Well done to all that took part in the penultimate race of our club championship, what another fantastic turn out for Queensbury, with 30 of you turning up to race a good flat 10k that gets more popular every year.
With Gary Rowling pulling out with an injury (Get well soon) it was left to Andy Dovernor to lead you all home. Well done to everybody and congrats to anybody achieving a PB.
With special thanks to the Queensbury marshalls who help out on the day. Full results by clicking below
In the 10th race of our championship things are starting to hot up, none more so than you lot with 14 of you taking on this race superbly organised by Todmorden Harriers.
QRC certainly showed other local clubs that we are a club to be afraid of when it comes to racing. Tom followed up his win at the final WYWL fixture with victory here by more than 70 seconds. Mens and Female team also finished 1st on the day with good solid runs from Paul G, Andy Dove with Jo Lockwood, Lynn Hurst, Zoe Hipwell for the ladies. Well done to all who raced and helping to put Queensbury on the racing map.
32 miles traversing gritstone moors around Haworth, Todmorden and Hebden Bridge. 4,400 ft of ascent/descent. Gary Rowling and Carl Heron took on the grim British weather to finish 63rd+64th in a super time of 5:36:51, well done lads.
Benidorm has been a popular tourist town for many years, and the Half Marathon has also grown in popularity and reputation with runners from all over. This is a well organised event on a revised flat and fast course and PBs are more than possible, certainly for the 10K runners.
Well done to Steve Brook for racing finishing in a super 58.22, hope your comeback continue’s Steve
The final race of the season took us down to Stainland in which we saw Micheal Maylon finally beaten in this year’s season with Tom Collinge storming to a well deserved victory, proving that hard work and commitment to training really does pay off, huge congrats to Tom but like any true sportsman I’m sure he was more interested in the overall team performance.
Well done to the Lions for staging another fantastic race and upping the ante to include a river crossing also thanks to all involved with the organising of the WYWL in particular Dave Butler and Steve bower.
Fantastic running from all at Queensbury as usual, with a great turnout for the club throughout the season, on the day results and trophy winners can be found below.
Richmond Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 2500 acres, with wide open spaces, grasslands and deer herds. The park is a top UK site for ancient trees and supports a range of rare species including fungi, birds, beetles, bats, grasses and wildflowers. It has protected status as an important habitat for wildlife and is a National Nature Reserve, London’s largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation. (Thanks to Phillip)
Race 4 of the Run Richmond Park race series – a multi-terrain, undulating, two-lapper around the scenic parkland.
Phillip Whettlock, unsurprisingly the sole QRCer, took on the 10k option.
41st Phillip Whettlock 46:52 (3rd MV50)
Well done Philip and thanks again for the easiest race report ever.
Slaithwaite, locally Slawit (Old Norse: Timber-fell clearing), is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies in the Colne Valley, lying across the River Colne and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, approximately 5 miles southwest of Huddersfield.
Starting in the Yorkshire village of Slaithwaite an out and back race along the lovely Huddersfield canal.
A lovely race with distances from 5k ,10k , half marathon, 20 miles and marathon . This flat course will be perfect for those wanting a PB. Homemade cakes, a bespoke medal and our Yorkshire goody bag await all finishers.
Well done to Joanne Punt for taking on this punishing challenge, Jo completed the 20 mile race in a time of 6:06:53. Well done Jo a fantastic achievement and hopefully one that will give your fellow runners some encouragement to try a spot of racing.
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Whilst we were heading over to Burnley some of our fasties were mixing it with the big boys in the National XC over at Harewood House.
These events offer the chance for our club to be promoted on the national stage which gives us a great advertisement in showing that we are a serious competitive club, which wants to have the success we deserve.
The senior race run over 12k of undulating terrain was won by Mahamed Mahamed in a very fast 36:34 beating Emile Cairess into to 2nd by just a second.
Our lads pot in a brilliant effort led home by Tom, with Chris pulling out with an injury.
Alistair Galt was also in there finishing somewhere behind Gary after forgetting to wear his chip timer.