Ilkley Harriers Athletic Club

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Ilkley Harriers is a friendly running club based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
We welcome runners of all abilities and running interests and the club provides training and group runs as well as social events for members.
Ilkley Harriers compete in a whole range of running events and our Club League encourages friendly competition between members.
The Club organises races too.
Runners 8-16 are catered for by our thriving junior section.
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Addingham Gala fell race, Sat 11 July

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This weekend!

Come and enjoy the Gala, then for a paltry £1 entry race to the top of Beamsley Beacon and back, cheered out and back by the Gala crowds.
Bring your sun-cream!

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Harriers: come and get some Ilkley Harriers Race League points!

Eccup 10M, Sun 5 July

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.
Results ...

(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

Harrogate Town Centre 10k, Sun 5 July

Results ...

(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

Blackfell fell race, Sat 4 July

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.
Results ...

(1 1:24:53 Sam Watson, Wharfedale)
3  1:28:07 Dan Wilkinson
5  1:36:35 Jack Wood
31 finished

Oakworth Haul, Sat 4 July

Norman Bush, V70, storming the Oakworth Haul ... Results tba

Woodentops photos

Heptonstall Festival fell race, Sat 4 July

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!
Results ...

(1   50:57 Joseph Crossfield, CVFR)
77 1h13:24 Jamie Partovi
91 1h22:15 Will Buckton
100 finished
Woodentops photos

Kirkby Gala fell race, Sat 4 July

Results ...

(1 31:59 Ted Mason, Wharfedale)
8  37:34 Mark Mon-Williams
10 37:47 Steve Turland
58 finished

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon, 4-5 July

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.

parkruns, Sat 4 July

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

Murder Mile, Thu 2 July

We hear that Tom Adams won this, with Jemima Elgood first lady. Results soon on

Another England vest ...

Tom Adams is leading the England team at Snowdon this month ... details

BMW Relay, Sun 28 June

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)

Ultimate Trails 110, Sat 27 June

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
Ultimate Trailrunners

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.

Clif 10 Peaks, Sat 27 June

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

ESSA Combined Events Regional qualifier, Doncaster, Sat 27 June

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.

MRA International Youth Cup Mountain Running, Bulgaria, Sat 27 June

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).

Woodentops photos

parkruns, Sat 27 June

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
1   16:48 Jack Wood
387 ran

(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

Dragons Back race, Fri 26 June

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.

Eldwick Gala, Thu 25 June

Woodentops photos

Results ...

(1 18:36 Matt Lockyer, P&B)
9  20:20 Steve Turland
58 29:09 Sue Morley
66 finished

BMAF 5k, Sun 21 June

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

Freckleton Half, Sun 21 June

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!
Results ...

(1 1:09:19 Ben Fish, Blackburn Harriers)
29 1:24:40 Steve Weston
601 finished

Puma Pudsey 10k, Sun 21 June

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.
Results ...

(1  35:18 Frank Beresford, Otley)
42  44:02 Gavin Lamb
486 finishers

Helm Hill fell race, Sun 21 June

Results ...

(1 22:14 Mark Addison, Helm Hill)
18 26:15 Mark Mon-Williams 1st V50
23 27:11 Steve Turland
80 finished

Junior fell news, Sun 21 June

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.

Buckden Pike fell race, Sat 20 June

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....'
Results ...

(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

Reservoir Bogs, Sat 20 June

Results ...

(1 50:27 James Logue, CVFR)
44 77:20 Peter Haines
77 finished

parkruns, Sat 20 June

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

Ilkley Harriers of the Month, May

Lawrence Basham Ilkley Trail Race organiser Other nominations were:
Jann Smith - new club vests
Jane Bryant - coaching and encouragement
Neil Chapman - coaching and encouragement
Helen Waddington - V45 winner at John Carr
Hilda Coursey - 1st V60 at Odda and ITR
Ben Sheppard - Jack Bloor, ITR and OCT results
Alison Weston - OCT result
Jane McCarthy - OCT result
Petra Bijsterveld - V50 winner at John Carr
Dave Wilby - Buttermere Sailback and Isle of Jura results
Will Worboys - PBs at John Carr and ITR and training
Harry Maslen - Silver medal in decathlon England U20 Combined Events Championships
Jack Cummings Race results: John Carr, Jack Bloor, Ilkley Trail Race

More Harriers of the Month ...

Beamsley Beacon fell race, Thu 18 June

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.
Results ...

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

HDSRL 4, Wetherby, Wed 17 June

Results ...

(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 ...

Notice, Club night Tuesday 16 June

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.

Hawkswick Dash, Sun 14 June

Results ...

