Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Barlick Fell Runners - Reports

Harley Treitl absolutely flying at this race Harley Treitl absolutely flying at this race Woodentops

Young Harley Treitl was out on the fells today finishing the U9 race in 11th place in a time of 3:46.  He was very enthusiastic and nearly jumped out of shot of Dave Woodhead's camera.

In the senior race, Andrew Driver finished a crowded week's racing by finishing in 11th position, in a time of 26:27, with Lee Edwards finishing in 31st position in a time of 31:17.


Just two Barlickers at this race.  Their positions and times were as follows:

53 John Boothman 68:15
54 Glenn Whittaker 68:20

Earlier this year, John Boothman entered this race and not being one for wasting a paid entry, he turned up and took part in his fourth race this week (after Widdop, Eshton & Ingleborough) and prepared for it by attending a wedding do last night.  Taking all of that into account, his time of 46:24 was not too bad, finishing in 523rd position out of 7,065 finishers.

Sam Wadswortth Sam Wadswortth Woodentops

Bingley Harriers had designed a brand new course for this race, but sadly on the day, it turned into a bit of a shambles due to horses on the course.  The first problem occurred with horses after the first two runners had past a group of horses, when one of the riders lost control of her horse and it started rearing.  Then to make matters worse, further on the course, there was a group of horses with someone leading them and they refused to let the runners past as they said one of the horse was injured and did not want to disturb it and apart from the leaders, this backed up everyone in the race.  They reached some stables and everyone thought that she would take her horse into the yard out of the way to let the runners past, but when she did not do so, against her protestations, the runners went past anyway.  However, by this time, the race, as a race was over as the leaders were completely out of sight.

The winner was Frank Beresford of Otley in 41:08 with Tim Midgley of Bingley in 2nd place in 41:18.  Gavin Lund of Ilkley was one of those caught up in the horse shambles and he finished in 4th place in 43:28.  Had it not been for the horses, he might have been pushing the leaders.

Sam Wadsworth finished in 6th place in 48:38.  The delays probably did not make a great deal of difference to his race position, as he was still suffering from the effects of the Saunders last week.

31 Daniel CHEW 23:13 new PB

10 Rachel LOWTHER 23:44 new PB
11 Emma BAILEY 23:45

This is a low key out and back cross country race, in a beautiful setting and organised by John Thompson.

It is principally a race for Wharfedale members, with a few outsiders making up the numbers.  The race was won by Sam Haggar of Wharfedale in 35:35.

The three Barlickers who turned up finished as follows:

20 John Boothman 43:36
21 Dave Halliday 43:39
25 Glenn Whittaker 46:09

This took place at Lytham St Annes and Lucas Payne gave it a go.  He finished in 11th place, in a time of 1:23:48, out of 481 finishers

There was a good turnout of Barlickers at this race, including quite a few of our girls.  Andy Berry just managed to keep his nose in front of  Screw to lead the Barlickers home.  Lorraine Slater was our first lady back and first V40 overall.  Sarah Tipler suffered a bad sprain to her right ankle, but luckily the club doctor was on hand to administer an ice pack.  

Everyone finished as follows:

14 Andy Berry 58:27
15 Andy Driver 58:33
41 Stuart Bryan 1:06:17
42 John Boothman 1:06:39
43 David Halliday 1:06:49
47 Glenn Whittaker 1:08:48
54 Des Walkden 1:09:59
67 Lorraine Slater 1:10:59 (5th female & 1st FV40)
84 Rachel Lowther 1:15:29 (8th female)
88 Jean Rawlinson 1:17:25
89 Jen Hird 1:17:26
101 Leanne Dinsdale 1:23:29
102 Sarah Tipler 1:23:39 (injured)
109 Emma Bailey 1:32:04
DNF!!!! = Peter "Massive" Jackson (After only 100 yards!)

Jennifer Hird Jennifer Hird Lynne Ainsworth

Report of the day by Stephen Chew

1 Marc Hartley 38:40
2 Jimmy Craig 39:09
3 Nick Treitl 40:30
15 Andy Berry 44:24
17 Andrew Driver 44:38
31 Sarah Tipler 47:05 (1st lady)
33 James Tingle 47:12
44 Andrew Chew 48:47
48 Chris Smedley 49:16
67 Lorraine Slater 51:54
95 Richard Starkie 55:43
99 Jennifer Hird 56:01
105 Jean Rawlinson 57:11
109 Lucy Beresford 59:02
111 Emma Bailey 59:29
112 Leanne Dinsdale 59:44

Sam Wadsworth & Kirsty Hall entered this event in the Harter Fell Class.  At the overnight stop, they were in 5th position and 2nd mixed team.  However, on the second day, they were the 2nd fastest team and made up a few places to finish in 3rd place overall and 2nd mixed team.  The winning man and daughter team of Fiona and Nigel Bunn were quite awesome and finished 1hr 20 min in front of the rest of the pack.  The leading times were:

Pos Names Cat Day One Pos Day Two Pos Total
1 Fiona Bunn & Nigel Bunn MIX 3:32:03 1 3:08:17 1  6:40:20
2 Andrew Powell & Rhys Manning M 4:37:35 2 3:23:32 3  8:01:07
3 Sam Wadsworth & Kirsty Hall MIX 4:50:42 5 3:17:30 2  8:08:12

139 teams set off on the 1st day and of those, only 106 completed the event.

