|Runner of the month:
|for her first sub 2 hour HM at Leeds, after trying for several years, and training very hard recently||Other nominations were:
Steve Murray, a relatively new member, for dedication to racing (10 races in May!)
Dave Robson, for improving times (Wharfedale HM, Jack Bloor)
Paul Sugden, for improving times (Wharfedale HM, Over the Odda)
Tom Adams, for outstanding results (John Carr, Ilkley Trail Race, European Trials)
Adela Reperecki, for excellent results (John Carr, Over the Odda, Ilkley Trail Race)
|Volunteer of the month:
|for taking the Saturday morning session in Neil's absence||Other nominations were:
Neil Chapman, for organization of the HDRSL race
Jan Carrier, for taking special care of a new runner when help was required
(1 31:54 Marc Scott, RZH) 70 41:43 Lucy Williamson 81 42:08 Sally Malir 84 42:18 Steve Murray 230 53:37 Julie Elmes 257 57:21 Donald Macrae 285 finished
Hilda Coulsey reports ... Stunning performances by so many Harriers today. Congratulations to Tom Adams who won in a new record time of 38:44. Ilkley Harriers took both men's and ladies' team prizes with Tom Adams, Ruardith Mon-Williams, Ben Shepherd and Jack Cummings for the men and Rachel Carter, Jann Smith and Lucy Williamson for the ladies. Ruardith was 1st U23, Nick Pearce was 1st V60. Rachel Carter took 1st V40, Jann Smith 1st V45, Adela Reperecki 1st V55 and Hilda Coulsey 1st V60. Lots of Harriers took part in this League counter, a special mention for Ruth Jones in her first race. The weather was not too hot, it was dry underfoot. A great race again and a good social occasion. Thank you to Lawrence and all the helpers.
Photos on the Woodentops website.
This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.
From Fiona Schneider ... We had a very sunny weekend in Edinburgh, really enjoying the course. This was my second marathon this year with a son. After Paris with David, it only seemed right to join Edinbugh with Jonathan. It was a first marathon for them, but this has brought me up to finish a tenth. I didn't see any other Harriers ? Results ...
(1 2h19L53 Boaz Kiprono) 1018 3h35:45 Jonathan Schneider 4525 441m:00 Fiona Schneider 6568 finished
(1 50:24 Andrew Douglas) 8 52:10 Tom Adams 11 53:29 Jack Wood 21 finished
Jann Smith reports ... Great cakes! Results ...
(1 51:06 Adam Osborne, Leeds City) 19 59:19 Paul Carman 141 75:33 Jann Smith 293 ran
1 29:03 Jack Wood 3 29:16 Matthew Cox 15 31:59 Daniel Hayes 46 34:58 Ben Joynson 80 36:21 Steve Murray 89 37:10 Lucy Williamson 92 37:24 Sally Malir 121 38:57 Paul Stephens 153 40:49 Philip Hirst 169 41:32 Sarah Hayes 184 42:28 Geoffrey White 198 43:00 Alison Bennett 269 47:15 Julie Elmes 298 49:30 Donald Macrae 318 51:08 Tracy Russell 323 51:30 Laura Dawes 325 51:56 Bernadette Gibbons 329 52:27 Sue Williamson 330 52:27 Kate Lofthouse 333 53:02 Sally Wright 352 finished
From Dan Wilkinson ... A great evening race up Yorkshire's own Matterhorn, Roseberry Topping, quite popular this year with a field of over 150. I found some surprising good form and managed 2nd place.
(1 34:28 Harry Hiolmes, York Knavesmire) 2 34:52 Dan Wilkinson 153 finished
(1 21:20 Simon Lawson, Carlisle Tri) 2145 46:30 Helen Waddington 3177 48:26 Dave Ibbotson
From Kate Archer ... Brian Melia and I decided to have a go at this 37 mile race with 10,000 feet of climb. A lovely route taking in Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and Old Man of Coniston. It's a pairs race. Brian had done the race a few times before and trotted off at the start and I spent most of the day trying to keep up. The morning was wet and tough going with little to be seen from the tops. At one point I fell into a bog up to my middle and had to be pulled out by Brian (to much laughter from other runners)! But by the afternoon the rain had cleared and with two peaks done we had a welcome stop at the Cockley Beck checkpoint for sandwiches and cake before tackling the climb up to Coniston Old Man. From this last hill the views were amazing and well worth the hard work and aching legs! We completed the course in 61st place in 10hrs 25 mins. Results ...
