YKH Weekly Round Up w.e 25th June – Humber Bridge Half, Bradford Millennium Way Relay & more…

–Humber Bridge Half Marathon.

11th Stephen Maddison    1:20:17    2nd M40-44

92nd Richard Walker       1:32:39

206th Tim Cowham          1:38:25

211th   Jasim Al-Mutar      1:38:33

651st David Bygrave          1:53:02

1698th Elaine Hazlerigg    2:33:58

—Bradford Millennium Way Relay.

A team of 10 runners represented the club at this great event, despite a few late and last minute changes to the squad due to illness and injury we still assembled a competitive crew  to take on the 54 other teams.

The Bradford Millennium Way Relay is a relay of five legs with two runners per leg, taking place each June. Starting from and returning to Bingley, taking in Wilsden, Denholme, Oxenhope, Haworth, Oakworth, Steeton, Silsden, Addingham and Ilkley with some stunning scenery en-route.

On leg one we had Tom Ratcliffe and Sam Allin who ran their 10 mile ( 1789 ft Climb ) leg to Penistone Hill Country Park  in 1:31:00 to give us a good start and 15th place at the changeover.

Handover – Leg 1 ( Tom & Sam ) to leg 2 ( Nik & Rich )

Next up for leg two were Nik and Richard Tarrega, they completed their 9.4 mile  (1287 ft climb ) leg  to Laycock in 1:22:04, gaining a place to get us up to 14th at the handover.

Rich and Nik after leg 2.

Leg three’s run from Laycock to Silsden of 8 miles ( 811 ft climb )  was accomplished by Phil Chapman and Jason Newman  , they also managed to gain a place with a time of 1:07:51.

Chris Roberts and Giles Hawking ran leg 4 in a sixth fastest leg time of time of 1:11:06, again making up one place, on their 8.5 mile ( 1261 ft )  journey from Silsden to Ilkey .

The final leg was undertaken by Darren Hendley and Stuart Creasey, they managed to hold onto our 12th place in the Open Competition , to finish their 10.7 mile leg from Ilkley returning the team to Bingley in a total cumulative time of 6:50:22 .

Darren and Stuart bring the YKH team home in 12 th place


—Round Sheffield Run.

This one sounds a bit different to most events:

The Round Sheffield Run, trail running enduro is a unique creative “multi-stage” running event following the beautiful Round Sheffield route, a superb running journey linking some of the best trails and parkland. It would be a tough task to find anywhere in the UK that showcases these kind of trails & scenery within its city limits.

The 11 timed stages make up 20km of the 24.5km route.

The unique format breaks the route down into stages. Each stage being raced, and competitors receiving both results for each stage as well as a combined overall result.

Ewan Kirk

Between Stages competitors have the opportunity to rest, relax,  and regroup with their friends and refocus before the next stage begins. Competitors are allowed to walk or jog inbetween stages. The unique concept creates a supportive and unique social vibe.  The race format also opens up the course to all abilities.

Knavesmire’s Neil Stabb’s was 12th and 3rd M40

Ewan Kirk  finished in 1:29:19 for 150 th

Vivianne Fraser and Liz Matthews ran as a pair for 946th place and just over two hours.

Liz and Viv finished in 02:02:02

—Whorlton Run.

Wednesday evening  fell race on the North Yorkshire Moors.

Simon Collins 4th

4th Simon Collins 47:49

8th Tom Ratcliffe  49:04

10th Jon Pinder      49:21

82nd Janet Cordingley 65:48  ( 1st F55 )

—Upper Wharfedale 3 Peaks Race.

Andrew Pattinson ran the Upper Wharfedale 3 peaks race. It’s a fundraiser for the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. The event has 3 routes – 22 miles (3 peaks), 13.5miles (2 peaks) and 4.5miles (Valley Walk).

Andrew opted for the long route which takes in Birks Fell, Buckden Pike and Great Whernside. Over a mixture of mostly fell terrain including knee-deep bog, it’s an alternative lesser-trodden Yorkshire 3 peaks starting in Kettlewell taking in about 1300m of ascent. He  finished 3rd overall in a time of 3.47.09.


 —Hadrian’s Wall Half Marathon.

305th Jayne Fligg 2;41;59

—Staveley Stampede.

65th David Darton 50:31.7

96th Colin Lea 54:50.5

110th Martin Smith 56:42

–York Parkrun.

Alternative grass course.

407 participants , 29 from York Knavesmire Harriers.

—York Beer Mile

Jon Pinder was crowned York’s combined running and drinking champion.

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