(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

Fleetwood Rotary 10k, Sun 14 June

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.

Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, Sun 14 June

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.

Howtown fell race, Sat 13 June

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...

Swaledale Marathon, Sat 13 June

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

parkruns, Sat 13 June

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

(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

Woodentops, BEM

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.

Benefits of England Athletics membership

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.

Full Bronte 5 mile, Thu 11 June

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.
Results ...

(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.

Kettlewell Anniversary fell race, Thu 11 June

Results ...

(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

NLFR photos

Badger Stone Relays, Wed 10 June

Woodentops photos

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.

Otley 10, Wed 10 June

Results ...

(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

International selection

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.

Kettlewell fell race, Sun 7 June

Results ...

(1  9:38 Sam Tesla, Rossendale)
8  11:20 Iain Gibbons
19 12:37 Mark Mon-Williams
61 16:21 Chloe Haines
98 finished

Penyghent fell race, Sat 6 June

Results ...

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

Welsh 1000m Peaks Race, Sat 6 June

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.

Wharfedale Half Marathon, Sat 6 June

Woodentops photos

Results ...

(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

parkruns, Sat 6 June

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

(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

Otley Chevin fell race, Wed 3 June

Woodentops photos

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

HDSRL 3, Thirsk, Tue 2 June

Updated results are on the HRL website now (6 June), will do the Harriers results here if it looks like this has settled down....

Ilkley Harriers Race League

Updated now after 10 races. See the Ilkley Harriers Race League page.

Coniston Gullies, Sun 31 May

The second race in the BOFRA Championship season. Results ...

(1 14:45 Jack Smith, Wharfedale Harriers)
12 19:17 Mark Mon-Williams
59 finished

Duddon Valley Fell Race, sat 30 May

From Duncan Cooper ... (FRA English Championship Race) Results ...

(1  2:44:01 Rob Hope, Pudsey & Bramley)
165 4:02:46 Duncan Cooper
199 4:13;49 Kate Archer
274 5:09:23 Sarah Edwards
292 finished

parkruns, Sat 30 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:17 Andrew May, Valley Striders AC)
28  19:43 Sally Malir 2nd F
446 ran

Sheffield Hallam
(1  16:54 Jamie Hall, Sheffield University Bankers HC)
123 23:15 Laura King (junior)
540 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  16:49 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)
13  21:15 Theo Clay (junior)
242 31:31 Abby Clay (junior)
369 ran

Leeds Roundhay Park
(1  17:36 Christopher Russell, U/A)
36  21:52 Geoffrey Howard
273 ran

Hilly Fields Lewisham
(1  17:22 Philip Sanders, Kent AC)
2   18:01 Alex Hirst
164 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  18:07 Callum Hattersley U/A)
18  22:41 Harry Sime
19  22:42 Robert Sime
35  25:11 Alex Hyde
45  26:32 Charlotte Smithson
56  27:37 Emma Curran
61  28:57 Dylan Shinn (junior)
114 ran

(1  18:53 Neil Hume, Garden City Runners)
23  23:31 Graham Parton
79 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  16:14 Jason Cherriman, Leeds City AC)
70  23:54 Norman Bush
280 ran

8th Ilkley Harriers Trail Race, Mon 25 May

A bigger field than for some years, and a wonderful £2500 raised for the race charity. Full results now on the Trail Race page.

Photos c/o the Woodentops

(1  41:15 Jamil Parapia, Otley AC)
7   42:36 Alex Sinclair 1st MU23
11  44:00 Ben Sheppard
16  44:59 Jack Cummings
22  46:19 Rob Cunningham
23  46:29 Steve Coy
32  47:08 Jim Ryder
40  48:06 John Hayes
46  48:29 David Foyston
50  48:41 Michael Lomas
70  50:04 Jonathan Sinclair
72  50:25 Jane Mccarthy
75  50:33 Kate Archer
79  50:58 Michael Duffield
85  51:38 Tom Worboys
92  52:21 Steve Newell
95  52:37 Jann Smith 1st W45
120 54:29 Geoffrey Howard 1st V70
132 54:57 Philip Hirst
136 55:12 Hannah Partner
141 55:42 Mike Baldwin
146 56:10 Will Worboys
188 59:16 Rosie Darwood
191 59:31 Chris Cunningham
198 60:01 Adela Peperecki
202 60:27 Sarah Hayes
203 60:39 John Woodward
213 62:00 Sarah Haines
216 62:25 Steph Gledhill
224 63:30 Elaine Cossins
243 65:48 Alex Hyde
244 65:48 Ellen Clarke
253 66:38 Hilda Coulsey 1st W60
255 66:41 Sue Morley
261 67:11 Paul Sugden
282 70:02 Sue Williamson
291 71:18 Julie Elmes
294 71:45 Kate Lofthouse
300 73:01 Fiona Schneider
307 73:57 Sally Lynch
319 76:31 Sally Wright
337 finished

An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.

