Dave Wilby for a top top class performance coming 14th at the English fell champs Great Lakes Race
Rebecca Mon-Williams for her excellent organisation of the Aquathon
Nikos Georgiadis, who has organised some superb new training sessions, a BMW Relay team, and with John Coates saved the day on Scafell in the Real Relay
Diane Haggar for brilliant fell results at Penyghent - 3rd lady, Austwick - 1st Lady, Kettlewell -1st FV45, Beamsley 2nd lady
Bradley Chapman for recent great fell results and dedication improvements in training. Great run at Kettlewell and then improving at the next race to take the 2 evasive scalps at Hawkswick! Bradley is now a formidable challenger to our senior men and a great asset to the club.
Nick Richardson for his results and commitment in the HDSRL races
Neil Smith for completing a hat-trick of Lakeland fell races. Ennerdale, Duddon and Great Lakes on consecutive Saturdays
Paul Wood for Club support
Caz Farrow for race results: 1st lady Wharfedale off-road half, Mob Match, and HDSRL 5
(1 17:48 Fred Slemick, P&B) 6 19:09 Martin Archer 19 21:20 Will Buckton 43 24:01 Toni Melechi 46 24:11 Tilly melechi 1st GU16 48 24:41 Alsion Weston 2nd F40
Ilkley had 1st and 2nd GU10 with Molly Pearson and Poppy Anderson.
Sally Malir reports ... Georgia Malir was selected to run 3000m for Yorkshire in The Northern Intercounties, in Wigan. The weather was not the best for fast times with a massive headwind down the finishing straight making 3000m difficult as this difficult stretch has to be run 8 times. Georgia had a great run to come in 3rd. We are not yet sure of the exact time as there were technical difficulties which has meant that the results are delayed. Yorkshire won the event overall on the day with lots of fantastic results from local athletes and there was a great team spirit amongst all in the Yorkshire team.
Dave Wilby asks ... what did you do this weekend? Me and Jamie Hutchinson spent the weekend on a blind date with 3 sailors!! If that sounds odd, well, it probably should but the reality was slightly less 'YMCA' and more about racing this year's Castles & Islands challenge. After we lost our pre-arranged boat & crew with last minute rudder problems, we were put in touch with a replacement boat & crew who were hoping to avoid the running legs of the race, and having already booked the day off work we happily obliged. The race is based on the same principle of the Three Peaks Yacht Race & Scottish Islands Race, but is a much quicker format having a 24hr time limit. Based on the Northumbrian coast, runners set off at 8pm on Friday from the gates of Alnwick Castle and spent the next 10 miles racing along roads and tracks, through fields and woods, and running round Warkworth Castle to finish up at the marina in Amble where we picked up our boat. We then sailed up the coast to Low Newton where we jumped in the dinghy and rowed ashore for a beach landing, followed by a torchlit 4 mile run to Dunstanburgh Castle and back. The next sailing leg took us up the coast to Seahouses where once again we were dropped off in darkness just outside the harbour walls and rowed in to secure our boat at the pier. A beautiful torchlit run along the huge beach to Bamburgh Castle followed, with a trek through the dunes to get up to and back from the castle. The final section took us in the early morning light to Holy Island where we had an orienteering style lap of the island to complete followed by the long sail home. Jamie's sealegs were evident throughout as he enjoyed time on deck and plenty of banter with the crew, while I had to lay flat and still for the entire time onboard. Overall though, a great experience and one we'd both happily do again. We finished 2nd overall, and were 3rd quickest pair for the combined running times. Our race time was approx 16 hours, and our running time for the combined 30 miles was 3:50hrs.
