Phil Chappell was the lone Harrier in the race this year, 440th in 1h47:31
A host of Harriers in this, a counter in the Harriers Running League. Jo Foster reports great results: 1st Vet 60 - Geoff; 1st Vet 50 - Nick; 6th male - Graham; 3rd lady under 35 - Cath (and 5th lady overall)-on her birthday!; 2nd LV35 - Jo (6th lady overall). Provisional results from the Valley striders web site are:
1 Gary Devine P&B 44.17; 5 Jason Hemsley P&B 45.54; 6 Graham Pearce 46.35; 9 Jim Ryder 47.29; 17 Andrew Wade 48.44; 26 Rob Reynolds-Jones 49.40; 27 Mark Iley 49.43; 29 Nick Pearce 49.50; 33 Tim Ashelford 50.18; 41 Geoffrey Howard 50.52; 50 Jamie Hutchinson 52.15; 55 Iain Gibbons 52.39; 66 Ian Marshall 53.58; 67 Terry Lonergan 54.13; 74 Justin Oldham 55.23; 77 Peter Murray 55.44; 80 Cath Wolfenden 56.05; 82 Jo Ryder (Foster!) 56.11; 94 Heather Dawe 57.23; 109 Peter Sibley 58.10; 125 Norman Blackburn 59.21; 131 Iain Mann 60.05; 150 Vincent Gibbons 61.27; 181 Barbara Bullock 64.42; 184 Elizabeth McCann 64.51; 239 Bernadette Gibbons 69.40; 254 Helen Shew 71.58; 268 Jill Cooke 74.01; 279 Amanda Parnaby 76.31; 286 Rosalind Blackburn 78.55
Junior races were held for the first time:
7-10 years race: 13th Eileen Gibbons 8.08 (3rd in her class);
11-16 years race -
9 Mary Gibbons 13.38 1st in class; 12 Patrick Gibbons 14.12 4th in class; 13 Catherine Gibbons 14.53 2nd in class.
Chris Porritt ran 43:08
Jamie Hutchinson was 114th in 92:39; Andy Wolfenden 186th in 101:40
Terry Lonergan reports ...
"4300 runners dropped to their knees on Saturday night praying that the prevailing gale force winds would abate for the following day's race.
Their prayers were only partially answered as a very troublesome wind served to hamper the progress of over 3000
eventual starters for 2/3 of this major race; reputed to be one of the fastest courses in the U.K.
One Harrier taking up the challenge was Terry Lonergan. Running his 78th half marathon, he finished 152nd out of 3241; 4th of 273 in the 50/59 age category; time being 84.57, averaging 6.29 per mile."
Andy Wiggans was 514th in 1:35:04, Bob Wightman 746th in 1:40:00 - there were 3241 finishers.
(AL, 21m/4500') Although Roy Ruddle and Geoff Howard received a battering from the elements in the final stages of the Edale Skyline on Sunday they finished 41st (3h 36m 58s) and 51st (3h 41m 29s Ė 1st o.60) respectively in a field of over 200 starters.
In this new race at Morecambe on a flat course (but a windy day!) we had 109 Suzanne Akeroyd 2h30:03; 178 Richard Midgley 2h45:03
Not having entries to the Half Tour of Pendle and lured by the prospect of lunch in a cafe in Hebden Bridge Jo and Jim ran the Midgley Moor Fell Race in Calderdale (AS 5 miles, 1250ft). 49 hardy, or perhaps I should say masochistic, competitors set off to battle with the weather, which at times made it difficult to stand upright let alone run and led to slower times than previous years! Having only just made it on time after navigational challenges on Calderdale's country lanes, JCBs and tractors we discovered that there was a choice of route as long as 6 checkpoints were visited. After such a display of navigational skill in the car Jo elected to follow the man in front! Jim finished 5th in 46.20 and Jo was 24th and 1st lady in 55.17. Oh, and lunch made it all worthwhile!
