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The Reservoir Bogs Fell Race

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.reservoir bogs lee hipwellMATT FIELDING

The 25th Puma Pudsey 10k

Three Queensbury runners braved the hilly Puma Pudsey 10k on Sunday this was the 25th anniversary of the race.start Pudsey

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.



Wharfdale Half Marathon

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.Mick coe wharfdale half 2matt fielding wharfdale half 2


Anna Smith raced at Pen-y-Ghent the race is 5.9 miles long with 1800ft of climbing and to add to that the first rocky ascent was against  gale force winds but Anna still nursing a sore ankle completed the run in 1-19-26 and in one piece so well done to her. 20141102162513-f46914d0-me

Bolton Brow Burner

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.
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Airedale Athletics Off-Road Summer Challenge

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.

Graham Jowett at Over the Odda

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.

ABC Apperley Bridge Canter 10k

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.

Peter May was 114th overall in a time of 46.04.
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Parkrun Results: 30/05/2015

Name Course Time Position
Declan Craven Bradford 23:36 49th
Stacey Cleal Bradford 28:46 191st
Abbie Cleal Bradford 28:55 192nd
Stephen Brook Clermont Waterfront 27:05 40th
Neil Windle Halifax 22:25 10th
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
Karol Whettlock Sewerby 33:48 124th
Curtis Brennan Warrington 19:55 10th

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!