In the Salford Fila 10k on Good Friday we we had three very good results in a quality field of 379 runners -
Billy Kerr 30th, and 3rd Vet 45, in 35.11; Terry Lonergan 73rd (6th Vet 50) in 37:04, and Judith Smart 2nd Vet-50
in 47:26 The venue for this event may not be the most “charismatic” but with a flat course and a high quality field, it can be
recommended as a key target road race to complete the first quarter of the year.
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Terry Lonergan is (he says) normally quite prudent about the frequency of his racing. However, to “celebrate”? 40 years of competition on all surfaces (including track) he set himself an EASTER CHALLENGE of 3 races in 3 days over road, fell and trail.
Easter Saturday saw a return to Lancashire for Terry (but with zero chance of repeating his 4th place in 1968!) in the Rivington Pike fell race. Mark Iley was 39th in 20.43 with Terry 66th (3rd Over 50) in 21.58. 261 took part in this 3.5 mile race which is now actually only 50% off road!
Meanwhile, Phil Chappell ran 51.59 in the Midgley Moor fell race, 5 miles with 1250' of climb.
Easter Sunday and the GUISELEY GALLOP took place in cooler conditions than the previous two days over a very dry course (10k, multi-terrain).
10. ANDREW WADE 38.25 13. BILLY KERR 38.49 2ND OVER 45 22. NICK PEARCE 40.33 4TH OVER 45 37. TERRY LONERGAN 42.37 2ND OVER 50 108. JULIE HARVEY 47.32 151. RICHARD GRAY 51.11 165. LINDA WRIGHT 51.58 191. JUDITH SMART 53.15 199. VICKIE WRIGHT 53.53 ? 228. BERNIE CONNER 56.18 230. ANDREW WRIGHT 56.25 AMANDA PARNABY ~60 300. JANE COUPE 64.37 318. CLARE MACINA 67.04 339 FINISHED
Circuit training has finished! And the last of Pete's Thursday sessions on the grass is on 28th March. What now? See the Training page for details of new Monday and Thursday sessions. This is an initial offering - the club may offer more or vary details depending on feedback.
Andrea Priestley won the first race in this year's British Fell Championships, today at Criffel, 7M and 2000' in 60:01 and 81st place overall. This was despite having a cold and nearly not running. Louise Sharp was second lady (10 seconds behind) - Andrea outpaced her on the road, having been passed on the hill (a copy of last time, Pendle). Lucy Whitaker was third, a couple of minutes adrift. Ilkley were, we believe, third ladies team, with Alison Weston in 14th place inn72:09 and Susie Jollie in 28th place in 86:26.(Ian Holmes won the men's race in 49:11.)
Roy Ruddle ran the 24 miles with 4500' of climb in 3:44:27, for 50th place.
Pete Shields ran 1h30.08; Suzanne Akeroyd was 14th lady in 1 hr 32.30 mins; Keith Wood was 159th in 1:34:52
Full results on SportSoft web site
Bob Wightman came 764th in a time of 1hr37:13 which was a PB by 3 minutes. Andy Wiggans came 1190th in a time of 1hr43:29
The Sutton Bank Slither was run over a different course and given a different name - The White Horse Wander - approx. the same characteristics - 9 miles and 1000'. Norman Bush was 33rd in 55m 17 and Geoff Howard was 44th in 60m 51s. The winner was C. Stead of NFR.
There were 5 Harriers running in bright and fairly still conditions - perfect for racing probably the most scenic road
race in the country.
Preliminary results are Billy Kerr 24th in 1:24.06; Ewan Welsh approx. 1:35; David Ibbotson 1:48:20; Richard Midgeley 1:48:30; Andrew Wolfenden 1:55:05
Great packing from three of our faster runners with Andy Wade 14th in 44:53; Tim Ashelford (running for Leeds and Bradford Tri but
a 2nd-claim Harrier) 16th in 45.28; and Mark Iley 17th in 45:44
Other results were:
39 Mike Baldwin 48.40 57 Ian Marshall 50.58 78 Philip Chappell 53.19 163 Linda Wright 61.44 176 Victoria Wright 63.29 184 Andrew Wright 64.06 219 Chris Porritt 68.24 238 Amanda Parnaby 71.27
Full results on Valley Striders' web site
Congratulations to Shirley Wood, Neil Chapman, and Andy Wolfenden who today qualified for the UK Athletics Level 2 Coach award.
