Ilkley Harriers news archive 2017

Ilkley Harriers of the Month, January

Runner of the month:
Normal Bush
V75 record for Skipton parkrun Other nominations were:
Geoff Howard for consistent 22 and 23 min parkruns through January
Rob Cunningham for 1h19 Brass Monkey half PB
Matt Newell for parkruns and cross-country commitment plus SM18 record at Skipton this month
Tim Ashelford for parkruns and cross-countries.
Volunteer of the month:
Gaenor and Steve Coy
for their diligent PECO and representative cross country organisation Other nominations were:
(none this month)

More Harriers of the Month ...

Northern XC Championships Knowsley Park, Sat 28 Jan

Woodentops photos

From Petra Bijsterveld ... A small number of senior Harriers traveled across the Pennines to Knowsley Safari Park for the Northern XC Championships. Consistent rain during the journey prepared the mind for a thoroughly muddy course, which by the time the seniors were running had already been well churned by the juniors. As a result underfoot conditions were very testing and for much of the undulating course I was just working on not losing my shoes and maintaining minimal forward momentum.
It makes the high rankings of Tom Adams, Matt Newell and Sarah Pickering in their races even more outstanding! Great results for all though, in fast fields with some of the best XC runners in the North. Disappointment for Tim Ashelford who had to retire after one lap due to a calf injury.
Results ...

Senior Men
(1  41:13 Ben Connor, Derby AC)
8   42:34 Tom Adams
348 57:24 Steve Coy
676 ran

U20 Men
(1  26:57 Scott Beattie, Morpeth Harriers)
14  28:53 Matt Newell
76 ran

Senior Women
(1  30:46 Claire Duck, Leeds City)
268 48:14 Gaenor Coy
288 49:32 Petra Bijsterveld
360 ran

U20 Women
(1  20:47 Harriet Knowles Jones, Warrington AC)
19  24:35 Sarah Pickering
54  30:38 Elizabeth Westhead
55 ran

parkruns, Sat 28 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Ashton Court
(1  16:11 George Duggan, Tonbridge AC)
51  21:22 Jonathan Schneider
484 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:27 unknown)
20  21:40 Adrian Bastow
405 ran

(1  18:37 Danny Thompson U/A)
121 29:09 Jennifer Carne
184 ran

Harriers Social and Awards Evening, Fri 27 Jan

A great social evening upstairs at The Flying Duck at 7.30pm, with over 70 tickets sold, and including the Annual Awards presentation.
Thank you to everyone who filled in a Nomination Form for the awards - we had lots of nominations across the categories which can be viewed here

Category2016 Winner
Runner of the Year, MaleJack Wood
Runner of the Year, FemaleKate Archer
Most Improved Runner, MaleMichael Lomas
Most Improved Runner, FemaleLucy Williamson
Best Endurance Runner, Road, MaleSteve Weston
Best Endurance Runner, Road, FemaleHelen Waddington
Best Endurance Runner, Off-road, MaleDick Waddington
Best Endurance Runner, Off-road, FemaleJane McCarthy
Best Athlete, Under 23, MaleMatt Newell
Best Athlete, Under 23, FemaleJemima Elgood
Best Runner, Over 50, maleMalcolm Pickering
Best Runner, Over 50, femaleAlison Weston
Contribution to the club, maleNeil Chapman
Contribution to the club, femaleHilda Coulsey
Captains award; maleRob Budding and Iain Gibbons
Captains award; femalePetra Bijsterveld and Mary Gibbons
League winnerLucy Williamson
League roadLucy Williamson
League fellJack Wood
League trailAdele Reperecki

Some notes on their achievements

In addition an exceptional performance award was made to Tom Adams. Best news articles, chosen by Peter Lewis, were by Brian Melia and Outi Kamareinan. And an award for website upkeep was made to Paul Wood.

Previous winners

Alison's photos

Helen's photos

PECO XC, West Park, Sun 22 Jan

Provisional results ...

men's race
(1  29:34 Nathan Marsh, Leeds Uni)
45  33:12 Tim Ashelford
89  34:53 Steve Coy
229 39:55 Robert Budding
289 42:25 Andrew Jackson
302 42:51 Geoffrey White
308 43:03 Neil Bloor
444 53:38 Don Macrae
461 finished

ladies' race
(1  34:09 Helen Cross, York Tri)
159 48:36 Hilda Coulsey
175 49:16 Gaenor Coy
236 53:01 Jacqui Weston
276 55:45 Kate Lofthouse
340 69:43 Clare Shouler
344 finished

parkruns, Sat 21 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Ashton Court
(1  17:10 David Awde, Bristol and West AC)
78  22:40 Jonathan Schneider
489 ran

(1  18:14 Tim Chadwick, Skipton AC)
37  23:17 Norman Bush
42  23:30 Mary Gibbons
43  23:34 Geoff Howard
237 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  16:47 Nathan Smith, City of York AC)
84  24:11 Alison Eagle
380 ran

(1  17:38 Osian Perrin, Menai Track and Field)
5   19:49 Lucy Wiiliamson 1st F
206 ran

Stanbury Splash, Sun 15 Jan

Woodentops photos

Tom Adams celebrated his 5th win at this race, results and photos

1   43:52 Tom Adams
17  53:01 Jack Cummings
19  52:23 Martin Archer
39  56:59 Dave Robson
59  59:02 Jane McCarthy
78  60:12 Richard Joel
101 62:22 Michael Duffield
120 64:43 Alistair Barlow
141 65:45 Duncan Cooper
158 67:30 Alison Weston
162 67:50 Paul Stephens
175 69:25 Mary Gibbons
197 72:00 Sarah Edwards
218 74:16 Geoff White
240 76:55 Peter Lewis
311 91:00 Anna Barlow
315 95:21 Sophie Brown
330 finished

