Paul O’Looney – for results at Blackpool and London
Sally Malir – London result
Jonathan Sinclair – sub 3hr at London
Alison Eagle – 3 Peaks
Neil Chapman – Organisation of Ilkley HDSRL
Amanda Parnaby – Dedication and LDWA events
Helen Horton – 1st LV45 Blackpool
Catering Team – Ilkley HDSRLs
Henry H comments ... a really good performance by Ilkley Harriers saw us get off to a strong start in most of the team competitions at the first Harrogate League race of 2010.
We were 3rd team overall, 1st men's vets team, 1st ladies vets team, 1st super vets team & 2nd ladies team. In the individual results, Richard Reeve had a great run to be first Ilkley runner,
narrowly beating Ben Sheppard. Richard was also first M50. Mark Iley was our 3rd finisher & Henry Heavisides 4th (1st M55). Sally Morley was our first runner in the ladies competition.
Let's see if we can keep up our strong team results for the rest of the series.
Excellent work by the Neil & the organising team, great support from the marshalls. Special mention to Christine, Amanda & the catering team for an outstanding spread afterwards.
Full results on www.harrogate-league.org.uk
19 31.16 RICHARD REEVE 20 31.17 BEN SHEPPARD 25 31.34 MARK ILEY 26 31.42 HENRY HEAVISIDES 28 31.55 ANDY WIGGANS 29 31.59 STEVE COY 45 32.40 SALLY MORLEY 50 32.58 JULIAN CARTER 55 33.10 MALCOLM PICKERING 64 33.42 JEFF PAGET 76 34.17 RACHEL WOLFENDEN 86 34.52 RICHARD HINSLEY 88 35.02 KEVIN GOOCH 91 35.14 ADAM BENNETT 93 35.20 JANE BRYANT 94 35.27 ANDY SHINN 95 35.29 PAUL STEPHENS 97 35.32 ALISON BENNETT 101 35.56 KAY PEARCE 106 36.18 JOHN WOODWARD 111 36.29 REBECCA MON-WILLIAMS 118 36.45 ED BROUGHAM 124 36.58 PHIL HIRST 135 37.36 HELEN HORTON 136 37.38 JOHN COATES 137 37.39 JANN SMITH 141 37.50 JANE MCCARTHY 148 38.18 VAL KERR 156 38.44 OUTI KAMARAINEN 170 39.40 KEITH WOOD 176 39.55 KAREN LAMBE 183 40.07 LIZ PRICE 186 40.12 BECKY STAPLETON 193 41.00 DAVID IBBOTSON 204 41.41 PAUL SUGDEN 210 42.12 DONALD MACRAE 218 42.57 SHEENA PICKERSGILL 223 43.08 ROBERT PAYNE 226 43.30 ANDREW BENNETT 229 43.59 CHRISTINE COX 232 44.05 MIKE PICKEN 236 44.17 ANN STEAD 239 44.28 DAVID GREEN 246 45.03 PATRICK GIBBONS 248 45.20 EMMA O'LOONEY 253 45.40 SALLY PICKERING 266 47.51 SUE WILLIAMSON 268 48.04 JACQUI WESTON 275 51.06 SUE VERSPYCK 284 61.07 BRIAN SWEET
Duncan Cooper reports ... a good turn out from Ilkley for this one. Full results from Dick Hudson's Fell Race 2010 on Wharfedale Harriers web site. Ilkley Harriers won second prize in the men's and women's team competitions.
(1 Steff Macina J D Cycles 43:05 Bike) 10 Ian Rowbotham V50 52:56 11 Martin Archer 52:59 18 Duncan Cooper V40 56:45 19 Neil Smith V40 57:03 24 Paddy Hagan V40 58:55 26 Paul Stephens V50 1:00:11 34 Graham Breeze V65 1:03:06 40 Adam Bennett U18 1:06:54 41 John Pickering 1:07:28 42 Jim Towers V60 1:07:44 45 Sue Booth FV40 1:08:47 48 Bob Pane V65 1:14:24 49 Rachael Hanson FV40 1:14:25 50 Sue Morley FV55 1:19:50 52 Allison Stretton FV45 1:21:01
This was the first race in the BOFRA calendar, which has lots of local midweek and weekend fell races, including two Ilkley Harriers races for the first time this year.
