|Petra Bijsterveld||Twitter feed and website updates||Other nominations were:|
Sally Malir - London Marathon time
Helen Waddington - 3 Peaks time
Dan Wilkinson - 3 Peaks time
John Hayes - 3 Peaks time
Kate Archer - Baildon Boundary and Pendle results
Jann Smith - Bunny Run results
Tom Adams - Bunny Run Results
Natalie York - leading Tuesday runs
Antonio Cardinale - leading Tuesday runs
Jacqui Weston - 3 Peaks support
|Jack Wood||Dick Hudsons and Anniversary Waltz wins|
(1 2:04:42 Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya) 2643 3:07:26 Sally Malir 5308 3:25:52 Michael Duffield 6100 3:29:23 Tim Buckingham 6499 3:31:31 Martin Wright 11046 3:51:00 David Howe 20779 4:26:24 William Woodhead 26848 4:51:10 Julie Elmes 34488 5:46:58 Abigail Bailey 37,675 finished
From Philip Hirst ... Philip and Alex Hirst ran the Big Sur International Marathon on Sunday in California. In constant sun and with stunning scenery along the Pacific coast, the race included head winds and brutal hills. Alex finished 73rd out of 4299 in 3:17:17 and Philip 759th in 3:59:27.
From Dan Wilkinson ... Everyone loves the 3 Peaks don't they? Whatever happens with the weather in the preceding week, heat wave, ice age, it will usually be snowing at some point on the day of the 3 Peaks. Today was no different with blizzard conditions reported on Ingleborough by later runners. Despite the weather there was fabulous support for Ilkley on the course from fellow Harriers and others. Brilliant performances all round, notably tremendous PBs for Ben Sheppard, who surprised himself with a 1st class time, John Hayes for going sub 4 and nearly half an hour faster than 2014 and Helen Waddington who smashed 5 hours! I also managed to slice a further 13 minutes off my PB despite suffering what felt like hypothermia, cramp and hallucinations all at the same time on Ingleborough. I was planning a hiatus next year but actually, I think I'll be back!
(1 2:51:42 Ricky Lightfoot, Salomon) 51 3:30:07 Dan Wilkinson 87 3:38:31 Ben Sheppard 172 3:55:07 Dick Waddington 186 3:57:19 John Hayes 200 3:59:00 Jamie Hutchinson 217 4:02:29 Brian Melia 259 4:10:24 Jann Smith 327 4:19:29 Michael Lomas 390 4:26:23 Alison Weston 395 4:27:01 Andrew Merrick 399 4:27:26 Richard Joel 423 4:31:53 Paul Calderbank 483 4:38:36 Steve Weston 578 4:54:54 Helen Waddington 636 5:06:40 Chantal Busby 642 5:10:21 Adela Reperecki 701 finished Timed out: Eleanor Bradley Jane McCarthy
From Jann Smith ... this year's 3 Peaks race felt more like a Bear Grylls style endurance challenge. There were gale force winds, snow blizzards, sleet and heavy rain making the limestone treacherous and the runners soaked to the skin. The support for Ilkey was amazing and so helpful even though a little crazy in those conditions (the Morley family on the top of Whernside in the -4 windchill!) and camaraderie between runners was great. Mild hypothermia set in after the top of Whernside and the fall down Ingleborough was inevitable. There were some great performances from Ilkley and some great PB's despite the conditions. Alison Weston was presented her prize for 15 3 x Peaks and Ilkley ladies won 2nd ladies team and I managed 3rd F40.
From Helen Waddington ... Just to say a massive thank you to ALL the Harriers/family members who turned out yesterday to support us all - what an amazing effort given the awful weather conditions. I don't want to name individuals in case I miss anyone out (tricky to make out faces in the mist and rain) but you know who you are!!! It gave us all a huge lift and kept spirits up! Also huge congratulations to Alison Weston who picked up her prize for running 15 races (having finished her 16th yesterday!) and the icing on the cake for me was getting the second place ladies team prize - all thanks of course to Jann and Alison who put in amazing performances. Well done everybody, whatever the time/outcome - and commiserations to Elle and Jane who were not 100%, so even starting the race shows true grit!!!
