Chairman’s Chase & Winter Time Trial Results

Chairmans Chase

Wot ever happened to Spring. After a long cold winter we seemed to go straight into summer with the temperature about 20 degrees at the start of the race. We had 29 runners on the start line, one more than last year. This was the 30th running of this event. It first started in 1987 and we have only missed 2 years, 1994 & 1995. This must have been the time the club was called Leeds Postal Harriers and was very short on members.
We had a few members as usual giving good excuses why their handicap times were not realistic on the night, but we do tend to use the UK Athletic handicapping system as much as possible, even if members have not run an official race for many years, or their name is down twice with two different handicaps for the same distance. It is only those who have never ran a 10k race before for the club that do not get an official handicap. We also had to set up a different finish due to the Burley Rugby Club having their pitch completely dug up and a new one being laid and the “listed” wall around the Kirkstall Forge is being strengthened due to weakness and listing problems – still. The measured distance being calculated at 5.78 miles.
The first 3 over the finish line were Andy Goldman who did a run time of 52.15. This was despite a long lay off due to injury, which was aggravated (or improved) by a hamstring problem on his first night back at training doing the hills, a week or two ago. 2nd was Shevonne McLarnon 37 seconds later in a run time of 54.52 who seems to be getting a few more races in and getting faster for doing so. 3rd was a slimmer looking Matt Sykes-Hooban who is also getting faster upon his return to running, with a run time of 51.04. Just missing out and finishing fourth was new member Ashleigh Jones, 25 seconds behind Matt with a run time of 52.29. 5th was Anna Jaines with a run time of 47.56. Another name to mention is Kelvin Horner, despite a slight disagreement about his handicap, he did set off in 26th place and finished in 6th with a run time of 42.22, 8 seconds faster than his handicap and for those who buy expensive running shoes – he was only wearing sandals – but I assume they are not the usual cheap off the shelf ones from T K MAX. For those thinking of changing their footwear maybe you need to speak to Kelvin first. The fastest runner on the night was Jonathan Young with a run time of 36.27 and finishing in 9th position after setting off at the back, 22 minutes after the first runner. Fastest female on the night was Leah Williams with a run time of 44.54 and overtaking 12 runners to finish 7th. Needless to say there were plenty of runners and helpers in the LPSA indulging in the fine spread laid on. Many thanks to Gary Carlisle, Neil Marshall, Sam Taylor and especially Jemmy Roe for ensuring that amidst all the fun and frolics of the night, everyone got off on the right time, no runners were lost en route, and the correct order of names and times listed at the end.

Peter Hey

Results of Chairman’s Chase:

Chairman’s Chase Results

Previous year’s winners of the Chairman’s Chase and the Member’s Meander:

Previous Winners 


The overall winners of the winter time trials were also presented with their trophies back at the LPSA after the Chairmans Chase. The best 4 scores out of the 6 races are used to decide the overall winners. Altogether we had 44 runners who had knowingly or not, turned up for 1 or more races. I would like to think had the weather been kinder this could have been more, but regardless of this, it was a close finish for the 8 that qualified. Below is a list of their names and the points gained, which suggests that even on the last race most runners were close to getting in the top 3 subject to the time they ran or the number of runners who finished in front of them.
Patrick Nesden – 22 points
Adam Moger – 27
Giedrius Geisleris – 28
Vikki Hipkiss – 29
Malcolm Taylor – 30
Dawn Henderson – 34
Sean Scanlon – 38
Carol Moran – 42

Peter Hey

Winter Time Trial Results 2017/18

Club Championship Race 6 – Guiseley Gallop

We had 19 Harriers running, what can only be described as a mud bath by all accounts, of a Guiseley Gallop this year. We welcomed back some old faces and welcomed in some fresh blood too. The full results with time order are below. Niamh Jackson came 2nd in an impressive field of ladies and Jonathan and Lee made it into the top 30 overall. Slightly further down the field, John Hutchinson came first in his age category and Richard Thomas & Paul Glover made the top 10 in his. Well done all! Hopefully it’ll be easier next year!

