V S Update - 23 September 2018

- Adult training (hi-vis)
- Junior Sports Days
- West Yorks Cross Country (pay by 1 Oct)
- York track and field on 30 Sep
- Peco Cross Country
- Meanwood Valley Trail Race Report
- Results from Club Handicap, York Track and Field, Junior Sports Day day 1
- Race report from Berlin Marathon

BUT FIRSTLY to say thanks to the 90 Valley Striders members who helped at the Meanwood Trail Race last Saturday. Full report from Steph below.

Adult Training - Hi-vis and change of venue for hill sessions

We are now entering our winter training schedule which takes place at High Ashes for the interval sessions and Meanwood for the hill sessions.

This year we will be hill training on Carr Manor Drive. This will allow for a more varied session and the paths are wider than Church Lane so will be safer.

The first hill session is this week, please either meet at Leo's or by the Carr Manor High School entrance.

Now that it's getting dark it is compulsory to wear hi vis reflective clothing, without this you will not be able to train with us.

This is for all Tuesday and Thursday runs.

Please see Facebook for full details of adult training sessions.

Junior Training & Junior Sports Days

25 September - sports day at GSAL - sprints and middle distance for everyone, long jump for girls, shot for boys
2 October - GSAL - junior mile (and possibly some sprints, light permitting) THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THOSE ON THE WAITING LIST
9 October - Leos

Events at GSAL will start promptly at 6:05pm, please get there a bit earlier to warm up. We plan to be there 5:30pm on 25 September for long jump and shot practice. Provisional timetable for 25 September:

 

Track

Shot

Long jump

6:05

U9 75m

U11 Boys

U11 Girls

6:10

6:15

U13 100m

6:20

U9 Boys

(boule)

U9 Girls

6:25

U11 75m

6:30

6:35

Over 13 100m

U13 Boys

U13 Girls

6:40

6:45

U9 400m

6:50

Over 13 boys/men

Over 13 girls/ladies

6:55

U11 600m

7:00

U13 800m

7:05

 

 

7:10

Over 13 800m

 

 

Under 9's are currently school years 1-4, under 11s are years 5-6, under 13s are years 7-8, over 13's are year 9 and above including adults.

Adults in the beginners/improvers may take part and they will be scheduled with the over-13s (we will probably have separate heats on the track)

There are 3 events available for everyone but athletes can opt out if they don't want to do one.

There will be other activities going on during the evening so listen for announcements.

West Yorkshire Cross Country (from Myra Jones and Bob Jackson

Here's a reminder of the venues and dates:

Race 1: Sunday 21st October @ Cleckheaton / Spenborough
Race 2: Sunday 4th November @ Nunroyd Park, Guiseley
Race 3: Sunday 18th November @ Thornes Park, Wakefield
Race 4: Saturday 8th December @ Keighley

The cost for the series is 20 adults, 15 juniors. The deadline for signing up and paying is 3pm on Monday 1st October, we will be sending off the entry forms on the Tuesday.

Payment details : "AC Payments"; Sort Code: 53-70-00; A/c Number: 72143851; reference to include your name and "WYXC"

If you are only available for the last 2 races, don't enter now but please let us know now as we may be able to arrange a discounted series entry fee with the league organiser.

Notes for adults

If you would like to run in the WYXC please comment on the Facebook post and/or email teams@valleystriders.org.uk and/or just pay!

Notes for juniors

If you would like to run in the WYXC please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk and/or just pay!

Note that the minimum age for juniors is 9 on the date of the first race.

Juniors aged 11 and over must be affiliated to England Athletics. Juniors who have taken part in West Yorkshire Track and Field or York Summer League are likely to be affiliated, others not, you can check at www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm if the final column is "C", you are affiliated. If you are not affiliated ALSO pay 15 to the membership account ("AC Membership"; Sort Code: 53-70-00; A/c Number: 72143878; reference to include your name)

York Open Track & Field on 30 September

12 Valley Striders athletes competed at the final meeting in the York Summer League (see results below).

The final meeting at the York track will be an open meeting which includes an under 9 category.