More from Alison ... Wow, what a weekend for results! Well done to everyone who took part in the 3 Peaks or London Marathon. Lots of brilliant times and PBs. Such a temperature change yesterday with many very cold runners on Whernside and Ingleborough, though Dan was so quick he missed all the sleet. Jann, Helen and I had blue lips for quite some time afterwards. THANK YOU so much to all the Harriers and friends/family of Harriers running who supported, especially Mike Baldwin near the top of Pen-y-ghent and family Morley on top of Whernside, but also to Val, Andy, Jackie (with the cow bell), Dave, Pete, to name only some... The ladies did really well to come 2nd team but best result was definitely Helen's with a magnificent 15 minute PB!
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Newcastle (1 17:13 unknown) 178 23:35 Harry Sime 182 23:39 Robert Sime 601 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:19 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders) 31 21:56 Geoff Howard 161 26:45 Petra Bijsterveld 491 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:18 Lee Athersmith, RAF AC) 2 19:02 Mark Mon-Williams 20 22:24 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 26 23:01 Chris Cunningham 62 26:05 Charlotte Smithson 69 27:10 Archie Budding (junior) 136 ran Lyme (1 18:59 Lucas Parker, Macclesfield Harriers) 48 27:27 Alison Eagle 98 ran
(1 42:07 Bob Addey, on a bike) 2 46:25 Jack Wood equalled record (4 46:59 Dave Wilby, bike) 7 49:15 Alex Sinclair 16 57:24 David Chandler 18 58:15 Duncan Cooper 29 61:57 Paddy Hagan 32 62:39 Mike Baldwin 33 62:41 Will Worboys 36 64:37 Paul Stephens 46 69:00 Sarah Hayes 51 73;14 Keith Wood 52 73:26 Rose Hagan 57 82:53 Sheena Pikersgill 60 85:30 Rachel Hagan 61 finished
Lots of Harriers mixing and matching as part of a record 117 teams. Tom Adams was in the winning team as an honorary Holmes, Jack Wood and sister Helen were 7th team, amongst many others. Results and photos.
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From Alex Hyde ... First ever marathon ran yesterday, coming in at 4:48:15 6839th out of 7805. Was going great guns and hoping to get inside 4.15 until hitting the wall like a sledgehammer at 20 miles!! Fantastic atmosphere and amazing sense of achievement though and if anyone is contemplating running their first marathon .... go for it!!
Dan Wilkinsion reports ... The Anniversary Waltz is an 11.5M race with 3,700ft of climbing around the beautiful Newlands Horseshoe. A spectacular day for racing - a fine spring day with clear blue skies. Studying the entry list I was convinced this race would turn into a battle between Jack Smith and Jack Wood and they didn't disappoint. We watched from the chasing group as they disappeared off into the horizon. Jack was a little tentative as he was leading but didn't know the racing lines, eventually it came down to a sprint for the line with our Jack winning by 13 seconds. A brilliant achievement and a great reflection of the hard work he has put in getting back into form over the last 9 months. I also found some decent form after recent setbacks and finished 6th. For anyone who hasn't tried fell racing in the Lakes this is a superb place to start in my opinion, apart from the steep climb up Robinson the route is generally grassy or not too harsh underfoot and much less daunting than some of the longer races. Plus the views are spectacular, there is plenty off support on course from the tourists on Catbells and there is free chilli and beer at the finish. A brilliant day out (PS Jack's vest was still in the wash from the Bunny Run!)
