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U11 West Yorkshire Sporthall Athletics Trials, Dec 2009

Well done to Tassy Heslop, Zoe Judkowski, Ben Jarvis and Charles Smith for being selected into the West Yorksire teams to compete in Sheffield in January.

Stoop Junior Quarry Runs, Sun 20th Dec

Report from Malcolm.... Just for the records junior results from the Stoop;

U/14 Sam Wood 8.22 5th boy; Anna Pickering 12.29 5th girl.

U/12 Sarah Pickering 8.05 2nd girl; James Pickering 9.12 8th boy.

Complete Runner Race 4,Nunroyd Park, Guiseley, Sun 6th Dec

Report from Sally Malir...

This Sunday was the last of the Complete Runner Cross Country League races, held in Nunroyd Park Guiseley. Junior Ilkley Harriers had a great turn out of 17 runners producing fantastic results. Unfortunately one of the star runners, Tassy Heslop, for the under 11 girls was ill on the day, but the other under 11 girls ran hard ,in very muddy conditions, and were first team again, securing their first place in the league even after missing the last race due to a Wharfedale schools race commitment. The under 13 girls also had their best result of the season being 4th placed team, Rose Hagan having an especially good run.
Under 11 boys
17th Tom Cross, 08:23
Under 11 girls
5th Sarah Pickering, 08:26. 6th Elizabeth Westhead, 08:31. 8th Jess Burgess 08:44. 15th Madeline Fern, 09:23. 16th Laura Harrison, 09:27. 17th Jemima Elgood 09:28. (1st & 3rd teams)
Under 13 boys
21st Jack Cummings, 16:16
Under 13 girls
14th Rose Hagan ,11:36. 18th Naomi Elliott 11:44. 22nd Elizabeth Ayre, 11:52. 26th Lucy
Williamson, 12:10. 30th Grace Malir 12:18. 31st Hannah Heslop, 12:20. 32nd Holly Margerrison, 12:21. 43rd Harriet Jackson, 13:11. (4th team)
Under 15 girls
14th Georgia Malir, 16:34.

This series has finished for another year and the final overall results have now been published, with Ilkley Harriers juniors producing some great performances.
In the under 11 girls category Sarah Pickering and Elizabeth Westhead finished joint 5th and Jess Burgess finishing 9th, as a team they were 1st.
In the under 13 girls category the team finished 6th overall, steadily improving as the races went on.
The under 13 boys team finished 4th overall.
This league is very competitive and all the runners from Ilkley that competed did fantastically well to produce the results they did. Many thanks to everyone who took part in any of the races and thank you to Sally Malir for team managing the juniors.

Peco League Cross-Country Junior Challenge Races,Hall Park, Horsforth, Sat 5th Dec

16 Junior Ilkley Harriers raced in the second event of the Peco Cross-Country League series at Hall Park, Horsforth on Saturday 5th December. In the 2 mile race 2nd Sam Hopkinson-Cook, 13.03; 3rd Sam Haggar, 13.09; 5th Jack Cummings, 13.49; 8th Lucy Williamson, 14.41; 9th Sam Wood, 14.43; 10th Rose Hagan, 14.45; 12th Scott Marshall, 15.48; 14th Isobel Hirst, 16.23; 16th Harriet Jackson, 17.08; 17th Joanne Williamson, 17.27 and 19th Anna Pickering, 22.05. In the 1 mile race 3rd Will Tench, 6.07; 4th Tom Cross, 6.11; 8th James Pickering, 6.51; 11th Alessandra Ricci, 7.02 and 15th Ella Taylor, 7.53. Well done to everyone who ran.

Complete Runner Race 3,Thornes Park,Wakefield,Sat 21st Nov

Report from Sally Malir...

On Saturday 21 November, 11 Ilkley Harrier Juniors competed in the third Complete Runner Cross country race is the series at Thornes Park in Wakefield. The numbers were depleted as all the under 11 boys and girls were competing in the third Wharfedale League Schools cross country race.
Both the Under 13 girls and boys had a full team out and ran well to both finish 6th team in a very competitive event.
Under 13 girls
23rd Naomi Elliott 11:11, 28th Rose Hagan 11:18, 34th Lucy Willamson 11:30, 38th Grace Malir 11:44, 41st Holly Margerrison 11:51. (6th Team)
Under 13 boys
26th Tom Kerr 13:48, 28th Jack Cummings 14:00, 45th Tom Bennett 15:26, 47th Ruaridh Mon-Williams 15:47. (6th team)
Under 15 girls
22nd Georgia Malir 14:24, 34th Anna Sinclair 15:23.

