It was the final team race in this year's HDSRL and what a perfect League race it was: great course, a perfect summer evening, and good food afterwards. We even won one of the team competitions (Super-Vets) on the night! Results from www.harrogate-league.org.uk
28 28.27 Mark Mon-Williams 38 29.19 Andrew Merrick 40 29.22 Mark Iley 58 30.52 David Brown 60 30.57 Andrew Sheldon 62 31.04 Duncan Cooper 78 32.08 Neil Chapman 81 32.14 Geoff Howard 85 32.21 Paul Stephens 103 33.17 Rebecca Mon-Williams 108 33.33 Jane Bryant 109 33.33 Henry Heavisides 122 34.45 Bradley Chapman 151 36.11 Val Kerr 152 36.12 Chris Cunningham 175 37.29 Peter Shields 176 37.31 Nick Mellor 182 37.45 Paul Sugden 186 37.58 Clare Smith 201 39.09 Rhiannon Turner 227 41.16 Judith Scarfe 231 41.41 Andrew Bennett 243 42.34 Janet Bairstow 246 43.05 Sue Williamson 257 44.26 Christine Cox 266 47.14 Rachel Cunningham 278 50.22 David Millson
This was a IH Race League event.
Eddie Winslow reports Stuart Pitches and I, racing with the crew of White Cloud, were 2nd in this yearís Three Peaks Yacht Race. We finished just before midnight on Tuesday night just 90 minutes behind the winners after three and a half days racing and 45 minutes ahead of third place.
Jim & Lyn report on ... an English fellrunning Championship counter, 8.5miles, 2.530ft of climb, starting and finishing at Rothay Park, Ambleside. Four ckeckpoints at Loughrigg, Silver Howe, returning to Loughrigg and finally at Lily Tarn. Checkpoints had to be listed in that order with routes in between were down to individuals which made some interesting route choices and discussions after the race.
Early morning rain and mist cleared before the race leaving a clear but very humid day. Lovely but really tough race which you would expect for an English Championship. Provisional results:
Men's Race 1 1h08 Ian Holmes, Bingley Harriers 121 1h40 Neil Smith 226 2h04 Jim Towers Ladies Race 1 1h27 L. Jeska, Todmorden Harriers 20 1h42 Alison Weston 48 1h53 Clare Smith 52 1h54 Val Kerr 78 2h58 Lyn Eden
Vic Verecondi reports ... thought Iíd do a trail race this weekend and found this small one nearby at Trawden near Colne. The course was quite simple ... Two miles uphill ... Three miles undulating ... Two miles downhill. Basically the whole lot was quite knackering and I did a time of 63 mins. Not bad I guess as I didnít go hard
Met an interesting guy at the end, a Vet 70 who could run like the wind and had put in a fantastic time. Had a good chat about his fell/trail racing adventures. So I asked him what his formula was. His response was very very simple... ďLuckĒ he stated emphatically. Pretty basic hey... So Iíll take that comment/thought when I next get a PB or feel happy about a race or good training session.
Rob Cunningham was 15th in 39:36
Tom Adams retained his title winning the event for a second year in a row shaving over 40 seconds off his time from last year (same again next year and he'll be close to the record, 16:01).
1 16:44 Tom Adams 19 20:08 Dave Cummings 41 22:48 Jack Cummings 47 22:59 Diane Haggar 76 26:55 Sue Morley 81 27:44 Eric Morley
93 24:23 John Marshall
Results from www.wharfedaleharriers.org.uk:
7 38:57 Lee Morley 13 41:19 Nick Pearce 22 42:22 Duncan Cooper 36 46:52 Michael Pearce 38 47:18 Paul Stephens 41 47:57 Jenny Dybeck 43 49:45 Jann Smith 53 51:26 John Coates 73 57:54 Sue Morley 76 59:13 Graham Breeze 78 66:43 Paul Sugden 82 71:10 Vince Gibbons 83 71:11 Bernie Gibbons
If you enjoyed that and fancy a similar race, or missed it and really fancy running up this super hill, come to our Addingham Gala fell race on Saturday 9th July.
