|Harry Maslen||U20 Yorkshire Combined Events Decathlon Champion and Yorkshire record||Other nominations were:
Norman Bush: 1st V70 in English Fell Champs
Alison Weston: LDMT
Jack Wood: 1st at Ilkley Incline
Dan Wilkinson: 3rd at Embsay and Salford 10k time
Jonathon Whittaker: 1st medium LDMT
Adela Reperecki: 1st V50 Yorkshireman Full
Nick Richardson: 2nd V40 Yorkshireman Half
Gaenor and Steve Coy: Ilkley Aquathlon organisers
|Geoff Howard||Ilkley Incline organiser (10 years)|
From John Hayes ... Whilst I have done many mountain marathons before, this was the first time I had done the Rab MM. It was also the first event where I teamed up with my son Daniel (16). It turned out we had a great two days finishing 32nd overall in the short score which had 176 starters and 172 finishers. We also picked up the prize for 2nd parent & child which was very exciting (for me at least because I NEVER win prizes!). Score events are my favourite type of mountain marathon/orienteering event. With a carefully planned route, one can notch up a lot of points. We had a particularly good first day where no one else seemed to choose our route. On day 2 we lost some time wading across a huge bog but we still did ok and made sure we got back in time. The organisers were all really friendly and - oddly - even the landowners who complained when people accidentally crossed their land did so nicely or even apologetically! Hope to add this to my list of annual favourites. Results ...
Petra reports ... Lynn Donohue encouraged us to enter this vets race and the 10 Harriers who went were not disappointed. The sun shone and the mud was minimal, always a bonus in a XC event. The races were of a slightly unusual format, with all the ladies and the men over 70 only running 5K, and the men aged 35 to 69 running 10K, i.e. 2 or 4 laps of an undulating grass course in a local park. Friendly and well organized, my only small gripe was that the course was well short, 2.6 miles certainly does not make 5K. Having saved myself for a final dash I was confronted with the finish line rather sooner than I expected.
Men 35-49 (1 28:35 Richard Harris, Rotherham) 26 33:30 Steve Turland 38 35:26 Mike Duffield 41 36:02 Arthur Reilly 50 finished Men 50-69 (1 Simon Wright, Doncaster) 33 Malcolm Pickering 50 Phil Hirst 59 Dave Ibbotson 65 finished W35+ and M70 (1 15:40 Helen Berry, Homfirth) 23 18:50 Beth Massey 48 21:08 Lynn Donohue 66 23:05 Petra Bijsterveld 71 23:40 Donna Hattersley 93 finished
From Geoff Howard ... I've run many times at Saltaire but never before at Salt Ayre, Lancaster and Morecambe's AC's base, with its excellent clubhouse and track. They held a flat fast 5k (five runners under 16m) at the unusual time of 6.30pm. James Bowness (Trafford AC) was the winner in 15m 21. Some way behind, but pleased to dip under 20m for the first time this year, I managed 19m 57s, first v70, in 34th position out of 76.
This sets a V70 Club Record.
From Steve Turland ... Perhaps not the best preparation for the YVAA XC the following day but a very enjoyable race over the Lancs border. 1300ft in just over 4 miles so a tough little race, with a full set of junior races too. Won by Simon Bailey, I finished in 11th place in 38 mins 30. Still awaiting full results but Chloe and Sarah Haines there too with Sarah picking up a prize. It felt a long way round the XC course today.
From Hilda Coulsey ... Billed as "One of the most scenic marathons in the world" and my childhood home I ran a wonderful half marathon on cliffs, beaches and rocks. It was challenging; up and down seemingly hundreds of inlets, hugging the coast/ cliff-line from Ballintoy to Portballantrae past the magnificent Giants Causway. An ultra (60k), marathon, half, 10k and 2 walks are all available and the scenery really is magnificent (thankfully the weather was kind).
Half: (Mark McKinstry 1:26:51), I was 160th in 2:17:45 out of the 379 who ran.
From Petra ... A win for Alex Hirst at Hilly Fields in Lewisham this week! Results ...
Cardiff (1 15:33 Tesfaledet Goitom, U/A) 23 17:47 Mark Mon-Williams 132 22:00 Rebecca Mon-Williams 605 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:15 Matthew Merrick, Bingley Harriers) 10 19:41 Tom Worboys 53 22:26 Philip Hirst 408 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:33 Unknown, U/A) 122 24:37 Pete Shields 339 ran Lewisham Hilly Fields 1 18:49 Alex Hirst 131 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:24 Lee Athersmith, Bingley Harriers) 5 19:35 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 10 20:43 Derek Oliver 110 ran
A super weekend of competition for some of our younger runners. Harry Maslen U20 finished 5th (out of 42) in the English Schools Combined Events decathlon today, beating the 6,000 points total again, and helping West Yorkshire to team Bronze; and Ruaridh Mon-Williams and Lucy Haines represented England on the fells both for the first time, in the 'Home Countries International Junior Mountain Running Championships' (phew!) in Ireland.
