Emma Barclay for breaking the elusive 40 mins for a 10k - on the Dalby Dash which was a trail race as well, and coming a close 2nd lady. Also for good XC results;
Dave Wilby for recent race results incl. Tour of Pendle;
Martin Archer for recent race results incl. Burley Moor run win;
Jim Ryder for four excellent and consistent runs in the Complete Runner XC series, making a great contribution to the team and finishing 5th M45 in the league;
Di Haggar for her Tour of Pendle result and West Yorkshire x/c results;
Jez Hellewell for his 1st in his 1st ultra race;
Will Buckton, new member, for his dedication to training and enthusiasm for taking part in quite a few races recently, including the Full Tour of Pendle, which was a real toughie!
Chris Cunningham for his PB's at Scarborough, Abbey Dash and the 5 mile road race;
Abigail Bailey for recent races including two marathons and contribution to organising teams, dedication to training and for motivating people to get involved who would not normally;
Dave Millson for his PB at the 5 mile road race;
Andy Jackson for his Abbey Dash PB
A surprisingly low turnout for the first race in the PECO season, but those who ran enjoyed a glorious sunny day and a pleasant, undulating course.
Ladies 17 Natalie Curtis 64 Sue Morley 115 Kate Lofthouse 140 Lyn Eden Men 51 Nick Pearce 134 George Elmes 158 Andy Jackson 163 Paul Wood 180 Eric Morley 188 Jim Eden
11 juniors running, with Euan Brennan 1st U11 with 4 Harriers in the first 5, Lucy Williamson 1st girl in her race and Ed Bickerdike 4th.
Ilkley Harriers 5 mile race to raise funds for the Manorlands Hospice at Oxenhope went very well today, thanks to many willing helpers and despite the slightly miserable weather - thank you to everyone who ran, marshalled, baked cakes, or helped organiser Neil Chapman in any way.Sue Ryder is the hospice that helped former Harrier Alan Pearson, so this cause was also selected by Nick and Pete after their recent "Challenge" - if you were inspired by their Challenge efforts, and did not have a chance to make a donation at the race, we will bring the collecting tin to Tuesday Club night.
Results and photos on the race page.
This was an Ilkley harriers Race League counter.
Sally Malir was 12th in 21:09 at Bradford Lister Park.
Some 450 youngsters took part in another well-organised race, results and League tables on the Junior Pages
Diane Haggar reports ... Another great result from the ladies. Being a little weary after the Full Tour i decided not to run. Helen Thurston continued her excellent debut season by moving up to 23rd, and Kate Archer is returning to form with 32nd. Combined with Sally and Emma, Ilkley repeated 4th place again beating Bingley. Well done all.
Jack Wood led the men to a fantastic 6th place. Jack had also had an outstanding run run at Pendle the day before. For a brief moment i had comtemplated "the double" as well, until my other half pointed out that I was more than twice Jack's age!!
Also some fine junior results incl wins from U17 Georgia Malir and U11 Francis Westhead, 36 juniors competing.
Senior Ladies 8 26:46 Sally Morley 18 28:33 Emma Barclay 23 29:02 Helen Thurston 32 29:42 Kate Archer 37 30:00 Sally Malir 78 35:49 Sue Morley 85 40:12 Gemma Carpenter 4th team Men 18 33:24 Jack Wood 36 34:50 David Westhead 45 35:27 Jim Ryder 56 36:22 Dave Cummings 58 36:34 Mark Mon-Williams 80 37:53 Mark Iley 85 38:50 Steve Coy 120 42:10 Bradley Chapman 130 43:04 George Elmes 147 48:33 Eric Morley 5th team
Henry Heavisides reports A good turnout of Ilkley Harriers for this morning's misty Abbey Dash. As usual it was a fast & furious race out to Kirkstall Abbey & back. Jamie Hutchinson was 1st Ilkley runner to finish, followed by Andrew Merrick & Justin Phillips. In the age category results I was 2nd M55 with Nick Pearce 3rd M55 (Nick was a couple of seconds quicker on chip timing, but category placings are based on gun times), Ken Souyave was 4th M60 & Andrew Merrick 6th M50. I'm sure that there will have been lots of PBs, notably Andrew Sheldon was a couple of minutes inside his PB.
