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?
The evenings are dark now and it is important on the evening Club runs to give a lot of consideration to your visibility to car drivers.
A fluorescent top helps you stand out in poor lighting conditions.
Reflective trim on your clothing will show up in car headlights.
A flashing red LED light attached to your clothing can help too (but take care with head-torches as they could dazzle car drivers).
Don't forget too to bring a phone or other form of identify like a wrist band in case of emergency.
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Ilkley's ladies' finished third in this year's WYXC League. Results ...
Men (1 25:36 Dan Garbitt, Skyrac) 2 25:41 Tom Adams 7 26:46 Jack Wood 17 27:43 Matt Newell 63 30:34 Tim Ashelford 70 31:16 Dave Westhead 103 32:52 Steve Coy 122 34:03 Mark Iley 131 35:36 Malcolm Pickering 132 35:46 Robert Budding 134 35:55 Adrian Bastow 163 finished 5th team Ladies (1 20:19 Katie Walshaw, Holmfirth) 7 21:37 Sarah Pickering 31 23:40 Sally Malir 33 23:59 Lucy Haines 50 25:20 Mary Gibbons 53 25:42 Anna Nolan 55 26:18 Tracey Watson 65 27:41 Elizabeth Westhead 75 29:27 Petra Bijsterveld 76 29:34 Gaenor Coy 83 32:37 Jacqui Weston 86 35:23 Anna Pickering 87 finished 4th team Many fine Ilkley Junior results too.
Men (1 25:30 Nathan Marsh, Leeds Uni) 41 29:00 Tim Ashelford 132 31:55 Steve Coy 164 32:55 Steve Murray 179 33:16 Ben Joynson 217 34:20 Robert Rudding 304 37:02 Neil Bloor 307 37:04 Andrew Jackson 316 37:28 Geoffrey White 433 41:10 Peter Lewis 496 finished Women (1 29:30 Zanthe Wray, Hallamshire) 18 33:35 Ellie Kitchen 88 38:48 Adela reperecki 136 40:42 Val Kerr 174 42:17 Gaenor Coy 243 45:46 Jacqui Weston 276 47:40 Kate Lofthouse 316 49:44 Sal Wright 379 65:20 Clare Shouler 381 finished
This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League (calcs later).
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Bradford Lister Park (1 17:23 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders) 50 24:12 Sarah Haines 285 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:52 Zeynu Bedru, Harrogate Harriers) 71 23:38 Phil Hirst 307 ran Roundhay (1 17:37 Michael Vargas, Hyde Park Harriers) 31 21:10 Tom Worboys 258 ran Burnley (1 17:19 Duncan Coombs, Cambridge and Coleridge AC) 41 22:54 Lucy Haines 244 ran Ormeau (1 19:04 Matthew Lennon, U/A) 5 19:34 Adam Bennett 272 ran Fountains Abbey (1 16:03 Ben Pease, Ripon Runners) 52 22:56 Geoff Howard 244 ran Keswick (1 17:45 unknown) 21 22:27 Nina Pearce (junior) 2nd F 113 ran
The junior section organised this fun event to raise money for the new athletics facilities. There was a 3k race, and a 1 mile fun run, wth over 130 people running on Ilkley Moor in Santa suits! And there were-mince pies and other fabulous treats after and spot prizes.
Results on the junior website
Results below, well done to Tom Adams on another good win.
Senior Women (1 19:43 Charlene Thomas, Wakefield DHAC) 12 22:16 Jemima Elgood 18 22:38 Sarah Pickering 46 24:35 Sally Malir 63 26:17 Anna Nolan 70 27:00 Tracey Watson 74 27:45 Elizabeth Westhead 80 28:15 Jane Bryant 89 30:05 Gaenor Coy 92 30:28 Petra Bijsterveld 100 32:56 Anna Pickering 102 33:43 Jacqui Weston 105 ran Senior Men 1 30:51 Tom Adams 51 37:01 Tim Ashelford 93 40:05 Mark Iley 97 40:18 Steve Murray 100 40:40 Mark Summerson 102 41:05 Steve Coy 108 41:57 Malcolm Pickering 113 42:28 Robert Budding 117 43:00 Adrian Bastow 149 ran
From Ewan Welsh ...
I ventured up to Peebles in the Scottish Borders to combine a visit to the old brother's abode with the Glentress Trail ? marathon. This is an area I've ran in and around since the late 80's so it was with much joy to find a trail race being run in familiar territory.
Glentress has evolved over the years into an epicentre of mountain biking, although it's place where mountain biking, running and walking all co-exist, so you don't have to be a mountain biker (I personally don't do the mountain bike thing) to embrace the area.
For the morning, the Trail race enjoyed utilising a degree of the mountain bike trails though. Conditions were calm but a bit fresh (in the minus I heard some people declare) , morning mist remained in place throughout, the route utilised all aspects that Glentress has to offer, with an overall descent of over 2000ft, consisting of steep walking trails , undulating single track through deepest darkest wood ("Spooky Woods" as it's known locally) , hilly forest roads, switchback accents and descents on the mountain bike trails, the last 3k descended through a slalom of trees , by that time the field was fairly spread out so you would only sense flitting glimpses of a fellow runner mysteriously moving between the mist covered trees on one of the switchbacks, created quite an unusual ambience during the race. I found myself moving with a flare I haven't had since a bull chased me back in 92'. Next time I may take my imaginary Native American Shaman for spiritual guidance. There was also a 20 metre incline to the finish line, thankfully I was on my own so my dignity remained in place by not having to face any sprinting diehard up the final 20 metres !
As a side note, a 10K night torch trail race had also been held on the Saturday evening.
They are running 10K, 1/2m and Full Marathon trail races in February in Glentress, it's ideal race location given the facilities in place, large spacious cafe, accommodation from camping through to lodges, and just a mile or so from Peebles (so you can enjoy a decent curry as well).
Oh, almost forgot, race results ...
Winning time was 1.30.39
I was 55th in 1.58.49
1 2:39:30 Jack Wood 21 3:01:06 Paul Carman 33 3:07:06 Ben Sheppard 41 3:09:44 Steve Turland 82 3:20:51 Jane McCarthy 94 3:23:13 Dick Waddington 114 3:27:06 Iain Gibbons 235 3:58:33 Steve Weston 238 3:59:11 Chantal Busby 249 4:03:38 Paul Calderbank 274 4:12:04 Martyn Stocker 330 finished Ilkley were 2nd team
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Workington (1 17:17 Joseph Dugdale, Cumberland Fell Runners) 30 24:30 Andrew Wilson 81 ran Penrhyn (1 18:29 David Withers, Southville Running Club) 6 19:58 Lucy Williamson 1st F 165 ran Bramley (1 19:31 Ross Jordinson, Farsley Flyers) 6 21:36 Tom Worboys 116 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:15 Matt Bainbridge, U/A) 2 18:48 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 33 23:57 Daniel Fazackerley (junior) 147 ran
From Alison Bennett ... Adam Bennett was 31st/1150 runners at the Stormont, (Belfast) Run in the Dark 10k in a time of 41:20. All the runners wore flashing armbands which made it quite a spectacle.
