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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Report from Dan Wilkinson ... Wow, what a day for Ilkley men's team... the fell relays took place on the seldom visited Middleton fells, a gorgeous little range between the Dales and the Howgills. The area provided great fast grassy running and Dallam and Howgill Harriers provided an excellent arena for spectating the event and partaking in some post race refreshment. The PA was fantastic, never letting up with his funny quips for the whole six and a half hours we were there. Ruaridh Mon Williams set off for the men's team and stormed home in 28th place, although the course was long for a junior this was a very stong performance from Ruaridh. Next off were me and Mark Mon-Williams on the long pairs leg, we set off strongly gaining on the runners in front and eventually being passed by the superstar pairing of Jonny Brownlee and Rob Jebb approximately 2 miles into the course. We pushed hard but lost a few places in the second half of the race unfortunately coming home in 33rd. Next off was Dave Wilby and Jack Wood, we were expecting big things from them and they didn't disappoint, with Jack's exceptional navigation and return to form gaining the team 10 places over the third leg and 12th overall for leg 3. This meant the pressure was on for Tom, who set off in 23rd position, we had a quick sweepstake on how many places he'd gain and I think he surprised us all to come back 14th with the 3rd fasted time on leg 4. I think this may be the best open result for the Ilkley Harriers?
From Alison Weston ... A great show from Ilkley and very exciting to watch! Men's team were awesome this year finishing in 14th position and ladies did really well to come 10th position in a very competitive field. Sally Morley set us off to a great start, then Jann and Kate made easy work of the longest leg, Sarah and myself completed the navigation leg without any errors and then Jane brought us home in grand style. Looking at Graham's photos Jane had the most mud to wade through too! Great to have Ruaridh running leg 1 and in such a fast time. Hopefully there will be many more youngsters taking part in the coming years.
(1 3:43:55 Dark Peak FR) 14 4h08:11 Ilkley (men) 46:18 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 1:29:00 Dan Wilkinson & Mark Mon-Williams 1:09:18 Jack Wood & Dave Wilby 43:35 Tom Adams 103 5:05:06 Ilkley ladies (10th female team) 53:40 Sally Morley 1:41:22 Kate Archer & Jann Smith 1:32:57 Sarah Edwards & Alison Weston 57:07 Jane McCarthy 187 teams finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Lots of races to choose from today but there was still a good Harrier turnout at this local race which is a counter in the race league. The usual 10 mile route had been shortened this year to 8 miles due to maintenance work on the Eccup Reservoir dam, though sadly this shortcut did not remove the steep climb in the final mile. Underfoot conditions were good with only the odd muddy patch, and the autumn sunshine made it feel quite warm despite the decidedly blustery conditions. A nice bottle of ale for all finishers made it all worthwhile.
(1 44:56 Daniel Jenkin, Durham City Harriers) 58 63:50 David Chandler 76 65:41 Phil Hirst 97 67:24 Will Worboys 116 70:02 Stephanie Fox 141 72:52 Peter Lewis 144 73:12 Sarah Hayes 152 74:18 Hannah Partner 153 74:20 Nick Mellor 156 74:49 Frank Kew 164 75:11 Hilda Coulsey 1st F55 166 75:30 John Brown 187 77:46 Petra Bijsterveld 230 85:02 Sally Wright 267 finished 5 mile trail race (1 27:45 Nicholas Hughes U/A) 4 32:55 Daniel Hayes 73 ran
Men (1 32:59 Simon Deakin, Leeds) 77 41:38 Stephen Coy 85 42:19 Mark Iley 101 43:34 Arthur Reilly 105 44:05 Malcolm Pickering 165 finished Ladies (1 21:20 Claire Duck, Leeds) 15 23:59 Sally Malir 24 24:43 Caz Farrow 58 31:08 Di Kitchen 80 finished U17 ladies (1 16:35 Bethan Oates, Wakefield) 2 16:51 Sarah Pickering 7 17:53 Lucy Williamson 9 18:17 Lucy Jacques 14 19:07 Joanne Williamson 20 20:17 Tilly Woodward 21 20:21 Elizabeth Westhead 26 finished 1st team
45 Ilkley juniors ran brilliantly, with 7 teams in the results from U11 to U17
(1 1:13:37 James Bulman, New Marske) 230 1:53:22 Adela Reperecki 257 1:55:12 Dave Ibbotson 531 finished
From Steve Turland ... this race was first run 48 years ago as a result of a bet by a local man that he could run from the Summit Inn to the White Lion and back in less than 30 minutes. Sounding like the sort of challenge that could be undertaken after several pints and a large kebab, it didn't sound that hard. Only snag is that the White Lion is just over 2 miles away with 850ft of ascent up and down the Pennine Bridleway.