(1 29:20 Jonathan Taylor, Morpeth Harriers) 170 36:11 Jamie Hutchinson 239 37:16 Andrew Merrick 244 37:22 Justin Phillips 310 37:42 Nick Pearce 271 37:44 Henry Heavisides 408 39:11 Daniel Ibbotson 1st ever 10k! 462 39:33 David Brown 494 39:48 Ken Souyave 531 39:49 Rob Cunningham 555 40:15 Andrew Sheldon PB 669 41:57 Adrian Bastow 769 42:41 Jane Bryant 958 43:02 Nigel Tapper 1133 43:39 David Howe 1006 43:46 Michael Duffield 1101 44:32 Andrew Jackson PB by 1 min 48 secs 1183 44:48 Helen Horton 1126 44:50 Chris Cunningham 1433 45:58 Anna Nolan 1576 46:18 Martin Wright 1514 47:19 David Ibbotson 1693 47:52 Liz Price 1888 48:05 Anna Barlow 1564 48:28 John Marshall 1666 48:29 Allison Ricci 1975 48:32 Hilda Coulsey 1774 49:32 Mike Picken 3028 51:24 Anthony Swanepoel 2161 51:32 Andrea Westhead 3015 52:12 Kevin Wardale 3214 52:52 Stephanie Millward 3269 53:23 Alison Frost 3961 55:54 Jacqui Weston 2958 55:56 Keith Wood 3706 58:28 Sally Wright 4485 57:24 Linda Marshall PB 5628 66:44 Rachel Cunningham
Alison Weston reports fabulous results from Ilkley Harriers at the Tour of Pendle, a 16.8 mile race with 4830' climbing. We left the mist in Ilkley behind and enjoyed a clear, mild day for the race (for a change!!) Ten Harriers took part with some very impressive results - particulary Dave Wilby (12th overall) and Di Haggar (9th lady in a strong field).
12 2:38 Dave Wilby 2:42 Jack Wood 2:44 Steve Turland (6th V40) 3:12 Di Haggar (9th Lady, 5th FV45) 3:20 Steve Weston 3:24 Alison Weston 3:29 Jann Smith (her first 'AL' event!) 3:38 Will Buckton 4:01 Clare Smith tbc Alistair Wood
Jez Hellewell reports ... had a stunning morning out in The North Yorkshire Moors for my first ultra. Somehow came 1st in 6 hours 16 minutes. The euphoria is soon to be taken over by tiredness I'm sure.
Lee Morley reports ... another running of Bingley's Harriers versus Cyclists, where both runners and cyclists (cross/mountain bike) compete over the same course. Tom Adams was first runner back, which seemed likely at the start the as whole field lost sight of him after the first 100m. Unfortunately for us runners the day suited the cyclists with 10 seconds coming off the course record and 14 cyclists in the top 20 - Toms fine run putting him 3rd overall.
(1 32:09 Ian Taylor, Craven Energy) 3 34:18 Tom Adams 1st runner 21 38:02 Lee Morley 35 40:14 Martin Archer 36 40:19 Ian Rowbotham 40 40:42 Iain Gibbons 138 53:23 Ben Swinton 142 54:07 Graham Breeze 145 54:43 Adam Swinton
A record field enjoyed Richard Gray's Predictor Run. Thanks to Richard, and to Steve Fletcher and Eddie Winslow for helping. The best 'Predictor' was Phil Judd, who was within 3s of his predicted time. Full results here.
Thanks from Peter Shields ...
Not the best of days weather wise but as usual when the call comes Ilkley Harriers raise their game and turn out in style, thank you.
Morgan and Alison got everyone registered; Eric, Sue and Rebecca kept the traffic at bay while we got on the road and all the marshalls and young Weston kept us safe and going in the right direction, not a nice day to be out there so well done; Diane was on hand to mend our wounds which luckily weren't too many; Neil, Michael, Tony and Malcolm got the timing spot on, a difficult task in a relay and Paul got the results out faster than you could eat your sandwiches! The food was excellent and enough to go round for everyone, Christine, Liz and Jane looked after us all really well and presented us with £66.71 for our charity collection.
