Neil Chapman reports ... We had 20 Harriers out in perfect conditions for this tough ten miler. First Harrier was Geoff Howard (V60) who was 26th in an exceptional time of 63 minutes, with Neil Chapman 36th in 66:24, and Dave Jepson running strong 43rd in 67:01. We then had a quartet of Harriers, 61st Ian Gibbons 69:02, 62nd Mike Baldwin 69:04, 63rd Ian Marshall in 69:07 and Brian Melsa 80th in 69:45. Our first lady was Alison Bennett 81st (2nd lady V40) in 69:50, just ahead of Sally Malir 83rd (3rd lady V40) in 70:00. Andy Wolfenden had a good run finishing 111th in 74:19 ahead of Anthony Swanepoel who came in 130th and Liz McCann 140th (3rd lady V35) in 77:24. Martin Heath had a good run 150th in 78:49, as did Cath Porritt 161st in 80:24, just ahead of Rob Pawson 162nd in 80:30. Keith Wood was 170th in 80:50 just ahead of Vince Gibbons 176th in 81:20 and Sue Bickerdike 177th in 81:25. Bernie Gibbons and Amanda Parnaby who were tackling the race for the first time, enjoyed the challenge, finishing in 91:00 and 98:25 respectively. Well done to all who ran this testing race, and particularly to that racing machine Geoff Howard.
Sue Bickerdike reports ... 47m 54s for the 10K, getting under the elusive 48min mark at last! A very pleasing new PB on a lovely day out in the country! Part of the lovely Black Sheep Brewerys series.
AM 7M/1750' Geoff Howard reports ... Excellent conditions for the very enjoyable and well organised Settle Hills race. 1st was Greg Hull of Leeds City 52m 46s in a field of 137. 18th Geoff Howard 58m 10s (2nd v.50 & 1st v.60). 52nd Ashley Hardwell 64m 29s.
See the Junior Pages for news of how Junior Harriers did in the English Junior Championships races.
8M/1200' Ian Marshall was 19th out of a field of 61 in 73:36
New member Peter Bedwell did this in 46.04 placing 71st. PB by almost a minute. One to bear in mind if you are after a PB as the course is very flat and fast.
Diane Haggar was 5th lady and 1st LV40 in 27:24 in the 3 mile fell race. Sam ran in the junior race
The FRA web site is now running at web speed. The latest updates to the English Fell Championships are on the site already.
A fair turnout at distant Thirsk enjoyed a great evening's running. We
remain in 3rd place in the team competition, the ladies hold a strong
lead, our lady vets tore into the lead, and our male Vets team were a
notable 2nd again - their consistency gives us 2nd Vet team overall. The
Elite chaps were 3rd on the night, so we remain 3rd overall.
Let's have everyone out for the final race at Richmond (Swaledale RR) on Thu 8th July
Time Vet Points 1 25.52 IAN FISHER 190 9 28.28 JASON HEMSLEY 183 13 28.57 TIM ASHELFORD V40 179 16 29.30 GRAHAM PEARCE 176 20 30.22 STEFAN MACINA 172 32 31.24 CLIVE SMITH V40 160 34 31.27 NEIL CHAPMAN V45 158 45 32.19 DAVID JEPSON V40 147 57 33.18 ALISON BENNETT F V40 135 58 33.28 PETER SHIELDS V55 134 69 34.38 JAMIE HUTCHINSON 123 74 35.11 JOHN COEN V40 118 87 36.23 KEITH WOOD V40 105 89 36.37 ELIZABETH MCCANN F V35 103 97 37.24 CATH PORRIT F V35 95 98 37.26 LINDA WRIGHT F V40 94 113 38.25 SUZANNE BICKERDIKE F V35 79 125 40.14 HEATHER MAUD F V40 67 127 40.26 BARBARA BULLOCK F V50 65 141 41.53 ELAINE COSSINS F V35 51 155 43.36 MARGOT DALE F V60 37 164 45.06 ROS BLACKBURN F V55 28 171 46.39 AMANDA PARNABY F V45 21 176 48.19 JULIE RATCLIFF F V45 16 185 50.34 BRIAN SWEET V70 7
New member Peter Bedwell was 263rd in 1h50.00
Richard Midgley was 183rd 3h52:06 at the Potteries Marathon
AS 4M/1500' The 3rd race in the English Fell Championships. The showers before and during the race made the very steep descents a challenge - people were travelling faster on their bottoms than on their feet. Not sure about the chap who slid past me head first, though ...