Age groups are at 1 September 2018, so under-9's are just starting school year 3 or 4, under-11's are starting 5 & 6, under-13's starting 7 & 8

Under 9 - 75m, 600m, long jump
Under 11 - 75m, 150m, 600m, long jump
Under 13 - hurdles, 100m, 200m, 800m, long jump, high jump, javelin, shot
Under 15 - hurdles, 100m, 200m, 800m, long jump, high jump, javelin, shot
also under 17 and open age categories

Maximum 3 events for juniors, 3 per event in advance, 4 on the day.

I will send off entries in advance if notified to me juniors@valleystriders.org.uk by 7pm Tuesday 25 September.

Full details at http://www.cityofyorkathleticclub.net/york-open-2/

Peco Cross Country (from Myra Jones and Bob Jackson)

The PECO dates and most of the venues have also been confirmed. The first fixture is not until the end of November so please just put the dates in your diaries for now. A new entry system will be launched soon which will work in a similar way to the Brownlee 5k series. The prices have not yet been confirmed but there will be an option to sign up to the whole series or just 'pay as you go'. We'll let you know when the entry system goes live.

Dates and venues

Race 1: Sunday 25 November @ Middleton Park
Race 2: Sunday 16 December @ Templenewsam
Race 3: Sunday 6 January @ West Park Leeds
Race 4: Sunday 20 January @ TBA
Race 5: Sunday 3 February @ Roundhay Park

More information can be found here: http://www.pecoxc.co.uk/

Notes for adults

This series really is open to all abilities. Last year 95 Striders took part in the series and 33 of these ran 4 or 5 races.

If you haven't taken part in these events before and would like any further information about them, email teams@valleystriders.org.uk

Notes for juniors

The junior races are one mile for school years 2 to 6 (usually at 10a.m. but some events may be earlier) and two miles for school years 7 to 11 (usually at 10:20a.m. but some events may be earlier).

Last year 83 junior Striders took part in the Peco series and 26 of these ran 4 or 5 races. We're keen that every junior Strider takes part so please put the dates in your diaries.

If you haven't taken part in these events before and would like any further information about them, email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk

Meanwood Valley Trail Race (from Steph)

The return of the Meanwood Valley Trail was a success with brilliant feedback from the runners, praising and thanking the marshals with comments such as 'some of the friendliest marshals ever'.

No one went the wrong way however a few wanted to. The winner said it was well marked out and he normally goes the wrong way (he should be slower and that wouldn't be a problem!).

After a few nervous weeks of not getting many entrants we had 264 entries and 223 finishers (no, the others didn't get lost unless they did on the way to collect their numbers).

The event raised 1,000 for Lineham Farm which is much more than we expected (we were hoping to break even).

A huge thanks to the 90 club members + family + friends who helped make the day a success, you all did Valley Striders proud.

Next year will hopefully be bigger and better.

Race stats:

The winners' times were 42:49 (M) and 50:58 (F)

Number of finishers per category:
Msen 60 Fsen 38
M40 22 F40 11
M45 16 F45 12
M50 20 F50 14
M55 13 F55 2
M60 8 F60 2
M65 3 F65 1
M70 1 F70 0
M 143 F 80
Number of affiliated male finishers - 93
Number of affiliated female finishers - 58
Number of unaffiliated male finishers - 50
Number of unaffiliated female finishers - 22
Number of entries - 264

RESULTS

Meanwood Valley Trail

Are now on Racebest website.

Club Handicap (from Sue Sunderland)

Thank you to all the people who volunteered to marshal, time-keep and process results for the club handicap and say that next year we will make sure that it is earlier in September so that it isn't quite so dark at the end.

