V S Update - 1 February 2018

- Beginners fell run - Sun 4 Feb
- Training, Food and Training Workshop - Tue 6 Feb
- Peco XC at Templenewsam - Sun 11 Feb
- Yorkshire Vets XC
- Northern Road Relays
- Leos raffle
- Results from Peco Race 4 and Northern XC
- Race report from Hebden 22

Beginners Fell Training Run - Sunday 4 February (from Amanda Seims)

This will be a recce of the Beamsley Beacon fell race route (5.5 miles, 300m of ascent in total).

Meet 09:00 at the corner of main street and Bolton rd in Addingham (LS29 0NS) outside the Crown Inn - you can usually park along that main road or a side street nearby.

For more details, see the item in the previous V S Update www.valleystriders.org.uk/up180119.htm and/or see Facebook event in VSAC Members group and/or email Amanda amandaseims@hotmail.co.uk

Training and Food - Tuesday 6 February

All training sessions from Leos

All juniors and beginners/improvers should bring off-road shoes. Juniors in the "C" group and beginners/improvers are also requested to bring hi-vis and road shoes in case we decide these groups will be on the pavements on the Buckstone Estate.

Food will be available after both sessions. On the menu is pie and peas (best beef mince or veggie bake). To order, please email
- earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk (for food at 7:15pm after the 6pm session)
- food@valleystriders.org.uk (for food at 8:30pm after the 7pm session)
before 10pm on Sunday 4th, saying whether you want a full portion (4) or a half portion (2), whether you want meat or veggie pie, and whether you want baked beans or mushy peas.

Training Workshop at Leo's - Tuesday 6 Feb 8:30 pm (from Myra Jones)

With spring marathons on the horizon, this would be a good time to share the wealth of knowledge and experience within the club. It will be an informal chat and not restricted to marathon training. If you have any aspects of training/racing you'd like to cover please feel free to email coaching@valleystriders.org.uk This will give people a chance to have a think about them in advance.

The workshop will also provide a good opportunity to provide feedback on the revamped Tuesday sessions and share any suggestions for how they can be developed and improved going forward.

Food will be available, see above

Peco at Templenewsam - Sunday 11 February

Details are now available at http://www.pecoxc.co.uk/pages/race5.html

Registration is in the Visitor Centre half way between the House and the Farm.

The start times are Years 1-6 at 10:00am, Years 7-12 at 10:20am, Men at 11:00am and Ladies at 11:10am. These are the usual Peco start times but there have been a few variations this season.

Only the junior 1 mile is suitable for spikes.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR VALLEY STRIDERS

- If you ran one of the first 4 races, hopefully you have kept your race number, otherwise you'll need to pay for a new one at the queries / guests table at registration
- If you were registered for the first 4 races but ran none, your number will be by the club flag or in the gazebo Junior numbers are sorted by school year, adult numbers by M/F and surname
- If you didn't register but want to run race 5, then:
- - juniors, email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk before race day and pick up your number on race day from Bob who will be in the registration area (nothing to pay)
- - seniors must register themselves as a guest on race day and pay 3 for the bib and 3 race fee
- All juniors must register (nothing to pay)
- All adults must register and pay 3

All Valley Striders should wear club colours i.e. white* vest/top with black lettering. Those without an official club vest/top should wear plain white. (* Or off-white if it's been washed many times)

Yorkshire Vets XC - 4 March (from Steve Webb)

Yorkshire Vets XC Champs is on Sunday 4 March at Spen (same venue as WYXC race 3 this season).

It's a really good event and open to all Over 35s.
- Race 1 is all women plus V70+ men, 5.2k, starts 12.00
- Race 2 is V50+ men, 9.0k, starts 12.30
- Race 3 is V35+ men, 9.0k, starts 13.45

We've had some good results in recent years, particularly in the V50 men. Last year Tim got bronze and the team won gold. In 2016 Jerry got bronze and the team won silver, in 2014 the team got silver, and in 2013 Steve won individual silver. In addition to the normal medals for a team of 3, there is an "all to score" team competition where it pays to flood the field with entries.

It would be good to see a few VS representatives from the other veteran classes, and our lady vets certainly have a good chance of getting among the medals.

