Ilkley results from Chris Cunningham ...
38 38:27 Robert Cunningham 370 45:24 Chris Cunningham 583 47:24 Nicole Dillon 698 48:23 John Marshall 992 50:26 Hilda Coulsey 1184 51:54 Christine Cox 2971 63:37 Greg Wright 3164 65:04 Rachel Cunningham
Steve Newell completed this in 13h51, raising £1,200 for charity. Read his report here.
A team of 8 Harriers including and Matthew Rutter completed the Thunder Run, 270km over 24 hours, finishing 47th out of 147 teams.
Sue Bickerdike says ...
Get 8 mates together. Run for 24hrs. Go home.
Not so..........well maybe. Maybe we made it harder by getting over excited and having fun.
And boy was it fun.
But it was also b*y hard work.
Every single one of us ran our hearts out, on every leg. Some of us vomited. We never missed a hand over and we did what we set out to do.
We flew the flag, we bigged up Ilkley and we held our own (we beat the RAF by the way).
We didn’t win, we didn’t break any records, but we were there.
Strength and depth.
Keep running, there’s more to it than just being fast.
Read Sue's report here.
52:32 Matt Rutter 52:45 Martin Wright 52:31 Paul Sugden 41:40 Andrew Merrick 59:32 Emma O'Looney 52:24 Nick Page 53:40 Sue Bickerdike 58:52 Abigail Bailey 53:52 Martin Wright 55:28 Paul Sugden 44:02 Andrew Merrick 53:43 Nick Page 61:36 Emma O'Looney 54:58 Sue Bickerdike 64:54 Abigail Bailey 55:51 Martin Wright 47:34 Andrew Merrick 60:17 Nick Page 54:35 Matt Rutter 54:38 Paul Sugden 59:23 Emma O'Looney 55:16 Martin Wright 46:27 Andrew Merrick 60:16 Sue Bickerdike 54:36 Matt Rutter 63:35 Abigail Bailey 62:35 Nick Page
From Sharon Meadows
Wow, what an amazing, fantastic race! 50 miles, just short of 10 000 feet of ascent and descent. I would love to tell you all about the running, but I can hardly remember any of it. All I can remember are the wonderful people, competitors and marshalls, the supporters who clapped everyone as though they were winners, the night time food stations all lit up with fairy lights and candles and even wood burning stoves, with everyone giving you tea and soup and sending you on your way again. I do remember the looks of agony on the 100 mile competitors' faces, and I do rember the last 3.5 miles taking an hour and forty five minutes down the most tortuous rocky path ever. And I do remember finishing to the whole of the already finished competitors rounds of applause at just before 4.00am, and a big hug from the marshall! The views were of course stunning, and it was a beautiful clear day so you could see all of the Lakes for miles. I loved this race, and I will be doing it again, unless I can find someone to do the 100 with!
I finished in 15 hours and 58 minutes. I did not see any other Ilkley Harriers, but I am sure someone was doing the 100.
5.14/1400', near Rossendale. A counter in the English Fell Championships.
Women's race 7 49:35 Emma Barclay 23 55:11 Alison Weston 30 56:26 Sally Malir 49 60:14 Clare Smith 50 60:32 Val Kerr Men's race 44 44:32 Dave Wilby 158 58:37 John Coates 183 64:39 Graham Breeze
Some photos from Dave & Eileen Woodhead here
23 24:39 Norman Bush (1st V50+)
David Westhead reports ... A great evening for a summer cross country relay. Sunshine, dry ground and a frenetic twisting, turning, up and down 2.75 mile course through the woods above the lake in Golden Acre Park.
10th 50:10 Ilkley D2B David Westhead 15:53, Dave Cumings 16:48, Bradley Chapman 17:29 34th 55:25 31 Club Gary Mann 16:49, Nick Barnes 18:08, Andrew Jackson 20:28 37th 55:47cPudsey & Holmfirth & Ilkley Ian Nixon 14:44, Lucy Needham 18:24, Don McRae 22:39 40 56:02 Clarhangia (Juniors) Hannah Brown 16:52, Claire Shepherd 22:13, Georgia Malir 16:57 78 1:08:17 Team Menston Allison Ricci 22:22, Andrea Westhead 24:28, Caroline Craske 21:27
30+ people enjoyed Andy Wolfenden's Away Run at Simon's Seat, and most of them were at the social with sandwiches and chips at The Swan in Addingham afterwards.
