Ilkley Harriers news archive 2019

Outstanding Achievements, April

From the Committee ...

Kate Archer for 3:55 Three Peaks performance
Jemmima Elgood for setting a new new Harriers Ladies 10k record 35:33 at Salford
Geoff Howard for his new Harriers v75 5k record 21:13 at York
Ben Sheppard for Fellsman placing
All marathon runners in April, including Matt Cox 2:45 at London and Lucy Williamson 3:15 at Manchester.

Peter Shields for Wednesday training session

Calderdale Way Relay, Sun 19 May

From Caroline Howe... The Calderdale Way Relay is the UK's largest off-road relay, organised by Halifax Harriers, attracting teams from all across Yorkshire and Lancashire. This was the first year since 2014 that Ilkley Harriers were represented at the event, as 12 of us paired off to run sections of varying lengths. We were a mixed team and our primary aims were i) to complete the distance, and ii) to enjoy it! Both objectives were successfully achieved, and the team finished in 55th place out of 97, and 10th mixed team out of 19.
All legs are tough, with considerable amounts of climb, but the payoff is wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Conditions were good on the day - not too warm, and nice and dry. Everyone managed make it to their starts on time (just!) and performed fantastically well. There was also a great atmosphere, with so many teams competing and lots of familiar faces from local clubs!
These events are brilliant to be part of, and hopefully the fact that our team contained people of all different standards will encourage more participation in future - these relays really are open to all, and it is a great buzz being part of a team, and representing the club, while challenging yourself on an individual level. It's also a great way to get to know other Harriers, and to experience routes you wouldn't normally run.
A lot goes on behind the scenes in terms of team organisation and logistics, so big thanks to Jack for sorting the whole thing out. Also thanks to Rachel, Dan and Keith who all stepped in at the last minute due to injuries, to ensure we could field a full team. Special mention to Jayne also for assisting others with last minute recces. Events like these do take commitment from everyone involved, so big thanks and well done to all!

Leg 1 (10.55 miles) Jack Wood, Dan McKeown           15(15)  1:20:33
Leg 2 (8.46 miles)  Caroline Howe, Nicky Liptrot     41(69)  1:25:24
Leg 3 (4.8 miles)   Rachel Carter, Peter Shelley     35(16)  0:43:43
Leg 4 (9.4 miles)   Keith Wood, Anna Nolan           57(94)  2:05:42
Leg 5 (7.44 miles)  Petra Bijsterveld, Jayne Norman  62(80)  1:27:47
Leg 6 (10.6 miles)  Ben Sheppard, Mike Abrams Cohen  55(42)  1:31:52
(figure in brackets is where each pair placed on their leg)

Pilling 10k, Sat 18 May

From Nick Helliwell ... Flat, fast and relentless, Pilling is a perfect PB course. I went out fast, hung onto a group and just dug in for the second half. It hurt terribly, but I came away with a huge PB, and managed to finally break 40 minutes, something I've been trying to do for 20 years. Pilling is a bit of a drive, but recommended for anyone that wants a 10k personal record; they organise this race regularly across each summer.
Results ....

(1 33:08 Raymond Edgar, Lancaster & Morecambe)
17 39:40 Nick Helliwell
102 finished

Fairfield Horseshoe fell race, Sat 18 May

From Will Buckton ... Jack and I travelled to Ambleside for the classic Fairfield Horseshoe race which starts in the grounds of Rydal Hall. Chip timing was used for the 2019 event and the route was a bit slower as the route to the right of the wall after Dove Crag was out of bounds.

(1 1h20:15 Carl Bell Keswick AC)
2  1h23:06 Jack Wood
89 1h49:52 Will Buckton
232 finished

Old County Tops fell race, Sat 18 May

From Dick Waddington...The Old County Tops (37 miles, 10,000ft) takes in the highest summits of the former counties of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire - namely Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and The Old Man of Coniston. Paul Carman and I thought we would give it a go; my third time and Paul's first. The weather forecast had been pretty poor all week, but we were treated to bright weather, not too hot and little wind - perfect! The only bit of low cloud was on Helvellyn, but we'd both taken the grassy line down before, so we managed that well. After egg sandwiches at the feed station we went up the Wythburn valley, where I aptly fell in a bog up to my waist at a spot call 'The Bog' on the OS map. Paul kindly pulled me out. Scafell Pike had the usual crowds, but the descent into Eskdale was wild and beautiful as ever. A feed stop at Cockley Beck staffed by the same crew as before (very efficient) was welcome before the slog up towards Swirl How. Last year I made an exhausting nav error by taking Richard Joel to Dow Crag instead of Coniston Old Man (sorry Richard!). Well I didn't make that mistake again. A good run in saw us pick up a few places on the way to the Three Shires stone and back via Blea Tarn. Paul did some good coaxing to get me through the last mile as it all got a bit tiring. All in all a great day out. We finished in 9:14. Results to follow.

parkruns, Sat 18 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Great to see Tom Adams back racing (though parkrun is 'a run not a race') and being first finisher at Oakwell Hall. Geoff Howard visited the inaugural parkrun at Conyngham Hall (Knaresborough). Fiona Schneider celebrated her birthday by asking lots of friends to join her in doing a parkrun today, either at Skipton or elsewhere (and sharing on Facebook), a great idea!

Woodhouse Moor   
(1  16:07 Marcos Angel Valero Palacios, U/A)
12  18:38 Tim Ashelford
378 28:36 Karen Lambe
645 ran

(1  17:05 Chris Ovenden, U/A)
20  22:49 Catherine Gibbons
57  25:59 Andrew Wilson
58  26:08 Fiona Schneider
92  28:18 Ruth Jones
96  28:35 Andy Wolfenden
208 ran

Oakwell Hall
1   16:31 Tom Adams
267 ran

(1  17:35 Stefanos Stephanou, Richmond and Zetland)
225 33:26 Jonathan Sinclair
274 ran

Tyne Green
(1  17:50 Patrick Craig, Harrogate Tri Club)
5   18:57 Adam Rhodes
296 ran

Conyngham Hall
(1  17:43 Rob Scott, Richmond and Zetland)
25  23:27 Geoff Howard
137 ran

(1  17:38 Mark Bailey, Leeds and Bradford Tri)
234 26:21 Petra Bijsterveld
521 ran  

Jack Bloor races, Tue 14 May

Congratulations to Jemima Elgood who broke the women's record by 9 seconds, and Jack Wood who won for the 5th year in a row.
Results ....

1   38:52 Jack Wood
14  44:36 Martin Archer
17  45:19 Jemima Elgood (Leeds Uni)
20  45:35 Paul Carman
30  46:54 Daniel Mckeown
37  47:26 Dave Robson
43  48:20 Dave Wilby
48  48:53 Jim Ryder
49  48:55 Gavin Lamb
50  49:25 David Foyston
57  50:56 David Westhead
66  51:53 Richard Joel
67  51:55 Rachel Carter 1st FV40
72  52:20 John Hayes
82  53:01 Colin Williams
89  53:50 Duncan Cooper
93  54:09 Andrew Overend
98  54:37 Michael Duffield
99  55:11 Helen Wood
121 57:12 Joyce Marshall 1st FV50
127 57:24 Jann Smith
128 57:29 Paddy Hagan
141 58:23 Alison Weston
154 59:52 Steve Newell
164 62:19 Mary Gibbons
175 63:22 Geoffrey White
189 65:10 Caroline Howe
217 72:49 Helen Doyle
228 87:25 Amelia Miles
233 109:42 Tracy Russell
234 109:44 David Millson
235 finished
Ilkley had 2nd team and 3rd ladies team

Yorkshire Track & Field Championships, Sun 12 May

From Jonathan Turner ... There were medals for both Bethan Morley and Istvan Jacso at the Yorkshire Track & Field Championships. Bethan claimed silver in the women's U20 800m in 2:12:35 while Istvan was third in the 3,000m steeplechase in 10:25.79

Leeds Half Marathon, Sun 12 May


(1   1:07:56
808  1:42:08 Michael Ho
1240 1;50:18 Tom Lally
2767 2:00:16 Alex Hyde
2800 2:02:41 Dave Ibbotson
5812 finished

Malhamdale Trail Challenge, Sat 11 May

From Rachel Carter ... 13 Harriers took part in the Malhamdale Trail Challenge, described as a demanding half marathon, with approx. 1650ft of ascent, taking in landmarks such as Pikedaw, Malham Tarn, Goredale Scar and Janet's Foss. The event was very well organised with good and easy parking, registration and food provided afterwards in Kirby Malham village hall as part of the entry fee. The worst of the ascent came after a couple of miles - up Pikedaw, with much of the rest of the miles undulating on broad grassy paths, except for a steep descent round Gordale Scar. The course was marshalled and flagged but a few of us took a wrong turn (with some affected more than others) around mile 6 before cutting back to the course. There were some good performances across the age categories with Dave Robson and Kate Archer being the 1st Harriers home in this league race, in 4th and 7th place (2nd lady) respectively, and Colin Williams 1st MV50.
Results ...

(1  1:34:31 Julian Hood, Skipton AC)
4   1:43:44 Dave Robson
7   1:47:00 Kate Archer (2nd lady)
12  1:48:29 Rachel Carter (3rd lady)
13  1:48:49 Jonathan Turner
15  1:51:01 Colin Williams (1st V50)
39  1:59:50 Mike Duffield
48  2:01:36 Derek Oliver
60  2:06:49 Mark Judkowski
76  2:11:00 Peter Fergerson
109 2:24:47 Adela Reperecki
109 2:24:47 Elizabeth Price
144 2:36:46 Hilda Coulsey
159 2:47:23 Fiona Schneider

Flower Scar fell race, Sat 11 May

Yorkshire selecton for Jack, who helped the team to 4th place.

(1 54:16 Max Nicholls, Kent)
16 56:12 Jack Wood
166 finished

parkruns, Sat 11 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results...

(1  15:48 Tim Stratton, City of York AC)
78  21:11 Geoffrey Howard
574 ran

(1  17:22 Andy Burn, Jarrow and Hebburn AC)
151 27:34 Stephanie Fox
442 ran

(1  18:06 Mike Crosby, U/A)
8   20:18 Will Buckton
25  23:25 Catherine Gibbons
36  25:09 Will Worboys
173 ran

(1  18:00 Daniel Linstrum, Wetherby Runners)
6   19:42 Nick Helliwell
96 ran

Whinlatter Forest
(1  19:36 Lewis Hinchcliffe, Rochdale Harriers)
3   22:12 Rob Cunningham
75 ran

Crissy Field (USA)
1   16:39 Ruaridh Mon-Williams
135 ran

Geoff Howard's time beats his own club v75 record.

John Carr 5k, Wed 8 May

From Caroline Howe... A drizzly night in Saltaire for the second in the new John Carr trail series. A nice multi-terrain 5k along the canal tow path. Well done to Jane on finishing 2nd lady and Jonathan for a pb!

