Ilkley Harriers news archive 2014

Ilkley Harriers of the Month, September

Harry Maslen U20 Yorkshire Combined Events Decathlon Champion and Yorkshire record Other nominations were:
Norman Bush: 1st V70 in English Fell Champs
Alison Weston: LDMT
Jack Wood: 1st at Ilkley Incline
Dan Wilkinson: 3rd at Embsay and Salford 10k time
Jonathon Whittaker: 1st medium LDMT
Adela Reperecki: 1st V50 Yorkshireman Full
Nick Richardson: 2nd V40 Yorkshireman Half
Gaenor and Steve Coy: Ilkley Aquathlon organisers
Geoff Howard Ilkley Incline organiser (10 years)

More Harriers of the Month ...

Rab Mountain Marathon, 27-28 Sep

From John Hayes ... Whilst I have done many mountain marathons before, this was the first time I had done the Rab MM. It was also the first event where I teamed up with my son Daniel (16). It turned out we had a great two days finishing 32nd overall in the short score which had 176 starters and 172 finishers. We also picked up the prize for 2nd parent & child which was very exciting (for me at least because I NEVER win prizes!). Score events are my favourite type of mountain marathon/orienteering event. With a carefully planned route, one can notch up a lot of points. We had a particularly good first day where no one else seemed to choose our route. On day 2 we lost some time wading across a huge bog but we still did ok and made sure we got back in time. The organisers were all really friendly and - oddly - even the landowners who complained when people accidentally crossed their land did so nicely or even apologetically! Hope to add this to my list of annual favourites. Results ...

YVAA XC Champs, Sun 28 Sep

Petra reports ... Lynn Donohue encouraged us to enter this vets race and the 10 Harriers who went were not disappointed. The sun shone and the mud was minimal, always a bonus in a XC event. The races were of a slightly unusual format, with all the ladies and the men over 70 only running 5K, and the men aged 35 to 69 running 10K, i.e. 2 or 4 laps of an undulating grass course in a local park. Friendly and well organized, my only small gripe was that the course was well short, 2.6 miles certainly does not make 5K. Having saved myself for a final dash I was confronted with the finish line rather sooner than I expected.
Results ...

Men 35-49
(1 28:35 Richard Harris, Rotherham)
26 33:30 Steve Turland
38 35:26 Mike Duffield
41 36:02 Arthur Reilly
50 finished

Men 50-69
(1 Simon Wright, Doncaster)
33 Malcolm Pickering
50 Phil Hirst
59 Dave Ibbotson
65 finished

W35+ and M70
(1 15:40 Helen Berry, Homfirth)
23 18:50 Beth Massey
48 21:08 Lynn Donohue
66 23:05 Petra Bijsterveld
71 23:40 Donna Hattersley
93 finished

Lancaster 5k, Sat 27 Sep

From Geoff Howard ... I've run many times at Saltaire but never before at Salt Ayre, Lancaster and Morecambe's AC's base, with its excellent clubhouse and track. They held a flat fast 5k (five runners under 16m) at the unusual time of 6.30pm. James Bowness (Trafford AC) was the winner in 15m 21. Some way behind, but pleased to dip under 20m for the first time this year, I managed 19m 57s, first v70, in 34th position out of 76.

This sets a V70 Club Record.

Thieveley Pike, Sat 27 Sep

From Steve Turland ... Perhaps not the best preparation for the YVAA XC the following day but a very enjoyable race over the Lancs border. 1300ft in just over 4 miles so a tough little race, with a full set of junior races too. Won by Simon Bailey, I finished in 11th place in 38 mins 30. Still awaiting full results but Chloe and Sarah Haines there too with Sarah picking up a prize. It felt a long way round the XC course today.

Causeway Coast half marathon, Sat 27 Sep

From Hilda Coulsey ... Billed as "One of the most scenic marathons in the world" and my childhood home I ran a wonderful half marathon on cliffs, beaches and rocks. It was challenging; up and down seemingly hundreds of inlets, hugging the coast/ cliff-line from Ballintoy to Portballantrae past the magnificent Giants Causway. An ultra (60k), marathon, half, 10k and 2 walks are all available and the scenery really is magnificent (thankfully the weather was kind).
Half: (Mark McKinstry 1:26:51), I was 160th in 2:17:45 out of the 379 who ran.

parkruns, Sat 27 Sep

From Petra ... A win for Alex Hirst at Hilly Fields in Lewisham this week! Results ...

