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 Will Buckton ... Sally Morley had another great run to finish 8th and Sally Malir and Kate Archer finished in the top half of the field to help Ilkley to 6th team on the day and 6th in the final standings. Sally Morley's excellent cross country season means she has taken 1st LV40 in the West Yorkshire League, winning her age category in all three of the races she competed in. In the men's race Jim Ryder was again first Harrier to finish, after a close battle with the improving Steve Coy. Ilkley's men were 13th team on the day and 7th team in the overall league. Results ...
Ladies (1 19:09 Katie Walshaw, Holmfirth) 8 20:42 Sally Morley 24 22:18 Sally Malir 31 22:48 Kate Archer 59 24:49 Sarah Edwards 75 27:04 Gaenor Coy 82 28:13 Di Kitchen 86 29:41 Emma Payne 91 30:19 Julie Elmes 93 finished 6th team, 6th team Men (1 29:07 David McNameee, Skyrac) 72 34:33 Jim Ryder 74 34:41 Steve Coy 95 35:31 Will Buckton 109 36:09 Mark Iley 130 38:09 Nick Pearce 162 42:36 Paul Sowden 172 finished 13th team, 7th team overall
There were 39 juniors racing with excellent results on the day and in the League, report in the junior section.
Steve Turland was 3rd in 19:12 at this weekly 3 mile timed run at Danefield, Lynn Donohue was 17rth in 25:44 and 29 finished this week.
Bradford Lister Park The following club members participated: 1 15:55 Tom Adams 30 20:47 Nick Pearce 212 30:36 Christine Reilly 324 finished Middlesbrough Albert Park 90 27:39 John Marshall Skipton Aireville Park 66 31:19 Elaine Ibbotson York 11 19:09 Adam Bennett PB
From Adam ... I got a new PB on the Parkrun - 19:09. So actually slower that my 10k 5k pace! There was a strong headwind which made the cycling down (to the start) and running tough and I had had two Christmas meals on the days previous so probably slowed me down a bit. Hopefully I'll get sub 19 next week.
Henry Heavisides reports ... There was a record turnout of more than 500 (651!) runners for the first Peco race of the winter, with an excellent contingent of Ilkley Harriers. The course was a 'something for everybody' kind of route, with hills for the fell runners, hard gravel paths for the road runners & sufficient mud for those who like that kind of thing. There were some delays at registration & recording runners at the finish...the finish line had to be moved back down the course as the funnel became congested....still it was the first race with the new number system. Matt Newell was first Harrier to finish, reflecting the good work he's been doing in training recently. Results ...
(1 26:27 Tom Bishop, Leeds Triathlon Centre ) 22 28:54 Matt Newell 36 29:34 Martin Archer 39 29:44 Gavin Lamb 49 30:12 Steve Coy 54 30:25 Rob Cunningham 60 30:43 Jim Ryder 86 31:45 Jamie Hutchinson 111 32:40 Henry Heavisides 121 33:07 Steve Newell 195 35:39 Adrian Bastow 266 37:38 Andrew Jackson 306 40:14 Nick Mellor 324 41:28 Eric Morley 336 42:09 Peter Lewis 340 42:39 Paul Sugden 387 men finished Ladies (1 28:43 Lois Rosindale, Leeds Triathlon Centre) 10 34:17 Eleanor Kitchen 36 36:33 Amanda Fox 42 37:03 Jo Foster 89 40:25 Di Kitchen 94 40:48 Gaenor Coy 98 41:02 Hilda Coulsey 106 41:19 Lynn Donohue 155 44:19 Julie Elmes 156 44:23 Petra Bijsterveld 158 44:26 Emma Payne 167 44:46 Sue Williamson 195 46:13 Sue Morley 223 48:49 Kate Lofthouse 264 women finished
For the seniors, this was the final coounter in the XC/Trail section of the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
Some excellent junior results too.
Steve Turland was 2nd in 19:24 at this weekly 3 mile timed run at Danefield, 17 finished.
From Georgia Malir ... on Saturday I competed in the second of The British Athletics Cross Challenge series. The race also incorporated the European Cross Country Championship trial. The field was stacked including the likes of Emelia Gorecka, who has been pretty much unbeatable throughout the whole of her running career. With only six places available on the GB team the race was bound to be a fight all the way to the line! With such a high standard of competition the plan was to sit in the front group and see how long I could hold on. Before long 4 athletes were out the front, leaving me and 5 other girls chasing them down. As I came into the finishing straight I heard the commentator announce that the fight was on for 5th place and the last automatic qualifying spot on the team! Unfortunately my legs couldn't carry me any faster and I crossed the line closely behind the girls I'd been running with throughout the race in 10th place, not with a GB vest but only a few seconds away! Oh well, I'd given it everything so maybe next year! Unsurprisingly Emelia Gorecka won the race in 14:27 and I was 10th in 15:10. Check out some of the footage from my race.
