Hebden 22 19th Jan 2019

Starting from St. Micheal’s Church Hall, Mytholmroyd with a route over the moors above Hebden and surrounding area’s Andy Smith decided it sounded fun, a race with plenty of ups and downs as Andy found out, not only having to contend with just short of 5000 feet of climbing over the  full distance but with added setback of taking a tumble at mile 15 sustaining a knee injury requiring him to struggle the the last 7 miles, but struggle he did and with great determination was able to finish the race in just over 7 hours.

Well done lad and hope your back running soon.

Andy on the climb to Stoodley Pike

 

The 4 villages Half Marathon 20th Jan 2019

The Essar Four Villages Half Marathon is a popular road race on rural roads around Helsby in Cheshire. Organised by Helsby Running Club, the race is in its 36th year. It is a great race to keep you training over the festive period and as preparation for the spring marathon season! All runners will receive a commemorative medal and goody bag.  

Gillian Jago raced in the orange and green finishing with a sub 2 hour time of 1:59:52 and 264th female. 

Well done Gillian. 

 

 

WYWL South Leeds Lakers 20th Jan 2019

The 4th race in this years season headed over to The John Charles Stadium in Leeds hosted by the South Leeds Lakers.

The Lakers put on a great race and thanks to kinder weather this year we were back to the proper course and more off road. Well done to all involved at Lakers in what was a fast 5.2 mile race but still with some challenging short climbs thrown in.

We had our best turn out so far this season with over 30 of you racing and with some notable absentee’s due to other commitments added to an early exit from Amy due to injury final standings were a tad down from the last few outing, nevertheless there were some fantastic performances throughout the race including Chris Williams taking 2nd place and the super vets of Carl Heron, Pete Hughes and Stacey Cleal finishing in 1st place.

Results on the day

Ladies 8th

Men 3rd

Vets 3rd

Super Vets 1st

Overall 4th

Well done to you all, should be proud.

QRC on tour

 

 

Stanbury Splash 13th Jan 2019

Starting from Penistone Hill Country Park and circuiting the upper reaches of Ponden Clough and Stanbury Moor

93 Juniors and 254 seniors turned out and completed the races in this years Stanbury Splash Quarry Runs and Soreen Stanbury Splash. The gusting winds and at times driving rain made their achievement particularly notable.

Well done to Gary, Carl, Chris and Andy four braving the elements in this tough fell race featuring 1200ft of climbing over 7 miles. 

38th Gary Rowling 56.58
94th Carl Heron 65.30
166th Chris King 74.03
244th Andrew Smith 97.52
 
Well done lads. 
Gary on fire

 

 

Garstang 10k 14th Jan 2019

This annual event raises essential funds for GCA.  The run starts at 11am and is a 10k road race over an undulating, scenic course. From Garstang Community Academy. 

‘Stormin’ Steve Brook once again took the Corsa out for a trip and headed over to the West coast(ish) to compete and finished in 188th place from 496 finishers with a time of 51:38 a decent time considering the conditions. 

Well done Steve. 

Temple Newsham 10 13th Jan 2019

Hosted by St Theresas Athletic Club (STAC) entrants were encouraged to come and join them for 10 miles of beautiful off road terrain that visits parts of the Temple Newsam estate you didn’t know existed. That was how it was described although the weather had other ideas.

Well done to the magnificent 7 that turned up to race in atrocious conditions. 

Pos. Name Net Time Gun Time  
74 Simon Brady 1:12:46 1:12:49  
230 Lee Hipwell 1:24:01 1:24:08  
244 Joanna Lockwood 1:24:41 1:24:44  
338 Victoria Trudgill 1:31:06 1:31:12  
352 Craig Bingham 1:31:29 1:31:49  
383 Zoe Hipwell 1:33:42 1:33:52  
390 Gillian Jago 1:34:24 1:34:34  

Awesome running by you all, unfortunately Terri Mason had to pull out due to an ongoing injury.

Vicki, Zoe, Gillian Lee and Craig sporting their new big bobble hats.

The highest running club in England, probably.