Helen Horton, 2nd LV45 Meanwood VT and Triple Series (1st LV45 Wharfedale Half)
Tom Adams, Ilkley Trail Race course record, and race results
Andrew Merrick, PBs at Rothwell, Leeds Half, John Carr
Helen Whittaker, Yorkshire selection
David Westhead, John Carr sub 16:45
Sally Morley, Yorkshire selection
Neil Smith, LDWA 100
BMAF V35 ladies team Jane Bryant, Sally Morley, Sharon Williams, Jann Smith
272 finishers including over 40 Harriers; new course records including a fabulous 39:31 set by Tom Adams;
team wins for both men's and ladies Harriers teams; a record 70 juniors; over £1800 raised for Charity -
another Ilkley Harriers event to be proud of. Thanks to everyone involved, especially the race organisers
Lawrence & Jemma Basham.
Results etc. on the Trail Race page.
This was also a Ilkley Harriers Race League event.
Well done to everyone who did Race For Life on Sunday. Thanks to Emma, Sue, and their girls for talking to runners about Ilkley Harriers and handing out leaflets: if any ladies fancy finding more about Harriers have a look through this page to get a flavour of what the Club does, and find out more about Harriers membership here.
Neil Smith reports ... Named after the poet A. E. Housman, this year's annual LDWA flagship challenge event was based in Shropshire. It included sections of the Mortimer Trail, Offas Dyke path and Shropshire Way, and was actually 101.2 miles long with almost 17,000 feet of climb. I managed to get round in 27 hours 54 minutes, in 13th place.
Tom Adams in his crisp new Yorkshire vest finished 10th overall, leading the Yorkshiremen's team to Silver (with Ben Mounsey 12th and Graham Pearce 15th running for Yorkshire for the fifth time). In the ladies race Yorkshire won the Bronze medal, the team including Helene Whitaker 15th and Sally Morley 20th.
Dave Wilby reports ... Ilkley Harrier Graham Arthur certainly didn't take on just any old challenge when he decided to enter the world of race organisation, choosing one of the 'monuments' of fell running, the Jura race. I'm glad to report that he did a fantastic job and the race was a great success, despite the best efforts of the weather in the week before. 4 Harriers took on the challenge of very strong winds on the tops, hail, rain, huge scree and a lot of boggy ground, as well as one of the most brutal courses on the calendar, to all successfully complete the challenge in good style. I managed to get round in 3:58 to claim a sub 4-hr whiskey glass, Steve Turland set a new pb in 4:08, Stuart Pitches claimed a 4:28 on his 1st atttempt and inside his target of 4:30, and Sophie Brown should be extremely proud of herself after conquering the course and finishing in around 7hrs, a fabulous effort. 1st home was Es Tressider in 3:21, and Sarah Ridgeway led the ladies home in 4:09
20 3:58:56 Dave Wilby 28 4:08:28 Steve Turland 45 4:28:25 Stuart Pitches 190 7:08:46 Sophie Brown
Results and photos on Valley Striders web site.
14 48:51 Nick Pearce 3rd V50 16 49:08 Andrew Merrick 82 58:32 Nigel Tapper 84 58:41 John Coates 89 59:28 Helen Horton 2nd F45 127 64:24 Martin Wright
Helen was also second V45 in the overall Triple Trail series.
94 24:14 John Marshall
Thanks to the 23 who ran at Beckwithshaw. We saw much improved team placings (incl 2nd ladies, a win in the lady vets, but what's happened to our SuperVets?) and have begun to climb up the overall tables (all 5 races count in the team prizes) so (you know what's coming next ...) we need some really good results in all classes and complete teams at the Richmond race next Thursday 2nd June on a fab new course at Catterick - results, race details, etc. on www.harrogate-league.org.uk
23 37.14 Jim Ryder 36 38.12 Mark Mon-Williams 37 38.13 Andrew Merrick 39 38.14 Mark Iley 55 39.37 Julian Carter 90 42.47 Jane Bryant 93 43.17 Alison Bennett 97 43.33 Helen Thurston 105 44.10 Paul Stephens 120 44.51 Stephen Rhodes 136 46.08 Alison Weston 143 46.29 Val Kerr 220 54.33 David Green 224 54.42 Donald Macrae 225 54.45 Sue Williamson 226 54.58 Paul Sugden 227 55.08 Gemma Carpenter 229 55.27 Emma O'Looney 230 55.30 Andrew Bennett 244 56.50 Colin Lugton 254 60.49 Fiona Schneider 262 62.38 Sue Verspyck 267 66.23 David Millson
90 44:23 Mike Baldwin 158 47:59 Anthony Swanepoel 181 49:20 Andrew Jackson PB 363 60:22 Ashleigh Brownhill
Thanks to the many Ilkley Harriers who helped with this super event. Another good turnout with 44 teams, including many family teams and juniors. Full results on the Badger Stone Relay page.