(1 6h53:51 Paul Tierney & Matt Reedy, Ambleside) 61 10h25:10 Kate Archer & Brian Melia 93 teams finished
(1 1:29:52 Carl bell, Keswick) 108 2:17:21 Alison Weston 175 finished
From Ben Joynson ... Results ...
(1 1:51:15 Eoin Lennon, Team Mountain Fuel) 26 2:24:42 Ben Joynson 419 finished
Jann Smith reports ... Appletreewick to Simons Seat and back and you must down a pint of beer before you go through the finish line! Results ...
(1 36:31 Ian Holmes, Bingley) 14 43:21 Paul Carman 53 51:35 Norman Bush 70 55:28 Jann Smith 118 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Bushy (1 16:47 Matt Atkins, Kingston AC) 101 20:40 Neil Thurston 1136 ran Hilly Fields 1 17:45 Alex Hirst 232 ran Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:47 Dale Worton, Wakefield Harriers) 30 20:08 Adrian Bastow 466 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 16:55 unknown) 80 27:06 Polly Crawley (junior) 112 21:09 Bradley Brennand (junior) 192 ran Fountains Abbey (1 16:58 Ben Pease, Ripon Runners) 54 23:05 Neil Bloor 161 28:27 Alison Bloor 238 ran
From Geoffrey Howard...The European Masters' Road (officially "Non Stadia") Championships are usually hosted each year by different countries. Vila Real de Santo Antonio in Portugal must have done a good job in 2005 because it was given the job again this year (or maybe its just that it's a very pleasant place for all concerned - officials, competitors and supporters). The runners who enter these events (no selection is involved and the field included an 85+ German guy) tend to be those who fancy their chances of a medal and those who see it as a part of a longer holiday in the competition area. My only previous participation was in fact in 2005, and I knew that Santo Antonio would fit in well with a walking holiday the previous week along Portugal's Alentajo coast during its peak wildflower period. I entered the flat two lap10k race which was held at 7.20 on the evening of 20 May when the day should supposedly have cooled to about 20C. In reality it was still 25C. Everyone seemed anxious to get on with it and, to me, the first lap was fast and furious so I found myself going stride for stride with a couple of v60s completing 5k in about 20m 30s but feeling like a steaming pressure cooker and wondering if another lap at that pace was possible. Unfortunately, however, this question turned out to entirely hypothetical as, just re-passing the start my hamstring went and I had to drop out. A disappointing outcome regarding the race but still it was exhilarating while it lasted and great to be a part of what in reality is a festival of running. I would normally recommend to anyone thinking of having a go in this type of event to do so and I have never (in about a dozen events) had any problems re entry, accommodation, transfers etc. until this year when going through the officially designated travel company for the World Masters' Mountain Running Championships in Susa, Italy. If any Harrier is thinking of going to Susa and using this company I would be happy to explain the difficulties I have had with the company.
(1 26:17 Sam Watson, Wharfedale) 6 28:21 Paul Carman 11 29:03 Gavin Lamb 65 35:39 Chantal Busby 68 36:28 Jann Smith 116 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ...
The ever popular John Carr 5k race series in Esholt was run on a new course this year. Efficiently organized by Saltaire Striders and held on closed roads within the Yorkshire Water estate, the race (which has previously been a net downhill course) is now an out and back course, starting and finishing in the same place at Apperley Bridge. Still fairly flat with only 84 ft of elevation to contend with, but without the fast downhill finish of previous years. Chip timing had been introduced for the first time this year. The only downsides to the venue are the unmistakable odour of the water treatment works and the plentiful midges. Ilkley Harriers were present in large numbers, especially for the first race which was a club league counter. Tom Adams won race 1 in 15:06, thereby making the record for the new course a tough one to beat straightaway. He also equalled our 5K club record which has been set in 1990 by Jack Brown on the track.
Cameron Reilly came first in his category (Junior M11) at each of the 3 races. Bethan Morley and Lucy Haines came first in their respective categories (Junior F11 and F16) in races 1 and 3, both missed race 2 and could therefore not compete for the series wins. Geoff Howard, last year's V70 trophy winner, won his category in race 1 but missed races 2 and 3. Perhaps Geoff is running out of space in his trophy cabinet by now anyway!
Taking part in all 3 races means, apart from collecting a nice bottle of ale, a chance of winning a series trophy, and we saw some excellent Ilkley performances here. Cameron Reilly and Oscar Stapleton were 1st and 2nd in their category (Junior M11) and Ella Shouler-Harris 3rd (Junior F11). For the seniors, Lucy Williamson was 3rd FSEN, Mark Iley 3rd M50, and Adela Reperecki 2nd F55.
