|Runner of the month:
|for sub-3 hour Three Peaks run, including a fall||Other nominations were:
Jane McCarthy for Basildon Boundary Way, Guiseley Gallop and 3 peaks
Jack Cummings for Bunny runs and Dick Hudsons
Cam Reilly for Bunny runs
Euan Brennan for Bunny runs
Ben Sheppard for Manchester marathon and Blubberhouses
Helen Waddington for Ilkley Skyline.
|Volunteer of the month:
|for Ilkley Gazette reports||Other nominations were:
Neil Chapman for Thursday training
Alison Bennett for Carnival volunteer organisation
From Jo Foster... three Harriers did this 7 mile Fell Race from Mytholmroyd. We all had good runs, just missing out on the prizes. The race was won by Tom McGuinness of East Cheshire in 45.33, very close to the record. A great route with fantastic views.
(1 45:33 Tom McGuinness, East Cheshire) 11 53:41. Jim Ryder 11th, 2nd V50 32 59:46 Kate Archer, 32nd, 5th lady 55 65:50 Jo Foster, 55th, 8th lady, 2nd FV45 112 finished
From Steve Turland ... Stood on the start line with 62 miles and 11,000ft of climb ahead was a little bit daunting, and after 20m I sat down at Dent feeling very tired, wishing I'd chosen the 3 Peaks instead. Only 42 miles to go! Crammed as much food down as I could, and after 20 minutes of feeling sick, started to feel good again. Each checkpoint gradually passed, until the wheels started falling off again around the 50m mark. Last stretch seemed to go on forever and finally arrived back at Grassington in the early hours having got round in 16 hours. Managed to find a new level of pain and suffering on the day, but loved every minute of it. Great event, great camaraderie and weather was very kind to us too.
From Alison Weston ... The highlight of the weekend with Jack Wood sub 3 hours in 4th position (2:56:54), Will Simmons 33rd position as anew comer to the race in 3:23:55, Michael Lomas and Jane McCarthy sub 4hrs in 3:57:09 and 3:57:47 (14 L, 7LV40) respectvely. Brilliant running also by Iain Gibbons 4:10:46, Dave Robson 4:23:10, Robin Nicholson 4:28:40, Michael Duffield 4:32:20, Outi Kamarainen 4:34:15, Peter Shelly 4:41:23, Mike Baldwin (22nd Three peaks race) 4:48:38, Adela Reperecki 5:05:39 and Martyn Stocker 5:09:17
From Alison Weston ... Mary Gibbons and Alison Weston ran the Coniston fell race (14km /8.7m) second race in the Lakes Grand prix series, a superb route up Wetherlam, Swirl How and Coniston Old Man finishing with a wicked direct descent back down to Coniston village. Alison finished in 1:47 (1st V50) and Mary Gibbons first time around the course in 2:05.
Helen Waddington set a FV40 record in the Ilkley Skyine challenge in Friday 28th April of 4:23:19. The route is 22 miles long with 850m of climbing and joins Beamsley Beacon, Round Hill and the summits along Burley Moor, Ilkley Moor and Rombalds Moor, starting and finishing at the Hermit in Burley in Wharfedale.
(1 45:43 Adam Osborne, Leeds) 2 46:38 Jack Cummings 3 46:39 Dave Wilby (bike) 12 40:54 Martin Archer 23 54:09 Ralph tench 24 54:11 David Foyston 31 55:09 Ben Joynson 36 56:02 Richard Joel 47 59:16 Steve Murray 53 60:53 Malcolm Pickering 79 64:48 Paul Stephens 85 66:43 Phil Hirst 96 73:21 Peter Lewis 102 73:58 Sarah Hayes 115 finished
Results and photos on woodentops.org.uk
(1 2:49:00 Paul Burton) 11 2:59:22 Ben Sheppard 348 finished
From Tim Buckingham ... I completed the London Marathon today in 3h 28m 57s
This is a PB for me and was hard earned!
Thank you to Ilkley Harriers for the opportunity to enter the race!
I completed the London Marathon today in 3h 28m 57s
This is a PB for me and was hard earned!
