Abbey Dash 2015

38 Harriers braved the wind and rain last Sunday in the Abbey Dash 10k. Many recorded new PBs despite the poor conditions and some were running the distance for the first time. Well done to everyone and all those Harriers who lined the route to cheer on our runners. This was the last CC race of 2015 so Steve will be posting the points table on here soon.

Name Time PB?
1 Steve Webb 00:39:17
2 Hal Roberts 00:39:27
3 Adam Moger 00:40:36
4 Andy Carter 00:40:48
5 Niamh Jackson 00:41:03
6 Shamiso Sisimayi 00:41:46
7 Joe Steele 00:42:41
8 Adam Nodwell 00:42:50 PB
9 Colin Chapman 00:43:14
10 Simon Smith 00:43:27
11 Emma Lavelle-Wood 00:43:48 PB
12 Justin Newall 00:45:20
13 Timothe Dazin 00:45:56
14 Sean Cook 00:47:01
15 Catherine Barrett 00:47:52 PB
16 Louise O’Brien 00:48:18 PB
17 Jemma Arfield 00:48:25 PB
18 Chris Hudson 00:48:27 First 10k
19 Mark McKone 00:49:25
20 Paul Chapman 00:49:35 PB
21 Anthony Shaw 00:49:52
22 James Nundy 00:50:16
23 Katherine Hill 00:50:30
24 Catherine McIlroy 00:51:20 PB
25 Ben Clark 00:51:26 First 10k
26 Neil Marshall 00:51:33
27 Collette Spencer 00:53:41
28 Rebecca Dwyer 00:54:18
29 Shevonne McLarnon 00:54:20 PB
30 Liz Walker 00:55:16 PB
31 Nathan Molyneaux 00:56:11 PB
32 Chris Scott 00:56:42 PB
33 Yekanth Venkiteela 00:57:18
34 Malcolm Taylor 00:58:22 PB
35 Ceata Rycroft 00:58:55
36 John Kelly 01:01:15
37 Isaac Dell 01:02:58
38 Mark Skinner 01:07:50

PECO XC Number Allocation

The PECO XC race numbers are now ready for collection, please see Adam or Steve on Monday/Wednesday to collect you number. It would really help us out if you remember to collect these at training so as to limit the amount that has to be done pre-race on Sunday.

Those who are registered for race 1 are listed at this link. If you’re not on this list then we can squeeze you in if you get in touch by tomorrow evening, however you will be running as a guest and not count towards the club points. You will count from Race 2 onwards.


Kirkstall Harriers Lamp Post Orienteering

For info, prior to Wednesday nights training run.

Wednesday 18th November’s training session will be a “fun” orienteering session, around many of our normal training routes. As individuals/pairs you will be given an orienteering map of the area as attached (with the addition of a number of Control Points). You will be given ten minutes “planning time” to devise the route you think will gain you the most number of points possible. You will then be given one hour “running time” to try and gain those points. Points will be given for correctly identifying the Control Points, with the value of Control Points varying with difficulty to find and distance from KLC.

To give you an idea of the area being used, James has kindly sent across the map without the points marked. Wouldn’t want anybody cheating now would we!? It’s at this link if you would like to have a look.


  • all “Control Points” are lamp posts, identified on the map by a coloured number;
  • Control Points can be visited in any order, or not at all;
  • all Control Points are marked somewhere by the council with a unique identifier;
  • all Control Points are at an obvious location i.e. near a road junction, street corner or street end;
  • once you’ve located a control point, write down the unique identifier;
  • points will be given as follows:
    • Control Points 1 – 10 (green) + 10 points
    • Control Points 11 – 20 (orange) + 20 points
    • Control Points 21 – 25 (red) + 30 points
    • Identifying Alan’s favourite lamp post + 30 points
    • For returning each minute or partial minute after the allotted time – 10 points
  • The individual/pair with the most points wins;
  • please stick to public rights of way, no jumping over garden fences etc. You may use local knowledge for shortcuts and footpaths which may not be on the map, but ensure you can reorient yourself afterwards;
  • no use of phones/navigation devices, they’ll likely only get you more lost; and
  • if you do get completely lost my no. is +447760 252 248. Although I might not be able to do anything but laugh.

