2015 Harrogate Harriers Club Championship

The 2015 Recepients:

Ladies Road Running Champion:  Ros Moore
Ladies LV55 Winner:  Jilly Townend
Ladies LV50 Winner:  Sarah Gill
Ladies LV45 Winner: Sue Moul
Ladies LV40 Winner: Emma Moore
Ladies LV35 Winner: Ros Moore
Ladies 20 – 35 Winner: Angela Peace

Mens Road Running Champion: Nathan Smith
Mens v55 Winner:  Kevin Malachy Murphy
Mens V50 Winner: Adam Prentis
Mens V45 Winner: Simon Moffat
Mens V40 Winner: Nathan Smith
Mens V35 Winner: Ben Shacklock
Mens 20 – 35 Winner:  Geoff Hirst

Other Categories:

Most Improved Lady: Jodie Peary
Most Improved Man: Shaun Morrison
Cross-Country Trophy: Emma Robinson
Fell-Runner of the Year (L): Helen Price
Fell-Runner of the Year (M): Ben Grant
Club Member of the Year:  Dan Simmons




The championship table is updated on a regular basis by our Club Championship Administrator (Geoff Hirst), usually soon after a given race has taken place.

The 2015 Club Championship races are detailed below, we will be following a similar format to previous years, however there are some changes to the rules so please study them carefully.

Rules:  As usual, you are required to do three Evening Leagues races, three 10Ks, two 10-milers and one half-marathon from the list below. If you choose to do more, then your best results will count.

Scoring:  This year we will separate the scoring for Men’s and Ladies results.  For example, the last (male) Harrier to finish will get one point, the first (male) Harrier to finish will get the number of points that equates to the number of male Harriers competing. e.g. 25 members run the Wetherby 10k, 13 of which are men.  The first male Harrier to finish will get 13 points, the last 1 point.   Similarly, the first lady will get 12 points, the last 1 point.

Additionally, if you do ANY RECOGNISED MARATHON worldwide you will be awarded 10 points, irrespective of how many club members take part.  Note that this can only take place on a single occasion, running two marathons during the year will not generate 20 points!

This year we are hosting an Evening League event and therefore there will be no qualifying points for our race, however if you race, marshall or otherwise support the event (by prior arrangement) that will count as one of your three.  The significant change this year is that DOUBLE POINTS are awarded for participation in the Evening League, so if there are 15 ladies running in a given race, the winner will get 30 points and so on. The Norman Smith Handicap WILL be included this year, however points will be awarded on finishing times rather than position and will not doubled.

If you change age categories during the year, your age on June 30th 2015 will be the one used to calculate results.

2015 Events

Harrogate & District Summer Race League

  • HDSRL Race #1 – Harrogate (5th May)
  • HDSRL Race #2 – Dragons (19th May)double points
  • HDSRL Race #3 – Thirsk (2nd June)double points
  • HDSRL Race #4 – Wetherby (17th June)double points
  • HDSRL Race #5 – Norman Smith Handicap, Otley (7th July)single points based on time

10k Races

  • Dewsbury (1st February)
  • Fountains (19th April)
  • Kirkbymoorside (3rd May)
  • Melmerby (24th May)
  • Burton Leonard  (19th July)
  • Wetherby  (6th September)
  • Leeds Abbey Dash  (15th November)

10 Mile Races

  • Thirsk   (22nd March)
  • Ripon   (17th May)
  • Otley   (10th June)
  • Burnsall (22nd August)
  • Guy Fawkes (1st November)


  • Brass Monkey (17th January)
  • Leeds Half (10th May)
  • Great North Run (13th September)
  • Redcar Half Marathon (27th September)