|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 ...
Good luck to the many Harriers running! Results from www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com
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
Results from Horsforth Harriers ...
(1 33:59 Shaun Dimelow, Barnsley) 16 36:57 Matthew Cox 68 41:28 Caz Farrow 594 finished
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.
Results from this weekly 3 mile timed run... www.runsunday.com
(1 19:02 Jonathan Forey) 5 22:01 Andrew Jackson, V50 Run Sunday record 19 ran
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
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
Harrogate Stray 97 26:18 Julie Elmes Bradford Lister Park 115 27:56 Janet Smith Middlesborough Albert Park 80 24:57 John Marshall
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.
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.
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 www.lbt.org.uk (quite a few other Harriers there running under Tri club names etc.):
Teams: (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 Individuals (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!
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!
Results from this weekly 3 mile timed run... www.runsunday.com
(1 19:17 Duncan Burgess, Skyrac) 2 19:47 Will Buckton 17 28:29 Emma Payne 27 ran
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. www.cfra.co.uk
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
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 RunAlong.net ...
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
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
(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
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.
Results from this weekly 3 mile timed run... www.runsunday.com
(1 19:04 Jonathan Forey) 7 23:18 Adela Reperecki 17 27:25 Jim Towers 22 31:03 Lyn Eden 29 ran
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.
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
Bradford Lister Park 120 27:42 Janet Smith Leeds Hyde Park 29 20:29 Ken Souyave Roundhay 15 21:06 Geoff Howard
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 www.yvaa.org ...
M50 - 14 teams 1 48:55 Sheffield A 2 49:49 Rotherham 3 50:20 Ilkley Bronze!
(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
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
KCAC's off-road marathon and half-marathon races ...
Full (1 3h16:57 Richard Pattinson, P&B) 116 5h53:27 Debbie Lewis 137 7h10:07 Amanda Parnaby 143 finished Half (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.
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.
(1 1:15:34 Mike Ellicock, Lewes) 4 1:25:34 Ian Rowbotham 803 finished
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
Results from this weekly 3 mile timed run... www.runsunday.com
(1 19:09 Jonathan Forey) 21 31:18 Lyn Eden 24 ran
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
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
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.
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 Roundhay 44 23:43 Graham Breeze
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.
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
(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
Will Buckton reports ... on this AS 4.2km/305m fell race, results from c-f-r.org.uk ...
(1 23:43 Simon Booth, Borrowdale) 13 29:26 Will Buckton 38 finished
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 ukresults.net
(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!
(1 1:14:52 Ben Douglas, Durham University) 169 1:46:08 Martin Wright 179 1:47:03 Elaine Cossins 3rd F45 531 finished
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.
Steve Coy took part in the Rubicon Middle Distance Triathlon at Newby Hall. He finished 14th overall in a time of 4:48:26.
Results from this weekly 3 mile timed run which has recommenced... www.runsunday.com
(1 19:35 Duncan Burgess, Skyrac) 4 23:38 Adela Reperecki 15 30:23 Emma Payne 17 31:19 Lyn Eden 23 ran
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)
(1 35:35 Jurav Gavura, Unattached) 58 48:13 Martin Wright 293 finished
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
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 Roundhay 32 23:11 Graham Breeze