AIRECENTRE Pacers celebrated a slew of impressive results over the past fortnight, proving that, come rain or shine – or indeed hail – nothing will stop them from lacing up and competing.

The first race in the John Carr series took place on May 1, featuring a four-mile route starting near Roberts Park in Saltaire that took runners up to Baildon trig point and back.

Pacers’ Kate Macfarlane was first woman, storming to the finish line in a time of 35 minutes and 32 seconds.

Andrew Humphries came in a swift eighth in 28:41, with Richard Walker finishing only a few minutes later in 31:20.

The second race in the John Carr series was a 5km trail race along the riverbank on May 8.

Macfarlane continued her excellent form, coming in fourth woman in a personal best time of 21:37 and now leads the series on cumulative ranking points.

Humphries was first Pacer man across the line, coming 10th in 17:53. Walker also ran a personal best, achieving a great time of 18:57.

Fellow Pacers Francesca Gatenby (23:03), Liam Olliver (23:25) and Faye Cameron (24:57) finished strongly.

Saturday, May 4, saw a large Pacer contingent competing in the popular local Up the Odda 10km trail race.

Peter Branney achieved first in his age category and ninth overall in a fantastic time of 42:11, with fellow Pacer Walker hot on his heels as he raced to the finish in 43:46, likewise coming first in his age category.

Christopher Hill (54:14), Graham Turner (54:53), Nick Leathley (56:51), Isobel Hainsworth-Brear (01:02:16), Fran Walker (01:02:52), Claire Hunter (01:02:57), Louise Holloway (01:03:02), Adrian Williams (01:04:04), Carole Keighley (01:05:54) and Lynda Parkinson (01:07:40) also completed the challenging 10km course, Holloway and Williams for the first time.

Meanwhile, in the Up the Odda Duo 5km race, Pacers Sally Haigh and Paul Grindley came third in the mixed team category in a combined time of 50:28, while Cheryl Duerden and Faye Cameron ran a combined time of 01:02:49, coming 16th in the all female team category.

For Rachael Smith and Jody Hill, it was another team effort as they travelled to Halifax to run the scenic 10-mile Bluebell Trail, finishing the multi-terrain course together in two hours, 24 minutes.

Sunday saw several of the club’s runners assemble in Leeds for a hot and sunny edition of the ASDA Foundation Leeds Half Marathon.

Haigh ran a personal best time of one hour, 42 minutes to finish fourth in her age category, while Grindley led in the Pacer men in a very speedy 1:39.

Macfarlane logged a personal best time of 1:38, as did Jennifer Sebright-Pickard in 1:57.

The rest of the Airecentre Pacers team included Robbie Dawrant (1:42), Jenny Mynett (1:45), Carole Keighley and Simon Walker, both in 2 hours and 4 minutes, Catherine Brown (2:09), Bernadette Murby (2:21), Amanda Connor (2:27) and Sally Russ (2:32).

A final but well-deserved mention goes to Pacer Andy Gledhill, who completed his 200th Parkrun at the weekend.

Gledhill notched up the impressive milestone at Bradford’s Lister Park Parkrun – joined by a group of fellow Pacers to help celebrate his achievement.