Trophies aside there was a lot of dedicated, eyeballs-out, lactate-zone racing from all, resulting in several new 5K PB's, amongst others for Helen Waddington and Steve Murray. On the lighter side, Tom Worboys still ran a good time in race 1 despite setting off several minutes late, unable to find the relocated start (hurrah for chip timing at least). Peter Lewis and myself ran with matching right arms in plaster, which I am certainly using as my excuse for being a little slower than I would have liked. The Saltaire Amarillo Gold Ale will surely taste good regardless. Thanks must also go to several Harriers who came along to offer support and cheer from the roadside which is much valued.
Final positions (runners taking part in 3 races) by category:...
Junior M11 1 Cameron Reilly 2 Oscar Stapleton Junior F11 3 Ella Shouler-Harris MSEN 5 Jack Cummings 20 Robert Sime FSEN 3 Lucy Williamson M35 9 Tom Worboys M45 5 Steve Murray F45 5 Jean Sullivan 6 Helen Waddington 7 Julie Elmes M50 3 Mark Iley 11 Harry Sime F50 7 Sue Williamson M55 7 Phil Hirst F55 2 Adela Reperecki M65 5 Peter Lewis
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
(1 15:58 Matthew Grieve, Border Harriers) 7 16:20 Matt Newell 10 16:27 Cameron Reilly 14 16:43 Euan Brennan 17 16:57 Jack Cummings 47 18:08 Oscar Stapleton 62 18:29 Francis Westhead 85 18:59 Mark Iley 96 19:08 Bethan Morley 106 19:27 Lucy Williamson 110 19:34 Steve Murray 139 20:23 Tom Worboys 148 20:38 Lucy Haines 195 22:05 Harry Sime 196 21:56 Robert Sime 199 22:02 Harry Stead 203 22:09 Helen Waddington 216 22:28 Jean Sullivan 217 22:26 Phil Hirst 220 22:34 Adela Reperecki 240 23:07 Ella Shouler-Harris 249 23:36 Stephanie Fox 276 25:01 Julie Elmes 283 25:14 Peter Lewis 296 25:50 Petra Bijsterveld 329 27:49 Sue Williamson 354 29:39 Sally Wright 391 ran
Tom Adams and Jack Wood were representing Yorkshire at the Inter-county FRA championship race at Moel Eilio 12.8km, 915m on Saturday 14th May. Yorkshire claimed 1st position with Tom Adams 5th overall in 62:15 and Jack Wood 22nd in 65:45.
David Green reports ... My first attempt at this hilly off road 10k. The race starts near Hawksworth Primary School and is well organised and marshalled. The course is hilly but thankfully and perhaps unusually was dry underfoot, taking in picturesque land south of Hawksworth village, before turning back again for a long climb back up the hill, past the start line and continuing up the Odda. From there the course runs to the rear of High Royds, crossing Mire Beck before another climb past Tranmere Park, back up the Odda before a final fast descent through woodlands and finishing in Hawksworth School. First Harrier home was Robin Nicholson in 44.37 with Lucy Williamson third female in 50.42.
From Hilda Coulsey ... What a super Saturday morning; the weather was good and the trail was dry for this friendly, local, approx 10k run over the fields from Hawksworth with plenty of challenge. Robin Nicholson was first Harrier home, Lucy Williamson 3rd Lady and Adela Reperecki 1st F55 (beating 1st F50 and F35 times!). I was savagely beaten to the post by Paul Sugden who had been reeling me in for the last mile and if I'd known I'd have had a go at reeling in the lady ahead of us, beating me to 1st F60 by 8secs - aargh! Ho ho what fun.
