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.
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From the Secretary, Paul Stephens ... this is to advise everybody that Ilkley Harriers AGM will take place on Tuesday the 23rd September at the Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club at 8.40 pm. There will be sandwiches available.
The AGM is important and we do need new officers and Committee members. A nomination form is available on the committee page. Please return these to me by Sunday the 21st at the latest (either by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or to my home address as on the form).
We also have a revised constitution to agree. Please come along and support your club. And there is of course time for a run beforehand.
The agenda, revised constitution, nomination form, and other items can be found on the committee page.
(1 13:15 Simon Bailey, Mercia) 12 17:38 Steve Turland 22 18:31 Dick Waddington 70 finished
Helen Waddington reports ... Results ...
Yorkshireman Full (1 3h20:37 Shaun Wilkinson, KCAC) 58 4h38:49 Adela Reperecki 1st FV50 147 finishers Yorkshireman Half (1 1h36:55 Ben Mounsey 4 1h46:42 Nick Richardson (2nd V40) 92 2h25:50 John Coates 123 2h35:11 Lynn Donohue 128 2h38:10 Helen Waddington 155 2h47:57 Hilda Coulsey (2nd FV60) 244 finishers
The Half was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
From Dan Wilkinson... Duncan and I made the trip over to the Forest of Bowland for the last race in the English Champs. It looked like the 400 limit of runners had almost been met, which made the run out of the showground more of a stampede. The route packs 1,500 ft of climbing into just 4 miles, so was really tough. I managed to break the old course record by around 16 seconds, unfortunately so did the 51 men in front of me, so no points again. Results ...
(1 32:44 Morgan Donnelly, Borrowdale) 52 40:14 Dan Wilkinson 131 46:09 Duncan Cooper 202 finished
Will Buckton reports ... Muddy conditions for Abbey Runners' trail v fell race. A well flagged and marshalled route with a free bottle of beer. Results ...
Fell (1 47:51 Chris Miller, Harrogate) 11 54:47 Will Buckton 12 55:16 Nick Pearce 1st V60 33 62:07 Mike Baldwin 60 finished Trail (1 44:16 Frank Beresford, Otley) 12 61:59 Will Worboys 35 finished
From Petra... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:37 David Driver, Barnsley AC) 166 24:42 Harry Stead (junior) 414 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:57 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders) 12 20:25 Tom Worboys 409 39:54 Abbie Reynier (junior) 444 ran Harrogate Stray (1 16:07 Jamil Parapia, Otley AC) 39 21:13 Geoffrey Howard 148 25:45 Peter Shields 174 26:31 Julie Elmes 329 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 16:57 Gregan Clarkson, Kingston upon Hull AC) 3 20:29 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 64 28:17 Alex Millar 110 ran
From Jack Wood ... Took a day off to cycle through the North York Moors to a short fell race up and down Roseberry Topping. Very steep and technical in places with a surprising amount of route choice. Well organised and lots of wine given out as prizes. Results ...
(1 11:11 Jack Willis, M'bro & Cleve H) 10 14:28 Jack Wood 78 finished
|Gavin Lamb||Burnsall||Other nominations were:
Steve Turland - Burnsall
From Sally Malir ... the race must have been one of the nicest road races that I have ever done, helped along by a beautiful September morning.
We started at Sherburn Air Club and ran along closed, scenic flat roads perfect!
I decided that I was going to force myself to try a new race strategy as anything under a marathon I tend to set off far too fast and suffer later on. The plan was to take the first three miles easy then work my way through the field from there on. This plan worked really well and I finished strongly and a minute ahead of my target time.
I finished 5th lady overall in a time of 1.27:18 which puts me 5th also in the UK for my age group!
I am now having a couple of weeks rest before starting marathon training.
