Ilkley Harriers news archive 2011

Harrier of the Month, December

Nominations were:
sponsors Gemma Carpenter: new(ish) member but has shown great commitment in turning up to races throughout the year and has shown improvement over 2011. Good results in Dec include WYXC, Stoop, and Giants Tooth
David Westhead: 1st Harrier at WYXC Wayfield, and overall V40 Champ
Norman Bush: 4 good race results incl V70 record Stoop and 1st V70 at Auld Lang Syne Hector Haines: 4th at Chevin Chase
Lee Morley: Whinberry Naze and Cowm Reservoir race wins and good results at Auld Lang Syne

The HoM awards went to Norman Bush and Lee Morley. Congratulations to them. They will receive technical running gear from HoM sponsor UP & RUNNING.

Auld Lang Syne, Sat 31 Dec

Lots of Harriers running out the auld, results from ...

1   40:28 Ali Brownlee, Bingley
11  44:10 Graham Pearce, P&B
17  46:13 Alex Sinclair
23  47:56 Lee Morley
25  48:36 Ben Stevens
27  48:50 Dave Wilby
36  50:15 Martin Archer
63  53:08 Nick Pearce
70  53:39 Sally Morley
84  54:54 Jonathan Sinclair
105 55:58 Emma Barclay
112 56:34 Steve Turland
146 59:27 Kate Archer
153 59:53 Peter Haines
156 60:06 Neil Smith
158 60:12 Jann Smith
163 60:36 Chris Oxlade
165 60:44 Norman Bush 1st V70
167 60:51 Richard Morris
171 61:10 Alistair Barlow
174 61:20 Alison Weston
180 61:42 Sally Malir
184 61:59 Florence Haines
203 63:24 Sharon Williams
221 64:31 Alison Bennett
236 65:39 Sarah Haines
253 67:02 John Coates
265 68:11 Andrew Jackson
282 69:44 Adela Reperecki
286 70:19 Clare Smith
313 72:23 Debbie Lewis
319 73:29 Sue Morley
343 77:42 Sophie Brown
352 78:53 Andrew Bennett
360 80:20 Paul Sugden
365 82:52 Sue Stevens

The ladies won the team prize.

Ribble Valley 10k, Tue 27 Dec

Henry Heavisides reports... Alistair Brownlee couldn't match his brother's victory yesterday, he finished 2nd in a high quality field at the Ribble Valley 10k. There was a good contingent of Ilkley Harriers taking part in perfect conditions, with Dave Cummings making a rare appearance on the roads. Times were a little bit slower than might have been expected, but the course is undulating on country lanes....... it used to be a 'downhill course', but now the start & finish are at the same place. Provisional results from ...

1   29:10 Jonny Mellor, Liverpool Harriers
164 37:45 Henry Heavisides
172 37:52 Dave Cummings
185 38:07 Edward Irving
213 38:50 Stephen Coy
237 39:41 Mark Iley
259 40:34 David Brown
300 41:34 Andrew Sheldon
362 43:14 Neil Chapman
397 44:15 Adrian Bastow
564 48:21 John Fenwick
623 50:21 Bradley Chapman

Jolly Holly Jog, Tue 27 Dec

Norman Bush was 80th in 45:09, 2nd V60 by just 2s!

Guisborough Woods Fell Race, Tue 27 Dec

Alison Weston reports ... - I ran the Guisborough Wood's fell race on the 27th December whilst visiting family. It is 3 laps of a 2 mile loop up and down the woods under High Cliffe and I'd forgotten quite how hard it is. Up a steep quarry and then a fast flat track before a great steep descent through the trees - 3 times!! (123rd - 53 minutes)
I would recommend it for anyone interested next year and the juniors can race at the same time and do the first lap only.

Chevin Chase, Mon 26 Dec

From Dave Wilby ... Fantastic turnout of Harriers at Chevin Chase, close to perfect underfoot conditions, bit blowy on the top towards the end. Hector Haines went toe to toe with Johnny Brownlee for a while and eventually finished 4th, think we had at least 4 in the top 30 plus no doubt some strong age group performances. Well done everyone. Provisional results from ...

