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Woodland Challenge

Last Sunday’s Woodland Challenge attracted a field of 285 (including a competitor who had cycled from Manchester) and the front runners set a devastating pace.  The course was twisty and fast.  Representing Queensbury Mick Coe (44:01) and Graham Jowett (52:39) finished well up the field and they both battled out close finishes in the final yards.  The Woodland Challenge was the first fixture in the Airedale Athletics Off-Road Winter Challenge, where Graham’s points give him the lead in the individual challenge.  Mick is the second individual and Queensbury is second in the club league.

Full results here.

Weekend Report

Steve Wilby completed his second 10k in two weeks at Netherthong this weekend completing the hilly course in 58:08. The previous weekend Steve ran in Southports Natterjack 10k and finished in 53:21, 306th from over 650 finishers.

Netherthong Full Results: http://netherthongprimary.kgfl.dbprimary.com/kgfl/primary/netherthongprimary/web/201310kresults(1).xls

Natterjack Full Results: http://www.natterjackseaside10k.com/Results/2013   Saturday saw the last race in the

Airedale Athletics Off-Road Summer League at Thieveley Pike. Final results pending for the off road challenge. Anna was the only Queensbury Runner to take on the race and sent in a brief report:

Early cloud lifted and it was sunny with perfect visibility by the time the race started.  The steep climb was early in the race and runners used grassy handholds to scramble past each other.  The turn to the pike itself meant heading into a stiff easterly wind before rounding the trig point and racing back down to the line at the end of the finishing field. Provisional results are that I was 90th of 135 finishers in 46.42 and 1st FV50 (except the first lady, who was in the same category).

# Still awaiting full results

 

Sunday was the Horsforth 10k from Woodhouse Grove School. A fast, uphill start for 3km and then some nice steady downhill followed by a long stretch back on the canal before finishing in the playing fields. A big turn out packed with top runners made for a competitive race. Phillip Tedd who works at Woodhouse Grove, also a member of Sale Harriers, won the race in 33:18 just ahead of Ian Fisher of Otley AC. Chris Williams finished 10th in 35:34, Darren Midgely 30th in 37:39, Curtis Brennan, on his was back from Illness put in an excellent time of 42:01 and Richard Brook finished in 44:37.

Full Results: http://www.horsforthharriers.co.uk/results/10k2013Resultv1.htm

 

Ben Clare added another of the classic endurance races to his CV on Sunday by entering the famous 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race, a 36 mile off road bike ride taking in the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire, Whernside, Ingleborough & Pen-Y-Ghent. For more info on this race have a look at the website: http://www.3peakscyclocross.org.uk/.

Ben finished in 5:21:25, impressive considering he only got his bike a month ago and has spent more time carrying it around than riding it to get used to hauling it up the steep faces he faced on Sunday.

Full Results: http://results.sportident.co.uk/home/event.html?eventid=77361f64-b25c-4915-94f4-9f8a9b03bfd1

Weekend Report

Stainland Lions new trail race took place on Sunday and was well attended by Queensbury. A long list of honours in the results as well starting with Mick Coe’s top 10 finish and first place V45, strong runs also from Phil Robinson (52:11, 18th), Carl Heron (52:30, 22nd), with Anna Smith (54:43, 33rd) taking first place in her category, Graham Jowett (58:00, 48th) claimed second place in his category as well, Jo Horan (58:42,  52nd) and first place in her category, Dylan Hayes (01:02:18, 70th) and Andrew Tempest-Mitchell (01:04:45, 84th).

Many thanks to Stainland Lions for a great new race to add to the calendar.

Full Results: http://www.stainlandlions.com/Results/2013/StainlandTrailResults220913.pdf

On Saturday Chris Williams ran in the 15 mile Good Shepherd fell race, starting in Mytholmroyd. A much stronger field than the previous year showed as Chris finished 5 minutes quicker than last time around and 17 places lower in 22nd. Misty conditions on the moors didn’t help and a missed turning on London Road cost some time and effort! A great route though taking in Stoodley Pike twice from different climbs.

Full Results: http://www.cvfr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/GoodShepherd2013.pdf

Spen Greenway 10k

Five Queensbury runners took part in the out and back Spen Greenway 10k. Darren Midgely just missed out on breaking the 37 minute barrier, finishing 8th in 37:06, very closely followed by Martin Firth, who despite his impressive time of 37:22 was still pushed back to 3rd in the V50 category! Carl Heron was back in slightly over 40 minutes, finishing 26th in 40:39. Richard Brook achieved a new personal best for the distance in 42:53, taking a big chunk from his last time round, completing the team was Steve Wilby in 96th in 53:05

 

Full Results: http://spenac.co.uk/Greenway%20Results%202013.pdf

Yorkshireman marathons 8 September

Runners from the north of England and further afield met at Haworth Primary School on a bright morning with almost no wind. Times were fast in the good conditions and Mick Coe made quick work of the half marathon route finishing 21st of 246 in the excellent time of 2:00:52. The full marathon was also competitive with an exceptionally strong vets field. Carl Heron improved on a time set in the extreme heat of 2012 to finish 47th of 179 in 4:10:09 while Anna Smith felt better after some biscuits at mile 21 and went on to finish 110th in 5:02:48. As usual all aspects of the event were superbly organised and competitors enjoyed routes over some of the most beautiful local landscape.

