Tuesday evening saw the YVAA at Crossgates, the 6th of the series. Anna Smith finished 4th lady and top of her category, making a real challenge for overall victory in her category for the series, currently lying 3rd but with a race in hand. Darren was first back for the men in 10th place and also battling for a category vicyory in the overall stadings, just 1 point behind leader Allan Dodds of Roundhay Runners. Peter was next in 15th place and 1st in his category, extending his lead in the overall standings and looking to have all but secured his reign in the V55. Carl Heron and Phil Robinson completed the first four Queensbury Runners, keeping Queensbury close to Stainland and ahead of 5th place Horsforth in the Mens Team league table. Karl Chamberlain closely followed.
The next and penultimate race is at Knavesmire at 19.30 on August 7th
In other news, Ben Clare & Anna Smith are also featured in an article on the T&A website as they are leading the Airedale Athletics Summer League: http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/sportother/sport_other_outdoor/sport_ath/10580068.Oldroyd_cops_for_victory_in_10K/
Since the YVAA at Pudsey there has been another instalment of the series at Meanwood. Anna Smith took 5th spot in the ladies race whilst in the mens race Darren Midgely finished 10th, Peter Hughes 15th, Mick Coe 33rd, Phil Robinson 58th, Graham Jowett 83rd. Full Results can be found here: http://www.yvaa.org/2013/13GP5-Meanwood.htm
Steve Wilby was the only Queensbury runner to attend the Penistone Road Race, finishing 192nd from almost 300 runners in a time of 54:06. Full results here: http://pfrac.co.uk/docs/10K%20results%202013.pdf
The Helen Windsor 10k was well attended by Queensbury, a tough 10k run with quite a few small but draining climbs. Darren Midgely narrowly missed a top 10 spot, Peter Hughes claimed another top spot in the V55 category, Carl Heron on his way back to full fitness put in a good run, Phil Robinson was next with Richard Brook chasing just behind, a small stretch of downhill would surely have seen him catch him and Steve Wilby completed the team. Full results: http://www.halifaxharriers.co.uk/results/helen-windsor/road-2013/
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
Enjoying a pint in the sun after the Bronte 5, photo from: http://s886.photobucket.com/user/kcacrunners/library/Full%20Bronte%202013?sort=2&page=1
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
Another busy weekend for Queensbury RC and another excellent set of results, starting on Saturday with the Three Peaks Fell Race. Ben Clare was the only Queensbury Runner to compete, and completed in an impressive 4:15:37, you can see full results here: http://live.sportident.co.uk/home/event/coursecontrolsummary/resultsatcontrol.html?eventid=74131a6d-753b-4e11-bd8b-7952932c0326&mobile=false&controlnumber=1000
Martin Firth completed his 41st Marathon in Manchester on Sunday morning. Finishing 2nd in his age category and comfortably under the 3 hour mark in 2:55:14. Well done Martin, cracking run! Full results: http://www.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=38&RId=421
The Bradford 10k featured Carl Heron (40:27) who was 1st place in his age category and his son Lucien (54:18), Chris Williams (34:41) who ran a pb to finish 6th, Phil Robinson (43:22) and Craig Richardson (45:43) and Helen Collins (1:07:19). Full results: http://www.chiptiming.co.uk/pdf/EAB10k_13.pdf
The YVAA race at Honley was also well attended with Darren Midgley (5th) finishing in 42:26 and 1st M35, Peter Hughers also 1st in his category and 9th overall in 43:14, Mick Coe (45:13), Karl Chamberlain (50:02), Graham Jowett (52:52), Steve Wilby (61:41) and Anna Smith finishing 6th lady and 2nd place in her category in 52:21, certainly a 1st for Queensbury! After 2 races this leaves Queensbury an impressive 3rd in the 1st 4 to count table and 6th overall showing how well attended the series is by the club. Full results: http://www.yvaa.org/2013/13GP2-Honley.htm