Tom Adams finished 3rd in the final race in the series, winning the series. Photos and full results on woodentops.org.uk. Next Tuesday there are the Bunny Relays - 7.30pm, EOD, teams of 3 * 2 miles.
3 15.54 Tom Adams 44 18.35 Dave Cummings 54 18.56 Mark Iley 92 20.17 Sam Wood U16 127 21.15 Rebecca Mon-Williams 131 21.20 Jack Cummings U14 137 21.39 Bradley Chapman U16 153 22.18 Ruaridh Mon-Williams U14 162 22.39 Florence Haines U16 175 23.01 Lucy Williamson U14 213 25.04 Paul Sugden 243 27.18 Emma O'Looney 257 28.48 Sue Williamson
Results from www.virginlondonmarathon.com:
735 2:55:22 Jonathan Sinclair 1943 3:10:49 Sally Malir, 120th lady, 12th in category 2870 3:19:19 Rachel Wolfenden 2932 3:19:58 Robert Cunningham 2949 3:20:11 Neil Chapman 6507 3:42:09 Simon Chapman 7370 3:46:25 Paul O'Looney 9471 3:55:08 Timothy Ratcliffe 10589 3:58:43 Roddy Macdonald
Results from www.anniversarywaltz.co.uk:
18 1:56:35 Steve Turland 35 2:01:01 Nick Pearce 3rd V50 256 3:04:24 Sarah Fuller
31 3:35:41 Tom Adams 43 3:43:48 Dave Wilby 51 3:45:12 Jamie Hutchinson 53 3:45:24 Mark Mon-Williams 85 3:52:43 Chris Gale 135 4:03:42 Brian Melia 174 4:13:21 Ralph Tench 180 4:15:15 Jim Ryder 197 4:16:51 Alison Eagle 295 4:31:08 Eddie Winslow 302 4:31:49 Jez Hellewell 318 4:34:35 Alison Weston 325 4:35:40 Russell Thomas 337 4:37:16 Kelly Harrison 349 4:39:12 Mike Baldwin 406 4:47:59 Alistair Barlow 436 4:52:31 Val Kerr 530 5:11:22 Steven Weston 544 5:17:13 John Hayes 565 5:25:42 Sharon Meadows 599 5:58:52 Richard Morris
More photos at Sportsunday
Richard Hinsley was 4th in 20.04
Another great turnout of Harriers. Once again Tom Adams won the sprint Egg Stage, and finished 3rd overall. Photos and full results on woodentops.org.uk.
(1 15.26 Adam Osbourne, Leeds) 3 15.47 Tom Adams Egg Stage Winner again! 52 18.57 Dave Cummings 61 19.19 Duncan Cooper 70 19.33 Adam Bennett 98 20.20 Bradley Chapman U16 100 20.25 Sam Wood U16 119 21.12 Alison Bennett 129 21.28 Dave Taylor 130 21.29 Jack Cummings U14 147 21.51 Ruaridh Mon-Williams U14 168 22.44 Lucy Williamson U14 172 22.54 Edward Bickerdike U14 188 23.35 Sophie Brown 189 23.36 Tom Bennett U14 210 24.42 Amanda Newham 219 25.05 Jim Towers 226 25.25 Andrew Bennett 231 23.34 Ann Stead 235 25.42 Paul Sugden 254 27.10 Emma O'Looney 273 29.45 Sue Williamson 284 33.10 Kathryn Stott
Lyn Eden reports ... The Trunce, Oxspring, Sheffield. 4.25miles, 550ft climb. Second race in a 9 race series. Only £1.20 to enter and great value. Bit of everything including 4 river crossings, luckily river levels were low tonight and conditions quite dry. A lovely evening for running.
