Ilkley Harriers news archive 2012

Ilkley Harriers of the Month, September

Helene Whittaker For her Dragon's Back achievement! 200 miles & 50,000ft of ascent - 4th overall Also nominated: Dave Wilby for 4th in the Three Shires fell race; Jamie Hutchinson for a great effort in his first Ironman; Gaenor Coy for her first Half Ironman; Paul Sugden for his impressive PB at the Berlin Marathon and structured training regime.
Sue Bickerdike For her sub 4 hour Berlin Marathon (PB) and her dedication and her walk/run strategy in achieving it

Earlier Harriers of the Month ...

Berlin Marathon, Sun 30 Sep

Good luck to the many Harriers running! Results from

ich bin ein berliner
 5487 3:27:21 David Brown
 5863 3:28:34 Paul O'Looney
 6127 3:29:18 Alex Hirst
 7951 3:36:53 Nigel Tapper
 8512 3:39:08 Stephen Rhodes
 8731 3:39:54 Andrew Sheldon
 8934 3:40:51 Keith Wood
F1042 3:45:55 Jane Bryant
F1184 3:47:54 Helen Horton
10768 3:47:54 Andrew Merrick
F1195 3:48:07 Jane McCarthy
11194 3:49:27 David Howe
13707 3:57:27 Dougie Scarfe
F2080 3:59:32 Sue Bickerdike
14797 4:00:23 Martin Wright
F2330 4:02:41 Anna Nolan
16901 4:10:10 Paul Sugden  PB
15377 4:02:39 Phil Hirst
F5150 4:38:33 Jacqui Weston
F6785 5:09:29 Emma O'Looney

Horsforth 10k, Sun 30 Sep

Results from Horsforth Harriers ...

(1 33:59 Shaun Dimelow, Barnsley)
16 36:57 Matthew Cox
68 41:28 Caz Farrow
594 finished

Elbaman, Sun 30 Sep

Jamie Hutchinson reports on ... my first iron distance triathlon. Based in Campo di Marina, Elba off the Tuscan coast. Starting at 7am with a 2.4 mile swim, two laps of the bay including a short run onto the beach after the first lap. Really enjoyed the swim, just beautiful setting off in semi darkness, then sun rising on the second lap. Onto the bike and 3 laps of the western part of the island, with two substantial climbs thrown in for extra fun, making 112 miles. Off the bike and just the marathon to do, five laps and thankfully pretty flat. After lap 1 we were treated to a thunderstorm and downpour lasting until the start of my last lap and flooding part of the course! Finished just before 8pm - 12 hours 50 mins.

Run Sunday, Sun 30 Sep

Results from this weekly 3 mile timed run...

(1 19:02 Jonathan Forey)
5  22:01 Andrew Jackson, V50 Run Sunday record 
19 ran

Lancaster 5k, Sat 29 Sep

From Mark Iley Eddie Irving and I headed off late afternoon to go to this fast and flat 5k over the border, in Lancahire. Conditions were good, dry and only a little breeze. A small but select and good quality field was there including some excellent vets, who were well up the field well ahead of myself and Eddie. Eddie ran solidly but was suffering from the speed session on Thursday, so there was no second gear tonight! I ran steadily keeping Eddie in my sights for just about the whole race, and also trying to beat the time I did last month on the same course, which I achieved, but by only 1 second.
Decent times were achieved, but definitely a "can do better next time" was said by both. Results:

1  14:56 Danny Parkinson, Kendal AC)
28 18:23 Eddie Irving
29 18:28 Mark Iley
71 ran

Thieveley Pike fell race, Sat 29 Sep

Results from CleM

(1  35:53 Andy Brown, Clayton)
73  48:27 Graham Breeze  1st V65
110 53:58 Sue Morley 1st F55
118 finished

See the Woodentops photos

Parkruns, Sat 29 Sep

Harrogate Stray
97  26:18 Julie Elmes

Bradford Lister Park
115 27:56 Janet Smith

Middlesborough Albert Park
80  24:57 John Marshall

Ilkley Lawn Tennis Club flooded, Tue 25 Sep

The Tennis Club closed mid-morning because Stourton Road and the back car park were flooded. By late afternoon the flooding had reached a peak (see photo). Thanks to those who organised alternative Tuesday night runs. To avoid causing damage, Neil's Thursday night training will be on the football fields on Denton Rd instead - see forums.