From Hilda Coulsey ... Plenty of Harriers were out enjoying a super day from the Lido. Many thanks to all the marshals and volunteers, particularly the Coy family, who spent the long day welcoming, helping and supporting us all so well (as well as organising the previous day's Aquathlon!)
(1 56:33 Team 3 men in a tub) 11 1:00:25 Ralph Tench 1st M45 31 1:04:55 Jonathon Schneider 35 1:05:46 Steve Newell 60 1:08:53 Rachel McKay 2nd F30 80 1:11:37 John Hayes 91 1:12:40 Michael Duffield 168 1:19:17 Naomi Elliott 1st FJ 226 1:25:35 Sarah Hayes 234 1:26:39 Hilda Coulsey 1st F60 261 1:31:31 Fiona Schneider 328 finished
Congrats to Dan Wilkinson on his 3rd place, results soon ...
Jamie Hutchinson reports ... 8m 1500 ft climb organised by Cleveland mountain rescue starting from Lordstones cafe near Stokesley. An initial short climb and loop back through the event centre at Lordstones before heading north along the ridge taking in a few bumps before the turn and heading back through the woods and minimal up and down. Great race with bonus of on site cafe facilities!
The race was won by Paul Williams in 62:32. I finished in 66:05 and 7th, 72 ran.
Petra Bijsterveld reports ... I went to Marsden for this new race starting at Butterley Reservoir and taking in a further 4 reservoirs in just under 5 miles. Billed as a good introduction to fell running I was seduced by the photos of the route on their website, and the race certainly lived up to it. Well marked and taking us through beautiful landscapes. Thankfully it was dry as the stone flagged paths would not have been so trouble free in the rain. I would certainly recommend this race, assuming they put it on again.
(1 30:10 Paul Green, Sale) 56 51:55 Petra Bijsterveld 68 finished
The 3rd Ilkley Aquathlon, jointly organised by us and Ilkley Swimming Club at Ilkley Lido was a great success with 171 competing on the day including many Ilkley juniors. Well done to Steve & Gaenor Coy co-ordinating.
(1 1:18:58 Ross Anderson, Jarrow & Hebburn AC) 34 1:34:42 Caz Farrow 1st F40 72 1:47:23 Ewan Walsh 138 1:59:57 Jean Sullivan 277 finished
Jann Smith reports ... Results from Three shires Fell Race. 12.4 miles/ 4003ft. Starts from Little Langdale and summitted 4 x Lakeland peaks, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Pike O Blisco and Lingmell. Ilkey were 1st ladies' team.
55 2:26:12 Nick Pearce 89 2:40:22 Will Buckton 118 2:47:06 Kate Archer 121 2:47:43 Jann Smith 191 3:18:00 Chloe Haines 220 ran
Steve Turland reports ... 4.5m and 3000ft, a real leg burner this one. I finished in 14th place in 78 mins. Joss Naylor was there giving out the prizes!
From Petra ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:34 Nathan Marsh, Tonbridge AC) 33 20:12 Arthur Reilly 63 21:45 Tom Worboys 80 22:12 Will Worboys (PB) 396 ran York (1 16:35 Ben Jones, Worcester AC) 31 20:02 Geoffrey Howard 149 25:13 Pete Shields 303 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:38 Quentin Lewis, Baildon Runners) 61 24:02 Sarah Haines 436 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:35 Mike Appleton, Ripon Runners) 162 27:11 Julie Elmes 294 ran Hilly Field, Lewisham (1 18:25 Jonathan Tipper, U/A) 7 20:21 Alex Hirst 134 ran Skipton Aireville park (1 18:02 Neil Maloney, Skipton AC) 2 20:21 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 99 ran
(1 13:15 Simon Bailey, Mercia) 12 17:38 Steve Turland 22 18:31 Dick Waddington 70 finished
Helen Waddington reports ... Results ...
Yorkshireman Full (1 3h20:37 Shaun Wilkinson, KCAC) 58 4h38:49 Adela Reperecki 1st FV50 147 finishers Yorkshireman Half (1 1h36:55 Ben Mounsey 4 1h46:42 Nick Richardson (2nd V40) 92 2h25:50 John Coates 123 2h35:11 Lynn Donohue 128 2h38:10 Helen Waddington 155 2h47:57 Hilda Coulsey (2nd FV60) 244 finishers
The Half was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
Alison Weston reports ...