Jim Towers 36mins 56secs Lyn Eden 48mins 04secs
Next Trunce Race 10 May, at 6.45 from Oxspring Playing Fields. South Yorkshire’s equivalent of the Bunny Runs but without the chocolate egg or any prizes at all. Just a run to enjoy.
127 1:54:13 John Brown 301 1:55:32 Ian Hargreaves
Jamie Hutchinson reports a beautiful day in the Newlands valley near Keswick. The Newlands duathlon organised by BeChallenged an 8k road/fell run then a 44k road bike taking in Winlatter and Honister and finishing with a 4k run. I struggled a bit on the first run up onto Cat Bells hause coming into transition in about 5th position. A quick transition I cycled off down to Winlatter pass and the first real challenge of the day. A great ride down the other side and taking in Crummock water, Buttermere and then the climb up Honister and ‘the wall’. From there along Borrowdale and then up the west side of Derwent water and finally back into Newlands I came into transition in 4th. I managed to maintain my position for the final 4k run finishing in a time of 2.35.53, the race was won by Philip Addyman in 2.35.53 and 66 competed.
( 1 Alan Copland 1:00:11) 68 Steve Coy 1:11:38 80 John Tate 1:12:28 84 Brit Tate/Bradley Chapman 1:13:15 111 Charles Oxtoby 1:14:56 264 Janet Grace 1:23:44 279 Nigel Tapper 1:24:43 298 Rob Wills 1:25:55 316 Gaenor Coy 1:26:45 483 Rachel Websdale 1:39:56
Also, special mention to Gaenor who completely kicked my butt on the swim after only swimming front crawl a few months and Mike “the run was easy” Bryant who was going strongly and on for a time of around 1:20 but through a mix up (ie bad marshalling/ lack of reading course instructions /brain failure) ended up running only 1 lap of the run, maybe that is why it was easy ;), so had no official finish time.
34 1h30.34 Chris Gale 154 1h53.59 Graham Breeze 137 1h50.45 Alison Weston 187 2h00.20 Jane McCarthy
Amanda Parnaby reports ... Organised by East Yorks LDWA, 50 miles from Driffield Showground taking in some picturesque Wolds villages and a few hills. Beautiful sunny day ( which I was not expecting ) and I was grateful for the borrowed sun cream and hat. Somehow I managed to develop a big blister on a most unusual part of my foot despite wearing my usual footwear. Completed in 13 hrs 20 mins, which was 20 mins down on last year. Saw Neil Smith at the start.
Henry Heavisides reports ... today was the first ever Parkrun at Lister Park in Bradford. Like the one at Hyde Park in Leeds, this will now be a weekly event, every Saturday at 9am.
There were 82 runners in total taking part, including Justin Phillips, John Marshall & Andy Wiggans running with his young daughter.
The course is quite challenging, being 3 & a bit laps, including a climb up the side of Emm Lane which seems to get steeper each lap. The park is a great setting for a race with really wide well maintained paths (much better than the course in Leeds, although not quite as quick).
Justin's result is unofficial as he forgot to take his barcode (you don't get an official finishing time without one).... you just need to register on the Parkrun site to get a barcode which can be used at any Parkrun event around the country.
(1st Leon Foster Leeds City AC 17:33) 5th Henry Heavisides 18:47 6th Justin Phillips (unofficial) 40th John Marshall 26:40 50th Andy Wiggans + Lily 28:30
Andy Wigggans adds ... My 1st ever Parkrun today at the inaugural Bradford event, and it was fab. Low key, friendly, free(!!) and a really nice course (which I think could be fairly brisk once you
suss out where the hills are). Got lapped by Henry on his way to a high placing, and wimbled in in 50th place out of 82 runners with a significantly personal worst time of 28:30.
My excuse is I was running with young Lily Wiggans who was 49th in 28:29, and 1st in her age category of U14 - which considering she's 7 is pretty good in my book.
