Thanks again to Jemma McConville-Roe again this month for producing another great newsletter. The format has a fresh look this month with updates from a few of our members included so why not have a look.
It’s been a while, in a busy month or two for the club championship the Taylors decided to move house! So I’ve got quite a bit to update you all on. The races we’ve had are:
- Pudsey 10k
- Hyde Park Summer Mile (part 1 of 2 – see Golden Mile)
- Eccup 10
- East Leeds 10k
A variety of races and distances, with hilly and flat courses, all in the recent heat wave! I hope you all had sun cream on.
With no further ado, click the below links for the full Kirkstall Harriers results in these events based on their handicaps.
Over the course of the past 4 races, we’ve had no change in order for the Top 3 in the table, but it’s definitely got closer in terms of score! There are lots of people still in with a shout of winning it, all is not over. Remember your best 6 races (5 + marathon bonus) counts to the club champs. I have not updated the bonus points – that will come with the next CC update after Middleton Massif!
Thanks to Jemma McConville-Roe for this month’s newsletter. The member profile this month is Jonathan Young.
Leeds Half Marathon, our chance to show off our excellent runners and supporters! A great advertisement for our club if there ever was one. We had 24 runners in the sweltering heat and just as many supporters lining the route. Thank you to all!
The Kirkstall Harriers results are here:
|Pos.||Bib No.||Name||Gender||Cat.||Club||Gun Time||Chip Time||Gender Pos.||Cat. Pos.||Chip Pos.|
|234||4153||Niamh Jackson||Female||F35||Kirkstall Harriers||01:31:29||01:31:07||5||3||240|
|285||9391||Alistair O’Donnell||Male||M||Kirkstall Harriers||01:32:56||01:32:11||276||136||282|
|336||4341||Paul Grist||Male||M50||Kirkstall Harriers||01:34:06||01:32:55||318||11||311|
|416||9359||Richard Kennedy-Joyce||Male||M||Kirkstall Harriers||01:35:57||01:35:23||395||192||436|
|430||4308||Adam Moger||Male||M40||Kirkstall Harriers||01:36:17||01:35:36||409||63||447|
|849||4799||Eleanor Gallon||Female||F35||Kirkstall Harriers||01:43:24||01:42:25||89||23||932|
|1101||4850||Isobel Webster||Female||F||Kirkstall Harriers||01:47:19||01:46:07||122||61||1298|
|3396||9292||Andrew Goldman||Male||M35||Kirkstall Harriers||02:20:26||01:54:56||2557||397||2252|
|2477||5485||Alice Chandler||Female||F||Kirkstall Harriers||02:08:55||01:55:44||472||235||2349|
|3022||6357||Joanne McGarey||Female||F||Kirkstall Harriers||02:15:24||02:02:23||667||332||3137|
|3058||7253||Alexandra Potts||Female||F||Kirkstall Harriers||02:15:54||02:02:35||686||341||3159|
|3110||10488||Kieran O’brien||Male||M40||Kirkstall Harriers||02:16:28||02:03:22||2394||364||3253|
|2133||4389||Ben Clark||Male||M35||Kirkstall Harriers||02:04:24||02:03:25||1764||298||3256|
|3199||9627||Fiona Venner||Female||F45||Kirkstall Harriers||02:17:41||02:05:10||756||78||3442|
|4173||6200||Hannah Lee||Female||F||Kirkstall Harriers||02:32:08||02:06:28||1211||626||3595|
|4250||7831||Malcolm Taylor||Male||M||Kirkstall Harriers||02:33:15||02:07:05||3004||1309||3664|
|4563||8048||Joanne Taylor||Female||F||Kirkstall Harriers||02:38:11||02:12:22||1413||729||4180|
|4707||7469||Baldish Sandhu||Female||F50||Kirkstall Harriers||02:40:35||02:14:19||1493||62||4358|
|4080||7244||Hannah Newman||Female||F||Kirkstall Harriers||02:30:36||02:16:48||1165||598||4583|
|4821||10814||Gary Risdon||Male||M||Kirkstall Harriers||02:42:49||02:16:50||3262||1420||4586|
|5207||8321||Patrick Nesden||Male||M65||Kirkstall Harriers||02:50:25||02:24:08||3416||21||5078|
|4702||7431||Emily Potts||Female||F||Kirkstall Harriers||02:40:33||02:27:13||1491||771||5253|
As for the club championships, we had some new faces and some slightly older returnees. Our newly re-elected councillor Fiona Venner took full points, closely followed by Joanne McGarey both having a fine run!
The full results can be found here.
A slight change in the table with Jonathon Young retaining his lead. Adam Moger and Paul Grist move into trophy contention thanks to their early parkruns with Izzy close behind in 4th! Anyone who helped out at Parkrun will be at least half way to their Volunteer Bonus points (10) – there are plenty more opportunities in the year to help!
The full table can be found here.
6 races in to this years Club Championship (Race 5 is the long running Even Splits 5k events) and 66 club members have participated. Love the symmetry! When we get to the 20th race will 200 people have participated? I hope so!
