ALL ATHLETES FINISH IN TOP TEN IN YORKSHIRE VETS CHAMPS'
Seven athletes competed at The Full Bronte 5 mile, which was held at Howarth on Thursday 17th June.
The course was an undulating challenging one, this coupled with the hot weather, provided harsh conditions.
The race started at the top of Howarth main street, at a fast pace heading towards the moors, but then settled down after about a mile. The early leaders were Joe Cordingley and Martin Peace both of Bingley. When they reached the first hill Andrew Johnson joined them, and soon took up the lead.
Johnson led them through the first lap, but Cordingley took up the running for the second. He proved to be too strong for Johnson, and went on to win the race in a time of 26:49. Johnson was second with 27:02, and Peace third with 27:17.
The race was also the Yorkshire vets 5 mile road running championship.
This proved to be a good day out for the vets as the all finished in the top ten of their respective age groups.
In the mens vets 40, Clive Grace finished 6th in a time of 30:02 and Richard West was 10th in 31:14. The winner was Jon Cordingley.
In the mens 45, Derek Price was 10th in 32:46
The vets 50 proved to be a tight race between Joe Johnson and Alan Stainer. Joe taking 9th in a time of 33:59 and Alan taking 10th in 34:34.
The ladies vets had only one representative in Iris Johnson, who was 6th in the vets 50.
Volunteers are being sought after to put on new races in this years distance league.