From Jane McCarthy ... update with just 2 races to go. Want points? Time to declare your wildcard race! There are just 2 races in the 2016League left to go - the PECO XC Temple Newsam (27/11) and The Stoop (18/12). The League has now been updated for the Bronte Way, Guy Fawkes 10, Abbey Dash and the Burley Moor Run, and there have been changes in both individual and overall League placings.
In the Fell League, Jack Wood surely has an insurmountable lead with 389 points from 4 races. But second place is wide open - with The Stoop still to come Paul Carman has a race in hand. Mary Gibbons and Jann Smith are the leading ladies in 6th and 9th place respectively.
In the Trail League Adela Reperecki has taken first place (365 points) after an excellent Burley Moor Run last weekend. She has taken the lead from last year's overall League winner Michael Duffield (348 points) and Hilda Coulsey and Peter Lewis, both on 326 points. With just the PECO left to race, a late contender for Trail champion could be Nick Pearce, with a race in hand - a maximum of 4 races counting towards individual league placings.
In Road, we have our winner confirmed as Lucy Williamson (Well Done Lucy!) with a superb sub-40 minute 10K PB at the Abbey Dash taking her 4 race total points to 347.
In the Overall League, with 2 races remaining, it is close at the top - Steve Murray with some excellent recent results, including his wildcard entry, in second place with a race in hand. But Lucy could improve her fell average if she runs The Stoop, where the final League placings will be decided. Don't forget to claim your wildcard entry. Prizes for the top 10 finishers in the overall League!
Finally, there is another set of our favourite races for the 2017 League.
Latest tables and 2007 events on the Ilkley Harriers Race League page
From Steve Turland ... Very wet conditions underfoot for this 9.5 mile bogfest. Results ...
(1 1:14:03 Sam Watson, Wharfedale) 8 1:21:05 Steve Turland 18 1:26:34 Jamie Hutchinson
( 47:24 Phil Livermore, North Leeds Fell Runners) 4 49:17 Tim Ashelford 5 49:23 Ben Sheppard 8 49:55 Paul Carman 10 50:39 Dave Wilby 15 51:38 Michael Lomas 16 51:48 Jemima Elgood First lady 20 52:46 Robin Nicholson 22 52:53 Dave Robson 23 53:16 David Foyston 26 53:36 Richard Joel 32 54:36 Pauline Munro 33 54:37 Ben Joynson 35 54:50 Dick Waddington 36 54:56 Jane Mccarthy 41 55:37 Michael Duffield 42 55:44 Mark Summerson 54 57:36 Martyn Stocker 55 57:38 Steve Murray 62 58:31 Adrian Bastow 66 59:00 Ewan Welsh 67 59:16 Duncan Cooper 69 59:27 Paddy Hagan 70 1:00:27 Robert Budding 71 1:00:41 Paul Langan 77 1:01:59 Paul Stephens 90 1:04:39 Alison Weston 94 1:05:15 James Mellor 99 1:05:51 Adela Reperecki 108 1:07:46 Richard Morris 109 1:08:01 Geoffrey White 112 1:08:26 Sarah Edwards 120 1:10:45 Peter Lewis 127 1:15:36 Stephanie Fox 136 1:17:37 Janet Carrier 144 1:23:02 Laura Dawes 149 1:26:42 Sally Wright 155 1:51:04 Val Kerr (Sweeper) 155 ran
This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
Results ..., Tom Adams won, beating the first cyclist Rob Jebb, and setting a course record.
1 34:03 Tom Adams 194 56:29 Chris Oxlade 239 71:05 John Pickering 245 finished
From Hilda Coulsey...
A cold wet morning greeted us at the start at Ripley. Jack Wood underlined his great form by taking this road race by storm. Not the usual high numbers of Harriers, perhaps tempted more by the shorter Abbey Dash :). Good times though by those who did run, I struggled and was glad to be greeted at the end with the usual generous chocolate bar selection.
1 56:08 Jack Wood 126 1:13:33 Dave Robson 146 1:14:30 Steve Murray 340 1:24:13 Jean Sullivan 532 1:33:26 Dave Ladell 617 1:38:11 Hilda Coulsey 816 finished
This was a Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.
From Steph Fox...
Thousands of keen runners turned out to enjoy the annual dash to Kirstall Abbey and back into the centre of Leeds. They were joined by a fair few Ilkley Harriers this morning too. Because there are so many runners, it is difficult to spot the red and green Harrier vest in between the sea of many racing tops. The weather clung onto its autumnal chilly temperature, and the slight drizzle and biting wind as the race commenced made for a bit of a miserable start. However once the race pressed on, the chill was forgotten and the only focus was firmly set on finishing the race. Some great times and positions by the Harriers. I was glad to finish and enjoy the warmth of the finisher's t shirt, and the sweetness of the chocolate lion bar.
(1 29:12 Jonny Mellor, Liverpool) 270 36:10 Oscar Stapleton 363 37:36 Pauline Munro 2nd L45 549 39:28 Andrew Overend 629 40:03 Kate Archer 639 39:50 Lucy Williamson PB 1:36 686 40:32 Jane McCarthy 803 41:34 Mike Helme 840 41:57 Rhys Jones 906 42:13 David Jepson 1297 44:42 Harry Sime 1623 45:55 Richard Morris 1755 46:37 Samuel Burton 1918 47:30 Stephanie Fox 1980 47:44 David Ibbotson 2134 48:43 Sarah Hayes 2170 48:58 Eric Hawthorn 2722 51:00 David Green 3041 47:13 James Mellor 3069 52:51 Julie Elmes 3534 56:00 Sheena Pickersgill 3616 52:39 Melanie Edwards 4223 56:57 Jen Carne 4597 55:41 Sally Lynch 4743 56:47 Sue Williamson 4754 52:56 Catriona Hawthorn 5671 59:39 Elaine Ibbotson 6110 62:21 Harriet Jackson 6113 62:21 Andrew Jackson 8633 finished
This was a Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.
From Dick Waddington... A beautiful 10-miler around one of the prettiest lakes in the Lake District in full autumn color. What could be better? Well it would have been better if it wasn't snowing as Helen and I trotted to registration (to keep warm). Blencathra and Skiddaw looked impressive in white as it cleared just before we set off. The course is good, leading you in slightly down hill at first, then with bigger and bigger lumps until mile 6, when a big lump gives impressive views on the lake. Fast descending and more lumps lead to relief at the end. This was my first 10-miler, so I'll take a PB!