The ladies race, starting 15 minutes before the men over the same course, was won by Victoria Wilkinson, Unatttached (we'll have her!) in 39:28. First Harrier was Helen Sedgwick 8th in 43.58; 9th Kirstin Bailey (Bingley) 44.25; 10th Alison Eagle (3rd vet 40) 44.28, with little separating the trio of 24th Nicky Kime 48:30, 25th Sally Malir 48.33 and 27th Joyce Marshall 48.56
Congratulations to Helen Sedgwick and Alison Eagle who have been selected to represent Yorkshire in the inter-counties fell championships race, partly on the basis of this performance.
In the mens race Graham Pearce was first Harrier 46th in 37.26, 66th Jim Ryder 39.21, 90th Mike Baldwin 40.40, with another top performance from Geoff Howard 98th in 41.00 and first vet 60. Jon Sage was 110th in 42.02, Iain Gibbons 119th in 42.30, Roy Ruddle 122nd in 42.38, Ian Marshall 150th in 44.36, Norman Bush 153rd in 44.49, Neil Chapman 162nd in 45.51, Pete Shields 163rd in 45.57, Morgan Williams, recovering from injury 165th in 46.12, and Peter Sibley 202nd in 50.28, 250 finished. Second-claimers were Jason Hemsley 35th in 36:30. and Stefan Macina 54th in 38:01, both P&B
We had 3rd ladies team with 42 points.
This is a counter in the Harriers Running League - Simon Bailey won in 30.57 (just 6s outside Colin Donnelly's 1998 record).
Latest: .. Championship results on the FRA web site! Ilkley Senior Man gets Championship points; Ilkley ladies 2nd; Geoff leads V60 and 2nd in V50 - see our English Fell Championships page
Over 40 of the top teenage fell runners competed for international selection in a 2.5km uphill trial race hosted by Ilkley Harriers.
More on the Junior Ilkley Harriers Web site.
On the third running of the BMW Relay, Ilkley's ladies were 2nd and our men's team 12th
For the men, Phil Atkinson and John Smith brought us in in 18th place, 1h33. Phil Chappell and Keith Wood were 22nd on their leg, 1h40:53, bringing us up to 20th overall. It was looking good after Richard Gray and David Ibbotson ran 1h18:27 to finish 13th on their leg: we were now 17th overall. But Graham Pearce and Neil Chapman did even better: 6th fastest on their leg in 1h16:30 to give us 14th overall. Then Ken Souyave (Ken's back!) and Clive Smith topped that: 2nd fastest on their leg in 1h23:32 to finish 12th team overall in 7h12:22.
The ladies led for 3 legs: Alisons Eagle and Bennett running 1h27:14 (comfortably beating our chaps); then Liz McCann and Barbara Bullock 1h38 also thrashing the lads in 1h38:13. Sue Bickerdike and Helena Deeney ran 1h21:33; Bernie Gibbons and Cath Porritt 1h38:40; and Bridget Doherty and Susie Jollie 1h42:56 for a total time of 7h48:36
Whilst the Round Table Fun Run course has remained the same for 20 years
or so, the "senior" event was originally a 2 lap 8 mile road race. Then
it was changed to the out and back 10k to Askwith. This year saw the second
running of the Midleton Trail Race extended to 8k. with the addition of
a loop beyond the "concrete square".