This event deserves our support, both as runners and volunteers - they did say at the start they're very short of marshalls next weekend, so if anyone is free and wouldn't mind giving up a couple of hours contact the team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deja vu - Tom Adams once again took the Egg Stage, this time equalling the record of 3.23, but was once again overhauled by Ian Holmes (who made it his 29th Bunny win). Photos etc. on woodentops.org.uk.
(1 15.10 Ian Holmes, Bingley) 2 15.26 Tom Adams 23 17.27 Ben Stevens 27 17.33 George Stevens 52 18.33 Dave Cummings 75 19.24 Steve Coy 87 19.45 Adam Bennett 92 19.51 Toni Melechi 101 20.10 Richard Tinsley 106 20.16 Steve Weston 113 20.28 Kelly Harrison 133 21.06 Sam Wood U16 135 21.07 Jack Cummings U14 144 21.18 Georgia Mali U14 148 21.22 Victoria Stevens 154 21.36 Diane Haggar 155 21.37 Dave Taylor 170 21.58 Sam Haggar U16 171 21.59 Bradley Chapman U16 175 22.05 Rebecca Mon-Williams 178 22.13 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 205 23.05 Jim Towers 223 23.54 Lucy Jacques U14 229 24.20 Grace Malir U14 231 24.22 Sue Morley 235 24.32 Gaenor Coy 249 25.06 Amanda Newham 273 26.11 Ann Stead 316 31.53 Lyn Eden
Andy Wiggans' report ... there were so many Harriers having a harrier-tastic day out today I can only report on my race but here goes:
Four weeks with no running is apparently not the best build up to a marathon, but as I'd done a fair bit beforehand and my dodgy calf appeared to be fixed I thought I'd have a bash.
So 6:30am saw me at Skipton bus station getting grumpy about "young people today' leaving pizza boxes all over the place and awaiting the arrival of the Ilkley Harriers seaside charabanc.
Once aboard I got down to listening to assorted '80's classics, eating bananas and hydrating like a good 'un - and before I knew it we were on the outskirts of Blackpool having a "McWee" on the instructions of a Mr Merrick.
The joy of marathons is you don't have to mess around with all that warming up stuff, so I basically walked to the start and...erm...started...
The plan was not to go out too fast, so a first mile in 6:50 was exactly not what the doctor ordered, but an on-course rendezvous with Helen meant we slowed to a sensible 7:10 pace, which I managed to hold past the Pleasure Beach and all the way back to the start at 7 miles or so. This is where I had my first encounter with "Saint" Paul O'Looney who handed me a bottle of energy drink exactly where I expected him to be, along with a crowd of enthusiastic support crew. The northern loop passed swiftly, with my pace increasing to around 7 min mile pace, with assorted Harriers encountered on the way. I saw my fellow marathoner Jann Smith on the course looking in great shape, as well as a few half-marathoning Harriers, including the aforementioned Mr Merrick wearing a quite extraordinary pair of lime green 1970's shorts.
Once back at the start area the halfies cut off to the finish as the significantly depleted numbers of full marathoners carried on for another lap. The pace stayed at around 7min pace, and at this stage the benefits of going out conservatively paid off, as I passed people all the way back to the 20 mile mark and more energy drink and encouragement from Mr O and the Ilkley crew. I managed to hold the pace to about the 23 mile point, but it was inevitable that the lack of miles (did I mention I didn't run for 4 weeks?) would bite me on the bum, and the last couple of miles were hard work. I managed to summon up a sprint finish (ish), leaving the third lady trailing in my wake (I suspect she wasn't terribly bothered) and came in 29th out of 622 finishers in 3:07:19 - a PB by 13 minutes and miles inside what I could have hoped for 2 weeks ago when I doubted I'd be running at all.
Just to be serious for a moment, a massive thanks to all the Harriers and families who took the time to come to Blackpool to support us all today - it really makes a difference to see those red and green balloons and hear those voices calling your name - this is a great family club we have here, and days like today show you just how great it is. Thanks everyone.
