Bunny Runs 2012
2012 Bunny Relays
Results 86 teams were racing round carrying girly pink eggs, and setting 4 new course records for different age classes. Katie Walshaw set an inaugural ladies solo record of 33.31. James Hall set the fastest men's time of the day 9.25 and his team 'The Young Pretenders' with Max Wharton, Brad Travis eggsterminated Ian Holmes, Andy Peace, and all other opposition! Fancy Dress highlights were the 3 Amigos, The Flintstones, Topless Trio of Indians, and Santa's All Stars!
"That's all, yolks ... - chocolated out!
Results 'I didn't think I was going to be able to keep that young whippet James at bay, he certainly gave me a run for my bunny, so to speak,' said now four times Bunny winner Tom Adams. U16 James Hall lit up the night with another second place overall and a new U16 record. James now is the overall series winner and makes history by being the first BU16 to feature on the beer label. Seth Waterman again won the BU14, Andy Brown the V40, Alan Wright again the V50 and Steve Carter again the V60, while Malcolm Coles the V70. Katie 'Bunnygirl' Walshaw, the new Egg Stage record holder won that chocolate again, and her photo will star on the series beer again for the third year. Durham Uni student Holly Page, finished second whilst FU14 Elizabeth Greenwood took third. Kath Farquhar won the FV40 again, Gill Myers returned to win V50, and Margaret Jagan the FV60 again.
Here are the leaders in each class for the whole series of 3 races.
Results Everyone's favourite fell runner and Mr. Bunny, Ian Holmes, once again proved the master of the course by winning for the 31st time, in a field of 301. The youngsters were allowed to fight out the Egg Stage and U16 Max Wharton eggcelled. Seth Waterman won the BU14, Alan Wright the V50 and Steve Carter again the V60. Miss. Bunnygirl, Katie Walshaw, had the speed in her legs to equal Scary Mary Wilkinson's Egg Stage time of 3-59 and win again. Former U16 Bunny champ Mel Hyder came second with Jo Buckley third. Elizabeth Greenwood and Molly Traviss dominated the FU14 and FU16 categories again.
Results Brrr! Young and old braved the freaky weather that Britain can throw up and especially Penistone Hill with a record turn out of 302 runners haring round the course. Recent winner of Stanbury, Ilkley Moor and Baildon Boundary Half, Tom Adams stormed to his third Bunny win and his sixth Egg Stage win, a rare double yolker!. U23 English champion and last years BR1 winner, Tom Addison, gave chase to finish second with his cousin Mark third. Bunny girl Katie Walshaw won her seventh Bunny race and collected the Egg Stage chocolate for the sixth time, another double yolker!; in second overall and first FU14 was FU14 English silver medallist Elizabeth Greenwood and in third was FU16 Molly Traviss.
3 individual races on successive Tuesday evenings, 2012 dates are:
3 April 7.00pm,
10 April 7.15pm,
17 April 7.30pm,
followed by the Bunny Relays on Tuesday 24th April at 7.30pm
All from Dimples Lane Quarry (Do not park in the quarry itself as you'll be in the way!).
Registration at the Old Sun Hotel, Haworth, W. Yorks (GR 026372), 5 mins. from start.
- Entry on the day only
Individual Bunny Runs: CS. 3m/300'. £2 on night only. Teams free. PM. Over 12.
Records: 14.41 J. Thomas 2009; f. 17.20 M. Wilkinson 2007; "Egg Stage" 3.17 T. Adams 2011; f. 3.59 M. Wilkinson 2007.
- Cadbury's Creme Egg for all entries. All prizes Easter eggs. All 3 races to count for overall awards.
- Bunny Run Relays: CS. 7.30pm £6 per team of three on day. PM. Over 10. Each leg 1.5m/200'. Almost any conceivable team composition welcome including mixed, family, junior etc. Relay batons are eggs!
Special edition Bunny Runs
This year, with triathletes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee competing in the London 2012 Olympics, each race has a special edition themed number to honour these two great Yorkshire lads, so why not collect all four? This is our little tribute to them as they prepare for the biggest event this country has ever seen. Please be aware they are very unlikely to be running, although Alistair has bet the organiser £50 he will finally win a Bunny in 2013! Jonny is the better Bunny runner than Alistair as he has won an Egg Stage and finished second.
It's Bunny Time - 1300 gooey Cadbury's Creme Eggs, flashing bunny ears, Easter eggs galore ready and waiting in anticipation of chocolate-hungry runners. Last year's winners Adam Osborne and Katie Walshaw feature on the overall Bunny Beer labels.
For the true hares, there's the 'Egg Stage', a fast and furious dash round the small loop with extra chocolate for the first man and lady past the hopping bunny sign.
Then there's the chance to win prizes in the fancy dress competition.
And why not take part in the guess the winners' time competition - see the clipboard at registration to enter.
The Bunnies are renowned for post race fun - free soup and roll in the Old Sun Hotel, race video of that night's event on the big screen, stacks and stacks of Easter Eggs in an extensive prize list, watch in awe as the first man, lady and vet stagger under the sheer weight of goodies, then the finale the famous chocolate throw out!
To see an animation of the map showing the Bunny Run, click here