(1 53:31 Russ Best) 77 1:09:19 Dick Waddington 243 1:23:38 Helen Waddington 476 ran
From Mary Gibbons ...
I enjoyed this self navigating course in mist and first snow of the winter! The idea was to reach 15 check points within three hours, after which you lose 50 points per minute. I reached seven, with just 11 minutes to spare.
Beautiful and wild moorland but tough terrain. It was an almost featureless landscape once on the tops in snow. I can see why Dark Peak pick up so many prizes if they train there...
(1 2:48:15 500 points Jonny Malley, Ambleside) 70 2:49:12 230 points Mary Gibbons 112 finished
From Ewan Welsh ...
Kelly Wilby, Mike Baldwin and Ewan Welsh, all making a return to a bit of racing, ran the Shepherds Skyline fell race on Saturday, and a fine fresh day it was as well. 300 souls embraced the day.
(1 44:04 Thomas Corrigan, Barlick Fell Runners) 123 63:32 Ewan Welsh 145 64:29 Mike Baldwin 213 74:57 Kelly Wilby
From Jamie Hutchinson... I ventured south and to Sherwood forest for a sprint distance off-road duathlon consisting of 5k run/16k bike/3.5k run.
These shorter races are a matter of how long can you keep up a good fast pace. I had a reasonable start over the first run and opted for super fast transition by not changing into my cycling shoes. This was a mistake as I bounced round the course on my cross bike trying to maintain contact with the pedals! The second run was just a matter of holding on. I finished in 85mins 30 seconds and 21st overall - the race was won by James Spilsbury in 74:37.
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Woodhouse Moor Leeds (1 16:32 Matthew Crehan, St Helens Sutton AC) 31 20:39 Tom Worboys 53 21:52 Harry Stead (junior) 443 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:30 Josh Tighe, Salford Harriers) 17 21:31 Theo Clay (junior) 51 24:01 Pete Shields 241 31:07 Abigail Bailey 372 ran Pontefract (1 18:03 Paul Dodd, Barnsley Harriers) 82 27:53 Emma Curran 184 ran Harrogate (1 18:04 Simon Bennett, Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers) 68 23:58 Geoff Howard 358 ran Skipton (1 18:37 Sebastian Segger-Staveley, Settle Harriers) 105 28:48 Jennifer Carne 192 ran
|Runner of the month:
|for Kielder and Snowdonia marathons||Other nominations were:
Helen Waddington for Yorkshire marathon PB
Lucy Williamson for 1st lady Bangor 10k and parkrun
Tom Adams for Race to the Summit
David Howe for York and Berlin marathon PBs
Iain Gibbons BOFRA results
Outi Kamarainen for navigation at FRA relay
Jack Wood for Langdale and Withins results
|Volunteer of the month:
The Improvers Group
|the Committee decided to recognise the great work done by all those involved in the Improvers, including the Improvers themselves who have made stunning progress||Other nominations were:
Abi Bailey for Improvers
Neil Chapman for coaching commitment
Senior men (1 36:50 Daniel Garbutt, Skyrac) 7 37:30 Jack Wood 58 43:11 Tim Ashelford 62 43:26 Paul Carmen 64 43:27 Dave Westhead 92 45:54 Steve Weston 102 47:11 Mark Iley 105 47:25 Ben Joynson 123 49:36 Arthur Reilly 124 49:54 Andrew Sheldon 169 finished 10th team Senior ladies (1 23:33 Katie Walshaw, Holmfirth) 11 25:29 Jemima Elgood 25 26:52 Kate Archer 42 28:09 Sally Malir 50 28:48 Lucy Haines 54 29:09 Jann Smith 70 30:44 Mary Gibbons 71 30:46 Anna Nolan 73 30:55 Tracey Watson 78 31:18 Lucy Jacques 94 33:26 Alison Bennett 97 34:28 Gaenor Coy 98 34:43 Elizabeth Westhead 106 36:55 Julie Elmes 108 37:37 Sue Williamson 112 38:58 Kate Lofthouse 113 39:08 Jacqui Weston 116 finished 5th team Many excellent junior results too!
From Jamie Hutchinson... 7.5m point to point fell race from Wycoller Park over the moors to Haworth.
First time I'd tried the Bronte Way fell race, organised by KCAC, and I wasn't disappointed. Pre-entries had the option of getting the bus from Haworth out to Wycoller, whilst EODs had to make their own way. The course had a few climbs but nothing too drastic and conditions underfoot varied from tracks to a few boggy paths. I had a pretty strong run but just lacked a bit of speed on the last few miles into Haworth. Although this was a Harriers League race I think there were only two Harriers running.
(1 52:41 Harry Holms, Knavesmire) 27 64:07 Jamie Hutchinson 142 87:30 Peter Lewis 192 ran
From Pauline Munro ... I've recently joined IH having previously run for Wetherby and before that Bingley for many years; just to let you know I won the women's race at the Sheffield 10km yesterday; not a super fast course - quite a hard course in fact with a steady and on occasion stiff, climb all the way to 6km. anyway I ran 37:52 and was 1st woman , 31st overall and first vet 45. I'm doing the Abbey Dash on Sunday and will be at the next XC all being well.
From Steve Murray ... despite a hilly course managed a PB which was a nice surprise! Results ...
(1 37:04 Caroline Howard, Knowsley) 19 43:11 Steve Murray 338 finished
From Simon Jenkins ... A nice day weather wise but a rather challenging course with 4 laps of twists, turns, ascent and descent. Winner Terence Florence, Cairngorm Runners 1:14:49; Simon Jenkins 38th 1:40:31 PB; and Louise Airey 97th 1:54:54
From John Hayes ... Glentrool, Galloway, Scotland.
It seems a long time ago when the Karrimor Mountain Marathon rebranded itself as the Original Mountain Marathon (OMM). The message was unambiguous:- We are the original event of this type and therefore the best. Times have changed over the years. For example I was surprised (disappointed even) to find TV screens and pop music at the Friday night marquee tent. But once the event itself got going it was the same as ever. Brilliantly organised with a range of challenging courses, the OMM tends to be located in tough terrain and usually has howling wind and rain to add to the "fun". This year the weather was kind although the early mist on Saturday caused some havoc. I was excited to be running in this area as about 40 years or so ago my dad Spike came 3rd in the Elite in the same area. I opted for the medium score with my brother in law Martyn Pegg and we were very happy with our 25th position overall. And any irritation I felt about the Friday night pop music dissipated as I woke at 6am on the Sunday to the sound of a bagpiper followed by a loud ripple of applause from the competitors in their soggy tents.
Tom Adams set a new course record 27:29. Woodentops photos and preliminary results ...
1 27:29 Tom Adams 99 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ...