Pos    M    F    Name    Cat    CatPos    Club    Time   
20 20   Jonathan Young MS (008/062) Kirkstall Harriers 00:43:45
30 29   Lee Hardy MS (011/062) Kirkstall Harriers 00:45:16
48   2 Niamh Jackson F35 (001/027) Kirkstall Harriers 00:47:00
55 53   Adam Nodwell MS (020/062) Kirkstall Harriers 00:47:23
156 135   Simon Hands M35 (029/047) Kirkstall Harriers 00:53:59
158 136   Simon Boardman MS (038/062) Kirkstall Harriers 00:54:08
159 137   Richard Thomas M55 (009/024) Kirkstall Harriers 00:54:08
164 142   Kevin Kelly M40 (018/038) Kirkstall Harriers 00:54:21
210 174   Michael Reynard M45 (024/043) Kirkstall Harriers 00:58:25
219 179   John Hutchinson M70 (001/011) Kirkstall Harriers 00:58:43
241 194   Matt Kasparek MS (050/062) Kirkstall Harriers 01:00:02
298 225   Paul Glover M70 (005/011) Kirkstall Harriers 01:03:39
345   97 Kimberley Keeber F35 (020/027) Kirkstall Harriers 01:07:44
359   104 Shevonne Mclarnon F40 (015/026) Kirkstall Harriers 01:08:50
373 259   Simon Smith M45 (038/043) Kirkstall Harriers 01:09:57
377   117 Hannah Newman FS (031/045) Kirkstall Harriers 01:10:28
389   124 Karen Boardman FS (035/045) Kirkstall Harriers 01:12:08
390   125 Joanne Taylor FS (036/045) Kirkstall Harriers 01:12:09
406 271   Peter Hey M65 (011/013) Kirkstall Harriers 01:14:23


Onto the Club Championship results, the top 3 against their handicaps were:

Position Name H’cap Time Diff Time Points
1 John Hutchinson 01:06:52 12.20% 00:58:43 50
2 Shevonne Mclarnon 01:13:21 6.16% 01:08:50 49
3 Kevin Kelly 00:57:35 5.61% 00:54:21 48

The full race results against handicaps can be found here, along with previous rounds.


With the promised bonuses added, there is a shake up in the League Table, Jonathan Young taking over the lead by the virtue of running 4 out of the 5 races so far this year. 

Pos Name Points Total Races 1
1 Jonathan YOUNG 172  4 33
2 Isobel WEBSTER 145  3 0
3 Lee HARDY 144  3 42


The full table can be found here


The eagle eye amongst you might have seen I have skipped Race 5 from the CC. This is because, due to the cancellation of John Carr 5k, we have amended the race to the Even Splits 5K at the Brownlee Centre. It is a series that runs between March and November. Entries for Race 3 have now opened. Check out the KH 2018 Races for information.


Malcolm Taylor



Club Championship Race 4 – 20 Mileathon

We had 8 potential spring marathon runners running the annual Yorkshire warm up events, Spenborough 20 and East Hull 20. Some great times were had, especially taking in the weather conditions recently! 

Club Championship 2018
Spen 20 and East Hull 20
Race 4
Points Table
Position Name Time Points Race
1 Richard Kennedy-Joyce 02:31:16 50 Spen20
2 Isobel Webster 02:57:24 49 Spen20
3 Adam Rhodes 02:49:53 48 EH20
4 Adam Moger 02:29:56 47 Spen20
5 Jonathan Young 02:22:04 46 Spen20
6 Kieran O’Brien 03:08:13 45 EH20
7 Paul Grist 02:43:19 44 Spen20
8 Rowan Temple 02:44:00 43 Spen20

You can find the full race results for 2018 here

4 people have already completed 3 races so far this year! Izzy Webster leads the pack with Adam Moger close behind. Paul Grist, last years champion leads the chasing pack! Still all to play for.

2018 League Table

Bonuses will be updated with the Guiseley Gallop results due later today.


Don’t forget, John Carr 5k has been replaced with Even Splits 5k (at the Brownlee Centre). You can find the updated event lists here


Best of luck for the rest of the Season, any questions please get in touch.

Malcolm Taylor




Trail Championship 2018

The points awards for the first two events in this year’s trail championship are now available along with the league table. Just click the links below. There is a long way to go, so get your entries in for the future races. They are selling out fast these days. Any questions about the trail championship should be sent to Chris Hudson.

Trail Championship League Table

Trail Championship Race Results