V S Update - 13 February 2018

- Leos raffle and race night 17 Feb
- Training 13 Feb
- Training, food and Meanwood race meetings 20 Feb
- Yorkshire Vets XC 4 March closing 23 Feb
- Northern Road Relays 25 March
- Peco relays 25 March
- Donations to Lineham Farm and Yorkshire Air Ambulance
- Sportshoes discount code
- Results from Dewsbury 10k and Peco Race 5

Leos Raffle and Race Night 17 February (from Steph Gledhill)

Leo's are hosting a race night this Saturday 17 February to raise funds for the club and to draw the raffle. It's a fiver on the door and starts at 7:30.

The fundraising is to improve facilities such as the toilets, also the back field which V S juniors will make use of in the summer. Please support the Rugby Club by buying a ticket.

The raffle 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 email me at steph@valleystriders.org.uk

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

Training - Tuesday 13 February

Juniors and beginners/improvers from Leos at 6pm

Advanced and intermediate runners at Beckett Park track at 7pm

For both sessions there are more details and some important announcements on the website home page www.valleystriders.org.uk

Training and Food - Tuesday 20 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 curry (chicken or veggie alternative). 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 18th, saying whether you want a full portion (4) or a half portion (2), and whether you want the meat or veggie option.

Meanwood Junior Races meeting and Meanwood Trail Race meeting - 20 Feb

After the 6pm session all parents are requested to attend a very brief meeting to discuss the Meanwood Trail Junior Races which are planned to take place on Tuesday 15 May.

After the 7pm session, there will be a meeting to discuss the Meanwood Trail Race which will take place on a weekend at the end of September or beginning of October. All welcome.

Yorkshire Vets XC - 4 March - closing date 23 February (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.

There are more details about the event at www.yvaa.org/championships/

There is a Facebook post which can be used to discuss who is going, transport etc.

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 Friday 23 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

We still need (at least) 2 men and 2 women.

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

The deadline is 26 February but we're looking into getting a team bus to travel over so it would be great if people could let us know ASAP.

Peco Relays Sunday 25 March

Please keep this date free (unless you're doing the Northern Road Relays), these are for teams of three and there are various age categories for juniors and seniors. The event is likely to be in Leeds.

V S Grand Prix and V S Fell Championships - race calendar

All the events in both competitions are now listed on the website. www.valleystriders.org.u/vsdates.htm .

This calendar also includes all
- Yorkshire Vets Championship events
- Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix events
- West Yorkshire Track and Field dates and locations
- West Yorkshire Cross Country weekend dates

The league tables for VSGP and VSFC are now up to date on the website.

Steve Webb says "The Fell Championship is getting serious; Jon P and Kim S have got into pole position"

Donations to Lineham Farm and Yorkshire Air Ambulance (from Mick Tinker)

Here is the balance sheet from the last Christmas Party

Item Description

Income

Expenditure

Net

Payments from members / cost of food

1,557

1,067

490

Band 

 

350

-350

Raffle ticket sales / cost of prizes

308

98

210

Bar staff tips

 

50

-50

PROFIT to be donated to charity

 

 

300

 

It was pure coincidence that the profit came out as a nice round number (or perfect planning by those who set the price).

We will be sending 150 each to YAA and Lineham Farm.

Also it was agreed at the Runners' AGM in November that the club would donate 500 to charity so an extra 250 will be going to each of YAA and Lineham Farm.

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: (see Facebook)

RESULTS

Dewsbury 10k

72

James Tarran

0:36:22

100

157

Kevin Mcmullan

0:38:46

98

321

Rachel Bentley

0:42:40

97

325

Graham Jones

0:42:45

95

326

Ken Fox

0:42:46

93

339

Louise Cazan

0:43:04

92

475

Liz Wood

0:45:56

90

587

Sarah Mann

0:48:22

88

766

Liz Reddington

0:51:41

87

1065

Meryll Cripps

1:00:34

85

1072

Helen Gill

1:00:56

83

1082

Grace Thomas

1:01:32

82

1208

Claire Senior

1:14:35

80

Shows Grand Prix points; table on website has been updated

Peco Race 5 at Templenewsam

Series Results

I'll publish all the series results in the next edition, but briefly

In the junior series, Alannah Thornton (G3-4), Luke Mackreth (B3-4) and Leon Jones (B5-6) were all category winners, Jessica Baxter (G3-4) was runner up in her category and four V S juniors were in 4th place in their categories. 26 VS juniors qualified by running 4 or more races and 83 VS juniors ran at least 1 race.

In the senior series, the ladies finished 3rd, the men 2nd, the ladies vets 1st and the mens vets 2nd.