Red Rose 100 mile, 23-25 May

Well done to Clare Smith who did the LDWA Red Rose 100 in 30h 33mins, we hear.

Decathlon result, 23-24 May

From Shirley Wood ... Harry Maslen competed in the England U20 Combined Events Championships in Bedford over the weekend (decathlon). On day 1 Harry achieved 3 personal best performances in the 100m (11.26); shot (13m.15) and 400m (50.15) and with strong results in his long jump (6m.53) and high jump (1m.88) he finished the day with 3688 points and 200 points clear of second place.
The second day started strong with a PB in his 110 Hurdles (15.45) and a good discus (35m.19). Pole Vault is normally an event that Harry would expect to pick up 500-600 points however failing to clear any height left him with no chance of taking the championship title. Now back in 4th place he ended the day by producing two of the most amazing performances of his career. In the javelin he threw 51m.89 (a PB by over 5m) and in the 1500m he ran 4:38.98 (a PB by 16 secs). He finished the event with 6355 points and stood on the podium in silver medal position. He was also crowned Northern Combined Events champion.
This was his first competitive decathlon of the season and showed that all the winter training under the guidance of Sam Stanislav is paying off. Although clearly disappointed with a couple of aspects of his performance he is already looking forward to other competitions to make amends. Many congratulations from everyone at Ilkley Harriers on such an outstanding weekend.

Isle of Jura Fell Race, Sat 23 May, 17m/7000ft

From Dave Wilby ... I travelled up for the Jura Fell Race this weekend, which took place in reasonable conditions despite preceding weeks of wet weather making the course a touch damp in places. A bit of cloud on the tops kept everyone on their toes navigationally but didn't prevent some commanding performances. Jasmin Paris went astray early on but still had enough in the tank to finish a superb 6th overall and take almost 2 minutes off Angela Mudge's course record in 3:38. Finlay Wild took the overall honours by 15 minutes in 3:13. My own run went well, I ran conservatively for the first 5 peaks and then emptied what little was left in the tank over the last 2 summits and the 5.5km road run back to the finish. I managed to take a couple of minutes off my PB but more importantly claim the sub-4hr prize of an engraved whisky glass, finishing 14th in 3:56.

parkruns, Sat 23 May

Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:07 Tom Eames, West Suffolk AC)
36  19:50 Adrian Bastow
126 22:54 Harry Stead (junior)
188 25:01 John Marshall
446 finishers

Bradford Lister Park
(1   16:52 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)
12   20:18 Theo Clay (junior)
273  31:04 Alex Hyde
445 finishers

Skipton Aireville Park
(1 18:08 Alan Walsh, Wharfedale Harriers)
3  19:12 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
28 22:31 Harry Sime
29 22:32 Robert Sime
80 28:36 Jacob Smithson (junior)
81 28:38 Charlotte Smithson
143 finishers

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:19 Allen Bush, U/A)
43  22:53 Norman Bush
66  24:06 Alison Eagle
280 finishers

(1  17:30 Ben Martin-Dye, Bracknell Forest Runners)
80  25:47 Emily Elmes (junior)
87  26:17 Julie Elmes
249 finishers

Ilkley Aquathlon, Sun 19 Sep

Just a note that entries are open and filling up fast (nearly 100 of 250 places gone already.) See our Aquathlon page.

A new club vest!

From Jann Smith ... here's a 'sneak preview' of the new Ilkley Harriers vest which is being developed (by Jann, and) the Complete Runner. The new vest will be made using a new printed process rather than being panelled like the previous ones so it should chafe/rub less across the chest and will be in a nice lightweight fabric. It will be available in men's, women's and kids' sizes to buy at The Complete Runner, Ilkley in a short while. We are also trying to develop a new t-shirt too.

HDSRL 2, Guiseley, Thu 21 May

Another great win for Jack Wood. Results ...