It was Michael Lomas' race report last year which inspired me to enter the Snowdonia Marathon. Regrettably Michael was not able to run it this year due to injury, so I was the only Harrier to toe the start line in Llanberis. Though with the green and red Harriers vest I fitted right in as of course many Welsh clubs sport these colours, and I got more shouts of 'da iawn' than 'well done' on my way round. The weather was overcast, with low cloud hiding much of the mountains from us initially, and an ideal running temperature of around 12 degrees. The course is a clockwise circuit of Snowdon, predominantly on road but with two rough track sections. The challenge is formed by having to negotiate 3 major climbs, 2744 feet in total on my Strava. The first climb starts 2 miles in and lasts for 2 miles to Pen y Pass, followed by a long descent to Beddgelert at mile 13. From there another 2 mile climb followed by a flattish section to Waunfawr at 22 miles. Now in every marathon the sting lies in the tail, but Snowdonia takes this to another level as you are presented by another steep climb for 2.5 miles, followed by an even steeper descent over just 1.5 miles down to the finish in Llanberis.
I felt strong at the start and took the first two climbs steadily, and was able to make good progress on the downhill sections, reaching half way in 2.09. Miles 16 to 21 were the toughest mentally, my body started to hurt and wanted to walk, and I was actually looking forward to the final climb as I would finally allow myself to do just that. Obviously at the front end of the race people would be running that ascent, but around me 100% of folk were walking it. A man next to me bemoaned the fact that earlier in the week he had run up it 'easily' in one go. Yes, it is a different story altogether with 22 miles in the legs already. Reaching the top I had to use all my remaining will power to start running again, I felt quite dizzy and queasy and my quads were screaming. However, the prospect of finishing well within 5 hours made me launch myself down the hill and I managed to overtake lots of runners. One poor man must have been in so much pain he was actually trying to walk backwards! Entering Llanberis the support from the crowd was tremendous, there was a wall of sound on the approach to the finish line with people shouting your name and encouragement, and I was delighted to cross the line well within 5 hours and take receipt of my slate coaster. I spent a long time sitting in the queue for the sports massage, and when my turn came the experience was brutal, but it paid off as my legs feel very good today. My day had a perfect end as when I returned to my car in the short-stay car park the expected ticket had not materialised. The traffic warden must have appreciated my note in the windscreen apologising for not being able to run a sub-3 hour marathon.
(1 2:35:05 Russell Bentley, Kent AC) 1411 4:50:31 Petra Bijsterveld 2065 finished
From Neil Bloor... I took on the hordes of midges of Macclesfield Forest for my first Duathlon to find it an interesting and demanding event. The first 7.5k run set off up steep forest tracks, before a series of wet flagstones up round the summit of Shutlingsloe hill, a steep grassy descent, challenging bogs and back down the forest tracks finishing on more undulating trails. The 17k cycle set off up the same steep tracks with 3 laps and a few hills that got everyone pushing. I lost some time down the 'technical' descent on the first two laps- a narrow rocky gully that challenged my nerves - but managed to remain upright into the third stage. After another steep start this was a comparatively easy 3.5k undulating run. Happy to find I was second v50 in 2:06. Winner: Simon Harding Macclesfield Harriers in 1:23.
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Bradford Lister Park (1 17:27 Josh Tighe, Salford Harriers) 44 22:56 Nina Pearce (junior) 55 23:33 Pete Shields 327 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:39 Mark Bryant, Harrogate Harriers) 168 26:57 Julie Elmes 333 ran Cross Flatts (1 18:09 James Teagle, U/A) 21 22:49 Geoff Howard 135 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 19:38, Gavin Smith, Skipton AC) 17 21:55 Joe Reynier (junior) 52 24:10 Dylan Shinn (junior) 109 28:44 Polly Crawley (junior) 153 34:08 Abbie Reynier (junior) 170 ran Fountains Abbey (1 18:03 Tom Calvert, Knaresborough Striders) 60 23:09 Norman Bush 314 ran Penrhyn (1 17:22 Aled Hughes, Aberystwyth AC) 7 19:57 Lucy Williamson 1st F 183 ran
(1 30:29 Simon Bailey, Mercia) 2 30:56 Tom Adams 8 33:10 Jack Wood 35 39:37 Martin Archer 42 40:39 Jim Ryder 94 46:58 Mike Baldwin 102 47:49 Ewan Welsh 105 48:06 Martin Stocker 154 59:06 Amanda Newham 165 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 17:10 Richard Smith, Worcester AC) 23 20:14 Sally Malir 2nd F 465 ran Cardiff (1 16:02 Jerome Edwards, Les Croupiers RC) 7 17:00 Alex Hirst 685 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:21 Jack Smith, Wharfedale Harriers) 2 17:27 Cameron Reilly (junior) 4 18:17 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 22 20:27 Rhys Jones 35 21:18 Tom Worboys 39 21:29 Arthur Reilly 41 21:42 Nick Pearce 49 22:02 Joe Reynier (junior) 98 24:20 Peter Shields 356 35:37 Abbie Reynier (junior) 421 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:29 Andrew Dobby, Harrogate Harriers) 151 25:56 Julie Elmes 349 ran Leeds Roundhay Park (1 17:59 Jonathan Smyth, U/A) 170 28:44 Jennifer Carne 263 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:25 Lee Athersmith, RAF AC) 92 27:03 Karen Lambe 190 ran Penrhyn (Bangor) (1 16:50 Simon Anetts, Coventry Godiva Harriers) 12 20:06 Lucy Williamson 1st F 200 ran
On Thursday 6th October the Club was presented with ourr renewed Clubmark status at one of the junior indoor Sportshall athletics sessions.
Nick Settle, England Athletics' Club and Coach Support Officer for West and North Yorkshire presented the certificate to Hilda Coulsey and Shirley Wood, who led on the Clubmark process for the Club.
England Athletics article
An Ilkley team of Martyn Stocker, Jack Wood, Steve Turland, Mary Gibbons, Outi Kamarainen and Iain Gibbons travelled north to the beautiful hills of Luss and finished 68th out of 106 teams.Results ...
Leg 1 37:25 (97th) Leg 2 1:31:39 (25th) Leg 3 2:36:06 (83rd) Leg 4 50:57 (36th)
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Cardiff (1 15:01 Joshua Griffiths, Swansea Harriers AC) 5 16:59 Alex Hirst 698 ran York (1 17:00 Liam Medley, Border Harriers) 4 17:29 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 496 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:52 Michael Malyon, Baildon Runners) 33 21:41 Nick Pearce 47 22:41 Helen Thurston 80 24:14 Nina Pearce (junior) 87 24:38 Pete Shields 414 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:27 Daryl Hibberd, Valley Striders) 126 24:48 Phil Hirst 172 26:36 Julie Elmes 373 ran Skipton Aireville park (1 17:49 William Weatherill, U/A) 10 20:12 Lewis Carr (junior) 133 30:06 Nea Weston 134 30:07 Alison Weston 188 ran Keswick (1 17:54 Mark Likeman, U/A) 11 20:21 David Brown 102 31:25 Rosalind Brown 136 ran
|Runner of the month:
|Queen of the mountains (Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis)||Other nominations were:
Sally Malir for Yorkshire Vets gold medal
|Volunteer of the month:
|for work as Secretary and stand-in Chair, Clubmark and Improvers success and prep and chair of the AGM||Other nominations were:
Gavin Lamb for auditor duties
Petra Bijstervedt for improvers, parkrun and other electronic actions
Gaenor and Steve Coy for the Aquathlon organisation
Ilkley had the first men's team with Tom Adams (setting a new course record, with his third win of this race), Jack Wood, and Jack Cummings. Results ...