Bradford Lister Park 102 29:11 Janet Smith Harrogate Stray 102 27:08 Julie Elmes Leeds Hyde Parkrun 70 23:25 Hilda Coulsey 98 24:57 John Marshall
The final race in this year's League, on a beautiful sunny evening in Harrogate. Our lady vets team won on the night, and our ladies were 2nd team on the night. Full results on harrogate-league.org.uk
(1 28.26 Ian Fisher, Otley AC) 12 31.50 Nick Richardson 21 33.01 Mark Mon-Williams 26 33.34 Sally Morley 44 34.36 Mark Iley 53 35.41 Will Buckton 56 35.47 Andrew Merrick 63 36.06 John Lumbus 64 36.08 Ben Joynson 66 36.16 Andrew Sheldon 68 36.26 Caz Farrow 79 37.28 Rebecca Mon-Williams 83 37.47 Paul Stephens 85 37.48 Alison Bennett 93 38.26 Michael Duffield 115 40.40 Nicole Dillon 145 43.09 Sue Morley 146 43.11 Adela Reperecki 172 45.06 Allison Ricci 186 47.06 Sue Williamson 189 47.20 Don Macrae 193 47.33 Andrew Bennett 203 49.21 Mark Kerr 207 49.49 David Green 212 50.01 Julie Elmes 232 finished
Pastor Ivan accepts a cheque for £985 from Ilkley Harriers, from the proceeds of the Trail Race a few weeks ago, which was organised by Lawrence Basham to raise funds for the Revival Centre and Orphanage in Matugga, Ugunda. Presenting the cheque is Ilkley Harrier Phil Chappell who is involved with the charity, photo taken by David Green at the Ilkley Harriers club night.
Report from Chris Cunningham on this Manchester race:
(1 35:00 Ian Jackson, Salford) 17 39:53 Rob Cunningham 41 45:23 Chris Cunningham 86 finished
Jim Towers ran in the inaugural runSunday event, a new free weekly timed 5k run in Otley Chevin Forest Park, finishing 10th in 25:37
Ilkley Harriers AC & Ilkley Swimming Club celebrated the Olympics in Ilkley, with the inaugural Ilkley Aquathon.
97 competitors swam then ran, the younger ones doing laps of the field outside the Lido, the older ones venturing into the woods.
Lots of volunteers from both clubs made this event a huge success.
Results and lots of photos on the aquathon page.
George Elmes reports ... 5 JIH's made the trip across to the Forest of Bowland to compete in the fourth English Junior Fell Championship race. Unfortunately the associated Gala and Sports day was cancelled as a result of the atrocious weather, but typically the fell races went ahead. (One comment on the Fell Runner Association Forum made the accurate statement that perhaps the Juniors should bring water wings as well?!)
On the day whilst the ground underfoot was very wet and boggy in certain sections, luckily the rain held off for the races. The race organiser stated that the courses were all demanding and at the top end of distances allowed for juniors but encouragingly again we had some good performances.
Results from www.bowlandfellrunners.org.uk
U18/seniors 68 51:05 Diane Haggar 4th lady GU10 3 8:22 Emily Elmes 8 9:32 Molly Pearson 9 9:39 Poppy Anderson BU12 9 16:51 Euan Brennan GU16 5 31:38 Georgia Malir
Leeds Hyde Park 24 19:52 Will Buckton Bradford Lister Park 60 25:19 Allison Ricci 95 26:52 Samuel Craske Jun 108 28:05 Alessandra Ricci Jun Harrogate Stray 24 21:58 Dave Tait
Thanks to all those who represented the club at East Harsley, they were bountifully rewarded with a rain-free race on an excellent course in beautiful surroundings. And the usual amazing HDSRL post-race supper. Full results on harrogate-league.org.uk. NB the final HDSRL race is next Thursday and nearby at Starbeck - let's have a great turnout there!
