See latest road championship standings after today’s Ilkley Half Marathon here
Latest standings here
View the latest standings after last week’s Morecambe 10k here
View the latest positions after the Vale of York 10k race here
It was cold and windy on arrival at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield and there were considerably less cars on the parking field than in previous years. The course used in recent years had been changed to that used for 12 man road relays in the past. After the downhill from the start, there was a left turn onto a loop – downhill at first, then steady climbing back to re-join the main road where we left it and continuing up that long hill as usual, bearing right at the top and a long slight rise to the Jubilee Stone. Here we turn right, mainly downhill to that last right turn and a final effort on the rise to the finish. It’s slightly longer at 5.08K per lap v 3 miles (4.83K)
Our 75+ team had a 10:30 start with all the women and more competition this year with three other M75+ teams entered. They arrived at the Park later than planned and Dave Barber joined the start runners with only a couple of minutes to spare and no warm-up. Exmouth “A” had their fastest man on first leg and Bingley on the last. Dave Barber finished in 28-10 with Exmouth almost 3 minutes ahead. Mike Smith’s 25-00 had reduced the deficit to 30s and Les Haynes’ 22-54 produced gold for Bingley, finishing over 5 minutes ahead of Exmouth! Les and Mike were also presented with first and second fastest M75 lap awards.
We were spared the forecast heavy rain and conditions brightened for the M55+ and M65+ race at 12:25. Bingley’s trio of Don Johnson, Bryan Parkinson and Peter Ellerton put in solid performances of 23-26, 22-15 and 24-31; but that was only good enough for sixth M65+ team out of 14. We did beat Holmfirth though. What does it take to be top team? Well they were Oxford City, who posted laps of 20-24, 22-11 and 21-27 – a good pensioners’ day out.
There were less spectators this year to cheer us on, but that was largely offset by the excellent support given by the marshals. The event was well organised and it is inspiring to see some of the best for age in the country putting on the style.
Report by Peter Ellerton. Mens Vets team manager.
It was great to get a team out for the 12 man road relays for the first time since 2011.Our senior men put in a good performance coming in 36th place.
There was a great team spirit on a bleak damp day Men ran 4 legs of 6.5k and 8 legs of 3.5k.Steve Broadbent ran our first 6.5k leg in a time of 22.06 followed by Steve Fry 13.25 on the 3.5k leg.John Parkin ran 23.43 on his 6.5k leg.Marathon training paying off for Wayheed Khan recoding a time of 13.19 on his 3.5k leg.Andy Siddle ran his long leg of 6.5k in 22.44,Wayne King-Farlow time was 13.56 on the 3.5k,Peter Stephens ran our last long leg in 23.48,on the 8th leg was Tony Kingham in a time of 15.58.New man Adam Madgett ran14.05 on his 3.5k leg,followed by Phil Hawkswell in a time of 16.40,Jamie Robinson time on leg 11 was 13.43,and Tom Hooper ran the fastest last leg in a time of 13.17.
Well done to all and a big thank you to Phil Hawkswell and Tony Kingham who made sure we had a full team on the day stepping in on Thursday before the Saturday event.
Snow and bad underfoot conditions did not make this race a PB course.Muhammad Ali Bingley s new boy came 5th out of a fieldd of 1.056 finishers in a time of 36.42.
Martin Peace was 9th and 3rd M40 with his time of 37.58.
The rest of Bingleys results attached,who’s the hecks Johix Smthurs 3rd M60.
Please put your name forward to me as soon as possible if you want to be part of the team for the Northern Road Relays on the 2nd of April- Wood Bank Park Stockport.
Last year we had three Senior Men’s teams out at The Northern Road Relays Blackpool and we finished the year with two Senior Men’s teams at the Northern Cross Country Relays at Sheffield.
Come on Bingley let’s see if we can carry on this year what we started last year.
The entries are put forward by the team manager and your club will pay the entry fee.
Senior Men Team manager
My second year as Road Manager, firstly I would like to apologies for not having my eye on the ball, in not producing race reports following the road championship races, but as some of you will know, I have had a lot on my plate this year. This year’s championship I experimented with the format of incorporating a variety of distances and also including getting Ladies and Men’s teams out at the Northern and National championship events. This format seems to have been well received so I will be developing the 2015-16 championship using the same format.
Bingley Harries 10k Road Championship 2015
This year the Road Championship was made up of a possible 8 running events, of which the individuals could accumulate a maximum score of 350 points.
Of the eight events two were Road Relays Northern Championship Team Event, which we managed to turn out both a men’s and ladies team at the 4 and 6 Stage event a Warrington in the September, but unfortunately we failed to get teams out at the 12 and 6 stage event in the spring.