A river runs through it

Training Changes

Ee, the nights are drawing in, so the Thursday 7pm session has moved down off the moor on to the grass at ILT&SC this week 20th September.

A quick reminder that you need to wear something bright/white/reflective on the evening training runs to make yourself as visible as possible to vehicle drivers. Course, you all know that ...

NEW! See the new 'strength, conditioning and flexibility course' run by Nikos starting 3rd October, details on the forums

Aged 15-18? Check out the details here for new training sessions on Tuesday nights from September 11 for young runners aged 15+, with a roundup of all the training opportunities available to you.

Ilkley Triathlon, Sun 23 Sep

From John Hayes ... Another large turnout from Ilkley Harriers for the UK's premier triathlon event.
This is always a great day out with many spectators lining the route and cheering people on.
Every year I ponder buying a road bike to improve my cycle time (my weakest event). But then I wonder if I would go any faster down Curly Hill as (unlike other riders who whizz past me at high speed) I apply my brakes most of the way down. Put simply, I am a bit of a wimp on my bike.
This year, my brother Peter suffered a last minute bike malfunction. This was caused by my dad "helping" him shortly before the start by blowing up his tyres very hard (so hard that they popped!). This resulted in Peter borrowing Sarah's road bike. In consequence, his cycle time was much faster than previous years and he beat me (although I confess his swim and run time were also better and I don't think he used the road bike for them). Intense sibling rivalry, therefore, will enter the equation when I ponder the "road bike purchase question" as next year's race approaches. JD Cycles take note...
The only other way of improving my chances overall would be to shift the swim from the indoor pool to the wonderful refreshing waters of the Lido, That change - combined with a strict "no wetsuit" rule - would suit me fine as a Lido enthusiast. I also think that using the Lido would add further to the excitement for the spectators who could line the Lido edges cheering rather than (as now) cramming into the tiny viewing area inside.
Anyway, here are the results from (quite a few other Harriers there running under Tri club names etc.):

(1    53:54 All Terrain Cycles)
5   1:02:04 Team Miley incl. Mark Iley
17  1:17:07 JLI - juniors Joanne and Lucy Williamson & Iso Hirst

(1    55:21 Jonathan Dudley, LBT)
91  1:11:10 Phil Judd
116 1:14:05 John Hayes
124 1:15:44 Anna Barlow 
170 1:19:37 Richard Shuttleworth
182 1:20:26 Naomi Elliott
225 1:26:18 Alison Frost
228 1:26:41 Hilda Coulsey
241 1:29:34 Sarah Hayes
274 1:36:29 Helen Culshaw
281 1:38:11 Stewart Taylor 
297 1:43:53 Sue Morley
312 teams and individuals finished

From Mark Iley ... Team Miley (Melissa Iley, Bob Hamilton and Mark Iley - 2 M Iley's and Bob) were out again in force for the team's 3rd running in this popular event. My daughter Melissa (16) was first off in the swim, with big expectations, she swam slightly faster than last year doing 8:26 for the swim and pool exit, she handed over to super vet, and action man, Bob Hamilton, who set off for the bike ride with the drizzle beginning to fall. This hampered Bob's efforts particularly on the downhill sections of Curly Hill, with care required. Despite this Bob's time was only a minute slower than last year, at 32:31, he then handed over to me, for the anchor leg of the run which was one lap of the bike course. A solid leg was run bringing the threesome home for a gallant effort. Finishing 5th team and 19th overall, a good effort by all - bring it on for next year!

