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 Jean Sullivan ... My 14km race seems very tame compared to the amazing undertakings by other Ilkley Harriers this weekend!
A multi terrain race along moorland tracks and paths, which starts and ends at Castle Bolton in Wensleydale. A big hill to be dealt with right at the start but well worth it for the amazing views to be seen when running along the tops. A lovely downhill finish.
I would definitely recommend this small and very friendly race which shows off Yorkshire's beautiful scenery to perfection! James Herriot's son was present to see us off and also to present the prizes at the end. Results ...
(1 55:21 Ed Hyland, Stainland Lions) 111 80:21 Jean Sullivan 239 finishers
From Harry Sime ... This event was run by Saltaire Striders and started near Roberts Park. If you like running along canal towpaths then you will love most of this course. The first and final kms were through a field and the 8th and 9th consisted of a short steep rise up and down via woodland paths and a bit of an obstacle course with a number of steps, stiles and railings to go over or under. The remaining 11Kms were along the canal towards Esholt and back which allowed you to get into a steady rhythm although there was the occasional cyclist and Sunday walkers with dogs to watch out for. The event was well marshalled and well supported by local clubs. It was Robert Sime's longest event to date, he was pleased with his time and was good prep for his first HM. Recommended as a pleasant change from the more undulating local challenges. Results ...
(1 54:48 Rob James, U/A) 54 73:20 Harry Sime 55 73:22 Robert Sime 194 finished
Sharon Meadows reports ... 6,300 metres of ascent (over 20,000ft) in 169 km (105 miles).
This was my third attempt at completing this race and at last it's done! It was endless and I never want to see that course again. Today I feel remarkably well, but my feet are a bit trashed.
The race began on Friday at 6pm and there was quite a big crowd for the send-off. Cut off was on Sunday at 10 am. It is a circular route that takes in all of the Lakeland fells. Starting at Coniston then on to Seathwaite - Boot - Wasdale Head - Buttermere - Braithwaite - Blencathra - Dockray - Dalemain - Howtown - Mardale Head - Kentmere - Ambleside - Chapel Stile - Tilberthwaite and back to Coniston. There are 15 checkpoints on route including the finish and as ever all the many marshalls were really helpful. I thought it best not to stop and enjoy the disco music, fairy lights and braziers but to keep on going.
I can't really say I enjoyed it but I did meet lots of friendly runners who all helped to get me through. The success rate is usually 40 - 50% but this year was the highest ever with 65% finishing. The weather conditions were much better this year which helped a lot. The Lakeland 50 which runs over the same weekend saw 95% of competitors finishing. The 50 is a much more enjoyable experience.
If you are thinking of having a go there are lots of Youtube videos, and a really good one if you look up UK top ultra runs. Entries open on 1st September and this year the race was full in under 15 minutes!
1st Male finished in 20 hours 42 minutes.
1st Female finished in 25 hours 47 minutes
I finished in 39 hours 15 minutes, 198th out of 302.
Tomorrow I am going on holiday, was going to wear my recovery tights but the children have banned me. Too embarassing! Anyway, looking forward to a rest in the sunshine.
From Phil Hirst ... Paul Sugden led a team that completed the 24 hour 2015 Adidas Thunder Run, as part of a 2000 strong field. The Ilkley Harriers in the team were Paul Sugden, Sue Bickerdyke, Alex Hirst and Phil Hirst, with non running support from Sue Hirst and John Sanderson. The team completed a very creditable 26 laps of the off road 10k course in conditions that varied from blazing sun to persistent rain. (The team finished 53rd out of 229 entered, the winning team completing 36 laps).
From 'travelling' Jack Wood ... The inner Yorkshireman thought it was bit expensive at £12 but it was a lovely route with great views and well organised with ski slalom-esque tall markers. Couldn't stay with the leader Prasad but got over the top in second and finished in third.
1 38:44 Tom Adams 14 50:38 David Chandler 42 57:37 David Chapman 93 finished
(1 20:09 Ian Willis, KCAC) 2 21:16 Martin Archer 13 25:38 Norman Bush 1st V60 31 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Mile End (1 16:40 Nathan Dunn, Preston Harriers) 34 20:18 Tom Worboys 211 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:04 Daniel Bennett, Rochdale Harriers) 23 22:45 Harry Sime 24 22:47 Robert Sime 40 24:10 Archie Budding (junior) 136 ran Fountains Abbey (1 16:40 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners) 53 23:40 Alison Eagle 239 ran
From 'travelling' Jack Wood ... made it to Muirkirk for this informal race which was part of a 'Bog and Burn' series. Managed to get the win despite falling in a large bog.
Tom Adams broke Andy Hilton's 9 year old men's course record, running 13:47 in a mixed-club team that finished 2nd. Results
From Jack Wood ... After the cycling and previous days racing the body was saying no and it was a battle to keep running. Still, enjoyed the route and being out there on the fells in the Lakes. Narrowly missed out on being 40th in the 40th edition of this race but did manage to come home just ahead of the first lady.
