All posts by Neil Windle

Toss O Coin 10k 16th July 2017

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, described by our only entrant Jo Lockwood as ‘fecking hilly’.

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 10th September with the final race the scarcely named ‘Stairway to heaven’ taking place on the 30th September(12k mixed terrain).

Well done to Joanne who finished in a 31st place in swift 52:41 and 6th female.

Awesome stuff.

VITALITY HEALTH 10K 9th July 2017

Challenge 10k Route Description

The run course at Chatsworth House is a ‘runner’s paradise’. There is a gentle incline at the start that moves into a steep section for 200m, however once you get to the top of the hill, the hard work is absolutely worthwhile. At the summit you’ll complete two 4km loops of the parkland before descending towards the finish for your very own rock star moment. The views over the River Derwent and the surrounding estate and valley that make up this area of the Peak District will make this the best run you’ll do in 2017.

Well done to Penny and Hannah Cliffe for taking part, unfortunately Lucy of ‘Lucy’s lovelies fame’ had to pull out through illness (hope you’re feeling better). 

Hannah and Penny both finished in 1:23:59 well done ladies but more importantly did you meet the lovely Jessica?

Leeds 10km 9th July 2017

Thousands of runners have been pounding the streets of Leeds in one of the region’s biggest 10K runs.

Since its launch 10 years ago, the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K has raised over £4m for good causes.

Organised by Run For All, the event is part of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE, who founded the charity road race shortly before her death.

A hot and sunny day greated the runners in Leeds and with temperatures soaring the opportunity for a PB would be hard to come by. Starting on Vicar Lane and on towards the train station before heading out onto  Kirkstall Rd, then turning back at 5k and finishing on the Headrow, a great race for a great charity. Well done to all that raced and well done for avoiding every cameraman on route.

Philip Lickey 49:28

Sharon Elliot 53:39

Rob Glover 55:14

Shelley Berry 58:50

Sonya Tetley 59:47

Rachel Kendall 1:00:09

Caroline Gill 1:02:44

Ruth Tomkins 1:24:58

Emma Wright 1:31:12

Awesome stuff to you all. 






UK Fast Manchester 10km 9th July 2017


The sun drenched Etihad Campus was the venue for last Sunday’s UKFast We Love Manchester 10k, where over 2,500 runners took part in ‘The Peoples Race’.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Eddy Newman started the race at the impressive Regional Athletics Track with hundreds of spectators cheering the competitors out of the stadium and along the 10k route. 

2 of us entered and ran our best considering the hot sunny weather.

94th Neil Windle 42:24

18w7th Bev Morrit 1:25:27

Well done us 2 😃😃😃


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