From Henry Heavisides ... There were 24 teams from all over the country entered in the M55 category of the British Masters XC championships at Moorways Stadium in Derby. For our age group the race was 4 legs of just over 3k each. Eddie Irving got us off to a fantastic start running the fastest 1st leg in 11:37, giving him the 2nd fastest M55 leg overall....in a very high quality field. Richard Reeve, returning to racing after recent injuries ran well in 13:15 to put us in 4th place after leg 2. Nick Pearce maintained 4th position in 12:41. I was overtaken by a couple of runners to bring us home 6th overall with a time of 12:52 for my leg. The winning team were Oxford City AC. There wasn't much of a gap between the first 7 or 8 teams in our age group. Results
Quite a few Harriers at this tough long fell race, results ...
(1 2h17:22 Matthew Roberts, Eryri) 59 2h47:07 Daniel Wilkinson 78 2h49:05 Will Buckton 79 2h49:27 Ian Rowbotham 118 2h58:03 Paul Calderbank 140 3h02:30 Neil Smith 151 3h05:05 Dick Waddington 157 3h06:49 Kate Archer 234 3h21:42 John Hayes 321 3h42:28 Chantal Busby 331 3h44:30 Steve Weston 350 3h52:40 Val Kerr 356 3h53:45 Adela Reperecki 421 finished, 16 retired
Dan Wilkinson says ... it was freezing, Will Buckton and I played cat and mouse for the entire race, eventually, after he spent the middle half of the race in front I overtook him on the final descent and finished in 2:47, he was 2 mins behind, which was 17 minutes faster than his 2013 time!
From Adela Reperecki ... a really tough one. A good experience tho. It took me around 3.54 and Val Kerr came in before me. Kate Archer came in at around 3.06
From John Hayes ... When I queued for my number in Barley village hall, the man in front of me took it. It turned out he was called Jonathan Haynes. He was looking doubtfully at the missing "athan" and "n" and was scratching his head why his club was shown as Ilkley Harrierrs. I pointed out that we shared similar names and grabbed my number from him. This near disaster averted I headed to the start line. There I decided to try and keep pace with Kate Archer who had been my unofficial "pacemaker" for much of the Langdale Horseshoe. However, this plan went awry as she skipped away from me up the first hill. In her place I found Neil Smith to run with. I ran alongside him for a while attempting light-hearted chat. But Neil soon tired of my idle ramblings and he too sped off ahead of me. I then gave up trying to latch on to other Harriers and ran/stumbled/crawled around the rest of the course. This race is the roller coaster of fell running - lots of steep ups and downs and it leaves you feeling a bit sick and dizzy at the end of it..... But fun nonetheless which is why we keep going back to it!
Skipton Aireville Park 38 27:11 Hilda Coulsey Bradford Lister Park 12 20:15 Arthur Reilly 72 24:47 Will Worboys 73 24:52 Cameron Reilly:
478 kids were running today! Results on the junior pages.
|Nick Pearce||3rd V60 (Bronze) in English & GB FRA Championships and his result at Snowdonia Marathon||Other nominations were:
Norman Bush - 3rd V70 (Bronze) in GB FRA Champs
Val Kerr - Snowdonia Marathon result
Tom Adams - breaking Alistair Brownlee's record at Withins
Georgia Malir - 2nd in U20 Cross Challenge
Pete Shields - for great support to other in their training and racing
Will Buckton - good fell results throughout the month and being part of the fell relay team
Dan Wilkinson Ð results including Bronte Way and Shepherds Skyline
|Jane McCarthy||Bilbao Half Marathon, and Langdale fell race|
From Henry Heavisides ... Conditions were near perfect for today's Abbey Dash in Leeds: dry, mild & virtually no wind. The start was bit chaotic, being changed from previous years to allow a record 12500 entries, the system of runners being in 'pens' based on anticipated times didn't seem to be particularly effective. There were lots of Ilkley vests throughout the masses of runners. The results seem to miss the name of the club for several Ilkley Harriers, including (I think) our first 3 male finishers: Dan Wilkinson, Rob Cunningham & Ben Sheppard. Sally Morley did a great run in the fastest IH ladies 10k time this year (setting a new F40 club record) & finishing 2nd F40 in the race. Also in the prizes were Hilda Coulsey (2nd F60) & Henry Heavisides (2nd M55).
