A few people have asked for a scores update for our junior club championships.

Here are the latest scores with 5 scoring events remaining. 

PosBoys ChampionshipNo ofPoints
 2015races Total
  so farso far
1Douglas Segger-Staveley985
1Sebastian Segger-Staveley985
3John Egner784
4Hamish Griffiths682
5Sam Greenep880
6Ben Greenep879
7Rio Egner778
8Oscar Wulf675
9Oliver Sampson671
9Sonny Ashton-Fitch571
11George Pilkington567
12Dylan Sampson666
13Thomas Marshall459
14Matthew Holroyd454
15Archie Clark340
16Jack Hutchinson229
17Bob Evans228
18Will Scholey224
19Jimmy Howarth114
20James Maxwell113
20Max Rayner113
20Harvey Stroh113
23Harry Cook112
PosGirls ChampionshipNo ofTotal
  so farso far
1Erin Cummins786
2Emily Carpenter781
3Lauren Evans1177
4Izzy Ashton-Fitch562
5Eve Hutchinson459
6Emily Hutchinson453
7Emily Crossley445
8Daisy Pilkington341
9Connie Eccleston340
10Lola Ashton-Fitch339
11Emelia Griffiths338
12Minnie Mills336
13Tilly Chenery333
14Grace Chenery333
15Edie Eccleston228
16Lily Coward227
17Lily Pilkington225
18Florence Arber223
19Melissa Tither222
20Daisy Byron-Keeler115
21Phoebe Holliday-Gill115
22Rosie Laycock113
23Honor Jeffrey112
24Holly Wild112
24Anna Arkwright112
26Isabelle Walker111
26Phoebe Cook111

The scoring system is explained on the juniors page

Whilst I have been taking a short holiday off running to give a foot niggle a chance to recover, I have been really enjoying the hills by Mountain Bike. So as an alternative to doing the Clougha race this Saturday, myself and several other harriers looking for a bit of fun and adventure took to the saddle on the Ingleton MtbO, this years was an extra big challenge; a 5 hour course taking us as far afield as Barbondale and Dentdale. The event took place alongside the Overground / Underground festival.

It was nice to see we had a good mix along from the harriers – Aaron Campion and James Maxwell paired up, James Annan and Julia Hargreaves were going by tandem, Sharon MacDondald took to the CX bike (brave), Gary Allsopp (who needed another bike to add to his stock of 13) and myself on my trusty 29er.

Weather on the day was dull with hill fog and drizzle, not the best forecast for 5 hours of riding, but nether-the-less we had to get on with it!

So to the ride – a good course over my favorite Yorkshire Dales trails – we are so lucky to have this on our doorstep! For me it was interesting, when I first had sight of the controls map I suspected the course may just be clearable – which is good I think from a course planning perspective, also the geography and positions of the controls meant route planning was quite easy, helped probably for me as I am local and know the area really well. So what this means is that you have to go for everything from the outset and this changes the dynamics considerably. Afterwards I noticed my main competition – Andy Conn (a GB rider and recent bronze M40 medal winner at the European MTBO Championship in Portugal) had dropped the two controls near Wharfe, I reckoned these were worth getting at this early stage, with options of then dumping the far NW controls or the far SW controls later on. As it happened time went well for me out there, despite the poor weather the ground was still firm, quite fast to roll over and I was having a good ride, with super-fast navigation. It was only when I hit the rough stuff on the track going along from Barbondale into Kingsdale, I started doubt my ‘go-for-all plan’, if you have ridden it you will know it – the worst trail in the Dales! I knew it was rough going but this time it seemed worse still, it was quicker to shoulder the bike and run CX style. A slight headwind slowed things down in Kingsdale, so with only 50 min left to go from here, I decided the SW 5 pointer at Thornton would get dropped. Time was still tight for those up Chapel-le-Dale and once up there I made the big gamble to get the Ribblehead 25 pointer – it worked, just. I was late back by 9 min (which means -15pts), my progress in this critical final stage was slightly hampered by a CRO kafuffle at the bottom of Whernside and again coming into Ingleton – I decided over-taking the slow ambulance was not appropriate, despite my rush.

