OAC’s Reid Haddow reports:
On a bitterly cold, freezing your pieces-off, sunny morning and with the tempreture reading -2C, the Bradford City Run 10km and 5km races both set off at 10am.
The course was very undulating and “bitty”, especially around the University area.
A turn right, then left, uphill, downhill, turn right, then left again, bringing you out at the 5km point into City Park where we had started.
My time, 22.10 for 5km. “That can’t be right”, I thought, perhaps the clock is wrong?
Onwards with the second lap, same undulating course, broken up again with the sharp right and left turns, then down the slope to outside the Town Hall, and finally left to the finish in City Park.
My finish time, 44.15, my quickest 10km in the last five years… something wrong here. The sound of raised voices, as irate runners descended en masse on the poor Race Director.
He was heard to say, “Sorry lads, you can’t get the marshals you want nowadays, they have missed a loop out for the 10km. So runners, I can only apologise!”. (The results suggest a distance of approximately 8.8km).
So good runs from Graham Lake thirteenth (32.03), Tom Potter (35.17 “without my chip”), new member Mark Beswick 83rd (37.20), new member Christian Hosker 138th (39.44), Howard Jeffrey 200th (41.30), and myself, Reid Haddow, 269th (44.14) – another race under the belt!
Well done the “Black and Whites” including “Little and Large”.
Results from sportsystems.