1   31:32 Jack Wood
25  37:02 Andrew Merrick
33  37:50 Andrew Sheldon
51  38:58 Tom Worboys
84  41:19 Caz Farrow
89  41:34 Paul Stephens
91  41:46 Will Worboys
99  42:08 Philip Hurst
121 43:36 Julie Watson
127 43:54 Keith Wood
136 44:16 Caroline Craske
147 44:44 Adrian Weatherly
156 45:14 Sarah Hayes
195 47:56 James Rochfort
196 47:57 Geoffrey White
208 48:43 Nick Mellor
215 49:16 Allison Ricci
226 50:15 Sandra Rochfort
240 51:26 Paul Sugden
285 56:38 Don Macrae
288 56:58 Emma O'Looney
300 59:30 Laura Dawes
306 61:10 Claire Murphy
312 ran

Kildwick Trial, Wed 20 May

From Dan Wilkinson (pictured) ... A cracking little evening race with a bit of everything, fast and furious start through the streets of the village, a drag up to the summit and then some tracks over open moorland, road, and then finally a sprint along the canal to the finish field. Highly recommended! Results ...

(1 26:05 Matt Lockyer, P&B)
5  27:25 Dan Wilkinson
48 35:14 Mike Baldwin
86 finishers
Woodentops photos

John Carr #3, Wed 20 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... The John Carr series at Esholt provides plenty of opportunities for points, prizes and PB's every year. A very fast 5K course with a downhill finish, it is a true 'lactate zone, eyeballs out' effort which makes me ask myself repeatedly how I manage to enjoy it so much. It is certainly not the 25 minutes (in my case) of sheer pain. Perhaps it is the snickers bar at the end that keeps me coming back for more! This year the first race was a YVAA championship event, the second was a counter in our own Harriers league, and the third just had to be run to get the bottle of ale, and have a chance to win a series category prize. Over the 3 weeks Ilkley Harriers collected a bounty of silverware and chocolate for the juniors, as well as a crop of new PB's. Sadly there was a hitch with the tape measure at the first race which had to be declared short which was a disappointment for those who ran a PB. Thankfully several people managed to run an equal or better time in the 2nd race despite it being longer, notably Paul Sugden who brilliantly broke the 24 minute barrier! The short first race did not stop Ilkley vets winning YVAA trophies: Geoff Howard, Jann Smith, Sally Morley, Helen Waddington and myself were the lucky recipients. At the second race there were notable performances from Euan Brennan and Jack Cummings, coming 1st and 2nd in their youth and junior categories, and from Sally Morley again. Jack was the first Harrier home last night at the 3rd race and won his MJ category, with strong running from fellow younsters Cameron Reilly, Oscar Stapleton and Bethan Morley. Sally Morley and Jann Smith were second again in their age categories. Last night prizes were awarded for the series, Sally Morley was 2nd woman overall as well as 1st in the F40 category, a brilliant achievement. Helen Waddington 1st F45 and yours truly 1st F50. Mark Iley 3rd M50 and Cameron Reilly 1st MY.

Results ...

(1  15:36 Jamil Parapia, Otley AC)
17  17:07 Jack Cummings 1st MJ
64  18:25 Sally Morley 2nd F40
66  18:31 Cameron Reilly 1st MY
73  18:45 Mark Iley
74  18:48 Oscar Stapleton 2nd MY
105 19:25 Arthur Reilly
111 19:31 Steve Newell
131 19:54 Ben Joynson
139 20:05 Mike Helme
152 20:20 Jann Smith 2nd F45
188 21:24 Bethan Morley 2nd FY
192 21:27 Harry Stead (junior)
193 21:28 Nicky Hopwood
208 21:44 Darryl Stead
221 22:09 Andrew Wilson
223 22:11 Jean Sullivan
234 22:28 Helen Waddington
255 23:25 Nea Weston (junior)
273 24:07 Paul Sugden
307 25:30 Petra Bijsterveld 1st F50
313 25:48 Ella Shouler-Harris (junior)
386 finished

Final positions (3 races)
31  Sally Morley 1st F40, 2nd F
32  Mark Iley 3rd V50
33  Cameron Reilly 1st MY
49  Arthur Reilly
83  Harry Stead
100 Helen Waddington 1st F45
118 Paul Sugden
137 Petra Bijsterveld 1st F50

Ripon 10, Sun 17 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... I was the only Harrier this morning at this mixed terrain 10 miler. This is the 3rd year in a row that I have run this race and I can recommend it to those who like an undulating mix of road and good trails with some lovely scenery thrown in, as the course takes you through Studley Royal. Well organized with chip timing and a nice mug as a momento this year.

