Ilkley Harriers news archive 2015

Ilkley Harriers of the Month, May

Lawrence Basham Ilkley Trail Race organiser Other nominations were:
Jann Smith - new club vests
Jane Bryant - coaching and encouragement
Neil Chapman - coaching and encouragement
Helen Waddington - V45 winner at John Carr
Hilda Coursey - 1st V60 at Odda and ITR
Ben Sheppard - Jack Bloor, ITR and OCT results
Alison Weston - OCT result
Jane McCarthy - OCT result
Petra Bijsterveld - V50 winner at John Carr
Dave Wilby - Buttermere Sailback and Isle of Jura results
Will Worboys - PBs at John Carr and ITR and training
Harry Maslen - Silver medal in decathlon England U20 Combined Events Championships
Jack Cummings Race results: John Carr, Jack Bloor, Ilkley Trail Race

More Harriers of the Month ...

Coniston Gullies, Sun 31 May

The second race in the BOFRA Championship season. Results ...

(1 14:45 Jack Smith, Wharfedale Harriers)
12 19:17 Mark Mon-Williams
59 finished

Duddon Valley Fell Race, sat 30 May

From Duncan Cooper ... (FRA English Championship Race) Results ...

(1  2:44:01 Rob Hope, Pudsey & Bramley)
165 4:02:46 Duncan Cooper
199 4:13;49 Kate Archer
274 5:09:23 Sarah Edwards
292 finished

parkruns, Sat 30 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:17 Andrew May, Valley Striders AC)
28  19:43 Sally Malir 2nd F
446 ran

Sheffield Hallam
(1  16:54 Jamie Hall, Sheffield University Bankers HC)
123 23:15 Laura King (junior)
540 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  16:49 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)
13  21:15 Theo Clay (junior)
242 31:31 Abby Clay (junior)
369 ran

Leeds Roundhay Park
(1  17:36 Christopher Russell, U/A)
36  21:52 Geoffrey Howard
273 ran

Hilly Fields Lewisham
(1  17:22 Philip Sanders, Kent AC)
2   18:01 Alex Hirst
164 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  18:07 Callum Hattersley U/A)
18  22:41 Harry Sime
19  22:42 Robert Sime
35  25:11 Alex Hyde
45  26:32 Charlotte Smithson
56  27:37 Emma Curran
61  28:57 Dylan Shinn (junior)
114 ran

(1  18:53 Neil Hume, Garden City Runners)
23  23:31 Graham Parton
79 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  16:14 Jason Cherriman, Leeds City AC)
70  23:54 Norman Bush
280 ran

8th Ilkley Harriers Trail Race, Mon 25 May

A bigger field than for some years, and a wonderful £2500 raised for the race charity. Full results now on the Trail Race page.

Photos c/o the Woodentops

(1  41:15 Jamil Parapia, Otley AC)
7   42:36 Alex Sinclair 1st MU23
11  44:00 Ben Sheppard
16  44:59 Jack Cummings
22  46:19 Rob Cunningham
23  46:29 Steve Coy
32  47:08 Jim Ryder
40  48:06 John Hayes
46  48:29 David Foyston
50  48:41 Michael Lomas
70  50:04 Jonathan Sinclair
72  50:25 Jane Mccarthy
75  50:33 Kate Archer
79  50:58 Michael Duffield
85  51:38 Tom Worboys
92  52:21 Steve Newell
95  52:37 Jann Smith 1st W45
120 54:29 Geoffrey Howard 1st V70
132 54:57 Philip Hirst
136 55:12 Hannah Partner
141 55:42 Mike Baldwin
146 56:10 Will Worboys
188 59:16 Rosie Darwood
191 59:31 Chris Cunningham
198 60:01 Adela Peperecki
202 60:27 Sarah Hayes
203 60:39 John Woodward
213 62:00 Sarah Haines
216 62:25 Steph Gledhill
224 63:30 Elaine Cossins
243 65:48 Alex Hyde
244 65:48 Ellen Clarke
253 66:38 Hilda Coulsey 1st W60
255 66:41 Sue Morley
261 67:11 Paul Sugden
282 70:02 Sue Williamson
291 71:18 Julie Elmes
294 71:45 Kate Lofthouse
300 73:01 Fiona Schneider
307 73:57 Sally Lynch
319 76:31 Sally Wright
337 finished

An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.

