Ilkley Harriers news archive 2017

Mytholmroyd fell race, Sun 21 Jan

Photo: Michael Fryer
1 49:59 Jack Wood
4 56:43 Michael Lomas
67 ran

Kendal Winter League, Giggleswick School, Sun 21 Jan

From Val Kerr ... Dusted off my fell shoes today for my first 'race' for about 12 months, the second in the KWL series run around the grounds and surroundings of Giggleswick School. Today's race took place under challenging conditions with a blizzard just before the start, rain, deep mud and a very cold, knee deep stream that had to be crossed twice. I survived with numb feet and hands and was pleased not to finish last. This series of races is organised by Helm Hill running club and is similar to the summer BOFRA series with points given for the best 7 of 11 races in the series. Its worth a look at these short (4-5 miles, and cross-country or low fell) and fast races located around the Southern Lakes, Sedbergh and Oxenholme.

PECO XC, Sun 21 Jan

Results ...

Men
(1  28:11 Terence Forrest, Cairngorm Runners)
27  31:01 Steven Gott
36  31:29 Martin Archer
67  32:48 Daniel Lane
105 34:16 Andrew Overend
144 35:53 Robert Budding
205 38:14 Malcolm Pickering
252 40:21 Andrew Jackson
272 41:25 Phil Hirst
348 47:06 Geoffrey White
389 58:43 Dom Macrae
393 finished

Ladies
(1  32:23 Alice Murray-Gourley, Kirkstall Harriers)
73  40:46 Caroline Howe
114 43:28 Alison Bennett
134 44:38 Diane Kitchen
142 45:14 Ros Brown
168 46:32 Gaenor Coy
201 47:53 Anna Pickering
317 finished

parkruns, Sat 20 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Due to icy conditions many local parkruns, with the exception of Skipton, were cancelled. Chris Cunningham flew the Ilkley flag at parkrun Australia this week, and I found myself in Germany where parkrun is just starting up. With just 33 runners on a one lap course around a small lake there was plenty of space to run!
Results ...

Skipton
(1  18:37 Chris Barnes, Ribble Valley)
85  26:28 Will Worboys
196 ran

Stretford
(1  17:17 James Savage, Chorlton Runners)
8   18:44 Rob Cunningham
607 ran

Christies Beach (AU)
(1  18:27 Luke Elliott, Southern AC)
34  24:47 Chris Cunningham
131 ran

Rubbenbruchsee (GER)
(1  18:53 Elmar Remus, U/A)
16  26:09 Petra Bijsterveld
33 ran

Annual Awards evening, Fri 19 Jan

The annual Ilkley Harriers celebration and awards 'do', this year at the Wheatley Inn.
Thank you to everyone who filled in a Nomination Form for the awards - we had lots of nominations across the categories which can be viewed here

Category2017 Winner
Runner of the Year, MaleJack Wood
Runner of the Year, FemaleJane McCarthy
Most Improved Runner, MaleJack Cummings
Most Improved Runner, FemaleCaroline Howe
Best Endurance Runner over 50, MaleBrian Melia
Best Endurance Runner over 50, FemaleAdele Reperecki
Best Endurance Runner, MaleBen Sheppard
Best Endurance Runner, FemaleHelen Waddington
Best Runner, Under 23, MaleEuan Brennan
Best Runner, Under 23, FemaleLucy Williamson
Best Runner, Over 50, MaleDerek Oliver
Best Runner, Over 50, FemaleAlison Weston
Contribution to the club, MaleNeil Chapman
Contribution to the club, FemaleHilda Coulsey
Captains Award; MaleBen Joynson
Captains Sward; FemaleSally Malir
Special Contribution AwardGaenor and Steve Coy
Recognition of coachesJane Bryant, Neil Chapman, Pete Shields
Recognition of Bob Graham RoundSteve Turland
WebsitePaul Wood
League winnerJane McCarthy
League roadJane McCarthy
League fellJack Cummings
League trailJane McCarthy

Brass Monkey half marathon, Sun 14 Jan

From Kate Archer... Results ...

