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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?

Latest News and Results ...

Please send any Harriers results to for this web site and the newspaper.

PECO XC, Sun 1 March

From Steve Coy ... On a very windy day with changeable weather the final PECO of the year was run for the 1st time at this fantastic location. The course was not flat and the headwind at times made it a tough course but the ground underfoot was well drained meaning it was a great course up and down and around the grounds of Roundhay.
For the men we had Steve Coy, Ben Joynson, Eric Morley and Don Macrae running and in the ladies Nicky Hopwood, Gaenor Coy, Petra Bijsterveld, Julie Elmes, Christine Reilly and Claire Shouler.
Some great results for the juniors in both races too. Prize giving and relays will end the series.
Results c/o Petra ...

(1  25:13 Jonathan Wills, Leeds City AC)
32  28:12 Stephen Coy
135 32:02 Ben Joynson
336 43:37 Eric Morley
345 45:04 Don MacRae
356 ran
(1  29:05 Becky Penty, York Tri Club)
48  36:11 Nicky Hopwood
117 40:43 Gaenor Coy
147 41:55 Petra Bijsterveld
174 43:39 Julie Elmes
231 49:28 Christine Reilly
250 59:25 Claire Shouler
252 ran

Haweswater Half Marathon, Sun 1 March

From Michael Duffield... An undulating route on the single track road from Bampton to the car park at the bottom of the reservoir and back again. Snow flurries every now and again and fantastic views up the valley to High Street. The following wind on the way back gave a welcome push up the hills.

(1 1:12:21 James Buis, Border Harriers)
82 1:32:20 Michael Duffield  PB
503 finished

High Cup Nick, 9m/1500ft, Sat 28 Feb

From Dave Wilby ... Myself & David Chandler travelled up to the Pennine outpost of Dufton on Saturday for this cracking race, taking in the valley of High Cup Ghyll and the spectacular rocky outcrops of High Cup Nick. The outward leg saw a fast road start before the bogs, the tussocks, and then the tussocky bogs took over. After the initial twists and turns, the main valley opened up affording some breathtaking views, and at the end of it we were faced with a very steep and greasy scramble out of the valley. After being sheltered to this point, the fact the stream was moving uphill quicker than we were indicated what awaited us on top. Struggling to move at first as legs adjusted to the change in gradient and the wind did it's best to impede us, the run back was eventually aided by a very fast downhill blast of 2 or 3 miles, before a final leg sapping mile across the intake fields. A great early season outing in the less travelled Northern Pennines, I'll definitely be back to do more around the area. The race was popular with over 200 finishers, and very competitive at the top end including a trimming of the record by Ricky Lightfoot.

(1 1:01:03 Ricky Lightfoot)
20 1:12:53 Dave Wilby
74 1:24:09 David Chandler

Midgley Moor, , Sat 28 Feb

Results ...

(1 39:33 Shaun Godsman, CVFR)
181 1:11:30 Sue Morley
191 finished

Chevin Chiller, Sat 28 Feb

Results ...

(1 27:11 Peter Persico, Abbey Runners)
3  40:14 Michael Lomas
34 finished
(+48 in the short race)

Podium 5k, Sat 28 Feb

Alison Newell reports ... There were 4 Harriers taking part in the Podium 5k race on a windy Saturday night. The races are held on a very fast, flat course around the outdoor cycle track in Nelson. The "A" Race features some top athletes and was won by Chris Livesey of Preston Harriers in a very impressive 14.54. In the B Race, Matt Newell finished 6th in 17.23, with Mark Iley 24th in 18.49, Steve Newell 30th in 19.32 followed in 32nd by an impressive 19.45 from Lucy Williamson. The next race is at 6 pm on Saturday 14th March. Worth a go if you're after a PB for 5km.

parkruns, Sat 28 Feb

Petra Bijsterveld reports... A number of excellent results this week: junior Oscar Stapleton is going from strength to strength and achieved a PB of 19:04 this week at Preston. Geoff Howard and Norman Bush continue to have excellent parkruns every week and both have an age grading greater than 80%! In that sense they are equaling Tom Adams, who had an emphatic win at Bradford, 2 minutes clear of no. 2. Yours truly had only just started her second lap when Tom glided past in what looked like an effortless jog.
Results ...