(1 1:09:27 Jason Cherriman, Leeds) 79 1:27:18 Sally Malir 82 1:28:05 Tom Worboys 287 1:40:07 Ewan Welsh 865 finished
(1 1:00:00 Mo Farah) 404 1:26:25 Rob Cunningham 5254 1:47:29 Kevin Lawson 5703 1:48:33 Christine Cox 6195 1:49:37 Andrew Wison 6664 1:50:37 Chris Cunnibgham 7909 1:53:09 Dave Ibbotson 8982 1:55:13 Charlotte Smithson 11396 1:59:07 Tim Ratcliffe 12954 2:01:38 Alison Ricci 15811 2:06:37 Robert Morse 19422 2:13:10 Sally Wright 30724 2:34:54 Carole Cunningham
From Dick Waddington ... three Harriers headed up to Fort William for the Ben Nevis Race at the weekend. The TV cameras were out for the BBC who were doing a documentary on one of the runners for Scottish TV. We were paraded around the start field by a pipe band - very atmospheric! You get a nice warm up on the flat for a mile before the fun begins - pleasant blocky paths, followed by a Whernside-like grassy bank, topped by scree and an eerie summit plateau. There was great support with jelly babies aplenty. The descent is a heart-in-the mouth, goes on forever, make it stop, are we there yet, surely we are by now experience until you hit the tarmac to realise you have a mile to go on legs that seem to be have been donated by someone who can't run. Fantastic fun (Helen might not agree with that bit)! Results...
(1 1:34:43 Finlay Wild, Lochaber) 147 2:11:03 Dick Waddington 191 2:17:26 Jane McCarthy 478 3:21:06 Helen Waddington 486 finished
Dan Wilkinson reports ... closed roads and a good crowd at the end helped lift an otherwise dreary and uninspiring tour of industrial Salford. Back to the fells. Results...
(1 30:58 Mohammed Abu-Rezeq, Altrincham & D) 13 35:15 Dan Wilkinson 2735 finished
(1 19:10 Ted Mason, Wharfedale) 8 22:48 Mark Mon-Williams 22 25:46 Jonathan Schneider 32 27:21 Jann Smith 1st lady 72 39:56 Fiona Schneider 75 finished
From Petra ... Again some excellent Harrier parkrun times this week, notably Sarah Pickering being the first female over the finish line at Bradford. Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:50 Christopher Mann, Hyde Park Harriers) 21 19:14 Tom Worboys 292 ran York (1 17:22 Richard Ginn, Pocklington Runners) 20 20:31 Geoffrey Howard 228 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:25 Chris Williams, Queensbury AC) 15 21:02 Malcolm Pickering 18 21:21 Sarah Pickering (junior) 1st F 22 21:19 James Pickering (junior) 117 26:38 Sally Pickering 218 30:29 Anna Pickering (junior) 367 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:01 David Driver, Barnsley AC) 131 26:47 Petra Bijsterveld 267 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 19:33 Logan Hargreaves-Madhas, Wharfedale Harriers) 4 20:34 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 43 26:40 John Brown 72 30:14 Claire Murphy 94 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:12 Toby Osman, Ripon Runners) 3 19:10 David Schneider 4 19:28 Jonathan Schneider 70 26:13 Fiona Schneider 162 ran
68 runners competed in the super Ilkley Incline uphill race, organised for the 10th time by Geoff Howard. Ilkley's Jack Wood sprinted it out with top international mountain runner Emma Clayton to win in 7:47; Emma's 7:49 smashed the ladies' course record. Georgia Malir led in a string of talented young Ilkley Harriers to take the ladies' team prize to match Ilkley's men's team prize. And there were Ilkley prizewinners in many other categories. Results & photos on the Ilkley Incline page.
The Incline was preceded by the fast, furious, fun Junior Sprint Fell Relays which had a record 21 teams.