1 1:41:47 Jack Wood 6 1:48:52 Dan Wilkinson 187 3:36:34 John Pickering 191 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Having studied the Harrier entries beforehand I knew I would definitely be the last Harrier home in this race, but hey, someone has to be. Despite this being a local race I had never run it, and I found it quite tough. A lot of up and down, and underfoot it is a pretty relentless mixture of tree roots and small rocks, not my forte. I almost yearned for the tedium of the canalside stretch you get in the Guiseley Gallop or the Baildon Boundary Way, which make up the other 2 events in this 3 race series. However, I did enjoy it, the weather was glorious, there was an abundance of cheerful marshals to guide us through the woods, a drinks station half way, and a bottle of Meanwood Meander ale for all finishers. There were particularly strong performances from Steve Coy (22nd), Jamie Hutchinson (28th), Steve Weston (34th) and Nick Pearce (40th). Results ...
(1 41:36 Jonathan Wills, Leeds City) 22 47:39 Stephen Coy 28 48:48 Jamie Hutchinson 34 50:04 Steve Weston 40 50:38 Nicholas Pearce 161 59:29 Neil Bloor 169 59:54 Tom Worboys 209 63:19 Sarah Hayes 235 65:14 Harry Sime 236 65:18 Robert Sime 267 68:11 Bethany Bloor 301 71:27 Petra Bijsterveld 385 finished
Well done to Lucy and Joanne Williamson, Gold & Silver medallists in FU18. Jemima Elgood took U16 Silver, and Euan Brennan U14 Bronze, in some very competitive races. Champions! More on the Woodentops site.
Sue Morley reports ... I had a good race over a somewhat complicated but well marked route with 450m of climb over 9k taking LV 60 prize behind Sally Newman who took 1st Lady.
(1 40;36 Jack Willis, Middlesborough and Cleveland) 74 71:30 Sue Morley
Geoff Howard reports ...the reuslts of the 5k races at Barrowford in a stiff wind were:
Race A: (1 15:08 Chris Livesey, Preston Harriers) 23 18:05 Ruaridh Mon-Williams Race B: (1 16:59 Kevin Hunt, Preston Harriers) 13 19:13 Mark Iley 21 20:55 Geoffrey Howard
From Petra Bijsterveld ... A win this week at Skipton for Mark Mon-Williams, followed by junior Oscar Stapleton in second place. Tom Worboys ran at Woodhouse Moor and followed it with the Meanwood Valley Trail, a good morning's running! Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:39 Thomas Hughes, U/A) 65 22:19 Tom Worboys 400 39:31 Abbie Reynier (junior) 404 ran Skipton Aireville Park 1 18:23 Mark Mon-Williams 2 18:09 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 24 22:41 Chris Cunningham 52 25:12 Charlotte Smithson 130 ran Fountains Abbey 1 17:09 Daniel Holdsworth (Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers) 101 26:50 Eve Whitaker 102 26:58 Helene Whitaker 222 ran
Sad to hear that Rob Templeman has passed away: Rob was an active member of the Club in its early days, Club Treasurer, and sponsor of the Ilkley Moor fell race.
The sun shone for the finale of the 2015 Bunny series, Tom Adams continued his winning Egg Stage for the 15th time and the individual race for the ninth time. Tom will once again feature on next years Bunny Beer label by retaining the series title with three wins. Results, and photos
1 15:02 Tom Adams 5 15:54 Jack Wood 27 17:58 Michael Howard 31 18:16 Cameron Reilly (junior) 38 18:39 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 56 19:24 Richard Joel 71 20:00 Harry Barker (junior) 82 20:26 Lucy Williamson 95 20:51 Malcolm Pickering 98 21:00 Arthur Reilly 105 21:18 Jann Smith 1st F40 109 21:41 Charlie Tiger Smith 128 22:25 James Pickering 136 22:45 Jamie Partovi 142 23:06 Edward Bickerdike 149 23:21 Nicky Hopwood 159 24:02 Andrew Jackson 167 24:11 Nea Weston (junior) 193 25:13 Allison Ricci 207 25:47 Peter Lewis 254 28:24 Sue Williamson 255 28:26 Sophie Brown 260 29:02 Sally Wright 261 29:10 Julie Elmes 267 29:48 Anna Pickering 268 29:53 Christine Reilly 272 30:22 Angel Smith (junior) 283 finished
From Andrew Sheldon... The Sheffield Half Marathon took place on Sunday morning. It's a new course from previous years, which after a couple of miles on the flat then starts a long climb up to the 5 mile mark out on the hills by Ringinglow. There was a facing wind all the way and beyond to the 6.5 mile mark, then a welcome turn back and downhill on the main road. One more turn for home at 8 miles in the village of Dore, then at 11 miles it's a welcome downhill return with a couple more miles flat run in to the finish.