(AM, 9m/2250') Results tbc. Harriers included Emma Barclay, Sally Malir, ...
Neil Chapman was the only Harrier at Hull 20, where the conditions were not good, with strong winds and some rain, but he ran a PB of 2:11:07
Suzanne Akeroyd ran 2h34; Richard Midgley 2h46
Vic Verecondi reports ... The weather was very rainy and windy which proved slightly difficult at times. An interesting course around Stanley Park. The race course was of two laps with small parts of the race on an athletics track. Finished 91st out of 395 runners and achieving a PB of 44:57. Quite pleased with the time.
Ilkley Harriers included Roy Ruddle 23rd in 4h58, Heather Maud, Iain Mann, Chris Porritt, and Amanda Parnaby - no times available yet.
The Ilkley Harriers Runner of the Month for February is Andy Wolfenden - click here for details.
Lots of Harriers in this half-marathon trail race. Official results are: 23 Dominic O'Hooley 1h33:40; 28 Clive Smith 1h34:32; 37 Mike Rhodes 1h36:10; 106 Peter Sibley 1h46:21; 196 Bridget Doherty 1h55:03; 226 Barbara Bullock 1h59:18; 231 Antonio Cardinale (Otley AC) 1h59:56; 235 Vincent Gibbons 2h00:26; 256 Richarf Gray 2h04:40; 284 Jane Cullingworth 2h08:59;312 Bernadette Gibbons 2h12:48; 321 Rebecca O'Hooley 2h14:14; 329 Roger Pyle 2h15:19; 346 Amanda Parnaby 2h20:06
More on Baildon Runners' web site.
Andy Wiggans was 126th out of 344 in 69:06 - and actually led the race for a short way after half the field turned the wrong way just after the start!
AM, 9m/2300', First
English Fell Championship counter. Ilkley Harriers made a great start to the Championship season -
Geoff Howard was 1st Vet 60 by several minutes, Alison Eagle was 3rd Lady Vet 40, and Graham was in the first 60 at a race where all the
big guns were blazing. There were many other great results too from Harriers -
55 Graham Pearce 73.22;
111 Jim Ryder 78:04;
135 Nick Pearce 79:22 (8th V50);
144 Geoff Howard 80:23 1st V60!!;
146 Mike Baldwin 80:38;
212 Alison Eagle 86:53 (9th lady, 3rd LV40);
227 Ian Marshall 88:12;
228 Norman Bush 88:19 (4th V60);
240 Jamie Hutchinson 89:43;
249 Neil Chapman 90:39;
253 Nicky Kime 90:53;
263 Emma Barclay 92:17;
273 Sally Malir 92:50;
275 Morgan Williams 92:56;
276 Kevin Gooch 93:04;
277 Dennis Ackroyd 93:12;
283 Jo Foster 94:09;
284 Heather Dawe 94:21;
292 Clare Cheesewright 95:44;
320 Phil Chappell 98:51;
321 Peter Sibley 99:10;
334 Joyce Marshall 100:45;
345 Rachael Gooch 101:58 (5th LV50);
370 Susie Jollie 107:59
2nd-claim Harriers included 46 Jason Hemsley 72:18; 73 Stefan Macina 74:41; 171 Kirstin Bailey 82:42 (4th lady)
This was also a counter in the 2004 Harriers Running League - the race was won by Ian Holmes in 64:34
It was interesting too to see past and present winners of our own Ilkley Moor fell race in such close contention: Simon Bailey was 2nd, Rob Hope 3rd
Full results on the Tod Harriers web site.
