Ilkley Harriers news archive 2015

Ilkley Harriers of the Month, April

Petra Bijsterveld Twitter feed and website updates Other nominations were:
Sally Malir - London Marathon time
Helen Waddington - 3 Peaks time
Dan Wilkinson - 3 Peaks time
John Hayes - 3 Peaks time
Kate Archer - Baildon Boundary and Pendle results
Jann Smith - Bunny Run results
Tom Adams - Bunny Run Results
Natalie York - leading Tuesday runs
Antonio Cardinale - leading Tuesday runs
Jacqui Weston - 3 Peaks support
Jack Wood Dick Hudsons and Anniversary Waltz wins

More Harriers of the Month ...

London Marathon, Sun 26 April

Sally Malir was 4th in her class. 3:07:36 a new club record for FV50 and also beating her own club record from last year's VLM by 2 minutes. Results ... ....

(1    2:04:42 Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya)
2643  3:07:26 Sally Malir
5308  3:25:52 Michael Duffield
6100  3:29:23 Tim Buckingham
6499  3:31:31 Martin Wright
11046 3:51:00 David Howe
20779 4:26:24 William Woodhead
26848 4:51:10 Julie Elmes
34488 5:46:58 Abigail Bailey
37,675 finished

Big Sur International Marathon, Sun 26 April

From Philip Hirst ... Philip and Alex Hirst ran the Big Sur International Marathon on Sunday in California. In constant sun and with stunning scenery along the Pacific coast, the race included head winds and brutal hills. Alex finished 73rd out of 4299 in 3:17:17 and Philip 759th in 3:59:27.

Three Peaks race, Sat 25 April

From Dan Wilkinson ... Everyone loves the 3 Peaks don't they? Whatever happens with the weather in the preceding week, heat wave, ice age, it will usually be snowing at some point on the day of the 3 Peaks. Today was no different with blizzard conditions reported on Ingleborough by later runners. Despite the weather there was fabulous support for Ilkley on the course from fellow Harriers and others. Brilliant performances all round, notably tremendous PBs for Ben Sheppard, who surprised himself with a 1st class time, John Hayes for going sub 4 and nearly half an hour faster than 2014 and Helen Waddington who smashed 5 hours! I also managed to slice a further 13 minutes off my PB despite suffering what felt like hypothermia, cramp and hallucinations all at the same time on Ingleborough. I was planning a hiatus next year but actually, I think I'll be back!

Woodentops photos

Results ...

(1  2:51:42 Ricky Lightfoot, Salomon)
51  3:30:07 Dan Wilkinson
87  3:38:31 Ben Sheppard
172 3:55:07 Dick Waddington
186 3:57:19 John Hayes
200 3:59:00 Jamie Hutchinson
217 4:02:29 Brian Melia
259 4:10:24 Jann Smith
327 4:19:29 Michael Lomas
390 4:26:23 Alison Weston
395 4:27:01 Andrew Merrick
399 4:27:26 Richard Joel
423 4:31:53 Paul Calderbank
483 4:38:36 Steve Weston
578 4:54:54 Helen Waddington
636 5:06:40 Chantal Busby
642 5:10:21 Adela Reperecki
701 finished
Timed out:
Eleanor Bradley
Jane McCarthy

From Jann Smith ... this year's 3 Peaks race felt more like a Bear Grylls style endurance challenge. There were gale force winds, snow blizzards, sleet and heavy rain making the limestone treacherous and the runners soaked to the skin. The support for Ilkey was amazing and so helpful even though a little crazy in those conditions (the Morley family on the top of Whernside in the -4 windchill!) and camaraderie between runners was great. Mild hypothermia set in after the top of Whernside and the fall down Ingleborough was inevitable. There were some great performances from Ilkley and some great PB's despite the conditions. Alison Weston was presented her prize for 15 3 x Peaks and Ilkley ladies won 2nd ladies team and I managed 3rd F40.

Grahams photos

From Helen Waddington ... Just to say a massive thank you to ALL the Harriers/family members who turned out yesterday to support us all - what an amazing effort given the awful weather conditions. I don't want to name individuals in case I miss anyone out (tricky to make out faces in the mist and rain) but you know who you are!!! It gave us all a huge lift and kept spirits up! Also huge congratulations to Alison Weston who picked up her prize for running 15 races (having finished her 16th yesterday!) and the icing on the cake for me was getting the second place ladies team prize - all thanks of course to Jann and Alison who put in amazing performances. Well done everybody, whatever the time/outcome - and commiserations to Elle and Jane who were not 100%, so even starting the race shows true grit!!!

