The EvenSplits Leeds 5K race series is staged monthly at the Brownlee Centre Cycle Circuit in Leeds. The series consists of ten, monthly, 5K road races. Each event comprises two races: an A race for those who expect to run sub-22:30 and a B race for those who expect to run 22:30 or above.
In race 5 of the series, Steve Brook had his best result to date finishing 134th with a time of 24:48.
A Fell race that goes past the famous Bridestone and takes in some of the lesser used paths in the upper Calder Valley. A short fast race with steep climbs, fast tracks and demon descents, 900ft of climbing over 7.4km.
‘Something for everyone’ said the website, well it certainly was for Lee Shaw who finished a fantastic 2nd place swooping home in 43:24 his best place finish to date for Queensbury.
Organised by Otley Athletic Club, the race is now in its 29th year and more than 400 runners were ready to tackle the hilly route that starts on Mill Way, off Gallows Hill, before heading to Pool-in-Wharfedale, Leathley, Lindley and Farnley and finishing at Otley Cricket Club.
Having run this race last year I can vouch for what a fantastic challenging route it is, deffinatly a must do race.
We’ll done to Joanne Lockwood for competing in the orange and green, finishing well in 205th place, 7th in her age category in a time of 1:21:26.
Just 6 QRCers headed over to Northawram last Sunday for the 3rd running of the Burner formally held in Sowerby Bridge. This years race will be it’s last time in Northawram as the event is due to move to a new school base in the Calderdale area, let’s hope that the standards set by the Puma’s and all involved at the primary school continue and the race continue’s to grow into a good tough local race.
The Northawram race is a tough off/on road 10k taking Tan House Lane, Green Lane, Deanstones and Whiskers Lane making a total assent of over 800ft,
Well organised by the Puma’s, a good tough race, with 198 finishers it was our very own ‘Tornedo’ Tom who took the win with a gap of over 2.5 minutes to 2nd place.
The School Run part of the South Huddersfield Road and Trail Run series, is a scenic and challenging course entirely off road. Run down from Holme School to Digley reservoir on little known paths before running a figure of 8 shaped course on hilly and varied trails. Climb back to finish. Approx 9km and over 880ft of climbing
Well done to Joanne Lockwood for taking part and finishing in 52:47 (strava). I’ll update when results appear Joanne.
This is a delightful 10K fell race run over trail and open moorland starting in Hebden Bridge, with a steep climb up to Stoodley Pike and back, and suitable for experienced fell runners and newcomers to the sport.
Delightful, 10k and fell should never be mentioned in the same sentence but that’s just my opinion, luckily for QRC Lee and Mick for some reason enjoy this sort of thing and headed over to Hebden for this race.
10th Lee Shaw 48:25
34th Mick Coe 55:08
We’ll done great running over a very tough course. Sorry for the lack of photo’s lads.
The race starts just below Haworth Primary School (well it did last year) out onto West Lane passing the Sun Hotel and bearing left onto Cemetery Rd for 0.7 miles before turning left up the hill, then its a left turn after the climb, heading round the moor, down the hill for the 2nd lap, afetr the 2nd decsent of Dimples Lane its a right turn heading back to the cricket club with a lap of the pitch and into the finish.
This years race incorporated the Yorkshire Champs race, in other words there were some fast runners in attendance.
Congrats to Paul Greenwood who ran his 1st race for QRC after many weeks of encouragement from Steve Brook at Parkrun telling him to join.
Once again Stacey finished 1st in her age category.
Sorry to Dave H. for the lack of a photo, mine came out blurry.
The Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon is a 13.2 mile trail race flagged throughout the entire course. It affords participants and their families the opportunity to enjoy a great day out in some of Wharfedale’s finest scenery with over 2,000 feet of ascents the route follows well established footpaths, including the Dalesway and Mastiles Lane and for those with time to take in the fabulous scenery the views from Scott Gate, Mastiles and Boss Moor are quite breathtaking.
It started out at 8.45am in the club car park but with Tom eager to get going he was there at 7.45.
So, we pulled in to Wharfedale Rugby Club in plenty of time for the 11am start, with registration out of the way, followed by a short safety briefing, the count began and we were away, a short road section over the river towards Grassington, then left and up onto the fields and moors towards the 1st checkpoint at 3.74(ish) miles, with all of us making the cut off point.
From here it was down into Conistone, crossing the main road at Kilnsey, before heading up the notorious Mastilles Lane with the next 2 miles pretty hellish, although the light rain was making for good running conditions, Although some looked to be enjoying it too much.
Checkpoint(CP) 2 appeared a kilometre on from the top, left across the moor from CP2 and on a clear day there would have been some spectacular views across the valley. CP3+4 came and went where young girls give us great support along with cups of water (well done for braving the weather, whoever you were) which left the undulating drop back into Threshfield. With a last mile which seemed to go on and on, all that was left was to cross the line, to the cheering water people.
Well done Wharfedale Harriers on a great race, also a big thank you to Graham Jowett for driving us all home I hope we behaved ourselves. We can’t wait until next years event and with a few more runners we could hire a coach.
5th Tom Collinge 1:32:18 (3rd open M)
18th Chris Williams 1:37:21
21st Lee Shaw 1:39:04
39th Carl Heron 1:44:01
57th Mick Coe 1:49:17
59th Pete Hughes 1:50:14 (1st MV60)
79th Simon Brady 1:53:55
126th Andy Stott 2:03:23
130th Wasim Hussain 2:03:51
206th Lee Hipwell 2:16:37
255th Zoe Hipwell 2:24:13
273rd Carl Chamberlain 2:26:39
274th Phil Robinson 2:26:40
321st Neil Windle 2:35:02
384th Shelley Ferneyhough 2:51:59
386th Sonya Tetley 2:52:19
Well done to us all, what a fab turn out for QueensburyRC.
Race 3 of the YVAA Grand Prix series got under way over in Lythe, Nr Whitby, but with the Wharfedale Half the day before most of the usual suspects presumably never made it from their beds, due to tired legs or perhaps hangovers from the pub run around Skipton after.
Luckily for QRC we had Simon Brady who made the decision to drive to Wharfedale and so was our only entrant in the YVAA race.
Simon ran well finishing 27th in 48:21 gaining a valuble 274 points towards the final results. Well done Simon
The next race is at South Leeds 27th June 7.30pm start