This page shows the results of races that Junior Ilkley Harriers have run in, most recent races first. (If we've missed any results, please let us know).
7 juniors competed in the Stoop fell races at Haworth in very wintry conditions. U8, 4th Tom Hagan (3.02), 8th Annie Brown (3.14) and 23rd Lyra Weston (4.50). In the 1 mile race 19th Rose Hagan (8.30), 24th Jack Sturgeon (8.49) and 39th Nea Weston (10.31). In the 2 mile race Sam Wood was 6th in 15.36.
On the final SHA session in December 6 juniors recieved their 'colours'. Jack Cummings was the only individual to receive his Fell colours (U14). For Track & Field Athletics there were graded performance certificates and badges for Daniel & Zoe Judkowski, Grace Malir and Harry Maslen. Colours were presented to (U15); Georgia Malir, Daniel Judkowski and Harry Maslen; (U13) Grace Malir and Zoe Judkowski.
On Sunday the final event in the Complete Runner Cross-Country League took place at a very wintry Wakefield. Conditions underfoot were possibly the most challenging that any athlete is every likely to encounter. 18 juniors raced in the event gaining valuable points for both the individual and team competitions. Individual and team results were: U11 boys - 7th Francis Westhead and 17th Euan Brennan. U11 girls - 2nd Phoebe Ogden, 9th Alessandra Ricci and 13th Laura Harrison giving them a first team placing. The U13 boys were represented by James Pickering who was 23rd. U13 girls have had a strong squad throughout the season with 10 running at Wakefield. Their positions were: 5th Sarah Pickering, 13th Rose Hagan, 15th Lucy Williamson, 18th Tassy Heslop, 21st Lucy Jacques, 22nd Grace Malir, 26th Elizabeth Westhead, 28th Harriet Jackson, 29th Holly Margerrison and 32nd Josie Clarke. They were rewarded with 3rd team placing. For the U15 girls Georgia Malir was 8th and Naomi Elliott 21st.
In the overall league positions the U11 and U13 girls both gained bronze medals for their 3rd team placings. Twenty Junior Harriers raced in three or more events so have individual placings: U11 boys - 10th Francis Westhead, 17th Euan Brennan; U11 girls - 4th Phoebe Ogden, 12th Alessandra Ricci, 15th Laura Harrison and 16th Jess Burgess. U13 boys - 15th Tom Kerr; U13 girls - 8th Sarah Pickering, 15th Lucy Williamson, 16th Tassy Heslop. 23rd= Lucy Jacques & Grace Malir, 28th Elizabeth Westhead, 29th Maddie Fern, 31st Jemima Elgood, 34th Holly Margerrison and 36th Harriet Jackson; U15 girls - 7th Georgia Malir, 25th Hannah Heslop and 31st Naomi Elliott.
Many thanks to all the juniors and parents who have supported the series of races this season and in particular to Sally Malir who has done a fantastic job as Junior team manager.
Sally has been helping in the junior section for a couple of years now coaching on a Monday with the 11 to 15 year olds doing Sportshall Athletics and in the summer months helping on a Tuesday at the specific Track & Field session. She is also a regular attender of the Saturday Family Fell run and is currently trying her hand at the sprinting sessions at UAK ! However Sally has gained this award for Team Managing not only 'team Malir' but also the junior cross-country teams as well as being there for the Track & Field teams.
Report from Sally Malir ......
On Saturday 20th November 24 Junior Ilkley Harriers ran in the 3rd race of The Complete Runner Cross country series at Bramley Park. This was the biggest turnout that the juniors has had to date, and for some people it was their first ever race in an event of such a high standard.
There were some fantastic individual and team performances with everybody running really well.
The results were as follows.
Under 11 girls ( 3rd team): Phoebe Ogden 5th, Allesandra Ricci 17th , Jess Burgess 19th
Under 11 boys : Francis Westhead 14th , Jacob Hellewell 17th , Euan Brennan 18th
Under 13 girls (2nd team): Sarah Pickering 8th, Lucy Williamson 12th, Tassy Heslop 16th, Lucy Jaques 21st , Jemima Elgood 22nd , Grace Malir 24th , Elizabeth Westhead 25th, Josie Clarke 28th, Madeline Fern 32nd, Holly Margerrison 33rd, Harriet Jackson 45th
Under 13 boys ( 4th team): Tom Kerr 13th, Tom Cross 27th, James Pickering 41st, Edgar Woodhead 52nd, Will Tench
Under 15 girls: Georgia Malir 8th, Hannah Heslop 30th
Report from Sally Malir....