Only one Ilkley roady, namely Andy Wolfenden, turned up for this otherwise popular event with 655 runners. A sunny day with a crisp northerly wind together with an excellent traffic free course along the sea front made for an enjoyable bracing seaside race. Andy was 217th overall and 8th vet 55 in 1h36:56
Bury St Edmunds had two road races on Sunday. One a high powered London 20 mile prep race. Caroline Howard came 76 out of about 300 (7th lady) in 2h 33m 1s (winner 1h 57m). The other a "nearly 10m" - 9m 750yds (they do things differently in Suffolk) and Geoff Howard was 3rd out of 110 in 60m 41s (winner 54m)
Thanks to all the Harriers who helped make this year's fell race such a great event. We had a record field, with 281 Senior finishers including 30 Harriers, and nearly 70 Juniors, yet everything ran smoothly. We witnessed Simon Bailey set a superb new course record (the old record had stood since 1998), and there was a pleasant, friendly atmosphere that everyone enjoyed.
Results on the Fell race page.
In bad weather, Suzanne Akeroyd ran her fastest ever 10 mile race in 69:55, for 158th place, at Pocklington
This year, Ilkley Harriers proudly fielded a men's team in the English National XC Championships.
The venue, Temple Newsam, Leeds, will be familiar to some
from local XC races, but it was a lot harder. The men ran 3 laps on a winding, hilly, 11.8km course that was very muddy in places.
We had 532 Jim Ryder in 52.43, 704 Nick Pearce in 55.26, 712 Jamie Hutchinson in 55.33,
728 Terry Lonergan in 55.50, 917 Neil Chapman in 58.41, 929 Jon Sage in 58.53, 1058 Phil Chappell in 61.19,
1135 Paul Wood in 63.11 and 1288 Andy Kitchen in 68.28 (1394 ran). We were 85th out of 116 teams, and 45th in the 9-man team competition.
(The race was won by Glynn Tromans, who ran the last 3km in one shoe and still lapped Paul, Otley AC's Ian Fisher was 25th in 43.31)
The ladies ran 2 laps of the same course - we had 152 Alison Bennett in 39.26 and 197 Cath Wolfenden in 41.12 (454 ran).
Thanks to the many Harriers supporters who cheered us on!
Info on NoEAA web site.
Results on www.race-results.co.uk.
Peter Cooke reports ...
The final race in the Sports Direct Cross Country League was held on Sunday 15th February. Based at the South Leeds Stadium the
5-mile race was over a very pleasant and interesting woodland course. Ilkley ladies were hoping to maintain or improve on their position in the league.
The team were led home well by Helen Sedgwick in third place who was well supported by Alison Bennett in 6th place and Alison Eagle in 7th.
Following and packing well were; Elizabeth McCann, Suzanne Bickerdike and Barbara Bullock in 31st, 32nd and 33rd places, Shirley Wood in 45th,
Chris Porritt 51st and Amanda Parnaby 62nd. The initial results indicate that Ilkley have finished second overall to Horsforth in both the ladies
and ladies vets competitions.
The men responded to pleas to support their Club and dragged themselves from their sickbeds and warmdowns from previous daysí races to ensure a full team competed. The results were Graham Pearce 13th, Jonathan Sage 33rd, Rob Reynolds-Jones 41st, Jeff Paget 53rd, Dennis Ackroyd 67th, Paul Wood 68th, Neil Chapman 73rd, Peter Murray 74th, Peter Cooke 87th and Morgan Williams 95th. For the men, the initial results suggest a 5th place finish with 6th in the veteranís competition.
Peter Cooke reports ... The 20 mile long Wadsworth Trog race was run on Saturday over the Pennine hills above and around Hebden Bridge. Rob Jebb of Bingley Harriers was the winner in a new course record of 2 hours and 42 minutes. There were some excellent performances from the competing Harriers with Roy Ruddle 22nd in 3.28, Ian Marshall 30th in 3.37, Ashley Hardwell 42nd in 3.45, Rupert Kempley in 3.45, Bob Wightman 68th in 4.01 and Neil Chapman 71st in 4.02. In the Half Trog, run in conjunction with the full event, second claim members Jason Hemsley and Stefan Macina were 2nd and 3rd in 1.14 and 1.15 respectively.
A great turnout of Harriers for this glittering occasion. The ILT&SC bar provided a congenial venue - a good old chat was followed by an excellent curry supper, the awards presentation presented at a great pace by Chairman Richard Gray, then a chance to strut your stuff om the dance floor.