20 years ago 437 runners contested the Ilkley "8" which was promoted for several months ahead with repeated press previews. The basic organisation last week was still generally good and being a trail race the event should have appealed to hundreds of "roadrunners" and "fellrunners". Unfortunately only 66 took part this year.
Nevertheless included in this small field were 4 Harriers. Once again showing age is no barrier to success Geoff Howard (V60) was first to show in 7th place overall in 42.30; next came Terry Lonergan (V55) 11th overall in 45.38 just ahead of the first lady to finish Catherine Wolfenden 13th overall in 46.08. (Nearly 5 minutes ahead of the next lady) with Andy Kitchen 34th in 54.12 and Antonio Cardinale 40th (56m 26s).
Ros Blackburn completed the Swaledale Marathon in 5 hours 42mins. Over 23miles, 3600 feet of ascent! Vince Gobbons completed his second marathon in 8 days in the same time.
Linda Wright was 58th in 1h24:29; Andrew Wright 72nd in 1h37:03
A good turnout of 34 runners out for the testing 10k Otley course. We
remain in 3rd place in the team competition, the ladies hold a strong
lead, our lady vets had a good win on the night to close the gap on the
Old Dragons (sorry, couldn't resist!), and our male Vets team were a notable
2nd - their consistency gives us 2nd Vet team overall.
Note a change of date for the next race at Thirsk: Tuesday 22 June
1 32.24 IAN FISHER 10 36.54 TIM ASHELFORD 25 39.37 TERRY LONERGAN 26 39.40 KEN SOUYAVE 30 40.05 NEIL CHAPMAN 36 40.43 CLIVE SMITH 42 41.32 DAVID JEPSON 43 41.36 JAMIE HUTCHINSON 48 41.46 IAIN GIBBONS 49 41.58 PHIL CHAPPELL 51 42.12 EWAN WELSH 59 42.48 ALISON BENNETT 70 44.20 PETER MURRAY 73 44.36 ANDY WOLFENDEN 78 45.03 JOHN COEN 80 45.45 JOHN WOODWARD 88 46.20 ANDY WEBSTER 92 46.38 MARTIN HEATH 95 46.52 ELIZABETH MCCANN 99 47.32 LINDA WRIGHT 109 48.35 CATH PORRITT 115 49.15 SUZANNE BICKERDIKE 116 49.29 KEITH WOOD 120 50.01 RICHARD GRAY 125 50.32 VINCE GIBBONS 134 52.19 DIANE HAGGAR 140 53.39 MARGOT DALE 141 53.54 BERNIE GIBBONS 142 54.06 JANET SOUYAVE 144 54.12 ELAINE COSSINS 164 58.34 HEATHER DUKE 166 58.44 AMANDA PARNABY 167 58.57 JULIE RATCLIFF 178 63.52 MANDY CHAPMAN 180 64.30 BRIAN SWEET
3rd Ilkley Top Boys 53:20
Graham Pearce 17:04, Mike Baldwin 18:36, Jim Ryder 17:40
10th Ilkey "B" 58:41
Ashley Hardwell 20:31, Mike Rhodes 18:58, James Lind 19:12
13th, 1st Ladies, Ilkley Ladies 63:24
Alison Eagle 21:10, Sally Malir 22:01, Heather Dawe 20:13
15th Ilkley "C" 64:44:00
Ian Marshall 20:25, Morgan William 23:44, Dennis Ackroyd 20:35
Morgan Williams, Alison Eagle, Pete Shields and Ashley Hardwell ran the Coledale Horseshoe from Braithwaite near Keswick on Tuesday evening (9 miles and 3000'). Results will be on the Cumberland Fell Runners site we believe. Alison was third lady behind Lou Sharp and Kate Beatty. The first 2 ladies both broke the ladies record.
The Ilkley Harriers Runner of the Month for May is Graham Pearce - click here for details.