(1 16:40 Michael Mayton, Baildon)
24 18:53 Jonathan Turner
34 20:20 Jane McCarthy
37 20:57 Tom Worboys	
59 22:17 Jann Smith	
60 22:21 Caroline Howe
76 24:03 Alison Bennett
81 24:24 Helen Waddington
120 finished

Cardiff 5k, Sun 5 May

From Caroline Howe ... congratulations to Jemima Elgood on breaking the club ladies record.

(1 14:13 Adam Hickey, Southend)
69 16:54 Jemima Elgood
1328 finished

Langtoft 10k, Sun 5 May

From Geoff Howard ... it may be small but its chip timing, excellent organisation and digital clock lead car show its aspirations aren't. In good conditions I managed to improve on my last 10k (Bradford) time, and the club v75 record, in 43m 19s and 57th place (358 finished). Aaron Scott of Hepston Harriers was first in a new course record on 30m 57s.

Up the Odda, Sun 5 May


1   37:20 Nathan Edmondson
31  48:21 Rob Budding
149 68:21 Sue Williamson
169 finished

parkruns, Sat 4 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results...

(1  16:50 Richard Jones, Eastbourne Rovers)
23  21:19 Andrew Merrick
361 ran

(1  16:01 Graham Rush, U/A)
25  20:03 Rhys Jones
550 ran

(1  17:03 Huseen Usuie, Bingley Harriers)
160 26:29 Oscar Street
239 28:53 Paula Reynier
521 ran

(1  16:50 Chris Miller, Harrogate Harriers)
53  21:13 Tom Worboys
517 ran

(1  17:12 Gareth Cooke, Penistone Footpath Runners)
24  21:48 Beth Massey
187 ran

(1  17:21 Matthew Rawlings, Reading AC)
8   18:49 Adam Rhodes
595 ran

(1  17:42 Samuel William, Skipton AC)
27  22:41 Catherine Gibbons
61  25:43 Fiona Schneider
104 28:32 Andy Wolfenden
223 ran

(1  16:54 Ben Hobson, Chorlton Runners)
54  20:17 Mike Abrams-Cohen
702 ran

Cliffe Castle
(1  18:04 Rob Byers, U/A)
5   20:08 Rob Cunningham
60  27:47 Chris Cunningham
191 ran

Centre Vale
(1  17:21 Andrew Worster, Vegan Runners)
52  25:37 Will Worboys
188 ran

Dick Hudsons fell race, Thu 2 May

From Jann Smith ... 7 miles / 1100ft A great concept ...start at the bottom of the track to White Wells ...take any route over to Dick Hudsons, touch the gate and come back any way you like. It was raining and a bit claggy leading to quite a lot of wrong route choices, slippy paving slabs and people getting a bit lost (including Istvan !) .. all adding to the fun.
Results ...

(1    48:45 Adam Stirk, Wharfedale)
3     51:16 Paul Carman             
5     52:28 Ben Sheppard           
7     53:28 Dave Robson             
10    54:32 Dave Foyston              
20    57:54 Roy Ruddle               
24  1:00:21 Helen Wood (2nd lady)
28  1:01:06 Istvan Jacso                
33  1:01:11 Robert Hamilton (1st MV60)
40  1:04:09 Jann Smith (1st LV40)
56  1:06:20 Mark Judowski          
69  1:09:19 Paul Stephens           
72  1:10:02 Matt Dodd               
79  1:11:07 Geoff White            
80  1:11:19 Keith Wood               
123 finished
Ilkley men were first team

John Carr 1 - The Trig, Wed 1 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... The relaunched John Carr series started tonight with 'The Trig', an approximately 4 mile multi-terrain circular route from near Roberts Park in Saltaire, over fields, tracks, woods & moor to Baildon Trig point and back down. Perhaps the new format had made runners a little hesitant to enter this series, which has previously been a fast and furious 5k road race. Only 100 runners took part on what turned out to be a lovely evening for this quick jaunt up and down Baildon Moor with 700 feet of ascent. Immaculately organized by Saltaire Striders and Racebest, with dry underfoot conditions and a lovely sunset over the moor there was nothing to dislike. This was a counter in our race league and of the 9 Harriers taking part 4 won prizes! The next race is a flat 5K and the 3rd one a relay race, entries still available via Racebest.
Results ...

(1  24:53 Joe Baxter, Pudsey and Bramley AC)
2   25:44 Jack Wood
16  30:03 Jonathan Turner
18  30:12 David Westhead 1st MV50
26  31:49 Jane McCarthy 1st F
74  39:48 Helen Waddington 1st FV50
78  40:13 Alison Bennett
92  43:14 Hilda Coulsey
98  46:32 Petra Bijsterveld
99  46:38 Dawn Turner
110 ran

Wednesday training

From Pete Shields ... the light nights have brought the usual influx of evening races. As in previous years this greatly affects the attendances on a Wednesday night. I've had several calls this week re not attending because of this plus holiday commitments so have decided to cancel the sessions until August/September. The group can then prepare for the autumn road races and x/c season. Have a good summer.

London Marathon, Sun 28 April

Results ...

(1    2:02:37 Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya)
768   2:45:51 Matt Cox
5403  3:23:50 Dave Reynier
8286  3:36:58 Michael Abrams-Cohen
22045 4:27:41 Jill Ezzard
22098 4:27:52 Emma O'Looney
23825 4:34:28 Jacqui Weston
28478 4:52:39 Stephanie Fox
42,549+ finished

Three Peaks fell race, Sat 27 April

Results ...

(1  2:50:22 Brennan Townshend, Keswick)
44  3:34:16 Jack Wood 
121 3:55:11 Kate Archer
122 3:55:12 Dan McKeown
128 3:56:05 Paul Carman
198 4:07:32 Will Buckton
310 4:25:05 Paul Castle
327 4:28:53 Michael Lomas
462 4:46:32 Dick Waddington
487 4:49:51 Paddy Sturman
426 4:43:26 Paul Calderbank
499 4:51:09 Alison Weston
670 finished

The Fellsman, Sat 27 April

From Colin Williams ... On Saturday morning Ben Sheppard and myself started the 57th Fellsman race, the weather was both wet and windy with the addition of driving hail on the summits. Ben finished in an impressive 12th in a time of 12 hrs 53 minutes, I was pleased to complete the race in 57th in 16 hrs 28 minutes 1.5 hrs faster that I have completed it before The full results are still to be announced.

From Ben Sheppard ... As well as me and Colin Williams, the Harriers contingent included the returning Steve Turland and the debutant (for this event at least!) Brian Melia, both also finishing in good times. The weather turned out a bit less challenging than forecast, but I didn't regret my choice to start and continue in full waterproofs. Entirely predictably I got carried away from the off, too busy nattering with acquaintances to listen to the voice in my head saying "this is way too fast". By Dent (20 miles and probably 5,000 ft) I was spent. The next 20 miles was a slow hard slog as I dropped a few places and lost my spork and almost my mojo. The final 20 miles was painful but the temptation to bail out faded away as the warm shower and hot meal became nearer. Latching onto a couple of strong-finishing Fellsman veterans for the last 10 miles dragged me to a PB and a three-way joint 10th place. It is a wonderfully challenging but low-key and friendly event.

parkruns, Sat 27 April

Beth Massey was first lady at Bradford, 18th overall; and Nick Helliwell was 3rd at Skipton with Catherine Gibbons 2nd lady there.

(1  17:03 Huseen Usuie, Bingley Harriers)
18 21:32 Beth Massey - 1st lady
342 runners

Cliffe Castle
(1  20:22 Sam Packham, U/A)
37  28:32 Fiona Schneider
121 runners

(1  18:40 Daniel Pink, U/A)
26  23:09 Geoffrey Howard
174 runners

(1  19:19 James Annan, Settle Harriers)
3   20:17 Nick Helliwell
21  23:44 Catherine Gibbons - 2nd lady
79  28:18 Mark Scothon
159 runners

Evensplits Leeds 5k, Wed 24 April

From Hilda Coulsey... It was blustery and grey, threatening rain after earlier thunderstorms at the Brownlee Centre for this race, third in the 2019 series and chosen as a Harriers League counter. There was lots of competition amongst the men. Well done to Dan McKeown first Harrier home and some brilliant times from the others. Watching the A race was fascinating as Joe Sagar finally overtook Jonny Johnson, Rotherham, in the final straight after Jonny led for the whole of the rest of the race. The young Junior, James Greenay, looks one to watch for the future. I was the only Harrier in the earlier B race, some competition would be helpful for me too!
Results ...

(1  15:52 Joe Sagar,Spenborough)
16  17:27 Daniel McKeown 
36  18:22 Stephen Coy 
41  18:30 Nathan Coy 
42  18:43 David Foyston 
45  18:54 David Westhead 
57  19:14 Jonathan Turner 
65  19:26 Steve Murray 
68  19:31 Colin Williams 
100 21:22 Steve Newell 
104 21:29 James Greenlay 
166 25:32 Hilda Coulsey 
205 completed

Guiseley Gallop, Sun 21 April

From Jonathan Turner ... Nathan Edmondson was an unlucky second in the Guiseley Gallop on Easter Sunday. Leading the way on the second circuit, he was momentarily sent the wrong way with just over a kilometre to go when lapping runners and suddenly found himself pushed from first place to a minute behind. A great recovery put him right back in the mix but it was too much of a deficit to bridge in such a short space of time, and he had to settle for second, 21 seconds behind winner Matthew Hallam of Valley Striders.
Results ...

(1  36:54 Matthew Hallam, Valley Striders)
2   37:15 Nathan Edmondson
18  41:23 Tim Ashelford	1st M55
31  43:38 Rob Cunningham
73  48:27 Beth Massey	1st F45
92  50:00 Robert Budding
198 56:22 Adela Reperecki 1st F55
253 60:09 Alison Bennett
262 60:58 Sheena Pickersgill
298 64:20 Chris Cunningham
312 65:31 Debbie Jukes
322 66:14 Sue Harris
336 67:36 John Marshall
387 71:53 Ruth Jones
426 finished

Newlands Memorial, Sat 20 April

From Nick Helliwell ... David Foyston and I ran the inaugural Newlands Memorial race on Saturday, which used to be called the Anniversary Waltz. It was a baking hot day, brilliant for views, terrible for running 19km over the Lakeland fells. Still, run it we did, and in retrospect we enjoyed it, though it was hard to feel that way with 2,000ft of near-vertical Robinson in front of you, on the hottest day of the year. We couldn't carry enough water, as our bags were packed with full body cover, hat and gloves (!), but both of us made it to the end and are able to laugh about it now, with tears running down our faces... How hard can 19km be??
Results ...

