V S Update - 2 March 2017

Peco; Training; Teams wanted for Peco Relays, Northern 12 Stage, West Yorks T&F; Training; Events at Far Moss

Please note that there will be a special Results Edition coming soon!

Peco XC Sunday 5 March

The final Peco race is this Sunday 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 can be found at www.pecoxc.co.uk (and click on the link for race 5).

Juniors register on the day. If you've run in previous races, remember to bring your race number. If you've not run before, note that 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; take a look at the results of the first 4 races (on the above website) to see how our other juniors have fared. NB Not available to juniors on the waiting list.

Seniors, if you've run in previous races, remember to bring your race number. If you've not run in a previous race but have registered, your number will be on the V S banner in the club tents area. If you've not yet registered you'll be able to register as a "guest" for this race.

Junior Training Tuesday 7 March - NB support runners needed

We have some coaches unavailable so don't know as yet how many groups we can support. There will be a separate email from the "juniors" account over the weekend to let you know.

Hopefully we'll have as usual 2 groups on the road 1 group on the fields. We'd be very grateful if some of the V S senior runners could come and help out to support the road groups. Note that we will allocate you to a group that you can keep up with! Email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk if you can help. The session finishes before 7pm so you'll still be able to join your regular intermediates or advanced session at 7pm.

Adult Training Tuesday 7 March

6pm - Beginners/Improvers from Far Moss.

7pm - Intermediates group and Advanced groups from Far Moss

NB no food because of another event at Far Moss that night.

Teams Wanted - "Peco" Relays Sunday 12 March

Details now on the Peco XC website www.pecoxc.co.uk and click on Peco Relays.

Although traditionally known as the Peco relays, this event includes a competitive match between representatives of the Peco League (centred on Leeds) and the West Yorkshire Winter League (centred on Bradford). This year, WYWL are hosting the event at Northowram near Halifax postcode HX3 7EN. Google maps tells me that, from Far Moss, this is either 17 or 20 miles (depending on route taken) and should take around 35 minutes on a Sunday morning.

Juniors race at 10:00 teams of 3 approx 1 mile each. 3 per team (I think). The team must comprise at least 1 who is school year 6 or less and another who is school year 9 or less. So for example a team can be 3 of school year 6, but not 3 of school year 7. Teams can be all boys, all girls or mixed. Please use VS Junior Facebook to arrange teams amongst yourselves, or, alternatively, email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk and we will try to match teams up within the rules.

Adults race at 11:00 teams of 3 approx 3 miles each. 10 per team (I think). Any combination of males and females, any age groups permitted but there are prizes in the following categories - over 50 men, over 50 women, over 40 men, over 40 women, "open" men (any age), and "open" women. There is also an inter-club competition for which the club team must consist of at least one man, at least one woman at least one over 40, and no more than one man under 40. Please use VSAC Facebook to arrange teams amongst yourselves. Email teams@valleystriders.org.uk if you wish to be considered for the VS inter-club team.

NB this is a very sociable event, many teams are ad-hoc made up of runners from more than one club (e.g. in recent years I have run with Abbey Runners and with Wetherby Runners), and I know sometimes runners have run twice if they were in a team of two.

Teams Wanted - Northern men's 12 Stage Relays Saturday 25 March

Last year the men's team finished 16th and qualified for the National.

This year we only have 6 names so need 6 more men to complete the team. Please message Paul Fotherby on Facebook or email teams@valleystriders.org.uk if you want to run.

Please reply by 7 March

Teams Wanted - West Yorkshire Track and Field

2 Sunday afternoons and 4 Wednesday evenings - Cleckheaton 23 April, Wakefield 10 May, Cleckheaton 7 June, Wakefield 28 June, Cleckheaton 19 July, Wakefield 6 August.

Minimum age is 9 on day of event.

Info is now on the V S website http://valleystriders.org.uk/striders_team.htm

Please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk if interested

Maybe a few more seniors will take part this year (email "juniors" address if interested as Richard can advise and also will co-ordinate all entries)

Sportshoes Discount Code

Discount code for www.sportsshoes.com

Members of Valley Striders can have a 10% discount and free delivery on purchases.

This is available to all members of Valley Striders including juniors, cyclists and triathletes.

Please don't share this code with people who are not a member of VS and please do not copy to any social media site open to the public.

The code for this month is: (not on the website)

This code will also be posted in the VSAC FB group and in the VSAC Juniors FB group. It won't be posted in other FB groups because these contain a lot of non-members.

Training sessions - looking ahead

Junior Training Tuesday 14 March - please wait for further information

Adult Training Tuesday 14 March - 7pm - Leeds Met track

Extra Juniors Training Session Sunday 19 March - to be advised

Food Tuesday 21 March - menu to be advised!

Intermediates training Sunday 26 March - see VSAC FB group

Events at Far Moss

There is a gospel evening on the 12th of March, information and a poster has been posted on the VSAC Facebook page.

Also, as members at Far Moss, we are entitled to a 15% discount off all bookings in the Function room if you quote Member15 when booking.

Furthermore, for any functions booked during March and April, Far Moss will give the booking member a 25 Marks and Spencer's voucher. For further information on availability and opportunities please email josh@farmosssportsground.co.uk

Also see the Far Moss Sports Ground website for more information www.farmosssportsground.co.uk