Ilkley Harriers is a friendly running club based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
We welcome runners of all abilities and running interests and the club provides training and group runs as well as social events for members.
Ilkley Harriers compete in a whole range of running events and our Club League encourages friendly competition between members.
The Club organises races too.
Runners 8-16 are catered for by our thriving junior section.
Interested in joining us?
Please send any Harriers results to firstname.lastname@example.org for this web site and the newspaper.
Check the Harriers' results with times every 5k (just enter "ilkley" in the Club box, click on the runner's name for their 5k splits and finish times).
(1 2h04:29 Wilson Kipsang, Kenya) 784 2h53:56 Nicky Green 4th LV40 1069 2h57:33 Derek Oliver 1663 3h03:42 Andrew Merrick 2254 3h09:36 Sally Malir 3899 3h23:01 Steve Coy 10141 3h54:29 Helen Horton 10399 3h55:26 Nigel Rapper 11190 3h58:00 Val Kerr 16581 4h20:23 Sharon Meadows 16572 4h20:23 Paul Sugden 18536 4h28:14 Emily Kerr 18840 4h29:29 Will Worboys 22863 4h47:18 Rebecca Moores 30576 5h32:39 Mike Picken 35761 finished4:28:14.
Wants to start running?
Ilkley Harriers is organising a friendly 6-week course for beginners, starting Tuesday 6th May.
Read all about it on the dedicated website page for the Zero to 5k Challenge.
Club members: if you know someone who might like to take part, let them know - there's a PDF poster you can print or email on the page.
Will Buckton reports ... on this AM 13.7km/915m fell race. Wild conditions and zero visibility up high on Grisedale Pike and Eel Crag, but lovely views and running when out of the clouds, with a great descent off Barrow to the finish. Finished ahead of famous ultra runner Scott Jurek but I guess he was just doing it as a warm up for his Bob Graham Round which he started the following day. Results ...
(1 1h12:20 Rob Jebb, Bingley) 65 1h33:07 Will Buckton 202 1h55:44 Jenny Dybeck U23 274 finished
Petra Bijsterveld reports ...Some good results for the juniors this week with Euan Brennan coming 3rd at Harrogate parkrun. Results ...
Bradford Lister Park (1 17:12 Andrew Bedford, Saltaire Striders) 123 25:26 Sarah Haines 400 ran Harrogate Stray (1 18:02 Lewis Bramley, U/A) 3 18:27 Euan Brennan (junior) 232 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:34 Nick Treitl, Barlick Fell Runners) 5 20:06 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 8 20:44 Cameron Reilly (junior) 10 21:05 Jonathan Schneider 14 21:40 David Schneider 44 27:36 Fiona Schneider 46 27:47 Alex Millar 71 33:03 Amy Foy (junior) 88 ran
Jez Hellewell reports ... Me & Toni Melechi had a crack at this on Saturday, starting in Leyburn. Toni got a stitch jogging 200 yards to the start which didn't bode well. 22.4 miles & 1600 feet of climbing. It's the first time Toni has been over 20 miles in a few years & he looked very comfortable trotting home in 3:57 as we crossed the line together. Our actual moving time was 3.:8 for which I blame Toni as he waited at the BBQ checkpoint for a hot dog & onions !?!? Not the best route unfortunately as it was, mainly, all very low level on tracks & paths. With only one noticeable climb which, frustratingly, only went halfway up Pen Hill. Unfortunately the results/times were jumbled together for the 22 & the 12, with no way of deducing who was running what according to the organisers, so no placings.
From Amanda Parnaby... 50 mile LDWA event from Driffield Showground. Windy but mainly dry until some rain arrived around 6 pm. The second 25 miles have more climbs and descents than the first 25 miles which was bad news for one lady I met around the 20 mile stage because her friend had told her the second half was flatter than the first half. A very well organised and enjoyable day with some lovely food provided en route. I arrived back in 13 hours 51 mins.
From Lyn Towers ... Superbly organised 10 mile challenge around lands owned by Home Farm, Rudding Lane, Harrogate. This doesn't include the mileage around the numerous challenges en route. Tremendous support and help from not only the marshals but also the competitors. The toughness of the course is evident by the number of Army teams - who were so helpful to me when I ran out of rope on a steep slippery ascent. "Hold my hand,' ordered a [handsome] army man. "I'm OK" was greeted with, "That's an order." So I did, and was jerked up to the top. "Use the rope to descend." Then my hero disappeared.
