Today saw off the final race of the West Yorkshire Winter League. Another great turn out by Queensbury and well done to everyone who ran through the series. Queensbury finished an impressive 4th overall out of a field of 11 teams.
The new YVAA season kicked off at Pudsey on Sunday. The downpour on Saturday made for very wet & boggy conditions in Blackcarr Woods. Queensbury fielded a strong mens team and finished second on the day in the first 4 to count competition behind hosts Pudsey. Darren (9th – 3rd in category), Pete Hughes (15th – 1st in category), Mick Coe (17th – 3rd in category) & Carl Heron (29th) being the first four back, follwed by Graham Jowett (64th – 3rd in category) & Steve Wilby (109th).
[important]Next race in series is Honley on 30th March[/important]
An impressive turn out in the Pudsey XC for Queensbury results with 2nd place in the Vets competition and 4th place in the men’s competition. This puts Queensbury in 4th place in the overall Vets comp and in 8th in the mens overall competition.
[notice]The next race is at Skipton on January 5th.[/notice]
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