Race Results week ending 22nd April 2018:
A total of 120 runners took part.
1 1 Joshua Frederick HALL-BROWN Unattached 00:18:00
13 1 Elise HORNER Halifax Harriers & AC 00:21:36
26 24 James KIRKPATRICK Skipton AC 00:23:15
A total of 228 runners took part.
1 1 Matthew MCCORMACK Crewe & Nantwich AC 00:17:05
20 1 Tracey BROWN South Cheshire Harriers 00:21:31
149 44 Tammy JOHNSON Skipton AC 00:29:25
A total of 193 runners took part.
1 1 Logan HARGREAVES-MADHAS Wharfedale Harriers 00:18:35
8 8 Michael MCINNES Skipton AC 00:20:03
20 1 Emma JOHNSTON Helm Hill Runners 00:21:58
21 20 David STUBLEY Skipton AC 00:22:00
27 25 Joel DALBY Skipton AC 00:22:45
46 5 Rachel GAUNT Skipton AC 00:25:06
53 46 Peter WOOD Skipton AC 00:25:30
97 68 Philip DEAN Skipton AC 00:28:44
105 33 Christine BUCKLEY Skipton AC 00:29:07
136 50 Lynda HUTCHINS Skipton AC 00:31:45
Fountains Abbey parkrun
A total of 394 runners took part.
1 1 Tom LEVI Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers 00:17:54
18 1 Emma SORBY Ripon Runners 00:20:28
314 136 Sue O’RORKE Skipton AC 00:34:59
A total of 177 runners took part.
1 1 Sean CLANEY Unattached 00:17:55
30 1 Keshia CONTINI Doncaster AC 00:22:15
124 36 Lauren GUEST Skipton AC 00:29:55
1M KIPCHOGE, Eliud (KEN) 02:04:17
1F CHERUIYOT, Vivian (KEN) 02:18:31
8855 Wade, Jenny (GBR) Skipton AC 03:56:18
10932 Hood, Karen (GBR) Skipton AC 04:06:59
13405 Smith, Jan (GBR) Skipton AC 04:18:48
20058 Robinson, Barbara (GBR) Skipton AC 04:47:39
- Ted Mason 1:27:47
- Gavin Smith 1:40:15
- Ross Coles 1:41:20
- Andrew Cairns 1:41:59
- Kim Spence 1:48:18
- James Rochfort 1:58:39
- Jayne Butterworth 2:04:50 1st FV50
- Patricia Gill 2:10:50
- David Gorman 2:14:38
- Sue Marshall 2:15:30
- Hazel Ives 2:18:54 1st FV60
- Tina Brocklebank 2:25:15
- Sarah Wills 2:28:04
- Antony Radley 2:31:07
- Kathryn Radley 2:31:15
- Shirley Everett 2:32:54
- Chris Rose 2:37:53
- Mike Teale 2:51:28
- Antony Booth 2:54:26
- Janet Booth 2:54:26
- Sarah Millington 3:13:24
- Rebecca Chew 3:13:25
Calderdale Hike (40 miles) 14th April
1 Rory Harris Stockport 5.54
7 Karen Nash (F) Preston 7.58
20 Stephen Hall Skipton 9.20
Skipton Triathlon 15th April addendum
74th Ben Davies 01:16:46
156th GARETH Dixon 01:22:58
Hawkshead Trail 10k
- Andrew Payne Ribble Valley Harriers 0:48:56
- Anna Hoogkamer Team inov-8 0:59:11
- Mark Wilson Skipton Athlectics Club 1:16:59
Saturday 14th April – Goole/Pontefract parkrun report;
The aim was to run Goole ParkRun this Saturday. I arrived up in plenty of time and waited in the car park. I watched another car come in, with a young guy who looked like a runner, then, five minutes later, I watched him leave. Just to be on the safe side, I thought I’d check the ParkRun page, I found out it had been cancelled.
Panic ensued and not for the first time this year!
Fortunately, I had a navigator and as I set off back towards the motorway and the Selby ParkRun, they informed me that it had also been cancelled. It was decided that we’d aim for Pontefract as our third choice.
Pulled up into a makeshift parking spot with maybe three or four minutes to spare, but still having to get changed and to the start. Spoke to a lady I parked next to, explained my morning and she mentioned that Goole has recently cancelled along with Selby this month. I’ve since looked in to the news sections of both Goole and Selby, Goole is due to the council looking to recover the ground conditions and Selby hasn’t had an event in April, but they give no information why.
