Ilkley Harriers racing

Ilkley Harriers AC pursues an active racing programme and throughout the year our members compete in road, fell, trail, and cross country races both as individuals and in team competition. Events in a typical year include the Northern and National Cross-Country Championships, the high-calibre West Yorkshire Cross Country League, the friendly PECO Sports Direct Cross Country League, the Harrogate District Summer Race League, and various relays on a range of surfaces.

An annual Ilkley Harriers Race League is based on selected local events.

Club age class records are shown on our records page.

Our runners compete in the British and the English Fell Championships.

The Yorkshire Vets AA Grand Prix and Championship races are popular too, with 'Vets' starting at age 35!)

A complete calendar of races is published in the Club newsletter and on our Fixtures page.

Results appear in the online news pages, and in the Ilkley Gazette.

The Club also promotes and organises races throughout the year - see our races page.

The junior section has a comprehensive race programme documented on the Junior Pages.

CAUTION: swapping race numbers/entries

From time to time the issue of 'swapping' race entries comes up: person A has entered a race in advance but can't do it, person B wants to do the race but hasn't got an entry. So person B wants to run in person A's number. Fair enough?

Take care, some races do not allow race numbers to be swapped to another person. If you do that anyway and break the race rules (creating potential logistical and safety problems) you are also breaking the Rules of UK Athletics and that is quite serious. If a race organiser becomes aware of such a breach they are obliged to take disciplinary action against both runners. Unfortunately, we do have real experience of this in Ilkley Harriers, and the possible consequences include:

So, this is serious: you are advised not to offer or take a race number without the explicit permission of the race organiser and the race entry details being updated.