On Saturday 30th October it was the second race in the Complete runner Cross Country league. The race took place in Huddersfield and again we had fantastic weather for running . 18 Ilkley Junior Harriers toed the line and, although depleted in numbers this week because of half term, Still produced great results. Every single runner ran a great race and the under 11 girls produced a fantastic 2nd team result improving on their 3rd at Nunroyd. Other results were:
Under 11 boys: Francis Westhead 14th, Jacob Hellewell 20th.
Under 11 girls (2nd team): Phoebe Ogden 7th, Alessandra Ricci 12th, Laura
Harrison 16th, Jess Burgess 22nd, Nea Weston 33rd.
Under 13 boys: Tom Kerr 15th.
Under 13 girls (4th team): Tassy Heslop 16th, Grace Malir 17th, Lucy
Jaques 21st, Madeline Fern 25th, Elizabeth Westhead 30th, Harriet Jackson
35th, Jemima Elgood 39th.
Under 15 girls (6th team): Georgia Malir 11th, Hannah Heslop 24th, Naomi Elliott 37th.
Malcolm reports ... a total of 13 junior Harriers charged around in the Curly Wurly Rat races ...
U/8 1st. Katie Turland 3:37, 11th Sammy Turland 3:41, 30th Florence Bourgois 4:45, 44 Lyra Weston 5:24.
U/10 26 Euan Brennan 8:10, 74 Alice Bourgois 9:43, 88 Nea Weston 10:22.
U/12 1st. Sarah Pickering 7:37, 21 James Pickering 8:03, 30 James Turland 8:18, 49 Harriet Jackson 9:00.
U/14 16 Anna Pickering 10:26
U/16 4 Sam Wood 15:11
WELL DONE EVERYONE !!
Report from Sally Malir
The first race in The Complete Runner cross country series took place on Sunday 10th October in Nunroyd Park Guiseley. The weather was fantastic and the underfoot conditions were perfect for a great race. Junior Ilkley Harriers turned out 23 runners who all ran their socks off to produce some great results!
Georgia Malir (U15) had a particularly great run producing her best ever result of 6th and the team were placed 6th overall, the under 11 girls team were 3rd overall and the under 13 girls team were 2nd. Individual results were:
Under 11 boys: Francis Westhead 13th, Euan Brennan 16th.
Under 11 girls (3rd team): Laura Harrison 11th, Jess Burgess 12th, Alessandra Ricci 14th, Nea Weston 30th.
Under 13 boys: Tom Kerr 19th, Ruaridh Mon-Williams 37th.
Under 13 girls (2nd team): Sarah Pickering 8th, Tassy Heslop 13th, Lucy Williamson 14th, Rose Hagan 18th, Jemima Elgood 25th, Madeleine Fern 27th, Lucy Jacques 33rd, Elizabeth Westhead 37th, Holly Margerrison 39th, Harriet Jackson 40th, Laura King 49th.
Under 15 girls ( 6th team): Georgia Malir 6th, Hannah Heslop 25th, Naomi Elliott 38th, Anna Sinclair 39th.
Euan Brennan won the boys 9-10 category in the Harewood Trail race in a time of 14 mins 24 secs- an improvement of 21 secs from last year. It was also in torrential rain!
Ian is a Level 2 coach and has been coaching for 3 or 4 years in the junior section. He started with the Thursday 8 to 10 year old Sportshall Athletics sessions but has been coaching the 11-15 year olds on a Monday for the last two years. A regular at the Saturday morning Family Fell Run and leads this session when Neil is unavailable.
Just Euan Brennan made it along to this event but put together a great set of results. He had two 5th places in long jump (3m.29) and 75m (12.3) and 6th in the 600m with 2.02.8.
Well done to Zoe and Daniel Judkowski who both competed in this event. Zoe (U13) was 2nd in the long jump with 3m.58, 3rd in the 200m in 33.7 and 4th in the shot with 6m.09. Daniel finished off his season in style by winning all three of his events - shot with 9m.19, javelin with 32m.74 and long jump with 4m.96.