(1 32:48 Ian Fisher, Otley AC) 16 37:54 Nick Richardson 17 38:03 Mark Mon-Williams 19 38:24 Henry Heavisides 49 41:11 Andrew Merrick 53 41:36 Andrew Sheldon 62 42:10 Stephen Rhodes 65 42:43 John Lumbus 72 43:16 Alison Bennett 95 45:39 Michael Duffield 119 47:43 Val Kerr 147 52:35 Sue Williamson 157 54:20 Andrew Bennett 169 55:37 Don Macrae 176 57:14 Mike Picken 191 finished
This was also a Ilkley Harriers Race League event
Results from bofra.co.uk
(1 36:26 Ted Mason, Wharfedale H) 5 38:05 Jack Wood 9 40:13 Martin Archer 31 46:04 Will Buckton 32 46:11 Steve Weston 36 47:38 Diane Haggar 2nd lady, 1st LV40 44 49:00 Jann Smith 2nd LV40 48 49:33 Mike Baldwin 51 49:45 Paddy Hagan 57 50:45 Paul Stephens 59 50:47 Alison Weston 60 50:49 Tilly Melechi 1st LU17 61 50:57 Chris Oxlade 100 finished
Reminder that our own race 'up Beamsley Beacon', the Addingham Gala fell race is on Saturday 14th July. We can almost guarantee better weather! NB we have changed the course this year to more of an out-and-back route, avoiding the infamous 'ginnel'. Details
Ilkley Harriers finally succumbed to Bingley Harriers, after beating them for 4 years in a row at the Mob Match staged at Bingley Harriers' St Ives Trail Race: There were 23 Harriers (plus juniors) in the field of 68, only just more than Bingley's 22 runners. Bingley scored 1942 points under the age/gender handicap system, Ilkley's best 22 scores totalled 1805 points. Well done to Bingley!
(1 35:24 James Hall, Wharfedale H) 4 37:41 Jamie Hutchinson 17 42:20 Henry Heavisides 18 43:01 Toni Melechi 20 43:19 Ben Joynson 22 44:03 Caz Farrow 24 45:02 Stephen Rhodes 28 46:21 Alison Eagle 30 47:01 John Coates 48:19 Tilly Melechi 33 48:20 Andrew Jackson 35 48:58 Graham Arthur 41 50:49 Chris Cunningham 45 51:51 Adela Reperecki 46 52:30 Keith Wood 48 53:38 Sue Bickerdike 50 54:22 Debbie Lewis 52 54:41 Emily Kerr 53 54:41 Val Kerr 55 55:10 Sophie Brown 57 56:17 Ken Souyave 59 57:20 Paul Sugden 61 58:06 Emma O'Looney 63 58:25 Mark Kerr 64 59:16 Mike Picken 68 finished Junior race 2 33:48 Ed Bickerdike
The much-reduced turnout of Harriers at this year's race seems to back up what was discussed last week at Committee, that it is time for a change here and next year we will instead challenge Bingley to a Mob Match at our own Addingham Gala fell race instead.
This was also a Ilkley Harriers Race League event.
1.2m/600' a BOFRA Championship race...
(1 11:33 Matt Lockyer, P&B) 9 12:15 Iain Gibbons 1st V40 16 13:26 Bradley Chapman 21 15:39 Mark Mon-Williams 24 14:23 Dave Cummings 41 15:59 Rebecca Mon-Williams 3rd F, 1st FV40 47 16:20 Jann Smith 77 finished
A good showing of junior Harriers too ...
Duncan Cooper reports ... I swapped Lake District rain for Yorkshire sunshine in this friendly local race over 5 or 6 miles, with beer for all finishers. I was awarded 1st MV60 which was a surprise given I'm in my 40s!
(1 40:11 Steve Brock, KCAC) 7 46:35 Duncan Cooper 41 ran
Dave Wilby reports ... 15th (14th!) today in the English Fell Champs at Great Lakes Race, 13m, 7000ft. Tough course, foul weather, low visibility on the tops, deep & fast river crossings, lethal underfoot, 2 lost toenails, few gashes and 1 swollen nose from a very violent face plant.....but it was absolutely worth all 3hr 6min of pushing it to the limit!!! Best ever position and absolutely over the moon. Walking like John Wayne now and may not manage steps for a few days but who cares.
From Clare Smith ... Dave Wilby, Neil Smith, Will Buckton and I endured the first English Championships 'long' category race for 2012. Although only 13 miles long, there is 7000ft of climb and the weather was attrocious, with very poor visibility on the heights of Bowfell, Esk Pike, Great End, Scafell Pike, Scafell, Slight Side and Pike O'Blisco. I got swept away in the rapids of Lingcove Gill and saw my life flash before my eyes as I went under. Not a pleasant outing but glad to finish.