Once popular with Harriers, the South Leeds Stadium 5M race over a 2-lap undulating course only saw a few of us running this year. The race was won in 25.35; Andy Wade made the top 20 in 29.15; and Phil Chappell ran 35.38. Second-claim Harrier Tim Ashelford also ran, in 28.36
In the tough Black Combe fell race in Cumbria, 9 miles with 3800' of climb, Geoff Howard ran 88:54 for 33rd place, 3rd Vet-50; and Jane Leather ran 104m
Jane Coupe ran 2h10 in the Bath Half Marathon.
Suzanne Akeroyd ran 2h36 and Richard Midgley 2h46 in the Ashby 20 at Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
Christine Porrit ran 3h05.15 in the Spen 20.
In the Peterborough Half Marathon, Lis Merrick ran 1h55m in her first Half
The inaugaral Stanley Park 10k race at Blackpool (not to be confused with the promenade-based Blackpool 10k)
took place mainly within the confines of Stanley Park on a traffic free, very flat course. Starting and finishing in the
stadium on the track the field went off course within a minute of the start and most runners had been racing for well
over 5 minutes before being called back by the race organiser frantically chasing the field on his mountain bike!
Certainly not the warm up normally to be recommended.
Terry Lonergan (reporting) finished 25th. (2nd. Over 50) in 37.56. The event attracted 179 runners from all over the north including a large number from neighbours Keighley. Forgiving the organisers the initial hiccup it is certain that many will return.
And finally ... Eddie Winslow and Adrian Hall competed as a team in the British Indoor Adventure Racing Champs at the NEC and were 10th team out of 24, narrowly missing selection for the Final.
31 Miles with 4400' of climb across Bronte country. Dennis Ackroyd and Pete Shields were 14th, and first Vet-50 team, in 5h06m. Anna Liuba and her partner were 49th in 6h25m. Dennis's quote in the bar on Tuesday night ... "when Colin Donnelly passes you on the first hill you know you've gone off too fast!"
Many thanks to Richard Gray for
organising the Predictor Race over the 9.6km circuit, and for counting us all out and counting us all back. In this event you predict your own
finish time for the 9.8km ‘Handicap’ course, and no wearing of wrist watches is allowed.
Congratulations to Janet Souyave, the winner of a bottle of fine wine. Commiserations to those who got lost - who could predict that?
Predicted Actual Diff 1 Janet Souyave 50 50:10 0:10 2 Billy Kerr 33:30 33:17 0:13 2 Julie Harvey 40 39:37 0:23 4 Clive Smith 36 36:27 0:27 5 Steve Fletcher 49:30 50:06 0:36 5 Susan Kennedy 49 49:36 0:36 7 Brian Sweet 56 55:02 0:58 8 Alison Bennett 40:15 39:15 1:00 9 Claudia Barjolin 52 50:10 1:50 10 Phil Chappell 40 38:00 2:00 11 Bridget Doherty 46 43:52 2:08 12 David Ibbotson 41:30 39:18 2:12 13 Bernie Connor 46 43:46 2:14 14 Jo Simpson 53 55:15 2:15 15 Amanda Parnaby 54 51:38 2:22 16 Roy Ruddle 40 37:28 2:38 17 Andy Kitchen 42:30 39:44 2:46 18 Keith Wood 42:30 39:37 2:53 19 Heather Duke 55 51:44 3:16 20 Mandy Chapman 56 51:43 3:17 21 Vince Gibbons 50 46:26 3:34 22 Paul Wood 42 38:17 3:43 23 Judith Smart 48 44:10 3:50 24 Clare Park 52 47:45 4:15 25 Rob Templeman 50 45:22 4:38 26 Andy Webster 43 38:29 5:29 27 Sandra Walbran 50 44:23 5:37 28 Christine Airey 55 48:23 6:37 29 Jane Leather 47 40:00 7:00 Vic Verecondi 52:00 DNF Elaine Ibbotson 49:00 55:44 Lost!