I met most of the harriers while out on the ride (for a quick yell and a wave) and a few afterwards -its great to discuss routes and all the what-ifs! I did not see the two lads (Aaron and James) – but hopefully they I had a good ride…? – I know they were late back (getting their monies worth!) so not sure if they had had a mechanical or puncture…? Also I was a little shocked with the stats of the ride, for me it was 59.9 miles (plus 1 mile bike-hike!) and 6400ft of climbing … And the gamble paid off as I managed to win with 505/525 points.

For me a week to rest before I need my running legs to work for Snowdon, Scafell and Ben Nevis on the Three Peaks Yacht Race – we have a title to defend and I am praying my foot holds up! I am teamed up with the Old Wrinkly’s sailing crew and Stuart Walker (despite the name is a pretty quick runner!)

There was a great turnout of Settle Harriers for the Gill Garth Gallop races on Weds 17th June with 24 seniors and 20 juniors taking part.  The races were counters for both our junior and senior club championships.

Senior Race

The senior race was impressively won by Adam Osborne of Leeds City in a record time of 45:54 – just under a minute ahead of Mark McGoldrick.

For Settle Harriers,first home (and gaining the maximum 20 club championship points) was Matt Fretwell (6th in the race) , just ahead of Mike Egner, who had a fine run to finish as first M50.

1st lady in the race was Mel Hyder of Helm Hill with our own Rachel Hill 2nd – first Harrier home and also first W40 in the race.  3rd overall and 2nd Harrier home was Hester Cox – who also scored her first club championship points.

The senior race results can be found from the home page.

Junior race

The juniors really enjoyed the race, the lovely venue and the refreshments !  20 of our juniors took part and were joined by another 4 from Horton Primary School.  With the success of this event, it is planned to open up the junior races to all-comers next year.

The junior results are below – well done to everyone that took part !

Boys Under 10
PositionFirst NameSurnameCatTimeClub
1HamishGriffithsBU1004:50Settle Harriers
2SamGreenepBU1005:23Settle Harriers
3RioEgnerBU1005:38Settle Harriers
4OscarWulfBU1005:40Settle Harriers
5EdwardRhodesBU1007:21Horton Primary
Girls Under 10s
1PhoebeGillGU1005:47Settle Harriers
2DaisyPilkingtonGU1005:49Settle Harriers
3IzzyAshton-FitchGU1006:15Settle Harriers
4ConstanceEcclestonGU1006:17Settle Harriers
5LaurenEvansGU1006:18Settle Harriers
6MinnieMillsGU1006:19Settle Harriers
7LilyPilkingtonGU1006:43Settle Harriers
8EstherRhodesGU1006:51Horton Primary
9EmiliaGriffithsGU1007:13Settle Harriers
10GU1008:30Horton Primary
11RosieWilsonGU1008:30Horton Primary
Boys Under 12
1SonnyAshton-FitchBU1207:16Settle Harriers
2JohnEgnerBU1207:25Settle Harriers
3GeorgePilkingtonBU1207:46Settle Harriers
4BenGreenepBU1207:50Settle Harriers
Girls Under 12
19EdieEcclestonGU1208:06Settle Harriers
Boys Under 14
22ThomasMarshallBU1420:31Settle Harriers
23BobEvansBU1423:11Settle Harriers
Girls Under 14
24EmilyCarpenterGU1426:11Settle Harriers

It was raining hard and the cloud was down when we arrived for these races – a great shame for the village of Quernmore, who put on these races as part of their annual gala.

Fortunately, the rain stopped in time for the junior races then continued to improve throughout the afternoon.  11 Settle Harriers took part in the junior races (which were fixture no. 12 in our junior club championships).

