Results hot off Horsforth Harriers web site
49 Neil Chapman 38.56 213 Victoria Wright 46.09 253 Linda Wright 47.52 302 Rob Wills 49.53 436 Jane Cullingworth 56.06
Amanda Parnaby did this Roundhay Park race in 45 minutes
A great result from 2nd-claim Harrier Stefan Macina, 26th in 3h33. Jason Hemsley (Otley) also completed, but had some mechanical
problems. Lots of other fell-runners in there - Rob Jebb won it, Stephen Bottomley, etc.
Click for results, on ukresults.net
AS 4M/1000' Another good turnout of Harriers, at this the final event in the English Fell Championships.
Andrea won the Ladies race in a new course record of 27.13. With that win, she will become the English Fell Champion (to add to her British Fell Champion title). We had a great ladies team backing Andrea, with Emma Barclay 11th in 31.34, Alison Weston 15th in 32.25, Sally Malir 18th in 32.46, and Alison Crane 24th in 33.55, all in the top half of the field, and first ladies team!
Next it was the men's race. Nick Pearce led us home - 81st in 27.51, then Mark Iley and Mike Baldwin, Geoff Howard,
Norman Bush (who clinched 2nd Vet 60 in the Championship with this run), Iain Mann,
Ian Marshall, Mark Priestley, Paul Wood, Phil Chappell, and Dave Ibbotson.
Impressions of the race ... a big field, two steep hands-on-knees climbs, and a very long brain-in-neutral descent - a classic race!
Click here for Graham's photos
A great day out! Thanks to Leeds-Bradford Tri Club for this superbly organised event - swim 500m, Bike 9M (Carters Lane ascent/Curly Hill descent 3 times), Run 3M (Carters Lane/Curly Hill). Harriers results are:
Pos Total Swim Bike Run (Winner 56.02 7.08 29.45 19.09) Jason Hemsley 11 1.01.06 9.42 31.58 19.26 Stefan Macina 15 1.02.35 10.05 33.07 19.23 Andy Wade 17 1.03.05 8.17 35.36 19.12 Mike Baldwin 32 1.06.45 10.41 35.19 20.45 Paul Wood 92 1.14.15 12.12 38.40 23.23 Jane Leather 100 1.14.52 10.33 39.56 24.23 Neil Chapman 116 1.15.39 13.50 40.21 21.28 Susie Jollie =138 1.17.40 10.47 40.56 25.57 Keith Wood =138 1.17.40 11.07 43.02 23.31 Victoria Wright 161 1.20.22 9.02 48.01 23.19 Simon O'Hara 214 1.30.09 9.56 47.57 32.16 Claire Macina 218 1.30.53 8.36 48.59 33.18 Andrew Wright 220 1.31.35 12.24 53.55 25.16 256 finishers
A popular local race. Billy Kerr was 10th in 36.53; Neil Chapman ran this as a warm-up for the Triathlon (!) and
was 30th in 39.14; David Jepson was 53rd in 40.23; John Woodward 92nd in 42.17; John Coen 119th in 44.11;
and Caroline Howard 120th in 44.15. Linda Wright had a good run with 48.20; Amanda Parnaby ran about 57m.
Results and more photos at: Kirkstall Harriers' web site
AL, 12M with 4000' of climb. Roy Ruddle was 61st in 2h31; Alison Weston was 101st and 4th lady in 2h40
Alison Weston is the Booths Ilkley Harriers Runner of the Month, click here for details.
With the drastic reduction in evening daylight seen in the last week, all organised evening training will now be away
from the fells. See the training page for more details.
Andrea Priestley ran in the this race, which consisted of 5 legs - swimming, kayak, fell race, mountain bike and
trail race - with teams from the home countries plus a European team. Andrea won the fell race. England's men came
second overall to Scotland despite Simon Booth winning the fell race. The ladies won.
The fell race was 3 miles up and down Connich Hill, tailor made for TV - apparently it will be shown on Channel 4 later in the year.
AS 3.5M/800' With a change of venue from that advertised to a Danefield-Relay type course with its lung-bursting,
gut-busting finish, our Harriers made the best of the extra post-race challenge - to drink a pint of Briscoe's real ale
immediately after finishing. Apparently Nick Pearce (22.14 run, 0,57 drink) made up 3 places to 7th,
Mike Baldwin (13th, 22.53/0.48) certainly didn't lose any; and Morgan Williams (29th, 27.03/1.16) overhauled the first lady.