(1  1:07:12  Jamie Parkinson, Thames Hare & Hounds)
277 1:28:44  Steve Coy
357 1:31:58  Kate Archer
1486 finished

Stanbury Splash, Sun 14 Jan

Results ...

1   45:44 Jack Wood
24  53:16 Michael Lomas
94  61:14 Alistair Barlow
95  61:20 Colin Williams
161 67:49 Alison Weston
182 69:23 Mary Gibbons
221 75:01 Anna Barlow
265 80:33 Peter Lewis
288 90:42 Amanda Newham
305 finished

parkruns, Sat 13 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:39 Matthew Akpan, U/A)
238 26:32 Petra Bijsterveld
646 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:06 Michael Malyon, Baildon Runners)
43  22:15 Malcolm Pickering
47  22:26 Oscar Street
141 26:25 Will Worboys
200 27:59 Anna Pickering
563 ran

?Carlisle
(1  18:08 Robin Regan, Eden Runners)
33  23:40 Sarah Pickering
287 ran

Portrush, N.I.
(1  19:18 Richard Stringer, U/A)
46  27:06 Hilda Coulsey?
113 ran

Skipton
(1  18:35 Archie Scott, Bingley)
41  23:47 Geoff Howard
79  26:34 Gaenor Coy
91  27:33 Fiona Schneider
220 ran

Bramley
(1  18:26 Matthew Pinnock, Pudsey Pacers)
3   19:09 Steven Gott
276 ran

Stretford
(1  16:26 unknown)
7   18:40 Rob Cunningham
618 ran

Ilkley Harriers of the Month, December

Harrier of the month nominations: Anna Pickering for the Stoop; Nathan Edmondson for comiing in 5th at the Stoop, 8th at Chevin Chase; Jack Wood for Mysercough 10m win, WYXC and 4th at Chevin Chase; Pauline Munro for being 1st FV45 in WYXC series, 3rd lady at Chevin Chase, also Stoop and Auld Lang Sang performances.
The winner is Pauline Munro.

Volunteer of the month: Natalie York for initiating the successful Predictor and with the team aiming for an annual event; Peter Shields for Wednesday evening sprint training
The winner is Natalie York.

More Harriers of the Month ...

Ilkley Harriers Race League

From Jane McCarthy ... The 2017 Harriers League is now complete following the final races of the year. Petra Bijsterveld has been kind enough to independently verify the results. It is great to see that 30 Harriers did 4 or more League races in 2017, with the best average points per race being Tom Adams with 605 pts from 6 races. The Top 5 placed runners in the Overall League scored in their maximum of 10 races (3 counting from each category and a nominated wildcard race). Well Done to Jane McCarthy, Alison Weston, Dave Robson, Michael Duffield and Peter Lewis.
There were some super performances in the final few races - including ... Jack Cummings, Tim Ashelford, Ben Sheppard, Michael Lomas and Jonathan Turner at Burley Moor Run; Hilda Coulsey, Steve Gott, Martin Archer at PECO(1); Caroline Howe at Guy Fawkes; Alison Weston, Jack Wood and Michael Lomas at the Full Tour of Pendle; Hilda Coulsey at the Yorkshire 10 mile and Jack Cummings securing his Fell Category win at The Stoop in December with a 10th place finish.

If there are any queries with the Race League please contact me at janemccarthy@me.com ASAP.

The Top 10 finishers in the Overall League all receive prizes at the Annual Awards Do on Friday 19th January. See you there!

Final results

Good Luck with and ENJOY racing in the 2018 Harriers League.

PECO XC, Sun 7 Jan

Results ...