Will Buckton adds... This was a test of everything. Navigation, scrambling and even river crossing! After Scafell Pike we had to ascend a waterfall to Scafell. I had to wait ten minutes for the next group to help me cross the River Esk then I became lost on the way to the Pike of Blisco in the clouds. After using my whistle some walkers came and helped me find the way. The final descent was very steep and I overtook a few people by sitting down and sliding past them!!! Congratulations to Dave, 14th at a championship race is truly great.
(1 2:48:45 Ben Abdelnoor, Ambleside AC) 14 3:06:53 Dave Wilby 198 5:25:41 Will Buckton 245 6:03:02 Clare Smith 246 6:03:04 Neil Smith 273 finished, 29 dnf.
(1 34:49 Sam Tosh, Rossendale) 9 42:02 Mark Mon-Williams 43 49:15 Dick Waddington 51 50:48 Alison Weston 81 51:52 Sue Morley 90 67:57 Amanda Newham 95 finished
(1 26:06 Joe Crossfield, Halufax) 9 31:10 Toni Melechi 17 35:34 Tilly Melechi 24 38:15 Graham Breeze 30 finished
Henry Heavisides reports ... the Ilkley Harriers Ladies team (Sally Malir, Kate Archer & Sue Bickerdike) had a great result winning the 1st Ladies team prize. Ilkley's men were 4th team. Results from Otley AC ...
(1 56:00 Matthew John, Otley AC) 13 62:32 Nick Richardson 18 63:48 David Westhead 30 65:35 Henry Heavisides 1st V55 42 67:02 Rob Cunningham 68 70:16 Sally Malir 2nd FV45 72 70:34 Kate Archer 97 72:28 Stephen Rhodes PB 139 77:58 Chris Cunningham 146 78:20 Andrew Jackson 184 81:33 Simon Jenkins 185 81:37 Martin Wright 200 83:36 Sue Bickerdike 254 91:55 Paul Sugden 255 91:56 Emma O'looney 279 97:12 Janet Smith 299 105:21 Michael Picken 310 finished
This was a counter in the IH Race League.
(1 34:33 Ashley Holt, Rossendale H) 61 49:00 Graham Breeze 98 finished
Alison Eagle reports ... A lovely muddy 4.6m course - my first race as Vet50!
Men 22 34:08 Ian Rowbotham Ladies 5 39:26 Alison Eagle 1st LV50 54 54:45 Emma Payne
Well done to Nikos, Abi, and Sue for organising two teams in this popular event. Results from Saltaire Striders web site.
29 7h45:11 Nikos's team Leg 1 32 1h40:53 Will Buckton and Neil Chapman Leg 2 31 1h37:18 Dougie Scarfe and Chris Oxlade Leg 3 33 1h20:24 Stephen Rhodes and Debbie Lewis Leg 4 27 1h33:14 Clare Smith and Elle Bradley Leg 5 19 1h33:22 Nikos Georgiadis and John Hayes 46 9h39:06 Sue and Abi's team Leg 1 43 1h54:53 Sue Bickerdike and Keith Wood Leg 2 46 2h00:51 Nick Page and Louise Burdett Leg 3 47 1h39:50 Judith Scarfe and Lynn Donahue Leg 4 47 2h03:57 Annabel Bailey and Rebecca Moores Leg 5 45 1h59:35 Martin Wright and Paul Sugden
Results from the BOFRA race...
(1 11:48 Ted Mason, Wharfedale) 13 13:33 Iain Gibbons 1st V40 23 14:42 Mark Mon-Williams 26 14:51 Dave Cummings 28 15:08 Bradley Chapman 42 17:00 Rebecca Mon-Williams 1st FV40 48 17:26 Jann Smith 49 17:28 Diane Haggar 1st F4V5 91 finished
A good showing of junior Harriers too ...