Yorkshire Champions! Sun 23 Sep

Junior champions

Newsflash (more later, on the Junior pages): our juniors won 3 medals at the Yorkshire Combined Championships in track and field. ('Combined' means multiple T&F events.) In the U17's (8 events) Harry Maslen is Yorkshire Champion and Gold medallist, Dan Judkowski was Silver medallist. Roisin Ramage was U13 Yorkshire Champion and Gold medallist, with 3 events. Superb!

Run Sunday, Sun 23 Sep

Results from this weekly 3 mile timed run...

(1 19:17 Duncan Burgess, Skyrac)
2  19:47 Will Buckton
17 28:29 Emma Payne
27 ran

Scafell Pike, Sat 22 Sep

Nick Pearce reports from ... the 2012 running of this classic race up England's highest peak. The course this year was altered because of access problems on the fields around Wasdale head, adding over a km to the normal 7.2km course with 914m of ascent. I was 30th and second V55 in a time of 1:22:40, with winner Martin Mikkelson-Baron finishing in 1:03:53, 99 finished.
I was pleased to finish 3rd in the 2012 "King of the Mountains" competition for the fastest runners in the Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike races, behind Mark McGoldrick of Wharfedale and Stephen Smithies of Calder Valley.

Whernside fell race, Sat 22 Sep

Will, more photos on Woodentops soon

Will Buckton reports ... on this BM 19.5km/906m fell race. A lovely clear, sunny day for Yorkshire's highest mountain race with stunning views of the Dales and beyond. After Whernside the route takes in a steep climb up Great Coum before a great run in back to Dent. I just missed out on a sub 2 hour run by 10 seconds.

Alistair Barlow adds ... Several Harriers out in beautiful Dentdale today for the Whernside race - a 12 mile route over very runnable ground (for those good enough!). Fantastic conditions with stunning views over the Dales, Howgills and Morecambe Bay made it a day to remember. Will Buckton, Jack Wood and I all finished around the 2 hour mark, one or two other Harriers also there. This was Will's first fell race a year ago and he was a full 10 mins quicker this year - chapeau! Full results here, Woodheads also spotted so some photos here.

(1 1h37:49 Paul Webb, U/A)
36 1h58:03 Alistair Barlow
43 2h00:10 Will Buckton
47 2h00:57 Jack Wood
54 2h02:05 Daniel Hill
131 finished

Folkin' Reservoir Ramble, Otley, Sat 22 Sep

From Jez Hellewell... A beautiful day for the inaugural running of this event. Taking in the various reservoirs up The Washburn Valley. The 2 things I learnt today were:
1. Always do a recce.
2. Never throw the towel in!
I got horribly lost very early on with another small group of runners. They were doing the 14 & me the 20. I ended up doing 21.62 miles. I was very tempted to drop down to the 14 & wait for my wife & Jacob who were doing the 14. Instead, I decided to push hard & try to claw back as many places as possible. I eventually took the lead with about 4 miles to go & managed a very unexpected win in 2H46! Saw quite a few Harriers out at the start, my 12 year old son included. Results fom ...

20 mile run
1  2:46:47 Jez Hellewell
49 3:41:35 Adela Reperecki
56 3:58:00 John Coates
67 ran

14 mile run
(1 2:08:37 Simon Barker, Valley Striders)
29 2:43:28 Kate Archer
51 ran

Parkruns, Sat 22 Sep

Harrogate Stray
101 26:11 Julie Elmes

Leeds Hyde Park
41  20:02 Ken Souyave
51  20:18 Geoffrey Howard

Roundhay Park
38  22:48 Graham Breeze

Great North Run, Sun 16 Sep

(1      59:06 Wilson Kipsang, Kenya)
359   1:24:48 Rob Cunningham
2809  1:38:47 David Howe
3797  1:41:26 Chris Cunningham
5031  1:44:15 Tim Ratcliffe
5303  1:44:53 Hilda Coulsey
6186  1:46:37 Christine Cox
6225  1:46:43 Dougie Scarfe
11361 1:55:23 Caroline Morley
12140 1:56:27 Mollie Robinson
15165 2:00:38 Charlotte Smithson
15212 2:00:41 Robert Morse
18099 2:05:24 Judith Scarfe
18188 2:05:32 Sue Williamson
20820 2:09:40 Sam Gibbons
30195 2:27:36 Mike Picken
33819 2:38:27 Rachel Cunningham		

Embsay fell race, Sun 16 Sep

Results of this local BOFRA race ...