Peco League Cross-Country Junior Challenge Races,Golden Acre Park, Sun 8th Nov

Last year there was an 11 to 16 year old junior race for the first time and this year an 8 to 10 year old race has been introduced for the clubs within the league and juniors from the Bradford Network of clubs. The league is a closed league to certain local clubs. Ilkley Harriers had 22 juniors compete in the first event of the series at Golden Acre Park on Sunday. In the 1 mile Challenge race for 8 - 10 year olds Tom Cross was the outright winner in a time of 9.03, 3rd Sarah Pickering 9.39, 5th James Pickering 10.02, 9th Lucy Jacques 10.08, 13th Alessandra Ricci 11.03, 17th Jess Hirst 11.36 and 18th Alastair Clarke in 12.04.
The 2 mile Challenge race for 11 to 16 year olds was won by Matthew Smith from Abbey Runners in 11.51. Sam Hopkinson-Cook was 2nd in 12.44, 4th Jerome Martill 13.04, 5th Stephen Clarke 13.32, 6th Jack Cummings 13.42, 7th Sam Wood 13.57, 11th Rose Hagan 14.26, 12th Lucy Williamson 14.29, 13th max Beesley 14.48, 14th Tom Bennett 14.55, 15th Naomi Elliott 15.01, 17th Scott Marshall 15.10, 19th Isobel Hirst 15.42, 22nd Harriet Jackson 16.21, 26th Joanne Williamson 19.47 and 27th Anna Pickering in 22.28. Well done to everyone who raced.

Complete Runner Race 2, Boddington Hall, Leeds,Sun 1st Nov

Report from Sally Malir...
Sunday 1st November saw the second in the Complete Runner Cross Country Series. This race was held at Boddington Hall, Leeds, in very wet and windy weather. Again Junior Ilkley Harriers had 22 runners who braved these awful conditions and produced fantastic results. The under 11 girls maintained their winning ways by taking gold podium position for the second time in a row. The other results were:

Under 11 Girls (1st, 2nd and 4th teams!!)
2nd Tassy Heslop 06:54, 3rd Elizabeth Westhead 06:55, 6th Sarah Pickering 07:02, 8th Jessica Burgess 07:12, 10th Lucy Jacques 07:18, 11th Madeleine Fern 07:19, 13th Laura Harrison 07:26, 19th Laura King 07:49, 28th Jemima Elgood 08:27.
Under 13 Girls (7th and 10th teams)
20th Elizabeth Ayre 11:51, 23rd Naomi Elliott 11:53, 32nd Rose Hagan 12:19, 33rd Hannah Heslop 12:20, 35th Lucy Williamson 12:23, 37th Grace Malir 12:33, 52nd Harriet Jackson 13:55.
Under 13 Boys (4th team)
22nd Harry Maslen 11:31, 23rd Jack Cummings 11:32, 29th Thomas Kerr 11:52, 40th Tom Bennett 13.04.
Under 15 Girls
11th Georgia Malir 11:30.
Under 15 Boys
29th Sam Haggar 18:18.

Withins Curly Wurly Fell Rat Runs, Sun 25th Oct

Six juniors raced in the Fell Rat Runs at a wet and windy Penistone Country Park, Haworth. First Harrier finishing in the 1 mile race in 28th place was Sam Haggar in 8.19, followed by Edward Bickerdike, 31st in 8.23, Sam Wood, 32nd in 8.25, 40th, Georgia Malir in 8.37, 68th Laura Harrison in 10.10 and 78th Rebecca Harrison in 11.26. Well done to everyone.