(1 1:31:23 Rob Jebb, Bingley) 41 1:52:07 Jack Wood 341 finished
(1 19:58 Simon Bailey, Mercia) 11 24:52 Mark Mon-Williams 38 29:58 Lucy Williamson 1st LU23 41 30:15 Norman Bush 64 34:41 Joanne Williamson 81 finished
From Kevin Lawson ... Ran with a mate completing his first ever half. A lovely two loop run along the seafront though very windy in parts! Great to see a lot of local clubs represented. Results ...
(1 1:18:21 Conrad McKee, Blackburn) 418 2:08:10 Kevin Lawson 579 finished
From Martin Wight ... the latest Ilkley Harriers Race League update, after 12 races.
From Jamie Hutchinson ... Saturday 18th July and 5.45am I just made the start of the Eiger trail race starting from Grindlewald, Switzerland and taking in the Faulhorn at its highest point and 51km and 3100m height gain. The route is mainly on tracks with just the initial few kms and last 10km on tarmac with the Eiger, Monch etc as the backdrop. I started at the back of the field (a benefit of not setting my alarm correctly!) and slowly moved through the field until just before the half way point. The climb up the Faulhorn was really hard and relentless but rewarded with fantastic views and a gradual descent for most of the second half of the race. I descended well the last few miles to the valley floor before the last few miles along the road back into Grindlewald. I finished in 8 hours 21 minutes and 142 in my class with the winner (Martin Schedler) completing it in an astonishing 5 hours 22 minutes - 454 finished.
From Jack Wood ... Fast and furious race mainly on a stony track to the top of Ingleborough and back. Reached the summit in third and caught first on the steep drop but couldn't stay with him on the long gradual descent. Nick and Norman ran well and were first M60 and M70 respectively.
(1 47:132 Steve Hebbethwaite, Keswick) 3 47:47 Jack Wood 64 60:10 Nick Pearce 112 67:29 Norman Bush 195 finished
Well done to Tom Adams, helping England to team Gold as second England counter! Results ...
(1 1:10:18 Emanuele Manzi, Italy) 5 1:13:24 Tom Adams 185 1:40:27 Michael Lomas 609 finished
Harrogate Stray (1 17:49 Stephen Ellison, UA) 4 18:10 Euan Brennan 380 ran Skipton Aireville Park (100th event at Skipton) (1 18:33 Andrew Chell, Barlick) 3 19:02 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 5 19:52 Jemima Elgood (junior) first lady 170 ran
1 59:58 Hyde Park Harriers 4 63:15 Ilkley Men A 2 18:28 Jack Cummings 5 23:45 Ben Sheppard 13 21:02 Andrew Sheldon 17 71:49 Ilkley Men B 31 23:08 Will Worboys 21 27:11 David Chandler 16 21:30 Ben Joynson 34 76:45 Ilkley Mixed A 38 23:59 Jean Sullivan 15 26:42 Richard Joel 46 26:05 Stephanie Fox 49 83:31 Ilkley Mixed B 65 27:19 Julie Elmes 44 30:58 Andrew Jackson 39 25:14 Caroline Craske 65 94:10 Ilkley Mixed C 68 29:41 Sally Wright 60 34:21 Petra Bijsterveld 63 30:08 Don Macrae 71 teams finished
Fab results from the 7 junior teams too, see the junior pages
|Brian Melia||Dragons Back race, 17th||Other nominations were:|
Jane McCarthy - Ultimate Trails 110, 2nd lady
Ben Sheppard - Ultimate Trails 110, 15th
Jamie Hutchinson - Clif 10 Peaks
Helen Waddington - Clif 10 Peaks
Jamie Partovi - results as new member
|Peter Lewis||Club newsletter|
(1 31:19 Stuart Robinson, Salford) 7 34:44 Dan Wilkinson 188 finished
Jack Wood reports ... For the first race of my summer cycling tour I cycled out to Widdop. This is a 7 mile circuit of the area near Widdop Reservoir, running mainly along narrow trods with a lovely ever-steeper descent near the end. Having cycled up a horribly steep hill to get there (from Trawden), I told myself to take it easy but once the race started I couldn't help myself and was with the leaders Darren and Christian. After a couple of miles my legs started to go and I fell back through the field but then I started to feel better (or those around me felt worse) and recovered to get third. The prize giving was at the very friendly Packhorse Inn and I managed to pick up some chocolate and beer for my travels.
(1 31:33 Kevin Loundes, Manx H) 21 35:24 Alex Sinclair 145 39:52 Dick Waddington 606 44:53 Kevin Lawson 826 47:25 Christine Cox 1st F55 1124 48:55 William Woodhead 1484 50:53 Alex Hyde PB 1678 53:45 Charlotte Smithson 2666 56:38 Sally Lynch 7127 finished
(1 33:13 Matt Bidwell, Galway City) 3 37:53 Alex Hirst PB
The Addingham Gala fell race, now in its 6th year with Ilkley Harriers, had a record field of 100 runners. Jack Wood won, making it a 'double' after winning the 'other' Beamsley Beacon fell race a few weeks ago. The sun shone (not too much), the crowds cheered, and Jonny Brownlee was there to cheer on the runners on the hill. Well done to RO Dan Wilkinson and all the helpers. Photos on woodentops.org.uk.
