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[Stadium Runners] Newsletter - May 2019

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Welcome to the Stadium Runners Newsletter. We hope to keep you informed about what has happened and what will be happening in the wonderful world of Stadium Runners. Please contact me if it is still being marked as spam for you and I will try and help resolve the problem.
Old Colliery Canter 10m & 15m
A slightly smaller Stadium turn out than usual, plus double points available for both the 10m & 15m races meant rich points pickings for the dedicated Stadium souls who turned out on the morning of Sat 13th Apr. Steve Taylor also ran on the day, eschewing Championship points to clock up another marathon on his inexorable way towards 100 (his result is in the Stadium Runners April Marathon Madness section).
10 mile          
Place Name Gen Club Chip Time Position
2 James Hughes M Stadium Runners 1:08:29 2nd Male
5 John Eastwood M Stadium Runners 1:11:27  
6 Lynn Birchall F Stadium Runners 1:11:38 2nd Lady
7 Robert Buchanan M Stadium Runners 1:11:54  
8 Daniel Lock M Stadium Runners 1:16:36  
11 Scott Bradbury M Stadium Runners 1:19:00  
15 Bridget Hughes F Stadium Runners 1:24:35  
19 Cheryl Devine F Stadium Runners 1:27:37  
27 Amy Oatway F Stadium Runners 1:31:05  
29 Jessica Earnshaw F Stadium runners 1:36:08  
31 Liz Mather F Stadium Runners 1:37:43  
36 Rob Mallinson M Stadium Runners 1:41:40  
15 mile          
Place Name Gen Club Chip Time Position
2 Andrew Doig M Stadium Runners 1:49:42 2nd Male
4 Michaela Goodall F Stadium Runners 1:52:13 2nd Lady
8 Adam Goodall M Stadium Runners 1:59:06  
9 Anthea Bitcon F Stadium Runners 2:05:03 3rd Lady
16 Kathy Armitage F Stadium Runners 2:13:41  
21 Helen Ahmad F Stadium runners 2:22:58  
34 Russell Dyson M Stadium Runners 2:58:00  

Very well done to all.
Yorkshire Vets Race 2


Only two Stadium Runners were at the 2nd Yorkshire Vets League race at Honley on Sun 14th Apr. Fiona Willis came 32nd female in 59:22, and Mick Lunn came 66th male in 50:09. Well done both!

Remember that the next race is on Tue May 28th at 19:30 at Kirkstall. More details here.

Remember the Yorkshire Vets League is those of us who are over 35 years old, you have to register at Yorkshire Vets League before you can race and it cost £5.00 for each race, paid on the day.
Stadium Runners April Marathon Madness
Sorry there's not a photo of Luc running at London in his Stadium vest, but they were all a bit blurry due to the speed he was going at.

Super Stadium runners ran marathons all over the UK and further in April, with PBs aplenty.

Manchester - 7th April
Pos Name Chip time    
145 Simon Courtney 02:45:46    
171 Jamie Brannan 02:47:21   PB
514 Joe Baker 02:57:55   PB
933 Jack Laffey 03:05:15    
1572 Steven Taylor 03:13:56   PB
2345 Martin Bown 03:27:54   PB
2380 Ashleigh Greenwood 03:28:06    
3106 Bridget Hughes 03:34:12   2nd FV60
8154 Elizabeth Curley 04:23:50    
8237 Sam Eastwood 04:25:31   PB
12980 Barbara Johnston-Read 06:03:55    

Old Colliery Canter - 13th April
Pos Name Chip time    
6 Steve Taylor 03:45:16    

Boston, Lincs - 14th April
Pos Name Chip time    
266 John Cottam 03:48:00   PB

Boston, Mass - 15th April
Pos Name Chip time    
1691 Tom Jagger 02:55:08    
7622 David Senior 03:24:25   PB
16804 Mark Davies 04:58:29   PW :(

London - 28th April
Pos Name Chip time    
163 Luc Burnip 02:33:51   1st marathon & Club 
        record by almost 6 mins
3654 Steve Carson 03:12:42    
5686 Ashleigh Greenwood 03:25:18    
7272 Martin Folan 03:32:27   PB
Well done everyone!
Bluebell Trail 10m - Sun 5th May

That perennial Stadium favourite the Bluebell Trail is the next race in the Club Championship. 10 miles of mostly off road fun, including a manic descent through the bluebell woods and the infamous river crossing to clean your shoes at the finish. Sadly it sold out long ago, but there's sure to be big turnout from Stadium.