1 38:32 Tom Adams 2 42:33 Jack Wood 13 46:42 Jack Cummings 15 47:13 Paul Carman 25 48:52 Steve Turland 44 50:52 Richard Joel 46 50:59 Jim Ryder 73 53:45 Kate Archer 74 53:51 Ben Joynson 104 56:26 Steve Weston 132 58:26 Jann Smith 148 59:28 Mary Gibbons 169 62:27 Jo Foster 174 62:49 Sarah Haines 184 63:33 Anna Nolan 200 64:46 Geoff White 269 77:26 Sophie Brown 283 81:30 Sally Wright 287 86:10 Jacqui Weston 290 finished
From Jane McCarthy... Great conditions for running at the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon this morning. Having decided to run the 10-mile course there was plenty of time to relax and enjoy watching the marathon finishers. There were excellent performances from the three Harriers racing the marathon distance, Derek Oliver a 5th place category finish, another PB just 2 weeks after Berlin for David Howe, and a massive 20 minute improvement by Helen Waddington, showing superb pacing throughout.
Marathon (1 2:19:36 Paul Martelletti) 220 3:14:09 Derek Oliver 476 3:27:13 David Howe (PB) 1064 3:52:31 Helen Waddington (PB) Yorkshire 10 Mile (1 54:01 Joe Sagar) 70 65:29 Jane McCarthy 130 69:39 Mike Helme 402 79:11 Caroline Howe 1360 97:35 Sally Lynch
From Dave Jepson ... Three Harriers - well, two and a temporarily lapsed member, completed the Royal Parks HM in London today (9th October), joining 16,000 others in near perfect running conditions: cool, sunny, and just a gentle breeze; dry and firm underfoot. Dave Jepson - in his first race for six years, ran a remarkably even 1:34'31"; John Woodward - still the best 'once a week, 14st plus, carthorse' in the club - cantered home in 1:48'25", bumping into Dave Ibbotson (1:49'55") on the home straight. A good course around the historic sites of central London, ending (as in the last 7 miles or so) with a mind-numbing zig-zag around Hyde Park. Great crowds, good water stations, and a fairly fast course - several tight turns notwithstanding - the race was won in 1:09'37" (first female in 1:21'08" - 57th finisher). The goody bag was nothing if not eclectic: basically a pick and mix stall masquerading as a food bank - your correspondent has never seen passata on offer before, and it's doubtless that it has ever shared a stand anywhere with chewy calcium tablets; chilli crisps; and cans of rhubarb enhanced apple juice - highly recommend the latter by the way. Amusing moment of the day came when Messers Woodward and Jepson decided to avail themselves of a couple of apparently discarded tops whist waiting otherwise damp and cold for the two other members of team Bradford Hide to rendezvous after the race, only to hear a vaguely foreign voice protest a few minutes later, 'those are my tops'. Olivia was remarkably understanding - though she was outnumbered! Fortunately our friends were delayed because otherwise I suspect we'd have been the subject of a diplomatic incident replayed on Crimewatch some time soon.
From Andrew Merrick...In a moment of weakness on the Leeds canal towpath just before Christmas, I committed to a non-harrier running friend that I would run Lakes in a Day with him. There were times last Saturday when I regretted this but on balance it was a good day out, helped by good weather throughout and the pubs staying open until half past midnight. My sole objectives for the run was to get round with David and finish before the pubs closed - the latter was made more straightforward by the late closing times, I happily discovered on my arrival in Cartmel at 10:45pm, sadly without David who had had enough by the time we had got to the final checkpoint.
For those considering a 50 mile adventure next year, I can report an interesting and challenging route. We took the option of the early morning coach from Cartmel to Caldbeck before an 8am start running North to South via a non-pathed route up Blencathra, and the 'entertaining' Halls Fell Ridge descent into Threlkeld, the first of only 3 feed stations. From there the challenging climb up Clough Head, along the Bob Graham route (ish) to Helvellyn and Fairfield before a second stop in Ambleside. At this point, 30 miles in, we were expecting a more gentle lake side run for most of the remaining mileage, however the wooded rooty trail was more challenging and hilly than we had expected and it became relatively slow and challenging going as it got dark. One more feed station before leaving David, as he reminded me, in pursuit of UTMB points over the remaining 8 miles.
Sitting outside the pub in a very pleasant square in Cartmel, with a celebratory beer or two, cheering other runners on as they ran past to the finish, was unquestionably the highlight alongside the camaraderie and the hilltop views on a sunny lake district day. A challenging but well organised Ultra.
From Sue Williamson ... Lucy Williamson had a fabulous run and came first lady in a time of 41:55 - she was thrilled to run "through the tape" and got some great prizes.
From Alison Weston... A beautiful day for the Langdale horseshoe this year. Jack did a great time of 2:12 and Alison 3:15. Not seen official results yet but Jack was very well placed overall.
From Andrew Sheldon ...
I took part in this 10k Trail Run at Aldridge Airport (country park), it was the first staging of this event by Birchfield Harriers, with proceeds going to the Aldridge Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and grass roots running.
It was a well laid out cross country course, open grass field start and finish, tight turns and stiles amongst woodland paths. I was pleased with the time and looking forward to the next cross country on home turf.
(1 39:16 Joakim Korslund, Aston University Gazelles) 13 44:22 Andrew Sheldon 142 ran
From Jack Wood ...
An excellent 19th by Ilkley's Men at a sunny Hodgson Relays today. A great start by Martin & Gav who came back 8th on first leg. Steve and young Jack ran strongly on the long second over High Street. Iain and Paul stormed a 10th fastest leg 3 time, and me and Michael in his first ever Lakes fell race held on to a top 20 place. Well done all.
Ilkley had 5th ladies team.
From Alison ... 5th ladies team in a total time 05:22:53 - a good result for the ladies too in a very competitive field. And the day was amazing - very sunny with no mist or rain (and no bearings required!)
leg 1 Chantel Busby and Lucy Jaques 00:54:51 (56th)
leg 2 Jann Smith and Mary Gibbons 01:42:36 (62nd)
leg 3 Alison Weston and Outi Kamarainen 01:10:48 (44th)
leg 4 Jane McCarthy and Kate Archer 01:34:38 (47th)
From Petra Bijsterveld...
