|Duncan Cooper||Ilkley Moor fell race organisation||Other nominations were:|
Steve Weston, - Ilkley Moor fell race organisation
Chris Oxlade - Ilkley Moor fell race organisation
Jane McCarthy - Junior Ilkley Moor fell race organisation
Shirley Wood - Ilkley Moor fell race organisation
Petra Bijsterveld - Twitter and Tuesdays
Jack Cummings - Ilkley Moor FR and training
Jane McCarthy - Rombalds Stride
Dan Wilkinson - Rombalds stride and Ilkley Moor FR
Sarah Edwards - Ilkley Moor FR
Jack Wood - Wadsworth Trog and Peco XC
Sally Malir - Dewsbury and Liversedge
Outi Kamarainen - Rombalds Stride result
|Matt Newell||Dewsbury 10 and training|
From Dave Wilby ... Myself & David Chandler travelled up to the Pennine outpost of Dufton on Saturday for this cracking race, taking in the valley of High Cup Ghyll and the spectacular rocky outcrops of High Cup Nick. The outward leg saw a fast road start before the bogs, the tussocks, and then the tussocky bogs took over. After the initial twists and turns, the main valley opened up affording some breathtaking views, and at the end of it we were faced with a very steep and greasy scramble out of the valley. After being sheltered to this point, the fact the stream was moving uphill quicker than we were indicated what awaited us on top. Struggling to move at first as legs adjusted to the change in gradient and the wind did it's best to impede us, the run back was eventually aided by a very fast downhill blast of 2 or 3 miles, before a final leg sapping mile across the intake fields. A great early season outing in the less travelled Northern Pennines, I'll definitely be back to do more around the area. The race was popular with over 200 finishers, and very competitive at the top end including a trimming of the record by Ricky Lightfoot.
(1 1:01:03 Ricky Lightfoot) 20 1:12:53 Dave Wilby 74 1:24:09 David Chandler
(1 39:33 Shaun Godsman, CVFR) 181 1:11:30 Sue Morley 191 finished
(1 27:11 Peter Persico, Abbey Runners) 3 40:14 Michael Lomas 34 finished (+48 in the short race)
Alison Newell reports ... There were 4 Harriers taking part in the Podium 5k race on a windy Saturday night. The races are held on a very fast, flat course around the outdoor cycle track in Nelson. The "A" Race features some top athletes and was won by Chris Livesey of Preston Harriers in a very impressive 14.54. In the B Race, Matt Newell finished 6th in 17.23, with Mark Iley 24th in 18.49, Steve Newell 30th in 19.32 followed in 32nd by an impressive 19.45 from Lucy Williamson. The next race is at 6 pm on Saturday 14th March. Worth a go if you're after a PB for 5km.
Petra Bijsterveld reports... A number of excellent results this week: junior Oscar Stapleton is going from strength to strength and achieved a PB of 19:04 this week at Preston. Geoff Howard and Norman Bush continue to have excellent parkruns every week and both have an age grading greater than 80%! In that sense they are equaling Tom Adams, who had an emphatic win at Bradford, 2 minutes clear of no. 2. Yours truly had only just started her second lap when Tom glided past in what looked like an effortless jog.
Preston (1 17:09 Jason Parker, Preston Harriers) 7 19:04 Oscar Stapleton (junior) PB 228 ran Bradford Lister Park 1 15:53 Tom Adams 157 27:05 Petra Bijsterveld 434 41:29 Abbie Reynier (junior) 469 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:14 Aidan Adams, Leeds City AC) 20 20:38 Michael Lomas 233 28:52 Eve Whittaker (junior) 234 28:52 Helene Whittaker 320 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:22 Scott Bairstow, Keighley and Craven AC) 24 22:37 Geoff Howard 34 23:25 Tom Worboys 144 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:04 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners) 59 23:27 Norman Bush 252 ran
Over 500 youngsters racing at All Saints' school event, results on the junior pages
A grand turnout for this race, now in its 26th year, with Mercia's Simon Bailey having a storming run to finish 7 seconds ahead of Tom Adams. Ilkley had second team and first ladies' team. Many thanks to all the organisers and helpers. 180+ runners in the junior races too. Results and photos on our fell race page.