Everyone was so lovely. Thanks to Beth [SpringerXCollie] my training partner for speedwork and long runs, Pilates for core strength, and Emma's kettlebell class for upper body strength. Brilliant challenge. Time as yet not known - about 2h45 by my calculation. Intend to do it next year for my 70th birthday.
From the results ... "Tom Adams fresh from finishing fourth at the English championship race at Pendle four days earlier returned to his favourite hunting ground and promptly won the Egg Stage for the 11th time in 3:27 and kept the pace too hot to allow Jack Simpson and Max Wharton any chance of victory. Tom went on to record his 6th Bunny win ahead of another impressive field of 290 on the dry cool evening, although underfoot it was tacky in parts. 'After being pipped to the post by James Hall on the final hill at Bunny One, I came up with a new game plan for Bunny Two, I said to myself, now don't go off too fast, think about the bigger picture rather than going flat out for the Egg stage. But when it came to the night, the plan went out of the window and as soon as Dave bellowed 'GO', I was running flat out after the Egg Stage win. With no James Hall running this week, I was able to take the win with Max Wharton hot on my heels, so I decided to let him pass and tuck in behind to preserve a bit of energy for the Long Lap. It wasn't long before I nipped back in front and went for it. I felt surprisingly strong after racing at Pendle Hill at the weekend and had enough left in the tank to power up the final climb and into the finish. With all the up and coming talent shining through at the Bunnies, it's hard to know how much longer I'll be able to keep up!' said Tom with his arms full of chocolate goodies." Full results and photos on woodentops.org.uk
1 15.17 Tom Adams 19 17:51 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 21 17:58 Euan Brennan 25 18:14 Mark Mon-Williams 45 19:22 Lucy Haines 48 19:40 Jemima Elgood 61 20:15 Richard Joel 70 20:36 Lucy Williamson 76 20:49 Malcolm Pickering 77 20:54 James Pickering 80 20:58 Tilly Melechi 95 21:31 Cameron Reilly 101 21:45 David Schneider 110 22:03 Jonathan Schneider 111 22:05 Rebecca Mon Williams 145 23:32 Joanne Williamson 166 24:14 Andrew Jackson 181 24:40 Adela Reperecki 201 25:39 Ella Shouler Harris 212 26:25 Nea Weston 220 26:36 Peter Lewis 247 28:14 Sophie Brown 249 28:27 Anna Pickering 254 28:53 Sally Pickering 267 30:18 Fiona Schneider 270 30:45 Sally Wright 285 finished
|Petra Bijsterveld||Club Night announcements||Other nominations were:
Jann Smith - Trollers Trot
Jane McCarthy - Wilmslow half
Tony Melechi - Trollers Trot
Nicky Green - Wilmslow half and Hull 20
|Will Buckton||Ilkley Moor, Black Combe and Haworth Hobble|
Petra Bijsterveld reports ... Lovely running weather though rather muddy underfoot today for this ever popular multi-terrain half marathon. I had the good fortune to obtain Jane Bryant's entry (thanks Jane, and hope you will be off the bench soon) but found it tough going as I had not planned to do a HM until May so had not done the mileage. Got round though and there were some better times from other Harriers.
Ilkley Harriers won the female team prize (Kate Archer, Adela Reperecki & Jean Sullivan).
(Provisional) results ...
(1 1:23:39 Tom Hooper, U/A) 23 1:37:48 Jamie Hutchinson 55 1:45:07 Kate Archer 2nd F35 137 1:59:28 Adela Reperecki 169 2:05:40 John Coates 210 2:11:32 Jean Sullivan 236 2:16:21 Sue Bickerdicke 298 2:27:31 Petra Bijsterveld 342 2:42:10 Linda Wilson 369 finished
From Ben Sheppard... As the name almost suggests, Blubberhouses 25 is a 24 mile LDWA circular walk/run taking in the Washburn valley, Blubberhouses Moor, Bolton Abbey, Beamsley Beacon, Round Hill, Denton Moor and Timble. With three reservoirs, pretty riverside trails, rough moorland, lovely views of lower Wharfedale and the relaxed, sociable feel of LDWA events it was a tough but rewarding run. I came in twenty minutes after the winning time of 3:13. Will Buckton for once took his foot off the gas after a heavy week's training and racing. Amanda Parnaby also took part.