(1 39:31 Michael Malyon, Baildon) 10 44.37 Robin Nicholson 28 48.30 Michael Duffield 34 49.20 Steve Murray 43 50.42 Lucy Williamson 3rd Female 64 54.13 Sarah Edwards 81 55.49 Adela Reperecki 1st F55 82 56.24 Philip Hirst 89 57.45 Jonathan Fountain 126 63.01 Liz Price 133 63:43 David Green 134 63:44 Peter Lewis 142 64;44 Paul Sugden 143 64:45 Hilda Coulsey 185 70:08 Deborah Nicholson 206 74:04 Julie Elmes 207 74:04 Sue Williamson 251 ran
(1 22:06 Jack Hindle, Blackburn) 2 22:31 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 4 24:12 Paul Carman 36 30:28 Norman Bush 1st V70 38 31:25 Alison Weston 2nd lady 40 32:05 Jann Smith 3rd lady 58 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:40 Ben Rhodes, Heanor RC) 43 20:28 Adrian Bastow 492 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 18:59 Andrew Dovernor, Queensbury RC) 79 23:41 Tom Worboys 211 27:38 Petra Bijsterveld 465 ran Harrogate Stray (1 18:02 Graham Powell, U/A) 76 22:42 Neil Bloor 252 28:26 Alison Bloor 387 ran
(1 15:41 Scott Harrington, Otley) 9 16:35 Cameron Reilly 13 16:51 Euan Brennan 18 17:15 Jack Cummings 33 17:58 Oscar Stapleton 55 18:36 Francis Westhead 87 19:38 Lucy Williamson 95 20:00 Steve Murray 99 20:09 Mark Iley 127 20:59 Tom Worboys 166 22:02 Harry Sime 167 22:02 Robert Sime 182 22:34 Jean Sullivan 183 22:37 Helen Waddington 190 22:43 Adela Reperecki 201 23:10 Philip Hirst 213 23:34 Ella Shouler-Harris 222 23:52 Stephanie Fox 224 24:03 Emily Elmes 242 25:14 Julie Elmes 252 25:50 Peter Lewis 266 26:13 Petra Bijsterveld 294 28:15 Sue Williamson 333 finished
Congratulations to Jack Wood on his 2nd consecutive win and Lucy Haines on 2nd lady. The men were first male team with Jack, Matt Cox, Dan Wilkinson and Jack Cummings to count. Results ...
1 39:26 Jack Wood 5 42:07 Matt Cox 10 43:19 Dan Wilkinson 15 44:33 Jack Cummings 16 44:40 Paul Carman 23 45:56 Daniel Hayes 24 46:07 Gavin Lamb 31 47:38 Michael Lomas 44 49:17 John Hayes 45 49:20 Dave Robson 46 49:31 Richard Joel 49 49:39 Ben Joynson 53 50:10 Lucy Haines 2nd lady 56 50:22 David Foyston 59 50:34 Nick Pearce 78 52:59 Michael Duffield 85 53:31 Steve Murray 88 53:55 Paddy Hagan 99 54:58 Lucy Williamson 101 55:02 Laura King 111 55:58 Mary Gibbons 113 56:13 Outi Kamarainen 120 57:18 Paul Stephens 124 57:52 Jann Smith 127 58:12 Alison Weston 128 58:42 Robert Budding 136 61:04 Ian Marshall 143 62:14 Philip Hirst 148 62:44 Joyce Marshall 158 65:35 Geoffrey White 164 66:47 Rose Hagan 176 71:39 Sophie Brown 187 80:32 Sally Wright 198 finished
Tom Adams and Jack Wood have been selected to run for Yorkshire in the Fell Inter Counties at Moel Eilio, North Wales on 14th May.
(1 1:07:12 Mohammed Aburezeq, U/A) 62 1:24:22 David Westhead 121 1:27:46 Jonathan Sinclair 448 1:36:27 Andrew Merrick 799 1:42:48 David Howe 1351 1:49:13 Caroline Howe 1413 1:50:23 David Ibbotson 1717 1:47:48 Rhys Jones 2002 1:58:38 Donna Hattersley PB 2050 2:00:43 Charlotte Smithson 2051 1:59:36 Elizabeth Westhead 3688 2:10:13 William Woodhead 4053 2:06:39 Sally Lynch 4777 2:28:21 Emma Curran 6334 finished
From Jann Smith ... Results ...
(1 33:19 Ashley Holt, Rosssendale) 4 34:41 Paul Carman 14 38:14 Steve Turland 23 39:47 Kate Archer (2nd lady) 46 46:15 Jann Smith 61 finished
This was also the Yorkshire Junior Championships, with many good Ilkley results.
From Paul Sugden ... If you like the Wharfedale half then this is a must for you. This is a well organised and excellent event around Malham. Starting in Kirkby Malham with a flat mile, then a steep climb of 1100 feet up Predaw Hill to to the top of Kirkby fell. This gave excellent views of Malham Tarn in the distance. It was then downhill to Malham Cove and then through Janets Foss into Malham and back into Kirkby Malham. To finish off there was cake and meat pies. An excellent day out. May be next year we may think about the 22 mile route. Results ...