(1  19:08 Jack Simpson, Leeds)
18  22:19 Iain Gibbons
23  22:53 Mark Mon-Williams
24  23:00 Bradley Chapman
33  24:15 Will Buckton
39  24:54 Ben Joynson
43  25:42 Rebecca Mon-Williams 1st lady
44  25:45 Jann Smith 2nd lady
68  29:26 Graham Breeze
80  31:49 Peter Lewis
85 finished

Some great junior results too.

Run Sunday, Sun 16 Sep

Results from this weekly 3 mile timed run...

(1 19:04 Jonathan Forey)
7  23:18 Adela Reperecki
17 27:25 Jim Towers
22 31:03 Lyn Eden
29 ran

Three Shires fell race, Sat 15 Sep

Click for Graham's photos

A good turnout of Harriers for this epic long race (20km/1220m climb), read Bob's report on Blipfoto (worth following some links there for other reports and photos).

(1  1:59:44 Rhys Findlay-Robinson,
    Dark Peak)
4   2:04:42 Dave Wilby
85  2:37:03 Duncan Cooper
110 2:43:01 Alison Weston
123 2:48:30 Bob Hamilton
142 2:53:59 Neil Smith
167 3:00:32 Steve Weston
173 3:01:34 Chris Oxlade
217 3:33:54 Clare Smith
228 3:40:46 Andrew Wilson
256 finished

Graham's photos here.

Rombalds Romp fell and trail races, Sat 15 Sep

Abbey Runners' unique event gives the runners fell (F) or trail (T) course options. This year two thirds of the runners, and nearly all Harriers, took the fell option.

(1    43:54 Quentin Lewis, Baildon, T)
8     51:07 Lee Morley F
9     51:14 Jack Wood
12    52:38 Martin Archer
33    56:07 Jez Hellewell
38    57:17 Will Buckton
52  1:00:00 Ben Joynson
61  1:01:43 Toni Melechi
63  1:01:45 Dick Waddington
77  1:04:10 Paul Stephens
84  1:05:09 Alison Eagle
98  1:07:00 Adela Reperecki (Trail) 
102 1:07:36 John Coates
122 1:12:44 Graham Breeze
138 1:19:44 Sue Morley
152 finished

Lots of photos on the Woodentops web site, plus some nice pics of the weekly Ilkley Harriers family training run that happenbed to be going on at the same time.

Parkruns, Sat 15 Sep

Bradford Lister Park
120 27:42 Janet Smith

Leeds Hyde Park
29  20:29 Ken Souyave

15  21:06 Geoff Howard

YVAA Road Relay Championships, Saltaire, Sun 9 Sep

From Mark Iley ... A fine morning at Saltaire for the Yorkshire Veterans' Athletic Association Road Relay. The M50 team set out to see how they could fare against their felow Yorkshire competitors.
Andrew Merrick led the way setting a good pace for the 4.8k course round the park and along the canal and back into the park (16:52). He handed over to Mark Iley for the middle leg, who ran a similar time to Andrew's leg (16:56) bringing the team placing up to 5th and keeping a solid position, and setting up Eddie Irving to bring the team home for a big finish. He didn't disappoint and ran the 7th fastest leg of the day in the age group at 16:32 and brought the team home is a very creditable 3rd place and Bronze. Well done to all 3.
Full results on ...

M50  - 14 teams
1  48:55 Sheffield A
2  49:49 Rotherham
3  50:20 Ilkley      Bronze!