Complete Runner Race 1, Roils Head, Halifax, Sun 11th Oct

Sally Malir writes...... Ilkley Harriers had a fantastic turn out of 22 juniors for the first cross country Complete Runner League at Roils Head, Halifax. All the juniors ran brilliantly, but the stars of the day were the under 11s girl’s team who took first position, even though many of these girls had run in the first Wharfedale School’s League race the day before.
Results as follows:
Under 11 girls (1st and 3rd Teams): 3rd Tassy Heslop 7:58, 4th Sarah Pickering 8:01, 6th Elizabeth Westhead 8:06, 12th Jessica Burgess 8:44, 13th Madeleine Fern 8:45, 14th Laura Harrison 8:47, 15th Jemima Elgood 8:51, 16th Laura King 8:53.
Under 13 boys (4th Team): 24th Jack Cummings 15:25, 28th Harry Maslen 15:36, 31st Edward Bickerdike 16:00, 33rd Ruaridh Mon-Williams 16.18, 42nd Tom Bennett 16:57
Under 13 girls (7th and 12th Teams): 23rd Naomi Elliott 10:26, 25th Rose Hagan 10:35, 26th Elizabeth Ayre 10:40, 27th Lucy Williamson 10:41, 30th Holly Margerrison 10:43, 50th Harriet Jackson 11:36
Under 15 boys: 26th Sam Haggar 17:40
Under 15 girls: 23rd Georgia Malir 15:39, 41st Anna Sinclair 16:50.

I would like to add that I was so proud of everyone who raced at Halifax. For many it was a big step up in distance and in the standard of competition, but you all coped so well. Well done to all those running in the Harriers colours for the first time.... Shirley

Harewood 2 mile race, 4th October

6 juniors ran in this 2 mile race. In order of finishing: 19th, Hannah Heslop, 3rd girl 11-12 in 14.27; 22nd, Georgia Malir, 4th girl 13-14 in 14.37; 23rd, Sam Haggar, 7th boy 13-14 in 14.38; 28th, Euan Brennan, 2nd boy 7-8 in 14.45; 29th, Tassy Heslop, 1st girl 9-10 in 15.01 and 78th, Emily Kerr, 2nd girl 15-16 in 18.26. Well done to all.

Young Athletes League event 4, Cleckheaton, Sun 19th July

There might only have been 8 juniors competing at this event, but there were some absolutely fantastic individual results. Well done to everyone. Fiona Jordan (U17) won both of her races -300m Hurdles in 47.5 and the 200m in 28.0. Georgia Malir (U15) was 3rd in the Long Jump with 3m.86, 4th 1500m, 6.00.1 and 5th in the Shot with 5m.23. Daniel Judkowski (U15) was 2nd in the Long Jump with an outstanding 5m.27, and 3rd in both the Javelin, 26m.72 and Shot with 8m.11. U13 Girls: Naomi Elliott, 1st 70m Hurdles, 13.0, 2nd in both High Jump, 1m.25 and 800m, 2.47.6. Sophie Clarke, 2nd Long Jump, 3m.46, 4th, 150m in 24.5 and 5th 75m, 12.6. Grace Malir, 4th in both Long Jump, 3m.55 and 150m in 23.7 and 2nd 800m, 3.12.7. U13 Boys: Harry Maslen won the 75m Hurdles, 13.6 and Long Jump 4m.73 in the final jump of the competition and was 2nd in the High Jump, 1m.30. Thomas Kerr was 2nd in the Long Jump with 3m.63 and 3rd in both 100m 15.7 and 1500m 5.36.5.

Young Athletes League event 3, Pendle, Sun 21st June

Well done to the 13 juniors who took part in this event. U17 Men: Bradley Chapman, 4th Discus, 14m.79 and 2nd Hammer, 13m.91. U15 Girls: Sophie Latta, 2nd in both 200m, 29.1 and Long Jump, 4m.21, 4th Discus, 13m.64. Georgia Malir, 3rd Long Jump, 3m.75 and 4th 1500m, 5.55.9. U15 Boys: Daniel Judkowski, 2nd in both Discus, 18m.45 and Shot, 8m. 84. Sam Haggar, 1st 1500m in 5.12.4. Alasdair Kerr, 2nd 400m, 71.8. Josh Stephens, 2nd in both 1500m, 5.09.6 and 400m, 62.1, 3rd 200m, 28.2. Ben Swinton, 4th 800m, 2.32.4, 3rd Long Jump, 3m.81, 5th 100m, 14.6. Adam Swinton, 6th Long Jump, 3m.97, 3rd 800m, 2.39.7 and 2nd 100m, 14.6. In the 4 x 100m Relay Alasdair, Ben, Daniel and Josh were 4th in 59 secs. U13 Girls: Naomi Elliott, 1st 70m Hurdles, 12.8, 2nd in both High Jump, 1m.30 and 800m, 2.50.8. Sophie Clarke, 3rd in both 150m, 23.5 and Long Jump, 3m.12 and 5th 75m, 12.1. Grace Malir, 4th Long Jump, 3m.27, 3rd 150m, 23.0, 1st 800m, 3.05.5. U13 Boys: Harry Maslen won all three of his events, 75m Hurdles, 14.3, High Jump, 1m.38 and Long Jump, 4m.27.