So a challenging course, and four Harriers took part.
Alex Hirst ran 1:23:27 to earn 54th place (chip time) out of 6014 finishers.
Philip Hirst ran 1:40:59 for 24th in category, Sally Lynch ran 2:16:44, congrats there as this was no PB course, that's an average of well under 10.5 minutes per mile, hard working especially as the wind became stronger and colder as the race progressed.
I figured to start in the 01:40 pen, and so was pleased to get back in 01:41:06 which is fine for where am at just now. Personally speaking, really enjoyed being out there, running a sensible race, paying attention to form, thinking about those Thursday night coached sessions and what we learn there. And the buzz of roads lined with cheering spectators for much of the course. This, combined with the vibe of the Northern Vets team event last month, I find very motivating.
(1 1:13:20 Dave Archer, Hallamshire Harriers) 54 1:23:27 Alex Hirst 931 1:40:59 Philip Hirst 943 1:41:06 Andrew Sheldon 4815 2:16:44 Sally Lynch 6014 finished
From Steph Fox ... 10 Harriers turned out for the Baildon multi terrain half marathon on a dull Sunday morning. The weather threatened rain throughout the race, but it thankfully failed to properly provide the deluge we were expecting. There was a slight breeze in the air along the canal, of which the path seemed endless and even I began to crave a hill just to enjoy some rest-bite from the the monotony. Once the hills appeared - so did a little more wind, but I found it in our favour for some of the way and even managed to finish the race with a smile on my face. Some fantastic times - and possibly some PB'S but not sure. Kate Archer came second female - well done to her. Results ...
(1 1:17:23 Frank Beresford, Otley AC) 45 1:39:15 Andrew Merrick 47 1:39:36 Kate Archer 133 1:52:57 Neil Bloor 161 1:56:38 Will Worboys 166 1:57:33 Jean Sullivan 187 2:01:11 Andrew Wilson 191 2:01:50 Adela Reperecki 198 2:04:00 Stephanie Fox 276 2:19:08 Paul Sugden 278 2:19:14 Sue Bickerdike 320 ran
Will Buckton reports ... Five Ilkley Harriers made the trip to Braithwaite for the Coledale Horseshoe. The AM 13.7km/915 route was changed due to ice on Eel Crag to an 11km route with extra ascent, still taking in the Wainwright summits of Grisedale Pike and Barrow. Dave Wilby was first home for Ilkley in 22nd overall, less than a minute behind Steve Birkinshaw who recently completed all the Wainwrights in o
(1 1h06:49 Ricky Lightfoot, Ellenborough AC) 22 1h17:44 Dave Wilby 55 1h25:35 Dan Wilkinson 112 1h34:17 David Chandler 215 1h53:48 Will Buckton 234 2h00:53 Jamie Partovi 249 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Some brilliant parkrun results this week with a win at Skipton for Steve Coy, followed closely by a whole gang of felllow Harriers, and 1st female positions for Lucy Williamson at Skipton and Georgia Malir at Woodhouse Moor. Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 17:14 Paul O'Callaghan, Tadworth AC) 9 18:17 Georgia Malir 1st F 21 19:33 Cameron Reilly (junior) 29 19:58 Arthur Reilly 32 20:09 Sally Malir 3rd F 325 ran Colchester Castle (1 17:20 Gareth Williams, U/A) 6 19:22 David Brown 61 23:48 Rosalind Brown 279 ran Harrogate Stray (1 18:01 unknown) 115 25:50 Julie Elmes 277 ran Skipton Aireville Park 1 18:19 Steve Coy 4 19:00 Mark Mon-Williams 6 19:38 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 10 20:24 Dominic Coy (junior) 12 21:02 Lucy Williamson 1st F 37 23:32 Archie Budding (junior) 65 27:19 Sue Williamson 136 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:24 Jack Brennan, Harrogate Harriers) 55 23:18 Norman Bush 233 ran