More from Alison ... Wow, what a weekend for results! Well done to everyone who took part in the 3 Peaks or London Marathon. Lots of brilliant times and PBs. Such a temperature change yesterday with many very cold runners on Whernside and Ingleborough, though Dan was so quick he missed all the sleet. Jann, Helen and I had blue lips for quite some time afterwards. THANK YOU so much to all the Harriers and friends/family of Harriers running who supported, especially Mike Baldwin near the top of Pen-y-ghent and family Morley on top of Whernside, but also to Val, Andy, Jackie (with the cow bell), Dave, Pete, to name only some... The ladies did really well to come 2nd team but best result was definitely Helen's with a magnificent 15 minute PB!

Woodentops photos, Graham Weston's photos

parkruns, Sat 25 April

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  17:13 unknown)
178 23:35 Harry Sime
182 23:39 Robert Sime
601 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:19 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)
31  21:56 Geoff Howard
161 26:45 Petra Bijsterveld
491 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  17:18 Lee Athersmith, RAF AC)
2   19:02 Mark Mon-Williams
20  22:24 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
26  23:01 Chris Cunningham
62  26:05 Charlotte Smithson
69  27:10 Archie Budding (junior)
136 ran

(1  18:59 Lucas Parker, Macclesfield Harriers)
48  27:27 Alison Eagle
98 ran

Dick Hudsons fell race, Thu 23 April

Quite a few Harriers, and Jack in the lead, in the Woodentops' photos of this BOFRA race. Results

Woodentops photos
(1 42:07 Bob Addey, on a bike)
2  46:25 Jack Wood  equalled record
(4 46:59 Dave Wilby, bike)
7  49:15 Alex Sinclair
16 57:24 David Chandler
18 58:15 Duncan Cooper
29 61:57 Paddy Hagan
32 62:39 Mike Baldwin
33 62:41 Will Worboys
36 64:37 Paul Stephens
46 69:00 Sarah Hayes
51 73;14 Keith Wood
52 73:26 Rose Hagan
57 82:53 Sheena Pikersgill
60 85:30 Rachel Hagan
61 finished

Bunny Relays, Tue 21 April

Woodentops photos

Lots of Harriers mixing and matching as part of a record 117 teams. Tom Adams was in the winning team as an honorary Holmes, Jack Wood and sister Helen were 7th team, amongst many others. Results and photos.

Website revamp, Sun 19 April

You might notice the website looks a bit different. It now uses the 'Twitter Bootstrap' approach which is 'responsive' and 'mobile-first'. An increasing proportion of users are using smartphones and tablets (1,716 and 1,653 sessions respectively in the last month) compared to traditional desktop/laptop users (3,092 sessions) and the new approach should accomodate everyone. And of course there is a 'Googlegeddon' deadline approaching fast where Google may 'downrank' sites that are not mobile-friendly. So, here it is, and if you spot a glitch then please let Paul know.

Manchester Marathon, Sun 19 April

From Alex Hyde ... First ever marathon ran yesterday, coming in at 4:48:15 6839th out of 7805. Was going great guns and hoping to get inside 4.15 until hitting the wall like a sledgehammer at 20 miles!! Fantastic atmosphere and amazing sense of achievement though and if anyone is contemplating running their first marathon .... go for it!!

Anniversary Waltz, Sat 18 April

Dan Wilkinsion reports ... The Anniversary Waltz is an 11.5M race with 3,700ft of climbing around the beautiful Newlands Horseshoe. A spectacular day for racing - a fine spring day with clear blue skies. Studying the entry list I was convinced this race would turn into a battle between Jack Smith and Jack Wood and they didn't disappoint. We watched from the chasing group as they disappeared off into the horizon. Jack was a little tentative as he was leading but didn't know the racing lines, eventually it came down to a sprint for the line with our Jack winning by 13 seconds. A brilliant achievement and a great reflection of the hard work he has put in getting back into form over the last 9 months. I also found some decent form after recent setbacks and finished 6th. For anyone who hasn't tried fell racing in the Lakes this is a superb place to start in my opinion, apart from the steep climb up Robinson the route is generally grassy or not too harsh underfoot and much less daunting than some of the longer races. Plus the views are spectacular, there is plenty off support on course from the tourists on Catbells and there is free chilli and beer at the finish. A brilliant day out (PS Jack's vest was still in the wash from the Bunny Run!)
Results ...

