The British Milers Club hold several races throughout the year for middle distance runners some of these races are open races and some have specific age and time restrictions.
Two of our athletes have competed at BMC Regional Meetings in April.
800m Leeds 30/4/18
James Askew MU20 2.08.64
1500m Birmingham 22/4/18
Alexander Thompson MU15 4.21.95
Well done both
Any athlete or parent who would like more information about these fixtures and entry to them please contact Andrea Kerman (email@example.com)
This match held in Wakefield on the 23/5/18 will be remembered as a highlight of this season, in that it saw a league record for one of our members.
The MU15 1500m League Record was set in 1981 by Richard Findlow and stood at 4.18.7. A determined Alexander Thompson stood on the start-line with the goal of attaining an English Schools qualifying time his time of 4.18.05 saw him not only achieve that but also become the new West Yorkshire League Mu15 record holder for the 1500m.
Oskar-James Pors MU11 12.52
Aidan Leach MU23 11.63
Ian Eaton SM 14.73
Tom Clough SM 16.40
Ed Chafer MU20 12.88
Alana Gill SW 14.77
Tilly Labbett FU15 15.85 PB
Tilly Labbett FU15 52.73 PB
Alicia Kerman FU13 3.35.70
Alexander Thompson MU15 4.18.05 League Record
Alana Gill SW 6.31.34
Alicia Kerman FU13 0.95
Tom Clough SM 6.24
Ed Chafer MU20 6.18 PB
Alana Gill SW 12.34
Tilly Labbett FU15 10.72
Well done all
Aidan Leach MU23 23.66
David Carpenter SM 25.84
Ian Eaton SM 30.71
Ed Chafer MU20 26.10
Alana Gill SW 31.51
Oskar-James Pors MU11 2.10.57
Alexander Thompson MU15 2.07.78
Alana Gill SW 6.32.69
Ed Chafer SM 1.40
Alana Gill SW 4.20
Oskar-James Pors MU11 3.98 PB
The 4th match of the West Yorkshire series took place at Cleckheaton with a smaller than usual contingent of our athletes.
Special congratulations to Oskar-James Pors who not only achieved a PB in his 600m he, also, broke the club record.
David Carpenter SM 25.61
Ian Eaton SM 30.40
Ed Chafer MU20 26.05
Alana Gill SW 32.18
Oskar-James Pors MU11 2.07.99 PB CR
Ed Chafer MU20 2.30.28
Alexander Thompson MU15 2.09.28
Alana Gill SW 3.03.39
Ed Chafer MU20 1.45
Alana Gill SW 1.15
Tom Clough SM 2.81
Ed Chafer MU20 4.69
Oskar-James Pors MU11 3.10
Well done all
Another well attended and successful Harriers event held at the St Ives Estate Bingley on April 19th 2018 !
Nearly cancelled due to lack of marshals – 3 was really not enough, but thanks to the sterling efforts of those who knew which buttons to press a flood marshals came forward which, adding to the sunshine made for a stirring and enjoyable evening. The day was hot and dry with many red faces crossing the finish line !
Winner was Peter Ellerton, second was Theo Clay with Alison Franks placed third.
First back (junior ) was Katie Buckley with Bethan Buckley second and Alistair Truselle third
Fastest male (senior course ) Tim Midgley setting a new course record of 23.02 shaving six seconds off the previous. Fastest woman – Lesley Watson
Fastest ( junior course ) Rebecca Flaherty.
All this with a total turnout of 50 ( 40 Blue 6k route and 10 Orange 3k route ) Roughly the same as last year but with the high number of marshals, other helpers, supporters and of course the weather it almost made for a festival atmosphere and showed the club, at local level, to the many other park users, in good light.
All the food, snacks and fruit was demolished and plenty of tea and coffee was consumed. After costs £25 went back into the club.
A massive thank you to all the marshals and helpers far too numerous to mention – did wonder whether there might be more marshals than competitors on the night! Special thanks to John and Tony for an excellent job timekeeping, never easy with high numbers coming in thick and fast and Martin Peace for the handicapping, registration , being a star runner himself and then awarding the prizes !
