All posts by Neil Windle

East Leeds 10km 7th July 2017

A perfect introduction to off-road running in the idyllic setting of St Aidan’s Country Park in the east of Leeds, and an ideal race to test your speed.  

The East Leeds 10K is fast and flat(ish): the trails are well-defined, public footpaths and bridleways in and around the Country Park. Starting by St Aidan’s RSPB Visitor Centre, the route crosses and follows the River Aire to Lemonroyd Marina, before circling the Country Park back to the beginning.

Well done to Craig Bingham who finished 99th in 46:54.

Helen Windsor 10km 5th July 2017

A popular summers evening 10km road race around the moorland roads of Greetland near Halifax. Very scenic and always attracts a large field. This years race also incorporated the YVAA championship. 

The route is one small loop of 3k and a large loop of 7k, starting and finishing at Greetland Rugby Club. The race has been run in reverse for the last 2 years for safety reasons so all runners now face oncoming traffic.

9 of us headed over on what turned out to be a good night for racing, with Chris Williams leading us all home with an outstanding 2nd place and Lee Shaw also getting 1st MV35.

2nd Chris Williams 35:28

18th Lee Shaw 39:28

50th Neil Windle 42:34

53rd Andrew Stott 42:42

66th Richard Brook 43:53

79th Graham Rhodes 44:45

121st Craig Bingham 47:38

140th Joanna Lockwood 49:47

166th Darren Jack 51:41

Well done us and roll on next year.

Chris feeling the burn


Richard Dunn Triathlon 2nd July 2017

Dianne Simpson, Michelle Greenwood and Sharan Loughran all travelled to the Richard Dunn sports Centre to take part in a sprint triathlon, this was Michelle and Sharan’s 1st attempt at Triathlon and all 3 managed to successfully finish.

The race consisted of a 400 metre swim, 10km cycle, and a 5 or 10km run, all 3 ladies choosing the 5km run.

30th Dianne Simpson 1:08:05

36th Michelle Greenwood 1:15:34

38th Sharan Loughran 1:21:44

Well done ladies I bet it was fun, something I’m going to TRI soon.

Dianne, Michelle and Sharan

Ripon Triathlon 1st July 2017

Well  done to Andy Dovenor for taking on the Ripon Triathlon, an Olympic distance event featuring a 1500 metre swim, 40km cycle ending with a 10km run. Andy managed a very nippy 2:19:16 a PB by over 9 minutes. finishing 188th place from a full field of 1046 and 35th in his age category.

Unfortunately Teri had the misfortune of getting knocked off during the cycle element sustaining a broken collarbone and a few ribs. Andy and Teri would like to pass their thanks to the lady from Wakey who helped her to her feet. 

Get well soon Teri and good going Andy.

Andy storming home

Halifax Half Marathon 2 July 2017

Congratulations to Rachael, Joanne and Julie who ran the Halifax Half yesterday a tough 13.1 miler with over 1600ft of climbing.

From leaving Dean Clough runners have their 1st climb within 100 metres up to Shroggs Road, before steadily climbing to the bottom of Brackenbed Lane, up they went again turning right at the top, then left and onto Moor End Road, which again is a tough climb to the top, following Moor End Road until turning right onto Clough Lane and the sprint through Mixenden, out of Mixy up Mill Lane taking a left onto White Gate, left at the top and slight downhill before a quick right at the bottom and up Rocks Lane, it is roughly here at the 6/7mile mark that Ned Hell Rd awaits them, ready to dish out some more punishment, then passing the Ragalds, onto Roper Lane, left onto Swales Moor Road, right onto Claremont Rd, down Mill Lane and back to Dean Clough.

Juliue Hepworth 2:04:20

Joanne Fortune 2:17:47

Racheal Kendall 2:23:14

A very tough race ladies, outstanding stuff from you all.

Julie clearly having too much fun
Joanne climbing Ned Hell (I think)
Racheal storming up Ned Hell

Eccup 10 2nd July 2017

A run in the country that starts in the city!

Now in its 25th year, the Eccup 10 is happy to support the Hollybank Trust. Last year’s course tweaks are retained including the faster finish straight, but it still takes in the rural closed roads in and around Eccup that make this Leeds most popular 10 mile road race! 