(1  17:09 Jason Parker, Preston Harriers)
7   19:04 Oscar Stapleton (junior) PB
228 ran

Bradford Lister Park
1   15:53 Tom Adams
157 27:05 Petra Bijsterveld
434 41:29 Abbie Reynier (junior)
469 ran

Harrogate Stray
(1  17:14 Aidan Adams, Leeds City AC)
20  20:38 Michael Lomas
233 28:52 Eve Whittaker (junior)
234 28:52 Helene Whittaker
320 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  18:22 Scott Bairstow, Keighley and Craven AC)
24  22:37 Geoff Howard
34  23:25 Tom Worboys
144 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:04 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners)
59  23:27 Norman Bush
252 ran

Wharfedale Primary Schools XC, Sat 28 Feb

Over 500 youngsters racing at All Saints' school event, results on the junior pages

Ilkley Moor fell race, Sun 22 Feb

A grand turnout for this race, now in its 26th year, with Mercia's Simon Bailey having a storming run to finish 7 seconds ahead of Tom Adams. Ilkley had second team and first ladies' team. Many thanks to all the organisers and helpers. 180+ runners in the junior races too. Results and photos on our fell race page.

Woodentops photos
(1  36:52 Simon Bailey, Mercia FR)
2   36:59 Tom Adams
11  42:58 Dan Wilkinson
12  43:36 Dave Wilby
21  45:22 Ben Sheppard
22  45:26 Gavin Lamb
36  47:02 Jack Cummings
39  47:26 Jim Ryder
43  48:27 Jamie Hutchinson
59  50:47 Adam Bennett
60  50:49 Alistair Barlow
64  51:03 Jonathan Whitaker
66  51:13 Richard Joel
83  53:21 Kate Archer
89  53:52 Ben Joynson
94  54:49 Helene Whitaker
95  54:55 David Chandler
99  55:14 Mike Baldwin
100 55:15 Alison Weston
101 55:19 Jann Smith
102 55:22 David Robson
113 56:15 Paddy Hagan
115 56:21 Sarah Edwards
129 57:45 Lucy Williamson
141 59:18 Andrew Sheldon
148 60:14 Phil Hirst
188 66:50 Peter Lewis
200 68:21 Nicky Hopwood
205 69:47 Anna Barlow
212 71:09 David Green
217 72:00 Sue Morley
235 82:38 Sophie Brown
238 finished

Pocklington Snake Lane 10, Sun 22 Feb

Rob Cunningham was 120th in 64:47, out of 963 finishers with New Marske's Russ Best best of them all in 51:14

National XC, Sat 21 Feb

Well done to Georgia Malir 11th in her race, the Ilkley laduies team, Steve Coy our sole male senior runner, and the 10 juniors who travelled down to Hampstead Heath! Results ...

Junior women
(1 22:48 rebecca Murray, Bedford & County)
11 24:03 Georgia Malir
130 finished

Senior women
(1 30:07 Lillian Partrifge, Aldershot)
139 36:35 Sally Morley
228 39:14 Sally Malir
681 50:20 Gaenor Coy
786 55:01 Julie Elmes
865 finished
64th team out of 93

parkruns, Sat 21 Feb

Petra Bijsterveld reports... Results ...

(1  15:42 Carwyn Jones, Cardiff AAC)
93  20:46 Michael Lomas
662 ran

(1  16:30 Tom Charlton, Tyne Bridge Harriers)
20  19:40 Adam Bennett
412 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:27 Tom Collinge, Queensbury RC)
241 30:11 Paul O'Looney
449 41:18 Abbie Reynier (junior)
480 ran

Harrogate Stray
(1  18:19 Adam Breaks, U/A)
147 26:03 Karen Lambe
157 26:14 Eric Morley
367 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  17:48 Lee Athersmith, RAF AC)
3   20:08 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
24  22:48 Will Worboys
41  24:16 Chris Cunningham
76  27:27 John Brown
135 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:24 Steve Middleton, Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers)
51  23:14 Norman Bush
247 ran

Liversedge Half Marathon, Sun 15 Feb

Results ...