(1  1:40:50 Rob Jebb)
96  2:23:34 Nick Helliwell
121 2:30:10 David Foyston
291 finished

parkruns, Sat 20 April

Plenty of Harriers turned up to celebrate the 300th Skipton parkrun, Rachel Carter led them home in ninth overall - the second lady - with a superb sub-20-minutes time on a course which features narrow paths and plenty of momentum-losing turns.

(1  17:01 Unknown)
9   19:53 Rachel Carter
18  20:45 Colin Williams
72  24:23 Ethan Thompson
74  24:27 Dylan Shinn
93  25:35 Fiona Schneider
101 25:51 Oscar Shinn
152 28:41 Andy Wolfenden
168 29:21 Bernie Gibbons
277 runners

Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:02 Michael Vargas, Hyde Park Harriers)
29  20:21 Tom Worboys
426 runners

(1  15:40 Unknown)
14  17:04 Alex Hirst
846 runners
(1  17:00 Unknown)
41  21:42 James Lee
208 27:04 Sarah Haines
619 runners

Harrogate parkrun
(1  16:39 Mark Ryall, Marshall Milton Keynes AC)
13  18:50 Robin Nicholson
34  19:55 Charlotte ast
82  22:01 Geoff Howard
568 runners

(1 16:32 Matthew Lalor, Ribble Valley)
235 31:06 Neve Tennant
367 runners 

(1  14:44 Tom Merson, Exmouth)
55  21:25 Nina Pearce
502 runners

Salford 10k, Fri 19 April

A new club ladies record by Jemima, beating the 2014 time of 36:22 by Nicky Green.
Results ...

(1  31:03 Norman Shreeve, Cambridge & Coleridge)
62  35:33 Jemima Elgood, 4th lady
208 42:33 Adrian Bastow
232 43:23 Sally Malir 
605 finished

Paris Marathon, Sun 14 April

From Caroline Howe... This was marathon #18 for David (6th Paris) and #5 for me. David has long been a fan of this race, and now I know why... it takes in all the main sights of this beautiful city (it made me laugh that they have signs pointing out the Eiffel Tower!), the support is fantastic (and at times a bit crazy!), it's well organised and there is no ballot. It's iconic, with the start and finish on the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe stunning against the morning's blue skies. We were very lucky with the conditions - crisp and cold but bright. My training for this had not gone to plan due to various interruptions (excuses, excuses!) whereas David, having had a rare 18 months off marathons, got back into the swing, so we suspected our times might end up being quite similar (but heaven forbid we would run it together!) My race went to plan, and I was pleased to keep an even pace throughout, crossing the line in 3:55, and actually enjoying (most of) it! Normal order was restored with David finishing 6 minutes ahead of me in 3:49. A wonderful marathon, highly recommended!
Results ...

(1    2:07:05 Abrha Milaw, )
14881 3:49:06 David Howe 
17835 3:55:00 Caroline Howe 
421965 finished

Flat Caps 10K, Sun 14 April

From Colin Williams ... I ran the Flat Caps 10K at Sowerby Bridge, the only flat part of it are the caps that some of the runner wore, The first 5k is a continual climb, climbing a total of around 1,000 feet the second half was a lot easier down hill most of the way with just a little climb half a kilometre from home. The route is on open roads but with very little traffic and lots of marshals. A very friendly event and well worth running (if your not looking for a PB). I came 14th and was the first V50
Results ...

(1 39:03 Joseph Crossfield, Halifax Harriers & AC)
14 45:35 Colin Williams
258 finished

3 Bridges 10k, Lancaster, Sun 14 April

(1  33:47 Ross Campbell, Barrow In Furness Striders)
134 48:44 Peter Shields, 1st V70
386 ran

Vale of York 10-mile, Sun 14 April

(1     53:47 Steve Littler, Wesham Road Runners & AC)
118  1:09:55 Beth Massey, 3rd LV45
1216 ran

Skipton Triathlon, Sun 14 April

From Val Kerr ... A dry but cold day for this year's Skipton triathlon. This was only my second triathlon and I was pleased to finish in only a few minutes slower than last year. The cold gusts of wind during the bike stage were numbing to the legs making the first 1/2 lap of the run quite difficult. However I was happy to eventually get going and overtake a few folk in the process. This is an extremely well organised and firendly triathlon and is great for novices. There were some fantastic results for a number of Harriers spotted amongst the finishers.

(1  1:00:04 Carl Shaw)
8   1:08:47 Steve Coy
387 1:44:15 Val Kerr (3rd LV60)

Burnsall Half Marathon, Sat 13 Apr

From Jayne Norman ... The 2nd year the Burnsall Half Marathon event has been run by Due North, and a truly well organised, and well waymarked race, so minimal marshals are needed. A sunny breezy day helped runners keep cool on the day. The figure of eight course was great, with plenty of climbs and descents in and around the Wharfe Valley.
Results ...

(1  1:27:20 Ted Mason, Wharfedale)
156 2:37:43 Jayne Norman
214 finished

parkruns, Sat 13 Apr

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  17:33 Martin Fillingham, Saltaire Striders)
47  23:42 Oscar Street
183 29:31 Paula Reynier
379 ran

(1  17:51 Michael Grain, Barnsley Harriers)
12  20:06 Colin Williams
367 ran

(1  19:55 David O'Neill, Springwell RC)
89  27:29 Hilda Coulsey
232 ran

(1  17:20 unknown)
99  27:53 Karen Lambe
219 ran

Cliffe Castle
(1  18:03 Rob Byers, U/A)
65  27:27 Fiona Schneider
183 ran

(1  17:41 Huseen Usuie, Bingley Harriers)
26  23:09 Geoff Howard
187 ran

Centre Vale
(1  18:52 Diarmuid Pritchard, U/A)
46  26:01 Will Worboys
147 ran

(1  16:31 Ben Butler, Wakefield District Harriers)
114 25:33 Petra Bijsterveld
388 ran

York 5K Series race 3, Thu 11 April

From Geoff Howard ... The event optimises your chances of a good time having a flat and smooth surface with no sharp bends and a field of only about fifty so I was pleased to run my second best time in three years reducing the club v75 record.
Results ...

(1 15:45 Chris Smith, Leeds)
67 21:13 Geoff Howard
97 finished

Blubberhouses Moor 25, Sun 7 April

From Will Buckton ... The LDWA's 23.8 mile route covers a variety of terrain and passes Fewston and Swinsty Reservoirs, Bolton Abbey, Beamsley Beacon, Round Hill and Timble. The ground was drier than my two previous attempts and I finished 10th in 3h27 out of 197 runners and walkers.
Results ...

Baildon Boundary Way, Sun 7 April

Results ...

(1  1:23:06 Nattthew Hallam, Valley Striders)
5   1:25:59 Istvan Jacso
42  1:38:44 Paul Castle
48  1:40:13 Robin Nicholson
49  1:40:27 Rachel Carter
60  1:42:49 Colin Williams
61  1:42:52 Jane McCarthy
71  1:45:51 John Hayes
88  1:49:18 Peter Shelley
122 1:54:25 Stephen Newell
180 2:02:08 Mark Judkowski
220 2:07:10 Harry Sime
222 2:07:21 Adela Reperecki
240 2:10:11 Peter Shields
306 2:22:57 Helen Doyle
316 2:25:21 Petra Bijsterveld
322 2:27:23 Sarah Hayes
328 2:29:06 Paula Reynier
338 2:33:05 Michael Picken
344 2:35:35 Amanda Newham
387 finished

Greater Manchester Marathon, Sun 7 April

From Sue Williamson ... Lucy beat her PB by 29 minutes 43 seconds.
Results ...

(1   2:21:34 Aaon Richmond, Bideford)
261  2:51:30 Dan McKeown
1180 3:10:14 Dick Waddington
1728 3:14:12 Lucy Williamson
6012 3:58:15 Helen Waddington
13649 finished

Port of Blyth 10k, Sun 7 April

From Hilda Coulsey... I ventured to the Northumberland coast on Sunday to run this well sponsored and supported 10k. This was my first excursion in a British Masters AF event which was delightfully friendly (BMAF chose to join this local event for their annual road 10k). I was slightly intimidated as the convention is, in these BM events, to wear your age category as a target on your back but it amused me that it seemed to be younger runners chasing, I didn't see a single V65 during the race at all! The age category winners posted astoundingly good times. The race itself was flattish along the coast, a few sand dune bumps and back along a main road footpath. It was very misty hence any potential sea views were not visible.
Results ...

(1   31:17 Noah Hurton Milton Keynes )
(239 45:09 Dorothy Kesterton Sheffield Steel City, 1st FV65)
370  52:16 Hilda Coulsey 4th FV65
564 finished 

Toronto MEC 10k, Sun 7 April

From Jim Ryder... I took an opportunity to enter the Toronto MEC 10k race in Canada. One of a series of races organised by the Mountain Equipment Company - a great outdoor shop/co-op across Canada. A rare road race for me - I think only my 5th 10k. It was a friendly low key event, with options of 5k, 10k and half marathon which encouraged a wide range of entries and a good atmosphere. It was out and back along the lakeshore, pretty flat with a strong initial tailwind - so faster out than back.

(1 34:37 Rob Bark
18 39:37 Jim Ryder, 1st V50
498 ran

Howgill fell race, Sat 6 April

Results ...

(1  2:28:05 Carl Bell, Keswick)
128 3:27:10 Kate Archer
181 3:45:22 Alison Weston
245 4:09:37 Duncan Cooper
304 finished

parkruns, Sat 6 Apr

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  16:39 Matthew Merrick, Aldershot, Farnham and District AC)
17  20:45 Michael Abrams-Cohen
26  21:47 Dave Reynier
55  23:35 Oscar Street
109 25:38 Steph Fox
164 27:46 Paula Reynier
409 ran

(1  17:56 Lee Athersmith, RAF AC)
9   20:40 Rob Budding
63  25:53 Fiona Schneider
205 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  16:40 Sebastian Hall, West End Runners)
55  22:00 Geoff Howard
398 ran

(1  18:11 Joseph Kwallah, Wetherby Runners)
7   19:34 Nick Helliwell
112 ran

1   16:42 Nathan Edmonson
190 ran

Clapham Common
(1  15:06 unknown)
46  19:23 Rob Cunningham
789 ran

Bunny Run 1, Tue 2 April

As well as the seniors below, many juniors running, helping Ilkley to first ladies' team.
Results ...

(1  16:16 Michael Matyon, Baildon)
41  20:14 Pauline Munro
56  21:24 Rob Budding
81  23:18 Steve Newell
159 finished

Older News, March 2019

Outstanding Achievements, March

From the Committee ...

Caroline Howe for getting teams together for the Yorkshire and Northern road relays together with Istvan Jasco as well as Caroline individually for work on these relays for the club this month.