Read Sue's ditty here.
13 36:19 David Westhead 68 40:23 Ken Souyave 243 48:51 Martin Wright 280 50:51 Sue Bickerdike 359 54:23 Christine Cox 378 55:01 Bernie Gibbons 379 55:02 Vince Gibbons 496 64:07 Rachel Cunningham
Roy Ruddle reports ... Mark Addison (Helm Hill) won in 54:11, and I finished in about 1:18. That would have put me half way down the field, but due to a child care hiccup I'd started 30 mins late (by then I'd handed in my race number, so was officially a non-starter). Mind you, I still finished before 10% of the field! Absolutely stunning weather, and a very pleasant post-race swim in the lake.
Paul Stephens reports ... I travelled over to Pudsey this morning for my favourite 10k, a hilly multi-terrain race through some excellent countryside, somewhat unexpected for a place midway between Leeds and Bradford. Looks like I was a lone Harrier, but happy with my time of 45.28 and 54th out of 379. A few seconds faster than last year, and a few seconds slower than 2009.
Val Kerr reports results of this BOFRA race ...
(1 21:36 Ted Mason, Wharfedale) 18 25:05 Mark Mon-Williams 20 25:24 Iain Gibbons 22 25:36 Dave Cummings 48 28:59 Norman Bush 56 30:51 Dianne Haggar (1st LV40, 3rd Lady) 71 33:15 Val Kerr (92 finishers)
From Fiona Schneider I decided on a contrast to recent Alpine running and went for the flat, sea level and wet Cross Bay Half marathon. This is a great event across the Morcambe Bay sands from Flookborough to Hest Bank. The sun and wind and views were just perfect. The surface was variable from sinking, to hard ruts, to soft sand, with a wade of about 100 metres across a waist high fast flowing river.
101 1:43:26 Alison Bennett 219 1:52:03 Christine Matthews 236 1:53:22 Liz Price 329 1:58:51 Karen Lambe 488 2:15:23 Fiona Schneider
Nick Pearce reports ... the first stage of Pete and Nick's 25th Harriers Anniversary Challenge successfully completed, with both racing in the Snowdon International Mountain Race. Fantastic event, dry underfoot with clear skies.
(1 65:57 Andi Jones) 51 82:34 Dave Wilby 91 87:01 Nick Pearce, 1st V55 339 110:41 Pete Shields, 10th V60 421 124:39 Kelly Harrison 28th in the Female Open category
Leeds Hyde Park 77 23:47 John Marshall Bradford Lister Park 5 19:40 Georgia Malir PB 10 21:10 Sally Malir
Results of this BOFRA race ...
14 13:30 Iain Gibbons 17 13:54 Dave Cummings 22 14:32 Mark Mon-Williams 41 16:28 Norman Bush 47 16:59 Diane Haggar U17 5 13:19 Bradley Chapman U14 4 9:00 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 7 9:53 Jack Cummings
Henry Heavisides (Henri Côtéslourds?) reports ...
I ran this 10k trail race whilst on holiday in Brittany, I think that I was the only 'non local' competitor. My time of 42:13 for 54th place reflects lack of fitness as well as difficult conditions (rain, wind mud etc.). The race was good value for the 6 euros entry fee, with plentiful goody bag as well as free refreshments after the race. It's worthwhile looking out for races on holiday!
Well done to the Harriers ladies involved and Neil & Pete supporting, a few pics from Andrew B here.