From Dave Wilby ... I finally got back racing on Sunday, and was welcomed to the start line with my favourite weather of rain, wind & low cloud. The Whinlatter Xtreme Duathlon was new for this year and consisted of a 9km fell run up Grizedale Pike, although we were turned back just before the last push to the summit due to the wind, a 25km mountain bike taking in some of the Blue trails and all of the Red trails at Whinlatter, and a 9km fell run up and over the summits of Lords Seat & Barf to finish back at the visitor centre. Great event, well-marked, marshalled & organised. I had a surprise lead of approx. 1min after the first run, managed to limit my losses against the specialist mountain bikers and came into transition 2nd 90secs down, and then held it together on the final run to re-claim the lead and finish first by approx 1min 30secs from Chris Hope of Keswick Bikes. Pleasingly I just dipped under the 3hr barrier as well in 2:59:05. My first ever Duathlon and possibly not my last, great fun/weather/course/support, and a nice change to doing the same old races every year. Highly recommended.
Dan Wilkinson reports ... This was my first road marathon, I have entered a number before but always been injured by race day, needless to say I was pretty happy to have made the start line this time. At the start we were greeted by a fairly strong southerly breeze, heavy rain was also forecast. The first 10 miles were generally into the wind and I worried that I was expending too much energy in the first half, which I finished in 1:29:11. Despite that I picked up the pace at the 13.1 mile mark and kept going happily at around 6:45 min miles until I hit the wall at 22 miles. Although the cooling rains never materialised, fortunately I had fuelled well and there was no way I was going to let the chance of a sub 3 slip away, so I ran through the cramp and made it through the line in 2:57:59. In 161 overall, Andi Jones Stockport Harriers won on 2:17:00
Steve Weston adds ... As a change from London I thought I would have a go at the Greater Manchester Marathon, billed as the flatest Marathon in Europe. Apart from a south westerley wind conditions were pretty good if a little on the warm side for (14 C). The race was started by Ron Hill who ran the first the 7 miles of the race. The race has clearly grown as I was expecting about 5,000 runners but there were apparently 10,000.
The race starts with a few loops round Salford to cover the first four miles then goes onto Sale and then Altrincham before returning to Manchester to finish outside Old Trafford. The race was well organised with water stops every 2 miles. These were stocked with Iconiq water pouches which are filled with pretty tasteless tap water but at least they are easy to use on the run (and they burst satisfyingly when you step on them) and my one comment is that I would have prefered markers every mile instead of every 2 miles! The course was fairly supported with plenty of crowds out in the communities, although there was a rural section at 20 miles where you were pretty much on your own. The wind was only troubling in a few sections as the course makes several changes of direction, but there were several energy sapping road bridges to climb so it didn't feel that it was as flat as London. Congratulations to Dan Wilkinson for running a great sub three and Simon Jenkins who ran sub 4 in his first marathon. Same old story for me I'm afraid as the 3mile pacer disappeared into the foreground about mile 20.
161 2:57:59 Dan Wilkinson 728 3:20:55 Steve Weston 1330 3:34:25 Tom Worboys 2061 3:48:08 Simon Jenkins 5084 4:51:41 Sally Lynch Janet Smith
From Neil and Alison Bloor ... official results have not come out yet however despite atrocious weather conditions (heavy rain all the way and a freshening wind) we have both got new PBs at Lochaber Marathon on Sunday. Only around 350 runners took part on a flat course with the winner coming in around 2.40.
From Kevin Lawson ... The rain managed to stay away, allowing us all to enjoy the hilly and muddy 10K route!
(1 36:46 Robin Outtersides) 251 52:04 Kevin Lawson 271 52:20 Christine Cox 469 56:51 Peter Lewis 852 63:27 Catriona Hawthorn 1504 finished
From Sarah Edwards ... Kate Wilkinson and I completed our first sprint triathlon this weekend in Skipton. The event was a 400m swim, 20k cycle and a 5k run. Results ...