Yorkshire relay ladies bronze medallists - Kate Archer, Rachel Carter, Beth Massey, Sally Armitage
Euan Brennan for World XC champs
Jemima Elgood, 1st lady, Bradford 10km (and being 1sec off the all time IH record!)
Kate Archer for great racing this month
Jonathan Turner, sub 40 10km at Bradford
Mike Abrams-Cohen for Spen 20 and general dedication to training
Hilda Coulsey and Geoff Howard for club records set this month and Jayne Norman for half marathon PB at the Settle Saunter

World Cross Country Championships, Sat 30 Mar

Euan Brennan represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the men's under-20 event at Aarhus, Denmark. The race was won by Ethiopia's Milkesa Mengesha in 23:52: Euan finished 50th in 26:55, 3rd Brit, helping his team to 8th place, the first of the European teams.
See him on BBC catchup, the U20 race starts at about 1h50 in.

Yorkshire Road Relay Championships, Sat 30 Mar

From Caroline Howe and Istvan Jacso ... The ladies managed to field 3 teams, made possible by some last minute stand-ins (thanks Kate and Jayne!) And what a result by our A team of Kate, Rachel, Beth and Sally A who all went well under 20 mins, and finished in bronze medal position, out of 35 teams!! Great performances too in both the B and C teams, to finish 19th and 27th respectively. There were a number of impressive PB and SB-pace runs across all teams (a shame the course was just short of 5k!), with the team dimension seeming to spur everyone on to perform at their best. The team spirit was fantastic, with lots of cheering each other on round the track. In total 15 IH ladies have taken part in either the Northerns or Yorkshires in the past week, and it is really great to see such enthusiasm for these sorts of events and hopefully something we can continue and build on in future years!!
This year we were able to enter two mens teams, so together with the three womens teams, it was a great turnout by the Harriers at the Brownlee Centre. Some of us were slightly surprised that the circuit, known about runners posting fast 5k times on it has a "hill" and it's not completely flat. I think by the end of the day we all proved that this is still indeed a fast course despite that, as most of us posted unofficial 5k PB times, however the distance of each legs were officially 4.8k. It was Nathan and Steve who started the race, both were benefiting slightly from running with others around them which was helpful in the windier parts of the course. Both of them gave an amazing start for the two teams in 9th and 40th place. Next ones were Dave and Colin who both said that the third lap was pretty tough! Third runners were Nick and Mark completing the changeover in 24th and 42nd place. Bringing home the virtual baton were Istvan and Mike. Istvan nearly missed the changeover while Mike experienced a bit of fatigue after a recent 5k. At the end, team A finished 17th and team B came home in 39th out of 49 teams who completed the race which is a solid result and we all enjoyed the day!
Results ...

1 73:01 Holmfirth
2 75:54 RZH
3 76:35 Ilkley A
        18:34 Kate Archer
        19:04 Rachel Carter
        19:46 Beth Massey
        19:11 Sally Armitage
19 87:07 Ilkley B
        22:12 Caroline Howe
        21:55 Abigail Swales
        22:00 Tracey Watson
        21:00 Sally Malir
27 94:27 Ilkley C
        22:16 Jane Bryant
        24:32 Petra Bijsterveld
        24:15 Jayne Norman
        23:24 Helen Waddington
35 teams

1  60:25 Hallamshire
17 68:35 Ilkley A
        15:35 Nathan Edmondson
        17:52 David Foyston
        18:53 Nick Helliwell
        16:15 Istvan Jacso
39 76:37 Ilkley B
        18:07 Steve Murray
        19:10 Colin Williams
        20:22 Mark Iley
        18:58 Michael Abrams-Cohen
49 teams

Coniston 14, Sat 30 Mar

Results ...

(1  1:13:32 Lewis Rodgers, Loftus & Whitby)
895 2:17:20 Dave Ibbotson
1280 finished

Mother's Day 10k, Lancaster, Sat 30 Mar

From Pete Shields ...

(1 32:32  Jack Turner, Lancaster University)
88 51:39  Peter Shields 1st V70
257 ran

LM42 NAV4Adventure, Sat 30 Mar

From Brian Melia... I ventured up to Askham, near Penrith for the start of this 42 mile Lakes Mountain race, run by Joe Faulkner. Super friendly with lots of good runners. It runs over Loadpot up to High Street on beautiful grassy tracks. Then by Angle tarn down to George Starkey hut, for refreshments. There was a great crew of helpers. I ran most of the day with a friend Matt Neale, who helped with my Joss Naylor. We continued over to Wythburn church via Grisedale tarn with Tom Hollins tagging on. This is the same checkpoint as on the Old County tops. The only problem was we needed to ascend up to Helvellyn, which is some climb. I had sore feet and was a little tired so dropped behind on the climb. Only to be caught by another good friend. We ran over to Whiteside then back to George Starkey where I needed a rest as feet annoying me. It is then just a pleasant trot back over Place Fell and back under the hills to Askham for lovely homemade soup and tea ... .A perfect day in the mountains ... apart being a little slow.
Finished 10hours 11 minutes in 64th place.

parkruns, Sat 30 Mar

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Woodhouse Moor
1   16:19 Jack Wood
593 ran

(1  16:29 Chris Poulton, York Acorn RC)
47  19:48 Rhys Jones
606 ran

(1  17:51 Martin Fillingham, Saltaire Striders)
19  21:38 Dave Reynier
50  23:26 Oscar Street
81  24:39 Tom Lally
83  24:50 Adela Reperecki
155 27:50 Paula Reynier
409 ran

(1  17:46 Lee Athersmith, RAF AC)
111 29:19 Bernie Gibbons
198 ran

(1  18:51 Joseph Kwallah, Wetherby Runners)
17  23:16 Geoffrey Howard
88 ran

Cliffe Castle
(1  21:42 Joe Atherton, Keighley and Craven)
36  27:18 Fiona Schneider
60  29:22 Karen Lambe
161 ran

Evensplits 5k Leeds, Wed 27 Mar

From Hilda Coulsey... Results ...

(1  16:01 Jonny Johnson, Rotherham Harriers )
32  17:52 Stephen Coy 
63  19:06 Harry Stead 
64  19:07 Michael Abrams Cohen
142 23:42 Alison Bennett 
169 25:44 Hilda Coulsey 
203 finished

Northern Road Relays, Sun 24 Mar

From Caroline Howe ... It was a bright, sunny, breezy day in Birkenhead for the Northern Road Relays, at which the Club managed to field two teams. It had been touch-and-go as to whether this would be the case, so many thanks to the late joiners Jayne and Tracey who ensured we were able to make up a second team!
The race consisted of two longer legs of 8k and four shorter legs of 4k, all around the pretty Birkenhead Park. Apart from the first leg, the field is fairly spread out, with the men's and women's races taking place at the same time, so it feels a bit like a parkrun. The atmosphere was very relaxed and sociable, with those who had already run or waiting to run able to enjoy spectating. So it had a real 'day out' feel!
For most of us this was our first experience of this sort of event, and it was a great way to meet some new faces while representing the club at what is a prestigious, championship event with a very high quality field.
Our A team performed spectacularly, finishing in 14th position out of 64 teams in total (54 of which completed the race) - equalling the highest position the club has ever achieved at these championships, and with very fast individual performances. The B team finished in a respectable 42nd place, again, with everyone putting in great individual times.
But most importantly, we all enjoyed the day immensely and are keen to return! These events really are open to everyone - from the top class runners, to those who simply want to challenge themselves in a team environment over an unfamiliar distance. I urge everyone to consider joining us next time!
Results ...

(1 1:47:30 Rotherham)

14 2:04:12 Ilkley Harriers A
Jane Mccarthy    (25) 30:51
Sarah Pickering  (22) 15:12
Beth Massey      (19) 15:52
Rachel Carter    (18) 30:34
Sally Malir      (15) 16:15
Sally Armitage   (15) 15:28

42 2:23:58 Ilkley Harriers B
Abigail Swales   (51) 35:40
Nicky Liptrot    (45) 17:10
Tracey Watson    (41) 17:08
Helen Waddington (42) 38:17
Jayne Norman     (45) 19:21
Caroline Howe    (43) 16:22

54 teams completed

Wilmslow Half Marathon, Sun 24 Mar

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Hilda and I were the only Harriers today at the 'Wilmslow Festival of Running' which incorporates a half marathon, a 10K, and fun runs for the juniors. I had run the 2018 version with 'bonus' heat (it had been moved to June due to snow in March), this year the race was back in its normal slot and we had excellent running weather, cool with sunshine and a manageable breeze. It's a good, traffic free course which goes through pleasant suburban countryside and many locals come out to offer support. Impeccably organized with a fab medal there really is nothing to dislike. The obvious downside is that you have to run 13.1 miles. I had no particular expectations regarding time, though I hung around the 2 hour pacer until about half way. Then the legs started to complain rather loudly, not helped by there being rather more uphill in the second half. I slowed quite a bit but was pleased to at least not walk. Hilda did rather better and managed to set a new FV65 club record for the HM distance, knocking more than 6 minutes off the previous record which had been held by Margot Dale since 2007.
Results ...

(1   1:05:26 Nigel Martin, Sale Harriers)
1858 1:58:33 Hilda Coulsey
2135 2:04:26 Petra Bijsterveld
2836 finished

Wakefield 10k, Sun 24 Mar

Results ...

(1  32:05 Joe Sagar, Spen)
414 49:34 Pete Shields 1st V70
1723 runners

Edale Skyline fell race, Sun 24 Mar

From Alison Weston ... A brilliant performance from Kate Archer in this classic skyline race - 4th lady, 1st LV40 and a PB by well over 30 minutes! I got round the 21 miles as 2LV50 but it felt very hard and a long way behind Kate! A new record this year by Carl Bell.
Results ...

(1  2:34:11 Carl Bell, Keswick)
49  3:27:35 Kate Archer
201 4:19:21 Alison Weston
286 runners

Heptonstall Fell Race, Sun 24 Mar

Results ...

(1  1:50:22 Phil Marsden, Horwich Harriers)
82  2:24:53 Helen Wood
211 2:56:16 Mark Judowski
235 3:05:37 Adela Reperecki
279 finished

Yorkshire Cakeathon, Sat 23 Mar

From Colin Williams... On Saturday afternoon I took part in the Yorkshire Cakeathon, a race that you can run as many 6.55 mile laps in 6 hours and you get to eat a piece of cake after each lap, hence the name. I started off well, but after 4 laps (26.4 miles) I was done in and decided to stop. A race for those who like cake, I find it difficult to eat during a race, but enjoyed in after I finished.
I finished third in the marathon, in a time of 3:48:57
Results ...

parkruns, Sat 23 Mar

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  17:15 unknown)
10  20:08 Michael Abrams-Cohen
23  21:40 Dave Reynier
73  24:10 Oscar Street
154 27:27 Paula Reynier
463 ran

Clapham Common
(1  17:23 Christoph Neumayer, U/A)
24  19:22 Rob Cunningham
754 ran

Stretton Hills fell race, Sun 17 Mar

English Fell Champs counter ... Results ...