1 39:56 Jack Wood 11 46:12 Steve Turland 16 46:34 Rob Cunningham 20 46:57 Gavin Lamb 23 48:16 John Hayes 30 49:25 David Foyston 34 50:03 Ewan Farrow 37 51:04 Duncan Cooper 39 51:26 Michael Duffield 47 53:28 Dave Robson 48 53:37 Jann Smith 2nd lady 50 53:40 Norman Bush 53 54:19 Ben Joynson 56 55:28 Lucy Williamson 57 55:50 Geoff Howard 60 56:04 Will Worboys 71 57:20 Paul Stephens 72 57:29 Alan Chapman 83 60:28 Leanne Farrow 90 63:42 Sue Morley 96 68:08 Peter Lewis 97 73:18 Paul Sugden 100 finishers
This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
Val Kerr reports ... WELL DONE to Alison Weston who successfully completed the Joss Naylor Challenge. This tour of the Lakeland peaks includes climbing 30 tops, crossing 48 miles of mountain terrain and climbing nearly 17000ft (all in less than 14 hrs). Fantastic Alison, an inspiration.
From Alison Weston ... A massive thanks to all those pacers and supporters who helped me compete the Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge this weekend in just under 14 hours (~ 13hrs 40). Great company all the way round and accurate route finding despite a mixed bag of weather. And Joss Naylor there to meet us at the end!
Leg 1 Pooley Bridge to Kirkstone Pass over 12 tops with Jane and Kate
Leg 2 Kirkstone Pass to Dunmail Raise over 4 tops with Sarah and Nick
Leg 3 Dunmail Raise to Styhead tarn over 6 tops with Nicky, Outi and Roy
Leg 4 Styhead Tarn to Greendale over 8 tops with Helen, Dick and Roy (+ Nea over last top)
Road and Styhead support from Graham, Nea and Lyra
From Jamie Hutchinson ... 10am on the start line of the Dales Trail 30k just outside Muker in Swaledale. A stunning place for a start line and ahead 30km taking in Tan Hill at the high point and half distance. The first five miles were pretty much uphill initially on the road before hitting the trails - I started well if not a bit too quick and settled into a steady trot. We were blessed with fine weather, just a bit blustery over the exposed tops. Ben Huskins won in 2hrs30, I finished in 3hrs5mins and 24th out of 115 finishers.
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Bradford Lister Park (1 18:16 Christian Holmes, Wharfedale Harriers) 68 24:49 Alex Hyde 94 26:07 Tom Worboys 330 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:26 Mark Bryant, Leeds City) 191 26:16 Julie Elmes 401 ran Wycombe Rye (1 18:28 Daniel Weathers, Wycombe Phoenix) 31 22:05 Ethan Thompson 281 ran Temple Newsam (1 17:25 Kristoff Boynton, York Acorn RC) 13 21:59 Geoffrey Howard 114 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:34 Alan Walsh, Wharfedale Harriers) 6 19:15 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 37 23:54 Dylan Shinn (junior) 120 ran Cleethorpes 1 15:14 Tom Adams 139 ran
Well done to Harry Maslen who has been selected to compete for England in the home international U20 decathlon championships in Hexham on the 25/26 July.
From Dan Wilkinson ... A fabulous evening race over at Stirton that takes in Sharp Haw, twice. Yet another win for Jack as he continued his purple patch battling it out to the line with Barlick's Jimmy Craig. Outi Kamarainen also ran well to get 3rd lady. Results ...
1 36:26 Jack Wood 6 38:13 Dan Wilkinson 16 43:26 Steve Turland 47 49:10 Outi Kamarainen 59 50:52 Norman Bush 96 finished
A record field of 245 finishers in the traditional League finale, staged by Otley AC this year. (Results below are in finish order so are out of order with the times.) Results ...
(1 42:48 Ronan Walsh, Swaledale) (10 30:30 Andrew Grant, Harrogate (fastest)) 19 44:33 James Rochfort 26 55:13 Laura Dawes 29 50:20 Don Macrae 32 36:28 Tom Worboys 92 43:06 Jean Sullivan 100 41:42 Julie Watson 112 46:18 Geoffrey White 118 42:53 Caroline Craske 139 37:04 Andrew Sheldon 181 40:56 Will Worboys 199 44:41 Christine Cox 223 38:47 Ben Joynson 232 49:04 Julie Elmes 245 64:21 Claire Murphy 245 finished
Photo by Dragons' Gary Waite: Andrew Sheldon, our HDSRL club coordinator, trying to beat his handicap.
Andrew Sheldon adds ... Christine Cox won the HDSRL 2015 FV55 individual medal, awarded for the most main team points best three results from the four races. Well done Christine!
From Rob.Cunningham ... I dashed out to Rochdale to take part in this undulating 10k. Miserable Manchester conditions at the start as the rain absolutely bounced it down. It died off by the 2 mile mark, and by the end I was quite hoping it would start again. Results ...
