Crossgates & Knavesmire Yorkshire Vets races have taken place over the last week. Some excellent results for Queensbury and big turnouts have helped keep Queensbury high in the tables, both as individuals and as a club. Possibly most impressive is that Queensbury are 4th place in the mens All To Count table, when competing much larger clubs. Queensbury are also holding onto 3rd spot in the First 4 To Count table, just holding off Horsforth Harriers. Full results for the two races can be found on the YVAA website: http://www.yvaa.org/
Anybody in the Beginners and Intermediate groups are more than welcome to come and join in the YVAA Series and run for and score points for Queensbury. You need to register on the YVAA website where you will be given a number that you keep for each race. Everyone who runs for Queensbury scores important points for the club and they are really good, well organised races.
Team picture from Peter May
Tuesday evening saw the YVAA at Crossgates, the 6th of the series. Anna Smith finished 4th lady and top of her category, making a real challenge for overall victory in her category for the series, currently lying 3rd but with a race in hand. Darren was first back for the men in 10th place and also battling for a category vicyory in the overall stadings, just 1 point behind leader Allan Dodds of Roundhay Runners. Peter was next in 15th place and 1st in his category, extending his lead in the overall standings and looking to have all but secured his reign in the V55. Carl Heron and Phil Robinson completed the first four Queensbury Runners, keeping Queensbury close to Stainland and ahead of 5th place Horsforth in the Mens Team league table. Karl Chamberlain closely followed.
The next and penultimate race is at Knavesmire at 19.30 on August 7th
In other news, Ben Clare & Anna Smith are also featured in an article on the T&A website as they are leading the Airedale Athletics Summer League: http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/sportother/sport_other_outdoor/sport_ath/10580068.Oldroyd_cops_for_victory_in_10K/