(1  45:04 Carl Bell, Keswick)
164 58:39 Iain Gibbons
269 68:43 Alison Weston
339 finished

Bradford 10k, Sun 17 Mar

Woodentops photos

From Helen Waddington ... So many incredible performances despite the inclement weather. A great turnout for this League counter - PBs, Sub-40 first-timers, high category placings and an amazing and what I assume must be a new V75 Club record from Geoff Howard who cruised past me around mile 4.
From Pete Shields ... Well done to Geoff Howard who is top of the GB Rankings for the MV75 10k after this result.
Results ...

(1  32:24 Joe Sagar, Spen)
10  35:18 Istvan Jacso
15  36:23 Jemima Elgood 1st lady
32  38:21 David Westhead 2nd V50
68  39:37 Jonathan Turner PB
69  39:37 Kate Archer 3rd lady, 1st F40
84  40:21 Steve Murray
92  40:57 Colin Williams
115 41:42 Sarah Pickering
136 42:19 Michael Abrams-Cohen
405 45:43 Geoffrey Howard 1st V75
535 49:19 Helen Waddington
771 52:39 Alex Stanley-Hyde
958 55:11 Michael Picken
1027 54:46 Dawn Turner PB
1029 55:16 Paula Reynier
1092 55:30 Ruth Jones
1931 65:25 Diane Ollier
2445 finished

Thirsk 10M, Sun 17 Mar

Results ...

(1  53:38 Rob Scott, RZH)
5   54:53 Jack Wood
224 71:23 Sally Malir 2nd F50
1040 finished

Muncaster Luck fell race, Sun 17 Mar

From Jim Ryder ... Muncaster Luck fell race takes in a few lower fells, two river crossings, moorland, tussocks, bog - a little bit of everything. Nice low key event in Western Cumbria. I was 10th and 2nd V40 in a field of 41 in 1h51. 11.3 miles, 2000ft

parkruns, Sat 16 Mar

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Woodhouse Moor
(1  18:05 Neil Armitage, Pudsey and Bramley AC)
5   18:40 Tim Ashelford
402 ran

(1  15:56 Benjamin Reynolds, Cardiff AAC)
13  17:18 Alex Hirst
744 ran

(1  18:20 Martin Fillingham, Saltaire Striders)
17  22:34 Dave Reynier
23  23:01 Caroline Howe 2nd F
62  26:23 Alex Stanley-Hyde
109 29:27 Paula Reynier
209 ran

(1  18:19 Daniel Josephs, South Shields Harriers)
44  24:00 Tom Worboys
259 ran

Newborough Forest
(1  18:25 Rory Johnson, Eryri Harriers)
2   19:26 Lucy Williamson
82 ran

(1  18:49 Matthew Warters, Keighley and Craven AC)
59  28:13 Petra Bijsterveld
123 ran

Selection news

From Dave Woodhead ... Euan Brennan has been named in the British Team for the IAAF World XC Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, later this month. Info.

League update

From Jane McCarthy ... A great start in the 2019 Harriers League with nearly 40 runners enjoying either the Meltham 10K, Harewood Half Marathon or Ilkley Fell Race. Steve Newell tops the table after declaring his Wildcard from the Cambridge Half Marathon. Well Done Steve! But not far behind and having run one race less is Kate Archer, her Wildcard coming from her win at the Rombalds Stride and earning her an impressive 105 points for the League. League winner from 2018 Colin Williams is in third place. Jack Cummings has started his Fell League campaign with another maximum 100 points from his fantastic win at the Ilkley Fell Race. The next League Race is the Bradford 10K on Sunday 17th March.
2019 results tables @ 11 Mar
Please note that all races are now confirmed (see League page) and include Evensplits 5K on 24th April, John Carr Trail Race 1 on 1 May (open for entries on RaceBest now) and Harrogate & District Summer Road League (HDSRL) race 3 on 20th June at Yeadon (Dragons Running Club) - details and HDSRL entry on the HDSRL website.

Spenborough 20, Sun 10 Mar

From Michael Abrams-Cohen ... Flying the flag for Ilkley at the Spenborough 20 Mile - starting on the Queen Mary's track before heading out on two 10 mile laps. All weather was experienced - starting with rain, then sleet and snow before finishing with glorious sunshine. With 1500ft elevation, it was the perfect practice for London.
Results ...

(1 1:56:22 Lewis Gamble Thompson, New Marske)
70 2:35:36 Michael Abrams-Cohen
187 finished

Liverpool Landmarks Half Marathon, Sun 10 Mar

(1  1:11:00 Daniel Kestrel, Rotherham Harriers & AC)
131 1:30:10 Dick Waddington
191 1:33:53 Jane McCarthy - 1st F45
3,046 finished

Trafford 10k, Sun 10 Mar

(1  29:26 Bart van Nunen, U/A)
250 40:22 Nick Helliwell
888 finished

Dentdale 14, Sat 9 Mar

(1  1:23:13 Nick Leigh, Horwich RMI Harriers & AC)
6   1:27:51 Dan McKeown
252 2:28:15 David Ibbotson
283 finished

Dentdale 7, Sat 9 Mar

(1    43:18 Mark Kearney, Elvet Striders)
154 1:20:47 Elaine Ibbotson - 1st F60
189 finished

Haworth Hobble ultra, Sat 9 Mar

From Colin Williams ... On Saturday I took part in my first Haworth Hobble along with another Harrier Adela Reperecki, we experienced all of the weathers in one day starting in the rain, but got hail and sunshine too, but the hardest to cope with was the strong, strength sapping, head wind, which we ran into for the first 10 miles or so. The very hilly 32 mile route with over 5,000 ft. of climb (according to my Garmin) I found to be a tough run under those conditions.
Results ...

(1  4:22:59 Rory Harris, u/a)
88  5:56:45 Colin Williams 
167 6:47:30 Adela Reperecki 
294 finished                     

parkruns, Sat 9 Mar

From Petra Bijsterveld ... This week Oscar Stapleton was first finisher at Riverside (Chester-le-Street) and closer to home Rachel Carter was first woman home at Skipton. Mark Mon-Williams flew the Harriers flag at a rather small parkrun in Toulouse. Numbers wise the inaugural parkrun in Centre Vale park in Todmorden was a huge success, with almost 200 people turning out on an unpleasant day weather-wise. Our own Will Worboys has been instrumental in setting this new parkrun up, well done Will!
Results ...

(1  17:45 Andrew Humphries, Airecentre Pacers)
41  22:39 Dave Reynier
177 28:52 Paula Reynier
354 ran

1   16:55 Oscar Stapleton
436 ran

(1  17:43 Chris Ovenden, U/A)
7   20:37 Rachel Carter 1st F
9   21:19 Martin Archer
57  27:02 Fiona Schneider
176 ran

De La Ramee 
(1  18:59 Jerome Costinot, U/A)
2   20:04 Mark Mon-Williams
14 ran

Centre Vale
(1  17:58 Alex Whittem, Calder Valley Fell Runners)
39  24:07 Tom Worboys
197 ran

From Geoff Howard... The Fountains Abbey Park Run was abandoned today because of a 'major medical incident' namely that one of the runners (called Paul) had had a cardiac arrest within minutes of the start. I was stopped after 8m 10s which in retrospect I estimated must have been about as far away from the incident as it was possible to be. This indicates just how quickly a marshal, spectator or competitor had managed to contact the Run Director, who having made the decision to abort the event, had then contacted other marshals including the one who stopped me. This evening I received a copy of a message from Paul's wife which said that "Paul was in Harrogate Cardiac Unit and things were looking good, adding that the swift action taken had saved his life". It served to remind me that marshalling isn't just a matter of being a human signpost.

Brownlee Centre Festival of Running, Sun 3 Mar

From Geoffrey Howard ... The inaugural Brownlee Centre Festival of Running was held on Sunday just after the previous night's strong winds had fortunately almost gone. It had an ambitious programme of five events from one mile to twenty miles all run round the Centre's one mile cycle track (with all entry fees going to a Leeds University overseas charity). The fields weren't large with many not belonging to a club although most events were won in impressive times. In the 5k it must be the first time I've run against more than four times as many women (32) than men (7). The winner was Martin Roscoe (Leeds City) in 18m 59s and, although I was third, my time of 22m 34s was 18s slower than at Horton Park Run (which has more than twice the ascent) three weeks ago. Maybe upping to v75 in the meantime has taken a toll. The whole event had a Park Run feeling from the excellent organisation (e.g. results on the RunBritain website within a couple of hours) to the participation of a wide range of abilities (including some very young children in the mile). I hope it will, and expect it to, prosper.

(1  18:59 Martin Roscoe, Leeds City) 
 3  22:34 Geoffrey Howard
39 finished

From Hilda Coulsey ... Geoff's time is a new V75 club recoprd.

Cambridge Half Marathon, Sun 3 Mar

From Steve Newell ... After the pain of the moor and the hills, it was lovely to get onto nice, flat roads for the Cambridge half marathon. It is a lovely course, going through the centre of the city and past a number of the iconic colleges, before heading into the Cambridgeshire countryside, through Grantchester and back into the city. Lots of support and entertainment along the way helped to make this one of my favourite half marathons. It is a very popular event with an entry limit of 10,000.

(1 1:06:40 Michael Kallenberg, Cardiff AAC)
965 1:35:43 Steve Newell
8,357 finished

Settle Half Marathon, Sun 3 Mar

From Jayne Norman ... Described as a hilly road marathon, Its grim up North Running organised a superb event. An out and back course - so you knew the hills you had to return on! A few Harriers attended the race. For myself the thought of homemade cake at the end got me through the tough middle section. My half marathon PB was gained on the course, by a whole minute.
Results ...

(1  1:20:25 David Smithers, York Knavesmire)
28  1:39:08 Daryl King
142 2:07:08 Jayne Norman
197 finished

Anglesey half marathon and 10K, Sun 3 Mar

From Sue Williamson ... Starting on the Menai Suspension bridge I was the only Harrier taking part in the Anglesey 10K. Through wind and rain I was happy to finish in the time of 54:58. Great encouragement from a large crowd with nice views.

(1   32:23 Gwion Roberts, Meirionydd RC)
244 54:51 Sue Williamson
527 finished

Ron Hill Accrington 10km, Sun 3 Mar

From Jean Sullivan ... This 10km race is held in Accrington, Lancashire, birthplace of the famous athlete Ron Hill. Unfortunately he was too unwell to attend today's event. Organised by Cannonball Events, this well-organised and friendly 10km race starts at Accrington's impressive Town Hall, is largely on road, apart from a 2-mile section on the old train line between Haslingden and Accrington which is now used as a cycle track. By mile 4 the climbing is complete and the flat and then downhill finish was very welcome! I was particularly impressed by the appearance of provisional results via 'live timing' on a large leader board within seconds of crossing the finishing line!
Results ...

