|Ben Sheppard||1st Harrier at Ribble Valley 10k||Other nominations were:
Val Kerr for HOM for organising the Gathering Winter Fools Relay and her race results in December
Dave Wilby - 1st Harrier at Chevin Chase
Hilda Coulsey for 1st FV60 at the Ribble Valley 10K
Tom Adams for 1st places in Stoop fell cace and Peco XC at Golden Acre
Geogia Malir for 2nd place at Brussells Lotto Cross Country Cup - England selection - and other excellent results
Rob Cunningham, good month of race results and achieving second in the Harriers Race League
|Helen Horton, Eric and Sue Morley||for organising the fun Club Christmas Relays and Quiz|
Photos and results on woodentops.org.uk
(1 42:09 Tom Addison, Helm Hill) 52 51:48 Alistair Mcinnes 72 53.21 Ian Rowbotham 74 53:26 Sally Morley 125 56:57 Kate Archer 147 58:17 Jann Smith 178 60:25 Steve Weston 198 61:33 Alison Weston 230 64:05 Dan Wilkinson 248 65:24 John Coates 272 67:03 David Ibbotson 299 69:20 Alison Ricci 326 72:06 Adela Reperecki 379 78:53 Emma Payne 382 79:46 Sally Wright 394 82:42 Julie Elmes 421 98:59 Sophie Brown 425 finished
Henry Heavisides reports ... Conditions were very good for today's Ribble Valley 10k at Clitheroe. The quality of the field was really high with runners from all over the country taking part, 5 people managed to get under 30 minutes. As usual Ilkley Harriers were well represented. In a sprint finish Ben Sheppard was just ahead of Rob Cunningham with Justin Phillips not far behind. For the ladies Caz Farrow & Beth Massey both ran really well but somehow missing from the first official results (faulty chips). Amongst the prize winners, Hilda Coulsey was 1st F60, Christine Cox 3rd F55, Henry Heavisides 3rd M55 & Beth 2nd F40. Results ...
(1 29:12 Jonny Mellor, Liverpool) 149 37:11 Ben Sheppard 153 37:20 Rob Cunningham 156 37:22 Justin Phillips 164 37:44 Henry Heavisides 187 38:21 Will Buckton 235 39:22 David Brown 237 39:37 Caz Farrow (gun time) 254 39:49 Mark Iley 336 41:58 Beth Massey (gun time) 344 41:45 Andrew Sheldon 381 42:30 Adrian Bastow 424 43:44 Neil Chapman 493 45:31 Alison Weston 560 46:54 Val Kerr 659 48:36 Christine Cox 672 49:24 Hilda Coulsey 1019 1:01:03 Carole Cunningham 1086 finished
This was the final counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League 2013
(1 33:28 Jack Simpson, Leeds) 98 46:56 Norman Bush 607 finished
Will Buckton reports ... after being reminded that Saturday morning training wasn't on this week I checked the FRA website and sure enough there was a Lakeland fell race to do instead, Cat A, 3.3km/405m I felt the extra weight of the Christmas food and drink on the climb but I dug in and managed to make up a few places on the steep grassy descent.
(1 19:48 Rob Jebb, Bingley) 24 26:05 Will Buckton 75 finished
Harrogate Stray 124 26:26 Eric Morley
Jez Hellewell reports ... had a tough race at Guisborough in 70 mph winds. The moor section, in particular, seemed like one step forward & 2 back. The course, I was told, had been extended by 1 mile to 7 this year. I finished 30th, in 55 mins, out of around 125. The winning time was 43 mins, a full 5 minutes ahead of 2nd place. A great morning out in North Yorkshire.
John Hayes reports ... If the organisers of the Tour de France need any reassurance about the size of cheering crowds in Yorkshire next year, they need only attend this event. Huge crowds line the route giving encouragement and laughing at those in fancy dress. It's a great race - a lovely route and a lively atmosphere especially at the top of the Chevin on the way back. The race is also a good way to burn off all those excess Christmas calories. I had a good run although I still only narrowly beat a man in an inflated clown outfit. In my defence, his costume was SO big he was hard to overtake. But I squeezed past him on the road section and sprinted for home.
