Club Championship Race 6 – Guiseley Gallop

Apologies for my tardiness folks, I have been busy eating lots in prep for my London Marathon attempt this weekend. I get 50 bonus points!

Last weekend saw Harriers take on the Guiseley Gallop, brilliantly organised as ever by Skyrac. 10 of us took part, and some great performances came out of it. Well done all.

There can be only one winner of the maximum 50 points though. Well done John Hutchinson (who also came first in his age category!)

Position Name H’cap Time Diff Time Points
1 John Hutchinson 00:54:54 5.96% 00:51:38 50
2 Lee Hardy 00:44:02 4.35% 00:42:07 49
3 Peter Britton 00:56:11 3.09% 00:54:27 48
4 Peter Hey 01:09:07 2.33% 01:07:30 47
5 Martin Frazer 00:48:54 2.23% 00:47:48 46
6 Louise O’Brien 00:52:21 1.05% 00:51:48 45
7 Paul Glover 00:57:43 0.59% 00:57:23 44
8 Kevin Kelly 01:07:50 -0.81% 01:08:23 43
9 Paul Miller 00:45:19 -1.56% 00:46:01 42
10 Sean O’Halloran 01:02:04 -5.60% 01:05:33 41

The full results, including previous can be found here.

I have fully updated the table, adding in Parkrun bonuses. Please make sure your name does appear if you think it ought to as I’ve also updated my list from the 2017/2018 Membership list! Lee Hardy continues his excellent form and now leads the Club Championship, although his handicap has dropped by 3.0 since the start of the year! How low can he go. The full table can be found here.


Races come thick and fast in May, take a look at the 2017 calendar if you want to have a chance at this years championship!


Malcolm Taylor

Club Championship Race 5 – Vale of York 10

Whilst many Harriers were gallivanting around Northumberland on the Club Trip, 5 souls travelled to York to complete the Vale of York 10 mile race and earn themselves, what could be valuable Club Championship points!

A flat course made harder by hot conditions last week, a lot of PBs were broken! Well done!

Position Name H’cap Time Diff Time Points
1 Lee Hardy 01:13:17 11.03% 01:05:12 50
2 Adam Rhodes 01:16:23 2.50% 01:14:28 49
3 Adam Nodwell 01:16:23 2.39% 01:14:33 48
4 Ben Coldwell 01:03:48 1.97% 01:02:32 47
5 Shevonne McLarnon 01:36:35 0.49% 01:36:07 46

The full CC results can be found here, including previous CC races.

I have updated the Club Championship table including Marathon Bonuses (not done Parkrun yet, it will be done soon!). The table can be found here.


Next up, this weekend, is Guiseley Gallop – online entries are closed, but you can still enter on the day, if you feel brave enough! The full list of 2017 races can be found here.

Vale of York 10

We had a lower than normal turnout at this flat 10 miler today. It was a CC race so the few who attended will get good CC points.

Well done to Ben and Lee who recorded fantastic PBs.


Position Name Category Category position Chip time PB
29 Ben Coldwell MSEN 18/162 01:02:32 PB
56 Lee Hardy MSEN 33/162 01:05:12 PB
173 Adam Rhodes M40 31/88 01:14:28  
174 Adam Nodwell MSEN 75/162 01:14:33  
651 Shevonne McLarnon F40 62/130 01:36:07  

Club Championship Race 4 – Combined Spen 20 and East Hull 20

For the year’s first combined Club Championship race we had two 20 milers to go at. Two of the best pre marathon training races in the country, it seemed a shame to just have one of them!

We had a total of 10 runners across both races taking part. PS I hope your all paid up members to take part in the Club Championship as written in the rules!

Name Time Race
Andy Carter 02:24:26 Spen 20
Adam Moger 02:42:02 Spen 20
Jacqueline Elmer 03:50:08 Spen 20
Ben Coldwell 02:16:27 East Hull 20
Shamiso Sisimayi* 02:28:41 East Hull 20
Paul Grist 02:45:51 East Hull 20
Kieran O’Brien 02:49:35 East Hull 20
Simon Smith 02:56:11 East Hull 20
Lisa Gibson 03:04:14 Esat Hull 20
Malcolm Taylor 03:39:28 East Hull 20

*6th Overall and 1st in Age Category


I have updated the Club Championship Race Results page with the awarded points, but the top 3 against their 20 mile handicap is:

Position Name H’cap Time Diff Time Points
1 Jacqueline Elmer 04:13:29 9.21% 03:50:08 50
2 Paul Grist 03:01:15 8.50% 02:45:51 49
3 Shamiso Sisimayi 02:40:07 7.14% 02:28:41 48

The full table can be found here.



Next up we have Vale of York 10 on the 9th March, inconveniently clashes with our weekend away but if you aren’t able to make it to Northumberland, a few points will be on offer here!

PECO XC Relays 2017

Well done to our 5 teams who completed in the annual PECO XC relays. This year it was held at Northowram CC and it sounds like it was a tough course.

Our Ladies Vet 40 team won their category and our club representative team just missed out on retaining the trophy coming in second. Our mens open team also came second in their category, so it was a very good showing for the club. Many thanks to our Mens Captain, Simon Smith for organising the teams this year.

For full results click here

For photos by Woodentops click here

PECO v WYWL Relay (12th March 2017)
Pos Team Name Category Leg 1 Runner Leg 1 Leg 2 Runner Leg 2 Leg 3 Runner Leg 3 Total
10 Kirkstall Harriers Club Team Club Team Fred Maier 22:13 Chris Hudson 26:49 Alice Murray-Gourlay 24:20 1:13:22
15 Kirkstall Fast Boys Men’s Open Adam Nodwell 27:14 Matt Kasparek 27:35 Kevin Longmate 23:16 1:18:05
30 Kirkstall Gazelles LV40+ Louise O’Brien 31:40 Marion Muir 30:05 Emma Lavelle-Wood 25:54 1:27:39
39 Kirkstall Rose & Thorns Ad Hoc Noel Akers 31:09 Anne Akers 45:30 Simon Smith 30:21 1:47:00
40 Kirkstall Ad-Hocs Ad Hoc Jill Buckley 52:15 Catherine James 35:43 Randolph Haggerty 23:40 1:51:38
  Gav Mulholland 18:55
  Crystal Goecker 22:49
Note that Leg 1 was around 400m longer than Legs 2 & 3