With high Joker points scores from competitive runs at the Bluebell Trail Peter May and Graham Jowett are sixth and seventh in the individual league after three races. Queensbury is fifth in the club league, close behind Skyrac. Full points details are here. Over The Odda scores still to come.
The next fixtures are the Austwick Amble, a bank holiday race in the Dales, on 25 May and the Wharfedale Off-Road Half Marathon, also over beautiful Dales scenery, on 6 June. Very good luck if you are running.
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 annual haul up Trooper Lane, under taken in the Bluebell Trail Race was on Sunday. Seven Queensbury Runners took part in this well organised, scenic 10 mile race hosted by Stainland Lions. Mick Coe was first back for Queensbury, 1:23:53, finishing 64th from an entry of almost 500. Richard Brook was next in 1:26:31, being chased by Phil Robinson who was next just 1 place and only 12 seconds behind, Andrew Stott was next in 1:28:20, Jo then in 1:32:56, Graham was next in 1:33:12, and Steve Jones, making his way over from York for one of his favourite races, 1:46:22.
Full Results: http://www.stainlandlions.com/Club_Races/2014/BluebellTrail/BluebellResults2014.pdf
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