(1  37:57 Jonathan Brownlee)
4   41:30 Hector Haines
15  43:58 Ben Stevens
25  45:36 Dave Wilby
27  45:41 Martin Archer
34  46:03 Stuart Pitches
44  47:06 Ralph Tench
54  47:50 Mark Mon-Williams
58  48:10 John Atkinson
75  49:09 Nick Pearce
81  49:43 Andrew Merrick
93  50:22 Rob Cunningham
101 50:37 Emma Barclay
129 52:01 Paul Stephens
154 52:56 Dick Waddington
161 53:09 Kate Archer
163 53:13 Julian Carter
182 54:05 Rebecca Mon-Williams
200 54:30 Peter Haines
201 54:34 John Hayes
206 54:41 Sally Malir
222 55:32 Natalie Curtis
244 56:09 Charles Oxtoby
260 56:32 John Coates
266 56:42 Steve Weston
290 57:47 Rachel Carter
299 58:11 Andrew Jackson   PB
302 58:14 Victoria Stevens
305 58:24 Jane Mccarthy
334 59:41 Peter Shields
363 60:35 Chris Cunningham
371 60:57 Dave Taylor
380 61:16 Sarah Haines
393 61:52 Sharon Meadows
427 63:18 Val Kerr
449 64:25 Allison Ricci
469 65:16 Adela Reperecki
476 65:39 Debbie Lewis
494 66:13 Dave Ibbotson
533 68:14 Keith Wood
543 68:33 Sophie Brown
549 68:49 Mike Picken
565 69:37 Paul Sugden
572 69:57 Diane Kitchen
580 70:22 Gaenor Coy
598 71:14 Emily Kerr
652 74:07 Andy Sarah
663 74:38 Emma O'Looney
666 74:53 Paul O'Looney
676 75:56 Mark Kerr
759 80:55 Andy Kitchen

This was a Harriers Race League counter ...

Whinberry Naze Dash, Mon 26 Dec

Lee Morley reports ... a trip back to family on Boxing Day meant a chance to have another go at the Whinberry Naze Dash in Rossendale a 4m 750ft fell race. I managed first place, beating Christmas Puddings, Turkeys, and a Sumo Santa amongst many others in fancy dress, good photos on FRA website.

1  25:28 Lee Morley
87 36:03 Graham Breeze

Christmas & New Year Running

Happy New Year everyone! What training sessions will be available to work off the Christmas Pud, you ask? Tuesday night runs will be available over the Christmas Period as ILT&SC is open on these nights, but there will be a break in Monday circuit training (until 16 Jan), Peter is taking a break on Wednesday 28th December and Jane's session will not be on 29th December ... watch the forum posts and Facebook for Xmas runs, reccies for Rombalds and Pennine Bridleway Relays, etc....

Parkruns, Sat 24 Dec

Bradford Lister Park
13 19:23 Georgia Malir
15 19:45 Rob Cunningham
34 22:52 Chris Cunningham

Birmingham Cannon Hill
130 26:39 Gemma Carpenter

Leeds Hyde Park
81  24:58 John Marshall
134 28:37 Linda Marshall

Christmas Relays, Tue 20 Dec

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The Christmas Relay is a super Harriers tradition, revived by Bernie Gibbons, friends, and family, a few years ago, and is a wonderful way to round off the year. This time we had the most entries since 2007, we think, and possibly the best fancy dress ever! Prizes went to the Teletubbies and the Skiers, and first team home was the Stevens family we think. It was lovely to see so many family teams running, and back at the Quiz after.
Vince's Christmas Quiz, now in its 2nd year, packed the ILT&SC bar. A special thank-you to the ILT&SC catering staff who magically transformed 'food for 50' to enough to feed 70 hungry runners at very short notice.

Bernie Gibbons reports ... A total of 72 runners took part in the relays, fuelled by mulled wine and mince pies. The event raised 140 for Cancer Research UK.
The quiz was won by the youth team The Girls and It, even though The ChristmasTurkeys and Nine Runners Running picked up most points. (It's Christmas.)
Many thanks to Pauline Watts, Brian Sweet, Mandy Chapman, Ros Blackburn, Amanda Parnaby, Ann Pearson, Mary Gibbons and Paul Wood who organised it all.
Merry Christmas to one and all.

