Club Championship 2019 Race 5 – Even Splits 5k Series

With 10 races over the course of 10 months between February and November, you can test yourself and your 5k speed on the Brownlee Cycle track. 13 Harriers completed at least one, with one doing 4 out of the 10. Well done to you all. Here’s some Club Championship points for you to thank you for helping what is a great set of events.

For this CC event, your best time against your handicap at that months event counts. So if you’ve done more than one, your handicap was more “generous” at the event you see below. 

Position Name H’cap Time Diff Time Points Race
1 James CORAH 00:27:02 8.38% 00:24:46 50 February
2 Richard THOMAS 00:21:41 5.63% 00:20:28 49 August
3 James NUNDY 00:23:22 0.99% 00:23:08 48 October
4 Rowan TEMPLE 00:17:58 -0.46% 00:18:03 47 March
5 Alistair O’DONNELL 00:19:23 -0.60% 00:19:30 46 February
6 Eleanor GALLON 00:21:54 -0.85% 00:22:05 45 June
7 Hannah NEWMAN 00:27:52 -0.94% 00:28:08 44 November
8 Simon HANDS 00:19:42 -2.47% 00:20:11 43 May
9 Paul GRIST 00:19:20 -2.51% 00:19:49 42 November
10 Alan O’BRIEN 00:17:30 -2.59% 00:17:57 41 March
11 Hannah LEE 00:26:09 -6.66% 00:27:53 40 July
12 Joanne MCGAREY 00:26:18 -8.43% 00:28:31 39 May
13 Jonathan YOUNG 00:15:24 -9.84% 00:16:55 38 April


5 of you came within 1% of your handicap time – very good handicapping if I do say so myself. The full results page has been updated, the link to which is below.

2019 Race Results

The points dished out means that James Nundy has added an extra point to his tally, moving his lead out to a whole 4 points. There’s still all to play for – can anyone catch him or jump into the top 3? 

2019 League Table

The final event is the Wildcard event. This one isn’t a defined race, it can be any race you think you performed your best at, that isn’t already a club championship event or has contributed to your points tally. Like the Even Splits 5k series, your time will be compared against the handicap you had at the day of the event you chose, so choose wisely!


Club Championship 2019 Race 19 – PECO Race 1 Temple Newsam

What a mud fest that was! After a few days of non-stop rain, were we expecting anything different? The first race of the PECO Cross Country season has come and gone. Some excellent performances were had, on what was an exceptionally muddy and wet course. 33 Harriers put on their trail shoes (remember to clean them before Middleton Park in December!) with the Men in the Premier Division and Women looking to re-gain promotion from the First Division. It also coincided with the final solo race of this year’s Club Championship. With it all on the line, here are the results from the RaceBest website:

Position Name Category Category Position Time
78 Therese Sheehan FSEN 39/113 00:40:25
159 Jane Crossley FSEN 64/113 00:44:25
216 Sheila King F50 20/70 00:46:29
240 Sandra Warren F50 27/70 00:47:10
281 Asta Bevainyte FSEN 85/113 00:48:28
294 Vicki Hipkiss F50 35/70 00:49:13
296 Catherine James FSEN 86/113 00:49:15
307 Catherine Barrett F40 49/72 00:49:34
332 Samantha Taylor FSEN 92/113 00:50:48
409 Mary James F60 13/21 00:55:50
410 Carol Moran F55 46/55 00:55:55
449 Anne Akers F60 18/21 01:02:12
450 Nikki Smith F45 63/65 01:02:17
80 Alan O’brien M35 18/76 00:32:37
82 Rowan Temple MSEN 33/111 00:32:38
94 Andy Pullan MSEN 39/111 00:33:07
98 Ben Coldwell MSEN 40/111 00:33:12
123 Paul Grist M50 09/74 00:34:07
152 Adam Moger M40 35/89 00:34:57
201 Adam Nodwell M35 38/76 00:36:07
216 Alberto Riveros Rojas M40 45/89 00:36:26
271 Simon Hands M40 55/89 00:38:21
281 Giedrius Geisleris M35 53/76 00:38:34
289 Simon Boardman MSEN 77/111 00:38:52
290 Stephen Groves M35 55/76 00:38:52
314 Kevin Longmate MSEN 83/111 00:39:30
389 Paul Chapman M45 70/95 00:41:54
401 Lloyd Allen M50 48/74 00:42:21
406 Richard Thomas M55 30/54 00:42:28
421 Gary Carlisle M55 31/54 00:43:04
454 Ian Taylor M45 80/95 00:44:44
528 Malcolm Taylor MSEN 111/111 00:51:15
558 Patrick Nesden M65 20/21 01:02:41

Well done all!

