Ilkley Harriers news archive 2015

Ilkley Harriers of the Month, January

Jacqui Weston Organiser of the Presentation Evening and Do Other nominations were:
Petra Bijsterveld - Tuesday nights, lots of Tweeting during Jan, keeping our name out there, commitment to XC and encouragement of others
Jane McCarthy - PB at Brass Monkey
Steve Weston - good come back times following serious injury
Dan Wilkinson - PB at Brass Monkey
Will Worboys running every day, dedication, and recent race results

More Harriers of the Month ...

parkruns, Sat 31 Jan

Petra Bijsterveld reports... a win at Leeds Woodhouse Moor for Jack Wood this week! Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
1   18:08 Jack Wood
335 39:04 Claire Shouler
362 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  19:19 Rachel Haines, Hunters Bog Trotters)
4   20:11 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
17  21:51 Lewis Carr (junior)
19  21:57 Lucy Haines (junior)
20  22:05 Malcolm Pickering
48  24:24 Sarah Haines
112 29:58 Dylan Carr (junior)
118 30:11 Anna Pickering (junior)
161 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:19 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners)
36  23:39 Norman Bush
180 ran

(1  17:22 Sam Stead, Keswick AC)
10  21:44 David Chandler
64 ran

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Ferriby 10, Sun 25 Jan

Peter Shields reports ... 3 Ilkley Harriers went over to the East Riding on Sunday to run in the long established Ferriby Ten. This race has been running since the 1960's and during its course was classed as a premier event on the road race calendar with such luminaries as Brendan Foster taking part, he still holds the record standing at 47mins 13secs, something I fear will not be beaten. Steve Weston led the Ilkley runners home with a strong 1hr-05mins-13secs in 69th place, this following his equally strong running at the previous weeks Brass Monkey, now injury free Steve is looking forward to a full race programme and further improvement. Nick Pearce has suffered a recurring knee injury since he fell at the 3 Shires Fell Race, this has left him with little quality training, However his time of 1hr-10mins-08secs in 135th place shows the potential he has when fully fit. Peter Shields running a road race for the first time in well over, what has been a difficult year, completed the trio of results finishing in a time of 1hr-24mins-07secs in 414th place. Peter gained a lot of confidence from competing in this race, one he has run in many times going back into the 1970's. Results ...

(1  53:59 Carl Ryde, Doncaster AC)
69  65:13 Steve Weston
135 70:08 Nick Pearce
414 84:07 Peter Shields
753 finished

Northern XC Championship Pontefract, Sat 24 Jan

Petra Bijsterveld reports ... As a direct result of the encouragement of our XC captains Julie and Steve I entered the Yorkshire as well as the Northern Championships for the first time this year and I can recommend these races to all, fast and uhh, maybe not so fast. Anyone who thinks these races are for the elite only please do think again, whilst there are many fast runners all abilities are represented and welcomed! There were only four Harrier ladies today and Sally Malir had an excellent race finishing in the first 100 in a very strong field. There was a stiff wind and plenty of quality mud to make it a tough course, and I never felt I got into my stride. I was pleased to find there were still another 50 women behind me when I got to the end, as I had started to feel I could well be the last one! Tom Adams was the first of the seven Harrier men to cross the line in 40th place, and there were excellent results for the other men, making the Ilkley men's team 19th out of 58.
An added bonus was seeing Alistair Brownlee run who finished in second place.
Results ....

Men (12 km)
(1  37:44 Andrew Davies, Stockport)
40  40:58 Tom Adams
112 43:40 Jack Wood
290 48:41 Dave Westhead
297 48:48 Steve Coy
334 49:51 Rob Cunningham
378 50:49 Mark Iley
427 52:38 Arthur Reilly
697 ran

Women (8 km)
(1  28:22 Elle Vernon, Stockport)
94  35:34 Sally Malir
219 42:16 Nicky Hopwood
291 46:31 Petra Bijsterveld
312 48:48 Julie Elmes
342 ran

There were also 24 juniors running, with 3 team places including 4th U17 ladies team.

Woodentops photos

parkruns, Sat 24 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:16 Kieran Savage, Leeds City AC)
300 29:02 Harry Stead (junior)
355 31:18 Katherine Duffield (junior)
356 31:19 Michael Duffield
452 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  20:04 Robert Carr, U/A)
4   20:55 Lewis Carr (junior)
57  26:16 Dylan Carr (junior)
64  26:53 Tom Jackson (junior)
140 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  16:51 Lewis Bramley, Harrogate Harriers)
56  23:12 Norman Bush
221 ran

Ilkley Harriers Presentation Evening, Fri 23 Jan

A good turnout for a party, curry supper, disco, and the presentation of the annual awards .... thanks to Jacqui Weston for organising and Jane Bryant for the presentations.

