‘Stormin’ Steve Brook and his well travelled Corsa headed over to Bolton for a 10k which I have run with him on several occasions.
Hosted by Bolton United Harriers the race is run around the undulating roads and within Leverhulme Park, with a grandstand finish in front of hundreds of cheering spectators, a great race and always well attended.
With the race winner finishing in 34:02, Steve ran well finishing in a nifty 53:39, 2nd in his age category. Well done Steve, great stuff.
A little spot of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of 242 runners as we descended on to Homfirth Harriers country for the opening round of the YVAA season.
14 QRCers made the trip over to Honley, with the majority having a good run.
With a 2 lap opening circuit of the rugby pitch it was out at the far side of the field to the 1st of the climbs (which in my opinion went on for approximately 10 miles) through fields and dirt tracks passing Brockholes and upto Thustonland, a water station at half way offered refreshments, before the drop back towards the home of Holmfirth Harriers and a final lap of the field, where the early finishers cheered us slower runners in.
A couple of standout performances
Pete Hughes 1st MV60
Stacey Cleal 1st FV50
Jo Horan 7th lady overall
Carl heron 4th MV55
Mens team (all to count) 3rd place, 1st 4 to count 4th place
Womens team (all to count) 6th , 1st 4 to count 3rd place
Awesome stuff guys, but we still need more female vets, so come on girls give these a go.
One of our newest members Gary Rollings took on the Manchester marathon a few weeks back.
Gary stormed round in a magnificent 3:02:14 just missing out on the sub 3 hour mark, but nonetheless a fantastic run from Gary, lets hope we can have more of the same from Gary wearing the orange and green of Queensbury
Just a quick mention about one of Steve Brook’s random races that he recently took part in, The Cowm Resevoir 5km. Run from the Cock and Magpie pub in Whitworth, Rochdale. Steve finished in 73rd place in a time of 26:11, 3rd in his age category. Steve is showing some great consistency, and is running really well.
Goes to show that training well and having a competitive attitude to racing really does pay off.
Skipton Triathlon 2018 took place on April 15, 2018, the first triathlon of the season. A pool-based sprint triathlon, it’s the perfect introduction to the sport made famous by the Brownlee brothers! Ideal for novices – competitors of all ages and abilities were welcomed.
Swim 400m – Bike 22km – Run 5km
The Swim – 400m in Craven Swimming Pool.
The Bike – A single-lap 22km circuit of some of the stunning countryside around Skipton.
The Run – A two-lap 5km run around the glorious Aireville Park.
The 13th running of this event attracted a record 756 finishers from all over the country, but more importantly 6 QRCers took part with a few of them experiencing their 1st triathlon.
Terri Mason 1:29:41
Jo Fortune 1:45:31
Diane Simpson 1:54:03
Emmot Parr-Gallagher 1:16:51
David Hepworth 1:43:55
Simon Thomas 1:45:55
Well done to you all, it’s a great achievement. Full results by clicking the link below
Last Sunday saw the annual outing of the Vale of York 10 miler, after last years outing in the QRC fun bus it was left to Jo Punt and Helen Gibbons to provide the colourful orange and green vests on route.
With temperatures cooler than last years event, conditions will have been better for everybody concerned.
Jo and Helen ran a great race on the flat course. Well done to you both and keep up the good work.
With 17 runners from QRC taking part in the Overgate race, it was a good turn out for the club.
So as races go, the 10km is a race of 2 halves, the 1st 5km is an uphill slog through Bradshaw, up to the Ragalds, taking a left to climb yet again up the aptly named Perseverance Road. As the road flattens out, the 5km marker comes into sight which means only one thing it’s all downhill (yippee!!!) where you can really let go and make up for lost time. Not really a PB course but still very enjoyable and well organised.
Well done to all who took part and great running, in particular Pete May, Joanna Lockwood and ‘Stormin’ Steve Brook finishing 1st in their age categories
Starting at Baildon Cricket and Rugby club this half marathon takes you through Esholt, into the water works and out along a woodland path before heading back onto the canal and into Saltaire, taking a right over a foot bridge crossing the river Aire and on to the 2nd drinks station. At 8 miles things start to get serious as the route takes a steep climb back up to the top of the moor and onto the 3rd water station, taking a left at the top and along some boggy paths. At 11 miles the route passes through the sandy gallops of Harvey Smith’s grounds, down a gravel track leading us back the main road, a final climb before the 60 metre flat finish.
The Thirsk 10 has been run for over 30 years and in the early days it was run from Northallerton to Thirsk. However with the passage of time and the increase in road traffic the route had to be changed. For many years the route went through Sowerby and then out into the country, but some years ago the route had to be changed again because of the problems with closing the roads around town and the resulting traffic congestion. The finish is at the main grandstand at Thirsk Race Course. A fast flat course which lends its self to a fast time and gives all abilities a chance of achieving a PB.
Having a change from his usual race at Baildon, possibly due to the rescheduling of this race, Peter May took on this 10 miler and ran superbly finishing 109th in a time of 1:08:43 and 4th out of 30 in his age Category.
The Bunny Runs are a series of 3 races of approx 3 miles, off road around the moorland of Penistone Hill in Haworth, formally oraganised by the Woodentops, the series has now been taken over by the Wharfedale Harriers hoping to keep up the long standing tradition of mud and torture followed by egg throwing in the Sun Hotel afterwards.
If you think you are doing well with your running, have a go at these races just to see the many juniors that will come tearing past you, fearless of steep descents and rocky terrain, it really is an eye opener at the speed of some of the youngsters.
Well done Stacey (1st FV50) and Ben who took part. The 3rd and final race is next Tuesday evening 10th April, registration from 6pm, race starts at 7.30pm.