A classic late season long race that follows a 27k figure-of-8 course around the remoter reaches of Pendle Hill, with total climbing of just short of 5000ft. After a first visit to the trig, there’s a long fast descent of the length of Pendle to the,Nick’ and then Churn Clough. A steep climb up Spence Moor is followed by the notorious,Geronimo’ descent into Ogden Valley. After regaining the plateau and retracing your footsteps towards the,Nick’, you are faced with three major climbs, each one steeper and longer than the last, before a second pass of the Trig and a long run off back to Barley. From Barley Village Hall.
For some unknown reason Gary Rowling and Chris King took on the challenge and both had god runs over the tough course and distance.
78th Gary Rowling 2:58:02
384th Chris King 4:01:44
Well done chaps great running and sorry for the delay but the results took forever
A big thanks to Baildon for hosting the 1st race of this years series, a well marshalled and well organised event, well done to you all.
With the league switching to a season pass system a record number of runners turned up to race, so at 10.30am on mild winters morning 479 runners lined up on the start line waiting for Steve Boyer to give the off. With things a tad congested to start with the 1st half mile was spent trying too stretch the crowds out enabling runners to find their momentum and get into their stride. A hilly and sometimes technical course meant full concentration was required at all times to avoid any nasty falls (nobody told me).
QRC performed well with the Ladies finishing 3rd overall and the Super Vets 1st overall on the day.
Full detailed results by clicking the link below
The event headquarters is the Lancahire Fire & Rescue Training Centre, a great undulating 10k route around the local villages of Euxton and Astley.
With Steve and I having saved a dogs life last year it was down to Steve to make the journey back to try and beat last years time, he certainly did that with a fantastic finish in 117th place with a quick time of 49:24 (PB?) and 1st MV70, was the dog chasing you this year Steve?
No photos I’m afraid
Well done to Paul Greenwood and Caroline Whelan on their PB’s at Brighouse Parkrun this morning.
Well done to Gordon Brown on his PB at Horton Parkrun this morning, also to Simon and Leanne as 1st male and female.
An exciting trail-running event with a choice of distances
There is a choice of a 10K, 10 mile, half marathon or two-mile fun run. The routes are on a mixture of paths, tracks, woodland trails and open land. “Run through Strid Wood, over Dicken Dike, climb the Valley of Desolation and the Launde Plantation and take on a stretch of Barden Fell. A diverse range of surfaces and stunning landscapes all crammed into one challenging run.
The Loughran’s had a family day out with John, Sharan James and Matthew all having a good run out.
Sharon Loughran 1:23:08 in the 10k, unfortunatly I can’t find any results for the John, Mathew and James.
The 9th and final race of the series headed over to Spenborough for a 5.2 mile multi terrain race. Starting on the track after a 1 minute silence, it was a quick (for some) lap and a half of the track to spread the filed out then out onto the roads and tracks of the surrounding area. A fantastic little course not overly demanding but enough to keep you on your toes, with a 250 metre sprint on the track to finish it really is a great course.
Some great racing over the season with some amazing performances by everyone. Well done to Stacey for winning the FV50 title, Simon Brady for 3rd place in the MV50’s, Carl Heron and Andy Dove both finished top 5 in their respective age categories.
On the day results below:
9th Lady – Stacey Cleal 41:07 (1st FV50 overall)
19th Carl Heron 35.48
24th Andrew Dovernor 36.22
28th Pete Hughes 36.40
32nd Simon Brady 37.05 (3rd FV50 overall)
47th Richard Brook 39.48
Well done on a great season for QRC.
Awards night 14th Dec, book your seats.
No photo’s I’m afaraid
This is the ninth year of the Burley Moor Run, the run started at Scalebor Park Pavilion at 10am and goes onto Burley Moor, an entirely off road course of about 11K and has a main ascent of some 800ft. The course uses well trodden paths and tracks, but by the very nature of moor land, some sections are steep and uneven.
Well done to our very own man machine Ben Clare for taking on a fell race, that in his own words was not ready for.
Ben finished 66th in just over the hour mark with a 1:00:23.
Well done mate
I n race 3 of our winter champs 7 hardy QRCers took on this very challenging fell race superbly organised by Todmorden Harriers.
The race race featuring 10km of fells with more ups and downs than a roller coaster attracts athletes from of some of the area’s top fell and road running clubs. Starting at the Shepherds Rest Inn Todmorden it’s an uphill start to Gaddings Dam across the Skyline, around Stoodley Pike down into the valley followed by a killer climb back upto to meet the outgoing path to follow the same route back towards the finish.
Earning more valuable points for our champs season were
17th Gary Rowling 50:29
100th Lee Hipwell 65:22
118th Joanna Lockwood 70:54
138th Zoe Hipwell 77:32
139th Julie Hepworth 77;33
151st Gillian Jago 83:46
155th Andy Smith 86:12
Well done to you all