YVAA Halifax 8th August 2018

Arguably the fastest track of the series saw some fast times over this 6 mile route, starting from behind the Springhall running track and out along the canal towards Copley before returning along the riverbank and back to the finish.

Stacey Cleal finishing as 7th lady overall gaining 144 valuable points moving into 4th in the F50 category, with her 6th result still to come from any of the remaining 3 fixtures.

Carl Heron showing the young guns of Simon and Andy D the way home with a fine performance finishing 28th, 29th + 31st with just 13 seconds separating the trio. 

Zoe H staying in 6th place in the F40 cat. with a fine 46th and 105 points.

Wasim holding onto 6th in the M35’s but with some good runners still to finish 6 races can he stay in the top 10, lets hope so.

Lee H fighting for a top 10 in M40’s should achieve that with another race to get his 6 qualifying races in.

Andy D needs to push on to get into the top 3 in M45’s, he has a good chance should results go his way. Andy S also sitting in 8th but could be under pressure by runners from  Stadium and Stainland.

Simon Brady is sitting pretty in 2nd in M50’s having run 6 qualify races. 

Carl Heron having only run 4 races should move up barring any disasters should make top 3/4.

With Steve Brook making his 1st appearance this series, we have a runner in the M70’s. 

Well done all, next race 22nd August at West vale.




York 10k 5th August 2018

At arguably the most beautiful 10K in the UK. The Asda Foundation York 10K, now in its tenth year, offers a rare chance to run through the ancient streets of the Viking capital of the North.  When it comes to stunning scenery, the York 10K is hard to beat. For those of you chasing that all illusive PB, this flat and fast course offers plenty of potential.

Well done to the 3 ladies that took part Jo and the 2 Louise’s, great stuff, we hope you enjoyed your race.

Jo Robinson 58:35 PB

Louise Foxall 1:05:37 PB?

Louise Hayton 1:14:12 PB?





Round Hill Fell Race 5th August 2018

8.7 miles / 1100ft, 11.00 am – A Tour of Blubberhouses Moor, visiting Round Hill and a couple of bogs….and no they hadn’t dried out!

With the course record  broken in style by City of York’s Tim Stratton, 53:07, Alistair Galt did amazingly well to finish in 14th place in a time of 1:03:47 just 10 minutes outside of the winner.

Well done Alistair, I’ll add some photo’s should I come across any.


Flatcap 5 1st August 2018

The Flatcap 5 is an annual 5-mile multi-terrain race hosted by Dewsbury Road Runners.

The course follows a gently undulating route and starts close to and finishes at the picturesque Leggers Inn pub and canal boatyard, which is close to Dewsbury town centre. The route takes in the Dewsbury-Ossett greenway, off road paths and the canal towpath.

Although not compulsory runners are encouraged to wear a flat cap during the race to fit in with the spirit of the race and to help celebrate Yorkshire day.

83rd Phillip Whetlock 37:49

93rd Richard Brook 39:04

139th Stephen Brook 43:43

157th Glenn Thornton 44:28

173rd Rob Glover 45:58

Mick Coe DNF (join the club)


James Herriot Trail Run 29th July 2018

A 14K run over moorland tracks and paths near Castle Bolton in Wensleydale in aid of Rotary charities. 2018 was the 14th running of the race.

With thanks to the Rotary Club and Smithy himself for the report.

236 runners braved the atrocious weather, with heavy rain and wind to run this years race.

The weather was the worst we have experienced for the Run, as we have usually been blessed with good conditions. However, despite that, and around 60 people booked to run not turning up, 20 extras came on the day even knowing heavy rain was forecast!

Another unusual feature this year was the appearance of a film crew fromVets Peter Wright and Jim Wight Channel 5 who were filming for a special Herriot episode of The Yorkshire Vet. This meant that, as well as Jim Wight, son of Alf Wight (James Herriot) attending to start the race, we also had Peter Wright, the principal vet in the television documentary. The episode is due to be screened in January. 

Andy Smith travelled up to Bolton Castle to race and ran incredibly well finishing 210th in a time of 1:37:73

Well done Andy and keep up the great running and promotion of Queensbury.

Sir Titus Salt Summer Trot-Half Marathon 21st July 2018

Saltaire got its name from Titus Salt, a successful weaver of beautiful fabrics that were used to make expensive dresses for the ladies of England. Titus moved his woollen mill from the centre of Bradford to just outside the city on the River Aire. This location along the river was important because it gave his mill access to what is now known as the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and to the railway.

With varying distances to race at the running festival Keith Hayes opted for the half marathon with the route up and down the canal bank from Saltaire, the race distance a little over the 21k at 23k meant Keith ran a respectable time of 2:16:55 finishing in 30th place. 

Well done keith, keep up the good training.

The highest running club in England, probably.