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Beverley Morrit, Jo Bottomley, Lucy Yeomans and Lizzie Wharton all travelled over to Bury to take part in this 6km obstacle course, the race was packed full mud, water and inflatables and I’m sure the girls had a wonderful time and as the photo’s show they certainly looked to have had a right good day out.
The Bolton 10k is one of the largest and longest established 10km running events in the North West of England. Hosted by Bolton United Harriers & Athletic Club, it attracts a good mix of Club-class competitors whilst also being suitable for social runners, beginners and charity fundraisers.
The challenging course incorporates the undulating roads around and within Leverhulme Park and offering a Grandstand start and finish, which proves a hit with runners and spectators alike…
2 of us headed over to Bolton on London Marathon day and came back pleased.
4 of us made the short trip to Pennistone Hill in Haworth for the last in the race series of Bunny Runs. It turned out to be the driest and warmest of the 3 so the surface was good going with hardly any mud apart from the steep climb.
Joe Baxter from Pudsey yet again came away with his 2nd win of the series in 15:30 (he’s yet to start drinking).
Steve and Richard Brook both made the short trip to Hollingworth Lake on Easter Monday for a speedy 5km race. The route starts from the Rugby Club Car Park and goes down hill on Rake Wood Road. This then flattens out for probably the fastest first mile in a 5km. It’s a very smooth road surface and has little traffic. When you hit the Wine Press Restaurant you turn left on the road following the wall on Lake Bank Road. Then passing the Rowing club entrance on the path you turn into the Lake path. Here you do a full circuit of the lake, the road is a combination of compacted path and tarmac and is very good running surface. The Finish is in the Car Park of the Club. It’s a very flat, fast and virtual traffic free course. Certainly one for a PB!
With the winner managing a steady 16:42, they would both have to put in a good performance. Richard was 1st back in 30th in a time of 20:05 with his dad Steve finishing in 139th in a time of 27:11, fast running from both of you and I’m sure that sub 20 is out there this year Rocky.
Mike Peel and Anna Smith both travelled over to Ackworth on Easter Monday, obviously to run off their Easter Eggs. The 13.1 mile course is an undulating but scenic one lap rural route. It is run on generally quiet country roads and lanes other than for a short section (0.3 mile) of the A628, a 0.86 mile outward section and 1.5 mile return section of the A639. With partial road closures, the race runs along the edge of High and Low Ackworth, through the small historic village of Wentbridge (both outward and return sections), the fringe of Darrington and the hamlet of Hundhill. There’s a bit of a hill in Wentbridge on the outward loop and for the last stretch up Sandy Gate Lane!
Both ran very well in what turned out to be a sunny day
On Sunday 3 of our Members travelled over to Guiseley for the annual multi terrain 10k race organised by Skyrac, a scenic undulating trail race along paths, tracks and canal side. With the winner finishing in a swift 35:39 the pace was quick for an off road race.
1st home for QRC was Carl Heron in 49th, in a time of 43:38 and 4th in his age category followed by Peter May in 142nd, in a time of 49:41 and 13th in his age category and 407th Stephen Wilby in 1:03:00 14th in his age category.
What a difference a week makes, last week in York it was a blistering 22c, in Salford on Good Friday it was raining with light winds, that didn’t stop 5 of us heading into town for the Salford 10k race, a race described as flat and fast with a potential for a PB, we certainly took their advice and gave it our all. Unfortunately, with David pulling out at last minute due to illness, it was left to Lynne, Richard Brook, Steve Brook and myself to show off the QRC colours, luckily for us though this also meant we had a kit man (every cloud…). With this race been organised by the Salford Harriers it meant only 1 thing, there was to be some top athletes entering and we were not disappointed with the eventual winner finishing in a swift 30:49 plus with the 1st 50 finishers running sub 35 mins the race certainly lived up to its billing.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find a photo of Richard but he also claimed a PB of 40:46
After a recent trip away to discover and learn more about Fell running Matt Fielding entered himself into the Inaugural Hebden Bridge Mini Mountain Marathon, obviously to put what he had learnt to the test.
The event is a 3 hour running score event over some of West Yorkshire’s finest countryside and moorland. With Orienteering/Nav/Score event experience preferred and with full FRA kit requirement & checks on the day, Matt certainly was going to be tested on what turned out to be a scorcher of a day.
Matt’s navigation went well apart from a few mistakes giving him barbed wire fences and walls to negotiate, Matt found Wandsworth moor slow going due to tussocks and bogs, his last climb up Spring Woods slowed him down a fair bit, thus costing him penalty points for exceeding the 3 hour time limit. Unfortunately there are no official results listed online but Matt assure’s me that he will be the 1st to enter next years event.