This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
1 7:47 Jack Wood 3 8:08 Ben Stevens 7 8:33 Georgia Malir 9 8:37 Jonathan Schneider 15 8:54 Ben Sheppard 16 8:57 George Stevens 18 8:69 David Schneider 19 9:09 Tom Worboys 22 9:15 Lucy Jacques 24 9:26 Steven Weston 26 9:39 Lucy Haines 27 9:44 Sarah Pickering 28 9:53 Arthur Reilly 31 9:57 Malcolm Pickering 32 10:00 David Chandler 33 10:02 Richard Joel 35 10:21 Jane McCarthy 36 10:23 Will Worboys 39 10:44 Mike Baldwin 40 10:47 Lucy Williamson 48 11:01 Alison Weston 51 11:25 Chloe Haines 54 11:44 Philip Hirst 57 12:14 Peter Lewis 59 12:29 Geoffrey White 61 13:15 Hilda Coulsey 62 13:36 Petra Bijsterveld 64 13:53 Fiona Schneider 65 14:19 Jacqui Weston 66 15:04 Julie Elmes 68 finished
(1 32:49 Andrew Grant, Harrogate) 270 48:22 Chris Cuningham 307 49:30 Christine Cox 495 56:33 Jacqui Weston 542 58:17 Julie Elmes 625 59:54 Sally Wright 863 finishers
Some super results from Ilkley's U17's ... Preliminary results
(1 36:40 Alex Whittern, CVFR) 13 42:47 Ian Rowbotham 1st V50 114 finished
From Jamie Hutchinson ... starting from Barley 9m miles and 2500 ft height gain! I ran well for the first few miles but then dropped a few places over the 2nd half of the race. Flagged to first control and then a little bit of navigation needed, which resulted in a bit of head scratching for the leaders. Great conditions for running and really enjoyable race. I finished in 11th and 1 hour 33 mins - the race was won by Richard Pattinson in 1 hour 25 mins. I managed 1st in my category (albeit 3 M45s beat me!)
From Petra ...Quite a few Harriers out parkrunning this Saturday. The Schneiders made Skipton parkrun a family affair with David coming first, followed hot on the heels by brother Jonathan in 4th place, and Fiona also running a brilliant time on this hilly (by parkrun standards) course.
It is Skipton parkrun's first anniversary next Saturday and it would be great if a few Harriers wanted to join them for the run and a small celebration in the park afterwards.
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 17:16 Rashaad Jorden, U/A) 39 20:54 Michael Duffield 155 25:43 Harry Stead (junior) 359 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 18:13 Joe Woodley, Skyrac AC) 35 22:29 Phil Hirst 99 25:31 Samuel Turland (junior) 323 44:29 Katie Turland (junior) 337 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:50 Ben Pye, Wetherby Runners) 19 20:42 Tom Worboys 21 20:52 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 162 27:30 Julie Elmes 308 ran Hilly Fields, Lewisham (1 18:29 Laurie Pope, South London Harriers) 3 18:51 Alex Hirst 139 ran Skipton Aireville Park 1 19:36 David Schneider 4 20:35 Jonathan Schneider 40 26:35 Fiona Schneider 74 ran
(1 08:07 Rob Hope, P&B) 25 10:55 Steve Turland 42 12:17 Norman Bush 48 12:32 Alison Weston 61 13:30 Chloe Haines 73 finished
Jamie Hutchinson reports ... a 10k trail run round the moor at Copley near Halifax, starting with a pretty tough first half mile or so of climb. I climbed well with the leaders but fell off the pace as the course levelled off. Great views round the moor as a few of us swapped places, before gradual descent back toward Copley followed by a flat last quarter of a mile. I came in 41:26 and 7th. The race was won by Clive Fitzpatrick in 38:38 and 99 ran.
From Jann Smith ... one of the longer fell races this weekend (5m / 457 ft AS) started from Pendleton village at the back of Pendle Hill and took us straight up the back end of Pendle Hill and back down on part of the Full Tour of Pendle race route.
43 48:28 Jann Smith 2nd F40
From Petra Bijsterveld ... A number of Harriers were at the Burnsall Feast for the road and fell races, the road race being a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League. Whilst driving there I was almost washed off the road at Bolton Abbey by a monsoon-like cloudburst, but the rain held off for the rest of the afternoon. I had not been to this event before and enjoyed all aspects, the gala with its family fun, running the road race and then watching the junior and senior fell races. The senior fell race was started by 94 year old Bob Newbould who won the race in 1939! Some excellent Harrier results below.
Results: fell, and road.
