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Parkrun Results: 09/05/2015

This week saw 10 Queensbury RC runners participate at 2 courses.

Name Course Time Position
Peter May Bradford 21:27 17th
Andrew Tempest-Mitchell Bradford 26:39 104th
Abbie Cleal Bradford 28:32 155th
Stacey Cleal Bradford 28:32 156th
Michelle Baird Bradford 39:54 363rd
Carrie Baker Bradford 48:20 403rd
Glenn Thornton Halifax 28:32 39th
Stephen Brook Halifax 30:04 51st
Sharan Loughran Halifax 30:33 55th
Michelle Greenwood Halifax 31:08 56th
Arthur James
In memory of Arthur James

This week also saw Bradford parkrun host the annual tribute run in memory of Arthur James. Arthur was well known for his dedication to raising funds for charitable causes and this altruism is continuing in his honour. An impressive 414 runners turned up and a total of £295.04 was raised for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The full story can be read here.

Well done to all that took part. If you ran the Parkrun but aren’t included in these results, please ensure your Running Club is set to Queensbury RC on your Parkrun athlete profile.

John Carr 5k #1

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Runner Time Position
Chris Williams 15:42 4th
Tom Collinge 16:18 16th
Marc Wright 19:02 97th
Declan Craven 19:23 115th
Stuart Leader 20:10 149th
Peter May 20:11 152nd
Richard Brook 20:25 161st
Stephen Wilby 25:26 309th
Stephen Brook 26:51 329th
Dianne Simpson 27:34 341st
Shelley Ferneyhough 27:42 344th
Sharan Loughran 27:57 346th
Bronte Simpson 28:41 356th
Andrew Smith 31:37 368th
Vikki Bean 33:55 375th

Queensbury runners were off to a blistering start at the first of three 5k races in the John Carr series hosted by Saltaire Striders. We were well represented and PBs were being achieved left, right and centre in the fast-paced course around the Yorkshire Water estate in Esholt, which boasts just 79 feet of climbing.

Runners were encouraged by a stiff tailwind off the start line, but were victim to its full force in the final kilometer or two to the finish. Conditions next week may see participants shed the odd second to hopefully achieve a fresh round of personal bests.

The next race will take place on Wednesday 13th May on the same course. A very well done to all and if anyone has been missed off the results list, please accept my apologies and email your result through to peter.may@peter-may.co.uk.

The Bluebell Trail Race 11.3 miles

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Three Queensbury runners ran the infamous Bluebell Trail. The conditions cleared up for the start of the race but in the days leading up to the race, it had rained enough for the organisers to divert the course away from the river crossing at the very end and instead go further on the canal and back on the road, making the distance 11.3 mi instead of 10.3 mi. The route was heavy going but overall a superb race organised by the Stainland Lions.

  • Peter May finished in 1:31:03 in 38th position.
  • Andrew Stott finished in 1:39:02 in 83rd position.
  • Graham Jowett finished in 1:46:04 in 136th position.

Well done to all three.

Bunny Runs

The individual Bunny Runs are a series of three individual fell races, approximately 4.8 km in length with around 100 metres of climbing.

Bunny Run #1

Bunny Run #1 set off in cold and blustery conditions. Three of our Queensbury runners were there to tackle the hilly course.

  • Declan Craven being the first home for Queensbury, who ran a great time of 20.08 and was 36th overall.
  • Stacy Cleal was the first female home for the club in a time of 26.56 and 170th overall.
  • Abby Cleal was the second female home for the club in a time of 28.35 and was 188th overall.

Bunny Run #2

  • Bunny Run #2 set off in much better conditions, with the sun shining down on Penistone Hill.
  • Tom Collinge was first home for Queensbury in a time of 16.45 and was 13th overall.
  • Declan Craven was the second male for the club and ran a time of 21.03 and was 99th overall.
  • Stacy Cleal was the first female home for the club in a time of 25.20 and was 201st overall.
  • Abby Cleal was the second female home for the club and ran a time of 25.28 and was 204th overall.
  • Steve Wilby was the 3rd male home for the club in a time of 29.01 and was 266th overall.

Bunny Run #3

The conditions were favourable for the third and final run of the Bunny Run series, with the sun again shining down on its participants.

  • Tom Collinge improved his time and position with a time of 16.32 and was 11th overall.

 

Well done to all the Queensbury runners who took part in this series. I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed your Cadbury’s Creme Egg reward!

Horsforth 10k

The annual Horsforth 10k, with it’s new start time was run this weekend, October 5th. The field was down slightly, probably due to the change in start time, now kicking off at 3pm but there were still 335 taking part with six Queensbury Runners involved , new members Bronte (1:09:38) & Diane Simpson (1:04:24) ran the course for the first time, and proved they are proper Queensbury Runners complaining at the lack of hills in the route which has a 2 mile stretch along the canal!! Zoe Hipwell (54:15) wasn’t too far behind husband Lee (50:21). Darren Midgely improved from his last outing in this race and was 2nd V40 in 37:38 and Chris Williams ran 35:27 for 5th place.