Men
(1  26:44 Nathan Marsh, Leeds Uni)
37  29:50 Steven Gott
90  31:51 Daniel Lane
111 32:37 Andrew Overend
225 35:38 Robert Budding
310 38:22 Andrew Jackson
459 46:07 Peter Lewis
501 53:42 Peter Lewis
506 finished

Ladies
(1  31:35 Sarah Garbutt, STAC)
5   33:17 Jane Mccarthy
36  36:14 Rachel Carter
89  39:31 Caroline Howe
116 41:10 Adela Reperecki
165 43:26 Diane Kitchen
200 44:49 Hilda Coulsey
218 45:43 Nicola Budding
229 46:10 Gaenor Coy
233 46:21 Petra Bijsterveld
287 49:34 Kate Lofthouse
326 51:42 Wendy Bishop
384 62:27 Clare Shouler
389 finished

Yorkshire XC, Sat 6 Jan

Results ...

Women
(1  29:23 Clare Duck, Leeds)
104 45:11 Gaenor Coy
106 45:29 Petra Bijsterveld
132 finished

Men 21st team
(1  33:29 Emile Cairess, Leeds)
22  37:06 Jack Wood
83  41:16 Tim Ashelford
176 47:05 Steve Coy
186 47:48 Robert Budding
187 47:56 Steve Weston
196 49:38 Mark Iley
217 50:43 Arthur Reilly
251 finished

From Gaenor Coy ... 5 Yorkshire vests earned for the juniors. Wilbur Summerson the 1st of the day finishing 6th in the U13 boys race. Bethan Morley was overall winner of the U17 girls and then a triple qualification for U17 boys with Euan Brennan in 2nd place, Dom Coy in 6th and Cameron Reilly 7th place, also winning the 1st team prize. (24 juniors running.)

parkruns, Sat 6 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Cardiff
(1  16:16 Craig Hudson, Newport Harriers)
13  18:01 Alex Hirst
814 ran

Skipton
(1  17:45 Jake Ridding, U/A)
33  23:01 Neil Pomfret
40  23:33 Caroline Howe
59  25:25 Jane Bryant
207 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:23 Tom Calvert, Knaresborough Striders)
37  22:31 Geoffrey Howard
392 ran

Stretford
(1  17:30 Andrew Haney, Chorlton Runners)
9   18:34 Rob Cunningham
650 ran

Nine Standards fell race, Mon 1 Jan

Results ...

(1 54:55 Benjamin Riddell, Salford)
38 69:51 Colin Williams
133 finished

parkruns, New Year's Day

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:07 Ciaran Forde, Horsforth Harriers)
310 28:53 Alex Stanley-Hyde
460 ran

Skipton
(1  16:23 Alix Ramsier, South London Harriers)
20  21:57 Ben Joynson
30  22:23 Kate Archer
183 ran

Auld Lang Syne fell race, Sun 31 Dec

Provisional results

(1  44:54 Ali Brownlee, Bingley)
16  48:38 Ruaridh Mon-Williams
60  53:28 Tim Ashelford
67  54:11 Steve Turland
77  55:19 Pauline Munro
87  56:16 Lucy Williamson
158 62:20 Jamie Hutchinson
179 64:41 Mary Gibbons
192 65:29 Rebecca Mon-Williams
224 67:20 Sarah Edwards
232 68:17 Adela Reperecki
343 88:50 Sally Wright
368 finished

Jolly Holly Jog, Sun 31 Dec

Results

(1  34:20 Andrew Grant, Harrogate)
330 57:13 Liz Price
343 57:57 Diane Kitchen
409 60:54 Karen Lambe
538 66:36 Sarah Holmes
643 72:21 Amanda Poppleton
754 finished

Ribble Valley 10k, Sun 31 Dec

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Ribble Valley is always quite the antidote to the festive season, out with the fancy dress and turkey hats and back to the grindstone with some serious road racing, though surrounded by a beautiful landscape. This year the race included the North of England 10K championships and thus attracted an elite field with the first 50 runners arriving home inside 34 minutes, despite conditions being a little windy. The photos from the lead car show a tight race at the front end with Jonny Brownlee coming second to 2016 winner Marc Scott, third was Barnet's Richard Horton, still sub 30 minutes. First woman was Morpeth's Laura Weightman in 32:31. 13 Harriers lined up and new member Ian Fothergill led the Ilkley team home in an impressive 37:13. There were excellent efforts and from all and Sally Malir was 1st in her age category.
Results ...