I`m afraid I won`t be available to organise the race next year so hopefully someone else can step forward, now that the race has essentially been restored.
Many thanks to everyone again.
|5||Katie Buckley||U11||30||44.39||14.39||1st Jnr|
|12||Bethan Buckley||U11||30||45.35||15.35||2nd Jnr|
|13||Alistair Trusselle||U13||30||45.37||15.37||3rd Jnr|
|18||Rebecca Flaherty||U13||32||45.47||13.47||Fastest Jnr|
It was cold and windy on arrival at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield and there were considerably less cars on the parking field than in previous years. The course used in recent years had been changed to that used for 12 man road relays in the past. After the downhill from the start, there was a left turn onto a loop – downhill at first, then steady climbing back to re-join the main road where we left it and continuing up that long hill as usual, bearing right at the top and a long slight rise to the Jubilee Stone. Here we turn right, mainly downhill to that last right turn and a final effort on the rise to the finish. It’s slightly longer at 5.08K per lap v 3 miles (4.83K)
Our 75+ team had a 10:30 start with all the women and more competition this year with three other M75+ teams entered. They arrived at the Park later than planned and Dave Barber joined the start runners with only a couple of minutes to spare and no warm-up. Exmouth “A” had their fastest man on first leg and Bingley on the last. Dave Barber finished in 28-10 with Exmouth almost 3 minutes ahead. Mike Smith’s 25-00 had reduced the deficit to 30s and Les Haynes’ 22-54 produced gold for Bingley, finishing over 5 minutes ahead of Exmouth! Les and Mike were also presented with first and second fastest M75 lap awards.
We were spared the forecast heavy rain and conditions brightened for the M55+ and M65+ race at 12:25. Bingley’s trio of Don Johnson, Bryan Parkinson and Peter Ellerton put in solid performances of 23-26, 22-15 and 24-31; but that was only good enough for sixth M65+ team out of 14. We did beat Holmfirth though. What does it take to be top team? Well they were Oxford City, who posted laps of 20-24, 22-11 and 21-27 – a good pensioners’ day out.
There were less spectators this year to cheer us on, but that was largely offset by the excellent support given by the marshals. The event was well organised and it is inspiring to see some of the best for age in the country putting on the style.
Report by Peter Ellerton. Mens Vets team manager.
I may not have caught all the results and there are definitely a few – Guiseley Gallop, Blacko (Junior) and Three Peaks – that aren’t included yet . If you would like to send me your report of events that would be great and would really help get things out quickly. This is a Senior ladies report but I pick up some of the older Junior ladies results as they start to join in with Senior events . Thanks. Becky Weight, Ladies Fell Team Manager
National Cross Country Championships, Parliament Hill, London, Sat 24 Feb 18
4 Bingley Harriers joined 1113 ladies for the Senior Womens (age 20+) 8k race at Parliament Hill and earned a very respectable national 55th team ( of 4) place out 112 clubs with teams.
|245 0:36:31 5018 Eleanor Kitchen|
|305 0:37:33 5015 Lesley Watson|
|471 0:40:08 5014 Maria Del Sol Carrera Vivar|
|852 0:46:44 5016 Alana Gill|
Vicki Merrick ran the Junior Womens 6k race and was 138th in 35.21
Well done all representing Bingley at the highest level.
Yorkshire Veterans AA Cross Country Championships, Cleckheaton, Sun 4 Mar 18
Caroline Francis flew the Bingley ladies flag alone, with a combination of weather (Beast from the East), ill health, injury and other events keeping other ladies away. The ladies (and Men V70+) race was 5.7km; Caroline (F50) was 31st overall in 27.52, just a few seconds behind Bingley’s Peter Ellerton (M70) and in great 6th place out of 15 F50 runners.
New Record for Victoria at Edale Skyline AL 34km 1373m Sun 11 Mar 18
413 runners started in the first English Fell Championship (EFC) race of 2018. The weather was good – 5-10C, dry, high broken cloud, and a light breeze on tops, but wet and muddy underfoot after heavy rain on the Saturday.