(1 1:00:13 Matthew Nelson) 237 1:27:56 Sarah Edwards 377 1:35:35 Kate Wilkinson 618 finishers
The first event in this year's English Fell Championships
Men (1 32:55 Tom Addison, Helm Hill) 4 33:36 Tom Adams 95 40:38 Gavin Lamb 140 42:39 Will Buckton 157 43:18 Nick Pearce 2nd V60 181 44:31 Dick Waddington 256 49:56 Norman Bush 1st V70 340 finished Women (1 38:54 Victoria Wilkinson, Bingley) 29 45:30 Jane Mccarthy 32 45:50 Kate Archer 46 47:31 Jann Smith 138 finished
Petra Bijsterveld reports ... Just a few Harriers to be found at parkruns this Saturday morning. 4th place and a PB for Alex Hirst in Lewisham. Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:53 Jonny McKenna, Clayton-le-Moors Harriers) 129 24:07 John Marshall 366 ran St Albans (1 17:51 Stephen Buckle, St Albans Striders) 53 23:23 Joe Reynier (junior) 201 36:55 Abbie Reynier (junior) 215 ran Hilly Fields, Lewisham (1 15:44 Alexander Amos Yee, Chrystal Park Triathletes) 4 20:05 Alex Hirst (PB) Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:24 Julian Hood, Skipton AC) 6 20:27 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 16 22:11 Lewis Carr (junior) 49 27:21 Alex Millar 74 35:16 Dylan Carr (junior) 78 ran
In a thrilling race, Tom Adams was just beaten by rising young star James Hall, the two of them were well ahead of a quality field and with James only 8s outside the course record. Tom won the 'Egg Stage' (for the 10th time!), and a talented young team of Lucy Haines, Jemima Elgood, and Tilly Melechi took the ladies team prize. Results and photos on woodentops.org.uk.
(1 14:49 James Hall, Wharfedale) 2 15:02 Tom Adams 24 18:03 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 26 18:18 Mark Mon-Williams 43 19:09 Lucy Haines 2nd lady 45 19:27 Jemima Elgood 3rd lady 60 20:14 Tilly Melechi 71 20:45 Lucy Jacques 72 20:45 Malcolm Pickering 73 20:46 Toni Melechi 81 21:06 James Pickering 82 21:22 Ben Joynson 91 21:54 Sam Wood 116 22:44 Edward Bickerdike 151 24:23 Andrew Jackson 174 25:02 Emily Elmes 182 25:30 Alison Ricci 220 28:31 Sophie Brown 222 28:46 Sally Pickering 232 29:48 Sally Wright 237 30:22 Julie Elmes 249 32:38 Anna Pickering 258 finished
Nicky Green reports ... Just a quick one to say I did the Cheshire 10k at Arley Hall. Lovely course, beautiful day and a really good race. Results ...
(1 29:40 Mohammad Abu Rezeq, Altrinngham & D) 48 36:22 Nicky Green 1st L40, 2nd lady 1091 finished
From race organiser Derek Wild (Keighley Scouts) ... a quick note to say:- Despite a clash with the 'Manorlands' 10k race and the large event in Ireland, a number of runners from Ilkley Harriers came and enjoyed a good fell race. Weather conditions were very good with a small amount of hill top mist. The sub 50 minute record time has yet to be achieved but was nearly achieved with a good time of 50m 54s by Jack Ross from Staffordshire Moorlands AC. Minor problems with a small number of marker / direction signs being removed did not dampen what all the runner said was a good race. Thanks to the runners. Results ...
(1 50:54 Jack Ross, Staffs Moorlands) 12 60:57 Alistair Barlow 15 61:32 Toni Melechi 42 finished
Justin reports ... a HUGE turnout of twelve hundred runners took to the streets of Keighley raising £50k for the Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope in the process. This event offers something for everyone with a fun friendly atmosphere for those new to running and an intriguing twisting course around the parks of Keighley that put a smile on the face of every finisher.
Pictures on woodentops.org.uk, and provisional results.
(1 34:27 Will Smith, KCAC) 12 39:02 Justin Phillips 318 54:20 Will Worboys tbc 54:31 David Green 347 54:10 Ashleigh Phillips (PB by 1m30s) 1194 finished
Eric Morley reports ... the two of us completed a 6 mile hilly route which was beset by many stiles but a good long downhill finish. Results ...
(1 39:04 Dave Watson, Homfirth Harriers) 109 65:32 Eric Morley 122 finished Ladies (1 46:04 Mags Beever, Stainland) 34 65:49 Sue Morley 51 finished
From Val Kerr ... A good contingent of Harriers travelled over to the Lakes for this well organised, undulating race, which follows the road around the shores of Consiton Water. Yet again the weather was favourable, cool at the start but lovely sunshine by the end. Coniston Old Man looked very picturesque in the background with the sun shining on the snow on the summit. Christine Cox had a good race, putting on a spurt of speed at the end to finish 2nd LV55.
