Fourteen runners turned out for Saturday’s park run at six different locations including Steve Searle and Richard Brook who surfaced at Sewerby in East Yorkshire. The QRC Parkrunners of the week are Chris Hanson who recorded a PB at Oakwell Hall in 25.33 and Andy Dovernor who is getting quicker every week with a fantastic 19.00 at Halifax. Well done to all who ran and thanks to all the volunteers too!
Chris Williams recorded an outstanding personal best in the Podium 5K race near Colne at the weekend. He clocked 16:00 minutes dead beating his previous pb by one second set last year at the John Carr 5K. Most of us mere mortals can only dream of running at a pace of 03.12 mins per km or 05.09 mins per mile; actually, only a few hundred people in the entire nation have run a quicker 5K than that in 2015. Chris was 11th in a race that featured many of the quickest runners in the north west (the winning time was 14:58). The slowest runner in the ‘A’ race completed the course in 17:19 which is still a fantastic time. Chris also triumphed over Jonathan Johnson (Harrogate Harriers) who beat him into second place in the West Yorkshire 5 mile road race last week. Well done to Chris. We look forward to a sub-16 minute run in the next race!The full results are here.
Some fine performances in this week’s Park Runs including two sub-20 minute times, seven category wins and two personal bests. Thanks also to the volunteers, including several QRC runners, who helped make it all happen. Email Carl for any omissions.
A total of 108 runners took part.
1st M40 and Personal Best!
A total of 387 runners took part.
Horton Park parkrun
A total of 52 runners took part.
1st M25 and in the 10kg extra weight in rucksack category
This week saw 10 Queensbury RC runners participate at 3 different courses. Next week, Bradford will see another Parkrun course added to its portfolio – Horton Park. The course should provide a good challenge as runners make their way 3.5 times around the undulating course. Well done to all that took part.
Yesterday evening saw the third and final race of the John Carr series (all together now: “awwwwwwh!”), but cry not fellow runners, for there are only about 349 days until we can revisit our favourite waste water treatment works to compete in the 2016 edition. Queensbury Running Club had a truly fantastic turnout to the event, so to all those who took part: thank you for doing our club proud!
To the runners who took part, a special congratulations goes out to:
Chris Williams: For setting the fastest time (15:42) in the club for this series and for coming 2nd overall in the series and for being 1st overall in his category (MO) in the series.
Andy Smith and Sharan Loughran: For improving their times over all 3 runs.
Bronte Simpson: For being the 1st in her category (FJ) in the 1st race and 1st overall in her category in the series.
Abbie Cleal: For being the 1st in her category (FJ) in the 2nd and 3rd races.
This week saw 9 Queensbury RC runners participate at 3 different courses. There were also a number of club members stepping in as volunteers at the Shroggs Park course in Halifax, with Martin Firth at the helm as race director. The event coincided with the one-year anniversary of the beginner’s group at QRC and baked treats were in plentiful supply at the park.
Well done to all that took part and particularly to those that dedicated their Saturday morning to volunteering.
It was 5 AM and a blanket of tranquility rested gently over the city of Bradford. Dawn broke whilst most slept, unaware of its resident birds beginning to sing their songs with the most sedulous care; the birds themselves, in turn, blissfully unaware that the forthcoming day would be host to the second John Carr 5k race. Had they known, they would have fallen straight off their perches.
As the day progressed and the event drew ever closer, many competitors would be beginning to experience the onset of pre-race nerves: a racing heart, sweating, the shakes… The explosive start to the first race of the series would have done nothing to help, nor would the flashbacks of a stiff headwind. PBs were however plentiful and aspirations were consequently set high for the following two runs.
But wait: #ConeTooClose! It has transpired that the course of the first race was shy of the full 5 km and the halfway-cone was to be set a few paces further out to compensate, extending the course by 100 metres by my reckoning, which is an additional 20 seconds of running at a 20:00 5k pace. With the calmer conditions but a longer course, how would the Queensbury runners fare?
+ 20 s
− 1 s
− 3 s
+ 55 s
+ 9 s
+ 10 s
+ 6 s
+ 16 s
− 74 s
− 5 s
− 7 s
− 31 s
+ 37 s
Fantastically well, it seems. Congratulations to all and especially to Abbie Cleal for being the first female junior pass the finish line. Many thanks to the Saltaire Striders for organising the event. The third and final race will take place on next Wednesday 20th May. As always, please advise of any missing or incorrect results at firstname.lastname@example.org.