(1 35:06 Rob James, Unattached) 12 37:21 Rob Cunningham 341 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Ten Harriers travelled down the road to Adel for the Eccup 10 mile road race. Always in July and on an undulating course with little shade this race is tough on a hot day, and I have abiding memories of walking long stretches of it two years ago in sweltering conditions. Thankfully today was much more manageable. We were started off by Jonny Brownlee, I only found this out after the event from Twitter, as sadly the PA system failed and this fact completely passed me by.
Gavin Lamb was the first Harrier home in 51st place, followed by Tom Worboys who has been gaining a lot of pace this year and ran a PB. Kate Archer was the 3rd Harrier and also 3rd F35 (PB), Christine Cox 2nd F55 and Hilda Coulsey 3rd F60.
Alex Hyde passed me at 5 miles muttering something about enjoying too much of the good stuff the night before, but it did not seem to hamper his progress! It left me as the last Harrier to cross the finish line but I was pleased to find I had still run a 10 mile PB.
(1 56:37 Chris Smith, Leeds City AC) 51 1:06:36 Gavin Lamb 66 1:07:40 Tom Worboys PB 94 1:09:27 Kate Archer 3rd F35 PB 98 1:09:34 Andrew Merrick 312 1:21:37 Christine Cox 2nd F55 345 1:23:08 Chloe Merrick 351 1:23:21 Jane Bryant 402 1:26:19 Hilda Coulsey 3rd F60 455 1:28:30 Alex Hyde PB 488 1:31:02 Petra Bijsterveld PB 726 ran
(1 31:28 Tesfaye Debele, Leeds City) 190 46:41 Robert Sime 191 46:43 Harry Sime 199 47:10 Chantal Busby 328 51:59 Ruth Kitchen 370 53:09 Chris Wilby 371 53:06 Louise Airey 409 55:38 Julie Elmes 622 finished
From Dan Wilkinson... Blackfell fell race is a brand new AM race this year taking in the best of the landscape of Upper Wharfedale. The race requires navigational skills as, in parts it does not use paths and it was up to runners to establish the quickest route between checkpoints. Because the clag had lifted this made proceedings relatively simple and runners took slight variations in line rather than getting totally lost. 31 took part and the race was won by Sam Watson in 1:24:53, I managed 3rd and Jack was 5th home. A brilliant addition to the calendar and I would urge all fell runners to give this a go next year - it's superb and a firm favourite of mine already.
(1 1:24:53 Sam Watson, Wharfedale) 3 1:28:07 Dan Wilkinson 5 1:36:35 Jack Wood 31 finished
Norman Bush, V70, storming the Oakworth Haul ... Results ...
(1 40:05 Charlie McIntosh, P&B) 11 51:35 Norman Bush 20 finished
Will Buckton reports ... A hot day on the Calderdale moors above Hebden Bridge. A nice run apart from being followed by swarms of flies for parts of the race!
(1 50:57 Joseph Crossfield, CVFR) 77 1h13:24 Jamie Partovi 91 1h22:15 Will Buckton 100 finished
(1 31:59 Ted Mason, Wharfedale) 8 37:34 Mark Mon-Williams 10 37:47 Steve Turland 58 finished
John Hayes writes ...
One of the joys of running a mountain marathon is that warm glow of satisfaction when you stumble through the mist and find yourself right at the flag. Day one of the Saunders proved to be very misty and - whether by luck or judgement - we had a few of these moments. But then there are those occasions when you are convinced you are in the right place but there is no flag to be seen. Usually this causes mild irritation, then increasing panic as time ticks away, followed by running around madly and finally expletive-laden desperation. This is what happened (to me at least - Sarah stayed remarkably calm) when we reached control 5 of the Harter Fell course. We spent an hour or more searching and searching for a flag only to give up and head to the half-way camp forlornly. Just as we were pondering how we would live with the ignominy of being disqualified, we learnt that the flag had not been there (until a marshal arrived after us to put it out). So, with our spirits lifted, we lounged around in the sun (which came out in the afternoon), ate our quick-cook pasta, went to bed at 8pm, slept through the very loud baaing sheep, got up at 6am, stood in the toilet queue, got bitten by midges and ran a second day - without mishap - back to the finish. Sarah and I were very pleased to finish 21st and 1st mix vets. Sarah Edwards and her dad ran the Harter Fell class too and turned on the style on day two finishing 17th overall. Special mention also to Adrian Hall and his son Matthew (doing his first MM) who came a brilliant 4th in the Bedafell class.
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Bradford Lister Park (1 16:49 Matthew Merrick, Bingley Harriers) 8 19:05 Andrew Overend 327 ran Harrogate Stray (1 15:54 Jamil Parapia, Otley AC) 152 26:27 Julie Elmes 335 ran Hilly Fields Lewisham (1 17:54 Hugh Salway, U/A) 2 19:15 Alex Hirst 184 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:18 James Raven, Cardiff AC) 32 22:52 Harry Sime 34 22:56 Robert Sime 68 26:14 Charlotte Smithson 133 36:09 Emma Curran 143 ran
1 6:44 Tom Adama 13 8:36 Jemima Elgood 1st FU17, 1st lady 44 9:43 Lucy Haines 74 10:51 Chloe Haines 164 finished
Tom Adams is leading the England team at Snowdon this month ... details
From Paul Stephens .... Great leg 5 in the Bradford Millenium Way relay today running with Joyce Marshall. A varied route, uphill on Burley Moor and then a long downhill all the way to the finish. An interesting finish along the river, then the canal and back along the river before the final stretch of road to Bingley Rugby Club. Well done team Ilkley.
