Ilkley Harriers news archive 2015

Ilkley Harriers of the Month, June

Brian Melia Dragons Back race, 17th Other nominations were:
Jane McCarthy - Ultimate Trails 110, 2nd lady
Ben Sheppard - Ultimate Trails 110, 15th
Jamie Hutchinson - Clif 10 Peaks
Helen Waddington - Clif 10 Peaks
Jamie Partovi - results as new member
Peter Lewis Club newsletter

More Harriers of the Month ...

BMW Relay, Sun 28 June

From Paul Stephens .... Great leg 5 in the Bradford Millenium Way relay today running with Joyce Marshall. A varied route, uphill on Burley Moor and then a long downhill all the way to the finish. An interesting finish along the river, then the canal and back along the river before the final stretch of road to Bingley Rugby Club. Well done team Ilkley.

We were 28th team home out of 50. Results ...

Leg 1, 15th, 1:33:29 Gavil Lamb & David Chandler
Leg 2, 40th, 1:39:45 Ian Conyers & William Woodhead
Leg 3, 32nd, 1:18:31 Adela Reperecki & Keith Wood
Leg 4, 24th, 1:30:07 Helen Horton & Andrew Merrick
Leg 5, 39th, 1:53:05 Joyce Marshall & Paul Stephens
28th team, 3rd Vets team, 7:54:57 (1st team 5:32:03)

Ultimate Trails 110, Sat 27 June

From Ben Sheppard...Ultimate Trails is the ultra in the popular Lakeland Trails series and comes in 110k or 55k versions. Dick Waddington, Jane McCarthy and I took on the 110, being for each of us a first time at anything like such distance. The route starts and finishes in Ambleside and includes 6 mountain passes, 5 lakes and (they say) 14,000 ft ascent/descent. The atmosphere was charged for the midnight start and carnival-like at the finish, drum band and all. The first three hours or so by head torch before sunrise by Haweswater - not a bad way to start a race. Kim Collison destroyed the field and earned himself hefty prize money by setting a new course record.
Special mention for Jane, second lady - what a class performance. I found it way tougher than expected, having underestimated the challenge of the ascent combined with tricky terrain over so many (almost 15) hours. Anyone fancying stepping up to ultra - give it a go.
Here are some GPS stats, and the Results ...

(1 10:48:57 Kim Collison, Borrowdale)
15 14:50:40 Ben Sheppard
18 15:03:10 Jane McCarthy 2nd lady
46 16:42:45 Dick Waddington
194 finished
Ultimate Trailrunners

Dick Waddington adds ... What an experience! Nearly twice the length of any race I've have done before, this was always going to be a step into the unknown. The first three and half hours were in the dark and gave some exciting descending from Nan Bield pass, just to take your mind off the distance left to go. The three of us ran together for the first 10k or so, before Ben thought he would stretch his legs a bit. Jane and I settled into a nice rhythm, chatting with other runners as the race ebbed and flowed. At checkpoint 5, 55km and 7.5 hours into the race, we came across Ben again looking very relaxed and applying plenty of suncream - it was hot and sunny by now. We probably motivated him to press on. At 70km I mentioned to Jane the distance covered and without a hint of irony she commented that there was less than a marathon to go! I was quite happy with the thought too. At 75km though my legs decided that I hadn't been eating enough and I needed to slow down, so Jane pressed on and I had no option but to make more of the lovely views on offer. Ben and Jane performed brilliantly to keep up such good paces all the way round on their first attempts at this kind of distance.