(1  29:37 Marc Scott, RZH)
123 37:13 Ian Fothergill
181 39:33 Rob Cunningham
260 41:42 Derek Oliver
270 41:08 David Brown
293 42:18 John Hayes
296 42:21 Kate Archer
312 43:02 Sally Malir 1st F50
341 43:02 Mark Iley
541 48:23 Catherine Gibbons
714 51:57 Sarah Hayes
763 52:50 Hilda Coulsey
779 53:14 Petra Bijsterveld
959 57:32 Bernie Gibbons
1262 finished

parkruns, Sat 30 Dec

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Many parkruns in the area were cancelled today due to remaining icy patches on paths. I went to Roundhay where the 'winter course' on Soldiers Field was in operation. It was very runnable in a XC kind of way with lots of standing icy water and semi-frozen mud. Good fun despite already having lost the feeling in both feet during my 'warm-up'!
Results ...

Horton
(1  18:36 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)
19  25:21 Rhys Jones
103 ran

Roundhay
(1  18:00 unknown)
108 29:22 Petra Bijsterveld
188 ran

Chevin Chase, Boxing Day 26 Dec

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  38:43 Chris Smithard, Central AC)
4   41:28 Jack Wood
8   42:19 Nathan Edmondson
20  44:31 Martin Archer
23  44:50 Ben Stevens
25  45:19 Steven Gott
31  46:04 Tim Ashelford
55  47:25 Dan Hayes
60  47:38 David Foyston
76  48:56 Adam Bennett
84  49:16 Steve Turland
86  49:20 Rob Cunningham
96  49:54 Pauline Munro
123 51:06 Jonathan Sinclair
139 51:43 Kate Archer
154 52:15 John Hayes
160 52:29 Stephen Coy
183 53:19 Derek Oliver
186 53:22 Michael Duffield
193 53:34 Ellie Kitchen
221 55:04 Helen Thurston
269 56:25 Tim Brayshaw
310 57:45 Andrew Jackson
329 58:25 Alistair McInnes
349 59:02 Tom Worboys
358 59:13 David Schneider
413 60:49 Robert Budding
419 61:13 Geoffrey White
423 61:17 Helen Wood
429 61:33 Paul Stephens
431 61:38 Adela Reperecki
450 62:02 Robert Meadows
523 63:09 Claire McLoughlin
524 63:36 Mike Baldwin 
573 64:57 Jane Bryant
594 65:56 Alison Bennett
606 66:31 Sharon Meadows
663 68:23 Petra Bijsterveld
701 69:25 Mike Bryant
737 70:32 Chris Cunningham
759 71:20 Jonathan Schneider
771 71:48 Debbie Jukes
790 72:45 Sheena Pickersgill
873 77:18 Fiona Schneider
904 79:42 Wendy Bishop
908 79:53 Sal Wright
996 ran

Christmas Day parkruns, Mon 25 Dec

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Bradford
(1  17:34 Simon Shaw, Ealing, Southall and Middlesex)
87  26:16 Petra Bijsterveld
304 ran

Harrogate
(1  17:17 Jack Brennan, Harrogate Harriers)
181 26:39 Geoff Howard
429 ran

