Gemma Carpenter: new(ish) member but has shown great commitment in turning up to races throughout the year and has shown improvement over 2011. Good results in Dec include WYXC, Stoop, and Giants Tooth
David Westhead: 1st Harrier at WYXC Wayfield, and overall V40 Champ
Norman Bush: 4 good race results incl V70 record Stoop and 1st V70 at Auld Lang Syne Hector Haines: 4th at Chevin Chase
Lee Morley: Whinberry Naze and Cowm Reservoir race wins and good results at Auld Lang Syne
Lots of Harriers running out the auld, results from woodentops.org.uk ...
1 40:28 Ali Brownlee, Bingley 11 44:10 Graham Pearce, P&B 17 46:13 Alex Sinclair 23 47:56 Lee Morley 25 48:36 Ben Stevens 27 48:50 Dave Wilby 36 50:15 Martin Archer 63 53:08 Nick Pearce 70 53:39 Sally Morley 84 54:54 Jonathan Sinclair 105 55:58 Emma Barclay 112 56:34 Steve Turland 146 59:27 Kate Archer 153 59:53 Peter Haines 156 60:06 Neil Smith 158 60:12 Jann Smith 163 60:36 Chris Oxlade 165 60:44 Norman Bush 1st V70 167 60:51 Richard Morris 171 61:10 Alistair Barlow 174 61:20 Alison Weston 180 61:42 Sally Malir 184 61:59 Florence Haines 203 63:24 Sharon Williams 221 64:31 Alison Bennett 236 65:39 Sarah Haines 253 67:02 John Coates 265 68:11 Andrew Jackson 282 69:44 Adela Reperecki 286 70:19 Clare Smith 313 72:23 Debbie Lewis 319 73:29 Sue Morley 343 77:42 Sophie Brown 352 78:53 Andrew Bennett 360 80:20 Paul Sugden 365 82:52 Sue Stevens
The ladies won the team prize.
Henry Heavisides reports... Alistair Brownlee couldn't match his brother's victory yesterday, he finished 2nd in a high quality field at the Ribble Valley 10k. There was a good contingent of Ilkley Harriers taking part in perfect conditions, with Dave Cummings making a rare appearance on the roads. Times were a little bit slower than might have been expected, but the course is undulating on country lanes....... it used to be a 'downhill course', but now the start & finish are at the same place. Provisional results from ukresults.net ...
1 29:10 Jonny Mellor, Liverpool Harriers 164 37:45 Henry Heavisides 172 37:52 Dave Cummings 185 38:07 Edward Irving 213 38:50 Stephen Coy 237 39:41 Mark Iley 259 40:34 David Brown 300 41:34 Andrew Sheldon 362 43:14 Neil Chapman 397 44:15 Adrian Bastow 564 48:21 John Fenwick 623 50:21 Bradley Chapman
Norman Bush was 80th in 45:09, 2nd V60 by just 2s!
Alison Weston reports ... - I ran the Guisborough Wood's fell race on the 27th December whilst visiting family. It is 3 laps of a 2 mile loop up and down the woods under High Cliffe and I'd forgotten quite how hard it is. Up a steep quarry and then a fast flat track before a great steep descent through the trees - 3 times!! (123rd - 53 minutes)
I would recommend it for anyone interested next year and the juniors can race at the same time and do the first lap only.
From Dave Wilby ... Fantastic turnout of Harriers at Chevin Chase, close to perfect underfoot conditions, bit blowy on the top towards the end. Hector Haines went toe to toe with Johnny Brownlee for a while and eventually finished 4th, think we had at least 4 in the top 30 plus no doubt some strong age group performances. Well done everyone. Provisional results from www.airecentre-pacers.co.uk ...
(1 37:57 Jonathan Brownlee) 4 41:30 Hector Haines 15 43:58 Ben Stevens 25 45:36 Dave Wilby 27 45:41 Martin Archer 34 46:03 Stuart Pitches 44 47:06 Ralph Tench 54 47:50 Mark Mon-Williams 58 48:10 John Atkinson 75 49:09 Nick Pearce 81 49:43 Andrew Merrick 93 50:22 Rob Cunningham 101 50:37 Emma Barclay 129 52:01 Paul Stephens 154 52:56 Dick Waddington 161 53:09 Kate Archer 163 53:13 Julian Carter 182 54:05 Rebecca Mon-Williams 200 54:30 Peter Haines 201 54:34 John Hayes 206 54:41 Sally Malir 222 55:32 Natalie Curtis 244 56:09 Charles Oxtoby 260 56:32 John Coates 266 56:42 Steve Weston 290 57:47 Rachel Carter 299 58:11 Andrew Jackson PB 302 58:14 Victoria Stevens 305 58:24 Jane Mccarthy 334 59:41 Peter Shields 363 60:35 Chris Cunningham 371 60:57 Dave Taylor 380 61:16 Sarah Haines 393 61:52 Sharon Meadows 427 63:18 Val Kerr 449 64:25 Allison Ricci 469 65:16 Adela Reperecki 476 65:39 Debbie Lewis 494 66:13 Dave Ibbotson 533 68:14 Keith Wood 543 68:33 Sophie Brown 549 68:49 Mike Picken 565 69:37 Paul Sugden 572 69:57 Diane Kitchen 580 70:22 Gaenor Coy 598 71:14 Emily Kerr 652 74:07 Andy Sarah 663 74:38 Emma O'Looney 666 74:53 Paul O'Looney 676 75:56 Mark Kerr 759 80:55 Andy Kitchen
This was a Harriers Race League counter ...