Red Rose 100 mile, 23-25 May

Well done to Clare Smith who did the LDWA Red Rose 100 in 30h 33mins, we hear.

Decathlon result, 23-24 May

From Shirley Wood ... Harry Maslen competed in the England U20 Combined Events Championships in Bedford over the weekend (decathlon). On day 1 Harry achieved 3 personal best performances in the 100m (11.26); shot (13m.15) and 400m (50.15) and with strong results in his long jump (6m.53) and high jump (1m.88) he finished the day with 3688 points and 200 points clear of second place.
The second day started strong with a PB in his 110 Hurdles (15.45) and a good discus (35m.19). Pole Vault is normally an event that Harry would expect to pick up 500-600 points however failing to clear any height left him with no chance of taking the championship title. Now back in 4th place he ended the day by producing two of the most amazing performances of his career. In the javelin he threw 51m.89 (a PB by over 5m) and in the 1500m he ran 4:38.98 (a PB by 16 secs). He finished the event with 6355 points and stood on the podium in silver medal position. He was also crowned Northern Combined Events champion.
This was his first competitive decathlon of the season and showed that all the winter training under the guidance of Sam Stanislav is paying off. Although clearly disappointed with a couple of aspects of his performance he is already looking forward to other competitions to make amends. Many congratulations from everyone at Ilkley Harriers on such an outstanding weekend.

Isle of Jura Fell Race, Sat 23 May, 17m/7000ft

From Dave Wilby ... I travelled up for the Jura Fell Race this weekend, which took place in reasonable conditions despite preceding weeks of wet weather making the course a touch damp in places. A bit of cloud on the tops kept everyone on their toes navigationally but didn't prevent some commanding performances. Jasmin Paris went astray early on but still had enough in the tank to finish a superb 6th overall and take almost 2 minutes off Angela Mudge's course record in 3:38. Finlay Wild took the overall honours by 15 minutes in 3:13. My own run went well, I ran conservatively for the first 5 peaks and then emptied what little was left in the tank over the last 2 summits and the 5.5km road run back to the finish. I managed to take a couple of minutes off my PB but more importantly claim the sub-4hr prize of an engraved whisky glass, finishing 14th in 3:56.

parkruns, Sat 23 May

Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:07 Tom Eames, West Suffolk AC)
36  19:50 Adrian Bastow
126 22:54 Harry Stead (junior)
188 25:01 John Marshall
446 finishers

Bradford Lister Park
(1   16:52 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)
12   20:18 Theo Clay (junior)
273  31:04 Alex Hyde
445 finishers

Skipton Aireville Park
(1 18:08 Alan Walsh, Wharfedale Harriers)
3  19:12 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
28 22:31 Harry Sime
29 22:32 Robert Sime
80 28:36 Jacob Smithson (junior)
81 28:38 Charlotte Smithson
143 finishers

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:19 Allen Bush, U/A)
43  22:53 Norman Bush
66  24:06 Alison Eagle
280 finishers

(1  17:30 Ben Martin-Dye, Bracknell Forest Runners)
80  25:47 Emily Elmes (junior)
87  26:17 Julie Elmes
249 finishers

Ilkley Aquathlon, Sun 19 Sep

Just a note that entries are open and filling up fast (nearly 100 of 250 places gone already.) See our Aquathlon page.

A new club vest!

From Jann Smith ... here's a 'sneak preview' of the new Ilkley Harriers vest which is being developed (by Jann, and) the Complete Runner. The new vest will be made using a new printed process rather than being panelled like the previous ones so it should chafe/rub less across the chest and will be in a nice lightweight fabric. It will be available in men's, women's and kids' sizes to buy at The Complete Runner, Ilkley in a short while. We are also trying to develop a new t-shirt too.