Long day out for most of us at the weekend on the 60th Lake District Mountain Trial
a one day orienteering event in Patterdale this year over a choice of 3 courses :-
Classic (~16 miles, 7000ft),
Medium (~12 miles, 5,000ft) or
Short (well relatively -10 miles 3,500ft).
The Haines family turned out in force with Hector winning the long Classic route in 04.09hrs, over 30 mins ahead of the second runner, Peter and Chloe completing the Medium course and Sarah the short course (wait until Lucy is old enough to run too!!) Jonathon Whitaker easily won the Medium course and Helene ran the short course to test her knees on downhills (plenty of that!!).
I struggled with route choice a bit as there was a long way between some check points and all sorts of routes tried by different runners. For one leg some runners dropped down to Grisedale tarn and up onto Helvellyn ridge, others up Swirral Edge to the ridge or a direct way via red tarn. I opted for a steep climb up to join Striding Edge in the mist and then a long run along Helvellyn ridge. Who knows which was best? 'Dithering' certainly does NOT help though!
Medium 1 4h14:04 Jonathan Whittaker 11 4h53:10 Peter Haines 12 4h57:34 Alison Weston (3rd Lady) 22 5h23:15 Chloe Haine (9th Lady) 41 5h56:49 Richard Joel 64 finished Short (1 4h15:22 Gareth Bryan-Jones, Ochil Hill Runners) 8 4h49:16 Helene Whitaker 2nd Lady, 1st LV40 16 5h09:53 Sarah Haines5th Lady, 1st LV50 36 finished
From Dan Wilkinson... Duncan and I made the trip over to the Forest of Bowland for the last race in the English Champs. It looked like the 400 limit of runners had almost been met, which made the run out of the showground more of a stampede. The route packs 1,500 ft of climbing into just 4 miles, so was really tough. I managed to break the old course record by around 16 seconds, unfortunately so did the 51 men in front of me, so no points again. Results ...
(1 32:44 Morgan Donnelly, Borrowdale) 52 40:14 Dan Wilkinson 131 46:09 Duncan Cooper 202 finished
Will Buckton reports ... Muddy conditions for Abbey Runners' trail v fell race. A well flagged and marshalled route with a free bottle of beer. Results ...
Fell (1 47:51 Chris Miller, Harrogate) 11 54:47 Will Buckton 12 55:16 Nick Pearce 1st V60 33 62:07 Mike Baldwin 60 finished Trail (1 44:16 Frank Beresford, Otley) 12 61:59 Will Worboys 35 finished
From Petra... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:37 David Driver, Barnsley AC) 166 24:42 Harry Stead (junior) 414 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:57 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders) 12 20:25 Tom Worboys 409 39:54 Abbie Reynier (junior) 444 ran Harrogate Stray (1 16:07 Jamil Parapia, Otley AC) 39 21:13 Geoffrey Howard 148 25:45 Peter Shields 174 26:31 Julie Elmes 329 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 16:57 Gregan Clarkson, Kingston upon Hull AC) 3 20:29 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 64 28:17 Alex Millar 110 ran
From Jack Wood ... Took a day off to cycle through the North York Moors to a short fell race up and down Roseberry Topping. Very steep and technical in places with a surprising amount of route choice. Well organised and lots of wine given out as prizes. Results ...
(1 11:11 Jack Willis, M'bro & Cleve H) 10 14:28 Jack Wood 78 finished
From Sally Malir ... the race must have been one of the nicest road races that I have ever done, helped along by a beautiful September morning.
We started at Sherburn Air Club and ran along closed, scenic flat roads perfect!
I decided that I was going to force myself to try a new race strategy as anything under a marathon I tend to set off far too fast and suffer later on. The plan was to take the first three miles easy then work my way through the field from there on. This plan worked really well and I finished strongly and a minute ahead of my target time.
I finished 5th lady overall in a time of 1.27:18 which puts me 5th also in the UK for my age group!
I am now having a couple of weeks rest before starting marathon training.