Most of the prizewinners are in the photo, below
Back row: Pete Shields, men's Captain's Award; Billy Kerr, Running League road champion; Nick Pearce, Running League overall champion and Best Male Runner; Geoff Howard, Running League fell champion; Neil Chapman, Running League XC champion and Men's Marathon Runner; Amanda Parnaby, Lady Marathon Runner
Front row:Paul Wood, male member (!) of the year; Alison Bennett, Best Female Runner; Emma Barclay, Ladies' Captain's award (jointly with Chris Porritt); Alison Eagle, Most Improved Female Runner; Shirley Wood, Female Member of the year. Not shown: Graham Pearce, Most Improved Male Runner.
The Ilkley Harriers Runner of the Month for January is Terry Lonergan - click here for details.
Terry Lonergan reports ...
A dry and bright morning sparked an optimistic approach to a new race - the CHERNOBYL 10K (near Preston - 75 minute journey -
no passport required!!)
Any roadrunner put off this event by the advertised description of "Trail" need not have worried. It proved to be 100% road - mainly flat and attractively mainly traffic free on tarmac paths.
The strong winds would work against improved finishing times and so it proved with the 2 Ilkley Harriers content with their "solid" performances, with the hope of better conditions to come. For the record Terry Lonergan was 41st 39.44 (4th O/55); Catherine Wolfenden 106th 43.43 (7th Female overall). 384 finished.
Not a PB course but none the less well worth the journey.
Neil Chapman reports ... A superb turnout of 33 Harriers tackled the 25 mile Rombalds Stride in cold and windy conditions, with the later finishers also encountering driving rain. Many were tackling this tough race for the first time. First Harrier home was Andrea Priestley, having a good run in 3:01:55, finishing first lady and fifth overall. Dominic O'Hooley was our first man home 10th in 3:11:27, followed by Sally Malir who battled to finish 19th and 3rd lady in 3:24:06; just ahead of Mike Baldwin 20th in 3:24:06 and Ian Marshall 21st in 3:24:31 Then came 29 Ashley Hardwell 3:26:47; 33 Neil Chapman 3:28:57; 37 Clive Smith 3:35:13; 41 Alison Eagle 3:39:47 (5th lady); 44 Andy Sumner 3:42:34; 45 Jamie Hutchinson 3:43:09; 48 Rob Pawson 3:46:50; 49 Jo Foster 3:46:50; 54 Morgan Williams 3:51:20; 66 Peter Sibley 3:57:28; 69 Keith Wood 17 minutes faster than last year in 3:58:17; and 72 Rebecca O'Hooley in 4:00:31 A little further behind Joyce Marshall had a battle on to hold off a charging Bridget Doherty, both finishing in 4:04 (Joyce 78th 4:04:14, Bridget 79th 4:04:54). Then came the husband and wife team of Kevin and Rachael Gooch, finishing in 86th/87th 4:11:01, followed by Richard Gray 91st 4:14:19, Suzanne Akeroyd 92nd 4:21:32; 95th Richard Midgley 4:22:42; 105 Linda Wright 4:24:39; 107 Susie Jollie 4:25:59; and 110 Heather Maud 4:29:33. Pete Shields in his first race for 18 months due to injuries finished 115th in 4:31:35; finding time to do some coaching on unsuspecting Harriers on the way, followed by Barbara Bullock 130th 4:45:07; Vince Gibbons 135th 4:46:48 and Roger Pyle 203rd 5:13:26. Amanda Parnaby and Jane Cullingworth ran the whole race together finishing with a smile in 5:20:38, the same time as last year. Second-claim Harrier Antonio Cardinale was 170th in 5:01:52 Well done to all who ran.
This was a counter in the Harriers Running League - winner was Ian Rowbotham HHAC in 2:53:30
The events for 2004 were decided at the February C'tee meeting - click for details .
