All posts by Neil Windle

Toss ‘o’ Coin 15th July 2018

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.

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 9th September with the final race the scarcely named ‘Stairway to heaven’ taking place on the 29th September(12k mixed terrain).

Well done to Joanne who finished in a 46th place in nifty 50:37 and 7th female and 2nd FV40 smashing last years time over 2 minutes.

Awesome stuff. 

Sorry for the lack of photo’s but I’ve waited long enough.

Skirfare Half Marathon 14th July 2018

A challenging race with over 1000m of ascent.  The route takes runners over 3 tough, steep climbs and each descent thrilling enough to give you the adrenaline rush ready to take on the next climb.  These tough hills reward you with spectacular views of Wharfedale, some of the most beautiful scenery in the Yorkshire dales. Riverside footpaths, grassy descents and some technical, rocky sections make this a race not to be underestimated but definitely not to be missed. 

Andy Smith took on the challenge of this tough half finishing 69th in 3:57:03. 

Well done Smithy, great stuff pal.

Burton Leonard 10k 15th July 2018

I think the website sums up the race perfectly.

Both race routes sample the natural rural terrain of the pretty landscape which surrounds our picturesque village. For 33 years, the event has famously attracted a complimentary mix of club runners and leisure runners from across the region.

 The start and finish area is located within the Burton Leonard Primary School grounds – allowing a great location for our finishing arch and plenty of space for warming up and spectators.

The 10K is proudly supported by our famously ‘substantial’ and suitably challenging 3km fun run. The 3K course (redesigned in 2016) is an excellent opportunity for competitive under-15 junior runners to compete over a challenging cross-country course. The event is also open to all ages, families and supporters to enjoy an undulating rural dash.

All proceeds support our local school and local village events including the annual Burton Leonard Feast and sports day. A huge and appreciative thank you to our sponsors. 

Another big well done to ‘Stormin’ Steve Brook on supporting another local race. Steve stormed around in 55:28 finishing 152nd and as 2nd MV70, (just beaten by David Seaman)

Well done Steve.

Leeds 10k 8th July 2018

Launched over 10 years ago and now one of the highlights on the region’s running calendar, Jane Tomlinson’s original legacy run is famed for its fun, friendliness and fantastic atmosphere.

Seasoned runners can take advantage of the super-flat and fast route to compete for their personal best, whilst new runners can embrace the incredible atmosphere to achieve their own goal, whether that’s just getting round, or supporting a good cause. 

Well done to Alistair, Phil, Claire, Jen and Louise for taking part in such hot and sunny conditions.

Alistar Galt 38:22

Phil Lickley 51:04

Claire Gearie 1:05:40

Jennifer Luwaji 1:18:27

Louise Hayton 1:20:10

Well done all of you, great racing for some and a great achievement for others.

Looking cool dude

Heptenstall Festival Fell Race 7th July 2018

The race is described as: Starting in the hilltop village of Heptonstall, the route plunges deep into a neighbouring valley before finding its way to the top of a nearby peak. It then returns in similar fashion. So yes, that does mean you finish with an almighty uphill struggle. There’s a right mix of terrain. Cobbles to start with then some grassy fields, muddy slopes, rocky bridleway and open moorland, some of it pathless. Look up occasionally and you’ll get some great views.

Well done to Andy Smith for taking on this tough 6 miler with over 1600 feet of climbing. Andy finished in a very respectable 1:44:05 placing 103rd.

Well done fella.

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