Harriers in this popular 10 mile road race included Neil Chapman 66m, Andy Wolfenden 144th and 3rd Vet55 in 76:39, and Julie Ratcliffe 104:27 - full results later
5.5m/1650' Results from Jo ...2nd Jason Hemsley 51.11
29 Barbara Bullock 4h58:37; 30 Vince Gibbons 4h58:37; 34 Amanda Parnaby 5h23:04
AL 20m/6000' Iain Mann had a nice run round (through the murk!) to finish 56th in 5hr 20min. Also saw Ashley Hardwell (4hr 16) and Heather Dawe (4hr 36).
AS 3.5m/950' We had:
18 Roy Ruddle V40 21.26 28 Heather Dawe 22.50 1st lady 31 Helen Sedgwick 23.28 2nd lady 34 Jamie Hutchinson 23.41 45 Morgan Williams V40 24.51 71 Linda Wright LV40 27.12 1st LV40
First local runner was again Jason Hemsley 3rd in 18.56
Graham Pearce was 3rd Brit and 13th overall in his race, in Geel, Belgium:
10k run 36:26
40k bike 1h02
5k run 17:27.
Well Done, Graham!
Tim Ashelford (Leeds & Bradford Tri) won this event! Run 10k 36:32, bike 38k 1:04:24, run 5k 20:19
AM 11m/4500' Ashley Hardwel ran 2h16:29; Heather Dawe was 5th lady in 2h21:04; Anna Liuba ran 2h26; Kevin Gooch 2h29:25; and Rachael Gooch was 2nd Lady Vet 50 in 2h37:50
In the junior races, Fiona Jordan was 6th in the U12 girls race, and Emily Kerr 12th - great results in an English Championships race.
Andrea Priestley was 13th overall, 2nd lady, and 1st lady Vet in 36:51
Sue Bickerdike finished 152nd in 48:02 - a PB
BM 7m/1300' Ilkley's ladies won the team prize. Dennis Ackroyd ran 64:32
AS 5m/2800', 2nd British Fell Championships race, Geoff Howard reports ... Ex Harriers Jason and Malcolm Pickering were 40th (33 Open) in 58 m and 68th (3rd v.50) in 62 m 2s respectively. I was 89th (2nd v.60) in 64m 53s. Field of 220 runners on a perfect day over excellent course.
Iain Gibbons was 45th in 83:22
Eddie Winslow was part of a team that finished 11th overall and first in their class in this epic event of yachting and running up mountains. 160 miles sailing, 60 miles of mountain running incl. the Paps of Jura, 58 hours ...
Rob Templeman adds ... Atkinson, Anthony Swanaepoel and Rob Templeman
completed the Scottish Islands Peaks Race for the second year running.
This year, I believe that my yacht was one of the smallest in the field. We finished 7th in the 'The All Rounders' category amd 28th overall.
Other team members were John Smith and Chris Scofield who are not Ilkley Harriers. Therefore, our team name was 'Gritstone Grinders'!
32 Harriers ran on a showery evening at Starbeck.
Team results Main Ladies Lady Vets vets Elite Starbeck 4th 1st 2nd 4th 3rd After 2 events 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd Individual positions 7 35.27 JASON HEMSLEY 14 36.53 TIM ASHELFORD 15 37.00 GRAHAM PEARCE 36 39.31 NEIL CHAPMAN 39 39.56 KEN SOUYAVE 49 40.45 ROB REYNOLDS-JONES 53 41.20 MIKE BALDWIN 62 42.12 EWAN WELSH 64 42.14 PHIL CHAPPELL 65 42.25 CATH WOLFENDEN 73 42.52 ALISON BENNETT 75 43.03 DENNIS ACKROYD 86 44.27 PETER MURRAY 96 45.37 JOHN COEN 114 46.53 PHIL HIRST 118 47.05 JOHN WOODWARD 121 47.11 ELIZABETH MCCANN 130 48.07 KEITH WOOD 133 48.24 LINDA WRIGHT 150 51.04 HEATHER MAUD 151 51.10 RICHARD GRAY 165 52.50 ELAINE COSSINS 172 53.48 BERNIE GIBBONS 181 55.48 SUZANNE BICKERDIKE 183 56.09 RONA MACFARLANE 184 57.14 ROS BLACKBURN 187 58.21 HEATHER DUKE 188 58.32 AMANDA PARNABY 189 58.33 JULIE RATCLIFF 202 62.57 MANDY CHAPMAN 205 69.00 ROS LEACH 208 72.34 BRIAN SWEET
Terry Lonergan reports ... Fail to prepare....prepare to fail!
