V S Update - 9 October 2017

- Hoodies
- Training on 10 October
- Training and food on 17 October
- London marathon club ballot
- Cabinets
- Leeds Race Series
- Xmas party
- Results from National Road Relays, Bramley, Yorks off-road marathon, Hardmoors and Withins
- VSGP table and race results


The order is being kept open till midnight this Wednesday (11 October).

See www.valleystriders.org.uk/up170930hoodie.htm

Training on 10 October

The juniors and beginners/improvers will be at GSAL starting 6pm prompt as the light will have gone by 6:45pm. For juniors, we have sports day part 2, please could parents volunteer to help?

The intermediates and advanced groups will be at Leeds Beckett Park track at 7pm.

Training and Food on 17 October

Food will be available to everyone on the 17th. On the menu is curry. To order, please email
- earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk (for food after the early session)
- food@valleystriders.org.uk (for food after the later session)
before 10pm on Sunday 15th, saying whether you want a full portion (4) or a half portion (2) and whether you want meat (chicken) or veggie curry.

Please note that orders won't be taken via Facebook

London Marathon Club Ballot Entries

For those of you who were unsuccessful in the London Marathon Ballot, we are now taking applications for the 3 club places we will be allocated.

Please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk if you would like to apply for a place. We will close entries at 10pm on 25th October.

Here are the details of the selection process. Please let me know if you have any questions.

A minimum pass/fail criteria (in priority order)
1) Could not have applied for Good For Age;
2) Member for 12 months (1st claim);
3) Rejection slip/email from this year's ballot;
4) Not had club place before.

If the number of people meeting all of the above criteria exceeds the 3 places we have been allocated then we move onto scoring (only 1 point per area so max score of 4).
1 point for coaching;
1 point for taking on a 2% role;
1 point for 4 grand prix races;
1 point for participating in any of the following: XC, club Relay team or PECO.

In the event of a tie we will give priority to those who have not had a club place in the last 5 years.

If there are still have more applicants than entries we will do a raffle at the food night on 31st October.


Help is required to transport 2 steel cabinets from Far Moss to Leos. Dimensions are 6ft high by 3ft wide by 14 deep each. They are virtually empty.

Leeds Race Series

Valley Striders are currently placed 5th on the club leaderboard on Leeds Race Series. If you've not already entered, please do so, the deadline is 31 October and it is free.

For details, follow the link from www.leedsathletics.net

Valley Striders Xmas Party

Friday 15 December, save the date!


National 6 stage road relays

In the Northern road relays, our men had finished 28th and as 25 teams qualified for the final, they felt a bit like Scotland must have done last night, so close! However, the following week an invitation came through, John Hobbs got his team together again (just two substitutions) and they went to Sutton Park (near Birmingham) on Saturday where they finished 69th of the 84 teams.

69th Valley Striders AC 2:01:55
John Hobbs (55) 19:02
Daz Hibberd (55) 19:19
Gwil Thomas (70) 21:44
Rav Panesar (70) 20:39
Jonathan Ball (72) 21:12
David Herdsman (69) 19:59

The winners were Swansea (1:45:16), and there were just 3 other West Yorkshire clubs - 18th Leeds City 1:51:21, 45th Holmfirth 1:56:05, 55th Wakefield 1:58:07.

Bramley 10k (from Rob Hamilton)

Results - Male
1st Timmy Davies Leeds City AC 34.44
2nd Franco Pardini Roundhay Runners 35.54
3rd Steve Body Leeds City AC 37.10
8th Rob Hamilton Valley Striders 40.41

1st Aisling Wall Horsforth Harriers 40.07
2nd Hayley Nancolas Valley Striders 42.27
3rd Ellie Kitchen Bingley Harriers and AC 43.37

Yorkshireman Off Road marathon (from Sarah Smith)

10 September 2017
1 Owen Beilby Wharfedale, 3h 26m 50s
15 Claire Cooper 4h 9m 12s [first female]
48 Sarah Wood 4h 37m 21s
83 Sarah Smith 5h 09m 23s
145 Geoff Webster 7h 10m 05s [2nd MV70]
146 finished

Hardmoors 60 (from Sarah Smith)

16 September 2017
1 Ed Williams 10h 06m 20s
13 Zoe Verrill 12h 06m 12s
79 Sarah Smith 15h 27m 48s
162 runners completed the event

Curly Rat Run at Haworth (from Helen Pell)

Henry and Flo both did their first fell race on Sunday morning over in Haworth, (The Withins Curly Rat Run) and they adored it! Given they both forgot their trail trainers and it was a total bog they did amazingly well. Henry came in 12th out of 59 in the under 9s and 8th boy and Flo was in the under 11s race and came 4th girl narrowly missing out on a prize!

V S Grand Prix

The Grand Prix table and results were updated on the website last week see www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsclubch.htm

Results wanted

from York(shire) Marathon, York 10, Chester Marathon, and any others