Ilkley Harrier of the month

The Harrier of the Month award is decided by the Ilkley Harriers committee, and is generally based on racing achievements, commitment to training, and contribution to Club. See below for more details on how it works and how to nominate someone.

2017

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.

November

Harrier of the month nominations: Martin Archer for Lister Park parkrun, Burley Moor and consistently great results; Jack Wood for first in the last even splits 5k and 2nd at Tour of Pendle; Cameron Reilly for Abbey Dash time of 34.28; Jonathan Turner for impressive progress over the year with great times at Burley moor, at Wetherby parkrun and last month's marathon time; Michael Lomas for great times and improvements, particularly Burley Moor and Tour of Pendle; Rob Budding for cross country race improvements and good results in general.
The winner is Michael Lomas.

Volunteer of the month: Gaenor and Steve Coy for all they do for the x countries; Petra Bijsterveld for the membership renewals admin; Helen Waddington for HoM write-ups; Neil Chapman for Thursday evening session; Peter Shields for Wednesday evening sprint training
The winner is Helen Waddington.

October

Harrier of the month nominations: Caroline Howe for commitment to training and Yorkshire Marathon time and PB; Alison Weston for Lakes Grand Prix placings; Tom Adams for 'dirty double' wins in Lakeland Trails; Petra Bijsterveld for Keilder Double weekend and Snowdonia Marathon; Harry Sime for recent 'eventsplits' 5k time returning from injury; Lucy Williamson for Bangor Half Marathon time and PB
The winner is Caroline Howe.

Volunteer of the month: Helen Waddington for the monthly reviews of performances; Hilda Coulsey for committee work; Peter Shields for his Wednesday evening training sessions
The winner is Hilda Coulsey.

September

Harrier of the month nominations: Geoff Howard for park run times and Leeds Golden Mile; Brian Melia Ultra Tour Monta Rosa; Iain Gibbons for 4th at Burnsall Fell and 7th at Embsay fell; Ewan Walsh for Incline time; Jo Foster 1st LV45 Scafell Pike fell
The winner is Brian Melia.

Volunteer of the month: Helen and Dick Waddington for organising the Incline; David Ibbotson, whilst recovering, for leading the Tuesday and often Saturday groups; Gavin Lamb for auditing the accounts at short notice
The winner is David Ibbotson.

August

Harrier of the month nominations: Alison Weston for the Burnsall double (including 3rd lady on the fell) and Borrowdale; Tom Adams for 10k pb at Blackpool Illuminations; Norman Bush for his 6 fell races this month, all good results
The winner is Norman Bush.

Volunteer of the month: Petra Bijsterveld for conscientiously collating the park run results weekly.

July

Harrier of the month nominations: Helen Waddington for Ultimate Trails. Helen Waddington and Richard Joel for Ultimate Trails Tom Adams wins this month plus 3rd in Snowdon international championship. Ben Shepherd for Lakeland 50. Abi Bailey for Race to the Stones. Martin Archer for Harrogate 10k. Dave Millson encouraged by Antonio to return to running and arriving back from the Addingham gala still smiling. The slower Leeds 10k bunch, mostly beginners from last year: Wendy Bishop, Damaris Bedford, Libby Heppenstall, Nicky Sollowey, Diane Ollier plus regulars Kate Lofthouse and Claire Shouler.
The winner is Abi Bailey.

Volunteer of the month nominations: Dan Wilkinson for Addingham Gala, Alison Weston Gazette reports.
The winner is Dan Wilkinson.

June

Harrier of the month nominations: Steve Turland for successfully completing the Bob Graham round, Andrew Merrick for the South Downs Way, Jack Cummings for his first senior race win at Buckden, Euan Brennan as FRA u17 champ and coming 5th in an England vest (first for England), Helen Waddington for the double skyline, Sharon Meadows for the Lakeland Trails race and Ben Shepherd for the Three Peaks Challenge.
The winners are both Steve Turland and Jack Cummings with a special mention for Euan Brennan.

Volunteer of the month nominations: Helen Waddington for HoM write ups, Paul Wood for website updates, Jane Bryant for coaching, Andrew Sheldon for organising the HDSRL this and previous years.
The winner is Andrew Sheldon.

May Runner of the month:
Jane McCarthy
for successfully completing the Bob Graham Round Other nominations were:
Caroline Howe for her Edinburgh half pb
Jack Wood for great results and World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships selection
Mary Gibbons for 3rd lady at Chevin Fell
Jack Cummings for another great month of results plus 2nd at John Carr
Petra Bijsterveld for various pbs
Dick Waddington for supporting Jane
Will Simmons recently joined and 3rd inTrail race
Amanda Parnaby for the LDWA 100m
Hilda Coulsey for 1sts F60 John Carrs and Leeds half
Volunteer of the month:
Lawrence Basham and the Trail race team
  Other nominations were:
Beginners 0-5k team
Paul Sugden
Jane's support team
April Runner of the month:
Jack Wood
for sub-3 hour Three Peaks run, including a fall Other nominations were:
Jane McCarthy for Basildon Boundary Way, Guiseley Gallop and 3 peaks
Jack Cummings for Bunny runs and Dick Hudsons
Cam Reilly for Bunny runs
Euan Brennan for Bunny runs
Ben Sheppard for Manchester marathon and Blubberhouses
Helen Waddington for Ilkley Skyline.
Volunteer of the month:
Alison Weston
for Ilkley Gazette reports Other nominations were:
Neil Chapman for Thursday training
Alison Bennett for Carnival volunteer organisation
March Runner of the month:
Ben Sheppard
for Haworth Hobble Other nominations were:
Caroline Howe for Keithley 10k, Haweswater half and Harrogate parkrun
Jack Wood for Long Mynd and Edale the same weekend
Kate Archer for Pendle
Volunteer of the month:
Petra Bijsterveld
for organising our Northern Road Relays teams Other nominations were:
Alison Weston for Gazette reports
February Runner of the month:
Paul Stephens
for completing an excellent 21 Rombald's Strides, and in very consistent times, year on year Other nominations were:
Jane McCarthy for 1st lady Rombald's Stride
Volunteer of the month:
Steve Weston (and Team)
for organising the Ilkley Fell Race Other nominations were:
Helen Waddington for providing the HoM summary every month
January Runner of the month:
Normal Bush
V75 record for Skipton parkrun Other nominations were:
Geoff Howard for consistent 22 and 23 min parkruns through January
Rob Cunningham for 1h19 Brass Monkey half PB
Matt Newell for parkruns and cross-country commitment plus SM18 record at Skipton this month
Tim Ashelford for parkruns and cross-countries.
Volunteer of the month:
Gaenor and Steve Coy
for their diligent PECO and representative cross country organisation Other nominations were:
(none this month)

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