A great turnout of Harriers for the 4th race in the League, with members new and old out racing on a perfect Summer evening. Full results on www.harrogate-league.org.uk
19 35.58 Jamie Hutchinson 29 36.47 Steve Weston 34 37.25 Mark Mon-Williams 38 37.32 Mark Iley 39 37.32 Andrew Merrick 48 37.47 Justin Phillips 49 38.08 Richard Reeve 58 38.55 Julian Carter 62 39.09 Jeff Paget 63 39.15 Ken Souyave 72 39.56 Andrew Sheldon 82 40.30 Stephen Rhodes 87 41.08 Neil Chapman 90 41.20 Paul Stephens 103 42.32 Jane Bryant 112 43.12 Jane Mccarthy 119 43.52 Dougie Scarfe 120 43.53 Helen Horton 121 43.58 Sharon Williams 137 44.44 Alison Weston 141 44.58 Chris Oxlade 156 45.47 Val Kerr 163 46.11 Bradley Chapman 166 46.19 Peter Shields 175 47.07 Nick Mellor 179 47.27 Martin Wright 192 48.16 Keith Wood 199 48.59 Sue Bickerdike 206 49.32 Matthew Rutter 211 50.10 Rhiannon Turner 215 50.24 Paul Sugden 216 50.25 James Pickersgill 218 50.43 Donald Macrae 219 50.45 Michael Picken 220 50.48 Sheena Pickersgill 230 51.36 Amanda Newham 233 51.44 Gemma Carpenter 249 53.14 Emma O'Looney 255 53.53 Sue Williamson 259 54.48 Janet Bairstow 276 57.41 Christine Cox 288 62.08 Kathryn Stott 291 63.28 David Millson
Geoff Howard repeated last year's Bronze medal success in V65, with a time of 19:30; and fell team member Tracey Greenway won a Gold. Well done both.
Results of this BOFRA race ...
13 25:51 Ian Gibbons 18 26:31 Mark Mon-Williams
New member Rhiannon Turner reports ...
did the run in 52:20, really pleased, big improvement on the last time I did it.
Saw a few other Ilkley Harriers along the way who said hello - was a good atmosphere. Next goal a sub 50 time!
Results from raceday.runforall.com:
29 38:31 Rob Cunningham 45 39:33 Jonathan Sinclair 790 48:42 Damon Bowles 1114 49:18 John Marshall 1451 52:17 Rhiannon Turner 1978 54:51 Catherine Brown 2041 55:09 Janet Bairstow 2160 55:39 Fiona Schneider 2307 56:14 Stephanie Millward 3182 59:57 Rachel Cunningham 3789 62:27 Sally Wright 5016 69:49 Sue Bickerdike
Amanda Newham was 4th lady vet and 67th overall in 1h24 for the steep up and down 7 mile race
Nick Pearce reports ... a classic fell race over a 4 mile course including a river crossing and near vertical climb at the start; and vertiginous descent, river crossing and wall jump at the finish, with a 1,500 feet of ascent in total. The race was won by Karl Gray of Calder Valley in 34.43. Ilkley Harries were Nick Pearce 23rd (2nd V50) in 41.55; Michael Pearce 43rd in 45.28; and Sue Morley 100th (1st LV50) in 1.00.12.
Steve Turland reports ...Now in its 4th year, this one is becoming a classic. 13m and 7,000ft from Langdale taking in Bow Fell, Esk Pike, Great End, both Scafells across upper Eskdale then back over Pike Blisco into Langdale. With the clag down for most of the way, it made for some interesting navigation!. Race was won by Mark Palmer of Mynydd Du. I finished 11th in 3hr 27 and Roy Ruddle was the other Harrier - still waiting for results to confirm time/position.
53 21:13 J Taylor 72 22:35 Dan Birch 179 29:55 Christine Barraclough
People are doing ParkRuns all over! Gemma Carpenter was 59th in 27:33 at Bradford Lister Park.
Ken Souyave was 23rd in 19:51 at Leeds Hyde Park.
Junior Harrier Lucy Haines was 54th in 22:01 and Sarah Haines was 90th in 24:06 at the Edinburgh event.
And Junior Harrier Holly Park was 32nd in 32:12 at the Conkers (Loughborough) ParkRun.
Ilkley Harriers beat Bingley Harriers for the fourth year in succession
in the Mob Match
at Bingley Harriers' St Ives Trail Race. A stupendous turnout of 47 Harriers dominated the field of 115 starters, vastly outnumbering Bingley's 20 runners. Bingley scored 1643 points under the age/gender handicap system, Ilkley's best 20 scores totalled 1831 points for a clear win, yet again.