Lee Morley reports ... a trip back to family on Boxing Day meant a chance to have another go at the Whinberry Naze Dash in Rossendale a 4m 750ft fell race. I managed first place, beating Christmas Puddings, Turkeys, and a Sumo Santa amongst many others in fancy dress, good photos on FRA website.
1 25:28 Lee Morley 87 36:03 Graham Breeze
Happy New Year everyone! What training sessions will be available to work off the Christmas Pud, you ask? Tuesday night runs will be available over the Christmas Period as ILT&SC is open on these nights, but there will be a break in Monday circuit training (until 16 Jan), Peter is taking a break on Wednesday 28th December and Jane's session will not be on 29th December ... watch the forum posts and Facebook for Xmas runs, reccies for Rombalds and Pennine Bridleway Relays, etc....
Bradford Lister Park 13 19:23 Georgia Malir 15 19:45 Rob Cunningham 34 22:52 Chris Cunningham Birmingham Cannon Hill 130 26:39 Gemma Carpenter Leeds Hyde Park 81 24:58 John Marshall 134 28:37 Linda Marshall
The Christmas Relay is a super Harriers tradition, revived by Bernie Gibbons, friends, and family, a few years ago, and is a wonderful way to round off the year. This time we had the most entries since 2007, we think, and possibly the best fancy dress ever! Prizes went to the Teletubbies and the Skiers, and first team home was the Stevens family we think. It was lovely to see so many family teams running, and back at the Quiz after.
Vince's Christmas Quiz, now in its 2nd year, packed the ILT&SC bar. A special thank-you to the ILT&SC catering staff who magically transformed 'food for 50' to enough to feed 70 hungry runners at very short notice.
Bernie Gibbons reports ...
A total of 72 runners took part in the relays, fuelled by mulled wine and mince pies.
The event raised £140 for Cancer Research UK.
The quiz was won by the youth team The Girls and It, even though The ChristmasTurkeys and Nine Runners Running picked up most points. (It's Christmas.)
Many thanks to Pauline Watts, Brian Sweet, Mandy Chapman, Ros Blackburn, Amanda Parnaby, Ann Pearson, Mary Gibbons and Paul Wood who organised it all.
Merry Christmas to one and all.
At the Christmas Quiz Ilkley Harriers was able to present a cheque for £830 to Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. The 5 Mile race organised by Neil Chapman on 26th November was fabulously supported by Ilkley Harriers members, and this is a remarkable result from a small race. A big thank you to everyone who contributed in any way.
Photo: Rachel Cunningham accepts the big cheque for Sue Ryder from race organiser Neil Chapman.
Eric Morley reports ... 240 men and 130 women turned out in this 2nd race of the series on a pleasant course of trails, wood and open parkland. Seven senior Harriers turned out on the day and finished as follows...
Hmm, New Years Resolution to have more Harriers at PECO 3 on 15 Jan? Paul
Men 17 Jamie Hutchinson 18 Dave Wilby 47 Ian Rowbotham 51 Nick Pearce 179 Andrew Jackson 227 Don Mcrae Ladies 87 Sue Morley
Bright but cold, and the slippery conditions at Penistone meant the course was shortened to the (more popular?) out-and-back route as the alternative paths were iced up. A great turnout of Harriers young and old, full results and lots of photos on woodentops.org.uk
56 37:46 Richard Joel 78 39:54 Emma Barclay 81 40:00 Dick Waddington 91 40:55 Paul Stephens 93 41:03 Norman Bush V70 record 95 41:05 Diane Haggar 98 41:20 Paddy Hagan 102 41:31 Steve Weston 126 42:32 Jann Smith 133 42:51 Rebecca Mon-Williams 134 42:55 Ben Swinton U18 138 43:21 Alison Weston 150 44:12 George Elmes 158 44:52 Adam Swinton U18 176 46:16 Sam Wood U18 178 46:20 Val Kerr 218 49:12 Sophie Brown 232 53:16 Gemma Carpenter 236 54:33 Amanda Newham 244 56:39 Mark Kerr 248 57:15 Bernie Gibbons
The Morleys were in winning ways with Lee Morley winning the race outright in 25:22, and Sally Morley 1st lady and 5th overall in 29:16
Steve Turland reports ... Was up in Northumberland for a pre-Xmas family bash, so fuelled on party food and cake, I did this 11m fell race from Rothbury. Part of the race went through a dark wood where the race organiser had constructed Christmas Lights and Music. Very festive (if not a little surreal!!). I finished 3rd overall (2nd vet) out of a field of 191, so from now on, will be changing my pre race meal from pasta to sausage rolls, crisps and chocolate cake.