(1  15:33 Tesfaledet Goitom, U/A)
23  17:47 Mark Mon-Williams
132 22:00 Rebecca Mon-Williams
605 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:15 Matthew Merrick, Bingley Harriers)
10  19:41 Tom Worboys
53  22:26 Philip Hirst
408 ran

Harrogate Stray
(1  17:33 Unknown, U/A)
122 24:37 Pete Shields
339 ran

Lewisham Hilly Fields
1   18:49 Alex Hirst
131 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  17:24 Lee Athersmith, Bingley Harriers)
5   19:35 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
10  20:43 Derek Oliver
110 ran

Super junior results

A super weekend of competition for some of our younger runners. Harry Maslen U20 finished 5th (out of 42) in the English Schools Combined Events decathlon today, beating the 6,000 points total again, and helping West Yorkshire to team Bronze; and Ruaridh Mon-Williams and Lucy Haines represented England on the fells both for the first time, in the 'Home Countries International Junior Mountain Running Championships' (phew!) in Ireland.

Ilkley Triathlon, Sun 21 Sep

From Hilda Coulsey ... Plenty of Harriers were out enjoying a super day from the Lido. Many thanks to all the marshals and volunteers, particularly the Coy family, who spent the long day welcoming, helping and supporting us all so well (as well as organising the previous day's Aquathlon!)
Results ...

(1    56:33 Team 3 men in a tub)
11  1:00:25 Ralph Tench 1st M45 
31  1:04:55 Jonathon Schneider 
35  1:05:46 Steve Newell 
60  1:08:53 Rachel McKay 2nd F30 
80  1:11:37 John Hayes
91  1:12:40 Michael Duffield 
168 1:19:17 Naomi Elliott 1st FJ 
226 1:25:35 Sarah Hayes 
234 1:26:39 Hilda Coulsey 1st F60 
261 1:31:31 Fiona Schneider 
328 finished

Embsay fell race, Sun 21 Sep

Congrats to Dan Wilkinson on his 3rd place, results soon ...

Viking 4 Peaks Chase, Sun 21 Sep

Jamie Hutchinson reports ... 8m 1500 ft climb organised by Cleveland mountain rescue starting from Lordstones cafe near Stokesley. An initial short climb and loop back through the event centre at Lordstones before heading north along the ridge taking in a few bumps before the turn and heading back through the woods and minimal up and down. Great race with bonus of on site cafe facilities!
The race was won by Paul Williams in 62:32. I finished in 66:05 and 7th, 72 ran.

Utterley Butterley fell race, Sun 21 Sep

Petra Bijsterveld reports ... I went to Marsden for this new race starting at Butterley Reservoir and taking in a further 4 reservoirs in just under 5 miles. Billed as a good introduction to fell running I was seduced by the photos of the route on their website, and the race certainly lived up to it. Well marked and taking us through beautiful landscapes. Thankfully it was dry as the stone flagged paths would not have been so trouble free in the rain. I would certainly recommend this race, assuming they put it on again.
Results ...

(1  30:10 Paul Green, Sale)
56 51:55 Petra Bijsterveld
68 finished

Ilkley Aquathlon, Sat 20 Sep

The 3rd Ilkley Aquathlon, jointly organised by us and Ilkley Swimming Club at Ilkley Lido was a great success with 171 competing on the day including many Ilkley juniors. Well done to Steve & Gaenor Coy co-ordinating.


Gt Langdale Half, Cumbria, Sat 20 Sep

Results ...