Of the seven races that have taken place to date we have had 20 men and 10 ladies take part at these races. The final race of the championship is the rescheduled Bradford 10k on 27th September and both the men’s and the Ladies Podiums are up for grabs as we don’t know till the day, who will be racing.
The main highlights of the year are:
4/6 Stage Northern Road Relays, Warrington – 20 September 2014.
Our Men’s team placed 85th overall, in a collective time of 2:21:09. The team was made up of Ben Marriott in 20:05; Lee Athersmith 20:57; Paul Clegg 22:09; John Parkin 23: 03; Andy Gibbons 23:14 and John Smithurst 31:41. Nice to see a few fell runners challenging the kryptionite.
Our ladies team placed 42nd overall in a collective time of 1:47:23. The team was made up of Emma Green in 24:52; Lesley Watson 24:59; Mandy Clark 26:13 and Katie Phillips in 31:19.
Stockport 10/ Northern 10 mile Road Championship – 7 December 2014
Jo Buckley was the only Bingley Harrier out at this event and finished in 01:04:38, finishing 5th Lady overall and 1st in the F35 Category. Well done Jo!
Ribble Valley 10K/Northern 10K Road Championship – 29 December 2014
Ribble Valley also hosted the Northern 10k Championship. 3 Harriers took on some of the best runners in the country at the Northern 10K Championship. Wayne King-Farlow finished in 38:55; with Fred Gibbs in 44:40 and Sally Robinson in 53:10.
Great North West Half Marathon, Blackpool– 22 February 2015
9 Harries took on the challenging conditions of the Blackpool Promenade of gale force winds and ice cold rain to receive the biggest finisher’s medal I have ever seen. Jamie Robinson was the first Bingley home in 1:20:27, finishing 15th overall and 3rd V40, followed by Waheed Khan 1:30:44, Wayne King-Farlow 1:34:03; Bruce McNeill 2:08:57.
Ali Dewhurst was first Bingley Lady home in 1:43:04 and finished 10th in her open female category; followed by Laura Meadowcroft in 1:54:47; Katie Phillips 2:04:53, Caz McNeill 2:08:57.
John Carr 5K Race 1 – 6 May 2015
First Bingley home was Peter Pyrah in 18:07; followed by Daniel Smithurst 19:01; Wayne King-Farlow 19:30; Bryan Parkinson 20:44; Ian Bland 20:51; Stuart Thompson 21:18; Leslie Haynes 21:24; Jason Beckett 21:48; Peter Convey 22:30; John Smithurst 24:21; Richard Newman 27:32.
We only had one lady run which was Ann Marie Roper who completed the 5k in 22:24.
Northern Road 12 and 6 Stage Relay Championships – Spring 2015
No teams entered.
London 10,000 UKA Championship Race – 26 May 2014.
No team entered.
Alternative to London 10,000 was the Manchester 10k – 10 May 2015
Richard Newman finished in 58:53 and Lesley Watson in 42:52.
Bradford 10k Road Race – 27 September 2014.
Final race, rescheduled from March, still all to play for.
As the Road Manager I would like to say a big thank you to each and every one of you for your fantastic commitment and well done on your performances in all road events over the last twelve months as I know many of you have been faced with injury and health issues over the last year. I wish you a speedy return to form and fitness.
My aim for 2015/16 is to continue to encourage more blue and white hoops out in the major club road events.
Well done! We did it Team Bingley.
This year the 4 and 6 stage Northern Road Relays took place at Birchwood Business Park, Warrington On Saturday 20th September 2014.
Bingley had both a Men’s and Ladies team out.
4 Stage Ladies results
1st place went to Stockport Harriers & AC ‘A’ 1:28:23
2nd place Leeds City Athletic Club ‘A’ 1:29:47
3rd place 3 Lincoln Wellington Athletic C ‘A’ 1:29:51
Bingley Harriers & AC ‘A’ placed 42nd out of 68 teams in a collective finishing time of 1:47:23
1 Lesley Watson 24:59
2 Katherine Phillips 31:19
3 Mandy Clarke 26:13
4 Emma Green (42) 24:52
6 Stage Mens results
1st place Stockport Harriers & AC ‘A’ 1:52:09
2nd place Leeds City Athletic Club ‘A’ 1:53:02
3rd Place Sale Harriers Manchester ‘A’ 1:54:59
Bingley Harriers & AC placed 85th out of 117 teams in a collective finishing time of 2:21:09
1 Paul Clegg 22:09
2 Andy Gibbons 23:14
3 John Smithurst 31:41
4 John Parkin 23:03 (Birthday Run)
5 Ben Marriott 20:05
6 Lee Athersmith 20:57
Well done to all that took part.