If anyone is heading over that way to Goole and Selby, check before you drive!
Pontefract ParkRun Review;
Don’t arrive a few minutes before it starts, you’ll struggle to find a parking spot! Try to get away quickly, or wait a while and have a drink after the run, three car parking areas all converge at the exit without any right of way, it’s a free for all and let’s just say, some drivers are not polite.
The ParkRun is a good location at Pontefract Racecourse which is a minute from the M62. I think it’ll suit people looking for a personal best, as it’s mostly one lap and you can just go for it, although there are a few gentle slopes.
You start on the inside track facing up a slope running in a clockwise direction. You soon take a right into the fishing lake (watch out for the fishermen and their rods), then there’s a lap of the lake and back out to continue your clockwise circuit around the inside track of the racecourse. Passing through the start you’ll then head right again back in to the lake area to finish up with an almost full lap.
There’s a few inclines, but they’re long, around the start area/coming out of the lake area and second time when you run back through start area towards lake after completing the racecourse.
I wore my trail shoes, because I was advised it was muddy in a few places, but you don’t need them, it’s road shoe. The inside track is two tarmac strips, it is a little muddy between on the grass, but this’ll only effect you if you’re overtaking.
I have to give a shout out to the two kids who had a brilliant cheerleading style chant of “well done, mind the mud” as you entered the lake for the final lap. It wasn’t enough mud to effect my aforementioned shoe choice.
Just to complete my morning, I arrived back to a flat front tyre, fortunately there was a Halfords over the road!
Race Results week ending 15th April 2018:
A total of 137 runners took part.
1 1 Matthew DUCKWORTH Clayton-le-Moors Harriers 00:18:11
18 1 Katherine LIVER Unattached 00:22:42
32 29 James KIRKPATRICK Skipton AC 00:23:42
A total of 386 runners took part.
1 1 Matthew Terence HILL Wakefield District Harriers & AC 00:17:34
6 1 Kerry STORRAR Barnsley AC 00:19:33
22 18 David STUBLEY Skipton AC 00:21:54
A total of 178 runners took part.
1 1 Tom BREWSTER Clayton-le-Moors Harriers 00:17:45
2 2 Gavin SMITH Skipton AC 00:19:26
3 3 Julian HOOD Skipton AC 00:19:48
8 8 Robert WILLS Skipton AC 00:20:25
10 10 Michael MCINNES Skipton AC 00:20:44
18 1 Denise WRIGHT Bingley Harriers and AC 00:22:23
19 18 Istvan BARANYI Skipton AC 00:22:28 NEW PB
30 4 Rachel GAUNT Skipton AC 00:23:55
31 5 Hilary SEWARD Skipton AC 00:24:05
45 7 Tina BROCKLEBANK Skipton AC 00:25:02 NEW PB
48 41 Peter WOOD Skipton AC 00:25:10
54 10 Hazel IVES Skipton AC 00:25:49
68 54 Mike TEALE Skipton AC 00:26:47
70 16 Sarah WILLS Skipton AC 00:26:51
87 25 Hazel SMITH Skipton AC 00:27:51
125 82 Philip DEAN Skipton AC 00:30:25
127 83 Antony RADLEY Skipton AC 00:30:32
142 52 Lynda HUTCHINS Skipton AC 00:31:35
Fountains Abbey parkrun
A total of 517 runners took part.
1 1 Tom CALVERT Knaresborough Striders 00:17:34
22 1 Donna RIDDLER Ripon Runners 00:19:44
250 75 Christine BUCKLEY Skipton AC 00:28:33
300 109 Tammy JOHNSON Skipton AC 00:30:36
348 141 Sarah MILLINGTON Skipton AC 00:32:06
430 195 Sue O’RORKE Skipton AC 00:36:07
Parkville parkrun (Australia)
A total of 161 runners took part.
