Alison Bennett for her brilliant marathon result at Windermere Marathon (new club V50 marathon record) and Jack Bloor race
Alison Weston and Clare Smith for organising the Calderdale Way Relay teams
David Westhead for sub 17min 5k at John Carr Race 3
Bradley Chapman for his effort in training and BOFRA races
John Coates for his 50 races in his 50th year
Sheena Pickersgill for completing her first ever marathon in Edinburgh and for her motivation and organisation of marathon training runs for some of her other running colleagues
29 Harriers were out racing on a golden Summer's evening in the third race in the Harrogate League at Yeadon and Esholt. Our lady vets' team beat all comers, our ladies were 2nd in a close competition with Wetherby and Otley, and overall we were 4th team.
(1 30:54 Douglas Roberts, RZH) 15 34:44 Nick Richardson 17 34:56 Mark Mon-Williams 43 37:51 Mark Iley 48 38:49 Rachel Carter 54 39:09 Caz Farrow 55 39:10 Andrew Sheldon 61 39:38 Ben Joynson 69 40:08 Sally Malir 70 40:15 John Lumbus 71 40:16 John Dillon 74 40:32 Rebecca Mon-Williams 83 41:01 Stephen Rhodes 97 42:08 Nikos Georgiadis 101 42:23 Alison Bennett 120 44:01 Nicole Dillon 138 45:14 Andrew Jackson 152 46:00 Val Kerr 181 48:11 Karen Lambe 183 48:16 Sharon Meadows 184 48:25 Allison Ricci 211 50:58 Sophie Brown 218 51:25 Sue Williamson 219 51:37 Rhiannon Turner 220 51:53 Andrew Bennett 227 52:56 Don Macrae 236 54:03 Emma Payne 237 54:10 Vincent Gibbons 239 54:45 Mark Kerr 245 55:55 Sue Verspyck 260 finished
Eric Morley reports ... two Harriers raced the Ossy Oiks fell race on the Cleveland Hills. It was an AS run-5.3 miles and 1,804 ft, parts of which were on the Cleveland Way. Both aquitted themselves well.
(1 37:17 Cameron Taylor, Esk Valley) 4 42:07 Ian Rowbotham 1st MV50 90 68:18 Sue Morley
The first of the Summer's Away Runs, led by Andy Woldfenden up Sharpo Haw, went very well with about 30 runners taking part on a beautiful sunny evening with fantastic views.
Alison Eagle reports ... a 5.5 mile course which combined the Harriers v Cyclist race and part of Leg 5 Millenium Way; very very dry underfoot which caused probs with rutted fields and slippy sandy paths but I enjoyed the route though may enjoy it even more when muddy! Again well organised: Recommend these low key races - not as many entries as last week's race but still warm: Next one is at Pudsey, on the 12th June - 2 laps of a woodland route (4:6m) followed by chips butties (worth running for just for that!) - see YVAA website for details. (But NB there's a cracking 'Away Run' that night. Paul)
Ladies race 5 44:54 Alison Eagle 2nd V45 (TBC)
Scotland's biggest running festival celebrated its 10th anniversary with a record-breaking 23,000 taking part; Ilkley Harriers joined with runners from more than 100 countries to take on the UK's fastest marathon course. Results:
Marathon 2793 4h00.29 Simon Jenkins 4097 4h21:33 Sheena Pickersgill (1st marathon) 5120 4h37:14 Nick Page (1st marathon) 6815 5h12:51 Janet Smith (1st marathon) Half Marathon 1010 1h43:02 Alex Bailey 3410 2h04:38 Georgina Earle (1st half marathon) 4522 2h15:48 Annabel Bailey (1st half marathon) 4524 2h15:49 Sue Bickerdike Any more? (slightly tricky results system!)
A number of Harriers travelled to the Lakes for this extremely short and sharp (1m/900') BOFRA Championship race...
(1 14:45 Alistair Dunn, Helm Hill) 18 17:40 Iain Gibbons 21 18:28 Dave Cummings 29 20:12 Bradley Chapman 42 22:29 Jann Smith 2rd L, 1st LV40 70 ran
Some good Ilkley Junior results too.