Our juniors had a field day, taking home 4 winners trophies, a winning team trophy in the Under 10s and we also had three 2nd place finishers.  But well done to everyone that ran – they all seemed to enjoy themselves at this very friendly and informal gala with excellent cakes.  Well done also to our 3 seniors who negotiated the low cloud and he slippery rock up on the Pike.

Settle Harriers Results 

U8 Girls: 1st Emilia Griffiths 3:36

U10 Boys: 1st Hamish Griffiths 5:21; 2nd Sam Greenep 5:31

U10 Girls: 2nd Daisy Byron-Keeler 6:06; 3rd Lola Ashton-Fitch 6:57; 5th Izzy Ashton-Fitch 7:12; 6th Lauren Evans 7:31; 8th Minnie Mills 7:37

U12 Boys: 1st Sonny Ashton-Fitch 8:24; 2nd Ben Greenep 8:53

U14 Boys: 1st Bob Evans 20:14

Seniors: 11 Brian Kennedy 48:08 (2nd M50); 19 Sam Griffiths 52:04; 21 Nige Barnes 52:37

28 Settle Harriers took part in the BOFRA event at Kettlewell (21 juniors and 7 seniors).

For the juniors, this was race number 11 in the junior club championships.  This is one of the toughest ones for our juniors, including a bit of a scramble up a gully and a steep descent, partly through scree.

So well done to everyone that took part, especially 2 “first-timers” Lily and Emilia in the Under 9s race who both did really well.

Other highlights were 2nd in the U14s for Thomas, who ran a great race, moving up from 4th to 2nd on the descent.  Also an excellent 4th place for Archie in the U9 race and another fine run by Erin to finish as 5th girl.

In the senior race, well done to Barry on winning the Vet 60 category and to  Judy (2nd W40).

Kettlewell – Settle Harriers Results 7 June 2015

Senior Race
PositionVest no.First NameSurnameCatTimeClubComments
28104MikeEgnerMV5013:15Settle Harriers 
36467BrianKennedyMV5013:33Settle Harriers 
40466TonyThorntonMV4014:02Settle Harriers 
4757BarryScholesMV6014:57Settle Harriers1st MV60
57169JudithMarshallLV4016:08Settle Harriers 
8733RichardHandfordMV5020:39Settle Harriers 
94406LeeMarshallMV4023:23Settle Harriers 
Under 14 Race
PositionVest no.First NameSurnameCatTimeClubComments
210ThomasMarshallBoy07:42Settle Harriers2nd Boy
1211MatthewHolroydBoy08:50Settle Harriers 
147SebastianSegger-StaveleyBoy09:09Settle Harriers 
2318EmilyCarpenterGirl11:27Settle Harriers7th Girl
Under 12 Race
PositionVest no.First NameSurnameCatTimeClubComments
21390ErinCumminsGirl06:07Settle Harriers5th Girl
2254JohnEgnerBoy06:10Settle Harriers 
3058DouglasSegger-StaveleyBoy06:25Settle Harriers 
32418GerogePilkingtonBoy06:31Settle Harriers 
35441HamishGriffithsBoy06:39Settle Harriers 
38428BenGreenepBoy07:01Settle Harriers 
43462OliverSampsonBoy07:14Settle Harriers 
54427LaurenEvansGirl08:45Settle Harriers 
57463DylanSampsonBoy10:33Settle Harriers 
Under 9 Race
PositionVest no.First NameSurnameCatTimeClubComments
4423ArchieClarkBoy04:13Settle Harriers 
12439OscarWulfBoy04:41Settle Harriers 
1810RioEgnerBoy04:54Settle Harriers 
21424SamGreenepBoy04:58Settle Harriers 
32435DaisyPilkingtonGirl05:34Settle Harriers 
37434LilyPilkingtonGirl05:55Settle Harriers 
42450MinnieMillsGirl06:49Settle Harriers 
44440EmiliaGriffithsGirl07:10Settle Harriers 

Andy Evans