The 3 Ilkley Harriers"club places" in the London Marathon have gone to Andy S, Dominic and Rebecca - good luck to them!
Vince Gibbons was the sole Ilkley Harrier in this event, indeed the only Harrier racing this weekend it seeems! In what used to be known as the Dewsbury Classic 10k, Vince ran a PB of 45 minutes dead for 277th place out of 657 finishers.
Results on Dewsbury Road Runners web site.
Half marathon road race, York. Neil Chapman reports ... There were eight Harriers out at York Half Marathon running in good conditions, on a sunny but frosty morning. I was first Harrier home 68th in 1:24:10, with Ewan Welsh next 168th in 1:31:09 and Suzanne Akeroyd our first lady 214th in 1:34:10. There was little between the next trio, with Keith Wood 261st 1:36:56, Andy Wolfenden having a good run 273rd in 1:37:36 and Rob Pawson a short distance behind finishing 277th in 1:37:50. Richard Midgley was almost a minute faster than last year 397th in 1:43:26, with Amanda Parnaby our second lady finishing 749th in 2:05:35, a little slower than last year, but a great run given that she had completed a 28 mile race only seven days earlier.
BM 7m/1200' Lots of weather, and a free malt loaf at the finish! Ian Holmes led from the start to win in 45:16 (for the 10th consecutive time), ahead of British Fell Champion Rob Jebb 47:03. Second-claim Harriers Jason Hemsley and Stefan Macina of P&B were well up, 7th in 48:57, and 23rd in 52:42. Many of the usual faces were missing, having done XC duty the day before, or the Brass Monkey, but the fell stalwarts were 53 Mike Baldwin 57:16; 54 Geoff Howard 57:23; 69 Helen Sedgwick 58:39 3rd lady behind Sharon Taylor and Sarah Rowell; 73rd Ian Marshal 58:58; 83 Ashley Hardwell 60:30; 85 Rupert Kempley 60:57; 102 Norman Bush 63:37; 178 Rachael Gooch 70:13.
A raffle after the race raised over £60 for the John Taylor Foundation for young athletes.
Junior results & photos on the Junior Harriers pages.
Terry Lonergan reports ... Phil Chappell's monumental efforts over the previous week in bringing a team to the start line proved successful
when the club recorded a full team score for the first time in several years. First Harrier to complete the arduous 12km parkland course which offered
very little firm going was JIM RYDER (234th in 51.16); NICK PEARCE (V50) (311TH in 52.51) was one stride ahead of the closing TERRY LONERGAN (V55)
312TH in 52.52. 300 places down on his finishing position 40 years ago!! but pleased none the less.
An isolated JON SAGE was 408th in 56.26 suffering possibly from an over enthusiastic start.
JAMIE HUTCHINSON (497th in 58.33) recovered having lost a shoe in the mud to finish just ahead of PHIL CHAPPELL (501st in 58.45).
MORGAN WILLIAMS provided back up in 601st place (63.33). 679 took part.
The ILKLEY HARRIERS team finished 47th of the 60 teams who managed to finish 6 counters for the team score. However, 147 clubs were originally entered ; hence 87 clubs failed to turn out 6 men or just did not turn up! Well done, Phil!
Phil adds ... good support from Pat Lonergan, Andy Sumner, and from the Otley supporters. Great day, great spectacle but hard race.
Results on NoEAA web site.
Chris Porritt and Amanda Parnaby were first ladies team: run 1 mile together, split to run different 20 mile legs; then rejoin to do the last 8 miles together!
Ilkley Harriers helped organise this event, and many Junior Harriers ran in it (for their Primary Schools). Click here for more info, results, photos ...
The Ilkley Harriers Runner of the Month for December is Vince Gibbons.click here for details.
For the ladies we had 4 Alison Bennett 39:23; 6 Jo Foster 41:33; 24 Bridget Doherty; 26 new member Cassie Thomas; 41 Shirley Wood; 42 Bernie Gibbons; 44 Chris Porritt; 57 Amanda Parnaby. We were 2nd team on the day, holding on to 1st place overall.