Dave Wilby reports ... 16 miles, 7500ft, 4 hours, 30 degrees.....hard, hard, hard. Did I mention it was hard? Did I also mention it's the best race in the world, ever.....hard too!! Results from the Scottish Hill Runners web site, and of course the race was organised by Ilkley Harrier Graham Arthur ...
(1 3h17:39 Rob Jebb, Bingley) 28 4h08:03 Dave Wilby 191 finished
From Eric Morley ... the Hutton Roof Crags race saw two Ilkley lady vets complete 7 miles and 1,320 feet in very hot conditions.
(1 49:23 Craig Roberts, Kendal Amateur AC) 170 1h30:38 Sue Morley 172 1h31:14 Ann Stead 203 finished
Ewan Welsh ... ran the Kentmere Lakeland 17K trail race on Saturday, starting and finishing in Staveley, great day if somewhat warm in parts, just happy to get around the course in a mechanically sound manner, this was the first race back after a 5 month lay off with a knee injury (I tripped on the stairs and ended up with strained ligaments and damaged the cartridge, just in case anyone thinks knee injuries is a recurring theme of running!), so I was pretty happy just to be back out. Good course with varied terrain, a bit of road, bridlepath, single tracks and a couple of good long uphill sections with sharp descents. The race is part of the Lakeland Trail series, really well organised (and family friendly) and have a bit of everything. I would take them as they come (rather than get into any comparison between road/fell). They tend to have several races on the day, a shorter route, a 'challenge' race which is open to runners/walkers , and then the 'race' over the same course, so the overall numbers are well spread out over the day. I've now entered the Coniston Trail Marathon in July which is part of the same series.
17K race, 228 ran, (1 1h09:25 Chris Steele, Borrowdale Fell Runners) 74 1h36:54 Ewan Welsh 113 1h42:47 Michael Duffield 17K Challenge, 331 ran 107 1h59:04 Stuart Herrington (in his first ever race)
George Elmes reports ... we had 9 JIH's across to Lancashire for the above, highlights being Emily Elmes 3rd U10G and Georgia Malir 4th U16G, fuller report on the junior pages.
Hyde Park Leeds 150 25:35 Rhiannon Turner
We had a record 67 teams for our 3rd hosting of these relays. A big Thank You to the many helpers who helped make it a great evening for everyone. There are full results and photos on the Badger Stone Relays page.
From the Ilkley results perspective, there was a great turnout of Harriers of all ages; and many quality results with Tom Adams blazing a new record of 12:53 and leading our men to 2nd team place, and Ilkley's ladies winning with a new team record, and taking 2nd team place too.
The next Ilkley Harriers event is our Trail Race on Monday 4th June - info here.
Mark Mon-Williams reports ... the data have now been collated and the statistical analyses completed for the double race winner - the search for the best performance over Wednesday's Will Ramsbotham Badgerstone Relay and Thursday's Cow and Calf orienteering sprint race.
The winner of the men's competition was Jack Wood who just snuck victory from Alun Powell with Steve Watkins in hot pursuit. Al had a great run at Thursday's orienteering (finishing second with Jack in fourth and Steve in third) but had left just too much work after running 17 min on Wednesday to Jack's outstanding 14:37 min run. It was great to see Al Powell at these events as he was Will's partner on mountain marathons.
The winner of the women's competition was Annie Brown who had a brilliant run on her first orange orienteering course and finished in second place giving her an excellent victory in the double competition.
It was great to see fell running and orienteering combining to give a great week of sport in Wharfedale. The double race was particularly fitting as Will Ramsbotham was a keen fell runner and orienteer and loved to encourage participation in these sports.
There were lots of serendipitous reminders of the close relationship between fell running and orienteering over the races. The orienteering courses were planned by Ruaridh Mon-Williams who loves fell running and orienteering. The prizes at the Badgerstone Relays were presented by a sporting legend Jack Maitland who was an international orienteer and fell runner. Jack Wood and Annie Brown are both members of Ilkley Harriers and Airienteers.
Fantastic to see so many Ilkley Harriers and Airienteers at the two events. Let's hope these links between two fantastic sports grow even stronger over the forthcoming years!
