V S Update - 29 November 2018

- Food on Tue 4 Dec
- Adult and Junior membership fees
- Adults and Juniors Xmas Parties
- Peco XC
- Yorkshire XC
- Northern and National XC
- Results from WYXC, Town Moor Newcastle, Harriers vs Cyclists and WYT&F Champs
- Reports from Holmfirth 15 and 13 Arches

Food on Tuesday 4 December

Food will be available around 7:15pm.  Choice is chili con carne and rice or mac'n'cheese.

Cost is £3 per portion.  There is no option of ordering half portions for juniors, but two small juniors could share a portion (extra plate and cutlery will be provided), or a junior could share a part of their full portion with a hungry adult.

Please order to earlyfood@valleystriders.org.uk by 9pm Sunday 2 December stating how many portions of chili you require and how many portions of mac'n'cheese.

Pay on the night, but if you order and then don't turn up, if we're not able to re-sell your portion(s), you will be liable to pay.

Adults food will be available at 8:30pm, see Facebook post to order.

Junior Training

Apologies that we had to cancel this week's session at such short notice but the weather had turned quickly.  We will always let you know of cancellations by posting in the Junior FB group and also try to get the information on the website. Note that if you book food and we then cancel your group then of course you won’t need to pay for the food.

Adult Membership Fees

Are due, see www.valleystriders.org.uk/up181122.htm  43 adult members have now paid as at 28 November (we had 276 last year).

Junior Membership Fees

Are due, see www.valleystriders.org.uk/juniorrenewal2018.htm .  78 junior members have now paid as at 28 November (we had 99 last year).

V S Adults Xmas Party - Friday 7 December

Please note DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT - Sunday 2nd December at 10pm (although it's a big help if you can book sooner rather than later, so thanks to everyone who has paid already).

The cost 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.

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

V S Juniors Xmas Party - Tuesday 18 December

We're pleased to announce that the V S Junior Xmas Party is back after an absence of 3 years, so thanks to Sarah Diamond (Tally and Zain's mum) for volunteering to organise this.

There's not sufficient space at Leos so Sarah has booked the function room at the High Farm, Farrar Lane, LS16 7AQ (near Asda) on Tuesday 18 September from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Sarah has booked children's entertainers "Dash of Wonder" featuring Buddy the Elf and Princess Elsa to entertain the kids with age appropriate games to suit all for the first hour. There will also be a snow and bubble machine for extra entertainment.

Food for kids will be pizza and chips and a small buffet. There will also be a buffet for adults who want to eat.

Price is £5 for kids, £3.50 for adults.  To book, please pay to to the VS Payments account - Sort code: 53-70-00, a/c number: 72143851. Please reference with your full name and 'Junior Xmas'.  (we can work out how many junior meals and how many adult meals you've ordered from the price you've paid).

If you've any questions please add to the posts in the V S Juniors FB group or email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk (we prefer you use facebook)

Peco Cross-Country

Results from the first race, last Sunday at Middleton Park, will be in the next edition.

The next race will be at Templenewsam on Sunday 16 December.

If you didn't enter the series, then series entries have re-opened, and if you're going to run at least 3 of the races it is still cheaper (and a lot more convenient) to enter the whole series, see www.racebest.com

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 (don't panic, entries are open till early January)

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,

RESULTS

West Yorkshire Cross Country Event 3 at Wakefield

Under 11 Girls

5 Jessica Baxter 6:01 (Leeds City)
66 finished

Under 11 Boys

4 Rafferty Mirfin 5:33
66 finished

Under 13 Boys

5 Jamie Walker 11:18
24 Alfie Jones 12:12
43 Toby Walker 13:05
62 finished, VS were 4th team

Under 15 Girls

18 Tally Diamond 14:31
36 Imogen Idle 16:45
45 finished

Senior Ladies

47 Chloe Hudson 25:21
59 Jenny Hall 26:33
65 Carole Schofield 27:03
105 Leila Kara 34:04
108 finished, VS were 12th team

Senior Men

31 Simon Midwood 35:15
36 Jon Pownall 35:33
47 Dan Fisher 36:09
75 Paul Fotherby 37:48
88 Gwil Thomas 38:23
111 Graham Jones 40:48
119 Paul Smith 41:18
174 finished, VS were 9th team

Town Moor Marathon and Half Marathon

These races take place on Newcastle Town Moor; the marathon is 7 laps and the half marathon a short lap then 3 full laps.  There is one drinks station!

