Chairman’s Chase 2019

Although the temperature was a bit chilly for the time of year, about 7 degrees at least it was dry and we had 13 runners, 2 joggers and at least 7 people to help and marshal, along with 2 minors to keep an eye on Jemma. To avoid anyone losing valuable time due to red traffic lights we started outside the Bridge pub, and the finish was by the last gated entrance after the Abbey itself, so the distance could not have been too much short of a 10k. First over the line was Paul Chapman with a run time of 47.33. With a time like that it is hoped he will be doing more races this year. 42 seconds behind in 2nd place, having stood around for 22 minutes in the cold, but overtaking everyone else in the race was Alan O’Brien with a run time of 36.45. The fastest time on the night. In 3rd place, 41 seconds further behind was Liz Walker with a time of 53.26. The Baildon Boundary half M on Sunday must have done some good. Just missing out in 4th place by 58 seconds was Gary Carlisle with a run time of 49.24. Bringing up the rear on the night was Hannah Newman who was not fibbing when she said it would be a slow run for her. Fastest lady on the night was Jane Crossley with a run time of 48.57. Hoping the other runners were not too dissatisfied with their positions but the handicaps are set mainly by Run Britain, so it all depends how and when your last run was, that dictates the starting line – with a little bit of fudging where needed. Running is an unpredictable event at the best of times. Only 9 minutes separated all 13 runners but taking 2nd to 11th position there was less then 4 minutes. Apart from the bleep test next week, hopefully there will be no more time trials until the Members Meander as Autumn approaches.

Club Championship 2019 – Race 4 – 20 Mile Edition

Over the past month there have been several 20 mile races, all of which were included in our club championship. There has been Spen 20, Trimpell 20, East Hull 20 and the inaugural Brownlee Centre 20 mile events. All of which are great for marathon training as London and Manchester to name a couple are coming up! We had 12 Harriers take advantage of race conditions and earned themselves valuable points.

The runners final positions in the club championship race 4 were:

Position Name Time Points Race
1 Jacqueline Elmer 03:26:20 50 Spen20
2 Andrew Goldman 03:09:24 49 Brownlee 20
3 Ben Coldwell 02:05:10 48 East Hull 20
4 Ellie Hipkiss 03:23:45 47 Trimpell 20
5 Emily Potts 03:46:36 46 Spen20
6 Vicki Hipkiss 03:34:59 45 Trimpell 20
7 Isobel Webster 03:00:54 44 Spen20
8 Kevin Blackhurst 02:57:45 43 East Hull 20
9 Eleanor Gallon 03:01:19 42 Brownlee 20
10 Lee Hardy 02:16:59 41 East Hull 20
11 Paul Grist 02:40:37 40 Spen20
12 Alexandra Potts 03:46:35 39 Spen20
13 Adam Moger 02:38:44 38 Spen20

For full result tables please see here.

For the table, please see here

Race 5 is the Even Splits 5k series at the Brownlee Centre – we’ve already seen 2 of these events pass already, 8 more to go! Enter 1 to receive Club Championship points.

Summer races are fast approaching, so make sure you’re entered into the races listed in our calendar.

Finally, don’t forget to submit your wildcard entry which counts towards Race 20 and could mean the difference for a top 3 finish!

Your friendly CC rep.