(1 1:17:14 Ian Harding, Morpeth) 46 1:33:18 Jonathan Sinclair 185 1:46:27 Ewan Welsh 449 1:59:39 Christine Cox (2nd LV55) 463 2:00:24 Val Kerr 517 2:03:21 Dave Ibbotson 537 2:04:35 Emily Kerr 657 2:11:22 Tim Ratcliffe (1043 finished)
Will Buckton reports ... results from this popular BL 24km/1000m race ...
(1 1h54:10 Adam Osborne, Leeds City AC, new record) 14 2h14:16 Will Buckton 51 2h27:23 Jamie Hutchinson 140 2h59:08 Brian Melia 145 3h01:09 Adela Reperecki 206 finished
Petra Bijsterveld reports ... A win for Tom Adams at Oxford Parkrun this week. Other Harriers ran at Lewisham, Skipton, Bradford and Harrogate. Harriers results ...
Oxford 1 15:38 Tom Adams 129 ran Hilly Fields, Lewisham (1 15:49 Benjamin Noad, Highgate Harriers) 11 21:09 Alex Hirst 113 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 19:16 William Garrick, U/A) 6 20:52 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 14 22:03 Lewis Carr (junior) 61 30:42 Dylan Carr (junior) 66 31:15 Amy Foy (junior) 79 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:57 Oliver Daffern, Bradford Grammar School) 132 26:59 Samuel Craske (junior) 344 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:00 Andrew Whittingham, Altrincham and District AC) 135 26:26 Petra Bijsterveld 243 ran
Jane McCarthy reports... A big, competitive field enjoyed near perfect conditions on a fast, scenic course at Wilmslow Half Marathon today. Saw the red and green vest of Nicky Green on the start line but not again(!) as she produced another brilliant performance (and another PB?) in 1:20:01 - 4th lady and 1st LV40. Well done Nicky. I was looking for a first sub-90min and latched on to a group who kept a solid pace throughout. Finished in 1:27:12, 3rd LV40. Haven't seen any other Harriers on the results, but definitely nothing slow about this course - can recommend.
Hilda Coulsey reports ... It was a breezy day but luckily we all got in before the heavy hail shower. Sally Malir was 2nd F45, Nick Pearce 2nd M60 and Hilda Coulsey 2nd F60 with Sally and Hilda breaking their own IH Club Records from 2013 (1h07:43 at Snake Lane 24/2/2013, 1h26:51 at Otley 12/6/2013). Results...
(1 50:43 Andrew Wiles, New Marske) 42 59:49 Dan Wilkinson 71 1:01:13 Steve Weston 112 1:04:46 Derek Oliver 132 1:05:49 Nick Pearce 142 1:06:27 Sally Malir 238 1:10:31 Ken Souyave 401 1:19:09 Julie Watson 476 1:23:01 Hilda Coulsey 801 finished
Hilda Coulsey reports ... I attended the end of season presentations. Henry Heavysides was awarded 3rd M55 and Hilda Coulsey 1st F60. Congratulations to all who contributed to the Harriers coming 8th in the Men's Premier Division, 4th in the Ladies First Division, 9th in Men's Vets Premier and 6th Ladies Vets Premier. Lots of excellent Junior performances too.
From Brian Melia ... If you like some stunning scenery and Ultra distance trail running check out the Hardmoors races organised by Jonathan Steele and Shirley Colquhoun. I completed the Hardmoors 55 on Saturday, run from Guisborough to Helmsley:
Race Start Guisborough Rugby Club
Roseberry Topping (OS 578 126) W (7 miles)
Bloworth Crossing Self-Clip (615 014) (18 miles)
Lord Stones (before climb up to Carlton Bank) (25 miles)
Osmotherley Village Hall (OS 456 971) (32 miles) CUT OFF - 1800HRS (9hrs)
White Horse (Sutton Bank) (OS 518 812) (45 miles) CUT OFF - 2200HRS (13hrs)
It has some spectacular views and is mostly runnable. I managed it in just over 10.5 hrs. It is a very well run race. www.hardmoors110.org.uk, check it out.