This was my second go at the Kielder Marathon, part of a superbly organised weekend where you can choose between a run-bike-run, 10k, half or full marathon, all in the spectacular setting of Kielder Water. As in 2015 I was the only Harrier there, but the atmosphere is so friendly that it is easy to get chatting to lots of nice people. You can also hang out with the likes of Steve Cram and Alyson Dixon who support the event.
The full marathon is exactly one lap of the reservoir, on well made tracks going through the forest, not unlike the terrain at Fewston but definitely on the distinctly hilly side of undulating. Conditions were perfect, with a foggy and frosty start giving way to a sunny but cool and still day. My three aims were to (mostly) enjoy it, to beat last year's time, and to only walk some uphill stretches but none of the flat or downhills. I succeeded in all three. I had hoped to get round in 04:30 but it wasn't to be, however I was happy enough to shave a good six minutes off my time. I took advantage of the sports massage on offer straight afterwards which really aids recovery. The marathon was won by a fellow Dutchie running for Tyne Bridge Harriers.
I can honestly recommend the weekend, with 4 races to choose from there is one to cater for everyone making it a good family event.
(1 2:48:51 Cees van der Land, Tyne Bridge Harriers) 367 4:41:03 Petra Bijsterveld 627 ran
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Bradford Lister Park (1 16:59 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders) 103 24:57 Nina Pearce (junior) 400 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:38 Mark Bryant, Harrogate Harriers) 43 21:44 Helen Thurston 141 25:11 Geoff Howard 171 26:01 Jennifer Carne 370 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:07 Lee Athersmith, RAF AC) 94 28:29 Anna Pickering 170 ran
More info on the Committee page.
From Jane McCarthy ...
Check your position in the League! - Now updated for Round Hill, Burnsall 10, Ilkley Incline, Wetherby 10K and 3 Shires. Lucy Williamson still leads the overall placings, with Peter Lewis now in second place. Spreadsheet
Don't forget to register your wildcard results - you can nominate your result from virtually any race, just email me within 2 weeks.
Unfortunately Trail Race Harewood 10 is not going ahead this year. We are replacing it with the Bronte Way on 30th October instead. info. Please note this is not a point to point race. Information about transport to the start is on the website.
Next races in the League are Guy Fawkes 10 and Abbey Dash on 6th November, and Burley Moor Fell Race on 12th November. Enjoy your racing!
From Caroline Howe ... On Sunday David Howe and I started the 43rd Berlin Marathon with 40,000 others. Temperature in the low 20s, it was a little on the warm side but thankfully a lot of the route is shaded. Water stations were absolute carnage however! As Bekele narrowly missed out on the world record, we weaved our way through the flat streets of this fantastic city, with ample crowds cheering us on all the way. David achieved his goal of sub-3:30, finishing in 3:28:50 - a PB by 11 minutes in his 13th marathon. I thought I was on for my first sub-4 finish until, at about 25.9 miles, I realised my GPS was slightly out, meaning I finished in 4:01:20 with 26.45 miles on the clock. Still, a PB by 5 minutes! Overall, a fantastic race, fantastic city and fantastic weekend! Just one other Harrier took part - Derek Oliver, finishing in an impressive 3:19.
From Nigel Tapper ... This is the first time I've ventured to Nottingham for this, one of the longest established half and marathon events in the country (36th year) and it was a really well attended and organised event . The support around the largely flat course was far better than I was ready for. There were so many friendly faces to encourage the runners. The course is an interesting meander through the streets of the City with a short rise up the cobbles adjacent to the 12th Century castle and the oldest inn in England (which we of course had to visit post race!). The weather was near perfect for running and spectating and the organisers had everything well arranged as you would hope for at the start and finish, and there was plenty of space post race even with the hoards of well wishers. I was pleased enough. Maybe the Marathon next year !! Results ...
(1 1:05:55 Barnaba Kipkoech) 1164 1:46 Nigel Tapper 5433 2:32 Mary Colson 6300 finishers
From Outi Kamarainen ... Very strong westerly wind was the headline of the 2016 edition of the Two breweries hill race, which runs from east to west over the Tweed valley hills, thus no records were broken and the checkpoint cut off times were being extended by 15 minutes during the race. The race starts at the Traquair house in Innerleithen where there is a small brewery and takes on the 18 miles of moorlands and 4900 feet of ascent to arrive in another brewery in Broughton. Despite having to struggle onwards nearly doubled over at times, it was a memorable run over nice country side and rough moorland and I guess the slow times meant that I was able to enjoy the scenery just bit longer.
(1 2:56:53 Alasdair McLeod, Shettleston Harriers) 38 4:21:52 Outi Kamarainen 76 finished
From Steve Turland ...
(1 34:31 Nick Leigh, Horwich) 9 38:34 Steve Turland 99 finished
From Hilda Coulsey ...
The Giant in Giants Causeway was surely having fun when some 1100 runners tackled variously the Ultra, Marathon and Half Marathon in blinding rain and a very blustery headwind. The course sets off from near Ballycastle, at the top of the North Antrim coast, over a headland, down across rocks to a three mile long beach at Whitepark Bay. Perhaps it was just as well I didn't check the tide (but who would?) but soon enough realised that to get on and off the beach required scrambling over these rocks in 3 ft of water with the tide sloshing in and out, oh what fun! Then up and down headlands and inlets (rocks, mud, grassy slippery slopes, stiles, cows etc) taking the coastline route through a couple of the Game of Thrones locations and the significantly older and, in my mind much more majestic, tourist site at the Giants Causeway to Portballintrae, a couple of miles from the Bushmills distillery. I did the half taking 2hrs 38, in 233th place, putting me just in the top half of the placings well deserving I felt therefore of the delightful post race refreshment in the local hostelry. Hats off to the marathoners and ultra-ers, a very long day for them. But don't let me put you off at all, really this is one of the most picturesque places in the world and very much worth the trip.
For those interested in newer history(?!) the race start was at Renly Baratheon's war camp in the Stormlands, passing through a small fishing harbour in the picturesque village of Ballintoy served as Pyke on The Iron Islands, setting the stage for Theon Greyjoy's homecoming. One of the little coves nearby was also a beach on Dragonstone, where Stannis Baratheon, Davos Seaworth, Melissandre and Salladhoor Saanmeet up with the magnificent tidal pools where Theon gets baptized into the faith of the Drowned God.
So see you there next year?