Clif 10 Peaks, Sat 27 June

From Jamie Hutchinson ...10 peaks, 30 miles and 3000m starting at 6am from Thirlmere on a really beautiful day to be in the lakes I headed up onto Helvellyn well up in the field of about 100 runners. The race then descended back to Thirlmere and Steel end car park before heading up to High Raise, Bow Fell, Esk Pike. Next Esk Hause, then Great end, Ill Crag and Scafell Pike - at this stage I still felt pretty good and was trotting along nicely. Descending onto the corridor route across to Great Gable where the race started to bite, into the clag I made the summit and then made a nav error and got a bit disorientated losing about half an hour. Back on track I made it across to Honister and welcome food stop. A few bowls of rice pudding and I was ready for the climb up Dale Head and then the run in along Newlands valley and finally the finish in Kewsick. A tough day out on the fells I managed 11th out of about 90 finishers. The race was won by Tony Holland in 7:57. Great race, I did the 'short' there's also a long and an extreme for the more seasoned ultra racers! Results ...

(1 7:57:00 Tony Holland, Coniston)
11 10:00:22 Jamie Hutchinson
47 14:14:53 Helen Waddington
91 finished

ESSA Combined Events Regional qualifier, Doncaster, Sat 27 June

From Shirley Wood ... top decathlete Harry Maslen (now a member of the senior club) had been looking forward to this final Decathlon of the season competing for West Yorkshire at Doncaster in the ESSA regional qualifier. Unfortunately he was not well but the excellent training that he has been doing showed what a truly exceptional athlete he is even when not on par. On day 1 he ran 11.3 in the 100m, jumped a PB of 6m77 in the long jump, followed by a second PB of 13m25 in the shot an outdoor PB of 1m92 in the high jump and finished with a 53.3 in the 400m. He finished in the lead but overnight he was more ill and despite travelling to Doncaster for the second day decided to withdraw from the competition. Over the next few years I am certain that we will hear of Harry's further successes.

MRA International Youth Cup Mountain Running, Bulgaria, Sat 27 June

From Shirley Wood ... It was such a great honour for Ilkley Harriers to have 4 of its older juniors selected to compete for England in Bulgaria. Over the 3.6km ladies course Jemima Elgood was 23rd in 21:26, Lucy Haines 37th in 22:44 and Sarah Pickering 38th in 23:19. Jemima and Lucy were part of the England team placed 9th overall. There were 50 competitors in the race and the winning time was 18:50.
In the 5.4km mens race Ruaridh Mon Williams finished in 56th place in 30:44 (61 ran and winners time was 24:30).

Woodentops photos

parkruns, Sat 27 June

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
1   16:48 Jack Wood
387 ran

(1  16:33 Eric Sofen, U/A)
36  20:15 Geoff Howard
390 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:06 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)
9   19:52 Andrew Overend
77  25:08 Alex Hyde
117 26:50 Petra Bijsterveld
356 ran

Harrogate Stray
(1  17:38 Stuart Little, Sheffield RC)
164 25:54 Julie Elmes
335 ran

Hilly Fields Lewisham
(1  16:33 David Morgan, Serpentine RC)
4   18:10 Alex Hirst
143 ran

Dragons Back race, Fri 26 June

From Alison Weston ... congratulations to Brian Melia on finishing 17th in the Dragon's Back 'ultra' 'ultra' race race on Friday - 5 days of running covering the length of Wales - 300km and 16,000m of climbing in 54hr 34min. A really amazing achievement! Results

Read Brian's report.

Eldwick Gala, Thu 25 June

Woodentops photos

Results ...

(1 18:36 Matt Lockyer, P&B)
9  20:20 Steve Turland
58 29:09 Sue Morley
66 finished

BMAF 5k, Sun 21 June

From Geoff Howard ... Sally Malir and I ventured across to Horwich for the BMAF 5k Championships. Sally finished 3rd V50 lady and I was 2nd V70 man. Results ...