Full Results: http://www.horsforthharriers.co.uk/results/10kresultv1.htm

The Yorkshireman

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A classic offroad half marathon and marathon on our doorstep: Oxenhope moor for the half, on to Wainstalls, Denholme and Harden for the full, with both routes starting at Haworth and finishing up the steep cobbles from Haworth Station.  Lining up on 14 September for this year’s races were Chris Rushworth, Peter May, Mick Coe, Anna Smith and Carl Heron.  There was very welcome support around the course from Graham Jowett, Phil Robinson, Karl Chamberlain and Peter Hughes.  Many thanks to Graham for the photos.

In spite of an easterly breeze over Oxenhope conditions were good and the half marathon was a fast race seeing Stainland’s Tanya Seager set a new female record with a 7th place overall finish. The winner of the men’s race, Ben Mounsey (Calder Valley), was just outside his own 2009 record.  The only Queensbury runner in the half, Mick Coe, had another strong run to finish 23rd of 244 in 2:03:33.

Carl Heron continued an excellent series of performances over the full marathon route and kept a good pace in the final miles to finish 27th in 4:07:28, improving on his 2013 time by nearly three minutes.  Running impressively over the course for the first time were Peter May (4:24:04) and Chris Rushworth (4:48:03) while Anna Smith tok more than 20 minutes off her 2013 time to finish in 4:40:50.  Thanks to Keighley and Craven for organising another great race.  Full results here.

ABC, Ilkley Trail & Kirkstall Vets

Last Thursday was the Apperly Bridge Canter, a new route, starting and finishing in the same place as the old one, due to works on the canal. Much more interesting than the last, with barely a flat stretch to mention in the 8.3k. Local teacher and Thames Hare & Hounds runner Phillip Tedd won in 28:35, followed by Queensbury’s Chris Williams in 2nd place with Leeds City’s Peter Branney 3rd. Ben Clare, still contending with injury niggles put in a fine performance and finished 58th in 35:19 and Richard Brook was 97th in 37:09 from 375 club runners.

Full Results: http://www.horsforthharriers.co.uk/results/ProvisionalResultv1.htm

Bank Holiday Monday was the Ilkley Trail Race. Queensbury’s Anna Smith was our only runner in this one, and took her category 1st place. Anna reports:

There was no shade from the bank holiday sun for runners in the Ilkley Trail Race circling the moor above Middleton Woods, but thankfully the 6.9m route passed a well-positioned water station twice.  Once back under the trees there were tree roots, mud and two-at-a-time steps on the downhill chase home.  The organisation and holiday atmosphere were great; thank you to Darren and others for the very welcome support. Anna Smith finished in 56:07 and was delighted to win the F50 category.

Full Results: http://www.ilkleyharriers.co.uk/trail/2014%20Ilkley%20Trail%20Race%20results.xlsx

Kirkstall Vets race was the first in a flurry of mid-week races coming up over the summer months. Eight runners took part from Queensbury with Darren Midgely continuing his fine run of form with a 5th place finish. Pete Hughes came in to take his category win in 15th place, Mick Coe 31st and Carl Heron 43rd completed the mens first 4 to count team, putting Queensbury an impressive 3rd place and only 4 points off Stainland in 2nd, Pudsey are a clear 1st place. Andrew Stott closely followed in 48th, Peter May 61st, Graham Jowett 96th and Steve Wilby 129th completed the outfit for Queensbury. The next race in the series is Meanwood on June 24th.

Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2014/14GP3-Kirkstall.htm

 

Bluebell Trail Race Results

The annual haul up Trooper Lane, under taken in the Bluebell Trail Race was on Sunday. Seven Queensbury Runners took part in this well organised, scenic 10 mile race hosted by Stainland Lions. Mick Coe was first back for Queensbury, 1:23:53, finishing 64th from an entry of almost 500. Richard Brook was next in 1:26:31, being chased by Phil Robinson who was next just 1 place and only 12 seconds behind, Andrew Stott was next in 1:28:20, Jo then in 1:32:56, Graham was next in 1:33:12, and Steve Jones, making his way over from York for one of his favourite races, 1:46:22.

Full Results: http://www.stainlandlions.com/Club_Races/2014/BluebellTrail/BluebellResults2014.pdf

Weekend Report

Pete Hughes and Andy Stott ran in the Guiseley Gallop on Easter Sunday. Pete Hughes took the honours with a 1st place V55 in 42:12, Andy Stott completed the undulating 10k in 48:23 as did Steve Wilby in 1:00:33. Overall winner was Tom Adams of Ilkley, showing his international class with almost a 2 minute lead over Otleys in form Scott Harrington.

Full Results: http://www.skyrac.co.uk/results-19th-guiseley-gallop-sunday-20th-april-2014/

 

The Great Northern Trail Triathlon, a new & local event was also run on Easter Sunday. An 800m swim in Queensbury pool, followed by a tricky decent on the bike down the notorious, pot holed Station Road at the start of a 15k bike ride along the Great Northern Trail, Thornton Road & Cragg Road and finished with a fast 5km run along the Great Northern Trail & back.

Chris Williams made this his first triathlon and was well supported by many of the club, out watching on the trail. Chris finished 5th overall in a time of 1:03:49, especially pleased with the time considering a mechanical problem on Station Road, one of many for the day, with a number of unfortunate punctures. Andy Dovernor, who has run with Queensbury before but is a member of Wakefield Triathlon club finished 3rd in 01:00:48. First lady, Angela Hannon, was an impressive 8th overall, finishing in 01:34:08.

Full Results Triathlon Final Results