Paul Wood for organising the fell race,
Emma Barclay for Rombalds Stride,
Margot Dale for Yorks vets XC silver medal and 1st V60 at the YV Grand Prix at Horsforth,
Liz Price for a 3min PB for half maratho,n
Andrew Bennett for repeatedly racing and breaking PB's.
Emma Barclay and Margot Dale were voted ROM and will receive technical running shirts from ROM sponsor UP & RUNNING.
Heather Dawe reports ... The Noonstone fell race was good fun on Saturday. Boggy as ever, particularly the middle bit. Thanks to Mike Baldwin who gave me a few words of encouragement with about a mile to go ie. he caught me up ;o) to help me keep a 2nd lady finishing position as 3rd lady (Holly Williams from K&C) was hot on his heels.
Results from Tod Harriers web site:
76 90.39 Heather Dawe 2nd lady 81 91.07 Mike Baldwin 136 97.51 Norman Bush 216 117.38 Sophie Brown
Some good photos on the Woodentops web site.
Amanda Parnaby meandered 24 miles from Bingley visiting Egypt, World's End, Queensbury and Haworth. Finished in 6 hrs 16 mins
With 60 Harriers running and another 40-50 helping in our fell race, this road race normally popular with Harriers had, we think, just 'lonely' Nick Mellor, 451st in 83.47
THANK YOU to the many Ilkley Harriers who helped with the Junior and Senior races. Everything went pretty smoothly thanks to all the helpers on the day. We had a record field of 390 finishers in the Senior race and the atmosphere was really great! There are some great photos of the senior race and full results and video on the race page.
The Junior races were very popular, with 160 children running and four new records set. More on the junior pages.
There was an impressive number of Harriers running too. The ladies took the team prize (3,5,6) and the men did pretty well - although Pudsey took the team prize this year we had 4 men in the top 20 and comfortably beat Bingley's team.
1 36.33 Ian Holmes 4 38.56 Graham Pearce P&B 8 40.16 Tom Adams 13 42.15 Steve Turland 18 42.33 Dave Wilby 19 42.47 Lee Morley 23 42.57 Jamie Hutchinson 27 43.28 Chris Gale 38 44.27 Lawrence Basham 40 44.29 Ralph Tench 45 45.03 Jim Ryder 47 45.14 Ian Rowbotham 64 46.41 Jonathan Sinclair 70 47.33 Paul O'Looney 80 48.02 Richard Joel 88 48.22 Jonathan Whitaker 94 48.54 Helene Whitaker 96 49.10 Alistair Barlow 100 49.20 Heather Dawe 116 50.14 Emma Barclay 117 50.15 Mike Baldwin 120 50.24 Paul Sowden 122 50.44 Arthur Reilly 129 51.13 John Hawes 133 51.25 Duncan Cooper 147 52.17 Paul Stephens 151 52.21 Alison Weston 158 52.55 Neil Smith 161 53.07 Helen Ilsley 166 53.26 Marlon Frost 168 53.36 Norman Bush 180 54.15 Geoffrey Howard 195 55.39 Paddy Hagan 201 55.53 Chris Oxlade 209 56.21 Richard Reeve 217 56.49 Alison Bennett 232 58.00 Kay Pearce 255 58.58 Angela Srivastava 263 59.25 Michael Waterhouse 270 59.41 Forrest Hamilton 271 59.41 Bob Hamilton 285 60.59 Dave Tait Dark Peak 286 61.01 Kelly Harrison 292 61.16 Val Kerr 293 61.19 Sue Booth 294 61.20 Henry Heavisides 296 61.29 Eric Hawthorn 308 62.10 Amanda Newham 325 63.41 Jim Towers NVRR 339 65.18 Bob Payne 350 67.11 Ian Hunter 352 67.28 Rachel Hagan 355 68.59 Andrew Jackson 370 71.59 Andrew Bennett 374 74.47 Sharon Fuller 376 75.33 Fiona Schneider 378 77.09 Rachel Websdale 382 80.04 Vic Verecondi 389 86.49 Lyn Eden NVRR 390 91.00 Amanda Parnaby
Thanks to Terry for spotting this Wrexham Half Marathon result ...
250 100.07 Christine Matthews 1st W55 and 5th UK best 2009 336 107.44 Liz Price 7th W40
From Sally Malir ... on Sunday the 15th February I did The Liversedge Half. I had been warned that this was a very hilly course, definitely not one for a PB. The rumours were true! But do you know what?..... I really enjoyed it!!! I decided to have a steady run, keeping to my marathon pace and try to get under 1.30. The race went to plan, I felt comfortable all the way round, and was able to easily do a 2 mile warm down at the end. I took in some of the sights of my next race, The Spen 20 another of my favourites, and was 4th lady 40th overall. I will return to do this well organised race again.