Jamie Hutchinson reports ... a great little race, with one 10k on the Saturday and same again on the Sunday. Starting from Sticklebarn tavern a fairly rapid run down the valley turning around a Chapel Stile before a not so rapid run back up the valley. I managed 5th overall and 2nd V40 and a time of 36.59, the race was won in just over 33 minutes. A free Xmas pud to all finishers!
Eric Morley reports ... Nick and Sue performed admirably on this muddy hard course to take the 1st Vet 55 and Ist Lady Vet 55. Full results on Halifax Harriers:
18 59:60 Nick Pearce 1st V55 89 81:45 Sue Morley 1st LV55
8th 4:48:10 Ilkley 1 (1st Ladies team) Alison Bennett and Kate Archer 1:19:20 (8) Alison Eagle & Nicki Jaquiery 1:24:58 (8) Val Kerr & Jo Foster 48:20 (9) Diane Haggar & Helen Thurston 1:15:32 (19?) 18 5:57:49 Ilkley 2 (8th Mixed) Abigail Bailey & Sue Bickerdike 1:43:51 (20) Nick Page & Dougie Scarfe 1:58:21 (20) Annabel Bailey & Louise Burdett 1:05:28 (21) Joyce Marshall & Lynn Donahue 1:10:09 (14) 19 5:58:51 Ilkley 3 (9th Mixed) Matthew Rutter & Alex Bailey 1:45:26 (21) John & Nicole Dillon 1:56:44 (18) Rebecca Moores & Claire Macina 1:03:09 (20) Paul Sugden & Emma O'Looney 1:13:42 (18) (Help, are these legs correct?) 23 teams took part
Full results here
8 Robert Cunningham was 8th in 19:50 at the Finsbury park (London?) event.
Results from the final race at Wakefield ...
Ladies 8 20:43 Sally Morley 20 21:58 Emma Barclay 24 22:20 Diane Haggar 40 23:26 Helen Thurston 44 23:33 Kate Archer 52 24:18 Sally Malir 54 24:46 Alison Eagle 78 28:45 Sue Morley 80 29:44 Bernie Gibbons 81 29:45 Gemma Carpenter 3rd team Men 44 36:32 Dave Westhead 53 37:05 Jim Ryder 85 39:26 Dave Cummings 89 39:35 Mark Iley 105 40:30 Steve Coy 140 43:58 George Elmes 146 44:54 Bradley Chapman 178 50:25 Nick Mellor 179 51:17 Eric Morley 9th team
27 junior Harriers competed, results soon on the junior pages
Diane Haggar reports .... LADIES TAKE BRONZE IN COMPLETE RUNNER XC LEAGUE
Another fantastic turnout of 10 ladies at Wakefield. Sally and Emma again spearheaded the team with myself and Helen T the other scorers. We improved one team place to take 3rd team on the day. The importance of completing a team at every race was underlined when Bingley failed to do so, thus elevating Ilkley to 3rd team overall for the 4 race series.
We also collected several individual league awards:
1st V55 Sue Morley
2nd V55 Bernie Gibbons
2nd V45 Diane Haggar
3rd V45 Sally Malir
3rd V40 Emma Barclay
3rd V35 Sally Morley
Dave Westhead adds ... the men, despite the significant absence of Tom Adams, turned out a good team for a muddy slog round Thornes Park, and a creditable final team league position of 6th. There were some excellent individual league results as well.
19th M35 Steve Coy
1st M40 Dave Westhead
5th M45 Jim Ryder
8th M45 Dave Cummings
12th M45 Mark Iley
23rd M45 George Elmes
10th M55 Eric Morley
Sharon Meadows reports ... This race would appeal to all those that like running through lots of very wet and muddy fields. Quite like a long cross country race, being 8 miles with 800 ft of ascent. Very well organised with a meal and a hosepipe at the end all for £3.00. There were also lots of prizes, and for the fast ones the challenge of beating the course record which has stood for 22 years! 1st 48:30, 1st female: 59:33, me 79:06
Nick Pearce adds... official results now posted here. Looks like five Harriers enjoyed the mud fest amongst 162 hardy souls...
(1st Tom Cornthwaite 48:30) 28th Nick Pearce 58:02 68th Norman Bush 66:47 96th John Coates 71:15 123rd Graham Breeze 75:09 135th Sharon Meadows 79:06
Chris Cunningham reports some warm-weather results (26 Brits amongst the 357 finishers, full results here).
31 42:10 Rob Cunningham (2nd Brit) 74 48:51 Chris Cunningham 301 75:38 Rachel Cunningham
John Marshall was 148th in 28:06 at Leeds Hyde Park.
Amanda Parnaby reports ... 24 miles in and around the Yorkshire Wolds with tremendous weather for time of year, especially compared with last year which was postponed until March. Debbie Lewis completed in 4 hrs 27 mins and I completed in 5 hrs 59 mins.