From Petra Bijsterveld ... on this sunny Saturday morning I took myself to Fountains Abbey parkrun which started just a few weeks ago on the National Trust site. Well worth the drive up, as this 2 lap run, all on tarmac paths, is a real winner when it comes to location and scenery. The run takes place before the site opens to the public and it felt like a privilege to be there.
Other Harriers could be spotted at Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Skipton parkruns. Results ...
Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:00 Chris Barnes, Blackburn Harriers) 6 20:57 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 10 21:42 Cameron Reilly (junior) 65 28:40 Alex Millar 68 29:02 Fiona Schneider 92 ran Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:15 Peter Brookes, Holmfirth Harriers) 11 18:43 Stephen Coy 347 32:34 Will Worboys 406 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 18:06 Sam Kipling, U/A) 22 20:30 Lucy Haines 3rd female (junior) 207 27:42 Sarah Haines 466 42:26 Abbie Reynier (junior) 491 ran Harrogate Stray (1 18:14 Andrew Gardner, U/A) 78 23:30 Philip Hirst 295 ran Fountains Abbey (1 16:59 Toby Osman, Ripon Runners (junior)) 90 27:07 Petra Bijsterveld 195 ran
For parents of juniors doing sessions with Shirley (Sportshall Athletics at IGS or High Jump at Ghyll Royd), there are no sessions for 3 weeks, info on the junior site. Sessions led by other coaches will continue as normal.
From Martin Wright ... both Dick and Helen Waddington have played their wildcards for Skipton Parkrun and jump into the top ten for the league. League page
Neil Bloor reports ... fantastic very flat 20 miler - good Marathon prep. Well supported race, good marshals, a bit of everything wind, rain drizzle - what more could you ask for and a few fellow Harriers for support !! Some Excellent results here.
Val Kerr adds ... A number of Harriers headed west for this long, flat race, run mainly on cycle paths round Lancaster and the Lune Valley. On a damp, chilly and grey day the course is not particularly scenic, but is good training for those planning a spring marathon. Andrew Merrick and Derek Oliver both had cracking runs to finish in the top 50 - well done to Andrew Merrick 1st MV50.
(1 1:53:16 Ian McBride, Royton Road Runners) 46 2:16:31 Andrew Merrick 48 2:17:02 Derek Oliver 230 2:48:31 Neil Bloor 266 2:53:56 Nigel Tapper 267 2:53:59 Helen Horton 313 2:59:16 Val Kerr 461 3:42:02 Martin Wright 462 3:41:31 Alison Bloor 496 finished
Dick Waddington reports ... A few Harriers took part it this fairly flat 10k, which runs out along Canal Road and back. It was very wind, but otherwise nice and bright. Luckily it was mainly a crosswind and it was easier on the way back, which helped, because I went out too fast trying to keep with a group to slipstream behind the big lads. I got back in 38:02 - pleased with that for my first 10k, but it's not as much fun as fellrunning; there's no mud and rocks.
Some photos on woodentops.org.uk.
(1 31:42 Tesfaye Debele) 46 38:02 Dick Waddington 60 38:38 Mark Iley 96 40:31 Adrian Bastow 97 40:33 Rachel Carter 8th lady 124 41:56 Beth Massey 4th LV40 183 43:30 Michael Duffield 394 47:41 Christine Cox 454 48:12 Chris Cunningham 480 49:08 John Marshall 548 49:57 David Green 1026 58:35 Fiona Schneider 1166 61:24 Carole Cunningham 1339 67:45 Jeremy Taylor (1466 finished)
From Will Buckton ... A good turnout of Harriers took on this local epic around the Bronte Moors including me and Duncan in our first ultra! The 51km/1340m takes in many of the local reservoirs, towns and hills including Stoodley Pike and Heptonstall. Results on kcac.co.uk
Ben Sheppard adds ... On what is in a tough course in any conditions - 32 miles and 1500m ascent - the blustery wind made for a challenging run for those of us not so used to the ultra scene. Will "the metronome" Buckton was not to be put off his stride though, once again showing his versatility and finishing is an impressive 5:07 despite having to wait for those behind to show him the way several times! Other Harriers enduring/enjoying the moody views in Bronte country included Eddie Winslow, Duncan Cooper, Brian Melia, Jamie Hutchinson and Amanda Parnaby. A good effort by all.