1 77.57 David Allinson 79.51 Tracey Morris 1st lady 40 89.05 Sally Malir 4th lady 248 112.34 Simon Chapman 436 ran
Pete Shields wrote ... The Yorkshire Vets X/C Champs were held at York racecourse this afternoon and in horse racing parlance the going was deemed heavy!
Ilkley's racing stable were not going to be put off by the conditions and lined up with 420 other athletes to chase the medals. 17 athletes eventually toed the line after illness, injury and important appointments reduced our numbers by 3.
First off were the ladies and males 50+. The females runing 5k and the males carrying on to run 10k. Ian Rowbotham and Sally Morley went with the leaders from the gun, Ian keeping second place for a long period of the race. Sally running a very gutsy race always keeping in contention with the second and third places, behind them Alison Bennett and Amanda Oddie packed well in the first ten. Margot Dale was having her own battle further back in the field chasing the over 65 title against mutli title and record holder Kath Robertshaw from Otley. The rest of the Ilkley men's team were packing well. Kevin Gooch was chasing an over 55 medal while Jeff Paget, not long back from injury looked back to his old form, Paul Stephens kept in close contention as did Henry Heaviside, Graham Arthur our only male v60 and Neil Chapman. The men's finishing positions of 6,35,41,53,59 and 61 gained them bronze medal in the overall points competition and 5th in the 3 to score event, this was a super result for the club and shows what strength we have in depth.
The ladies event became equally as exciting again with close packing rewards were gained. Sally, Alison and Amanda won silver medal in the 35-44 team age category. Individually, Sally was a very creditable 4th overall in the ladies race, which was won by Sarah Jarvis of Bingley, Amanda won the bronze medal in the over 40 category this after suffering with illness throughout the day. Alison won the bronze medal in the over 45 category. Margot after that tense battle won the silver medal for the over 65 category.
In the men's 35-49 age group we had Lee Morley, Jim Ryder and Neil Smith running. All three ran their 10k course strongly in a really competetive race finishing in the top third of their field.
This was a great club effort that puts us at the forefront of vets' running in Yorkshire. It was fabulous to see the determination of all the Ilkley Harriers today and one the club can hopefully build on.
From Jamie Hutchinson ... For a while I've been looking for a warmer race to break up the Winter and thought I'd give Barcelona a try along with a workmate who runs for Leeds City. Conditions were almost perfect with dry, sunny conditions with a cooling breeze - daytime temperatures of around 14C! The race started from one of the parks in the city centre and took in la ramblas and other sights. A fast flattish course starting with a loop of the west side of the city centre before bringing you back through the start at 10k for a loop of the east side of the city. Not running more than 5 miles or so I wasn't in the best of condition but a very pleasing weekend all the same, my Leeds City mate fared better finishing 10th in 70.52!
1. Alex Kirui 62.25! 133 Jamie Hutchinson 81.34 Approx 4000 runners
Steve Turland reports ... 11m, 2700ft. Two Harriers made the trip across to red rose country for this year's Winter Hill race. Aptly named, as the usual bogs and tussocks were replaced by ice, snow and lots of frozen tussocks - although with sunny conditions it made for a great day out. A very competitive race at the sharp end with Simon Bailey leading in the 170 field with a new course record of 1hr 30. For the Harriers we had:
12 1h45 Steve Turland 67 2h05 Alison Weston (6th lady and 1st Lady Vet)
From Lee Morley ... A trip back to Lancashire this morning for Sal and I for a first attempt at a 10k. On a surprisingly hilly course Sal's legs held up very well though to finish strongly in 39:59, on target, on what I imagine is quite a tough course.
1 32:09 Chris Hart (Blackburn Harriers) 24 37:34 Lee Morley PB 51 39:59 Sally Morley PB
Colin Lugton reports ... First Male and Female runners among the more than 20 Harriers who took part in the 3rd Harriers League 2009 event, organised by the 15th Airedale Scout Group who provided a new route this year for the 486 starters of the well established 23 mile "challenge" event from St. Oswald’s Junior School, Guiseley. After a week of snow and sub zero temperatures, this was set to be an interesting day with fantastic views of some of the best scenery in Airedale and Wharfedale, and 1000 metres of ascent. We were not disappointed, although times were generally 20 to 30 minutes slower than 2008. After crossing the A65, we encountered an early treacherous ice covered road, before the route passed through Springs Wood, and in front of Esholt’s iconic village pub, the Woolpack. The snow covered paths climbed up over Baildon Moor, before crossing Rombalds Moor via the twelve Apostles, the Trig Stone at the highest point, 402m, and on to the transmitter masts at Whetstone Gate, followed by a descent from the Buck Stone outcrop to Pipers Crag. Then a flattish section past the Swastika Stone, with views over Ilkley, before another ascent to White Wells, and higher up above the Cow and Calf, along part of the Ebor Way and down to Burley Woodhead, through Menston and a sting in the tail took everyone up over Otley Chevin, before the final stretch down into Guiseley. A memorable and enjoyable day.