1 1 Jack DAVIES Eureka AC 00:16:16
11 1 Kirstin BULL South Melbourne AC 00:19:51
112 35 Lauren GUEST Skipton AC 00:29:37 NEW PB
Vale of York 10
1 John Clifford Evenwood Road Runners 55:07
8 Helen Cross York Triathlon Club 58:56
907 Janet Coutts Skipton AC 1:44:29
1st Matthew Nelson 00:56:21
24th Rachel Hawker 01:09:42
201 Richard Annable 1:25:13- 5th in age group
206 Mike McInnes 1:25:20
517 Paul Norman 1:42:07
549 Chris Rose 1:44:43- 4th in age group
Calderdale Hike (40 miles) – full results not yet published
Steve Hall 9 hours 20 minutes
Race Results week ending 8th April 2018:
Bratislava Half Marathon
262 Richard Annable 1:34:44 (3rd in age group)
“Flying the flag for club & country this weekend in the Bratislava Half Marathon. I had a much better run than I could have expected and ended up getting 3rd place in the M60 category, for which I was presented with an award (well, not exactly presented – I picked it up off a trestle table after they had given out all the important ones). Was probably first Brit as well, as I think there was only me and a crew from the Berkshire Hash House Harriers there. Nice place though – a bit like a mini Prague, and the weather was perfect for the race.” (From Richard Annable)
Temple Newsam parkrun
A total of 161 runners took part.
1 1 Terry MIDGLEY Valley Striders AC 00:18:30
15 15 David STUBLEY Skipton AC 00:22:55
16 1 Suzanne COSTELLO Unattached 00:23:10
A total of 181 runners took part.
1 1 Andrew CAIRNS Skipton AC 00:18:56
6 6 Michael MCINNES Skipton AC 00:20:18
14 1 Victoria CROWLEY Craven Energy 00:21:05
21 19 Paul MULDOON Skipton AC 00:21:58
35 5 Rachel GAUNT Skipton AC 00:23:27
51 11 Hilary SEWARD Skipton AC 00:24:33
56 44 Peter WOOD Skipton AC 00:25:36
65 16 Jan SMITH Skipton AC 00:26:34
69 53 Graham HOGGARTH Skipton AC 00:27:04
102 67 Philip DEAN Skipton AC 00:28:44
108 38 Christine BUCKLEY Skipton AC 00:29:28
109 39 Chris ROSE Skipton AC 00:29:38
110 40 Ruth ELKINGTON Skipton AC 00:29:39
120 79 Paul NORMAN Skipton AC 00:30:43
126 45 Lynda HUTCHINS Skipton AC 00:31:09 PB
A total of 202 runners took part.
1 1 Paul JONES Shrewsbury AC 00:17:03
5 1 Eleanor BOLTON Ribble Valley Harriers 00:19:16
8 7 Julian HOOD Skipton AC 00:19:47
A total of 198 runners took part.
1 1 Francis DOWDLE TXR Runners 00:17:15
7 1 Charlotte WILSON Dinneen Runners 00:18:53
150 42 Lauren GUEST Skipton AC 00:29:52
Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge
A total of 237 runners took part.
1 1 John ASHCROFT Liverpool Harriers & AC 00:15:53
7 1 Zara KNAPPY Keighley & Craven AC 00:18:46
8 7 Tim CHADWICK Skipton AC 00:18:50
Pendle Fell Race
1 Rob Hope Pudsey & Bramley AC 00:31:24
13 Caitlin Rice Ribble Valley Harriers 00:36:49
33 Gavin Smith Skipton AC 00:40:15
Bournemouth Bay Run 10k
1 Callum Gillett Guildford and Godalming AC 00:34:14
7 Jen Granger 00:36:03
353 Rachel Wilce Skipton AC 00:56:04
Baildon Boundary Way
1 BAXTER, Joe Pudsey & Bramley AC 1:22:09
15 BEEVER, Margaret Stainland Lions Running Club 1:40:15
91 BUTTERWORTH, Jayne Skipton AC 1:57:50
253 WOOD, Peter Skipton AC 2:30:57
272 TEALE, Mike Skipton AC 2:34:45
Oliver Thomas 4:07:51
Race Results week ending 1st April 2018:
A total of 139 runners took part.
1 1 Ed HYLAND Stainland Lions RC 00:17:40
21 21 James KIRKPATRICK Skipton AC 00:23:16
24 1 Michelle ROGERSON Stainland Lions RC 00:23:32
A total of 204 runners took part.
1 1 Kurt HERON Ashington Hirst Running Club 00:16:12
9 1 Alice JONES Wharfedale Harriers 00:19:41
15 13 Gavin SMITH Skipton AC 00:20:23
18 16 Michael MCINNES Skipton AC 00:20:30
29 26 Richard ANNABLE Skipton AC 00:22:03
65 15 Rachel GAUNT Skipton AC 00:24:53
72 56 Peter WOOD Skipton AC 00:25:22
83 66 Michael FOTHERGILL Skipton AC 00:26:05
106 25 Hazel SMITH Skipton AC 00:27:28
202 119 Antony RADLEY Skipton AC 00:44:02
Parkville parkrun (Australia)
A total of 168 runners took part.