(1 15:39 Kerry Liam Vilson, Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers, V40)
85 19:47 Sally Malir
93 20:24 Geoff Howard
147 finished

Freckleton Half, Sun 21 June

From Steve Weston... The Weston family made the trip over to windy Fylde so that I could spend Fathers Day doing the Freckleton Half marathon. This is the UK's longest running half marathon and it has a brilliant community feel to it. The half marathon is the centre piece of a weekend gala with a sports day, a fun fair and numerous other events (imagine Ilkley carnival with a 600 entry road race).
The course sets off on a ramble round Freckleton before heading out into the country towards Wrea Green and returning via Lytham. There was plenty of support out on the course and it was a thoroughly enjoyable race. I can recommend it as an early summer target for those not wanting their winter training to go to waste.
It was windy on the day but thankfully there was a decent smattering of hedges to break up the wind, and only a relatively short section where you were slogging headlong into it.
I faded in the the last two miles, but I was looking for a top 30 place so I was happy with my 29th. Ben Fish won for the 9th time!
Results ...

(1 1:09:19 Ben Fish, Blackburn Harriers)
29 1:24:40 Steve Weston
601 finished

Puma Pudsey 10k, Sun 21 June

From Gavin Lamb ... Took a new race tactic on this and turned up on the start line a couple of minutes after the gun had gone and out of breath getting there (I think my race was 10.5k!). Not to be recommended if you are after a good time and finishing place but it did feel good going past the 440+ people during the race. Somehow managed to clock a faster time and exactly the same position as last year.
Results ...

(1  35:18 Frank Beresford, Otley)
42  44:02 Gavin Lamb
486 finishers

Helm Hill fell race, Sun 21 June

Results ...

(1 22:14 Mark Addison, Helm Hill)
18 26:15 Mark Mon-Williams 1st V50
23 27:11 Steve Turland
80 finished

Junior fell news, Sun 21 June

From George Elmes ... 15 juniors competed in the Turner Uphill race, round 6 of the Junior FRA Champs (most taking the opportunity to camp with there parents at the start of the race and have a cracking weekend). A tough uphill only course and some great performances from all. This season's target was to improve on our best ever result last year of 4th club. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!! I am pleased to report that we finished joint 2nd out of over 60 clubs competing! 2nd best Junior fell club in the country is a massive accomplishment for every JIH that competed in an English Championship race this season. Well done to all - so proud of you all. Full report with pictures on the junior pages.

Buckden Pike fell race, Sat 20 June

Jann Smith reports ... 3.7m / 1594ft, and a quote from Barlick Fellrunners website ....'Special mention should perhaps be made of Norman Bush of Ilkley Harriers. He runs in the Vet 70 category, yet he finished in 55th position, comfortably in the top half of the field, once more demonstrating what a top athlete he remains, in spite of his advancing years....'
Results ...

(1 34:08 Ted Mason, Wharfedale)
9  38:22 Dave Wilby 
20 41:31 Jim Ryder
54 48:36 Jann Smith 1st F40
55 48:44 Norman Bush  1st V70
78 53:22 Jamie Partovi
123 finished

Reservoir Bogs, Sat 20 June

Results ...

(1 50:27 James Logue, CVFR)
44 77:20 Peter Haines
77 finished

parkruns, Sat 20 June

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:18 Richard Shuttleworth, U/A)
23  19:36 Tom Worboys
342 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:44 Andrew Bedford, Saltaire Striders)
25  22:10 Phil Hirst
111 26:29 Petra Bijsterveld
349 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  19:26 Benjamin Small, Keighley and Craven)
13  22:52 Harry Sime
14  22:53 Robert Sime
40  25:47 Charlotte Smithson
101 ran

Beamsley Beacon fell race, Thu 18 June

From Dave Wilby ... Another win for Jack Wood tonight at Beamsley Beacon despite the fact he set off at a crawl, didn't really start racing until a couple of miles in, and took a long route back down. Oh the benefit of youth!! Good to see a healthy turnout of Harriers.
Results ...

1  36:21 Jack Wood
5  38:51 Dave Wilby
11 41:03 Martin Archer
21 43:02 Mark Calderbank
25 44:05 David Chandler
28 44:58 Steve Weston
46 47:51 Chantel Busby
76 59:45 Peter Lewis
77 60:13 Anna Barlow
78 60:25 Sue Morley
84 finished

HDSRL 4, Wetherby, Wed 17 June

Results ...