(1 1:08:05 Julian Hood, Barlick Fell Runners) 4 1:17:2 Jamie Hutchinson 11 1:29:42 Stuart Herrington 28 1:44:50 David Taylor 37 1:51:42 Paul Sugden 38 1:51:46 Jan Carrier 56 1:57:04 Joanna Taylor
From Ben Joynson ... A glorious sunny day in the Lakes for a very hard race. There were 3 other races before mine and spotted a few Harriers in there. I had a good start up the 2 mile road section with the front end of the race and kept up with a front group. I was aware I had maybe not done enough miles for the task in hand but thought to give it a go. Plenty of climbing in this race and nice trails to run on. Enjoyed most of the race until the wheels fell off with about 2 miles to go. Put this down to not enough water and a empty stomach!. It was amazing how quickly I dropped down the field :(. The ice cream and food at the end was welcomed. Recommend the trail race series and well done to the other Harriers who made the other races. Results ...
17k Trail Race (1 1:08:56 Ben Livesey, Lincolnshire) 63 1:37:09 Ben Joynson 191 finished 17k Trail Challenge (1 1:26:35 Andy Rees, U/A) 85 1:52:32 Neil Pomfret 464 finished
From Dan Wilkinson ... Congratulations to Jack again, 6th at the English Championship race Up the Nab, beating lots of fell running's big names again! Results ...
(1 34:04 Simon Bailey, Mercia) 6 35:06 Jack Wood 72 39:49 Dan Wilkinson 267 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Bradford Lister Park (1 17:28 Will Smith, Keighley and Craven AC) 43 23:00 Tom Worboys 444 54:11 Amy Del Sol Brown Carrera (junior) 452 ran Hilly Fields Lewisham (1 16:33 David Morgan, Serpentine RC) 4 18:06 Alex Hirst 241 ran Fountains Abbey (1 16:45 Shaun Lawson, Easingwold RC) 51 22:59 Norman Bush 278 ran
Great feedback on the race we hosted, the first of this year's League, with comments on friendly marshals and good organisation. Thanks to Neil Chapman and anyone who helped. Results ...
(1 26:16 Jamil Parapia, Otley AC) 4 27:18 Matthew Cox 16 29:14 Jack Cummings 20 29:25 Daniel Hayes 44 31:29 Adrian Hall 60 32:27 Mark Iley 69 33:01 Alex Murphy 70 33:12 Lucy Williamson 2nd lady 115 35:13 Steve Murray 135 36:16 Mary Gibbons 153 36:56 Paul Stephens 179 38:22 Philip Hirst 193 39:06 Sarah Hayes 231 40:42 Jane Bryant 245 41:20 Geoffrey White 308 44:53 Julie Elmes 324 46:13 Donald Macrae 326 46:27 Laura Dawes 347 49:01 Bernadette Gibbons 357 50:54 Tracy Russell 359 51:09 Kate Lofthouse 378 finished
From Jann Smith ... results ...
(1 23:27 Jack Smith, Wharfedale) 2 26:07 Paul Carman 31 32:14 Paddy Hagan 43 33:37 Jann Smith 82 ran
From Petra ... Tom Adams equalled the (1990!) club record for 5K in 15:06, results ...
1 15:06 Tom Adams 17 16:39 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 18 16:48 Cameron Reilly 29 17:22 Jack Cummings 38 17:57 Oscar Stapleton 80 18:59 Mark Iley 95 19:35 Bethan Morley 102 19:46 Lucy Williamson 105 19:54 Steve Murray 116 20:17 Michael Duffield 123 20:34 lucy Haines 147 21:22 Geoffrey Howard 164 21:43 Harry Sime 165 21:43 Robert Sime 179 22:12 Sarah Edwards 192 22:36 Jean Sullivan 200 22:57 Philip Hirst 208 23:04 Helen Waddington 209 22:58 Adela Reperecki 214 23:18 Joanne Williamson 221 23:28 Alison Bennett 226 23:53 Ella Shouler-Harris 234 24:16 Tom Worboys 265 25:15 Julie Elmes 268 25:37 Kate Wilkinson 292 26:54 Peter Lewis 318 28:08 Sue Williamson 339 29:58 Sally Wright 371 finished
Starting Tuesday 3rd May 2016, Ilkley Harriers are starting a six week beginners' running course. The aim of the course is to introduce others to the joys of running and show that everyone can run and enjoy it! More info and application form.
A great start, with over 70 new runners taking part, welcome!