1   1:41:47 Jack Wood
6   1:48:52 Dan Wilkinson
187 3:36:34 John Pickering
191 finished

Meanwood Valley Trail, Sat 18 April

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Having studied the Harrier entries beforehand I knew I would definitely be the last Harrier home in this race, but hey, someone has to be. Despite this being a local race I had never run it, and I found it quite tough. A lot of up and down, and underfoot it is a pretty relentless mixture of tree roots and small rocks, not my forte. I almost yearned for the tedium of the canalside stretch you get in the Guiseley Gallop or the Baildon Boundary Way, which make up the other 2 events in this 3 race series. However, I did enjoy it, the weather was glorious, there was an abundance of cheerful marshals to guide us through the woods, a drinks station half way, and a bottle of Meanwood Meander ale for all finishers. There were particularly strong performances from Steve Coy (22nd), Jamie Hutchinson (28th), Steve Weston (34th) and Nick Pearce (40th). Results ...

(1  41:36 Jonathan Wills, Leeds City)
22  47:39 Stephen Coy
28  48:48 Jamie Hutchinson
34  50:04 Steve Weston
40  50:38 Nicholas Pearce
161 59:29 Neil Bloor
169 59:54 Tom Worboys
209 63:19 Sarah Hayes
235 65:14 Harry Sime
236 65:18 Robert Sime
267 68:11 Bethany Bloor
301 71:27 Petra Bijsterveld
385 finished

Yorkshire Junior Fell Championships, West Nab, Sat 18 April

Well done to Lucy and Joanne Williamson, Gold & Silver medallists in FU18. Jemima Elgood took U16 Silver, and Euan Brennan U14 Bronze, in some very competitive races. Champions! More on the Woodentops site.

Sue Morley reports ... I had a good race over a somewhat complicated but well marked route with 450m of climb over 9k taking LV 60 prize behind Sally Newman who took 1st Lady.

(1 40;36 Jack Willis, Middlesborough and Cleveland)
74 71:30 Sue Morley 

Podium 5k, Sat 18 April

Geoff Howard reports ...the reuslts of the 5k races at Barrowford in a stiff wind were:

Race A:
(1 15:08 Chris Livesey, Preston Harriers)
23 18:05 Ruaridh Mon-Williams
Race B:
(1 16:59 Kevin Hunt, Preston Harriers)
13 19:13 Mark Iley
21 20:55 Geoffrey Howard

parkruns, Sat 18 April

From Petra Bijsterveld ... A win this week at Skipton for Mark Mon-Williams, followed by junior Oscar Stapleton in second place. Tom Worboys ran at Woodhouse Moor and followed it with the Meanwood Valley Trail, a good morning's running! Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  16:39 Thomas Hughes, U/A)
65  22:19 Tom Worboys
400 39:31 Abbie Reynier (junior)
404 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
1   18:23 Mark Mon-Williams
2   18:09 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
24  22:41 Chris Cunningham
52  25:12 Charlotte Smithson
130 ran

Fountains Abbey
1  17:09 Daniel Holdsworth (Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers)
101 26:50 Eve Whitaker
102 26:58 Helene Whitaker
222 ran

Rob Templeman

Sad to hear that Rob Templeman has passed away: Rob was an active member of the Club in its early days, Club Treasurer, and sponsor of the Ilkley Moor fell race.

Bunny 3, Tue 14 April

The sun shone for the finale of the 2015 Bunny series, Tom Adams continued his winning Egg Stage for the 15th time and the individual race for the ninth time. Tom will once again feature on next years Bunny Beer label by retaining the series title with three wins. Results, and photos

1   15:02 Tom Adams
5   15:54 Jack Wood
27  17:58 Michael Howard
31  18:16 Cameron Reilly (junior)
38  18:39 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
56  19:24 Richard Joel
71  20:00 Harry Barker (junior)
82  20:26 Lucy Williamson
95  20:51 Malcolm Pickering
98  21:00 Arthur Reilly
105 21:18 Jann Smith 1st F40
109 21:41 Charlie Tiger Smith
128 22:25 James Pickering
136 22:45 Jamie Partovi
142 23:06 Edward Bickerdike
149 23:21 Nicky Hopwood
159 24:02 Andrew Jackson
167 24:11 Nea Weston (junior)
193 25:13 Allison Ricci
207 25:47 Peter Lewis
254 28:24 Sue Williamson
255 28:26 Sophie Brown
260 29:02 Sally Wright
261 29:10 Julie Elmes
267 29:48 Anna Pickering
268 29:53 Christine Reilly
272 30:22 Angel Smith (junior)
283 finished

