Bunny Runs 2008

Read all about it: the 10 page write-up from the Summer 2008 issue of the Fellrunner magazine is here.

Other press cuttings

Bunny Run Forum

FRA Forum thread on the 2008 Bunny Runs

Photos

Lots of photos from the individual events below, and a collection of Brian Halton's here.

Bunny Relays

The 2008 Bunnny Runs ended on a high note with 82 teams in the Relays.

Photos

Paul's photos here.

Tim Done's photos here.

Results

Here.


Bunny 4

Guest celebrity, Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Lisa Brambani got in to the spirit of the Bunnies by adopting Bunny ears and tail in her first ever competitive running event. Lisa is a renowned international road race cyclist who represented Great Britain in the Olympics and finished 11th lady in 22-24, so maybe this will be the start of her running career?
Willy Smith and Sharon Taylor were crowned King and Queen of the series, and will now be immortalised on next year's Bunny Beer label, as 2007 winners Ian Holmes and Jo Buckley were. Showing just how talented youngsters are Pendle AC's posse of young U14's dominated the Ladies category, with ever smiling Emma Spencer winning in 20-07, from Jade Lord and Melissa Berry all excelled to beat senior lady, Bingley's Mary Green, these girls must really love chocolate! Two new records were set with V70 Brian Leathley knocking 27 seconds off his existing record. The other record was by new recruit to the FV50's, Mary Green who reduced Linda Bostock's old record by two minutes eight seconds.

Results

Here.

Some OVERALL results from all 4 Bunny Runs as an Adobe PDF file here.

Photos

Dave's photos here
Paul's photos here
Tim's photos here

David Brett's photos on www.photos-dsb.co.uk

Clippings

Here


Bunny 3

Gormless Bunny

Oh what a night, from an organisers point of view it was a nightmare, but the feedback from you the 258 runners was you loved the hail, sleet and rain that hammered down on you all, are you all mad? Showing a clean? pair of heels for the second week running, 'Mr. Sport Camps', Willy Smith, conquered again finishing in 15-54, again taking Ian Holmes' scalp. Ian did win the V40's again finishing 22 seconds behind, with England international teenager Rob Shaw 3rd only 5 seconds behind Ian, Rob won his second Egg Stage in 3-35. Recent birthday boy Bingley's Jon Cordingley ran 18-13 to win the V50 prize, while Dave Tait completed a hat trick of wins in the V60's. 28 year old Sharon Taylor also made it 3 straight wins this series, winning in 19-01 from Anna Anderson 19-28 and Helen Glover 19-55, England international Anna won the Egg Stage in 4-21, and again led Pendle ladies to the team chocolate eggs with GU14 winner Emma Spencer 6th and 2nd GU14 Jade Lord in 7th. See you next week for another Bunny Run soap opera after all it beats watching Eastenders!?

Results

Here.

Photos

Paul's photos here
Dave's photos here
Tim's photos here

Clippings

Here


Bunny 2, Will The Conqueror

Willy Smith achieved one of his sporting ambitions, and entered the history books by becoming the first ever Keighley and Craven athlete to win a Bunny Run. Willy has been competing in these races for the last 9 years, and has always featured highly, but here he stormed up the last climb to beat European Junior Triathlon Champion Jonathan Brownlee and 25 BR winner Ian Holmes to conquer in 15-33. 61 year old Dave Tait who just missed the V60 record last week, took 11 seconds off the old record. V70 Brian Leathley once again showed age is no excuse, as he shaved 50 seconds off his own record, and with 272 runners competing, this equalled the existing record. Sharon Taylor returned to clinch a hat trick of victories running 20 seconds faster to finish in 18-45, but incredibly she ran 44 seconds faster than last week to win the Egg Stage in 4-12.

Results

Here.

Photos

Paul's photos here
Bob's photos on Picassa
David Brett's photos on www.photos-dsb.co.uk
Dave's photos here
Peter Rainford's photos here

Clippings

Here


Bunny 1

The first Bunny Run on 1 April attracted 251 runners (but it seemed like 300!) including a record 94 ladies. Oldest competitor 76 year old Brian Leathley record-breaker. Andi Jones slowest ever winner!

Results

Here.

Photos

Paul's photos here
Dave's photos here

And David Brett's photos on www.photos-dsb.co.uk

Clippings

Here