Category Archives: Results

Tour of Pendle

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The ups and downs of this 16.8m 4800′ route get tougher and steeper as the race goes on but the spot-on organisation was clear from the first.  We arrived in Barley to find bunches of numbered tags set out ready in meticulous order, maps, previous times, tea, coffee, T shirts and more.  As the race wore on jokes gradually gave way to a different kind of comradeship as runners paused to help others who fell or stopped, and friendly marshalls waited hours to collect the numbered tags at checkpoints.  The descents are precipitous but mossy and muddy, and sap strength from the legs.  Route-finding was a challenge in the mist although not being able to see down did prevent dizziness on the scrambles to the top.

Several runners from local clubs travelled to Pendle this year and had excellent races.  It was Anna’s second shot and her finish time of 3:49:10 was good enough for 2nd F50 (overall second place in the women’s race also being F50, an incredible 3:01:48 by Deborah Gowans of Accrington).  Full results here.

Harriers V. Cyclists & Abbey Dash

Saturday was Bingley Harriers famous Harriers V. Cyclists race, a 6 mile fell race up over Baildon Moor contested by both runners and cyclists. The course is evenly balanced for both as the cyclists have a tough time getting the bikes up the big, muddy hills but then have to take advantage on the rideable and downhill sections…. easier said than done as Ben Clare, one of our runners found out by competing on his bike this year. Just staying on the bike proved difficult, never mind racing it down hill and then hauling it back up the next climb! Excellent runs from Chris Williams, Martin Firth & Mick Coe and a top ride from Ben on the bike made it a good show for the club. Nice to have the support out on the course too from other club members and family

Full Results: http://www.bingleyharriers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/static/results/hvc/hvc_14.pdf

Excellent pictures from Woodentops can be found here: http://www.woodentops.org.uk/index.php?topic=home&subtopic=morephotos

 

Leeds Abbey Dash 10k was run on Sunday. The race attracts the top road runners from all over the North of England as well as thousands of club and fun runners. Famous for being a flat and fast course, the race is a great one from targeting a PB. Richard Brook continued his show of good form finishing in 42:36, also excellent performance from Maria Rhodes in her first 10k – 53:49. Darren Jack also ran for Queensbury, finishing in 58:49.

Full Results: https://www.raceplus.co.uk/raceplus-index.php?content=1&race=47598&show_type=Top%2010&event_id=LAD14&event_id=LAD14

YVAA Final Race…

The YVAA season drew to a close on remembrance Sunday at Spenborough. A big turnout from the club and some excellent performances. Club chairman Peter Hughes cemented his V55 series win. Stacey Cleal finished strongly after joining the club mid season and getting the last three races in. Anna Smith was 5th lady overall and Darren Midgley 8th.

For full results : http://www.yvaa.org/2014/14GP10-Spen.htm

Final Tables: Grand Prix Races & Results

 

The West Yorkshire Winter League starts on December 7th at Dewsbury. Full race details will be posted shortly. For those new to the club and not familiar with the competition, it is a series of 5 off road races of approximately 5-6 miles each. All full club members can run in these races for free and score points for the club. No pre registration is needed so it is just a case of turning up on the day and running. Off road shoes are definitely recommended as the races do get muddy! Prizes are broken down into categories between men, women, teams and split by ages so the races are competitive but well spirited and a great way to get involved with the club.

Gisborough Three Tops & The Guy Fawkes 10

Esk Valley Fell Club host some great races on the North Yorkshire Moors. The Gisborough Three Tops fell race was put on by them this weekend and is a race which has become a favourite within the club, not least for its accent and descent of Roseberry Topping. Mick, Pete, Anna & Chris Rushworth all made the trip up to take part this time around with both Pete and Anna winning their age categories meaning they brought back a boot full of wine too! Perhaps this is why it’s become a favourite!

Full Results: http://www.eskvalleyfellclub.org/results/fell/nehra/Guisborough%20Three%20Tops%202-Nov-2014.pdf

Chris Williams ran in the Guy Fawkes 10 on the same day, an undulating 10 mile route starting in the picturesque Ripley,  finishing 5th and happily breaking the hour barrier by 4 seconds!

Full Results: http://www.ukresults.net/2014/fawkes.html

Queensbury were also represented well in the 5k held on the local Great Northern Trail, put on by Thornton Recreation Centre

Bradford City Runs

Well done to everyone who ran in the Bradford City Runs on Sunday. The club had an excellent turn out and was really well represented by all our members, 25 of you no less!

Martin Firth led the club home in the half marathon with a fine performance, winning his age category and taking 6th place overall.

Darren Midgley took a podium position in the 5k, finishing 3rd in 18:06 whilst Richard Brook led the 12 Queensbury Runners home in the 10k.