Anyway, the local man won his bet and a large sum of money went to the local community. Sadly, 48 years on I would have failed to win the bet finishing in just over 34 minutes in 15th position. But all good fun nonetheless.
From Sharon Meadows ... It was a lovely day for the 50 mile trail race which follows the boundary of Rotherham in a circular route. As always it was very well organised with plenty of feed stations and showers/hot meals at the end. Its also very cheap to enter (£12). It was muddy underfoot and a bit slippery in places but overall conditions were quite good. It's undulating but not hilly so is ideal if anyone is thinking of doing an ultra for the first time. This was my 5th completion of the race although my second slowest time (but at least I finished it!) Not sure of the official winning times, results not up yet. Well done to Amanda Parnaby also who ran 30 miles despite being ill, and she still drove us home!
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Colwick (1 17:54 Stephen Shanks, Victoria Pk H) 6 20:00 Will Buckton 207 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:50 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders) 188 29:15 Claire Murphy 374 ran Harrogate Stray (1 18:03 Matt Bailey, U/A) 164 26:33 Petra Bijsterveld 343 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:49 Mike Appleton, Ripon Runners) 5 19:27 Tom Worboys 178 ran
From Paul Wood ... a quick summary, draft minutes should be available soon.
A well attended AGM with 30+ people. An increase in subs by £2 to cover UKA increases was agreed (more info on subs and renewals soon). The proposed new Club Constitution was agreed. Committee and volunteer changes included new Treasurer Martin Archer, new Membership Secretary Rachel Carter, new Road Men's Captain Steve Weston, new XC Men's Captain Steve Coy. There are vacancies for a Deputy Chair, Road Ladies' Captain, Auditor, and some Committee places are vacant - contact Jane Bryant or Paul Stephens if you can help. See the committee page.
parkrun coming to Ilkley was discussed, as was the perennial issue of Tuesday nights.
|Harry Maslen||U20 Yorkshire Combined Events Decathlon Champion and Yorkshire record||Other nominations were:
Norman Bush: 1st V70 in English Fell Champs
Alison Weston: LDMT
Jack Wood: 1st at Ilkley Incline
Dan Wilkinson: 3rd at Embsay and Salford 10k time
Jonathon Whittaker: 1st medium LDMT
Adela Reperecki: 1st V50 Yorkshireman Full
Nick Richardson: 2nd V40 Yorkshireman Half
Gaenor and Steve Coy: Ilkley Aquathlon organisers
|Geoff Howard||Ilkley Incline organiser (10 years)|
(1 41:05 Simon Bailey, Mercia) 3 45:01 Jack Wood 31 51:37 Richard Joel 50 53:43 Duncan Cooper 84 56:11 Kate Archer 96 57:09 Jann Smith 99 57:14 Ben Joynson 130 59:18 Alison Weston 141 59:54 David Chandler 160 62:25 Sarah Haines 174 64:10 Will Worboys 237 80:57 Jacqui Weston 251 91:09 Julie Elmes 255 finished
Lots of good junior results too, and more photos, all on woodentops.org.uk
Andrew Merrick reports ... An unusual start to a marathon - there aren't many you can sleep in your own bed the night before, one of a number of things to be recommended about the Yorkshire Marathon...