HDSRL 2, Guiseley, Thu 21 May

Another great win for Jack Wood. Results ...

1   31:32 Jack Wood
25  37:02 Andrew Merrick
33  37:50 Andrew Sheldon
51  38:58 Tom Worboys
84  41:19 Caz Farrow
89  41:34 Paul Stephens
91  41:46 Will Worboys
99  42:08 Philip Hurst
121 43:36 Julie Watson
127 43:54 Keith Wood
136 44:16 Caroline Craske
147 44:44 Adrian Weatherly
156 45:14 Sarah Hayes
195 47:56 James Rochfort
196 47:57 Geoffrey White
208 48:43 Nick Mellor
215 49:16 Allison Ricci
226 50:15 Sandra Rochfort
240 51:26 Paul Sugden
285 56:38 Don Macrae
288 56:58 Emma O'Looney
300 59:30 Laura Dawes
306 61:10 Claire Murphy
312 ran

Kildwick Trial, Wed 20 May

From Dan Wilkinson (pictured) ... A cracking little evening race with a bit of everything, fast and furious start through the streets of the village, a drag up to the summit and then some tracks over open moorland, road, and then finally a sprint along the canal to the finish field. Highly recommended! Results ...

(1 26:05 Matt Lockyer, P&B)
5  27:25 Dan Wilkinson
48 35:14 Mike Baldwin
86 finishers
Woodentops photos

John Carr #3, Wed 20 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... The John Carr series at Esholt provides plenty of opportunities for points, prizes and PB's every year. A very fast 5K course with a downhill finish, it is a true 'lactate zone, eyeballs out' effort which makes me ask myself repeatedly how I manage to enjoy it so much. It is certainly not the 25 minutes (in my case) of sheer pain. Perhaps it is the snickers bar at the end that keeps me coming back for more! This year the first race was a YVAA championship event, the second was a counter in our own Harriers league, and the third just had to be run to get the bottle of ale, and have a chance to win a series category prize. Over the 3 weeks Ilkley Harriers collected a bounty of silverware and chocolate for the juniors, as well as a crop of new PB's. Sadly there was a hitch with the tape measure at the first race which had to be declared short which was a disappointment for those who ran a PB. Thankfully several people managed to run an equal or better time in the 2nd race despite it being longer, notably Paul Sugden who brilliantly broke the 24 minute barrier! The short first race did not stop Ilkley vets winning YVAA trophies: Geoff Howard, Jann Smith, Sally Morley, Helen Waddington and myself were the lucky recipients. At the second race there were notable performances from Euan Brennan and Jack Cummings, coming 1st and 2nd in their youth and junior categories, and from Sally Morley again. Jack was the first Harrier home last night at the 3rd race and won his MJ category, with strong running from fellow younsters Cameron Reilly, Oscar Stapleton and Bethan Morley. Sally Morley and Jann Smith were second again in their age categories. Last night prizes were awarded for the series, Sally Morley was 2nd woman overall as well as 1st in the F40 category, a brilliant achievement. Helen Waddington 1st F45 and yours truly 1st F50. Mark Iley 3rd M50 and Cameron Reilly 1st MY.

Results ...

(1  15:36 Jamil Parapia, Otley AC)
17  17:07 Jack Cummings 1st MJ
64  18:25 Sally Morley 2nd F40
66  18:31 Cameron Reilly 1st MY
73  18:45 Mark Iley
74  18:48 Oscar Stapleton 2nd MY
105 19:25 Arthur Reilly
111 19:31 Steve Newell
131 19:54 Ben Joynson
139 20:05 Mike Helme
152 20:20 Jann Smith 2nd F45
188 21:24 Bethan Morley 2nd FY
192 21:27 Harry Stead (junior)
193 21:28 Nicky Hopwood
208 21:44 Darryl Stead
221 22:09 Andrew Wilson
223 22:11 Jean Sullivan
234 22:28 Helen Waddington
255 23:25 Nea Weston (junior)
273 24:07 Paul Sugden
307 25:30 Petra Bijsterveld 1st F50
313 25:48 Ella Shouler-Harris (junior)
386 finished