10 mile road race (1 54:22 Matt Whitfield, Bristol and West AC) 20 1:04:29 Gavin Lamb 35 1:08:03 David Schneider 36 1:08:05 Mark Iley 58 1:13:56 Jonathan Schneider 63 1:14:13 Ewan Welsh 95 1:23:27 Stephanie Fox 96 1:23:37 Jean Sullivan 103 1:26:19 Stephen Rhodes 105 1:26:36 Hilda Coulsey 1st L60 115 1:29:18 Paul Sugden 132 1:33:32 Petra Bijsterveld 135 1:35:27 Fiona Schneider 146 ran Senior classic fell race (1 15:01 Ted Mason, Wharfedale Harriers) 23 19:09 Steve Turland 2nd V45 35 20:37 Richard Joel 49 21:38 Jane McCarthy 2nd L40 58 22:07 Alison Weston 75 23:04 Steven Oxlade 123 finished
(1 18:43 Sam Watson, Wharfedale) 10 24:47 Norman Bush 1st V70 33 finished
Justin Phillips reports ... I scampered up the 900ft climb like a springer spaniel after a tennis ball only to descend like a slobbering Bloodhound en-route to the vets, finishing 16th in 29 minutes 30s. 36 ran and top dog for the day was Inov-8 sponsored Rhys Findlay-Robinson who broke the course record in about 22 minutes (he went on to finish 5th at the Grasmere Guides race on the Sunday). Results
Sue Morley reports ... I ventured to the lovely Howgills for this race of 8 1/2 miles and 2000 feet of climb. In good clear conditions I had a a good view of the scenery and a personal best.
(1 56:29 Gary Priestly, Salford Harriers) 68 96:33 Sue Morley
From Petra ... Results ...
Bradford Lister Park (1 17:46 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders) 14 21:18 Cameron Reilly (junior) 342 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:41 Lee Athersmith,Bingley Harriers) 5 21:01 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 6 21:23 Tom Worboys 14 23:04 Hannah Partner 61 28:56 Alex Millar 90 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:28 Mike Appleton, Ripon Runners) 29 21:17 Geoff Howard 211 ran
From Dan Wilkinson ... Conditions were tough today for the 2nd long counter for the English Fell Champs, horizontal rain, clag and at one point sleet I think! Most competitors were layering up and I was forced to put hat and gloves on at the top of the calf as the MWIS predicted -5 windchill hit, in mid August! Things were just as tough on the ground with the steep trods reduced to slides and the traverses slimy mud. Of course all this made it more fun and on reflection this was one of the best races I have done. Ged Callan from Bingley featured in my field of vision again as I followed him round, not managing to pass him and finished 55th M in 2:33. The quest for champs points continues... Results ...
(1 2h06:10 Rob Hope, P&B) 57 2h33:33 Dan Wilkinson 102 2h50:09 Nick Pearce 2nd V60 159 3h03:36 Jann Smith 3rd F45 162 3h04:27 Alison Weston 262 finished
Joanne Williamson, FU17 winner, pictured. And Euan Brennan won the U14 class.
York (1 16:24 Kim Critchley, York Knavesmire Harriers) 53 20:38 Geoffrey Howard 297 finished Bradford (1 17:33 Tom Collinge, U/A) 17 20:11 Sally Malir 26 21:03 Cameron Reilly 99 25:02 Hilda Coulsey 305 36:26 Abbie Reynier 369 finished Skipton (1 18:07 Chris Barnes, Blackburn Harriers & AC) 5 20:23 David Schneider 18 22:46 Jonathan Schneider 50 26:55 Fiona Schneider 89 finished Fountains Abbey (1 17:14 Toby Osman, Ripon Runners) 15 20:16 Tom Worboys 215 finished Lanhydrock (1 17:49 Nick Loewendahl, St Austell) 115 30:43 Harry Stead 170 finished
From Lynn Donohue ... Race 8 of 10 held at Bingley very muddy in places due to the recent heavy rain and a steep uphill start in a farmers field. Rough underfoot and more technical than recent races nice views across Shipley Glen only one harrier racing, next race Tuesday 19 August at West Park Leeds at 7:15pm. Reminder that the cross country champs is on 28 September at Nunroyd Park. Results ...
Ladies race (1 42:08 Mags Beever, Stainland) 23 52:15 Lynn Donohue 70 finished
The 12th edition of the Round Hill fell race was the first wet one. Results ...
(1 55:20 Adam Osborne, Leeds) 6 1:00:47 Nick Richardson 11 1:01:31 Ben Sheppard 13 1:01:48 Jamie Hutchinson 26 1:05:42 Nick Pearce 28 1:05:53 Dick Waddington 35 1:06:44 Justin Phillips 38 1:07:43 Paul Calderbank 44 1:09:03 Will Buckton 65 1:13:27 Ben Johnson 79 1:17:45 Brian Mellia 80 1:18:07 Chantel Busby 95 1:22:48 Philip Hurst 111 1:32:23 Sue Morley 114 1:39:55 Sally Wright 117 1:49:40 Petra Bijsterveld 119 1:55:45 Eric Morley 120 1:56:45 Paul Sugden 123 finished
This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
From Dave Woodhead ... Ilkley girls at Sedbergh Winder Hill summit finish of British Uphill's and World Trial today.