Results on Valley Striders' web site
A good turnout of Harriers at this friendly local race - over half the field. Jason Hemsley retained his title from the
last running of the race in 2000, and Kirstin Bailey won the Ladies title, with Emma Barclay and Alison Weston 2nd
and 3rd ladies.
Official results soon on Wharfedale Harriers' web site, but interim results from Bob below ...
Click here for our photos
1 Jason Hemsley Pudsey & Bramley 38.16 2 Andy Robertshaw Otley AC 39.21 3 Robert Hamilton Wharfedale Harriers V45 39.59 4 Stefan Macina Pudsey & Bramley 41.00 5 Mark Iley Ilkley Harriers V40 41.18 6 Nick Pearce Ilkley Harriers V45 42.11 7 Jonnie Butler Keighley & Craven V45 42.46 8 Mike Baldwin Ilkley Harriers V45 43.11 9 Kirstin Bailey Bingley Harriers L 46.50 10 Terry Lonergan Ilkley Harriers V50 46.51 11 Graham Breeze Skyrac AC V55 47.11 12 John Forsyth Skyrac AC V45 47.38 13 Emma Barclay Ilkley Harriers L 47.46 14 Phil Chappell Ilkley Harriers 47.47 15 Dennis Ackroyd Ilkley Harriers V50 48.21 16 Dave Ibbotson Ilkley Harriers V40 48.48 17 Alison Weston Ilkley Harriers L 49.09 18 Malcolm Coles Skyrac AC V60 50.29 19 Keith Wood Ilkley Harriers V40 50.47 20 Morgan Williams Ilkley Harriers 50.59 21 Ray Hawksby Otley AC V45 57.59 22 Bernie Connor Ilkley Harriers V40 67.13 23 Paul Buckley Unattached V50 71.56
Circuit training is BACK from 9th September. Same format as last year: warmup starts at
6.30 prompt, then one hour of really hard work.
More details on the Training page.
NB All Mondays in September are at the Grammar School gym.
A bit hilly! Lloyd Best and Karen Page both finished in 1hour 58 min 45 sec
And Margot Dale ran the Glasgow Half Marathon in 1h57m in terrible weather, 8 minutes faster than last year
Andrea Priestley won the Ben Nevis (AM, 10m/4400'). She was 38th overall in 1.52.55 (The race was won by Andy Peace.) The conditions were poor on the descent (very slippery) but we think this is the fastest ladies' time for some years - the next closest appears to be Carol Greenwood in 1992 and Tracy Ambler last year.
AM, 10m/5000' Jane Leather was 3rd lady in 2h36
Or is it the "Marrow Mile"? Or the "Midgey Murder Mile"?
Whatever, this 1-mile uphill race with 560' of climb was enjoyed by all the runners who took part. Some challenging records have been set, and now we're looking forward to giving the race a higher profile next year.
Teams of twelve, running in pairs to cover the 60-odd miles of the Leeds Country Way in 6 legs. As last time, in 2000 Ilkley fielded two teams, one men's and one ladies'. All the teams enjoyed 'wall to wall sunshine'. There was one moment of drama when the ladies just beat the Leg 5 mass start, photo right.
Official times are:
Ilkley Harriers Ladies 1 Bridget Doherty and Janet Hebbert 1:54:02 (37) 2 Joyce Marshall and Rachael Gooch 1:34:08 (22) 3 Jane Bryant and Karen Page 1:34:04 (26) 4 Cath Wolfenden and Jane Leather 1:41:26 (25) 5 Sally Malir and Julie Harvey 1:19:23 (18) 6 Heather Duke and Amanda Parnaby 1:45:12 (38) 30th overall, 4th Ladies team in 9:48:15 Ilkley Harriers 'A' 1 Ian Marshall and Phil Chappell 1:27:02 (16) 2 Pete Shields and Neil Chapman 1:26:33 (13) 3 Dennis Ackroyd and Lloyd Best 1:22:35 (14) 4 Nick Pearce and Mike Baldwin 1:32:30 (16) 5 Andy Sarah and Norman Blackburn 1:34:21 (34) 6 Dave Ibbotson and Keith Wood 1:16:38 (18) 17th overall in 8:39:39
BS, 3.5M/750' Mark Iley was 9th in 28.02; and Norman Bush 12th in 28.56
Second-claim Harrier Kirstin Bailey was first lady in 11.30; Norman Bush ran about the same time; and Dennis Ackroyd ran 13m.