Andrew Merrick reports ... I finished 94th in 40:28 in a delightful if warm and slightly uphill 10k between two of Warwickshire's finest castle. An event that attracted 4,000 entries!
Alison Bennett reports ... previous trips across the Pennines to this event have been held in glorious sunshine and this year was no exception. 276 runners completed this flat-ish course which starts and finishes along a good stretch of the promenade with an undulating loop around Heysham in the middle for some variety.
(1 35:54 David Browne, Lancaster and Morecambe AC) 48 45:04 Alison Bennett 3rd Lady 138 55:11 Andrew Bennett
Quite a few Harriers do the Lowe Alpine Mounntain Marathon each year, this year at Ben Cruachan 2 hrs north of Glasgow. In the results we spotted ...
Elite 10 18h09:03 Helene Whitaker and Andrea Priestley B 15 11h07:38 Outi Kamairanen and partner Score 45 270 points Kevin & Rachael Gooch
Duncan Cooper reports ...
A wise man told me before the Duddon Valley Fell Race to trust my instinct, use my compass, and to not blindly follow the guy in front. So what did I do on top of the first misty peak? Why follow the guy in front, down into Eskdale, in completely the wrong direction. Two hours later and with another route fiasco on Little Stand under my belt I came across Alison and Neil on Brim fell. I've never been more pleased to see a couple of Ilkley Harriers in my life. Down to Neil and Alison's superior navigation skills we all finished safely in about 5 hours. It was a tough day in the fells with the mist low all day and the rain and wind an added hindrance. Thanks go out to the unnamed family on Pike'o'Bliso who showed me their detailed map and to the inventor of the chunky kitkat.
Congratulation to Alison who finished 3rd lady and to 1st lady vet in the long race (the order on the race web site is wrong) and to Val for a great run in shorter race picking up first lady and first lady vet.
from Alison... definitely an Ilkley Harriers team effort, with particular thanks to Neil's navigation skills or we might still be there trying to find the last summit 'Caw'!! Note of warning - don't lose your dipper in a race (as I did on final descent) - or £30 to pay!! And Val Kerr did really well to come 1st Lady in the short race (but still a long way) at Duddon. The short course covers very rough and difficult terrain to navigate in mist. Well done!!
Long Duddon, 18 miles, 6000ft (1 3h08 Carl Bell - Howgill Harriers) 51 5h05 Alison Weston 52 5h05 Duncan Cooper 54 5h05 Neil Smith 82 finished Short Duddon, 9 miles, 3000ft (1 1h58:30 Dave Soles, Pennine) 14 2h28:16 Val Kerr 1st lady 24 finished
(1 39:47 Mark McGoldrick, Wharfedale) 8 45:00 Mark Mon-Williams 23 50:59 Jann Smith 1st lady 44 59:23 Graham Breeze 60 ran
Alistair Barlow reports ...
about 50 water resistant runners set out on the Abbey Anniversary race (AS 5m 1800ft). The race starts in Kettlewell and climbs steeply before dropping into Littondale above Arncliffe. Then comes the climb back over Old Cote Moor and the long descent back to Kettlewell. It's a great route on good paths/tracks with superb scenery and views - we got a few glimpses through the rain clouds last night!
Results from Abbey Runners
( 1 38:15 Matt John, Otley AC) 14 48:24 Alistair Barlow 34 58:37 Graham Breeze 42 ran
From Neil Chapman ... Ilkley Harriers making the short steep local race at Otley on Wednesday in generally good temperatures, but a little slippery after the rain, were led in by Tom Adams a minute ahead of the second place runner, in great form winning his second race in 3 days. There were also some good results from all the remaining Harriers, particularly Sue Morley 1st LV55 running faster than last year, and Peter Lewis 1st V60.