(1 29:23 Matty Hynes, N York Moors) 356 35:48 Dan Wilkinson 410 36:24 Rob Cunningham 439 36:57 Sally Morley 485 37:05 Ben Sheppard 510 37:36 Henry Heavisides 585 37:56 Steve Turland 621 38:36 David Brown 697 39:04 Andrew Merrick 844 38:17 Adam Bennett PB 926 40:17 Kate Archer 1105 42:15 Simon Jenkins PB 1115 42:03 Amanda Sterling 1139 41:48 Adrian Bastow 1546 43:21 Nigel Tapper 1647 44:13 Sean Murphy 1684 44:56 Jane Bryant 1752 45:18 Helen Horton 1837 45:22 Keith Wood 1879 44:51 Eric Hawthorn 2852 48:02 Dave Ibbotson 3099 50:09 Hilda Coulsey 3379 51:24 Allison Ricci 3490 48:34 Will Worboys 3644 51:04 Geoffrey Bowman 3702 52:19 Julie Elmes PB 3929 53:13 Sue Williamson 4292 54:45 Emma Payne 4516 55:48 Sally Wright PB 4895 56:34 Jacqui Weston 5432 56:18 Natalie York 5614 56:02 Donna Hattersley 6279 57:56 Elaine ibbotson 6282 56:35 Les Bradshaw 6715 59:14 Catriona Hawthorn 6921 56:57 Sheena O'Connor 7928 58:20 Gillian Booth 9443 finished
Ladies, 10th team (1 24:52 Katie Walshaw, Holnfirth) 13 28:34 Sally Malir 47 32:18 Sarah Edwards 61 35:14 Di Kitchen 62 35:29 Gaenor Coy 79 finished Men, 10th team (1 34:38 James Hall, Wharfedale) 53 40:40 Jim Ryder 57 40:47 Will Buckton 63 41:02 Steve Coy 77 42:04 Mark Iley 91 42:57 Arthur Reilly 134 50:14 Paul Sowden 142 finished
38 juniors raced, with superb individual and team results, more on the junior pages.
Weekly 3 mile timed run on Otley Chevin. Results:
(1 18:50 Jon Deegan, Ambleside) 6 23:37 Alison Weston 11 finishers
For the 4th year in a row Tom Adams beat all runners, in his best time yet of 34:02, but this year he also beat all those on bikes! Dave Wiby was one of those cyclists, his placing affected by a puncture. No Rob Jebb (the 3 Peaks Cyclocross champion) this year, but could Tom beat even him (as Simon Bailey did in 2009?) Have a look at the photos on Woodentops.org.uk and the cracking race video on Youtube.
1 33:06 Tom Adams (the next 6 places were cyclists ...) 47 41:10 Stuart Pitches 56 41:53 Ian Rowbotham 62 42:24 Paul Calderbank 75 43:48 Duncan Cooper 133 49:05 Dave Wilby & bike 149 53:04 Neil Bloor 199 62:17 Amanda Newham 207 finished
Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:11 A mystery runner!) 32 26:41 Janet Grace 37 26:54 John Brown 80 37:09 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 83 finished Bradford Lister Park 199 31:16 Christine Reilly Harrogate Stray 147 26:55 Petra Bijsterveld
From Pete Shields ... Caz Farrow and Nicky Green ran in the Cote d Azur Marathon, a point to point route that took them from Nice to Cannes, west on the coast road. Caz and Nicky have really focused on this race and worked extremely hard over the last year in preparation, one period of their training included 90/100 miles per week. They were well prepared, however, you can be well prepared in this athletics game but there are other considerations that come into play one being the weather! The Riviera seems a safe bet to run a race so late in the year but unfortunately, not this one. We had followed the forecasts over the last week, the weather had been fairly settled other than race day, where high winds were forecast from the west, the race as previously stated was going west into it, its force gauged at 42/48 kph, not gusting just blowing!
They both started the race with the other 13,000 competitors trying to keep as much to their race plans as possible, Nicky went through 10k in 41:51, half in 1:27.47 and 30k in 2:05:06 the wind started to make play at this point slowing her pace down by over a minute per Km, she even thought of running backwards at one point because of the difficulty the wind was having on her breathing, she wasn't joking! Her finishing time considering the conditions was 2:58:31 which got her 3rd female over 40 a PB by 10 secs and 120th place; we are left with what could have been.
Caz went through the first 10 miles in 66 mins, a PB and part of her plan, through the half in 1:28, she then got a niggle in her hip at 26kms but kept pushing on, going through 20 miles in 2:14 another PB; unfortunately, a combination of the hip problem and even bigger problem of the wind ended her race shortly afterwards. This didn't come easy to such a hardy competitor but after some reflection she will be taking her place at the Elite start in London, health allowing. Again what could have been, such are the vagaries of our sport.