Kettlewell Fell Races, Sun 14th June

U12's Jack Cummings was 11th in 7.36. Logan Hargreaves-Madhas was 2nd in the U9 race in 3.27.

Young Athletes League event 2, Thornes Park, Sun 31st May

Well done to the 14 juniors who took part in this event. U17 Men: Bradley Chapman, 4th Discus, 16m.66 and 3rd Hammer, 13m.53. U15 Girls: Sophie Latta, 2nd 800m, 3.12.8, 2nd 200m, 29.9 and 3rd Long Jump, 4m.01. Elizabeth Heard, 3rd Long Jump, 4m.18, 4th Discus, 13m.87 and 2nd 100m, 13.6. Lucy Deakin, 2nd Shot, 4m.35, 2nd High Jump, 1m.45 and 3rd 200m, 29.6. Joanna Snook, 3rd 800m, 2.50.7, 5th Shot, 6m.09, 1st Javelin, 15m.48. Together the four girls won the 4 x 100m relay in a time of 57.4. U15 Boys: Daniel Judkowski, 2nd Javelin, 22m.62, 5th Long Jump, 4m.39 and 2nd Shot, 8m.40. Sam Haggar, 2nd 1500m in 5.15.6. Alasdair Kerr, 5th 400m, 77.3 and 3rd Long Jump, 4m.07. Josh Stephens, 3rd 800m, 2.33.8 and 4th 200m, 30.7. U13 Girls: Naomi Elliott, 3rd 70m Hurdles, 13.5,2nd High Jump, 1m.34 and 2nd 800m, 2.52.7. Sophie Clarke, 5th 150m, 24.8, 6th Long Jump, 3m.03 and 4th 75m, 13.2. U13 Boys: Harry Maslen, 1st 75m Hurdles, 15.0, 1st High Jump, 1m.28 and 3rd 800m, 2.51. Thomas Kerr, 2nd 100m, 15.5, 3rd 1500m, 5.40.4 and 5th Long Jump, 3m.41. Will Heard, 4th 100m, 14.7 and 2nd 200m, 31.0.

Coniston Gullies Fell Races, Sun 31st May

U12's Charles Smith was 10th in 6.53 and and Jack Cummings was 19th in 7.47. Logan Hargreaves-Madhas was 5th in the U9 race in 3.09.

Young Athletes League event 1, Barnsley, Sun 17th May

We do not have any results yet.

Killington Sports Fell Races, Sat 16th May

U12's Charles Smith was 7th in 6.02 and Logan Hargreaves-Madhas was 17th.

Sedbergh Gala Fell Races, Sat 16th May

U12's Charles Smith was 9th in 8.47 and Logan Hargreaves-Madhas was 18th in 9.58.

Meanwood Valley trail Junior Races, Sat 16th May

In the 1 mile 7 to 10 year old race the winner was Tomas Szajdzicki in a time of 7.05; 5th (and second girl) was Tassy Heslop in 7.42; 16th and 2nd boy 7-8 was Benjamin Kirkham in 8.28; 22nd, Adam Woodman (8.44); 25th, Toby Woodman (8.54) and Francesca Woodman was 31st in 9.33. In the 2 mile race for 11 to 16 year olds, Ruaridh Mon-Williams was 12th in 14.02; Georgia Malir 14th (and third girl 13-14) in 14.35 and 28th Grace Malir in 15.52.