We were 28th team home out of 50. Results ...
Leg 1, 15th, 1:33:29 Gavil Lamb & David Chandler Leg 2, 40th, 1:39:45 Ian Conyers & William Woodhead Leg 3, 32nd, 1:18:31 Adela Reperecki & Keith Wood Leg 4, 24th, 1:30:07 Helen Horton & Andrew Merrick Leg 5, 39th, 1:53:05 Joyce Marshall & Paul Stephens 28th team, 3rd Vets team, 7:54:57 (1st team 5:32:03)
From Ben Sheppard...Ultimate Trails is the ultra in the popular Lakeland Trails series and comes in 110k or 55k versions. Dick Waddington, Jane McCarthy and I took on the 110, being for each of us a first time at anything like such distance. The route starts and finishes in Ambleside and includes 6 mountain passes, 5 lakes and (they say) 14,000 ft ascent/descent. The atmosphere was charged for the midnight start and carnival-like at the finish, drum band and all. The first three hours or so by head torch before sunrise by Haweswater - not a bad way to start a race. Kim Collison destroyed the field and earned himself hefty prize money by setting a new course record.
Special mention for Jane, second lady - what a class performance. I found it way tougher than expected, having underestimated the challenge of the ascent combined with tricky terrain over so many (almost 15) hours. Anyone fancying stepping up to ultra - give it a go.
Here are some GPS stats, and the Results ...
(1 10:48:57 Kim Collison, Borrowdale) 15 14:50:40 Ben Sheppard 18 15:03:10 Jane McCarthy 2nd lady 46 16:42:45 Dick Waddington 194 finished
Dick Waddington adds ... What an experience! Nearly twice the length of any race I've have done before, this was always going to be a step into the unknown. The first three and half hours were in the dark and gave some exciting descending from Nan Bield pass, just to take your mind off the distance left to go. The three of us ran together for the first 10k or so, before Ben thought he would stretch his legs a bit. Jane and I settled into a nice rhythm, chatting with other runners as the race ebbed and flowed. At checkpoint 5, 55km and 7.5 hours into the race, we came across Ben again looking very relaxed and applying plenty of suncream - it was hot and sunny by now. We probably motivated him to press on. At 70km I mentioned to Jane the distance covered and without a hint of irony she commented that there was less than a marathon to go! I was quite happy with the thought too. At 75km though my legs decided that I hadn't been eating enough and I needed to slow down, so Jane pressed on and I had no option but to make more of the lovely views on offer. Ben and Jane performed brilliantly to keep up such good paces all the way round on their first attempts at this kind of distance.
From Jamie Hutchinson ...10 peaks, 30 miles and 3000m starting at 6am from Thirlmere on a really beautiful day to be in the lakes I headed up onto Helvellyn well up in the field of about 100 runners. The race then descended back to Thirlmere and Steel end car park before heading up to High Raise, Bow Fell, Esk Pike. Next Esk Hause, then Great end, Ill Crag and Scafell Pike - at this stage I still felt pretty good and was trotting along nicely. Descending onto the corridor route across to Great Gable where the race started to bite, into the clag I made the summit and then made a nav error and got a bit disorientated losing about half an hour. Back on track I made it across to Honister and welcome food stop. A few bowls of rice pudding and I was ready for the climb up Dale Head and then the run in along Newlands valley and finally the finish in Kewsick. A tough day out on the fells I managed 11th out of about 90 finishers. The race was won by Tony Holland in 7:57. Great race, I did the 'short' there's also a long and an extreme for the more seasoned ultra racers! Results ...
(1 7:57:00 Tony Holland, Coniston) 11 10:00:22 Jamie Hutchinson 47 14:14:53 Helen Waddington 91 finished
From Shirley Wood ... top decathlete Harry Maslen (now a member of the senior club) had been looking forward to this final Decathlon of the season competing for West Yorkshire at Doncaster in the ESSA regional qualifier. Unfortunately he was not well but the excellent training that he has been doing showed what a truly exceptional athlete he is even when not on par. On day 1 he ran 11.3 in the 100m, jumped a PB of 6m77 in the long jump, followed by a second PB of 13m25 in the shot an outdoor PB of 1m92 in the high jump and finished with a 53.3 in the 400m. He finished in the lead but overnight he was more ill and despite travelling to Doncaster for the second day decided to withdraw from the competition. Over the next few years I am certain that we will hear of Harry's further successes.
From Shirley Wood ... It was such a great honour for Ilkley Harriers to have 4 of its older juniors selected to compete for England in Bulgaria. Over the 3.6km ladies course Jemima Elgood was 23rd in 21:26, Lucy Haines 37th in 22:44 and Sarah Pickering 38th in 23:19. Jemima and Lucy were part of the England team placed 9th overall. There were 50 competitors in the race and the winning time was 18:50.
In the 5.4km mens race Ruaridh Mon Williams finished in 56th place in 30:44 (61 ran and winners time was 24:30).