(1 2:05:48 Daniel Wanjiru, Kenya) 2949 3:09:10 Derek Oliver 6102 3:28:57 Tim Buckingham 12417 3:56:58 Stuart Herrington 14002 4:02:39 Jan Carrier 18830 4:23:02 Dave Ibbotson 29846 5:09:57 Timothy Wellings 39,487 finished
12 1:32:01 William Wood 516 finished
(1 1"32:52 Chris Arthur, Bowland) 120 2:10:02 Kate Archer 213 2:24:48 Outi Kamarainen 235 2:27:31 Alison Weston 241 2:28:49 Ben Joynson 256 2:31:03 Mike Baldwin 297 2:37:45 Sarah Edwards 307 2:38:46 Mary Gibbons 443 finished
From Brian Melia
I ventured over to Madeira for the MIUT - Madeira Island Ultra Trail. It is now part of the Ultra Trail World Series.
It began in Porto Moniz on Saturday 22nd April 00.00 winding up mountain footpaths and Levadas, towards the plateau of Paul da Serra. Headlamps were required till about 7 am.The route is difficult and there are some technical ups and downs before arriving at the brilliant Pico Ruivo and a magical trail in tunnels and narrow hanging paths to Pico Arieiro 1810 M. I was completely stunned how beautiful this trail had become from the start to the highest point. From here the route is more downwards along single tracks in Funduras mountains and then along Levada of Canical and finally along a Levada to the final destination on Machico.
It was no push over at 115 km and 7100D+ of height. My gps read 127 km which it felt more like. Some of the climbs were mental and I had to dig deep just to keep moving. Earlier at 4.45 I was falling asleep and tripped a few times. The drops were potentially fatal, so I found a bench to sleep on like a drunk. I woke after 30 mins ready to roll all refreshed The aid station crew were friendly and had good food to keep us filled and plenty of fluids, essential in the heat. I ran for the second half of the race with another English runner Tom Knight, who did a lot of leading along the tracks and keeping good passage, he was fab company. We ran in at 22hrs11mins. I was pleased to finish even in this slow time and 172nd position as earlier my right leg and hip had been very painful and I was not even going to begin, rather start my holiday early. Looking back it was a lovely event and very well run and as always the Ultra Trail community are great fun. Franchise D'Haene won the men's race, Beth Pascall was first Brit and 2nd lady. I claim 2nd Brit........a lot further back though. It is worth a trip as this is my first time to Madeira and it is stunning.
From Hilda Coulsey ... sadly we did not get a quorum of members on 18th April hence the EGM will now be held on Tuesday May 2nd at the Tennis Club 8:30pm
This is a formal notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting of members to be held on Tuesday evening 2nd May 2017 at 8:30pm at ILTSC (the tennis club on Stourton Road LS29 9BG), regarding the Junior section's plans to build a compact training facility at Ben Rhydding.
Agenda to include:
1 Overview of new facilities plan proposed and how it will be delivered
2 Vote on an amendment to the Constitution to support and enable participation
3 Launch of investment loan scheme
More information on the committee page.
Ilkley won the men's team prize again! Results and photos on woodentops.org.uk
(1 35:39 Conner Craig-Jackson, Skyrac) 20 41:12 David Foyston 35 42:21 Dave Robson 40 42:58 Jane McCarthy 1st F40 41 43:03 Pauline Munro 1st F45 53 44:17 Lucy Williamson 58 44:48 Michael Duffield 78 45:59 Steve Murray 105 47:43 Robert Budding 117 48:14 Paul Stephens 176 51:23 Sarah Edwards 214 53:21 Adela Reperecki 226 54:02 Caroline Craske 294 57:11 Peter Lewis 370 60:37 Hilda Coulsey 491 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ...
The 10 mile distance has become more popular in the Netherlands in recent years, though I imagine not a single Dutch participant thinks in miles, apart from me!
I managed to get a last minute entry through a transfer and joined my friends for this race in what was my home town a long time ago. A two lap flat course taking in some lovely scenery along the river IJssel, we had to contend with a stiff breeze but otherwise conditions were good.
