V S Update - 26 December 2018

- Club Handicap
- Christmas and New Year Training
- Leos Raffle
- Winter vest
- Adult and Junior membership fees
- Yorkshire XC
- Northern and National XC
- Peco XC
- VS Awards 2018
- VS Grand Prix 2018
- VS Fell Championship 2018
- Results will appear in tomorrow's edition

Club Handicap

The winter handicap race will be on Sunday 30th December.

A 5 mile out and back route around Eccup Reservoir. Be there at 10:45am to get your start time.

The clock will start at 11:00am.

As always, we will need volunteers to marshal and help at the start and end of the race. Please let Sue Sunderland know if you can help, email rickandsue1@sky.com .

NB Minimum age 15 (if younger, please email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk )

Christmas and New Year Training

Thu 27 December - Adults - see Facebook

Fri 28 December - 10:00am - Juniors session - meet by Lakeside Cafe. Juniors on waiting list are welcome to come. We'll split into 2 or 3 groups to run round the lake then have some Bob's relays to finish. Parents please bring your running shoes, you can support a group of younger/slower runners even if you can't keep up with your own kids! Hope to see lots of you.

Tue 1 January - No training sessions

Thu 3 December - Adults - see Facebook

Tue 8 January - Normal training sessions (please check whether 7pm session is at Beckett Park or Leos)

Leos Raffle

Draw date - Saturday 26 January 2019

Prizes - 2000 Virgin holiday, 500 John Lewis vouchers, Two tickets for England Rugby International, Gaucho restaurant vouchers, Laptop with Office 2016, 4 corporate tickets for Leeds Rhinos or Leeds Carnegie, John Lewis hamper and more

Tickets - 10 each

If you'd like to buy a ticket please let Steph know stephmgledhill@yahoo.co.uk

You can pay by transferring the money to the VS Payments account:
"AC Payments"
Sort Code: 53-70-00
A/c Number: 72143851
Reference to include your name and "Raffle"

Last year's raffle raised the majority of the 8,250 spent on the ladies WC and disabled toilets.

The proceeds from this year's raffle will pay for the majority of the cost of resurfacing the drive including running a drain for the full length. Leos Rugby Club have also obtained a 5000 grant from Sport England towards this.

Valley Striders Winter Vest (from Steph)

There were 102 votes, 70 of which were to include the Chartreuse colour on the panels.

Next step is to get a mock made up to check the quality.

Adult Membership Fees

Are due, see www.valleystriders.org.uk/up181122.htm

To check your membership status, go to www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm

Junior Membership Fees

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

To check your membership status, go to www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsmemreg.htm

Yorkshire Cross-Country

Saturday 5 January at Lightwater Valley. Entries closed. We have teams in the under 13 boys, senior ladies and senior men. Good luck to those running.

Northern Cross-Country

Saturday 26 January at Pontefract. There are senior and junior races, minimum age is 11 on race day,

if you wish to run, please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk by Sunday 6 January and pay 8 for adults, 7 for under 17s, to
"AC Payments"
Sort Code: 53-70-00
A/c Number: 72143851
Reference to include your name and "NorthernXC". No payment, no entry!

For entries received to date, click www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm (15 at time of writing)

National Cross-Country

Saturday 23 February at Harewood (will be in V S Grand Prix 2019). There are senior and junior races, minimum age is 11 on race day,

if you wish to run, please email teams@valleystriders.org.uk by Sunday 6 January and pay 8 to
"AC Payments"
Sort Code: 53-70-00
A/c Number: 72143851
Reference to include your name and "NationalXC". No payment, no entry!

For entries received to date, click www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsteams.htm (17 at time of writing)

Peco Cross-Country

Results from the first two races are in the results section which will be emailed out tomorrow.

The next race will be at West Park on Sunday 6 January, see www.pecoxc.co.uk and click on "Race 3".

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

Valley Striders Awards 2018 (from Graham Jones)

In case you missed the Xmas Party, the winners of the VS awards for 2018 were:
- Max Jones Cup (best age graded performance in the year): Victoria Sims
- Marathon Trophy (best marathon performance): John Hobbs
- Vadim Kuznetsov Trophy (best age graded performance at the Leeds Half): John Hobbs
- Stuart St John Also Ran Trophy: Leila Kara

The trophies are now on their way to the winners.

Valley Striders Grand Prix 2018

Thanks to Ken Fox for compiling the results this year

The final points table is now on the website and, in a separate spreadsheet, are all the results from all the races in the Grand Prix.

Both can be found from this link www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsclubch.htm

Winners are as follows

- Men's winner, also M35-44 winner and group A winner - John Hobbs
- Ladies' winner, also F under 35 winner - Myra Jones
- M under 35 winner - Daryl Hibberd
- F35-44 winner, also Group F winner - Sarah Mann
- M45-54 winner - Huw Lippiatt
- F45-54 winner, also Group D winner - Amanda Spencer
- M55+ winner - Ken Fox
- F55+ winner - Ruth Warren
- Group B winner - Joel Giddings
- Group C winner - Vernon Long
- Group E winner - Chloe Hudson

NB for details of the group awards see http://www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsgphbk.htm

Valley Striders Fell Championships (from Steve Webb)

I thought I ought to include the results from our brilliant VS team at the FRA Relays. Legs 1 and 4 qualify as AS, legs 2 and 3 as AM. So I applied the usual 10% uplift for A category but didn't treat them as "nominated" races because a) they weren't, and b) they were not open to all, you had to be in the team to run.

Anyway, good scores achieved on all four legs, and in particular Ross's run with Jon on Leg 2 achieved a 7 point uplift on his score from the Three Peaks. As a result he's leapfrogged Dave into 2nd place overall.

Updated league can be found from this link www.valleystriders.org.uk/vsclubch.htm

This year's Fell Championship winners are Jon Pownall and Kim Spence.