Photo, Anna Nolan

More photos from Anna Nolan on our Facebook Group page

Ilkley Harriers Awards for 2014

Best RunnerTom AdamsGeorgia Malir
Most Improved RunnerDan WilkinsonJane McCarthy
Best Endurance Runner, RoadAndrew MerrickSally Malir
Best Endurance Runner, Off RoadBrian MeliaAlison Weston
Best Runner, Over 50Nick PearceHilda Coulsey
Best Athlete, Under 23Harry MaslenGeorgia Malir
Contribution to the ClubPaul StephensEmma O'Looney
Captains' AwardJack WoodSally Morley

See the previous holders in the roll of honour here.

Ilkley Harriers Race League 2014, Champions

Overall:Jane McCarthy
Road:Jane McCarthy
Fell:Nick Pearce
Trail/XC:Hilda Coulsey

The final results for the 2014 League, and the dates for the 2015 League are on the League page.

Brass Monkey, Sun 18 Jan

From Dan Wilkinson ... Clear blue still skies greeted us as we arrived at York Race course for this popular opener to the season, so it looked like it would be a day for fast times. Unfortunately there were sections of the course that were extremely icy, but the general consensus was that this only took about 20-30 seconds of times. Harriers put out some great times notably Jane McCarthy with a PB and winning the V40 category. Ben Sheppard surprised himself completing the course 5 minutes faster than he expected and Will Worboys and I took a big slug off our previous PBs at 7 and 5 minutes respectively.
Results ....

(1   1:08:57 Daniel Jenkin, Durham City)
31   1:16:14 Dan Wilkinson PB
69   1:20:19 Ben Sheppard
127  1:24:01 Rob Cunningham
146  1:24:56 Dick Waddington
193  1:26:57 Jane McCarthy PB 13th female, 1st L40
199  1:27:14 Steve Weston
306  1:30:50 Kate Archer
361  1:33:32 Mike Helme
379  1:34:24 Derek Oliver
809  1:47:58 Will Worboys PB
836  1:48:50 Stephanie Fox PB
1005 1:54:35 Chris Cunningham
1425 finished

Soreen Stanbury Splash, Sun 18 Jan

Woodentops photos

A win for Tom, with Jack Wood 4th. Preliminary results ,,,

1   36:06 Tom Adams
4   37:55 Jack Wood
41  41:34 Steve Turland
45  41:54 Richard Joel
72  43:19 Duncan Cooper
87  44:38 Ben Joynson
104 45:08 Michael Duffield
106 45:18 Alistair Barlow
115 45:36 Jann Smith
132 46:42 David Chandler
157 48:14 Alison Weston
165 49:03 Sarah Edwards
172 49:29 Phil Hirst
178 49:50 Sarah Haines
207 51:58 Peter Lewis
211 52:14 Will Buckton
225 53:09 Nicky Hopwood
241 53:43 Geoffrey White
252 55:04 Anna Barlow
266 56:11 David Green
294 60:53 Sophie Brown
299 61:47 Sally Wright
310 67:28 Julie Elmes
314 finished

parkruns, Sat 17 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results

Harrogate Stray
(1  17:45 Mike Burrett, Leeds City AC)
71  25:46 Eve Whittaker (junior)
144 29:13 Julie Elmes
152 29:31 Alexandra Whittaker (junior)
160 30:08 Helene Whittaker
169 30:23 Eric Morley
278 ran

Marsden to Edale Trigger race, Sun 11 Jan

From Michael Lomas ... I've only just joined in the last week so my entry still said I was unattached. A real tough race yesterday with severe wind sometimes helping but most not, lots of snow and ice leading Snake Pass over kinder. Managed 70th place in 4:54. Results ...

(1 3h36:06 Neil Northrop, Dark Peak)
70 4h54:04 Michael Lomas
190 finished

Yorkshire XC Championships, Sat 10 Jan

Woodentops photos

Results ...

(1  35:44 Jonathan Thewlis, Notts AC)
5   37:00 Tom Adams
106 44:16 Steve Coy
145 47:06 Mark Iley
149 47:22 Arthur Reilly
225 60:25 Peter Lewis
230 finished

Senior women
(1  23:02 Alexandra Bell, P&B)
18  25:13 Sally Morley
57  27:45 Jann Smith
60  27:49 Jane McCarthy
135 34:20 Hilda Coulsey
138 34:42 Gaenor Coy
140 35:08 Petra Bijsterveld
156 37:48 Julie Elmes
165 finished

There were 26 junior Harriers competing, with the U17 girls team winning a Bronze medal.

