Some more good results from the last few days for Queensbury Runners.
Last Thursday was the Bronte 5 in Haworth, 5 members took part on a sunny evening. Chris Williams was first back in 5th place after a hard fought finish in a time of 28:53. Darren wasn’t far behind, bettering his time from the previous year in 30:41 and 13th place in a high quality field of runners, Peter Hughes was next in 1st v55 31:25, Ben Clare followed in 33:20, perhaps suffering after a very fast start as the huge beef sandwich he’d gulped down in the car en route caught up with him! Mick was next, just two places behind in 33:46 and Steve Wilby completed the team finishing 43:43. Full Results: http://kcac.co.uk/2013/06/full-bronte-results-2/#more-13408
Some good parkrun performances on Saturday at Bradford and Harrogate proved a good warm up for Tuesday nights Vets race at Pudsey. Anna Smith put in another fine performance finishing 5th overall in the ladies race and 1st in her category, 37:43. Darren was 3rd place in his category and 12th overall in 31:28, followed by Pete, who tightened his grip on the V55 trophy finishing 16th in 32:00, Mick Coe followed just over a minute behind in 25th, 33:15. There’s only 1 Phil Robinson was next 49th 37:05 and Steve Wilby finished 114th (time missing from results). Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2013/13GP4-Pudsey.htm
Ben Clare was the only Queensbury runner in the Pen Y Ghent fell race. Returning for some more punishment after his recent 3 Peaks, finishing 38th in 58:28, making up a hard fought place on the tricky and technical descent. Full results: http://www.settleharriers.org/results/res_penyghent.htm
Two more mid-week races in quick succession with the Apperly Bridge Canter and the YVAA at Bingley.
Peter Hughes was first back for Queensbury at the ABC, taking first place V55 in an impressive 37:46. Next home was recent recruit Ben Clare, whose been impressing with his improving times and finished this 10k under the benchmark 40 minutes in 39:24. Mick Coe was not far behind in 40:45 closely followed by Carl Heron 41:02, Richard Brook 43:22 on the back of a John Carr 5k the previous night, Anna Smith 45:42 and Lee Hipwell 46:36. Full results: http://www.horsforthharriers.co.uk/results/abc2013resultv1.htm
The Bingley Vets race was on Tuesday evening, and I imagine was a very wet course? Anna Smith scored well with an 11th place finish and 2nd F45. Darren Midgely was first back for the men in 38:20 and 2nd in his V35 category, Pete Hughes again took 1st V55 in 39:28, Mick Coe 41:30, Carl Heron 47:16 and Graham Jowett 48:19 made up the rest of the team. Full results: http://www.yvaa.org/2013/13GP3-Bingley.htm
Queensbury managed a magnificent 20th place out of 83 teams on the day. We finished just behind big clubs such as Halifax Harriers A and Valley Striders making us the highest placed Bradford-based club!
Congratulations to everyone who ran. Chris and Darren got us off to a terrific start and Peter and Martin kept us right up there. Ben ran a superb Leg 3 taking five teams on the hard climb to put us in 6th place. Phil and Karl were in the top half of the teams on Leg 4 and Lee and Graham were just outside the top half on the demanding climbs of Leg 5. Mick and Carl got caught up in a manic mass start on Leg 6. The first mile and half in the woods was frantic but we got ourselves into a good position and starting taking teams ahead of us on the roads and canals. I hope you all enjoyed your runs as much as I did. It was great to see everyone at the end for a pint in the sunshine.
Well done to Anna who ran in Leg 4 for Baildon and was only a few seconds behind Phil and Karl’s time.
A special thanks to Carl Heron, a fantastic team captain, who organised everything and everyone and was only 1 minute 41 seconds off with his predicted finishing time for the team.