(1 39:01 Jonny Brownlee, Bingley) 16 43:33 Dave Wilby 23 44:33 Alex Sinclair 25 44:39 Martin Archer 36 45:30 Rob Cunningham 48 46:51 Ralph Tench 49 46:50 Adam Bennett 60 47:24 Alistair McInnes 62 47:41 Justin Phillips 73 48:14 Steve Turland 87 48:52 Jonathan Sinclair 90 48:58 Caz Farrow 99 49:24 David Brown 106 49:36 Dick Waddington 118 50:08 Sally Malir 122 50:17 John Hayes 127 50:35 Kate Archer 140 51:06 Steve Weston 150 51:28 Jane Mccarthy 214 53:27 Andrew Merrick 256 55:49 Paul Stephens 286 56:48 Andrew Jackson 349 58:48 Keith Wood 352 58:44 Alison Bennett 364 59:20 David Ibbotson 380 59:36 Helen Horton 381 59:42 Ruth Kitchen 443 1:01:42 Tim Brear 456 1:02:05 Adela Reperecki 489 1:02:33 Sharon Meadows 533 1:04:01 Ros Brown 543 1:04:15 Gaenor Coy 558 1:05:26 Allison Ricci 566 1:05:32 Emily Kerr 567 1:05:33 Val Kerr 578 1:05:40 Will Worboys 605 1:06:41 Martin Wright 614 1:06:56 Chloe Haines 631 1:07:46 Sue Bickerdike 643 1:07:42 David Green 651 1:08:35 Julie Elmes 664 1:08:31 Emma Payne 679 1:09:30 Paul Sugden 707 1:09:59 Sarah Hayes 723 1:11:27 Sally Wright 745 1:12:22 Andrew Kitchen 774 1:13:40 Sophie Brown 782 1:14:05 Peter Lewis 794 1:14:16 Jacqui Weston 831 1:16:19 Michael Picken 892 1:20:15 Fiona Schneider 962 finished
(1 18:44 Jack Smith, Wharfedale) 11 24:21 Lewis Carr (junior, PB) 17 26:01 Sam Wood 27 28:00 Emily Wood 41 32:10 Dylan Carr (junior) 43 33:29 Shirley Wood 50 finished
Well done to Miranda, Run Director
Steve & Duncan amongst 400 Santa hats at the Stoop race. Tom Adams won in 30:51, beating some quality opposition again and his time from last year, and Ilkley had first ladies team.
From John Hayes ... I've never done The Stoop before. My favourite part of the whole day was arriving to a sign at registration saying "Santa Hats MUST be worn". These are handed out at with a Curly Wurly and race number. By some miracle we persuaded all four of our kids to run the Junior races. These involved a circuit of a kamikaze course of mud and rocks. They all survived and then huddled in the car munching on their goody bags of sweets whilst Sarah and I ran the Senior race. I beat a man in a full length Santa outfit and an elf in a sprint finish. On reflection, this was not in the spirit of the race or Christmas. So I'm a bit worried my stocking may be empty this year...
Results and photos on woodentops.org.uk
1 30:51 Tom Adams 15 35:38 Jack Wood 25 36:21 Martin Archer 27 36:32 Gavin Lamb 41 38:11 Steve Turland 88 41:10 Duncan Cooper 89 41:11 Richard Joel 91 41:17 Steve Coy 93 41:22 Rob Cunningham 95 41:29 Dick Waddington 100 41:45 John Hayes 117 42:29 Alistair Barlow 124 42:44 Neil Smith 155 44:26 Jane McCarthy 169 45:14 Jann Smith 195 46:57 Alison Weston 203 47:16 Di Haggar 204 47:18 Chris Oxlade 246 49:27 Norman Bush 253 49:59 Sarah Edwards 257 50:22 Val Kerr 281 51:49 Andy Jackson 295 52:43 Helen Waddington 300 53:39 Anna Barlow 339 57:37 Eric Morley 343 58:10 Amanda Newham 354 59:12 Sue Morley 356 59:29 Sarah Hayes 363 61:12 Kate Wilkinson 381 65:16 Julie Elmes 383 67:33 Jacqui Weston 402 finished And 42 Ilkley juniors raced in the Quarry Runs!
This was the final fell counter in the 2013 Ilkley Harriers Race League.
Jez Helewell reports ... Jacob put his growing pains behind him today to come 2nd, beating his own J13 record, in 20:37
Georgia Malir reports ... Last Saturday I headed to Brussels to compete in my first ever England cross country vest. Having never raced cross country in Europe before I was unsure what the course would be like after the recent debates following the European championships being held on a firm, flat and almost track like course. However, in Brussels it was muddy and hilly, just like in the UK but with the addition of a few surprise hurdles which took me a while to master! My 4km race took place over 4 1km laps, with a lap counter and a bell to signal the final lap, which did remind me of a track race! I had no idea what the standard of competition would be so it was nice to find myself at the front of the pack with the rest of the England girls after the first lap. As the race went on me and teammate Alex Clay pulled away from the rest of the group. Alex when on the win the race and I finished second. Racing in Europe was a great experience and hopefully I'll get more opportunities to do it again in future! This is the England Athletics report and a picture of me on the podium www.englandathletics.org
A great photo of Georgia on the Lotto Cross Cup website
Skipton Aireville Park (1 19:08 Jack Smith, Wharfedale Harriers) 2 19:45 Matt Newell 6 23:17 Steve Newell 18 25:10 Diane Haggar 52 32:09 Dylan Carr (junior) 68 ran
A big thank you to Helen Horton who organised the Christmas Fancy Dress relays. A super turnout (60+ people?), lots of fun, and super organisation.