1 17:38 Tom Adams 5 19:25 Dave Wilby 15 21:33 Bradley Chapman 29 23:02 Alastair Barlow 43 24:17 Kate Archer 75 28:04 John Laurie 76 28:34 Sue Morley 1st LV55 80 29:17 Sharron Meadows 81 29:19 Peter Lewis 1st V60
With some 220 runners on the day, a Jubilee theme, expert organisation by Lawrence and his team, and a lovely sunny day, this event went very well indeed. Another great Harriers event, thanks to everyone who contributed.
Full senior and junior results, photos, and video on our Trail Race page.
Tom Adams won in 40:09, leading Ilkley to the men's team prize. First Ilkley lady was Emma Barclay, 2nd lady and winner of the FV40 prize, leading the Ilkley ladies' team to a win.
1 40:09 Tom Adams 14 48:22 Dave Cummings 16 48:42 Jonathan Sinclair 17 49:23 Ben Sheppard 18 49:28 Rob Cunningham 22 50:09 Andrew Merrick 24 50:18 Henry Heavisides 1st V55 25 50:28 Emma Barclay 2nd lady, 1st F40 30 51:25 Rachel Carter 1st F35 41 52:27 Sally Malir 1st F45 47 53:57 John Hayes 49 54:07 Ben Joynson 56 55:01 Nikos Georgiadis 65 55:27 Alison Bennett 72 56:17 Richard Morris 78 57:14 Chris Cunningham 83 57:21 Andrew Jackson 87 57:48 John Coates 94 59:06 Martin Wright 95 59:08 Nigel Tapper 99 59:37 Dougie Scarfe 105 60:02 David Howe 109 60:10 Keith Wood 112 60:13 Elle Bradley 116 60:29 Anna Barlow 118 60:45 Helen Horton 149 64:32 Hilda Coulsey 1st F55 153 65:34 Sue Bickerdike 154 65:36 Sharon Meadows 157 65:57 Rhiannon Turner 168 67:33 Liz Price 170 67:47 Andrew Bennett 180 69:38 Don Macrae 182 70:00 Sophie Brown 184 70:11 Emma O'Looney 185 70:13 Paul O'Looney 192 72:48 Judith Scarfe 197 75:26 Julie Elmes 219 finished
This was a counter in the IH Race League.
Jann Smith was 1st lady at this 4.3miles/1300' BOFRA race...
(1 31:47 Alistair Dunn, Helm Hill) 15 35:36 Iain Gibbons 31 41:15 Jann Smith 1st lady 59 finished
Charlie and Summer Smith also ran in junior races.
From Diane Haggar ... I managed to be 1st Lady over the line at this lovely 8 mile Dales race, after a tussle with Molly from Trawden who had go the better of me 2 days earlier at Pen y Ghent. Graham Breeze also ran.
Eric Morley adds ... wih The Austwick Cuckoo Festival and Street Party, the Austwick Amble fell face was 8 miles and 1,200ft. The street party was great, bands, lots of stall and other entertainment plus loads of friendly folk. Three Harriers competed, all did well on a marshalled course that took runners as far as Nick Pot and Sulber Nick on the three peaks route. Diane Haggar excelled and was 1st Lady home.
(1 52:26 Dominic Raby, Chorley Harriers) 23 63:00 Diane Haggar 1st Lady 67 76:22 Graham Breeze 72 84:05 Sue Morley
From Jamie Hutchinson ... this has to be one of the toughest triathlons, so good to make it first one of the season! Swim in Coniston Water was reduced from 2k to 1.5k due to temperature of 12.5c. Considering the temperature I managed a reasonable swim. The 70k bike taking in Wrynose Pass followed, really tough and suffered with mechanical problems. Then finally run/walk up Wetherlam, Swirl How and Coniston Old Man. Great descent off the Old Man and a finish in just over 6 hours and 14th out of 60 finishers.