Skipton
(1  16:54 unknown)
2   17:10 Dominic Coy
5   18:15 Ruaridh Mon-Williams
10  19:48 Rob Cunningham
11  20:07 Mark Mon-Williams
14  20:35 Stephen Coy
45  22:41 Tom Worboys
47  22:48 Ben Joynson
54  23:30 Rebecca Mon-Williams
56  23:33 Neil Pomfret
90  26:03 Chris Cunningham
189 ran

parkruns, Sat 23 Dec

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:59 Matthew Akpan, U/A)
32  20:59 Adrian Bastow
375 ran

York
(1  15:21 Joshua Schofield, City of York)
43  19:57 Jonathan Turner
545 ran

Bradford
(1  17:00 Reuben Mantle, Bingley)
7   19:05 Alex Hirst
62  23:42 Oscar Street
68  23:59 Phil Hirst
378 ran

Roundhay
(1  18:30 Simon Midwood, Valley Striders)
48  22:44 Tom Worboys
71  23:50 Ben Joynson
293 ran

Skipton
1   17:17 Matt Newell
45  23:47 Neil Pomfret
112 28:43 Sue Verspyck
182 ran

Christmas Relays, Tue 19 Dec

From Vince Gibbons ... Eleven teams turned out in festive spirits and fancy dress for runs, mince pies and mulled wine, followed by a quiz at ILTSC. Thanks to all for making it a highly enjoyable evening of frivolity.

Postscript: The IH Christmas Relays and Quiz were a great success with nearly 70 people attending. The club raised a total of 104 which will be donated to the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue organization. Thank you to all who attended and donated.

The Stoop, Sun 17 Dec

Results ...

(1  31:07 Harry Holmes, P&B)
5   33:36 Nathan Edmondson
10  34:31 Jack Cummings
21  36:47 Martin Archer
67  40:45 Richard Joel
89  42:27 Colin Williams
90  42:30 Pauline Munro
97  43:19 Malcolm Pickering
123 46:28 Mary Gibbons
133 47:17 Alison Weston
151 49:15 Geoffrey White
154 49:48 Steve Weston
209 59:44 Amanda Newham
235 63:38 Anna Pickering
244 finished

Virgin London Marathon 2018, Club allocation

From Tom Worboys, Jane Bryant, Jo-Ann Pattinson, Lucy Williamson, Rob Cunningham, David Howe, Steve Newell, Sally Lynch and with 3 places allocated the following were drawn; Tom Worboys, Rob Cunningham and Jo-Ann Pattinson, with Steve Newell and David Howe in reserve. Good luck to those picked out, commiserations to the others.

PECO XC, Sun 10 Dec

Results ...

Men
(1  25:37 Andrew Grant, Harrogate)
104 31:35 Stephen Coy
129 32:10 Daniel Lane
145 32:38 Andrew Overend
163 33:20 Robert Budding
224 35:17 Mark Iley
226 35:19 Malcolm Pickering
280 37:43 Phil Hirst
373 44:48 Peter Lewis
388 50:01 Don Macrae
395 finished

Ladies
(1  30:11 Hannah Oldroyd, Saltaire)
15  33:02 Ellie Kitchen
69  37:08 Sarah Edwards
88  38:14 Helen Wood
122 40"43 Ros Brown
136 41:46 Diane Kitchen
204 45:05 Nicola Budding
211 45:51 Anna Pickering
244 48:15 Kate Lofthouse
253 49:27 Sally Wright
289 59:29 Clare Shouler
292 finished

WYXC #4, Keighley, Sat 9 Dec

Results ...