A hassle free drive to the park and ride service from Elvington airfield got me to the York University campus with plenty of faffing time to spare and a reasonable amount of indoor space in which to faff. The short bag drop-off queues weren't exactly mirrored by the loo queues but otherwise all was good giving me enough time to finally decide on my race plan.... I had taken a more relaxed approach to training than the London 6 day a week spreadsheet driven approach. In a weak moment I might confess to missing colouring in the numbers green when the planned run had been completed, but otherwise it was definitely a more enjoyable experience, not least because you get to train in decent weather for autumn marathons. After careful (?) consideration I decided to go with the more aggressive of my two plans (Jane B's counsel of "start slowly" being put to one side at this point) - it was a simple plan in honour of Mr Weston, which involved sticking with the sub 3 pacer for as long as I could... He duly disappeared into the fog at mile 15 leaving me in my own mental version. With the help of very good support from the good people of York, particularly around the two way sections, I managed to get home in a respectable time. Unfortunately despite the level of pre race faffing time, I hadn't really thought through the pinning of my number - quite important I realised when running in support of Martin House.... I did my best to acknowledge most of the shouts of "come on Martin" ...
A friendly and well organised race, particularly the start pens, with a relatively flat course - undulating I think would be the appropriate expression - with a challenging uphill section just before the finish ...... and a helpful large arch over the road proclaiming, when close enough to read it, that you were almost at the finish line.... the actual finish being several hundred yards of pain further on. I couldn't comment on the scenery - it stayed foggy for most of the route.
There were a number of options back at the campus for the compulsory post race beer, before the bus back to the airfield and a rather sunnier drive home.
A marathon experience to be recommended.
(2 2:11:08 Bret Crosley, U/A)) 141 3:06:44 Andrew Merrick 1530 3:57:22 Charlotte Smithson 3677 finished
From Hilda Coulsey... I found myself in Peterborough this weekend and entered this half. It was flat (obviously!) and I missed our hills (weirdly?).
(1st 1:03:36 Jonah Chesum) 1270 1:48:07 Hilda Coulsey 3787 finished
Hilda's time beats the F60 half marathon Club record of 1:53:22 she set at the Great North Run last year.
Eddie Winslow reports ... Lakes in a Day ultra, 48+ miles and a lot of climb, including Blencathra and Helvellyn summits. This was its first running but I anticipate that it will become an annual event for those who are looking for a very tough 50 miler. The route runs North to South through the Lake District from Caldbeck to Cartmel via Ambleside. The big climbs were in the first half, which left tired legs for the undulating second half. I was running well and finished 29th in 13h33m. That's my slowest ever 50 miler by some margin which gives an indication of just how tough the course was.
From John Hayes ... a classic on the fell-racing calender, this year's race was surprisingly challenging. If you click on the FRA forum a common theme emerges from everyone - the rocks were incredibly slippery meaning there were lots of tumbles by runners. Unfortunately there were a few nasty injuries with two runners lifted off by helicopter but both are thankfully OK. The concerned response of those who stopped to help was admirable and illustrated all that is good about the sport. Anyway, amidst all the carnage I enjoyed my run especially in the thick mist on the tops where I managed to overtake quite a number of runners by the simple expedient of stopping, getting out my map and compass and taking a bearing. I also took my now customary "cowardly" route which avoids the (terrifying) Bad Step on Crinkle Crags. Whilst this cowardice left me unable to boast at the finish, on the up side I predict it gained me about 20+ places!
From Helen Waddington ... Some amazing times given the conditions! Results ...
