V S Update - 6 December 2018

- Yorkshire XC deadline 11 December
- Juniors food on 11 December
- Juniors Xmas Party on 18 December
- Beginners/improvers session and social on 18 December
- Events for Christmas week including Club Handicap and juniors session

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 12:50 and men run 10K (approx) at 14:10.

if you wish to run, please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk and also pay 7 by Tuesday 11 December 5pm, paying to
"AC Payments"
Sort Code: 53-70-00
A/c Number: 72143851
Reference to include your name and "YorksXC". No payment, no entry!

More details at https://www.facebook.com/YorkshireAthletics/ but please note entries must be via the club.

There are also junior races (ages as at 1 September 2018)
- Under 13 girls 2.6km at 11:00, boys 2.6km at 11:20 (NB minimum age is 11 on race day)
- Under 15 girls 3.75km at 11:40, boys 4.5km at 12:00
- Under 17 girls 4.5km at 12:20, boys 6.1km at 13:35

Parents please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk to discuss, NB same cost and same deadlines as adults.

V S Juniors Food on Tuesday 11 December

Food will be available around 7:15pm. There are three options on the menu - spaghetti Bolognese, sausage & chips, 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 9 December stating how many portions of each option you want.

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.

V S Juniors Xmas Party on 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 December 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 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).

At time of writing this email we have 22 bookings.

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).

Payment must be made by Thursday 13 December at 12 noon.

Beginners/Improvers Session on Tuesday 18 December (from John Hussey)

On 18th December it's the juniors Christmas Party so I'm planning something else for those of the Beginners/Improvers who aren't going.

As we discussed generally last Tuesday we will meet outside the Roundhay Fox at 6pm, have a training session on the tarmac sections of the Park and then go for a social at around 7pm in the Roundhay Fox. We will be running 3-4 miles and incorporating some short hilly bits. Juniors 12years old upwards are welcome to join us but must have a dedicated adult (not me as leader) to be responsible for them.

Hi-viz jackets and torches (preferably head torch) are compulsory as we will definitely be in the dark!

We will also be sticking closely together for our safety.

Anyone else who fancies joining us just for the social in the pub is very, very welcome.

Events for Christmas Week

There will be no club training sessions on Tuesday 25 December or Tuesday 1 January!

Richard and I are considering having a training session for juniors in Roundhay Park on Friday 28 December at 10a.m., will post this in Facebook and there will be a further email with details

The Club Handicap (5 miles) will be Sunday 30 December, meet by Eccup Reservoir at 10:45 for 11:00 start. If you're not running but can help by marshalling please email Sue Sunderland rickandsue1@sky.com

We may have an event for juniors on Sunday 30 December, alternatively we may be encouraging all V S juniors to go to the same junior parkrun. We'll post a discussion on Facebook and will also include in a further email.

Results and Reports

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