A couple of weekends ago saw the Vale of York 10 mile race and 12 speedy Harriers were PB chasing. Results are as follows! Well done all!
|Position||NameName||Club||Age Grade||Category||Category Position||Net TimeNet Time||Gun TimeGun Time|
|28||Jonathan Young||Kirkstall Harriers||70.00%||MSEN||17/166||01:02:50||01:02:50|
|65||Adam Moger||Kirkstall Harriers||68.00%||M40||12/71||01:07:38||01:07:43|
|205||Eleanor Gallon||Kirkstall Harriers||65.00%||F35||6/108||01:16:53||01:17:12|
|245||Mark Skinner||Kirkstall Harriers||67.00%||M55||12/46||01:17:56||01:18:49|
|274||Nicholas Child||Kirkstall Harriers||60.00%||M45||36/90||01:19:44||01:19:59|
|285||Matt Kasparek||Kirkstall Harriers||54.50%||MSEN||88/166||01:19:32||01:20:37|
|491||Simone Salgado||Kirkstall Harriers||56.20%||FSEN||55/141||01:27:46||01:28:25|
|628||Simon Smith||Kirkstall Harriers||51.80%||M45||71/90||01:33:09||01:33:23|
|655||Elizabeth Walker||Kirkstall Harriers||52.50%||FSEN||80/141||01:33:36||01:34:15|
|729||Shevonne Mclarnon||Kirkstall Harriers||54.10%||F40||81/142||01:36:32||01:37:09|
|733||Hannah Newman||Kirkstall Harriers||50.80%||FSEN||89/141||01:36:40||01:37:17|
|734||Joanne Taylor||Kirkstall Harriers||50.70%||FSEN||90/141||01:36:41||01:37:17|
The top 3 against their handicaps were:
The full Handicap results can be found below.
I have updated the League table with these results and the Bonuses for the incredible marathons people have been running recently!
Wot ever happened to Spring. After a long cold winter we seemed to go straight into summer with the temperature about 20 degrees at the start of the race. We had 29 runners on the start line, one more than last year. This was the 30th running of this event. It first started in 1987 and we have only missed 2 years, 1994 & 1995. This must have been the time the club was called Leeds Postal Harriers and was very short on members.
We had a few members as usual giving good excuses why their handicap times were not realistic on the night, but we do tend to use the UK Athletic handicapping system as much as possible, even if members have not run an official race for many years, or their name is down twice with two different handicaps for the same distance. It is only those who have never ran a 10k race before for the club that do not get an official handicap. We also had to set up a different finish due to the Burley Rugby Club having their pitch completely dug up and a new one being laid and the “listed” wall around the Kirkstall Forge is being strengthened due to weakness and listing problems – still. The measured distance being calculated at 5.78 miles.
The first 3 over the finish line were Andy Goldman who did a run time of 52.15. This was despite a long lay off due to injury, which was aggravated (or improved) by a hamstring problem on his first night back at training doing the hills, a week or two ago. 2nd was Shevonne McLarnon 37 seconds later in a run time of 54.52 who seems to be getting a few more races in and getting faster for doing so. 3rd was a slimmer looking Matt Sykes-Hooban who is also getting faster upon his return to running, with a run time of 51.04. Just missing out and finishing fourth was new member Ashleigh Jones, 25 seconds behind Matt with a run time of 52.29. 5th was Anna Jaines with a run time of 47.56. Another name to mention is Kelvin Horner, despite a slight disagreement about his handicap, he did set off in 26th place and finished in 6th with a run time of 42.22, 8 seconds faster than his handicap and for those who buy expensive running shoes – he was only wearing sandals – but I assume they are not the usual cheap off the shelf ones from T K MAX. For those thinking of changing their footwear maybe you need to speak to Kelvin first. The fastest runner on the night was Jonathan Young with a run time of 36.27 and finishing in 9th position after setting off at the back, 22 minutes after the first runner. Fastest female on the night was Leah Williams with a run time of 44.54 and overtaking 12 runners to finish 7th. Needless to say there were plenty of runners and helpers in the LPSA indulging in the fine spread laid on. Many thanks to Gary Carlisle, Neil Marshall, Sam Taylor and especially Jemmy Roe for ensuring that amidst all the fun and frolics of the night, everyone got off on the right time, no runners were lost en route, and the correct order of names and times listed at the end.
Results of Chairman’s Chase:
Previous year’s winners of the Chairman’s Chase and the Member’s Meander:
WINTER TIME TRIAL
The overall winners of the winter time trials were also presented with their trophies back at the LPSA after the Chairmans Chase. The best 4 scores out of the 6 races are used to decide the overall winners. Altogether we had 44 runners who had knowingly or not, turned up for 1 or more races. I would like to think had the weather been kinder this could have been more, but regardless of this, it was a close finish for the 8 that qualified. Below is a list of their names and the points gained, which suggests that even on the last race most runners were close to getting in the top 3 subject to the time they ran or the number of runners who finished in front of them.
Patrick Nesden – 22 points
Adam Moger – 27
Giedrius Geisleris – 28
Vikki Hipkiss – 29
Malcolm Taylor – 30
Dawn Henderson – 34
Sean Scanlon – 38
Carol Moran – 42