Seven Queensbury runners raced at the fourth Yorkshire vets race at Alwoodley a total of 231 runners were there for the evening grand prix the conditions were warm and humid and the course is undulating and goes through woods and fields with plenty of tree routes to trip you up if you are not careful all runners got through unscathed.
Zoe Hipwell was the only lady runner representing our club she came in 60th out of 94 ladies in a time off 45.08 well done to Zoe.
First home for the men was Peter Hughes once again the first vet 60 his time was 31.59 17th overall.
Matt Fielding was 49th in 34.57.
Andrew Stott was 51st in 35.36.
Chris Rushworth was 69th in 37.47.
Lee Hipwell was 88th in 39.42.
Graham Jowett was 91st in 39.50.
A great turn out for the club.
If anyone as any pics from race could you email me.
Graham Jowett-Stacy Cleal-Karl Chamberlain-Peter May-Chris Rushworth and Matt Fielding had a enjoyable run round part of the Yorkshireman Marathon this morning finishing with a three mile climb out of Oxenhope.
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.
Three Queensbury club members celebrating Phil’s 50th birthday at the Grand Canyon in the Arizona desert Graham Jowett Steve Jones and Phil Robinson looks like they have just run the 277 mile long and 18 mile wide canyon cool or what.
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.
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.
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.