And to Eric and Sue Morley who organised the Christmas Quiz (45+ people there).
As people said 'a great Harriers tradition', and 'it feels like Christmas has started now'.
A very good turnout of junior and senior runners. A special thanks to everyone who helped with the junior races: Dave Westhead, Steve Newell, Gaenor Coy, Sue Williamson, Dale Bramham Butts, Francis Westhead, Sam Wood, Paul Wood, Sally Wright, Kim Anderson, Sam Bramham Butts, Elizabeth Westhead, Sian Dover, Shirley Wood, Kate Lofthouse, Lucy Williamson, and Joanne Williamson.
Men: 2nd team in Premier Division (2nd overall) 1 26:59 Tom Adams 20 29:43 Matt Newell 36 30:34 Martin Archer 42 31:08 Gavin Lamb 45 31:13 Rob Cunningham 60 31:41 Steve Turland 66 31:54 Steve Coy 75 32:14 Jim Ryder 112 33:30 Henry Heavisides 140 35:00 Steve Newell 169 35:52 Adrian Bastow 237 38:22 Andrew Jackson 300 41:39 Nick Mellor 326 44:16 Eric Morley 329 44:33 Peter Lewis 362 49:10 Andrew Kitchen 371 finished Ladies: 3rd team in the First Division (2nd overall) (1 Heather Sellars, Abbey Runners) 48 39:51 Helen Horton 49 39:52 Adela Reperecki 83 42:09 Anna Barlow 84 42:11 Janet Grace 87 42:15 Hilda Coulsey 91 42:33 Gaynor Coy 141 46:05 Julie Elmes 150 46:32 Sue Morley 156 46:50 Sue Williamson 171 47:42 Sally Wright 191 49:54 Kate Lofthouse 227 finished
Will Buckton reports ... two of us made the trip to Kirkby Stephen for the AS Really Wild Boar fell race. The 8km/427m route climbs the Pennine Bridleway to the shoulder of Boar Fell with a loop to the summit and a steep descent back to the Bridleway. Dave Wilby battled the really wild weather and ran well to finish 16th in his first race since October. Will Buckton ran through the high wind and hailstones to take 43rd, results ...
(1 42:55 Danny Hope, P&B) 16 46:53 Dave Wilby 43 50:10 Will Buckton 132 finished
Junior Harrier Tilly Melechi finished 6th, and set a new women's course record of 20:38 (beating Emma Barclay's 20:58) for this 3 mile timed run at Danefield, 45 finished this week. www.runsunday.com
From Val Kerr ... Well done to the two teams that took part in a very enjoyable GWF and thanks to Dan Hill and Martin Wright for standing in at the last minute.
The winning team was Bingley Harriers (male team) who completed the course in 3h23:11.
IH team 2: Leg 1 - Sharon Meadows + Dan Hill; Leg 2 - Christine Cox + Keith Wood; Leg 3 - Amanda Newham + Val Kerr + Cleo (woof); Leg 4 - Jan Carrier + Llyn Donohue - finished 24th team in 5h19:05.
IH team 1 ran as 'the nativity': Leg 1 - Sue Bickerdike + Martin Wright (shepherds); Leg 2 - Jan Smith (fairy) + Stephen Rhodes (Rudolph); Leg 3 - Clare Smith + Elle Bradley (sheep) + Betty (woof - shepherd); Leg 4 - Emma O'Loony (king) + Paul Sugden (reindeer) - finished 30th in 5:33:10.
34 teams took part (more teams each year) Results ...
Adam Bennett set his 3rd PB in 3 weeks at York, 5s off last week's PB. More Parkrun results ....
Leeds Hyde Park 110 25:37 Harry Stead 177 29:35 Michael Duffield 209 32:48 William Duffield Skipton Aireville Park 17 25:13 Lewis Carr 43 33:46 Dylan Carr 46 35:05 Elaine Ibbotson York 6 18:11 Adam Bennett
From Sally Malir ... Georgia Malir has been selected to run for England in The Lotto Cross Cup Brussels on the 22nd December from her great run in Liverpool. This is Georgia's first vest for cross-country. Read about it on England Athletics news pages.
Pete Shields reports ... this is a well established race on the calendar and attracts a huge field with plenty of big names at the sharp end. Although not a fast course, it has many undulations, winning times are generally under 50 minutes. Ilkley's 3 athletes coped with the course extremely well, Mark Hall, although not feeling at his best, ran a very good race finishing in a time of 57:51 which gave him 13th place overall and 1st V50. Nicky Green and Caz Farrow ran really well considering they were only running a marathon in Nice less than a month ago, Nicky finished in 71st place in a time of 64:04 giving her 1st FV40, Caz finished in 104th place in a time of 66:30 giving her 4th FV35.
