All posts by Neil Windle

Yorkshire XC 6th Jan 2017

8 of our fastest runners took themselves upto Lightwater Valley on Saturday to test themselves against some of Yorkshire fastest and biggest running clubs. This is fantastic for a club like ours that we are able to enter these types of events and something that hopefully a lot more of us will want to enter into in the future. 

The 3.5 lap cross country race of 10.2km was won in a super quick time of 32:15 By Emile Cazness of Leeds City, leaving Jonathon Brownlee to finish in 3rd place a further 28 seconds behind and with the 1st 26 runners finishing in sub 35 the standard was high,  nevertheless are lads did superbly with Chris Williams leading the guys home with a 41st place finish in 36:15. 

42nd Chris Williams 36.15

101st Alistair Galt 39.11

143rd Gary Rowling 40.42

190th Carl Heron 42.53

214th Andy Dovernor44.43

218th Simon Brady 44.52

247th Richard Brook 46.47

277th Andy Stott 48.33

Lynn Hurst also made the trip to compete in the ladies race finishing in a fantastic 152nd place.  Well done Lynn,  racing for the ladies in a top event.

WYWL Pudsey 6th Jan 2019

Well if our fixture was nicknamed the beast,  then Pudsey’s fixture should have been nicknamed ‘The Destroyer’ after a reasonable start this race just went vertical and kept going and going and continued with another lap to finish us all off.

Well done to Pudsey Pacers for another fantastic race in this year’s winter league, with Queensbury having our best result of the season so far (I knew you’d missed me).

With the ladies finishing 2nd overall on the day, the men 4th, super vets 2nd (+50’s), vets 4th, giving Queensbury a 3rd place on the day. 

A fantastic achievement by all and just to quote a comment found on the Winter League page ‘it looks like Queensbury had their big guns on show today’ 

Well done all. 

 

Cleethorpe’s 10k 1st Jan 2019

A great way to start the New Year with a day out in Cleethorpes and who knows, perhaps a PB.

This fast, flat race is held around the streets of Cleethorpes and Humberston. The UKA measured course comprises of 2 small loops and 1 large loop making it ideal for spectators. It is well marshalled and uses chip timing. Each finisher is awarded with a Technical T-shirt.

Not 1 to be put with a bit of travelling ‘Stormin’ Steve Brook made the journey and ran a superb 51:52 finishing 1st in the MV70 category. 

Well done Steve 

full results by clicking below also includes a finish line video, AWESOME DUDE!!!

http://www.sportstimingsolutions.co.uk/rcd_mobile.php?id=289&bib=49

 

Stainland Fun Run 26th Dec 2018

THERE was a bumper field of 269 entrants for Stainland Lions’ annual Boxing Day fun run from the 1885 pub in Stainland. Runners tackled a three mile route and the event raised £1300 for the Forget me not children’s hospice. 

Lions had received tremendous backing from other local running clubs, including Halifax Harriers, Queensbury RC, Northowram Pumas and Calder Valley Fell Runners.

While the event is not advertised as a race, there was success for local runners. Stainland’s Matthew Pierson was the first man home and Halifax Harriers’ Sarah Cumber the first woman. Harry Johnson and Lucy Fairburn were the first boy and girl respectively.

Read more at: https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/sport/more-sport/bumper-field-at-stainland-1-9510612