Dave Matthews 15m, Jane Leather 16m, Bernie Connor 18m
And Bernie, partnered with Wharfedale Harriers' Bob Hamilton, finished 2nd in the egg-throwing competition.
Richard Midgley ran this race, 35.5 miles, in 5h24 for 37th place - he was one of the 61 finishers who beat the cut-off time of 6.5 hours.
The Burnsall Feast includes both a fell race and a 10 mile road race.
The road race was won by Ian Fisher; with Andy Wade the first Harrier 10th in 60.47; then Neil Chapman who ran the race in 66.05 then ran home to Ilkley!; then David Ibbotson in 76:20, It was a rainy afternoon, with a tough undulating course around Hebden, Grassington, Linton and Thorpe.
Nick Pearce ran in the fell race, 1.5 miles with 900' of climb, and finished in 18 minutes.
Adrian Hall and Eddie Winslow share the award for the Booths Ilkley Harriers Runner of the Month, click here for details.
AL, 14 miles with 6000’ of climb. A good turnout at the penultimate race in the
Andrea Priestley finished first lady, 36th overall, and set a new ladies’ record of 2h28
(the old record had stood for 14 years).
Also running well were Nick Pearce 57th in 2h35; Jim Ryder 103rd in 2h49; Mike Baldwin 117th in 2h55; Geoff Howard 125th in 2h59 and Alison Weston 126th and 8th lady also in 2h59. Pete Shields was 144th in 3h04; then Rachael Gooch 193rd in 3h21; Iain Mann 194th in 3h21; Norman Bush 200th in 3h26; James Lind 202nd in 3h26; Jane Leather 209th in 3h28; and Emma Barclay 211th in 3h29. We were 3rd ladies team on the day, 7th Vet and 5th Vet-50 team.
Full results on Kendal AC's web site.
Even further North, Shirley Wood was running in the Pheonix Long O (navigational) event in
the Cheviots. In the 'C' class she had
19km with 1200m of climb, over rough terrain in very hot conditions. Her 4h16 was good for 15th place overall, and
4th lady. Unfortunately our tent collapsed so we had to retreat home, missing the second day.
Orienteering is navigating with a map around a course in the shortest possible time - herein lies the link with
There are a few orienteers in Ilkley Harriers, and most of them were at this series of 5 races over fabulous Lake District
terrain. Top result was from Joyce Marshall, 3rd in a very competitive class, with Shirley Wood struggling this time in
15th place and Lindsey King 21st. Ian Marshall was 31st on his course, with Rob King 43rd (despite detours to 'bag some
tops' not actually on his route).
Click for official web site
AL, 17m/6500' Alison Weston continued her excellent form on the fells coming 2nd lady in 4h14, and 43rd place overall. Geoff Howard was 61st in 4h35, and Iain Mann in his first long Lakeland fell race did a commendable 5h45
No Harriers at all at this event. But it is of interest because it is the last race in the
British Fell Championships.
Kendal's Louise Sharp ran and won the ladies' race, which finally brings her level with Andrea Priestley on Championship
points, so they will apparently share the title (who thinks there should be a race-off? I know who I'd bet my shirt on!)
Click for results link
Our intrepid fixtures secretary found this strangely-titled race whils on holiday in deepest Cornwall. Over a tough and hilly course, and on a hot day, Dave Ibbotson ran a creditable 1h52. This despite sunburnt feet, being buzzed by buzzards, and some confusion between pasta-loading and pasty-loading.
AM 10M/3250' Won by Tim Davies in 1:07:11; Nick Pearce was 57th and 4th Vet in 1:23:38; and Jane Leather had a great run to finish 256th in 1:50:45. Second-claim Harrier Jason Hemsley was 20th in 1:15:49
Eddie Winslow and Adrian Hall competed in separate categories in the third 2
day ACE race held around Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor. Competition was intense in
this British Adventure Racing Championship qualifier. Eddie was out to
defend his series placing.
Meanwhile Adrian together with Fiona Paterson competed in his first ACE
race as a mixed pair.
