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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
 
 
 
 
 
 

All your race entry fees go to the Jack Bloor Memorial Fund that awards grants to young people who want to improve their skills in the outdoors

Please support the fund-raising Cake Stall

34th JACK BLOOR RACES

ILKLEY MOOR

Tuesday 14th May 2019


Rules & Safety

This is an official FRA fell race held under FRA Rules

FRA Licence Number 2019 - 6394

All senior competitors and consenting parents or legal guardians of junior competitors must read, familiarise and comply with: 

2019 FRA REQUIREMENTS FOR RUNNERS - 'The Runners' Rules'

In particular, please note:  

1. Safety Equipment – Competitors must bring and expect to wear or carry: 

  • Waterproof, whole body cover
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Compass
  • Map
  • Whistle

The Race Organiser may relax some of these kit requirements depending on the weather conditions 

As the race is held on an evening in May competitors should be equipped for all conditions – Apart from mist, rain and cold, the main risk of bad weather is thunderstorm, including lightening &/or heavy rain. 

All runners should understand the risk of hypothermia and take precaution

2. Race Numbers must be worn on the chest and be visible to race officials 

3. Procedure for Retiring – Once you have registered you must report to the Race Organiser if you retire before or during the race

4. Safety bearing is NORTH down off the moor

5. Monitoring Senior Race – Individual competitor race numbers will be recorded at the start, midway checkpoint and finish – Please assist officials

First Aid

A first aider and first aid kit will be available at Race Assembly – Senior Race marshals and sweeper carry a whistle, mobile phone, wound dressing and survival blanket 

Nearest Minor Injuries Unit 

Wharfedale Hospital, Newall Carr Road, OTLEY, LS21 2LY

Tel 01943 465522

Open 0800-2300

Nearest Accident & Emergency 

Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD 

Tel 01535 652511 

Open 24/7

Senior Race

Senior start 7.15 pm, registration from 6 pm  

BS (Category B, Short) Fell Race run under FRA rules

On gritstone moors rising to 400m above sea level

Distance 8.4km – climb 350m

Navigational fell race – route unmarked – course recce advised

Navigational skills (NS) required

Local knowledge (LK) useful 

NEW - No GPS (NG) – the use of any electronic device to aid route finding is prohibited

Age on day of race (including for U23s)

Minimum age 16yrs

Suitable for novices – provided FRA rules met

In view of daylight runners should be capable of completing the course within 100 minutes – Course recce advised – If required, Checkpoint 3 (Cowper’s Cross) is a suitable point from which to retire with an easy descent down Keighley Gate track to Wells Road and Race HQ. 

Senior Race course map can be found here

Checkpoints (all marshalled): 

1   SE 111 461 Badger Stone

2   SE 096 469 Swastika Stone

3   SE 102 456 Cowper’s Cross

4   SE 115 452 Trig Point

5   SE 124 459 Ruin at Gill Head

6   SE 119 468 Small Summit

Senior Race monitoring – Individual race numbers will be recorded as you enter the pre-Start pen, at Checkpoint 3 (Cowper’s Cross) and at the Finish – Please assist officials by making your race number visible

Either complete the Senior Race Entry form at Registration or download a copy here and bring to the race

NB Parental consent is required for all U18s entering the Senior Race

Either (a) sign the Senior Race Entry form on-the-day, or (b) download, print and sign this same form here, or (c) bring a signed FRA Parental Consent form for Junior Fell Runners which can be downloaded here

Senior records

Men: 38:04 Greg Hull (2007)

Women: 45:28 Victoria Wilkinson (2010)

Senior prizes

Trophies and sponsor prizes for leading individuals 

Sponsor prizes for all finishers

Sponsor prizes for leading teams (3 to count)

 

Junior Races

Junior starts from 6 pm, registration from 5 pm

Flagged and marshalled courses suitable for age categories below

REMINDER  – To comply with FRA requirements – from 2017, Junior Age Categories were renamed. They are now determined by Age on 31st December in the year of the race, ie 31st December 2019. 

Minimum age 6yrs (on day of race)

Junior race categories:

U9  0.75km distance   45m climb Start 6.00 pm     

U11 0.75km distance   45m climb Start 6.10 pm  

U13 1.65km distance 115m climb Start 6.20 pm

U15 1.65km distance 115m climb Start 6.20 pm 

U19 2.20km distance 185m climb Start 6.20 pm

The U19 category accommodates 16–18 year-olds including any U19s who prefer not to enter the Senior Race

Junior Race course maps can be found here

Either complete the Junior Race Entry form at Registration or download a copy here and bring to the race 

Parental consent is required for all U18s

Either, sign the Junior Race Entry form on-the-day, or download, print and sign this same form here, or bring a signed FRA Parental Consent form for Junior Fell Runners which can be downloaded here

Junior prizes

Sponsor prize & certificate for first three runners in each class

Sponsor prize for all participants

General Information

Location of Registration, Start and Finish 

Opposite Darwin Gardens, Wells Road, Ilkley LS29 9JS

Grid ref SE117470

See map here

Only 550m uphill from Ilkley train / bus station


Parking

Please park in the Darwin Gardens car park or only on the south side of Wells Road immediately adjacent to the event. Please do not park on the north side!  

Entry

On-the-day only

Junior registration from 5 pm

Senior registration from 6 pm

Fees

Juniors £1.00

Seniors £6.00

All monies go to the Jack Bloor Memorial Fund

Toilets

No toilets at the start / finish area. Nearest public toilets: 350m uphill to south in separate building west of White Wells. Or 650m north and downhill in town centre car park (20p but only open until 5.30 pm) 

Notes

Fund-raising cake stall

Please bring your own safety pins and drinks

No dogs to accompany competitors during the race

Cancellation

In the event of severe weather or other circumstances forcing cancellation this will be notified at the event on the evening and, if possible, via the website – 

We will try to contact as many clubs as possible

Enquiries

Rob King, Race Organiser, Tel 01943 435415 (before 9 pm)

Helping at the Jack Bloor Races

If you wish to help with the annual Jack Bloor Races – Thank you – Please contact the Race Organiser or use the contact form here 

Donations to the Jack Bloor Memorial Fund

Over the years the Fund has received many donations from individuals, race organisers and various bodies – If you are organising an event, perhaps you might consider making a collection or donating part of the proceeds to the Jack Bloor Memorial Fund – Please use the contact form here

 

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