Well done to Sally Morley and Helene Whitaker who, like Tom Adams, have been selected to run for Yorkshire at the Inter-Counties Fell Championships on 28 May.
Helen Thurston reports ... a really beautiful run along the banks of Derwent Water and up some steep rocky hills through Borrowdale, organised by High Terrain Events. I finished 25th overall in a time of 1:59:55
A few Harriers spotted in the results - any more? Hilda says "My first and only(!) marathon on a very blustery day in Edinburgh with around 20000 entries".
5672 3:57:25 Hilda Coulsey 6126 4:28:25 Abigail Bailey 8819 4:38:02 Andy Wilson
Fiona Schneider reports ... After a heavy hailstorm as we were waiting to start, we had a dry run around Windermere. In fact, the conditions were suddenly very good for running. This has to be a favourite marathon course. I was 8th FV50 in 4.45.42 A new course record was set - S. Littler 2.32.08, on a course with an overall climb of 485 metres.
Helene Whitaker, with Yiannis Tridimas from Bowland, was 15th in 8:58:22 in this 37m/10000' classic
Jane Bryant reports ... despite 2 of us having had the lurgy all week, 1 with dodgy ankle and 1 with very tired legs we came a fantastic 8th place. Last year we were 10th, so to come in the top 10 was great, and with a 48 yr old “ringer!!”. Official results.
Leg 1 18:01 Sally Morley Leg 2 20:16 Jane Bryant Leg 3 21:08 Sharon Williams Leg 4 20:29 Jann Smith
The first race in the BOFRA Championships:
15 22:32 Iain Gibbons 23 23:42 Dave Cummings 63 29:18 Diane Haggar 2nd L40 77 31:38 Jim Towers 103 45:50 Lyn Eden
25 18:31 Stephen Coy 125 23:58 John Marshall
26 30:17 Duncan Cooper 38 31:59 Mike Baldwin 51 34:09 Diane Haggar
37 Harriers, young and old, in the final John Carr race of the series.
Tom Adams took overall 1st place in the series, with top-30 results from Mark Iley, Andrew Merrick, Sally Morley, and Nick Pearce. In the overall results by category, all 7 female juniors were Ilkley Harriers, led in by Lucy Williamson; Sally Morley was 2nd FV35 (4th F); Rebecca Mon-Williams was 3rd FV40; Sally Malir was 2nd FV45; Francis Westhead was 2nd junior; and Nick Pearce was 1st V55.
More on Saltaire Striders site.
Of course, everyone's been doing the John Carrs to hone their speed for the fabulous Badger Stone Relays next Wednesday 25th May - see you all there!
2 15.28 Tom Adams 21 17.01 Dave Wilby 31 17.27 Steve Weston 40 17.47 Mark Mon-Williams 47 18.02 Mark Iley 49 18.10 Dave Cummings 51 18.12 Andrew Merrick 53 18.14 Nick Pearce 62 18.32 Sally Morley 83 19.18 Francis Westhead 90 19.29 Neil Chapman 92 19.30 Geoffrey Howard 101 19.46 Jack Cummings 102 19.47 Simon Chapman 109 20.06 Sally Mair 110 20.08 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 114 20.16 Rebecca Mon-Williams 116 20.17 Edward Muirhead 129 20.49 Sharon Williams 139 21.09 Edward Bickerdike 140 21.12 Andrew Jackson 149 21.30 David Taylor 153 21.43 Lucy Willamson 176 22.42 Bradley Chapman 181 22.58 Lucy Jacques 182 22.59 Elizabeth Westhead 198 23.59 Harriet Jackson PB 200 24.05 Michael Picken 207 24.19 Alison Ricci 220 25.07 Sue Willamson 228 25.40 Andrew Bennett 252 28.10 Alessandra Ricci 255 28.29 Joanna Taylor 256 28.37 Bridget Taylor 262 29.41 Joanne Willamson
30+ Harriers enjoyed a good run, good company, good fish and chips and good beer afterwards, but alas not good weather on the first of the Summer Away Runs. Photo: at Sharp Haw, Tim Ratcliffe.