(1 2:16:00 Rhys Findlay-Robinson) 13 2:29:23 David Wilby 49 2:43:53 Ben Sheppard 55 2:45:02 Dan Wilkinson 137 3:02:48 Will Buckton 169 3:11:43 John Hayes 303 3:50:47 Bob Hamilton 341 4:08:27 Helen Waddington 342 4:08:28 Dick Waddington 352 4:19:53 Paul Calderbank 353 4:19:58 Chantal Busby 375 ran
Over 700 young runners racing it out at Ghyll Royd School today, more on the junior pages
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Harrogate Stray (1 16:50 Michael McKillop, U/A) 120 24:49 Pete Shields 192 27:31 Julie Elmes 331 ran Edinburgh (1 16:04 Ryan Riddell, Corstorphine AAC) 13 18:03 Mark Mon-Williams 17 18:12 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 83 20:27 Rebecca Mon-Williams 560 ran
From Alison Weston ... a great performance by both men's and ladies teams in this relay event from Patterdale. Shame the weather wasn't as good as it was in Ilkley but both teams coped really well in poor visibility.
Fantastic to have young Georgia Malir in the ladies team for the first time this year running leg 1 with Sally Malir, then Jann Smith with Kate Archer over High Street (very difficult leg navigationally), Emma Barcley and myself on leg 3 setting off in mist at the bottom of Red Screes (at least we couldn't see how far it was to the top!) and finally Jane McCarthy running a great last leg with Sally Morley.
Alison Weston's photos
(1 3:59:59 Borrowdale) 25 4:40:01 Ilkley 43:49 Rob Cunnigham & Iain Gibbons 1:20:57 Steve Turland & Mark-Mon Williams 1:16:59 Will Buckton & Ben Joynson 1:18:16 Dan Wilkinson & Dave Wilby 31 4:52:22 Ambleside Ladies 37 5:11:30 Ilkley Ladies 48:58 Sally Malir & Georgia Malir 1:34:48 Jann Smith & Kate Archer 1:11:36 Alison Weston & Emma Barclay 1:36:08 Sally Morley & Jane McCarthy 70 teams finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... this local 10K along road and canal tow path now in its 30th year had a 3pm start this time and the t-shirts came with the slogan 'now with added lie-in'. Only 4 Harriers there, possibly due to plenty of other races to choose from this weekend. Pleasantly sunny and dry, the afternoon start did result in rather hot conditions to run in. I had run it several times before but had forgotten how uneven much of the tow path is. Having already suffered a stitch at the halfway mark I had to abandon hopes of a PB. Excuses excuses........
(1 33:24 Philip Tedd, Woodhouse Grove School) 119 46:31 Phil Hirst 142 48:20 Chris Cunningham 219 54:21 Petra Bijsterveld 239 55:47 Fiona Schneider 335 finished
This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
From Neil Bloor ... Alison and Neil Bloor ran the Chester Metric Marathon today (26.2k). The weather was mixed, started out freezing and ended up roasting, however the distance made a nice change and the race was very well organised and marshalled. We ran together, finishing in 2hrs 54 minutes, race winner was Duncan Clarke of Leeds in 1hr 44 mins.
From Clare Smith ... Adela Reperecki and I took part in this 20 mile event. Not classed as a race so no official placings or times but can be recommended as a great training event, with frequent checkpoints providing sustenance. Much of the route followed parts of the Calderdale Way, though I had some difficulty in interpreting the route description and added an extra mile to the total due to wandering! Fantastic weather for an October day too!
From Jack Wood... Crossed the Pennines on Saturday for a race that took us along the top of one of Saddleworth's steep sided valleys. Great scenery made more dramatic with dark clouds and mist. Underfoot it was wet and rocky like the paths on Ilkley Moor. One of the early marshals had a brainstorm and sent some people (including leading two) on a shorter route, but wouldn't have beaten them anyway. Dad survived the elements without waterproof trousers. Results ...
