|Runner of the month:
|for 2nd place and 1st mixed team at the Marmot Dark Mountain Marathon and also an excellent result at the Rombald's Stride||Other nominations were:
Ruaridh Mon-Williams for excellent result at the fell race,
Matt Newell for his PB at the Dewsbury 10K,
Jack Wood for Rombald's Stride and the fell race,
Mary Gibbons for PECO and fell race results,
Sue Williamson for perseverance at the fell race,
and Mark Mon-Williams for Rombald's Stride.
|Volunteer of the month:
|for superb organization of the Ilkley Moor Fell Race||Other nominations were:
Other nominations were all related to the fell race and included marshals, sweepers and junior fell race organizers. The committee would like to thank everyone who has helped to make this race such a success.
From Steve Coy ... Well done to all who managed to make it to the fantastic spectacle that is the National XC Champs yesterday. A great day and lovely weather on a tough course. Due to illness and injury I was the only adult male finisher and well done to Gaenor Coy and Petra Bijsterveld in the women's as well as Lucy W and Ruaridh in the U20s and all the juniors. Photos to follow and results are up at www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Not many Harrier parkrunners this week, but it was quality over quantity with Oscar Stapleton the first finisher at Skipton. Results ...
Skipton Aireville Park 1 18:31 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 34 23:12 Bradley Brennand (junior) 179 ran Fountains Abbey (1 16:51 Ben Pease, U/A) 86 23:29 Norman Bush 290 ran Bramley (1 17:59 Philip Goose, Hyde Park Harriers) 11 22:29 Ethan Thompson (junior) 131 ran
From Steve Weston, race organiser, ...Another fantastic Ilkley Moor Fell Race, slightly wild conditions but then isn't it always! Good runs from the Ilkley Harriers bringing home 1st & 3rd overall, 2nd lady, 1st F50, and 1st M70, and ladies' team prizes.
Thankyou all to all the marshalls and officials that made it happen.
Chris Oxlade race secretary
Peter Shields, Nick Pearce, Geoff Howard - Flagging
Sue Verspyck and Andrew Sheldon race timing
Steve Coy & Ben Shepherd set up
Jane Bryant, Nick Mellor, Sandra Rochfort Registration
Petra Bijsterveld, Hilda Coulsey, Mark Kerr, Phil Hirst, Rob King, David Chandler, Philip Chappell, Dick Waddington, Suzi Gray, Rachel Hagan - Course Marshalls
Andrew Wilson - Race Doctor
Hilda Coulsey & Paul Stephens - Finish Judges
Christine Reilly, Mary Colson, Abigail Bailey, Jacqui Weston, Jonathan Whittaker, Sharon Meadows - Finish Team
Jovan Oxlade - Video judge
Georgia Weston & Eva Nolan - Buff Giving Out
Val Kerr & Sarah Hayes - Race Sweepers
Not forgetting Jane McCarthy, Helen Waddington, Shirley Wood and the Woodentops for making the junior race happen
1 39:13 Tom Adams 1st man 3 41:56 Jack Wood 3rd man / first local man 14 44:24 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 1st MU18 37 48:47 Matthew Cox 39 49:00 Ben Sheppard 42 49:20 Jack Cummings 53 50:46 Michael Lomas 58 51:06 Dan Hayes 72 52:36 Jemima Elgood 2nd lady; 1st FU18; first local lday 92 54:58 Lucy Haines 2nd FU18 99 55:25 Richard Joel 107 56:14 John Hayes 111 56:27 Kate Archer 119 57:13 Adam Rhodes 124 57:52 Alistair Barlow 129 58:12 Alex Murphy 136 59:31 Helene Whitaker 1st F50 139 59:46 Lucy Williamson 2nd FU23 140 59:48 Paddy Hagan 141 59:49 Michael Duffield 145 60:11 Mike Baldwin 149 60:36 Lucy Jaques 159 61:37 Tim Buckingham 163 62:49 Alison Weston 167 62:57 Alison Eagle 175 63:47 Sarah Edwards 180 64:15 Rob Budding 195 65:33 Mary Gibbons 228 68:39 Sarah Haines 261 73:01 Geoffrey Howard 262 73:03 Adela Reperecki 280 75:57 Geoffrey White 306 86:12 Sophie Brown 311 93:41 Sue Williamson 312 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 17:05 Robert Mann, Team Bath AC) 42 21:09 Tom Worboys 423 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 18:08 Martin Fillingham, Saltaire Striders) 33 22:04 Rhys Jones 355 ran Harrogate Stray (1 17:32 Alan White, Sale Harriers) 98 26:14 Alex Stanley-Hyde 231 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:41 Tom Brewster, Clayton-le-Moor Harriers) 4 19:05 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 142 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:04 Ben Pease, U/A) 27 21:13 Jonathan Whitaker 60 23:05 Norman Bush 94 25:18 Alexandra Whitaker (junior) 200 30:37 Eve Whitaker (junior) 201 30:38 Helene Whitaker 276 ran
From Jack Wood ...