43 45:03 Jane McCarthy 68 46:50 Chris Cunningham 106 48:51 Helen Shew 173 54:59 Christine Cox 382 57:04 Carole Cunningham
234 38:25 Rob Cunningham 2331 45:28 Vic Verecondi 3478 58:11 Sue Verspyck
Ewan Welsh reports ... meandered over to Skipton on Sunday morning for the ‘Tough’ Ten road race realising that it was actually my first
road race for about 4 years and first 10 mile road race in about 5 years. Skipton have resurrected this race, it’s certainly deserving of the resurrection,
myself and John Coates where t’Harriers representation, in fact I last ran this in 2006, where, again, John and myself were the only Harriers.
I think it’s the last time I spoke to John, where does the time go !
In a race with several long climbs (one particular long climb from about 1 ½ mile to approx 5 miles) and sharp descents, I found myself physically wilting at around 8 miles, finishing in 76 mins, John came in a bit after that, not sure what time, but elated that is was 5 mins faster than he did in 2006, (I was a few minutes slower than previous attempts, in the previous attempts I didn’t wilt at 8 miles, that was the main difference).
I believe there were about 70 runners, I didn’t wait about for the results, I manage to suss out that only one runner came in under the hour, it’s not the fastest 10 miles you will ever run, it’s more like a fell race on tarmac (apart from watching out for traffic ), I did pass a few runners walking fell like up the hill, a bit surreal.
Lee (that runs with Bingley and coached by Pete) was 1st in around 57 mins and the only one under the hour.
Hopefully Skipton will keep this going as it merits a bigger field and is an excellent route, if you like Otley 10, Burnsall 10, Dent 14 and those type of road races then this is the another to add to you suite of races to do.
(1 57:35 Lee Athersmith, Bingley) 32 76:53 Ewan Welsh 45 81:18 John Coates
Amanda Parnaby reports on ... 24 miles around Sledmere, organised by East Yorks LDWA. Weather windy but pleasant. The route changes slightly each year as it takes place on private land owned by local farmers and the Sledmere Estate. The only downside was the lively stinging nettles we encountered en route. Completed in 5 hrs 45 mins
Lee Morley reports ... a number of Harriers made the trip to the Lakes for the Fairfield race. The organisers slightly changed the course with it starting and finishing 500 yds up the hill above Rydal Hall, a killer finish after the ½ mile run in.
(1 1:20:19 Morgan Donnelly - Borrowdale) 12 1:30:02 Lee Morley 24 1:33:49 Steve Turland 28 1:35:01 Jamie Hutchinson 31 1:35:50 Jim Ryder 48 1:38:41 Nick Pearce 69 1:42:55 Richard Joel
From Dave Wilby ...
Still awaiting the final version of results, but the small band of Harriers in attendance acquitted themselves very well indeed.
The course was only 3.5 miles long but provided a true test of championship fell running (English Fell Champs counter) with a bit of everything thrown in including some
very fast running initially, a steep runnable climb, an even steeper hands on knees climb, a run around the cairn, a steep descent, a bit of a scramble,
some contouring then some absolutely lightening fast downhill running in to the finish. The ladies went off first and despite being world famous for
her endurance feats, Helene Whitaker demonstrated her all round ability by leading home the Harriers ladies well inside the top 10 overall,
and also taking first V45. Sally Morley wasn't far behind at all, possibly sneaking in to the top 12, a great performance in such a quality field.
The team was rounded off by Emma Barclay, and they may well have taken the 1st team place.
In the men's race, Tom Adams was looking to see where his excellent recent form would put him in the national scene, and he did himself proud finishing 16th in 29:36 a very high quality field. There's no doubt he'll only get better as he does more category 'A' fell races, so watch this space. I claimed the final scoring spot in 50th which was only the 2nd time since 2007 that the Harriers have had 2 points scorers in the same championship race. Jim & Eric were also in attendance, Jim sporting some fashionable cargo shorts as he'd forgotten to pack his usual racing shorts. Fortunately it stayed dry for the race as he would have doubled in weight if they'd started holding water!! Not sure of any age group positions as yet.