(1 60:02 Andy Fellet, U/A) 3 65:10 Jack Wood 86 finished
From Jamie Hutchinson ... A beautiful morning in Manhattan beach and an early start at 730 to beat the heat. A great 'little' 10k with a bit of up and down and a great last mile or so along the beach and finishing near the pier. Still suffering with jet lag I finished in 39:51, 63rd overall and 5th in my age group. The race was won in 32:59 by David Cardona, 3309 ran/walked.Jamie Hutchinson
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Saturday was parkrun's 10th anniversary, having developed from 13 people running 5K around Bushy Park in London one morning to more than 50,000 people taking part in parkruns every week in the UK alone and half a million registered runners. I know parkrun is not a big feature for most Harriers, and of course the run is rather short and does not involve any fells! But give it a try if you have always wondered what it is about and never been, it is good fun for all the family and attracts runners of all speeds. Not being particularly fast I regularly get overtaken by men pushing prams around the course at high speed which always makes me smile.
Bradford Lister Park (1 18:20 Hannah Oldroyd, Airedale Dodgers) 7 19:56 Tom Worboys 48 23:43 Will Worboys 327 40:45 Abbie Reynier (junior) 356 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:58 Jack Brennan, Harrogate Harriers) 154 26:28 Petra Bijsterveld 288 ran Durham (1 16:52 Daniel Jenkin, Durham City Harriers) 12 19:55 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 250 ran Hilly Fields, Lewisham (1 17:59 Laurie Pope, South London Harriers) 4 18:35 Alex Hirst 134 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:52 Alan Walsh, Wharfedale Harriers) 66 29:08 William Robson (junior) 95 ran
From John Hayes ... Whilst I have done many mountain marathons before, this was the first time I had done the Rab MM. It was also the first event where I teamed up with my son Daniel (16). It turned out we had a great two days finishing 32nd overall in the short score which had 176 starters and 172 finishers. We also picked up the prize for 2nd parent & child which was very exciting (for me at least because I NEVER win prizes!). Score events are my favourite type of mountain marathon/orienteering event. With a carefully planned route, one can notch up a lot of points. We had a particularly good first day where no one else seemed to choose our route. On day 2 we lost some time wading across a huge bog but we still did ok and made sure we got back in time. The organisers were all really friendly and - oddly - even the landowners who complained when people accidentally crossed their land did so nicely or even apologetically! Hope to add this to my list of annual favourites. Results ...
Petra reports ... Lynn Donohue encouraged us to enter this vets race and the 10 Harriers who went were not disappointed. The sun shone and the mud was minimal, always a bonus in a XC event. The races were of a slightly unusual format, with all the ladies and the men over 70 only running 5K, and the men aged 35 to 69 running 10K, i.e. 2 or 4 laps of an undulating grass course in a local park. Friendly and well organized, my only small gripe was that the course was well short, 2.6 miles certainly does not make 5K. Having saved myself for a final dash I was confronted with the finish line rather sooner than I expected.
Men 35-49 (1 28:35 Richard Harris, Rotherham) 26 33:30 Steve Turland 38 35:26 Mike Duffield 41 36:02 Arthur Reilly 50 finished Men 50-69 (1 Simon Wright, Doncaster) 33 Malcolm Pickering 50 Phil Hirst 59 Dave Ibbotson 65 finished W35+ and M70 (1 15:40 Helen Berry, Homfirth) 23 18:50 Beth Massey 48 21:08 Lynn Donohue 66 23:05 Petra Bijsterveld 71 23:40 Donna Hattersley 93 finished
From Geoff Howard ... I've run many times at Saltaire but never before at Salt Ayre, Lancaster and Morecambe's AC's base, with its excellent clubhouse and track. They held a flat fast 5k (five runners under 16m) at the unusual time of 6.30pm. James Bowness (Trafford AC) was the winner in 15m 21. Some way behind, but pleased to dip under 20m for the first time this year, I managed 19m 57s, first v70, in 34th position out of 76.
This sets a V70 Club Record.
From Steve Turland ... Perhaps not the best preparation for the YVAA XC the following day but a very enjoyable race over the Lancs border. 1300ft in just over 4 miles so a tough little race, with a full set of junior races too. Won by Simon Bailey, I finished in 11th place in 38 mins 30. Still awaiting full results but Chloe and Sarah Haines there too with Sarah picking up a prize. It felt a long way round the XC course today.
