races are suitable for a wide range of abilities so if you can do the distance, sign up and join the fun!

By the way, there is free food after every race!

Race information will appear at www.pecoxc.co.uk but it's a bit bare at the moment.

A list of V S names will appear shortly at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm

Peco XC - Juniors (from Bob)

There is no fee for the series, just pay 1 on the day. Races are approx. 1 mile at 10:00 for school years 4 to 6 (if younger, please ask Richard or Bob for advice); approx. 2 miles at 10:20 for school years 7 to 12.

The Junior League Race Secretary (me!) would appreciate a list of names in advance, so if your junior athlete is thinking of running one or more of these races, please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk with the name(s), please also supply school year.

A list of V S names will appear shortly at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm

Valley Striders Athletics AGM - Tuesday 1 November

We've been working over the last 3 months to put together a new VSAC organisation such that the workload is spread more widely amongst our club members.

We now have at least 3 club members signed up to look after each of the aspects of the club (except for race organisation), see http://valleystriders.org.uk/2016OrganisationSummary.doc . If you want a bit more detail of what each team does, see http://valleystriders.org.uk/2016RoleSummaries.doc . Other discussion documents are linked at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsconst.htm.

If you want to find out more about these teams, please email committee@valleystriders.org.uk . If you want to join one of these teams, either email the same address and/or come to the AGM on 1 November.


Yorkshire Marathon



Chip Time

Gun Time


James Tarran




Tim Straughan




Richard Irvine




David Merritt




Hayley Nancolas




Mike Furby




Martin Sutcliffe