Thank you all for turning out and supporting the Club so well.
This was also a Ilkley Harriers Race League event.
Photo: just some of the Harriers at the event: see woodentops.org.uk for more!
Vic Verecondi reports ... What a great day out ... it seems from the big gathering on Sunday night at the Taps that everybody in the 3 teams enjoyed themselves ... Well what can I say it was a pleasure organising it all and I think itíd be best left if individuals/pairs submitted their own stories ...From what I heard there were many ... Thanks to all who participated and a big thank you to Alison Bennett and Abigail Bailey for there assistance in getting other teams going.
Results from Saltaire Striders.
37th Ilkley Exceptionals 7:59:31 Helen Thurston & Andrew Merrick 1:31:18 Anna Nolan & Stephen Rhodes 1:50:02 Sue Bickerdike & Andrew Bennett 1:20:13 Alison Bennett & Nigel Tapper 1:38:09 Helen Horton & Vic Verecondi 1:39:49 45th Ilkley Swifts 8:33:07 Christine Cox & Carole Cunningham 2:26:00 Chris Oxlade & Dougie Scarfe 1:35:12 Lynn Donnohue & Don MacRae 1:25:43 Neil Chapman & Jane McCarthy 1:21:15 Clare Smith & Sue Morley 1:44:57 46th The Ilkley Winkles 8:46:04 Caroline Morley & David Howe 1:34:15 Nick Page & Jon Dillon 1:49:25 Gemma Carpenter & Bex Lander 1:38:13 Annabel Bailey & Louise Burdett 1:52:22 Abigail Bailey & Nicole Dillon 1:51:49
Nick Pearce reports ... Four harriers travelled to Barnoldswick for the fortieth running of the Weets fell race. I didn't realise that the race no longer starts at the Rolls Royce sports club, but near Letcliffe park at the other end of town - I made the start line with minutes to spare. The current course is a tough little race with 1800' feet of climbing over 5.5 miles - significantly more climbing than the original race, and more of a fell course.
1 40.05 Mark McGoldrick Wharfedale 3 42.27 Lee Morley 8 43.56 Ralph Tench 11 45.31 Nick Pearce 26 49.59 Mike Baldwin
John Marshall was 103rd in 24:12 at Leeds Hyde Park.
Gemma Carpenter was 51st in 26:47 at Lister Park, Bradford.
12 40:54 Steve Turland 14 42:25 Ian Rowbotham 29 48:34 Dave Wilby 46 55:28 Graham Breeze 52 57:34 Sue Morley
Results from otleyac.org.uk
34 69:20 Rob Cunningham 53 71:46 Sally Malir 3rd lady, 1st F45 66 75:05 Andrew Sheldon 128 81:30 John Coates 129 81:34 Chris Cunningham 214 95:08 Bernie Gibbons
Ladies race 26 53:36 Judith Scarfe 59 63:53 Rachel Cunningham Men's race 16 42:18 Andrew Sheldon 25 45:13 Dougie Scarfe 34 46:56 Chris Cunningham
Andrew Jackson reports ... I competed in my 1st half marathon on Sunday in Ieper Belgium. The race started in the centre of Ieper, and passed under the historic Mennem Gate, before heading out into the country. The course was as flat as a pancake - there are not many hills in Belgium! I came 380th in a time of 1:44:11
Jann Smith reports ...
My first proper off-road event, 2600 feet of ascent and a brutal head wind at first. Standing on the start-line with my newly purchased bum-bag containing; compass, whistle, waterproofs, map with course plotted by grid-references and emergency food I felt very out of my comfort zone. I learnt a few lessons during the race: 1. Don't wear road shoes! The terrain is very rocky underfoot being mainly limestone pavement. 2. Listen to Ewan Welsh's advice: 'take it really steady at the start', so why was I racing with the first lady for the first 8 miles?? 3. If in doubt, get the map out! Don't believe other people know the route, I took a couple of wrong turns and ended up running about an extra mile and a half in a full circle losing valuable time!!
It's a great well organised race, the scenery was stunning and varied, everybody helped each around the course and it's on our doorstep...it's a real challenge, the hardest race I've ever done so far, but Graham Arthur, yes,I did enjoy it!!