Preliminary report (thanks, Suzanne) -Neil Chapman was 1st Harrier back - 2h 19 mins;
Suzanne Akeroyd - 2hrs 33 mins;
Keith Wood - 2hrs 35 mins;
Andrew Webster - 2hrs 43 mins;
Richard Midgley - 2hrs 47 mins; Christine Porritt - 3hr 06 mins
The times were slow due to the awful weather......the last 10 miles were into gale force winds and not at all a pleasant experience!!!!!
Full results on East Hull Harriers'web site
The Half Tour of Pendle, a category AM fell race over 9 miles with 2250' of climb, was this year also the first event
in the English Fell Championships. The race was won by Bingley's Ian Holmes in 63.55, Andrea Priestley was first Harrier in
88th place overall and 76.40. She was the first lady - Keswick's Louise Sharp had overtaken her in the second half, but
Andrea regained the lead with a strong finish to finish 28s clear.
Mark Iley was 108th in 77.52; Jim Ryder 116th in 78.35; and Nick Pearce 117th in 78.46 - all great results in a very strong field.
Mike Rhodes and Geoff Howard battled it out for 207th in 86.18 and 208th in 86.19 respectively. Next was Justin Oldham 244th in 89.00; Pete Shields 246th in 89.12; Alison Weston 257th and 19th lady in 90.08; Norman Bush 278th and 3rd Vet60 in 92.25; Alison Bennett 319th in 92.54; Jane Leather 355th in 100.14; Joyce Marshall 358th in 100.29; and Susie Jollie 412th in 111.53
Second-claim Harriers were Stefan Macina 72nd in 74.44, and Kirstin Bailey 218th and 12th lady in 86.59.
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The snow, wind and flooded roads made the course even more interesting than usual! Dave Ibbostson had a good run and finished in 1 hour 53 minutes.
A fantastic turnout of 27 Harriers at the final race in the Sport Direct Cross-Country series. The ladies had
to win, as they went into this race level-pegging with Horsforth. A superb 4-5-6-7, and more great packing thereafter,
gave us a good win. The lady Vets won too, as did the men, and both those results were mirrored in the overall series results.
And the men's win will mean that they will be promoted to the Premier Division for next year. The male Vets were 2nd on
the day, another strong performance.
Men's results: 5 Andy Wade, 7 Mark Iley, 10 Jim Ryder, 27 Mike Baldwin, 30 Terry Lonergan, 35 Neil Chapman, 39 Ian Marshall, 42 Pete Shields, 43 Paul Brennan, 44 Paul Wood, 51 Norman Bush, 56 Phil Hirst, 69 Andy Kitchen, 84 Rob King, 100 Vic Verecondi
Ladies results: 4 Alison Weston, 5 Alison Bennett, 6 Julie Harvey, 7 Diane Kitchen, 8 Alison Crane, 14 Joyce Marshall, 18 Jo Foster, 25 Bridget Doherty, 30 Judith Smart, 35 Lindsey King, 38 Chris Porritt, 39 Janet Souyave
A big thank-you to everyone who's competed in any of the 5 races, to Alison Crane and Andy Wade for organising teams, and to all the supporters too.
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Mike Baldwin enjoyed a good result in this AM fell race, 9 miles with 2300' of climb - 29th in 85.11 Ewan Welsh was 80th in 97.06; and Anna Liuba 104th and 5th lady in 102.45 Second-claim Harrier Stefan Macina was 5th in 78.00
The presentation of the club awards for 2001 by Chairman Geoff Howard was well attended, and enjoyed by all.
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This year's race was a great success, with over 200 runners despite the adverse weather forecasts. Rob Hope (P&B) made
it 3 wins in a row, and Pudsey won the team prize. The Ilkley Ladies again won the team prize - with Emma Barclay 2nd,
Alison Weston 3rd, and Clare Cheesewright 9th.
