Anna Smith raced at Pen-y-Ghent the race is 5.9 miles long with 1800ft of climbing and to add to that the first rocky ascent was against gale force winds but Anna still nursing a sore ankle completed the run in 1-19-26 and in one piece so well done to her.
Andrew Smith ran the Bolton Brow Burner in a time of 1-14-26 and before that Andrew ran at the new Horton Park Park Run in a time of 31-56 both these runs came after Andrew ran in the John Carr race series all these races are amazing when you consider Andrew started running at QRC under the guidance of Martin Firth the beginners Group Leader some twelve months ago. He has lost four stones in weight and started to build up his fitness Andrew is proving that running and determination gets results so a big well done.
Continuing a great off-road season for Queensbury Chris Williams took 5th place overall on a twisting, hilly course at Over the Odda on 16 May. Lee Hipwell and Graham Jowett showed terrific form in the same race.
Mick Coe represented the club strongly at the Austick Amble, covering the 8 mile 1,200ft course in 1:00:47 to take 41st place. Then on a windy day he took 3 minutes off his 2014 time at the Wharfedale Half Marathon, finishing in 1:49:47. Matt Fielding also made the trip to the Dales and completed the same tough route in a time of 2:08:18. These are impressive results on very varied and demanding routes. Well done everyone.
Mick and Graham are placed fourth and fifth in the individual league. The next events are Reservoir Bogs (Hebden Bridge, 20 June), the Baildon Canter (11 July) and Widdop (15 July). Full points and the fixture list are here.
Over 400 runners took part in the Apperley Bridge Canter hosted by Horsforth Harriers five Queensbury runners took part in the race the weather turned out to be just right for the evening race. First home for Queensbury was Chris Williams in a time of 35.54 and 2nd overall a fantastic achievement.
Peter Hughes was 40th overall in a time of 41.09 Peter was the first vet 60 .
Ben Clare was 71st overall in a time of 43.40.
Carl Heron was 77th overall in a time of 43.48.
|Stephen Brook||Clermont Waterfront||27:05||40th|
|Dianne Simpson||Horton Park||29:28||62nd|
|Maria Rhodes||Horton Park||30:17||67th|
|Bronte Simpson||Horton Park||30:39||75th|
|Andrew Smith||Horton Park||30:43||76th|
|Martin John Firth||Horton Park||34:04||97th|
|Gurjit Kaur||Horton Park||35:19||100th|
|Vikki Bean||Horton Park||44:49||114th|
|Michael Coe||Oakwell Hall||20:16||6th|
|Hannah Coe||Oakwell Hall||26:09||36th|
This week saw an impressive 16 Queensbury RC runners participate at a total of 7 different courses, including the inaugural run at Horton Park.
The club even has representation across the pond, as Stephen Brook ran a Parkrun in Orlando, Florida. Where was my invite, might I ask?!
Keep up the good work everyone!
Five Queensbury runners ran at the 2nd Yorkshire Vets race at Kirkstall. Well done to all and to Peter Hughes for coming 1st in his category (V60).
Father and daughter team Mick and Hannah Coe spent their bank-holiday Monday competing in the Austwick Amble fell race, just on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Proud father Mick watched his daughter Hannah come in 3rd in the “Under 14 Girls” junior fell race, bagging herself a well deserved prize. Hannah, who runs for Queensbury RC, has been slowly building up her training using the Parkruns, where she has been getting fitter and faster, culminating in today’s fantastic result. Well done, Hannah!
Father Mick ran the 8-mile fell race and finished in 41st position out of 170 runners and in a time of 1:00:47. Will we see a sub 60-minute time next time around? Mick needs to keep up his good form and Hannah is slowly catching him. Well done to both.
This week saw 10 Queensbury RC runners participate at 3 different courses. Next week, Bradford will see another Parkrun course added to its portfolio – Horton Park. The course should provide a good challenge as runners make their way 3.5 times around the undulating course. Well done to all that took part.
Last weekend saw the third iteration of the Over the Odda 10k in Hawksworth, a race which is increasing in popularity year-on-year. The race is part of the Airedale Athletics Off-Road Summer Challenge and takes in some of the stunning views to be had over the Aire and Wharf valleys.
Congratulations to all runners, especially Chris for coming 5th out of a field of 236 runners and to Graham for coming first in his age category.
With high Joker points scores from competitive runs at the Bluebell Trail Peter May and Graham Jowett are sixth and seventh in the individual league after three races. Queensbury is fifth in the club league, close behind Skyrac. Full points details are here. Over The Odda scores still to come.
The next fixtures are the Austwick Amble, a bank holiday race in the Dales, on 25 May and the Wharfedale Off-Road Half Marathon, also over beautiful Dales scenery, on 6 June. Very good luck if you are running.