Only 3 juniors made it to this event, but all performed incredibly well. U15 Boys: Harry Maslen, 2nd 80m Hurdles 13.4, 2nd High Jump 1m.55, 4th long jump 4m.98; U17 Boys: Rob Rekis, 2nd 100m 12.3secs, 2nd 200m 24.2, 2nd long jump 5m.13; Charlie Maslen, 3rd 800m 2.17.2, 3rd long jump 4m.76, 4th shot 9m.72.
Final Ingrams League positions were: U9/U11 girls and boys: both Evie and Euan were 15th overall with 7pts each. U13 girls: Grace Malir 7th (24 points), Zoe Judkowski 29th (5 points). U13 boys: Will Heard 14th (19 points), Thomas Kerr 34th (4 points). U15 girls: Georgia Malir 8th (27 points), Liz Heard 10th (26 points), Naomi Elliott 44th (3 points). U15 boys: Harry Maslen 4th (48 points), Daniel Judkowski 14th (21 points). U17 girls: Beth Pugh 6th (30 points). U17 boys: Rob Rekis 5th (36 points), Charlie Maslen 11th (20 points). Well done to everyone who gained points this season and to everyone else who competed for Ilkley.
Ilkley entered three teams in this friendly Relay and everyone ran exceptionally well taking the first three places. There has to be a mixture of ages from 8 through to 16 and everyone runs the same 1 mile course. The first team to finish in a time of 33.33 was Alessandra Ricci (9.49), Adam Speight (8.08), Jack Cummings (8.31) and Sam Wood (7.03). Our second team to finish in 34.02 was Francis Westhead (8.00), Elizabeth Westhead (8.52), Ed Bickerdike (9.24) and Rosie Shouler-Harris (7.44). The third team to finish in 35.21 was Ella Shouler-Harris (9.35), Jordan Ince (8.21) Ruaridh Mon-Williams (9.32) and Tom Bennett (7.51). Well done to everyone who ran, to parents for supporting it and Otley AC for organising.
Although this is not a comprehensive results round up there has been a lot of races over the summer. If you've raced and are not mentioned send me your result. At the Yorkshire Championships at Hellefield on the 7th August we had two runners. In the U10's Abigail Roche was 24th (9th girl) in 6.15. Sam Haggar (U16) was 4th in 19.23. Jacob Hellewell (U12) was 7th at Reeth in 10.13 and 9th at Kettlewell. Jack Cummings (U14) has to be our 'King of the Fells' with results at Gargrave (8th in 10.20), Coniston Gullies 10th, Kettlewell 11th, Hawkswick Dash 10th, Cracoe 7th and Farleton Knott 12th.
10 juniors competed at this meet. U9 Girls: Evelyn Malir, 5th shot 3m.32, 6th long jump 2m.96, 9th 600m 2m.21.7; U11 Boys: Euan Brennan, 3rd 75m 12.1, 4th long jump 3m.33, 7th 600m 2.11; U13 Girls: Grace Malir, 6th 150m 21.9, 2nd 800m 2m.45.4, 3rd long jump 3m.82; U13 Boys: Joe Barnes, 7th High Jump 1m.15, 13th 200m 37.1, 17th long jump 3m.06; Will Heard, 4th 80m 11.2, 5th 200m 29.3, 3rd long jump 4m.15; U15 Girls: Georgia Malir, 2nd 1500m 5m.33.2, 5th shot 5m.79, 8th long jump 3m.68; Elizabeth Heard, 3rd 100m 14.0, 2nd Discus 16m.73, 2nd long jump 4m.33; Hannah Barnes, 2nd Javelin 17m.54, 6th Discus 14m.63, 7th 100m 15.2; U15 Boys: Harry Maslen, 2nd 80m Hurdles 13.5, 3rd High Jump 1m.50, 3rd long jump 5m.01; U17 Girls: Beth Pugh, 2nd 100m 13.6, 3rd shot 6m.17, 2nd long jump 4m.15.
14 juniors took part in this first BAN Quadkids/SHA event - Georgia, Grace & Evie Malir, Greg Smith, George & Charlie Wilde, Sam McKinnon-Evans, Alessandra Ricci, Rebecca Hadfield, Jess & Sam Bretherick, Robbie Matthews, Ella Shouler-Harris and Amber Medway. Results here.
