All posts by Neil Windle

Evensplits 5k Series 25th Oct 2017

EvenSplits brand new 5K race series for Leeds is staged monthly at the Brownlee Centre Cycle Circuit. The series consists of six, monthly, 5K road races, the first of which was Wednesday 5th July 2017. 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. Race 6 is on the 22nd Nov.

Position Bib Name Club Heat Age Grade Category Category Position Net Time Gun Time  
48 329 Richard Brook Queensbury Running Club Heat A 68.6 % MV40 8/14 20:14 20:16  
104 330 Stephen Brook Queensbury Running Club Heat B 65.0 % MV70 2/2 26:51 26:52

Well done to both Rocky and Stephen for showing off the QRC colours. Top running lads

Bradford City Runs 29th Oct 2017

It what turned out to be a great day for racing weather wise, 19 QRCers turned up in City Square for the the annual festival of running held on traffic-free, closed roads around City Park and the city centre of Bradford.

Bradford City Runs proudly supports The Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit (PSBRU), and those taking part in the race are actively encouraged to raise money for the unit through sponsorship should they wish. 

With 4 race distances to chose from (including the kids 1 mile) there was also a 5k, 10k and half marathon. QRC was once again well represented at this popular event.

Well done to all of you, in particular Chris Williams on a 2nd place finish in the 10k and to anybody achieving that PB.


Position Bib Name Club Category Category Position Net Time Gun Time  
42 45 Stephen Brook Queensbury Running Club M70 2/3 0:26:20 0:26:37  
217 266 Liz Thompson Queensbury Running Club F45 9/17 0:37:08 0:38:24


Position Bib Name Lap 1 Lap 2 Category Position Net Time Gun Time  
2 809 Chris Williams (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:17:40 0:18:12 2/133 (MSEN) 0:35:52 0:35:52  
95 592 Joanna Lockwood (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:25:04 0:25:13 2/43 (F35) 0:50:17 0:50:34  
137 467 Shelley Ferneyhough (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:26:06 0:26:39 5/43 (F35) 0:52:45 0:52:57  
215 361 Jodie Ansell (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:28:31 0:28:49 23/67 (FSEN) 0:57:20 0:57:56  
244 318 Becci Smith (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:29:21 0:28:53 27/67 (FSEN) 0:58:13 0:59:03  
245 489 Michelle Greenwood (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:30:32 0:28:17 17/43 (F35) 0:58:48 0:59:03  
271 804 Dianne Simpson (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:30:08 0:30:18 23/44 (F45) 1:00:26 1:01:16  
332 767 Garrie Wider (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:33:06 0:32:41 41/43 (M50) 1:05:46 1:06:39  
367 419 Michelle Chew (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:35:10 0:36:06 38/44 (F45) 1:11:16 1:11:53  
409 632 Heidi Nellis (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:41:34 0:45:44 62/67 (FSEN) 1:27:17 1:28:09

Half Marathon

Position Bib Name 6km 11km 16km 21km Category Position Net Time Gun Time  
15 875 Simon Brady (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:25:35 0:21:27 0:21:35 0:21:36 2/32 (M50) 1:30:10 1:30:12  
19 919 Martin Firth (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:25:40 0:21:41 0:22:07 0:22:35 4/32 (M50) 1:32:02 1:32:19  
25 1022 Graham Rhodes (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:26:13 0:21:59 0:22:24 0:24:03 5/32 (M50) 1:34:38 1:34:40  
27 976 Peter May (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:26:56 0:22:17 0:22:41 0:23:22 7/32 (M50) 1:35:14 1:35:16  
58 968 Philip Lickley (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:29:17 0:25:08 0:25:28 0:25:08 24/65 (MSEN) 1:45:01 1:45:14  
80 969 Anthony Lindsay-Yule (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:30:38 0:26:15 0:26:32 0:26:24 34/65 (MSEN) 1:49:48 1:50:01  
96 938 Joanne Horan (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB) 0:32:44 0:26:46 0:26:41 0:26:52 4/18 (F35) 1:53:01 1:53:17

NB. Jo Horan was running as guide, well done Jo.