Yorkshire Track & Field Championships, Sheffield,
Sat 9 May

Fiona Jordan is the new Yorkshire U17 300m Hurdle Champion having won her straight final in Sheffield in the Yorkshire Championships with a time of 49.23. This is a deserved reward for the work that she has put in during the winter months on her own, with Ilkley and with Roger Ingham of Skipton AC. A few weeks later she gained a bronze medal in the same event at the Northern Championships (48.40).

Lothersdale Fell Race, Wed 6 May

Malcolm Pickering reports ... A great turnout of 12 Ilkley juniors toed the line at the Lothersdale fell race. In the U/8 Logan Hargreaves-Madhas was 1st 3:45, and Evie Malir 1st girl, 4:48
In the U/10 race Charles Smith was 1st in 5:15, Sarah Pickering 4th overall and 1st girl, 5:56; Tassy Heslop 7th 6:21, James Pickering 11th, 6:37 and Jemima Elgood 15th 6:53
In the U/12's Jack Cummings was 4th in 14:22, Elizabeth Westhead 6th overall and 1st girl 15:37, Grace Malir 10th 17:06, and Anna Pickering 13th 21:45
With the U/14's running in the senior race, Sam Haggar ran a storming race finishing 62nd overall, 3rd in his age group in 32:59

Bunny Run Relays, Tues 5th May






52 48.07 RAINBOW BEATLES BU14 - BEN CHEETHAM 48 14.59, GREG SMITH 55 17.43, WILL GILES 15.25


English Championship Coiners fell Race, Monday 4th May

Well done to Logan Hargreaves-Madhas, 2nd in the U8 race in a time of 2.53. And to Tomas Szajzicki, 1st and new course record in the U10 race in 9.22, with Charles Smith not far behind in third place in 9.37.

Bunny Run 4, Tuesday 28th April

Well done to the 6 juniors who competed in the fourth of the Bunny Runs at Haworth. Sam haggar (20.59), Charles Smith (21.51), Bradley Chapman (21.05), Elliot Dowley (22.14), Sam Wood (23.27) and Logan Hargreaves-Madhas (24.43).

Bunny Run 3, Tuesday 21st April

Well done to the 6 juniors who competed in the third of the Bunny Runs at Haworth. Charles Smith (20.57), Josh Crane (21.07), Bradley Chapman (21.22), Sam Haggar (21.38), Elliot Dowley (22.00) and Logan Hargreaves-Madhas (27.59).

Bunny Run 2, Tuesday 14th April

Well done to the 9 juniors who competed in the second of the Bunny Runs at Haworth. Josh Crane (20.12), Ben Swinton (20.47), Adam Swinton (21.01), Bradley Chapman (21.05), Jack Cummings (21.27), Elliot Dowley (22.16), Georgia Malir (23.38), Grace Malir (25.24) and Logan Hargreaves-Madhas (26.31).

Wakefield Open Track & Field event, Sun 11th April

Well done to Fiona Jordan, Daniel & Zoe Judkowski, Grace & Georgia Malir and Elliot Dowley in this early season event. Fiona (U17) won the 300m Hurdles in 47.94, 4th 200m (28.85), 5th High Jump (1m.30); Daniel (U15) was 6th Shot (8m.13), 8th Long Jump (4m.16) and 14th 100m (14.92); Zoe (U11) won the shot with 4m.64, 11th Long Jump (2m.78) and 12th 80m (13.73); Grace (U13) was 7th in the 800m (3.00.10) and 18th in the Long Jump (3m.30); Georgia (U15) was 12th in the 800m (2.48.03) and 14th in the shot (4m.87); Elliot Dowley (U13) was 6th in the 800m (2.50.26) and 11th in the 100m (14.87).

Bunny Run 1, Tuesday 7th April

Well done to the 9 juniors who competed in the first of the Bunny Runs at Haworth. Ben Swinton (21.32), Adam Swinton (21.33), Elliot Dowley (21.46), Bradley Chapman (22.16), Jack Cummings (22.30), Sam Haggar (22.33), Sam Wood (23.25), Georgia Malir (24.38) and Logan Hargreaves-Madhas (24.43).