Alison Eagle reports ... 5.8 miles, a course for the road runners - flat out along the A65, along the canal, couple of small hills, back along the canal and A65 - my worst nightmare but good training. The hot weather brought out a record entry causing a 15 mins delay to the start from Kirkstall Abbey for registration of all the runners! Not done these for a while, lovely low key events, well organised and marshalled. (Forgotten how much it hurts to try and run as fast as you can, too many steady long runs not quite the best preparation!)
Ladies race 7 43:37 Alison Eagle 3rd LV45 81 57:23 Amanda Newham
Andrew Bennett reports ... Alison's result was 3:25:40 9th lady, 2nd LV50, a new LV50 club record.
Alison Bennett reports ... the organizers politely described this course as "undulating" with a hill to watch out for at 7 miles. Perhaps it would have more accurate for them to have highlighted the rarer flat sections. Nevertheless, in a state of naivety or madness I entered my first marathon based on the fact that it was in a nice location, would be a pleasant family day out and feeling that at some time, I had to confront my nemesis.
This was the day that summer decided to arrive and from the onset the Lakes were bathed in sunshine. With fellow Harriers, Dave Ibbotson, Martin Wright, Dougie Scarfe, Keith Wood and his brother Andrew, we were led by a band to the start and off! Sustained around the course by regular drinks stations also supplying Kendal mint cake I was relieved some 3 1/2 hours later to have completed the course feeling nothing but total admiration for the 10 in 10 group who were completing 10 marathons in ten days following the same course.
For non runners there was a Family Fun Day with canoeing, tethered hot air ballooning, a zip wire and plenty of bits and pieces to see and do. All in all, a grand day out!
Official results from www.brathaywindermeremarathon.org.uk...
(1 2h45:30 Mike Jefferies, Swaledale RR) 62 3h25:40 Alison Bennett 208 3h52:54 Keith Wood 333 4h06:47 Andy Webster 466 4h24:35 Dave Ibbotson 550 4h39:17 Martin Wright 773 finished
From www.ukresults.net ..
(1 36:41 Mark Livesey, Army) 52 46:16 Chris Cunningham 87 49:35 John Fenwick 158 53:19 Christine Cox 179 55:30 Helen Culshaw 306 62:33 Carole Cunningham 361 63:38 Rachel Cunningham 386 finished
267 38:32 Rob Cunningham 15548 59:51 Natalie York
From Amanda Parnaby ... 23 miles based in and around Sledmere organised by East Yorkshire LDWA. A fine well organised event taking in ice age Wolds valleys and ancient beech woods. The recent rain had accentuated the growth of nettles and grass which made the tracks difficult to distinguish. Finished in 5 hours 30 mins
This race had a 'chase the bride' theme (do read the full report on wharfedaleharriers.org.uk), with the 'bride' having a 20 minute head start and 7 runners catching her over the 8.2km/366m ups Simons Seat.
(1 38:03 Ian Holmes, Bingley) (4 40:09 Nick Charlesworth, Wharfedale, The Groom) (8 61:31 Sarah Martin, Wharfedale, The Bride) 9 42:34 Dave Wilby 21 45:43 Ian Rowbotham 1st V50 28 47:51 Duncan Cooper 45 51:48 Diane Haggar 56 53:01 Jann Smith 70 57:12 Andrew Wilson 79 59:40 Graham Breeze 87 63:08 Jim Towers 88 63:34 Kelly Harrison 109 finished
Well done to our two runners selected to run in Yorkshire colours: Tom Adams was 7th in 48:11 helping Yorkshire to team Silver; Florence Haines was 5th U18 lady in 39:35, helping Yorksire to another team Silver. (Other news - Yorkshire ladies won team Gold in the senior race - more).
Georgia Malir had a great run coming 4th in the U16 womens' race in 37:22
From Jamie Hutchinson ... Brian Melia and I did the Old Counties Tops, 37 miles starting in Langdale and taking in Helvellyn, Scafell and Coniston Old Man. It's a long walk, run and crawl!