Now to the Club Championship, with a minimum of 18 points on offer, the returning Stephen Groves took home the 50 points with Giedrius and Jane Crossley making light work of their handicaps.

Position Name H’cap Time Diff Time Points
1 Stephen Groves 00:44:20 12.34% 00:38:52 50
2 Giedrius Geisleris 00:42:15 8.71% 00:38:34 49
3 Jane Crossley 00:48:19 8.09% 00:44:25 48

Not feature in the top 3? See the full set of CC points here:

2019 Race Results

With Paul Chapman recently completing his 4th parkrun, he adds another 25 bonus points to his tally and moves him in between the small gap between James Nundy (still first!) and Liz Walker (now in 3rd). The full table can be found here:

2019 League Table

Not in the top 3? Don’t worry, there’s still a chance to get in. We have 2 remaining races to dish points out for:





We had a good turn out on one of the coldest nights so far – 2 degrees Centigrade? Hopefully the later starters did not appear to suffer too much from hanging around. Many thanks to Jemma for turning up again and to ensure all went very smoothly. We had 21 runners with some new faces to the results – Peter Marshal, Randolph Haggerty and Kevin Longmate (who was not running competitively?)
Other new faces for this year were Hannah Newman, Jacquie Elmer (who had run the Tadcaster 10 the day before) Carol Moran (who missed the first due to heavy traffic and has not run for 2 weeks), Lucy Churm and Ellie Hipkiss. The other 13 are regulars to the time trials so hopefully some do enjoy them?
First over the line this month was Peter Marshal with a run time of 26.18, beating his only other time over this course by over 4 minutes, so looks like Peter will be going towards the back of the queue for his next run. Reversing her position from being at the back, last month, Catherine finished 2nd with a run time of 25.51, nearly 3 minutes faster. In 3rd place was Vickie, just missing out by 6 seconds for a course pb. with a run time of 26.27. Just missing out on a podium finish by 10 seconds was Paul Chapman, another runner getting back into form and missing his course pb by 13 seconds. Other good runs were made by Lucy, 24.42 who missed her pb of 2015/16 by 19 seconds, Adam, 19.46 missing out by 3 seconds and Alan 18.36 missing out by 1 second. Jonathan, who is supposed to be injured and not running, created another course record and pb with a run time of 16.39 knocking 14 seconds off last times. Could it all be down to running the reverse way, up Spen Lane and down Queenswood Drive?
After a time lapse of 16 minutes and 45 seconds between 1st and last setting off, the time gap between 1st and last finisher was almost 7 minutes, but between 3rd and 20th was only 2 minutes and 28 seconds. One day we may get all the starting times correct if it was not for our erotic runners having good and bad days – but then it would be a nightmare for doing the results. If you do spot any errors please let me know.
Hoping to see you all and more for the December one
Peter Hey

November 5k Time Trial Results

Club Championship 2019 Race 18 – Guy Fawkes 10

We’re approaching the finish line in the Club Championship! 3 chances to get more points left, including the final Even Splits 5k series event later this month, PECO and the wildcard entry!

This weekend saw the return of hills, chocolate and more hills in the form of Guy Fawkes 10. A super race, for anyone that doesn’t want to run up and down Kirkstall Road. This year we had 8 Harriers running. 

Name Time
Stephen Groves 01:23:22
James Nundy 01:32:33
Hannah Lee 01:34:59
Liz Walker 01:35:23
Catherine Barrett 01:36:53
Vicki Hipkiss 01:36:54
Peter Hey 01:44:58
Jacqueline Elmer 01:49:22

The handicaps have been compared and some fairly close times came out of it! Catherine, returning from injury bagged the 50 points, and Stephen dusting off his shoes came 2nd. The full results are shown below.