Final positions (3 races)
31  Sally Morley 1st F40, 2nd F
32  Mark Iley 3rd V50
33  Cameron Reilly 1st MY
49  Arthur Reilly
83  Harry Stead
100 Helen Waddington 1st F45
118 Paul Sugden
137 Petra Bijsterveld 1st F50

Ripon 10, Sun 17 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... I was the only Harrier this morning at this mixed terrain 10 miler. This is the 3rd year in a row that I have run this race and I can recommend it to those who like an undulating mix of road and good trails with some lovely scenery thrown in, as the course takes you through Studley Royal. Well organized with chip timing and a nice mug as a momento this year.

(1  58:48 Mike Jefferies, U/A)
244 94:02 Petra Bijsterveld
355 ran

Howgills Trail Marathon and Half Marathon, Sun 17 May

Ewan Welsh reports ... Three 'arriers embraced the Montane Trail marathon and half marathon (distances are roughly) in the Howgills on Sunday, Lyn Donohue came home as 1st FV50, Ewan Welsh and Mike Baldwin decided to adopt some metaphorical tree hugging and ran around together, there was even a joint combined effort in missing a marker and adding a bit more distance and time through a very nice wood.
The half marathon route is rather enjoyable, long climb at the start out of Sedbergh (long and sweeping I would say) a couple of sharp descents, then a long run in along undulating single track, followed by a few miles down by the river, a lap of Sedbergh, followed by a wee uphill lane before the run into the finish. I believe the marathon extended into another climb or two then onto the same run in. I would say both events are another couple of excellent races on our doorstep, easy drive up, no big crowds, easy parking etc, fine scenery and a quality post race spread with a very pleasant all round friendly ambience, I've pencilled it in for another go. Results ...

Half Marathon
(1 1:48 Jonathon Cox, Eden Harriers(he won by 8 mins))
26 2:29 Ewan Welsh
29 2:30 Mike Baldwin 4th V50
107 ran

(1  3:39 Daniel Miller)
123 5:50 Lynn Donohue 1st F50
59 ran

Inter-counties Fell Championships, Sat 16 May

Well done to Tom Adams, part of Yorkshire's Gold-winning men's team, Jemima Elgood in Yorkshire's Gold-winning FU16 team, and Joanna and Lucy Williamson in the FU18 Silver team. More results, narrative, and photos on the Woodentops website.

(1 45:26 Andrew Dougla, Scotland West)
3  47:14 Tom Adams
87 ran

(1 20:48 Heidi Davies, Brecon)
6  24:36 Lucy Williamson
8  26:17 Joanne Willimason
13 ran

(1 21:57 Scarlet Dale, Cumbtria)
2  22:09 Jemima Elgood
15 ran
Woodentops photos

Over the Odda 10k, Sat 16 May

From Hilda Coulsey ... another first for Jack Wood. An excellent entirely off-road, local, friendly run where we braved a gusty chilly wind with lots of up hills, over fields and through bluebell woods. A brilliant Saturday morning. Results ...

1   39:19 Jack Wood
10  46:30 Alex Hirst
25  48:21 David Chandler
27  48:38 Ben Joynson
66  54:05 Outi Kamarainen
77  54:56 Phil Hirst
89  56:40 Adela Reperecki 1st F50
110 60:01 Peter Lewis
123 60:55 Stephanie Fox
149 65:32 Hilda Coulsey 1st F60
157 66:37 Paul Sugden
236 finished

An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.

Simon's Seat Fell race (Charlesworth Chase), Sat 16 May

From Paddy Hagan ... Inspired by the Jack Bloor's on Tuesday and with so much choice on Saturday, I went for this local event, the only one where drinking a pint at the end was a part of the race! Jonathan Sinclair and Alec also ran (Alec 3rd home!). (Times not up yet. Ted Mason won.)