To enter, please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk saying "probable" or "possible". If/when you decide you definitely want to enter, please pay 6 to the AC Payments account Sort Code: 53-70-00 A/c Number: 72143851 with reference "YVXC" and your name". Must be paid by 20 February

Hope to see you there.

Steve

Northern Road Relays - 25 March (from Myra Jones and John Hobbs)

The spring road relays (12 stage for men and 6 stage for women) are approaching. Northerns are in Birkenhead on Sunday 25th March and the Nationals are in Birmingham on Saturday 14th April. The men will need to qualify at the Northerns to get to the Nationals but women's teams don't, so the women could just go straight to the nationals. A few of us have competed in these relays before and they are really good events. The relays are a mixture of 5 mile and 3 mile legs (approx).

Also Young Athletes Road Championships 5k (3 to count per team).
- U15 - Age 13 or 14 at midnight 31st August / 1st September 2017
- U17 - Age 15 or 16 at midnight 31st August / 1st September 2017

Please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk if you'd like to run.

We're looking into getting a team bus to travel over so it would be great if people could let us know ASAP.

Leos Raffle (from Steph Gledhill)

As part of the fundraising for Leo's Rugby Club they have a raffle which will be drawn in mid-February.

This will be so they can improve facilities such as the toilets and the back field

Please support the Rugby Club by buying a ticket.

The prizes look really good, the top 3 are a 2000 Virgin Holiday, 500 John Lewis vouchers and a pair of tickets for an England Rugby international match at Twickenham.

If you'd like a ticket and can't get to the club, please make a payment of 10 to the AC Payments account Sort Code: 53-70-00 A/c Number: 72143851 with reference "Raffle" and your name and we'll buy one for you. Must be paid by 10 February.

More details on Facebook. Any queries, please email me at steph@valleystriders.org.uk