Full Results: https://racebest.com/results

Queensbury Results:

5K

POSITION BIB NO. NAME CLUB CATEGORY GUN TIME CHIP TIME
3 133 DARREN MIDGLEY QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M40 00:18:08 00:18:06
39 28 STEPHEN BROOK QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M65 00:26:04 00:25:56
147 47 REBECCA DILLON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 00:35:47 00:35:22
162 144 HELEN NEALE QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB F35 00:37:04 00:36:38

10k

POSITION BIB NO. NAME CLUB CATEGORY GUN TIME CHIP TIME 5K SPLIT
22 344 RICHARD BROOK QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB MSEN 00:44:41 00:44:39 00:21:48
72 425 LEE HIPWELL QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M40 00:50:24 00:50:04 00:24:50
88 426 ZOE HIPWELL QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB F35 00:51:25 00:51:05 00:25:35
116 597 STEPHEN WILBY QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M60 00:54:10 00:54:02 00:26:28
141 631 GLENN THORNTON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M60 00:56:29 00:56:04 00:27:29
166 550 BRONTE SIMPSON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 00:58:54 00:58:31 00:28:53
200 551 DIANNE SIMPSON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB F45 01:01:55 01:01:32 00:29:52
213 446 NICOLE JAGGER QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:03:09 01:02:45 00:31:19
267 334 JO BOTTOMLEY QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:12:39 01:12:15 00:35:10
268 408 VIKKI HALLIDAY QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:12:40 01:12:16 00:35:11
284 442 LORNA JACK QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:32:14 01:31:49 00:43:27
285 441 DARREN JACK QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB MSEN 01:32:16 01:31:51 00:43:27

Half Marathon

POSITION BIB NO. NAME CLUB CATEGORY GUN TIME CHIP TIME 6.1K 11.1 K 16.6 K
6 754 MARTIN FIRTH QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M55 01:24:57 01:24:53 00:23:56 00:20:10 00:20:23
10 1001 PETER HUGHES QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M55 01:28:47 01:28:44 00:25:53 00:21:05 00:20:51
13 789 CARL HERON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M50 01:30:59 01:30:55 00:25:13 00:21:24 00:21:59
45 803 JOANNE HORAN QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:41:55 01:41:51 00:28:41 00:24:11 00:24:40
48 912 CRAIG RICHARDSON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M50 01:42:11 01:41:59 00:27:44 00:23:49 00:24:59
166 716 HELEN COLLINS QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB F35 02:06:05 02:05:55 00:32:59 00:29:17 00:31:17

Scarborough 10k & Withins Skyline

Richard Brook ran in the Scarborough 10k on Sunday, completing in 44:10

Full Results: http://www.sportstimingsolutions.co.uk/2014_running_results_master.php?recordID=The+McCain+Yorkshire+Coast+10k+2014

 

The Withins Skyline Fell Race, first of the Airedale Athletics Winter League races also took part on Sunday from Penistone Hill, Haworth. Fine conditions prevailed for this 6.5 mile race over the moors. Chris Williams was first back for Queensbury in 9th place overall, Pete Hughes followed in 53rd in a time of 53:53! Mick Coe was next along with Anna Smith (2nd LV50) and Chris Rushworth, who amazingly managed to get around the wet and slippy moors in his road shoes! The are some excellent photos as always on the Woodentops website

Full Results: http://www.woodentops.org.uk/assets/results/14withins.pdf

Horsforth 10k

The annual Horsforth 10k, with it’s new start time was run this weekend, October 5th. The field was down slightly, probably due to the change in start time, now kicking off at 3pm but there were still 335 taking part with six Queensbury Runners involved , new members Bronte (1:09:38) & Diane Simpson (1:04:24) ran the course for the first time, and proved they are proper Queensbury Runners complaining at the lack of hills in the route which has a 2 mile stretch along the canal!! Zoe Hipwell (54:15) wasn’t too far behind husband Lee (50:21). Darren Midgely improved from his last outing in this race and was 2nd V40 in 37:38 and Chris Williams ran 35:27 for 5th place.

Full Results: http://www.horsforthharriers.co.uk/results/10kresultv1.htm

Lubeck 10K

Carl represented the club in Germany at the weekend joining 550 runners in the Lubeck 10K. The centre of Lubeck is a World Heritage Site and the amazing sights on a sunny day were very welcome. The organisers describe the course as undulating but in Queensbury we would call it flat. Carl was 31st overall and 2nd M50 in 38.43 beating his personal best set several years ago at the (flat) Bradford 10K. Great fun, a silver medal and certificate presented on stage and free beer – it took a few moments to realise that it was alcohol-free……

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Beefy’s Nab

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Queensbury also had a good day at Beefy’s Nab, a short fast fell race from Oxenhope with a steep descent over rough ground.  Declan Craven ran hard to the summit of Nab Hill, reaching it in third place overall.  Losing time after a wrong turn on the descent he finished 12th in the excellent time of 25:52 to take the M23 prize.  The F23 prize went to Abbie Cleal, Anna Smith won the overall women’s race and Lee Hipwell, Stacey Cleal and Zoe Hipwell all ran well on the challenging course.  A terrific local route.

Photo by Phil Bland.  Full results are here.