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We are a small, friendly running club based at Garforth Squash Club, just off Ninelands Lane, Garforth, Leeds. We run twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, meeting at 7.15pm in the squash centre lobby and running at 7.30pm. Most runs are around 5 to 7 miles, with some groups going out further.

 

The club organises the Leeds Country Way race each year and has it's own club social and handicap races too. We take part as a club in many organised events eg Peco, 10ks, half marathons and marathons.

 

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April 2014

Karen's run report for the 13th April

Hi Everyone
 
What an exciting & busy weekend, with plenty to report once again, so here goes....
 
 
TEMPLE NEWSAM PARKRUN
Neil Avery                     25:30
Linda Durkin                 27:56
Tony Miles                    28:55
Paul Durkin                   29:07
Simon Clothier             30:46
Judy Lankester             32:30
Emma Richardson       48:58
 
 
MEANWOOD VALLEY TRAIL RACE - CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACE 7  (12th April)
On a much cooler day  than  last year's race, six Harriers took part in this technically challenging off road race, with a short section of rock scrambling thrown in at the end! Well done all. Recipients of a bottle of Meanwood Meander beer were:
         
Ian Downham              53:50      37th place     8th in M40
Gerry Waterton           55:27      53rd               1st in M60      
Chris Carrick                 60:26
John Messenger          62:39                                    
Claire Edson                 70:16
Val Pell                          74:24                              5th in F55                 
 Martin Briggs.   58:46
 
 BLUBBERHOUSES MOOR 25 MILE  6TH APRIL
This race is a Long Distance Walking Association challenge event, a 25 mile route with around 2,900feet of ascent, around the reservoirs and moors near Blubberhouses & Bolton Abbey. Kate Penrose andVal Pell tackled the difficult terrain of this route, and completed in 6:04:00. Very well done ladies!
 
 
WENSLEYDALE WANDER, 22 MILES, 12TH APRIL
Four Harriers took part in this event, another LDWA challenge, all taking the longer 22 mile option, which sets off from Leyburn, passing through Lower Wensleydale, Coverdale, & along the River Ure.  Well done again!
 
Wendy Chapman     4hrs 41
Kate Penrose            4hrs 43
Kelly Palmer    4hrs 42
Les Kitching.   4 hrs 43
 
 
 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON, 13TH APRIL.
I'm sure we were all glued to our TVs & computers to see how Mo Farah did, but more importantly to check how our Kippax Harriers Helen Cowley & Leigh Harvey were getting on! I know a few of you went down to London to cheer them on in person, & I'm sure everyone's support meant a lot to them. Fantastic acheivements!
 
Leigh Harvey       3:28:28
Helen Cowley     4:17:16
 
 
 Just a few reminders now of upcoming events:
 
BEGINNERS GROUP
Our Beginners Group for this year starts on Tuesday 29th April, for 12 weeks, aiming to get participants running a 10k at the end of the course. Cost is £12, redeemable against club membership if they subsequently join. Meet at the Squash Club at 7.15pm, to run at 7.30.
If you know anyone who wants to start running, don't forget to let them know about our group!
 
 
NEXT CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACE - NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE HALF MARATHON, SUN 4TH MAY
 
The race is now full, but if you want to run it Sue Holmes has a number that can be transferred to you - the race will allow this if it's done before Thurs 17th April- contact Sue on sue.holmes@ntlworld.com. Cost £24.50.
 
The race is flat, with good PB potential, and starts & finishes at Glandford Park stadium in Scunthorpe.
 
 
ORIENTEERING EVENT - THURS 15TH MAY, 7PM.

Something different for this year - an orienteering event to be run in pairs around Garforth.

Food afterwards at The Podger. For more details, watch this space, or check the Kippax Harriers Facebook page, but get the date in your diaries!

 

Karen's run report for 6th April

Once again, some great running this weekend, with a variety of races being tackled by Kippax Harriers members!
 
TEMPLE NEWSAM PARKRUN
Chris Carrick                 24:08
Neil Avery                     25:04
Paul Durkin                   27:52
Lynne Tyson                 29:44
Val Pell                          30:18
Linda Durkin                 31:28
Judy Lankester             32:15
Emma Richardson       32:42
Dorothy McDonald     34:53
 
YORK PARKRUN
Leigh Harvey                 18:14      PB
 
WAKEFIELD 10K - CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACE 6
This city 10k road race was run on an undulating out-and-back course, with an uphill finish. We netted a PB, a category 1st place, & a good showing in the F50 category!
 
