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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We now have a Kippax Harriers club on Strava http://www.strava.com/clubs/108498
Karen's run report for 8th September
We've had a great weekend of running, and great weather, with Kippax Harriers taking part in two different half marathons , with some PBs and category wins - well done folks!, plus the usual parkruns:
TEMPLE NEWSAM PARKRUN
Simon Clothier 20:54
Chris Carrick 21:44
Neil Avery 24:46
Wendy Chapman 25:06
Karen Downham 30:30
Lynne Tyson 30:38
Paula Allaway 33:06
Helen Powell 34:55
Judy Lankester 38:24
Liz Merriman 40:28
And the parkrun tourist spot!-
WHITLEY BAY PARKRUN
Leigh Harvey 19:56
GREAT NORTH RUN - HALF MARATHON Sunday 7th September
We had several runners taking part in this popular and iconic run, first staged in 1981, and now grown to some 56,000 entrants! It runs from Newcastle, through Gateshead, and down to South Shields, and this year was won by Mo Farah in the fantastic time on one hour exactly! Well run everyone, especially to those running their first half marathon, and well done with all your fundraising activites!
Linda Durkin 2:07:52
Paul Durkin 1:53:51
Rob Gummerson 1:56:33
Leigh Harvey 1:34:53
Les Kitching 2:16:30
Julie Peyton 2:20:08
Zoe Smith 2:07:47 ** PB!**
Liz Clothier 2:20:43
Laks Shokar 3:03:27
VALE OF YORK HALF MARATHON Sunday 7th September
Held for the first time this year, this flat half marathon started and finished at Sherburn-in-Elmet Aero Club, and was run on quiet local roads. We didn't have the Red Arrows, but we did get a flypast from some of the aircraft at the club! Especially well done to Craig, Samira & Moira!
Craig Worley 1:27:40 **PB!**
Ian Downham 1:34:38
Neil Haggas 1:38:28
Val Pell 1:49:57
Kate Penrose 1:51:45
Helen Cowley 1:54:29
Karen Downham 1:56:42
Moira Lenaghan 2:07:47 (running as Crossgates) ** 1st in F70!**
Samira Lambert 2:09:29 **1st in F65!**
Judy Lankester 2:29:38
Stevie Roberts 2:32:06
***CLUB HANDICAP RACE*** This week!!
This will be held on 11th September at 7pm, in Kippax, with food afterwards at the Podger, Garforth. For those who haven't run one of these races before, we all run the same route, but set off at different times, worked out according to a calculated handicap. Everyone has a chance of winning, and it makes for an exciting race finish, as in theory we should all finish together!
The route is 4.8 miles - for those that don't know it, details are briefly as follows:
Starting at Kippax Leisure Centre, Station Road, follow Berry Lane up to Great Preston Corner. Turn Left onto Preston Lane, follow the road all the way through Allerton Bywater, then turn left onto Park Lane. At the crossroads turn left onto Barnsdale Road, A656, and follow up Mary Pannel Hill. Turn Left onto Longdike Lane (road closed but footpath still open), then follow along High Street before turning left down Butt Hill and returning to the Leisure Centre.
***If you are planning to run in the Handicap Race, please let me know as soon as possible, so we can calculate starting times for everyone!***
PARKRUN TAKEOVER Saturday 20th September
Kippax Harriers will be taking over the running of Temple Newsam parkrun, covering all the roles from Run Director to token scanners, pacers and marshalls. We also need people to bake cakes for consumption afterwards! There is a role for everyone, so please contact Judy Lankester if you would like to get involved, or just turn up & run in your club vest!
KIRKSTALL ABBEY 7 Sunday 21st September - Club Championship Race
Hosted by Kirkstall Harrier, this is a 6.7 mile multi terrain course starting and finishing within the Abbey grounds, with a bottle of beer & goodie bag for all finishers. Watch out for the Mad Monk!
The race limit is only 300, so don't delay!
Karen's run report for 1st September
I want to start this report with Leeds Country Way, which I can report as being a resounding success once again, so a very big thank you to everyone who took part in making the day so successful and enjoyable. Our Facebook page has been buzzing with positive comments from other teams saying what a great day they had - it's worthwhile taking a look, as there have been some photos posted too. We were fortunate to have fantastic weather for the day, although that did make for a warm & rather testing run for those of us out on the course! Hope everyone has recovered now!
I just want to make a couple of special mentions - to our ladies & gents on the catering team for moving swiftly into action to produce a fantastic buffet at a moments notice and to our race director Helen Cowley for masterminding the whole day! Here's to next year!
TEMPLE NEWSAM PARKRUN
Chris Bartle 21:56
Chris Carrick 22:09
John Messenger 23:55 PB!
Neil Avery 24:56
Emma Richardson 28:31
Linda Durkin 29:05
Paul Durkin 29:05
Lynne Tyson 30:13
Dorothy McDonald 33:20
Judy Lankester 33:28
Leigh Harvey 34:28 100th Run!
Paula Allaway 35:30
Lindsay Georgopoulos 45:41
I think I may have missed Neil Avery's 50th Parkrun a few weeks ago - so well done Neil on reaching that milestone! Congratulations also to our Men's Captain Leigh Harvey on his 100th parkrun, obtaining the sought after black t-shirt!
Kate Penrose 26:25
WETHERBY 10K - Sunday 31st August
Billed as 'A Great Little Yorkshire Run', this popular 10k starts & finishes at Wetherby Racecourse, with a regular feature of a highland piper on the route! Well done to our runners on a warm afternoon!
Veronica King 52:10
Marina Dobbs 1:07:27
LCW 2014 Results HERE!
Karen's run report for 19th August
I'm back from my hols now, so firstly a big thank you to Leigh for writing last weeks report & ensuring that normal service continued whilst I was away! It seems to have been a quiet week, being the holiday season, I guess.
TEMPLE NEWSAM PARKRUN
Simon Clothier 19:56 PB!
Chris Carrick 21:22 PB!
Neil Avery 24:29
Wendy Chapman 25:33
Paul Durkin 25:45
Emma Richardson 29:07
Dorothy McDonald 32:13
Marina Dobbs 34:24 PB!
Helen Powell 34:32 PB!
Paula Allaway 36:15 50th run!
Julie Fisher 30:50 Ist timer!
So congratulations to Simon, Chris, Marina & Helen for their PBs, to Paula for gaining her 50 parkruns t-shirt, and to Julie for a first parkrun! Well done all!
Leigh's run report for 12th August
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