Results Roundup – Tuesday 28th August 2018

Good evening, it’s been a busy few weeks with lots going on, people on holiday etc, but fear not – the kids will be back at school soon and the days will be getting shorter. It’s nearly time to dig out the hi viz and head torch! In the mean time, feel free to peruse the latest batch of race results. What a splendid bunch you are.

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Turner Landscape     

This fell race has all the right letter combinations for the true die hard fell type runner – ER, PM, LK, NS, and is category AM (please speak to FRP if you are unsure what it all means), with 910 m of climb over 17 k. The venue was Seathwaite over in the Lake District, and Nidd Valley had ten of its finest there. Here are the finishers:

Edoardo Piano 01:55:52
Brian Hainsworth 02:04:24
Kevin Nicholas 02:24:03
Phil Robinson 02:27:21
Jane Evans 02:34:47
James Cook 02:36:27
Chris Beattie 02:38:58
Dave Prince 02:46:30
Cath Barber 02:57:49
Debbie Gibson 02:59:19

Staying in the fells, FRP and family have been hitting more trails and hills recently. Phil and Alex braved some awful weather to take part in the wonderfully named Kong Mountain Marathon in the Lakes – a 4 hour score event with plenty of climb involved. Out of 174 runners braving the elements, Alex finished 62nd overall (and 1st M23!) while Phil was 71st overall. Alex’s effort included 13 miles with 4500 ft of climb, and Phil 11 miles with 3500 ft of climb.

Another event they have recently taken part in was the Country Trail Races, which are all 6 miles in distance and competitors follow typed instructions after setting off at intervals. Fiona and Phil  tackled the Calverley Chase on 15th August, then Phil, Fiona and Alex had a go at the Forge Frolic on 22nd August.


At Harrogate on 11th August, Sarah Hughan’s marathon training paid off as she got herself a new PB of 23:03, Adam Kirk got a new PB of 18:39 at Temple Newsham. There was also a bit of parkrun tourism as Nidd junior Ben Rosie (24:48) ran at Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, while another junior, Beth Whiley, ran at Lytham Hall (28:18). At Crosby parkrun, the club was represented by Yvonne Skelton (26:52) and Martin Weeks (29:08).

The tourism continued on Saturday 18th August as Collen Gruenwald ran at Perth (26:20), Nidd junior William Reid at Sheringham (23:50), Mark Armstrong at Keswick (23:34), Tony Chapman at Peckham Rye (28:35) and Lorna Eley ran at Heslington (38:29). At Fountains, Alex Leslie achieved a new PB of 23:18, while at Harrogate there were new PB’s for Kevin Dalton (20:13), Jane Evans (24:20).

Last Saturday saw Adam Kirk finish in first place at Horton Park, Bradford in a time of 18:02, while parkrun tourism was still in full flow with Nadene Wilkinson finishing 26:28 at Brockwell, Herne Hill, and Steve Turner at Prudhoe, crossing the line in 20:52. NVRR womble representative Sam Fugill was at Wimbledon Common, and he finished in 27:04.


Sessay Swift

At 6k, there’s no messing about with this one – straight out of the starting blocks! Another club champ race, another great turnout for Nidd. Here are the results:

Brian Hainsworth 23.57
Kevin Dalton 23.59
Nigel Scaife 24.31
Kevin Nicholas 25.12
James Cook 26.01
Christopher Beattie 26.05
Emma Dooley 26.07
Philip Ventress 26.30
Jeremy Scott 27.05
Jane Evans 27.05
Sarah Hughan 27.11
Richard Taylor 28.00
Sue Simpson 28.11
Christine Jones 29.11
Debbie Gibson 30.04
Nicholas Smith 31.22
Moira McTague 31.32
Yvonne Skelton 32.10
Kirsty O’Donnell 34.02
Bec Carman 34.14
Michelle Smith 34.42
Graham Hyde 35.06 (Course PB!)
Sarah Chalmers 37.59
Chris Parker 40.19
Lianne Coiley 40.28
Jill Hornsby 40.32
Fiona Cunningham 40.50

Smugglers Trod

Jeff Walker took part in this 25 mile event organised by the Yorkshire Coast LDWA. Fully armed with maps and snacks, Jeff had a crack at the route of ‘modest undulations’ that saw him tackle the lovely area around Robin Hood’s Bay and Fylingdales Moor, and he finished in a great time of 7 hrs and 48 minutes! Well done Jeff, cracking effort…….

Punk Panther Urban Legend 66km

I believe most of us at the running club are familiar with the local Punk Panther Ultra marathons, they all start and finish around Otley and Pool, all have varying distances over routes in and around the Leeds/Harrogate/Bradford area. A few of our runners have taken part in these events over the last couple of years, they seem to enjoy themselves as they keep going back for more!

Here is the description (copied straight from the website!) of the recent Urban Legend event:

The Urban Legend Ultra is substantially offroad, but takes you right near to the heart of Leeds visiting many of the public greenspaces during the course. It is based on the North West Leeds Greenway. Starting in Otley climbing sharply over the Chevin via Suprise View to Guiseley, Yeadon, Rawdon, Horsforth, Hawksworth Wood, Kirkstall, Burley Park, Headingley, Hyde Park then along the Meanwood Valley Trail through Adel Woods to Eccup Reservoir, Golden Acre Park, Paul’s Pond, Cookridge, Bramhope back into Otley, before finishing in Pool-in-Wharfedale.

Matt Wilkinson was up for this, he was leading it pretty much all the way round before someone out-sprinted him right at the last stretch! Matt finished in  6:54:43, 2nd overall so it wasn’t a bad effort…….



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