and so it proved as an inadequate warm up resulted in trouble at 7k in
this fast South Yorkshire race. Progress up to then had been good on a
superb night for fast times but when the "gear change" was made for the
last 3k hamstring damaged occurred.
Nevertheless the final time of 38.00 was very satisfactory in the circumstances and still good enough for 3rd. over 55 (58th of 487) with thoughts of what might have been.
Lesson? Arrive early enough for a 2 mile jog, some strides amd some stretching.... particularly if you are over 50!
Neil Chapman reports ... A number of Harriers were out tackling the Leeds Half, in high temperatures which were great for spectators. The runners took encouragement from their fellow Harriers en route who were doing the Corporate Challenge and the superb facilities provided by the organisers. The top performance of the day came from Alison Bennett who ran 1:36:01 and was 8th lady overall, 250th overall, and 1st lady Vet40. Other results were myself 69th 1:26:46, 234 Jamie Hutchinson 1:35:33, 288 Nick Richardson 1:37:06, 374 Anthony Swanepoel 1:40:13, 682 Vince Gibbons 1:47:43. Linda Wright was the first of the Wright family this week, getting round 740th in 1:48:46, despite being distracted by the aroma of food and locals on bus shelters using her as target practice. Jane Beresford was 855th in 1:51:09, Vicky Wright did 1:51:14 for 861st, with Sue Bickerdike close behind in 1:52:06 905th, 967 Helena Deeney 1:53:19; 1380 Roger Pyle 2:02:09, 1678 Elaine Cossins 2:08:48, and Andrew Wright 1758th in 2:10:35. Great results in testing conditions.
Paul adds... In the Corporate Challenge Relay, the Up & Running team with myself and Andy Wolfenden were chuffed to finish 2nd out of some 90 teams. This is a counter in the Harriers Running League - the race was won by Thomas Abyu in 68:25
Times from ukroadraces.net
Also see the runleeds web site:
Tim Ashelford won the Harewood 10kish trail race today in 35.05. Amanda Parnaby ran 56 minutes. Also there were Barbara Bullock, Liz McCann, Bob Payne, and Antonio Cardinale.
Last weekend Tim was 20th in the 40-44 age group at the world triathlon championships (great result, Tim!):
There were a number of Harriers out in this long fell race including Andy Sumner 2h07
Graham Pearce reports ... I did the Barnoldswick Duathlon on Sunday. It's a 3.5m / 25m / 3.5m event, and I was 5th in 1hr49min10sec. Hot conditions, the run went along the road out of Barnoldswick then back along the canal toepath, the cycle was a fast course with long descents on the main A59 which allowed for big speeds and fast times.
The Ilkley Harriers Runner of the Month for April is Pete Shields - click here for details.
Ilkley Harriers were both competing and helping in these.
The junior races, organised by Ilkley Harriers, are becoming more and more succesful, with over 100 children this year. More on the Junior pages.
In the senior race, notable results included Graham Pearce 8th, Heather Dawe 3rd lady (Bingley's Kirstin Bailey, a second-claim Harriers, was 1st lady), and first ladies team. Alison Bennett was first lady vet and won a lovely vase in memory of Mike Rose, former FRA Secretary.
Thanks to Bernie, the Finish team, and the many other helpers on the day.