Holmfirth 15 22nd Oct 2017

The Holmfirth 15 mile race is an undulating historic 2 lap course with this years race incorporating the Yorkshire Veterans AA 15 Mile Road Race Championships.

Well done to Carl Heron and Simon Brady for taking on the challenge with both running superbly showing just how fast they really are with Carl finishing 9th overall in a time of 1:43:27 and 2nd in MV55, closely followed by Simon who romped home in 14th place overall, in a time of 1:46:08 and also 2nd in the MV50.

Well done guys, great stuff. 


Yorkshire Coast 10k 22nd Oct 2017

A 10k race which is almost flat with a massive 25m of climb throughout, starting at the Spa Complex in Scarborough, heading North around the the Castle Headland, past the miniture railway station, turning at the Sea Life Centre runners then headed back to the Spa Complex to finish.  

The weekend also featured 2 fun run courses of 2.5km and 1.6km allowing all the family to take part and enjoy the atmosphere.

Richard and Steve Brook made their annual pilgrimage to Scarborough to take part in the 10k, and been the thoughtful duo that they are, allowed their families to watch (at least it wasn’t windy). Both had great runs considering the windy weather with Richard finishing in 42.20, followed by Steve in 55:45. 

In the fun run Shelley Fernerhough ran with her son and managed a pretty nifty 6.10 in the 1.6k and 13:55 in the 2.5k (I think somebody should be moving up a group??).

Well done to you all.

Keleder 10k 7th October 2017

Come and Beat the Bull! Claimed the organisers. The Kielder 10K was raced around the stunning Bull Crag Peninsula of Kielder Water, runners enjoyed the stunning scenery and quite possibly one of the most beautiful 10k’s in the country. 

A big up for Simon Thomas who on return from injury ran an impressive 55.32 finishing 8th in the MV60 category helped on the way by his 2 sons.

Well done Simon and hope the recovery continues. 


Airedale Athletics Winter off road season 2017/18

These are the proposed races for the upcoming Winter off road series (the 2018 dates are provisional since the websites don’t provide dates yet)

  1. Withins Skyline, Haworth, 12k – Sun Oct 8 –
  2. Leeds Tough 10, Roundhay 10M [NEW] – Sat Oct 21 –
  3. Bronte Way, Wycoller, 12k – Sun Oct 29 –
  4. Shepherds Skyline, Todmorden, 10k – Sat Nov 4 –
  5. Cop Hill, Meltham, 7M – Sun Nov 5 –
  6. Harriers vs Cyclists, Bingley, 8.5k [JOKER] – Sat Nov 14 –
  7. Wadsworth Half Trog, Hebden Bridge, 15k [JOKER] – Sun Dec 3 –
  8. The Stoop, Haworth, 5M [NEW] – Sun Dec 17 –
  9. Chevin Chase, Guiseley, 7M [register early!] – Boxing Day –
  10. Coley Canter, Shelf, 8M [NEW, JOKER] – Sat Dec 30 –
  11. Giants Tooth, Ogden Water, 3M – Mon Jan 1
  12. Stanbury Splash, Haworth, 12k – Sun Jan 14 TBC
  13. Wadsworth Trog, Hebden Bridge, 19M [JOKER] – Sat Feb 3 TBC
  14. St Wilfreds Muddy Boots, Ripon, 10k [NEW] – Sun Feb 4 –
  15. Heptonstall Fell Race, Heptonstall, 15M [JOKER] – Sun Mar 18 TBC.                       

Happy running and don’t forget all the results and applicable points for each race will be calculated by Airedale Athletics.

Womens running 10k Temple Newsome 1st Oct 2017

Hundreds of women who love to run, ran on Sunday 1st October in the picturesque setting of Leeds popular Temple Newsam Park. With three race options; the original women’s-only 10K, an entry-level 5K, and new one-mile race option- suitable for the whole family, there was something for everyone!

With their renown local pacers on hand to help you achieve your race day goal, every finisher received a fab medal, t-shirt and goody bag worth up to £40. 

Well done to all 3 of you ,great running keep it up.

Jodie Ansell 1:16:10

Michelle Chew 1:16:10

Penny Cliffe 1:22:15