The last race in the YVAA grand prix was run at Spenborough last Sunday. Starting with the M35 category and Darren was equal points with Allan Dodds of Roundhay Runners going into the last race. Darren ran an excellent race and finished 10th overall in 33 minutes, well ahead of his rival and secured 2nd place in the M35 for the season. Richard Brook and Lee Hipwell also both ran well in the Spen race but had not run enough races to qualify for the seasons placings.

Karl Chamberlain finished 10th overall in the most competive V40 category, putting in a time of 40.12 even after a while off training.

Mick Coe finished the off in 4th overall in the V45 after a good run at Spen alongside Phil Robinson, 6th overall.

Carl Heron split the two in the race at spen with a decent run in 35:57 but had not run enough vets race to compete in his category this season. Andy was also in the M50 category but being a newer member only managed the one race this season in the completion.

Pete Hughes had already secured 1st place this season to retain the V55 trophy but put in another top performance and again won his category on the day and finished 15th overall at Spen. Steve Jones, also in the V55 category just got his one local race in over at York this year in the YVAA comp.

Graham Jowett finished 6th overall in the V60 category after getting his 6th counting race in at Spen, finishing in 41:17. Steve Wilby came in 10th for the season after also getting in his 6th race of the competition at Spen.

Anna Smith finished 5th lady overall for the season and 2nd in his category after a good performance at Spen finishing 10th lady overall on the day.

Some great performances over the season and a consistently good turnout from the club meant Queensbury took 3rd team place in the 1st 4 to count beating much larger clubs such as Stainland Lions & Horsforth Harriers, something everyone can be proud of achieving. Queensbury was 6th place in the ‘All to count’ highlighting how many points we have picked up for a small club. Well done to everyone and look forward to another good season next year.

Spen Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2013/13GP8-Spen.htm

Mens Season Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2013/13MI.htm

Ladies Season Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2013/13FI.htm

Team Season Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2013/13T.htm


Yorkshire Coast 10k 2013

Richard Brook put in a good performance at the Yorkshire Coast 10k in Scarborough at the weekend, finishing 134th in 43:32. Some new technology on display from Sports Timing Soloutions as well, filming and tagging finishers as they approach the finish line: http://www.sportstimingsolutions.co.uk/running_results_master_details.php?race_name=The%20McCain%20Yorkshire%20Coast%2010k%202013&bib=448


Full Results: http://www.sportstimingsolutions.co.uk/running_results_master.php?recordID=The%20McCain%20Yorkshire%20Coast%2010k%202013

Weekend Report

The Bradford City Run took part this weekend, comprising of a half marathon, a 10k & a 5k. Queensbury RC had quite a few entries into the half marathon with no members opting for the shorter distances. A wet and windy day provided the difficult conditions we’re more than used to up here. Martin Firth (1:25:27) won his age category and finished 7th overall after a close battle with local Bingley rival Stephen Fry. Carl Heron (1:30:55) was next followe dby Richard Brook (1:41:03), Graham Jowett (1:48:33), Andrew Tempest-Mitchell (1:58:35) & Helen Collins (2:24:06)

Full Results: https://racebest.com/results/bradford-city-runs-half-marathon

The Accrington 10k was also held the same day and in the same wet & windy conditions. Chris Williams finished 4th in 36:22, Darren Midgely was 14th in 38:29 and Pete Hughes won his category and was 19th overall in 39:42.

Full Resuts: http://www.ukroadraces.info/results/2013/accr.htm

The pick of the fell races this weekend was the Bronte Way, organised by KCAC, which is a one direction race and means competitiors are shipped out from Haworth to Wycoller and then race back. Mick Coe finished the difficult 8 mile off road course in 1:07:01 & Anna Smith won her category in 1:17:45!

Full Results: http://kcac.co.uk/events/bronteway/13_bronte_way.html

Woodland Challenge

Last Sunday’s Woodland Challenge attracted a field of 285 (including a competitor who had cycled from Manchester) and the front runners set a devastating pace.  The course was twisty and fast.  Representing Queensbury Mick Coe (44:01) and Graham Jowett (52:39) finished well up the field and they both battled out close finishes in the final yards.  The Woodland Challenge was the first fixture in the Airedale Athletics Off-Road Winter Challenge, where Graham’s points give him the lead in the individual challenge.  Mick is the second individual and Queensbury is second in the club league.

Full results here.

Weekend Report

Steve Wilby completed his second 10k in two weeks at Netherthong this weekend completing the hilly course in 58:08. The previous weekend Steve ran in Southports Natterjack 10k and finished in 53:21, 306th from over 650 finishers.

Netherthong Full Results: http://netherthongprimary.kgfl.dbprimary.com/kgfl/primary/netherthongprimary/web/201310kresults(1).xls

Natterjack Full Results: http://www.natterjackseaside10k.com/Results/2013   Saturday saw the last race in the

Airedale Athletics Off-Road Summer League at Thieveley Pike. Final results pending for the off road challenge. Anna was the only Queensbury Runner to take on the race and sent in a brief report:

Early cloud lifted and it was sunny with perfect visibility by the time the race started.  The steep climb was early in the race and runners used grassy handholds to scramble past each other.  The turn to the pike itself meant heading into a stiff easterly wind before rounding the trig point and racing back down to the line at the end of the finishing field. Provisional results are that I was 90th of 135 finishers in 46.42 and 1st FV50 (except the first lady, who was in the same category).

# Still awaiting full results


Sunday was the Horsforth 10k from Woodhouse Grove School. A fast, uphill start for 3km and then some nice steady downhill followed by a long stretch back on the canal before finishing in the playing fields. A big turn out packed with top runners made for a competitive race. Phillip Tedd who works at Woodhouse Grove, also a member of Sale Harriers, won the race in 33:18 just ahead of Ian Fisher of Otley AC. Chris Williams finished 10th in 35:34, Darren Midgely 30th in 37:39, Curtis Brennan, on his was back from Illness put in an excellent time of 42:01 and Richard Brook finished in 44:37.

Full Results: http://www.horsforthharriers.co.uk/results/10k2013Resultv1.htm


Ben Clare added another of the classic endurance races to his CV on Sunday by entering the famous 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race, a 36 mile off road bike ride taking in the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire, Whernside, Ingleborough & Pen-Y-Ghent. For more info on this race have a look at the website: http://www.3peakscyclocross.org.uk/.

Ben finished in 5:21:25, impressive considering he only got his bike a month ago and has spent more time carrying it around than riding it to get used to hauling it up the steep faces he faced on Sunday.

Full Results: http://results.sportident.co.uk/home/event.html?eventid=77361f64-b25c-4915-94f4-9f8a9b03bfd1

The highest running club in England, probably.