Junior 1 Mile

Pos

First Name

Surname

M/F

Year

Cat

Time

Cat Pos

1

Leon

Jones

M

6

B5-6

07:05

1

9

Ethan

Taylor

M

5

B5-6

07:48

7

10

Luke

Mackreth

M

4

B3-4

07:49

1

13

Sam

Preston

M

5

B5-6

07:54

10

16

Gus

Cawcutt

M

5

B5-6

08:01

12

25

Zach

Taylor

M

5

B5-6

08:08

16

28

Jessica

Baxter

F

4

G3-4

08:13

1

36

Flo

Pell

F

6

G5-6

08:24

9

37

Alannah

Thornton

F

4

G3-4

08:25

2

38

Ted

Crossland

M

4

B3-4

08:26

5

42

Archie

Mclellan

M

5

B5-6

08:30

24

46

Griff

Lippiatt

M

6

B5-6

08:42

27

48

Ben

Shenderey

M

4

B3-4

08:45

7

53

Joe

McLaren

M

5

B5-6

08:51

28

55

Abigail

Kingston

F

4

G3-4

08:54

3

57

Evie

Rose

F

5

G5-6

08:56

17

73

Henry

Pell

M

3

B3-4

09:30

14

77

Marcus

Johnstone

M

5

B5-6

09:43

33

78

Rory

Donoghue

M

5

B5-6

09:47

34

86

Rebecca

Kingston

F

2

G3-4

10:06

7

87

Alfie

Young

M

4

B3-4

10:08

19

97

Iestyn

Lippiatt

M

4

B3-4

10:18

24

98

Holly

Mackie

F

4

G3-4

10:22

10

99

William

Barton

M

3

B3-4

10:24

25

100

Barney

Crossland

M

2

B3-4

10:30

26

113

Joshua

Holt

M

3

B3-4

11:25

31

119

Millie

McLaren

F

2

G3-4

11:46

18

120

Lily

Sadler

F

3

G3-4

11:56

19

125

Bruce

Mackie

M

5

B5-6

12:26

36

129

Julien

Warr

M

4

B3-4

13:02

35

130

George

Donoghue

M

2

B3-4

16:24

36

132

finished

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior 2 Miles

Pos

First Name

Surname

M/F

Year

Cat

Time

Cat Pos

23

Jamie

Walker

M

7

B7-9

13:42

12

27

Reuben

Hill

M

9

B7-9

14:05

15

36

Fin

McLaren

M

7

B7-9

15:16

21

39

Alfie

Jones

M

7

B7-9

15:26

23

45

Isaac

Rose

M

9

B7-9

16:00

26

56

Jason

Twigg

M

12

B10-12

18:41

8

58

Alec

Twigg

M

7

B7-9

19:12

29

58

finished

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men

Pos

Surname

First name

Cat

Time

Cat Pos

5

Hobbs

John

MSEN

28:06

4

9

Venning

Tom

M40

28:56

3

13

Hallam

Matthew

MSEN

29:20

10

16

Pownall

Jon

MSEN

29:36

13

39

Midwood

Simon

MSEN

30:48

30

40

Chadwick

Matt

MSEN

30:49

31

43

Lippiatt

Huw

M45

30:59

2

47

Midgley

Terry

M45

31:13

4

50

Mann

Gary

MSEN

31:27

35

57

Fisher

Dan

MSEN

31:34

39

63

Straughan

Tim

M50

32:03

3

90

Murray

Dan

M40

32:51

17

109

Vallance

Simon

M50

33:54

8

128

Long

Vernon

M50

34:43

10

134

Sanderson

Ian

M45

34:49

16

144

Thornton

Oliver

MSEN

35:12

86

151

Parton

Adam

M45

35:33

18

191

Huggins

Roy

M55

36:56

9

194

Furby

Mike

M45

37:07

27

202

Toon

Andy

MSEN

37:43

108

213

Smyth

Alistair

M55

38:20

14

220

Fox

Ken

M55

38:29

16

222

Hall

Michael

MSEN

38:35

111

233

Powell

Mike

MSEN

39:11

113

242

Sutton

Leroy

M60

39:39

5

245

Hussey

John

M65

39:47

5

270

Robins

Mike

M55

41:01

28

294

Sawyer

Chris

M55

42:22

34

298

Jackson

Bob

M65

42:36

7

299

White

Paul

M70

42:40

2

309

Wallace

John

M50

43:12

32

313

Tyrrell

Brian

M55

43:18

36

332

Mackreth

Paul

M40

45:13

50

374

Lim

Philip

M45

53:55

54

In race 5, the team finished 2nd, vets team finished 2nd

Women

Pos

Surname

First name

Cat

Time

Cat Pos

17

Jones

Myra

FSEN

35:43

9

22

Mackie

Rachel

F40

36:34

5

70

Spencer

Amanda

F45

39:54

10

122

Parton

Dawn

F40

43:45

23

146

Warren

Ruth

F60

44:48

3

150

Ball

Liz

F60

44:52

4

193

Lovell

Bethany

F35

47:25

35

232

Kara

Leila

F50

50:25

24

279

Kara

Milly

FSEN

55:53

88

294

Hussey

Jean

F65

1:00:43

1

In race 5, the team finished 6th , vets team finished 3rd