Men 9th team, 9th overall
(1  25:18 Angus McMillan, York)
8   26:33 Jack Wood
44  29:44 Tim Ashelford
45  29:55 Steven Gott
65  31:13 Matthew Cox
80  32:09 Stephen Coy
99  33:43 Rob Budding
100 33:46 David Brown
134 finished

Ladies 7th team, 7th overall
(1 19:55 Helen Berry, Holmfirth)
6  20:31 Pauline Munro
33 23:05 Sally Malir
59 26:35 Alison Bennett
63 27:07 Diane Kitchen
76 32:56 Jacqui Weston
82 finished

Many great junior Ilkley results including wins
at U17 for Euan Brennan and Bethan Morley

parkruns, Sat 9 Dec

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Carlisle
(1  19:08 Paul Graves, DH Runners)
18  22:49 Sarah Pickering 2nd F
156 ran

Brian Sweet Predictor Run, Tue 5 Dec

From Hilda Coulsey ... It was great to see so many out for this Predictor run in memory of Brian Sweet, a long time stalwart of the club. His widow, Joyce started us off and encouraged us on the route. Thank you to Natalie and Bernie for organising this and others on the route.
The closest to their predicted time was Peter Roll, with Petra Bijsterveld second. A prize will also go to this year's beginners, Jo Pattinson, Claire Greenwood and Liz Snell who came in together very close to predicted. The prizes will be presented at the quiz on 19th.

From Vince Gibbons ... The inaugural Brian Sweet Predictor Run was a fitting tribute to a loyal stalwart of Ilkley Harriers for over thirty years. Harriers turned out in good numbers to remember Brian, who led a club night run every week for decades. He overcame cancer twice and continued running until his 80th birthday. He was particularly welcoming to those new to the sport, always encouraging them to keep going.
Many thanks to the organisers.

From Natalie York ... Results. Second column shows difference from predicted time.

1  43:20 04:30 Jane McCarthy   Best Time
2  43:50 04:10 Oli Street 
3  44:57 00:03 Peter Roll      Winner
4  46:17 03:43 Peter De Sanctis 
5  46:18 06:07 Brian Melia 
6  46:21 07:39 Helen Thurston 
7  47:09 01:31 Malcolm Pickering 
8  47:19 05:05 Jonathan Turner 
9  48:23 02:37 Mary Gibbons 
10 48:29 05:51 Keith Wood 
11 49:27 07:33 Alison Weston 
12 49:28 08:55 Alison Bennett 
13 50:42 05:48 Jean Sullivan 
14 50:44 14:16 Oscar Street 
15 50:51 02:24 Paul Stephens 
16 52:01 05:21 Adela Reperecki 
17 52:11 12:49 Nea Weston 
18 52:12 02:32 Caroline Howe 
19 55:20 03:37 Jayne Norman 
20 55:39 04:16 Hilda Coulsey 
21 61:01 01:01 Amelia Miles 
22 61:03 08:02 Gill Scott 
23 61:07 01:08 David Howe 
24 62:50 01:40 Jo Pattinson 
25 62:51 01:24 Claire Greenwood 
26 62:52 00:52 Liz Snell 
27 63:15 00:15 Petra Bijsterveld   Runner Up
28 63:30 01:20 Wendy Bishop 
29 63:53 00:57 Elaine Ibbotson 
30 64:54 01:06 Christine Airey 
31 65:51 03:51 Don McCrae 
32 66:08 03:52 Phil Kershaw 
33 69:40 00:20 Dawn Turner 
34 69:48 02:42 Libby Heppenstall 
35 69:55 00:55 Vince Gibbons 
36 70:27 00:55 Anna Pickering 
Sweeper        Bernie Gibbons
DNF            Louise Airey

Myerscough 10, Sun 3 Dec

From Petra Bijsterveld ... We hear Jack Wood won Myerscough 10. Results ...

1 53:54 Jack Wood
258 finished

parkruns, Sat 2 Dec

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Woodhouse Moor
(1  16:53 Peter Francis, Leeds Met Uni AC)
5   18:12 Will Wood
168 27:05 Gaenor Coy
340 ran

Harrogate
(1  16:48 Mike Burrett, Leeds City AC)
18  20:24 Nina Pearce 1st F
435 ran

Druridge Bay
(1  16:31 Ian Harding, Morpeth Harriers)
3   19:17 Rob Cunningham
155 ran

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