(1  1:18:58 Ross Anderson, Jarrow & Hebburn AC)
34  1:34:42 Caz Farrow	1st F40	 
72  1:47:23 Ewan Walsh 
138 1:59:57 Jean Sullivan
277 finished

Three Shires fell race, Sat 20 Sep

Jann Smith reports ... Results from Three shires Fell Race. 12.4 miles/ 4003ft. Starts from Little Langdale and summitted 4 x Lakeland peaks, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Pike O Blisco and Lingmell. Ilkey were 1st ladies' team.

55  2:26:12 Nick Pearce
89  2:40:22 Will Buckton
118 2:47:06 Kate Archer
121 2:47:43 Jann Smith
191 3:18:00 Chloe Haines
220 ran

Scafell Pike fell race, Sat 20 Sep

Steve Turland reports ... 4.5m and 3000ft, a real leg burner this one. I finished in 14th place in 78 mins. Joss Naylor was there giving out the prizes!

parkruns, Sat 20 Sep

From Petra ... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  16:34 Nathan Marsh, Tonbridge AC)
33  20:12 Arthur Reilly
63  21:45 Tom Worboys
80  22:12 Will Worboys (PB)
396 ran

(1  16:35 Ben Jones, Worcester AC)
31  20:02 Geoffrey Howard
149 25:13 Pete Shields
303 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1 17:38 Quentin Lewis, Baildon Runners)
61 24:02 Sarah Haines
436 ran

Harrogate Stray
(1  17:35 Mike Appleton, Ripon Runners)
162 27:11 Julie Elmes
294 ran

Hilly Field, Lewisham
(1  18:25 Jonathan Tipper, U/A)
7   20:21 Alex Hirst
134 ran

Skipton Aireville park
(1  18:02 Neil Maloney, Skipton AC)
2   20:21 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
99 ran

Burnsall, Sun 14 Sep

Results ...

(1 13:15 Simon Bailey, Mercia)
12 17:38 Steve Turland
22 18:31 Dick Waddington
70 finished

Yorkshireman, Sun 14 Sep

Helen Waddington reports ... Results ...

Yorkshireman Full	
(1  3h20:37 Shaun Wilkinson, KCAC)
58  4h38:49 Adela Reperecki 1st FV50
147 finishers

Yorkshireman Half
(1   1h36:55 Ben Mounsey             
4    1h46:42 Nick Richardson  (2nd V40)
92   2h25:50 John Coates             
123  2h35:11 Lynn Donohue           
128  2h38:10 Helen Waddington        
155  2h47:57 Hilda Coulsey (2nd FV60)
244 finishers

The Half was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.

LDMT, Sun 14 Sep

Alison Weston reports ... Long day out for most of us at the weekend on the 60th Lake District Mountain Trial a one day orienteering event in Patterdale this year over a choice of 3 courses :- Classic (~16 miles, 7000ft), Medium (~12 miles, 5,000ft) or Short (well relatively -10 miles 3,500ft).
The Haines family turned out in force with Hector winning the long Classic route in 04.09hrs, over 30 mins ahead of the second runner, Peter and Chloe completing the Medium course and Sarah the short course (wait until Lucy is old enough to run too!!) Jonathon Whitaker easily won the Medium course and Helene ran the short course to test her knees on downhills (plenty of that!!).
I struggled with route choice a bit as there was a long way between some check points and all sorts of routes tried by different runners. For one leg some runners dropped down to Grisedale tarn and up onto Helvellyn ridge, others up Swirral Edge to the ridge or a direct way via red tarn. I opted for a steep climb up to join Striding Edge in the mist and then a long run along Helvellyn ridge. Who knows which was best? 'Dithering' certainly does NOT help though!
Results ...

1  4h14:04 Jonathan Whittaker 
11 4h53:10 Peter Haines
12 4h57:34 Alison Weston (3rd Lady)
22 5h23:15 Chloe Haine (9th Lady)
41 5h56:49 Richard Joel
64 finished

(1 4h15:22 Gareth Bryan-Jones, Ochil Hill Runners)
8  4h49:16 Helene Whitaker 2nd Lady, 1st LV40
16 5h09:53 Sarah Haines5th Lady, 1st LV50
36 finished

Hodder Valley Show fell race, Sat 13 Sep

From Dan Wilkinson... Duncan and I made the trip over to the Forest of Bowland for the last race in the English Champs. It looked like the 400 limit of runners had almost been met, which made the run out of the showground more of a stampede. The route packs 1,500 ft of climbing into just 4 miles, so was really tough. I managed to break the old course record by around 16 seconds, unfortunately so did the 51 men in front of me, so no points again. Results ...

