Jann Smith – Spen 20 1st F40
Dave Wilby – Race results, leading from the front!
Geoff Howard – Thirsk 10, Club record, YV Champ
Eddie Irving – St Annes 10 (Club record), Thirsk
Jane Bryant – Thirsk sub-70 10
Dougie Scarfe – Thirsk massive PB
Steve Weston – Thirsk sub-60 PB
Rebecca Mon-Williams – Thirsk sub-70 PB
Caroline Morley - Liverpool Half PB
Jim and Lyn report ... 6.45pm, Oxspring ... after an energetic afternoon in Sheffield looking after a 20 month old
grandchild a lovely little fell race on the way home appeared a perfect way to recover. And so we stopped off at Oxspring,
near Penistone for The Trunce Fell Race. It's a lovely little race, part of a nine race series,
approximately every third Monday throughout the summer. It's 4 miles long with 550ft of climb and three river crossings.
It was a perfect night for running and the river crossings were quite shallow.
A huge field of 290 runners meant long hold-ups at two stiles early in the race, meant also that fast times were impossible. So we relaxed and enjoyed the race as a recovery run from the Thirsk 10 road race.
Jim Towers 37:35 Lyn Eden 49:29
Geoff Howard & Neil Chapman report ... Eddie Irving was 1st v55 and is the Yorkshire Vets Champion; Neil Chapman was 2nd in the Yorks Vets Champs; and Geoff Howard was 1st v65 and Yorks Vets Champ (new club record).
Results from ukresults.net
(1 50:10 Andrew Pearson, Longwood Harriers) 33 58:22 Dave Wilby PB 52 59:33 Steve Weston PB 76 61:56 Mark Mon-Williams 80 62:09 Eddie Irving 116 63:59 Andrew Merrick PB 125 64:14 Rob Cunningham 132 65:17 Geoff Howard 153 65:56 David Brown 166 66:28 Neil Chapman 228 69:31 Jane Bryant PB 236 69:30 Andrew Sheldon PB 239 69:36 Paul Stephens 244 69:36 Rebecca Mon-Williams PB 250 69:58 Richard Morris PB 353 74:37 Dougie Scarfe PB 355 74:52 Helen Horton PB 380 76:03 Chris Cunningham 439 79:05 Jim Towers 585 87:47 Judith Scarfe PB 640 92:08 Carole Cunningham PB 706 101:04 Lyn Eden 723 108:43 Rachel Cunningham PB
From Nicky Jaquiery: Three of us travelled down to the Peak District to compete in the Edale Skyline fell race (21 miles/4800'). The running conditions were perfect with reasonably cool and dry weather, and a lot less bog than usual! Llyod Taggart was first, closely followed by Oli Johnson; Judith Jepson was the first woman. Jim Ryder had a fantastic run in under 3 1/2 hours. Brian Melia ran the race in about 3.48. I finished in about 3.59 -not sure of the exact times as the results are not listed yet.
Caroline Morley reports .. large event with 7,500 entrants. Nice flat course and very enjoyable, taking in the parks of Liverpool and ending with a run along the Mersey back to Albert Dock. I finished in 1:53:34, a PB by 3½ mins)
Graham Breeze finished 81st in 57:19
Jim and Lyn report ... Four Harriers travelled to Fartown in Huddersfield for the Yorkshire Vets AA XC Championship. It was a cool sunny day and firm underfoot making it an ideal day for running. The course was very similar to the one used in the West Yorkshire XC League. The men ran approximately 9K, and the ladies ran approximately 5K.
Male aged 35-49 race 35 34:10 Jamie Hutchinson Male aged 50-59yrs 26 36:48 Nick Pearce 72 42:55 Jim Towers Ladies Race 48 30:57 Lyn Eden 1st 0/65
32 38:20 Rob Cunningham 204 45:29 Martin Wright 217 45:49 Dave Taylor 247 46:21 Nick Mellor 455 49:45 Christine Cox 562 53:03 Sue Bickerdike 653 54:17 Sue Williamson 749 56:18 Carol Cunningham 807 58:42 Sally Wright 854 60:01 Joanna Taylor
Neil Chapman reports ... Four Harriers left the good weather at Ilkley behind to take part in the flat, fast (wind permitting) 10 mile race on the sea front at Lytham St Annes. This is a race which attracts a good standard of runners as it is part of the Fire Service, Northern Vets and Lancashire Championship. The race was won by Tony Ford of Sale Harriers in 51:48 and first Harrier in was Eddie Irving, running his first 10 mile race for 10 years, finishing 29th overall in 60:10 and 1st V55, also setting a new Club record for his age category. Second Harrier in was Mark Iley, who had a strong second half of the race making up 8 places and finishing 40th overall, in 62:34, and 5th V45. I was the next Harrier in 83rd overall in 67:40 and Pete Shields was 199th in 80.10, a great achievement given that it is only a few weeks since he underwent surgery. If you have not seen this race before, I strongly recommend you think about it for next year, as Harriers have had good results here, and age category records set 4 years ago by Chris Matthews and Geoff Howard are still standing.