Gun Pos

Name

Gun Time

Hcap

Run Time

Run pos

GP pts

1

Rob Marsh

0:56:05

22:15

0:33:50

8

93

2

Andrew Bennett

0:56:25

25:45

0:30:40

2

99

3

Mick Loftus

0:56:31

24:15

0:32:16

4

97

4

Anne Worrall

0:56:53

10:45

0:46:08

34

67

5

Gwil Thomas

0:56:54

25:15

0:31:39

3

98

6

Alan Hutchinson

0:57:02

16:45

0:40:17

28

73

7

Mike Brown

0:57:07

06:00

0:51:07

35

66

8

Adam Parton

0:57:08

23:00

0:34:08

9

92

9

Sophie Earl

0:57:10

16:15

0:40:55

29

72

10

Roy Huggins

0:57:17

23:00

0:34:17

10

91

11

John Hobbs

0:57:19

29:00

0:28:19

1

100

12

Tim Straughan

0:57:27

24:15

0:33:12

6

95

13

Rob Hamilton

0:57:34

22:45

0:34:49

15

86

14

Myra Jones

0:57:35

23:15

0:34:20

11

90

15

Ian Lenihan

0:57:44

15:00

0:42:44

30

71

16

Kat O'Mahoney

0:57:52

20:30

0:37:22

19

82

17

Chloe Hudson

0:57:58

19:30

0:38:28

21

80

18

Amanda Spencer

0:57:59

18:15

0:39:44

25

76

19

Alfie Tyrrell

0:58:00

18:00

0:40:00

26

75

20

Clive Bandy

0:58:08

25:45

0:32:23

5

96

21

Mick Tinker

0:58:12

15:00

0:43:12

31

70

22

John Batchelor

0:58:15

23:30

0:34:45

14

87

23

Angeline Dresser

0:58:19

19:00

0:39:19

22

79

24

Vernon Long

0:58:22

23:45

0:34:37

13

88

25

Ken Fox

0:58:23

22:00

0:36:23

16

85

26

Dave Middlemas

0:58:32

25:00

0:33:32

7

94

27

Sarah Graham

0:58:35

21:45

0:36:50

17

84

28

Mike Powell

0:58:36

19:00

0:39:36

23

78

29

Paul Sanderson

0:58:42

13:15

0:45:27

33

68

30

Rebecca Bibby

0:58:47

06:00

0:52:47

36

65

31

Ross Bibby

0:58:51

24:30

0:34:21

12

89

32

Ian Rosser

0:59:05

21:45

0:37:20

18

83

33

Brian Tyrrell

0:59:22

15:45

0:43:37

32

69

34

Tally Diamond

0:59:37

20:00

0:39:37

24

77

35

Sean Cook

1:00:26

22:30

0:37:56

20

81

36

Alistair Smyth

1:09:35

29:30

0:40:05

27

74

 

Valley Striders Grand Prix

There will be an updated table on the website soon.