Old County Tops, Sat 16 May

From Dick Waddington ... The Old County Tops is a classic race starting in Langdale and taking in Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and The Old Man of Coniston. It's pretty long at 56km or so and may be 3500m of climbing. You race in pairs and I teamed up with Ben Sheppard, with Alison Weston and Jane McCarthy forming one of a handful of ladies teams. Paul Calderbank ran with Tom Hollins from Wharfedale. It was the first time on this one for Ben, Jane and me and the first race over 25 miles for Jane and me.
The conditions must have been good, because the records for ladies pair and mixed pair were broken. It's a beautiful and varied route with some of the steepest, longest grassy descents I've ever come across. The crowd on Scafell Pike was so big it was hard to pick out the marshalls at the check point. Down in the wilds of upper Eskdale it was much quieter - especially on the route I took Ben on (he showed great confidence and support in my flawed navigational plan on more than one occasion).The feed station at Cockley Beck was well stocked with tea, sandwiches and flapjack and the marshalls were all very jolly and enthusiastic. Even the marshals on top of the Old Man of Coniston were smiling as they lay in their tents with only heads poking out. The wind was strong and cold up there.
If they were giving prizes to the Ilkley Harriers, Alison would get hard as nails fell runner for head butting a rock about half way round and carrying on despite lots blood, and grimaces from the squeamish. Ben and Jane would share the prize for looking as fresh as daisies at the finish. I would get the prize for flawless execution of a flawed navigational plan. Ben and I got home in just under 9 hours and Jane and Alison about 40 minutes later, with Paul and Tom between the two. Many thanks to Brian Melia for putting us up at the Gritstone Club hut on Friday and for some very welcome support from Helen Waddington. Results ...

(1 6:48:22 Adam Perry, Holme Hill & Martin Mikkelson-Barron, Borrowdale)
32 8:58:16 Ben Sheppard & Dick Waddington
47 9:27:29 Paul Calderbank (& Tom Hollins, Wharfedale)
53 9:39:35 Alison Weston & Jane McCarthy
84 teams finished

parkruns, Sat 16 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  16:36 John Sanderson, Guildford and Godalming AC)
32  19:57 Adrian Bastow PB
35  20:06 Tom Worboys
435 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  18:25 Neil Maloney, Skipton AC)
3   19:50 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
21  22:42 Harry Sime
22  22:43 Robert Sime
47  25:15 Alex Hyde
151 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:18 Mike Appleton, Ripon Runners)
53  23:30 Norman Bush
89  25:29 Emily Elmes (junior) PB
96  25:45 Julie Elmes PB
246 ran

John Carr #2, Wed 13 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

(1  15:41 Marc Fenwick, Tyne Bridge Harriers)
18  16:57 Euan Brennan (junior) 1st MY
24  17:13 Jack Cummings (junior) 2nd MJ
60  18:23 Sally Morley 2nd F40
62  18:27 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
63  18:29 Mark Iley 
70  18:40 Stephen Coy
94  19:20 Cameron Reilly (junior)
97  19:28 Arthur Reilly
110 19:51 Tom Worboys
130 20:22 David Chandler
149 20:46 Will Worboys
151 20:48 Geoff Howard 1st M70
159 21:01 Phil Hirst
171 21:22 Harry Stead (junior)
199 22:15 Jean Sullivan
207 22:21 Helen Waddington
251 23:55 Paul Sugden PB
254 24:10 Nick Mellor
263 24:26 Nea Weston (junior)
269 24:34 Peter Lewis
278 24:58 Petra Bijsterveld 1st F50
279 25:00 Julie Elmes
306 26:03 Christopher Brown
311 26:21 Sue Williamson
341 27:52 Christine Reilly
376 ran

An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.

Jack Bloor Races, Tue 12 May

Val Kerr reports ... A great turn out of Ilkley Harriers for this league counter and another great win for Jack Wood who busy collecting trophies at the moment. Conditions were very blustery and wet underfoot although the rain kept away and the sun came out briefly. Over 200 runners took part.

