Some good performances (and improvements) at the Dewsbury 10k particularly from our Greens regulars with Judith Nunn improving almost 4 minutes on her Abbey Dash time and Donna Line and Maggie Davies both improving by over 2 and a half minutes. Mick Brearley also lead the way with an improvement of 2 minutes on his Abbey Dash time and his best 10k time since 1999.
88 Mick Brearley 37:52
On the same day as the Dewsbury 10k we had the vets cross-country championships on a very fast course in Bramley Park. The Ladies were lead home by Louise McGechaen (31st) supported by Helen Love (36th) and Jayne Hart (56). In the V50 category Pete Pyrah finished 21st with Harry Mcgill 54th. In the youngsters age category Simon Gelsthorpe lead the way in 56th place one place and 2 seconds ahead of Jack Verity with Pete Huby finishing in 110th.
Yorkshire Vets Series Race 1 - Esholt
A relatively poor turnout on a damp Sunday morning to run a very unimaginative course. Pete Pyrah lead the way home followed by Jack Verity, Harry McGill, Pete Huby, Helen Love, Mick Twyman and Mike Moss. After the race Pete Pyrah (1st M50), Diane Craven (1st F40) and Helen Love (2nd F45) were presented with their 2005 series prizes. http://www.stbedesac.org.uk/pictures.html
5th West Yorkshire Winter League Race - Sunday19th Feb. 10:30 Stainland
The last of this seasons winter league races takes place next Sunday at Stainland - please not this is a 10:30 start and if you have previously run at Stainland this a new course from a different venue (Heath Rugby club). The travel directions are: take the M62 to Junction 24 (Ainley Top). At the first roundabout take the exit down the hill towards Elland/Halifax. Leave the Dual carriageway at the second exit (by traffic lights), at the mini roundabout take the left turn and follow the road under the railway bridge. Heath rugby club is on the right after the garden centre.
If you haven't already paid your 2006 subscriptions they are now overdue - please see Carol or send her a cheque for £11
The club dinner takes place on Sat 25th Feb at Baildon Golf club. Contact Carol ASAP if you haven't already booked a place - also let her have the balance and your menu before the night.
Millennium Way recce runs
If anyone would like to recce Leg 2 of the Millennium way (from Marsh to Laycock) on Saturday 25th Feb then please let me know. I would suggest meeting at Laycock at 9:00 then driving back to Marsh. I propose the following dates for future recces:
Sunday 12th March - Leg 3 Laycock to Silsden
Sunday 26th March - Leg 4 Silsden to Ilkley
Sunday 9th April - Leg 5 Ilkley to Bingley
This is to avoid clashes with races. Again let me know if you want to do any of them.