The day started cool and we were greeted by a thin covering of snow on top of Helvellyn. The weather gradually improved as the day progressed. We headed up to summit Scafell without too much bother. Climbing up towards Coniston Old Man and six hours in I found the going really tough as Brian really got into his stride. I felt a little better after the summit and we headed back to Langdale and the finish! We got round in 8hrs 45 and 17th overall.
Andy Wolfenden reports ... Christine Cox did about 54.00. I did about 58.00 and Otley's Ian Fisher won in 35 something, knocking nearly 5 minutes off the course record. Scorcher? we all but froze to death it was only 4 degrees up there.
Alison Weston reports... a few Harriers ran in this delightful 6km/244m race from Kildwick up a very steep road to a double loop on open moor before coming back down again. A beautiful evening and a really lovely course. (Would make a good training run!)
(1 24:31 Ian Holmes, Bingley) 46 32:52 Di Haggar 3rd lady, 1st F45 55 34:56 Alison Weston 58 35:07 John Coates 61 35:10 Chris Oxlade 73 37:41 Graham Breeze
Junior races also looked good fun and Nea Weston ran well in the under 12's coming 7th girl.
Photos at woodentops.org.uk
A glorious evening for the final race in the series, again with many young Harriers running (marked J). Results from Saltaire Striders' web site:
(1 15.46 Quentin Lewis, Baildon Runners) 15 16.55 David Westhead 26 17.20 Mark Mon-Williams 32 17.47 Dave Cummings 37 17.56 Henry Heavisides 42 18.08 Sally Morley 51 18.28 Francis Westhead J 58 18.35 Mark Iley 65 18.53 Ruaridh Mon-Williams J 68 19.07 Bradley Chapman 71 19.15 Jack Cummings J 75 19.22 Toni Melechi 76 19.25 Edward Bickerdike J 78 19.26 Neil Chapman 81 19.28 Alison Bennett 90 19.41 Lucy Williamson J 95 19.50 Emma Barclay 102 19.57 Rebecca Mon-Williams 104 20.04 Sally Malir 122 20.48 Adrian Bastow 126 20.51 Tilly Melechi J 139 21.27 Jacob Hellewell J 151 21.55 Andrew Jackson 159 22.25 Lucy Jacques J 162 22.27 Catherine Westhead J 175 22.47 Joanne Williamson J 180 22.55 Nick Mellor 193 23.48 Harriet Jackson J 195 23.58 Alessandra Ricci J 198 24.05 Allison Ricci 220 25.08 Catherine Brown 228 25.45 Andrew Bennett 230 25.47 Sue Williamson 250 26.47 Andrea Westhead 258 28.04 Sally Wright 268 29.58 Bridget Taylor J 269 29.59 Dave Taylor 308 finished
Lots of Harriers were well placed in the overall series results, including: Alison Bennett 1st F50, Lucy Williamson first FY (Ilkley had the top 7 runners in this category!), Henry Heavisides 2nd V55, Bradley Chapman 2nd MJ, and Ruaridh Mon-Williams 2nd MY (with 5 Ilkley runners in the top 7).
For the 3rd time in 3 weeks! Alison Bennett broke the F50+ Club Record
Results from www.harrogate-league.org.uk.
(1 28.23 Marc Scott, RZH) 20 32.29 Nick Richardson 29 33.15 Dave Wilby 66 35.40 Andrew Sheldon 75 36.17 Ben Joynson 78 36.27 Will Buckton 93 37.21 Alison Bennett 94 37.23 John Lumbus 98 37.32 John Dillon 104 37.38 Paul Stephens 212 43.24 Christine Cox 216 43.33 Adela Reperecki 249 46.22 Paul Sugden 253 46.50 Don Macrae 264 47.42 Andrew Bennett 311 52.56 David Millson 315 53.12 Natalie York
Captain Clare says ... A super day for Ilkley Harriers. Well done to everyone who ran - there was a great team spirit! Results from www.halifaxharriers.co.uk ...