13 juniors competed at this meet. U9 Girls: Evelyn Malir, 5th shot 3m.63, 7th long jump 2m.91, 11th 600m 2m.22.5. U13 Girls: Grace Malir, 7th 150m 22.5, 3rd 800m 2m.48.6, 6th long jump 3m.62; Zoe Judkowski, 15th 150m 24.2, 6th shot 5m.46, 7th long jump 3m.49; Abi Spencer, 11th 80m 13.3, 16th 150m 24.4, 10th long jump 3m.29. U13 Boys: Thomas Kerr, 7th 75m Hurdles 16.1, 6th 800m 2m.56.2; Will Giles, 8th 75m Hurdles, 7th 80m 12.3, 9th long jump 3m.48; Will Heard, 3rd 80m 11.8, 5th 200m 30.7, 3rd long jump 4m.21. U15 Girls: Georgia Malir, 2nd 1500m 5m.23.6, 3rd shot 6m.06, 4th long jump 3m.70; Elizabeth Heard, 6th 100m 14.3, 3rd Discus 15m.43, 1st long jump 4m.15. U15 Boys: Daniel Judkowski, 5th shot 8m.43, 5th long jump 4m.98, 1st javelin 28m.06; Harry Maslen, 4th 80m Hurdles 13.5, 2nd High Jump 1m.55, 6th long jump 4m.92; Alex Spencer, 8th 200m 30.1, 7th 800m 2m.41.4, 12th long jump 4m.14. U17 Girls: Beth Pugh, 3rd 100m 14.4, 1st shot 7m.05, 2nd long jump 4m.13.
8 juniors competed in this series with 6 of them doing all three races. In the junior boys category Jack Cummings was 4th overall with a good series of times (20.12, 20.23, 20.26 - 61.01 total); Sam Haggar was 5th with 20.36, 20.18, 20.24 - 61.18 in total; Ed Bickerdike ran 21.47, 31.36, 21.22 - 64.45 in total; Tom Bennett ran 22.24, 23.04, 22.55 - 68.23 in total. In the junior girls category Harriet Jackson was the first girl with the following times 25.36, 25.39, 24.48 - 76.03. Lucy Jacques and Alessandra Ricci both ran in the first and third races of the series. Lucy's times were 24.00 and 22.53 and Alessandra's were 25.07 and 25.55.
Well done to the 24 Junior Ilkley Harriers who ran in the Will Ramsbotham Badger Stone Relays and thank you to everyone who helped on the night. Results and photos here. In particular to Rose Hagan who set the fastest 1 mile leg by a girl in 9.18, to Jack Cummings, Elizabeth Westhead & Sarah Pickering who were the first junior mixed team and to the Tench's for winning the 211 family category and the Jackson's for willing the 221 family category.
10 juniors competed at this meet. U9 Girls: Evelyn Malir, 5th shot 3m.78, 7th long jump 2m.55, 8th 600m 2m.27.1. U13 Girls: Grace Malir, 3rd 150m 21.8, 4th 800m 2m.52.2, 5th long jump 3m.71; Zoe Judkowski, 7th 150m 23.4, 5th shot 6m.04, 6th long jump 3m.43. U13 Boys: Thomas Kerr, 4th 1500m 5m.27.7, 10th long jump 3m.40. U15 Girls: Naomi Elliott, 6th 75m Hurdles 13.7, 5th 800m 2m.55.8, 7th long jump 3m.99: Georgia Malir, 4th 1500m 5m.35, 2nd shot 6m.30, 9th long jump 3m.67. U15 Boys: Daniel Judkowski, 1st shot 9m.27, 4th long jump 5m.05: Harry Maslen, 2nd 80m Hurdles 12.7, 1st High Jump 1m.55, 6th long jump 4m.72. U17 Boys: Rob Rekis, 1st 100m 12secs, 1st 200m 24.4, 1st long jump 5m.37; Charlie Maslen, 2nd 400m 59.3, 3rd long jump 5m.12.
In the 1 mile race we had 7 juniors running. 2nd Francis Westhead (9 yrs old) in 6.56; 14th Robbie Matthews (8) 7.50; 18th Alessandra Ricci (9) 8.00; 22nd Evelyn Malir (8) 8.05; 24th Catherine Westhead (7) 8.13; 33rd Toby Woodman (10) 8.59; 34th Francesca Woodman (10) 9.00. In the 2 mile race 5th Georgia Malir (14) 12.35; 16th Tassy Heslop (11) 13.43; 20th Lucy Williamson (12) 13.56; 25th Elizabeth Westhead (11) 14.17; 28th Grace Malir (12) 14.34; 40th Harriet Jackson (11) 16.13.