(1  25:21 Mike Burrett, Harrogate)
42  30:50 Mark Iley
53  31:34 Andrew Sheldon
97  33:45 Caz Farrow
116 34:32 Philip Hurst
171 37:12 Jean Sullivan
198 38:34 Christine Cox
235 40:06 Geoffrey White
241 40:20 Paul Sugden
262 41:43 Julie Elmes
311 46:51 Claire Murphy
335 finished

Overall League placings and handicap race start times should be out next week ...

Notice, Club night Tuesday 16 June

ILTSC are hosting a major tennis tournament, so we cannot meet there and instead we will meet at the Old Bridge, 7pm, for the Tuesday night run.

Hawkswick Dash, Sun 14 June

Results ...

(1 11:44 Ted Mason, Wharfedale)
9  13:56 Steve Turland
10 14:02 Mark Mon-Williams 1st V50
49 18:17 Chloe Haines
75 finished

Fleetwood Rotary 10k, Sun 14 June

From Geoff Howard ... An almost inevitably breezy day for the out and back flat coastal Fleetwood Rotary 10k. A relatively small field of 103 headed by unattached Adam Siodowicz in 35m 26s. I managed 11th (first v50) in 42m 48s.

Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, Sun 14 June

From Tom Worboys ... The second time in a row I've done this. It's a nice mildly undulating course with live music every mile or two, going past some of Liverpool's most iconic landmarks. The highlight for me was running up Penny Lane, with the same song being belted out of a sound system. The oddest point was being asked if I had any scissors, just after I'd finished...
I completed the run in 3:28.38.

Howtown fell race, Sat 13 June

From Jamie Partovi ... AL 13.3m/ 4593ft. My first Long so didn't place well but a really good route and well worth it. Great views of Ullswater towards the end. 53 ran, results to follow...

Swaledale Marathon, Sat 13 June

From Duncan Cooper ... If anyone ever fancies a trip to the North Dales this is a great off-road marathon taking in all types of terrain around Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. Results ...

(1  3:00 Matthew Hayes, East Hull)
17  3:43 Duncan Cooper
66  4:15 Catherine Farrow
136 4:54 Adela Reperecki
454 ran/walked

parkruns, Sat 13 June

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  15:49 Chris Smithard, Deeside Orienteering)
24  19:41 Arthur Reilly
45  20:51 Jann Smith 2nd F
303 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:36 Ged Callan, Bingley Harriers)
75  24:51 Alex Hyde PB
324 ran

(1  17:08 Tony Carter, Tyne Bridge Harriers)
52  21:55 Will Worboys
407 ran

Harrogate Stray
(1  18:26 Mark Bryant, Leeds City)
141 26:34 Julie Elmes
265 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  18:27 James Raven, Cardiff AAC)
6   20:56 Lewis Carr (junior)
17  22:43 Tom Worboys
22  23:40 Harry Sime
23  23:41 Robert Sime
40  26:33 Charlotte Smithson
44  26:51 Emma Curran
66  30:52 Dylan Shinn (junior)
102 ran

Woodentops, BEM

Congratulations to fell race organisers Dave & Eileen Woodhead who have both been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Birthday Honours List, for services to Fell Running. Dave & Eileen's excellent races over 30 years have been a highlight of many a Harrier's running year; their efforts for Yorkshire fell running have helped progress many of our runners to higher level competition; goodness knows how many Harriers photos there are amongst the 250,000 excellent fell-running photos they've published online (and printed and distributed freely before the days of the internet); and they have often lent a hand at Harriers races too. They are an inspiration. A thoroughly deserved honour.

Membership Survey, results

From Hilda Coulsey, for the Committee ... We had a fantastic response with 108 people taking the time to provide very useful insights and ideas which will help us take the Club forward. Read a summary of the results.

