All posts by Neil Windle

Withernsea 5 mile 1st July 2018

A well established 5 mile race. With a seafront start and finish and friendly atmosphere the race is ideal for both the newcomer to racing and seasoned athlete. The fast and flat course is ideal for setting a new PB.

You’ll never guess who made the long trip over to race this 5 miler.? Yes! once again ‘Stormin’ Steve Brook kept us all alive with his knowledge of all national races with this beauty all in aid of improving his RunBritain score. 

Steve ran well and came home in 101st place in a blistering hot 40:59(tbc) but was in the wrong age category.

Well done anyway Steve, that’s super quick

 

Halifax Full+Half Marathon 1st July 2018

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. 

Some fantastic running on the day provided some fantastic results with the ever impressive Jo Horan finishing as 1st female and also 2nd place overall, just 16 seconds behind the eventual winner, fab running Jo you really are running well.

Wasim finishing in 13th, Joanna Lockwood 18th, Keith Hayes 59th and Andy Smith 81st, over in the Marathon Martin Firth romped home to 5th place.

Great running by you all in tough conditions, with arguably the performances of the day coming from Jo Horan+Martin. 

Marathon

5th martin Firth 3:37:54

Half Marathon

2nd Jo Horan 1:40:53

13th Wasim Hussain 1:52:36

18th Joanna Lockwood 1:56:27

59th Keith Hayes 2:25:04

81st Andy Smith 2:53:32

Jo+Jo

 

 

YVAA South Leeds 27th June 2018

Oh dear somebody has slipped up, can’t believe I’ve missed the Vets race in South Leeds last Wednesday oh well better late than never. 

Sorry guys you are all really important and I’ll make it up to you all.  

Great running from everyone with Jo Horan coming home as 5th lady and 3nd FV35 and Andy Dovernor 3rd MV45.

Saturday’s race in Keighley is cancelled

Full results at

http://www.yvaa.org/grand-prix/

Lindley 10k 1st July 2018

Lindley 10K starts in the centre of Lindley village near Huddersfield. The race starts and finishes on Lidget Street near Lindley library.
The route rises from 218 metre’s at start to 286 metre’s at 3k,then 142 metre’s at 8k then back to 218 metre’s at the finish.
 
Over 600 runners took part in the soaring heat with QRC’s Helen Trevisani finishing in a super 1:07:56.
 
Well done Helen.
 
 

Cragg Vale Fell Race 27th June 2018

A super evening race, run from the heart of the village, with lots of refreshments and community involvement.

Well done to Lee Shaw for taking on this fell race of 4 miles (6.4km ) and 800ft (244m), finishing in a fantastic 9th place romping home in 30:12, just under 3 minutes behind the eventual winner. 

Well done pal

 

Bradford Millennium Way relay 24th June 2018

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.

A hot dry sunny day welcomed all runners for the 8am start in Bingley and also on start lines of each leg that followed, luckily the Saltaire Striders had decided to put a water station roughly at halfway on each leg.

Queensbury A                                  Queensbury ‘Silver Arrows’

Alistair+Ben                                       Julie H+Mick H

Mick Coe+Carl H                             Lee+Zoe

Andy S+Graham Rhodes            Glenn+Jo Fortune

Wasim+Neil                                       Chris B. Johnson+Shelley

Jo Horan+Stacey                            Matt T+Leanne

Both QRC teams performed above and beyond considering the blistering heat Well done to you all.

18th Queensbury A – 7:26:57

41st Qeensbury ‘Silver Arrows’ –  9:29:21

Full results and leg splits at http://saltairestriders.org.uk/site/bradford-millennium-way-relay/

leg 1 Mick, Julie. Ben + Alistair
Leg 2 Lee, Mick, Zoe + Carl
Leg 3 Andy, Glenn, Jo Jo,+ Graham
Leg 4 Chris, Shelley, Neil(me) + Wasim
Leg 5 Matt, Leanne, Stacey + Jo.

 

Gargrave 10k 24th June 2018

Gargrave is a beautiful village nestling in the Yorkshire dales, about 4 miles from the market town of Skipton. An out and back route taking in fields and towpaths.

The day consisted of 5 trail races with Phil Whetlock choosing the 10k, running very well Phil finished in 6th place in a quick time of 48:22.

Well done Phil on your 1st race in the QRC colours.