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HOM NOM June 2018

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:52 pm
by jeanysullivan
Hi Harriers,

What a month June has been for the Ilkley Harriers! Lots and lots of summer races participated in, with lots and lots of fantastic results!

It’s time to put forward your nomination(s) for the Harrier of the Month for June, both for running and volunteering. Have a look and put forward the name(s) of those who have impressed you with their running and/or with their contribution to the club. You can nominate either here on Facebook or by email to homnom@ilkleyharriers.org.uk. Please let us know your nominations prior to the next committee meeting on Tuesday 10th July.

It’s been particularly hectic on the fells this month, with (if I have counted them correctly!) 17 different events being participated in by Ilkley Harriers members!

Overseas, Euan Brennan, representing England, finished in an impressive 2nd place at the International Youth Mountain Running Cup in Lanzada in Italy, which contributed to the England Team finishing in 1st place. Euan also finished in 6th place in the European Mountain Running Championships held in Skopje, Macedonia. The GBR U20 men’s team took their 1st gold medal ever in this competition. Jack Wood competed in the World Mountain Running Long Distance Championships in Karpacz in Poland and came 35th in the men’s race, a fantastic result.

Paul Carmen undertook the 10 Peaks Lakes (short), which takes in 10 of the highest peaks in the Lake District, a distance of 30 miles, involving 9500ft of climbing. Paul completed this in a superb time of 7hrs 20 mins, setting a new course record (with joint winner Tom Hollins).

Helen Waddington completed the Ilkley Skyline fell challenge in a time of 4hrs 13 mins, an impressive 1 hour and 20 minutes quicker than the current record holder, thereby taking the V50 women’s record.

Andrew Merrick ran the full length of the Calderdale Way by completing the Calderdale Way Ultra marathon, a distance of 50.5 miles. Another impressive ultra completed by Andrew.

Jack Wood and Alison Weston completed The Tal y Mignedd Fell race, the 2nd of this year’s counters in the British Fell Championships, with Jack coming in 17th place in a time of 36:11. 3 Ilkley Harriers completed the 22-mile Buttermere Horseshoe, the 3rd race in this year’s British fell championships with great runs by Steve Turland and Duncan Cooper, with Alison Weston taking 2nd V50 place.

A great month for Jack Cummings coming 2nd in 5 fell races! These included the Kettlewell Anniversary Fell race, Buckden Pike Fell race, Kettlewell Fell race, Beamsley Beacon Fell race and the Kirby Gala Fell race. Jack also came 3rd in the Otley Chevin Fell race this month.

Other impressive fell results this month include: Rob Little winning the men’s race at Beamsley Beacon Fell race and Pauline Munro coming 1st in the women’s race at the same event. Helen Wood finished 1st lady at Buckden Pike fell race. Roy Ruddle and Brian Melia completing the Duddon Valley Fell race, a classic fell race covering 18 miles around the head of the Duddon Valley in Cumbria. Dick Waddington completed the Great Lakes Fell race, a 13-mile race with almost 7000ft of climbing, made even more challenging by the exceptionally very poor visibility on the day which resulted in a high drop out rate.

There have also been some great trail run results this month; Tom Worboys coming 3rd in the 32-mile Glorious Gargrave Ultra and Colin Williams coming 4th at the Glorious Gargrave Marathon, both held on the same day. Helen Thurston was 3rd lady at the 25km Keswick Mountain Festival race and Jann Smith was 3rd lady at the Solstice Saunter, an evening 5-mile race trail race held at Bolton Abbey.

Also, on the trails, the Wharfedale Half Marathon had a great turnout of Harriers with approximately 40 completing this race, a counter in this year’s Harriers race league. Istvan Jacso took 3rd place overall, with Kate Archer coming 5th lady. Rachel Carter was 1st LV40 and Jonathon Sinclair was 1st M55.

Ilkley Harriers put in a mixed team to run in the Bradford Millennium Way Relay, consisting of Kate Archer, Rachel Carter, Jonathan Turner, Will Buckton, Jayne Norman, Caroline Howe, Helen Thurston and Malcolm Pickering. They came an impressive 13th out of a total of 50 teams.

Other notable achievements this month include; Neil Pomfret coming 20th in the Coniston ½ marathon, Liz Price and Sarah Holmes completing the Coniston Marathon and Helen Waddington completing the Swaledale Marathon.

The Harrogate and District Summer Road League (HDSRL) started this month with 2 races taking place in June. The league started with a race in Skipton, with Rob Little winning tis in a time of 27: 15. 3 other Harriers, Matt Cox, Istvan Jacso and Dan McKeown came in the top 15. The 2nd race was hosted by Ilkley Harriers and Neil Chapman deserves a special mention for all he did to make this race happen and go so well. This race attracted the 2nd largest number of runners at any HDSRL race. A nail biting finish with Matt Newell coming 1st, followed by Rob Little taking 2nd place, and Jack Cummings taking 4th place, with just 2 seconds between Matt’s 1st place and Jack’s 4th position.

It’s been quieter on the roads this month but still a good month for Ilkley Harriers with Rob Little coming 2nd in the Otley 10-mile road race which attracted a great turnout of Ilkley Harriers. Rob Little also came 13th in the Wilmslow half marathon.

Weekly parkruns continue with Sally Malir being the 1st lady to finish in Bradford and Rachel Carter being the 1st lady to finish the Skipton parkrun on the same day. Lucy Williamson also finished 1st lady at Skipton parkrun this month. Matt Munro (2nd claim Ilkley Harriers) finished 1st at the Woodhouse Moor Parkrun. Other impressive 5km races this month include Hilda Coulsley taking the 1st F65 place at race 5 of the Evensplits series held at the Brownlee Centre in Leeds. Nicola Budding managed a sub-25-minute 5km, a PB, at this race also. Jann Smith was 2nd F45 at the Barrowford Podium 5km race, competing this in a time of 21:43.

All in all, a busy month with lots of great results from Ilkley Harriers!

This list is by no means exhaustive and I am sure you have been impressed by others (either runners or volunteers) who do not appear in this summary, so please nominate!
We look forward to hearing from you.
Many thanks.