(1  35:29 Jon Dance, Salford Harriers & AC)
174 51:04 Jean Sullivan 
515 finishers

Pendle Round, Sat 2 Mar

From Jim Ryder...Two Harriers in a top quality field for the Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round from Barley, 9.3 miles, 1936 feet.

(1  1:05:03 Rob Hope, P&B)
44  1:19:08 Jim Ryder
200 1:46:02 Adela Reperecki
250 ran

Podium 5k, Sat 2 Mar

From Sally Armitage... This is now the 3rd time I've driven over to Barrowford for the Podium 5k. The course is almost 5 laps of a totally flat cycle track. It's certainly the fastest 5k course within 20 miles of Ilkley and always attracts the fastest runners, with the first male of the 'A' race finishing in 14:42 and the first female finishing in 16:10.

B race
(1 17:08 Seb Patrick, Trafford AC) 
40 19:58 Sally Armitage
55 ran

parkruns, Sat 2 Mar

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  15:28 Kurt Taylor, Bristol and West AC)
14  17:01 Alex Hirst
798 ran

(1  17:24 Sam Clegg, Idle AC)
57  23:18 Oscar Street
212 28:52 Paula Reynier
474 ran

(1  17:40 Chris Ovenden, U/A)
10  20:35 Will Buckton
206 ran

Clapham Common
(1  16:54 Hugh Tibbs, U/A)
11  19:02 Rob Cunningham
709 ran

Older News, February 2019

Outstanding Achievements, February

From the Committee ...

Sally Armitage and Steve Murray for their PBs at Dewsbury
Jack Wood for winning Wadsworth Trog
Kate Archer for Rombalds Stride, Harewood Half and Ilkley Moor Fell Race placings
Jack Cummings for winning the Ilkley Moor Fell Race
Anna Pickering for amazing run of attendance at cross countries this season, including Yorkshire, Northern and Nationals
Helen Thurston for her National XC placing and 5k PB

Steve Weston and Jane McCarthy for organising the Ilkley Moor Fell Race (senior and junior)
Gaenor and Steve Coy for the cross countries organisation, and Nicola and Rob Budding for the PECO XC.

Evensplits 5k Leeds, Wed 27 Feb

From Hilda Coulsey... A select band of Harriers ran the first of the 2019 Leeds Evensplits 5ks at the Brownlee Centre. Getting there and home was a struggle. However times were amazing with everyone, bar me, under 20 mins (I'll have to try harder!).
Results ...

(1  15:43 Johny Johnson, Rotherham)
2   16:09 Dominic Coy
27  17:57 Stephen Coy
30  18:05 Nathan Coy
33  18:09 Helen Thurston PB
55  18:58 Michael Abrams-Cohen PB
65  19:27 Robert Budding
172 25:10 Hilda Coulsey
2154 finished

Brian Sweet Predictor Run, Tue 26 Feb

From Vince Gibbons ... The inaugural Brian Sweet Predictor Run attracted 37 runners, 32 of whom ran the full 10k course on an unusually warm February evening. The event was staged in memory of Brian Sweet, a stalwart of the club who led a Tuesday night club run every week for more than two decades. Brian introduced hundreds of new starters to running.
Prizes for the most accurate male predictions go to Keith Wood (one second), Peter Tapper (two seconds) and Paul Stephens (nine seconds). The female prizes were won by Catherine Gibbons (29 seconds), Sarah Pickering (1 minute 20 seconds) and Adela Reperecki (1 minute 29 seconds).
Prizes will be presented at club night on Tuesday 5 March. Feedback on the event (to Bernie Gibbons) will help with planning for the future.
Many thanks to: organiser Bernie Gibbons; Neil Chapman who measured the new course and timed the event; course marshals Alison Bennett, Ros Blackburn, Barbara Bullock, Jane Cullingworth, Ben Joynston, Don McCrae, Clive Smith, Pauline Watts, Alison Weston and Sally Wright; and to course sweepers Jayne Norman and Vince Gibbons.

HDSRL entries are open

From Paul Stephens ... Entries to this year's Harrogate and District Summer Race League are now open. Please enter via the HDSRL web-site and follow the links -
The first race is Harrogate on May 21st, folowed by Ripon, Yeadon and Knaresborough with the handicap in Wetherby on July 17th. On-line entries only (and I'm sorry but the club is not offering a discount). See you there.

30th Ilkley Moor fell race, Sun 24 Feb

Well done to Jack Cummings on winning the senior race. (Report to follow.)
Links to photos and results on the IMR race page.

National XC, Sat 23 Feb

From Petra Bijsterveld ... After the successful Northern Championships at Harewood House in 2018 the English Cross Country Association decided to hold the 2019 Nationals here, a wise choice indeed. Whilst the sight of thousands of XC runners charging up Parliament Hill is almost unequaled, it is good to have this national event in the North and especially when it is right on our doorstep (and in Yorkshire!) The large undulating grounds of the estate make for a good course with no more than two laps having to be run by anyone, and the house gives a good backdrop for the photographers. The recent dry weather ensured that there was not a spot of mud on the course, and the gloriously sunny conditions on the day made for good spectating and 'general hanging about' conditions, though pretty warm for running. The course, though dry, was energy sapping with an uphill start and several long inclines that appeared to go on forever and seemed hardly to be compensated for by the downhills. That was my impression at least as I forced myself not to cry or walk! Despite quite a few late drop-outs due to injury and illness we still had a good number of Ilkley juniors and seniors running. At the pointy end Euan Brennan came 4th in the junior men, and Helen Thurston finished impressively in the first 100 of a fast senior women's field, having not run XC since her school days. Luckily for the club she now appears converted to the discipline and will be back in the autumn!
For most of us the Nationals herald the end of the XC season and thanks must go to Steve and Gaenor Coy for organizing all the entries, keeping everyone informed, taking the tent to the events, and generally providing encouragement and support to all.
As an enthusiastic XC runner I feel compelled to give a shout out to anyone in the club who wonders what it is all about and hasn't tried it: come and join us in the next season 2019/2020 starting with the West Yorkshires. Don't be put off by terms such as 'championships', these events are open to everyone regardless of speed. As not everyone runs at the same time there is plenty of opportunity to soak up the atmosphere, marvel at the elites at the front, and cheer on your club mates, in other words: always a good day out.
The Ilkley women's team came 19th out of 114, the men's 50th out of 144.
Results ...

( 1  36:34 Mahamed Mahamed, Southampton)
265  42:17 Jack Wood
451  44:22 Daniel McKeown
463  44:28 Istvan Jacso
568  45:40 Steven Gott
928  48:58 Tim Ashelford
1070 50:20 David Westhead
1468 54:33 Robert Budding
1999 82:53 Peter Lewis
2006 finished

(1  28:17 Emily Hosker Thornhill, Aldershot)
76  32:32 Helen Thurston
137 34:01 Lucy Williamson
228 35:45 Rachel Carter
259 36:13 Helen Wood
683 43:38 Sarah Edwards
842 47:01 Alison Bennett
858 47:34 Petra Bijsterveld
893 48:49 Anna Pickering
921 50:01 Sally Pickering
1034 finished

Junior women
(1  20:40 Amelia Quirck, Bracknell AC)
13  22:03 Jemima Elgood
87  26:04 Sarah Pickering
129 ran

Junior men
(1  28:27 Rory Leonard, Morpeth AC)
4   28:59 Euan Brennan
201 ran

High Cup Nick fell race, Sat 23 Feb

From Jann Smith ... A stunning horseshoe race in the lesser known North-West corner of the Dales, starting and finishing at the beautiful village of Dufton.
Results ...

(1  59:12 Nick Swinburn, Northumberland FR)
64  76:46 Paul Carman
203 92:19 Jann Smith 
433 finished

parkruns, Sat 23 Feb

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  17:26 Huseen Usuie, Bingley Harriers)
24  21:48 Beth Massey, 1st F 
111 25:29 Oscar Street
241 28:53 Stephanie Fox
242 28:54 Paula Reynier
502 ran

(1  17:07 Chris Ovenden, U/A)
27  22:15 Adrian Bastow
129 29:43 Bernie Gibbons
233 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:55 Stephen Ellison, U/A)
147 25:45 Fiona Schneider
472 ran

Clapham Common
(1  15:26 unknown)
25  18:43 Rob Cunningham
748 ran

(1  20:22 Martin Critchley, Horsforth Harriers)
55  28:01 Will Worboys
224 ran

PECO XC update

From Anna Pickering ... after 5 races in the Peco x/ c league Ilkley had two podium places with Steven Gott finishing 2nd V/40 and Malcolm Pickering 1st V/65

BHF Harewood, Sun 17 Feb

From Hilda Coulsey... It was a fine day in the Harewood estate for the half marathon (a trail league counter) and 10k. The weather was ideal and the parkland always makes for good views even though the hills and underfoot conditions were not easy. I saw the half marathoners off an hour before the 10k which meant we came in at a similar time together, hence the photo with a mixture of finishers from the two races. The times were good for trail races with Kate Archer coming in third female/first v40 and Colin Williams second v50 both in the half plus Hilda Coulsey first v60 in the 10k.
Results ...

Half Marathon
(1  1:21:23 Ciaran Forde)
33  1:32:37 Kate Archer
52  1:36:18 Colin Williams
73  1:38:23 Jonathan Turner
131 1:43:57 Michael Abrams-Coen
139 1:44"28 Derek Oliver
200 1:48:16 Steve Newall
209 1:48:47 Caroline Howe
372 1:57:19 Helen Waddington
417 1.59.54 Nicole Liptrot
427 2:00:26 Adela Reperecki
516 2:05:01 Jemma Basham
655 2:11:32 Alex Stanley Hyde
851 2:25:13 Paul Sugden
853 2:25:13 Jo Pattinson
1002 finished

(1  38:08 Tom Midgley)
313 55:42 Hilda Coulsey
433 58:16 Karen Lambe
458 58:43 Dawn Turner
499 59:43 Dionna Jackson
543 60:58 Sue Williamson
649 63:23 Sue Verspyck
763 66:58 Diane Ollier
1078 finished

London Series 10k, Hyde Park, Sun 17 Feb

(1 35:51 Mr Alex !)
92 48:00 John Woodward

parkruns, Sat 16 Feb

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Some excellent results on this first spring-like parkrun day of 2019. Istvan Jacso finished second at Fountains Abbey, Oscar Stapleton third at Woodhouse Moor, and Helen Thurston and Sally Armitage were first and second lady respectively at Harrogate, with Helen coming fourth overall. Alex Hyde and Fiona Schneider seem both to be reaping the rewards of RED (run every day) in January with faster times, and Alex was delighted to dip sub-25. Geoff Howard was impressive as always, this week at Horton, and further afield Alex Hirst and Rob Cunningham continue to be very fast in their respective cities of Cardiff and London.
As part of the LBT parkrun league (I my club loyalty in doubt now??) I went to the relatively new event at Potternewton which proved to be hillier than I expected, but a nice friendly event on good wide tarmac paths.
Results ...