York Track and Field Meeting 4

Cat

Event

Pos

Name

Time/ Dist

Points

Notes

U11F

600m

8

Rebecca Kingston

02:22.0

1st in heat

U11F

600m

2

Jessica Baxter

02:05.7

5

Leeds C

U11F

600m

5

Abigail Kingston

02:10.9

U11F

600m

15

Darcey Mollitt

02:34.4

U11F

600m

16

Lily Sadler

02:36.2

U11F

75m

7

Jessica Baxter

12.40

Leeds C

U11F

75m

21

Darcey Mollitt

14.13

2nd U9

U11F

75m

24

Rebecca Kingston

14.44

U9

U11F

75m

19

Abigail Kingston

13.31

U11F

75m

25

Lily Sadler

14.62

U9

U11F

75m

27

Ella Lim

14.83

U11F

Long jump

9

Jessica Baxter

3.07

U11F

Long jump

11

Abigail Kingston

2.90

U11F

Long jump

16

Darcey Mollitt

2.56

U11F

Long jump

18

Rebecca Kingston

2.46

U11F

Long jump

19

Lily Sadler

2.39

U11F

Long jump

24

Ella Lim

1.81

U11M

1000m

1

Rafferty Mirfin

03:33.1

6

U11M

1000m

7

Gus Cawcutt

03:57.0

U11M

75m

4

Rafferty Mirfin

11.93

4

1st in heat

U11M

75m

12

Frankie Riley

13.10

3rd U9

U11M

75m

13

Gus Cawcutt

13.13

U11M

hurdles

1

Rafferty Mirfin

7.6

6

U11M

Long Jump

7

Gus Cawcutt

3.04

U13F

100m

16

Annabel Lim

18.62

U13F

800m

3

Annabel Lim

03:29.6

4

U13F

Long Jump

22

Annabel Lim

2.43

U13M

100m

4

Jamie Youngs

15.02

3

U13M

800m

3

Jamie Youngs

02:46.1

4

U13M

Long Jump

9

Jamie Youngs

3.61

U15F

1500m

4

Tally Diamond

05:25.3

3

U15F

200m

10

Tally Diamond

34.74

U15F

Long Jump

11

Tally Diamond

3.70

Note that under-9s competed in the under-11 category

Junior Sports Day day 1

71 juniors took part in sprints (75m or 100m), middle distance (400m) and field events (boys long jump and girls shot)

Results at www.valleystriders.org.uk/Junior-Sports-Day-11Sep2018.xls

Stainland Trail 10k - Sunday 16th September

41 Sean Cook 0:57:50
91 Andrew Settle 1:11:57

Tadcaster 10- Sunday 16th September

Pos

Name

Cat

Cat pos

Chip time

Gun time

18

Gary Mann

MSEN

12/89

01:02:59

01:03:01

73

Paul Smith

M40

22/93

01:11:09

01:11:15

97

Joe Hanney

M40

30/93

01:13:56

01:14:01

133

Amanda Spencer

F40

5/65

01:16:33

01:16:37

208

Ruth Warren

F60

2/11

01:23:37

01:23:46

237

Erica Hiorns

F50

10/33

01:26:55

01:27:07

 

RACE REPORTS

Berlin Marathon (from Martin Sutcliffe)

EasyJet is never a happy website, add this, add that - all at extra cost. Anyway, having negotiated the website we (the family came) found ourselves at Manchester airport at an unreasonable hour and in Berlin not long later. We went out a couple of days early so spent Friday at Tropical Islands - 60km outside Berlin. Think centre parcs, but contained entirely within a old Zeppelin manufacturing dome. Swimming pools are the big attraction. Expensive - but the nearly four year old loved it.

The expo is at a disused airfield. Great party atmosphere. Not as many freebies as London. A quick bus ride from the one and only parkrun in Berlin - whose organisers must be congratulated for coping with seven times their usual attendance!

The start area had the usual deficiency of portaloos, with incredible queues. Fortunately I'm not one of those people who needs to use one 4.2 times at very specific time points in a pre-race ritual.

The route stars in the Tiergarden - towards and around the iconic victory column. I didn't notice many sights after that. I started well - outperforming my previous marathons in the first half. Felt really good, so I kept up the pace. Then 32km arrived. I had slowed to a shuffle. There were people stopping for massages from the volunteers. Surely not. I didn't avail myself of the opportunity, perhaps I should.

Water, horrid sports drink and iced tea was available at water stations. Bananas and Apples at fruit stations. The German gels were horrid - I forgot to pack my own and after one taste decided the bananas would do.

Around the last corner the Brandenburg gate came into view. Sprint finish? Maybe not. This was the race where the World Record was broken - 2:01:39. Not by me! I am, as it turns out, now a third of the way through the Abbott World Series. Only four more to go. Running shoes back on. Still, completing my fourth Marathon in 2 years - no matter how slowly - ain't bad for an ex-overweight PE dodger. If I can get round one of these then so can you!!

Wife reports that spectating was much easier than in London - the U-bahn was not too busy, the crowds moved to follow the runners - so she would pop up out of the station and walk straight to the barriers to await my passing. Exits/entrances were right by the barriers. Ice cream based bribery got the nearly four year old round. All well assisted by the Garmin Live tracking from my watch/phone which being live is much more accurate for her than the event tracking at the 5k markers.

Oh - and the Easyjet extras theme continues - 30 Euros for the finisher T-shirt. Even this tight Yorkshireman is having one though. I did my best to drink the value in free Erdinger Alkoholfrei to make up for it.