V S Update - 16 February 2017 - Juniors Peco, Juniors Training & Food

This email is only being sent to parents of juniors, including juniors on the waiting list.

Please note that the session on 26 February is available to juniors on the waiting list. If on the waiting please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk if you intend to attend.

Peco XC Sunday 19 February

The next Peco race is this Sunday at Barnbow / Pendas Fields, 1 mile for school years 4 to 6 at 10:00 and 2 miles for school years 7 to 12 at 10:20. Race details can be found at www.pecoxc.co.uk (and click on the link for race 4).

All V S juniors school years 4 and above should be capable of running the race. School years 3 and below should enquire to the juniors@valleystriders.org.uk email address. Not available to juniors on the waiting list.

If you've not run before, take a look at the results of the first 3 races (on the same website) to see how our other juniors have fared.

Training and Food Tuesday 21 February

6pm - Juniors and Beginners/Improvers from Far Moss. Not available to juniors on waiting list.

Session followed by food at 7:15 pm book at earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk (not via facebook).

Food is Chinese chicken curry (also veggie option), let us know if veggie option, and choose portion size - adult (3.50), child (2.50). Book by Sunday 19 February 10pm.

There was very good feedback (!) about quality and quantity of the chilli a week ago, so please come along for the food (parents, it saves you cooking when you get home).

Extra Training Session Sunday 26 February

After a successful session last Sunday with around 20 juniors taking part, we have decided to organise another Sunday session.

This session is open to all juniors, including juniors on the waiting list. Meet 09:30 in car park by Lakeside Cafe.

Juniors are recommended (a) not to run junior parkrun (and possibly instead volunteer as a marshal) or (b) just jog round as a steady warm up for the training session. We reserve the right to exclude juniors from doing the training session who have over-exerted themselves at the parkrun.

There will be two groups, both doing a lap of the lake, the faster group doing a couple of loops for extra distance. Within each group, we will have frequent stops for the slower runners to catch up, and faster runners are encouraged to jog back to pick up the slower runners.

We'll have some Bob's relay races to finish the session.

We would be very pleased if as many parents as possible come and join in the session. The slower group will be going at a very steady pace!

Reduced Training Tuesday 28 February

Due to the state of training area at Far Moss 6pm, most junior groups are likely to be cancelled. Please check the website nearer the day.

West Yorkshire Track and Field

Richard has entry forms for this series of 6 events from April to August. Minimum age is 9 on day of event. Please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk if interested and we will send details.