Richard Brook achieved a new 10k PB whilst on holiday in Fuertenventura. A small local 10k race that happened to be on whilst he was there ended up with him running 41:15 !
Darren & Richard have all run the full series of three races this year whilst Steve Wilby also got the first two races in but unfortunately missed the 3rd due to injury. It’s a fast, flat route around Esholt hosted by Saltaire Striders. Perfect conditions on the evening of the second race helped many runners product new PB’s or certainly there best time of the series. Richard’s best time of the series and new PB was 20:12, Steve Wilby’s was 25:29, Darren Midgelys was 17:06 and also a new PB and Chris Williams, who only ran the 2nd race was 16:01. Cumatively Darren finished 19th & Richard 90th.
Chris Williams & Darren Midgely also both ran the Sowerby Scorcher on Saturday. A 10k multi terrain race with approx 600ft of climbing. First place for Chris & third for Darren looked very well for Queensbury Running Club at the presentation afterwards.
Full Results: http://www.ukresults.net/2014/sowerby.html
Pete Hughes and Andy Stott ran in the Guiseley Gallop on Easter Sunday. Pete Hughes took the honours with a 1st place V55 in 42:12, Andy Stott completed the undulating 10k in 48:23 as did Steve Wilby in 1:00:33. Overall winner was Tom Adams of Ilkley, showing his international class with almost a 2 minute lead over Otleys in form Scott Harrington.
The Great Northern Trail Triathlon, a new & local event was also run on Easter Sunday. An 800m swim in Queensbury pool, followed by a tricky decent on the bike down the notorious, pot holed Station Road at the start of a 15k bike ride along the Great Northern Trail, Thornton Road & Cragg Road and finished with a fast 5km run along the Great Northern Trail & back.
Chris Williams made this his first triathlon and was well supported by many of the club, out watching on the trail. Chris finished 5th overall in a time of 1:03:49, especially pleased with the time considering a mechanical problem on Station Road, one of many for the day, with a number of unfortunate punctures. Andy Dovernor, who has run with Queensbury before but is a member of Wakefield Triathlon club finished 3rd in 01:00:48. First lady, Angela Hannon, was an impressive 8th overall, finishing in 01:34:08.
Full Results Triathlon Final Results
Firsty, congatulations to Martin & Jo on the Manchester Marathon. Martin put in an incredible performance to win his age category, finishing in 2:55:10 by the gun. Jo broke the 4 hour barrier and finished in an excellent 3:56:03. Great runs from the pair of you!
The Baildon Boundary Way, popular off road half marathon, was also on the same day. Carl Heron ran for Queensbury, finishing 34th 1:40:51. Graham Jowett, also on the back of a tough run at Heptonstall finished in 1:59:20.
Harewood House 10k, also on the Sunday was run by Andy Stott. Finishing 70th from 1000+ in 45:28 for this undulating 10k trail race.
Clear but windy conditions for the Bradford 10k this weekend made the flat route a little more testing and hindered some attempts at personal bests, but the course does lend itself to a quick 10k time even if the route is a little dull – mainly along Canal Road towards Shipley & back. An excellent overall turnout of around 1,500 runners made the event a good and competitive field although last years winner Tesfaye Debele was clear winner again in this years race in31:42, followed by Scott Harrington of Otley, 33:21 and Kevin Ogden of Spen AC in 33:41. First lady wasDanielle Hodgkinson, coming in an impressive 22nd overall in 35:32. The first 20 positions were all closely contested with a good turn out from all the elite local runners. First back for Queensbury was the vastly improving Andy Stott in 42:48, followed closely by Richard Brook in 43:05, then came Phil Robinson 44:22, Graham Jowett 46:34, Steve Wilby 53:43 & Andrew Tempest-Mitchell
Woodentops also have three excellent photo galleries:
Flaming Photos : http://www.flamingphotography.co.uk/epilepsy-action-bradford-10k
Richard Brook put in a good performance at the Yorkshire Coast 10k in Scarborough at the weekend, finishing 134th in 43:32. Some new technology on display from Sports Timing Soloutions as well, filming and tagging finishers as they approach the finish line: http://www.sportstimingsolutions.co.uk/running_results_master_details.php?race_name=The%20McCain%20Yorkshire%20Coast%2010k%202013&bib=448
The Bradford City Run took part this weekend, comprising of a half marathon, a 10k & a 5k. Queensbury RC had quite a few entries into the half marathon with no members opting for the shorter distances. A wet and windy day provided the difficult conditions we’re more than used to up here. Martin Firth (1:25:27) won his age category and finished 7th overall after a close battle with local Bingley rival Stephen Fry. Carl Heron (1:30:55) was next followe dby Richard Brook (1:41:03), Graham Jowett (1:48:33), Andrew Tempest-Mitchell (1:58:35) & Helen Collins (2:24:06)
The Accrington 10k was also held the same day and in the same wet & windy conditions. Chris Williams finished 4th in 36:22, Darren Midgely was 14th in 38:29 and Pete Hughes won his category and was 19th overall in 39:42.