Wetherby 10k, Sun 9 Sep

(1  32:45 Darran Bilton, Leeds City)
26  39:00 Rob Cunningham
70  42:35 Sally Malir
71  42:31 Ken Souyave
157 46:19 Chris Cunningham
187 47:40 Andrew Jackson
207 48:02 Christine Cox
406 54:56 Alison Ricci
512 58:20 Julie Elmes
548 58:58 Sally Wright
789 finished

Burnsall fell race, Sun 9 Sep

Results from this BOFRA race ...

(1 14:21 Ted Mason, Wharfedale)
8  16:08 Lee Morley
9  16:26 Iain Gibbons
15 17:14 Mark Mon-Williams
20 17:44 Bradley Chapman
26 18:45 Will Buckton
35 21:01 Jann Smith 3rd lady, 1st F40
40 21:35 Rebecca Mon-Williams
45 22:00 Norman Bush
74 finished

Yorkshireman, Sun 9 Sep

KCAC's off-road marathon and half-marathon races ...

(1  3h16:57 Richard Pattinson, P&B)
116 5h53:27 Debbie Lewis
137 7h10:07 Amanda Parnaby
143 finished

(1  1h41:58 Ben Mounsey, CVFR)
87  2h30:44 John Coates
101 2h33:41 Adela Reperecki
112 2h39:15 Anthony Swanepoel
228 finished

Some fab photos from the Woodentops here.

Petzl Lake District Mountain Trial (Newlands Valley), Sun 9 Sep

From Val Kerr ... This was my first LDMT and a chance to test my navigation skills on a fine Lakeland day in clear visibility. I chose to do the Short course (8 Miles, 5220 ft) as I had never done one of these events before and was told that this course was meant for inexperienced orienteers and the over 50s!
Unfortunately, although my naviagtion was good and I found all 6 checkpoints easily, my choice of route between checkpoints left a lot to be desired. I'm currently nursing heavily grazed legs after trying to haul my way up Causey Pike through deep heather (the direct route), a bee sting and awful blisters (if there's one thing I will remember next time it's "if there's a path, use it"). Alison Weston had a great run on the Medium course finishing in 9th place overall and as 3rd lady. Outi Kamarinen also had a good run, the times of these two more experienced navigators over a longer course putting me to shame. For the first time ever the medium course was actually won by a female runner, Tessa Hill, from Hunters Bog Trotters who was apparently seen running up almost vertical mountainsides.

Short course (8 miles, 5220 ft)
(1 2:41:15 Mark Graham)  
43 5:03:13 Val Kerr             

Medium course (9.6 miles, 6610 ft)
(1 3:03:48 Tessa Hill)               
9  3:34:53 Alison Weston        
26 4:08:51 Outi Kamarinen

Graham's photos here.

Para Regiment P Company Challenge, Sun 9 Sep

An impressive 4th place in this extremely tough 10-mile challenge, details, results

(1 1:15:34 Mike Ellicock, Lewes)
4  1:25:34 Ian Rowbotham
803 finished

Aire Long-O , Sun 9 Sep

From Dave Wilby ... based from the same spot as the Vets Road Relays, Airienteers hosted the UK Cup Long-O competition from Titus Salt school, taking in local areas such as Buck Wood, Esholt Woods, Baildon Moor, Shipley Glen plus others. The course was 21.5km straight line and incuded 44 controls across a range of terrains including urban, woodland & moorland.

(1 2:08:33 Oli Johnson, SYO)
3  2:31:40 Ben Stevens
4  2:58:00 Jack Wood 
9  3:14:59 Dave Wilby
10 3:15:54 Eddie Winslow

Run Sunday, Sun 9 Sep

Results from this weekly 3 mile timed run...