(1 36:52 Simon Bailey, Mercia FR) 2 36:59 Tom Adams 11 42:58 Dan Wilkinson 12 43:36 Dave Wilby 21 45:22 Ben Sheppard 22 45:26 Gavin Lamb 36 47:02 Jack Cummings 39 47:26 Jim Ryder 43 48:27 Jamie Hutchinson 59 50:47 Adam Bennett 60 50:49 Alistair Barlow 64 51:03 Jonathan Whitaker 66 51:13 Richard Joel 83 53:21 Kate Archer 89 53:52 Ben Joynson 94 54:49 Helene Whitaker 95 54:55 David Chandler 99 55:14 Mike Baldwin 100 55:15 Alison Weston 101 55:19 Jann Smith 102 55:22 David Robson 113 56:15 Paddy Hagan 115 56:21 Sarah Edwards 129 57:45 Lucy Williamson 141 59:18 Andrew Sheldon 148 60:14 Phil Hirst 188 66:50 Peter Lewis 200 68:21 Nicky Hopwood 205 69:47 Anna Barlow 212 71:09 David Green 217 72:00 Sue Morley 235 82:38 Sophie Brown 238 finished
This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
Rob Cunningham was 120th in 64:47, out of 963 finishers with New Marske's Russ Best best of them all in 51:14
Well done to Georgia Malir 11th in her race, the Ilkley laduies team, Steve Coy our sole male senior runner, and the 10 juniors who travelled down to Hampstead Heath! Results ...
Junior women (1 22:48 rebecca Murray, Bedford & County) 11 24:03 Georgia Malir 130 finished Senior women (1 30:07 Lillian Partrifge, Aldershot) 139 36:35 Sally Morley 228 39:14 Sally Malir 681 50:20 Gaenor Coy 786 55:01 Julie Elmes 865 finished 64th team out of 93
Petra Bijsterveld reports... Results ...
Cardiff (1 15:42 Carwyn Jones, Cardiff AAC) 93 20:46 Michael Lomas 662 ran York (1 16:30 Tom Charlton, Tyne Bridge Harriers) 20 19:40 Adam Bennett 412 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:27 Tom Collinge, Queensbury RC) 241 30:11 Paul O'Looney 449 41:18 Abbie Reynier (junior) 480 ran Harrogate Stray (1 18:19 Adam Breaks, U/A) 147 26:03 Karen Lambe 157 26:14 Eric Morley 367 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:48 Lee Athersmith, RAF AC) 3 20:08 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 24 22:48 Will Worboys 41 24:16 Chris Cunningham 76 27:27 John Brown 135 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:24 Steve Middleton, Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers) 51 23:14 Norman Bush 247 ran
(1 1:15:33 Kevin Ogden, Spen AC) 50 1:28:30 Sally Malir 100 1:34:52 Kate Archer 485 ran
Petra Bijsterveld reports... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:35 James Kovacs, Salford Harriers) 145 23:53 John Marshall 466 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:39 Unknown) 82 24:27 Stephanie Fox 142 26:29 Petra Bijsterveld 464 ran Harrogate Stray (1 18:36 Louis Maurice, Harrogate Harriers) 28 21:35 Neil Thurston 296 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 19:27 Scott Henderson, Hyde Park Harriers) 6 21:19 Malcolm Pickering 95 30:49 Anna Pickering (junior) 127 ran Fountains Abbey (1 16:43 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners) 47 23:08 Norman Bush 231 ran
From Jonathan Sinclair ... Off road race organised by the British Heart Foundation. Wonderful running though undulating fields and woods of the Harewood estate - weather and views were great. Didn't see any other Harriers (although the results don't appear to give full club detail). Recommend it for next year. Results ...
(1 1:23:26 Chris Singleton, Trademark AC) 24 1:28:38 Jonathan Sinclair 1st V 50 829 finished
From Petra on Facebook ... Stunning Sunday morning at the PECO XC, lots of Harriers running. I believe Jack Wood came 2nd which is amazing as the 19 mile Wadsworth Trog (where he came 3rd) was only yesterday. Results ...
Men (1 23:37 Linton Taylor, Leeds Uni) 2 23:58 Jack Wood 28 26:31 Steve Coy 104 29:24 Mark Iley 133 30:22 Ben Joynson 197 32:40 Phil Hirst 283 37:54 Geoffrey White 297 39:17 Eric Morley 320 42:08 Don MacRae 332 finished 7th team in First Division Ladies (1 28:12 Myra Jones, Valley Striders) 38 33:41 Nicky Hopwood 56 35:03 Caroline Craske 81 36:57 Allison Ricci 107 38:30 Gaenor Coy 119 39:07 Petra Bijsterveld 133 39:54 Julie Elmes 191 45:50 Emma O'Looney 192 46:05 Christine Reilly 211 49:47 Claire Shouler 215 finished 5th team in First Division
Dan Wilkinson reports ... Harriers were out in force for this year's Rombalds Stride. Conditions were fantastic given the recent storms and snow, we had a calm mild day and the ground was quite firm. Of course this means one thing - fast times. I joined the leading group but couldn't quite keep pace, and as has been the case in previous years Graham Pearce won in 2:38 but only because talented youngster Frank Beresford got lost on the Chevin and came second! More amusing considering he is an Otley runner and had recced that section just the day before! I managed to finish 4th in 2:45, 18 mins quicker than 2014 and Jane McCarthy continued her purple patch finishing First Lady in a fantastic 3:05. Lots of Harriers set PBs including Dick Waddington, John Hayes and Ben Sheppard all under 3:10 and improving over last year.
