V S Update - 22 November 2018

- Adult and junior membership fees due
- V S Xmas Party
- Peco XC Entries and Race Day
- Yorkshire, Northern and National XC
- London marathon club entries

Adult Membership Fees

The AGM agreed that adult membership fees for the Valley Striders year from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019 should remain unchanged

- Competitive Running Member 30. This is for anyone who takes part in any races (not including parkrun). 15 of this is club membership, the other 15 is for England Athletics for their year starting 1 April 2019 (see note).
- Social Running Member 15. This is for anyone who doesn't take part in any races (other than parkrun). If at a later date you do decide you want to take part in races you can pay the extra 15 to us.
- Competitive Running Member main sport cycling 20. For anyone who pays the full rate to Valley Striders Cycling Club. Includes EA membership for the year starting 1 April 2019 (see note).
- Social Running Member main sport cycling 5. For anyone who pays the full rate to Valley Striders Cycling Club
- For those who've joined since 1 September 2018 and paid 20 as Temporary Competitive Member, you need to pay an extra 25. (the 20 included EA membership to 31 March 2019, you now need to pay for the year starting 1 April 2019) (see note)
- For those who've joined since 1 September 2018 and paid 5 as Temporary Social Member, you need to pay an extra 10.
- Competitive Life Member 15
- Social Life Member NIL

Note for those including EA membership from 1 April 2019, if you then decide any time before 31 March 2019 that you no longer want to take part in races, we will refund the 15.

Please pay to
"Valley Striders AC Membership"
Sort Code: 53-70-00
A/c Number: 72143878
Reference to include your name

Please email any queries to membership@valleystriders.org.uk

Junior Membership Fees

Are due, see www.valleystriders.org.uk/juniorrenewal2018.htm

V S Xmas Party

This year's Valley Striders Christmas Party on 7th December is quickly approaching. You can now book your place.

The cost this year is 15 per head. This includes a drink on arrival, food (2 courses), and a live band. We'll also be celebrating the year's achievements with a range of awards and prizes (not too lengthy) and of course the famous Valley Striders raffle!

Final details with timings will be posted the week before the event.

To secure your place, please make your payment of 15 per head to the VS Payments account - Sort code: 53-70-00, a/c number: 72143851. Please reference with your full name and 'Xmas'.

Bookings are only confirmed once we've received your payment (no need to comment on Facebook or e-mail to confirm that you've paid).

Once you've transferred the money then please let us know if you'd like vegetarian or vegan food by commenting on the Facebook event or by e-mailing xmas@valleystriders.org.uk . Otherwise we'll assume you're happy with meat.

DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT - Sunday 2nd December at 10pm (although its a big help if you can book sooner rather than later).

If you have any queries, please email xmas@valleystriders.org.uk

Peco Cross Country Entries (from Myra Jones and Bob Jackson)

This year all entries are online and you can either enter the whole series or each race individually. If you're going to run 3 or more races, it is cheaper to enter the whole series

Seniors see https://racebest.com/races/9uwst

Juniors see www.valleystriders.org.uk/juniorrenewal2018.htm for link and discount code and terms and conditions.

Series entries will remain open till Friday 23 November at noon.

NB you can enter on the day but you won't be allowed to make a series entry on the day, this is therefore much more expensive.

NB If you're not running race 1, series entries for the remaining 4 races will re-open Monday 26 November NB there are no price reductions

Peco Cross Country Race Day

Peco XC information is available on the website www.pecoxc.co.uk and race 1 specific information at www.pecoxc.co.uk/pages/race1.html

Start times - Junior school years 2 to 6 at 10:00, school years 7 to 12 at 10:20, Adults men 10:50 and ladies 11:05.

Please note the adult race start times as I think these are slightly different to last year

If you have already registered, please go to the Valley Striders Club Tent to collect your race number. Please bring safety pins and don't forget to keep your number for the whole series. If you don't yet have a club vest, please wear a white top for the race.

For anyone who hasn't entered, entries are available on the day but you won't score for the team or for individual series prizes.

There are posts in the VSAC Members Facebook Group and the V S Juniors Facebook Group. Please comment in the group relevant to you if you have any questions.

Also please comment if you are looking for or able to offer lifts. It will be busy so please car share if possible.

Yorkshire Cross-Country

Saturday 5 January at Lightwater Valley.

Plenty of parking on permanent car parks and not far to walk to registration and the course. It's a great course for both running and spectating.

Women run 8K (approx) at 12:50pm and men run 10K (approx) at 2:10pm. There are also junior races U13/15/17, minimum age is 11 on race day

If you wish to run, please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk by Sunday 9 December and pay 7 to
"AC Payments"
Sort Code: 53-70-00
A/c Number: 72143851
Reference to include your name and "YorksXC". No payment, no entry!

Northern and National Cross-Country

Save the dates

Northern XC Saturday 26 January at Pontefract

National XC Saturday 23 February at Harewood (will be in V S Grand Prix 2019)

These events do have junior races, minimum age is 11 on race day,

London Marathon - club entries

The two Club London Marathon Places have been awarded to Becky Murray and Brian Tyrrell.

Results - held over to the next edition

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