Fiona Jordan gained a silver medal in the 400m Hurdles in the U20 age category with a time of 67.67. Zoe Judkowski (U13) was 6th in her heat of the 80m in 13.24 and 8th in the shot with 5m.41. Daniel Judkowski (U15) competed in 6 events: 3rd in javelin with 32m.45, 4th in the shot with 9m.12, long jump with 5m.01 and in his 200m heat with 27.45, 6th in 400m final with 61.68 and 7th in the 100m heats. He gained 3 Bronze medals for Long Jump, Shot and Javelin.
Emily Wood received the award in April for her continued commitment to coaching in the junior section. For the past 4 years she has coached a double session every Thursday, helps out when needed on other sessions and runs the registration/results at most events we organise. She is a Level 1 coach and endurance official, an Emergency Aider and impressively knows most of the juniors by name.
3 juniors attended this event. U13 girls - Grace Malir 1st in 200m with 30.79, 3rd in long jump with 3m.93 and 6th in 800m with 2.48.7. U15 girls - Georgia Malir 9th in long jump with 3m.69 and 14th in 800m with 2.39.41. U15 boys - Harry Maslen 2nd in 80m hurdles with 13.31 and 10th in long jump with 4m.64.
4 juniors attended this event. U13 girls: Sophie Clarke 8th in long jump with 3m.35, 4th in both the 75m with 12.2secs and the 150m with 24.5. Tassy Heslop 5th in both the 75m with 12.9 and the 1200m with 4.38.8. U15 boys: Harry Maslen 2nd in the long jump with 4m.81, 3rd in the high jump with 1m.43 and 5th in the 200m with 27.7. U17 girls: Beth Pugh 7th in the long jump with 4m.03 and 5th in the 100m with 14secs.
Ros Blackburn is the first recipient of this award. She has been coaching juniors since the very first session at Clevedon House School in September 2002 and much of the way that the junior section has developed is due to Ros's involvement over the years. She was presented with her Dobson & Robinson vouchers by Katie Jones from England Athletics at the awards evening.
At our presentation of awards we also gave Club Colours and Half Colours to a number of Junior Ilkley Harriers who have represented the club throughout the season.
Sportshall Athletics Colours: U11 - Tassy Heslop, Ben Jarvis, Zoe Judkowski, Charles Smith. U13 - Naomi Elliott, Bea Bradley, Anna Tench, Rose Hagan, Will Giles, Ben Cheetham, Harry Maslen. U15 - Chloe Tindale and Daniel Judkowski.
Sportshall Athletics Half Colours: U11 - Jessica Burgess, Laura King, Madeleine Smith. U13 - Grace Malir, Laura Chapman, Lucy & Joanne Williamson, Gregory Smith. U15 - Beth Pugh, Georgia Malir.
Cross-Country Colours: U11 - Sarah Pickering. U13 - Harriet Jackson, Naomi Elliott, Rose Hagan, Lucy Williamson, Grace Malir, Jack Cummings. U15 - Georgia Malir.
Cross-Country Half Colours: U11 - Alessandra Ricci, Elizabeth Westhead, James Pickering, Tom Cross. U13 - Anna Pickering, Joanne Williamson, Isobel Hirst, Tom Bennett. U15 - Anna Sinclair.
Fell Running Colours: U12 - Jack Cummings. U14 - Sam Haggar, Sam Wood. U16 - Bradley Chapman.
Fell Running Half Colours: U10 - James & Sarah Pickering. U12 - Grace Malir, Anna Pickering. U14 - Georgia Malir.
Track & Field Colours: U11 - Zoe Judkowski. U13 - Naomi Elliott, Harry Maslen, Sophie Clarke, Grace Malir. U15 - Daniel Judkowski, Georgia Malir. U17 - Fiona Jordan.
Track & Field Half Colours: U13 - Thomas Kerr.
Well done to every junior who received an award this year and thank you to all the Junior Ilkley Harriers who have represented the club for all your hard work, effort and commitment during 2009/2010.