Marathon - Myra Jones 3:11:17, 8th overall and 1st woman (120 started 106 finished)

Half Marathon - Ian Sanderson 1:26:18 2nd overall and 1st M45 (2 mins behind winner) (110 finished)

Harrier vs Cyclists Race - Bingley Rugby Club to Baildon Moor and back

When the patented Vallance-Murray rules are applied, the Fisherman's trophy returns to the Harriers. Total score was H 372: C 786. Lowest total wins (Collar either of us for a full explanation at the Xmas party, but basically we add together the finishing places of top 5 from each team then deduct 10 points for every team member). Great effort all, and I hope we have even more taking part next year.

Pos

Name

Category

Club

Time

45

Stephen Lovell

C M40

VSCC

00:42:26

67

Gary Mann

R MSen

VSAC

00:44:34

84

Paul Smith

R M40

VSAC

00:45:43

86

Vernon Long

R M50

VSAC

00:45:49

88

Steve Webb

R M50

VSAC

00:46:07

127

Robert Bumstead

R M40

VSAC

00:49:34

144

Holly Button

R WSen

VSAC

00:51:39

161

Matthew Devall

C M40

VSCC

00:53:15

184

Michaela Laxton

C W

VSCC

00:56:17

213

Alun Davies

R M50

VSAC

01:04:43

218

Bethany Lovell

R WSen

VSAC

01:05:46

219

Sophie Earl

C WSen

VSCC

01:07:15

227

Mike Furby

C M40

VSCC

01:09:54

 

West Yorkshire Track and Field Championships

I've just realised that these results (from early September) haven't appeared in any V S Update.

Valley Striders juniors collected 3 silver and 3 bronze medals and, in true GB style, an array of 4ths 5ths and 6ths.

Age Cat

Event

Pos

Name

 

Time/Dist

U11 Boys

75 Metres Heats

6

Sam Preston

4 Ht 1

12.17

U11 Boys

75 Metres Final

8

Sam Preston

 

12.54

U11 Boys

600 Metres

3

Sam Preston

 

02:03.0

U11 Boys

Long Jump

2

Sam Preston

 

3.71

U15 Boys

100 Metres

4

Isaac Rose

 

14.46

U15 Boys

800 Metres

3

James Preston

 

02:41.3

U15 Boys

High Jump

2

James Preston

 

1.35

U15 Boys

Long Jump

3

James Preston

 

4.22

U15 Boys

Shot 4Kg

2

Isaac Rose

 

7.60

U11 Girls

75 Metres Heats

6

Evie Rose

2 Ht 1

11.75

U11 Girls

75 Metres Heats

18

Abigail Kingston

6 Ht 3

12.97

U11 Girls

75 Metres Semi

5

Evie Rose

2 SF 2

11.83

U11 Girls

75 Metres Final

5

Evie Rose

 

11.75

U11 Girls

600 Metres

6

Evie Rose

 

02:04.9

U11 Girls

600 Metres

7

Abigail Kingston

 

02:05.6

U11 Girls

Long Jump

5

Evie Rose

 

3.43

U11 Girls

Long Jump

16

Abigail Kingston

 

2.79

U15 Girls

200 Metres Heats

13

Tally Diamond

8 Ht 2

34.74

U15 Girls

1500 Metres

4

Tally Diamond

 

05:37.0

U15 Girls

Long Jump

9

Tally Diamond

 

3.86

 

Race Reports

Holmfirth 15 - 30 October 2018 - from Chris Sawyer

The Holmfirth 15 does not appear to be as important as it once was. Only 112 runners completed the two lap course although 187 did run the 10k.

The 15 mile trace is two laps with a loop at the beginning to add the extra distance. It is mainly run on pavements alongside A roads and features long steady downhill sections but two steep climbs which of course you do twice in the 15 miler. The reward was a fleece hat - as indeed it was when I last ran the race back in 2002.

I was 58th of the 112 finishers in a time of 2:08:18.

Rob Hamilton was 16th out of 187 in the 10k in a time of 41:44.

Thirteen Arches Trail Half - 18 November 2018 - from Chris Sawyer

This race starts and finishes in Radcliffe near Manchester. The race was a sell-out. The route is almost entirely off road and takes you to Prestwich and back through parkland and along the path of a disused railway. The Thirteen Arches in the title is a railway viaduct close to the M60 which you run close to. The most unnerving section was a footbridge across the M60 which built up quite a vibration as the runners passed over it especially on the outward journey. For a trail race in November there was not a lot of mud. The distance according to Strava was a little short of 13 miles. My time was 1:54:31 and I was 165th out of 403.