Nicky Green beat Sally Malir's Snake Lane 2006 Club F40 record of 65:06
(1 49:41 Mohammed Abu Rezeq, Altrincham & District AC) 13 57:51 Mark Hall 71 64:04 Nicky Green 104 66:30 Caz Farrow 938 finished
From Will Buckton ... A great race in Calderdale, 11.3km/411m, a good mix of runnable terrain with a couple of tough climbs and steep slippy descents. Good to see Jann back out on the hills taking 2nd lady, beaten only by V50 British Champion Sally Newman.
(1 48:46 Joseph Crossfield, CVFR) 14 54:42 Will Buckton 49 62:58 Jann Smith 2nd lady 108 finished
(1 35:48 Michael Elgie, Ripon) 8 38:59 Nick Richardson 328 finished
Junior Harrier Euan Brennan was 3rd in 18:34, setting a category age record at the event and one of the fastest IH times at this weekly 3 mile timed run at Danefield, 25 finished this week. www.runsunday.com
Ben Sheppard reports ... Thirty scenic miles in Nidderdale starting and finishing at Pateley Bridge, the Frostbite 30 follows the Nidderdale Way for much of the route, passing Gouthwaite, Scar House and Angram resevoirs and then over the moor to Middlesmoor, through How Stean Gorge and cross country back to Ramsgil and along the river home. For my first ultra marathon race I was fortunate and grateful to benefit from Jez's experience as he paced us to our comfortable target time of five hours - the emphasis being on enjoyment rather than endurance. We crossed the line together in 5:00:41. A low key, friendly and well organised local ultra - highly recommended.
Jez Hellewell adds ... A fantastic choice for anybody tempted by the thought of an ultra. At "only" 30 miles this would be the perfect option as it was only £15 (including a quality Berghaus technical top, plenty of post race food & as many 9 bars as you can eat) & was impossible to get lost as it was so well marked out & on very obvious tracks/trails. Ben & I ran "within ourselves" to make sure we got to the 20 mile mark as easily as possible & reach our target of 5 hours. I think it would have been a few minutes extra had Ben not dragged me along, at pace, over the last 5 miles or so, beckoning me to overtake anybody that came in to view. A great day out, in stunning countryside, with great company. What more could you ask for?
(1 3h56:40 John Lloyd) 28 5h00:42 Ben Sheppard (32nd?) 29 5h00:42 Jez Hellewell (33rd?) 65 finished (94 incl. ladies, listed seperately)
Adam Bennett set his 2nd PB in 2 weeks at York, 18:16 Almost a minute off last week's PB. More Parkrun results ....
Skipton Aireville Park (1 20:39 Tony Booth, ) 13 23:55 Adrian Bastow 15 24:33 Richard Morris 18 24:52 Lewis Carr (Junior) 36 29:28 Dylan Carr (Junior) 46 33:49 Elaine Ibbotson 51 finished Bradford Lister Park 14 19:07 Steve Turland Edinburgh 36 19:58 Lucy Haines (Junior) Harrogate Stray 170 25:41 Julie Elmes 211 27:27 Rebecca Moores Leeds Hyde Park 10 18:36 Will Buckton Oxford 2 18:03 Ben Stevens York 6 18:16 Adam Bennett PB
From Will Buckton ... Sally Morley had another great run to finish 8th and Sally Malir and Kate Archer finished in the top half of the field to help Ilkley to 6th team on the day and 6th in the final standings. Sally Morley's excellent cross country season means she has taken 1st LV40 in the West Yorkshire League, winning her age category in all three of the races she competed in. In the men's race Jim Ryder was again first Harrier to finish, after a close battle with the improving Steve Coy. Ilkley's men were 13th team on the day and 7th team in the overall league. Results ...
Ladies (1 19:09 Katie Walshaw, Holmfirth) 8 20:42 Sally Morley 24 22:18 Sally Malir 31 22:48 Kate Archer 59 24:49 Sarah Edwards 75 27:04 Gaenor Coy 82 28:13 Di Kitchen 86 29:41 Emma Payne 91 30:19 Julie Elmes 93 finished 6th team, 6th team Men (1 29:07 David McNameee, Skyrac) 72 34:33 Jim Ryder 74 34:41 Steve Coy 95 35:31 Will Buckton 109 36:09 Mark Iley 130 38:09 Nick Pearce 162 42:36 Paul Sowden 172 finished 13th team, 7th team overall
There were 39 juniors racing with excellent results on the day and in the League, report in the junior section.
Steve Turland was 3rd in 19:12 at this weekly 3 mile timed run at Danefield, Lynn Donohue was 17tth in 25:44 and 29 finished this week.