In complete contrast to last week it was a balmy sunny evening on Penistone Hill, Tom Adams once again won, recording his 14th Egg Stage and 8th overall win, from 302 runners. Jann Smith was 1st F40. Results, and photos
1 14:59 Tom Adams 5 16:13 Jack Wood 18 17:17 Euan Brennan (junior) 37 18:35 Cameron Reilly (junior) 45 18:56 Jemima Elgood (junior) 56 19:23 James Pickering (junior) 58 19:28 Sarah Pickering (junior) 73 20:08 Harry Barker (junior) 80 20:23 Lucy Williamson 97 21:02 Lucy Jacques (junior) 98 21:03 Malcolm Pickering 102 21:13 Arthur Reilly 106 21:20 Jann Smith 150 23:14 Joanne Williamson 154 23:33 Nicky Hopwood 176 24:16 Nea Weston (junior) 205 25:31 Allison Ricci 232 27:03 Sue Morley 243 27:56 Angel Smith (junior) 263 28:58 Sue Williamson 264 28:58 Eric Morley 275 29:33 Sally Wright 276 29:37 Sophie Brown 291 31:07 Anna Pickering 292 31:17 Christine Reilly 302 finished
From John Hayes ... It was great to see so many Harriers out in the glorious Easter sunshine for this one. I hadn't done it before so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The route is fast in places but the last part involves a muddy climb across Esholt Woods. Gratifyingly, it was then that I managed to overtake all the runners who had whizzed past me on the flatter bits of the course.
(1 36:08 Frank Beresford, Otley) 35 42:32 Rob Cunningham 43 43:15 John Hayes 87 46:08 David Chandler 94 46:33 Duncan Cooper 106 47:15 Dave Robson 163 50:32 Philip Hirst 206 52:52 Will Worboys 213 53:18 Neil Bloor 217 53:22 Hannah Partner 246 54:47 Sarah Hayes 247 54:51 Adela Reperecki 259 55:37 Jean Sullivan 267 56:05 Jamie Partovi 288 56:45 Robert Meadows 301 57:19 Will Buckton 303 57:26 Peter Lewis 333 58:58 Bethany Bloor 363 60:42 Paul Sugden 364 60:44 Sharon Meadows 383 61:49 Petra Bijsterveld 389 62:16 Eric Morley 390 62:18 Sue Morley 408 63:17 Amanda Newham 411 63:38 Julie Elmes 414 63:46 Hilda Coulsey 472 67:18 Sue Williamson 615 finished
From Martin Wright ... This was an Ilkley Harriers Race League counter and Phil Hirst cannily played a wildcard from Parkrun and is now top of the League.
(1 32:40 Tim Addison, Helm Hill Runners) 99 45:21 Kate Archer 217 53:19 Jamie Partovi 291 ran
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Woodhouse Moor Leeds (1 16:55 Daniel Fisher, Valley Striders) 25 19:39 Cameron Reilly (junior) 91 23:45 Harry Stead (junior) 361 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:41 Carl Kernick, U/A) 39 22:22 Phil Hirst 42 22:29 Joe Reynier (junior) 127 26:09 Alex Hyde 432 39:03 Abbie Reynier (junior) 471 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 16:48 Julian Hood, Skipton AC) 8 19:47 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 9 19:53 David Brown 140 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:11 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners) 15 19:30 David Schneider 81 23:43 Jonathan Schneider 109 25:17 Alison Eagle 172 28:20 Fiona Schneider 306 ran
From Mark Iley ... 2 Harriers made the start line for this popular fast 2 lap 10k..a dreary morning affected times and they were a little slower than last year's.
(1 30:40 Gareth Raven) 151 39:18 Mark Iley 282 44:58 Harry Sime 545 ran