Results from the Jack Bloor Web site:
1 40.26 M Speake Team Nopesport 8 43.32 G Pearce 10 43.58 J Hemsley P+B 18 46.15 R Reynolds-Jones 20 46.31 S Macina Pudsey & Bramley 25 47.27 D Cheesewright 28 47.35 M Baldwin 33 48.37 I Gibbons 37 49.11 M Rhodes 42 50.32 K Bailey Bingley 50 50.52 I Marshall 51 50.55 J Lind 66 52.40 H Dawe 72 53.07 E Doherty 75 54.09 N Chapman 77 54.10 A Bennett 79 54.20 P Sibley 83 54.38 D Ackroyd 86 54.46 N Kime 91 55.25 S Malir 97 56.33 T Thornley 99 56.36 J Marshall 103 57.33 C Cheesewright 118 60.00 E Battye 120 60.09 G Maud 123 60.28 R Gooch 128 62.35 R King 154 78.21 M Park 161 84.07 A Cardinale Otley
Graham Pearce won this in 38.44, with Amanda Parnaby running 60 minutes.
A good start for Ilkley: 43 runners out (all earning points in the Harriers Running League); a pleasant 5.4 mile course and a very well organised event by Skipton AC; a close 3rd to Harrogate in the team competition; 1st ladies team; and 3rd lady vets with only 6 points splitting the 1st 3 teams! Book the next race in your diaries: Starbeck Thursday 20 May
1 26.17 IAN FISHER 11 29.16 JASON HEMSLEY 13 29.43 GRAHAM PEARCE 23 31.27 TERRY LONERGAN 26 31.38 NEIL CHAPMAN 27 31.45 STEFAN MACINA 47 33.35 EWAN WELSH 49 33.38 CATH WOLFENDEN 55 33.52 ALISON BENNETT 56 33.53 DAVID JEPSON 65 34.43 PETER MURRAY 68 35.04 DENNIS ACKROYD 71 35.13 EUGENE DOHERTY 72 35.21 VIC VERECONDI 73 35.37 SUZANNE AKEROYD 79 36.39 JOHN COEN 81 36.51 ANDY WEBSTER 89 37.32 PHIL HIRST 93 37.46 JOHN WOODWARD 98 37.57 ANDREW KITCHEN 100 38.03 KEITH WOOD 101 38.05 CATH PORRITT 104 38.11 ELIZABETH MCCANN 105 38.11 VINCE GIBBONS 118 38.57 SUZANNE BICKERDIKE 122 39.28 HEATHER MAUD 125 39.50 GRAHAM MAUD 128 40.10 DIANE HAGGAR 129 40.25 RICHARD MIDGLEY 132 40.44 RICHARD GRAY 142 41.39 DAISY HARTLEY 149 42.10 CHRISTINE PORRITT 150 42.21 BARBARA BULLOCK 152 42.42 MARGOT DALE 153 42.46 JANET SOUYAVE 156 42.51 BERNIE GIBBONS 163 44.22 ELAINE COSSINS 165 44.37 RONA MACFARLANE 170 45.42 JULIE RATCLIFF 175 46.56 AMANDA PARNABY 183 48.20 HOWARD ALLEN 188 48.54 MANDY CHAPMAN 191 50.31 BRIAN SWEET 192 50.46 JANE COUPE
CS 5.7m/570' Morgan Williams was 40th in a field of 84 with a time of
Morgan reports ... "A bright but breezy day over in Calderdale. The 5.7 mile route goes up the valley a short way, climbs steeply and then its fairly flat (alongside a drainage channel for some way) to Withins Clough reservoir. Around the reservoir and back the same way. A bit flat and fast for me, only a few hundred feet of steep downhill in the equation but caught a few on the descent. The race was won by Karl Gray of Calder Valley in a new record of 35.10. Following her victory at Bunny Run 2, the ladies race was won by Blue Haywood, the U13 National Cross Country Champion who saw off all-comers including Jo Smith of Calder Valley. She is tiny but runs like the wind! The race is based at the Cragg Vale village Fete so those of you who like a bit of maypole dancing would not have been disappointed. Shame the Hinchcliffe Arms is closed on a Monday though!"