Paul's photos

Manorlands latest

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At the Christmas Quiz Ilkley Harriers was able to present a cheque for 830 to Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. The 5 Mile race organised by Neil Chapman on 26th November was fabulously supported by Ilkley Harriers members, and this is a remarkable result from a small race. A big thank you to everyone who contributed in any way.

Photo: Rachel Cunningham accepts the big cheque for Sue Ryder from race organiser Neil Chapman.

PECO XC Middleton Park, Sun 18 Dec

Eric Morley reports ... 240 men and 130 women turned out in this 2nd race of the series on a pleasant course of trails, wood and open parkland. Seven senior Harriers turned out on the day and finished as follows...

Hmm, New Years Resolution to have more Harriers at PECO 3 on 15 Jan? Paul

17  Jamie Hutchinson
18  Dave Wilby
47  Ian Rowbotham
51  Nick Pearce
179 Andrew Jackson
227 Don Mcrae
87  Sue Morley

The Stoop, Sun 18 Dec

Bright but cold, and the slippery conditions at Penistone meant the course was shortened to the (more popular?) out-and-back route as the alternative paths were iced up. A great turnout of Harriers young and old, full results and lots of photos on

56  37:46 Richard Joel
78  39:54 Emma Barclay
81  40:00 Dick Waddington
91  40:55 Paul Stephens
93  41:03 Norman Bush    V70 record
95  41:05 Diane Haggar
98  41:20 Paddy Hagan
102 41:31 Steve Weston
126 42:32 Jann Smith
133 42:51 Rebecca Mon-Williams
134 42:55 Ben Swinton U18
138 43:21 Alison Weston
150 44:12 George Elmes
158 44:52 Adam Swinton U18
176 46:16 Sam Wood U18
178 46:20 Val Kerr
218 49:12 Sophie Brown
232 53:16 Gemma Carpenter
236 54:33 Amanda Newham
244 56:39 Mark Kerr
248 57:15 Bernie Gibbons

Lynne Edmondson Memorial Cowm Reservoir Race, Sun 18 Dec

The Morleys were in winning ways with Lee Morley winning the race outright in 25:22, and Sally Morley 1st lady and 5th overall in 29:16

Simonside Cairns, Sun 11 Dec

Steve Turland reports ... Was up in Northumberland for a pre-Xmas family bash, so fuelled on party food and cake, I did this 11m fell race from Rothbury. Part of the race went through a dark wood where the race organiser had constructed Christmas Lights and Music. Very festive (if not a little surreal!!). I finished 3rd overall (2nd vet) out of a field of 191, so from now on, will be changing my pre race meal from pasta to sausage rolls, crisps and chocolate cake.

Gt Langdale Xmas Pudding Run, Sun 11 Dec

Jamie Hutchinson reports ... a great little race, with one 10k on the Saturday and same again on the Sunday. Starting from Sticklebarn tavern a fairly rapid run down the valley turning around a Chapel Stile before a not so rapid run back up the valley. I managed 5th overall and 2nd V40 and a time of 36.59, the race was won in just over 33 minutes. A free Xmas pud to all finishers!

Mytholmroyd Fell Race, Sun 11 Dec

Eric Morley reports ... Nick and Sue performed admirably on this muddy hard course to take the 1st Vet 55 and Ist Lady Vet 55. Full results on Halifax Harriers:

18 59:60 Nick Pearce 1st V55
89 81:45 Sue Morley  1st LV55

GWF Relays, Sat 10 Dec

Ho ho ho.Great results from Ilkley in the inaugural 'Gathering Winter Fools' relay and lots of smiles in Andrew's photos and Nicole's photos

8th 4:48:10 Ilkley 1 (1st Ladies team)
Alison Bennett and Kate Archer 1:19:20 (8)
Alison Eagle & Nicki Jaquiery 1:24:58 (8)
Val Kerr & Jo Foster 48:20 (9)
Diane Haggar & Helen Thurston 1:15:32 (19?)