From John Hayes... Another fabulous Jack Bloor race over the footpaths, bogs and flagstones of Ilkley Moor. The race has changed over the years as stone slabs have been laid on the upper part of the route (making it faster underfoot and eliminating the choice of different routes to the summit control). Surprisingly for a relatively short race, there remain some interesting route choices in the latter section of the race. Picking the right line between the last knoll and the finish, in particular, can gain you quite a few places. Huge thanks to the organisers and marshals and well done to everyone who ran it. Results ...

1   40:10 Jack Wood
7   43:35 Dave Wilby
9   43:47 Ben Sheppard
22  46:01 Jack Cummings
49  49:58 John Hayes
55  50:21 Richard Joel
60  50:41 Alistair Barlow
69  51:08 Duncan Cooper
70  51:16 Jonathan Sinclair
75  51:28 Lucy Haines
83  51:46 Malcolm Pickering
84  51:49 Kate Archer
91  52:49 Ben Joynson
94  53:08 Paddy Hagan
102 55:06 Alison Weston
105 55:15 David Foyston
107 55:54 Sarah Edwards
108 55:59 Outi Kamarainen
110 56:10 Jann Smith
112 56:13 Paul Stephens
118 57:09 Peter Haines
127 58:04 Steve Weston
136 59:19 Dave Taylor
139 59:59 Ian Marshall
149 62:06 Chloe Haines
160 64:05 Sarah Hayes
168 65:13 Joyce Marshall
171 65:21 Val Kerr
174 66:27 Anna Barlow
179 67:21 Sue Morley
182 68:03 Geoffrey White
186 68:22 Juliet Hammond
216 83:17 Sophie Brown
225 85:00 Rachel Hagan
226 finished

2nd team
1st ladies' team

An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.

Yorkshire selection

Congratulations to Jemima Elgood, Joanne Williamson, Lucy Williamson, and Tom Adams selected to run for Yorkshire in the fell inter-counties on 16 May ... more ...

Great Manchester Run, Sun 10 May

Results ...

(1   27:30 Stephen Sambu)
229  36:23 Rob Cunningham
710  45:45 Chris Cunningham
2922 48:35 David Ibbotson
25535? ran

Leeds Half Marathon, Sun 10 May

From Hilda Coulsey ... Thousands turned out to run and it was great to see a fine contingent of Harriers. Support around the course was amazing, though calling out our names took a little getting used to (on our numbers!). As Sally says on Facebook it was HOT. I started near the 1:50 pacer but that lasted only until the first hill at mile 3 and with the 1:55 pacer passing me half way round on the ring road hill I was very pleased with my 1:56 on the day. Congratulations to all. Results ...

(1   1:11:18 Mohammad Aburezeq)
152  1:27:31 Jonathan Sinclair
282  1:31:58 Michael Duffield
303  1:30:31 Andrew Merrick
466  1:34:33 Tom Worboys
797  1:40:06 Phil Hirst
1106 1:45:16 Will Worboys
1392 1:49:31 Christine Cox  3rd F55
1751 1:45:55 Kevin Lawson
1948 1:44:34 Dave Robson
2029 1:57:23 David Green
2070 1:56:46 Hilda Coulsey 3rd F60
tbc  2:00:59 Donna Hattersley  PB
3360 2:01:49 William Woodhead
4502 2:17:13 Sally Lynch
6663 finished

This was a Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.

Hackney Half Marathon, Sun 10 May

From Jonathan Schneider ... I ran the Hackney Half Marathon in a time of 1:37:48 finishing 1094th overall. The winner was Matthew Kimutai in a time of 1:03:21. In total 10267 finished. Results

Stretton Six Summits, Sat 9 May

Jann Smith reports on this English champs race. 6.3miles/ 3248ft.... A killer of a race in Shropshire devised especially as a Championship race. Short and fast up and down near vertical ascents to six summits in just over six miles...Tough! Results ....

