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Harriers V. Cyclists & Abbey Dash

Saturday was Bingley Harriers famous Harriers V. Cyclists race, a 6 mile fell race up over Baildon Moor contested by both runners and cyclists. The course is evenly balanced for both as the cyclists have a tough time getting the bikes up the big, muddy hills but then have to take advantage on the rideable and downhill sections…. easier said than done as Ben Clare, one of our runners found out by competing on his bike this year. Just staying on the bike proved difficult, never mind racing it down hill and then hauling it back up the next climb! Excellent runs from Chris Williams, Martin Firth & Mick Coe and a top ride from Ben on the bike made it a good show for the club. Nice to have the support out on the course too from other club members and family

Full Results: http://www.bingleyharriers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/static/results/hvc/hvc_14.pdf

Excellent pictures from Woodentops can be found here: http://www.woodentops.org.uk/index.php?topic=home&subtopic=morephotos

 

Leeds Abbey Dash 10k was run on Sunday. The race attracts the top road runners from all over the North of England as well as thousands of club and fun runners. Famous for being a flat and fast course, the race is a great one from targeting a PB. Richard Brook continued his show of good form finishing in 42:36, also excellent performance from Maria Rhodes in her first 10k – 53:49. Darren Jack also ran for Queensbury, finishing in 58:49.

Full Results: https://www.raceplus.co.uk/raceplus-index.php?content=1&race=47598&show_type=Top%2010&event_id=LAD14&event_id=LAD14

YVAA Final Race…

The YVAA season drew to a close on remembrance Sunday at Spenborough. A big turnout from the club and some excellent performances. Club chairman Peter Hughes cemented his V55 series win. Stacey Cleal finished strongly after joining the club mid season and getting the last three races in. Anna Smith was 5th lady overall and Darren Midgley 8th.

For full results : http://www.yvaa.org/2014/14GP10-Spen.htm

Final Tables: Grand Prix Races & Results

 

The West Yorkshire Winter League starts on December 7th at Dewsbury. Full race details will be posted shortly. For those new to the club and not familiar with the competition, it is a series of 5 off road races of approximately 5-6 miles each. All full club members can run in these races for free and score points for the club. No pre registration is needed so it is just a case of turning up on the day and running. Off road shoes are definitely recommended as the races do get muddy! Prizes are broken down into categories between men, women, teams and split by ages so the races are competitive but well spirited and a great way to get involved with the club.

Gisborough Three Tops & The Guy Fawkes 10

Esk Valley Fell Club host some great races on the North Yorkshire Moors. The Gisborough Three Tops fell race was put on by them this weekend and is a race which has become a favourite within the club, not least for its accent and descent of Roseberry Topping. Mick, Pete, Anna & Chris Rushworth all made the trip up to take part this time around with both Pete and Anna winning their age categories meaning they brought back a boot full of wine too! Perhaps this is why it’s become a favourite!

Full Results: http://www.eskvalleyfellclub.org/results/fell/nehra/Guisborough%20Three%20Tops%202-Nov-2014.pdf

Chris Williams ran in the Guy Fawkes 10 on the same day, an undulating 10 mile route starting in the picturesque Ripley,  finishing 5th and happily breaking the hour barrier by 4 seconds!

Full Results: http://www.ukresults.net/2014/fawkes.html

Queensbury were also represented well in the 5k held on the local Great Northern Trail, put on by Thornton Recreation Centre

News…

There is a local race this coming Sunday, 2nd November that some of you may be interested in, Mick Long has sent through the following details:

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Sunday 2 November 9.30am.

Starts at Thornton Viaduct. Behind Thornton School, opp Gt Northern Pub, down Thornton Road. Out and back on Great Northern Trail.

All on tarmac.

In aid of charity – so make a small donation.

Run it, jog it, walk it. All welcome, all ages.[/important]

Also, Stainland have invited us to join their ‘away run’ in Northowram, see the details below for people that are interested
[important]Thursday 13th November. Meet at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start from:

Northowram Community & Sports
Northowram Fields Cricket Club,
Westercroft Lane
Northowram
Halifax
HX3 7EN

We’re re-visiting one of our favourites from last year with some cracking routes then back to our own private function room at Northowram CC with loads of room, widescreen TV & a well-stocked bar!
I can’t promise but we may even have some JT’s Lion Beer available on hand pull

2 large changing rooms – one for males – one for females – both with hot showers!
Please respect the club and have a change of dry footwear/clothing etc if weather is bad.

If we revisit JP’s devilish route from last year I can guarantee it WILL be muddy and you WILL need a head-torch!

We’ll have our usual different paced groups and being the social club that we are, we”ll be inviting our local colleagues from Queensbury Running Club to come along with us

Food will be a choice of Beef Chilli or Veg Chilli, both with pitta bread & rice at just £3.50

Please place your food orders on here stating meat or veggie by Mon 10th.

As always with ever-increasing numbers, parking is limited so please car-share wherever possible.

Cheers,

John T

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Bradford City Runs

Well done to everyone who ran in the Bradford City Runs on Sunday. The club had an excellent turn out and was really well represented by all our members, 25 of you no less!

Martin Firth led the club home in the half marathon with a fine performance, winning his age category and taking 6th place overall.

Darren Midgley took a podium position in the 5k, finishing 3rd in 18:06 whilst Richard Brook led the 12 Queensbury Runners home in the 10k.