1 3h13:56 Graham Pearce P&B 10 3h29:47 Emma Barclay 1st Lady 19 3h43:30 Dave Wilby 29 3h50:20 Neil Smith 34 3h54:37 Jonathan Sinclair 42 4h05:02 Paul Stephens 49 4h07:59 Andy Shinn 54 4h10:19 Pange Srivastava 56 4h11:10 Nigel Tapper 70 4h13:39 Graham Arthur 71 4h15.49 Russel Thomas 74 4h18:00 Sue Bickerdike 75 4h18:00 Dave Taylor 80 4h18:30 Clare Smith 85 4h20:46 Keith Wood 87 4h23:21 Pete Shields 88 4h24:02 Pete Bedwell 89 4h24:31 Andrew Merrick 94 4h27:27 Neil Chapman 119 4h41:07 Joyce Marshall 149 4h56:10 Ian Hunter 188 5h26:14 Emma Payne 195 5h36:09 Bob Payne 226 6h05:26 Amanda Parnaby 256 6h26:35 Rob King 257 6h38:25 Colin Lugton 263 6h43:04 Elizabeth McCann 409 9h05:26 Andrew Bennett 461 finishers
From Jo Foster... 3 intrepid Harriers ventured over to Calderdale on Saturday to take part in the Wadsworth Trog and Half Trog. Lured by the offer of a post race cafe in Hebden Bridge I found myself enjoying the sunshine in a magical winter wonderland. Jim Ryder ran in the 9 mile Half Trog and finished 7th and 2nd vet 40 in 1.40.30 - good enough to win a bottle of wine which made my supporter duties even more worthwhile! The race was won by Lee Athersmith. Stuart Pitches and Brian Melia did the 20 mile Full Trog, which was also made tougher by the snow. Stuart finshed 51st in 4.08.52 and Brian was 54th in 4.11.28. Rob Jebb won the race.
Di Haggar reports that Jebby Dybeck ran a thrilling race to take the Senior Girls title. There were 9 Junior Harriers running - full report on the Junior Pages
Colin Lugton reports ... A great turn out by 18 Harriers for a chilly 9am start to a good race, over a flat course for some fast times, but not a scenic route. This was a well organised event, with excellent marshalling and lots of changing facilities in the sports centre. Plenty of parking (pay & display, but free on Sundays). A super fast online results service (www.tdl.ltd.uk).
1 30.26 Matthew Bowser (Lincoln) 94 38.16 Paul O'Looney PB 3m6s 122 39.19 Richard Reeve 126 39.21 Kevin Gooch PB 8s 152 39.57 Henry Heavisides 178 40.35 Alison Bennett 3rd F45 202 41.12 Philip Judd 490 47.09 Caroline Bell 500 47.33 Nick Mellor 528 48.18 Clare Smith PB 4s 535 48.28 John Marshall 538 48.33 David Cockshott 585 49.36 Colin Lugton 674 52.01 Gaenor Coy 685 52.17 Paul Sugden PB 16s 707 52.54 Fiona Schneider 728 53.36 Emma O'Looney 742 54.06 Andrew Bennett PB 14s 869 61.19 Sue Lugton 931 Finishers
Report from Henry Heavisides ... It was a very cold & breezy morning in Dewsbury, nevertheless it's a fast course so we soon got warmed up once the race started. I was quite pleased with my 39:57 chip time (same time as at Ribble Valley a few weeks ago), having not done much running recently due to injury.
2009 Running League results from this and the Splash here.
Terry Lonergan reports ...
Run this year for the 24th time the ALSAGER 5 has always had a reputation for attracting a high quality field from all over the country, producing very fast times. This year was no different as teams from Belgrave, Bristol, Coventry, plus most of the leading northern clubs again featured in a field of 1056 competing on the traffic free roads of this village midway between Crewe and Stoke. Most aspects of the race were fine, easy parking, showers, t-shirt etc except that for a field of this size the start proved too narrow. Twice in the first 100 metres we were brought to a standstill to avoid fallen runners cowering like unseated jockeys in a steeplechase.
I couldn’t quite match the pace of the winner ... 23.35!!. Managed an age group qualifying ranking time. All in all, too short, too fast, too cold, too soon but nevertheless a good tempo session.
279 Terry Lonergan 34.10
Paul adds ... This sets a club V60 record, I believe.
Jamie H reports ... After Pete's encouragement to try the Yorkshire Vets events I thought I'd give it a whirl, especially as the first event was in Horsforth. A great little event, similar to PECO cross country races, with something for everyone. The course was approximately 5 miles starting in a parklands, and included a fair smattering of muddy tracks and also a fair amount of tarmac. Further events throughout the year see www.yvaa.org for further details. Results:
1 Sean Cotter Leeds City 29.42 2 Paul Stevenson P&B 30.00 3 Jamie Hutchinson 30.12
And in the women's race, Margot Dale was 1st in her category in 50.00