Photos on www.photos-dsb.co.uk
Full marathon 3 3:16:36 Jez Hellewell 34 3:57:23 Jann Smith 4th lady, 1st F35 37 3:58:44 Graham Arthur 48 4:13:51 Richard Morris 82 5:34:31 Fiona Schneider 1st F50 Half marathon 9 1:39:24 Mark Mon-Williams 17 1:41:38 Andrew Merrick 18 1:42:02 Jonathan Sinclair 44 1:54:48 Rebecca Mon-Williams 3rd lady, 1st F40 51 1:55:54 Ewan Welsh 54 1:56:19 Helen Thurston 4th lady 57 1:57:11 David Howe 72 2:02:13 Outi Kamarainen 73 2:02:27 Nigel Tapper 78 2:03:23 Helen Horton 1st F45 133 2:13:52 Adela Reperecki 145 2:16:59 Nicholas Page 149 2:17:28 Martin Wright 168 2:21:52 Alison Frost 182 2:27:31 Abigail Bailey 200 2:34:26 Paul Sugden 201 2:34:30 Emma O'Looney 202 2:34:32 Sue Bickerdike
Clare Smith reports ... Several hardy Harriers turned out for this little toughie on Saturday.
Certainly the hardest fell race I've ever done, just under 18 miles long
and with about 7000ft of climb, including Harter Fell, Hardknott Fell,
Little Stand, Swirl How, Dow Crag, White Pike and Caw.
Helene Whittaker, Alison Weston and Nicky Jaquiery were 3rd ladies' team.
288 started, 268 finished.
Q: 'Have I reached the top of Little Stand yet?
Alison Weston adds ... a tough race but also lakeland running at its best. Blue skies, great views, lots of up + down, and lovely running along soft, grassy terrain. Dave, Steve and Duncan all had super runs as did Helene, Nicky and Clare. I am pretty sure we won the ladies vets team prize. So we need to keep it up!
1 Rob Jebb 2:43:54 (Bingley Harriers) 47 Dave Wilby 3:20:05 54 Steve Turland 3:23:44 92 Helene Whittaker 3:40:38 (1st LV45, 2nd LV40) 106 Duncan Cooper 3:48:00 146 Alison Weston 4:06:38 181 Nicky Jaquiery 4:22:59 235 Clare Smith 4:53:23
Results from settleharriers.org
18 57:51 Jim Ryder 45 63:42 Roy Ruddle 104 77:31 Sue Morley
Andrew Bennett reports ... This event was the culmination of a great week up in the Cairngorms staying at Mark and Rebecca Mon-Williams' cottage (details on the Forum). Upon arrival Tom and I were immediately drafted in as emergency marshalls due to a shortage of volunteers and found ourselves whisked off to staff the first water stop complete with two-way radios. Alison ran the race which took place on roads, rough tracks and hills around the Balmoral Estate. We managed to get back to the finish to see her come in as second lady in a time of 1:38:40.
10 Harriers enjoyed an excellent event - a sunny evening, a great venue, and a challenging race. Well done to them, but this was a shockingly low turnout and we cannot get good team results without much better support. Come on everyone, let's do better at the next race at Otley on 21st June.
28 41.35 Mark Mon-Williams 33 41.55 Jeff Paget 37 42.23 Mark Iley 54 44.54 Andrew Sheldon 66 46.14 Rebecca Mon-Williams 85 48.15 Dougie Scarfe 156 56.16 Donald Macrae 158 56.31 Judith Scarfe 161 57.39 Sue Williamson 190 69.01 David Millson
Dave Wilby reports ... Tom Adams produced a magnificent performance once again to lead all the way, winning by a good margin and pushing himself to within 2 seconds of Ian Holmes record which has stood for the last 10 years. In the last week Tom has now broken 2 course records, won 2 races outright and set the fastest leg in a relay, and collected a silver medal for his county, not bad going!! Nick Pearce & Jim Towers both won their age groups with strong performances and there were plenty of other Red & Green vests on show. A good showing by Ilkley at one of our local races.
1 17:06 Tom Adams 25 20:59 Nick Pearce 27 21:55 Michael Pearce 33 22:20 M Richmond 45 23:17 Roy Ruddle 78 26:32 Jim Towers 82 26:58 Chloe Haines 92 29:02 Sue Morley 98 37:05 Lyn Eden