Benefits of England Athletics membership

Ilkley Harriers membership includes, for all first-claim members, membership of England Athletics with an individual competition license. At a recent Consultation Meeting staged by EA for clubs, EA provided this list of benefits.

Full Bronte 5 mile, Thu 11 June

From Hilda Coulsey ... On a super evening three Harriers tackled this challenging road race of two laps up and round Penistone Hill from Haworth. None of us had done it before and I would recommend it, great views. It'll be in my diary for next year. It was a YVAA championship run and congratulations to Sally Malir and Sally Morley on their prizes for first LV 50 and second lady. Thank you too for the support; Georgia Malir, Pete Shields, Steve Weston and anyone else I missed.
Results ...

(1  28:07 Craig Shearer, KCAC)
20  32:20 Sally Morley 2nd Lady
35  33:56 Sally Malir 1st FV50
107 44:48 Hilda Coulsey
142 ran

Sally Malir sets a new Club Record for LV50, beating Bernie Gibbons' 40:18 at Roundhay Park in 2005, and also beats Emma Barclay's LV45 record from the 2013 Full Bronte.

Kettlewell Anniversary fell race, Thu 11 June

Results ...

(1 37:00 Ted Mason, Wharfedale)
7  42:03 Dan Wilkinson
17 46:14 Paul Calderbank
26 47:33 David Chandler
25 50:34 Chantal Busby
63 60:21 Sue Morley
70 finishers

Photo NLFR: Dan models the new Club vest

NLFR photos

Badger Stone Relays, Wed 10 June

Woodentops photos

32 teams enjoyed fast, sunny running at this super event. Thanks to all the runners who came, and to the many helpers. Ilkley's (young) ladies' team (photo) won the ladies team prize.

Results and photos on the Badger Stone Relays page.

Selected Ilkley results (i.e. the senior ones I could spot, and some juniors ...)

2nd team Mark & Ruaridh Mon-Williams, Dan Wilkinson
1st ladies team Jemima Elgood, Lucy Jacques, Lucy Haines

2 mile leg
(1 13:42 Joe Baxter, P&B)
3  14:12 Dan Wilkinson
4  15:04 Ruaridh Mon-Williams
9  16:15 Mark Mon-Williams
11 16:33 Jez Hellewell
12 16:36 Daniel Hayes
13 16:37 John Hayes
15 16:42 Jemima Elgood, fastest lady
15 16:42 Martin Archer
22 17:06 Justin Phillips
24 17:28 Tom Worboys
28 17:57 Lucy Haines
36 19:18 Arthur Reilly
37 19:33 Will Worboys
44 20:46 Lucy Jacques
51 22:45 Sarah Hayes

Some very fast times from Ilkley juniors on the 1 mile relay, and some on the 2 mile legs, too. See full results on the Badger Stone Relays page.

Otley 10, Wed 10 June

Results ...

(1    54:45 Tesfaye Debele, Leeds)
41  1:06:57 Jonathan Sinclair
54  1:08:48 Andrew Overend
66  1:10:39 Michael Lomas
80  1:11:51 Michael Duffield
95  1:12:48 Jane McCarthy
239 1:25:22 Helen Waddington
310 1:35:34 Petra Bijsterveld
372 finishers

International selection

FOUR of our U18 runners have been selected to run for England in the International Youth Cup for mountain running on 27th June in Smolyan, Bulgaria. Announced on England Athletics. Congratulations to Ruaridh Mon-Williams and Lucy Haines on their 2nd England vests; Jemima Elgood and Sarah Pickering on their England debuts.

Kettlewell fell race, Sun 7 June

Results ...

(1  9:38 Sam Tesla, Rossendale)
8  11:20 Iain Gibbons
19 12:37 Mark Mon-Williams
61 16:21 Chloe Haines
98 finished

Penyghent fell race, Sat 6 June

Results ...

