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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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July 2014

Karen's run report for 28th July

Another busy weekend:
 
TEMPLE NEWSAM PARKRUN
Simon Clothier         22:02 (with buggy)
Chris Carrick             23:20
Moira Lenaghan      30:35  (as Crossgates)
Dorothy McDonald  33:30
Jane Helmsley           36:25
Marian Dobbs           36:44 PB!
Helen Powell             36:45 PB!
Lindsay Georgopoulos 42:21 First-timer!
  
LEEDS PARKRUN (Hyde Park)
Paul Durkin         26:47
Linda Durkin       27:03
 
PONTEFRACT PARKRUN
Ian Downham        20:46
Karen Downham   24:50 
  
CASTLE HOWARD TRIATHLON 26th July
Martin Briggs took part in the sprint triathlon, consisting of - a 400m swim in the lake, a 26km bike ride through the surrounding Howardian Hills, and a 4k run through the grounds. Martin completed in 1hr 41 minutes 38 seconds. Very well done Martin, fantastic effort!
  
ADIDAS THUNDER RUN 24
Thunder Run is a 24 hour off-road relay race against the clock, taking place at Catton Park, Derbyshire. It can be run solo, in pairs or teams of 5 or 8. It starts at 12pm, and over the next 24 hours, a team member must be out running on the course at all times. Runners must complete one full 10km lap before changing over with a team mate but may run 2, 3 or more laps at a time before changeover. The team with the most laps completed when the clock stops after 24hrs will win.
 
Men's Captain Leigh Harvey was one of a team of 5 from Temple Newsam Parkrun taking part in this test of endurance, speed and teamwork. Team TN came 12th in the 3-5 Mixed category, with a total of 26 laps run (that's 260k !!) in 23:20:34. I'm not sure that "well done" quite covers this one - big congratulations to all the team!!
  
FORTHCOMING EVENTS  & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACES
   
YORK 10K - SUNDAY 3RD AUGUST (Club Championship Race)         ***THIS SUNDAY!!***
Part of the 10k series run by Jane Tomlinson's Run for All charity, the race takes in some of the stunning scenery of the city of York. Timed for a couple of weeks after our beginner's course completes, this is the ideal race for our newly-fledged runners to show what they're made of! Looking forward to seeing lots of you there!
  
BURNSALL FEAST 23rd August - Club Championship Race
The Burnsall Feast is a traditional village event, also including a 10 mile road race, which we shall be tackling, and for the very hardy (foolhardy??) the 1.5 mile Burnsall Classic Fell Race! You can pre-register at
http://www.burnsallsports.co.uk/pg/structure/compete/forms, and information about the Feast can be found at
 
 GUY FAWKES 10  - 2nd November
Just a quick reminder to get your entry in for this one, as we will be putting on a coach and running it as a social event. http://bookitzone.com/stephen_newton/v62FFX
 
And Finally...
I know it's too early to talk about Christmas, & there will be more on this later, but our Christmas Meal/Party will be on Saturday 6th December - put the date in your diaries!
 
Have a good week!

Karen's run report for 21st July

Hi Everyone
 
Despite the warm & humid weather, it has still been a busy week for Kippax Harriers, who have been participating in a variety of events:
 
TEMPLE NEWSAM PARKRUN
Chris Bartle              19:58  PB!
Leigh Harvey            21:08
Chris Carrick             22:40
Simon Clothier         23:20 (with buggy)
Neil Avery                 24:28
Tony Miles                28:26
Zoe Smith                 30:20
Judy Lankester        33: 37
Paula Allaway           34:38
 
LEEDS PARKRUN
Paul Durkin         25:40
 
 
LEEDS 10K Sunday 20th July
We had an excellent turnout on this very humid day, with quite a few of our recently graduated beginners tackling their first 10k - very well done to them, & to all who took part! I may not have picked up on some of our newer runners, so if I've missed anyone off please let me know....
(results not in any particular order!)
 
Emma Richardson        59:29
Liz Merriman                 1:10:31
Stevie Roberts               1:12:25
Liz Clothier                     1:02:28
Veronica King                 53:19
Clair Burkitt                    1:04:35
Sharlene Ward               1:30:18
Dorothy McDonald       1:08:31
Judith Beilby                   1:21:25
Zoe Smith                        58:46
Sue Lakin                         1:09:02
Paul Durkin                      54:42
Andy Cullen                     50:46
Janet Haydock                 1:08:15
Nina Jannati                     1:10:24
 
 
HARROGATE 10K  Sunday 20th July
Our men's captain Leigh Harvey opted for this one, completing in 42:32 - well done Leigh!
 
YORKSHIRE WOLDS HALF MARATHON Saturday 19th July
Martin Briggs tackled this hilly half marathon, on a picturesque course starting & finishing at Bishop Wilton Show, & finished in 1:53:10 (unofficial time, to be confirmed) - well run!
 
YORKSHIRE 3 PEAKS WALK
Lynne Tyson & Linda Durkin take on this one every year, but this time had to complete it in what I believe were rather humid & murky conditions. Well done ladies!
 