Race Report by Sam Wadsworth

Andrew Driver Andrew Driver Woodentops

Another Top Ten Finish for Screw

There used to be a race associated with Addigham Gala going up Addingham Moorside, but the building of the by-pass put an end to it.  Ilkley Harriers have now put on a new race going up to the summit of Beamsley Beacon and is growing in popularity every year.  This year, two Barlickers turned out, Andrew Driver and Pete Beresford.  Pictures of both, courtesy of Woodentops are above.

The race was won by Simon Pass of Saltaire Striders in 43:41.

7 Andrew Driver 47:04
30 Pete Beresford 58:12

16 John Boothman 22:20
27 Emma Bailey 23:54
71 Jenna Boothman 30:25
79 Gary Bailey 32:40

It is all nip and tuck at the top of the Pendle & Burnley Grand Prix table.  After his defeat by Jimmy Craig in the Burnley Boys 5K, Marc Hartley bounced back to take this race and maintain his position at the top of the table.

In the ladies race, Sarah Tipler maintained her grip on the top of the table place by notching up yet another win.  The provisional results show a female runner as finishing in 11th position, but this does not appear to be correct and will no doubt be corrected later.

Further down the table, Emma Bailey had a good run to finish just behind Rachel Lowther and it was nice to see Paul Fryers out in a race.  As for James Stead, after the challenging run last night at Stirton, it was amazing to see him get a PB.

The positions for all the Barlickers was:

1 Marc Hartley 15:38
3 Jimmy Craig 16:10
7 Nick Treitl 16:54
19 Andy Berry 18:14
29 Sarah Tipler 18:53 (first lady)
43 Derek Walkden 19:44
73 Richard Starkie 21:27
89 Paul Fryers 22:27
104 Rachel Lowther 23:22
105 Emma Bailey 23:27
129 James Stead 25:34 PB

Andrew Driver on his first approach to the summit Andrew Driver on his first approach to the summit Andy Holden

It was nice to see a good turn out from Barlick at this race, including several of our lady members.  Andrew Driver led the Barlickers home and he worked his way through the field to finish in 5th position.  It was good to see some of our newer members take on this race such as Pete Beresford and James Stead and it was also nice to see Barry Rawlinson back out on the fells, running as a Barlicker.

The ladies race was won by the redoubtable Gill Myers and in her wake there were some of our lady members, many of whom, this time last year, would never have dreamed that they would now be competing in a fell race.  The finishing times for all Barlickers were:

5 Andrew Driver 42:19
22 Richard Lowther 46:10
29 John Boothman 48:04
31 Glenn Whittaker 48:57
35 Dave Halliday 49:23
37 Pete Beresford 50:05
46 Rachel Lowther (3rd lady)
52 Barry Rawlinson 53:58
53 Jean Rawlinson 54:28
54 Jennifer Hird 54:29
61 Lucy Beresford 57:02
63 Leanne Dinsdale 58:10
68 James Stead 1:02:46

After the distractions of last weekend, it is nice to get back to fell racing. The talented  U23 Jamie Parkinson of Pudsey & Bramley showed the field the way home, winning the race in 18:45.  Barlick had four finishers in the top twenty, a feat only surpassed by the mighty Calder Valley.  The Barlickers finished as follows:

5 Jimmy Craig 19:55
7 Nick Treitl 20:32
17 Andy Berry 22:50
20 Andy Driver 23:05
32 James Tingle 24:10

This race was first run in 1981.  Peter Jebb designed the course and for the first twenty years, he organised it.  He gave up doing so because he had other commitments in June and his friend Alan Greenwood of Calder Valley, himself a regular race organiser, took it on for a further five years.  He then passed it on to the present race organiser Graham Wadsworth and a result, this classic fell race joined the portfolio of races organised by Barlick Fell Runners.

This year, both Pete Jebb and Alan Greenwood were having a day out and they went out of their way to stop off at the race.  It was nice to see them both there.  Alan took a short video of the race which he has now put on You Tube.

You can access the video at:

36 Lorraine SLATER 27:18
55 Abigail PARK 32:42