Training Groups

OK folks, as usual, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from the Raggalds.

a) Chris W – something off-road over moorland and local trails; about 8-10 miles; pace 7-8 min/mi
b) Andy S – something off-road; about 6-7 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
c) Phil L – a run down the off-road Swalesmoor track and back up through Simm Carr Lane; about 7.2 miles; pace 8:30-9:30 min/mile
d) Vikki B – a mixed terrain route; about 5.5 miles; pace 12 min/mile
e) Phillip W – various lanes inc. Roper, Deanstones, Jackson Hill & Fleet; about 5 miles; pace 10 min/mile
f) (not) Dianne S – ; about 4-5 miles; pace 11 min/mile
g) Lynn H – route TBA; about 3.2 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile
h) Martin F – if any takers; about 2.5 miles; pace 12+ min/mile

Cheers, P.

YVAA Roundhay 10th July 2019


Round 6 of this years season took us over to Roundhay Park, Leeds, the route one of the shortest in the season meant only one thing, it was going to be a fast one.

Starting on Soldiers field there was an opening loop around the field to spread us out and then approximately 3 miles in the woods before returning along the same route and into the finishing funnel.


7th Stacey Cleal 36:34 (3rd FV50)


5th Paul Greenwood 30:16 (3rd MV35)

34th Simon Brady 33:45

44th Wasim Hussain 34:28

54th Richard Brook 35:24

64th Neil Windle 36:23

The next race is Tuesday the 23rd at Bingley 7.30pm

Full results can be found by clicking the link

Race to the Stones 13Th July 2019

The Race to the Stones is a 100K fully supported run/walk, all the way from Oxfordshire to the neolithic monument in Avebury. You can break it into two days with an overnight stop at the basecamp, or the more extreme can take it on in one go!

Also available was a 50km route on either the Saturday or Sunday with the course open from 7.30am until 10pm each day.

Time for a history lesson.

Field of Dreams’

One of the true highlights – fondly coined the ‘field of dreams’ by participants, and when you get there you’ll see why. This is a crop field that surprises us every year by blooming with different colours. After weaving your way through the woodlands, this is a breath-taking sight to come out to. It’s definitely one of those moments to stop to take in the incredible view. A firm favourite and a great photo opportunity.

The White Horse at Uffington

The White Horse is a highly stylized prehistoric hill figure, 110m long formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk. The figure is believed to date to the Iron Age or the late Bronze Age based on the similarity of the horse’s design to comparable figures in Celtic art. It was confirmed following an excavation where deposits of fine silt removed from the horse’s ‘beak’ were scientifically dated to the late Bronze Age.

Avebury Stone Circle

Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Ridgeway. This is the largest stone circle in Europe and one of the largest in the world. The immense task of constructing this site spanned about 500 years, starting around 2500BC. The irregularly shaped stones come from Marlborough Downs, a few miles from where they were set up in the henge, and were transported here with great effort though it’s still unclear why.

Well done to Jennifer Luwaji who took part representing Queensbury, what an awesome achievement Jen and the club is really proud of your 50km effort, it certainly looks like a tough event.

Well done.

Ilkley half Marathon 14th July 2019

The inaugural run of the Ilkley Half Marathon, sponsored by Sportsshoes. This is a closed road, chip-timed race, following a delightful undulating route to Bolton Bridge and back

Well done to Charlotte Taylor for representing Queensbury, hopefully the next race might attract a few more of us to join in.

Charlotte finished 497th, 92nd lady in a time of 1:50:30, well done Charlotte fantastic running.

What a nice matching number

Toss ‘o’ Coin 14th July 2019

A series of friendly races in the South Huddersfield area, this race the 3rd of 5 races was run over 6 miles of road and trails and this year the toss of the coin meant the race was run in an anti-clockwise direction.

With each race completed competitors are awarded a specially designed medal so that after all 5 races are completed the medals can be interlocked with each other.

The next race in the series is the Shepley 10k(road) on the 15th September with the final race the scarcely named ‘Stairway to heaven’ taking place on the 29th September (12k mixed terrain).

Well done to Joanna who finished in a 54th place in nifty 50:50 and 3rd FV40.

Awesome stuff Joanna

Skirfare Trail Half Marathon 13/07/2019

The Skirfare Half is a tough 14 mile trail race starting and finishing by the river Skirfare near the village of Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales. With 3 hard climbs and equally hard descents it is a real test of fitness and stamina.

In a field of 94 runners Vikki Bean finished 80th in 3:38:52 and Andrew Smith finished 84th in 3:42:11.

Well done to you both, awesome stuff and thanks to Andy for the report.

Aldermans Ascent Fell Race, Saddleworth, 11Th July 2019

The tough, off-road run around Greenfield and once again raised funds for the club’s teams.

Hosted by Saddleworth Rangers the senior race started and finished on Churchill Playing Fields, with the 8.5km route taking runners up towards Pots and Pans, then to Shaw Rocks and over to Alderman’s Hill.

Will done to Lee Shaw for finishing 9th in a race of 8.5km with over 1400 feet of climbing.

2019 Târgu Mures ETU Multisport European Championships – Middle Distance Triathlon 7Th July


Queensbury’s man of the moment Andy D travelled to Romania to take part in this middle distance triathlon, not entering and racing for QRC or Wakey Tri club Andy was racing for the GBR team in the 50-54 age category, a fantastic achievement and honour. I’m sure you’ll all agree this is brilliant for Andy and both his clubs.

I remember months ago when it was cold and wet when we would turn up for the winter league races and Andy would cycle there and back, we would all call him mad and have a chuckle with him, but it goes to show what dedication you need in your sport to gain that GBR jersey.

Anyway enough blubbing, the race was a 1.9km swim, 83km bike with a 20km run to finished in 57th place overall but more impressive was him finishing 7th in his age category and 5th Brit over the line.

Andy’s times were

Swim 40:43, Bike 2:18: 36, Run 1:32:37 (4th fastest run)

Well done Andy, lets hope there’s more to come.

Training Groups

OK folks, as usual, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from the Raggalds, for all groups apart from the Belters.

Jo Punt is leading the Belters this week for a QRC handicap trial run – meet at the top of Station Road at 7pm. This is open to anyone from any of the other groups in case they want a practice before next Tue, 16th Jul.

Shibden Head Primary have their “prom” at the Raggalds 6:30-8:30, so the car park will be busier than normal.

a) ????? – something off-road over moorland and local trails; about 8-10 miles; pace 7-8 min/mi
b) Andy S – something off-road; about 6-7 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
c) Phil L – a run through Queensbury and down Churn Milk Lane; about 6.8 miles; pace 8:30-9:30 min/mile
d) ????? – something off-road; about 5 miles; pace 12 min/mile
f) Dianne S – route TBA; about 4-5 miles; pace 11 min/mile
g) Jo P – bottom of station road to other end of viaduct and back; about 3.1 miles; your own pace

Cheers, P.