Full results at http://results.sportident.co.uk/home/event.html?eventid=7340dcca-1635-41b1-a3e7-bb42858e29ec

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Leeds Country Way Relay

Queensbury RC contributed 4 runners to the Airedale Athletics Mens team for the Leeds Country Way on Sunday. A 70 mile, 6 legged race around Leeds, run in pairs. Chris Williams ran with Andy Bedford of Saltaire Striders on leg 3, a 9.8 mile route from Scotchman Lane in Morely through to Thornbury, Anna Smith was also running this leg with Ian Ferris of Baildon Runners in a mixed team. Both pairs picked up the fastest times of the leg in the mens and the mixed team races.

Peter Hughes & Darren Midgely ran leg 5 together, just over 10 miles from Golden Acre Park to Thorner Lane in Scarcroft, taking an impressive 3rd place on the leg and Martin Firth ran with Peter Hopson of Bradford Airedale on the anchor leg, taking over from Pete & Darren at Thorner Lane and making the 9.7 mile run back to the start at Garforth Sports Centre who got the 2nd fastest time on their leg as well!

Overall the Airedale team finished 2nd from 49 teams, just over 9 minutes behind winners Valley Striders, a slow start due to an injury of an Airedale runner on leg 1 saw an 18 minute deficit open up, which was gradually shut down over the rest of the course, with 3 fastest legs, one 2nd fastest and one 3rd fastest all going to Airedale, but was unfortunately too much to overturn completely. Pudsey & Bramley finished 3rd and an impressive 4th place overall for the 1st place mixed team Pudsey Pacers.

 

There’s an aritcle in todays T&A on the team: http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/sportother/sport_other_outdoor/sport_ath/10649876.Airedale_Athletics_team_forced_to_play_catch_up_after_relay_injury_blow/

 

 

Full Results: http://www.kippaxharriers.org.uk/LCW2013/Summary_Results_2013.pdf

Trophy Winners: http://www.kippaxharriers.org.uk/LCW2013/Trophy_Winners_Per_Leg_2013.pdf

 

Weekend Report

Last Wednesday was the YVAA race at Knavesmire. A flat and dry course proved to be a very fast paced 5.8 mile race starting from York Race Course. A strong turn out from Queensbury coupled with some great runs saw the club regain 3rd place in the 1st 4 to count competition. 13 QRC runners took part, Anna Smith, 3rd in category & Cathrine Robinson in the ladies race. Darren Midgley beat rival Allan Dodds of Roundhay Runners by one position to ensure the battle in the M35 category goes down to the last race with both tied on equal points going into the race at Spenborough. Peter Huges, Carl Heron & Mick Coe completed the first four. Phil Robinson & Karl Chamberlain were again close, with Phil just 12 seconds ahead of Karl. Graham Jowett was next in followed by an appearance from recently retired chairman of the club, Steve Jones. Andrew Tempest-Mitchell and Steve Wilby completed the team along with non-counting Chris Williams.

Great to have so many club runners out, especially on a Wednesday night and in particular to see Steve Jones in his now local race.

Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2013/13GP7-Knavesmire.htm

 

The revived West Yorkshire 5, put on jointly by Bradford-Airedale AC & West Yorkshire Fire Service was on Sunday. The race has been missing from the Calendar for the last 5 years but has a long history dating back 40 years. An undulating 5 mile course, starting & finishing at the Fire Service HQ in Birkenshaw. The wind proved to make the race very tactical at the front with runners jostling for position all the way to the 4 mile marker before Willy Smith of KCAC pulled away once the wind was behind him to take the victory. Chris Williams battled on for 3rd place just behind Peter Hopson of Bradford-Airedale who took 2nd. Martin Firth was following close behind and finished 10th overall.

 

Full Results: https://racebest.com/results/west-yorkshire-5

Borrowdale Fell Race

Ben Clare was the only Queensbury Runner to brave the brutal Borrowdale Fell Race this weekend. Featuring a 17 mile route with 6500 feet of climbing, Ben finished in the middle of a very talented field in a time of 4:20:32. The race was won by Ricky Lightfoot of Ellenborough Athletic Club in 2:51:24.

For a detailled race report, have a read of the Mud, Sweat & Tears page here: http://www.mudsweatandtears.co.uk/2013/08/05/ricky-makes-light-work-of-borrowdale/

Full Results: http://www.borrowdalefellrunners.co.uk/uploads/3/2/4/9/3249346/borrowdale_2013_results.pdf

Some excellent race pictures by Paul Dobson: https://plus.google.com/photos/112660024446587293959/albums/5908381709762604561?banner=pwa