Nov 182014

FINAL ABBEY RUNNER LOGOS-01You may still score long race points up to the end of November.  If your long race points haven’t been included, it is probably because you haven’t sent a link to the results of your race to Mark Hetherington (    Please make sure this is done before the end of November for the points to be added.

There is only one designated race left in which you can score points: the first PECO XC of the season (short, XC on Sun 30th November).

 November 18, 2014  Posted by at 10:47 am news No Responses »
Nov 172014

advert2400 people turned out for the Tour of Pendle.  It’s is a category AL fell race held under FRA rules and insurance  in late season over Pendle Hill and it’s adjoining moorlands in the south west Pennines.


No official posting of times, but the report back was Muddy and misty.

Karl Gray won, Matt J 23rd, Dom Nurse 24th and Greg Weatherhead about 35th I think. Dom won 3rd v45 and £25


Abbey Runner entries:

Robert Jackson
Ann Hall
Hilary Lane
Catriona Purdy
Greg Weatherhead
Dominic Nurse
Sheelagh Ratcliff
Mike Ward
Mike Ayers
Allison Skillicorn
Stefan Skrimshire
Michael Hartley


 November 17, 2014  Posted by at 12:59 pm news No Responses »
Nov 172014


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The annual Abbey Dash saw thousands of runners pound the streets of Leeds this Sunday

Some great results today (based on chip times):

Kirk Haddon first Abbey male,

Laura Wylde first Abbey female

Kirk Haddon


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Kirk Haddon

 November 17, 2014  Posted by at 12:45 pm news No Responses »
Nov 102014

2014-07-09_13-44-55Abbey Runners has decided to target a local Parkrun 5k on the second Saturday of every month, rotating around the three main Parkruns in Leeds and then targeting a different one every 4th month.  The aim is to get more Abbey Runners together at these fun, free races.  It is good speed training and also  encourages people that are new to racing to have a go at a 5k!

Good turnout this weekend – well done everyone

5 Duncan CLARK 19:17 VM50-54
6 Luke WRAY-ROGERS 19:37 VM35-39
41 Kate BELL 21:49 VW40-44
44 Ian PATCHETT 21:56 VM50-54
48 James WHITTAKER 22:20 VM45-49
98 James BALKWILL 24:25:00 VM40-44
126 Elaine GEE 25:46:00 VW50-54
129 Helen NURSE 26:01:00 VW45-49
152 Liz WILLIS 27:22:00 VW50-54
163 Lucy COHEN 27:53:00 VW40-44
212 Adrienne POSTLE 30:18:00 VW40-44
215 Howard SMITH 30:21:00 VM45-49
261 Kieren BALKWILL 35:00:00 VW40-44
 November 10, 2014  Posted by at 12:52 pm news No Responses »
Nov 102014

shoesCongratulations to Sharon Williams and Liz Casey, 1st and 3rd respectively in the FV50 YVAA Grand Prix.


Yorkshire Vets AA Grand Prix 2014
Race 10, Spenborough
November 9 – Results
Pos # Name Cat Club Time Points
4 337 Sharon Williams F50 Abbey Runners 38:48:00 147
27 176 Liz Casey F50 Abbey Runners 45:24:00 124
49 420 Jasmine Salih F40 Abbey Runners 49:18:00 102
Pos # Name Cat Club Time Points
76 204 John Ward 1 M60 Abbey Runners 39:36:00 125
119 15 Dave Beston M55 Abbey Runners 44:39:00 82
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Oct 152014

pecoxcThe PECO XC season is fast approaching and this is probably the biggest event for Abbey Runners each year where we encourage all runners (new members and veteran; men and women; pensioners to school students; roadies, triathletes and fell folk) to come along and represent the club in these ‘wet and muddy fun’ team events!

Like last year we are allocating and distributing one number to each runner to wear for the entire series (or even if you only run one or two races).

We are putting the final touches to a beginners’ guide / frequently asked questions on this and will share this with you next week.

If you think that may want to run one or more of these races then please email your captain directly giving your name and date of birth:

For ladies, please email Liz Willis:

Fore men, please email Duncan Clark:

For juniors, please email your coach, Mark Hetherington:

Don’t worry if you can’t run all the races, it will help f we have your name now rather than allocating numbers mid-season.  Your numbers will be available on the week before the first race and at the start of each race.

Date Host Club Assisting Club Venue
Race 1 Sun 30th November St Theresa’s AC Kippax Harriers Pendas Fields, Crossgates
Race 2 Sun 14th December Ackworth RR Rothwell Harriers Pontefract Park or Nostell Priory
Race 3 Sun 4th or
Sun 11th January
Kirkstall Harriers Horsforth Harriers West Park Playing Fields
Race 4 Sun 8th February Hyde Park Harrier Fellandale Bodington Fields
Race 5 Sun 1st March Chapel AllertonRR Roundhay Runners Roundhay Park
Sun 15th March Organised by the Peco & West Yorkshire Winter XC Leagues venue TBA

If you haven’t run these races before, please think about giving them a go this year. They are short, about 5 miles; great team events and fun!

 October 15, 2014  Posted by at 2:22 pm news No Responses »
Oct 132014

POMSunday 12th October 2014 – The 23rd Withins Skyline
Set in the  Penistone Hill Country Park, near Haworth, W Yorks


Lindsay Brindle 48:52

Mike Ayers 56:10

Timothy Jacobs 60:20

Ruth Dorrington 64:28

liz Casey 68:36


 October 13, 2014  Posted by at 8:56 am news No Responses »