Brass Monkey Half Marathon, Sun 15 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Well organized as ever by York Knavesmire Harriers, this HM is a hardy perennial in the winter road racing calendar and sold out within minutes when entries opened in October. It seems a particular favourite with clubs from the North East and you could imagine that you were running up there rather than in York when listening to the accents. A flat course and good running conditions gave plenty of PB potential and I was hoping to go under two hours which I have only managed once before. Despite giving it my all my legs thought otherwise, I must surely hold the record for the Harrier with the most HM results between 2 hours and 2 hours 35 seconds. I think this is my 5th!
Rob Cunningham, Derek Oliver and Janet Grace all seemed to have excellent runs, at about mile 10 I passed Chris Cunningham who was struggling with an injury but I was glad to see he came in not far behind me.
Results ...

(1   1:09:17 Steven Hebblethwaite, Keswick AC)
79   1:19:31 Rob Cunningham
332  1:32:35 Derek Oliver
906  1:51:23 Janet Grace
1171 2:00:33 Petra Bijsterveld
1191 2:02:48 Chris Cunningham
1537 finished

parkruns, Sat 14 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  16:25 Benjamin Douglas, Notts AC)
6   18:24 Tim Ashelford
42  20:55 Adrian Bastow
557 ran

Ashton Court
(1  18:24 Samuel White, Shelton Striders)
62  22:00 Jonathan Schneider
548 ran

(1  17:41 Chris Darling, Cambridge and Coleridge)
6   18:09 Dan Hayes
485 ran

Curl Curl (Australia)
(1  17:42 Gregory Nicholas, Warringah Triathlon Club)
21  20:22 Ben Joynson
291 ran

(1  19:22 Danny Thompson, U/A)
92  29:05 Jennifer Carne
148 ran

(1  18:11 Kristoff Boynton, Steel City Striders)
20  23:13 Geoff Howard
66 ran

Temple Newsam Ten, Sun 8 Jan

Results ...

(1    59:10 Mark Smith, Rothwell)
530 1:40:35 Alex Hyde
806 finished

YHA 'King Of The Castle', Sun 8 Jan

From Sarah Edwards ... this little race fell on my dad's birthday when we were all in the Lakes. A time trial format with everyone setting off at 10 second intervals. Start with your hand on the bar at the YHA and race to the war memorial on the top of Castle Crag - 1.6 miles and 656ft.

(1 11:27 Chris Arthur, Bowland)
45 17:54 Sarah Edwards

Yorkshire XC championships, Sat 7 Jan

Woodentops photos

From Petra Bijsterveld ... A good Harrier presence from both the senior and junior club at Lightwater Valley for the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships. The weather was mild and conditions underfoot were very dry. Outstanding results from Tom Adams and Jemima Elgood both coming second in their races, and strong running from everyone in a very fast field.
It would be great to see even more members entering these championship races, if you have not tried them give them a go, they are open to everyone and every ability. Northern and Nationals coming up very soon. Great organization as always from Steve and Gaenor Coy.
Results ...

Senior Men
(1  33:47 Emile Cairess, Leeds City AC)
2   34:03 Tom Adams
49  37:46 Matt Newell
92  40:06 Tim Ashelford
127 42:04 Steve Coy
144 42:33 Dave Westhead
192 45:23 Mark Iley
197 45:43 Mark Summerson
215 47:22 Robert Budding
287 ran

Senior Women
(1  30:24 Julie Briscoe, Wakefield DHAC)
121 45:29 Gaenor Coy
127 46:18 Petra Bijsterveld
131 46:33 Hilda Coulsey
155 ran

U20 Women
(1  23:15 Imani Wilson, Hallamshire Harriers)
2   23:54 Jemima Elgood
7   25:14 Sarah Pickering
13 ran

Lots of excellent junior results too!

parkruns, Sat 7 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Woodhouse Moor Leeds
(1  16:10 Michael Kallenberg, Carmarthen)
185 25:00 Tom Worboys
540 ran

(1  18:40 Tim Chadwick, Skipton AC)
26  22:48 Geoff Howard
63  24:57 Chris Cunningham
132 28:55 Sue Verspyck
230 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  18:06 Guy Close, Knaresborough Striders)
55  22:44 Norman Bush
430 ran

Giants Tooth fell race, Sun 1 Jan

Results ...

(1 18:02 Ali Burns, Valley Striders) 62 24:20 Toni Melechi 145 finished

parkruns, Sun 1 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Just a handful of Harriers started 2017 with a parkrun. New Year's Day is the only day of the year where you can register two parkrun results on the same day, so I started at Skipton (brilliant first finish by a fast Matt Newell), 90 parkrunners then drove to Pendle parkrun to do it all over again. I was a bit sad to be the only Harrier, but there was a jolly festive atmosphere to take our minds off the cold wind blasting across the park and plentiful mud underfoot. Junior Oscar Stapleton was the only other Harrier to do a double, at Woodhouse Moor and Temple Newsam. (however for reasons of consistency junior parkrun results will not be included here anymore). Nice to chat to Geoff Howard who was marshaling at Skipton.
Results ...

Princes parkrun, Liverpool
(1  17:43 Stephen Watkin, Penny Lane Striders)
12  19:50 Richard Joel
50  24:03 Jean Sullivan
152 ran

1   17:12 Matt Newell
96  27:08 Petra Bijsterveld
116 28:19 Karen Lambe
175 ran

(1  19:38 Nick Gaskell, Trawden AC)
82  28:52 Petra Bijsterveld
137 ran

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