On a lovely day for running, Victoria Wright ran 1h43:54 for 666th place; abd we had 880 Linda Wright 1h48:39 and 1356 Andrew Wright 1h57:54
(AL 24m/4500') There was a huge number of Harriers running, on a very hot and sunny day that was great for those supporting but less good for the runners. Ilkley Harriers were in the prizes with 2nd Ladies Team (Helen, Sally, Nicky) and first Vet 60 Geoff. Provisional results are:
1 Andy Peace 2h55:46 (his record 2h46:03, 1996) 36 Jason Hemsley P&B 3h30:15 60 Geoff Howard 3h41:41 F A N T A S T I C 115 Mike Rhodes 4h02:15 118 Jon Sage 4h03:29 120 Jim Ryder 4h04:25 143 Helen Sedgwick 4h11:34 6th lady 154 Kirstin Bailey Bingley 4h14:01 157 Mike Baldwin 4h15:07 158 Stefan Macina P&B 4h15:19 186 Sally Malir 4h20:11 11th lady 198 Nicky Kime 4h22:30 12th lady 205 Ian Marshall 4h24:09 215 Pete Shields 4h26:18 216 Jo Foster 4h26:39 16th lady 277 Dave Cheesewright 4h41:04 278 Clare Cheesewright 4h41:05 329 Susie Jollie 4h52:37 352 Neil Chapman 4h59:46 364 Peter Sibley 5h02:05 368 Joyce Marshall 5h03:00
This was the second counter in the
English Fell Championships
Full results on the Three Peaks Race web site.
Run 12km, Bike 40km, Run 4km. Graham Pearce had a storming performance with a time of 2h13:21, 29th place overall and 1st 20-24: his exceptional performance gained him selection for the GB team at the World Duathlon Championships in Geel, Belgium on 28-30 May. Congratulations, Graham! Tim Ashelford also had a good result, 62nd 2h18:34
Full results and pictures on the punishingevents.com (!) web site.
Andy Wolfenden reports ... A full entry list of 553 ran this popular local race, however only one Ilkley Harrier made the trip, namely me. It was all worthwhile because in spite of the very warm conditions I managed to turn in yet another 20 year best time of 43.25 giving me 145th place. Ian Fisher won the race incidentally by over a minute in 31.17
10 Graham Pearce 19:28 (working his way up); Stefan Macina 21:00; 92nd Paul Wood 24:45 (2.5 mins slower than the last time I ran it in 1998!)
We had 11 Harriers runnning London - results from the London Marathon web site are below.
546 JASON HEMSLEY P&B 2:51:02 1728 NEIL CHAPMAN 3:07:21 1813 DOMINIC O'HOOLEY 3:08:13 2027 PETER SHIELDS 3:10:22 2836 JAMIE HUTCHINSON 3:18:01 3497 ROB REYNOLDS-JONES 3:23:38 3629 SUZANNE AKEROYD 3:24:40 4088 CAROLINE HOWARD 3:27:25 9184 RICHARD MIDGLEY 3:52:54 12925 REBECCA O'HOOLEY 4:07:22 14093 ANDREW SUMNER 4:12:19
Junior Ilkley Harriers were medal-winners at the Yorkshire Fell Championships - click here for details on the Junior Results page.
Roy Ruddle took part in the epic Great Lakeland 3 Day event - 82 miles with 15.000' of climb, completing in 20h20mins
AM 11.25m/3600' Phil Chappell reports ... It was a nice day good conditions but a bit windy up top! 4 Harriers: Heather Dawe 2h15; Bob Whitehead(?) 2h20 (first time); Phil Chappell 2h33 (10 mins slower than last year); Susie Jollie (?) 2h42. It was a good warm up for the 3 Peaks next week.
