St. Bede's A.C. E-News

Well done to everyone who ran the 3rd West Yorkshire Winter League race last week at Bramley Falls Woods.

On a slightly short, interesting course, St. Bede's were lead home by Jack Verity in 19th (improving 20 places from the Pudsey race).  The real highlight of the day was the ladies team finishing 3rd on the day - our highest ever position since joining the league WELL DONE ladies.  The vets score was also probably our highest finish in that category.  Unfortunately, Anne Lloyd making a long awaited come-back was forced to drop out with a tight calf, lets hope its only a minor set back and with Helen Love also not running at Bramley the ladies team is really looking strong.

The next race in the series is on Sunday 29th Jan at Baildon with showers/changing at the Rugby club on Jenny Lane.  The race starts at 11:00 and the start is a 5 minute walk from the rugby ground - see you there.

Baildon Boundary Way

If you were planning on running the Baildon Boundary Way on the 2nd April and haven't entered yet then your too late - the entries are full. This is the first race in the off-road section of the clubs 2006 championship so hopefully you got your entry in.  The Snake Lane 10 which was to be the 1st race in the 10 mile category is also full so we will have to pick another 10 mile race to take its place.

Dewsbury 10K

The Dewsbury 10k on the 5th feb. http://www.ukresults.net/forms/060205dewsbury.pdf (which unfortunately also clashes with the Yorkshire Vets cross-country championships) is the first of the 10k category races in the club championship for 2006.  There will be a social event in the evening at the Aagrah in Shipley.

Social Calander 2006

The social committee have drawn up a list of events for the coming year (see the attachment) including a couple of trips into the Dales which proved very popular last year as well as a busy weekend around the Bradford Millennium Way relay when we will be hosting 4 teams from Holland and Belgium and probably a bunch of Kiwis.

Bradford Millennium Way Relay

It might seem a long way off but it will soon be upon us - and with possibly 50 or more foreign visitors plans are already well underway for the weekend.  One thing we need to do is to recce the routes ourselves and make sure the descriptions are still valid.  If anyone is interested in doing a recce of leg 1 this weekend (Sunday 22nd) please let me know.  Probably meet at Marsh at 9:00. We will then be doing some more recces in March after a hectic spell of races in February.

Finally for now, Barny tells me that he was in pictures 51 and 52 from the Auld Lang Syne (but seeing as he was well covered up and no club vest on show) I missed him.                   http://www.photos-dsb.co.uk/als%202005/album0.html