(1 19:09 Jonathan Forey)
21 31:18 Lyn Eden
24 ran

Vitruvian Triathlon, Sat 8 Sep

Gaenor Coy reports ... I took part in the Vitruvian Triathlon, my first middle distance triathlon at Rutland Waterand finished the 1.9 km swim, 85 Km bike and 21 km run in 6:12:31

Leeds Golden Mile, Sat 8 Sep

From Dave Wilby ... Becketts Park did its bit for the Olympic spirit on Saturday when it hosted the Leeds Golden Mile. A fantastic event with official UKA timing and really well supported by local athletes, it gave a rare opportunity to compete over the mile distance on a good standard track. Athletes were grouped into heats according to their predicted times so it was open to all abilities. There were 3 Harriers racing in the evening sun:

(1 4:20.1 James Boxall, unattached)
13 4:50.6 Jack Wood
19 4:58.4 Dave Wilby
58 6:02.6 Andrew Wilson

Great Westmorland Trail Race, Sat 8 Sep

From Caz Farrow ... Whilst I didn't have my best run (results N/A yet) I have to recommend this approx 7-mile trail race on very runnable paths in the Howgills. Organised by Howgill Harriers, it is extremely well organised and friendly with a free afternoon tea for all competitors and loads of spot prizes. Well worth the trip.

Parkruns, Sat 8 Sep

Bradford Lister Park
109 27:58 Janet Smith

Harrogate Stray
65  22:48 Phil Hirst
143 27:07 Julie Elmes

Leeds Hyde Park
27  20:03 Will Buckton

44  23:43 Graham Breeze

Dragons Back Race 3-7 Sep

From Dave Wilby ... Helene Whitaker has finished as first lady and an amazing 4th overall after 5 brutal days racing at the Dragons Back race in Wales. 200 miles & 50,000ft of ascent, she was 2hrs clear of her nearest female challenger. For much of the week it looked like she might even get on the overall podium, and she only missed it by minutes in the end. Less than 30 finishers from 150 entrants. Billed as the toughest race in the world, loads of ultra trail runners under-estimated it and got blown out on the 1st day, definitely one for the seasoned long distance fell runners!! Well done to all who completed, but especially Helene and emphatic men's winner Steve Birkinshaw.

The Ilkley Incline, Wed 5 Sep

78 runners faced the 1 mile uphill challenge of the Ilkley Incline including a good number of Harriers. Well done to them, to all the helpers, and to race organiser Geoff Howard.
Results and photos on the Ilkley Incline Page
The Junior Sprint Fell Relays had a record-equalling 19 teams - results and photos on the junior pages.

(1  7.29 James Hall, Wharfedale)
4   7.58 Jack Wood
12  8.30 Bradley Chapman
16  8.52 Eddie Irving
20  9.06 Duncan Cooper
21  9.09 Steve Weston
26  9.23 Rob Cunningham
28  9.29 Bob Hamilton
30  9.40 Alistair Barlow
32  9.47 Jack Cummings
33  9.56 Peter Haines
34 10.01 Ben Joynson
36 10.03 Arthur Reilly
38 10.06 John Lumbus
39 10.10 Paul Stephens
40 10.11 Mike Baldwin
46 10.40 John Hayes
50 11.00 Chris Cunningham
53 11.20 Chloe Haines
54 11.21 Alison Bennett
57 11.37 Graham Breeze
58 11.40 Nick Page
59 11.50 Alison Weston
61 12.11 Peter Lewis
65 12.31 Emma Fotherby
66 12.33 Hilda Coulsey
67 12.59 Rebecca Moores
68 13.20 Andrew Bennett
76 17.18 David Millson
78 ran

Muker Show, Wed 5 Sep

Mark Mon-Williams and Iain Gibbons prepare for takeoff in Andy Holden's photo. Results of this BOFRA race ...

(1 11:13 Joe Forrest, U/A)
14 13:42 Iain Gibbons
19 14:05 Mark Mon-Williams 1st V45
34 15:54 Rebecca Mon-Williams 3rd L, 1st F40
37 16:16 Jann Smith
61 finished

Loweswater Show, Sun 2 Sep

Will Buckton reports ... on this AS 4.2km/305m fell race, results from ...