(1 1:09:27 Jason Cherriman, Leeds) 79 1:27:18 Sally Malir 82 1:28:05 Tom Worboys 287 1:40:07 Ewan Welsh 865 finished
From Hilda Coulsey ... Sally's time sets a new LV50 Club record beating the 2010 time of 1:37:27 set by Christine Matthews at Maratona D'italia, and also the LV45 time of 1:32:27 set by Alison Bennett in Leeds in 2007
(1 1:00:00 Mo Farah) 404 1:26:25 Rob Cunningham 5254 1:47:29 Kevin Lawson 5703 1:48:33 Christine Cox 6195 1:49:37 Andrew Wison 6664 1:50:37 Chris Cunnibgham 7909 1:53:09 Dave Ibbotson 8982 1:55:13 Charlotte Smithson 11396 1:59:07 Tim Ratcliffe 12954 2:01:38 Alison Ricci 15811 2:06:37 Robert Morse 19422 2:13:10 Sally Wright 30724 2:34:54 Carole Cunningham
From Dick Waddington ... three Harriers headed up to Fort William for the Ben Nevis Race at the weekend. The TV cameras were out for the BBC who were doing a documentary on one of the runners for Scottish TV. We were paraded around the start field by a pipe band - very atmospheric! You get a nice warm up on the flat for a mile before the fun begins - pleasant blocky paths, followed by a Whernside-like grassy bank, topped by scree and an eerie summit plateau. There was great support with jelly babies aplenty. The descent is a heart-in-the mouth, goes on forever, make it stop, are we there yet, surely we are by now experience until you hit the tarmac to realise you have a mile to go on legs that seem to be have been donated by someone who can't run. Fantastic fun (Helen might not agree with that bit)! Results...
(1 1:34:43 Finlay Wild, Lochaber) 147 2:11:03 Dick Waddington 191 2:17:26 Jane McCarthy 478 3:21:06 Helen Waddington 486 finished
Dan Wilkinson reports ... closed roads and a good crowd at the end helped lift an otherwise dreary and uninspiring tour of industrial Salford. Back to the fells. Results...
(1 30:58 Mohammed Abu-Rezeq, Altrincham & D) 13 35:15 Dan Wilkinson 2735 finished
(1 19:10 Ted Mason, Wharfedale) 8 22:48 Mark Mon-Williams 22 25:46 Jonathan Schneider 32 27:21 Jann Smith 1st lady 72 39:56 Fiona Schneider 75 finished
From Petra ... Again some excellent Harrier parkrun times this week, notably Sarah Pickering being the first female over the finish line at Bradford. Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:50 Christopher Mann, Hyde Park Harriers) 21 19:14 Tom Worboys 292 ran York (1 17:22 Richard Ginn, Pocklington Runners) 20 20:31 Geoffrey Howard 228 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:25 Chris Williams, Queensbury AC) 15 21:02 Malcolm Pickering 18 21:21 Sarah Pickering (junior) 1st F 22 21:19 James Pickering (junior) 117 26:38 Sally Pickering 218 30:29 Anna Pickering (junior) 367 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:01 David Driver, Barnsley AC) 131 26:47 Petra Bijsterveld 267 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 19:33 Logan Hargreaves-Madhas, Wharfedale Harriers) 4 20:34 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 43 26:40 John Brown 72 30:14 Claire Murphy 94 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:12 Toby Osman, Ripon Runners) 3 19:10 David Schneider 4 19:28 Jonathan Schneider 70 26:13 Fiona Schneider 162 ran
68 runners competed in the super Ilkley Incline uphill race, organised for the 10th time by Geoff Howard. Ilkley's Jack Wood sprinted it out with top international mountain runner Emma Clayton to win in 7:47; Emma's 7:49 smashed the ladies' course record. Georgia Malir led in a string of talented young Ilkley Harriers to take the ladies' team prize to match Ilkley's men's team prize. And there were Ilkley prizewinners in many other categories. Results & photos on the Ilkley Incline page.
The Incline was preceded by the fast, furious, fun Junior Sprint Fell Relays which had a record 21 teams.
This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
1 7:47 Jack Wood 3 8:08 Ben Stevens 7 8:33 Georgia Malir 9 8:37 Jonathan Schneider 15 8:54 Ben Sheppard 16 8:57 George Stevens 18 8:69 David Schneider 19 9:09 Tom Worboys 22 9:15 Lucy Jacques 24 9:26 Steven Weston 26 9:39 Lucy Haines 27 9:44 Sarah Pickering 28 9:53 Arthur Reilly 31 9:57 Malcolm Pickering 32 10:00 David Chandler 33 10:02 Richard Joel 35 10:21 Jane McCarthy 36 10:23 Will Worboys 39 10:44 Mike Baldwin 40 10:47 Lucy Williamson 48 11:01 Alison Weston 51 11:25 Chloe Haines 54 11:44 Philip Hirst 57 12:14 Peter Lewis 59 12:29 Geoffrey White 61 13:15 Hilda Coulsey 62 13:36 Petra Bijsterveld 64 13:53 Fiona Schneider 65 14:19 Jacqui Weston 66 15:04 Julie Elmes 68 finished