Victoria wasn’t deterred by the mud and was first female (and 28th overall) in a new record time under 3 hours, clearing Sally Newman’s record from 2000 by 10 minutes. Denise had a good run finishing 46th female and myself (Becky Weight) 71st (2nd FV60) out of 98. Both Denise & I were surprised how hard the race felt. I was still recovering from a bad cough / sickness bug which had stopped me running for 2 weeks prior to the race – that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! Also great to get a ladies team out at such a tough race early in the season – many thanks to Vic & Denise. Our efforts earned us 5th place Ladies team in the first counter for the 2018 EFC
Bingley results :
|28th||440||Victoria Wilkinson||Bingley Harriers & AC||WSEN||02:59:34|
|84th||157||Tom Gomersall||Bingley Harriers & AC||MSEN||03:19:09|
|271st||459||Denise Wright||Bingley Harriers & AC||W45||04:16:26|
|348th||429||Becky Weight||Bingley Harriers & AC||W60||04:43:25|
And for the Jebb / Taylor family (former long term Bingley members, who now run with Helm Hill near where they live) – Rob was 4th V40 a couple of places ahead of Victoria and Sharon was 4th female; with full family support out on Mam Tor.
|26th||212||Rob Jebb||Helm Hill Runners||M40||02:57:15|
|88th||397||Sharon Taylor||Helm Hill Runners||WSEN||03:19:40|
Bristish Masters Athletics Federation (BMAF) Cross Country Championships, Forres, Scotland. Sat 17 Mar 18
Lesley Watson had a great run to collect the British F45 bronze medal in 24.20. She was 16th lady overall against the winning ladies time of 22.12
Todd Cragg (Ambleside) Junior Races – Sun 25 Mar 18
Emily Field (GU19) had a great start to her fell season with an English Fell Championship win at Todd Cragg. I can’t spot the race distance or ascent but from the map it looks to be around 4.5km with around 200m ascent. Emily’s race time was 21.42.
Bunny Runs 1 (27 Mar), 2 (3 Apr) & 3 (10 Apr), and The Bunny Relay (17 Apr 18)
23 Bingley ladies and girls (age 12+) ran in one or more of the Bunny Runs – Bunny 1 was part of the Bingley Fell Championship reported on earlier, see earlier News item on the website : http://www.bingleyharriers.co.uk/blog/2018/04/01/bingley-senior-fell-championship-bunny-run-1-4-8km-100m-tue-27-mar-2018/
Bunny 2, 3 and relays were reported separately also – see previous News item.
Anniversary Waltz (AM, 18.5km, 1100m) & Teenager with Altitude (AL, 24.7km, 2300m) Sat 21 Apr 18
Posted as the last running of these ‘commemorative’ races so a few Bingley Harriers could not resist the pull of these challenging races from the Newlands Valley in the Lake District.
Rachael Sharples (F50) ran the Anniversary Waltz with husband Paul in a field of nearly 500 runners (376th Paul Sharples 3:01:06; 377th Rachel Sharples 3:01:08). Well done Rachael. The race was won by Sam Stead, Keswick in 1:40:04, and 33rd and 1st Lady was Kelli Roberts, Helm Hill in 1:59:05.
Denise Wright and Dave Stephenson opted for the Teenager and joined over 250 runners for this tougher race. Dave (M50) was 75th in 3:52:38 and Denise (F40) 196th 4:49:52, both respectably mid-placed in their categories . Familiar names topped the results – 1st Rob Jebb, Helm Hill in 2:46:54, and 17th and 1st Lady Sharon Taylor, Helm Hill in 3:22:18
Full results at http://anniversarywaltz.co.uk/
Denise commented a few days after the race “I clocked 16.6m and I don’t think I went the wrong way! It was soooo hard and blisteringly hot! Absolutely fab route and the views were amazing. Two brutally steep descents and it was a major slog from the bottom of Newland Beck up to the summit of Robinson – thought it would never end! Definitely great prep for Buttermere. My legs are still trashed so I need to get some hard hill training (up and down) sessions in between now and Buttermere!! “