From Paul Stephens ... A superb day as Dan says, and another excellently organised Rombalds Stride. great to see so many Harriers at the start and finish. I didn't see many on the way round which means I didn't get overtaken but on the other hand I didn't catch people either. I felt quite strong at the finish, but those who saw me in the hall afterwards might have thought otherwise. For the first time ever I didn't manage the pie and peas. And given that this was my 20th Rombalds, I'm a tad annoyed. I was however pleased with my time - exactly the same as last year (3.54), and even given the fast times I'm quite satisfied. When I see my position, I may be less so, but whatever, it was a good day out and I'm feeling ok today.
(1 2:38:38 Graham Pearce, P&B) 4 2:45:15 Dan Wilkinson PB 14 3:02:55 Ben Sheppard 17 3:05:57 Jane McCarthy First Lady 18 3:06:15 Dick Waddington 22 3:08:49 John Hayes 19 3:15:21 Jann Smith PB 3rd lady 41 3:21:43 Duncan Cooper 44 3:22:54 Rob Cunningham 48 3:26:55 Michael Lomas 60 3:32:54 Outi Kamarainen 66 3:36:32 Andrew Merrick 83 3:44:41 Mike Baldwin 105 3:54:05 Paul Stephens 114 3:57:10 Ewan Welsh 119 4:00:12 Elle Bradley 133 4:06:24 Adela Reperecki 159 4:19:54 Sarah Edwards 161 4:20:24 Sarah Hayes 166 4:22:13 Lynn Donohue PB 20 mins 178 4:26:20 Gavin Burgess 221 4:54:43 Dave Ibbotson 315 6:30:05 Amanda Parnaby Any more? 467 finished incl. walkers
From Dave Woodhead ... Jack Wood finished 3rd in 2:39:35, winner was Karl Gray of Calder Valley in 2:27:24 on the new course.
From Jack ... Following advice from Captain Will, I travelled to Hebden Bridge for the Wadsworth Trog (aka The Beast) in preparation for this year's Three Peaks. The route was a figure of 8 on the frozen Wadsworth Moor with a number of steep climbs. I was on my own in fourth for most of the first half, but put in an extra effort to catch and follow the guy in front so I knew where I was going. I got ahead but then made a mistake, thankfully managing to overtake him again for third place. It was nice to sit down and eat soup and cake afterwards! Results ...
(1 2:27:24 Karl Gray, CVFR) 3 2:39:35 Jack Wood 153 finished
Petra Bijsterveld reports... A win for Ruaridh Mon-Williams at Skipton on his first visit there, well clear (36 seconds) of the rest of the field. Another youngster Dan Hayes ran well and finished in 6th position. Results ...
Harrogate Stray (1 18:46 Tim Crossland, Leeds City AC) 130 27:12 Julie Elmes 257 ran Skipton Aireville Park 1 17:56 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 6 19:36 Dan Hayes 170 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:52 Alex Fawcett, Ripon Runners) 36 22:48 Norman Bush 210 ran
There were over 500 children racing at Ashlands PS this morning, full results on our junior pages
From Martin Wright ... Tom Adams is top of the table after winning the only race so far this year. I suspect it'll take a wildcard to knock him off that position before May. League results after the first race
Let's have lots of Harriers doing the League thus year! Read about it on the League page.
Steph Fox reports ... 11 Harriers turned out for an early 9am start in Dewsbury. After an eventful week of snow storms, frost and winds, we welcomed the ice-free route with a step in our stride. The flat-ish route out of Dewsbury and back again isn't the most inspiring and there was a deceptively cheeky wind on the way out which may have slowed the disheartened. However with a slight downhill return and no wind in the air, chilling the cheeks, this ensured there were a couple of PB'S to be enjoyed.
Helen Waddington and Steph Fox were happy to report PB'S and Petra Bjisterveld knocked fabulously over 2 minutes of her previous 10K time.
From Helen ... Really pleased to get a PB of 46.11 today - all thanks to Neil Saturday and Jane's Thursday sessions! And Steve adds .... thanks to Pete Shields and the Wednesday evening gang for speeding me up!
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
(1 31:02 Mohammad Abu Rezeq, Altrincham and District AC) 45 35:35 Matt Newell PB 121 37:48 Rob Cunningham 185 39:40 Steve Newell PB 208 40:10 Sally Malir 1st F50 277 41:43 Caz Farrow 299 42:11 Kate Archer 323 42:52 Adrian Bastow 489 46:11 Helen Waddington PB 536 47:23 Stephanie Fox PB 703 51:30 Petra Bijsterveld PB 731 52:51 Hilda Coulsey 1075 finished