English U20 Indoor Combined Events Championships (Heptathlon), EIS, Sheffield, 10/11 Jan

Shirley reports ... Not only were the best in the country competing but an England place was at stake for the first 3 finishers and the event incorporated the Northern Indoor Championships (22 U20's were competing). Ilkley's Harry Maslen has been getting stronger throughout the season and has had good winter training under the guidance of Sam Stanislaus who now coaches him in Gateshead. On Saturday he competed in the 60m (3rd fastest in 7.31 (PB)), long Jump (2nd in 6m 63 (PB)), shot (12th best in 11m 01) and pole vault (8th best in 3m.81 (PB)). This put him in 4th place with just 1 point adrift of 3rd. On the Sunday he competed in 60mHurdles (3rd in 8.58 (PB)), high jump (3rd in 1m 89) and the 1000m (3rd in 2.48.28 (PB)). It was a remarkable two days of competition. Harry finished in 4th place with 4943 points. His points total was incredibly high for someone not to make it on to the podium however it was a great achievemnet and one that he can be massively proud of. His friend and training partner from Gateshead (Anthony Hogg) won the competition breaking the 5000 point barrier and I am sure that over the coming year they'll push each other in training and competition. Harry gained a silver medal as runner up to Anthony in the Northern Championships and has been selected as a non travelling reserve for the GB and NI team in the U23 20 International indoor match combined events in Nogent-sur-oise, France on the 24/25 January.

parkruns, Sat 10 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:26 Tom Eames, West Suffolk AC)
2   17:38 Jack Wood
373 ran

South Manchester
(1  17:20 Dhrupadh Yerrakalva, Manchester University AC)
8   19:14 Rob Cunningham
381 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  18:42 Patrick Ashcroft, U/A)
24  21:44 David Chandler
39  23:09 Will Worboys
163 28:30 Amanda Newham
338 ran

Leeds Temple Newsam
(1  19:23 Terry Midgley, St Theresa's AC)
17  22:54 Geoff Howard
121 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  17:30 Joshua Boyle, Blackburn Harriers)
29  24:45 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
45  26:42 Dylan Carr (junior)
127 ran

From Amanda Newham ... I did my 1st parkrun Sat at Lister Park Bradford. I came 5th in my age cat and 39th woman, there were 338 runners including our member Will Warboys.

PECO XC #3, Sun 4 Jan

Provisional results, times tbc

(1 Terry Forrest, Ackworth RR)
145 Tom Worboys
184 Ben Joynson
281 Will Worboys
336 Ed Bickerdike
343 Geoffrey White
384 Paul Sugden
385 Don Macrae
416 finished

(1 Pauline Munro, Wetherby Harriers)
57 Nicky Hopwood
62 Jane Bryant
64 Caroline Craske
105 Allison Ricci
130 Hilda Coulsey
165 Gaenor Coy
188 Julie Elmes
199 Sally Wright
207 Kate Lofthouse
250 Christine Reilly
265 Claire Shouler
267 finished

parkruns, Sat 3 Jan

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:34 Rashaad Jorden, U/A)
31  19:37 Tom Worboys
376 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  16:49 Scott Harrington, Otley AC)
24  21:02 Adrian Bastow
31  21:35 David Chandler
432 ran

(1  17:45 Danny Collinge, Burnley AC)
19  20:55 Jann Smith 1st F
192 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  19:08 Ian Willis, Keighley and Craven AC)
6   20:35 Oscar Stapleton (junior)
17  21:45 Geoff Howard
42  23:46 Tom Jackson
153 ran

Fountains Abbey
(1  17:06 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners)
67  23:19 Norman Bush
266 ran

parkruns New Year's Day, Thu 1 Jan 2015

Petra Bijsterveld reports ... Harry Stead managed to run the double parkrun on offer in Leeds by going to Woodhouse Moor first and then traveling quickly to Temple Newsam to run a second 5K. Brilliant start to 2015!

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:43 Rashaad Jorden, U/A)
220 27:55 Harry Stead (junior)
323 ran

Leeds Temple Newsam
(1  17:13 Kieran Savage, Leeds City AC)
213 31:06 Harry Stead (junior)
307 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  17:18 Michael Hargreaves, East Hull Harriers)
2   19:05 Rob Cunningham
36  23:50 Chris Cunningham
92 ran

Giants Tooth fell race, Thu 1 Jan 2015

Jann Smith reports ... 3m / 400ft. I had a go at this well attended race which was a bit short and fast for New Years Day, it went up and down scenic woods to a trig point around Ogden reservoir, which was a bit more sheltered from the gales. 3rd lady / 1st Female Vet.

Graham's pictures

Nine Standards fell race, Thu 1 Jan 2015

Dan Wilkinson reports ... With the mountain weather predicting 100mph gusts what better way to see in the new year than to run as quick as possible to and from the summit of Nine Standards Rigg!? The wind impeded progress significantly as did various bog crossings and streams in spate. I got the clothing choice wrong and had to stop to put a jacket on choosing to start running in only a vest. It didn't slow proceedings too much and I finished 4th, Alison Weston was 9th lady.

Older News, December 2014