RESULTS

Peco Race 4 at Middleton Park

Junior 1 mile

Pos

First Name

Surname

M/F

Year

Cat

Time

Cat Pos

2

Leon

Jones

M

6

B5-6

06:27

1

7

Ethan

Taylor

M

5

B5-6

06:50

4

8

Jamie

Youngs

M

6

B5-6

06:52

5

15

Griff

Lippiatt

M

6

B5-6

06:58

12

17

Luke

Mackreth

M

4

B3-4

07:00

1

22

Zach

Taylor

M

5

B5-6

07:11

16

24

Gus

Cawcutt

M

5

B5-6

07:13

18

29

Joe

McLaren

M

5

B5-6

07:18

21

31

Toby

Walker

M

5

B5-6

07:20

22

32

Flo

Pell

F

6

G5-6

07:23

8

34

Michael

Fotherby

M

3

B3-4

07:28

4

36

Evie

Rose

F

5

G5-6

07:30

9

39

Ted

Crossland

M

4

B3-4

07:35

7

41

Alannah

Thornton

F

4

G3-4

07:37

1

50

Abigail

Kingston

F

4

G3-4

07:43

3

54

Ripley

Barclay

M

5

B5-6

07:51

25

59

Jessica

Baxter

F

4

G3-4

08:02

5

72

Marcus

Johnstone

M

5

B5-6

08:35

30

74

Daniel

Fotherby

M

5

B5-6

08:35

31

76

Christa

Shackleton

F

5

G5-6

08:37

23

80

Alfie

Young

M

4

B3-4

08:43

18

82

William

Barton

M

3

B3-4

08:45

19

88

Henry

Pell

M

3

B3-4

08:58

21

90

Holly

Mackie

F

4

G3-4

09:00

8

96

Rebecca

Kingston

F

2

G3-4

09:11

9

99

Matthew

Sedgley

M

6

B5-6

09:17

34

100

Gemima

Beckley

F

4

G3-4

09:20

11

103

Martha

O Shea

F

5

G5-6

09:30

33

104

Darcey

Mollitt

F

3

G3-4

09:32

13

105

Lily

Sadler

F

3

G3-4

09:34

14

114

Bruce

Mackie

M

5

B5-6

10:02

35

116

Ella

Lim

F

5

G5-6

10:12

36

119

Barney

Crossland

M

2

B3-4

10:26

27

120

Nicholas

Robins

M

2

B3-4

10:32

28

123

Ella

Youngs

F

2

G3-4

10:47

21

131

Julien

Warr

M

4

B3-4

11:16

33

132

Joshua

Holt

M

3

B3-4

11:23

34

137

Millie

McLaren

F

2

G3-4

12:15

25

139

Finished

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior 2 miles

Pos

First Name

Surname

M/F

Year

Cat

Time

Cat Pos

16

Jamie

Walker

M

7

B7-9

13:01

10

27

Tom

Mackreth

M

8

B7-9

13:44

15

30

Josephine

Pawley

F

7

G7-9

13:54

8

35

James

Preston

M

9

B7-9

14:08

19

36

Jack

Woodeson

M

8

B7-9

14:09

20

39

Sophia

Lubiecki

F

10

G10-12

14:19

3

47

Isaac

Rose

M

9

B7-9

15:08

26

51

Fin

McLaren

M

7

B7-9

15:56

28

54

Emily

Hilton

F

7

G7-9

16:12

17

70

Annabel

Lim

F

7

G7-9

17:44

24

71

Finished

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies

Pos

Surname

First Name

Age Cat

Time

Cat Pos

13

Spence

Kim

F40

35:53

3

18

Jones

Myra

FSEN

36:19

9

28

Mackie

Rachel

F40

37:27

4

48

Robins

Fiona

F40

38:58

11

62

Button

Holly

FSEN

40:06

29

63

Hudson

Chloe

F35

40:09

12

70

Rothera

Josie

F35

40:40

13

71

Spencer

Amanda

F45

40:42

9

121

Parton

Dawn

F40

44:05

18

122

Ball

Liz

F60

44:08

1

131

Woodeson

Sarah

F45

44:34

17

179

Lovell

Bethany

F35

46:48

35

186

Hilton

Helen

F40

47:00

28

192

Warren

Ruth

F60

47:18

4

194

Fotherby

Pascale

F35

47:29

39

224

Kara

Leila

F50

49:43

25

245

Jones

Lisa

F45

51:00

33

317

Finished

 

 

 

 

Ladies' team finished 4th on the day and are now placed 3rd in the league
Ladies Vets' team finished 2nd on the day and are now placed 1st in the league

Men

Pos

Surname

First Name

Age Cat

Time

Cat Pos

5

Hobbs

John

MSEN

28:54

5

7

Hallam

Matthew

MSEN

29:24

7

12

Venning

Tom

M40

29:53

1

18

Pownall

Jon

MSEN

30:25

16

29

Midwood

Simon

MSEN

31:08

23

32

Bibby

Ross

MSEN

31:11

25

42

Midgley

Terry

M45

31:39

2

44

Chadwick

Matt

MSEN

31:45

32

48

Mann

Gary

MSEN

31:56

35

56

Lippiatt

Huw

M45

32:25

4

63

Tarran

James

M50

32:41

4

80

Drake

Richard

M40

33:11

12

89

Murray

Dan

M40

33:30

16

93

Fotherby

Paul

M40

33:43

19

99

Brown

Tom

M40

34:03

20

132

Thornton

Oliver

MSEN

35:27

79

145

Parton

Adam

M45

35:56

16

146

Long

Vernon

M50

35:56

12

158

Parker

Andrew

M40

36:18

27

165

Huggins

Roy

M55

36:30

7

196

Carter

Matt

MSEN

38:00

105

197

Toon

Andy

MSEN

38:01

106

222

Rosser

Ian

M45

38:53

35

230

Pawley

Graham

M50

39:11

20

250

Furby

Mike

M45

40:14

39

255

Powell

Mike

MSEN

40:28

127

266

Robins

Mike

M55

40:56

16

273

Fox

Ken

M55

41:28

20

283

Wallace

John

M50

41:51

29

288

White

Paul

M70

42:27

2

305

Jackson

Bob

M65

43:36

5

306

Sutton

Leroy

M60

43:53

14

326

Tyrrell

Brian

M55

45:00

28

342

Mackreth

Paul

M40

46:41

53

349

Coles

Malcolm

M75

47:07

1

380

Lim

Philip

M45

53:32

55

393

Finished

 

 

 

 

Men's team finished 2nd on the day and are now placed 2nd in the league
Men's Vets team finished 1st on the day and are now placed 1st in the league