Sheffield Half, Sun 12 April

From Andrew Sheldon... The Sheffield Half Marathon took place on Sunday morning. It's a new course from previous years, which after a couple of miles on the flat then starts a long climb up to the 5 mile mark out on the hills by Ringinglow. There was a facing wind all the way and beyond to the 6.5 mile mark, then a welcome turn back and downhill on the main road. One more turn for home at 8 miles in the village of Dore, then at 11 miles it's a welcome downhill return with a couple more miles flat run in to the finish.
So a challenging course, and four Harriers took part.
Alex Hirst ran 1:23:27 to earn 54th place (chip time) out of 6014 finishers.
Philip Hirst ran 1:40:59 for 24th in category, Sally Lynch ran 2:16:44, congrats there as this was no PB course, that's an average of well under 10.5 minutes per mile, hard working especially as the wind became stronger and colder as the race progressed.
I figured to start in the 01:40 pen, and so was pleased to get back in 01:41:06 which is fine for where am at just now. Personally speaking, really enjoyed being out there, running a sensible race, paying attention to form, thinking about those Thursday night coached sessions and what we learn there. And the buzz of roads lined with cheering spectators for much of the course. This, combined with the vibe of the Northern Vets team event last month, I find very motivating.

(1   1:13:20 Dave Archer, Hallamshire Harriers)
54   1:23:27 Alex Hirst
931  1:40:59 Philip Hirst
943  1:41:06 Andrew Sheldon
4815 2:16:44 Sally Lynch
6014 finished

Baildon Boundary Way, Sun 12 April

From Steph Fox ... 10 Harriers turned out for the Baildon multi terrain half marathon on a dull Sunday morning. The weather threatened rain throughout the race, but it thankfully failed to properly provide the deluge we were expecting. There was a slight breeze in the air along the canal, of which the path seemed endless and even I began to crave a hill just to enjoy some rest-bite from the the monotony. Once the hills appeared - so did a little more wind, but I found it in our favour for some of the way and even managed to finish the race with a smile on my face. Some fantastic times - and possibly some PB'S but not sure. Kate Archer came second female - well done to her. Results ...

(1  1:17:23 Frank Beresford, Otley AC)
45  1:39:15 Andrew Merrick
47  1:39:36 Kate Archer
133 1:52:57 Neil Bloor
161 1:56:38 Will Worboys
166 1:57:33 Jean Sullivan
187 2:01:11 Andrew Wilson
191 2:01:50 Adela Reperecki
198 2:04:00 Stephanie Fox
276 2:19:08 Paul Sugden
278 2:19:14 Sue Bickerdike
320 ran

Coledale Horseshoe, Sat 11 April

Jamie P

Will Buckton reports ... Five Ilkley Harriers made the trip to Braithwaite for the Coledale Horseshoe. The AM 13.7km/915 route was changed due to ice on Eel Crag to an 11km route with extra ascent, still taking in the Wainwright summits of Grisedale Pike and Barrow. Dave Wilby was first home for Ilkley in 22nd overall, less than a minute behind Steve Birkinshaw who recently completed all the Wainwrights in o

(1  1h06:49 Ricky Lightfoot, Ellenborough AC)
22  1h17:44 Dave Wilby
55  1h25:35 Dan Wilkinson
112 1h34:17 David Chandler
215 1h53:48 Will Buckton
234 2h00:53 Jamie Partovi
249 finished

parkrun, Sat 11 April

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Some brilliant parkrun results this week with a win at Skipton for Steve Coy, followed closely by a whole gang of felllow Harriers, and 1st female positions for Lucy Williamson at Skipton and Georgia Malir at Woodhouse Moor. Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:14 Paul O'Callaghan, Tadworth AC)
9   18:17 Georgia Malir 1st F
21  19:33 Cameron Reilly (junior)
29  19:58 Arthur Reilly
32  20:09 Sally Malir 3rd F
325 ran

Colchester Castle
(1  17:20 Gareth Williams, U/A)
6   19:22 David Brown
61  23:48 Rosalind Brown
279 ran