Well done to all, a tough race in a fantastic setting. Next champs race is Duddon Valley (20 miles) on 4th June, then Loughrigg Silver Howe (8.5 miles) on 26th June. Entry details on FRA website now.
And from Emma Barclay ... the Ladies had a good strong team out for this event, we know that we got first ladies team which is a great result. Helene (7th) and Sally (11th) both had a good race, I came in as 3rd counter in 17th position. Not sure how we did in the Vets Ladies Team until official results are issued. A cracking short race and very well organised. Well done to Tom and Dave who both did very well.
(1 27:45 Simon Bailey, Mercia) 16 29:36 Tom Adams 50 31:39 Dave Wilby 174 46:58 Jim Towers 184 55:21 Eric Morley Ladies (1 34:29 Lauren Jeska, Tod) 7 37:33 Helene Whitaker 11 38:06 Sally Morley 17 39:11 Emma Barclay 45 42:48 Alison Weston 59 44:52 Val Kerr 69 45:51 Clare Smith 97 50:53 Sue Morley 101 66:52 Lyn Eden
158 24:35 John Marshall
36 Harriers including juniors were out for this one. Many ran faster than last week, including Tom in his 2nd race in 2 days, but he was beaten by the fastest John Carr win in several years (since 14:41 in 2007, in fact). Full results on Saltaire Striders site and a photo-compilation from Soobedoo for Facebookers on our Facebook page.
(1 15:02 Yared Hagos, Bradford Airedale) 2 15.28 Tom Adams 11 16.34 Dave Wilby PB 16 16.43 David Westhead 36 18.02 Mark Iley 47 18.23 Andrew Merrick 48 18.24 Sally Morley 54 18.36 Nick Pearce 58 18.51 Andrew Sheldon 80 19.35 Francis Westhead 85 19.46 Simon Chapman 88 19.52 Sally Malir 93 20.02 Rebecca Mon-Williams 98 20.10 Alison Bennett 102 20.22 Edward Muirhead 103 20.23 Sharon Williams 110 20.42 Jane McCarthy 112 20.44 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 115 20.48 Bradley Chapman 117 20.51 Edward Bickerdike 118 20.52 Neil Chapman 121 21.03 Andrew Jackson PB 129 21.10 Lucy Williamson 146 22.12 Nick Mellor 147 22.14 David Taylor 163 23.01 Elizabeth Westhead 176 23.36 Lucy Jacques 180 23.47 Michael Picken 186 24.15 Harriet Jackson 190 24.44 Alison Ricci 200 25.05 Joanne Willamson 204 25.40 Sue Williamson 221 26.58 Alessandra Ricci 225 27.15 Andrew Bennett 237 28.25 Bridget Taylor 241 29.14 Joanna Taylor
Well done to Tom Adams whose recent good results have earned him selection for Yorkshire in the Inter-Counties Fell Championships on 28 May.
There was a sea of red and green vests at this year's Jack Bloor Races, always well supported by Harriers. There were 46 Junior Harriers (over a third of the field) in the junior races. In the senior race Tom Adams finished a close second to P&B's Graham Pearce, the two well ahead of the rest of the field. Ilkley had 3rd team, 1st ladies team with Emma Barclay 3rd lady, and over 40 runners (plus additional 2nd-claim runners and Junior Harriers parents!).
1 38.09 Graham Pearce P&B 2 38.11 Tom Adams 7 40:35 Alex Sinclair 2nd U23 11 41.46 Lee Morley 25 44.27 Jamie Hutchinson 30 45.09 Stuart Pitches 31 45.12 Ralph Tench 33 45.19 Jim Ryder 34 45.37 Ian Rowbotham 1st V50 37 46.53 Nick Pearce 40 47.23 Malcolm Pickering 41 47.31 Richard Joel 50 49.52 Alistair Barlow 53 50.00 Neil Smith 55 50.15 Mike Baldwin 57 50.19 Toni Melechi 61 50.45 Emma Barclay 63 50.55 Paddy Hagan 72 52.41 John Hayes 73 52.54 Chris Oxlade 76 53.08 Eddie Winslow 78 53.14 Outi Kamarainen 79 53.22 Florence Haines 1st U23 91 55.00 Alison Weston 92 55.03 Marlon Frost 93 55.10 Kelly Harrison 95 55.15 Eleanor Kitchen 105 55.54 Val Kerr 1st LV50 107 56.03 Alison Bennett 113 56.08 Dave Taylor 117 56.32 Sue Booth 122 57.17 Sarah Haines 135 58.32 John Pickering 143 58.51 Joyce Marshall 148 59.38 Graham Breeze 153 60.06 Gavin Burgess 158 61.04 Sophie Brown 167 63.01 Sue Morley 168 63.40 Kevin Wardale 173 64.27 Rachel Hagan 182 66.34 Amanda Martyn 187 68.02 Dave Kitchen 188 68.03 Andrew Bennett 193 74.47 Rachel Websdale 196 75.07 Joanna Taylor 197 75.09 Sarah Hayes 206 finished
Lyn Eden reports ... Jim and I did this lovely 4 mile [approx], fell race, the third of a nine race series (web site) following an afternoon in Sheffield with our grandchild. We are gradually getting back into running after our worst cough and cold ever which had taken a month to get over. It was, therefore a pleasant surprise that we both ran our fastest run in this series this year.
