The Stoop 16th Dec 2018

Starting from Penistone Hill Country Park runners head up to the Stoop – Standing Stone via Harbour Lodge then straight back down, this classic now organised by the Wharfedale Harriers features 700ft of climbing over just shy of 5 miles. 

Chris King was our sole entrant finishing well in 134th place with a time of 50:09.

Well done Chris.

Forest of Bowland Half 15th Dec 2018

There was approx 4000ft of ascent over this 2 lap marathon course, rewarding participants with some panoramic views! The route starts and finishes at the village hall in the picturesque village of Dunsop Bridge, in Lancashire, quickly taking you up onto Beatrix Fell, with stunning views from the tops! The half marathon runners ran 1 lap featuring over 2000ft of climbing. 

Taking on this savage half was our very own man machine Andy Smith showing true grit and determination to finish the course in very tough conditions

Andy finished 81st in a time of 3:34:35 

Well done pal,  conditions were very difficult last Saturday. 



Travellers 6 16th Dec 2018

258 competitors ran the 2018 edition of the Travellers 6 on a bright December morning. The race was won by Scott Hinchcliffe of Penistone Footpath Runners in a record time of 32.52 beating his own record from 2017. As last year, first lady home was Fiona Davies from Rotherham Harriers in 38.35.

Running for Queensbury in the 4th race of our winter champs series was a fantastic 14 of you, with some showing that Friday nights sambuca was not going to get in the way of a good performance with Andy Dovernor taking the 1st MV50 prize. 

Well done to you all and thanks to John for the photo’s. Next up is the Coley Canter on the 29th good luck if you’re entered. 

Position Bib Name Club Category Time Share
12 46 Paul Greenwood Queensbury Running Club MV35 37.55  
26 176 Gary Rowling Queensbury Running Club MV35 40.19  
28 177 Andrew Dovernor Queensbury Running Club MV50 40.39  
34 63 Simon Brady Queensbury Running Club MV50 41.49  
92 170 Richard Brook Queensbury Running Club MV40 47.36  
99 174 Phillip Whettlock Queensbury Running Club MV50 48.35  
110 185 Joanna Lockwood Queensbury Running Club FV40 50.07  
111 220 Andrew Young Queensbury Running Club MV40 50.1  
126 172 Julie Hepworth Queensbury Running Club FV40 51.28  
163 178 Terri Mason Queensbury Running Club FV45 55.11  
178 199 Gillian Jago Queensbury Running Club FV40 56.51  
207 66 Michelle Greenwood Queensbury Running Club FV40 60.11  
223 67 Sharan Loughran Queensbury Running Club FV50 62.58  
251 173 David Hepworth Queensbury Running Club MV45 70.08

Full results can be found by clicking below


Evensplits Leeds 5k series Race 10 28th Nov 2018

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. 

Steve brook was once again our only entrant and finished off the 10 race series with a now comfortable 25:31. 

Well done Stormin a great season of 5k’s for you.

Mytholmroyd Fell Race 9th Dec 2018

A bit of mud & a bit of climbing to warm you up!!! A free can of ‘Naughty & Nice’ beer to all runners. 

So that’s the temptation over with and it was left to Stacey and Andy Smith to fly the orange and green colours in a fell race of 6 miles and over 1600 feet of climbing.

The race starts on the bridge next to Burnley Road Primary School, just off the A646 Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd. The start is tough as it climbs up through the fields past Hill House Farm, reaching Heights Road then continues to climb up through the fields to Wicken Hill and back again.

76th (9th female) Stacey Cleal 1:08:40

161st Andrew Smith 1:14:48

Well done to you both, great stuff.

WYWL Queensbury 2nd Dec 2018

Last Sunday saw the 2nd race in this years West Yorkshire Winter League season nicknamed ‘The beast’ hosted by none other than ourselves up at Ogden Reservoir, you could be mistaken into thinking that 400+ runners on the sometimes narrow tracks around Ogden would not cope with the amount of entrants that this seasons competition is attracting, but with the hard work from Dan and his team of Bev, Jo and Glenn things ran to plan, added to that all the marshals, cake bakers, rafflers and support from the WYWL crew and any other volunteers the race went ahead smoothly and without any incidents. 

I believe the club will have raised well over £500 from the event, which I’m sure will come in handy for all the wine that Mr Dove will buy for the Xmas party.

As for the results on the day Queensbury did fantastic.

Ladies – 3rd overall

Men – 5th overall

Vets – joint 1st overall

Super Vets – 4th overall

Team Queensbury – 4th

Well done to everyone involved in making this one of the best fixtures on the calendar.

Please see the Facebook page for photo’s from the event as there too many to put on here.

Full individual results by clicking below

Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede 2nd Dec 2018

The race was open to adults in a main stampede, while youngsters took part in a 400m run.

The winner of the main run was Leila Armoush, who runs with Leeds City Athletics Club, with Jonathan Gallucci, from Bingley Harriers, finishing a close second. Daniel Pelissier took third place.

Carl Foster, run director at Epilepsy Action, said: “It was wonderful to see so many runners joining us at Lister Park, coming together on a very wet morning to support this event”

Over the years the Reindeer Stampede has raised over £40,000. This fantastic total enables Epilepsy Action to improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy, not only locally but also all over the UK.

Phil Lickley and Louise Hayton travelled to Lister park to take part and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Well done and sorry to Louise I could not find a photo of you.

The highest running club in England, probably.