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Tuesday 12th May 2020

 
JBR 2019 Senior Results

JBR 2019 Junior Results

 

 
Thanks for coming to the 34th Jack Bloor Races, fabulous night, record entry, all the cakes were sold and lots of smiles for the camera.
This was all made possible by a great team of volunteers, especially Rob King (race organiser) who all contributed to putting on another fantastic race, probably the best one :-)
 
Congratulations to all the runners, we raised lots of money for the Jack Bloor Fund who help young Yorkshire sportspeople.
 
 
Jemima Elgood, Leeds University won the women’s overall and U23 winner, who also broke the record by 9 seconds. Who was running the Jack Bloor Race for the first time. we caught up with her afterwards:
I’ve always enjoyed running on Ilkley Moor and the Jack Bloor race is a great representation of the tough terrain Ilkley has to offer. Th,e first steep ascent is definitely a tough one and tests your strength, followed by technical descents which were quite difficult to judge in the bright sunlight.  
 
2nd place Lauren Dickson, Leeds University, who also ran the Jack Bloor Race for the first time, said afterwards: 
Since venturing into the world of fell running, I have always been amazed at the energy and enthusiasm of all those involved; the Jack Bloor Race was no exception. Having climbed the hill to the toilets, a sort of obligatory warm-up, and examined the navigation, I was excited to start. As anticipated, the course was over rough ground with a mixture of ascents and descents, making sure I had to work both physically and mentally. Partially blinded by the ‘golden hour’, my race was slightly interrupted as I stumbled over a rock (which I was later to discover had fractured my foot). Nevertheless, the friendly encouragement of the other runners and spectators kept me going and I finished through the stream – a perfect way to clean off my shoes – feeling both exhilarated and exhausted. After a ‘natural’ ice-bath and a slice of banana loaf, hats off to the chefs, our Uni team gathered to watch the presentations where the hand-made trophies and local ale summed up the attentive, highly commendable organisation of the event. 
The smiles and feeling of freedom created by this race reflect the admirable legacy of Jack Bloor, whose enthusiasm for sport was manifested in all those involved. In spite of ending up in A&E with an oversized moon-boot, I would not hesitate to enter the race again.
 
Greg Hull MV50 and Leeds Uni.
Greg Hull MV50 and Leeds Uni.
Ilkley Harriers
Ilkley Harriers
JB Junior winners
JB Junior winners
Jack Wood running
Jack Wood running
Jemima Elgood U23 Pat Bloor trophy with Hilary Bloor
Jemima Elgood U23 Pat Bloor trophy with Hilary Bloor
Jemima Elgood and Jack Wood winners
Jemima Elgood and Jack Wood winners
Jemima Elgood running
Jemima Elgood running
Lauren Dickson Jemima Elgood Antonia Fan all Leeds University.
Lauren Dickson Jemima Elgood Antonia Fan all Leeds University
Neil Crampton (P&B) Jack Wood (Ilkley H) Tim Stratton (Leeds Uni)
Neil Crampton (P&B) Jack Wood (Ilkley H) Tim Stratton (Leeds Uni)
Pete Darwood M40 winner with Rob and Hilary Bloor.
Pete Darwood M40 winner with Rob and Hilary Bloor.
Settle Harriers
Settle Harriers
 
Thanks to the Woodentops for the photos
 
 
 
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.    



Records: Greg Hull 38.04 (2007) and Jemima Elgood 45:19 (2019)

 

 

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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