Also on Sunday was the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon. We had quite a good turn of runner for this race.
The sun was shinning and although it felt quite nice waiting for the race to start art 9:30am it was suffocating towards the end of the race.
The race is on the road, starts on the Headroom and passes through Meanwood, Westwood, Hawksworth and then back to Leeds City centre via Kirkstall Abbey.
Please see the photo for the results but as an overview:
Martin Firth – 1:25:39
Carl Heron – 1:30:27
Matt Thornton – 1:38:06 (I ran on behalf of Richard Newberry as he’s broken his leg)
Maria Rhodes – 1:45:04
Chris Rushworth – 1:45:38
Anthony Lindsay-Yule – 1:52:33
Julie Hepworth – 1:56:54
Daniel Moore – 2:00:30
Rachel Kendall – 2:02:12
Joanne Fortune – 2:05:35
Sharan Loughran – 2:21:33
Shelley Ferneyhough – 2:25:40
Well done every one that ran. Very good times in very hot weather.
Following on from Ben’s awesome feat, Sunday saw a race closer to home. The Bluebell Trail, hosted by Stainland Lions RC, was run by several of our runners and supported by many more.
This race is a tasty 10 miler which includes a run up the notorious Trooper Lane and finishes with a river crossing.
The race was won by Stainland’s own Lion, Ben Mounsey in an blistering 61:10.
We had a few impressive results of our own too:
Tom Collinge romped home in 70:21 and snatched 5th place.
Peter May powered round in 83:16 and made 51st place.
Peter Gibbons put in the effort for 90:54 and made the top 100 with 98th.
Anna Smith crossed the line as the first QRC female in 95:49 and 140th
Stacey Cleal was hot on Anna’s tail with 96:20 and 143rd.
Graham Jowett made it round in 100:20 and bagged 182nd.
Andy Smith brought up the rear in 115:19 and smashing his two hour target. Andy finished 288th out of a field of 433, two of which didn’t finish.
A massive well done to all who ran, supported, took photos and, like me, stayed in bed.
On Saturday 30th April at 10:30am it was the start of the 62nd Annual 3 Peaks race.
I think this race is pretty self explanatory. It’s a brutal race over the three Yorkshire Peaks, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. This challenge covers 23.3 miles with an overall ascent of 5279 feet.
Well, our very own Ben Clare raced this beast in an impressive 3:59:07. This time gave him 170th out of a field of 703 who finished. 97 didn’t.
Today saw off the final race of the West Yorkshire Winter League. Another great turn out by Queensbury and well done to everyone who ran through the series. Queensbury finished an impressive 4th overall out of a field of 11 teams.
The first West Yorkshire Winter League race, hosted by Dewsbury Road Runners, took place on Sunday 13th December with a HUGE QRC turnout. The results are not available yet but here’s a slideshow of images taken at the race. Pump up the volume and enjoy!