Saltaire Striders newsletter Feb 26th
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Welcome to the Saltaire Striders newsletter.  In this edition we have details of the 2016 Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix series, a report from Ali Nash on the Llandudno 10k, race results including the first 2 races in the 2016 club championship and the winner of the January Strider of the month. Don't forget if you want anything including in the newsletter then don't be shy!

Upcoming races

6th Mar. Big K 10k
13th Mar. Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k
27th Mar.Guiseley Gallop trail 10k - new course for 2016
29th Mar.Bunny Run 1 - 3m trail/fell race - Haworth
3rd Apr. Baildon Boundary Way off-road half marathon
Revised course - Map  Description
24th April  Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix race 1 - Honley
4th May John Carr 5k series race 1
8th May Leeds Half marathon
11th May John Carr 5k series race 2
14th May Over the Odda 10k trail race, Hawksworth
15th May Calderdale Way relay
18th May John Carr 5k series race 3
30th May Ilkley Trail race 7m - Ilkey Lido
6th June Cork Marathon/half marathon - club trip
8th June Otley 10m road rae
26th Bradford Millennium Way relay
Further race listings can be found on these web sites

John Schofields UK Results

Race Best

North East races
Social Events
19th Mar. Club dinner and prize presentation evening - The Halway House, Baildon. 7:30

The Club Dinner is always a really good evening and a nice opportunity to see your fellow Striders spruced up and not wearing mud covered lycra. No running, just eating and drinking. . This year we are going to a new venue.

There will be a raffle, Disco with Dad Dancing and some Yummy Mummy Moves too, prizes for running and generally being a good Strider. We have a few other surprises planned too.

Promised donations for our raffle at the club dinner are now trickling in, so a big thank you to those who have been kind enough to give something or have been able to source from an employer/supplier etc.  If you have a potential prize lurking at the back of a cupboard, or can splash out a £ or two on something (doesn't have to be big, we will use smaller items as consolation prizes) then it would be really appreciated (alcohol, chocolates and absolutely anything else welcome).  Please hand your donations to Lindsey or Ben Pearson or any of the committee members.  Thank you". 

The cost is £24.95 per person, wifes, partners, etc. most welcome, please let Dairine know if you will be attending and your menu choices by FRIDAY 5TH MARCH 2016, please choose a starter, main course and dessert


Homemade Soup – flavour TBC but it will be vegetarian
Prawn & salmon cocktail

Main Course

Hog roast - To include Yorkshire reared pig, bread rolls and butter, stuffing, fried onions, apple sauce, gravy, green salad, pasta salad, jacket potatoes.
Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Pasta - A delicious medley of char grilled vegetables sat on penne pasta and topped with a lightly spiced tomato sauce finished with parmesan cheese, a little green pesto and garlic ciabatta bread


Lemon tart

Payment to be made directly to the club bank account (with your name as reference) and let Dairine and Richard Stone know you have paid.
4th - 7th June Club trip to Cork Marathon/half marathon - Staying at the Metropole Hotel

•    Departing Saturday 4th June 2016 from Manchester Airport flying at 9am
•    3 nights at the Metropole Hotel
•    Parking for 4 Vehicles at one of our trusted secure airport car parks
•    Return transfers from the Airport
•    Return to Manchester 7th June at 2:50pm

Total trip Price £344.95pp
This is based on 2 adults sharing on a room only basis. You can upgrade to include breakfast for an additional £27 per person.

Alternatively, book your own flights direct from Leeds/Bradford and make your own hotel booking.
15th July Red Lion trip - Catch the coach from Shipley to somewhere near Burnsall, have a run to the Red Lion at Burnsall followed by 3 course meal and drinking.  Further details to follow nearer the date - Book the date in your diary.
7th August - Cross Bay challenge half marathon - Some striders have already signed up for this, why not join us as we cross sea, sand and counties for the 11th Annual Cross Bay Challenge!

The run is a half marathon across the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay from Hest Bank in Lancashire to Flookburgh in Cumbria!  There is also a walk option available

Click here for further details

Race results
Dewsbury 10k
Graham Corbett 36:19
Matt Richardson 37:54
Simon Frazer 39:55
Stewart Spink 40:44
Ian Jenkins 41:04
Frank Beecroft 44:34
Chris Stott 45:35
Gary Pennington 45:36
Tracy Foy 47:36
Noel Fitzpatrick 48:25
Helen Love 49:24
Mel Akeroyd 52:04
Simon Kingsnorth 52:07
Denise Davis 52:45
Suzanne Hague 54:05
Fiona Farquhar 54:44
Josie Briggs 55:33
Dairine Nethercott 56:11
Emma Dibb 57:58
Gillian Hyde 58:52
Teri Rose 66:32
Full results
Wadsworth Trog 19m Fell race
97th Richard Stone 4:13:03
108th Stuart James 4:31:16
134th Darren Longhorn 4:45:50
Full results
Llandudno 10k

Ali Nash reports...