(1  1:15:33 Kevin Ogden, Spen AC)
50  1:28:30 Sally Malir
100 1:34:52 Kate Archer
485 ran

parkruns, Sat 14 Feb

Petra Bijsterveld reports... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  16:35 James Kovacs, Salford Harriers)
145 23:53 John Marshall
466 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:39 Unknown)
82  24:27 Stephanie Fox
142 26:29 Petra Bijsterveld
464 ran

Harrogate Stray
(1  18:36 Louis Maurice, Harrogate Harriers)
28  21:35 Neil Thurston
296 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  19:27 Scott Henderson, Hyde Park Harriers)
6   21:19 Malcolm Pickering
95  30:49 Anna Pickering (junior)
127 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  16:43 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners)
47  23:08 Norman Bush
231 ran

Ilkley Harriers of the Month, January

Jacqui Weston Organiser of the Presentation Evening and Do Other nominations were:
Petra Bijsterveld - Tuesday nights, lots of Tweeting during Jan, keeping our name out there, commitment to XC and encouragement of others
Jane McCarthy - PB at Brass Monkey
Steve Weston - good come back times following serious injury
Dan Wilkinson - PB at Brass Monkey
Will Worboys running every day, dedication, and recent race results

More Harriers of the Month ...

Harewood House Half Marathon, Sun 8 Feb

From Jonathan Sinclair ... Off road race organised by the British Heart Foundation. Wonderful running though undulating fields and woods of the Harewood estate - weather and views were great. Didn't see any other Harriers (although the results don't appear to give full club detail). Recommend it for next year. Results ...

(1 1:23:26 Chris Singleton, Trademark AC)  
24 1:28:38 Jonathan Sinclair 1st V 50
829 finished

Peco XC, Sun 8 Feb

From Petra on Facebook ... Stunning Sunday morning at the PECO XC, lots of Harriers running. I believe Jack Wood came 2nd which is amazing as the 19 mile Wadsworth Trog (where he came 3rd) was only yesterday. Results ...

(1  23:37 Linton Taylor, Leeds Uni)
2   23:58 Jack Wood
28  26:31 Steve Coy
104 29:24 Mark Iley
133 30:22 Ben Joynson
197 32:40 Phil Hirst
283 37:54 Geoffrey White
297 39:17 Eric Morley
320 42:08 Don MacRae
332 finished
7th team in First Division

(1  28:12 Myra Jones, Valley Striders)
38  33:41 Nicky Hopwood
56  35:03 Caroline Craske
81  36:57 Allison Ricci
107 38:30 Gaenor Coy
119 39:07 Petra Bijsterveld
133 39:54 Julie Elmes
191 45:50 Emma O'Looney
192 46:05 Christine Reilly
211 49:47 Claire Shouler
215 finished
5th team in First Division

Rombalds Stride, Sat 7 Feb

Dan Wilkinson reports ... Harriers were out in force for this year's Rombalds Stride. Conditions were fantastic given the recent storms and snow, we had a calm mild day and the ground was quite firm. Of course this means one thing - fast times. I joined the leading group but couldn't quite keep pace, and as has been the case in previous years Graham Pearce won in 2:38 but only because talented youngster Frank Beresford got lost on the Chevin and came second! More amusing considering he is an Otley runner and had recced that section just the day before! I managed to finish 4th in 2:45, 18 mins quicker than 2014 and Jane McCarthy continued her purple patch finishing First Lady in a fantastic 3:05. Lots of Harriers set PBs including Dick Waddington, John Hayes and Ben Sheppard all under 3:10 and improving over last year.

From Paul Stephens ... A superb day as Dan says, and another excellently organised Rombalds Stride. great to see so many Harriers at the start and finish. I didn't see many on the way round which means I didn't get overtaken but on the other hand I didn't catch people either. I felt quite strong at the finish, but those who saw me in the hall afterwards might have thought otherwise. For the first time ever I didn't manage the pie and peas. And given that this was my 20th Rombalds, I'm a tad annoyed. I was however pleased with my time - exactly the same as last year (3.54), and even given the fast times I'm quite satisfied. When I see my position, I may be less so, but whatever, it was a good day out and I'm feeling ok today.

Results ...