Key Results were: 1 R Hope (P+B) 37:39; 2 S Bailey (Staff/M) 38:18; 3 G Devine (P+B) 39:41; 4 G Patten (Ambleside) 39:49; 5 S Oldfield (Brad/Aire,M45) 39:53; 6 R Lawrence (Bingley H) 40:25; 7 A Black (CleM) 41:28; 8 G Oldfield (P+B) 41:33; 9 S Bottomley (P+B) 42:28; 10 P Brittleton (Howgill H) 42:36
M40: 1 S Oldfield (Brad/Aire) 39:53; 2 B Whalley (P+B) 43:40; 3 R Griffiths (Holmfirth H ) 44:13;
M50: 1 J Holt (CleM) 45:11; 2 K Taylor (Rossen) 45:35;
M60: T Cock (Holmfirth H) 54:00;
First Local: Stefan Macina (P+B) 43.05
Women: 1 P Munroe (Bingley H) 49:49; 2 E Barclay (Ilkley H) 50:07; 3 A Weston (Ilkley H) 51:35;
F40: J Prowse (K+C) 54:19;
First Local: Emma Barclay (Ilkley)
There were good results from Harriers: 20th Tim Ashelford; 34th Mike Baldwin; 41st Dave Cheesewright; 48th Mike Rhodes; 53rd Ewan Welsh; 54th Clive Smith; 56th Emma Barclay; 68th Justin Oldham; 72nd Ashley Hardwell; 75th Alison Weston; 95th Dennis Ackroyd; 115th Phillip Hirst; 120th Clare Cheesewright; 125th Alison Bennett; 133rd Jane Leather; and 193rd Anthony Swanepoel.
Thanks to the many marshals and helpers.
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On Terra Firma (and Dria, ho ho) Martin Heath ran the Huddersfield 10km in 45.44. The course was described as 'undulating' - Martin says they're the biggest undulations he's ever seen (should have done our fell race!)
Three Harriers ran in this popular and well-established 10 Mile race.
7th and first Vet 45 was Eddie Irving in 54.50; Billy Kerr was 33rd in 58.32; and Lynn Donahue was 553rd in 87.54
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An AM fell race, 11 miles with 2750' of climb. Mark Iley was 20th in 1h52.50; Mike Baldwin was 34th in 2h0.40; and Ewan Welsh ran 2h13
Mark Priestley reports:
The Long Mynd is an area of outstanding beauty, part of a range of volcanic hills in Shropshire. The race was little known outside of Shropshire until recently,
but since being a British championship race a few years ago has become increasingly popular. This is deservedly so, as it is in my view one of the finest races
on the calendar. The race is deceptively brutal; 10.5 miles and 4400 feet of ascent is advertised, but you hear people asking at the start, 'How can an area of
flat moorland have so much climb?' These questions multiply as the first half of the race traverses fast tracks on this 'flat moorland'. Then comes the sting in the
trail, as the race intersects a series of deep valleys. Here you see exhausted runners sitting down, wishing they'd taken the advice heard at the estart from one
runner to 'jog the first 5 miles'. Fast descending and a final steep slide down into the last valley bring a much needed lie down and drink at the finish.
Ilkley ladies were well represented this year, with Andrea Priestley winning (18th overall in 1h54.07) and Tracey Ambler second (24th overall in 1h59.18). Both broke the magic two hours, running very fast times, despite both having problems with navigation, and in spite of Tracey having tired legs after a race the day before.
In this gruelling event over 20 miles with 4000' of climb, Anna Liuba was 5th lady in 4h37, and Ashley Hardwell completed the event in < 4h. In the Half Trog, 9 miles with 1500' of climb, second-claim Harrier Stefan Macina was 2nd in 1h25 and Andy Wiggans was 32nd in 1h49.45
Because of flooding, there will be no "Pete's session" this Thursday.
On Sunday, 24 Harriers ran in the penultimate event in the Sport Direct XC League, at distant Ackworth.
A strong turn-out from the men throughout the series has ensured an unbeatable position in Division 1 and
promotion into the Premier Division next year. The Vets competition is still to be decided and it is likely to go
down to the last race, in March. The results from Ackworth were: 9th Jim Ryder 29.55
(the race was won in 27.26);
11th Mark Iley 30.16;
16th Billy Kerr 30.50; 29th Mike Baldwin 32.29; 31st Eddie Winslow 32.34; 46th Pete Shields 33.45;
52nd Ian Marshall 34.00; 57th Phil Chappell 33.46; 66th Dennis Ackroyd 35.05; 68th Phil Hirst 35.26;
70th Paul Wood 35.21; 77th Neil Chapman 36.15; 86th Andy Kitchen; 88th Eric Phillipson 39.02; and finally Vic
Verecondi in his first ever cross-country race 115th place in a time of 51.16.