8 53.03 Lee Morley 18 56.10 Dave Wilby 45 62.12 Sally Morley (4th Lady) 83 67.15 Dick Waddington 115 71.00 Jann Smith 177 81.16 Amanda Newham 189 84.15 Sue Morley 196 87.44 Diane Kitching
From Jez Hellewell ... myself & fellow Harrier Toni Melechi tackled this one in the constant rain this morning. It's on my doorstep & covers all familiar routes, so felt obliged to do it. Not classed as a race, but a few competitive runners do take part as it is an excellent training run. We purposefully set off slowly as Toni was still recovering from The Harden Hard 'Un from last weekend. We picked up the pace once at The 12 Apostles & crossed the line together as the 1st finishers in 3.36. Didn't see any other Harriers, apologies if I missed you.
Amanda Parnaby adds ... a very enjoyable but extremely wet day out, quite a contrast to the weather at the previous weeks Harden Hard'Un. Sharon Meadows was also there.
90 23:26 John Marshall
We got 5 teams out, plus 7 junior teams, in this marvellous evening relay organised by Otley AC. See www.otleyac.co.uk for photos and results.
9 65:13 Dave Westhead 18:00 4th, Dave Cummings 25:03 6th, Bradley Chapman 22:10 16 69:07 Mark Mon-Williams 19:03 7th, Rob Cunningham 25:40 10th, Paul Wood 24:24 40 80:40 Val Kerr 24:02 38th, Kelly Harrison 31:16 39th, Amanda Newham 25:22 47 87:05 Jim Towers 23:28 35th, Malcolm Coles 30:20 38th, Lyn Eden 33:07 53 88:07 Andrea Westhead 28:01 53rd, Caroline Craske 33:09 52nd, Alison Ricci 26:57 65 teams completed
The Handicap Race was the grand finale of the League, on a lovely course at Ripon including parts of Studley Royal. But sadly bereft of Harriers. At the League presentations afterwards we were able to applaud Val Kerr for retaining the V50 title.
Results and photos on www.harrogate-league.org.uk.
31 38:54 Peter Shields 37 43:10 Donald Macrae 41 44:25 Gemma Carpenter 51 45:49 Andrew Bennett 66 39:35 Bradley Chapman 79 33:14 Mark Mon-Williams 103 36:44 Neil Chapman 128 41:39 Val Kerr 150 40:46 Alison Bennett 155 69:25 David Millson
(1 Joe Mercer Skipton 35.43) 9 39.22 Harry Dalby 29 45.25 Geoff Howard (1st v55) 43 47.56 Mike Baldwin 56 49.43 Dave Tate (2nd v60) - 1st claim Dark Peak 70 52.19 Val Kerr (2nd lv50) 73 52.37 Graham Breeze (3rd v60) 92 58.20 Sue Morley (1st lv55) 95 61.26 Amanda Newham
Provisional results from Abbey Runners ... congratulations to Eddie Irving who is the YVAA 10 Mile Road Champion.
(1 51:18 Yared Hagos, Bradford & Airedale) 24 61:48 Eddie Irving 1st M55 64 67:03 Rob Cunningham 75 68:05 Ken Souyave 106 70:27 Sally Malir 2nd F45 115 71:24 Paul Stephens 131 72:45 Stephen Rhodes 154 74:07 Ewan Welsh 182 76:31 Sharon Williams 3rd F45 185 76:37 Helen Horton 243 79:56 Martin Wright 249 80:25 Chris Cunningham 307 84:20 Hilda Coulsey 332 85:31 Vic Verecondi 347 86:10 Sue Bickerdike 373 88:19 Alison Ricci 399 89:38 Caroline Morley
Results of this BOFRA race ...
6 24:58 Iain Gibbons
The 2nd Addingham Gala fell race was a super event, with 18 Harriers amongst the 73 finishers and many Harriers helping the event run smoothly. Thanks everyone.
Some photos on the Addingham Gala Fell Race page.
This was a IH Race League event.