Beginning with a 1 hour ride to the start of the event, teams set off through the forest on a 3 hour score type running section. An hour later and with the temperature increasing, the 5 hour mountain bike stage began. The highlight (?) was cycling up Dunkery Hill in blazing sunshine before a bone rattling descent down a "bridleway". A much needed 3 hour rest passed before the beginning of a 90 minute night navigation stage started at 10pm.
The second day dawned even hotter with a 2 hour kayaking stage on Wimbleball Lake immediately followed by a 1hr 40 minute trail race.
The final results were 4th in male solos for Eddie and 7th in the mixed pair for Adrian and Fiona.
Click for www.aceraces.com
Victoria Wright is the Booths Ilkley Harriers Runner of the Month, click here for details.
Andrea Piestley finished 6th in 36.36 in the 2nd WMRA Grand Prix race, second Brit behind Angela Mudge.
Click for WMRA site
AM 11.9M, 3300'. Mike Baldwin ran 1.56.43; Alison Weston 2.02.47 (2nd lady); Emma Barclay 2.07.27 (4th lady); and Ewan Welsh 2.11.19
Amanda Parnaby succesfully completed the 26 mile (or further) Nidd Vale Circuit, a navigational cross-country run, in 7h16m.
BS, 5.5M/1100' 1st James Baker Chichester 32:16; 20th Geoff Howard 37:56 (3rd Vet 50); 37th Paul Howard 41:22; 42nd Graham Hughes 42:05 (ex Ilkley now Mercia); 56th Caroline Howard 44.20 (7th Lady)
In the final 8 hour race in the Salomon X-Adventure GB Series held in Kielder Forest Eddie Winslow and Adrian Hall, together with Thorlene Egerton, raced to third place in a competitive field. The event started with a 10 mile fell run followed immediately by a long mountain bike through the forest. After a brief section of rope work the team continued on mountain bikes to the Canadian canoes. With the weather threatening to close in, an impressive hour long paddle on Kielder Water (greatly assisted by Thor's ability to steer) put the team in a strong position into the final bike section where they took their tally to 24 checkpoints out of a maximum of 27 before racing back to the finish at Kielder Castle in 7 hours and 45 minutes. A good result following 5th position in the last two races.
AM, 7M, 2000'. Winner John Taylor (Bingley) 47.09. Nick Pearce enjoyed a good run, 16th in 54,24; closely followed by Jim Ryder 19th in 54.52 and Mark Iley 22nd in 55.39. James Lind was 60th in 60.15; Ian Marshall 76th in ~61.30; Steve Cockerham 104th in 66.25; Andy Wolfenden ran 70.07. Keith Wood time tbc
A select band made it to the final event in the Harrogate League, the Handicap Race. From the results it looks like the handicapper didn't smile on them too favorably (oops), but it was a little more cheerful at the League Prizegiving afterwards where we picked up trophies for:
First Ladies Team
First Lady Veterans Team
Champion Lady Vet/35 - Julie Harvey
Champion Lady Vet/40 - Alison Bennett
Well done to them all!
Harriers' results in the Handicap Race (9.2km) Gross Posn Time Hcap 28 62.23 IAN MARSHALL 08:30 39 62.47 AMANDA PARNABY 22:30 41 62.48 JOANNA SIMPSON 22:30 49 62.56 NEIL CHAPMAN 07:00 51 62.59 RICHARD GRAY 12:30 54 63.03 JEFF PAGET 08:30 58 63.09 ALISON BENNETT 10:00 59 63.10 LLOYD BEST 10:00 62 63.13 MARK ILEY 04:30 71 63.39 JIM SIMPSON 13:30 73 63.47 RICHARD MIDGLEY 14:30 77 63.57 VIC VERECONDI 16:30 78 64.14 JOHN WOODWARD 10:00 80 64.27 STEVE FLETCHER 20:30 90 65.50 BRIDGET DOHERTY 14:00 (Net Time = Gross Time + 32 - Hcap !)
In an otherwise quiet weekend for racing, Tim Ashelford had a great 6th place in the Ripon Triathlon: Swim 1.5km in 21.44; Bike 41km in 1.05.50; Run 10km in 36.45
Harriers' Start Times: (removed 18 July)
BS, 3.5M/700'. Won by Bingley's John Tylor in 17.57 with Jason Hemsley 5th in 19.26, first first-claim Harrier was Ian Marshall 45th in 23.29; with Emma Barclay 50th in 23.57 (close behind first lady Jo Smith 23.45).