Top Tips

  • maintain good contact with the map – there are no road names, there are no grid squares, you probably don’t have a compass;
  • plan a route – it is not possible for you to visit every Control Point in the hour. Be realistic with your pace, or you’ll be fined heavily for returning late; and
  • have fun, there’s prizes to be won, the reward is in the risk!

Winter Time Trial Series 15/16 – Race 2 – November

We had 32 runners turn out for what we thought was going to be a very wet and windy night – but fortunately the weather held off for the run.

They were 9 new faces – well for me and the time trial there were – so apologies for any bad handicap times or misspelling of names. First 3 over the line were Neil Marshall with a run time of 27.27, Katherine Hill 28.20 and Steve Corcoran 28.25. Bringing up the rear on the night was new member Matt Cox and Patrick Nesden.

Times will be reviewed before the next one in December. Fastest male runner on the night was Ben Coldwell with a run time of 19.12 and picking off 20 runners. Fastest female was Alice Murray-Gourlay with a run time of 20.34 and picking off 18 runners. One other name to mention – and watch out for was Paul Hallam who had a run time of 20.22 and picked off 23 runners to finish 4th, just missing out on a podium position by 12 seconds.

Anybody spotting any obvious errors please let me know asap. Many thanks to Peter Hey for organising & co-ordinating, Alan Brydon and his stubbed toe for doing the timing and Lucy Churm for guiding runners out and back to avoid any cheating !!! Adam Moger would have been there too but had some lame excuse about Anna going into labour and giving birth to Samson Harry weighing in at about 10lbs. Hopefully all 3 are doing well.

Full results available at this link, including your actual run time.

The next one will be in the second week of December (I think), likely to be a Wednesday. Check the training schedule when it is published at the end of the month.

Remember, this is a winter series & points are accumulated based on your finish position in each TT, with your best 4 results of 6 to count.

Historic 5k TT results are available here.

Good luck all in the Abbey Dash!



Club Championship – Race 18 – Harewood 10

Sounds like it was a rather moist affair, quite glad I wasn’t around for it. Definitely a fair weather runner…..

Alice Murray-Gourlay took 50 points followed by Helen Burgess & Hal Roberts.

Race 19 (and the final race of this CC season) is the Abbey Dash next Sunday. Entries are now full.

For the full club championship results table click here.

I think we all know that Paul Newton’s score is going to be a tough cookie to crack, but in a bid to keep the other podium places under wraps I’ll not be posting the leaderboard again until after the presentation of trophies at the Christmas Fuddle (21st December).

Please go here and check you have been allocated the correct bonus points for parkruns & marathons. Last chance to run qualifying races for bonus points is the Abbey Dash. After that, if you’re not on the list, no bonus points I’m afraid.

For info – there is only 11 points separating 1st and 3rd going into the last race, with a bunch of contenders in the next 5 places looking at a podium position.

Steve Webb

Harewood 10

In the penultimate club championship race of the season we had a reduced field of 11 harriers (due to a clash with the vets race) taking on a very muddy 10 mile course. There were some great performances and some PBs despite the tough course and conditions. Well done everyone.

CC tables will be posted here shortly by Steve Webb.


Pos Name   Cat Time Pos in Cat PB?
13 Hal Roberts Msen 66.39 10 First 10m
20 Richard Joyce Msen 67.41 14
25 Paul Miller Msen 68.48 17
52 Adam Nodwell Msen 72.37 29 PB
55 Alice Murray-Gourlay Fsen 72.52 3 PB
85 Andy Carter M50 77.18 13
110 Sean Cook Msen 79.53 48
121 Timothe Dazin Msen 81.21 50
157 Kieran O’Brien Msen 85.02 60
159 Helen Burgess Fsen 85.12 11 First 10m
257 Sandra Warren F45 98.39 13