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:20 Benjamin Douglas, Notts AC) 5 17:36 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 48 21:05 Tom Worboys 471 ran Cardiff (1 17:06 Joel Redman U/A) 3 17:15 Alex Hirst 705 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:18 unknown) 18 20:31 Sally Malir 415 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:29 Mark Bryant, Harrogate AC) 205 26:54 Jennifer Carne 376 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:39 Lee Athersmith, RAF AC) 94 27:36 Polly Crawley 195 ran
From Ben Jotynson ... A bright sunny day for a nice run around some nice trails. A first time event for Harrogate Harriers, which I hope will return, as the race was very well organised and the food after was excellent ;)
(1 1:04:56 Andrew Grant, Harrogate Harriers AC) 24 1:15:44 Ben Joynson 193 1:54:40 Amanda Poppleton 196 1:55:29 Julie Elmes 224 finished
From Peter Lewis ... Another glorious September day and despite a gruelling Three Shires the day before, Jack sped round in 19:26 to gain second place. Iain Gibbons was 10th in 21:48, followed by Martin Archer 13th in 22:18 and Peter Lewis 81st in 31:19.
(1 18:45 Simon Bailey, Mercia) 2 19:26 Jack Wood 10 21:48 Iain Gibbons 13 22:18 Martin Archer 81 31:19 Peter Lewis (PB!) 92 finished
Another very succesful event, well done to organisers Gaenor and Steve, and all the helpers. Details
From Malcolm Pickering ... Uphill only races, incorporating home Counties international, at Keswick.
U17 women 2.1km, 400m ascent (1 20:43 Grace Whelan, Scotland) 11 22:21 Bethan Morley England 2nd U20 women 3.2km, 509m ascent (1 24:02 Bronwen Jerkinson, Wales) 8 27:46 Sarah Pickering England 1st U17 men 3.2km, 509m ascent (1 20:44 Nathan Smith, England) 4 22:11 Euan Brennan
(1 57:33 Josh Jardine) 36 1:16:56 Kate Archer (2nd Lady) 127 finished
From Jann Smith ... Ilkley got Yorkshire team gold medals for Sally, Jann and Helen in F45-F54 category
Women (5K) (1 17:04 Jo Buckley, Bingley) 6 18:07 Sally Malir (gold = 1st F50 ) 15 18L51 Jann Smith (silver =2nd F45 ) 27 20:20 Nicky Hopwood 33 21:15 Helen Waddington 84 finished Men (10K) (1 29:19 Job Wills, Leeds) 11 30:57 Matt Cox (4th M40) 27 33:03 Paul Carman 69 finished Men 50-59 (10k) (1 31:25 Simon Wright, Doncaster) 25 36:42 Nick Pearce 66 finished
From Alison Weston... A superb day in the Lakes for the Three Shires race in Little Langdale, maybe even a bit too hot! Jack stormed round in a mere 2:03:12 and 4th position, so he's aiming for sub-2 hrs next year! Steve Turland was 36th in a great time of 2:28:06, Richard Joel 92nd in 2:52:41 and Alison Weston 108th in 2:57:42 (2nd V50), Duncan Cooper 138th in 3:12:30, Mary Gibbone 164th in 3:22:37 and sarah Edwards 181st in 3:31:37. No one was in a hurry to go home with pasties at the end and a very friendly pub. A highly recommended race!
(Winner - Ricky Lightfoot) 4 Jack Wood 2:03:12 36 Steve Turland 2:28:06 92 Richard Joel 2:52:41 108 Alison Weston 2:57:42 138 Duncan Cooper 3:12:30 164 Mary Gibbons 3:22:37 181 Sarah Edwards 3:31:37
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:19 Michael Salter, U/A) 9 17:54 Tim Ashelford 38 20:10 Adrian Bastow 455 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:15 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners) 204 26:50 Jennifer Carne 380 ran Mile End (1 16:56 Peter Downie, Highgate Harriers) 55 22:51 Will Worboys 212 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:09 Lee Athersmith, RAF AC) 83 26:36 Karen Lambe 122 28:39 Polly Crawley (junior) 189 ran Fountains Abbey (1 16:39 Ben Pease, Ripon Runners) 54 22:35 Norman Push 350 ran Wetherby (1 16:37 Gregan Clarkson, Kingston upon Hull AC) 20 23:19 Geoff Howard 81 ran
From Outi Kamarainen ... During a recent holiday, I found out about an informal trail run taking place on Friday night on the outskirts of a small town in the Algarve. Never one to miss the opportunity to experiencing a different running scheme, I turned up at 8 pm at the little town somewhere close to the coast.
Already there were quite a few people there, and lot more arrived later, dressed in bright orange, yellow and pink tops and in the end there were over 100 participants, covering a wide age and ability range, with some participants even walking the course. The evening officially started with a brief warm up session, lead by the local aerobics instructor (not something that we are used to at fell races!). Then followed a series of rambling speeches and a drone video shoot. Finally, we set off half an hour after the advertised start time (what they call a prompt start in Portugal!). The route was 11 km (though my GPS recorded it being closer to 12k) and weaved through the farm land and olive groves around the town, following mainly farm tracks and little roads, with few paths thrown in the mixture too. The crowds soon thinned, and I ran much of the way by myself, following the distant head torches further up the tracks. The route was marked by tapes and glow sticks, with a few marshals at road crossings and it felt a bit like a mixture of treasure hunt and mystery tour with bright stars above and and crickets together with the odd dog bark providing the sound track. There was a water and fruit stop at about the half way mark, and I even got hosed down by a spectator at one point - a very welcome surprise since, despite the darkness, the thermometer still showed +24C. Finally, even though it was a non-timed event, there was still a sprint to the finish line and my time according to my watch was somewhere around 62 minutes. Afterwards, we tucking into yet more fresh fruit, whilst swapping stories of nearly getting lost at various points in the dark; whilst the route was well marked, you had to have your wits about you to stay on the marked track.
Apparently, these weekly events started a few years ago, with 6 runners heading out on Friday nights for an easy run. From there it has expanded, with different local clubs taking it in turns to host the trail runs. So if you ever find yourself in southern Portugal on a Friday night, with nothing better to do, I thoroughly recommend putting on the trainers and finding a torch of sorts to join in on one of these great nights out on trails.
From Brian Melia...
I headed over to Steamboat Springs Colorado for a new adventure in trail running. This is not a race on most Ultra Trail runners list, but I had thought over winter about getting out there or Lake Tahoe. In the end I summed up the courage to enter Run Rabbit 100 ... so named after the Rabbit ears pass you drive through to get to steamboat. I flew from Manchester to Chicago, then to Denver to collect my pre booked small car. The lady was insistent at collection I "Needed a six cylinder" not my small four cylinders as I was going over 3000 metres passes to get to Steamboat and my car would struggle. I thought she was joking so insisted on taking my 1.2 litre Yaris automatic.
There was a lovely atmosphere at the registration the night before which settled my nerves, almost like a fell race. The numbers running the 100 mile race was limited to 350.
