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West Yorkshire Winter League – Queensbury reaches new heights

 

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               Queensbury runners form an orderly queue led by Ben Clare just after the start 

Thirty-nine club members ran in the 3rd cross-country race in the West Yorkshire Winter League series on Sunday 31st January. In short we emerged as the overall winners on the day for the very first time in our history! There were many outstanding performances. Chris Williams, in his first race in the series, was 2nd overall to the regular winner of the men’s event (Ben Mounsey, Stainland). Tom Collinge has competed in every race so far and he managed his best performance taking 3rd place from Julian Hood (Skipton). New member, Alistair Galt, proved his ability crossing the line in 26th place. There then followed a remarkable sequence of finishers, including our top veteran runners: Andy Dovernor (32nd), Mick Coe (33), Martin Firth (36), Ben Clare (40), Peter Hughes (42). This ensured a fantastic first place in the men’s event on the day by 40 points over Baildon in 2nd place. A further 21 men completed the course. The women’s team finished 4th on the day with excellent performances by Anna Smith (13th), Jo Horan (16th albeit carrying an injury), Stacey Cleal (17th), Lynne Robinson (26th), Maria Rhodes (37th), Zoe Hipwell (48th), Julie Hepworth (54th), Rachel Kendall (65th), Dianne Simpson (78th) and Sharan Loughran (83rd). The combined efforts of the men and women meant that Queensbury was placed 1st overall on the day, a single point ahead of Stainland Lions in 2nd place and eight points ahead of Baildon Runners.

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Chris Williams sprints for the line in 2nd place while Tom Collinge secures 3rd place in the background.

 

Queensbury was invited to join the West Yorkshire Winter League in the 2012-13 season. At the time the men formed a small but strong team and they finished the season in the 4th place. However, in our inaugural season there was no women’s team at all. It was not until the 2013-14 season when Anna and Jo started representing the club. By the end of the 2014-15 season the women, now joined by Stacey and Zoe, were placed 7th out of ten teams. This season, with one race to go, the women are 4th out of eleven teams in the same position as the men’s team. Given the competitive nature of the WYWL this is a remarkable leap forward for the club.

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1st F50, Anna Smith, finishes strongly

The achievements at the club have drawn admiration from others throughout the season. The team spirit is exceptional and we celebrate every runner’s achievement. Thanks to those who put on an excellent race at Temple Newsam and to the WYWL organisers for their hard work. Thanks also to Graham Cecil Halstead for the excellent photos.

 

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Some of the team before the race. Thanks to Bev Morritt for the photo.

 

WYWL Results: Temple Newsam

 

2nd Mopen Williams Chris M 2
3rd Mopen Collinge Tom M 3
Galt Alistair M 25
5th M45 Dovernor Andy M45 32
3rd M50 Coe Mick M50 33
1st M55 Firth Martin M55 36
Clare Ben M 40
1st M60 Hughes Peter M60 42
Hunt David M 53
Brook Richard M40 68
Heron Carl M50 69
Fielding Matt M35 70
Newberry Richard M 75
Thornton Matt M 76
Rhodes Graham M50 89
Robinson Philip M50 93
1st F50 Smith Anna F50 13
3rd F45 Cleal Stacey F45 17
Gibbons Peter M50 128
Hipwell Lee M40 138
Robinson Lynne F 26
3rd M65 Jowett Graham M65 153
Rushworth Chris M50 157
Lindsay-Yule Anthony M 161
Windle Neil M40 168
Hipwell Zoe F35 48
Thornton Glenn M60 181
Hepworth Julie F40 54
4th M65 Thomas Simon M65 185
Jack Darren M 188
Kendall Rachel F 65
David Hepworth M45 193
Hanson Chris M35 199
Simpson Dianne F50 78
Smith Andrew M45 201
Loughran Sharan F45 83
Morritt Gary M50 205
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Stacey Cleal, 3rd F45
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Rachel Kendall
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Andy Dovernor, 5th M45, just edges Mick Coe, 3rd M50



Parkrun Results: 02/01/2016

This week saw 18 Queensbury RC runners participate at 5 courses.

