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Black Forest Trial
Junior Ilkley Harriers, established 2003

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Ilkley Harriers staged an international selection race on Ilkley Moor on Sunday 13th June 2004. This was a challenging uphill-only race on road, track, and path. The first 2 boys and girls were offered selection to the Black Forest Teenager Games in Germany in July. The race was open to all junior runners aged between 12 and 17. The race was supported by UP & RUNNING.

Similar races in 2005 are the Susa Trials Race on Sunday 5th June and the inagural Junior English Uphill Championships later - see you then.


BFG Selection race Image produced from the Ordnance Survey www link Get-a-map service.
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and www link Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

Course Description

See map. This is a challenging uphill-only race.
The course will be fully marshalled on the day: these notes are mainly for those who wish to recce the route.
The race starts at the cattle-grid on Wells Road, as indicated on the map.
Run on the road, under marshals' directions, for about 400m gently uphill.
At A, turn sharp left onto a wide stony track to White Wells, climbing more steeply in places.
At the stone building (formerly toilets) stay on the main track in front of the building to point B, where the track turns sharp right between the building and the main White Wells buildings to C, then narrows and becomes steeper initially.
The track is now rougher and muddy in places but mainly wide. Stay on the main track as directed at D. The path climbs to the West end of Rocky Valley E.
The path then climbs very steeply up narrow "stone steps", before easing off again to the cairn F.
Continue straight on (South) on a gentler gradient. After crossing the stream at Gill Head continue along the path to the Finish, where the wooden "duck boards" start.

Selection for the Black Forest Teenager Games

Congratulations to the following athletes who were selected to run for England in the Black Forest Teenager Games in Germany on 10-11 July 2004.

Boys: Alistair Brownlee, Adam Peers, Ben Lindsay, reserve Robert Hall

Girls: Blue Haywood, Rosie Stuart, Danielle Walker, reserve Amy McGivern


The Prizegiving was staged at White Wells. All age class winners (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17, boys and girls) received prize vouchers, and everyone else received spot prizes, all from sponsors UP & RUNNING.

Results 2004

The results are listed below, or
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111.38Alistair BrownleeBingley HarriersB88
211.57Adam PeersWirral ACB88
312.12Ben LindsayPendle ACB88
412.41Robert HallLeeds City ACB89
512.45Matthew HirstSkipton ACB88
612.48Ben FarrellKeswickB89
712.51Jonathan PawsonSkipton ACB89
812.55Jake HarmanLeeds City ACB88
912.57James MountainSkipton ACB90
1013.05James KevanHorwich RMIHB87
1113.12Daniel WalmsleySkipton ACB87
1213.17Niall GouldEast Cheshire HarriersB91
1313.20Dexter HaywoodLincoln Wellington ACB88
1413.28Tom AddisonHelm Hill RunnersB89
1513.36Elliot HaywoodLincoln WellingtonB89
1613.40Michael SmithHyndburn ACB88
1713.48James KraftScarborough ACB89
1813.55Blue HaywoodLincoln Wellington ACG91
1914.03Mark LaughinSkipton ACB91
2014.17Thomas MountainSkipton ACB89
2114.18Rosie StuartCumberland FRG91
2214.24Grant CunliffeBurnley ACB90
2314.26Danielle WalkerBurnley ACG89
2414.29Amy McGivernHolmfirth HarriersG92
2514.55David HakesDark Peak FRB87
2614.57Dionne AllenLeigh HarriersG89
2715.09Heather TimminsWarrington ACG90
2815.13Ruth McGivernHolmfirth HarriersG89
2915.19Ben PageHalifax HarriersB91
3015.36Elliot DawsonLeeds City ACB90
3115.51Helen NaylorSkipton ACG90
3215.54Emma StuartCumberland FRG88
3316.00Beth PettitHolmfirth HarriersG92
3416.04Danielle AllenLeigh HarriersG89
3516.18Holly PageHalifax HarriersG90
3616.31Angus JonesHolmfirth HarriersB92
3716.37Alice FultonBingley HarriersG89
3816.49Jenny AddisonHelm Hill RunnersG92
3917.12Amie KevanPreston HarriersG89
4017.34Jessica GrayScarborough ACG90
4117.49Nevada Hargreaves-MadhasU/AB90
Gemma CrowtherHelm Hill RunnersG90
Max JonesHolmfirth HarriersB89
Scarlett GrayScarborough ACG90


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Supporting the race
Junior Fellrunners