The ladies on the other hand have had a battle from the start, and at Ackworth shared 2nd place with Abbey Runners but yet again behind our great rivals Horsforth. Nothing is yet decided so the final race of the series at Meanwood on Sunday 3rd March will be very interesting as whoever wins will win the ladies competitions. We have no choice but to go out to win on that day. The Ilkley results were 6th Alison Weston 35.40; 10th Diane Kitchen 36.55; 11th Joyce Marshall 37; 15th Alison Crane; 21st Shirley Wood 40.12; 22nd Susie Jollie 40.47; 31st Linda Iball in her first race for us; 35th Margot Dale and finally thankyou to Janet Souyave for ensuring a complete Ladies Vets team with her 37th place.
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28th Terry Lonergan 37.29 (1st V50-59); 78th Keith Wood 41.24(PB); 89th Andy Webster 41.57(PB); 102nd Martin Heath 42.53; 129th Richard Gray 44.13; 187th Andy Sarah 47.43l; 222nd Chris Porritt 51.14; 256th Amanda Parnaby 56.05
Eddie Irving was 35th and first V45 in a classy field with 33.19,
Andy Wade was 81st in 35.29; Jim Ryder a PB of 36.32 for 104th place; Mark Iley 125th in 37.04; Neil Chapman 167th in
38.26; Andy Webster 358th in 42.59, a PB; Martin Heath 434th in 44.44; and Judith Smart 682nd in 50.05
Results on Dewsbury RR's web site
The Rombalds Stride is a LDWA event that attracts quite a few long-distance runners too, for its 25 miles over Baildon
Moor, Ilkley Moor, and Otley Chevin. An increasing number of Harriers are trying their hand at this event, and even
though this year the high winds added to the challenge there was an incredible 16 Harriers in the field. Andrea Priestley
was the first Harrier to finish, and the first lady by a large margin as she finished 6th overall in 3.05. Mike Baldwin
ran 3.26, and Pete Shields 3.27, with Dennis Ackroyd running 3.25 unofficially. Roy Ruddle was 25th in 3.34; Anna Liuba
ran 3.55; Rachael Gooch 4.05;
Joyce Marshall 4.18; Rob Pawson 4.18; Keith Wood 4.27; Shirley Wood 4.31; Suzanne Akeroyd 4.41; Richard Midgley 4.42; Chris
Porritt about 4.44; and Linda and Andrew Wright 5.18.
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Note there is a change to details advertised in last newsletter - please inform anyone you think might be travelling to the race.
We have just received information today so say that the parking arrangements are different from previous years. The HQ is Angel Inn, Wakefield Road, Ackworth. Car Parking is in and around the Angel car park, plus overspill as marshalled - at the back of Ackworth Moor Top W.M. Club, 300mts past The Angel on the right hand side. There now appears to be a walk to the start. Registration is between 10am and 10.45. Course is as previous year, but disappointingly without the river crossing! Refreshments are in the pub afterwards. There is a map on the Tennis Club noticeboard. This is definitely the crunch race for all our teams. We are narrowly in the lead in both the ladies and lady Vet competitions and closing down on the leading team in the male Vets competition. However the opposition are still in fighting mode so we really need to go to Ackworth with the aim to win these three sections. We can do it but we must field all our 'big guns' in order to achieve this result. The mens team are well ahead in their competition, but we must still field a decent team to keep the pressure on. Please 'phone a friend to see if they can run.
Harriers were divided between the Stanbury Splash and the Brass Monkey half marathon today.
