Bingley turned out in force with 4 ladies teams and 5 mens teams to run this popular park – riverbank – canal towpath – park, 2.9 mile circuit in dry, sunny conditions. It does seem a contradiction to call it a road relay championship when a fair proportion of the course is on canal / riverbank, but it is a good venue and I have not heard any complaints about the course.
We had 2 winning age group teams:
F55 category, Mary Green – Sue Becconsall – S. Thornton. Mary ran the fastest age category time in
17m-46, with Sue Beccs 2nd fastest in 18m-12.
M70 cat. Dave Barber – John Smithurst – Tony Kingham. Tony ran fastest for age in an impressive
4 Bingley teams took 2nd places in age category:
F35 with Joe Buckley, Leslie Watson and Shona Stone. Joe was 3rd fastest for age in 16m-35.
M40 with Graham Askew, Andy Brown, Gary Childs and Mike McCartney. Andy was 3rd fastest
for age in 14m-42.
M50 with John Convery, Simon Fielding and Mark Westman. John was fastest for age in 15m-10,
With Simon 2nd in 15m-39.
M60 : Stuart Thompson, Bryan Parkinson & Peter Pyrah. Peter got 2nd fastest for age in 15m-58.
Runners in our F35 ”B”, F45 and M40 ”B” teams put in strong runs against quality competition, some gaining valuable experience for future events.
Report by Peter Ellerton, mens vets rep.