V S Update for (parents of) juniors - 6 July 2018

- Golden Acre Junior Relay and "main" Relay - Tue 10 July
- Washburn Valley Junior Relay - Fri 13 July
- York Summer League - Sun 15 July
- Training - Tue 17 July

Golden Acre Junior Relay (and "main" Relay) - Tuesday 10 July

Junior relay (ages 6 to 12)

This year, for the first time, there will be a 3 x 1 mile Junior relay for 6 - 12 year olds, starting at 6:30pm, registration from 5:30pm. There will be 2 age categories of junior teams, one where all team members are aged 9 or less, the other is open to any age. Prizes for 1st boys team, 1st girls team and 1st mixed team in each age category.

See http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/golden-acre-relay/ for more details including a map for parking and a map of the course.

Please note that juniors on the Waiting List are invited to take part.

There is an event in the VS Juniors FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/369749209844475/ , please respond to this if you want to discuss forming a junior team (or juniors 13+ for a "young adults" team").

Please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk by Sunday 8 July 5pm if you definitely want to run, and if you know who will be in your team, put this in the email. All names will be shown at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm. If you've already emailed, please check www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm before Sunday 5pm that we haven't missed you..Those not choosing who to run with will be allocated to teams by the Valley Striders Junior Team Manager. All teams will be shown at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm before Monday 10pm.

On the day

We will register all Valley Striders teams. Entry fees (including for those on the waiting list) will be paid by the club.

The car park at Arthington Road will fill up quickly so if you're not early, it is your choice whether to park on the verge of Arthington Road (in which case, fold in your wing mirrors) or in the main car park off Otley Road, which is a longer walk.

We will have the tall club flag near the registration area. Sarah Diamond and Richard Irvine will be team managers, so please report to them and they will give you your race number (bring 4 pins). The race number will consist of a team number and a letter, so for example for team 21 there will be 21A, 21B and 21C.

Please arrive at the very latest by 6:15pm, anyone missing will be removed from the teams and we will rearrange the teams.

Please arrive by 5:55pm if possible. Richard has volunteered to take everyone for a walk / slow jog round the route at 6pm. Later arrivals will miss this opportunity.

At 6:25pm, all the runners will be asked to come to near the start for a briefing, and then the A runners will be asked to line up on the start line for the race to start at 6:30pm. There will then be a pen for B runners who will then start when their A runner arrives back after running the mile circuit, Ditto for C runners.

Please could anyone who has asked to run but decides not to run text me on 07775 898 558. Sarah and Richard will then be able to rearrange teams.

If anyone hasn't registered with us but then decides they want to come and run, they can do so, but they take pot luck for teams.


Senior relay

(ages 13 and above) - 3 x 2.75 miles at 7pm. There will be a special category for juniors age 13-16 which we will manage in the same way

Washburn Valley Relay and Junior Relay - Friday 13 July

From Swinsty Reservoir Car Park, organised by Otley A C, 3 legs approx. 4 miles each, minimum age 16.


Junior relays 4 x 1.1 miles ages 8 to 15 as follows
- Each team will consist of at least 1 girl and 1 boy
- Each team shall have at least 1 runner aged 8 to 9
- Each team shall have at least 2 runners aged 8 to 11
- Each team shall have at least 3 runners aged 8 to 13

There is an event in the VS Juniors FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/369749209844475/ , please respond to this if you want to form a junior team.

York Summer League - Sunday 15 July

7 junior Striders have now competed in the Summer League. See http://valleystriders.org.uk/up180614.htm for results and a report from meetings 1 and 2, and www.valleystriders.org.uk/up180624.htm for results from meeting 3.

All juniors school year 4 and above can enter and they can each take part in up to 3 events.
- For years 4/5 it will be 75m, 600m and Long Jump.
- For years 6/7 girls the choice is from 80m, 150m, 800m, 1500m*, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Javelin
- For years 6/7 boys the choice is from 100m, 200m, 800m, 1500m*, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Javelin
- For years 8/9 the choice is from 100m, 200m, 1500m*, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin

If you're interested in taking part in the 4th meeting on 15 July, see http://www.cityofyorkathleticclub.net/summer-league/ for information and If you'd like to take part email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk . If you email by 10pm Tuesday 10 I can arrange entry for 7.50. Any later, you'll have to pay on the day (12)

When you email, please state the 3 events you want to enter. NB you can change your mind on the day, particularly if timings clash or if one of your events is after 3pm and you want to get home for the World Cup Final. The timetable will be published the middle of next week at http://www.cityofyorkathleticclub.net/summer-league/

There will also be an "open" meeting on Saturday 1 September and this will include events for under-9's.

Training - Tuesday 17 July

Will be at Grammar School at Leeds.

Not available to those on the Waiting List


of Pudsey junior race, Hyde Park half mile and Eccup junior races will be in the "main" edition coming out in a day or two or three