(1  2:38:38 Graham Pearce, P&B)
4   2:45:15 Dan Wilkinson PB
14  3:02:55 Ben Sheppard
17  3:05:57 Jane McCarthy First Lady
18  3:06:15 Dick Waddington
22  3:08:49 John Hayes
19  3:15:21 Jann Smith PB 3rd lady
41  3:21:43 Duncan Cooper
44  3:22:54 Rob Cunningham
48  3:26:55 Michael Lomas
60  3:32:54 Outi Kamarainen
66  3:36:32 Andrew Merrick
83  3:44:41 Mike Baldwin
105 3:54:05 Paul Stephens
114 3:57:10 Ewan Welsh
119 4:00:12 Elle Bradley
133 4:06:24 Adela Reperecki
159 4:19:54 Sarah Edwards
161 4:20:24 Sarah Hayes
166 4:22:13 Lynn Donohue PB 20 mins
178 4:26:20 Gavin Burgess
221 4:54:43 Dave Ibbotson
315 6:30:05 Amanda Parnaby
Any more?
467 finished incl. walkers

Wadsworth Trog, Sat 7 Feb

Woodentops photos

From Dave Woodhead ... Jack Wood finished 3rd in 2:39:35, winner was Karl Gray of Calder Valley in 2:27:24 on the new course.

From Jack ... Following advice from Captain Will, I travelled to Hebden Bridge for the Wadsworth Trog (aka The Beast) in preparation for this year's Three Peaks. The route was a figure of 8 on the frozen Wadsworth Moor with a number of steep climbs. I was on my own in fourth for most of the first half, but put in an extra effort to catch and follow the guy in front so I knew where I was going. I got ahead but then made a mistake, thankfully managing to overtake him again for third place. It was nice to sit down and eat soup and cake afterwards! Results ...

(1 2:27:24 Karl Gray, CVFR)
3  2:39:35 Jack Wood
153 finished

parkruns, Sat 7 Feb

Petra Bijsterveld reports... A win for Ruaridh Mon-Williams at Skipton on his first visit there, well clear (36 seconds) of the rest of the field. Another youngster Dan Hayes ran well and finished in 6th position. Results ...

Harrogate Stray
(1  18:46 Tim Crossland, Leeds City AC)
130 27:12 Julie Elmes
257 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
1   17:56 Ruaridh Mon-Williams
6   19:36 Dan Hayes
170 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:52 Alex Fawcett, Ripon Runners)
36  22:48 Norman Bush
210 ran

Wharfedale Primary Schools XC, Sat 7 Feb

There were over 500 children racing at Ashlands PS this morning, full results on our junior pages

Ilkley Harriers Race League update

From Martin Wright ... Tom Adams is top of the table after winning the only race so far this year. I suspect it'll take a wildcard to knock him off that position before May. League results after the first race

Let's have lots of Harriers doing the League thus year! Read about it on the League page.

Dewsbury 10K, Sun 1 Feb

Steph Fox reports ... 11 Harriers turned out for an early 9am start in Dewsbury. After an eventful week of snow storms, frost and winds, we welcomed the ice-free route with a step in our stride. The flat-ish route out of Dewsbury and back again isn't the most inspiring and there was a deceptively cheeky wind on the way out which may have slowed the disheartened. However with a slight downhill return and no wind in the air, chilling the cheeks, this ensured there were a couple of PB'S to be enjoyed.
Helen Waddington and Steph Fox were happy to report PB'S and Petra Bjisterveld knocked fabulously over 2 minutes of her previous 10K time.

From Helen ... Really pleased to get a PB of 46.11 today - all thanks to Neil Saturday and Jane's Thursday sessions! And Steve adds .... thanks to Pete Shields and the Wednesday evening gang for speeding me up!

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  31:02 Mohammad Abu Rezeq, Altrincham and District AC)  
45  35:35 Matt Newell PB
121 37:48 Rob Cunningham
185 39:40 Steve Newell PB
208 40:10 Sally Malir 1st F50
277 41:43 Caz Farrow
299 42:11 Kate Archer
323 42:52 Adrian Bastow
489 46:11 Helen Waddington PB
536 47:23 Stephanie Fox PB
703 51:30 Petra Bijsterveld PB
731 52:51 Hilda Coulsey
1075 finished

parkruns, Sat 31 Jan

Petra Bijsterveld reports... a win at Leeds Woodhouse Moor for Jack Wood this week! Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
1   18:08 Jack Wood
335 39:04 Claire Shouler
362 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  19:19 Rachel Haines, Hunters Bog Trotters)
4   20:11 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
17  21:51 Lewis Carr (junior)
19  21:57 Lucy Haines (junior)
20  22:05 Malcolm Pickering
48  24:24 Sarah Haines
112 29:58 Dylan Carr (junior)
118 30:11 Anna Pickering (junior)
161 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:19 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners)
36  23:39 Norman Bush
180 ran