(1    59:01 Tom Addison, Helm Hill)
201 1:29:54 Jann Smith   5th F40
310 finished

Buttermere Sailbeck Fell Race, Sat 9 May

From Dave Wilby ... The superb Buttermere Sailbeck may be fairly short (9.4m/4300ft) but more than rivals some of the long Lakeland races in terms of overall height gain. The course offers a couple of stretches of fabulous ridge running, and the notorious climb up Causey Pike in particular is one which will stick in the memory (and the legs) for quite a while afterwards. I think I was the only Harrier at the race this year, I was pretty pleased with a 7th place finish and a PB by just under a minute, but the gnarly old mountain goats proved I've got a few pounds to lose before I can get back to competing on the tougher ascents. Put this one on your 'must-do' list, particularly if you don't mind walking downstairs backwards for a day or two afterwards! Results ....

(1 1:34:29 Simon Booth (Borrowdale)
7 1:44:30D Dave Wilby
115 finished

Malhamdale Trail Challenge, Sat 9 May

From Caz Farrow ... ... Despite not the best weather a few Harriers travelled over to Kirby Malham for the above. Stunning route (changed to avoid Gordale Scar due to the weather) with 9 (Mark & Rebecca Mon-Williams) & 22 mile (myself & Sharon) options & pie at the finish. Highly recommended. Results ....

9M female
1 1:30:40 Rebecca Mon-Williams
15 finished

2M female
(1 3:46:10 Sally Houghton, Ripon)
2  3:50:12 Caz Farrow
20 4:53:00 Sharon Meadows
61 finished

9M male
1 1:12:27 Mark Mon-Williams
32 finished

parkruns, Sat 9 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Quite a bit of parkrun tourism this week, including a win for Tom Adams at Enfield. Results ...

(1  16:39 Michael Gaunt, North Devon AC)
26  19:02 Micheal Lomas
650 ran

Grovelands, Enfield
1   15:45 Tom Adams
137 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  16:59 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)
21  21:47 Tom Worboys
415 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  18:46 Neil Maloney, Skipton AC)
6   21:05 Lewis Carr (junior)
21  23:11 Harry Sime
22  23:11 Robert Sime
98 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:35 Shaun Lawson, Easingwold RC)
73  25:55 Emily Elmes (junior)
74  25:56 Julie Elmes
173 ran

(1  18:15 Tom Sanigar, U/A)
38  25:17 John Brown
95 ran

Lothersdale fell race, Wed 6 May

From Will Buckton ... Two Harriers took on this BS 5.8km/180m out and back route. This was my first time at this race and it felt like a good warm-up for the BOFRA Championship season. A small field and a nice low key atmosphere. Results ....

(1 24:10 Jack Smith, Wharfedale)
28 32:27 Paddy Hagan
45 39:15 Will Buckton
63 57:04 Emily Pearson
64 finished

John Carr 1, Wed 6 May

NB "Unfortunately the course was laid out incorrectly for this race which meant it was short of the full 5K."
This race was the YVAA 5k road championship.
Results ...

(1  15:03 Jamil Parapia, Otley)
2   15:04 Tom Adams
22  16:49 Ruaridh Mon-Williams
60  17:50 Cameron Reilly
61  17:44 Mark Mon-Williams
68  18:08 Steve Weston
69  18:09 Sally Morley
72  18:14 Mark Iley
90  18:50 Richard Joel
104 19:10 Arthur Reilly
111 19:21 Steve Newell
116 19:24 Ben Joynson
127 19:36 Tom Worboys
134 19:49 Jann Smith 1st F45
147 20:09 Malcolm Pickering
164 20:28 Geoff Howard 1st V70
181 20:53 Harry Stead
205 21:39 Nicky Hopwood
212 21:49 Andrew Wilson
225 22:23 Helen Waddington
263 23:49 Nick Mellor
275 24:09 Paul Sugden
279 24:14 Peter Lewis
299 24:58 Petra Bijsterveld
317 25:55 Christopher Brown
331 27:02 Christine Reilly
378 finished
Photo: Peter Lewis

From Peter Lewis ... Helen Waddington (2nd FV45) and Petra Bijsterveld (2nd FV50) with their YVAA 5Km road championship awards.

