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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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Latest news

 

Beginners group for 2015 starts on the 14th April

 

March 2015

Karen's run report 10th March

Hi Everyone,
 
Fantastic weekend for the club, with a good deal of parkrun tourism & off-road running!
   
TEMPLE NEWSAM PARKRUN 
Lee Kitching             22:13
Neil Avery                25:05
Paul Durkin              27:57
Paula Allaway          28:42
Zoe Smith                 32:23
Helen Powell           35:37
Marina Dobbs         36:30
Dorothy McDonald 37:16
Judy Lankester         38:16
 
WOODHOUSE MOOR PARKRUN
Dean Brown        19:15
 
ALBERT PARKRUN, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
John Messenger    23:08    PB & 1st in M65      (having a good holiday John!!)
 
HIGHBURY FIELDS PARKRUN
Emma Richardson         27:34
 
PONTEFRACT PARKRUN
Leigh Harvey    24:29        (chasing the field after arriving late...)
 
 
 
TROLLERS TROT - Saturday 7th March
Red Kippax vests were in abundance along the route of this long distance challenge event in the Yorkshire Dales, and we came 8th out of 57 clubs taking part - great running everyone & a fantastic day out!
 
12 MILE Route
Ian Downham           1:45:57        9th place & 2nd in M45
Claire Edson              2:07:24
Wendy Chapman     2:17:34        1st in F55
Linda Durkin              2:32:50        Joint 1st F50
Karen Downham       2:32:50            "         "
 
25 MILE Route
Craig Worley          3:52:51
Martyn Hewitt       3:52:53
Mark George          3:52:54
Martin Briggs          4:32:15
Chris Carrick            4:55:31
Helen Cowley          5:32:03
Melanie Black         5:32:05
Kelly Palmer            5:32:24     2nd in F60
Kate Penrose           5:39:10     3rd in F60
 
 
HAREWOOD 10K - Sunday 8th March
A hilly off road course in the grounds of Harewood House, raising funds for Age UK.
 
Veronica King             55:11
Noelia Tarin                57:30
Julie Peyton             1:05:18
Zoe Smith                 1:05:18
Emma Richardson   1:04:29
 
RUNNER OF THE MONTH
Last month's Runner of the Month was Lindsay Georgeopoulos for some excellent performances at PECO, and good improvements overall - well done Lindsay!

 

PECO XC RACE 5 - TEAM RESULTS
 
MENS RESULTS
Finished 3rd in the Second Division and 6th in Men's Vets First Division.
 
LADIES  finished 3rd in the Second Division, and 8th in Ladies Vets Premier Division 
 
These are the team results for Race 5 - I will update with the final team positions & individual results next week, after the PECO Relays & Presentations have taken place. Speaking of which....
 
  
PECO RELAYS - 15TH MARCH  ***THIS WEEK***
We haven't quite finished with PECO until after this event, which will be held at Barnbow Fields. Teams of 3 runners are entered in  various categories (Mens, Ladies, Vets, Mixed, etc) There are also teams to compete in PECO v West Yorkshire Cross Country League. It's a bit of fun to finish off the season, all abilities are welcome, so don't feel you need to be fast to compete! The event will be followed by food & presentation of trophies & awards at Barnbow Social Club.  http://www.pecoxc.co.uk/pages/relay.html
 
We are now putting together teams for the relays - I already have a few names, so we're now looking for more so we can enter several teams - let us know ASAP if you want to take part.
 
 FORTHCOMING EVENTS
 
***Club Championship Race***
22nd March '15 - 11am - Thirsk 10 Mile (road race)
Another popular race organised by a local club. Billed as being flat & fast with PB potential, & with the finish at the main grandstand at Thirsk Race Course. Places are still available!
 
 
 ***Club Championship Race***
Guiseley Gallop - Sunday 5th April, 10:30am
 Starting at West Side Retail Park, Guiseley (opposite Nunroyd Park) , this is a 10k multi-terrain race organised by Skyrac Athletic Club - their website says "Tracks, Paths, the Leeds-Liverpool  Canal Towpath, Road. and goes past Emmerdale’s Woolpack in Esholt."
 
 
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
  
BEGINNERS GROUP - starting 14th April - spread the word! All help welcome - please contact Melanie Black.
 
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 2015
Just a quick explanation for those who are not familiar with these -
Races vary from 5 miles to half marathons and include road, trail, flat and undulating/hilly courses, so there’s something for everyone. You must complete at least 6 of the races to take part in the club championship. There are prizes for fastest woman, fastest man, as well as an overall club championship winner.
Hope you have all received my email with list of races. Just a quick update that Guy Fawkes 10 is open for entries already at https://bookitzone.com/matthew_rickard_1/Pz2FFX
 
 Happy running & have a good week!

 

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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.

Last month's Runner of the Month was Lindsay Georgeopoulos for some excellent performances at PECO, and good improvements overall - well done Lindsay!

 

Facebook

 

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.

 

Check us out on facebook

 

We also have a Kippax Harriers club on Strava http://www.strava.com/clubs/108498

 

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