Five club members ran the race this morning Anna Smith,Peter Hughes,Carl Heron,Peter May and Graham Jowett the conditions were good avoiding the bad weather. Peter Hughes was 26th overall in a time off 1hr 33mins 02secs this time gave Peter the first V60 award Carl Heron was aiming to beat the 1hr 40 mins mark and just got inside that time with a time off 1hr 39mins 46secs Carl was 49th overall Peter May ran a time off 1hr 42mins 15secs and was 55th overall Graham Jowett was aiming to beat 2hrs he was well inside this with a time off 1hr 55mins 24secs and 145th overall and Anna Smith ran a time off 1hr 58mins 14secs and her overall finishing position was 172nd Anna is training for the three peaks race in two weeks and used this race as a training run so well done to all who ran it was a great race and well organized by Baildon Running Club .
At the end of the winter season Queensbury were second of the six Airedale Athletics clubs with only Baildon on a higher score. Mick Coe, Peter Hughes and Lee Hipwell were all among the top ten individuals – great running on some really tough courses.
You can download the full winter results here.
The fixtures are up for the summer season beginning this week with the first Bunny Run at Haworth. These sprints are a brilliant way to start the spring and there is plenty to enjoy after the race. Then a whole summer of offroad running to look forward to …
Conditions for the 15 mile Heptonstall fell race were bright and clear but the moorland was as trackless and tussocky as ever and the climb through the woods to the finish was just as steep. Peter Hughes won a fiercely competitive V60 race, setting a new course record for the category. Graham Jowett finished within half a minute of his 2014 time while Mick Coe and Phil Robinson both improved dramatically on their performances last year and Carl Heron set his fastest time yet over the course.
Full results here.
Lee Hipwell headed to Lancashire on 7th March tackling tough gradients and navigation at the Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round to finish in 1:45:13. He moves into 7th individual place adding to Queensbury’s margin over Saltaire for second team place.
There is a choice of fixtures for the last weekend of the season: Heptonstall (offering Joker points) or the shorter race at Rivock Edge. Links to more information are on the Fixtures tab.
The first of the year’s evening races is the first fixture for the Summer Challenge – the Bunny Run in Haworth on 31 March. Good luck if you are planning to run!
CONGRATULATIONS!!…on a wonderful turnout in today’s parkruns!! We helped to swell the numbers at Lister Park, Bradford, to over 500, and at the first ever Shroggs Park parkrun, Halifax, to almost 300 – far exceeding what the organisers hoped for!!!! The results for our club and running group members were….at Lister park – Declan Craven 19.40 (brilliant 9th!); Abbie Cleal 26.37; Maria Rhodes 34.35, and sons Preston 34.20 and Dexter 34.21 (plus their friend Alex 34.18!); Stacey Cleal 40.54 (pushing grandson Oscar along!), and Holly Cleal 42.30 (her PB by 18 seconds!).
..and now to Shroggs Park (where everyone ran a PB on this course !!) :-Tom Collinge 17.30 and a super 2nd!; Martin Firth 19.50; Craig Phillips 22.14; Craig Richardson 22.47; Matt Thornton 24.47; Claire Baggley 27.24; Dianne Simpson 30.08 (her 2nd best time anywhere!!); Brontë Simpson 31.07; Glenn Thornton 31.29; Gary Morritt 32.19; Katie Brook 32.58; Steve Brook 32.59; Kathryn Webb 34.32 (her PB anywhere by 15 seconds!!); Sharan Loughran (joined us last Thursday!!) 34.46; Caroline Whelan 38.16; Bev Morritt 40.08; Jessica Hipwell 40.09; Lynn Hill 40.26; Zoë Hipwell and son Samuel both 41.13, and Andy Smith 45.22!!
And well done to Lee Hipwell on his race up and down what looks like a mountain, somewhere in deepest Lancashire!!
Well done everyone!!…this was another momentous day for our club and our running groups!!..Martin
Here are the details for the final Cross Country race to be held by Baildon.
Race start 2pm
Baildon Rugby Club
Approx 4.5 miles, 1 lap course. Fell or trail shoes depending on the weather, no spikes. We will meet at the Baildon Rugby club as usual then lead people over to the start, 5-6 min walk/jog. The finish is in roughly the same place as the start, so will be best to take jumpers/warm clothes over to the start/finish. Changing rooms and showers available at the rugby club. Food/drinks will be available in the clubhouse afterwards.
Some excellent runs by club members in the Liversedge Half Marathon.
Martin Firth led the club home in 22nd place overall and 1st place in his category, Peter May was next, leading home four Queensbury runners, all closely grouped together, with some achieving PB’s for the distance, Andrew Stott, Richard Brook and Jo Choran all finishing within 4 minutes of each other.
Well done to everyone who ran at the WYWL in Temple Newsam. The Vets team is currently in second place overall. A nice mention in the T&A about how well the club is doing in the competition, read here:
Sorry, my dear Beginners’ running family!!…training’s off tonight. Just had the pleasure of running home from the city centre….too risky, unless you have metal portable ice grips to put on your trainers’ soles! Being caught in these heavy haily snowy showers is no fun, either!..I now know from experience!!. Missing you all.. Martin
Good evening all..from very snowy Queensbury!! Having just been for an 8 mile “run”, and checked tomorrow’s forecast, I’m having to cancel our Beginners’ Groups training sessions due tomorrow evening (Thursday 22 Jan) Once again, it’s down to health and safety considerations – the pavements are almost impossible to run on in many places, and side roads still have ice beneath this fresh snow (same with many pavements too).Tomorrow will barely be above freezing, so no thaw is in immediate prospect!
On Sunday, It’s the 3rd race (of 5) in the West Yorkshire Winter League – a multi-terrain 4.7 mile course around Cliffe Castle, Keighley, starting at 10am, with parking at nearby UKA Academy (former Greenhead Grammar School)..details are on this site .http://www.wymedia.co.uk/wywl/ EVERYONE is welcome to come along and have a go at it, whatever your standard..it’s free! Club members finishing positions count for our club, whereas non-members (who would run as “guests”, therefore no need to wear a club vest) would not count….but would get useful experience!There’s food and drinks on sale afterwards at the academy, and a decent raffle.Take care! Martin