(1 6:18:49 Wharfedale Harriers) 11 7:00:08 Ilkley Harriers A Mixed 2nd Mixed team! Mark Mon Williams, Jez Hellewell 1:28:36 (19) Emma Barclay, Sally Morley 1:10:44 (21) Kate Archer, Alison Weston 47:06 (28) Jack Wood, Jamie Hutchinson 1:13:34 (9) Jann Smith, Alison Bennett 1:06:50 (28) Lee Morley, Dave Wilby 1:13:18 (7) 49 8:20:25 Ilkley Harriers B Mixed Will Buckton, Paul Stephens 1:42:33 (54) Amanda Newham, Andrew Bennett 1:40:40 (75) Kay Pearce, Andrew Merrick 45:20 (19) Jo Foster, Jane McCarthy 1:32:54 (52) Alison Eagle, Nicky Jacquiery 1:06:31 (26) Gavin Burgess, Nikos Georgiadis 1:32:27 (50) 80 teams finished
Dave Wilby reports ... our first Mixed Team recorded a new club record time, taking over 13 minutes off the 2003 record of 7:13:41. We didn't break any individual leg records, although Sally & Emma on Leg 2, and Jack & Jamie on Leg 4 each came within less than a minute of taking the Harriers leg records.
Will Buckton reports..., leg 1 Paul Stephens and Will Buckton 9.8 miles 1h42. Lovely weather for the start and after we dodged the drunk getting out of the taxi and nearly scuppering the car we had a good run. A nice route lots of ups and downs passing through the lovely village of Ripponden. Don't always follow the people in front even if they look like they know the way!
From Jamie Hutchinson ... Jack Wood and I had leg 4 from Blackshaw Head to Wainstalls. A really lovely leg on a great day. We were fortunate to have a few teams around us helping to keep the pace up. A great run around the moors and then descending through Jerusalem farm before the final (tough) ascent to Wainstalls Ð Jack put in a supreme effort, allowing us to overtake three teams! Well done to all who took part! We completed the leg in around 74 mins.
From Dave Wilby ... Lee Morley & I took on the final leg which consisted of lots of fast running through woodland, fields and along quiet roads. Not knowing for sure, but sensing we might be leading the mixed team standings as Alison & Jann came flying in to the handover, Lee gave it full beans for the whole leg while I cursed quietly from the back. We gradually reeled in maybe 4 or 5 teams, but with 2 miles to go were caught by Calder Valley's Mixed Team. We're not sure yet who they were but they were obviously seasoned international runners, there's no other explanation for it!! Provisionally we finished in roughly 70-72 minutes very tired, but very pleased with the final position of 12th overall and 2nd Mixed team. A great effort from all involved.
Nikos on Leg 6 says ... ...watches were synchronised with Gavin (by the way he loves his high tech and watches, I only had a string around my wrist) on Saturday night him in Ilkley and me at the Lake District ... read more ...
From Alison Weston big thanks to Clare/Dave for organising the teams and to Clare for supporting and following the relay from a very early start to the finish (and making it for a drink in the evening!)
Christine Cox finished 112th in 1h23:24
Results from www.raceplus.co.uk
(1 1h13:54 Owen Beilby, Wharfedale) 27 1:22:01 Nick Richardson 445 1:38:43 Michael Duffield 696 1:43:16 Martin Wright PB 3s! 812 1:41:35 Jon Dillon 894 1:43:08 Chris Cunningham 1093 1:45:29 Nicole Dillon 1232 1:47:27 Stephen Rhodes 1750 1:54:55 Allison Ricci PB 13 mins 1839 1:50:37 Sue Bickerdike 2097 1:59:47 Stephanie Millward 2278 2:00:27 Sophie Brown 2327 1:55:36 Abigail Bailey 2530 1:56:57 Anthony Swanepoel 2609 2:02:44 Michael Picken 2656 2:03:20 Charlotte Smithson 2770 2:05:25 Janet Smith 2898 2:02:05 Paul Sugden 2979 2:06:26 Donna Hattersley 3067 2:06:26 Michelle Snow 4565 finished
This was a counter in the IH Race League.
Rebecca Mon-Williams reports ...