(1  58:48 Mike Jefferies, U/A)
244 94:02 Petra Bijsterveld
355 ran

Howgills Trail Marathon and Half Marathon, Sun 17 May

Ewan Welsh reports ... Three 'arriers embraced the Montane Trail marathon and half marathon (distances are roughly) in the Howgills on Sunday, Lyn Donohue came home as 1st FV50, Ewan Welsh and Mike Baldwin decided to adopt some metaphorical tree hugging and ran around together, there was even a joint combined effort in missing a marker and adding a bit more distance and time through a very nice wood.
The half marathon route is rather enjoyable, long climb at the start out of Sedbergh (long and sweeping I would say) a couple of sharp descents, then a long run in along undulating single track, followed by a few miles down by the river, a lap of Sedbergh, followed by a wee uphill lane before the run into the finish. I believe the marathon extended into another climb or two then onto the same run in. I would say both events are another couple of excellent races on our doorstep, easy drive up, no big crowds, easy parking etc, fine scenery and a quality post race spread with a very pleasant all round friendly ambience, I've pencilled it in for another go. Results ...

Half Marathon
(1 1:48 Jonathon Cox, Eden Harriers(he won by 8 mins))
26 2:29 Ewan Welsh
29 2:30 Mike Baldwin 4th V50
107 ran

(1  3:39 Daniel Miller)
123 5:50 Lynn Donohue 1st F50
59 ran

Inter-counties Fell Championships, Sat 16 May

Well done to Tom Adams, part of Yorkshire's Gold-winning men's team, Jemima Elgood in Yorkshire's Gold-winning FU16 team, and Joanna and Lucy Williamson in the FU18 Silver team. More results, narrative, and photos on the Woodentops website.

(1 45:26 Andrew Dougla, Scotland West)
3  47:14 Tom Adams
87 ran

(1 20:48 Heidi Davies, Brecon)
6  24:36 Lucy Williamson
8  26:17 Joanne Willimason
13 ran

(1 21:57 Scarlet Dale, Cumbtria)
2  22:09 Jemima Elgood
15 ran
Woodentops photos

Over the Odda 10k, Sat 16 May

From Hilda Coulsey ... another first for Jack Wood. An excellent entirely off-road, local, friendly run where we braved a gusty chilly wind with lots of up hills, over fields and through bluebell woods. A brilliant Saturday morning. Results ...

1   39:19 Jack Wood
10  46:30 Alex Hirst
25  48:21 David Chandler
27  48:38 Ben Joynson
66  54:05 Outi Kamarainen
77  54:56 Phil Hirst
89  56:40 Adela Reperecki 1st F50
110 60:01 Peter Lewis
123 60:55 Stephanie Fox
149 65:32 Hilda Coulsey 1st F60
157 66:37 Paul Sugden
236 finished

An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.

Simon's Seat Fell race (Charlesworth Chase), Sat 16 May

From Paddy Hagan ... Inspired by the Jack Bloor's on Tuesday and with so much choice on Saturday, I went for this local event, the only one where drinking a pint at the end was a part of the race! Jonathan Sinclair and Alec also ran (Alec 3rd home!). (Times not up yet. Ted Mason won.)

Old County Tops, Sat 16 May

From Dick Waddington ... The Old County Tops is a classic race starting in Langdale and taking in Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and The Old Man of Coniston. It's pretty long at 56km or so and may be 3500m of climbing. You race in pairs and I teamed up with Ben Sheppard, with Alison Weston and Jane McCarthy forming one of a handful of ladies teams. Paul Calderbank ran with Tom Hollins from Wharfedale. It was the first time on this one for Ben, Jane and me and the first race over 25 miles for Jane and me.
The conditions must have been good, because the records for ladies pair and mixed pair were broken. It's a beautiful and varied route with some of the steepest, longest grassy descents I've ever come across. The crowd on Scafell Pike was so big it was hard to pick out the marshalls at the check point. Down in the wilds of upper Eskdale it was much quieter - especially on the route I took Ben on (he showed great confidence and support in my flawed navigational plan on more than one occasion).The feed station at Cockley Beck was well stocked with tea, sandwiches and flapjack and the marshalls were all very jolly and enthusiastic. Even the marshals on top of the Old Man of Coniston were smiling as they lay in their tents with only heads poking out. The wind was strong and cold up there.
If they were giving prizes to the Ilkley Harriers, Alison would get hard as nails fell runner for head butting a rock about half way round and carrying on despite lots blood, and grimaces from the squeamish. Ben and Jane would share the prize for looking as fresh as daisies at the finish. I would get the prize for flawless execution of a flawed navigational plan. Ben and I got home in just under 9 hours and Jane and Alison about 40 minutes later, with Paul and Tom between the two. Many thanks to Brian Melia for putting us up at the Gritstone Club hut on Friday and for some very welcome support from Helen Waddington. Results ...