Harrogate Stray
(1  18:01 unknown)
115 25:50 Julie Elmes
277 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
1   18:19 Steve Coy
4   19:00 Mark Mon-Williams
6   19:38 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
10  20:24 Dominic Coy (junior)
12  21:02 Lucy Williamson 1st F
37  23:32 Archie Budding (junior)
65  27:19 Sue Williamson
136 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:24 Jack Brennan, Harrogate Harriers)
55  23:18 Norman Bush
233 ran

Bunny 2, Tue 7 April

In complete contrast to last week it was a balmy sunny evening on Penistone Hill, Tom Adams once again won, recording his 14th Egg Stage and 8th overall win, from 302 runners. Jann Smith was 1st F40. Results, and photos

1   14:59 Tom Adams
5   16:13 Jack Wood
18  17:17 Euan Brennan (junior)
37  18:35 Cameron Reilly (junior)
45  18:56 Jemima Elgood (junior)
56  19:23 James Pickering (junior)
58  19:28 Sarah Pickering (junior)
73  20:08 Harry Barker (junior)
80  20:23 Lucy Williamson
97  21:02 Lucy Jacques (junior)
98  21:03 Malcolm Pickering
102 21:13 Arthur Reilly
106 21:20 Jann Smith
150 23:14 Joanne Williamson
154 23:33 Nicky Hopwood
176 24:16 Nea Weston (junior)
205 25:31 Allison Ricci
232 27:03 Sue Morley
243 27:56 Angel Smith (junior)
263 28:58 Sue Williamson
264 28:58 Eric Morley
275 29:33 Sally Wright
276 29:37 Sophie Brown
291 31:07 Anna Pickering
292 31:17 Christine Reilly
302 finished

Guiseley Gallop, Sun 5 April

photo: Richard Joel

From John Hayes ... It was great to see so many Harriers out in the glorious Easter sunshine for this one. I hadn't done it before so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The route is fast in places but the last part involves a muddy climb across Esholt Woods. Gratifyingly, it was then that I managed to overtake all the runners who had whizzed past me on the flatter bits of the course.

(1  36:08 Frank Beresford, Otley)	
35  42:32 Rob Cunningham
43  43:15 John Hayes
87  46:08 David Chandler
94  46:33 Duncan Cooper
106 47:15 Dave Robson
163 50:32 Philip Hirst
206 52:52 Will Worboys
213 53:18 Neil Bloor
217 53:22 Hannah Partner
246 54:47 Sarah Hayes
247 54:51 Adela Reperecki
259 55:37 Jean Sullivan
267 56:05 Jamie Partovi
288 56:45 Robert Meadows
301 57:19 Will Buckton
303 57:26 Peter Lewis
333 58:58 Bethany Bloor
363 60:42 Paul Sugden
364 60:44 Sharon Meadows
383 61:49 Petra Bijsterveld
389 62:16 Eric Morley
390 62:18 Sue Morley
408 63:17 Amanda Newham
411 63:38 Julie Elmes
414 63:46 Hilda Coulsey
472 67:18 Sue Williamson
615 finished

From Martin Wright ... This was an Ilkley Harriers Race League counter and Phil Hirst cannily played a wildcard from Parkrun and is now top of the League.

Pendle fell race, Sat 4 April

Woodentops photos

Results ...

(1  32:40 Tim Addison, Helm Hill Runners)
99  45:21 Kate Archer
217 53:19 Jamie Partovi
291 ran

parkruns, Sat 4 April

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Woodhouse Moor Leeds
(1  16:55 Daniel Fisher, Valley Striders)
25  19:39 Cameron Reilly (junior)
91  23:45 Harry Stead (junior)
361 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:41 Carl Kernick, U/A)
39  22:22 Phil Hirst
42  22:29 Joe Reynier (junior)
127 26:09 Alex Hyde
432 39:03 Abbie Reynier (junior)
471 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  16:48 Julian Hood, Skipton AC)
8   19:47 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
9   19:53 David Brown
140 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:11 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners)
15  19:30 David Schneider
81  23:43 Jonathan Schneider
109 25:17 Alison Eagle
172 28:20 Fiona Schneider
306 ran

Salford 10k, Good Friday 3rd April

From Mark Iley ... 2 Harriers made the start line for this popular fast 2 lap 10k..a dreary morning affected times and they were a little slower than last year's.

(1  30:40 Gareth Raven)  
151 39:18 Mark Iley   
282 44:58 Harry Sime   
545 ran

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