V S Update - 24 February 2017 - Juniors Training & Peco

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

Please note change of "eligibility" for training on 28 February and 7 March.

Extra Training Session Sunday 26 February

*** 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!

Full Training Tuesday 28 February (Change of Plan)

6pm - Juniors and Beginners/Improvers from Far Moss.  We will be running 3 junior groups as normal (change of plan). This is open to all juniors except those on waiting list. 

Peco XC Sunday 5 March

The final Peco races will be at Roundhay Park.

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 are now at www.pecoxc.co.uk (and click on the link for race 5).

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

Reduced Training Tuesday 7 March

We are short of coaches on this evening, so juniors will be by invitation only.

Richard will email invitations to "competitive" runners before Sunday 5th. Please don't attend on Tuesday 7th unless you receive an email.

XC Relays Sunday 12 March

The final XC races of the season are the teams-of-3 relays which this year are being held at Northowram near Halifax.

Details will be available soon at www.pecoxc.co.uk (and click on the link for "relays")

Make up a team of 3 with your friends (but make sure your team conforms to the age limits)

West Yorkshire Track and Field

This is a series of 6 events from April to August (2 Sunday afternoons and 4 Wednesday evenings).  Minimum age is 9 on day of event. 

See www.valleystriders.org.uk/striders_team.htm for details.

If you have any queries and/or require further information and/or wish to enter please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk


Please look out for any updates on the front page of www.valleystriders.org.uk