A few people have struggled to open the Excel files to view the results from the WYWL. Mainly due to the file having so many calculations to make, iPhones/iPads etc seem to struggle to compute it. Here are the results on the day in a PDF which should be easily viewable
Peter May will now be entering up details of races onto the club website. If you would like any results including in his posts please help him out by letting him know which race you have done and where the results may be found. You can email him at: Peter.May@peter-may.co.uk
Here are the details for the final Cross Country race to be held by Baildon.
Race start 2pm
Baildon Rugby Club Jenny Lane Baildon West Yorkshire BD17 6RS
Approx 4.5 miles, 1 lap course. Fell or trail shoes depending on the weather, no spikes. We will meet at the Baildon Rugby club as usual then lead people over to the start, 5-6 min walk/jog. The finish is in roughly the same place as the start, so will be best to take jumpers/warm clothes over to the start/finish. Changing rooms and showers available at the rugby club. Food/drinks will be available in the clubhouse afterwards. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/676361143 https://www.strava.com/activities/242948117
Some excellent runs by club members in the Liversedge Half Marathon.
Martin Firth led the club home in 22nd place overall and 1st place in his category, Peter May was next, leading home four Queensbury runners, all closely grouped together, with some achieving PB’s for the distance, Andrew Stott, Richard Brook and Jo Choran all finishing within 4 minutes of each other.
Well done to everyone who ran at the WYWL in Temple Newsam. The Vets team is currently in second place overall. A nice mention in the T&A about how well the club is doing in the competition, read here:
The Giants Tooth was run on New Years day, a local 3 mile fell race run from the Causeway Foot at Ogden. Queensbury had plenty of runners there with Pete Hughes back first to claim the V60 position.
Full Results: http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/results.php?id=2709
The following week was the 2nd XC at Stainland. Another tough route of approx 4.5 undulating and quite technical miles. The results proved to be as difficult as the course with a record turnout and an error with the ‘lollipop’ sticks. The electronic system helped to patch up the results in the end after a lot of work from the team. We are doing very well in the competition and the Stainland race saw a record number of runners for Queensbury. We hope to continue this in the next race, see the following details provided by WYWL.
WYWL event 3 – Craven Energy Cross Country – 25th January 2015
Course: 4.7 miles, undulating, fields and woodland track. There is a bit of hardcore and some Tarmac paths to cross so unfortunately not suitable for spikes.
Venue: is UAK (formerly Greenhead school). There are showers, toilets, changing room, car park.
There will be pie and peas and hot drinks and cakes for sale after.
Postcode is BD20 6EB (or google UAK Keighley).
Course is in the park next to the school.
Finally, the Stanbury Splash, which actually turned into the The Stoop due to the snow, ice and all round bad conditions the race in renowned for was run on Sunday. Just two Queensbury Runners braved the conditions, all out action man Lee Hipwell ran well and finished in 49 mins 34 seconds and Ben Clare put in a great performance after taking some time out for work commitments and finished 44th in 41:53.
It’s the end of an excellent year for the club…by far one of it’s biggest in terms of numbers. The new beginners group has been made an absolute success by everyone involved, all the new runners, the club members helping out with training runs and supervision and not least Martin’s commitment and enthusiasm. There’s been some great individual performances in various races throughout the year mixed in with excellent team performances in relays at both the Calderdale Way back in May and more recently the Gathering Winter Fools have shown the club’s growth in numbers and quality. Great turn outs and results for Yorkshire Vets race all year long and in the WYWL X-Country series which has just begun again (Next Fixture 4th Jan at Stainland).
The years finished with the Auld Lang Syne fell race up on the Bronte Moors which Anna Smith ran in and will begin again tomorrow with the Giants Tooth fell race around Ogden Reservoir which will no doubt be run by a number of our members.
Well done to everyone and good luck with your goals for 2015
I’ll leave you with a short clip I took of the Auld Lang Syne Fell Race from this morning….
For those that use Strava, check out the new Club Group. If you don’t use it, have a look, it’s a good way to record your progress and can add a hint of competitiveness to an otherwise mundane training run using your smart phone or GPS watch
Many races having taking place recently, a brief summary of Queensbury RC’s latest sucesses:
The first West Yorkshire Winter League was help on a tough, hilly course in Mirfield. Some excellent performances from Jo Choran who was 12th lady overall in a very competitive field, and from Andy Dovoner & Diane Simpson on the début in the series.
The Gathering Winter Fools Relay was held last Saturday in icy conditions. Queensbury ‘Rams’ took the 1st place mixed team and 6th overall on the 35 mile off road loop starting and finishing in Keighley. Queensbury ‘Ewes’ provided a second entry, the first time the club has managed to enter two teams into a relay.
Pete Hughesm after running leg 1 on Saturday in the GWF Relay, went on to race in the Mytholmroyd Fell Race and celebrated turning 60 with a win for category! There’ll’ be a lot of relived V55’s celebrating his 60th birthday for him!
The West Yorkshire Winter League X-Country is almost upon us. All club members can take part in these races for free as the club covers the cost of entry. The races are inclusive of all abilities and a good way to improve your speed, strength and confidence. Please find the following details regarding the first race and out it in your calendar for Sunday 7th December.
Venue: Hopton Mills Cricket Club
Date: Sunday 7/12/14 Time: 10:00am
Address: 18 Woodbottom, Mirfield, WF14 8HG
Parking: Ample parking is available within the mill complex although please travel together if possible.
Course: 4.2 hilly miles with 2 main hills.
Shoes: Trail or fell shoes are required for this course, spikes are not suitable.
Facilities: The cricket club will be open at the start/finish.
Pie & peas £2
Toilets and showers available.