 
PUB RUN - "BEGINNERS GROUP GRADUATION" THURSDAY 17TH JULY
We had a fantastic turnout for this social run up to the New Inn in Barwick-in-Elmet where we were rewarded with beer, chili & curry, & Jo's tasty cake! There were over 50 runners taking part, which we think is a record turnout, and it was fantastic to see the long line of red vests running up the road! Our intrepid beginners were each presented with a certificate to mark completion of the 12 week Beginners Course.
 A great time was had by all!
 
  
RUNNER OF THE MONTH
Hot on the heels of last month's award, Runner of the Month for this month is Zoe Smith for her fantastic work with this years' beginners group, giving them unfailing support & encouragement every step of the way. Well deserved Zoe!
  

Karen's run report for 14th July

Back to our usual busy schedule this week, with plenty to let you know about, so here goes.....
 
TEMPLE NEWSAM PARKRUN
Andrew Kaye              22:07
Chris Carrick               23:10
Paul Durkin                 28:34
Alison Hunter             28:50
Emma Richardson     30:43
Moira Lenaghan         31:51
Paula Allaway             37:33
Marina Dobbs             37:45  - First Timer!
Helen Powell               37:51  - First Timer!
  
KILBURN FEAST 7 MILE ROAD RACE  13TH JULY 
This race was part of our Club Championship, and also a social day out for runners & their families. The road race has a long history, and is part of the celebrations held in the village of Kilburn, just under the white horse on the hillside! On a warm & sunny day, & with a fast field, we had some good times run on this undulating course. I have included a few of the category positions to show just how well we did! Especially well done to Val and Kate, who had run Osmotherley Phoenix the day before - of which more later!
 
Craig Worley        49:25
Simon Clothier     50:43
Ian Downham       51:55
Chris Carrick          54:48
John Messenger   58:15      3rd in category
Val Pell                   1:01:33  2nd in category
Karen Downham  1:02:54
Andy Burns            1:03:41   2nd in category
Helen Cowley        1:05:37
Les Kitching           1:07:55
Kate Penrose         1:07:55  2nd in category
Alison Hunter        1:09:45
  
OSMOTHERLEY PHOENIX  Saturday 12th July
On an even hotter day than Sunday, four Kippax ladies completed the 26 mile option of this off road challenge event, starting & finishing at Osmotherley, and with 3500 feet of ascent. Extremely well done ladies!
 
Wendy Chapman    07:17:00
Kelly Palmer             07:17:00
Kate Penrose           08:31:00
Val Pell                      08:31:00
  
ECCUP 10 MILE   Sunday 13th July
I don't know much about this race, except that it's run on roads around Eccup, & is rather hilly!
 
Moira Lenaghan     01:40:21    2nd in category   -  well done Moira!
  
 
RUNNER OF THE MONTH
The committee have awarded this month's Runner of the Month to Martin Briggs, for excellent off-road performances at Meanwood Trail and Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon. A great first few races with the club, well done Martin!
   
 
Karen's run report for 7th July
Not surprisingly, very quiet on the running side this weekend - no doubt due to the Grand Depart! - hope you all had the opportunity to catch sight of the race at some point over the weekend! I think it's fair to say Yorkshire did the race proud!
 

TEMPLE NEWSAM PARKRUN

Chris Carrick              24:07
Paul Durkin                28:41
Dorothy McDonald  31:56
Judy Lankester          34:01
 
 
PONTEFRACT PARKRUN
Kate Penrose    26:22
   

LEEDS COUNTRY WAY

Our Kippax Ladies and Mens team places for our big event are filling up fast now, so if you would like to run a leg of the route, contact either myself or Leigh Harvey. Details are on the Leeds Country Way section of our website, together with route maps and full route instructions. We also need to get together groups to recce all the legs.....
 
If don't want to run but are interested in helping out, please contact Joyce Robinson, our Volunteers Coordinator, on j.robin28@btinternet.com and Joyce will find you a job to do!
 

June 2014

Karen's run report for 30th June

With Temple Newsam parkrun not taking place this Saturday due to the Race for Life  event, there has been quite a bit of parkrun tourism going on this week;
 
PONTEFRACT PARKRUN
Neil Avery                  23:07
Leigh Harvey             26:12
Emma Richardson    26:59
Dorothy McDonald  29:52
 
 ST ALBANS PARKRUN
Simon Clothier      19:12  PB
 
FOUNTAINS ABBEY PARKRUN
Judy Lankester     32:12
 
I also gather a few folks were off cycling, & some walking in the Lakes - hope you all had a great weekend!
 

 

  

 

 

 

 
 
RUNNER OF THE MONTH
This month's winner is Martin Briggs , for some outstanding results at Warfdale half marathon and Meanwood trail. Well done!
 
 

 

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.

Hot on the heels of last month's award, Runner of the Month for this month is Zoe Smith for her fantastic work with this years' beginners group, giving them unfailing support & encouragement every step of the way. Well deserved Zoe!

 

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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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