(1 23:43 Simon Booth, Borrowdale)
13 29:26 Will Buckton
38 finished

Tholthorpe 10k, Sun 2 Sep

Henry Heavisides reports ... Beth Massey was 1st lady at the Tholthorpe 10k. The course, described as gently undulating is on quiet country lanes, conditions seemed to be quite pleasant to me, but most people complained that it was too hot (it was at least 15 degrees cooler than my previous race in Poland!). I was towed around the course by Eddie Irving, but managed to outsprint him at the finish, we were 1st & 2nd M50s, with Mark Iley shortly behind.
Results from

(1 35:17 Michael Appleton, Ripon Runners)
10 38:05 Henry Heavisides
12 38:11 Eddie Irving
19 40:49 Beth Massey
21 41:07 Mark Iley
223 finished

This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League, Henry's result giving him the overall lead in the League!

Blackpool Hilton Half Marathon, Sun 2 Sep

(1   1:14:52   Ben Douglas,  Durham University)
169  1:46:08   Martin Wright
179  1:47:03   Elaine Cossins   3rd F45
531  finished

Bradley fell race, Sun 2 Sep

Results from this BOFRA race.

(1 26:55 Luke Maude, Skipton)
7  29:53 Iain Rowbotham 1st V50
12 31:07 Bradley Chapman
15 31:41 Duncan Cooper
23 32:26 Emma Barclay 2nd L, 1st F40
26 33:00 Geoff Howard  1st V60
28 33:25 Malcolm Pickering
38 36:05 Sally Malir
65 finished

Some great photos from the Woodentops here.

Many super junior results too incl. Ruaridh Mon-Williams 3rd U17, Georgia Malir and Lucy Williamson 1st and 2nd GU17, and many more.

Rubicon Tri, Sun 2 Sep

Steve Coy took part in the Rubicon Middle Distance Triathlon at Newby Hall. He finished 14th overall in a time of 4:48:26.

Run Sunday, Sun 2 Sep

Results from this weekly 3 mile timed run which has recommenced...

(1 19:35 Duncan Burgess, Skyrac)
4  23:38 Adela Reperecki
15 30:23 Emma Payne
17 31:19 Lyn Eden
23 ran

UTMB series of races, 30 Aug to 1 Sep

Roundup from Alison Eagle ... the races were disrupted again by bad weather, not least the UTMB itself, which was effectively scrapped and replaced with a new course entirely within France at more moderate altitudes. There was heavy snow down to 1,700 metres which meant that committing 2,300 runners to crossing multiple Cols at around 2,500 metres was deemed impossible. The CCC was reduced in length and climb. The TDS went ahead unchanged but the checkpoint at Cormet de Roseland alone witnessed almost 500 retirements! The weather for all 3 races was shocking!

Read Morgan's report here.

Sur Les Traces des Ducs de Savoie - 111km/7130m
267= 26h09:28  Nicky Jaquiery 3rd LV40 (1,400 started)
Courmayeur - Champex - Chamonix - 88km/5000m
1115 21h28:36 Ken Jaquiery (1,800 started)
UTMB - 103km/5860m
983 20h10:19 Morgan Williams (2,300 started)

Blackpool Hilton 10k, Sat 1 Sep

(1   35:35   Jurav Gavura,  Unattached)
58   48:13   Martin Wright
293 finished

Ben Nevis Race, Sat 1 Sep

Nick Pearce reports ... Pete and Nick completed their 2012 summer adventure, walking and wild camping the 96 mile West Highland Way over 5 days, and running Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis on Saturday - a brutal race. More about the adventure, battles with continual Scottish rain and midges, and Pete's feet later.
Full results ...

(1  1:29:56 Finlay Wild, Lochaber)
98  2h04:31 Nick Pearce
441 3:11:16 Peter Shields
457 finished

Parkruns, Sat 1 Sep

Bradford Lister Park
17  20:41 Caz Farrow
140 30:16 Charlie Smith
147 31:05 Janet Smith

Harrogate Stray
41 22:53 Phil Hirst

Leeds Hyde Park
140 25:03 John Marsall

32  23:11 Graham Breeze

Older News, August 2012