It was a close run decision......the delights of out and back on Bradford Road in Dewsbury or the truly magnificent setting of the Llandudno Nick Beer 10k, running round the Great Orme headland. Sunday morning's weather dawned over Colwyn Bay in Welsh Wales, with sun and blue skies, and a 'hint of a breeze'.  The midday start time (very civilised and considerate, allowing a leisurely breakfast) gave the wind time to pick up - considerably! It was forecasting gusts to 50mph in town, it was anybody's guess what it would be 3 miles out sea and several hundred feet higher...

The race HQ was Venue Cymru on the seafront, very civilised yet again, loads of parking along the prom and the town was buzzing. The race start was on the prom, with a short section of flat promenade before joining Marine Drive - the private road that winds its way up up up and around the Orme. The start was fast as expected but the Nashes paced it to perfection (having done a recce run 6 months previously) and then hit the hills with plenty of overtaking. The Great Orme wild goats up on the cliffs dislodged a rockfall right into the leading pack, Ali receiving a shrapnel wound to the calf. Marine Drive is a lovely surface, with 3 main hill sections interspersed with  a couple of short flat sections to get your breath/ accelerate over the first 3 miles.

When you reach the lighthouse you're halfway, sea views off the high cliffs and a storm force wind strong enough to stop you dead in your tracks - bit like a  mental version of Keighley track down that bottom corner. Mid stride you'd end up moving sideways in the air and coming down at sixes and sevens, on the plus side there was a mile downhill, passing 'Millionaires row' with superb views out over the bay, just a pity you couldn't stop to take it all in! All too soon the downhill was back into uphill through the outskirts of Llandudno and a finish km down the prom, loads of cheering support and a commemorative tea mug at the finish (and a mars bar). Brilliant race, very well organised, civilised time and a hilly but eminently runnable course. Club Trip anyone??
34th Ali Nash 40:35    6th V40     (Ali wins the Nash sweepstake for closest finish time guess)
223rd (34th lady) Louise Nash 49:35     7th F45     (Louise wins the task of making this weeks work sandwiches)
Peco League race 5 - Roundhay Park, 14th Feb.

Both the ladies and mens teams successfully retained their premiership status for next season.

Final league team tables
Ladies League individual positions
Mens League individual positions

12th Lesley Watson 36:36 (2nd F40)
59th Laura Ryall 41:44
77th Tamsin Treasure-Jones 42:51
82nd Tracy Foy 43:12
85th Helen Love 43:32 (3rd F55)
86th Louise Nash 43:35
114th Mel Akeroyd 46:37
140th Denise Davis 48:18
148th Josie Briggs 48:52
149th Fiona Farquhar 48:52
166th Suzanne Hague 50:56
170th Liz Hamilton 51:03
189th Emma Dibb 53:19
206th Kelly Smith 55:48
227th Claire Thaper 59:21
244th Teri Rose 67:02

11th Will Kerr 29:53
29th Graham Corbett 31:28
37th Carl Kernick 31:51
59th Martin Fillingham 32:40
78th Matt Richardson 33:22
82nd Stuart Dunbar 33:37
162nd Robert Donkin 36:51
193rd Ben Pearson 38:16
200th Martin Love 38:34
209th Jeremy Wright 38:50
218th Stephen Hetherington 39:22
231st John Walton 40:32
241st Gareth Ward 40:49
258th Gary Western 42:14
274th Ewan Gibb 43:27
278th Alun Griffiths 43:49
283rd Frank Beecroft 44:26
290th Keith Abson 45:12
298th Tim Mosedale 45:44
302nd Alan Douglas 45:53
319th Gavin Hamilton 48:24
336th Richard Smith 53:08
Liversedge half marathon - 14th Feb.