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor 1 16:48 Jack Wood 387 ran York (1 16:33 Eric Sofen, U/A) 36 20:15 Geoff Howard 390 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:06 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders) 9 19:52 Andrew Overend 77 25:08 Alex Hyde 117 26:50 Petra Bijsterveld 356 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:38 Stuart Little, Sheffield RC) 164 25:54 Julie Elmes 335 ran Hilly Fields Lewisham (1 16:33 David Morgan, Serpentine RC) 4 18:10 Alex Hirst 143 ran
From Alison Weston ... congratulations to Brian Melia on finishing 17th in the Dragon's Back 'ultra' 'ultra' race race on Friday - 5 days of running covering the length of Wales - 300km and 16,000m of climbing in 54hr 34min. A really amazing achievement! Results
Read Brian's report.
(1 18:36 Matt Lockyer, P&B) 9 20:20 Steve Turland 58 29:09 Sue Morley 66 finished
From Geoff Howard ... Sally Malir and I ventured across to Horwich for the BMAF 5k Championships. Sally finished 3rd V50 lady and I was 2nd V70 man. Results ...
(1 15:39 Kerry Liam Vilson, Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers, V40) 85 19:47 Sally Malir 93 20:24 Geoff Howard 147 finished
From Steve Weston... The Weston family made the trip over to windy Fylde so that I could spend Fathers Day doing the Freckleton Half marathon. This is the UK's longest running half marathon and it has a brilliant community feel to it. The half marathon is the centre piece of a weekend gala with a sports day, a fun fair and numerous other events (imagine Ilkley carnival with a 600 entry road race).
The course sets off on a ramble round Freckleton before heading out into the country towards Wrea Green and returning via Lytham. There was plenty of support out on the course and it was a thoroughly enjoyable race. I can recommend it as an early summer target for those not wanting their winter training to go to waste.
It was windy on the day but thankfully there was a decent smattering of hedges to break up the wind, and only a relatively short section where you were slogging headlong into it.
I faded in the the last two miles, but I was looking for a top 30 place so I was happy with my 29th. Ben Fish won for the 9th time!
(1 1:09:19 Ben Fish, Blackburn Harriers) 29 1:24:40 Steve Weston 601 finished
From Gavin Lamb ... Took a new race tactic on this and turned up on the start line a couple of minutes after the gun had gone and out of breath getting there (I think my race was 10.5k!). Not to be recommended if you are after a good time and finishing place but it did feel good going past the 440+ people during the race. Somehow managed to clock a faster time and exactly the same position as last year.
(1 35:18 Frank Beresford, Otley) 42 44:02 Gavin Lamb 486 finishers
(1 22:14 Mark Addison, Helm Hill) 18 26:15 Mark Mon-Williams 1st V50 23 27:11 Steve Turland 80 finished
From George Elmes ... 15 juniors competed in the Turner Uphill race, round 6 of the Junior FRA Champs (most taking the opportunity to camp with there parents at the start of the race and have a cracking weekend). A tough uphill only course and some great performances from all. This season's target was to improve on our best ever result last year of 4th club. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!! I am pleased to report that we finished joint 2nd out of over 60 clubs competing! 2nd best Junior fell club in the country is a massive accomplishment for every JIH that competed in an English Championship race this season. Well done to all - so proud of you all. Full report with pictures on the junior pages.
Jann Smith reports ... 3.7m / 1594ft, and a quote from Barlick Fellrunners website ....'Special mention should perhaps be made of Norman Bush of Ilkley Harriers. He runs in the Vet 70 category, yet he finished in 55th position, comfortably in the top half of the field, once more demonstrating what a top athlete he remains, in spite of his advancing years....'
(1 34:08 Ted Mason, Wharfedale) 9 38:22 Dave Wilby 20 41:31 Jim Ryder 54 48:36 Jann Smith 1st F40 55 48:44 Norman Bush 1st V70 78 53:22 Jamie Partovi 123 finished
(1 50:27 James Logue, CVFR) 44 77:20 Peter Haines 77 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 17:18 Richard Shuttleworth, U/A) 23 19:36 Tom Worboys 342 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:44 Andrew Bedford, Saltaire Striders) 25 22:10 Phil Hirst 111 26:29 Petra Bijsterveld 349 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 19:26 Benjamin Small, Keighley and Craven) 13 22:52 Harry Sime 14 22:53 Robert Sime 40 25:47 Charlotte Smithson 101 ran
From Dave Wilby ... Another win for Jack Wood tonight at Beamsley Beacon despite the fact he set off at a crawl, didn't really start racing until a couple of miles in, and took a long route back down. Oh the benefit of youth!! Good to see a healthy turnout of Harriers.
1 36:21 Jack Wood 5 38:51 Dave Wilby 11 41:03 Martin Archer 21 43:02 Mark Calderbank 25 44:05 David Chandler 28 44:58 Steve Weston 46 47:51 Chantel Busby 76 59:45 Peter Lewis 77 60:13 Anna Barlow 78 60:25 Sue Morley 84 finished
(1 25:21 Mike Burrett, Harrogate) 42 30:50 Mark Iley 53 31:34 Andrew Sheldon 97 33:45 Caz Farrow 116 34:32 Philip Hurst 171 37:12 Jean Sullivan 198 38:34 Christine Cox 235 40:06 Geoffrey White 241 40:20 Paul Sugden 262 41:43 Julie Elmes 311 46:51 Claire Murphy 335 finished
Overall League placings and handicap race start times should be out next week ...