1   45:51 Tom Adams
30  57:03 Jim Ryder
96  70:00 Norman Bush 1st V70
106 71:44 Alison Eagle
130 79:58 Sue Morley
139 finished

Welsh 1000m Peaks Race, Sat 6 June

From Dave Wilby ... 20m/8800ft, a true monster and one of the iconic long fell races in the British calendar. The race offers a point to point route from the North Welsh coast over the Carneddau & Glyderrau mountain ranges, and finishing on the summit of Snowdon. 5 summits in total with 3 significant climbs of 2-2500ft each out of the valleys and a good number of other undulations along the way. The weather was fairly clear and warm in the sheltered spots, but the wind on the tops was so bad that even the train up Snowdon was forced to stop running. My race never really took off for some reason but I found enough to secure an 8th place finish in 4:29, Jamie Hutchinson had a very good run to finish 56th in 5:45, and Outi Kamarainen had an excellent run to finish 6th lady in 6:00hrs. 122 finished with 16 retirees, showing just how tough it was at times.

Wharfedale Half Marathon, Sat 6 June

Woodentops photos

Results ...

(1  1:29:50 Frank Beresford, Otley AC)
7   1:36:01 Dan Wilkinson
10  1:37:35 Ben Sheppard
16  1:41:53 Mark Mon-Williams
31  1:46:26 Jonathan Sinclair
51  1:50:06 Paul Calderbank
55  1:50:39 David Chandler
68  1:53:57 Michael Duffield
70  1:54:11 Jann Smith 1st F45
84  1:57:04 Dave Robson
87  1:57:12 Tom Worboys
89  1:57:35 Ben Joynson
162 2:08:04 Chantal Busby
164 2:08:10 Kevin Lawson
182 2:11:34 Andrew Wilson
221 2:15:58 Jean Sullivan
225 2:16:33 Sarah Hayes
250 2:20:30 Susan Short
298 2:27:49 Jayne Fort
301 2:28:36 David Green
327 2:35:21 Petra Bijsterveld
350 2:42:40 Sally Wright
355 2:44:16 Sue Bickerdike
366 2:46:09 Sue Williamson
370 2:48:36 Paul Sugden
371 2:48:39 Emma O'Looney
378 2:51:09 Abigail Bailey
385 2:56:55 Emily Pearson
403 finished

This was a counter in the Ilkley Harriers Race League.

parkruns, Sat 6 June

From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...

Leeds Woodhouse Moor
(1  17:16 Tom Eames, West Sufflok AC)
38  20:01 Adrian Bastow
174 24:45 John Marshall
462 ran

Bradford Lister Park
(1  17:03 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)
298 31:59 Alex Hyde
471 ran

(1  17:52 Harry Holmes, York Knavesmire Harriers)
21  22:18 Geoff Howard
138 ran

Skipton Aireville Park
(1  18:27 Lucas Payne, Barlick Fell Runners)
18  23:23 Laura King 2nd F
126 ran

Otley Chevin fell race, Wed 3 June

Woodentops photos

From Ben Sheppard ... What a great win for Jack Wood in 17:41 against some top quality runners! On a beautiful sunny night there were quite a few Harriers out to do battle with local rivals. After legging it over the cobbles we were slogging steeply up the Chevin to emerge from the trees to glorious sunshine, spectators and dog walkers before subjecting our quads and other bits to the punishment of the kind of downhill terrain that demands you go flat out but offers you no soft landings while twisting and turning you with every precariously landed foot strike. Super performances from talented youngsters Lucy Haines and Chloe Haines. Results ...

1   17:41 Jack Wood
9   19:35 Dave Wilby
12  19:44 Ben Sheppard
27  21:09 Michael Lomas
58  22:27 Paul Calderbank
61  22:39 Lucy Haines
81  24:32 Outi Kamarainen
95  25:32 Jamie Partovi
110 27:17 Norman Bush
120 28:44 Chloe Haines
145 finished

HDSRL 3, Thirsk, Tue 2 June

Updated results are on the HRL website now (6 June), will do the Harriers results here if it looks like this has settled down....

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