Washburn Valley Relays

We entered a record 9 teams into the 3 leg relay event around the Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs on Friday evening. We had a few last-minute substitutions but none had to run two legs. Thanks to Richard and Diane Thomas for standing in and relieving the mini mountain marathoners (Andrew & Russell). We hope that Jason “fingers” Buckley is recovering well and Jill enjoyed her birthday in the hospital!

Our fast ladies team came first in the women’s open category. Congratulations to Shami, Niamh and Emma B.

Our fast mens team (Alan, Rob & Paul M) came in about 7th, so a very strong run from them also.

It is becoming traditional to have a picnic after this event so that is what we did again.

A very enjoyable evening was had by all. Thanks again to Otley AC for hosting this great race. 55 teams ran in all.

The full results will be posted here when available. For photos click here

Kirkstall Festival Balloon Race

To add to the fun of Kirkstall Festival on Sat 12 July 2014, the Harriers hosted a balloon race. The closing date has now passed and the Club email box hasn’t received any notifications of anyone finding a balloon.

They were released around 4pm at the festival and all headed off at top speed towards north Leeds so who knows where they ended up?!

The proceeds from the Kirkstall harriers Stall go to Wheatfields Hospice charity, so the value of the prize will increase our donation this year.

Than you to all those who contributed to the success of the stall on the day.

Club Championship Update after Race 11 – Eccup 10

The CC race results table for this race can be viewed here

The updated CC league table after 11 races can be viewed here

Chris Hunt took the maximum 50 points from this race. Well done to Chris. Rose George & Kevin Kelly followed up with 49 points and 48 points respectively. Rose ran so fast that none of the cameras had fast enough shutter speeds to capture her running!!

The top three in the league stay the same: Jon Potts, Hannah Lee and Peter Hey but John Hutchinson jumps into fourth place and Laura Hogg into 5th. Rose is also racing up the league table and still has only 5 races in her total of 212 points.

There are still 9 races to go, so plenty of time to build up your best 6 race scores.

The next CC race is the Knavesmire Vets race on Wednesday 06 August.

Photos from the Eccup race (thanks to Rachael’s Andy) can be viewed here

More photos are on Yorkshire Runner facebook page here

Eccup 10

An annual favourite of many members. this race always seems to get warm weather and this year was no exception. Not a scorcher like last year but warm and humid. Of the 29 members running, some were first time 10 milers and some earned new PBs on this undulating course.
Congratulations to John Hutchinson for winning the M65 2nd place trophy.
For photos click here
The table below is our gun times. CC update and table to follow when chip times are available.

Pos Name . Time Cat PB?
21 PAUL MILLER 01:02:03 M OPEN
63 ROBERT PRATT 01:07:01 M OPEN First 10m
93 CHRISTOPHER GLOVER 01:09:00 M50
118 JASON BUCKLEY 01:10:49 M OPEN PB
123 SHAMISO SISIMAYI 01:11:17 F OPEN PB
167 JOHN HUTCHINSON 01:14:35 M65
174 GARY CARLISLE 01:15:01 M50 PB
175 ADAM RHODES 01:15:13 M OPEN PB
223 LAURA HOGG 01:18:00 F OPEN PB
261 JON POTTS 01:19:39 M60 First 10m
297 CHRIS HUNT 01:21:27 M OPEN PB
307 CHRIS STROWBRIDGE 01:22:09 M OPEN
323 ROSE GEORGE 01:22:53 F40 PB
326 ANDY CARTER 01:23:04 M50 First 10m
442 ALYSON GLOVER 01:28:58 F45
455 KEVIN KELLY 01:29:26 M40 PB
467 SHEVONNE MCLARNON 01:30:23 F40 First 10m
536 SANDRA WARREN 01:35:12 F40 PB
544 RACHAEL KEARNS 01:35:45 F OPEN First 10m
551 PETER HEY 01:36:00 M60
571 BETHAN THOMAS-LLOYD 01:37:59 F OPEN First 10m
572 VICTORIA DANIEL 01:37:59 F OPEN
576 BURJOR LANGDANA 01:38:22 M45
615 KAREN LONGFELLOW 01:41:41 F45
626 JILL BUCKLEY 01:43:03 F35
633 BALDISH SANDHU 01:43:41 F45
638 MARIE TURTON 01:44:23 F OPEN First 10m
659 GEMMA RATHBONE 01:49:10 F OPEN
660 SAMANTHA BROOME 01:49:11 F OPEN PB

Kirkstall Festival 2014

We had a stall at the festival again and a few of our members helped throughout the day.

Special thanks go to Sam, Gemma, Paul C, Lauren, Ian, Anne, Jim, Eric & Daphne who put in a long shift on the stall. Also many thanks to all those who stopped by for a while to lend a hand.

The balloon race went down very well and some 38 balloons were set free from the Abbey grounds at 4.00pm.

We made about £50 which will be donated to Wheatfields Hospice.

For photos thanks to Lauren click here

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Post Hill Challenge & Club Championship Update

15 members were brave enough to take on the challenge of this race which includes 2 climbs up the front of Post Hill within the first mile!

Well done all for completing the run on a very warm evening and especially to Marion Muir for winning the FV35 prize.

Photo: Alan is watched by Adam on his second climb of the hill

Alan scaling the "Hill"

Our results in the race are below.

The CC race results table for this race can be viewed here

The updated CC league table after 10 races can be viewed here

Kevin Kelly took the maximum 50 points from this race with a very strong run. Well done Kevin. Marion Muir followed up with 49 points and Alan Brydon who finished 5th in the race earned himself 48 points.

Despite not running in the race, Jon Potts retains top spot in the league and Hannah remains in second. Peter Hey consolidated his third place by scoring 47 points and improving his “best 6” tally.

This marks the midway point in the championship but there are still 10 races to go, so plenty of time to build up your best 6 race scores.

The next CC races are the Eccup 10 on Sunday 13th July.

Photos from the Post Hill race thanks to Lauren Chapman can be viewed here

Pos Name Tme
5 Alan Brydon 00:21:52
9 Paul Miller 00:22:59
19 Christopher Glover 00:24:25
24 Randolph Haggerty 00:25:19
34 Shane Nicholl 00:26:21
43 Adam Rhodes 00:27:36
50 Laura Hogg 00:28:30
61 Marion Muir 00:29:59
62 Paul Chapman 00:30:00
66 Kevin Kelly 00:31:35
73 Peter Hey 00:32:51
75 Alyson Glover 00:33:05
92 Karen Longfellow 00:39:28
93 Gemma Rathbone 00:39:42
94 Baldish Sandhu 00:40:12