(1 37.52 Martin Gostling, Leeds City AC) 10 43.09 Mark Mon-Williams 15 45.14 Dave Cummings 18 45.52 Duncan Cooper 21 47.42 Emma Barclay 1st lady 23 48.11 Rob Cunningham 26 49.18 Andrew Sheldon 29 50.07 Rebecca Mon-Willliams 2nd lady 30 50.36 Bob Hamilton 33 50.49 Bradley Chapman 35 51.23 Florence Haines 3rd lady 38 52.32 Jann Smith 39 52.43 Norman Bush 44 53.12 Alison Weston 56 56.55 Andrew Jackson 58 58.23 Nick Mellor 60 59.35 Chris Cunningham 68 63.00 Paul Sugden 70 64.05 Andrew Bennett
Fiona Schneider reports ... the marathon was hot and high (a climb of over 1900 metres, starting at 1100 metres) over mixed ground, trails and roads and grass. I finished in 6h52:35 (winner 3h09:40)
See the event video.
78 25:46 John Marshall
27 74:55 Ilkley Juniors 1st junior team Kieren Roebuck 25:28, Greg Lowe 25:37, Bradley Chapman 23:50 37 81:45 Ilkley HArriers Ladies A Kelly harrison 26:09, Val Kerr 26:35, Amanda Newham 29:01
Rob Cunningham was 36th in 38:49
With ILT&SC busy with a major tennis tournament, Andy Wolfenden came to the rescue with an Away Run at Timble. Andy reports ... 43 of us took the rocky road to Round Hill... A few energetic souls extended the run to Beamsley Beacon. It was a great turn out, and it shows that a wide range of running abilities can run together and get something out of it. I think that the Black Horse in Askwith sold more beer and crisps in an hour and a half than they usually sell in a week. Ilkley Harriers feeding themselves and the local economy. Join us again for Simons Seat on the 24th (ILT&SC closed again) and food afterwards at the Swan in Addingham, details will be posted nearer the time.
Paul Stephens reports ... probably the hardest Saunders I've done. Superb weather, albeit a little warm for running. But the course organisers were perhaps a tad ambitious - particularly the Sunday. My brother and I did the Carrock. We had a good 2 days, coming in 13th on both days and 14th overall. But there was a 40% drop-out and it was similar in the courses above us.
As far as I know all Ilkley Harriers completed the courses, Dave Wilby and partner 10th in the hard Scafell class, Sophie Brown with Angela Srivastava 31st in the Carrock, and Chris Oxlade and John Pickering 51st in the Harter Fell. Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon
Clare Smith reports ... it was a glorious weekend for the Wharfedale TTT event in Kettlewell which
is organised by Bingley Harriers. There are 3 races held over the weekend.
Friday night's is on Tarmac-a 2.5 mile uphill only slog to Park Rash.
Saturday's run is the 'Tussock' component over the challenging terrain of
Great Whernside, and on Sunday there's a 1.5 mile up-and-down 'Trail' race
I just went up for Saturday's race and there were plenty of people enjoying the camping facilities but I only spotted 3 other Ilkley Harriers. I took Neil's 'take it easy' advice too literally, started slowly and just got slower! However, I enjoyed the run and managed not to injure myself in the process.
Friday 31 24:13 Mike Baldwin 38 25:29 Alison Weston Sat 12 1:38:23 Ian Rowbotham 40 1:57:19 Alison Weston 44 2:00:36 Mike Baldwin 64 2:09:12 John Coates 74 2:17:00 Clare Smith Sunday 10 14:41 Matthew Cox 36 18:13 Alison Weston 42 19:00 John Coates
Alison Weston was 2nd lady in the 'Grand Prix' of all 3 races. The Saturday race, won by Bingley's Andy Jebb in 1:31:31, was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
Results of this BOFRA race ...
11 38:02 Iain Gibbons 12 38:07 Dave Cummings U14 7 18:15 Jack Cummings
282 1:50:02 Martin Wright
Sally Malir reports Georgia and myself decided that it was time to try out those barcodes that we had downloaded a year ago and head off to Bradford for the Parkrun in Lister Park. A great little event, very friendly, easy to drive to and lots of parking!
The course is three laps with quite a tough hill each time so therefore is not a fast 5k course. Results were emailed to us yesterday afternoon, what service!
Georgia was 1st lady, 7th overall in a time of 19.41, I was 3rd lady, 18th overall in a time of 20.54
Gemma Carpenter was 54th in 26:58
At the Hyde Park ParkRun Ken Souyave was 18th in 19:27 and John Marshall 91st in 24:11