Quick report - Shirley Wood and Anna Liuba were 45th in 7h09 and Alison and Graham Weston were 49th in 7h22 in the
Carrock Fell class of the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon, 31km over 2 days
Click here for Harriers' photos
A rather heavier version of Andy Wade turned up for the race (due to triathlon training) and recorded a personal worst
of 36.17 finishing in 10th position in a field of around 360. Mark Iley was 21st in 37.53
and Amanda Parnaby 293rd in 56.31 The race was won in 32.17
Results on Harrogate's website
In a race ran in bright and warm conditions we had:
55 Neil Chapman 38.57 125 Andy Wolfenden 44.56 127 Martin Heath 46.20 154 Victoria Wright 46.38 174 Linda Wright 48.02 199 Andrew Wright 50.24 225 Susan Kennedy 52.13 226 Bernie Gibbons 52.17 237 Elaine Ibbotson 53.37 268 Jane Cullingham 57.37? 294 Helen Sturges 64.17
Daniel, Frances and Joseph Ibbotson all ran well in the 2.5K Fun run, as did the Kennedy children Thomas, George, and Isobel.
And in yet another10k, over a 'scenic' course at Pudsey, Margot Dale ran 58 minutes to pick up the prize for 1st lady Vet-50
Pete Shields ran the Skiddaw fell race, 9m and 2700', and was 64th and 4th Vet-50 in 1h28.19
A fantastic turn out at these relays so firstly well done to the two organisers, Dennis Ackroyd and Alison Bennett.
We do not know the official finishing times or positions, but here are the unofficial ones (thanks Phil)!
Open Team: Ewan Welsh (21.57), Graham Pearce (21.13?), Jim Ryder (20.07?).
Total time 1.03.17.
Open Team: Lloyd Best (22.41), Mark Iley (20.15), Yemi Adeleke (21.50).
Total time 1.04.46.
V50 Team : Pete Shields (21.33), Geoff Howard (21.26), Terry Lonergan (22.05).
Total time 1.05.04 (1st V50 team)
Ladies Open: Alison Weston (22.49), Cath Wolfenden (23.33), Emma Barclay (23.00).
Total time 1.09.22.(1st ladies team)
Open Team: Morgan Williams (24.53), Ian Marshall (22.35), Dave Ibbotson (23.14).
Total time 1.10.42.
V40 Team: Ashley Hardwell (24.33), Keith Wood (24.10), Neil Chapman (23.04).
Total time 1.11.47.
Ladies Open: Alison Crane (24.38), Karen Page (25.19), Jane Leather (25.27).
Total time 1.15.24.
V50 Team: Peter Ellis (26.21), Eric Philipson (26.12), Dennis Ackroyd (24.14).
Total time 1.16.47.
V40 Ladies: Janet Hebbert (30.56), Joyce Marshall (25.14), Linda Iball (29.08).
Total time 1.25.18.
A couple of other Harriers ran, Andy kitchen (25.22) and Anna Liuba (26.45).
Results soon on Fellandale's web site
The results after Eildon have now appeared on the FRA's web site - click here to see the updated Ilkley positions on our Fell Championships page.
Another good turnout for another distant midweek event - 18 Harriers. Harrogate beat us on the day in the Ladies and Lady Vets, but we
retained our overall lead in both. We Are The Champions!
But in the main team competition Otley squeezed us out to 4th, and in the Vets we slipped down to 4th overall - shame to miss out on possible 3rd places in both. Next year ...
1 26.08 IAN FISHER OTLEY AC 18 30.33 MARK ILEY 19 30.34 DOMINIC O'HOOLEY 37 32.19 JOHN KENNEDY 44 33.02 PHIL CHAPPELL 49 33.31 NEIL CHAPMAN 62 34.32 ALISON BENNETT 63 34.54 STEVE COCKERHAM 66 35.11 DAVE IBBOTSON 74 36.12 JULIE HARVEY 79 36.48 ANDY WOLFENDEN 82 37.10 ALISON CRANE 87 37.41 RICHARD GRAY 93 38.20 VICTORIA WRIGHT 103 39.14 RICHARD MIDGLEY 105 39.31 LINDA WRIGHT 110 39.58 VIC VERECONDI 114 40.37 ANDREW WRIGHT 124 43.33 SUSAN KENNEDYNews Oct-Dec | News Apr-June