Mick Coe, Ben Clare and Karl Chamberlain were 3 of 187 running the Stoodley Pike Fell race on Tuesday evening. Warm conditions won’t have made this short but tough fell race any easier!
Full results can be seen here http://www.todharriers.co.uk/stoodley_pike/stoodleyres2013.htm
The 57th Chevy Chase….
See Anna’s race report here: http://www.queensburyrc.co.uk/?p=924
Full Results: Full results can be found here: http://results.sportident.co.uk/home/event.html?eventid=9bc668de-ed69-4e2b-b822-e137e3ce94fd&mobile=false
Heptonstall Fell Race…
Four Queensbury runners took part in the Heptonstall Fell Race this weekend. A brutal 6.5 mile fell race with 1500 feet of ascent! With the sun baking down, the task looked daunting and proved too much for one runner who collapsed over the finish line suffering from dehydration and was subsequently taken to hospital in an Ambulance. A number of retirees from the race also highlighted how tough the race was.
Some gritty performances from Peter Hughes, Ben Clare, Mick Coe & Graham Jowett who all showed they could put it in right to the end, taking a number of places in the final climb up the last field. Full results not yet published.
Two Queensbury finishers in the top 5 this weekened at Bradford Parkrun. Martin continues his recovery from a niggling injury and almost reached his personal best, whilst Steve W and Darren both completed their 37th Bradford parkrun. Full Results: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bradford/results/latestresults/
Carl Heron had the perfect excuse to miss the Heptonstall race and ran the Eccup 10 race on Sunday finishing in 87th 1:09:23 from 751 runners! Also making good progress on his way back from an injury. Full Results: https://racebest.com/results/ring-automotive-eccup-10
A few photos from Heptonstall, more can be found: https://plus.google.com/photos/101187694012691540324/albums/5898261064482343185?authkey=CMP9rPXi4JyjtQE
This was a really friendly and enjoyable event with breathtaking views of hills covered with heather and bilberries from two of the highest summits in the Cheviots. There was an ear-popping descent from the Great Cheviot before climbing back up Hedgehope Hill, and little shelter from the heat in spite of a cool wind on the high ground and clear streams in the valleys. Amazingly the organisers had managed to transport water to all but one of the checkpoints!
Results are at: http://results.sportident.co.uk/home/event.html?eventid=9bc668de-ed69-4e2b-b822-e137e3ce94fd
As reported by Anna Smith
(43rd overall and 5th lady out of 130 finishers in 4:25:55)
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/
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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
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
Anna Smith put in a great performance in the Wharfedale Off Road Half Marathon. Again Queenbsury’s only representative, Anna finished 83rd overall in 2:06:11. Full results: http://results.sportident.co.uk/home/event.html?eventid=5ee563a5-a266-4fce-992e-cac023119f17&mobile=false
The Full Bronte 5 is this Thursday, 6th June. Start time is 7:30. Quite a few Queensbury members will be racing this fast 5 mile race if anybody else fancies it.
Registration is at the Cricket Club in Haworth, near the Old Sun Hotel.
Full details can be found on the K&CAC Website here: http://kcac.co.uk/kcac-events/full-bronte/
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
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.