(1 1:08:42 James Logue, CVFR) 22 1:22:19 Jamie Hutchinson 79 1:43:16 John Coates 124 finished
Weekly 3 mile timed run on Otley Chevin. Results:
(1 20:25 Simon Edgar, LBT) 8 24:33 Will Worboys 11 27:57 Emma Payne 25 33:20 Petra Bijsterveld (sweeper) 25 finishers
From Sarah Edwards ... I needed another qualifying race for the Three Peaks before 1st January. I don't have the legs for the long races at the moment so I scoured the FRA calendar for AM races. There are a few...in Wales! I drove down to a place called Llanfachreth for a lovely little race called Rhobell Fawr. It's a 6.5 miles/1900ft out and back race on a mixture of public bridleway and open fell. The bottom section was fast good running but the top was rough, slippery and wet. With a hailstorm at the top just before we set off it was cold at the trig and very slippy. A slow trudge up and flying, if a little ungainly, sprint down. All in all a really fun race. Results ...
(1 56:42 Matthew Fortes, Eryri) 26 75:07 Sarah Edwards 3rd lady 43 finished
(1 48:02 Liam Dunne, Otley) 4 50:56 Will Buckton 5 51:17 Alistair McInnes 7 53:25 Ben Sheppard 8 54:39 Justin Phillips 9 54:56 Rob Cunningham 11 55:01 Richard Joel 12 55:22 Dick Waddington 15 55:27 Duncan Cooper 17 56:05 Kate Archer 19 56:35 Emma Barclay 29 58:58 Steven Weston 30 59:01 Andrew Merrick 45 61:07 Alison Eagle 50 62:03 Alison Weston 57 63:21 Chris Oxlade 63 65:20 Kevin Gooch 64 65:23 Nigel Tapper 68 65:51 Val Kerr 75 67:15 Adela Reperecki 84 70:01 Rachael Gooch 85 70:24 Keith Wood 86 70:31 Helen Horton 90 71:11 Jan Carrier 95 72:29 Ian Conyers 101 73:19 Peter Lewis 104 73:24 Anna Nolan 108 74:11 Sarah Hayes 111 74:14 Lyn Donohue 120 77:11 Eric Morley 122 77:12 Geoffrey White 123 77:15 Jean Sullivan 131 80:05 Sally Wright 132 82:14 Julie Elmes 133 82:28 Paul Sugden 151 96:05 Laura Dawes 153 finished
Jamie Hutchinson reports ... a great event in Sherwood Pines Forest starting with a 5k run, followed by a two lap bike course covering 20k, before a final 3k run. A real sprint event where you go as hard as you can and hope you can hold on. I did it on a cross bike and finished in 1 hour 18 mins coming in 7th overall, 2nd in my category, out of 307 duathletes. Karl Webster won in 1 hour 16 mins.
Skipton Aireville Park (1 19:59 Gary Chapman, KCAC) 21 25:21 Jane Bryant (1st lady) 69 34:14 Elaine Ibbotson 94 finished Bradford Lister Park 7 19:36 Henry Heavisides 236 31:57 Christine Reilly St Albans 60 21:59 Joe Reynier (junior)
Results from www.ukresults.net
(1 55:26 Jack Simpson, Leeds) 24 1:04:26 Nick Richardson 79 1:10:25 Andrew Merrick 164 1:16:53 Nigel Tapper 229 1:19:53 Philip Hirst 263 1:22:05 Paul Sowden 304 1:23:41 Adela Reperecki 314 1:24:00 David Ibbotson 321 1:24:17 Helen Horton 426 1:29:16 Stuart Herrington 448 1:30:22 Will Worboys 461 1:30:49 Hilda Coulsey 542 1:34:39 Paul Sugden 568 1:36:16 Petra Bijsterveld 614 1:39:13 Julie Elmes 801 finished
This was a Harriers Race League counter
Weekly 3 mile timed run on Otley Chevin. Results:
(1 19:15 Patrick Cotton, U/A) 2 19:31 Steve Turland 28 finishers
1 41:44 Tom Adams 24 49:23 Dan Wilkinson 88 57:41 Roy Ruddle 277 finished
Ladies (1 18:11 Katie Walshaw, Holmfirth) 8 20:02 Sally Morley 29 21:46 Emma Barclay 32 21:55 Sally Malir 34 22:02 Kate Archer 58 24:42 Sarah Edwards 81 28:59 Julie Elmes 90 finished 3rd team Men (1 33:17 Joshua Woodcock-Shaw, Spenborough) 62 39:12 Jamie Hutchinson 67 39:31 Mark Iley 72 39:59 Will Buckton 77 40:13 Steve Coy 92 41:06 Nick Pearce 105 42:01 Arthur Reilly 120 43:58 Ben Joynson 136 47:04 Paul Sowden 146 finished 12th team
Many great junior Ilkley results too.