HDSRL 1, Tue 5 May

A record 412 runners and a super event, we hear, at the first Harrogate League race, in Harrogate. The next League race is in Guiseley on Thu 21 May - if you plan to run but do not yet have a League number you'll need to get one from Andrew Sheldon soon.

Results ...

(1   33:00 Mike Burrett, Harrogate)
3    33:40 Jack Wood
53   40:54 David Brown
71   42:10 Tom Worboys
77   42:35 Ben Joynson
99   43:48 Philip Hurst
122  45:11 Paul Stephens
133  45:51 Will Worboys
167  47:38 Julie Watson
168  47:39 Adrian Weatherly
176  47:56 David Ibbotson
179  47:59 Jane Bryant
186  48:18 Jean Sullivan
197  48:49 Caroline Craske
235  50:32 Stephanie Fox
237  50:40 Christine Cox
239  50:46 Will Buckton
260  51:54 Allison Ricci
267  52:08 Peter Lewis
278  52:29 Paul Sugden
280  52:35 James Rochfort
283  52:46 Geoffrey White
288  52:55 Hilda Coulsey
296  53:17 Julie Elmes
303  53:29 Sandra Rochfort
331  55:57 Sue Williamson
350  57:34 Emma O'Looney
367  59:57 Natalie York
380  60:42 Claire Murphy
381  61:04 Don Macrae
399  65:02 Laura Dawes
412 ran

An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.

Coiners fell race, Mon 4 May

Results ...

(1 1:05:47 Keith Holmes, Dark Peak)
22 1:10:51 Paul Calderbank
63 1:26:46 Sue Morley
85 ran

And a huge turnout of junior Harriers for the Championship races there, results and report on the junior pages soon.

Coniston fell race, Sat 2 May

From Ben Sheppard ... Apparently it's usually sunny for this race. Not this year, when blizzards made route finding difficult between the tops of Wetherlam, Swirl How and the Old Man on this 8 mile course with 3,000 ft ascent and a hair raising descent. Surprisingly there were only 5 retirements out of 235 starters and all got home safely. Course record holder and now veteran Ian Holmes stuck close to winner Tom Addison and second place Ted Mason.

From Alison ... Winter is still here it would seem going up Wetherlam on Bank Holiday weekend! A brilliant race though navigation was a bit tricky on the tops. I made the mistake of hanging onto a group of runners in the mist who suddenly stopped and said they didn't know which way to go. My head was saying one way but map and compass said another! Descent wet and wicked but thankfully quite short.

Graham Weston's photos

Results ...

(1  1:12:32 Ted Addison, Helm Hill)
35  1:29:23 Ben Sheppard
108 1:46:04 Alison Weston
172 2:00:00 Jamie Partovi
186 2:03:47 Will Buckton
230 finished

parkruns, Sat 2 May

From Petra Bijsterveld ... A win for Jack Wood at Woodhouse Moor this week, and a flurry of PB's all round. Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
1   16:32 Jack Wood PB
21  18:34 Cameron Reilly (junior) PB
187 25:04 John Marshall
451 ran

(1  16:31 Joseph Beech, U/A)
9   18:07 Mark Mon-Williams
60  21:20 Rebecca Mon-Williams PB
493 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:10 Tom Collinge, Queensbury RC)
131 25:37 Alex Hyde PB
158 26:31 Petra Bijsterveld
506 ran

Harrogate Stray
(1  16:29 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners)
169  26:27 Emily Elmes (junior)
172  26:34 Julie Elmes
377 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  17:10 Matthew Thompson, Southport Waterloo AC)
4   18:49 Oscar Stapleton (junior) PB
11  20:35 Tom Worboys
35  22:40 Harry Sime PB
36  22:42 Robert Sime PB
42  23:12 Reuben Foster (junior)
72  25:53 Jacob Smithson (junior)
84  26:26 Charlotte Smithson
164 ran

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