Val and I had a lovely trip out to do the Fairfield Horseshoe Ð flying the flag for Ilkley Harriers. Great conditions for a beautiful race: a big climb to get your teeth into at the start followed by some less severe ascents to gain the main summit. Fast grassy slopes made for a lovely descent. The only down side to this race was the unavoidable pass through knee-high manure little after 5min of racing (at least it kept walkers at bay!) and facing the 1km slightly up-hill track at the end after that speedy descent. Both were swiftly forgotten whilst washing down in the river at the finish and admiring the wonderful views. Thanks to Mark Kerr and dog Cleo for their support en route!
Winner: Rhys from Dark Peak in a blistering 1.19
Rebecca Mon-Williams 1.51 6th lady 2nd LV40
Val Kerr 2.17 high up the LV50
The BOFRA Championship season kicked off with this race, with some good results from Harriers ....
(1 20:43 Matt Lockyer, P&B) 15 23:01 Ian Gibbons 22 24:20 Dave Cummings 34 26:03 Bradley Chapman 38 27:17 Toni Melechi 74 finished
Some excellent junior results too.
Harrogate 32 22:32 John Fenwick 49 24:25 Jim Towers Bradford Lister Park 19 21:29 Lucy Haines (U14) 2nd lady 35 22:53 Florence Haines Leeds Hyde Park 99 24:34 John Marshall 208 29:26 Linda Marshall
Amanda Parnaby reports ... 23 miles from Kirkby Malham taking in Pike Daw, Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Malham Moor. This is a well run event with home made food and I only have one reservation and that is climbing Gordale Scar which I never relish. However, despite my worries because of the amount of rain which fell last week, I was pleased to see a notice advising participants to use the alternative route around Gordale Scar. After the recent poor weather the event was blessed with warm sunny conditions. I finished in 5 hours 56 minutes. I saw Debbie Lewis, Adele Reperecki and John Coates who finished in 5 hours 50 minutes after having taken a slight detour.
John Coates reports ... it's the first time this race has run and it's organized by the National Trust, there were about 40 runners I think. For anyone that has done any of the Guisborough Four Seasons series and is familiar with the Cleveland Matterhorn, which is Roseberry Topping they will know how sharp the final ascent is to the top. This run starts from the Great Ayton side and pretty much starts to climb from the start, up through lovely woods with a carpet of bluebells, then onto the summit, which because of the bad weather on Thursday was covered in cloud. The run down is great though as it wind its way off the summit and down to the finish, hope to do it again next year. This was the 47th race in my challenge to do 50 while I'm 50, hoping to complete it at the Ilkley Trail Race next month. Results soon ...
Another super turnout with many young Harriers running (marked J). Results from Saltaire Striders' web site:
(1 14.53 Jonathon Wills, Bristol & West) 20 17.07 David Westhead 30 17.28 Mark Mon-Williams 41 17.54 Henry Heavisides 44 18.02 Dave Cummings 49 18.14 Sally Morley 2nd lady, 1st F35 53 18.29 Andrew Sheldon 54 18.30 Mark Iley 58 18.33 Ruaridh Mon-Williams J 66 18.47 Francis Westhead J 73 18.59 Jack Cummings J 84 19.28 Bradley Chapman 93 19.49 Edward Bickerdike J 94 19.52 Lucy Williamson J 104 20.04 Alison Bennett 105 20.05 Rebecca Mon-Williams 108 20.19 Neil Chapman 116 20.37 Toni Melechi 118 20.38 Tilly Melechi J 119 20.46 Andrew Jackson PB 128 21.09 Adrian Bastow 131 21.21 Jacob Hellewell J 153 22.14 Jeremy Ince 163 22.45 Elizabeth Westhead J 169 23.00 Joanne Williamson J 175 23.20 Nick Mellor 190 23.58 Catherine Westhead J 197 24.14 Michael Picken 203 24.39 Alessandra Ricci J 207 24.56 Harriet Jackson J 220 25.42 Catherine Brown 223 25.52 Andrew Bennett 246 27.07 Andrea Westhead 256 28.09 Sally Wright 261 29.11 Bridget Taylor J 262 29.12 Dave Taylor MV45 278 finished
Alison Bennett broke the F50+ Club Record (as she did last week too, sorry we missed that Alison!)
