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Leeds Country Way Relay

Queensbury RC contributed 4 runners to the Airedale Athletics Mens team for the Leeds Country Way on Sunday. A 70 mile, 6 legged race around Leeds, run in pairs. Chris Williams ran with Andy Bedford of Saltaire Striders on leg 3, a 9.8 mile route from Scotchman Lane in Morely through to Thornbury, Anna Smith was also running this leg with Ian Ferris of Baildon Runners in a mixed team. Both pairs picked up the fastest times of the leg in the mens and the mixed team races.

Peter Hughes & Darren Midgely ran leg 5 together, just over 10 miles from Golden Acre Park to Thorner Lane in Scarcroft, taking an impressive 3rd place on the leg and Martin Firth ran with Peter Hopson of Bradford Airedale on the anchor leg, taking over from Pete & Darren at Thorner Lane and making the 9.7 mile run back to the start at Garforth Sports Centre who got the 2nd fastest time on their leg as well!

Overall the Airedale team finished 2nd from 49 teams, just over 9 minutes behind winners Valley Striders, a slow start due to an injury of an Airedale runner on leg 1 saw an 18 minute deficit open up, which was gradually shut down over the rest of the course, with 3 fastest legs, one 2nd fastest and one 3rd fastest all going to Airedale, but was unfortunately too much to overturn completely. Pudsey & Bramley finished 3rd and an impressive 4th place overall for the 1st place mixed team Pudsey Pacers.

 

There’s an aritcle in todays T&A on the team: http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/sportother/sport_other_outdoor/sport_ath/10649876.Airedale_Athletics_team_forced_to_play_catch_up_after_relay_injury_blow/

 

 

Full Results: http://www.kippaxharriers.org.uk/LCW2013/Summary_Results_2013.pdf

Trophy Winners: http://www.kippaxharriers.org.uk/LCW2013/Trophy_Winners_Per_Leg_2013.pdf

 

Spoffoth Gala 10k

Richard ran in the Spoffoth Gala 10k race on Monday 26th August. A hot day proved to make the undulating course even tougher, finishing 80th from over 400 in 50:25. An unusual event occured at around 4km when a hornets nest was disturbed and lots of runners were stung, some quite badly with the air ambulance called out!

See the news here:

BBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-23863727

The Yorkshire Post http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/air-ambulance-called-in-as-harrogate-racers-run-into-hornets-nest-1-5988013

 

Full Results: http://www.ukresults.net/2013/spofforth.html

Weekend Report

The Tour Of Norland Moor hosted by Halifax Harriers is a fell race starting from Copley Cricket Club. A food & music festival was also staged and provided some good food and beer after the race. Some excellent runs from Queensbury resulted in the team prize, with Chris Williams 3rd (38:49) , Martin First 8th (41:44), Mick Coe 24th (44:42), Graham Jowett 69th (52:50) & Jo 72nd (53:05). An excellent achievement given the strong turn out from much bigger clubs such as Calder Valley. Martin was also 1st in his age category, so a very good day for Queensbury RC. The race was won by Tom Adams of Ilkley Harriers, recently selected to represent England in the World Mountain Running Championships which take place in Poland next month.

Full Results: http://www.ukresults.net/2013/norland.html

Chris Williams ran in the Cilcain Mountain Race down in Flintshire, Wales, also known as Moel Famau on bank holiday Monday. The race is run in conjuction with the Cilcain Village Show and route takes you from the local church in Cilcain, straight up to Moel Famau where there is a an iron-age hill fort, a loop brings you back around to join in the path you ascended and its straight back to the church, approx 4.5 miles with 1300 feet of climbing. A top 10 place not a bad result after the previous days work on the Tour of Norland Moor. Lloyd Tagart of Dark Peak won the race in 31:28

Full Results: http://www.cilcainshow.org.uk/2013%20Race%20Results%20V2.ods