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
We had 19 Harriers running, what can only be described as a mud bath by all accounts, of a Guiseley Gallop this year. We welcomed back some old faces and welcomed in some fresh blood too. The full results with time order are below. Niamh Jackson came 2nd in an impressive field of ladies and Jonathan and Lee made it into the top 30 overall. Slightly further down the field, John Hutchinson came first in his age category and Richard Thomas & Paul Glover made the top 10 in his. Well done all! Hopefully it’ll be easier next year!
|20||20||Jonathan Young||MS||(008/062)||Kirkstall Harriers||00:43:45|
|30||29||Lee Hardy||MS||(011/062)||Kirkstall Harriers||00:45:16|
|48||2||Niamh Jackson||F35||(001/027)||Kirkstall Harriers||00:47:00|
|55||53||Adam Nodwell||MS||(020/062)||Kirkstall Harriers||00:47:23|
|156||135||Simon Hands||M35||(029/047)||Kirkstall Harriers||00:53:59|
|158||136||Simon Boardman||MS||(038/062)||Kirkstall Harriers||00:54:08|
|159||137||Richard Thomas||M55||(009/024)||Kirkstall Harriers||00:54:08|
|164||142||Kevin Kelly||M40||(018/038)||Kirkstall Harriers||00:54:21|
|210||174||Michael Reynard||M45||(024/043)||Kirkstall Harriers||00:58:25|
|219||179||John Hutchinson||M70||(001/011)||Kirkstall Harriers||00:58:43|
|241||194||Matt Kasparek||MS||(050/062)||Kirkstall Harriers||01:00:02|
|298||225||Paul Glover||M70||(005/011)||Kirkstall Harriers||01:03:39|
|345||97||Kimberley Keeber||F35||(020/027)||Kirkstall Harriers||01:07:44|
|359||104||Shevonne Mclarnon||F40||(015/026)||Kirkstall Harriers||01:08:50|
|373||259||Simon Smith||M45||(038/043)||Kirkstall Harriers||01:09:57|
|377||117||Hannah Newman||FS||(031/045)||Kirkstall Harriers||01:10:28|
|389||124||Karen Boardman||FS||(035/045)||Kirkstall Harriers||01:12:08|
|390||125||Joanne Taylor||FS||(036/045)||Kirkstall Harriers||01:12:09|
|406||271||Peter Hey||M65||(011/013)||Kirkstall Harriers||01:14:23|
Onto the Club Championship results, the top 3 against their handicaps were:
The full race results against handicaps can be found here, along with previous rounds.
With the promised bonuses added, there is a shake up in the League Table, Jonathan Young taking over the lead by the virtue of running 4 out of the 5 races so far this year.
The full table can be found here
The eagle eye amongst you might have seen I have skipped Race 5 from the CC. This is because, due to the cancellation of John Carr 5k, we have amended the race to the Even Splits 5K at the Brownlee Centre. It is a series that runs between March and November. Entries for Race 3 have now opened. Check out the KH 2018 Races for information.