(1 4h04:31 Kim Collison, Borrowdale) 46 5h07:28 Will Buckton 79 5h31:20 Ben Sheppard 119 5h50:32 Eddie Winslow 140 5h57:58 Duncan Cooper 151 6h02:40 Jamie Hutchinson + Brian Melia 335 8h55:34 Amanda Parnaby 355 finished
70 teams of juniors ran in the finale of the Wharfedale Primary Schools XC League, with the Presentation after. Thanks to all the helpers! Results etc. on the junior pages
Steve Weston reports ... I spurned the dips and climbs of Spen 20 to travel over to Humberside for the East Hull 20. Sort of gently undulating the race runs North from the clubhouse up through quiet lanes and footpaths of Holderness, Todays run was made harder by the ludicrous 18 degree temperature and the westerley breeze. I was chasing a sub 2.10 and paid for it in the later stages. NIcky Green ran an intelligent race to finish 1st lady in 131 minutes...
A very enjoyable, well organised race I can thoroughly recommend it.
(1 1:55:15 Will Beauchamp, Sheffield RC) 28 2:11:49 Nicky Green 1st female 44 2:17:54 Steve Weston 233 3:01:45 Paul Sugden PB by 5mins 22s 351 runners
(1 1:52:02 Scott Harrington, Otley) 100 2:39:12 Tom Worboys 257 finished
Toni Melechi reports... a new women's course record for Tilly Melechi at Otley Chevin.
1 18.01 Rob Furness 3 20.01 Tilly Melechi (junior) 26 ran
From Sally Malir ... it was the Intercounties at Cofton Park in Birmingham on Saturday. The best of each county's athletes are selected from the county races to compete at this obviously high class event. Georgia had been selected to run for Yorkshire after coming 2nd in the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships.
The Yorkshire Junior Women were hoping to come home with a medal after getting a bronze last year, but they knew it was going to be tough with Bobby and Alex Clay both running for Kent.
The race was tough from the beginning with the Clay sisters and a couple of others making a fast start. This left a few girls including Georgia isolated from the beginning of the race having to work hard to run the race on their own. Georgia showed her determination and continued to work very hard just being passed by team mate Katy Wood on the final 'ski slope' descent.
Despite Bobby and Alex Clay coming 1st and 2nd respectively for Kent the Yorkshire Junior Women won team Gold with Katy Wood in 7th, Georgia Malir 8th, Emma Wilkinson 10th and Annabel Mason 25th.
This result also gave Georgia 5th place overall in the British Cross Challenge.
Caz Farrow reports ... A few Harriers travelled over to Dentdale for what turned out to be a lovely day. 14.2 mile course, undulating, scenic, plenty of afternoon tea included in race entry. Recommended.
Some pictures and full results on www.dentdale.com
(1 1:18:01 Ian McBride, Royton RR) 17 1:28:49 Mark Mon-Williams 49 1:35:23 Caz Farrow 3rd lady 122 1:45:58 Rebecca Mon-Williams 296 2:05:18 Dave Ibbotson 438 finished
10.4 miles/1936ft Jann Smith reports ... myself and Kate Archer had a go at this one. Apparantly this course was devised to avoid paths to limit erosion, making it tough terrain, tussocks, bogs and ditches galore and the strong headwind on the top made it feel like running on a treadmill for a few miles. Good race and quality field. Some photos on Woodentops. Results ...
(1 1:06:11 Rob Hope, P&B) 79 1:29:13 Kate Archer 82 1:29:13 Jann Smith 208 finished
Dick Waddington reports ... from Skipton Aireville Park ... great new all tarmac route so no slippy slidy meant PBs all round:
1 19:28 Dick Waddington 10 21:14 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 26 23.27 Helen Waddington 32 24.20 Josh Waddington (junior) 54 27:19 Petra Bijsterveld 82 32:13 Amy Foy 99 ran
Alison Bennett reports ... I took part in my first Parkrun, in Norfolk, at the weekend. 24:41 - 2nd lady
Over 400 primary school children ran in the final race in the Wharfedale Primary Schools XC League, at Ashlands School. Next Saturday the grand finale of the League is the Relays and League Presentations at Nell Bank. Details on the junior pages.
From Martin Wright ... Peter Lewis has submitted a wild card for the recent Bradford Parkrun and recorded a score of 94.85. This shoots him up to 2nd in the league overall. League page
231 runners enjoyed the senior race, in its 25th year, with a fine win by Tom Adams. Over 170 juniors ran too, the junior races now in their 12th year. Yet another super Ilkley Harriers event, well done to all the organisers and helpers. Results and photos on the Ilkley Moor fell race page.