(1  32:44 Morgan Donnelly, Borrowdale)
52  40:14 Dan Wilkinson
131 46:09 Duncan Cooper
202 finished

Rombalds Romp, Sat 13 Sep

Woodentops photos

Will Buckton reports ... Muddy conditions for Abbey Runners' trail v fell race. A well flagged and marshalled route with a free bottle of beer. Results ...

(1 47:51 Chris Miller, Harrogate)
11 54:47 Will Buckton
12 55:16 Nick Pearce 1st V60
33 62:07 Mike Baldwin
60 finished

(1 44:16 Frank Beresford, Otley)
12 61:59 Will Worboys
35 finished

parkruns, Sat 13 Sep

From Petra... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  16:37 David Driver, Barnsley AC)
166 24:42 Harry Stead (junior)
414 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:57 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)
12  20:25 Tom Worboys
409 39:54 Abbie Reynier (junior)
444 ran

Harrogate Stray
(1  16:07 Jamil Parapia, Otley AC)
39  21:13 Geoffrey Howard
148 25:45 Peter Shields
174 26:31 Julie Elmes
329 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  16:57 Gregan Clarkson, Kingston upon Hull AC)
3   20:29 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
64  28:17 Alex Millar
110 ran

Roseberry Topping, Wed 10 Sep

From Jack Wood ... Took a day off to cycle through the North York Moors to a short fell race up and down Roseberry Topping. Very steep and technical in places with a surprising amount of route choice. Well organised and lots of wine given out as prizes. Results ...

(1 11:11 Jack Willis, M'bro & Cleve H)
10 14:28 Jack Wood
78 finished

Vale of York Half Marathon, Sun 7 Sep

From Sally Malir ... the race must have been one of the nicest road races that I have ever done, helped along by a beautiful September morning. We started at Sherburn Air Club and ran along closed, scenic flat roads perfect!
I decided that I was going to force myself to try a new race strategy as anything under a marathon I tend to set off far too fast and suffer later on. The plan was to take the first three miles easy then work my way through the field from there on. This plan worked really well and I finished strongly and a minute ahead of my target time.
I finished 5th lady overall in a time of 1.27:18 which puts me 5th also in the UK for my age group!
I am now having a couple of weeks rest before starting marathon training.
Results ...

(1  1:09:27 Jason Cherriman, Leeds)
79  1:27:18 Sally Malir
82  1:28:05 Tom Worboys
287 1:40:07 Ewan Welsh
865 finished

From Hilda Coulsey ... Sally's time sets a new LV50 Club record beating the 2010 time of 1:37:27 set by Christine Matthews at Maratona D'italia, and also the LV45 time of 1:32:27 set by Alison Bennett in Leeds in 2007

Great North Run, Sun 7 Sep

(1    1:00:00 Mo Farah)
404   1:26:25 Rob Cunningham
5254  1:47:29 Kevin Lawson
5703  1:48:33 Christine Cox
6195  1:49:37 Andrew Wison
6664  1:50:37 Chris Cunnibgham
7909  1:53:09 Dave Ibbotson
8982  1:55:13 Charlotte Smithson
11396 1:59:07 Tim Ratcliffe
12954 2:01:38 Alison Ricci
15811 2:06:37 Robert Morse
19422 2:13:10 Sally Wright
30724 2:34:54 Carole Cunningham

Ben Nevis fell race, Sun 7 sep

From Dick Waddington ... three Harriers headed up to Fort William for the Ben Nevis Race at the weekend. The TV cameras were out for the BBC who were doing a documentary on one of the runners for Scottish TV. We were paraded around the start field by a pipe band - very atmospheric! You get a nice warm up on the flat for a mile before the fun begins - pleasant blocky paths, followed by a Whernside-like grassy bank, topped by scree and an eerie summit plateau. There was great support with jelly babies aplenty. The descent is a heart-in-the mouth, goes on forever, make it stop, are we there yet, surely we are by now experience until you hit the tarmac to realise you have a mile to go on legs that seem to be have been donated by someone who can't run. Fantastic fun (Helen might not agree with that bit)! Results...