(1  17:22 Sam Stead, Keswick AC)
10  21:44 David Chandler
64 ran

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Ferriby 10, Sun 25 Jan

Peter Shields reports ... 3 Ilkley Harriers went over to the East Riding on Sunday to run in the long established Ferriby Ten. This race has been running since the 1960's and during its course was classed as a premier event on the road race calendar with such luminaries as Brendan Foster taking part, he still holds the record standing at 47mins 13secs, something I fear will not be beaten. Steve Weston led the Ilkley runners home with a strong 1hr-05mins-13secs in 69th place, this following his equally strong running at the previous weeks Brass Monkey, now injury free Steve is looking forward to a full race programme and further improvement. Nick Pearce has suffered a recurring knee injury since he fell at the 3 Shires Fell Race, this has left him with little quality training, However his time of 1hr-10mins-08secs in 135th place shows the potential he has when fully fit. Peter Shields running a road race for the first time in well over, what has been a difficult year, completed the trio of results finishing in a time of 1hr-24mins-07secs in 414th place. Peter gained a lot of confidence from competing in this race, one he has run in many times going back into the 1970's. Results ...

(1  53:59 Carl Ryde, Doncaster AC)
69  65:13 Steve Weston
135 70:08 Nick Pearce
414 84:07 Peter Shields
753 finished

Northern XC Championship Pontefract, Sat 24 Jan

Petra Bijsterveld reports ... As a direct result of the encouragement of our XC captains Julie and Steve I entered the Yorkshire as well as the Northern Championships for the first time this year and I can recommend these races to all, fast and uhh, maybe not so fast. Anyone who thinks these races are for the elite only please do think again, whilst there are many fast runners all abilities are represented and welcomed! There were only four Harrier ladies today and Sally Malir had an excellent race finishing in the first 100 in a very strong field. There was a stiff wind and plenty of quality mud to make it a tough course, and I never felt I got into my stride. I was pleased to find there were still another 50 women behind me when I got to the end, as I had started to feel I could well be the last one! Tom Adams was the first of the seven Harrier men to cross the line in 40th place, and there were excellent results for the other men, making the Ilkley men's team 19th out of 58.
An added bonus was seeing Alistair Brownlee run who finished in second place.
Results ....

Woodentops photos
Men (12 km)
(1  37:44 Andrew Davies, Stockport)
40  40:58 Tom Adams
112 43:40 Jack Wood
290 48:41 Dave Westhead
297 48:48 Steve Coy
334 49:51 Rob Cunningham
378 50:49 Mark Iley
427 52:38 Arthur Reilly
697 ran

Women (8 km)
(1  28:22 Elle Vernon, Stockport)
94  35:34 Sally Malir
219 42:16 Nicky Hopwood
291 46:31 Petra Bijsterveld
312 48:48 Julie Elmes
342 ran

There were also 24 juniors running, with 3 team places including 4th U17 ladies team.

parkruns, Sat 24 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:16 Kieran Savage, Leeds City AC)
300 29:02 Harry Stead (junior)
355 31:18 Katherine Duffield (junior)
356 31:19 Michael Duffield
452 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  20:04 Robert Carr, U/A)
4   20:55 Lewis Carr (junior)
57  26:16 Dylan Carr (junior)
64  26:53 Tom Jackson (junior)
140 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  16:51 Lewis Bramley, Harrogate Harriers)
56  23:12 Norman Bush
221 ran

Ilkley Harriers Presentation Evening, Fri 23 Jan

A good turnout for a party, curry supper, disco, and the presentation of the annual awards .... thanks to Jacqui Weston for organising and Jane Bryant for the presentations.

Photo, Anna Nolan

More photos from Anna Nolan on our Facebook Group page

Ilkley Harriers Awards for 2014

Best RunnerTom AdamsGeorgia Malir
Most Improved RunnerDan WilkinsonJane McCarthy
Best Endurance Runner, RoadAndrew MerrickSally Malir
Best Endurance Runner, Off RoadBrian MeliaAlison Weston
Best Runner, Over 50Nick PearceHilda Coulsey
Best Athlete, Under 23Harry MaslenGeorgia Malir
Contribution to the ClubPaul StephensEmma O'Looney
Captains' AwardJack WoodSally Morley

See the previous holders in the roll of honour here.

Ilkley Harriers Race League 2014, Champions

Overall:Jane McCarthy
Road:Jane McCarthy
Fell:Nick Pearce
Trail/XC:Hilda Coulsey

The final results for the 2014 League, and the dates for the 2015 League are on the League page.