Skipton Aireville Park 19 24:26 Diane Haggar 78 34:37 Elaine Ibbotson Bradford Lister Park 14 20:05 Caz Farrow Harrogate Stray 135 26:15 Eric Morley Leeds Hyde Park 17 18:57 Henry Heavisides Newcastle 159 23:18 Andrew Wilson
From Jez Hellewell ... A great race on The Chevin last night. 6.66 km of undulating paths. I was beaten by Spider-Man, as was everybody else I think! No shame in that. Quite a sight with 180+ runners flying around The Chevin with head torches on!
(1 28:54 Andy Bedford, Saltaire Striders) 14 32:08 Jez Hellewell 67 39:38 Adela Reperecki 145 51:09 Emma Payne 182 finished
From Sally Malir ... The British Athletics Cross Challenge Series got underway on Sunday in Bristol. Georgia Malir made the long journey but made sure that it was worth her while! The course was an undulating, grassy 4.5k and the conditions were blustery. Georgia came in 2nd under 20 women behind Alex Clay (Invicta East Kent).
Read the report on British Athletics website
Dan Wilkinson reports ... I ran the Bronte Way and managed 10th in 59:38, starting in heavy rain, then hail, but finishing in beautiful autumn sunshine outside the pub. Tim Ellis CVFR won in 53:11, 180 finished. Results.
Simon Jenkins reports ... It was a breezy and showery day with a bit of sun. The course was undulating through some of the less salubrious back streets of Bradford. The cold rain certainly made you want to finish as quick as possible!
Half marathon 1 Matt King 1.15.58 28 Simon Jenkins 1.39.59 pb 5k 1 Gerrard Mills Bradford Airedale AC 16.56 6 Karen Lambe 24.09
From Alison Weston ... took part in a great AM fell race in Guisborough on Sunday. Starting from the rugby club the race took in High Cliff, Roseberry Topping and Hanging Stone before going back up the moor to a 4th trig point beyond High Cliff. So it should be the 4 tops race really! I finished in 1hr 30 but not sure of my position. Lots of good running with a bit of route choice too.
Weekly 3 mile timed run on Otley Chevin. Results:
(1 17:45 Scott Harrington, Otley) 6 20:58 Emma Barclay New record 23 28:37 Emma Payne 28 finishers
Ewan Welsh reports ... the Harewood 10 trail race, a bit wet, a bit sunny, a bit slippy, a bit of tarmac, a bit windy ... but all very refreshing and therapeutic as a balance against the wilderness of working life! Results ...
10 mile trail race (1 63:18 Lee Dalton, Nidd Valley) 30 71:24 Paul Calderbank 32 71:32 Nicky Green 1st female 76 78:38 Ewan Welsh 301 finished 5 Mile Trail Race (1 34:15 Josh Brown, Rothwell, B11-12) 3 35:46 Steve Coy 94 finished And several Harriers juniors well placed in the 2 mile 'Hop'
Results up now from two days of racing on the Brecon Beacons. Andrew Priestley and former Harrier Heather Dawe were 1st ladies on the Elite course. Quite a few other Harriers in it: Jack Wood 8th on B Class, Outi Kamarainen 17th and 3rd Mixed team on B, Emily Wood 60th and 4th ladies team on the C (any more? Let us know your results, please).
From Peter Shields ... went over to Wales to support two of of our athletes today in the Snowdonia Marathon. As marathons go this is one of the toughest in the UK and has to be given a lot of respect. Nick Pearce and Val Kerr dipped their feet into the magic of this event and performed brilliantly. Nick ran 3h21:21 to win the male V60 race and Val ran 3h55:13 to come fourth in the fv50 race.
Following the race as it circuited Snowdon from Llanberis was inspiring, especially with our two athletes to support. The course is a little more than undulating with two very significant climbs of 6.5 and 5+miles plus the odd one in between! Val and Nick looked well throughout and as I said gave inspiring performances, well done to both of them.
From Val ... Awesome - both the race and Nick's performance (I even spotted him at the top of Pen-y-Pass on the S4C TV coverage). 4 hours with no rain, magnificent scenery, a fabulous course (in spite of the hills) and a finish that every fell runner would die for. Thanks to Mark and Pete for their great support around the course.
The winner was Rob Samuel (Eryri Runners) who notched up his third victory in 2:43:50.
This has to be one of the best marathons in the UK and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind a few (big) hills. Entries open on 1st January but it fills up very fast (2000 limit).
From Will Buckton ... Six Ilkley Harriers made the much shorter trip to Kettlewell for the Great Whernside fell race. The demanding FRA Category A Short route climbs 475m to the summit in just 3.25km. Martin Archer, Jim Ryder and Will Buckton arrived at the top in close succession and Martin made a flying descent to come home 16th in a strong local field.
