From leaving Dean Clough runners have their 1st climb within 100 metres up to Shroggs Road, before steadily climbing to the bottom of Brackenbed Lane, up they went again turning right at the top, then left and onto Moor End Road, which again is a tough climb to the top, following Moor End Road until turning right onto Clough Lane and the sprint through Mixenden, out of Mixy up Mill Lane taking a left onto White Gate, left at the top and slight downhill before a quick right at the bottom and up Rocks Lane, it is roughly here at the 6/7mile mark that Ned Hell Rd awaits them, ready to dish out some more punishment, then passing the Ragalds, onto Roper Lane, left onto Swales Moor Road, right onto Claremont Rd, down Mill Lane and back to Dean Clough.
Some fantastic running on the day provided some fantastic results with the ever impressive Jo Horan finishing as 1st female and also 2nd place overall, just 16 seconds behind the eventual winner, fab running Jo you really are running well.
Wasim finishing in 13th, Joanna Lockwood 18th, Keith Hayes 59th and Andy Smith 81st, over in the Marathon Martin Firth romped home to 5th place.
Great running by you all in tough conditions, with arguably the performances of the day coming from Jo Horan+Martin.
The Bradford Millennium Way Relay is a relay of five legs with two runners per leg. Starting from and returning to Bingley, taking in Wilsden, Denholme, Oxenhope, Haworth, Oakworth, Steeton, Silsden, Addingham and Ilkley with some stunning scenery en-route. The race attracts teams from Yorkshire and Lancashire. With a total race length of 76km or 47¼ miles, involving approx. 1920m or 6300 feet of climbing.
A hot dry sunny day welcomed all runners for the 8am start in Bingley and also on start lines of each leg that followed, luckily the Saltaire Striders had decided to put a water station roughly at halfway on each leg.
Queensbury A Queensbury ‘Silver Arrows’
Alistair+Ben Julie H+Mick H
Mick Coe+Carl H Lee+Zoe
Andy S+Graham Rhodes Glenn+Jo Fortune
Wasim+Neil Chris B. Johnson+Shelley
Jo Horan+Stacey Matt T+Leanne
Both QRC teams performed above and beyond considering the blistering heat Well done to you all.
A sociable summer five-mile run/race following the trails of the breathtaking Bolton Abbey, and in conjunction with Sue Ryder as a fundraising event for Manorlands Hospice with all entry fee money going straight to the Manorlands Hospice.
What a fantastic turnout for the club with 19 of you taking on the circular route of five miles which starts from the Cavendish Pavilion car park and follows a clockwise loop up through the Strid Wood to Barden Bridge, then back through the grounds to the pavilion. With it’s undulating gravel tracks added to the hot, muggy weather it certainly proved to be a tester for the serious and fun runner alike.
Julie Hepworth 43:47
Darren Jack 46:41
Victoria Trudgill 48:47
Rob Glover 50:04
Shelley Ferneyhough 51:02
Sonya Tetley 51:05
Carl Carver 52:41
David Hepworth 53:37
Jo Bottomley 56:21
Joanne Fortune 55:18
Lynn Hill 1:00:51
Sharon Elliot 1:01:03
David Elliot 1:01:03
Michelle Shepherd 1:01:25
Jen Luwaji 1:09:10
Angela Waddington 1:09:47
Katie Grimley 1:09:49
Jo Punt 1:11:09
Ruth Tomkins 1:12:06
Well done to you all and you all looked to be having a blast judging by some of your photo’s.