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Welcome to the Jack Bloor Races and Fund

Ilkley Moor


Next Race: Tuesday 14th May 2019

All monies from the Jack Bloor Races go to the Jack Bloor Memorial Fund (more info here), however we wish to raise additional sums to support more of the many quality applications received by the Fund each year.  Donations are welcome via MyDonate
Gift Aid available 


Thanks for coming especially after a hot bank holiday weekend! Thats all of you, runners, marshals, JB Trustees, family and friends. 

This was the 33rd Jack Bloor Races, wow what an achievement. See you all next year and bring some friends.

Congratulations to the overall winners, Jack Wood (Ilkley Harriers) 4 wins in a row and Rosie Watson (Cumberland Fell Runners) for her 1st win.
Jack Wood approaching the finish
Rosie Watson near the finish, followed by Max Bloor 3rd U23 (Edinburgh AC) and Chloe Haines 2nd (DPFR)
All the male prizes winners. L-R Jack Cummings (Ilkley Harriers) U23 winner for the 3rd time, Rob Little (Ilkley Harriers) 2nd, Jack Wood (Ilkley Harriers and JB Trustee) 1st, Peter Darwood (U/A) M40, Greg Hull (Leeds City AC and JB Trustee) M50

All the female prize winners. L-R Chloe Haines (Dark Peak FR) 2nd, Helen Wood (Ilkley Harriers) 3rd and 1st U23, Rosie Watson (Cumberland FR) 1st, Carol Morgan (Nidd Valley) W40 winner for the 5th time and Natasha Geere (Spenborough) W50

The next generation of fell runners…….there are 5 Jack Bloor junior classes, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U19

All photos; Woodentops

We caught up with Rosie after the race and this is what she said:
Really really glad I ran, I've had some trouble with my shins recently and am racing the Leeds Half Marathon at the weekend so I had planned to be resting, but last minute decided to race. It was really exciting having a good bunch of ladies to race at the front to race with, it made it extra fun. I felt good all the way round and just decided to push for it once we got out onto the paving slabs. The bog near the end was an extra challenge - but not as hard as trying to get it all off, I think I still have brown ankles now! Overall a great race, a great atmosphere on the course with support all the way round (great for a work-night race) and at the finish. Add in the free beer and cake stall = perfect evening, thanks everybody. Now for the Half Marathon, and then lots of long running to prepare for the Pyrenees - huge thanks again to the Fund for awarding me a grant, I can't wait!

Final Results here
Race Report here (pdf) and here (Word)

Junior race photos from Dave Woodhead Album 1 Album 2
Senior race photos from Dave Woodhead Album 1 Album 2

Records: Greg Hull 38.04 (2007) and Victoria Wilkinson 45.28 (2010)



start 2007 race



The Jack Bloor Races are sponsored by 

The Jack Bloor Races are supported by


The Jack Bloor Memorial Fund is available to all young Yorkshire sportspeople


The background image on this page is taken from the original trophy, inspired by the Swastika rock carving at checkpoint two
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