Club Championship 2019 – ABC and May Bonus Update

On Thursday evening we had 16 Harriers storm round the Horsforth Harriers: Apperly Bridge Canter (ABC). On  an undulating course that is net downhill but you seem to go up more than you go down, we had some great performances and welcoming some faces back into the fray. A big shout out to Jonathan Young who after running Edinburgh Marathon at the weekend, came 2nd overall and 1st in his age category in a quality local field. Although, based on his handicap time he should’ve won? Awesome achievement regardless!

Position Name Category Chip Time
2 Jonathan Young MSEN 00:35:39
20 Alan O’brien MSEN 00:39:02
33 Lee Hardy MV35 00:40:13
57 Andy Pullan MSEN 00:42:30
63 Simon Hands MV40 00:43:06
126 Chris Glover MV55 00:47:20
149 Marion Muir FV40 00:48:32
166 Matt Sykes-Hooban MV40 00:49:03
205 James Nundy MV40 00:50:47
263 Sheila King FV50 00:54:44
317 Anthony Shaw MV65 00:58:46
325 Elizabeth Walker FSEN 00:59:12
352 Shevonne Mclarnon FV45 01:01:09
379 Gill Booth FV45 01:02:55
450 Jill Hudson FV40 01:19:11
451 Samantha Taylor FSEN 01:19:11


We also had the Vets race hosted by Kirkstall, a warm thanks to the volunteers who lined Kirkstall Road and Bramley Fall Woods. It was by all accounts a successful race. Thanks to Jemma and Peter for their excellent organising skills! All volunteers have been added to the Club Championship, remember volunteer twice and you get 10 points, 5 times you get 30! Fancy organising a parkrun takeover or an internal event? Feel free to get in touch with the committee at training or at social events!

Back to Club Championships, the above results have been put against the RunBritain handicaps and points have been dished out. The top 3 are as follows:

Position Name H’cap Time Diff Time Points
1 James Nundy 00:55:07 7.85% 00:50:47 50
2 Sheila King 00:57:15 4.40% 00:54:44 49
3 Tony Shaw 01:01:04 3.76% 00:58:46 48

The full race results for the season up to now can be found here.

The results mean that James Nundy has increased his lead in the Club Championship, he’s the first to reach 6 races and we’re not even half way through the year! Can he improve on his tally? Is there a marathon he fancies? All to be decided! Plenty of wriggle room for the rest of you. There are plenty of Harriers stacked behind the top 3 on 3 or 4 races.

The current top 3 are: 

Pos Name Points Total Races
1 James NUNDY 317  6
2 Lee HARDY 235  5
3 Alan O’BRIEN 229  5

Not in the top 3? Check out the full table to find your current spot.

Do you want a chance to get the prodigious trophy? Check out the remaining races in the year, including the 4 (busy month!) we have in June below.

Race 10 – 12 June – Otley 10
Race 11 – 16 June – Pudsey 10k
Race 12 – 26 June  – Summer Mile
Race 13 – 30 June – Eccup 10

Other events in June that count towards your points tally:

Race 5 – 19th June – Even Splits 5k at Brownlee (Race 5 out of 10) 
Race 20 – All Year – Wildcard Entry

Club Championship 2019 Race 8 – Leeds Half Marathon

It’s that time of the year again. Last Sunday saw the annual Leeds Half Marathon, a chance to show off our club colours and our excellent support team in one of Leeds premier events (and potentially get new members).

2019 saw 16 Harriers run (not all with Harriers against their name, see the rules! I’ve been lenient this year because someone did the work for me – cheers James!) in decent to warm conditions.

Name Time
Alan O’Brien 01:24:07
Adam Nodwell 01:33:02
Simon Hands 01:33:47
Therese Sheehan 01:42:25
Eleanor Gallon 01:44:26
Richard Kennedy-Joyce 01:46:15
Andrew Goldman 01:50:52
Stephen Groves 01:44:41
James Nundy 01:54:46
Paul Chapman 01:55:40
Ian Taylor 02:03:16
Burjor Langdana 02:14:28
Alexandra Potts 01:53:45
Peter Hey 02:25:21
Shevonne McLarnon 02:14:43
Fiona Venner 02:02:49

Great times and runs by all.

The handicap results were dominated by 3 returning older faces, running great times hopefully on their comeback trail!

Position Name H’cap Time Diff Time Points
1 Burjor Langdana 02:31:26 11.21% 02:14:28 50
2 Stephen Groves 01:51:08 5.80% 01:44:41 49
3 Fiona Venner 02:10:04 5.58% 02:02:49 48

The full results can be found here.

We have a new leader, not only because of the sad news of Rowan leaving us for the southern states, but because of James Nundy’s performances in recent months!

Pos Name Points Total Races
1 James NUNDY 267  5
2 Rowan TEMPLE 198  4
3 Lee HARDY 198  4

The full table can be found here.

Please note, May bonuses have not been added yet, they are due at the end of the month.

As always, I plug future events which the next months are nearly half full, so get your entry in to have some good times with the rest of the Harriers!

Also is there an event you’ve done this year, that you think you’ve done well in, but doesn’t happen to be in the championship? Don’t worry! The Wildcard event will come to your rescue. Please enter your race, time and date and it will count to Race 20, with results finalised at the end of the year. 

Any questions, queries or concerns about the Club Championship, please reach out to me.


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.