Pete Shields Ilkley Trail Race 2024

The race is in memory of our friend and fellow Harrier Pete Shields who died during the Covid pandemic in 2020, when the many restrictions in place prevented us from showing our gratitude for what he had given to running and to our club in particular. A gifted runner and an outstanding coach, Pete had guided runners from far and wide, also leading training sessions for athletes at club, national and international levels over many years.

Profits from the race will be shared between Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness, and the Revival Centre and Orphanage in Matugga, Uganda, which has been supported since the race started in 2008.

Event Details

It's a superb 6.9 mile trail race with spectacular views over the Wharfe Valley and across to Ilkley Moor.

An out-and-back route with 810 feet of climbing (FRA category CM), on tracks, through woodland, fields and moors, interspersed with some short road sections.

There will be a water station at around 2 miles and also water available at the finish. The start is a 5 minute walk from the Lido to the unadopted section of road at the bottom of Curly Hill, with the finish back at the Lido.

Main information

Time: The senior race will start at 11.30am on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2024. Please arrive in good time to pick up your number from the race registration, which will open at 10:15 and close at 11:15.

Runners must be aged 18 or over.

Kit requirements: As the race is being licenced by the FRA, runners should make themselves aware of the FRA kit requirements for this CM category race - we will also update everyone in the days beforehand.

Headphones: As there are some road sections headphones, or similar devices, (unless medically prescribed) are not permitted.

Course: Virtually all of the climb is on the way out, but runners will be reinvigorated by the views over the Wharfe Valley and across to Ilkley Moor ahead of a lovely downhill finish. See the course map here.

Location: The Race HQ will be at the Ilkley Lido. OS Map Grid Ref: SE118484, nearest postcode LS29 0BZ. The race HQ is only a 10 minute walk from Ilkley Train & Bus stations.

Entry fees: £13 in advance, £16 on the day.

Prizes: First three men and women overall and vet prizes male and female from V40 in five-year bands to V70, kindly sponsored by Complete Runner.

Volunteering: If you are unable to run the race but would like to be involved feel free to sign-up as a Marshal or Volunteer. Link to follow but please message Neil in the meantime.


Results can be found here

Junior results can be found here

Junior Races at the Ilkley Trail Race:

Registration: From 9.15am

Location: registration and start at the Ilkley Lido. OS Map Grid Ref: SE118484, nearest postcode LS29 0B

FRA Entry Form to fill out and bring on the day to save time - View here

Race 1 - U9 at 10am (minimum age 6). 2 laps of the field behind the Lido

Race 2 - 8-18 years at 10.20am. 1 lap of the field and a loop in Middleton Woods. Approx 2k.

Treats for all finishers (Note no drinks at the finish so please bring your own)

£2 entry on the day.

Age Categories based on age on 31st December 2024

Fun trail race for all

Still got a question? Please email the Race Organiser, Neil:



Senior race results

Woodentops photos

Senior race – The Start

Senior race - Curly Hill (link coming soon)

Senior race - The Finish (link coming soon)

Finish Fun & Prize Winners (link coming soon)

U11 to U19 start and racing

U11 to U19 finish and winners

U9 race


Senior race results

Woodentops photos

Senior race - The Start

Senior race - Curly Hill

Senior race - The Finish

Finish Fun & Prize Winners

U11 to U17 races

U9 race







Senior race results

Junior race results
The sun managed to shine for the junior races and it was lovely to see all the kids running on the field and in the woods. A big thank you to all the volunteers. It would be impossible to run this event without the help of so many of you .All the money from the junior race entry has gone to Revival Centre and Orphanage in Mutagga.
Rachel and Bryan Websdale.


First photos from the Woodentops

U9 race photos from the Woodentops

U11, U13, U15 & U17 race photos from the Woodentops

First climb, senior race photos from the Woodentops

Finish & prize giving, senior race photos from the Woodentops




Senior race results

Junior races, results

Photos on the Woodentops website

2015 Results

2015 Photos

Photos c/o the Woodentops

2014 Results

Senior results (amended 2 June)

Junior results

2014 Photos

Four sets of great photos on Woodentops

2013 Results

Full Results

2013 Photos

2012 Results

2012 Photos

2012 Video

Race videos by Terry Lonergan ...

2011 Results

Senior Results
Tom Adams continued his blistering form at the Ilkley Trail Race, the 2010 winner ran away from a good quality field to set a new course record of 39 minutes 31 seconds. This beats the previous best for the race set in 2008 by GB international Steve Vernon.
Tom lead his Ilkley team mates of Jim Ryder, jamie Hutchinson and mark Mon Williams to victory in the team prize.
The ladies race was won by Jo Buckley of Calder Valley, Jo also set a course record of 45 minutes 40 seconds on a fast day for racing. The ladies team prize was won by Ilkley Harriers Emma Barclay, Diane Haggar and Rebecca Mon-Williams.
272 runners finished the race, many of them from local clubs and despite the poor weather a great atmosphere was maintained at the race.
The race was supported by local running specialist Complete Runner. Prizes were provided by Ilkley Physio, Fairburn Cleaning, Richardson Electrical, Richard Reeve Design and Facewest.
Assisting in the marshalling and organising of the race were members of All Saints' Church, Ilkley as part of their continuing "Love Ilkley" campaign."

Junior Results
Never mind the rain we all had great fun on the field and in the woods at the 3rd Ilkley Harriers Junior Trail Race. It is a lot of responsibility running junior races but seeing 70 kids out, enjoying their running, getting muddy, makes it all worthwhile. It couldn�t happen without the help of marshals so a big thank you to everyone. A special thank you to our junior helpers, Naomi Elliott, Anna Sinclair, Sam Hopkinson-Cook and Henry Websdale who all took on roles of responsibility. It�s good to see the next generation so willing to help, ready to take over when we are too old! See you all next year for more fun � Bryan and Rachel Websdale.

2011 Photos

2011 Video

2010 Results

as at 31 May, incl. junior races. Ilkley Harriers won both the men's and women's team prizes.

Over £1150 proceeds from the race were donated to the Revival Centre and Orphanage in Matugga, Ugunda.

2010 Photos

2009 Results

Senior Results

2009 Photos

Junior Ilkley Trail Races, new for 2009

2008 Results

2008 Results

The club donated £600 to the Revival Centre school and orphanage from 2008 race profits, with £210 from the cake stall, and the runners donated hundreds of T-shirts which are highly prized by the orphans in Matugga.

2008 Photos