Henry Heavisides reports ... it was very cold, wet & windy for the Northern vets track & field championships in Leigh. Despite the adverse conditions I was pleased to run PBs in both the 1500m & 3000m to win two gold medals in the M55 age group. I ran 5:03.9 in the 1500m & 10:41.7 in the 3000m
Eddie Winslow reports ... this year the annual LDWA 100 miler linked some of the Olympic sites with the Jubilee in a journey from the Olympic Park at Stratford in East London to Windsor. Initially heading South East it linked canal towpaths and London parks as it traveled to the Dome, along the Thames to the Barrier and then South to Farnborough and Biggin Hill. Turning West the route skirted the M25 and then worked along the North Downs, taking in Box Hill before heading South West to Pitch Hill. From here it headed North West and then North around the edges of Guildford and Woking to approach the finish through Windsor Great Park.
I had hoped to get round in under 24 hours and was on schedule for the first half. Overnight, the North Downs became very slippery as heavy rain turned the footpaths to mud and I began to get problems with blisters. I was still on for around 25 hours early on Sunday morning but my feet deteriorated badly over the last 20 miles. Blistering under both sets of toes and to the soles of both heels began to slow me down and reduced me to a hobble for the final ten miles and I eventually finished in a time of 26 hours and 29 minutes, still one of the quickest times.
Apart from the blisters to my feet everything else is fine and doesn't feel as if I've done 10 miles, let alone 100 so I'm hoping to be out running again very soon Ð at least I didn't need to wear slippers in work today unlike one of my colleagues who also did the event.
Tom Adams was invited to run in this top quality selection race, finishing 13th in 51:01
Off-road, results from Sportident...
Half Marathon (1 1h25:07 Quentin Lewis, Baildon Runners) 5 1h36:40 Mark Mon-Williams 26 1h46:56 Caz Farrow 1st lady 34 1h49:11 Rebecca Mon-Williams 2nd lady 48 1h55:39 Kate Archer 51 1h56:14 Alison Eagle 70 2h00:50 Jo Foster 112 2h09:24 John Fenwick 125 2h14:24 Elaine Cossins 128 2h14:58 Nick Mellor 175 2h29:12 Emma O'Looney 176 2h29:14 Paul Sugden 199 finished Marathon (1 2h48:11 Richard Pattinson, Pudsey & Bramley) 63 4h38:22 Adela Reperecki 64 4h38:26 Debbie Lewis 72 4h52:41 Lynn Donahue 73 4h52:43 Keith Wood 78 5h11:03 Bridget Doherty 82 finished
Will Buckton reports ... a lovely day in the Lakes for me, Clare, Neil and Brian. I thought the Three Peaks was hard until I completed my first Lakeland race this weekend! The terrain was completely different to the Dales with scree slope descents, sharp rocks and rubble filled valleys. 37km/2290m.
Provisional results Brian Melia 5h44 Neil Smith 6h Will Buckton 6h28 Clare Smith 7h
Diane Haggar reports ... having completed the 3 Peaks for the first time this April, I turned up for this one feeling it was a relatively easy option to just do 1 Peak. How wrong I was! As the route differs considerably from that of the Peaks and the clag was down, I was basically running (or rather walking) blind to the summit. After a poor ascent I made up most of the lost places on the descent and managed to take 3rd Lady and 1st LV40. Martin Archer led our small contingent of Harriers in and Ian Rowbotham ran well to take 2nd V50.
(3.4 miles, 700 ft, or 5.5 km, 213 m)
Val Kerr reports ... A nice little fell race this one with a bit of everything: short steep ascent, long fast downhill and two stream crossings (and fast !). Not many Harriers here given all the other races happening this weekend but Jann Smith had an excellent run finishing 4th lady and 1st LV40.
(1 20:53 Sam Tosh, Rossendale (new course record)) 43 27:59 Jann Smith 76 31:36 Val Kerr 78 31:59 Graham Breeze (98 ran)
Hyde Park Leeds 152 25:44 Rhiannon Turner
Gaenor Coy writes from the US of A .... a lovely friendly community/family event on closed roads in Wrigley Village, Long Beach, LA. I did the 10km run finishing in 49:48 a PB by 1:50. Ended up 11th lady and 2nd V35. Steve did the 5km in 18:07 and was 10th overall and 2nd V35. Kids all did the 1km fun run with Dominic and Nathan finishing 1st and 2nd.