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.
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.
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
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 More Parkrun reports later
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
|February||Jane McCarthy||Dewsbury 10k results||Other nominations were:
Kate Archer - results at Rombalds
Sally Morley - Dewsbury 10k results
Matt Newall - Dewsbury 10k, PECO 4 and training
Hilda Coulsey - PECO results
|Steve Weston||Fell race organisation|
|January||Julie Elmes||Improvement, stepping in as ladies XC Captain, participation in WYXC, PECO, Yorkshire and Northern XC races||Other nominations were:
Georgia Malir - XC races and international results
Caz Farrow - 1st woman in Central Lancs Half Marathon
Steve Weston - 1st Harrier at the Brass Monkey
Tom Adams - 1st places in Stoop Fell Race and Peco XC at Golden Acre
Matt Newell - good performance at PECO XC
Jacqui Weston - organising Annual Awards Do
|Dan Wilkinson||Stanbury Splash result|
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)
Claire Mcloughlin reports ... I did the Seville Marathon with my Harrier Dad Mike Baldwin - 3:56:48
(1 35:54 Simon Cook, U/A) 331 56:58 Jean Sullivan 527 finished
Sally Malir reports ...
The English National Cross Country Championships was held at the beautiful venue of Wollaton Park in Nottingham. The weather was sunny but very breezy and the course was varied and challenging including log jumps and stream crossings.
There were many records broken, from the number attending the event to record fields of finishers from the 10 races in the programme. There were over 10,000 spectators and entrants at the event and this made for a fantastic atmosphere. The first Ilkley Harrier to race was George Hardesty (U15 Boy) Who finished 282nd in a time of 17:45.
The Junior Women's race was next, Georgia Malir ran well to finish in 8th position in a time of 22:39. This race was won by Georgia Taylor Brown in a time of 21:03 who led from start to finish and had nearly a minute on the chasing pack of which Georgia Malir was part. There was a record number of finishers in this race 134.
In the Under 13 girl's race there was again a record number of finishers, 431, and the Ilkley girls came 47th team. Individual results were 116th Bethan Morley 13:28, 295th Emily Elmes 14:44, 316th Eva Jeffels 14:50, 361st Ella Shouler Harris 15:20 and Alessandra Ricci 402nd in 14:04.
The Ilkley Under 15 Girls finished 25th team being led home by Lucy Haines 94th in 17:46 with Tilly Melechi in 146th position in a time of 18:11, 178th Jemima Elgood 18:27, 296th Georgia Flaxman 20:49, 302nd Molly Jeffels 20:49 and Elizabeth Westhead 311th in 20:54.
The Under 13 Boys race was the last junior race of the day with another record number of entrants, 385. The two Ilkley boys ran brilliantly and gained fantastic finishing positions of 72nd Euan Brennan in 12:11 and Dominic Coy 188th in 13:00
Next were the senior races, the Women's race finished a record number of competitors 708. Ilkley had three women in this event. Sally Morley ran well and came in 54th in 31:49, Allison Ricci 536th in 42:57 and Julie Elmes 641st in 47:08.
Ilkley had two men in the spectacular finale to the day. Stephen Coy was 728th in 47:37 and Will Buckton also ran ( but I can t find his result).
The whole day was very exciting and well organized a fantastic event to take part in, a definite for me next year!
Junior Women (1 21:03 Georgia Taylor-Brown, Sale) 8 22:39 Georgia Malir 134 finished Senior women (1 27:42 Gemma Steel, Charnwood AC) 54 31:49 Sally Morley 536 42:57 Alison Ricci 641 47:08 Julie Elmes 708 finished Senior men (1 36:23 Steve Vernon) 728 47:37 Steven Coy 1657 finished
And, as usual, some excellent performances from our junior Harriers, with a minibus going downto Nottingham.
(1 47:11 Simon Bailey, Mercia) 112 83:04 Nick Mellor 127 finished
Tom Adams won the first 'all-tarmac' Skipton Parkrun (it's moved off the woodland circuit for the rest of the winter).
Skipton Aireville Park 1 15:51 Tom Adams 12 23:11 Lewis Carr (junior) 38 29:20 Dylan Carr (junior) Leeds Hyde Park 139 24:41 John Marshall York 8 18:21 Adam Bennett
The first counter in this year's Ilkley Harriers Race League. Will Buckton reports... Tom Adams recorded another win for Ilkley Harriers in the third PECO Cross Country race at Middleton Park. Tom finished over a minute clear of second place. Next home for Ilkley was 16 year old triathlete Matt Newell. Matt finished 20th overall out of 619 runners, just three minutes behind Tom. Alison Eagle was the first of the Ilkley ladies to cross the line, taking 33rd lady out of 231. Hilda Coulsey ran well to take 1st F60 and 89th overall, after running Bradford Parkrun the previous day. Results ...
Round 4, results ...
