Here are some results from the last couple of weeks, apologies if you didn’t get a mention.
The sun was out once again for this popular 10 mile race organised by the good people of Ripon Runners. Despite a few people taking a tumble, everyone crossed over the finish line. Here are the full results so well done everyone who ran:
Matt Wilkinson 1:03:48.6, Andy Todd 1:09:06.0, Nigel Scaife 1:12:36.1, Steff Quinn 1:12:48.4, Brian Hainsworth 1:13:19.0, James Braddon 1:16:40.3, Jamie Dilasser 1:17:08.1, Steven Turner 1:18:31.2, Christopher Beattie 1:24:21.7, Emma Dooley 1:25:37.3, Helen Cook 1:25:55.0, Jane Evans 1:26:13.1, Jeremy Scott 1:28:26.1, Michael Benson 1:29:33.6, Paul Manning 1:31:35.8, Alex Crowton 1:31:38.6 Sarah Hughan 1:33:55.0, Debbie Gibson 1:34:12.2, Damien Handslip 1:34:51.8, Nick Smith 1:35:34.3, Jenny Manning 1:39:24.0, Rachael Prince 1:39:24.9, Jeff Walker 1:41:33.3, Ewa Scott 1:44:50.6, Marcos Montana 1:45:24.8, Jane Hill 1:46:21.9, Carolyn Easton 1:46:44.2, Rebecca Ventress 1:47:22.3, Michelle Smith 1:47:30.6, Moira Mc Tague 1:48:21.0, Debbie Handslip 1:49:27.9, Kirsty O Donnell 1:52:11.1, Fiona Robinson F1:52:12.7, Graham Hyde 2:06:27.0, and running her first 10 mile race, Fiona Cunningham 2:09:12.5
Leeds Half marathon
Another popular race, another opportunity for fast times. Adam Kirk got himself a PB and finished 26th overall with a time of 1:19:55, and also getting a PB was John Beaumont who finished in 1:36:03, and Emma Kettlewell put in a strong performance to finish in 2:18:4.
Arbroath Smokies 10
This event is a ladies only race organised by local club Arbroath Footers, and Colleen Gruenwald was there to represent Nidd Valley. Colleen managed to get around the scenic but undulating route in a time of 1:37:07 – well done Colleen!
On Saturday 12th May there were parkrun PB’s at Harrogate for Nidd juniors Liam Escott, who crossed the line in 21:21, Blythe Warner in 23:40, and Jessica Beaumont 29:07. Lynsey Barraclough got a new PB of 26:52, as did Penelope Tiffney who finished in 28:07, and Hannah Ruddy in 31:09.
At Woodhouse Moor, Steve Newton got his fastest time yet of 23:33.
On Saturday 19th May at Harrogate, there were PB’s for Emma Dooley who finished in 22:26, Jonathan Clipston 26:47, Yulia Brereton 32:13, and Claire Simpson 33:38, while Emma Kettlewell and Nidd junior Jessica Beaumont both got a PB of 29:46 at Fountains Abbey.
A Bridge too far ultra
This was another excellent event organised by the Punk Panther Ultra events people, with this 60km route taking in some of the Six Dales Trail to Pateley Bridge via Swinsty, Fewston, and Thruscross reservoirs, then back to Pool in Wharfedale. Jim Cook was up for this challenge and he managed to complete the event in 8:30:34 which is quite impressive!
This popular up and down fell race starts and finishes in the village of Appletreewick, is a distance of 8k and has 366m of climbing. You can rock up on the day to enter, pay your £6, neck a pint before crossing the finish line then have some nice soup at the end. All you have to do prior to that is run up a massive hill to Simon’s Seat then run straight back down again.
22 runners from Nidd took advantage of the glorious weather and short distance to travel to the race on Saturday, and in true fell race tradition, the times have not been published yet:
Luke Wakelin (8th overall)
Martin Lofthouse (2nd MV50)
Dave Shores (first fell race)
Mike Benson (first fell race)
Dave Seaman (3rd MV70)
Graham Hyde (after a muck-up with his beer, Graham had to drink a pint of fizzy water, but did get the prize for fastest non-alcoholic drink!)
Rock and Roll Marathon/Half marathon
Another popular running festival with a number of options to choose from but this time the weather was a huge factor – the hot conditions made it more difficult. Well done to everybody for getting around safely regardless of what distance you chose to run.
In the half marathon event, John Beaumont was first back for Nidd in 1:35:50, with Johnny Forster next in 1:39:52, Robert Hill 2:03:20, and Jane Hill in 2:16:40.
James Braddon went for the full marathon (his first one on flat tarmac) and ploughed on through the heat to finish in 3:57:35. I can’t comment whether or not James was put off from doing such a distance again but you never know….
Last but by no means least, John Mitton ran his first marathon at Windermere on Sunday and finished in 4:32:55. Not only was it the first time that he has ran 26.2 miles, he also raised a load of cash for the Upper Wharfedale Fell rescue association – great stuff!
That’s it for now,