It seemed a good opportunity to have another crack at breaking 90 minutes which has always eluded me. It wasn't easy but I managed to pace it evenly and was delighted to reach the finish with a good 30 seconds to spare.
(1 54:15 Gert-Jan Liefers) 462 89:27 Petra Bijsterveld 658 ran
Ilkley had the first men's team! Final race next Tuesday. Results and photos on woodentops.org.uk
(1 14:51 James Hall, Wharfedale) 2 15:22 Jack Wood 5 15:47 Euan Brennan 11 16:34 Cameron Reilly 12 16:39 Jack Cummings 23 17:22 Oscar Stapleton 53 19:13 Sarah Pickering 60 19:35 Bernadette Raven 63 19:42 Richard Joel 66 19:48 Ben Joynson 79 20:09 Jane McCarthy 1st FV40 106 21:09 James Pickering 119 21:42 Malcolm Pickering 1st V60 139 22:26 Mary Gibbons 149 22:42 Charlotte Elston 151 22:44 Sarah Edwards 168 23:16 Harry Stead 176 23:27 Andrew Jackson 206 25:27 Val Kerr 237 27:21 Petra Bijsterveld 262 29:59 Sophie Brown 270 31:07 Patrick Gibbons 285 finished
From Vince Gibbins ... Bernie and Catherine Gibbons took part in The White Horse 10k, one of the Hardmoor off-road races, on Sunday. This series comprises seven beautiful, challenging runs in various locations around the North York Moors. It's known as the only series where you can legitimately ask 'How far is a 10k?' The White Horse was in fact a 7.5 mile course and included 1,000 feet of climbing, taking in Gormire Lake, the heights of Sutton Bank and parts of the Cleveland Way. It was a spectacular course with stunning views on a beautiful, sunny day.
Bernie Gibbons First Vet Female 60 in 86.30
Catherine Gibbons Second Lady in 68.54
From Alison Weston ... I was the only Harrier to do the first British fell running championship race, Donard Challenge, in the Mourne Mountains on Saturday but it was well worth the effort. Classed as a 'short' race (10km) it starts from sea level in Newcastle and climbs 900m to the top of the highest hill in Northern Ireland and then returns a more direct way back down over tussocks and rocks. We were rewarded with a magnificant view from the top of a cloud inversion over the sea (unfortunately I didn't dare take my eyes off the ground on the descent). The winner was Tom Addison from Helm Hill Runners in 58:03 and Wharfedale Harriers had some great results too. I was content with 198th (6th FV50) in 1:29:06 but keen to return to do more races in the area.
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Woodhouse Moor (1 16:41 Tim Gordon, U/A) 13 19:04 Tim Ashelford 202 26:30 Jennifer Carne 409 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 16:37 Matthew Merrick, Bingley Harriers) 5 18:44 Will Wood 436 ran Harrogate (1 17:22 Andrew Dobby, Harrogate Harriers) 108 22:27 Caroline Howe 508 ran Skipton (1 16:29 Jack White, City of Norwich) 53 24:24 Chris Cunningham 187 ran Montsouris (Paris) (1 16:50 James Young, Meltham AC) 20 22:25 Geoff Howard 80 ran
Easter's coming! Lots of Bunny Fun last night, another race next week. Results and photos on woodentops.org.uk
(1 15:44 Joe Baxter, P&B) 7 16:31 Matt Newall 10 16:38 Jack Cummings 13 16:52 Cameron Reilly 24 17:33 Oscar Stapleton 56 19:43 Ben Houlihan 58 19:47 Ben Joynson 67 20:14 Bernadette Raven 74 20:28 Lucy Williamson 83 21:03 James Pickering 111 21:59 Malcolm Pickering 119 22:28 Sarah Edwards 134 23:02 Catherine Gibbons 141 23:13 Andrew Jackson 142 23:16 Mary Gibbons 146 23:24 Charlotte Elston 147 23:26 Alison Weston 149 23:32 Tom Jackson 173 25:28 Emily Elmes 175 25:33 Adela Reperecki 191 26:12 Val Kerr 197 26:33 Joanne Williamson 231 28:25 Petra Bijsterveld 243 29:17 Anna Pickering 255 31:11 Sophie Brown 265 36:02 Nea Weston 269 finished