18 5:57:49 Ilkley 2 (8th Mixed)
Abigail Bailey & Sue Bickerdike 1:43:51 (20)
Nick Page & Dougie Scarfe 1:58:21 (20)
Annabel Bailey & Louise Burdett 1:05:28 (21)
Joyce Marshall & Lynn Donahue 1:10:09 (14)

19 5:58:51 Ilkley 3 (9th Mixed)
Matthew Rutter & Alex Bailey 1:45:26 (21)
John & Nicole Dillon 1:56:44 (18)
Rebecca Moores & Claire Macina 1:03:09 (20)
Paul Sugden & Emma O'Looney 1:13:42 (18)

(Help, are these legs correct?)

23 teams took part

Full results here

Parkruns, Sat 10 Dec

8 Robert Cunningham was 8th in 19:50 at the Finsbury park (London?) event.

West Yorkshire XC, Sun 4 Dec

Results from the final race at Wakefield ...

8  20:43 Sally Morley
20 21:58 Emma Barclay
24 22:20 Diane Haggar
40 23:26 Helen Thurston
44 23:33 Kate Archer
52 24:18 Sally Malir
54 24:46 Alison Eagle
78 28:45 Sue Morley
80 29:44 Bernie Gibbons
81 29:45 Gemma Carpenter
3rd team

44  36:32 Dave Westhead
53  37:05 Jim Ryder
85  39:26 Dave Cummings
89  39:35 Mark Iley
105 40:30 Steve Coy
140 43:58 George Elmes
146 44:54 Bradley Chapman
178 50:25 Nick Mellor
179 51:17 Eric Morley
9th team

27 junior Harriers competed, results soon on the junior pages

Diane Haggar reports .... LADIES TAKE BRONZE IN COMPLETE RUNNER XC LEAGUE Another fantastic turnout of 10 ladies at Wakefield. Sally and Emma again spearheaded the team with myself and Helen T the other scorers. We improved one team place to take 3rd team on the day. The importance of completing a team at every race was underlined when Bingley failed to do so, thus elevating Ilkley to 3rd team overall for the 4 race series.
We also collected several individual league awards:
1st V55 Sue Morley
2nd V55 Bernie Gibbons
2nd V45 Diane Haggar
3rd V45 Sally Malir
3rd V40 Emma Barclay
3rd V35 Sally Morley

Dave Westhead adds ... the men, despite the significant absence of Tom Adams, turned out a good team for a muddy slog round Thornes Park, and a creditable final team league position of 6th. There were some excellent individual league results as well.
19th M35 Steve Coy
1st M40 Dave Westhead
5th M45 Jim Ryder
8th M45 Dave Cummings
12th M45 Mark Iley
23rd M45 George Elmes
10th M55 Eric Morley

Bolton By Bowland Fell Race, Sun 4 Dec

Sharon Meadows reports ... This race would appeal to all those that like running through lots of very wet and muddy fields. Quite like a long cross country race, being 8 miles with 800 ft of ascent. Very well organised with a meal and a hosepipe at the end all for 3.00. There were also lots of prizes, and for the fast ones the challenge of beating the course record which has stood for 22 years! 1st 48:30, 1st female: 59:33, me 79:06

Nick Pearce adds... official results now posted here. Looks like five Harriers enjoyed the mud fest amongst 162 hardy souls...

(1st  Tom Cornthwaite 48:30)
28th  Nick Pearce     58:02
68th  Norman Bush     66:47
96th  John Coates     71:15
123rd Graham Breeze   75:09
135th Sharon Meadows  79:06

Barbados 10k, Sat 3 Dec

Chris Cunningham reports some warm-weather results (26 Brits amongst the 357 finishers, full results here).

31  42:10 Rob Cunningham (2nd Brit)
74  48:51 Chris Cunningham
301 75:38 Rachel Cunningham

Parkruns, Sat 3 Dec

John Marshall was 148th in 28:06 at Leeds Hyde Park.

Rudolph's Romp, Sat 3 Dec

Amanda Parnaby reports ... 24 miles in and around the Yorkshire Wolds with tremendous weather for time of year, especially compared with last year which was postponed until March. Debbie Lewis completed in 4 hrs 27 mins and I completed in 5 hrs 59 mins.

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