V S Update - 15 December 2017

- Training and food on 19 December
- Junior session Friday 29 December
- Winter junior race and club handicap - 31 December
- Northern XC
- Running from injury - 31 January
- Fell Championship final table
- Membership renewal reminder (over 50% have renewed!)
- If you're away this Christmas or New Year

Training and food on 19 December

All sessions meet at Leos.

There will be curry after the 6pm session. To order, please email earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk before 10pm on Sunday 17th, saying whether you want a full portion (4) or a half portion (2) and whether you want meat or veggie curry.

There will be no sessions on 26 December. Please see Facebook posts for Thursday sessions.

Junior session Friday 29 December

In the last club email I mentioned that we are planning a junior training session between Christmas and New Year which will be open to all junior members, also to those on the waiting list and to friends of junior members.

This training session will take place on Friday 29 December (the date mentioned in the last email was incorrect) and we will be meeting, ready to run, in front of the Lakeside Cafe at 10:00am in Roundhay Park. More details to follow and will be on the website. NB please check the website on the day before setting off just in case there are any changes.

Winter junior races and club handicap - 31 December

We will be holding our quarterly junior 1 mile races and club handicap by Eccup Reservoir on the morning of Sunday 31 December.
- 1 mile race for school years 1 to 6 at 10:30a.m
- 1 mile race for school years 7 to 12 at 10:45a.m.
- club handicap 5 miles at 11:00a.m.

These races are open to all club members (juniors and adults), prospective members and juniors on the waiting list, also to friends of club members.

Northern XC Championships (deadline 9 January)

See www.valleystriders.org.uk/up171201.htm

Running from injury - Why do runners get injured and how to we stop it?

This is an event at the Rosebowl (near the junction of Woodhouse Lane and Claypit Lane) (quite near the Arena), part of Leeds Beckett University Campus, on Wednesday 31 January from 6pm to 8pm.

It is led by Dr Peter Francis who is a senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and also a physio at Leos.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance

See https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/running-from-injury-why-do-runners-get-injured-and-how-do-we-stop-it-tickets-39968052521

NB he's quite a good runner, won 2nd December Woodhouse parkrun in 16:53.

V S Fell Championship Final Table (from Steve Webb)

The final Fell Champs league is now on the website and includes the Wadsworth Half Trog.

This year we had 39 scorers in the Men's championship and the winner was Ross Bibby, who averaged over 90 points at his top 5 races and regained the prestigious trophy he won in 2015. Ross left it late because his only qualifying Long category race came at Pendle in November. There was a close battle for 2nd place with Simon Vallance just pipping Mick Loftus, who was the most prolific racer.

There were 19 scorers in the Ladies' championship and the very clear winner was Amanda Seims who has had some excellent results including scoring over 100 points at Fairfield. Second was the ever-running ultra adventurer Sarah Smith and third was Josie Rothera. It is good to see so many new names in the Ladies' championship this year: I hope they enjoyed running on the fells and will try some more races in 2018.


Membership renewal reminder

Of 411 members last year, 222 (just over half) have now renewed, thank you.

Could the rest of you please renew as soon as possible or kindly email tom@valleystriders.org.uk if you do not intend to renew.

Adults see www.valleystriders.org.uk/up171201.htm for options and rates.

Juniors see www.valleystriders.org.uk/up171020junior.htm

Please ensure you pay to the correct account, check at www.valleystriders.org.uk/pay.htm

Updated list of members at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm

Any queries to tom@valleystriders.org.uk


Sorry, the results from the final WYXC and the 2nd Peco will be in the next V S Update which should be along after the weekend.

If you're away this Christmas or New Year

Finally a reminder that the latest V S Update is always on the website within 24 hours of publication, and there is always a link near the top of the home page www.valleystriders.org.uk , so if you are away from your usual email address over Xmas and New Year, you know where to find it.