All posts by Neil Windle

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 – http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=4860
  2. Leeds Tough 10, Roundhay 10M [NEW] – Sat Oct 21 – http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/find-an-event/charity-runs/tough-10/tough-10-leeds
  3. Bronte Way, Wycoller, 12k – Sun Oct 29 – http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5104
  4. Shepherds Skyline, Todmorden, 10k – Sat Nov 4 – http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5215
  5. Cop Hill, Meltham, 7M – Sun Nov 5 – http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=4968
  6. Harriers vs Cyclists, Bingley, 8.5k [JOKER] – Sat Nov 14 – http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5061
  7. Wadsworth Half Trog, Hebden Bridge, 15k [JOKER] – Sun Dec 3 – http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=4791
  8. The Stoop, Haworth, 5M [NEW] – Sun Dec 17 – http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5119
  9. Chevin Chase, Guiseley, 7M [register early!] – Boxing Day – http://www.airecentre-pacers.co.uk/chevinchase.html
  10. Coley Canter, Shelf, 8M [NEW, JOKER] – Sat Dec 30 – http://www.northowrampumas.co.uk/coleycanter/
  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 – https://www.facebook.com/MUDDYBOOTS10K
  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

Littleborough 10k 1st Oct 2017

Littleborough is a place made for running and many do not realise some of the great runs that can be had around it. A fast and picturesque course that is run on good runnable roads, paths and some country lanes. The course, after the first start section is on a small gradual decline in terms of elevation. This makes the race feel down hill and makes for a really enjoyable running experience.

4 of you turned up to race, with some according to Strava more then happy than others with their performance, even so congratulations to you all for taking part and showing off the club colours and a big well done to Chris Williams for a top 3 finish. 

3rd Chris Williams 35:23

53rd Mark Wright 43:48

184th Stephen Brook 57:46

251st Heidi Nellis 1:25:26

 

Airedale Athletics Summer off road series

This race series is put together by Airedale Athletics which is a joint venture between 5 local running clubs, Baildon, Eccleshill, Bradford Airedale, Saltaire Striders and ourselves QueensburyRC formed many years ago to give all 5 clubs help and advice when needed.

The Airedale Athletics AGM is held twice a year, with last one on Wednesday just gone, which was attended by representatives of each club, the only thing they do ask for are marshals at Bradford run events such as the City Runs and the Epilepsy 10k.

Each season (summer+winter) they organise a series of races that anybody affiliated to each club can enter, points are scored by adding up the times of the 1st 3 runners home and then taking an average, thus giving all other finishers points based on a percentage of the average (don’t ask).

We feel this would be a good way of using the races as a Queensbury club championship as well as been able to compete against other runners in our perspective age categories. 

Last year’s winter seasons offerings were as follows

A: Withins Skyline (Oct 9), B: Great Whernside (Oct 22) JOKER, C: Cop Hill (Nov 6), D: Harriers vs Cyclists (Nov 12), E: Wadsworth Half Trog (Nov 13) JOKER, F: Chevin Chase (Dec 26), G: Giants Tooth (Jan 1), H: Stanbury Splash (Jan 15), I: Wadsworth Trog (Feb 4) JOKER, J: Windy Hill Fell Race (Feb 12), K: Midgley Moor (Feb 25) JOKER, L: Heptonstall (Mar 19) JOKER. 

Watch this space for when this year’s winter season kicks off.

In the recent summer season that has just finished top scores for Queensbury were Peter May, Carl Heron, Mick Coe, with Stacey Cleal finishing 2nd female, I’ll keep you informed of any prizes on their way.  Well done to all 4 of you.  

 

 

 

After 13 races the series has now finished and the results are in