The Ilkley Harriers Runner of the Month for March is Jim Ryder - click here for details.
Ian Holmes was back to winning ways, with 20 Graham Pearce 20:12; 70 Ian Marshall 22:30; 93 Morgan Williams 23:59 (45 seconds quicker than last week). Thanks, Ian.
Alison Bennett was 109th and 6th lady overall in 43:09
Won by Bingley's James Henry in 36:16, Harriers results were: 16 Tim
Ashelford 39:32; 17 Andy Wade 39:23; 26 Rob Reynolds-Jones 41:08; 202
Vince Gibbons 51:37; 222 Liz McCann 52:43; 241 Barbera Buillock 53:35;
245 Suzanne Bickerdike 53:50; 264 Edward Battye 54:43; 337 Pat Lonergan
59:00; 387 Amanda Parnaby 63:06; 422 Bernie Connor 65:57
2nd-claim Harriers seen were: 8 Jason Hemsley 37:54; 240 Antonio Cardinale 53:35; 418 Emma Payne 65:23;
Cath Wolfenden reports ...Just two Harriers made the trip across The Pennines for this race. In a very strong field of 398, Terry Lonergan was pleased with his time of 37.54, giving him 67th place overall and 3rd vet 55. Catherine Wolfenden was likewise pleased with her time of 41.14, giving her 126th position, and 4th senior lady (13th lady overall out of 98). The men's race was won by Billy Burns of Salford Harriers in 29.34 and the ladies' race by Valley Striders' Tracey Morris in 33.22 (a new course record).
The first of 4 (identical) weekly fell races. Stefan Macina was well to the fore, Morgan Williams 97th in 24:42 and Shirley Wood 150th in 29:30.
Andy Wade reports ... fast times were out of the question for all concerned with a stiff cross breeze to contend with throughout the race. A large field of at least 600 runners took part. The race was won in 32:36 by Rickie Wilson from Scarborough AC. Harriers results were 31st position Andy Wade 37:02; 141st position Iain Gibbons 41:16; 303rd position Vic Vericondi 45:42; 413th Sue Bickerdike 48:48
In muddy and windy conditions, Linda and Victoria Wright ran 4h55; Graham Maud 5h06; Chris Porritt was 2nd lady Vet in 5h14; and Amanda Parnaby ran 5h43
Andy Wolfenden reports ... Only one Harrier, namely me, in this event exclusively for the over 50s. I was 23rd and 7th vet 55 in a good time of 43.32, my best 10K time since 1984! The event was won by ex Harrier Dave Matthews in a brilliant time of 37.02, beating the legendary Dave Waywell of Wesham Harriers into second place.
AM, 6.8m/3300' This race in Ireland's Mourne Mountains was the first counter in the British Fell Championships. The race was won by our Ilkley Moor fell race winer, Simon Bailey, in a new record of 62:19 First Harrier was Geoff Howard 97th in 81:36 and first Vet 60; after overtaking Jon Sage 99th in 81:39; then 185th Dennis Ackroyd 99:06; and 199th Paul Wood 105:28. - 11th Vets team. The main feature of this race was Slieve Donard (Ireland's 2nd highest mountain at 850m) - a leg-busting climb of 2000' in 2km.
Full results on the NIMRA web site.
AS 4.5m/1500' Nick Pearce reports ... Hoping for a quite race, but Lancashire Championship event so anybody not in Ireland was there. Did whole race in driving rain, Graham nearly died when he got to the bottom of the second climb and looked up - practically vertical and a long way up. But he did very well, 15th in 37.42 out of well over 200 runners. Race won in a little over 34 mins, 5 mins outside the record but conditions not good. Stefan Macina 17th in 38.04, and Nick Pearce 40th in 40.40News July-Sep | News Jan-Mar