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.
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.
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.
With the first two fixtures run Stacey Cleal is the leading individual runner for Queensbury after placing well in her category in the first Bunny Run at Haworth. Declan Craven and Abbie Cleal both ran well in the same race against very competitive junior fields, while Mick Coe and Lee Hipwell showed good early season form at the Meanwood Valley Trail.
As the summer starts Queensbury are fourth in the team league. The full points listings at this stage are here.
Next come the Stainland Bluebell Trail (3 May), a tough Joker race offering double points, the shorter but very scenic Over the Odda (16 May) and a fell race in the Dales, the Austwick Amble on 25 May.Very good luck if you are planning to run!
Andy Stott ran the Blackpool Half Marathon the conditions were windy and was hard going when in your face but Andy still turned out a quality time 1.34.08 and got a PB his position in the race speaks for itself 67th out of 938 runners top effort well done.
This race is possibly the hardest race to complete not only do you have to climb three very steep mountains you also have to run in what can be very bad weather conditions and you have to beat the cut off times at certain points on route the conditions today were atrocious to say the least Gales Snow Mud and very cold so to complete the race and beat the cut off times was very difficult two Queensbury runners ran the race.
Ben Clare ran round in a time of 4hrs 10mins considering he was thinking of not running the race on Thursday due to lack of training he not only completed the run but Smashed his PB on the course by 10 mins so a big well done to him.
Anna Smith also put in a great effort but I think missed the cut off but all the same Anna ran two of the mountains in the bad conditions that in its self is a superb effort so a big well done to her.
This Sunday 13 Queensbury running club members ran the Overgate Hospice 10k what a fantastic turn out by the club also club members helped Marshall and support runners on route this race is very challenging with a 5k uphill start so well done to all the runners that got round the course you deserve a medal.
First home for the ladies was Jo Horan in a time of 46.10 Jo was the 1st open cat lady and second overall followed by.
Zoe Hipwell 52.51 21st overall.
Jo Bottomley 67.45 99th overall.
Kathryn Webb 72.10 109th overall.
Vikki Halliday 75.44 117th overall.
Rebecca Dillan 75.47 118th overall.
Vikki Bean 78.08 122nd overall.
Tom collinge ran the race and not only one but set a course record of 36.21 followed by.
Peter May 44.09 13th overall.2nd v55.
Andy Stott 44.22 15th overall 3rd v40
Craig Richardson 45.13 22 nd overall.
Graham Jowett 48.13 42nd overall and 1st v60.
Graham Collinge 51.57 64th overall.
Well done to everyone runners helpers and supporters and a big thank you to Linda Crabtree for organizing such a great race.
Also Martin Firth raced the Manchester Marathon in a time of 2hrs 58 mins a tremendous effort and must rank him high in his age cat in the country a big well done to him.
If I have missed anyone or if you want me to put your results on the web page please email me.