Results from UK Road Races:
Marathon (1 2h39.44 Mike Flatley, Middleton Harriers) 28 3h07.19 Andy Wiggans PB 161 3h39.21 Jann Smith 2nd L40 621 finished Half Marathon ( 1 1h11.54 David Lockett, Salford Harriers) 42 1h29.25 Andrew Merrick 46 1h29:56 Daniel Ibbotson 59 1h31.19 Jane Bryant 3rd lady, 1st L40 81 1h34.31 Adrian Bastow 87 1h34.54 Richard Morris 139 1h40.33 Helen Horton 1st L45 205 1h44.24 Keith Wood 224 1h45.28 Sue Bickerdike 5th L40 262 1h48.32 Karen Lambe 331 1h52.23 Paul Sugden 347 1h53.30 James Pickersgill 355 1h53.47 Sheena Pickersgill 431 1h56.52 David Ibbotson 547 2h02.08 Jacqui Weston 595 2h05.11 Colin Lugton 1001 finished
Heather Duke ran this in 5h34 - highly recommended with very good support.
Steve Turland reports ... on a warm spring day, nearly 200 runners in this great race on the NY Moors. Won by Matt Speake, breaking the 25yr+ course record.
(1 79:09 Matt Speake, Dark Peak) 12 94:23 Steve Turland 72 110:35 Norman Bush 114 119:39 Graham Breeze 120 120:28 Sarah Haines
Jamie Hutchinson reports ... the first race in the UK mountain bike series triathlon was at Ampleforth Abbey near Helmsley. A glorious location and day for racing. 500m swim, 14k mountain bike (mainly tracks) and a 5k run. Both the bike and run had a nasty bank to climb at the end of the leg to finish. I had my usual slow swim and followed with fairly quick bike and run legs finishing in 73.04 and 8th overall. The race was won in 67.26 and 74 ran. The next race is Coniston on 20th June for more details go to www.ukmtbtri.co.uk
18 51.11 Ben Stevens 111 62.01 Graham Breeze 112 62.01 Victoria Stevens 4th lady, 1st LU23 180 70.14 Jim Towers 207 76:37 Sue Morley 233 96:25 Lyn Eden
John Marshall was 107th in 24:49, Emma Payne 127th in 26:01
There was a host of Harriers, young and old, at Bunny 1. Tom Adams won the Egg Stage, the first short lap, but umpteen-times-winnner Ian Holmes led him in to the finish. This is a Harriers Race League counter, good results from Nick and Dave helped them hold their positions. Photos etc. on woodentops.org.uk.
( 1 15.41 Ian Holmes, Bingley) 2 16.00 Tom Adams Egg Stage winner 3.31 11 17.35 Dave Wilby 17 17.56 Ben Stevens 40 19.12 Dave Cummings 47 19.30 Duncan Cooper 51 19.35 Nick Pearce 54 19.38 Sally Morley 1st L35 69 20.16 Steve Weston 73 20.27 Henry Heavisides 94 21.10 Adam Bennett 95 21.11 Richard Hinsley 99 21.17 Paul Stephens 107 21.29 Kelly Harrison 118 21.48 Ed Brougham 120 21.50 Alison Bennett 124 21.58 Graham Breeze 126 22.01 David Taylor 132 22.14 Jack Cummings U14 137 22.22 Victoria Stevens 143 22.33 Val Kerr 147 22.36 Georgia Malir U14 153 22.53 Charles Smith U14 175 23.35 Jim Towers 213 25.12 Sue Morley 218 25.20 Joseph Tindall U14 219 25.21 Bob Payne 220 25.22 Tom Bennett U14 221 25.23 Ruaridh Mon-Williams U14 229 25.44 Grace Malir U14 243 26.39 Paul Sugden 245 26.45 Gaenor Coy 247 26.47 Bernadette Gibbons 249 26.49 Jon Tindall 250 26.54 Don Macrae 270 28.18 Emma O'Looney 274 28.32 Andrew Bennett 283 29.25 Colin Lugton 289 30.27 Vince Gibbons 301 32.07 Lyn Eden The ladies won the team prize.