(1  1:34:43 Finlay Wild, Lochaber)
147 2:11:03 Dick Waddington
191 2:17:26 Jane McCarthy
478 3:21:06 Helen Waddington
486 finished

Salford 10k, Sun 7 Sep

Dan Wilkinson reports ... closed roads and a good crowd at the end helped lift an otherwise dreary and uninspiring tour of industrial Salford. Back to the fells. Results...

(1 30:58 Mohammed Abu-Rezeq, Altrincham & D)
13 35:15 Dan Wilkinson
2735 finished

Bradley fell race, Sun 7 Sep

Woodentops photos

Woodentops photos. Results ...

(1 19:10 Ted Mason, Wharfedale)
8  22:48 Mark Mon-Williams
22 25:46 Jonathan Schneider
32 27:21 Jann Smith 1st lady
72 39:56 Fiona Schneider
75 finished

parkruns, Sat 6 Sep

From Petra ... Again some excellent Harrier parkrun times this week, notably Sarah Pickering being the first female over the finish line at Bradford. Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  16:50 Christopher Mann, Hyde Park Harriers)
21  19:14 Tom Worboys
292 ran

(1  17:22 Richard Ginn, Pocklington Runners)
20  20:31 Geoffrey Howard
228 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:25 Chris Williams, Queensbury AC)
15  21:02 Malcolm Pickering
18  21:21 Sarah Pickering (junior) 1st F
22  21:19 James Pickering (junior)
117 26:38 Sally Pickering
218 30:29 Anna Pickering (junior)
367 ran

Harrogate Stray
(1  17:01 David Driver, Barnsley AC)
131 26:47 Petra Bijsterveld
267 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  19:33 Logan Hargreaves-Madhas, Wharfedale Harriers)
4   20:34 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
43  26:40 John Brown
72  30:14 Claire Murphy
94 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:12 Toby Osman, Ripon Runners)
3   19:10 David Schneider
4   19:28 Jonathan Schneider
70  26:13 Fiona Schneider
162 ran

Ilkley Incline, Wed 3 Sep

68 runners competed in the super Ilkley Incline uphill race, organised for the 10th time by Geoff Howard. Ilkley's Jack Wood sprinted it out with top international mountain runner Emma Clayton to win in 7:47; Emma's 7:49 smashed the ladies' course record. Georgia Malir led in a string of talented young Ilkley Harriers to take the ladies' team prize to match Ilkley's men's team prize. And there were Ilkley prizewinners in many other categories. Results & photos on the Ilkley Incline page.

The Incline was preceded by the fast, furious, fun Junior Sprint Fell Relays which had a record 21 teams.

This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.

Smiling Mike Baldwin, 1st V55
1   7:47 Jack Wood
3   8:08 Ben Stevens
7   8:33 Georgia Malir
9   8:37 Jonathan Schneider
15  8:54 Ben Sheppard
16  8:57 George Stevens
18  8:69 David Schneider
19  9:09 Tom Worboys
22  9:15 Lucy Jacques
24  9:26 Steven Weston
26  9:39 Lucy Haines
27  9:44 Sarah Pickering
28  9:53 Arthur Reilly
31  9:57 Malcolm Pickering
32 10:00 David Chandler
33 10:02 Richard Joel
35 10:21 Jane McCarthy
36 10:23 Will Worboys
39 10:44 Mike Baldwin
40 10:47 Lucy Williamson
48 11:01 Alison Weston
51 11:25 Chloe Haines
54 11:44 Philip Hirst
57 12:14 Peter Lewis
59 12:29 Geoffrey White
61 13:15 Hilda Coulsey
62 13:36 Petra Bijsterveld
64 13:53 Fiona Schneider
65 14:19 Jacqui Weston
66 15:04 Julie Elmes
68 finished

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