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Park run results 13/09/15

Horton Park                Time            Position

Steve Searle              20.09           3RD       PB

Andrew Stott              20.14            4TH        PB

Abbie Cleal                25.05            23RD    3RD Female



Rob Glover                27.46           32ND

Julie Hepworth         28.03           33RD      4TH Female

Stephen Brook         31.19           50TH

Andrew Smith           34.03          64TH

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Man v mountain

First 11.5 miles were mostly uphill but steady, nothing us Queensbury boys can’t handle.
I took it steady from the start because of all the kit I was carrying, but managed to run mostly all of it until that point then it got mental steep!
Mile 13 to the summit I climbed 1170ft.
I kept going to the top even though I was getting cramp in my thighs. Arrived at the summit in 2hours 54mins.
We were really lucky with the weather because it was totally clear at the top so got some beautiful views.
I spent 10 minutes at the summit, taking photos, chatting to people and stretching before the descent. This was really tough on the calves. Steep and rocky / uneven – leg killer.
Then at mile 18 we dropped our kit bag and got ready for the obstacle section.
First was the vertical kilometre – 800ft climb up a disused rail track. Another leg killer.
We then came down again to the abseil section, there was a queue here to get safety harness etc on but race timing was paused.
Abseil was over an old railway bridge, once at the bottom we were off to the 5 separate water obstacles.
Walk the plank – 25ft jump in to the lake below
Tyre cluster – drag your self over a load of inflatable tyres tied together.
Inflatable logs – submerge under 2 inflatables to the other side
Water slide –
And finally a 25 meter swim across the lake.
Then with cramp closing in and legs really struggling we had 2 8ft walls to climb over and a final ramp with a rope to pull yourself up with in the finishing straight.
Zoe and the kids were there at the finish to cheer me on – and I needed it!
On the 2nd 8ft wall, as I jumped both my calves locked in cramp I fell backwards in agony. With no other runners around I had to manoeuvre my legs to press against the wall until I could reach forward and grab my toes. Once I pulled my toes back and calves released I looked up and saw Jessica was shouting at me to get up.
I got my arse up and pulled myself over the wall to a round of applause from the watching crowd – brilliant feeling.
Crossing the line in 5 hours 17 minutes.
Excellent day and great camaraderie on the way round.
I’m struggling to walk today though. And stairs are not my friend!!

Well done Lee great effort
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Podium 5K………in 16 minutes

Chris Williams recorded an outstanding personal best in the Podium 5K race near Colne at the weekend. He clocked 16:00 minutes dead beating his previous pb by one second set last year at the John Carr 5K. Most of us mere mortals can only dream of running at a pace of 03.12 mins per km or 05.09 mins per mile; actually, only a few hundred people in the entire nation have run a quicker 5K than that in 2015. Chris was 11th in a race that featured many of the quickest runners in the north west (the winning time was 14:58). The slowest runner in the ‘A’ race completed the course in 17:19 which is still a fantastic time. Chris also triumphed over Jonathan Johnson (Harrogate Harriers) who beat him into second place in the West Yorkshire 5 mile road race last week. Well done to Chris. We look forward to a sub-16 minute run in the next race!DSC_4853The full results are here.

You can find out more about the Podium 5K here.


West Yorkshire 5 mile road race

Well done to the eight runners who took part in the West Yorkshire 5, particularly those who also completed a Park Run the day before. Described by Maria Rhodes as ‘good, hard fun’, this is a local race organised by the West Yorkshire Fire Service and Bradford Airedale. Chris Williams earned a fine 2nd place to Jonathan Johnson (Harrogate Harriers). The women’s race was won by UK Net Runner, Hannah Oldroyd in 31.11.

Full results here.


Position Name Time
2 Chris Williams 28.21
29 Matt Thornton 35.56
36 Neil Windle 36.53
61 Ben Charlesworth 39.25
67 Maria Rhodes 40.11
99 Steve Brook 43.43
128 Charlotte Wilkinson 47.55
159 Andy Smith 55.07


Saltaire Shaker



The 4th Saltaire Shaker took place on Sunday 26th July. There was a fantastic turnout from the club for the 15km race, mainly along the Leeds-Liverpool canal towpath but with a couple of detours along wooded paths.


Leading the team home was Matt Thornton in 1.09:34 (34th), followed by Neil Windle in 1.13:03 (53rd), Ben Charlesworth in 1.16:53 (77th), Glenn Thornton in 1.24:41 (114th), Daniel Moore in 1.31:53 (148th), Sharon Loughran in 1.36:24 (173rd), Dianne Simpson in 1.37:28 (175th) and Andy Smith in 1.39:32 (182nd). Mary Saunders, who has been training with the club, was 147th in 1.30:47. Well done to everyone for some great performances.


The race was won by Rob James in 54:48 who finished just ahead of some of Otley AC’s best runners. He is listed as unattached but he’s a class athlete who has competed internationally at the 110 metre hurdles in the past. The first female runner was Jennie Guard (Leeds City AC) who was 14th overall in 1.04:09.


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Congratulations to Phil Robinson & Karl Chamberlain on becoming Ironmen. Both completed the gruelling Ironman event in Bolton on Sunday 20th July. For those unfamiliar with the event, it is a triathlon style event taken to the extreme, with it comprising a 2.4 mile open water swim, which was in Pennington Flash, near Leigh, a quick transition onto the bike to begin the 112m loop around Bolton and Greater Manchester followed by a marathon (26.2 miles) which took place around Bolton’s Reebok stadium and the town centre. Large crowds watched including a few friends from Queensbury.

Karl was first out of the water after the swim, taking 1:17:21, Phil 5 minutes adrift in 1:22:31. The first man out of the water took just less than 47 minutes, showing the quality of the elite competitors in the race. Karl’s first transition (7mins 40 secs) was marginally quicker than Phil’s (8:23) extending his lead by a few seconds. Once the bike ride was underway, Phil started closing the gap between the two and around 70km into the ride Phil went past Karl. Both keeping a good average pace for the entire 180km ride, they finished 35 minutes apart, Karl in 7hrs 21 seconds taking his total race time to 8:25:22 and Phil in 6:17:54 taking his total race time to 7:48:48. Another transition and the marathon began. Karl began clawing back the gap Phil had opened up on the bike, and with each time split closed the gap a little more. somewhere around 35km into the 42km run Karl finally caught Phil. Both carried on a consistent pace and finished the race with less than 20 minutes from a full days racing separating them. Karl came in at 12 hours 50 minutes 56 seconds and Phil at 13 hours 8 minutes and 45 seconds. Fantastic effort and achievement from both. Surely worthy of the hard training and commitment both have shown in the 4-5 months since they registered for the event.

Karl ironman

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