Ilkley's men were 3rd team, with a good win for Tom over 2½ minutes clear of 2nd place, and Ilkley's ladies were 2nd team. Results:
1 39:03 Tom Adams 11 43:34 Lee Morley 18 45:08 Dave Wilby 21 45:17 Stuart Pitches 25 45:56 Nick Richardson 34 47:00 Ian Rowbotham 39 47:20 Dave Cummings 52 48:57 Brian Melia 54 49:03 Ben Sheppard 56 49:12 Duncan Cooper 57 49:32 Richard Joel 58 50:18 Alistair Barlow 69 51:44 Will Buckton 77 52:16 Bradley Chapman 78 52:22 Ben Joynson 81 52:39 Paddy Hagan 82 52:53 Richard Reeve 87 53:17 Peter Haines 90 53:29 Kate Archer 96 53:54 Rachel Carter 98 54:04 Paul Stephens 106 54:52 Alison Weston 110 55:26 Chris Oxlade 114 56:18 Alison Bennett 1st F50 122 57:44 Steve Newell 125 58:24 Sue Booth 127 58:27 John Coates 134 60:06 Ian Marshall 149 62:37 Gavin Burgess 151 62:57 Joyce Marshall 155 63:18 Martin Wright 161 64:04 Sue Morley 166 67:38 Andrew Bennett 171 68:07 Gemma Carpenter 175 70:04 Sophie Brown 186 73:59 Rachel Hagan 194 finished
The senior race was preceded by junior races also well represented by IH (special mention to Max Bryant U8 winner!!) - full results on www.jackbloor.co.uk
This was a counter in the IH Race League.
Congratulations to Tom Adams and Florence Haines (U18) who have been selected to run for Yorkshire in the UKA Inter-Counties Championships to be held at the Shining Tor race on Saturday 19th May. More on woodentops.org.uk
(1 52:23 Andy Lamont, Macclesfield) 40 1h10:05 Alison Eagle 4th lady 46 1h12:33 John Coates 73 finished
Photos at woodentops.org.uk
Jonathan Sinclair reports ... a new and flat race. Well organised and supported. Field about 600 finishing in Scunthorpe Football stadium.
(1 1h13:35 Gavin Felton, Barnsley Athletic Club 13 1h22:44 Jonathan Sinclair (1st MV 50
Lynn Donohue reports ... my first marathon, a low key trail event in Suffolk - the Heritage trail coastal marathon incorporating a long distance walk, full and half marathons and a 6 mile event. A cold, windy and wet day taking in a variety of countryside from dunes, a very windy stretch along the coast and past Sizewell nuclear plant, heathland, through the marshes and the Minsmere RSPB reserve. My one and only chance of saying I was the first Harrier home! Finished in 4:33.
139 57:58 Graham Breeze 1st M65 161 62:21 Sue Morley 1st F55
Photos at woodentops.org.uk
We had a few Harriers in this, results from Stainland Lions web site ...