(1 1:20:22 Alisdair Burns, Valley Striders)) 20 1:34:20 Steve Coy 27 1:36:31 Jane Mccarthy 3rd lady 35 1:38:14 Kate Archer 43 1:39:57 Mark Summerson 122 1:52:53 Harry Sime 131 1:53:42 Jo Foster 164 1:57:52 Neil Pomfret 187 2:01:11 Eric Hawthorn 191 2:01:34 Helen Waddington 207 2:03:45 Adela Reperecki 284 2:15:09 Melanie Edwards 312 2:22:05 Sally Lynch 330 2:29:55 Alison Bloor 331 2:29:55 Neil Bloor 361 finished
From Ben Sheppard...For the price of four hand-piped fondant fancies at Betty's (£7) you can enter the LDWA Blubberhouses 25, a scenic and thoroughly enjoyable long walk (made less so if you choose to run it). For me it was a no-brainer, I don't even like fondant fancies (I'm more of a fat rascal kind of guy). Plus, you get a free meal at the end (meat stew or veg stew, or bread if you don't like stew). If you like a hard-core race with a charged atmosphere and a deep field of fast club runners, this is not the one for you. Good to see Dave Robson and Mike Duffield there in training for the Three Peaks, and Derek Oliver looking calm and assured as usual. While most walkers and runners set off at a gentle trot, a few runners hared off towards Swinsty Reservoir at an unsustainable pace. By Fewston Reservoir we were a break-away of four, and shortly after Thruscross Reservoir a clear leader emerged. By Ellercarr Pike had opened up a lead of 4 minutes from me and one other. He and I seemed to be matching each other for pace and effort and, enjoying a good old natter (you don't get that at a half-marathon road race), settled into an un-spoken accord to stick together (he didn't know the route and I could tell he would finish stronger than me). In the final half mile we agreed to finish jointly for what we assumed would be joint second. Alas, sadly for the leader he had managed to get lost only half a mile from the finish, trotting in forlornly a couple of minutes after us. Maybe he can take consolation from the fact that an LDWA challenge is not really a race anyway. Dave and Mike appeared to have good runs and I think Derek surprised himself with an excellent time and placing. The genial atmosphere at the end, sitting out in the sunshine eating stew and drinking tea while applauding the finishers in, was worth the price of a box of fondant fancies alone. Highly recommended for walkers and runners who like value for money. Results ...
1 3h17 Ben Sheppard 5 3h28 Derek Oliver 19 3h55 Dave Robson 20 3h55 Mike Duffield 22 3h57 Paul Calderbank 36 4h19 Chantal Busby 168 finished
(1 34:36 Ben Pease, Ripon) 34 45:18 Helen Thurston 82 50:51 Tracey Watson 325 ran
From Ewan Welsh ... Ilkley's young guns were out in full force on Pendle Short Fell race, as Ewan Welsh and Mike Baldwin were competing in their first V50 and V60 races (respectively !), with Norman Bush (V70) also appearing. The route covers 4.5 miles/1500ft, consisting of a bit of road at the start/finish, one steady/steepish climb, one downhill, another steep climb, another steady downhill. Finishing order amongst the three young fellas was Ewan, Norman, Mike. Apologies if any other Harriers where in attendance that we didn't spot. Results soon.
From Gavin Lamb ... Results ...
(1 - 1:20:37 Ben Livesey) 20 - 1:45:57 Gavin Lamb 279 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Woodhouse Moor (1 16:58 Robin Outtersides, Otley AC) 240 27:30 Jennifer Carne 464 ran Bradford (1 17:24 Alexander Flaherty, Bingley AC) 4 18:24 Will Wood 497 ran Penrhyn (1 19:34 Louis Guest, U/A) 4 19:52 Lucy Willaimson 1st F 194 ran