Archive for March, 2015

Saturday 7th March – Leeds Hyde Park Run

Imogen Webster got another new PB, finishing in 27:19 mins, Congratulations!

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Sunday 8th March – Roundhay Junior Park Run

Report from Tom Paget: Adam Paget ran his 10th junior park run at Roundhay today. He finished in 10:16 mins, 16th place, 11th male out of a field of 79 parkrunners and 7th in his age category JM10. Holly Davey came in at 9:00 mins, 8th overall and 1st in her category.  Congratulations on setting a new Personal Bests at this event! Take a look at this week’s full set of results.

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Sunday 8th March – Harewood 10k


Frank number 1

Report from Frank Beresford:

I decided to enter the harewood 10k and us it as a tempo training run for my London marathon training. The race was well organised apart from a late start which is never ideal. The course took the participants round the pleasant yet undulating footpaths that surround Harewood house.

I came to the race with relatively tiered legs from marathon training but looking forward to 10km trail race. The race started at a reasonable pace and it felt easy throughout the race. I injected a few surges during the first 7km to disrupt the pace slightly. At the 7th km on a reasonably steep incline I pushed myself hard for 2km and found myself with a clear lead. During the 9th km I eased up the pace and enjoyed the race.

I really enjoyed the race and it was quiet refreshing to run for place rather than time. I am beginning to feel the benefit of my marathon training under the guidance of Peter Shields as my recovery and endurance are showing good improvements. It was good to see a large number of “Black and White” runners at the race. Robin Outersides had a cracking race finishing in fifth.  Next week I will be making a trip to London to compete in the North London Half Marathon, which I am very excited about!

Ed.  Results: 1st Frank Beresford 34:54, 1st Lady Charlotte Wills, Leeds City 40:32, 5th Robin Outtersides 36:41,  Melvin Hoare 51:47,  Tom Hannah 52:51,  Phil Robinson 53:07,  Colin Best 55:35,  Lisa Maughan 59:09,  Elaine Ransom 1:02:23,  Lucy Mowat 1:03:01.

Full results here.


Saturday 7th March – Flower Scar Fell Race

Report from Sean O’Halloran: Both myself and an established fell running work colleague put ourselves onto the waiting list for this race due to it being full when we tried to enter. Fortunately, due to people dropping out we were eventually offered places.

The Flower Scar Fell Race was a counter in the 2015 FRA English Championship and also acted as the 2015 Yorkshire Championship for seniors and u23′s.

As you can imagine this race attracted the best fell runners in the UK, only Tom Adams was missing due to inter county cross country. Knowing how high profile this race was and the caliber of runner on the start line I was rather nervous. My ultimate aims were not to make a fool out of myself and to try not to come last.

This was a gem of a race with steep climbs, rough moor and fast paths, typifying all that’s best about South Pennine fell running. The race was a distance of 9 km (5.6 miles) with 470 metres (1,542 feet) of climbing. The Chevin is a climb of about 180 metres (600 feet) to put it into perspective.

I went off hard at the start and dug really deep to hang on to the runners in front for as long as I could. The gap to those in front of me got bigger and the gap to those behind was shortening towards the top of flower scar . With my legs hurting, lungs burning and a general feeling of nausea I disengaged brain and threw myself down the hills and the gap to the people behind was once again lengthening.

After a long down hill run there was a sting in the tail. The route went back up again for about 300 feet before rejoining the outward track and then the fast decent to the finish.

This race was very tough and it hurt a lot. But I loved it!! My aim was to enjoy myself, have fun, develop further my fell running and not come last, all achieved. I finished in 323rd out of 328 in a time of 01:26:01.

The winner of the men’s race was Simon Bailey from Mercia Fell RC in 30:39 and the winner of the ladies race was Annie Conway from Ambleside in 44:23.


Saturday 7th March – Park Runs

Highlights this week are pb’s for Imogen Webster and Eriks.

Leeds Woodhouse Moor:

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
1 1 James KOVACS Salford Harriers and AC 00:16:11
34 1 Shamiso SISIMAYI Kirkstall Harriers 00:20:34
238 63 Imogen Webster Otley AC 00:27:19
239 176 Andrew Webster Otley AC 00:27:20
336 121 Alice WEBSTER Otley AC 00:31:43
339 124 Molly STORER Otley AC 00:31:49


Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
1 1 Paul CLEGG Bingley Harriers and AC 00:17:46
22 1 Kirsty ALLEN Baildon Runners 00:20:28
69 64 Eriks Zvaigzne Otley AC 00:23:25

Fountains Abbey:

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
1 1 Reece DALTON Ripon Runners 00:16:42
3 1 Sharon BARLOW Ripon Runners 00:17:51
115 30 Gilly Wight Otley AC 00:26:04

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Runner of the Month: February

February Runner of the Month is Jeremy Stewart for his PB in the Dewsbury 10k, and for leading us all in at the Ilkley Fell Race. Well done!


Sunday March 1st: Peco X country

Report from Graham Lake:

3 of us guested in the Peco Cross-Country at Roundhay on Sunday. In very windy but sunny conditions 608 (!!) runners took in the rather nice course round the park. Not really a cross-country feel, more a trail race, hardly any mud!
I was pleased with my position finishing 54th in 29.01 tantalisingly close to John Greenwell, 51st in 28.57, with Frank having a cracking run in the blue vest of Roundhay Runners, 3rd in 25.37. Those positions are just the men, winner was Jonathan Wills in 25.13.


February Runner of the Month

February was a busy month and saw plenty of Juniors doing park runs, fell and track events, showing off the Black and Whites! Particularly strong turnout for the Ilkley fell race and also, much further afield, at the track meet in Sheffield. So, this month the prizes go to Will O’ Neill and Imogen Webster, who turned out for the both of those big events. Imogen also did two 5k park runs at Leeds. That’s a lot of running.

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Sunday 1st March – PECO XC

Report from Gail: No results in yet but the following children braved the windy weather and the killer hill in the final PECO XC race of the year:

School Years 4-6- Jenson Brogden and Kieran Green.
School years 7-12 Holly Davey

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Sunday 1st March – Roundhay Junior Park Run

Report from Gail: Aston Brogden took part in the Roundhay Junior Park Run yesterday. Despite very windy conditions he finished well in 6th place out of 72 runners. His time of 9.54 wasn’t a PB but it was his fastest time on the Winter Course.
Anyone who does this Junior Park Run should note that the run goes back to the Summer Course on Sunday 15th of March.

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