1 1 Alex HOWARD Ballarat YCW Harriers 00:16:56
14 1 Kirstin BULL South Melbourne AC 00:19:28
129 31 Lauren GUEST Skipton AC 00:29:47 PB
A total of 144 runners took part.
1 1 Shane SADLER Unattached 00:17:50
15 15 David STUBLEY Skipton AC 00:21:59
29 1 Celine AUBRY Ely Runners 00:24:06
Pendle Dark Dash (21.3.18)
- 48:36 Sam Watson Wharfedale
- 54:44 Alice Swift Chorlton Runners
- 71:16 Melanie Steventon Skipton
- 89:12 Darren Lambert Skipton AC
- 93:12 Sue Marshall Skipton AC
- 99:58 Graham Hoggarth Skipton AC
- 100:00 Tina Brocklebank Skipton AC
- 102:30 Ann-Marie Bulcock Skipton AC
- 102:30 Michael McInnes Skipton AC
Punk Panther Welcome Ultra Race Report
A short report for you as, providing I can get to the start of a race, I’ve never been one to be put off by the weather (racing, if I’m running from home I might sack it off). Yesterday was the Welcome Ultra, a Punk Panther event ran out of Otley and back round to Pool. Last year this event recalibrated my idea of a muddy run (and I live in Gargrave which is surrounded by swamps). I’ve had years of experience in snow (when we get it) both in the Dales and the Peak District, so I’m no stranger to the effort required or the creeping temperature drop of hypothermia moving through my arms and into my core. So for this run I donned my paramo smock, which is excellent at handling moisture albeit a bit heavy, but I knew there wouldn’t be much fast movement involved.
Starting out from Otley the first 6 miles travel North and West over the fields, they were obviously snow covered and not a bit of mud in sight. It was a lovely change to last year. I lost sight of the majority (who were in front of me of course) and those behind me so it was very peaceful. At the first checkpoint I decided my buffalo mittens were no longer necessary and I’d had to take my hats off (yes, buffalo mittens and 2 hats) as I was quite warm. I was enjoying not having to read the route description, both remembering from the previous year and relying on the excellent route taping.
From Denton the route travels over to the east of Ilkley and climbs up a massive hill to then cross the fields down to Burley (all snow covered). The slope down to the railway line had been turned into a hard packed slope by the many sledges; It looked excellent. The roads in Burley were in much the same state as the slope. After Burley and the snow covered frozen (thank god) fields it was over Burley Moor. People had been given the option of taking the road round the moor due to the harsh conditions, but who’d want to choose tarmac over thigh deep snow. The moor was cold and I was glad of my massive coat, luckily there had been small channels made in places, awkward to get poles to the ground but easier than breaking trail. There was deep snow coming down off the moor, but I could see where people had gone through into cavities which made it much easier!
Then across to Eldwick, where I saw a postman who’d got his van stuck in a deep drift, and a precarious snow sloped path to Shipley Glen (I was glad of my poles). I did have the option of an additional 5 miles at this point, but it wasn’t appealing. The next section to Esholt covered Baildon Moor- which always seems to be windy and cold, and a deserted snow covered golf course at Hollins. Even the woods out of Esholt had deep snow, with some kids on mountain bikes making what were essentially luge runs!
The railway line to Yeadon was packed snow, but remembering back to last year it seemed much shorter (It went on for ever in 2017), and onto Yeadon Banks. So after 28 miles of snow Yeadon Banks and the lanes over to the top of the Chevin were really having a laugh. Yeadon Banks was probably ankle deep but the lanes were shin deep, minimum. Even with 60 people having already gone through it wasn’t helping.
I was getting tired by this point, not really aching just a bit tired and bored of snow. Luckily from the Chevin it was mostly downhill to Bramhope, with a frozen cow hoof print, ankle breaking field thrown in. There were some spectacular drifts in the footpaths outside of Bramhope – waist deep. I was glad to get to Bramhope as then it was just a 2 mile downhill (through Staircase lane) to the finish. I didn’t sprint to the end.
What I was, once again, amazed by were the numbers of people who only relied on their gps and got lost. The taping and route description (although I didn’t need it) were excellent. The team who run the events did a great job, 75 people started and all 75 finished, there were 60 non starters, the organisers had made it clear that it wouldn’t be suitable for people with no experience of winter conditions. However, they were offering to run the race again, or other alternatives were provided for those who pre notified that they were dropping out. I was also provided my own personal bowl of custard at the end 😊. Vanessa.