Race 3 of the YVAA Grand Prix series got under way over in Lythe, Nr Whitby, but with the Wharfedale Half the day before most of the usual suspects presumably never made it from their beds, due to tired legs or perhaps hangovers from the pub run around Skipton after.
Luckily for QRC we had Simon Brady who made the decision to drive to Wharfedale and so was our only entrant in the YVAA race.
Simon ran well finishing 27th in 48:21 gaining a valuble 274 points towards the final results. Well done Simon
The next race is at South Leeds 27th June 7.30pm start
The Apperley Bridge Canter (more colloquially known as the ‘ABC’) is a challenging race of approximately 10km, largely off-road along woodland tracks in a rural part of the Aire Valley. It attracts runners from clubs across Yorkshire, as well as increasing numbers of unattached runners. The race is organised annually by Horsforth Harriers from its established base at Woodhouse Grove School, Apperley Bridge.
Also part of the Bradford Area Network(BAN) league series, so there’s valuable points to be earned.
Bamford Sheep Dog Trials Association was formed in 1943. They are a registered charity and are run by a committee of voluntary members, many of whom are sheep farmers or people who have an interest in the activities of the Association.
A four and a half mile fell race also takes place from the recreation ground to the top of Win Hill via Parkin Clough. Not for the faint hearted! This again attracts fell runners from all over the country.
Alistair Galt ran the race and finished in pretty good 23rd place with a time of 36:23.
Race 3 of the series headed over to Kirkstall for a Tuesday evening run of approx 5.5 miles with 450ft of ascent and what a fantastic turn out for a weekday race with 350 runners crossing the finishing line. No wonder the cake ran out.
Finishing for QRC were
9th Stacey Cleal 44:16 (2nd FV50) slacking lass
57th Zoe Hipwell 53:49
29th Carl Heron 39:29
30th Pete Hughes 39:31 (1st MV60)
37th Simon Brady 40:08
65th Andy Stott 42:53
74th Wasim Hussain 43:22
139th Andrew Dovernor 47:54 (runny nose)
163rd Lee Hipwell 49:35
Well done to all who can finish work early and make these races so QRC can have a good showing.
The next race is this coming Sunday 3rd June in Lythe, Nr Whitby 11.10am start. Full results and fixtures can be found by click below.
The EvenSplits Leeds 5K race series is staged monthly at the Brownlee Centre Cycle Circuit in Leeds. The series consists of ten, monthly, 5K road races. Each event comprises two races: an A race for those who expect to run sub-22:30 and a B race for those who expect to run 22:30 or above.
In race 3 we had 2 members running.
51st Andy Stott 19:38
166th Steve Brook 25:17
In race 4 only ‘Stormin’ made it over to compete
149th Steve Brook 25:49
Well done guys and better late than never from me.
The 4th and final race of this 5k race series, saw Tom Collinge finish in 2nd place in a super quick 16.30, also finishing as 1st male senior, following 4 good races with times of 16:31, 16:02, 16:20, 16:29.
On Wednesday the series moves onto the handicap race for those who have entered 3 or more races in the series.
Tom will have another chance at taking the win but it will be a tough task with his start time 28 minutes behind the 1st runner out, plus with the added pressure of knowing that chasing him down and last out will be Gareth Raven (Sale) starting 18 seconds behind Tom.
Dry, warm weather greeted 4 of our runners as they made their way to Heath Rugby Club for an 8am start of this years Calderdale Way Relay, the race in it’s 34th year is Britain’s biggest club run off road event attracting teams from as far as Sale and Denby Dale.
The race itself is 50 mile circular route of Calderdale with a total ascent of over 8500ft, teams are made up of 12 runners covering the whole distance split into 6 legs, with each leg run in pairs. The race starts at Clay House Park, West Vale at 8am and with strict cut off times for each leg any team finishing with the baton 6-7 hours later have done extremely well.
A good turn out for the race meant we could enter enter 2 teams, 24 of us spread across the route. Leg 1 starts in West Vale and finishes in Crag Vale, leg 2 via Stoodley Pike and into Todmorden, leg 3 boasts are steep 1 mile climb to start with before heading over to Black Shaw Head, leg 4 heads to Wainstalls passing to leg 5 runners who set off towards Shelf, from here it’s left to the leg 6 runners with a 10.5 mile sprint back into West Vale for the glory finish.
With the winning team completing the course in just over 6 hours Calder Valley Fell Runners were awarded 1st place with some magnificent leg times.
QRC A produced a good performance finishing in 22nd place in a time of 7:30:32, excellent work guys. In 68th came QRC B Mixed with an overall time of 9:22:17.
With some great running from all involved it truly is a great race to be part of. Well done to Emmot and Chris Rushworth for stepping in at the last minute and well done to all for taking part, especially if this was your 1st time at the event. Roll on next year, where hopefully we can get more teams involved.
The participants hit the city streets for Sunday’s full and half marathons, a one mile fun run and also for Saturday’s 5K race, many international runners also joined those from Merseyside and around the UK who had signed up to pound the streets.
The routes took in Liverpool ’s world famous waterfront, Chinatown, Sefton Park and Merseyside’s two Premier League football grounds (obviously Anfield didn’t create too much excitement).
9 of our members took part in the Half Marathon, along with their 2 friends Sue Tozer and Emma louise King. They obviously made a great day of it and looked to have had a great time judging by some of the photo’s.
Well done to you all a great team effort and a BIG shot out to all you 1st timers.
Voted the UK’s most scenic marathon by readers of Runners World, it’s bigger, better and as beautiful as ever. 500 runners ran this breathtakingly beautiful course, amidst a carnival atmosphere, in the grounds of Brathay Hall, Ambleside with its stunning views over England’s largest lake.
A big shout out to all 4 of you who ran the 26.2 very hilly miles, awesome stuff a magnificent achievement and we’re glad all your hard work has paid off.