Well done to all that raced yesterday and we hope you all enjoyed your run around this lovely area of Leeds.

63rd Carl Heron 1:07:33

71st Simon Brady 1:08:40

116th Graham Rhodes 1:13:18

239th Craig Bingham 1:20:55

307th Joanna Lockwood 1:23:36

549th Sharon Elliot 1:34:21

Simon ‘feel the burn’ Brady
Jo Lockwood
Craig Bingham
Sharon Elliot





Alderley Edge Bypass 10k 2nd July 2017

The Alderley Edge bypass opened in 2010 after decades of local campaigning to relieve Alderley Edge and Nether Alderley of the heavy through traffic, particularly at peak times. To celebrate its completion, a 5-mile race was held. Organised by Wilmslow Running Club in conjunction with several local organisations, it was to be a one off event before the cars began to role. Run North West founder Andrew Whittingham ran in that 2010 event and loved the experience of a race on a closed road that seemed ideally suited to running. The event in July was a big success for a new race and attracted 875 entries. Repeat feedback was that it was a shame the road was too short for a 10k. So after the race, Andrew started to look at ways to turn the bypass 5 mile into a 10k. The answer was to start the race 400m off the bypass and so with an additional road closure approval we have achieved the wish of many of our participants. 

Our very own Victoria Trudgill ran superbly, racing in her 1st 10k, Victoria has only been running since March so to finish in a super fast time of 53:13 is a remarkable achievement. Keep up the training and you never know a sub 50 may happen soon.

Well Done Victoria.

Airedale Athletics summer off-road results to June 1st 2017

Dear all

For those who may be interested

The results for the Summer Off-Road series are now up-to-date through to the Apperley Bridge Canter on June 1st. I will add the Wharfedale Half shortly. See

After four events the positions have a familiar look at the top: Rob Myers leads on 55pts (448.4 total), with Jim Wheldon on 49pts (392.2) and Ian Hartman on 35pts (251.5).

The leading ladies are placed next: Kate Walter on 31pts (205.0), Debbie Bland on 21pts (109.0) and Michelle Woodrow on 20pts (97.8).


The next races in the series are:

  1. Baildon Canter, 8 July
  2. Bingley Show, 22 July
  3. Arthur James ShakERR, 23 July – NEW
  4. Crow Hill Reverse, 1 August – NEW
  5. Round Hill, 6 August
  6. Burnsall Classic (J), probably 19 August – NEW
  7. Yorkshireman Marathon (J), 10 September
  8. Yorkshireman Half (J), 10 September
  9. Beefy’s Nab, 17 September

​Apologies in advance for any errors or omissions; please notify me. If you wish to unsubscribe from the monthly notification of results, let me know. Alternatively, please do circulate around other members in your club.

Calder Valley fell race 28th June 2017

Well done to Lee Shaw for taking on the Crag Vale fell race last night, starting in the heart of the village near Crag Vale church, this race is run over 4miles (6.4km) with 800ft of climbing.

In wet, boggy conditions Ben Mournsey took the win with a time of 28:07, Lee stormed home in 11th place in 33:04.

Great stuff Lee.

Lee with Matt Ray+Jonathan Moon from CVFR

Bradford Millenium Way Relay 25th June 2107

The Bradford Millennium Way Relay is a relay of five legs with two runners per leg. Starting from and returning to Bingley, taking in Wilsden, Denholme, Oxenhope, Haworth, Oakworth, Steeton, Silsden, Addingham and Ilkley with some stunning scenery en-route. The race attracts teams from Yorkshire and Lancashire. With a total race length of 76km or 47¼ miles, involving approx. 1920m or 6300 feet of climbing.

Both of our teams ran really well with QueensburyRC A finishing in 40th place, followed with QueensburyRC B finishing in 54th place.

Emmot and Carl
Emmot and Carl
Peter, Chris and Graham
Peter, Carl and Graham
Glenn and Jo Fortune
Glenn and Jo Fortune
Chris and Immy
Chris and Immy
Rocky and Chris
Rocky and Chris
Julie and Micheal
Julie and Micheal
Lynne and lee
Lynne and lee
Micheal, Julie, Chris and Rocky
Micheal, Julie, Chris and Rocky

Well done to you all, it looked a great day.

Full results and individual leg times can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.