Woodhouse Moor
(1  16:25 unknown)
3   17:05 Oscar Stapleton
590 ran

(1  15:59 Dan Nash, East Cornwall Harriers)
12  17:20 Alex Hirst
1033 ran

(1  16:28 Rob Byers)
208 24:59 Alex Stanley-Hyde
583 ran

(1  17:10 Chris Miller, Harrogate Harriers)
4   19:01 Helen Thurston 1st F
26  21:05 Sally Armitage 2nd F
515 ran

(1  17:55 Chris Ovenden, U/A)
63  26:14 Fiona Schneider
212 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:16 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners)
2   17:23 Istvan Jacso
488 ran

(1  17:48 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)
8   22:16 Geoff Howard
72 ran

Clapham Common
(1  15:16 Alex Milne, Enfield and Haringey AC)
16  18:52 Rob Cunningham
777 ran

(1  18:06 Mark Bailey, Leeds and Bradford Tri)
87  27:00 Petra Bijsterveld
185 ran

Peco XC, Sun 10 Feb

Results ...

(1  26:17 Nathan Marsh, Tonbridge)
20  29:15 Steven Gott
35  29:42 Robbie Matthews
176 34:28 Robert Budding
182 34:35 Michael Duffield
260 37:30 Malcolm Pickering
458 58:14 Don Macrae
459 finished

(1  30:49 Aisling Wall, Horsforth)
21  34:18 Sarah Pickering
130 41:41 Nicola Budding
155 42:55 Diane Kitchen
162 43:17 Alison Bennett
183 44:16 Anna Pickering
294 49:20 Bernadette Gibbons
315 50:38 Kate Lofthouse
325 51:57 Wendy Bishop
374 finished

parkruns, Sat 9 Feb

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  21:46 Ryan Smith, Springwell RC)
57  32:58 Hilda Coulsey
117 ran

(1  17:20 Alan Buckley, Leeds City AC)
25  23:10 Geoff Howard
37  25:15 Neil Pomfret
116 ran

(1  17:37 Rob West, U/A)
145 25:42 Fiona Schneider
393 ran

Clapham Common
(1  17:38 unknown)
7   19:07 Rob Cunningham
708 ran

Caffarella (Rome)
(1  19:48 Angelo Mazzoli, G.S. Bancari Romani)
34  28:35 Peter Lewis
62 ran

Dewsbury 10k, Sun 3 Feb

From Sally Armitage... This was my first time running Dewsbury and conditions were perfect, no ice, no breeze and some much appreciated sunshine! 6 Harriers took part with some PBs achieved too. An 'out and back' course with a gentle incline all the way out followed by a lovely downhill 5k to finish. A great course for anyone chasing a personal best. It's definitely on the calendar for next year!

(1   31:22 Chris Parr, Jarrow and Hebburn) 
214  39:10 Steve Murray  (PB)
352  41:53 Adrian Bastow 
395  42:14 Sally Armitage  (PB)
746  48:39 Helen Waddington 
966  Hilda Coulsey 51:25
1068 53:16 Petra Bijsterveld 
1679 ran

Wadsworth Trog, Sat 2 Feb

Woodentops photos

Results ...

1   2:35:46 Jack Wood
124 3:57:50 Brian Melia
177 finished

Rombalds Stride, Sat 2 Feb

From Michael Duffield ... Results ...

(1  2:47:10 Tom Van Rossum, Aire)
8   3:00:42 Michael Lomas
17  3:09:37 Kate Archer 1st Female
28  3:19:59 Colin Williams
40  3:28:26 Duncan Cooper
44  3:30:54 Dick Waddington
51  3:34:24 John Hayes
57  3:38:59 Derek Oliver
59  3:39:02 Peter Shelley
76  3:50:11 Michael Duffield
96  4:02:00 Martin Stocker
97  4:02:06 Andrew Merrick
110 4:10:04 Adela Reperecki
218 5:28:23 Sarah Hayes
454 finished

Runners and riders, Appletreewick, Sat 2 Feb

Results ...

(1 30:14 Stefan Macina, Aurelius, bike)
(2 30:36 Simon Bailey, Mercia)
5  31:49 Jack Cummings
28 36:00 Jeff Green
29 36:03 Paul Carman
45 38:03 Nick Helliwell
79 45:09 Jann Smith
148 finished

parkruns, Sat 2 Feb

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  15:17 Matthew Edward, Barry and Vale Harriers)
9   17:31 Alex Hirst
764 ran

Advance notice of this year's "Harrogate League races"

From Paul Stephens ... We are back to 4 races and the Handicap race this year and the dates are:
21 May Harrogate
4 June Ripon
20 June Dragons
2 Jul Knaresborough
17 July The Norman Smith Handicap Race & League Presentation

All races are midweek and in the evening, 7.45pm starts except the Handicap. There will be online registration (new this year) and the link will be posted on Facebook and here when this is live (in the next few weeks). The entry fee will be £13 for the League - the same as last year. More details on the HDSRL web-site -

Older News, January 2019

Outstanding Achievements, January

From the Committee ...

Kate Archer Brass Monkey Half Marathon PB
Euan Brennan for being 2nd in the International, 1st in Yorkshire and 2nd in the Northern Cross Countries
Steven Gott for his 3rd in Bradford parkrun & sub 18mins, PECO results, high pacing in Giant's Tooth fell race
Jack Wood for 3rd in the Brass Monkey and his cross countries

Tigger Tor fell race, Sun 27 Jan

From Alison Weston ... 9.7 miles 1,600 ft organised by Totley AC on 27th January.
Very wintry windy conditions for this picturesque race. Well over 400 runners on narrow trods made it a slow start and difficult to run at your own pace but a great route with a bit of everything, including generous amounts of mud and a mile or so of tarmac at the end!

(1  1:11 Steve Franklin, Totley AC)
253 1:53 Alison Weston

Meltham Tough 10K, Sun 27 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Arctic temperatures combined with a decidedly stiff breeze made for a character-building experience on the first Harriers League race of 2019. This road 10k fully deserves its 'tough' adjective as it involves 674 feet of climbing. Whilst there are various ups and downs the overall feel really is '5 miles up, 1 mile down'. Only 6 Harriers made it to the start line today. Colin Williams and Sally Armitage both came 2nd in their respective categories, and were swiftly followed by newish member Craig Berry and by Steve Newell, all below 50 minutes. Hilda and I both ran on tired legs from yesterday's Northern XC, it did not seem to slow Hilda down too much but I went well over the hour mark for the first time ever in a road 10K. Never mind, I enjoyed the race, the tea and cakes back at the club house were delicious and we all came away with a nice beanie hat as a memento. An event I would certainly go back to.
Results ...

(1  36:06 Gareth Cooke, Penistone Footpath Runners)
40  42:29 Colin Williams
89  46:16 Sally Armitage
116 47:43 Craig Berry
137 49:27 Steve Newell
289 58:04 Hilda Coulsey
335 61:55 Petra Bijsterveld
391 ran

Northern XC, Sat 26 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Women, 12th team
(1  27:36 Mhairi Maclennan, Morpeth)
46  31:51 Pauline Munro
73  33:26 Kate Archer
105 34L57 Rachel Carter
183 38:01 Caroline Howe
282 42:37 Diane Kitchen
309 44:24 Hilda Coulsey
312 44:37 Anna Pickering
316 44:53 Petra Bijsterveld
339 46:32 Sally Pickering
376 finished

Men, 19th team
(1  38:05 Emile Cairess, Leeds)
14  39:47 Jack Wood
152 44:42 Steven Gott
202 44:55 Istvan Jacso
249 47:11 Stephen Coy
281 48:03 Tim Ashelford
407 51:04 Dave Westhead
439 52:04 Mike Abrams-Cohen
592 57:45 Malcolm Pickering
704 finished

U20 women
(1 19:29 Eleanor Bolton, Ribble Valley)
5  20:17 Jemima Elgood
36 22:38 Sarah Pickering
62 finished

U20 men
(1 25:41 Rory leonard, Morpeth)
2  25:51 Euan Brennan
12 26:53 Cameron Reilly
62 finished

U17 women
(1  17:17 India Pentland, Darlington)
9   18:34 Bethan Morley
107 ran

U17 men
(1  19:13 Samuel Charlton, Wallsend Harriers)
7   19:56 Dom Coy
83  22:42 Robbie Matthews
139 ran

parkruns, Sat 26 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  17:36 Hussain Usuie, Bingley Harriers)
17  21:52 Sally Malir 1st F
34  23:02 Oscar Street
68  24:37 Phil Hirst
78  24:53 Helen Waddington
79  24:54 Jean Sullivan
198 28:42 Paula Reynier
199 28:42 Dave Reynier
453 ran

Tooting Common
(1  17:50 Martin Dickson, Wimbledon Windmilers)
11  19:04 Rob Cunningham
802 ran

(1  21:48 Marcus Whelband, Flinders AC)
20  32:33 Chris Cunningham
42 ran

Cliffe Castle
(1  18:21 Rob Byers, U/A)
36  27:58 Fiona Schneider
185 ran

(1  17:35 Sam Robbins, Chapel Allerton Runners)
24  23:07 Geoff Howard
176 ran

2018 League final results

From Jane McCarthy ... Congratulations to the League Winners:-
Overall League - Colin Williams
Fell League - Jack Cummings
Trail League - Jonathan Turner
Road League - Colin Williams.

First League race of 2019 - Meltham 10K this Sunday; Good Luck to all competing!

Full 2018 results tables and 2019 fixtures list on the League page

PECO XC, race 4, Sun 20 Jan

From Caroline Hpwe ... A fab new PECO course at Crimple Valley, Harrogate, with muddy trails, grass, technical wooded areas, plenty of twists and turns, and great view of the Crimple Valley Viaduct, despite the mist. An added point of interest for me was running past my old high school (with memories of school XC flooding back!) A strong Harriers ladies' team saw three Harriers finish in the top 20 out of nearly 400 finishers. Great performances all round in the penultimate race of the series.
Results ...