Those going need to be aware that there are some road closures close to Heath that are affecting the local traffic and these will be in place for the next 10 weeks. You are only able to access Heath and the surrounding area for parking from one direction - West Vale/Elland. You are advised to set off earlier than usual as traffic in the area will be heavy. More details and maps on the SLRC website

Lets just remind ourself of Darren's favourite memory from Bluebell 2016:

Calderdale Way Relay
A reminder to all those in the Calderdale Way Relay teams to make sure you have the necessary kit for the race.  Also details of the official Recces. 
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT (to be carried by all runners)
All runners MUST carry all of the following equipment throughout the race:
  • WATERPROOF whole body cover (i.e. covering the torso from head to ankles)
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Map of the race route and surrounding area
  • Compass suitable for navigating the course (GPS type equipment is not acceptable)
  • Whistle
All runners must present their kit at race registration for inspection. No kit, No run.
Failure to run with the required kit will result in the disqualification of the whole team.

Helen & Ian have emailed all Stadium participants with the race instructions for 2019 (there is lots of important red text to read). All runners need to sign a registration form, which comprises of your name, address, date of birth, emergency contact no and signature.  They will bring the forms down to each club night. If you are a particpant and are not going to be at a club night before the race, please let them know so that they can arrange to get the form signed some other way.  This form has to presented at Race Registration at the start of the race day.

Official CWR Recces

Information about the official recces taking place on the 11th May 2019 can be found on the Halifax Harriers Website, if you've not run your leg before its well worth attending, suitable for all levels. 
If you have any questions or queries about the race, please contact Ian Sutcliffe or Helen Clegg at or on a club night. 
Marsden 10 Mile Recce
We will be having a steady run round of the Marsden Ten route on Saturday 1st June for race volunteers and anyone else interested. Meet at Marsden Conservative Club HD7 6DF at 6pm. There will be free food after the run and the bar with real ale will be open. This will also be an opportunity to meet volunteers from Colne Valley Lions who will be helping on race day. To help with catering please can you let John Cottam know by Thursday 23rd May whether you will be attending. There is a list on the Club Noticeboard or email John directly on

Stadium Runners Members Facebook Group

New for the 2019-20 season is the Stadium Runners Facebook ‘Members Group’. A closed group for affiliated members, with the option to join when you join/renew your membership (and you will be removed if you don’t). 

When you complete your annual membership form, your email address will be added to our newsletter mailing list. This will remain the primary way of communicating with members (alongside the website, noticeboard/pre-training run briefing and public social media accounts). 

The new closed Facebook Group is just an enhancement, should you wish to use it! (Sadly, you do need a Facebook account to access it). It's a forum to advertise/plan social events and runs, ask for advice/recommendations e.g. local races and gadgets, sell running gear, advertise race entries you can no longer use (where transfers are allowed). 

Selfishly, this should also reduce the amount of work for me.

Members should have received an invitation via Facebook or email this week. If you haven't and would like to join, please drop me an email - 


New Elected Committee

Following the AGM on Monday 15th April we are pleased to announce this year's elected Committee as:
Chair – Rob Buchanan
Club Secretary – Fiona Willis
Membership Secretary – Alison Cottam
Treasurer – John Cottam
Website Secretary – Andy Pigg
Race Secretary – Matt Smith
Kit Secretary – Sue Green
Social Secretary – Nikki and Jonny Cartwright
Run Leader Support – Bridget Hughes
Social Media Secretary – Amy Oatway
Running Event Coordinator - Sam Eastwood
General Committee Posts without Portfolio – Helen Clegg, Ian Sutcliffe, Jamie Brannan and Laurel Gilbert. 
Standing down this year is ex-chair, friend and supporter of the club Brian Pinder. 
Any club members are welcome to attend meetings. The next meeting is Monday 3rd June 8:15pm. We try to keep meetings short, effective and humorous!
Run Leaders Required

Ever thought about becoming a run leader? If so, Stadium Runners would love to hear from you. Run leading with Stadium Runners is a rewarding and enjoyable experience providing a chance to inspire and motivate other runners as well as develop your own skills. You get access to:
  • free training
  • a qualification
  • equipment
  • great support and advice
  • opportunity for further training and qualifications
  • and the chance to join a group of experienced and supportive run leaders
Plus, you get to use the run leaders code – e.g. “it’s all downhill from here” (except for the big hill at the end that I forgot to mention) and “nearly there now” (probably a good couple of miles), or even that iconic phrase “’it it ‘ard!”.

You will be supported on your first runs by an experienced run leader and if you are worried about getting lost, you can always opt to assist an experienced leader who will help you build your confidence.
The course will focus on the safe organisation of progressive running activity and how to lead a group of runners of varying ability.