Final Winter 5k Time Trial

Only 12 runners took part on the night. 2 members, Ben Coldwell and Lee Hardy jogged around the route to unwind from their Hull 20 miler the day before – recording 2.05.10 and 2.16.59 respectively. Patrick was also unwinding from his Canal marathon on the Saturday, whilst we know 4 other runners had done the 15 mile or more Heptonstall fell race, also the day before. Marathon training seems to peaking (along with the 3 peaks) for the end of April. I also gave Carol Moran the wrong instructions for the night so she was looking for us elsewhere!!!
With it being the last race of the series, runners were able to pick their quickest or easiest way around the route. We think 5 finishers went the normal way up Queenswood Drive, whilst the other 6 decided to go via Spen Road first. With only 2 minutes and 25 seconds separating the first and last finisher, it is difficult to decide if there is an easy option.
Only one new (old) face was added to the list of time trial runners, Martin Crosby. First over the line with a pb for the year was Jacquie Elmer recording 26.08, 2nd was Sean Scanlon, another pb for this year with 23.41, and 3rd was Karen Boardman with 27.20. Sadly bringing up the rear (due to a good/bad handicap, depending on who you are) was Catherine Barrett with 26.04. Alan O’Brien did his 2nd dnf with taking a tumble avoiding a collision with an impatient motor car. Fastest runner on the night was Adam Moger just beating Paul Miller 19.57 with Paul recording his pb for the year. Another pb was achieved by Simon Boardman who beat all his pb’s going back over 3 years with 20.54. The fastest lady was Theresa Sheehan with 23.30. Only 2 minutes 25 seconds separated the 1st and last finisher.
Many thanks again to Jemma for getting everyone away on time and recording the results as without her help it would be virtually impossible to do the runs.
I shall shortly compile a spread sheet of all runners and times for this year and see who recorded the best overall scores.
Peter Hey

March 2019 5k Time Trial Results

27 Feb 5k Time Trial Results

The time trial for Feb attracted 22 runners, plus 4 helpers with Gary doing a steady return to form recci around the route. The day was going down as one of the hottest February days ever recorded but the evening was ideal running conditions for the time of year – cool and dry. There was one new member – Ian Taylor who had just joined the club and down for his first run so I felt obliged to say this was not the usual nightly training run. Another new face to this years winter runs was Paul Chapman.
The first over the line was Larissa  Brown, a relatively new member who is either slowly showing us her pace or has sussed out the way the handicapping works and recorded her pb on her second run, with a run time of 24.55. 2nd over the line was one of our “old” faces Peter Britton who is gradually getting back to normal speed after a long injury lay off who also recorded a pb for the year with 26.16. Third over the line with a 4 year course pb of 26.21 was Vicki Hipkiss. Could this be down to marathon training. There were then 2 large groups of runners bringing in most of the other runners. Sadly bringing up the rear was our new member Ian Taylor – maybe he was just being polite on his first night. The overall time between the 22 runners was 4 minutes and 12 seconds. Taking out the first two home, and the last runner, the time difference was only 2 minutes 33 seconds which could have made a big difference to the best 4 scores over the series for some individuals. Also recording course pb’s over the last 4 years were, Leanne Sykes Hooban with 27.39, Asta Bevainty, 25.17, Paul Chapman, 23.39, and Simon Boardman 21.26. A pb for the year went to Catherine Barrett, 24.56 and Geidrius Geisleris, 21.13. The fastest man on the night, missing out on his pb from last month by 9 seconds, which was a course record for the club, was Jonathan Young with 17.14. The fastest lady on the night was Therese Sheehan with 24.38, but only 11 seconds in front of Jane Crossley and another 6 and 7 seconds respectively in front of Larissa and Catherine.
Many thanks to Jemma, Lucy and Neil for making sure all runners got off in the right order and time, went the right way round and recorded the times and names in the correct sequence over the line (hopefully – If you spot any errors, please let me know) The last time trial for this winter is scheduled for Monday 25th March, when it has been suggested the runners can choose whichever way around the course they prefer.
We have 8 runners who have done at least 4 races so far, so the lowest best 4 scores to date are Catherine Barrett – 29. Equal 2nd Vicki Hipkiss and Jonathan Young – 33, 4th is Alan O’Brien 38, Adam Moger 41, 6th Geids 47, 7th Patrick Nesden 49 and 8th is Carol Moran with 51. There are at least another 9 runners who have done 3 races to date so much could change on the last one, depending on who turns up, how many runners we have, and how they all finish.
thanks all

Feb 5k Time Trial Results