ILTSC are hosting a major tennis tournament, so we cannot meet there and instead we will meet at the Old Bridge, 7pm, for the Tuesday night run.
(1 11:44 Ted Mason, Wharfedale) 9 13:56 Steve Turland 10 14:02 Mark Mon-Williams 1st V50 49 18:17 Chloe Haines 75 finished
From Geoff Howard ... An almost inevitably breezy day for the out and back flat coastal Fleetwood Rotary 10k. A relatively small field of 103 headed by unattached Adam Siodowicz in 35m 26s. I managed 11th (first v50) in 42m 48s.
From Tom Worboys ... The second time in a row I've done this. It's a nice mildly undulating course with live music every mile or two, going past some of Liverpool's most iconic landmarks. The highlight for me was running up Penny Lane, with the same song being belted out of a sound system. The oddest point was being asked if I had any scissors, just after I'd finished...
I completed the run in 3:28.38.
From Jamie Partovi ... AL 13.3m/ 4593ft. My first Long so didn't place well but a really good route and well worth it. Great views of Ullswater towards the end. 53 ran, results to follow...
From Duncan Cooper ... If anyone ever fancies a trip to the North Dales this is a great off-road marathon taking in all types of terrain around Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. Results ...
(1 3:00 Matthew Hayes, East Hull) 17 3:43 Duncan Cooper 66 4:15 Catherine Farrow 136 4:54 Adela Reperecki 454 ran/walked
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 15:49 Chris Smithard, Deeside Orienteering) 24 19:41 Arthur Reilly 45 20:51 Jann Smith 2nd F 303 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:36 Ged Callan, Bingley Harriers) 75 24:51 Alex Hyde PB 324 ran Newbury (1 17:08 Tony Carter, Tyne Bridge Harriers) 52 21:55 Will Worboys 407 ran Harrogate Stray (1 18:26 Mark Bryant, Leeds City) 141 26:34 Julie Elmes 265 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:27 James Raven, Cardiff AAC) 6 20:56 Lewis Carr (junior) 17 22:43 Tom Worboys 22 23:40 Harry Sime 23 23:41 Robert Sime 40 26:33 Charlotte Smithson 44 26:51 Emma Curran 66 30:52 Dylan Shinn (junior) 102 ran
Congratulations to fell race organisers Dave & Eileen Woodhead who have both been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Birthday Honours List, for services to Fell Running. Dave & Eileen's excellent races over 30 years have been a highlight of many a Harrier's running year; their efforts for Yorkshire fell running have helped progress many of our runners to higher level competition; goodness knows how many Harriers photos there are amongst the 250,000 excellent fell-running photos they've published online (and printed and distributed freely before the days of the internet); and they have often lent a hand at Harriers races too. They are an inspiration. A thoroughly deserved honour.Membership Survey, results
From Hilda Coulsey, for the Committee ... We had a fantastic response with 108 people taking the time to provide very useful insights and ideas which will help us take the Club forward. Read a summary of the results.
Ilkley Harriers membership includes, for all first-claim members, membership of England Athletics with an individual competition license. At a recent Consultation Meeting staged by EA for clubs, EA provided this list of benefits.
From Hilda Coulsey ... On a super evening three Harriers tackled this challenging road race of two laps up and round Penistone Hill from Haworth. None of us had done it before and I would recommend it, great views. It'll be in my diary for next year. It was a YVAA championship run and congratulations to Sally Malir and Sally Morley on their prizes for first LV 50 and second lady. Thank you too for the support; Georgia Malir, Pete Shields, Steve Weston and anyone else I missed.
(1 28:07 Craig Shearer, KCAC) 20 32:20 Sally Morley 2nd Lady 35 33:56 Sally Malir 1st FV50 107 44:48 Hilda Coulsey 142 ran
Sally Malir sets a new Club Record for LV50, beating Bernie Gibbons' 40:18 at Roundhay Park in 2005, and also beats Emma Barclay's LV45 record from the 2013 Full Bronte.
(1 37:00 Ted Mason, Wharfedale) 7 42:03 Dan Wilkinson 17 46:14 Paul Calderbank 26 47:33 David Chandler 25 50:34 Chantal Busby 63 60:21 Sue Morley 70 finishers
Photo NLFR: Dan models the new Club vest
32 teams enjoyed fast, sunny running at this super event. Thanks to all the runners who came, and to the many helpers. Ilkley's (young) ladies' team (photo) won the ladies team prize.
Results and photos on the Badger Stone Relays page.
Selected Ilkley results (i.e. the senior ones I could spot, and some juniors ...)