(1 31:49 Ian Holmes, Bingley) 16 35:58 Martin Archer 23 37:04 Will Buckton 25 37:27 Jim Ryder 33 39:05 Ian Rowbotham 56 42:40 Bob Hamilton 64 44:01 Chris Oxlade 114 finished
Skipton Aireville Park 11 23:11 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 42 28:14 Petra Bijsterveld Bradford Lister Park 56 23:13 Joe Reynier (junior) 296 40:26 Abbie Reynier (junior) Harrogate Stray 144 26:25 Geoffrey Howard Leeds Hyde Park 146 25:16 Harry Stead (junior) 288 31:02 Christine Reilly York 38 21:52 Adam Bennett
Will Buckton reports ... Ilkley Harriers rounded off the fell season with strong performances at the FRA relays (Aka the UKA British Fell & Hill Relay Championships) in Llanberis, North Wales. Tom Adams brought the men home in second after leg one, less than a minute behind Murray Strain of HBT, leaving Dan Wilkinson and Rob Cunningham with the task of following Tom on leg two. Will Buckton and Nick Pearce navigated their way safely through leg three to pass over to Dave Wilby who was 20th on his leg, bringing the team home in 28th overall out of 99 teams. Ilkley ladies' Kate Archer was 13th lady on the final leg in a strong field of 32 to help the team to 20th ladies overall.
Photos from Graham and Alison
Men (1 4h02.00 Dark Peak) 28 4h54:17 Ilkley (93 teams) 34:36 Tom Adams 1:38:01 Dan Wilkinson & Rob Cunningham 1:51:52 Will Buckton & Nick Pearce 49:48 Dave Wilby Ladies (1 5h02:26 Hunters Bog Trotters) 20 6:24:50 Ilkley (32 teams) 52:53 Di Haggar 2:02:20 Natalie Curtis & Alison Weston 2:28:00 Rachael Gooch & Outi Kamareinen 1:01:37 Kate Archer
From Pete Shields ... a shout up for Caz Farrow and Nicky Green who have run at Brid today both winning their age groups, Nicky in 1h26 for the v40, Caz in 1h32 for the v35, this is after several weeks of 90+ miles per week in preparation for the Nice Marathon in November. Results ...
(1 1h09:57 Marius Ionescu, Altrincham & District) 35 1h26:55 Nicky Green 71 1h32:41 Caz Farrow 638 finished
From Will Buckton ... The West Yorkshire Cross Country League got underway at Wakefield and Ilkley were well
represented in both the male and female races. Sally Morley had an excellent run to finish 7th, less
than two minutes behind winner Pauline Munro of Wetherby. Jamie Hutchinson was first Harrier in
the men's race, finishing 49th and helping Ilkley to 11th team.
Ladies (1 20:42 Pauline Munro, Wetherby) 7 22:16 Sally Morley 21 24:12 Sally Malir 23 24:20 Emma Barclay 56 29:25 Gaenor Coy 57 29:41 Di Kitchen 65 31:33 Julie Elmes 70 finished 6th team Men (1 32:27 James Walsh, Leeds) 49 39:53 Jamie Hutchinson 62 40:45 Mark Iley 79 42:06 Steve Coy 80 42:13 Arthur Reilly 118 49:46 Paul Sowden 123 51:48 Pete Shields 123 finished 11th team
There were some fabulous results from our juniors, from the very first race of the day which we won (and won the team event in) and throughout the junior classes.
(1 2:13:31 Edwin Korir) 1442 4:04:59 Christine Cox 1399 4:06:30 Eric Hawthorn 1866 4:20:18 Andrew Mitchell 2301 4:28:15 Charlotte Smithson 3188 5:05:16 Catriona Hawthorn 3873 finished
(1 1:02:32 Thomas Ayeko, Uganda) 9069 2:12:07 Sally Wright
From Henry Heavisides ... this 16.7k race around La Hulpe in Belgium is a mix of forest trails, footpaths & country lanes. It includes 7 climbs up most of the local hills. There were about 1000 runners taking part with a brass band playing us off at the start. Results...
(1 1h02:31 Fabrice Van Espen) 47 1h14:29 Henry Heavisides 536 finished
Weekly 3 mile timed run on Otley Chevin. Results:
(1 20:10 Zander lee, U/A) 8 24:36 Will Worboys 14 28:26 Petra Bijsterveld 21 finishers
Nigel Tapper tells all ... another great turnout for this year's International road challenge with excellent category positions by some in what turned out to be a very tough event! Most people would rather forget the very congested, narrow out'n'back first 6km, the gloom and the heat/humidity but looking at the results we didn't do so bad in a field full of club runners with few or no fun runners to be seen!
The course started and finished outside Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum to a crescendo of fireworks. The route took in out and back paths and roads both sides of the river with a significant city centre loop. Congestion and on-coming runners over the first 6km were the initial challenges followed by heat and humidity in that order. We reckon most people were probably about 5 mins down on their usual times due to the conditions. Nevertheless it was certainly different and can be ticked off our bucket list even though nobody appears keen to repeat it!
