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
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
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