Jim Towers 36:06 Lyn Eden 47:30
Facebook users might like to join the new Ilkley Harriers Group. Emma O'Looney has created this Group, with the Committee's
approval, so that Facebookers can chat about what's going on in Harriers, share photos, and do all the things that Facebookers do...
The group is called ... Ilkley Harriers ...
Both Ilkley's teams successfully completed this - the results are up now on Halifax Harriers' site - the ladies team was 36th overall and 2nd ladies team; the open team was 59th overall.
|POS||Leg 1||Leg2||Leg 3||Leg 4||Leg 5||Leg 6|
|36||Sally Malir||Alison Eagle||Jo Foster||Tracey Greenway||Emma Barclay||Alison Bennett|
|Rebecca Mon-Williams||Nicky Jaquiery||Joyce Marshall||Kelly Harrison||Sally Morley||Helen Thurston|
|1:36:24 (51)||1:15:08 (36)||0:52:30 (51)||1:28:29 (43)||1:02:51(17)||1:28:51(44)|
|59||Julian Carter||Kevin Gooch||Clare Smith||Jamie Hutchinson||Amanda Newham||Neil Chapman|
|Nick Pearce||Rachael Gooch||Val Kerr||Brian Melia||Gemma Carpenter||Peter Shields|
|1:29:28 (35)||1:26:14(67)||0:50:19(41)||1:32:17 (51)||1:26:31(77)||1:40:00(71)|
54 1:25:33 Andrew Merrick 377 1:38:00 David Howe 386 1:38:10 Jann Smith 3rd F40 497 1:40:10 Richard Morris 620 1:42:45 Dougie Scarfe PB 750 1:44:57 Martin Wright 769 1:45:20 Graham Corbett 818 1:46:03 Simon Darley 1145 1:50:40 Claire Hodgson 1205 1:51:24 Hilda Coulsey 2nd FV55-59 1454 1:54:58 Tim Ratcliffe 1464 1:55:10 Caroline Morley 1739 1:58:25 Ian Hargreaves 1751 1:58:35 Abigail Bailey 1810 1:59:18 John Brown 1983 2:01:31 Matthew Rutter 2016 2:02:00 Emma O'Looney 2257 2:05:44 Sue Williamson PB 8 mins 2324 2:06:52 Donna Jackson 2380 2:07:51 Allison Ricci 2444 2:09:24 Christine Cox 3223 2:28:02 Rachel Cunningham
From Jane Bryant ...I went to the seaside on Sunday to compete in this 10k, which is primarily a charity fun run along the front and back. It had to go north this year due to the south side being closed due to road works, although the “Start/Finish” banner people forgot this and put the banner the wrong way round to confuse us. There was an area at the front for the “serious” runner’s which appeared to include several men in “morph” suites. The female announcer, wondered if they definitely were men, and yes, I can categorically state that they were! A torrential downpour on the start line helped cool things down and off we went. I got to the 5k in 19.30 (don’t know what happened on Wed!) and then turned to come back and was met by the wind, so it was a return 5k in the wind. Didn’t feel like I slowed, as I stayed with the same crowd, but finished in 41.15. As I finished, I was told I was 3rd lady, but then I saw 3 women already finished and it turned out I was 5th! No prizes for being an old lady in this race, no chip, but a decent medal for the kids to play with and a good day out. Definately 1 to put in the diary for a fast 10k next year, weather dependent.