Then there were the runners, thanks, to Bingley, Otley and the un-attached runners for bringing teams and the Ilkley squads who gave their all, hope you enjoyed it. Congratulations to all the team class winners, and to Nathaniel Williams and Sally Morley who have set splendid records (beating the YVAA RR records on the same course in 2009 and 2010, Sally actually beating her own record of 18:48 by some 20 seconds). We are going to try and develop this event, as the racing calender needs a short road relay that is open to all, hopefully our contributions today will set that off. Finally thanks to Neil Chapman for all his help as ever.
Emma Barclay reports ... a 10k Trail Race in Dalby Forest near Pickering. Very well organised and the proceeds go to Help the Heroes. A hilly course but fairly good under foot. I was 2nd lady, 1st LV40 Ð 39:51
Eric Morley reports ... an excellent clear day for trogging and an altered route due to a pheasant shoot, Sue Morley completed the half trog at Wadsworth, with the run actually being 10 miles and the climb somewhat less than advertised.
1 1:07:25 James Logue, CVFR 129 2:20:18 Sue Morley
Quite a few Harriers in this, with Martin Archer winning for a second year (and 2 minutes faster!). Any more Harriers in these results? (Also spotted former Harrier Jonathan Sage 21st in 56:03). Dick says "a very good race, well run with a friendly atmosphere".
1 47:43 Martin Archer 8 52:30 Richard Joel 28 56:54 Helen Thurston (4th lady) 32 57:18 Dick Waddington 41 58:47 Will Buckton 60 61:24 Richard Morris 64 62:25 John Coates 78 63:49 Nicole Dillon 79 63:49 John Dillon 88 65:39 Andrew Jackson 118 71:07 Jim Towers 134 74:35 Lynn Donahue 141 75:34 Liz Price 149 77:29 Abigail Bailey 150 77:21 Sue Bickerdike 175 89:16 Lyn Eden 183 finished
Nearly 550 Primary School children competed in the second race in the Wharfedale Primary Schools XC League, including many junior Harriers and their litle brothers and sisters, and many from Harriers families. Results on the junior pages.
From Dave Ibbotson 4 Harriers plus a guest from Otley AC travelled over to the Lakes last Sunday 6 November to take part in the tough Derwentwater 10 mile race. The race was run in perfect still, cool but sunny conditions. Christine Cox ran well over the hilly course and led the Harriers home.
1 49:03 Yared Hagos, Brad & Aire. (Record) 5 53:44 Ian Fisher, Otley AC (1st male over 40) 315 1:23:08 Christine Cox 333 1:24:58 David Ibbotson 335 1:25:29 Andy Wolfenden 355 1:27:34 Jane Guillard
1,904 3:08:26 Andrew Merrick 26,282 4:30:07 Michelle Snow
26 1:04:28 Alexander Sinclair 50 1:07:29 Jonathan Sinclair 94 1:11:28 Sally Malir 1st F45 150 1:15:01 Kate Archer 176 1:16:54 Adrian Bastow 232 1:19:58 Peter Shields 246 1:20:28 Alison Bennett 3rd F50 287 1:22:28 Dougie Scarfe 358 1:25:55 Debbie Lewis 366 1:16:15 Adela Reperecki 448 1:30:00 Paul Sugden 550 1:34:45 Sue Bickerdike 560 1:35:06 Bernie Gibbons 624 1:38:25 Michael Picken 663 1:42:02 Andrew Bennett
Clare Smith reports there was a good turnout today for this muddy 6.25 mile/1150ft run which included a steep descent off Stoodley Pike for the kamikaze descenders, immediately followed by a stiff climb back up the hill There was lots of slipping and sinking - better entertainment for the spectators than for the participants!
(1 42:24 Ian Holmes, Bingley) 24 48:33 Steve Turland 36 50:10 Mark Mon-Williams 37 50:18 Jim Ryder 39 50:31 Ian Rowbotham 72 54:11 Duncan Cooper 196 63:53 Will Buckton 232 66:41 Graham Arthur 271 69:36 Clare Smith 300 73:40 Sophie Brown 312 75:41 Sue Morley
This was a IH League race.
Jack Wood recorded the first ever Parkrun outright win for Ilkley Harriers (Georgia Malir has been first lady) at Hyde Park on Saturday, in a field of 264 participants.
1 16:50 Jack Wood 15 18:21 Stephen Coy 107 24:11 John Marshall