(1  28:21 Helen Cross, York Tri)
8   29:39 Pauline Munro 1st F50
14  31:14 Sarah Pickering
20  31:47 Rachel Carter
65  35:36 Caroline Howe
132 38:15 Nicola Budding
138 38:32 Diane Kitchen
178 40:37 Alison Bennett
246 43:42 Sally Pickering
269 44:31 Bernadette Gibbons
289 45:19 Anna Pickering
318 46:41 Kate Lofthouse
393 ran

(1  25:10 Terrence Forrest, Ackworth RR)
31  27:38 Steven Gott 3rd V40
134 30:55 Steve Murray
176 31:48 Peter Shelley
184 32:10 Robert Budding
191 32:20 Michael Duffield
241 34:03 Malcolm Pickering 1st V65
481 52:41 Donald Macrae
485 ran

Pilancones Tunte Ultra Trail Gran Canaria, Sat 19 Jan

From Jann Smith ... This long race circled around the middle of this very mountainous island starting in San Bartolome de Tirujana a mountain village. The mountains here are at their highest and roughest with near vertical rocky ascents and descents. A rope was used at one point. We started in dark, mist rain and cold and finished in hot sun.
Resultados ...

(1 4h15 Pau Gil)
49 6h23 Paul Carman       
70 6h51 Jann Smith (2nd  vet)	
112 finished

parkruns, Sat 19 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  17:48 Martin Fillingham, Saltaire Striders)
73  25:15 Philip Hirst
371 ran

(1  17:24 Chris Miller, Harrogate Harriers)
160 25:35 Will Worboys
491 ran

(1  18:31 Jake Ridding, U/A)
12  21:26 Adrian Bastow
33  24:25 Rachel Carter
214 ran

(1  20:59 Mark Ryder, Ripon Runners)
14  24:31 Geoff Howard
70 ran

Aldinga Beach (AUS)
(1  17:19 Mike Klocke, U/A)
12  25:38 Chris Cunningham
79 ran

Clapham Common
(1  16:45 Richard Ollington, Thames Hare and Hounds)
22  19:05 Rob Cunningham
941 ran

Annual Awards for 2018

Presented at the Awards Evening on Friday 18th January. Congratulations, everyone.

Graham Weston's photos

Category2018 Winner
Runner of the year - maleJack Wood
Runner of the year - femaleKate Archer
Most improved - maleJonathan Turner
Most improved - femaleHelen Thurston
Endurance Runner - over 50 maleAndrew Merrick
Endurance Runner - over 50 femaleAlison Weston
Endurance Runner - maleBen Sheppard
Endurance Runner - femaleHelen Waddington
Runner under 23 - maleEuan Brennan
Runner under 23 - femaleLucy Williamson
Runner over 50 - maleColin Williams
Runner over 50 - femaleHilda Coulsey
Contribution to club - maleNeil Chapman
Contribution to club - femaleHilda Coulsey
Captains award - maleSteve Murray
Captains award - femaleRachel Carter
League winnerColin Williams
Fell leagueJack Cummings
Road leagueColin Williams
Trail leagueJonathan Turner
One-off ContributionPetra Bijsterveld (membership database)
One-off PerformancePaul Carmen (solo Bob Graham Round)
Additional ContributionThe coaches: Jane Bryant, Neil Chapman, and Peter Shields
The website: Paul Wood
Chair 2018: Geoff Howard

Previous years' awards. Also see the Club records and Hall of fame pages.

International XC in Elgoibar, Spain, Sun 13 Jan

From Steve Brennan... Great run by Euan Brennan, 2nd in the U20 race video.

Brass Monkey Half Marathon, Sun 13 Jan

Results ...

(1  1:09:42 Adrian Bailes, Birtley)
3   1:10:42 Jack Wood
242 1:27:26 Kate Archer
1554 finished

Stanbury Splash, Sun 13 Jan

From Rachel Carter ... Results from the Stanbury Splash yesterday, undertaken in conditions of very gusty wind, and at times driving rain with plenty of photographic proof courtesy of Woodentops - links on Facebook.

(1  46:41 Robin Howie, Wharfedale)
12  50:41 Jack Cummings
16  52:03 Istvan Jacso
36  55:38 Helen Thurston
72  61:20 Rachel Carter
77  61:53 Colin Williams
84  62:21 Richard Joel
98  65:05 Duncan Cooper
154 72:31 Alison Weston
218 80:89 Nea Weston
254 finished
Ilkley ladies 1st Team (4, 10, 28)

parkruns, Sat 12 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Two Ilkley first finishers this week: Jack Wood at Myrtle (Bingley), just 2 seconds outside the course record, and Michael Lomas at Barry Island. Steve Gott came 3rd at Bradford in 17:59 which I believe is his first sub-18 parkrun result.
Results ...

(1  17:26 Jack Kelly, U/A)
3   17:59 Steven Gott
23  20:36 Sarah Pickering
42  22:16 Malcolm Pickering
80  24:17 Oscar Street
161 27:28 Paula Reynier
525 ran

(1  17:12 Chris Oddy, Serpentine RC)
123 24:43 Helen Waddington
555 ran

(1  17:21 Matthew Merrick, Aldershot, Farnham and District AC)
42  22:07 Tom Worboys
501 ran

(1  18:15 Tim Chadwick, U/A)
106 29:13 Bernie Gibbons
114 29:47 Mark Scothon
230 ran

(1  22:20 Daniel Taylor, U/A)
26  28:30 Will Worboys
91 ran

Barry Island
1   18:42 Michael Lomas
208 ran

Clapham Common
(1  17:39 Rory Jordan, Milocaria AC)
18  19:06 Rob Cunningham
1019 ran

1   17:14 Jack Wood
79  28:08 Fiona Schneider
268 ran

PECO XC race 3, West Park, Sun 6 Jan

From Rachel Carter ... A dry cross country run at West Park of just under 5.5 miles mixing undulating terrain across field and trail through woods with some doing the double after the Yorkshire's on Sat.
Results ...

(1  28:31 Michael Kallenberg, Wharfedale)
25  32:27 Steven Gott  
131 36:09 Steve Murray 
199 38:06 Mike Duffield 
234 39:09 Robert Budding 
249 39:40 Malcolm Pickering 
502 finished

(1  32:17 Georgia Taylor-Brown, Sale)
20  37:04 Rachel Carter 
74  42:01 Caroline Howe 
207 48:47 Ros Brown 
236 50:20 Anna Pickering
245 50:37 Sally Pickering
328 54:49 Kate Lofthouse
372 59:24 Sally Wright
396 finished

Yorkshire XC Chanpionships, Lightwater Valley, Sat 5 Jan

From Caroline Howe...

Senior Men (10,320m)
(1  32:15 Emile Cariss Leeds City)
7   33:46 Jack Wood 
68  37:30 Istvan Jacso 
74  37:51 Dan McKeown 
77  37:56 Steve Gott 
115 39:39 Steve Coy 
132 40:09 Tim Ashelford 
232 45:41 Rob Budding 
244 46:30 Mark Iley 
259 47:33 Malcolm Pickering 
326 finished
Ilkley men's team 8th out of 38

Men's U20 (8,240m)
1 26:26 Euan Brennan 
5 28:26 Cam Reilly 
18 finished

Senior Ladies (8,250m)
(1  27:57 Claire Duck, Leeds City)
20  30:37 Jemima Elgood 
25  31:02Pauline Munro 
33  32:32 Kate Archer 
63  34:20 Beth Massey 
67  34:30 Sarah Pickering 
110 37:38 Caroline Howe 
161 43:27 Petra Bijsterveld 
171 44:14 Hilda Coulsey 
181 45:34 Anna Pickering 
199 finished
Ilkley A team 6th out of 35
Ilkley B team 29th out of 35

Ladies U17 (4,450m)
(1 15:26 Esther Rowe-Towle Sheff & Dearne)
2  15:47 Bethan Morley 
33 finished

U17 Men (6,350m)
(1 19:45 Joshua Dickinson, City of York)
4 20:01 Dom Coy
41 finished

parkruns, Sat 5 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  16:05 Peter Avent, Shettleston Harriers)
38  19:26 Mark Mon-Williams
815 ran

(1  17:29 Martin Fillingham, Saltaire Striders)
54  23:42 Oscar Street
271 31:06 Paula Reynier
484 ran

(1  18:31 Ian Sadler, U/A)
90  27:09 Fiona Schneider
125 29:14 Tim Ratcliffe
164 32:01 Mark Scothon
236 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  16:54 Ted Mason, Wharfedale Harriers)
61  22:14 Geoff Howard
462 ran

Clapham Common
(1  15:34 unknown)
25  19:15 Rob Cunningham
871 ran

Selection news

From Steve Brennan... Following on from Euan Brennan's 7th place at the British Cross Challenge he has been selected for the England U20 Cross Country team to compete at the International XC in Elgoibar, Spain on the 13th of January.

Nine Standards fell race, Tue 1 Jan

From Will Buckton... Great conditions for me and Colin to kick off 2019 with the Nine Standards race from Kirkby Stephen. GPS was allowed but not required due to the spring like weather! I got a PB on my 5th time at the New Years Day fell race. BM 12.9km/549m.
Results ...

(1 53:17 Jonathan Cox, Eden Runners)
32 1h03:30 Will Buckton
52 1h07:45 Colin Williams
196 finished

Giants Tooth Fell Race, Tue 1 Jan

From Michael Duffield... £3 and a friendly jostle to fill in an entry sheet in the pub got Steve and I an entry into the Giants Tooth Fell Race on New Years Day. Only 3 miles and not a typical fell race - more a rolling trail up to the Giants Tooth standing stone above Ogden Water and back, through woods, on technical paths in places. Good fun and got rid of a few xmas cobwebs.

(1 17:10 Robin Howie, Wharfedale Harriers)
9  18:19 Steven Gott
54 21:58 Michael Duffield
186 ran

parkruns, NYD Tue 1 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Four Harriers availed themselves of the opportunity to run two consecutive parkruns to start 2019: Rob Cunningham chose two in London, whilst closer to home Amanda, Alex and myself started at Myrtle (Bingley) and moved on to Cliffe Castle (Keighley) to join Karen and Geoff, the latter having volunteered already at Skipton.
Results ...

(1  16:42 unknown)
16  19:20 Rob Cunningham 
575 ran

Fulham Palace
(1  16:54 Nick Marriage, Wooters Runners)
18  19:09 Rob Cunningham
431 ran

(1  18:06 unknown)
11  19:33 Paul Carman
41  22:23 Jann Smith
128 28:41 Bernie Gibbons
215 ran

Mole Valley
(1  18:21 Daniel Evans, Dorking and Mole Valley AC)
38  23:06 Peter Roll
292 ran

(1  18:02 Michael Malyon, Baildon Runners)
123 28:13 Petra Bijsterveld
135 28:38 Alex Stanley-Hyde
150 29:31 Amanda Newham
243 ran

Cliffe Castle
(1  18:34 Michael Malyon, Baildon Runners)
66  24:27 Geoff Howard
164 29:41 Karen Lambe
181 30:18 Petra Bijsterveld
202 31:17 Alex Stanley-Hyde
219 32:20 Amanda Newham
352 ran

Barry Island
(1 16:33 Matthew Rees, Swansea)
5  18:22 Michael Lomas
616 ran

Older News, December 2018