Simon Clothier                41:09   PB
Ian Downham                  42:47
John Messenger              46:18    1st in M65 category
Karen Downham             51:44
Alison Hunter                   52:21
Linda Durkin                     54:18
Paul Durkin                       54:40
Les Kitching                      55:16
Claire Edson                     55:33
Lynne Tyson                     57:50
Melanie Black                  1:00:00
 
AGE UK WRAP UP & RUN HAREWOOD HOUSE 10K
A multi-terrain race race run in the grounds of Harwood House, on by all accounts, a rather muddy course. Five Kippax Ladies tackled this one - well done all.
 
Sue Lakin                    1:07:55
Clair Burkitt                1:08:33
Stevie Roberts           1:09:55
Liz Merriman              1:12:35
Dorothy McDonald   1:13:17
 
MANCHESTER MARATHON
This marathon boasts of being the flattest in the UK, with just 54 metres of elevation. Vicky Blake chose this for her first marathon, completing in a time of 4:49:14 - very well done Vicky!
 
NEXT CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACE - MEANWOOD TRAIL RACE  Saturday 12th April, 10am,

Crag Lane, Alwoodley, LS17 5PR

 Entries should be available on the day, subject to availability - it may be best to check by emailing mvt@valleystriders.org.uk.
The race is run on tracks an footpaths through a 'green corridor'  down towards Leeds city centre. All finishers receive a bottle
 of Meanwood Meander beer from Briscoe's Brewery.
 
LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 13th April
We wish Good Luck to our two Kippax Harriers running this iconic race - Helen Cowley & Leigh Harvey, both on form for a fantastic marathon. I'm sure we'll all be watching closely to see how you both get on! Watch this space for the results next week!

 

March 2014

The races for the rest of the year have been chosen by the committee, and are listed on club website
 http://www.kippaxharriers.org.uk/eventsv3.htm.
Brief details of the next few follow:
 
 
March 29th - Fountains Abbey parkrun
This parkrun is one of the newest, having started only last week, with the route running through the grounds of the abbey.    www.parkrun.org.uk/fountainsabbey
 
 
6th April - Wakefield 10k
This 10k road race raises funds for Wakefield Hospice.  The race starts at 9am in Clarence Park Arena, Thornes Park, Wakefield. The website describes the course as undulating and fast.
www.wakefieldhospice.org/Events/Wakefield-10k-2014
 
 
12th April -  Meanwood Trail Race
The trail race is run almost entirely off road on footpaths along and near the Meanwood Trail, which heads south from Meanwood towards the centre of Leeds. Finishers receivea bottle of "Meanwood Meander" beer supplied by Briscoe's Brewery.
www.valleystriders.org.uk/trail.htm
 
 
4th May - North Lincolnshire Half Marathon
The course for this race is flat and fast, and is becoming very popular, the website recommends early entry. The race starts and finishes at Glandford Park Stadium (home of Scunthorpe United).
 http://www.tape2tape.co.uk/events/north-lincs-half-marathon
 
 
PECO RELAYS   Sunday 23rd March at Pendas Fields/Barnbow Wood
The relays will be run in teams of 3 around a 3.5 mile lap. The race will incorporate a ‘PECO v West Yorkshire Winter League’ Challenge Event, and a Club Team Race between a single team selected by the club.  Other prizes will be awarded in the following team categories:
 
Mens Open, Mens Vets 40+, Mens Vets50+, Female Open, Female Vets 40+, Female Vets 50+, and Mixed.
 
It would be great if we could enter teams in several different categories as well as the Club Team Race, so why not give it a go - just let either myself or Leigh know, so we can put together a crack team or two!
 
Changing facilities, results and food will be available at Barnbow Social Club. The PECO XC League Presentations will follow the Relay Presentations. These will start with the Junior Presentations at 1.30pm, and conclude with the Senior Presentations from 2.00pm onwards.
 
Full details at www.pecoxc.co.uk/pages/relay.html

 

February 2014

Next club championship race is PECO race 4, this coming Sunday 16th February at 11am at West Park/ Becketts park. Click here for more details.

Date for the diary, this years Leeds Country Way race will take place on the 31st August 2014.

January 2014

We had our AGM on the 27th January. Minutes can be downloaded here. We have voted in a new commitee, details here.

 

See our social and race pages for more details

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Runner of the month

Each month the commitee select a runner who has done well in a recent event, improved or given an outstanding contribution to the club. This month's runner of the month is Kate Penrose for her contribution to the Peco league, particularly for competing the day after the gruelling Trollers Trot.

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You'll find an active Kippax Harriers Facebook group. You can ask questions, get motivation by sharing the success of our members. see more photos and find out about social stuff too.

 

Check out the Facebook page for the Temple Newsam parkrun too. It's the nearest one to where we run and there are usually a few of us there running or volunteering.

 

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