47th Hannah Oldroyd 89:15 (5th Lady, 2ndFsen)
244th Gary Pennington 1:49:28
350th Mohanlal Mistry 1:59:47
465th Urmila Mistry 2:30:07
475th Nicola Short 2:38:06

Full results

Horton Park run 20th Feb (Club Championship race)

1st Will Kerr 17:31 (77.35%)
3rd Stuart Dunbar 19:54 (75.96%)
8th Ian Jenkins 20:37 (68.80%)
9th Chris Jones 20:41 (62.45%)
14th Frank Beecroft 22:10 (66.54%)
17th Stephen Hetherington 22:53 (67.73%)
19th Gary Pennington 23:09 (64.22%)
22nd Gary Western 23:51 (64.99%)
24th Noel Fitzpatrick 24:20 (58.70%)
25th Dareen Longhorn 24:32 (59.65%)
26th Helen Love 24:39 (75.46%)
27th Alan Douglas 24:48 (57.59%)
28th Tracy Foy 24:49 (64.61%)
29th Alun Griffiths 24:58 (63.15%)
32nd Mel Akeroyd 25:21 (59.37%)
33rd Gavin Hamilton 25:32 (53.07%)
35th Mohanlal Mistry 26:10 (58.22%)
39th Frank Masley 27:14 (61.02%)
40th Fiona Farquhar 27:27 (59.02%)
41st Denise Davis 27:28 (58.98%)
42nd Josie Briggs 27:47 (58.91%)
43rd Suzanne Hague 28:08 (60.34%)
45th Sylvia Ross 28:17 (76.19%)
47th Dairine Nethercott 28:39 (57.13%)
48th Chris Reynier 28:57 (57.40%)
49th Helen Western 28:58 (55.93%)
50th Richard Smith 29:35 (53.30%)
54th Louise Dell’Amico 30:25 (50.30%)
55th Lorna Nixon 30:25 (51.73%)
59th Mervyn Silva 32:23 (49.51%)
72nd Clair Fitzpatrick 40:51 (38.51%)
74th Stewart Spink 41:54 (34.37%)
Rhyl 10m - 21st Feb.

30th Hannah Oldroyd 65:39 (1st Lady)

Full results
Snake Lane 10m - 21st Feb.

418th Tracy Foy 79:52 (Pb)
588th Helen Brant 86:36 (Pb)

Full results
Strider of the month
The Strider of the Month for January 2016 is:
Mel Akeroyd - Mel has been going to track sessions for a few months now and this has really paid off for her. She has been literally flying around park run and achieved a new PB in January. She has also been a regular at this year's pecos where she has had some great runs.

The other short listed nominees were Will Kerr, Graham Corbett, Simon Frazer and Chris Jones - who all achieved PB's at the Brass Monkey half marathon.

Club Championship
2016 Championship

The next race included in the 2016 club championship is the Keighley Big K 10k on 6th March.

In the first race of the season, the Dewsbury 10k, Barney Lerner took an early lead (NOT) with his superb 39:55 for 1st place in the M65 category!!! 21 striders scored championship points.  After 2 races the early leaders are Helen Love, Ian Jenkins, Tracy Foy, Noel Fitzpatrick, Mel Akeroyd, Suzanne Hague, Fiona Farquhar, Josie Briggs, Denise Davis, Darine Nethercott and Stewart Spink who have all completed both races.
Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix Series 2016
The new season of Yorkshire Vets races will soon be upon us and it would be good to get an even better turnout of Saltaire Striders this year, when 4 of our members carried off awards at the end of the series.
The Grand Prix is a series of 10 races spread over the year and the county in which runners accumulate points for both individual awards (based on your best 7 races) and for the club. The races are generally about 5 miles long, on a variety of terrain, and suitable for absolutely all abilities. The only restriction is that you have to have reached the grand old age of 35 in order to compete. Each race costs just £5 to enter and as well as the season-long awards there are prizes at each individual race and lots of spot prizes too.
Full details are available on the YVAA website .
The first race is on Sunday, April 24th at Honley, near Huddersfield and is a mainly off-road romp around Last of the Summer Wine country. Many of the subsequent races are on summer weekday evenings.
If you want any more info, please ask one of your Vets Captains (Louise Nash & Martin Love) at training. We will send round reminders closer to each race and arrange car-shares wherever possible.
Saltaire Riders

Skipton Cycling Club is pleased to invite your club to take part in Le Petit Depart.

Now in its 3rd year it is one of the only remaining legacy Sportives and the event has raised £5000 for the club to invest back in local cycling development, like Skipton Junior Riders.
This year it looks like we will break the 1000 entrant mark, with record entries to date.  The day is not just about the ride, it’s about celebrating the sport and Skipton CC have nearly half the club members volunteering on the day to make the event special….award winning pork pies and free TORQ products at feed stops also helps!
This year we are including a Team Challenge as part of the event for teams of up to 5 riders.  Club members can enter this via the attached form and get a slightly reduced price (less the BC admin entry fee).
The event facebook or twitter is as follows if you wish to get the latest event news:

Tour de France legacy Sportive Cycle event called Le Petit Depart discount code
Each month we receive a discount code from which gives you 10% discount and free postage & packing.  To obtain the current code please e-mail Jack Verity

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