Harriers results summary ...
1 36:41 Tom Adams 15 44:27 Gavin Lamb 19 45:28 Will Buckton 20 45:32 James Wood-robertson 26 46:45 Ben Sheppard 34 47:23 Jim Ryder 42 48:11 Dick Waddington 44 48:41 Ian Rowbotham 48 48:54 Adam Bennett 55 49:57 Nick Pearce 1st V60 56 50:02 Rob Cunningham 62 50:21 Jane Mccarthy 3rd Lady 63 50:26 Richard Joel 66 50:54 Andy Brook-dobson 69 51:08 Alistair Barlow 71 51:29 John Hayes 77 51:59 Kate Archer 5th Lady 80 52:11 Johnathan Whittaker 84 52:24 Alison Weston 2nd FV40 85 52:36 Malcolm Pickering 92 53:17 Jack Cummings 102 54:19 Alison Eagle 1st FV50 103 54:22 Emma Barclay 136 58:05 Tom Bennett 142 58:32 Lucy Williamson 150 59:01 Michael Duffield 158 61:09 Sarah Edwards 180 64:28 Alison Bennett 202 70:04 Amanda Newham 214 72:47 Sue Morley 217 73:28 Kate Wilkinson 221 76:35 Sarah Hayes 231 finished
Ilkley won both the men's and ladies team prizes.
(1 30:25 Simon Pass, Saltaire Striders) 38 33:10 Steve Coy 269 47:49 Lynn Donohue 277 48:11 Hilda Coulsey 339 52:35 Julie Elmes 356 54:29 Petra Bijsterveld 410 finished
AM 13km/1000m Will Buckton reports ... Results ...
(1 1h08:50 Rob Jebb, Bingley) 49 1h30:35 Will Buckton 182 finished
From Jez Hellewell ... heard a couple of excellent results at today's Trollers Trot: Jann Smith 3rd overall in a fantastic 3h27 & Toni Melechi, returning to racing after injury, was 2nd in the half in 1h40. trollerstrot.com
Run 25 (1 3h19:00 Paul Carman, Wharfedale) 3 3h27:29 Jann Smith 52 4h16:17 Adela Reperecki 84 4h35:33 Neil Bloor 142 6h02:39 John Coates 152 finished Run 12 (1 1h37:38 Phil McGeever, Horsforth) 2 1h40:25 Toni Melechi 12 2h10:25 Susan Short 13 2h10:26 Ian Conyers 25 finished
Skipton Aireville Park 16 23:25 Lewis Carr (junior) 41 31:32 Dylan Carr (junior) Bradford Lister Park 53 23:39 Joe Reynier (junior) 89 25:19 Peter Lewis 287 39:39 Abbie Reynier (junior) Preston 19 20:54 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
Beginer's Course ... Front page of the Gazette! Great stuff and fantastic advertising for the beginners course ...more
Early AM hard run this Sat ... Hi Caz
I cannot make it tomorrow, as Bradley's last roller hockey at Wrexham at 9.00. Saw Paul at training last night and he is definitely going down...more
London marathon - Spinal Research ... Well done to everyone who completed the London marathon last Sunday. A good day out and some great times. Emily enjoyed her first ever marathon and I'...more
HDSRL 2014 1st race Ilkley Thurs 8th May 7.45pm ... Thanks Lyn and Rachel,
Savoury items, especially sandwiches would be great although cakes good too. Thanks, Ali...more
forthcoming races ... The British Masters road relays are being held in Birmingham on the 17th May with races in 10 year age categories from 35 upwards. If anyone is intere...more
Good Luck Everyone for London! ... Best of luck to everyone running London tomorrow. Hope you have a brilliant race and everything goes as planned if not better! Have a good one and goo...more
VLM ... Good luck to everyone running on Sunday, don't forget to enjoy it. Go Harriers!!...more
London Marathon ... Good luck to all Harriers running the London Marathon this weekend. Drinnk plenty and enjoy it....more
PPP Recce 11 Apr ... Hi, I am planning on running Whernside and Ingleborough from Ribblehead after finishing work early tomorrow, about 12 miles.
Setting off from Ilkley ...more
London Marathon Meal Sat 12 April ... Hi,
That's great. Don't need any more places just going on my own this year. May see you at the expo then if you re registering Friday.
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