(1 6:48:22 Adam Perry, Holme Hill & Martin Mikkelson-Barron, Borrowdale)
32 8:58:16 Ben Sheppard & Dick Waddington
47 9:27:29 Paul Calderbank (& Tom Hollins, Wharfedale)
53 9:39:35 Alison Weston & Jane McCarthy
84 teams finished

parkruns, Sat 16 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  16:36 John Sanderson, Guildford and Godalming AC)
32  19:57 Adrian Bastow PB
35  20:06 Tom Worboys
435 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  18:25 Neil Maloney, Skipton AC)
3   19:50 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
21  22:42 Harry Sime
22  22:43 Robert Sime
47  25:15 Alex Hyde
151 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:18 Mike Appleton, Ripon Runners)
53  23:30 Norman Bush
89  25:29 Emily Elmes (junior) PB
96  25:45 Julie Elmes PB
246 ran

John Carr #2, Wed 13 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  15:41 Marc Fenwick, Tyne Bridge Harriers)
18  16:57 Euan Brennan (junior) 1st MY
24  17:13 Jack Cummings (junior) 2nd MJ
60  18:23 Sally Morley 2nd F40
62  18:27 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
63  18:29 Mark Iley 
70  18:40 Stephen Coy
94  19:20 Cameron Reilly (junior)
97  19:28 Arthur Reilly
110 19:51 Tom Worboys
130 20:22 David Chandler
149 20:46 Will Worboys
151 20:48 Geoff Howard 1st M70
159 21:01 Phil Hirst
171 21:22 Harry Stead (junior)
199 22:15 Jean Sullivan
207 22:21 Helen Waddington
251 23:55 Paul Sugden PB
254 24:10 Nick Mellor
263 24:26 Nea Weston (junior)
269 24:34 Peter Lewis
278 24:58 Petra Bijsterveld 1st F50
279 25:00 Julie Elmes
306 26:03 Christopher Brown
311 26:21 Sue Williamson
341 27:52 Christine Reilly
376 ran

An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.

Jack Bloor Races, Tue 12 May

Val Kerr reports ... A great turn out of Ilkley Harriers for this league counter and another great win for Jack Wood who busy collecting trophies at the moment. Conditions were very blustery and wet underfoot although the rain kept away and the sun came out briefly. Over 200 runners took part.

From John Hayes... Another fabulous Jack Bloor race over the footpaths, bogs and flagstones of Ilkley Moor. The race has changed over the years as stone slabs have been laid on the upper part of the route (making it faster underfoot and eliminating the choice of different routes to the summit control). Surprisingly for a relatively short race, there remain some interesting route choices in the latter section of the race. Picking the right line between the last knoll and the finish, in particular, can gain you quite a few places. Huge thanks to the organisers and marshals and well done to everyone who ran it. Results ...

1   40:10 Jack Wood
7   43:35 Dave Wilby
9   43:47 Ben Sheppard
22  46:01 Jack Cummings
49  49:58 John Hayes
55  50:21 Richard Joel
60  50:41 Alistair Barlow
69  51:08 Duncan Cooper
70  51:16 Jonathan Sinclair
75  51:28 Lucy Haines
83  51:46 Malcolm Pickering
84  51:49 Kate Archer
91  52:49 Ben Joynson
94  53:08 Paddy Hagan
102 55:06 Alison Weston
105 55:15 David Foyston
107 55:54 Sarah Edwards
108 55:59 Outi Kamarainen
110 56:10 Jann Smith
112 56:13 Paul Stephens
118 57:09 Peter Haines
127 58:04 Steve Weston
136 59:19 Dave Taylor
139 59:59 Ian Marshall
149 62:06 Chloe Haines
160 64:05 Sarah Hayes
168 65:13 Joyce Marshall
171 65:21 Val Kerr
174 66:27 Anna Barlow
179 67:21 Sue Morley
182 68:03 Geoffrey White
186 68:22 Juliet Hammond
216 83:17 Sophie Brown
225 85:00 Rachel Hagan
226 finished

2nd team
1st ladies' team

An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.

Yorkshire selection

Congratulations to Jemima Elgood, Joanne Williamson, Lucy Williamson, and Tom Adams selected to run for Yorkshire in the fell inter-counties on 16 May ... more ...

Great Manchester Run, Sun 10 May

Results ...

(1   27:30 Stephen Sambu)
229  36:23 Rob Cunningham
710  45:45 Chris Cunningham
2922 48:35 David Ibbotson
25535? ran

Leeds Half Marathon, Sun 10 May

From Hilda Coulsey ... Thousands turned out to run and it was great to see a fine contingent of Harriers. Support around the course was amazing, though calling out our names took a little getting used to (on our numbers!). As Sally says on Facebook it was HOT. I started near the 1:50 pacer but that lasted only until the first hill at mile 3 and with the 1:55 pacer passing me half way round on the ring road hill I was very pleased with my 1:56 on the day. Congratulations to all. Results ...

