Club Championship 2019 – April Update

Bumper update this month! Lots happening.

In the Club Championship, we had two races – Vale of York 10 and Guiseley Gallop. We had 5 runners at York and 16 at Guiseley. Is York a viable option for people next year?

The handicap results for the 5 at Vale of York were:

Position Name H’cap Time Diff Time Points
1 Rowan Temple 01:05:24 4.07% 01:02:44 50
2 Jemma McConville-Roe 01:36:04 1.72% 01:34:25 49
3 Neil Marshall 01:21:09 0.70% 01:20:35 48
4 Hannah Newman 01:42:10 -0.56% 01:42:44 47
5 Sean O’Halloran 02:00:26 -1.10% 02:01:46 46

The top 5 at Guiseley Gallop against their handicaps were:

Position Name H’cap Time Diff Time Points
1 Leann Sykes-Hooban 01:13:17 10.10% 01:05:53 50
2 James Nundy 01:01:52 3.47% 00:59:43 49
3 Isobel Webster 00:54:46 2.84% 00:53:13 48
4 Marion Muir 00:54:54 2.68% 00:53:26 47
5 Simon Hands 00:49:47 1.74% 00:48:55 46

10 different names! The full set of results can be found here.

We also had a number of Marathoners at Manchester and London, a few people hitting their 4 parkrun to get their bonuses and a parkrun takeover to get people their 10 bonus points (remember 5 volunteers trebles that bonus!).

Manchester Marathoners:

Pos Name Chip time
4992 Anne Pinches 03:52:33
9345 Sean Scanlon 04:58:58
9303 Andrew Goldman 04:37:53
10437 Alexandra Potts 04:44:47

London Marathoners:

Place (Overall)
Place (Gender)
Place (Category)
Carlisle, Gary (GBR)
Coldwell, Ben (GBR)
Hardy, Lee (GBR)
Hipkiss, Vicki (GBR)
Potts, Emily (GBR)


Well done to all! Each of you pick up 50 points as a replacement for your lowest of your 6 scoring runs.

This all means there’s no change at the top of the table, with Rowan (who’s leaving us) still at the top. Though Lee has joined him on the same points, but 2nd on countback. 3rd is James Nundy. Honourable mention for Vicki Hipkiss for completing her Marathon, Parkrun bonus and having 2 volunteers for the bonus, coming in 4th!

Pos Name Points Total Races 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Mara PR Vol
1 Rowan TEMPLE 198  4 47 33 43 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 25 .
2 Lee HARDY 198  4 37 20 45 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 25 .
3 James NUNDY 185  4 48 41 47 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . .
4 Vicki HIPKISS 174  3 0 39 0 45 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 25 10
5 Hannah NEWMAN 172  4 42 14 44 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 25 .


The full table can be found here.


Remember Race 5 is the Even Splits 5k series at the Brownlee Center, we’ve already had 3 races, and there’s 6 more to go! Get in early to avoid missing out.

May’s races see the very busy annual Leeds Half Marathon and the hilly but enjoyable Apperly Bridge Canter (ABC) run by our friends at Horsforth Harriers, which we believe is sold out (first time that’s happened) – so good luck everyone who’s running! The list of Club Championship races can be found here.

As always, if you feel you’ve been missed (it will most likely be by accident) then please let me know by Facebook or Email. 

Your friendly CC rep,

Malcolm Taylor

5k Winter Time Trial Series Results 2018/19

After 6 long months of cold and dark nights, Spring is now here – so they say officially??? That also means it is the end of our winter time trials – cannot hear how many are shouting for joy and see how many of you are shedding tears? Altogether we had 44 different members taking part, knowingly or not that that particular night was a time trial run. Attached is a full list of all the names and times – if you spot any obvious errors – please let me know.Out of the 44, 14 did 4 or more races. Counting up the lowest 4 positions for each runners there is a close finish with Vicki and Jonathan both on 33 points and finishing in joint 4th position. As Jonathan was always the last to start that’s quite an achievement. Finishing in 3rd place with 31 points was Adam Moger, 2nd with 27 points with a quick time and low score on the last night was Simon Boardman. Finishing in first place with 21 points was Catherine Barrett. Well done and many thanks to all of you for taking part. Trophies were awarded on the night of the Chairman’s Chase with only Simon missing so we will present him with his trophy next time we see him. Looking at the times, pb’s and which way the routes went there does not seem to be a significant trend of there being a “quicker “way.
Many thanks go to the many helpers on each night who make the organising a lot easier, with a special thank you to Jemma, who is now a dab hand at getting you all started at the correct time and suitably “warmed” up and raring to go. If anyone has any ideas for next series please let me or the committee know while it is fresh in your minds. For the present time its now into the countryside and all that fresh air to breathe in whilst relaxing on your runs. Just hope the rain avoids Monday and Wednesday evenings.

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