29 60:10 Eddie Irving 40 62:34 Mark Iley 83 67:40 Neil Chapman 199 80:10 Peter Shields
Results from www.heptonstallfellrace.org.uk:
13 2:08:57 Steve Turland 36 2:20:20 Jim Ryder 72 2:30:23 Alistair Barlow 91 2:35:46 Sally Malir 1st LV40, 4th L 100 2:40:33 Brian Melia 115 2:44:30 Paul Stephens 144 2:52:25 Sharon Williams 10th L) 175 3:10:30 Jo Foster 179 3:16:46 Sue Morley
Jez Hellewell reports had a cracking morning out in the Lakes on Saturday doing The 4 Lakeland Passes LDWA event. The route was from Borrowdale Institute Rosthwaite, Keswick Over Styhead Pass, Black Sail Pass, Scarth Gap Pass and Honister Pass visiting Borrowdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale and Buttermere. My Garmin said 18.5 miles with around 5500 feet of climbing. A good little warm up for The 3 Peaks. Saw Morgan, Alison, Dave Wilby (who sprinted past me up the first climb !) & a couple of other fellow Harriers. You could set off from between 8.30 & 9.30 & no placings or times are given, so this was just a great, relaxing run out. It took me 3.50 & that includes stopping for the obligatory photo's ! I think Dave took a rather more speedy 3.20!
Nick Pearce reports promoted by Bowland Fell Runners, Fiensdale is a cracking race over 6.5
miles with 2200 feet of ascent run in the Forest of Bowland. It has in the
past been a championship event, but access problems have put paid to that
and it is now a low key event with a limit of 100 runners and has been
subject to some re-routing.
Only 65 finishers this year, with Shaun Godsman of Calder Valley in perfect conditions winning in 54.05. Nick Pearce 20th in 68.11
Geoff Howard was 11th in 20:21 at this Lister Park event
Twice each Winter we stage a 5K Time Trial on the Rupert Rd circuit. With some fast short races ahead (John Carr series, Bunny Runs) this was a good chance to see how much 'zip' you have in your legs after a long Winter's training! This time we started everyone together just for a change and the results were ...
15:55 Tom Adams 18:50 Julian Carter (19:00 last time) 19:02 Sally Morley 19:20 Andrew Merrick 19:24 Brit Tate 20:14 Mark Richmond (21:12 last time) 20:15 John Tate 20:20 Duncan Cooper 21:39 Alison Bennett 22:42 Chris Cunningham 22:57 Gavin Burgess 24:39 Sophie Brown 24:42 Rachel Carter 24:59 Christine Cox (24:45 last time) 26:48 Helen Culshaw 26:54 Don MacRae 27:35 Sue Williamson 27:54 Carole Cunningham 29:52 Rachel Cunningham 30:51 Antonio Cardinale (28:47 last time)
Thanks to Neil Chapman for organising this and time-recording.
Jann Smith reports ... Ilkley won the ladies team prize at this event
73 2:30:18 Sally Malir 3rd F45 88 2:34:04 Jann Smith 1st F40 122 2:42:00 Sharon Williams 169 2:52:36 Martin Wright 230 3:08:26 John Coates 241 3:15:45 Paul Sugden 242 3:15:57 Emma O'Looney
Andrew Sheldon was 38th in 43:07
Diane Haggar reports ... Much the same feel as the Half Tour but thankfully without the trama of Geronimo. Was pleased with my run - 4th Lady, 2nd V40 in 1:30.56
(1 37:20 Adam Osborne, Leeds City) 2 37:28 Tom Adams 14 43:19 Jamie Hutchinson 15 43:47 Mark Mon-Williams 21 45:31 Dave Cummings 29 47:34 Duncan Cooper 38 49:08 Paul Stephens 51 51:27 Rebecca Mon-Williams 1st LV 55 53:21 Chris Oxlade 66 56:01 Graham Breeze 72 57:43 Jim Towers 96 75:51 Lyn Eden
Hilda Coulsey was 3rd LV55 in 1:59:48
From Amanda Parnaby ... 33 miles traversing moors around Haworth, Todmorden and Hebden Bridge with 4,400 ft of ascen. Completed in 9 hrs 14 mins.