Lovely blue skied morning for the final PECO cross country at Roundhay Park. In the men's race I had a good run coming 2nd, Steve Coy also ran well to come 5th M40 (42nd overall), Richard Joel was 12th M45 (103rd), Mark Illey 9th M50 (111th), Robert Budding 18th M45 (174th), Andrew Jackson was still recovering from Thursday night's Jack vs Jacko and was 34th M50 (240th) and Don Mcrae was 2nd M70 (328th). In the women's race Lucy Williamson survived a fall to finish 17th, Mary Gibbons made a strong XC come back in 30th, Alison Eagle was 3rd F50 (46th) and Gaenor Coy 19th F40 (109th).
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:23 David Driver, Hyde Park Harriers) 4 18:36 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 49 23:33 Lewis Carr (junior) 80 26:18 Dylan Carr (junior) 132 29:50 David Taylor 202 ran Fountains Abbey (1 16:40 Ben Pease, U/A) 4 17:45 Euan Brennan (junior) 347 ran
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From Petra Bijsterveld ... No one enters the Dewsbury 10K with its 9 am start for the scenery or for a pleasurable experience. An out and back course along a straight road through an indifferent urban landscape, this course offers excellent PB potential. With a slight rise on the 3 miles out, the return should in principal make a negative split easy to achieve. Today however the wind had other plans and we battled against a head wind on the way home, though none of us seemed to have noticed any benefit from the wind on the way out.
3 men and 3 women Harriers ran, and superb support was offered by Helen Waddington who rested her legs but did the driving and jumper-holding, as well as offering great moral support. All ran very well, with Matt Newell and Adrian Bastow both improving on their previous Dewsbury times.
Unfortunately I was suffering with stomach pains and had an underwhelming run today, which was disappointing after my PB there last year. I was over 3 minutes slower and seemed to almost come to a standstill in mile 6, being overtaken by a lot of runners which was morale-sapping. I shall just have to try again in 2017!
(1 30:06 Mohammad Aburezeq, Altrincham AC) 28 34:54 Matt Newell PB 191 40:11 Jane McCarthy 227 40:55 Steve Newell 237 41:12 Adrian Bastow PB 260 41:45 Rachel Carter 793 54:35 Petra Bijsterveld 1081 ran
From Ben Sheppard... A boggy and rainy edition saw Jack Wood give Graham Pearce a run for his money, with Jack arriving at the school gates marginally ahead after a sprint finish down the road into Guiseley. Unfortunately for Jack, it's whoever enters the building and reports to the desk first who goes down as the first one home in this long distance walking association event. He didn't seem bothered as he tucked into his school dinner in the hall afterwards. A good turn out of Harriers in challenging conditions.
From Jack Wood ... A wet and boggy day of learning from the Rombalds Master and ex Ilkley Harrier Graham Pearce. We ran together with Joe Baxter over the moors and up a muddy Chevin before I pushed on towards Guiseley. Despite getting on with these guys, they are P&B and I wasn't going to finish hand in hand with them if I could help it. As I reached St. Oswalds School with Graham just behind I looked for the finish but in my hesitation Graham went through a door and gave his number for the win! A cheeky but probably deserved victory having led us along fast lines for most of the course. A number of harriers both running/walking and supporting, special mentions to DanW taking pictures on the moor and NeilC who I saw on 3 separate occasions. Thanks DuncanC who kindly gave me his entry after being injured.
Results ... and PDF copy.
(1 2:42:00 Graham Pearce, P&B) 2 2:42:02 Jack Wood 9 3:03:00 Mark Mon-Williams 10 3:03:00 Ben Sheppard 17 3:15:00 Paul Carman 28 3:23:00 John Hayes 32 3:27:00 Kate Archer 67 3:55:00 Outi Kamarainen 70 3:59:00 Andrew Merrick 71 4:00:00 Michael Duffield 73 4:00:00 David Chandler 77 4:05:00 Mike Baldwin 105 4:23:00 Helene Whitaker 139 4:47:00 Sarah Hayes Any more Harriers? 580 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Tom Adams set a new course record for the Cleethorpe parkrun course.
Cleethorpes 1 15:07 Tom Adams 86 ran Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:14 Ben Douglas, Durham University AC) 99 23:41 Tom Worboys 392 ran Hilly Fields Lewisham (1 17:00 Danny Kendall, Cambridge Harriers) 4 18:30 Alex Hirst 205 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:09 Lee Athersmith, RAF AC) 70 25:56 Janet Grace 85 27:22 Sally Pickering 102 28:39 Anna Pickering 166 ran