Brass Monkey, Sun 18 Jan

From Dan Wilkinson ... Clear blue still skies greeted us as we arrived at York Race course for this popular opener to the season, so it looked like it would be a day for fast times. Unfortunately there were sections of the course that were extremely icy, but the general consensus was that this only took about 20-30 seconds of times. Harriers put out some great times notably Jane McCarthy with a PB and winning the V40 category. Ben Sheppard surprised himself completing the course 5 minutes faster than he expected and Will Worboys and I took a big slug off our previous PBs at 7 and 5 minutes respectively.
Results ....

(1   1:08:57 Daniel Jenkin, Durham City)
31   1:16:14 Dan Wilkinson PB
69   1:20:19 Ben Sheppard
127  1:24:01 Rob Cunningham
146  1:24:56 Dick Waddington
193  1:26:57 Jane McCarthy PB 13th female, 1st L40
199  1:27:14 Steve Weston
306  1:30:50 Kate Archer
361  1:33:32 Mike Helme
379  1:34:24 Derek Oliver
809  1:47:58 Will Worboys PB
836  1:48:50 Stephanie Fox PB
1005 1:54:35 Chris Cunningham
1425 finished

Soreen Stanbury Splash, Sun 18 Jan

Woodentops photos

A win for Tom, with Jack Wood 4th. Preliminary results ,,,

1   36:06 Tom Adams
4   37:55 Jack Wood
41  41:34 Steve Turland
45  41:54 Richard Joel
72  43:19 Duncan Cooper
87  44:38 Ben Joynson
104 45:08 Michael Duffield
106 45:18 Alistair Barlow
115 45:36 Jann Smith
132 46:42 David Chandler
157 48:14 Alison Weston
165 49:03 Sarah Edwards
172 49:29 Phil Hirst
178 49:50 Sarah Haines
207 51:58 Peter Lewis
211 52:14 Will Buckton
225 53:09 Nicky Hopwood
241 53:43 Geoffrey White
252 55:04 Anna Barlow
266 56:11 David Green
294 60:53 Sophie Brown
299 61:47 Sally Wright
310 67:28 Julie Elmes
314 finished

parkruns, Sat 17 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results

Harrogate Stray
(1  17:45 Mike Burrett, Leeds City AC)
71  25:46 Eve Whittaker (junior)
144 29:13 Julie Elmes
152 29:31 Alexandra Whittaker (junior)
160 30:08 Helene Whittaker
169 30:23 Eric Morley
278 ran

Marsden to Edale Trigger race, Sun 11 Jan

From Michael Lomas ... I've only just joined in the last week so my entry still said I was unattached. A real tough race yesterday with severe wind sometimes helping but most not, lots of snow and ice leading Snake Pass over kinder. Managed 70th place in 4:54. Results ...

(1 3h36:06 Neil Northrop, Dark Peak)
70 4h54:04 Michael Lomas
190 finished

Yorkshire XC Championships, Sat 10 Jan

Woodentops photos

Results ...

(1  35:44 Jonathan Thewlis, Notts AC)
5   37:00 Tom Adams
106 44:16 Steve Coy
145 47:06 Mark Iley
149 47:22 Arthur Reilly
225 60:25 Peter Lewis
230 finished

Senior women
(1  23:02 Alexandra Bell, P&B)
18  25:13 Sally Morley
57  27:45 Jann Smith
60  27:49 Jane McCarthy
135 34:20 Hilda Coulsey
138 34:42 Gaenor Coy
140 35:08 Petra Bijsterveld
156 37:48 Julie Elmes
165 finished

There were 26 junior Harriers competing, with the U17 girls team winning a Bronze medal.

English U20 Indoor Combined Events Championships (Heptathlon), EIS, Sheffield, 10/11 Jan