(1   1:11:18 Mohammad Aburezeq)
152  1:27:31 Jonathan Sinclair
282  1:31:58 Michael Duffield
303  1:30:31 Andrew Merrick
466  1:34:33 Tom Worboys
797  1:40:06 Phil Hirst
1106 1:45:16 Will Worboys
1392 1:49:31 Christine Cox  3rd F55
1751 1:45:55 Kevin Lawson
1948 1:44:34 Dave Robson
2029 1:57:23 David Green
2070 1:56:46 Hilda Coulsey 3rd F60
tbc  2:00:59 Donna Hattersley  PB
3360 2:01:49 William Woodhead
4502 2:17:13 Sally Lynch
6663 finished

This was a Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.

Hackney Half Marathon, Sun 10 May

From Jonathan Schneider ... I ran the Hackney Half Marathon in a time of 1:37:48 finishing 1094th overall. The winner was Matthew Kimutai in a time of 1:03:21. In total 10267 finished. Results

Stretton Six Summits, Sat 9 May

Jann Smith reports on this English champs race. 6.3miles/ 3248ft.... A killer of a race in Shropshire devised especially as a Championship race. Short and fast up and down near vertical ascents to six summits in just over six miles...Tough! Results ....

(1    59:01 Tom Addison, Helm Hill)
201 1:29:54 Jann Smith   5th F40
310 finished

Buttermere Sailbeck Fell Race, Sat 9 May

From Dave Wilby ... The superb Buttermere Sailbeck may be fairly short (9.4m/4300ft) but more than rivals some of the long Lakeland races in terms of overall height gain. The course offers a couple of stretches of fabulous ridge running, and the notorious climb up Causey Pike in particular is one which will stick in the memory (and the legs) for quite a while afterwards. I think I was the only Harrier at the race this year, I was pretty pleased with a 7th place finish and a PB by just under a minute, but the gnarly old mountain goats proved I've got a few pounds to lose before I can get back to competing on the tougher ascents. Put this one on your 'must-do' list, particularly if you don't mind walking downstairs backwards for a day or two afterwards! Results ....

(1 1:34:29 Simon Booth (Borrowdale)
7 1:44:30D Dave Wilby
115 finished

Malhamdale Trail Challenge, Sat 9 May

From Caz Farrow ... ... Despite not the best weather a few Harriers travelled over to Kirby Malham for the above. Stunning route (changed to avoid Gordale Scar due to the weather) with 9 (Mark & Rebecca Mon-Williams) & 22 mile (myself & Sharon) options & pie at the finish. Highly recommended. Results ....

9M female
1 1:30:40 Rebecca Mon-Williams
15 finished

2M female
(1 3:46:10 Sally Houghton, Ripon)
2  3:50:12 Caz Farrow
20 4:53:00 Sharon Meadows
61 finished

9M male
1 1:12:27 Mark Mon-Williams
32 finished

parkruns, Sat 9 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Quite a bit of parkrun tourism this week, including a win for Tom Adams at Enfield. Results ...

(1  16:39 Michael Gaunt, North Devon AC)
26  19:02 Micheal Lomas
650 ran

Grovelands, Enfield
1   15:45 Tom Adams
137 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  16:59 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)
21  21:47 Tom Worboys
415 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  18:46 Neil Maloney, Skipton AC)
6   21:05 Lewis Carr (junior)
21  23:11 Harry Sime
22  23:11 Robert Sime
98 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:35 Shaun Lawson, Easingwold RC)
73  25:55 Emily Elmes (junior)
74  25:56 Julie Elmes
173 ran

(1  18:15 Tom Sanigar, U/A)
38  25:17 John Brown
95 ran

Lothersdale fell race, Wed 6 May

From Will Buckton ... Two Harriers took on this BS 5.8km/180m out and back route. This was my first time at this race and it felt like a good warm-up for the BOFRA Championship season. A small field and a nice low key atmosphere. Results ....

(1 24:10 Jack Smith, Wharfedale)
28 32:27 Paddy Hagan
45 39:15 Will Buckton
63 57:04 Emily Pearson
64 finished

John Carr 1, Wed 6 May

NB "Unfortunately the course was laid out incorrectly for this race which meant it was short of the full 5K."
This race was the YVAA 5k road championship.
Results ...