Sportshall Athletics and Cross-Country Colours

At our presentation of awards we also gave Sportshall Athletics and Cross-Country Colours and Half Colours to a number of Junior Ilkley Harriers who have represented the club throughout the season. Bethany Pugh (U15), Elizabeth Heard, Daniel Judkowski, Chloe Tindale (all U13) and Laura Chapman, Francesca Fearnley, Ella Fitzpatrick, William Giles, Tassy Heslop, Ben Jarvis, Grace Malir, Gregory Smith, Joseph Tindall (all U11) were awarded full Sportshall Athletics Colours, with Joanna Snook, Ben & Adam Swinton (all U15), Bea Bradley, Anna Tench, Amy Donohue, Naomi Elliott, Harry Maslen, Mark Wilcock, Max Greaves, Ali Jordan (all U13) awarded their half colours. Cross-Country colours were awarded to Grace Malir, Harriet Jackson, Rose Hagan, Tassy Heslop, Elizabeth Westhead, Naomi Brown, Laura King, Lucy Williamson, Gregory Smith, William Giles, Ruaridh Mon-Williams, Thomas Kerr, Edward Bickerdike (all U11), Georgia Malir, Anna Sinclair, Tom Bennett, Jerome Martill, Harry Maslen, Jack Cummings (all U13), Sam Haggar and Stephen Clarke (both U15) and Jenny Dybeck (U17). Half colours were awarded to Chloe Slater (U11), Hannah Heslop, Bea Bradley, Anna Tench, Anna Pickering, Max Beesley, Henry Websdale (all U13), Sophie Latta, Lily Kitchen and Sam Wood (U15).
Well done to every junior who received an award this year and thank you to all the Junior Ilkley Harriers who have represented the club for all your hard work, effort and commitment this season.

Norwich Union Sportshall Athletics Awards

We coach just over 130 children each week for Sportshall Athletics and at the end of March we presented Norwich Union Awards to them all. Since September the 11 to 15 year olds have been working towards their Level 3 Sportshall Athletics Heptathlon Award and the 8 to 11 year olds their Level 2 Agility Challenge Decathlon Award. Each year children gain more experience and standards continue to rise. This year we gave 2 Heptathlon gold medals to Bethany Pugh and Peter Linnegan and the four most improved athletes were Megan Ireton-Bourke, Amy Donohue, Anna Hellen and Dominic Ellis. For the younger children we presented 10 Decathlon gold medals to Laura Chapman, Ben Cheetham, Ewan Collier, Alice Edwards, William Giles, Rose Hagan, Tassy Heslop, Ben Jarvis, Phoebe Ogden and Gregory Smith. The four most improved athletes were Rose Hagan, Sarah Elliott, George Wilde and Roisin Ramage.

Pendle Winter Warm up, Sun 29 March

Well done to Zoe Judkowski, Tassy Heslop, Grace & Georgia Malir in this early season event. Zoe (U11) competed in the 75m (7th in 13.2), 150m (3rd in 26.4) and the Long Jump (2nd with 3m.21). Tassy (U11) competed in the 75m (6th in 13.0), 600m (2nd in 2.16.7) and the Long Jump (4th with 2m.84). Grace (U13) competed in the 200m (3rd in 33.6), 800m (5th in 2.55.9) and Long Jump (6th with 3m.19). Georgia (U15) competed in the 1500m (4th in 5.46.4).

National Sportshall Athletics Final,Birmingham, Sun 22 March.

Well done to the 4 Junior Harriers who represented West Yorkshire in the National Sportshall Athletics Final in Birmingham. The U13 Boys team came 3rd overall which is a brilliant result. Daniel Judkowski competed in the shot with a distance of 9m.30 to give him 12th place. The U13 Girls team were 8th overall with both Elizabeth Heard and Chloe Tindale represented West Yorkshire. Elizabeth came 13th= in the 2 lap time trial with 24.3 secs and 4th in the Standing Triple Jump with 6m.53. Chloe came 16th= in the 4 lap time trial with 53.2 secs and 7th= in the High Jump with 1m.30. The U15 Girls team came 6th overall and Beth Pugh gained a 34th= individual placing. She was 12th= in the 2 lap time trial in 23.5 secs, 20th= in the Vertical Jump with 51cm and 23rd in the shot with 7m.28. Competition at this level is of the highest standard and the sheer experience of competing in such an event is one to be remembered. Congratulations to all.