(1 33:25 Colin Walker, P&B) 13 35:25 Matt Newell 32 36:36 Steve Coy 67 39:20 Rob Cunningham 119 41:45 Steve Newell 150 43:36 Ben Joynson 184 45:05 Alison Eagle 299 50:55 Hilda Coulsey 305 51:24 Peter Lewis 320 52:01 Eric Morley 326 52:33 Lynn Donohue 380 56:41 Julie Elmes 402 58:29 Sue Morley 407 58:37 Sally Wright 416 59:24 Petra Bijsterveld 422 60:14 Sue Williamson 472 finished 4th ladies' team 9th men's team
Skipton Aireville Park 1 22:27 Dick Waddington Bradford Lister Park 5 18:57 Will Buckton 26 21:48 Oscar Stapleton (junior) Leeds Hyde Park 15 19:59 Jack Wood 121 25:56 John Marshall
Well done to the 315 runners this morning, results are now up on the junior site.
Will Buckton reports ...
I had been told this (BL 32.2km/1220m )was harder than the Three Peaks, and I wasn't disappointed. A real battle through energy sapping bogs and tussocks, with a strong headwind thrown in for good measure. Photos on Woodentops
(1 3h00:22 Simon Harding, Macclesfield) 17 3h36:42 Will Buckton 61 4h06:03 Brian Melia 140 5h16:10 Adela Reperecki 158 finished
Skipton Aireville Park 5 24:26 Sarah Pickering 7 25:00 Malcolm Pickering 9 26:11 Lewis Carr (junior) 28 35:03 Dylan Carr (junior) Bradford Lister Park 40 22:28 Cameron Reilly (junior) 91 24:53 Hilda Coulsey 105 25:29 Paul Sugden 107 25:41 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 126 26:28 Peter Lewis 215 29:20 Emma O'Looney Leeds Hyde Park 177 John Marshall York 81 22:53 Adam Bennett
(1 30:24 Mohammad Abu-Rezeq, Altrincham AC) 68 36:10 Matt Newell 139 38:32 Mark Iley 148 38:42 David Brown 179 39:41 Jane McCarthy 180 39:41 Andrew Merrick 182 39:55 Sally Malir 222 41:11 Steve Newell 250 41:36 Adrian Bastow 313 42:28 Rachel Carter 402 44:49 Helen Horton 482 46:29 Helen Waddington 560 49:11 Hilda Coulsey * 790 54:35 Petra Bijsterveld 920 58:02 Fiona Schneider 1063 finished
Hilda's time is a new LV60 Club record, beating Margot Dale's 2006 time of 49:21 (also from Dewsbury.) And Sally Malir has equalled Alison Bennett's 2008 Abbey Dash time for LV45's
This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
Alison Eagle reports ... the 2014 YVAA Grand Prix series began on a lovely sunny day over in the Fulneck Valley, Pudsey. A wonderful muddy two laps of the woods with a steep climb to finish. Just two Harriers running but plenty of support, both Sue and I gaining good points in our respective categories...
Ladies (1 36:24 Tanya Seager, Stainland) 5 40:11 Alison Eagle (2nd V50) 25 50:21 Sue Morley (5th V55) 49 finished
Three Harriers in this Woodentops photo and lots in Graham's photos and on
Dick Waddington reports ... Good weather, but icy on the flagstones over Ilkley Moor and boggy everywhere else - if there were a team prize, I reckon we'd have won it.
(1 2h54L41 Edward Davies) 6 3h00:26 Mark Mon-Williams 7 3h00:45 Will Buckton 8 3h02:08 Dan Wilkinson 12 3h13:33 Ben Sheppard 14 3h16:42 Dick Waddington 15 3h17:29 Duncan Cooper 26 3h24:17 Neil Smith 3h24 Kate Archer 3rd lady 28 3h24:41 John Hayes 30 3h26:14 Rob Cunningham 51 3h38:26 Rebecca Mon-Williams 58 3h41:15 Outi Kamarainen 72 3h52:51 Alison Weston 78 3h54:25 Paul Stephens 110 4h11:40 Adela Reperecki 131 4h22:46 Val Kerr 149 4h34:07 John Coates 151 4h36:24 Sharon Meadows 160 4h42:10 Lyn Donohue 168 4h46:58 Dave Taylor 170 4h46:58 Gavin Burgess 177 4h50:07 Nick Mellor 185 4h53:58 Stephen Rhodes 206 5h10:03 Rebecca Moores 251 5h53:16 Jacqui Weston 253 5h54:35 Jo Taylor 452 finished
Shout if we've missed anyone - no club given in the results...
Skipton Aireville Park 12 25:44 Dan Hayes (junior) 26 29:05 Joshua Waddington (junior) Leeds Hyde Park 177 26:14 John Marshall
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Pendle round ... Just wondering whether anyone is travelling to this tomorrow and would like to car share. If so, my number is 07870300542.
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