From Hilda Coulsey ... Billed as "One of the most scenic marathons in the world" and my childhood home I ran a wonderful half marathon on cliffs, beaches and rocks. It was challenging; up and down seemingly hundreds of inlets, hugging the coast/ cliff-line from Ballintoy to Portballantrae past the magnificent Giants Causway. An ultra (60k), marathon, half, 10k and 2 walks are all available and the scenery really is magnificent (thankfully the weather was kind).
Half: (Mark McKinstry 1:26:51), I was 160th in 2:17:45 out of the 379 who ran.
From Petra ... A win for Alex Hirst at Hilly Fields in Lewisham this week! Results ...
Cardiff (1 15:33 Tesfaledet Goitom, U/A) 23 17:47 Mark Mon-Williams 132 22:00 Rebecca Mon-Williams 605 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:15 Matthew Merrick, Bingley Harriers) 10 19:41 Tom Worboys 53 22:26 Philip Hirst 408 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:33 Unknown, U/A) 122 24:37 Pete Shields 339 ran Lewisham Hilly Fields 1 18:49 Alex Hirst 131 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:24 Lee Athersmith, Bingley Harriers) 5 19:35 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 10 20:43 Derek Oliver 110 ran
A super weekend of competition for some of our younger runners. Harry Maslen U20 finished 5th (out of 42) in the English Schools Combined Events decathlon today, beating the 6,000 points total again, and helping West Yorkshire to team Bronze; and Ruaridh Mon-Williams and Lucy Haines represented England on the fells both for the first time, in the 'Home Countries International Junior Mountain Running Championships' (phew!) in Ireland.
From Hilda Coulsey ... Plenty of Harriers were out enjoying a super day from the Lido. Many thanks to all the marshals and volunteers, particularly the Coy family, who spent the long day welcoming, helping and supporting us all so well (as well as organising the previous day's Aquathlon!)
(1 56:33 Team 3 men in a tub) 11 1:00:25 Ralph Tench 1st M45 31 1:04:55 Jonathon Schneider 35 1:05:46 Steve Newell 60 1:08:53 Rachel McKay 2nd F30 80 1:11:37 John Hayes 91 1:12:40 Michael Duffield 168 1:19:17 Naomi Elliott 1st FJ 226 1:25:35 Sarah Hayes 234 1:26:39 Hilda Coulsey 1st F60 261 1:31:31 Fiona Schneider 328 finished
Congrats to Dan Wilkinson on his 3rd place, results soon ...
Jamie Hutchinson reports ... 8m 1500 ft climb organised by Cleveland mountain rescue starting from Lordstones cafe near Stokesley. An initial short climb and loop back through the event centre at Lordstones before heading north along the ridge taking in a few bumps before the turn and heading back through the woods and minimal up and down. Great race with bonus of on site cafe facilities!
The race was won by Paul Williams in 62:32. I finished in 66:05 and 7th, 72 ran.
Petra Bijsterveld reports ... I went to Marsden for this new race starting at Butterley Reservoir and taking in a further 4 reservoirs in just under 5 miles. Billed as a good introduction to fell running I was seduced by the photos of the route on their website, and the race certainly lived up to it. Well marked and taking us through beautiful landscapes. Thankfully it was dry as the stone flagged paths would not have been so trouble free in the rain. I would certainly recommend this race, assuming they put it on again.
(1 30:10 Paul Green, Sale) 56 51:55 Petra Bijsterveld 68 finished
The 3rd Ilkley Aquathlon, jointly organised by us and Ilkley Swimming Club at Ilkley Lido was a great success with 171 competing on the day including many Ilkley juniors. Well done to Steve & Gaenor Coy co-ordinating.