Full Results: https://racebest.com/results

Queensbury Results:

5K

POSITION BIB NO. NAME CLUB CATEGORY GUN TIME CHIP TIME
3 133 DARREN MIDGLEY QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M40 00:18:08 00:18:06
39 28 STEPHEN BROOK QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M65 00:26:04 00:25:56
147 47 REBECCA DILLON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 00:35:47 00:35:22
162 144 HELEN NEALE QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB F35 00:37:04 00:36:38

10k

POSITION BIB NO. NAME CLUB CATEGORY GUN TIME CHIP TIME 5K SPLIT
22 344 RICHARD BROOK QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB MSEN 00:44:41 00:44:39 00:21:48
72 425 LEE HIPWELL QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M40 00:50:24 00:50:04 00:24:50
88 426 ZOE HIPWELL QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB F35 00:51:25 00:51:05 00:25:35
116 597 STEPHEN WILBY QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M60 00:54:10 00:54:02 00:26:28
141 631 GLENN THORNTON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M60 00:56:29 00:56:04 00:27:29
166 550 BRONTE SIMPSON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 00:58:54 00:58:31 00:28:53
200 551 DIANNE SIMPSON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB F45 01:01:55 01:01:32 00:29:52
213 446 NICOLE JAGGER QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:03:09 01:02:45 00:31:19
267 334 JO BOTTOMLEY QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:12:39 01:12:15 00:35:10
268 408 VIKKI HALLIDAY QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:12:40 01:12:16 00:35:11
284 442 LORNA JACK QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:32:14 01:31:49 00:43:27
285 441 DARREN JACK QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB MSEN 01:32:16 01:31:51 00:43:27

Half Marathon

POSITION BIB NO. NAME CLUB CATEGORY GUN TIME CHIP TIME 6.1K 11.1 K 16.6 K
6 754 MARTIN FIRTH QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M55 01:24:57 01:24:53 00:23:56 00:20:10 00:20:23
10 1001 PETER HUGHES QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M55 01:28:47 01:28:44 00:25:53 00:21:05 00:20:51
13 789 CARL HERON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M50 01:30:59 01:30:55 00:25:13 00:21:24 00:21:59
45 803 JOANNE HORAN QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:41:55 01:41:51 00:28:41 00:24:11 00:24:40
48 912 CRAIG RICHARDSON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M50 01:42:11 01:41:59 00:27:44 00:23:49 00:24:59
166 716 HELEN COLLINS QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB F35 02:06:05 02:05:55 00:32:59 00:29:17 00:31:17

Scarborough 10k & Withins Skyline

Richard Brook ran in the Scarborough 10k on Sunday, completing in 44:10

Full Results: http://www.sportstimingsolutions.co.uk/2014_running_results_master.php?recordID=The+McCain+Yorkshire+Coast+10k+2014

 

The Withins Skyline Fell Race, first of the Airedale Athletics Winter League races also took part on Sunday from Penistone Hill, Haworth. Fine conditions prevailed for this 6.5 mile race over the moors. Chris Williams was first back for Queensbury in 9th place overall, Pete Hughes followed in 53rd in a time of 53:53! Mick Coe was next along with Anna Smith (2nd LV50) and Chris Rushworth, who amazingly managed to get around the wet and slippy moors in his road shoes! The are some excellent photos as always on the Woodentops website

Full Results: http://www.woodentops.org.uk/assets/results/14withins.pdf

Horsforth 10k

The annual Horsforth 10k, with it’s new start time was run this weekend, October 5th. The field was down slightly, probably due to the change in start time, now kicking off at 3pm but there were still 335 taking part with six Queensbury Runners involved , new members Bronte (1:09:38) & Diane Simpson (1:04:24) ran the course for the first time, and proved they are proper Queensbury Runners complaining at the lack of hills in the route which has a 2 mile stretch along the canal!! Zoe Hipwell (54:15) wasn’t too far behind husband Lee (50:21). Darren Midgely improved from his last outing in this race and was 2nd V40 in 37:38 and Chris Williams ran 35:27 for 5th place.

Full Results: http://www.horsforthharriers.co.uk/results/10kresultv1.htm

Weekend Report

Queensbury Runners were entered into various races across the weekend. Stainland Trail Race in it’s second year, proved popular and attracted a larger,stronger field than last year. Queensbury had six runners taking part, Chris Williams was first back in 7th place (43:28), next was Pete Hughes (47:21), Mick Coe (50:59), Chris Rushworth (54:44), Jo Horan (56:53) & Graham Jowet (58:46). The were just short of 200 entries this year for probably the toughest 10k route you could race, with only two runners (Ben Mounsey & Gavin Mullholland) breaking the 40 minuter barrier.

Full Results: http://www.stainlandlions.com/Results/2014/StainlandTrail210914.pdf

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/114228235@N04/sets/72157647450089369/

 

Steve Wilby ran in the Kirkstall Abbey 7, finishing 193th in 1:00:28. He was the only runner from Queensbury in the popular seven mile road race with 280 entrants.

Full Results: https://racebest.com/results/kirkstall-abbey-7

 

Darren Midgely was competing in the Ilkley Triathlon as part of a 3 man team organised by his work. With each disciple taken on by a team member, Darren was on the run, a 5k loop with a large 200+ ft hill in mile 2. Darren clocked the 3rd fastest time on the run for the day (over 300 competitors) and with this clinched overall team victory for his ‘3 in a tub’ team.

Full Results: http://www.lbt.org.uk/Portals/0/Ilkley/Results%202014.pdf

 

Chris Williams also ran in the Leeds Golden Mile on Saturday, a 1 mile race around the track, winning his heat and producing the fastest mile of the day, 4 minutes 41 seconds.

Full Results: https://racebest.com/results/leeds-golden-mile