Kirkstall Festival 2014

We had a stall at the festival again and a few of our members helped throughout the day.

Special thanks go to Sam, Gemma, Paul C, Lauren, Ian, Anne, Jim, Eric & Daphne who put in a long shift on the stall. Also many thanks to all those who stopped by for a while to lend a hand.

The balloon race went down very well and some 38 balloons were set free from the Abbey grounds at 4.00pm.

We made about £50 which will be donated to Wheatfields Hospice.

For photos thanks to Lauren click here


Post Hill Challenge & Club Championship Update

15 members were brave enough to take on the challenge of this race which includes 2 climbs up the front of Post Hill within the first mile!

Well done all for completing the run on a very warm evening and especially to Marion Muir for winning the FV35 prize.

Photo: Alan is watched by Adam on his second climb of the hill

Alan scaling the "Hill"

Our results in the race are below.

The CC race results table for this race can be viewed here

The updated CC league table after 10 races can be viewed here

Kevin Kelly took the maximum 50 points from this race with a very strong run. Well done Kevin. Marion Muir followed up with 49 points and Alan Brydon who finished 5th in the race earned himself 48 points.

Despite not running in the race, Jon Potts retains top spot in the league and Hannah remains in second. Peter Hey consolidated his third place by scoring 47 points and improving his “best 6” tally.

This marks the midway point in the championship but there are still 10 races to go, so plenty of time to build up your best 6 race scores.

The next CC races are the Eccup 10 on Sunday 13th July.

Photos from the Post Hill race thanks to Lauren Chapman can be viewed here

Pos Name Tme
5 Alan Brydon 00:21:52
9 Paul Miller 00:22:59
19 Christopher Glover 00:24:25
24 Randolph Haggerty 00:25:19
34 Shane Nicholl 00:26:21
43 Adam Rhodes 00:27:36
50 Laura Hogg 00:28:30
61 Marion Muir 00:29:59
62 Paul Chapman 00:30:00
66 Kevin Kelly 00:31:35
73 Peter Hey 00:32:51
75 Alyson Glover 00:33:05
92 Karen Longfellow 00:39:28
93 Gemma Rathbone 00:39:42
94 Baldish Sandhu 00:40:12

Hyde Park Summer Mile

We had 9 members taking on the flat mile course around part of Hyde Park on Wednesday night.

For full results click here

Well done those first time milers and Kieran who recorded a new mile PB.

Pos Name . Cat Time PB?
76  ELEANOR  GALLON  FOPEN  6:27.1 First Mile
81  JAMES  NUNDY  MOPEN  6:32.8
110  HANNAH  LEE  FOPEN  7:08.1 First Mile
128  SALLY  RUSSELL  FOPEN  7:40.7

Yorkshire Vets League Update

At the half way point in the season and after 5 races this is where our teams sit in the leagues. The top teams from both leagues are shown below. We are still in a strong position but we do need as many of our over 35s as possible to run in the remaining races. The next race is at Crossgates on Tuesday 29 July at 7.30pm.

Top of Ladies Teams league (20 teams in total)
. All to count . 1st 4 to count . Rest to count .
Pos Club Points Club Points Club Points
1 Horsforth 9649 Stainland 2921 Horsforth 6900
2 Stainland 6035 Horsforth 2749 Stainland 3114
3 Kirkstall 5144 Pudsey Pacers 2534 Kirkstall 2632
4 Pudsey Pacers 3394 Kirkstall 2512 Pudsey Pacers 860
Top of MensTeams league (29 teams in total)
. All to count . 1st 4 to count . Rest to count .
Pos Club Points Club Points Club Points
1 Stainland 14402 Pudsey Pacers 3810 Stainland 10740
2 Pudsey Pacers 13393 Stainland 3662 Pudsey Pacers 9583
3 Horsforth 8133 Queensbury 3549 Horsforth 4641
4 Kirkstall 6215 Holmfirth 3516 Kirkstall 2999
5 Holmfirth 6172 Horsforth 3492 Holmfirth 2656
6 Queensbury 4972 Kirkstall 3216 Queensbury 1423


Yorkshire Vets West Vale

It could have been the holidays, the world cup or just the challenging course that led to a low attendance at the 5th vets race of the season. Only 139 runners this time and only 14 from Kirkstall + Eric but we still had enough vet ladies and men to score points for the club. Thanks to all those who turned out to represent the club.

Congratulations to:

Emma Lavelle-Wood for winning 3rd FV40
Jon Potts for winning 2nd MV60
Chris Glover for winning 2nd MV50 (woohoo!)
Catherine Barrett for winning a spot prize!

For photos (thanks to Ian Jones) click here

For full results click here

Updated league tables will be posted here when available.

Ladies Results (total 44 runners)

Pos Name Cat Time Points
14 Emma Lavelle-Wood F35 45:16 137
18 Rose George F40 46:13 133
27 Alyson Glover F45 51:08 124
28 Catherine Barrett F35 51:47 123
39 Bal Sandhu F45 60:37 112
41 Karen Longfellow F45 63:56 110

Mens Results (total 87 runners)

Pos Name Cat Time Points
N/A Paul Miller  Guest 34:26:00 N/A
19 Adam Moger M35 36:33:00 182
21 Christopher Glover M50 36:46:00 180
49 Jon Potts M60 42:12:00 152
66 Richard Thomas M50 45:10:00 135
N/a Matt Kasparek  Guest 48:55:00 N/A
77 Peter Hey M60 50:02:00 124
82 Patrick Nesden M60 54:21:00 119