(1 1:08 Manuel Nuevo) 229 1:29 Andrew Merrick 5th MV50 296 1:31 Jane McCarthy 3rd LV40 788 1:40 Alex Hirst 821 1:41 Nigel Tapper 944 1:42 Phillip Hirst 1186 1:45 Jane Bryant 1742 1:52 Dougie Scarfe 1964 1:55 Anna Nolan 2021 1:55 Helen Horton 2831 2:10 Judith Scarfe 2946 2:14 Matthew Rutter 2976 2:16 Jacqui Weston 3104 2:29 Suzanne Bickerdike 3105 2:29 Emma O'Looney 3134 Finishers
Skipton Aireville Park (1 19:49 James Raven, Cardiff) 6 21:48 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 84 finishers Harrogate Stray 83 23:52 Dave Ibbotson 162 26:26 Petra Bijsterveld 250 30:07 Elaine Ibbotson Leeds Hyde Park 280 31:01 Christine Reilly Roundhay Park 16 20:32 Geoff Howard York 122 27:07 Adam Bennett
Will Buckton reports ... Ilkley were 11th team out of 20 in this series of long races (see summer newsletter page 14 for some background info). Individual results ...
(1 298.4 Ben Abdelnoor Ambleside) 36 212.7 Will Buckton 40 207.9 Steve Turland 67 156.2 Neil Smith 88 77.6 Clare Smith 89 completed the series
From Race Organiser Dave Woodhead ... "Tom Adams is maturing into one of Britain's best athletes and smashing Alistair Brownlee's 2006 course record time by 2 minutes is only enhancing this fact. Remember Alistair, 18 years old back then, had just returned from competing in the Beijing Olympics and was the World Triathlon & European Duathlon champion."
1 39:26 Tom Adams Record 14 46:23 Martin Archer 42 50:57 Jim Ryder 46 51:09 Ian Rowbotham 59 52:08 John Houlihan 61 52:12 Richard Joel 88 54:42 Rob Cunningham 91 54:48 Duncan Cooper 106 56:11 Alistair Barlow 122 57:39 Jann Smith 189 65:10 Adela Reperecki 234 73:21 Amanda Newham 251 82:40 Julie Elmes 261 finished
( 1 36:07 David Watson. Holmfirth) 80 48:52 Phil Hirst 182 57:30 Paul Sugden 193 58:09 Hilda Coulsey 284 finished
Weekly 3 mile timed run on Otley Chevin. Results:
(1 22:19 David Womersley, Hyde Park) 9 28:25 Petra Bijsterveld 20 finishers
From Dave Wilby ... Will Buckton set a great new PB, Ben Sheppard wasn't far behind in his first ever Lakes fell race (!!) and Jane McCarthy was a fabulous 5th lady and 2nd V40, behind the winner of the Lakeland Classics series and the joint winners of the English & British Champs...fine company indeed!! Loads of other Harriers out, great to see a good turnout at a proper fell race, perfect day for it.
From Ben Sheppard ... So this is Lakeland fell racing. Steep climbs, boggy traverses, technical descents, splendid views, a couple of hairy moments, a pastie and a pint in the good company of kind and generous clubmates. Some classy and gutsy performances from Harriers not only at the front of the pack (Dave and Jane in the prizes) but throughout the field, some first timers and some seasoned veterans - in Bob's case a mere 31 years after his previous running of this race!
Be inspired by Bob's photo story of the day.
(1 2h07:00 Ben Abdelnoor, Ambleside) 10 2h17:30 Dave Wilby 47 2h33:06 Will Buckton 87 2h45:15 Ben Sheppard 94 2h46:32 Jane McCarthy 5th lady, LV40 prize 135 2h52:52 Dick Waddington 190 3h06:16 Kate Archer 214 3h10:30 John Hayes 250 3h15:45 Neil Smith 344 3h47:49 Clare Smith 345 3h47:49 Eleanor Bradley 351 3h50:25 Bob Hamilton 357 3h54:45 Helen Waddington 363 3h58:28 Steve Weston 381 finished Ilkley had 3rd ladies team, comprising Jane McCarthy, Kate Archer, Clare Smith and Eleanor Bradley.
Will Buckton reports ... Iain Gibbons cemented his position as 13th senior male in the BOFRA Championship with 17th place finish at the Wasdale Show fell race, a dash up and down the 802m summit of Kirk Fell. Results ...
(1 38:03 Sam Watsson, Wharfedale) 17 49:39 Iain Gibbons 55 ran
From Jean Sullivan ... A superb location, with fantastic scenery for this 13.895 mile run! Lots of sunshine, great send off and welcome home by a local jazz band and excellent home made cakes available afterwards!