This season's finale was the relays at Nell Bank, with 58 teams racing it out, family and teachers cheering them on. The relays were followed by the presentations of League prizes and certificates - a great end to a great season. More on the Junior Pages
Ladies 3 34:00 Emma Barclay 18 38:22 Alison Bennett 43 41:59 Clare Smith 45 42:28 Sophie Brown 54 43:26 Alison Ricci 66 44:59 Bernie Gibbons 70 45:26 Louise Jackson 88 48:41 Carole Cunningham 96 50:27 Sally Wright 105 52:07 Lyn Eden Men 20 31:26 Mark Mon-Williams 21 31:31 Steve Coy 25 31:55 Malcolm Pickering 69 34:33 Duncan Cooper 77 35:22 Paul Stephens 94 36:47 Andrew Sheldon 119 39:15 Andrew Jackson (team counter!) 122 39:35 Jim Towers 134 40:54 Chris Cunningham 165 45:01 Vince Gibbons 172 46:15 Don Macrae
Dave Wilby reports ... the start of this years English Championship series saw a very high quality field gather in Shropshire for The Long Mynd Valleys race - 11.5m/4500ft. The course has a reputation for being one of the toughest 'mediums' on the calendar and it didn't disappoint, serving up a wonderfully brutal offering in stunning surroundings, and under clear skies. With very little breeze, and a cool temperature, everything was in place was a cracking race. The first half of the course was characterised by a couple of short sharp runnable climbs, some steepish descents, and some lovely fast running across the tops, and through the valleys. The 2nd half of the course included 3 long, tough climbs requiring hands on knees, and the ability to run quickly off the tops of the climbs and descend down in to the next valley. Not many places to re-gather yourself on this one.
Result of the day for the Harriers was probably Alison Weston, who claimed 3rd LV45 in a quality field and led home our ladies contingent, ably backed up by Alison Eagle & Val Kerr. I claimed 42nd to get my points tally up & running for the year, and Nick Pearce completed the Ilkley men's line-up.
(1 1:34:25 Lloyd Taggart, Dark Peak) 42 1:47:39 Dave Wilby (51 1:50:34 Victoria Wilkinson, Bingley) 169 2:10:29 Nick Pearce 228 2:20:00 Alison Weston 243 2:23:02 Alison Eagle 336 2:44:24 Val Kerr
Results from www.ukroadraces.info
(1 1:52:13 Gethin Butler Preston Harriers) 65 2:15:55 Julian Carter 315 3:07:07 Paul Sugden 316 3:07:08 Emma O'Looney 369 3:37:49 Mike Picken 388 Finished
Hilda Coulsey says ... this was a hillier run than I expected for a run along the lake, so not a fast half and hence I was very pleased to come in below 1hr 50, just! It was a super day, sunny but cold, lovely views, definitely recommended to others.
264 1:49:01 Hilda Coulsey 4th LV50
Rob Cunningham was 255th in 1:24:28, a PB
Roy Ruddle reports ... my first race for 18 months, and first time doing this beautifully steep race. Wonderful conditions. 8 miles 3400 feet
1 1:12:48 Rhys Findlay-Robinson, Dark Peak 57 1:36:25 Roy Ruddle
Amanda Parnaby reports ... as the name suggests, this LDWA organised event was originally scheduled for December but was postponed due to the snow. 24 miles in and around the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, finished in 6 hrs 25 mins.
Ewan Welsh reports ... Spotted quite a few harriers at Trollers Trot on Sat, running and marshalling, a lovely 25mile route around t’Dales, another great event on our doorstep, alas I haven’t looked up any results but I’m sure everyone has a story, so I don’t know who ran what, I was enjoying myself until my dicky knee played up and had to hobble (and not trot) the last 6 miles, practising a classic John Wayne style of movement...you play the game, you take the chance, ended up being out on the bridlepaths for about 4 hrs 10 or something like that, the post match food was a joy, it’s all part of the LDWA experience.
(1 2:53;36 Matt John, Abbey Runners) 51 3:59:04 Russell Thomas 67 4:11:07 Ewan Welsh 86 4:19:31 Alistair Barlow 142 5:02:00 Jonathan Riley
Any more? Sorry - struggled a bit with the results.
Sharon Williams was 62nd in 21:19