Two Queensbury runners tackled the Reservoir Bogs Fell Race the up and coming Matt Fielding ran a great race in a time of 1-06-52 and finished 22nd overall and Lee Hipwell who is getting faster each year completed the race in 1-20-34 and was 53rd overall the race was quite tricky with misty conditions on the tops making it difficult to see causing quite a few runners to miss the check points and ended up running much further than the rest Matt came in with mud all over the place and Lee finished amazingly clean he must have leaped over all the bogs well done to both runners.
Three Queensbury runners braved the hilly Puma Pudsey 10k on Sunday this was the 25th anniversary of the race.
Richard Brook 48-44 93rd overall
Neil Windle 49.14 105th overall
Andy Smith 105-21 379th overall
A big well done to all three for getting round a very tough course.
Sunday morning at 7.30am we all set off on a recci of the Yorkshireman Half Marathon what was supposed to be 13 miles by my calculations turned out to be 17 miles with a very tough second half we were running out of water and food but with a little bit of sharing and a lot of determination we finally made it so well done to all.
Two Queensbury runners raced at the Wharfdale Half Marathon this Half is a tough race with plenty of hills and a strong head wind the mastiles hill is bad enough but when you are running into 50mph winds it is nearly impossible to run but both completed the race Mick Coe in 1-49-47 and Matt Fielding in 2-8-00 a fantastic effort by both runners.
Andrew Smith ran the Bolton Brow Burner in a time of 1-14-26 and before that Andrew ran at the new Horton Park Park Run in a time of 31-56 both these runs came after Andrew ran in the John Carr race series all these races are amazing when you consider Andrew started running at QRC under the guidance of Martin Firth the beginners Group Leader some twelve months ago. He has lost four stones in weight and started to build up his fitness Andrew is proving that running and determination gets results so a big well done.
Continuing a great off-road season for Queensbury Chris Williams took 5th place overall on a twisting, hilly course at Over the Odda on 16 May. Lee Hipwell and Graham Jowett showed terrific form in the same race.
Mick Coe represented the club strongly at the Austick Amble, covering the 8 mile 1,200ft course in 1:00:47 to take 41st place. Then on a windy day he took 3 minutes off his 2014 time at the Wharfedale Half Marathon, finishing in 1:49:47. Matt Fielding also made the trip to the Dales and completed the same tough route in a time of 2:08:18. These are impressive results on very varied and demanding routes. Well done everyone.
Mick and Graham are placed fourth and fifth in the individual league. The next events are Reservoir Bogs (Hebden Bridge, 20 June), the Baildon Canter (11 July) and Widdop (15 July). Full points and the fixture list are here.
Over 400 runners took part in the Apperley Bridge Canter hosted by Horsforth Harriers five Queensbury runners took part in the race the weather turned out to be just right for the evening race. First home for Queensbury was Chris Williams in a time of 35.54 and 2nd overall a fantastic achievement.
Peter Hughes was 40th overall in a time of 41.09 Peter was the first vet 60 .
Ben Clare was 71st overall in a time of 43.40.
Carl Heron was 77th overall in a time of 43.48.
|Stephen Brook||Clermont Waterfront||27:05||40th|
|Dianne Simpson||Horton Park||29:28||62nd|
|Maria Rhodes||Horton Park||30:17||67th|
|Bronte Simpson||Horton Park||30:39||75th|
|Andrew Smith||Horton Park||30:43||76th|
|Martin John Firth||Horton Park||34:04||97th|
|Gurjit Kaur||Horton Park||35:19||100th|
|Vikki Bean||Horton Park||44:49||114th|
|Michael Coe||Oakwell Hall||20:16||6th|
|Hannah Coe||Oakwell Hall||26:09||36th|
This week saw an impressive 16 Queensbury RC runners participate at a total of 7 different courses, including the inaugural run at Horton Park.
The club even has representation across the pond, as Stephen Brook ran a Parkrun in Orlando, Florida. Where was my invite, might I ask?!
Keep up the good work everyone!