The race begins at the foot of Mt. Werner at the Sheraton Hotel at 2200 metres. I began at 8.00 am. The climb was long and hard, but really beautiful. Even a black bear was seen. After that it was single track to Fish Creek falls probably one of the most stunning trails I have been on before heading back into Steamboat for a loop of 20 miles round Cow creek mountain range and back for my first drop bag. I changed socks and filled up with food before it went dark. You head back up Fish creek in the dark and then to Long Lake aid station. It was a harvest moon and clear skies. Luckily I was told how cold it could get. Over the next 10 hours it was going to be a problem as it dropped to -15 degrees. Lots of people dropped due to the temperatures and the altitude which was about 3200m for long periods. I came close as my hands were freezing. Luckily the aid stations had fires. I spent too long in the relative comfort. Looking back I now realise how good these aid stations were. The food supplied was just fab. Hot drinks, coke ginger beer. Energy drinks (Tailwind), sandwiches, eggs and bacon. Some pizza and various broths. We were very well looked after considering how remote the race was, it was incredible ... super friendly. From long lake there is 5 mile drop to Summit Lake, my second drop bag where I put any spare clothes on. Then essentially a 24 mile out and back to Spring Creek Ponds. In the cold and dark it felt very eerie, but I managed to get through. As the sunrise happened I felt an energy surge. At my drop bag once more at Summit Lake I was able to get back to minimal clothes and sunglasses to try to finish. The trail took me on a tortuous route back to the top of Mt Werner. I ran really well most of the time finishing 26th. Really I should have worn warmer gloves which would have helped me get out of the aid stations instead of lingering so long, all told probably 2 hours or more! As always on these races it is not just about you. There are some lovely interesting runners and volunteers who make the journey worthwhile. I was pleased I made the effort and have looked back this last couple of weeks with a real satisfaction at completing Run Rabbit 100. I won a Glass Tankard and my first Buckle.
And the rental lady was right I need a six cylinder.
From Dave Weesthaed ...
A nice day for running on what looked at the start like an easy course. The first 7 miles were OK and I felt on for a time around 1:21 but after that it seemed to get harder and I was rather disappointed with my run and time in end. There was no obvious reason for this but talking to people who finished around me it was not an uncommon sentiment. Anyway, a good run on closed flat roads and well organised.
(1 1:08:55 Jason Cherriman. Leeds) 71 1:23:56 David Westhead 137 1:28:37 Derek Oliver 589 1:47:15 William Woodhead 1097 2:05:51 Elizabeth Westhead 1594 finished
From Roy Ruddle ... In the words of the organiser, this year was a Classic Classic - i.e., hard, as witnessed by the winning time. Still superb weather and an excellent event. The Haines family were out in force, with Chloe 4th F on the Medium Course and Florence 2nd F in the Short Course, as well as Peter & Sarah who were running in Ilkley colours and are listed below.
Classic course (1 4:59:22 Neil Talbott, Ambleside AC) 27 6:46:35 Jack Wood 31 7:04:17 Roy Ruddle 51 started Short course (1 2:12:34 Rebecca Rooke, Black Combe Runners) 5 2:45:34 Peter Haines (1st V60) 13 3:04:47 Sarah Haines (1st FV50) 51 started
From Helen Waddington... Lovely conditions for today's Yorkshireman races over at Haworth. A total of 4 Harriers ran the scenic Half course (just shy of 15 miles) whilst Adela Reperecki took on the tough Full (26 mile) course and was placed second V50 lady - well done Adela. Gavin Lamb was first Harrier home on the half course in a time of 2.12.20. I was pleased to have moved up a few places since I last ran in 2014. A well-organised and very friendly event.
Half Results (1 1.49.05 Michael Malyon, Baildon Runners) 24 2.12.20 Gavin Lamb 49 2.20.39 Jonathan Sinclair 54 2.21.48 Rob Cunningham 103 2.37.36 Helen Waddington 203 ran Full Results: (1 3.28.52 Kevin Doyle, Kimberworth Striders) 63 5.09.43 Adela Reperecki 2nd V50 112 ran
(1 1:00:04 Mo Farrah) 2840 1:41:58 Dan Ibbotson 6096 1:51:01 Christine Cox 8037 1:54:53 Charlotte Smithson 12719 2:02:54 Tim Ratcliffe 12961 2:03:23 Emma Curran 26434 2:28:28 Elaine Ibbotson 26470 2:28:32 Bernadette Gibbons 30633 2:37:57 Heather Duke 50,000 ran?
(1 13:38 Simon Bailey, Mercia) 6 16:14 Iain Gibbons 8 16:23 Paul Carman 10 16:47 Jack Cummings 14 17:52 Steve Turland 74 finished
From Rhys Jones ...
Bradford lister park (1 17:06 Will Kerr) 15 20:32 Sally Malir 26 20:59 Rhys Jones
From Dick and Helen Waddington ... Well done to all the runners who took part in the Ilkley Incline last night. It was a hot and sticky midge-fest so thank you all for coming. Great that so many Ilkley Harriers took part and so many won prizes - 9 in total claimed wins in their category. As always, these races wouldn\t happen without all the people in the background helping - we would like to give a BIG thank you to all of you who performed duties on the night - Neil and Mandy Chapman and Toni Melechi on finish funnel and timing, Val Kerr, John and Dan Hayes, Julie Malechi, Nicky Hopwood and Alison Weston who all helped marshal and corral the runners on the course or up to the start, Sarah Hayes (and Lucy on the till!) and Jann Smith on Registration and Sarah on sweeper duties too! Andrew McCarthy raced the results down on his MTB and last but not least Jane McCarthy who sorted results and winners. I do hope we haven't left anybody out! We are very grateful to you all!!!
(1 32:42 Andrew Grant, Harrogate) 49 40:08 Richard Joel 60 41:32 Derek Oliver 73 42:20 Lucy Williamson 260 49:56 Sarah Hayes 293 50:58 Stephanie Fox 374 54:34 Peter Lewis 526 61:07 Sue Williamson 531 60:44 Deborah Nicholson 694 finished
(1 25:08 Chris Miller, Harrogate) 8 27:44 Martin Archer 9 27:49 Paul Carman 12 28:25 Rob Carr 20 31:02 Ben Joynson 31 34:17 Jann Smith (3rd lady / 1st F40) 66 ran
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Harrogate Stray (1 17:40 unknown) 7 18:49 Paul Carman 36 21:20 Jann Smith (1st F) 181 26:28 Julie Elmes 198 26:52 Jennnifer Carne 349 ran Skipton Aireville Park 1 18:00 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 70 25:59 Thomas Campbell (junior) 102 28:07 Karen Lambe 111 28:58 Ruth Jones 116 29:16 Polly Crawley (junior) 190 ran