Peco League 2 mile Junior XC Challenge Race,
Golden Acre Park, Sun 1st March

There was a fantastic turnout of 15 Junior Ilkley Harriers in this fourth race in the series at Golden Acre Park. Everyone ran very well and with lots of confidence. I was especially pleased at the way you all supported each other so well done. Sam Haggar won the race outright in 12.15, 3rd Jerome Martill (12.39), 5th Edward Bickerdike (13.08), 6th Stephen Clarke (13.10), 7th Georgia Malir (13.25), 8th Tom Bennett (13.35), 9th Anna Sinclair (13.37), 10th Sam Wood (13.40), 11th Sophie Latta (13.48), 12th Max Beesley (13.52), 13th Bradley Chapman (14.02), 15th Sarah Pickering (14.47), James Pickering (15.50), 17th Harriet Jackson (16.05) and Anna Pickering 19th in 22.00.

The Team

West Yorkshire Schools XC Championships, Sat 7th Feb

The Championships were held at Leeds Grammar School in snowy conditions. Nine Ilkley Harriers raced for either Bradford or the Leeds authority. In the Junior girls race Georgia Malir was 22nd in 12.45 (representing Leeds), Sophie Latta, 23rd in 12.46 and Anna Sinclair, 28th in 12.52, both representing Bradford. Leeds were 2nd in the team competition and Bradford 3rd. Three boys packed into 26th, 27th and 28th places for Bradford in the Junior Boys race - Josh Stephens (13.22), Sam Haggar (13.22) and Josh Crane (13.27). Brittany Tate competed for Bradford in the Intermediate Girls race finishing in 9th place in 14.51 and helping the team to 2nd place overall. The senior Girls Race was a hard fought event with Jenny Dybeck winning in 13.34, with Catherine Gibbons, 4th in 13.56 both representing Bradford. (Photo by Diane Haggar)

Soreen Splash Junior Fell Quarry Runs, Sun 25th Jan

What a fantastic turnout from our juniors (17 in total) - and what fantastic racing. The U8 race was won by Logan Hargreaves-Madhas; 9th, Bethan Morley (and 1st girl); 12th, Evelyn Malir (2nd girl); 30th, Nina Pearce; 36th, Ben Morley; 37th Abigail Roche and 40th Georgia Weston. In the 1 mile race our first finisher was Sam Haggar, 9th overall in 8.27 (and 3rd U14); 12th Charles Smith (3rd U10) in 8.31; 13th Georgia Malir in 8.34 (2nd U14); 14th Ruaridh Mon-Williams in 8.35 (5th U12); 16th Edward Bickerdike in 8.38 (6th U12); 21st Sam Wood in 8.57 (5th U14); 44th Grace Malir in 10.05 (U12); 74th Esme Pearce in 12.36 (U10); 76th Julian Roche in 12.57 (U10) and Stephanie Hunter ran the 2 mile course in 21.42 (5th U16 girl). Well done to everyone racing for Ilkley and in partcicular those competing in their very first fell race and to those who made the leap to the 1 mile distance.

Peco League 2 mile Junior XC Challenge Race, John Smeaton School, Sun 11th January

Of the 21 juniors racing at this event 13 were Junior Ilkley Harriers. Ilkley's runners were: 3rd, Jerome Martill (13.38), 4th, Sam Haggar (13.51), 5th, Jack Cummings (14.03), 6th, Fiona Jordan (14.22), 8th, Harry Maslen (14.41), 9th, Edward Bickerdike (14.54), 10th, Georgia Malir (15.03), 11th, Bradley Chapman (15.11), 12th, Sam Wood (15.20), 14th, Grace Malir (16.05), 16th, Harriet Jackson (18.08), 17th, Lily Kitchen (18.32) and 20th, Anna Pickering in 22.50. There was some strong impressive running from so many of you - very well done.

Yorkshire XC Championships, Rotherham, Sat 10th January

Well done to the five juniors who raced at Rotherham in the Yorkshire XC Championships. Stephen Clarke (U15) was the only boy running, finishing in 40th place in 18.30. Four girls ran in the U13 race gaining 14th team place overall. Anna Sinclair was 24th in 13.10, Naomi Elliot, 43rd (13.55), Anna Tench, 57th (14.22) and Bea Bradley, 66th (14.57). Many thanks for all your hard work and commitment to racing this season.

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