Full Resuts: http://www.ukroadraces.info/results/2013/accr.htm
The pick of the fell races this weekend was the Bronte Way, organised by KCAC, which is a one direction race and means competitiors are shipped out from Haworth to Wycoller and then race back. Mick Coe finished the difficult 8 mile off road course in 1:07:01 & Anna Smith won her category in 1:17:45!
Full Results: http://kcac.co.uk/events/bronteway/13_bronte_way.html
Steve Wilby completed his second 10k in two weeks at Netherthong this weekend completing the hilly course in 58:08. The previous weekend Steve ran in Southports Natterjack 10k and finished in 53:21, 306th from over 650 finishers.
Netherthong Full Results: http://netherthongprimary.kgfl.dbprimary.com/kgfl/primary/netherthongprimary/web/201310kresults(1).xls
Natterjack Full Results: http://www.natterjackseaside10k.com/Results/2013 Saturday saw the last race in the
Airedale Athletics Off-Road Summer League at Thieveley Pike. Final results pending for the off road challenge. Anna was the only Queensbury Runner to take on the race and sent in a brief report:
Early cloud lifted and it was sunny with perfect visibility by the time the race started. The steep climb was early in the race and runners used grassy handholds to scramble past each other. The turn to the pike itself meant heading into a stiff easterly wind before rounding the trig point and racing back down to the line at the end of the finishing field. Provisional results are that I was 90th of 135 finishers in 46.42 and 1st FV50 (except the first lady, who was in the same category).
# Still awaiting full results
Sunday was the Horsforth 10k from Woodhouse Grove School. A fast, uphill start for 3km and then some nice steady downhill followed by a long stretch back on the canal before finishing in the playing fields. A big turn out packed with top runners made for a competitive race. Phillip Tedd who works at Woodhouse Grove, also a member of Sale Harriers, won the race in 33:18 just ahead of Ian Fisher of Otley AC. Chris Williams finished 10th in 35:34, Darren Midgely 30th in 37:39, Curtis Brennan, on his was back from Illness put in an excellent time of 42:01 and Richard Brook finished in 44:37.
Ben Clare added another of the classic endurance races to his CV on Sunday by entering the famous 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race, a 36 mile off road bike ride taking in the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire, Whernside, Ingleborough & Pen-Y-Ghent. For more info on this race have a look at the website: http://www.3peakscyclocross.org.uk/.
Ben finished in 5:21:25, impressive considering he only got his bike a month ago and has spent more time carrying it around than riding it to get used to hauling it up the steep faces he faced on Sunday.
Five Queensbury runners took part in the out and back Spen Greenway 10k. Darren Midgely just missed out on breaking the 37 minute barrier, finishing 8th in 37:06, very closely followed by Martin Firth, who despite his impressive time of 37:22 was still pushed back to 3rd in the V50 category! Carl Heron was back in slightly over 40 minutes, finishing 26th in 40:39. Richard Brook achieved a new personal best for the distance in 42:53, taking a big chunk from his last time round, completing the team was Steve Wilby in 96th in 53:05
Full Results: http://spenac.co.uk/Greenway%20Results%202013.pdf