The John Carr Series consists of three 5k races held on Wednesdays during May in memory of a former member of Saltaire Striders (then St Bedes) who tragically died aged 30. The races are popular and competitive and one of them doubles up as the Yorkshire veterans 5K championship. The cumulative times for the three races are determined and a final listing produced.
In May 2012 Richard Brook was our only member to complete all three races with a cumulative time of 62.40. This year Richard managed 61.50 and finished 73rd in the men’s category – a big improvement resulting no doubt from his London marathon training. Steve Wilby also completed the series in 1.15.25 finishing 5th fastest in the M60 category.
Two other members completed all three races this year and produced top-quality performances. Chris Williams was 7th overall with a cumulative time of 49.19. His three times were within three seconds of each other including a fantastic personal best of 16.25 in the final race of the series. Chris is in tremendous form and in the last 12 months he has shown he can excel on road, trail and fell. Darren Midgley also produced three fantastic times finishing 20th overall in a cumulative time of 52.04. He also left his best time to Race 3 finishing in 17.17.
Thanks for Saltaire Striders for organising a successful series.
Over 100 runners set out on a cold and wet Saturday morning to run the Sowerby Scorcher Trail race. With heavy rain falling the previous night and constant rain Saturday morning conditions under foot were very wet and muddy on all of the off road sections.
Craig Richardson was Queensbury’s only representative and finished in 52:46, coming 40th out of 101.
A well deserved tea and cake was had in the church hall afterwards.
As reported by Craig.
The results have now been posted at:
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.
Also thanks to Martin for the photos:
Well done everybody on today’s performance in the Calderdale Way Relay. More details to follow….
Due to popular demand… Training this Thursday (23/05) will be replaced with the 10k ABC race, full details of the race can be found here : http://www.horsforthharriers.co.uk/abc.php
The John Carr 5k Series, is 3 Wednesday evening 5k races in May, the 1st one was on Weds 8th May. Chris, Darren, Richard and Steve W ran, full results can be found here: http://johncarr5k.org.uk/site/john-carr-5k-series-2013-race-1/ and some race photos: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=377240302384812&set=a.377240175718158.1073741829.100002965376189&type=1&theater
It’s not too late to enter the 2nd race for Weds 15h May for anyone who fancies a good chance at a new pb on a fast and flat course: http://johncarr5k.org.uk/site/johncarr/registration/
Anna Smith finished 4th Lady in the very tough Pendle Cloughs fell race on Saturday. The race is 14 miles with 4101 feet of climbing!!
Darren had a good second place in the Bradford parkrun, just 4 seconds behind 1st in a fast 18:22.
The ever popular 10 mile Bluebell Trail Race attracted a big turn out with double figures from Queensbury. Excellent weather and a tough course featuring the infamous Trooper Lane brought out Top performances from Peter Hughes claiming 1st place in V55 (1:16:41) and Mick Coe taking a big chunk off last years time and finishing in 1:21:00. Debutants to the race Curtis Brennan (1:24:41) and Karl Chamberlain (1:26:48) also put in solid performances. Steve Jones (1:39:15) also made the trip over from York to remind himself what hills are!
Chris Williams (1:19:33), Carl Heron (1:23:54), Phil Robinson (1:25:48), Graham Jowett (1:35:24), Craig Richardson (1:40:04) Full Results
Lee Hipwell ‘ran’ the Mad Monk obstacle race in Derby. A 10k multi challenge race including a swim in the river Derwent! Finishing 99th out of 966 in 1:02:55. Full Results
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
A busy weekend for Queensbury Runners and some excellent results, as follows:
Darren & Curtis took part in the new Over The Odda 10k, an off road race starting from Hawksworth School. Darren finished 9th in 46:10 with Curtis not far behind in 23rd position, full results: http://www.ukresults.net/2013/odda.html
Richard Brook completed his first marathon, click here for more
Ben Clare finished an amazing 7th in the Yorkshire Warrior, a tough 10 mile obstacle course with challenges involving ice baths, stinging nettles, log carrying amonst others! Full results: http://www.yorkshirewarrior.com/times.html
Peter, Mick & Chris ventured up to North Yorkshire for the Gisborough Moors fell race and brought 5 bottles of wine back to Queensbury between them with Pete taking the first V55 position (1:40:15) with Chris (1:34:36) home 8th overall and Mick (1:47:49) putting in a great time in his first outing on the infamous Roseberry Topping, full results: http://www.eskvalleyfellclub.org/results/fell/nehra/Gisborough%20Moors%2021-Apr-2013.pdf