(1 1:18:58 Ross Anderson, Jarrow & Hebburn AC) 34 1:34:42 Caz Farrow 1st F40 72 1:47:23 Ewan Walsh 138 1:59:57 Jean Sullivan 277 finished
Jann Smith reports ... Results from Three shires Fell Race. 12.4 miles/ 4003ft. Starts from Little Langdale and summitted 4 x Lakeland peaks, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Pike O Blisco and Lingmell. Ilkey were 1st ladies' team.
55 2:26:12 Nick Pearce 89 2:40:22 Will Buckton 118 2:47:06 Kate Archer 121 2:47:43 Jann Smith 191 3:18:00 Chloe Haines 220 ran
Steve Turland reports ... 4.5m and 3000ft, a real leg burner this one. I finished in 14th place in 78 mins. Joss Naylor was there giving out the prizes!
From Petra ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:34 Nathan Marsh, Tonbridge AC) 33 20:12 Arthur Reilly 63 21:45 Tom Worboys 80 22:12 Will Worboys (PB) 396 ran York (1 16:35 Ben Jones, Worcester AC) 31 20:02 Geoffrey Howard 149 25:13 Pete Shields 303 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:38 Quentin Lewis, Baildon Runners) 61 24:02 Sarah Haines 436 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:35 Mike Appleton, Ripon Runners) 162 27:11 Julie Elmes 294 ran Hilly Field, Lewisham (1 18:25 Jonathan Tipper, U/A) 7 20:21 Alex Hirst 134 ran Skipton Aireville park (1 18:02 Neil Maloney, Skipton AC) 2 20:21 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 99 ran
(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.
Alison Weston reports ...
Long day out for most of us at the weekend on the 60th Lake District Mountain Trial
a one day orienteering event in Patterdale this year over a choice of 3 courses :-
Classic (~16 miles, 7000ft),
Medium (~12 miles, 5,000ft) or
Short (well relatively -10 miles 3,500ft).
The Haines family turned out in force with Hector winning the long Classic route in 04.09hrs, over 30 mins ahead of the second runner, Peter and Chloe completing the Medium course and Sarah the short course (wait until Lucy is old enough to run too!!) Jonathon Whitaker easily won the Medium course and Helene ran the short course to test her knees on downhills (plenty of that!!).
I struggled with route choice a bit as there was a long way between some check points and all sorts of routes tried by different runners. For one leg some runners dropped down to Grisedale tarn and up onto Helvellyn ridge, others up Swirral Edge to the ridge or a direct way via red tarn. I opted for a steep climb up to join Striding Edge in the mist and then a long run along Helvellyn ridge. Who knows which was best? 'Dithering' certainly does NOT help though!
Medium 1 4h14:04 Jonathan Whittaker 11 4h53:10 Peter Haines 12 4h57:34 Alison Weston (3rd Lady) 22 5h23:15 Chloe Haine (9th Lady) 41 5h56:49 Richard Joel 64 finished Short (1 4h15:22 Gareth Bryan-Jones, Ochil Hill Runners) 8 4h49:16 Helene Whitaker 2nd Lady, 1st LV40 16 5h09:53 Sarah Haines5th Lady, 1st LV50 36 finished
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
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
Thurs 23rd Road speed session ... This week we'll do a mixture of distances, commonly known as a pyramid (or2).
Meet at the Old bridge at 7.45 ready to warm-up, work on running form an...more
PECO XC names for entry ... Hi Steve,
Can you add my name to your list. Julie has already got it. Ta.
London Marathon 2015 ... Just a reminder that I need to know by the end of this month whether you are interested in a club place. Priority is to those who have not got a plac...more
Thursday 16th road speed session ... Hi Guys, this week we'll be doing a big of strength training on Curly Hill.
Meet at 7.45 at the Old Bridge, we'll warm-up to Curly hill and do drills ...more
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Thurs 9th speed session ... The road speed session is back tomorrow night.
Meet at 7.45 at the Old Bridge ready to warm up and then form drills designed to work on running postu...more
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