We coach 160 children each week for Sportshall Athletics and at the end of March we presented ShineAwards to them all. Since September the 11 to 15 year olds have been working towards their Level 3 Sportshall Athletics Heptathlon Award and the 8 to 11 year olds their Level 2 Agility Challenge Decathlon Award. Each year children gain more experience and standards continue to rise. This year we gave 8 Heptathlon gold medals to Bea Bradley, Naomi Elliott, Harry French, Daniel Judkowski, Harry Maslen, Beth Pugh, Kieran Roebuck and Chloe Tindale and the five most improved athletes were Sam Wood, Anna Sinclair, Jack Cowling, Ruaridh Mon-Williams and Imogen Wilson. For the younger children we presented 10 Decathlon gold medals to Nicholas Ducker, Billy Hagan, Tassy Heslop, Ben Jarvis, Zoe Judkowski, Phoebe Ogden, Roisin Ramage, Charles Smith, Matthew Sykes, and George Wilde. The five most improved athletes were Catherine Boyle, Josie Clarke, Charlie Smith, Molly Cheetham and Lucy Jacques.
... Monday's Sportshall athletics awards presentation, photos.
... Thursday's Sportshall athletics awards presentation, photos.
Well done to the 7 juniors who attended this event - many competing at Track and Field for the first time. U11 boys Euan Brennan 6th in 60m in 10.5secs, 2nd in long jump with 3m.01 and 4th in the shot with 4m.76. U13 boys Ben Cheetham 1st in the 60m Hurdles in 11.7secs and 5th in the 60m with 9.5secs. U13 girls Lucy Williamson 8th in 60m Hurdles in 13.8secs, 23rd in the 60m with 10.5secs and 19th in the long jump with 3m.05. Isobel Hirst 9th in 60m hurdles in 14.6secs, 25th in 60m with 11.1secs and 23rd in the long jump with 2m.65. Sophie Clarke 14th in 60m in 9.8secs and 16th in the long jump with 3m.23. Zoe Judkowski 16th in 60m with 9.9secs, 6th in shot with 6m.12 and 9th in the long jump with 3m.49. Joanna Williamson 26th in 60m with 11.3secs and 25th in long jump with 2m.11.
20 Junior Ilkley Harriers competed in this final event in the series. Many league placings were decided at this event and Ilkley runners who featured in the top 10 in each age category were:
U11 girls: 1st Sarah Pickering, 4th Alessandra Ricci, 7th Lucy Jacques. U11 boys: 2nd Will Tench, 4th Tom Cross, 7th James Pickering. U13 girls should be given special mention for their clean sweep of 1st to 8th places in this category - 1st Lucy Williamson, 2nd Rose Hagan, 3rd Isobel Hirst, 4th Harriet Jackson, 5th Joanne Williamson, 6th Anna Pickering, 7th Hannah Heslop, 8th Elizabeth Westhead and 10th Grace Malir. U13 boys: 2nd Jack Cummings, 4th Scott Marshall, 5th Tom Bennett, 8th Ruaridh Mon-Williams, 9th Edward Bickerdike. U15 girls: 4th Naomi Elliott, 5th Anna Sinclair, 6th Georgia Malir. U15 boys: 2nd Sam Hopkinson-Cook, 3rd Jerome Martill, 4th Sam Wood, 5th Sam Haggar, 8th Max Beesley. U17 boys: 1st= Stephen Clarke.
In total out of the 100 competitors in this league Ilkley fielded 44 different runners - well done to everyone who competed at any event.
Forty-seven juniors competed in this first low-level club Sportshall Athletics competition. Well done to everyone and to all the coaches and helpers from Ilkley who helped to officiate on the day.
Fifteen Junior Ilkley Harriers competed in this event - well done to everyone.
Five junior Ilkley Harriers raced at the National Cross-Country Championships at Leeds on Saturday. This event comes to the North of England every three years so it is a great experience just to take part in it. For the U13's girls Ilkley had three competitors - Naomi Elliott was first home in 245th place in 14.54, followed by Lucy Williamson, 311th in 15.30 and Grace Malir in 330th in 15.40. Thomas Kerr was the only competitor in the U13 boys event, finishing in 228th place in 13.47. And in the U15 girls race Georgia Malir was 182nd in 17.07. Team manager Sally Malir said that everyone really enjoyed the day and finished with smiles on their faces. Well done to everyone.
It was the eighth running of the Junior Ilkley Moor Fell races on Sunday.
The weather was absolutely awful while setting up for the event and the
snow and ice made conditions the worse they had ever been for the competitiors.