(1  15:03 Jamil Parapia, Otley)
2   15:04 Tom Adams
22  16:49 Ruaridh Mon-Williams
60  17:50 Cameron Reilly
61  17:44 Mark Mon-Williams
68  18:08 Steve Weston
69  18:09 Sally Morley
72  18:14 Mark Iley
90  18:50 Richard Joel
104 19:10 Arthur Reilly
111 19:21 Steve Newell
116 19:24 Ben Joynson
127 19:36 Tom Worboys
134 19:49 Jann Smith 1st F45
147 20:09 Malcolm Pickering
164 20:28 Geoff Howard 1st V70
181 20:53 Harry Stead
205 21:39 Nicky Hopwood
212 21:49 Andrew Wilson
225 22:23 Helen Waddington
263 23:49 Nick Mellor
275 24:09 Paul Sugden
279 24:14 Peter Lewis
299 24:58 Petra Bijsterveld
317 25:55 Christopher Brown
331 27:02 Christine Reilly
378 finished
Photo: Peter Lewis

From Peter Lewis ... Helen Waddington (2nd FV45) and Petra Bijsterveld (2nd FV50) with their YVAA 5Km road championship awards.

HDSRL 1, Tue 5 May

A record 412 runners and a super event, we hear, at the first Harrogate League race, in Harrogate. The next League race is in Guiseley on Thu 21 May - if you plan to run but do not yet have a League number you'll need to get one from Andrew Sheldon soon.

Results ...

(1   33:00 Mike Burrett, Harrogate)
3    33:40 Jack Wood
53   40:54 David Brown
71   42:10 Tom Worboys
77   42:35 Ben Joynson
99   43:48 Philip Hurst
122  45:11 Paul Stephens
133  45:51 Will Worboys
167  47:38 Julie Watson
168  47:39 Adrian Weatherly
176  47:56 David Ibbotson
179  47:59 Jane Bryant
186  48:18 Jean Sullivan
197  48:49 Caroline Craske
235  50:32 Stephanie Fox
237  50:40 Christine Cox
239  50:46 Will Buckton
260  51:54 Allison Ricci
267  52:08 Peter Lewis
278  52:29 Paul Sugden
280  52:35 James Rochfort
283  52:46 Geoffrey White
288  52:55 Hilda Coulsey
296  53:17 Julie Elmes
303  53:29 Sandra Rochfort
331  55:57 Sue Williamson
350  57:34 Emma O'Looney
367  59:57 Natalie York
380  60:42 Claire Murphy
381  61:04 Don Macrae
399  65:02 Laura Dawes
412 ran

An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.

Coiners fell race, Mon 4 May

Results ...

(1 1:05:47 Keith Holmes, Dark Peak)
22 1:10:51 Paul Calderbank
63 1:26:46 Sue Morley
85 ran

And a huge turnout of junior Harriers for the Championship races there, results and report on the junior pages soon.

Coniston fell race, Sat 2 May

From Ben Sheppard ... Apparently it's usually sunny for this race. Not this year, when blizzards made route finding difficult between the tops of Wetherlam, Swirl How and the Old Man on this 8 mile course with 3,000 ft ascent and a hair raising descent. Surprisingly there were only 5 retirements out of 235 starters and all got home safely. Course record holder and now veteran Ian Holmes stuck close to winner Tom Addison and second place Ted Mason.

From Alison ... Winter is still here it would seem going up Wetherlam on Bank Holiday weekend! A brilliant race though navigation was a bit tricky on the tops. I made the mistake of hanging onto a group of runners in the mist who suddenly stopped and said they didn't know which way to go. My head was saying one way but map and compass said another! Descent wet and wicked but thankfully quite short.

Graham Weston's photos

Results ...

(1  1:12:32 Ted Addison, Helm Hill)
35  1:29:23 Ben Sheppard
108 1:46:04 Alison Weston
172 2:00:00 Jamie Partovi
186 2:03:47 Will Buckton
230 finished

parkruns, Sat 2 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... A win for Jack Wood at Woodhouse Moor this week, and a flurry of PB's all round. Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
1   16:32 Jack Wood PB
21  18:34 Cameron Reilly (junior) PB
187 25:04 John Marshall
451 ran

(1  16:31 Joseph Beech, U/A)
9   18:07 Mark Mon-Williams
60  21:20 Rebecca Mon-Williams PB
493 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:10 Tom Collinge, Queensbury RC)
131 25:37 Alex Hyde PB
158 26:31 Petra Bijsterveld
506 ran

Harrogate Stray
(1  16:29 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners)
169  26:27 Emily Elmes (junior)
172  26:34 Julie Elmes
377 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  17:10 Matthew Thompson, Southport Waterloo AC)
4   18:49 Oscar Stapleton (junior) PB
11  20:35 Tom Worboys
35  22:40 Harry Sime PB
36  22:42 Robert Sime PB
42  23:12 Reuben Foster (junior)
72  25:53 Jacob Smithson (junior)
84  26:26 Charlotte Smithson
164 ran

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