2019 Race Results

All this means there’s been a shift in the top 3, Liz moves a point closer to James Nundy at the top, with Vicki Hipkiss jumping excitedly onto the podium. Not in the top 3? Check out your position and what you need to be within a chance to get a prize below!

2019 League Table


As mentioned, the final solo race is the PECO at the end of November. Race 5, Even Splits 5k series, finishes in November on the 27th – don’t miss out! I’ll keep plugging the wildcard, at present we’ve only had one person submit their time – look back at the timed runs you’ve done this year – is there any there that you would’ve wished was a club championship event? 




1st Winter 5k TT of the season

It was encouraging to see 21 starters down on the first of the winter time trials – unless none of them had seen the training schedule. At least the weather was dry and not too windy or cold. Unfortunately Ben had to pull out shortly after the start due to a pulled calf – hopefully he will be back running very soon.
We had 3 new time trial faces down, Jo Mingham, Chris Wilkinson and Lloyd Allen, plus 2 “old” members who had missed all the previous winters delights, Sam Taylor (with Allistair) and our Chairrman Chris Glover – both hopefully on a full return to running and chasing pb’s soon.
Our resident starter and timekeeper Jemma was missing due to child care priorities, but thankfully, Lucy, Gary, Carol and Allistair stood in and all seemed to go fairly smoothly. If anyone spots any obvious errors please let me know so I can correct for the next one.
First over the line with run time of 27.29 – a return to form and beating all last years times was Dave Wood – who did look a bit exhausted at the end, followed 25 seconds behind by Sam, with a course pb over the last 4 years of 28.24. Is it true having a baby makes you a faster runner? Hard lines lads for the “easy” way to improve? Just 3 seconds behind Sam was the new face of Chris Wilkinson with a run time of 22.57. At least we know what he can do now so it will not be that easy for him next time. Hopefully the small prize he won will convince him to join our club – and with a time like that – enter the Peco cross countries. Just missing out in fourth place by 1 second was Giedrius who had a new course pb of 20.43. Other runners getting a course pb were Therese 23.06, who was the fastest lady on the night, and Alberto 20.12. Equalling their course pb was Alan with 18.35 and just missing out, Adam with 19.47, but definitely quicker then all last years run. Bringing up the rear unfortunately tonight was Catherine with who may have been harshly handicapped and losing her crown after winning the overall prize last year. Finally a mention must go to Jonathan who started at the back, and overtook 13 runners to finish 7th with a course record of 16.53 and beating his previous fastest time by 12 seconds.
Between 1st and last runner there was a time lapse of just under 5 minutes but from the 2nd to 17th place the time difference was only just over 1 and a half minutes – proving you can get it right for some – but never for all.
Hopefully we shall see you – and others at the next one in November – which will be on a Monday – and go in the opposite direction
Please keep your eye on the YVAA web site as they are hoping to re-instate this race.
Results below:

KH 5K TT – Results Oct 2019

Club Championship 2019 Race 16 – Half Marathon Month of September

We had 13 Kirkstall Harriers complete a half marathon in the month of September. There were 4 different half marathons raced: 

  •  Forest and Moors (during our club trip).
  •  Great North Run
  •  Copenhagen Half (a way to travel to get some points!)
  •  Vale of York

Well done all!

The points have been handed out, and they can be seen below the MVT results here.

We’ve had a few people complete a marathon and reach 5 volunteers this month, which means bonus points! So there’s been a few changes in the top 10. Can anyone catch James Nundy? Well Liz almost has! 3 points off thanks to Parkrun and Marathon bonuses.

Pos Name Points Total Races
1 James NUNDY 346 * 8
2 Elizabeth WALKER 343 * 7
3 Vicki HIPKISS 329 6

Not in the top 3? The full table can be found here.

Can anyone feature in the top 3? You’ve still got 4 races remaining!

  • Even Splits 5k – yes there’s still more to enter!
  • Guy Fawkes 10 – possibly sold out
  • Peco Race 1 – get your entries in!
  • Wildcard – have you done a timed race you were extremely happy with and can still find the link to the results? Head to our the page and enter it!