2nd team Mark & Ruaridh Mon-Williams, Dan Wilkinson 1st ladies team Jemima Elgood, Lucy Jacques, Lucy Haines 2 mile leg (1 13:42 Joe Baxter, P&B) 3 14:12 Dan Wilkinson 4 15:04 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 9 16:15 Mark Mon-Williams 11 16:33 Jez Hellewell 12 16:36 Daniel Hayes 13 16:37 John Hayes 15 16:42 Jemima Elgood, fastest lady 15 16:42 Martin Archer 22 17:06 Justin Phillips 24 17:28 Tom Worboys 28 17:57 Lucy Haines 36 19:18 Arthur Reilly 37 19:33 Will Worboys 44 20:46 Lucy Jacques 51 22:45 Sarah Hayes
Some very fast times from Ilkley juniors on the 1 mile relay, and some on the 2 mile legs, too. See full results on the Badger Stone Relays page.
(1 54:45 Tesfaye Debele, Leeds) 41 1:06:57 Jonathan Sinclair 54 1:08:48 Andrew Overend 66 1:10:39 Michael Lomas 80 1:11:51 Michael Duffield 95 1:12:48 Jane McCarthy 239 1:25:22 Helen Waddington 310 1:35:34 Petra Bijsterveld 372 finishers
FOUR of our U18 runners have been selected to run for England in the International Youth Cup for mountain running on 27th June in Smolyan, Bulgaria. Announced on England Athletics. Congratulations to Ruaridh Mon-Williams and Lucy Haines on their 2nd England vests; Jemima Elgood and Sarah Pickering on their England debuts.
(1 9:38 Sam Tesla, Rossendale) 8 11:20 Iain Gibbons 19 12:37 Mark Mon-Williams 61 16:21 Chloe Haines 98 finished
1 45:51 Tom Adams 30 57:03 Jim Ryder 96 70:00 Norman Bush 1st V70 106 71:44 Alison Eagle 130 79:58 Sue Morley 139 finished
From Dave Wilby ... 20m/8800ft, a true monster and one of the iconic long fell races in the British calendar. The race offers a point to point route from the North Welsh coast over the Carneddau & Glyderrau mountain ranges, and finishing on the summit of Snowdon. 5 summits in total with 3 significant climbs of 2-2500ft each out of the valleys and a good number of other undulations along the way. The weather was fairly clear and warm in the sheltered spots, but the wind on the tops was so bad that even the train up Snowdon was forced to stop running. My race never really took off for some reason but I found enough to secure an 8th place finish in 4:29, Jamie Hutchinson had a very good run to finish 56th in 5:45, and Outi Kamarainen had an excellent run to finish 6th lady in 6:00hrs. 122 finished with 16 retirees, showing just how tough it was at times.
(1 1:29:50 Frank Beresford, Otley AC) 7 1:36:01 Dan Wilkinson 10 1:37:35 Ben Sheppard 16 1:41:53 Mark Mon-Williams 31 1:46:26 Jonathan Sinclair 51 1:50:06 Paul Calderbank 55 1:50:39 David Chandler 68 1:53:57 Michael Duffield 70 1:54:11 Jann Smith 1st F45 84 1:57:04 Dave Robson 87 1:57:12 Tom Worboys 89 1:57:35 Ben Joynson 162 2:08:04 Chantal Busby 164 2:08:10 Kevin Lawson 182 2:11:34 Andrew Wilson 221 2:15:58 Jean Sullivan 225 2:16:33 Sarah Hayes 250 2:20:30 Susan Short 298 2:27:49 Jayne Fort 301 2:28:36 David Green 327 2:35:21 Petra Bijsterveld 350 2:42:40 Sally Wright 355 2:44:16 Sue Bickerdike 366 2:46:09 Sue Williamson 370 2:48:36 Paul Sugden 371 2:48:39 Emma O'Looney 378 2:51:09 Abigail Bailey 385 2:56:55 Emily Pearson 403 finished
This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 17:16 Tom Eames, West Sufflok AC) 38 20:01 Adrian Bastow 174 24:45 John Marshall 462 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:03 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders) 298 31:59 Alex Hyde 471 ran Sewerby (1 17:52 Harry Holmes, York Knavesmire Harriers) 21 22:18 Geoff Howard 138 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:27 Lucas Payne, Barlick Fell Runners) 18 23:23 Laura King 2nd F 126 ran
From Ben Sheppard ... What a great win for Jack Wood in 17:41 against some top quality runners! On a beautiful sunny night there were quite a few Harriers out to do battle with local rivals. After legging it over the cobbles we were slogging steeply up the Chevin to emerge from the trees to glorious sunshine, spectators and dog walkers before subjecting our quads and other bits to the punishment of the kind of downhill terrain that demands you go flat out but offers you no soft landings while twisting and turning you with every precariously landed foot strike. Super performances from talented youngsters Lucy Haines and Chloe Haines. Results ...
1 17:41 Jack Wood 9 19:35 Dave Wilby 12 19:44 Ben Sheppard 27 21:09 Michael Lomas 58 22:27 Paul Calderbank 61 22:39 Lucy Haines 81 24:32 Outi Kamarainen 95 25:32 Jamie Partovi 110 27:17 Norman Bush 120 28:44 Chloe Haines 145 finished
Updated results are on the HRL website now (6 June), will do the Harriers results here if it looks like this has settled down....