Successful Trip To Cleethorpes For Last Yadal Meeting

Another successful trip to Cleethorpes for the under 17s with many top 3 placings.


Ben Slow won the U15 Javelin (19.59 metres), 800 metres (2.24), and the high jump (1 metre 35).  Beau Clark had a hard-fought win in the under 13, 800 metres (2.52), Hurdles (17.90), and the high jump (0.95 metres). Under 17 Joe Ball again won the 200 metres (25.20) and 100 metres (12.70).  Sam Keighley won the 1500 metres and broke his club record (4.51.1) and also a win in the 150 metres.


Another win in the U15 1500 metres for Eli Cattermole in a time of 5.02 and a win in the 200 metres (30.40) and brother Will (under 17) clocking a time of 10.52 in the 3000 metres and another first place. Bahsem Idrees, first time competing in YADAL won the under 13, 80 metres in a time of 12.20.


Under 13 Alesha Atkinson won the 800 metres (2.55) and the shot putt (4.69 metres), and sister Lily a win in the 1200 metres (4.21).  Under 15 girls, 800 metres Faye Skilbeck a 2nd place (2.35) and Abbie Brown 5th (2.56) and 300 metres a further 2nd for Faye (48.20) and Abbie 4th (53.30).


The final race saw the final win of the day for the under 13 boys on the 4 by 100 metre relay, Tom Wright, Bahsem Idres, Beau Clark, and Sam Keighley.

Harriers Brave The Heat At The Ingleborough Mountain Race

Ingleborough Mountain Race

Whilst most people were trying to stay cool and in the shade on Saturday, a few brave Harriers ventured to Ingleton for the classic Ingleborough Mountain Race. The 7 mile, 2,000 foot climb race is part of the Ingleton Gala and starts in the village before heading up the footpath to the summit of Ingleborough before returning back to the village.

First back for the Harriers in 4th position overall was Tom Hodgson in 52:35. First back for the Harriers ladies and 16th lady overall was Cara Bintcliffe in 1:16:42 followed by Hazel Berrett in 1:18:54 and placed 3rd F60.

Jane Hobson (1:26.01) had another sound run along with Paul Hopkinson (1:29:43) both collecting good points to put them in the lead in the Fell Championship. Emily King (1:43:43), Jenny St Romaine (1:52:45) and Jude Baines all had excellent performances in the sweltering conditions.

The next race in the club's Fell Challenge is Round Hill near Otley on 7th August. Details can be found on the FRA website.

Widdop Fell Race

Three Harriers took on the Widdop Fell Race last Wednesday evening. This stunningly beautiful race started at the Pack Horse Inn in Widdop, taking on a classic high moorland route of just over 7 miles with a total ascent of 1,200'. Terrain is very difficult in places with a few tussocks and chest high bracken thrown in!

Tom Hodgson finished sixth overall in 56:16. Martin Ellis (1:41:26) and Jenny St Romaine (1:54:27) also represented the club.

Summer Handicap 2022

On what was a rather warm and muggy night for running 20 members ran the 10k route along the canal to Sowerby Bridge and back. First home and winning the trophy for 2022 was Steve Denniss crossing the line in 57 minutes 33 seconds (53.33), in 2nd place was Paul Hopkinson 59.14 (53.14) closely followed by Ian Giles in 3rd 59.23 (55.23).