(1 1h05:00 Ben Mounset, Stainland Lions) 72 1h22:22 Caz Farrow 2nd F35 154 1h34:37 Dougie Scarfe 206 1h41:28 Adela Reperecki 227 1h42:52 Debbie Lewis 340 2h04:25 Judith Scarfe 384 finished
From Chris Oxlade ... Three Harriers completed Pendle Cloughs (a 14-mile, 4100-foot romp over and around Pendle Hill). A low-key event (just 80 starters) organised by Wharfedale Harriers, starting and finishing in the picture-perfect village of Downham, north the Hill. Results were:
(1 2:04:20 Tom Brunt, Holfmirth) 8 2:25:51 Ian Rowbotham 49 3:16:31 Chris Oxlade 67 3:31:36 Graham Arthur 78 finished
Photos at woodentops.org.uk
Harrogate Stray 68 24:18 Jim Towers Leeds Hyde Park 322 29:36 Linda Marshall
(1 23:12 James Hall, Wharfedale) 15 27:31 Ian Rowbotham 2nd V50 37 30:43 Mike Baldwin 38 31:01 Diane Haggar 1st lady 66 35:07 Graham Breeze 1st V60 77 36:39 Sue Morley 95 finished
Photos at woodentops.org.uk
(1 15.35 Paul Marchant, Rothwell) 37 17.22 Mark Mon-Williams 47 17.48 Henry Heavisides 48 17.53 Steve Weston 55 18.08 Dave Cummings 57 18.18 Andrew Sheldon 61 18.27 Mark Iley 70 18.42 Ruaridh Mon-Williams J 78 18.51 Jack Cummings J 84 18.59 Arthur Reilly 86 19.01 Francis Westhead J 92 19.24 Toni Melechi 98 19.35 Lucy Williamson J 1st FJ 100 19.38 Bradley Chapman 109 19.50 Jeremy Ince 112 19.56 Edward Bickerdike J 116 20.02 Rebecca Mon-Williams 3rd F40 132 20.34 Tilly Melechi J 133 20.34 Neil Chapman 134 20.35 Alison Bennett 1st F50 146 21.05 Andrew Jackson 153 21.23 Jacob Hellewell J 179 22.25 Elizabeth Westhead J 181 22.31 Lucy Jacques J 183 22.37 Nick Mellor 204 23.14 Joanne Williamson J 212 23.25 Hilda Coulsey 226 23.54 Cathrine Westhead J 228 23.56 Harriet Jackson J 237 24.25 Allison Ricci 255 25.32 Alessandra Ricci J 262 25.52 Cathrine Brown 266 25.58 Andrea Westhead 267 26.00 Sue Williamson 268 26.01 Andrew Bennett 291 27.36 Sally Wright 294 27.48 Bridget Taylor J 303 29.56 Dave Taylor 318 finished
Ilkley Harriers kicked off the Harrogate Race League 2012 in style with a record-breaking event.
361 runners far exceeds the previous League record (324, also at our race, in 2008). But Neil & Clare's organisation and the many marshals and helpers ensured that everything ran smoothly and safely. The number of runners enjoying the supper afterwards must also have been a League record so thank you to Chris Matthews and her catering team, and the many Harriers who provided food.
On the results front, we had 51 runners out and we are leading the lady and lady vets team competitions, a great way to start the League. Full results and photos on www.harrogate-league.org.uk.
(1 26.09 Marc Scott, RZH) 18 29.01 Mark Mon-Williams 22 29.18 Nick Richardson 29 29.50 Jim Ryder 32 30.03 Sally Morley 48 31.01 Dave Wilby 49 31.03 Dave Cummings 75 32.30 Will Buckton 79 32.40 Rachel Carter 82 32.55 Caz Farrow 83 32.58 Steve Newell 87 33.06 Ben Joynson 99 33.34 John Dillon 102 33.40 Richard Falls 106 33.57 Kate Archer 110 34.06 Alison Bennett 112 34.08 John Lumbus 124 34.30 Michael Duffield 131 34.36 Kay Pearce 143 35.06 Bradley Chapman 153 35.44 Paul Stephens 155 35.48 Keith Wood 157 36.00 Nicole Dillon 171 36.55 David Ibbotson 181 37.10 Val Kerr 200 38.06 Nick Page 208 38.35 Christine Cox 231 39.27 Elaine Cossins 250 40.34 Sophie Brown 257 40.57 Allison Ricci 264 41.17 Andrew Bennett 270 41.47 Paul Sugden 279 42.40 David Green 280 42.40 Georgina Earle 283 42.44 Mike Picken 291 43.12 Rhiannon Turner 294 43.23 Wendy Newell 295 43.32 Sue Williamson 300 43.48 Bernie Gibbons 304 44.09 Janet Smith 311 44.31 Gemma Carpenter 313 44.34 Vincent Gibbons 318 44.50 Mark Kerr 320 45.01 Steve Jordan 326 45.27 Janet Bairstow 327 45.30 Charlotte Smithson 330 45.49 Don Macrae 338 47.10 Sue Verspyck 341 47.27 Mike Noble 344 47.40 David Millson 347 48.44 Natalie York 356 53.57 Colin Lugton 357 54.16 Rachel Wade Smith 361 finished