All posts by Neil Windle

WYWL Queensbury 2nd Dec 2018

Last Sunday saw the 2nd race in this years West Yorkshire Winter League season nicknamed ‘The beast’ hosted by none other than ourselves up at Ogden Reservoir, you could be mistaken into thinking that 400+ runners on the sometimes narrow tracks around Ogden would not cope with the amount of entrants that this seasons competition is attracting, but with the hard work from Dan and his team of Bev, Jo and Glenn things ran to plan, added to that all the marshals, cake bakers, rafflers and support from the WYWL crew and any other volunteers the race went ahead smoothly and without any incidents. 

I believe the club will have raised well over £500 from the event, which I’m sure will come in handy for all the wine that Mr Dove will buy for the Xmas party.

As for the results on the day Queensbury did fantastic.

Ladies – 3rd overall

Men – 5th overall

Vets – joint 1st overall

Super Vets – 4th overall

Team Queensbury – 4th

Well done to everyone involved in making this one of the best fixtures on the calendar.

Please see the Facebook page for photo’s from the event as there too many to put on here.

Full individual results by clicking below

Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede 2nd Dec 2018

The race was open to adults in a main stampede, while youngsters took part in a 400m run.

The winner of the main run was Leila Armoush, who runs with Leeds City Athletics Club, with Jonathan Gallucci, from Bingley Harriers, finishing a close second. Daniel Pelissier took third place.

Carl Foster, run director at Epilepsy Action, said: “It was wonderful to see so many runners joining us at Lister Park, coming together on a very wet morning to support this event”

Over the years the Reindeer Stampede has raised over £40,000. This fantastic total enables Epilepsy Action to improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy, not only locally but also all over the UK.

Phil Lickley and Louise Hayton travelled to Lister park to take part and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Well done and sorry to Louise I could not find a photo of you.

Silkstone Shuffle 1st Dec 2018

A hilly off road trail course of around 4.5miles, starting at 10.30am, registration was at the Silkstone Sports Pavilion, Barnsley.

Andy Dovernor competed for Queensbury (or so he says) finishing 16th and 2nd MV50 in a quick 32:01, I thought he might have gone for the sub 32, but well done anyway Andy.

Great running.

Podium 5k Barrowford 1st Dec 2018

The podium 5k is a fast race in Barrowford, Lancashire especially for people to run fast times, the men’s course record is currently 14:05 for a road 5k and there is a £250 prize for anyone who runs faster than that. There is an A race and a B race, the A race is for sub 18.00 minute 5k runners, achieved this year, and the B race is an open race.

Steve Brook made the journey to the dark side and mixed it up with some top class level athletes, with the 1st 38 places coming in at the sub 16min mark and the 1st 8 finishers in sub 15min, the winner triumphed in a remarkable 14:33 PB.

Steve, running in the B race hoping for a PB of his own finished with seasons best of 24:46 (according to runbritain).

Well done Steve top class running

Barnsley 10k 25th Nov 2018

This annual road race is well organised by the Barnsley Athletic Club.  If you take part, you’ll get to see interesting bits of the much underrated Barnsley locale.

498 runners completed the 10k; first home was Scott Hinchcliffe (Penistone FPR) also the winner last year in a very quick 33:18 .

Steve Brook was our only runner managing a nifty 50:43 over 1 minute quicker than last years time and also finishing 1st in his age category. 

Well done Stormin, keep it up.

Tour of Pendle 17th Nov 2018

A classic late season long race that follows a 27k figure-of-8 course around the remoter reaches of Pendle Hill, with total climbing of just short of 5000ft. After a first visit to the trig, there’s a long fast descent of the length of Pendle to the,Nick’ and then Churn Clough. A steep climb up Spence Moor is followed by the notorious,Geronimo’ descent into Ogden Valley. After regaining the plateau and retracing your footsteps towards the,Nick’, you are faced with three major climbs, each one steeper and longer than the last, before a second pass of the Trig and a long run off back to Barley. From Barley Village Hall.

For some unknown reason Gary Rowling and Chris King took on the challenge and both had god runs over the tough course and distance. 

78th Gary Rowling 2:58:02

384th Chris King 4:01:44

Well done chaps great running and sorry for the delay but the results took forever



WYWL Baildon Race 1 – 18th Nov 2018

A big thanks to Baildon for hosting the 1st race of this years series, a well marshalled and well organised event, well done to you all.

With the league switching to a season pass system a record number of runners turned up to race, so at 10.30am on mild winters morning 479 runners lined up on the start line waiting for Steve Boyer to give the off. With things a tad congested to start with the 1st half mile was spent trying too stretch the crowds out enabling runners to find their momentum and get into their stride. A hilly and sometimes technical course meant full concentration was required at all times to avoid any nasty falls (nobody told me).

QRC performed well with the Ladies finishing 3rd overall and the Super Vets 1st overall on the day. 

Full detailed results by clicking the link below




Harriers v’s Cyclists 17th Nov 2018

132nd Ben Clare 50:06
Well done lads, now get that fitness back