Another race win for Tom Adams! Results from ukresults.net ...
1 36:08 Tom Adams 17 41:25 Jamie Hutchinson 37 44:27 Stephen Coy 60 46:40 Elizabeth McCann PB, 1st L40 66 47:14 Kate Archer 78 48:08 Sally Malir 83 48:20 Graham Breeze 133 51:13 Andrew Jackson 152 52:44 Sharon Meadows 160 53:15 Dougie Scarfe 230 57:08 Bob Payne 234 57:21 James Pickersgill 236 57:36 Kathryn Hind 252 58:40 Alexandra Lewis 265 59:42 Louise Jackson 276 60:09 Christine Cox 282 60:40 Bernie Gibbons 284 60:58 John Marshall 285 60:59 Allison Ricci 298 61:44 Sheena Pickersgill 336 64:23 Judith Scarfe 342 64:49 Vincent Gibbons 352 65:28 Colin Lugton
Photos on woodentops.org.uk
Henry H reports ... I went over to Merseyside today to run the Halton 5 mile race with Richard Reeve. Potentially this is a very fast flat course, but unfortunately we had a strong
headwind for the whole race (it's a point to point course). Richard set off at a blistering pace and was up with the leaders crossing the Runcorn Bridge just after the start. I set off more
conservatively, but still ran the first mile in 5:37, not bad into the wind. We both slowed a bit as we went further along, both finishing in just over 30 minutes, with Richard about
20 seconds ahead of me. There were about 800 runners & I think that we both finished in the first 25-30.
It's a very well organised event, with closed roads, good marshalling, goody bag, t-shirt, free coffee, water & hot cross buns at the finish & coach back to the car park,,,,,,,all for £7 entry fee.
Update 7 April .. the results have now been published here: Richard was 18th & I was 21st out of 696 finishers (2nd M50 & 2nd M55 respectively). The winners time was more than 2 minutes slower than the previous year which shows the effect of the strong headwind!
(1 27.07 Richard Burnley, Liverpool Harriers) 18 30.01 Richard Reeve 21 30.24 Henry Heavisides
Nick Pearce reports ... four Ilkley Harriers amongst the 210 finishers in the senior race. Great course with a long history, and the rain held off during the event - we finished in warm sunshine!
(1 33.12 John Brown, Salford 2 33.38 Graham Pearce, P&B, 2nd claim Ilkley) 29 39.11 Ian Rowbotham 41 40.26 Jim Ryder 48 41.05 Nick Pearce 87 44.29 Norman Bush
Photos on woodentops.org.uk
John Marshall was 69th in 24:42
Dave Wilby reports ... there were 3 Harriers amongst a group of 12 or so from the Wharfedale area who travelled over to the Isle of Man
for the Easter weekend. As well as the university dominated 'festival of running', and the ultra distance Manx Mountain Marathon,
there was the Half Mountain Marathon which all 3 of us in the red & green were entered in to. Setting off from St Johns,
just over half way down the island, the race traverses some fantastic hills to finish in Port Erin in the south. The forecast bad weather
stayed away which meant we were rewarded with some amazing views throughout, stunning views of all sides of the island, and a friendly
cheer from the large numbers of spectators at each of the road crossings. It was one of the most enjoyable races I've done, definitely
recommended as one to do.
Despite been pretty wet underfoot, the course record was broken by Lloyd Taggart who ran away from Adam Osbourne of Leeds to win by over 6 minutes on his home turf. In the ladies race, Tamara Hird of Wharfedale took the honours, and myself & Kelly both managed to sneak in to the prizes. Full results can be found at: manxtimingsolutions.com
(1 Lloyd Taggart 1:37:24) 6 Dave Wilby 1:53:51 30 Kelly Harrison 2:25:32 48 Amanda Newham 3:02:27