Northern Cross Country

 

Boys U-13

3km

96

Leon Jones

00:12:29

147

Jamie Walker

00:13:04

174

Tom Mackreth

00:13:21

190

Jack Woodeson

00:13:37

212

Fin McLaren

00:14:38

213

Stefan Robottom

00:14:39

225

Alfie Jones

00:15:13

232

Finished

team 25th/27

 

Girls U-15

4km

145

Sophia Lubiecki

00:20:15

158

Sofia Robottom

00:20:50

186

Finished

 

 

Boys U-15

4km

187

Reuben Hill

00:19:09

197

Finished

 

 

Ladies U-20

6km

55

Claudia Stanton

00:30:37

60

Finished

 

 

Senior Ladies

8km

99

Myra Jones

00:37:51

164

Rachel Mackie

00:40:29

202

Fiona Robins

00:41:42

232

Chloe Hudson

00:42:44

272

Steph Gledhill

00:44:37

280

Sarah Woodeson

00:45:03

333

Ruth Warren

00:47:47

339

Pascale Fotherby

00:48:17

413

Sara Dyer

00:56:37

435

Finished

team 23rd/53

 

Senior Men

12km

70

Matt Hallam

00:44:07

94

John Hobbs

00:45:08

133

Tom Venning

00:46:30

152

Jon Pownall

00:47:12

205

Matt Chadwick

00:48:44

275

Gary Mann

00:50:32

283

Paul Fotherby

00:50:55

301

Ross Bibby

00:51:18

306

Tim Straughan

00:51:23

320

James Tarran

00:51:46

328

Steve Webb

00:51:57

355

Simon Vallance

00:52:32

377

Richard Drake

00:53:05

383

Paul Kaiser

00:53:16

455

Vernon Long

00:55:13

476

Dan Robins

00:55:49

521

Joel Giddings

00:57:13

626

Alistair Smyth

01:01:53

706

Bob Jackson

01:07:42

709

John Hussey

01:07:57

722

Ken Fox

01:10:20

741

Mick Tinker

01:12:56

761

Finished

Team 13th/57

 

Race report - Hebden 22 - 20th January 2018 (from John Hussey)

I only entered this event after some "encouragement" from Amanda Seims who said it would be right up my street. I hate to admit this but, yes she was right!! I was going to do it on my own but ended up running with the lovely Pamela Lomoro who now lives down South but has Valley as a second claim. We had never met before but had a fabulous day out, she was lovely company and I look forward to the chance to run with her in the future. Thank you so much Pamela!!!

The route is definitely a challenging one with plenty of ascent (someone reckoned 4000ft), steep climbs, narrow tracks, open moorland and fabulous scenery. As expected for the time of year it was also cold (marginally above 0degC) and we had the bonus of snow both on the ground and falling to make things more interesting.

The full route is 22 miles but there is a cut off point part way round for a quick return via the 15 mile route to the start at Mytholmroyd. Pamela had set off with thoughts of just doing the 15 mile route, unfortunately she hesitated deciding at the cut off point and we were off on the full route! We were both going ok and I made the decision we should just go for it full on.

As far as I can make out we came in 134th and 135th out of 192 runners in 6h10min with the awesome Sarah Smith a little ahead of us in 5h 40min.

I also spotted that Meg Galsworthy did the 15 mile route in 3h 59m coming home in 64th place out of 129 - well done Meg.

Just to put things in context the winner Ben Mounsey did the 22 miles in 3h 04m. He is sponsored by Inov-8 and seems to be semi professional. Looking at the runs he has done over the last year he just doesn't do easy ones which is a huge comfort to me as I certainly didn't find it easy.

Whilst there are marshals at the 6 check points the route is not marked at all and I was glad to have been round the route as a walk/run beforehand, we spent little time in checking where we were heading and didn't waste much time.

Did I mention food?? There was loads at each check point especially at the halfway point - loads of cake, sandwiches and jelly babies. Refuelling was fun.

Would I do it again? The conversation with Pamela went from "never again" to "perhaps skip a year" to "when do entries open?" all within the space of 5 minutes. So the answer is "yes"!! Anyone else up for the challenge?

As a finish, thank you Jean for the pass out, checking the route with me and for your support especially when I staggered in back home.