Despite all this, 80 juniors came along to run in the event and make the
hard work all worthwhile. In the U8 half mile race the first three boys
places were: Ciaran Crabtree, 4.40 (Keighley & Craven), Edward Riley,
4.54 (Ashlands School) and Tom Hagan, 4.56 (Ilkley). For the U8 girls
it was Annie Brown, 5.24 (Airienteers), Molly Hesketh, 6.18 and Lucy Hargraves,
6.20. The U10's, 12's and 14's all do a one mile course. In the U10 boys
race the first junior home was Charles Smith, 8.06 followed by Kai Atkins,
8.29 (Pendle) and Francis Westhead, 8.56 (Ilkley). For the girls Alex
Baker, 10.44 (Pendle), Bethan Morley, 11.10 (Ilkley), and Zanya Moore,
11.59 (Calder Valley). For the U12's Ilkley had a clean sweep of the first
3 places in both the boys and girls races with Thomas Kerr, 8.13, Ruaridh
Mon-Williams, 8.18 and William Tench, 8.26 and for the girls Sarah Pickering,
8.45, Elizabeth Westhead, 9.10 and Lucy Jacques, 9.12. In the U14's and
outright winner of the 1 mile course was James Merchant, 7.58 (Pendle),
followed by Jack Cummings, 8.26 and Tom Bennett, 8.43 both from Ilkley.
In the girls race the order was Sally Handford, 9.14 (Keighley & Craven),
Lucy Williamson, 10.04 and Joanne Williamson, 13.03 both from Ilkley.
Six U16's competed in the two mile race and the winner was Kristian Edwards
from Tamworth AC in 13.38 followed by Bradley Chapman, 17.53 and Sam Wood,
18.10 both from Ilkley. The girls race winner was Pippa Barrett, 17.23
(Keighley & Craven) and Georgia Malir, 18.02 (Ilkley).
This event is also the annual Junior Ilkley Harrier club fell championship where Phil Dean Trophies are presented to the first boy and girl JIH from U10 to U16. The 2010 winners were: (U10) Francis Westhead and Bethan Morley; (U12) Thomas Kerr and Sarah Pickering; (U14) Jack Cummings and Lucy Williamson; (U16) Bradley Chapman and Georgia Malir. Many congratulations to all of them and to everyone who competed at the event. Also thanks to all the many helpers and marshalls who gave up their time to make the event happen.
Well done to the 9 JIH's that have been selected to represent WestYorkshire: U15's Chloe Tindale and Daniel Judkowski. For the U13's Naomi Elliott, Bea Bradley, Anna Tench, Rose Hagan, Will Giles, Ben Cheetham and Harry Maslen.
11 juniors raced at this event. In the U8's 18th Alexis Whitaker (4.20), 29th Nina Pearce (5.04), 31st Eve Whitaker (5.10) and 34th Lyra Weston (5.19). In the 1 mile race our first finisher was U14 Jack Cummings in 19th place (7.56), followed by a whole host of U10's many doing this course for the first time - 57th Beth Morley (9.44), 58th Robbie Matthews (9.45), 64th Nea Weston (10.20), 70th Madeleine Smith (10.36) and 81st Esme Pearce (11.53). Sam Wood doing the U16 two mile course for the first time was 8th in 15.22. Well done to everyone.
Well done to the 7 juniors who competed at this event. In the U13 boys event Ruaridh Mon-Williams was 169th in 14.27. In the U13 girls 90th Rose Hagan (13.48), 98th Naomi Elliott (13.54), 131st Lucy Williamson (14.17) and 163rd Grace Malir (14.48). Together they were 19th team on the day. In the U15 girls event 81st Georgia Malir (17.53) and 136th Anna Sinclair (19.43). Well done to everyone who competed in this high class event.
Well done to the 38 juniors who raced at the third PECO League event held at Nell Bank. See Results. In the League tables many of our juniors are in the first three placings: U11 girls: 2nd Alessandra Ricci, 3rd Sarah Pickering; U11 boys: 1st Tom Cross, 2nd James Pickering; U13 girls: 1st Rose Hagan, 2nd Lucy Williamson, 3rd Isobel Hirst; U13 boys: 1st Jack Cummings, 2nd Scott Marshall; U15 girls: 2nd = Naomi Elliott; U15 boys: 1st Sam Hopkinson-Cook, 2nd Sam Wood and in the U17 boys 1st= Stephen Clarke.