5 Mile Championship 2022

Race Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Host Race: Full Bronte, Haworth

Overall race results can be found on the Keighley & Craven AC website at the following link.

YVAA winners are shown below. We apologise for the delay in producing these results, which was for two reasons:

First, we had problems caused by athletes running wearing someone else’s number. In two categories, we gave prizes to the wrong people on the night because of this. The main reason that number-swapping isn’t allowed is for athlete safety, but it can also mess up results, spoiling competitions for other participants, and create extra work for organisers who have to clear up the mess. Don’t do it! Note that UKA rules prescribe disqualification and disciplinary action for both runners involved when this happens; it isn’t trivial.

Second, we had several runners who failed to tick the box to declare their eligibility for the YVAA championship when entering, then ran fast enough for a podium position. Of course, these runners weren’t in our championship results on the night. The YVAA committee has now discussed this, and agreed that our eligibility criteria are clear and these runners met them, so they should appear in our results. Again this means that some people received the wrong trophies on the night. We won’t attempt to recover trophies awarded in error because of this, but will arrange trophies for those who didn’t receive one but should have.

Apologies again. We’ll make adjustments where we can to improve things at future races.

Ignoring the admin headaches, we had a great race in a beautiful setting on a lovely evening. We also had some tight races in a number of categories (F55, M40, M50, M55, M70), and some quick times. Two performances that jump out are Ruth Thackray’s 34:07 to win the F50 category in the fastest time we’ve had since 2015, and Stuart Dunbar’s 32:04 which makes him our fastest M60 at this race since Geoff Cumber in 2007! Outstanding, both. From a club perspective, it was a great night for Baildon, who won 13 of the 45 prizes, including 4 first places.

Clubs Table

Club 1st 2nd 3rd
Baildon Runners 4 4 5
Bingley Harriers 3 2 2
Queensbury RC 3 2 0
Vale of York AC 2 0 0
Keighley & Craven AC 1 2 0
Saltaire Striders 1 0 3
Steel City Striders 1 0 1
Holmfirth Harriers 1 0 0
Pudsey & Bramley AC 1 0 0
City of York AC 0 1 0
Halifax Harriers 0 1 0
Spenborough & District AC 0 1 0
Wharfedale Harriers 0 1 0
Longwood Harriers AC 0 0 2
Horsforth Harriers 0 0 1

F35

Pos Name Club Time
1 Rachel Pilling Pudsey & Bramley AC 0:33:53
2 Catherine Milner Baildon Runners 0:38:20
3 Katie Jennings Baildon Runners 0:44:55

F40

Pos Name Club Time
1 Nicola Henderson Vale of York AC 0:34:54
2 Donna Kaznowski Baildon Runners 0:36:49
3 Claire Thaper Saltaire Striders 0:51:53

F45

Pos Name Club Time
1 Sarah O’Sullivan Keighley & Craven AC 0:38:02
2 Stefanie Dickinson Baildon Runners 0:42:54
3 Liz Hamilton Saltaire Striders 0:51:53

F50

Pos Name Club Time
1 Ruth Thackray Bingley Harriers 0:34:07
2 Stacey Cleal Queensbury RC 0:38:48
3 Ann Marie Roper Bingley Harriers 0:43:29

F55

Pos Name Club Time
1 Kate Scott Steel City Striders 0:40:13
2 Caroline Francis Bingley Harriers 0:41:16
3 Karen Clark Steel City Striders 0:41:59

F60

Pos Name Club Time
1 Denise Johnson Baildon Runners 0:46:40
2 Jackie Carter Spenborough & District AC 0:47:35
3 Michelle Eyres Saltaire Striders 0:50:50

F65

Pos Name Club Time
1 Shelagh Hopkinson Baildon Runners 0:48:54

F70

Pos Name Club Time
1 Jackie Walters Baildon Runners 0:59:01

M35

Pos Name Club Time
1 Jeff Singleton Baildon Runners 0:34:01
2 Michael Griffiths Keighley & Craven AC 0:37:54
3 Rob Abbey Baildon Runners 0:42:39

M40

Pos Name Club Time
1 Paul Greenwood Queensbury RC 0:28:35
2 Marc Sennett Wharfedale Harriers 0:29:07
3 Michael Malyon Baildon Runners 0:29:13

M45

Pos Name Club Time
1 Richard Brook Queensbury RC 0:36:08
2 Ben Watson Baildon Runners 0:36:44
3 Duncan Brown Baildon Runners 0:41:43

M50

Pos Name Club Time
1 Graham Askew Bingley Harriers 0:31:42
2 Adrian Thomas Halifax Harriers 0:32:07
3 Paul Crabtree Bingley Harriers 0:32:32

M55

Pos Name Club Time
1 Ian Martin Vale of York AC 0:32:27
2 Michael Coe Queensbury RC 0:33:15
3 Donald E G Kennedy Longwood Harriers AC 0:33:23

M60

Pos Name Club Time
1 Stuart Dunbar Saltaire Striders 0:32:04
2 Dave Potter Bingley Harriers 0:35:44
3 John Buddle Baildon Runners 0:37:29

M65

Pos Name Club Time
1 Shaun Jordan Bingley Harriers 0:35:57
2 David Lancaster City of York AC 0:36:32
3 David Womersley Horsforth Harriers 0:37:59

M70

Pos Name Club Time
1 Rob Kersey Holmfirth Harriers 0:40:23
2 Steve Carter Keighley & Craven AC 0:40:51
3 Ian Mitchell Longwood Harriers AC 0:41:13

M75

Pos Name Club Time
1 Stephen Brook Queensbury RC 0:45:03

Thanks to Dave Woodhead for again providing great photos as a record of the race.

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