From Will Buckton ... AM 17km/910m. After battling my way to the Lakes through a stream of incompetent drivers I made it to Seathwaite just before the start of the race. After registering I returned to the car to see the race starting without me! I quickly changed into my fell shoes and pinned my number to my vest and set off in pursuit of the runners. I soon caught the back-markers and managed to pick off a few more to finish 31st out of 89. A great route which takes in the summits of Grey Friar, Swirl How, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag. A great low key atmosphere with coffee and cakes at the finish, recommended.
(1 1h32:48 James Logue, Calder Valley) 31 1h55:16 Will Buckton 89 finished
From Jack Wood ... The latest in my cycle-to-a-BOFRA-race series was Saturday's Arncliffe Gala. Thankfully I had some time before the race to sit in the sun and recover from the hilly Malham road. There were some good junior Harrier performances including Ruaridh Mon-Williams 1st U17 and Euan Brennan 2nd U14. The senior race got started at a fast pace along a track. We then climbed steeply before going along a ridge and back down into the village. Iain Gibbons ran well to finish 20th, two places ahead of me in 22nd. Norman Bush came in 48th. Results ...
(1 10:38 Simon Bailey, Mercia) 20 13:01 Iain Gibbons 22 13:18 Jack Wood 48 15:48 Norman Bush 85 finished
From Petra ... Results ...
Bradford Lister Park (1 17:36 James Goodall, Eccleshill RR) 32 22:22 David Chandler 38 22:48 Philip Hirst 313 37:56 Abbie Reynier (junior) 365 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:52 Warren Lowcock, U/A) 136 26:54 Petra Bijsterveld 140 27:13 Fiona Schneider 226 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 19:44 John Potter, Bridlington RR) 42 28:05 Alex Millar 77 ran
From Petra ... Quite a number of Harriers out at parkrun this Saturday and some outstanding results, Sally Malir was the 1st woman home at Bradford and Hannah Partner achieved the same feat at Skipton. Steve Weston flew across the Stray to come 7th at Harrogate (his first parkrun) and Alex Hirst continues in fine form in Lewisham coming in 4th. Results ...
Bradford Lister Park (1 18:02 Paul Clegg, Bingley Harriers) 17 20:35 Sally Malir 1st F 74 24:02 David Chandler 365 39:59 Abbie Reynier (junior) 408 ran Harrogate Stray (1 16:50 Richard Ebbage, Ripon Runners) 7 18:21 Steve Weston 146 26:29 Julie Elmes 258 ran Lewisham Hilly Fields (1 18:49 Richard Mathie, Imperial College Cross Country & AC) 4 19:26 Alex Hirst 93 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:39 Lee Athersmith, Bingley Harriers) 19 23:18 Hannah Partner 1st F 48 29:48 Alex Millar 76 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:35 Mike Appleton, Ripon Runners) 29 22:43 Will Worboys 197 ran
A good 9th place for Jamie in the senior race, and Juniors running too - see the Woodentops photos
(1 Jimmy Craig, Barlick) 9 Jamie Hutchinson 52 finished
Membership secretary URGENTLY needed. ... Good with a Spreadsheet?
After 5 years in the job, our membership secretary, Emma, has decided its time to step down.
So there is now an opening at Il...more
Circuits are back 15/09 ... Sorry Neil I've just been for a run as I thought they started next week. Hopefully I will join you next Monday.
YVAA championships cross country ... Hi Lynn,
26/06/1969 for me
Thank you, Mike....more
Cross Country ... HI,
PLease can you register me also for the XC's
Fell and Club social Wed 10th Sept ... A reminder that the next fell / club social will take place next Wednesday evening (17th) in the Ilkley Moor Vaults from 7.45 onwards. Food will be av...more
Thurs 11th - Fell training 6.45 ... Its on!! We thought that last week would be the last session as the nights draw in, but I think we can squeeze one more in this week if we start at 6...more
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