Leeds Half Marathon

Runner Chip Time
Declan Craven 1:34:20
Richard Brook 1:45:25
Nic Anness 1:53:49
Maria Rhodes 1:53:58
Nicola Jagger 2:17:13
Jo Robinson 2:49:34

Apologies for the delay in penning this post; I have been trying to find out who ran the Leeds Half Marathon last week and there are now so many runners at the club, this task is getting increasingly difficult! If I have missed anyone, please email me and I will add your result to the post. Thanks.

The race was graced with pleasant conditions for a change. It was sunny and warm on the morning of the race and thousands of runners were on the start line or way behind it, depending on their starting pen. All competitors received a chip time which only started once they had passed the start line and ceased to tick away only once the finish line was reached. A big well done to all who made it round the deceptively undulating course. Queensbury had six runners taking part and all six completed the run so a big well done to you all.

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John Carr 5k #2

Abbie Cleal at the John Carr #2
Abbie Cleal: First Female Junior

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?

 

Runner Race 1 Race 2 Comparison
Time Position Time Position Time Position
Chris Williams 15:42 4th 16:02 7th + 20 s + 3
Marc Wright 19:02 97th 19:01 83rd − 1 s − 14
Stuart Leader 20:10 149th 20:07 121st − 3 s − 28
Declan Craven 19:23 115th 20:18 127th + 55 s + 12
Peter May 20:11 152nd 20:20 129th + 9 s − 23
Richard Brook 20:25 161st 20:35 140th + 10 s − 21
Stacey Cleal 23:12 236th
Stephen Wilby 25:26 309th 25:32 292nd + 6 s − 17
Abbie Cleal 25:45 301st
Stephen Brook 26:51 329th 27:07 327th + 16 s − 2
Bronte Simpson 28:41 356th 27:27 332nd − 74 s − 24
Dianne Simpson 27:34 341st 27:29 334th − 5 s − 7
Sharan Loughran 27:57 346th 27:50 340th − 7 s − 6
Andrew Smith 31:37 368th 31:06 365th − 31 s − 3
Vikki Bean 33:55 375th 34:32 373rd + 37 s − 2
Tom Collinge 16:18 16th
Shelley Ferneyhough 27:42 344th

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 peter.may@peter-may.co.uk.

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.

The Cake Race on Marsden Moor Saturday 2nd May

Anna Smith ran at the cake race this weekend this race is a brilliant route taking in moorland terrain,peat tracks,and reservoir roads  the race is 9.9 miles long and includes  1699ft of climbing and a mile downhill to the finish you have to be a strong runner to get round this course Anna completed the run in 1-38-14 a fantastic effort Anna complimented Saddleworth Runners for taking good care of every runner providing plenty of marshals flags and a rope to get across the weir and the tea and cakes at the finish.anna borrowdale 

Up and coming races in the local area

Sunday 3rd May the Bluebell Trail Race 10m.

Wed 6th-13th-20th May the John Carr series 5k.

Any club member wanting information on these or other races please contact me also any club member that does a race please email me so I can put your results on the web site.

Email peter.may@peter-may.co.uk

London Marathon

London Marathon
London Marathon

Chris Williams ran the London Marathon his aim was to try and go below a time of three hours this is a time most runners try to achieve to do this time you need to get plenty of  consistent training done and then get the race pace right on the day Chris did both and ran a superb  time of 2-47-47  a big congratulations to him from all the club well done.

The highest running club in England, probably.