Shirley reports ... Not only were the best in the country competing but an England place was at stake for the first 3 finishers and the event incorporated the Northern Indoor Championships (22 U20's were competing). Ilkley's Harry Maslen has been getting stronger throughout the season and has had good winter training under the guidance of Sam Stanislaus who now coaches him in Gateshead. On Saturday he competed in the 60m (3rd fastest in 7.31 (PB)), long Jump (2nd in 6m 63 (PB)), shot (12th best in 11m 01) and pole vault (8th best in 3m.81 (PB)). This put him in 4th place with just 1 point adrift of 3rd. On the Sunday he competed in 60mHurdles (3rd in 8.58 (PB)), high jump (3rd in 1m 89) and the 1000m (3rd in 2.48.28 (PB)). It was a remarkable two days of competition. Harry finished in 4th place with 4943 points. His points total was incredibly high for someone not to make it on to the podium however it was a great achievemnet and one that he can be massively proud of. His friend and training partner from Gateshead (Anthony Hogg) won the competition breaking the 5000 point barrier and I am sure that over the coming year they'll push each other in training and competition. Harry gained a silver medal as runner up to Anthony in the Northern Championships and has been selected as a non travelling reserve for the GB and NI team in the U23 20 International indoor match combined events in Nogent-sur-oise, France on the 24/25 January.

parkruns, Sat 10 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:26 Tom Eames, West Suffolk AC)
2   17:38 Jack Wood
373 ran

South Manchester
(1  17:20 Dhrupadh Yerrakalva, Manchester University AC)
8   19:14 Rob Cunningham
381 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  18:42 Patrick Ashcroft, U/A)
24  21:44 David Chandler
39  23:09 Will Worboys
163 28:30 Amanda Newham
338 ran

Leeds Temple Newsam
(1  19:23 Terry Midgley, St Theresa's AC)
17  22:54 Geoff Howard
121 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  17:30 Joshua Boyle, Blackburn Harriers)
29  24:45 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
45  26:42 Dylan Carr (junior)
127 ran

From Amanda Newham ... I did my 1st parkrun Sat at Lister Park Bradford. I came 5th in my age cat and 39th woman, there were 338 runners including our member Will Warboys.

PECO XC #3, Sun 4 Jan

Provisional results, times tbc

(1 Terry Forrest, Ackworth RR)
145 Tom Worboys
184 Ben Joynson
281 Will Worboys
336 Ed Bickerdike
343 Geoffrey White
384 Paul Sugden
385 Don Macrae
416 finished

(1 Pauline Munro, Wetherby Harriers)
57 Nicky Hopwood
62 Jane Bryant
64 Caroline Craske
105 Allison Ricci
130 Hilda Coulsey
165 Gaenor Coy
188 Julie Elmes
199 Sally Wright
207 Kate Lofthouse
250 Christine Reilly
265 Claire Shouler
267 finished

parkruns, Sat 3 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:34 Rashaad Jorden, U/A)
31  19:37 Tom Worboys
376 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  16:49 Scott Harrington, Otley AC)
24  21:02 Adrian Bastow
31  21:35 David Chandler
432 ran

(1  17:45 Danny Collinge, Burnley AC)
19  20:55 Jann Smith 1st F
192 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  19:08 Ian Willis, Keighley and Craven AC)
6   20:35 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
17  21:45 Geoff Howard
42  23:46 Tom Jackson
153 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:06 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners)
67  23:19 Norman Bush
266 ran

parkruns New Year's Day, Thu 1 Jan 2015

Petra Bijsterveld reports ... Harry Stead managed to run the double parkrun on offer in Leeds by going to Woodhouse Moor first and then traveling quickly to Temple Newsam to run a second 5K. Brilliant start to 2015!

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:43 Rashaad Jorden, U/A)
220 27:55 Harry Stead (junior)
323 ran

Leeds Temple Newsam
(1  17:13 Kieran Savage, Leeds City AC)
213 31:06 Harry Stead (junior)
307 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  17:18 Michael Hargreaves, East Hull Harriers)
2   19:05 Rob Cunningham
36  23:50 Chris Cunningham
92 ran

Giants Tooth fell race, Thu 1 Jan 2015

Jann Smith reports ... 3m / 400ft. I had a go at this well attended race which was a bit short and fast for New Years Day, it went up and down scenic woods to a trig point around Ogden reservoir, which was a bit more sheltered from the gales. 3rd lady / 1st Female Vet.

Graham's pictures

Nine Standards fell race, Thu 1 Jan 2015

Dan Wilkinson reports ... With the mountain weather predicting 100mph gusts what better way to see in the new year than to run as quick as possible to and from the summit of Nine Standards Rigg!? The wind impeded progress significantly as did various bog crossings and streams in spate. I got the clothing choice wrong and had to stop to put a jacket on choosing to start running in only a vest. It didn't slow proceedings too much and I finished 4th, Alison Weston was 9th lady.

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