The Soreen Stanbury Splash is a BM fell race, 7 miles with 1200' of climb, over familiar 'Dave Woodhead' Bronte fells. Jim Ryder was 40th in 54.47; Mike Baldwin 55th in 56.40; Mike Rhodes 81st in 59.25; Ewan Welsh 102nd in 62.14; Dennis Ackroyd 111th in 63.24; and Geoff Howard 152nd 'jogging around' in about 68 minutes. The race was won for the 8th consecutive time by Ian Holmes in 44:58
Andy Wade was just outside his PB in 1h15.57; Mark Iley ran a PB (by 1 minute) for 47th place in 1h19.33;
and John Kennedy ran a great 90 minutes in his first 1/2M. Suzanne Akeroyd ran 1h31.58 (PB by 4 mins);
Richard Midgley and Rob Pawson both ran 1h39; Dave Ibbotson 1h43.35; Bridget Doherty 1h43.37; and Amanda Parnaby agonising
seconds outside 2h, in 2h00.28.
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Jim Ryder was first Harrier home in the 7.5M, 1800' Keith Munton Memorial Boulsworth Hill Fell Race. Jim was 28th in 57.26. Close behind was Nick Pearce 34th in 58.20; Mike Baldwin 38th in 59.02; and Dennis Ackroyd 111th in 68.31 - 188 ran.
Hurrah! for those stalwarts who made it to the last event in the West Yorkshire League. In the men's race
Nick Pearce was 60th in 37.45; Neil Chapman 97th in 41.47; Phil Chappell 110th in 43.11; Keith Wood 126th in 45.03;
Andy Kitchen 127th in 45.28; and Andy Webster 134th in 47.27.
The men were 12th team on the day, and 9th overall in the league.
Hip Hurrah to those who ran in every event in this tough League - Andy Kitchen, Neil Chapman, and Phil Chappell.
Hip Hip Hurrah! for Andy and Di Kitchen who organised the teams! It's been the best year for many for Harriers in this League, with a Ladies team in most of the races too.
There was a huge turnout of Harriers for this distant event, with some great individual runs. Congratulations to Cath
who has worked her way up 3rd/2nd/1st in the 3 races
STOP PRESS - In the 2nd race at Middleton Park we had first ladies, first ladies Vets, first Men's team in the First Division, and second Men's Vets team in the First Division.
Next race is Feb 10, Ackworth, more details in these pages when available.
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Men (Winner 27.21) 5 Andy Wade 28.55 8 Mark Iley 29.16 15 Nick Pearce* 30.17 17 Billy Kerr* 30.32 21 Adrian Hall 30.56 23 Mike Baldwin* 31.12 30 Terry Lonergan* 32.06 36 Neil Chapman 33.06 37 Eddie Winslow 33.18 42 Justin Oldham 33.30 49 Dennis Ackroyd* 34.48 55 Keith Wood 35.10 65 Phil Hirst 36.02 67 Steve Cockerham 36.08 76 Eric Phillipson* 37.35 81 Alex Hirst 38.31 83 Andy Webster 38.45 Ladies 1 Cath Wolfenden 33.56 8 Alison Crane* 36.40 10 Diane Kitchen 37.35 16 Suzanne Akeroyd 38.56 21 Bridget Doherty 39.53 22 Susie Jollie 41.18 24 Jill Cooke 42.35 33 Chris Porritt* 45.40
Well Done to Bernie Connor for organising a team to run in this relay. In the past we have fielded up to 9 or 10 teams, but unfortunately over the last two years there has been a clash with a Sport Direct Cross-Country fixture. Hopefully in 2003 we can return en masse to this competition. Our team of Rachael Gooch, Peter Ellis, Mike Rhodes, Bernie Connor and Clive Smith was 10th out of the 24 taking part in a time of 2hrs 36 minutes.
Andrea Priestley ran in this C Long fell race - 15 miles, 1500 feet.
The race was won by Tim Werrett (Mercia) in 1.34.53, and Andrea was 10th overall and first lady in 1.47.29
Conditions underfoot were difficult (snow and ice), and the winning time was about 5 minutes down on usual. Mark tells us that Andrea had a very good run indeed, as he thinks only Carol Greenwood has run this race faster than her, when she set the record (1.42.28), and the conditions were excellent that year.
Further North, Chris Porritt ran 1h38 in the Ovenden Fell Race over 8 miles and 1200'.
Chris Porritt was the only Harrier (surprisingly) to do this 3M/400' fell race, 69th in 32.17; whilst Mark Iley and Mike Baldwin finished 4th and 5th in 17.57 and 18.53 respectively in another short local race, the Silsden to Bradley Loop.News Apr-Jun | News 2001