Topics covered include:
  • The barriers that stop people from taking up running, and how a leader can make a difference for them
  • How to plan sessions and deliver a safe and fun warm up and a cool down
  • The different types of activity that can make running varied and enjoyable
You may lead a group for your club and register with Run Together to deliver to new runners. Your qualification will provide you with insurance to lead a group within the limits of the course content. Leadership in Running Fitness will be accepted as a prerequisite course for the Coach in Running Fitness.

If you think you might be interested, speak to me on a club night or contact me on or 07540434573.

Bridget Hughes
Recovery Plans
Jonny Cartwright speaks very highly of Hal Lepic, a Sports Massage Therapist, and Jonny has passed on two articles from Hal that may help you with recovery if you are suffering with an injury.

Contrast Baths
Contrast baths are used to provide treatment that causes alternating periods and conditions of the blood vessel dilation and constriction at the injury site.
They should ONLY be used once the swelling and bleeding have been controlled
Contrast baths should be used from 48 -72 hours after following an injury. It promotes healing and aids in the absorption of the remaining swelling around the injury site.
The treatment should be carried out 3 times per day (in accordance with the table below) and combine it with non-weight bearing exercises, working within a “pain free” range of motion.
  Day 3 – 4 after injury
First 2 days of baths
Day 5 – 6 after injury
Next 2 days of baths
Day 7-8 after injury
Final 2 days of baths
Keep foot in cold for;-
4 minutes
2 minutes
1 minute
Keep foot in hot for;-
1 minute
2 minutes
4 minutes
Keep foot in cold for;-
4 minutes
2 minutes
1 minute
Keep foot in hot for;-
1 minute
2 minutes
4 minutes
Keep foot in cold for;-
4 minutes
2 minutes
1 minute
Keep foot in hot for;-
    4 minutes
** NOTE**
The foot has been used as an example. However, the contrast bathing protocol can be used on any injured body part providing there are no contra indications.

Recovery ladder for treatment and rehabilitation
      ACTIVE 1. Functional Work
      REHABILITATION Straight line work
      STAGE Walking
    SUB ACCUTE STAGE 1. Active Mobilising  
        2. Rotational Work
  ACCUTE STAGE 1. Contrast Bathing 2. Active Strengthening Turning
          Exercises Zig Zags
    2. Active Movements (relative to sport played) Figure of 8's
IMMEDIATE P.R.I.C.E.D     NWB gentle active  Non weight bearing Side stepping
        pain free movement.  
  ? PROTECTION     Isometric exersises Partial weight bearing 3. Functional Skills
"On Field"       progressing to core Dependant on sport
  ? REST     Dynamic Exercises Full weight bearing Position specific
First Aid        
  ? ICE 3. Passive Stretching 3. Balance 4. Full Training
S.A.L.T.A.P.S       Extensibility    
Analysis ? COMPRESSION     Stretching to within 4. Co-ordinaton 5. Match play
        minimal discomfort    
  ? ELEVATION     limits 5. Endurance Work  
  ? DIAGNOSIS      
IMMEDIATE 0 - 48 HOURS 48 HOURS - 7/10 DAYS 7 - 10 DAYS 5 - 6 WEEKS +/-
Upcoming Local Events for Local Runners

The full 2019/2020 Stadium Race Calendar has now been published.

Sun 5th May. 10am, Bluebell Trail, 2nd event on 2019 Club Calendar - FULL

Sun 19th May, Calderdale Way Relay - Stadium have entered 3 teams - more info here Halifax Harriers race page

Mon 27th May, Cannonball Events Huddersfield Town 10K, a flat and fast 10k on closed roads. 10% discount with your & UKA no. and selecting Stadium Runners as your club  - book here

Sun 9th Jun, 10am, Marsden 10 Mile - in conjunction with Colne Valley Lions Club, Stadium Runners are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Marsden 10 Mile Run. Please bear in mind that we will need help from Stadium Runners as marshals, timekeeping etc - sign up on the notice board at the Club - to enter the race book here

Wed 12th June, Joe Percy 10K, 3rd event on the 2019 Club Calendar.

Sun Jun 23rd, 10am, Colne Valley 10K, 4th event on the 2019 Club Calendar - book here

Sun 30th Jun, 9:30am, Eccup 10M, 5th event on the Club Calendar - book here.

Sun 30th Jun, 9:30am, Lindley 10K, well organised hilly loop round my local patch - book here
Club Discounts - use the May code to get 10% discount and free delivery
Up & Running - show your club membership card to get a 10% discount
Top 2 Toe Therapy in Rastrick -10% discount on sports & remedial therapy

If you have a piece that you want including in a future newsletter, or you have any questions on anything in this edition, then please contact me.

Keep on running back.



Written by:Mark Davies
On: 09th May 2019

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