Jonathan Sinclair adds ... Saw Alex's heels for the first 2 mins and sorry I didn't see Jean to say hello (or Ben Shepherd who usually comes to this one and I see has been posting some great results this year) but did reach the finish rather more slowly than last year. Wonderful to be out again after a few months injury.
(1 1h16:03 John Herbert) 18 1h29:51 Alexander Sinclair 40 1h34:53 Jonathan Sinclair 2nd MV50 518 2h05:09 Jean Sullivan
Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:15 Jack Smith, Wharfedale) 4 19:39 Steve Turland 8 20:44 David Brown 11 21:25 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 25 22:43 Ben Joynson 51 26:24 Janet Grace 64 28:54 Petra Bijsterveld 83 32:22 Elaine Ibbotson 85 32:23 Rosalind Brown 102 35:17 Katie Turland (junior) 111 finished No other parkrun results this week
700 (OK, 697!) children ran at Ghyll Royd School's event today, the first in this year's Wharfedale Primary Schools' XC League. Results ...
From Will Buckton ... the IHMR is an ultra competitive event as the northern fell running clubs take their strongest runners to the Lake District to take on the 40km/2450m ascent, split into four legs. Visibility on the day was poor and navigational skills were required as well as fitness - eight teams were forced to retire lost. Ilkley's men showed their strength in depth as, despite sustaining some last minute injuries, they were able to take a strong team and made no navigational errors to finish 20th overall in these challenging conditions. Ilkley ladies rounded off their impressive season with fourth in a close competition.
1 3h47:35 Borrowdale 20 4:29:46 Ilkley Open 24 40:58 Iain Gibbons, Rob Cunningham 24 1:22:30 Dan Wilkinson, Steve Turland 28 1:07:26 Will Buckton, Nick Pearce 13 1:18:52 Dave Wilby, Martin Archer 42 5:11:03 Ilkley Ladies 34 44:52 Nicky Jaquiery, Alison Eagle 58 1:41:35 Jann Smith, Rebecca Mon-Williams 34 1:12:09 Alison Weston, Kate Archer 43 1:32:27 Andrea Priestley, Sally Morley 62 teams finished
From Neil Bloor ... took a trip to Chester but limped over the line in 4h16 after a bad cramp attack in the heat at mile 21. However thought it worth mentioning what a great event this was - really well organised, very enthusiastic supporters and refreshment volunteers, the organisers even welcome everyone personally over the line at the end. There were around 4500 entries and both male and female course records were broken this year which made it interesting for spectators.
From Jo Taylor ... Despite not touching the Moor the routes were great quality, with enough challenge on both run and mountain bike sections to make the day enjoyable without being impossible in the heat of an October day in Ilkley! After doing these races for a number of years we were delighted to see it at home. We were 13th mixed pair with 425 points which we were happy with. There were plenty of better results than that amongst Harriers. Well done Sue Booth for taking on the planning. Results
Weekly 3 mile timed run on Otley Chevin. Results:
(1 18:50 James Tarran, Valley Striders) 2 19:09 Jamie Hutchinson 30 finishers
Well done to Tom Adams on a top 10 place (9th in 45:49 and 2nd Brit by just 11s) in the sixth race in the World Mountain Running GP, held in Ljubljana. Results ...
From Ian Rowbotham ... A challenging step start led onto the moor. Then over 5 miles of stunning edge running with the views to match most of the time. Much of this scenic run is on challenging surfaces including dark peat. It's a well run race with a strict kit check. Thanks to the marshals and those who provided the results by the time you have had a drink of water! Recommended. Ian Rowbotham 11th 1st Vet 50. Results ...
(1 60:50 Coln Bishop, Saddleworth) 11 69:47 Ian Rowbotham 1st V50 140 finished
Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:57 Jack Smith, Wharfedale) 2 18:06 Matthew Cox 7 20:51 David Brown 13 22:07 Emma Barclay 30 25:29 Kevin Lawson 61 29:31 Joe Ibbotson 83 32:44 Elaine Ibbotson 84 32:48 Christine Reilly 103 finishers Bradford Lister Park 44 22:16 Phil Hirst 85 24:08 Will Worboys 128 25:49 Peter Lewis Leeds Hyde Park 284 28:29 Harry Stead (jun) Preston 16 20:50 Oscar Stapleton (jun)
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Slightly amended teams but hopefully now final
IH Team 1
Leg 1 - Sue Bickerdike / Abi Bailey + dog
Leg 2 - Jan Smith / Stephen Rhodes
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Missed all the stuff about registering because I couldn't do the 1st race.
According to the Peco website you can register additional runners ...more
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Final list of Ladies below for Yorkshire County Cross County Champs on 4th Jan
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