1 31:56 Steve Littler 41:15 Jane Bryant 5th lady (overall positions not given)
The Celebrations continued with a Garden Party, chez Bennett, enjoyed by 40-50 Harriers.
There was brilliant BBQ-ing, fantastic food, good company, and a toast to "Ilkey Harriers, 25 Moor Years" with Birthday Champagne provided by the Club.
Thanks to Alison and Andrew for all their hard work setting this up, and for their generous hospitality.
See some photos
26 3:17:14 Graham Arthur 38 3:59:53 Sophie Brown
Amanda Parnaby reports on ... 23 miles in and around Malham. I reached Gordale Scar before the early afternoon rain and this, coupled with encouragement from fellow participants, persuaded me to once again take this route rather than what, in future, will definitely be my preferred option of the long way round. Despite my problems at Gordale Scar it was an enjoyable day. Finished in 6 hrs 5 mins.
Kevin Wardale was 229th in 1:47:23
106 25:05 John Marshall
Some excellent individual performances, but not enough of us made the journey to get the team results that we'd like! Let's do better at HDSRL#2 at Harrogate on 26 May!
42 36:22 Ian Rowbotham 51 36:56 Jeff Paget 94 40:22 Alison Bennett 115 41:46 Phil Hirst 163 44:30 Val Kerr 194 46:53 Paul Sugden 220 49:37 Don MacRae 235 51:32 Christine Cox 239 51:44 Emma O'Looney 243 52:45 Andrew Bennett 270 59:58 David Millson
Full results and photos on www.harrogate-league.org.uk.
25 28:58 Mike Baldwin 74 35:38 Graham Breeze
Tom Adams won the first race in the series, leading in no less than 48(!!) Ilkley Harriers including many juniors
1 15:30 Tom Adams 11 16:44 David Westhead 22 17:34 Steve Weston 25 17:49 Mark Mon-Williams 35 18:11 Andrew Merrick 38 18:17 Dave Cummings 39 18:19 Sally Morley 42 18:27 Mark Iley 51 18:44 Nick Pearce 68 19:12 Andrew Sheldon 69 19:13 Georgia Malir 72 19:15 Geoff Howard 79 19:28 Arthur Reilly 89 19:46 Jack Cummings 90 19:47 Neil Chapman 92 19:52 Francis Westhead 94 20:02 Sally Malir 100 20:14 Simon Chapman 101 20:16 Jane Bryant 105 20:21 Edward Muirhead 106 20:22 Alison Bennett 111 20:32 Rebecca Mon-Williams 117 20:43 Jane McCarthy 119 20:46 Jann Smith PB 122 20:48 Sharon Williams 128 20:59 Bradley Chapman 137 21:16 Ed Bickerdike 140 21:24 Lucy Williamson 150 21:51 Andrew Jackson 151 21:56 Dave Taylor 157 22:04 Nick Mellor 173 22:39 Jim Towers 176 22:50 Karen Lambe 185 23:04 Lucy Jacques 187 23:07 Clare Smith 197 23:29 Elizabeth Westhead 211 23:59 Michael Picken 214 24:13 Alison Ricci 227 24:58 Sue Bickerdike 237 25:22 Harriet Jackson 240 25:40 Sue Williamson 250 26:26 Alessandra Ricci 253 26:30 Andrew Bennett 276 28:29 Joanne Williamson 281 29:46 Lyn Eden 283 30:27 Bridget Taylor 284 30:28 Joanne Taylor 291 finished
This is a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
Ilkley Harriers was 25 years old on Monday 1st May!
We kicked off the celebrations when members new and old got together for a bit of a Do.
We were pleased to welcome some of our previous members and founder members too.
ILT&SC laid on some stylish nosh with Pimms and canapes, Chris Matthews produced a magnificent birthday cake (and decorated the room),
and Vince Gibbons and Richard Gray hosted the fiendishly difficult Harriers History quiz.
A great time was had by all -
see some photos.
50 37:40 Andrew Merrick 59 38:17 Ralph Tench 74 39:52 Geoffrey Howard 1st M65
Alison Frost was 411th in 1:59:35 (PB by 4m 50s). She reports "one of the most scenic half marathons, glorious sunshine and a fresh easterly wind made for a perfect day out."
Graham Breeze was 129th, 1st V65, in 59:27