For the men 27 Geoff Howard; 40 Eddie Winslow; 57 Jeff Paget; 64 Neil Chapman 39:24; 84 Morgan Williams; 114 Andy Kitchen. We were 5th team on the day, 4th overall.
Well done to everyone who ran, but we need a better turnout at the next 2 races!
Results on Abbey Runners' web site.
The final race in the WYXC series.
In the ladies race we had 14 Cath Wolfenden 23:50; 16 Alison Bennett 24:25. We believe Alison finished 2bnd overall in the series in her age class.
In the men's race, we had 100 Terry Lonergan 36:00; 109 Jamie Hutchinson 36:47; 117 Ewan Welsh 37:30; 124 Neil Chapman 38:18; 133 Phil Chappell 39:40. We believe Terry finished 3rd in his age class in the series.
Results on the Complete Runner web site.
Back to normal now, formal sessions are ...
See the Training Page
Bernie Connor organised three Harriers teams in the Nidd Valley Great Ringway Relay, a friendly relay organised by Nidd Valley Road Runners, with some 30 teams this year. On the first, ladies-only, leg we had new member Cath Porritt, chased in by Shirley Wood, and Ros Blackburn. After that it's a litttle less clear (to me, at least ...) On the 2nd leg we had Paul Wood, and Howard Allen. On the third leg, Graham Pearce went off like a rocket - Andy Sarah and Bernie Gibbons in his wake. On leg 4, from Harlow Carr. we had Jamie Hutchinson, Norman Blackburn, and Bernie Connor. And on the final (glory) leg, Nick Pearce, Keith Wood and Andy Sumner running in an Ilkley vest for the first time and gaining two places. Ilkley had 6th, 23rd, and 28th teams.
1 02:09:05 Harrogate - Whisky Galore 2 02:15:46 Otley Cheetahs 3 02:17:56 Velocity Striders 4 02:22:53 Otley Gazelles 5 02:25:11 Harrogate - Best Bitter 6 02:25:55 Ilkley Cheetahs 7 02:26:42 Ripon - Ray's Rockets 8 02:28:43 Ringway 4 9 02:32:47 Harrogate - Brandy Snaps 10 02:34:38 Ripon - Martin's Missiles 11 02:35:24 NV - Yorksher Puddin's 12 02:37:11 Harrogate - Lager Louts 13 02:45:49 Valiant Striders 14 02:46:18 Otley Tigers 15 02:47:13 Valium Striders 16 02:50:13 Vitamin Striders 17 02:51:01 The Plodders 18 02:51:16 The Headless Chickens 19 02:53:53 Valerie Striders 20 02:55:49 NV - Nick's Spassies 21 02:56:27 Belzona Plodders 22 02:57:01 We Don't Cheat! 23 03:01:03 Ilkley Jaguars 24 03:01:35 Claro Orienteers 25 03:04:09 Otley Lions 26 03:04:45 Harrogate - Old Codgers 27 03:06:54 NV - Simply the Rest 28 03:06:55 Ilkley Panthers 29 03:11:43 NV - The Has Been's and Gone 30 03:13:05 The Christmas Puddings 31 03:13:16 Ripon - Doug's Dashers
The relay raised over £320 for the Bilton Conservation Group for the upkeep of the route including the Gorge which has had work done recently - new mesh over the duckboards etc.
BM 8m/1200' Won in 57:56, we had 48 Kevin Gooch 71:53; 63 Ashley Hardwell 74:41; 105 Rachael Gooch 82:40 - 4th lady and 1st LV50, Chris Porritt 100:30 1st LV60
BM 8m/1800' Won by Borrowdale's Phil Davies in 58:14, Kevin Gooch was 37th in 76:12; Rachael Gooch 51st in 84:06
3M from Silsden - locals Graham Pearce and Kay Pearce (in her first race ever!) were 4th and 32nd respectively.News Apr-Jun | News 2003