Name Course Time Position PB?
Stacey Cleal Bradford parkrun 23:25 69th
Abbie Cleal Bradford parkrun 27:36 161st
Glyn Tomkins Bradford parkrun 36:37 343rd
Joanne Fortune Halifax parkrun 25:45 26th
Stephen Brook Halifax parkrun 26:29 33rd
Julie Hepworth Halifax parkrun 26:35 34th
David Hepworth Halifax parkrun 27:21 40th
Simon Thomas Halifax parkrun 27:59 42nd
Sharan Loughran Halifax parkrun 28:51 46th
Charlotte Wilkinson Halifax parkrun 30:57 55th
Richard Brook Halifax parkrun 31:02 56th
Maria Keating Halifax parkrun 34:02 59th
Steve Searle Horton Park parkrun 22:32 6th
Neil Windle Horton Park parkrun 25:30 15th
Rob Glover Horton Park parkrun 29:55 25th
Bronte Simpson Horton Park parkrun 31:25 29th
Kathryn Webb Huddersfield parkrun 32:36 424th Yes!
Gurjit Kaur Reading parkrun 36:42 200th

Some interesting statistics for you:

  • Stacey Cleal has run the most Parkruns without missing a single week, with 9 consecutive runs. Can she keep hold of this title?!
  • Steve Searle has run his 30th Parkrun. Keep it up!
  • David Hepworth has run his 25th Parkrun. Halfway to the exclusive 50 club. Good work!
  • Glyn Tomkins completed his first Parkrun. Kudos!
  • Our weekly club turnout record for the Parkruns is 25 members, set on 1st August 2015. This week we had 18. Reckon we could beat it?

Well done to all that took part and especially to Kathryn Webb for achieving a PB.

Parkrun Results: 21/11/2015

This week saw 12 Queensbury RC runners participate at 3 courses.

Name Course Time Position PB?
Stacey Cleal Bradford parkrun 23:57 43rd
Gurjit Kaur Bradford parkrun 33:21 217th
Stephen Brook Halifax parkrun 25:27 18th
David Hepworth Halifax parkrun 26:21 21st Yes!
Simon Thomas Halifax parkrun 26:48 23rd
Julie Hepworth Halifax parkrun 26:49 24th
Sharan Loughran Halifax parkrun 30:47 36th
Karol Whettlock Halifax parkrun 53:53 55th
Richard Brook Horton Park parkrun 21:09 4th
Maria Rhodes Horton Park parkrun 23:16 12th Yes!
Craig Hawes Horton Park parkrun 25:28 16th Yes!
Rob Glover Horton Park parkrun 29:17 21st

Some interesting statistics for you:

  • Well done to Maria Rhodes for making her first Parkrun reappearance after 14 weeks. Will we see you next Saturday?
  • Sharan Loughran has run the most Parkruns without missing a single week, with 9 consecutive runs. Can she keep hold of this title?!
  • Maria Rhodes has run her 30th Parkrun. Keep it up!
  • Simon Thomas has run his 10th Parkrun. Keep it up!

Well done to all that took part and especially to the 3 runners who achieved a PB.

Airedale Athletics Offroad Winter Challenge fixtures

Airedale Athletics Offroad fixtures to the end of November are:

 

11/10/2015 Withins Skyline
24/10/2015 Pain Barrier
24/10/2015 Great Whernside Joker
01/11/2015 Cop Hill
08/11/2015 Wadsworth Half Trog Joker
21/11/2015 Harriers v Cyclists

For a full list of fixtures to the end of March, links to more information and details of points workings please follow this link.  We hope there will be something here for everyone over the winter season.

Tour of Norland Moor

©Simon Higginbottom http://www.northerngallery.co.uk
©Simon Higginbottom
http://www.northerngallery.co.uk

Four QRC members joined a small cohort of 87 for the Tour of Norland Moor on Sunday. Congratulations to Stacey who was the 3rd placed female runner and 1st in the F45 category. All those long training runs are paying off. After a niggling injury, Mick had a good run and he was only 30 seconds behind last year’s time. Matt was not far behind and Mary, recovering from illness, came in just over the hour.

 

The men’s race was won by Rob James (Royton Road Runners) in 37.51. The women’s race was won by Stainland Lions’ Tanya Seager in 40.21. Tanya was placed 6th overall and is running so well that only the best male runners can beat her in her current form.

 

Position Name Time
22 Mick Coe 46.24 (2nd M50)
28 Matt Fielding 47.30
47 Stacey Cleal 53.03 (3rd Female and 1st F45)
73 Mary Saunders 62.32

 

The 10K Tour of Norland Moor fell/trail race is organized by Halifax Harriers and is a category BM race (according to the FRA, a category B race should average not less than 25 metres climb per kilometer and should not have more than 30% of the race distance on road; the M stands for Medium distance of 10-20 km).

The full results can be found here.

Updated Airedale Athletics points are here.  As the season enters its final month Mick has a narrow lead in the individual points table with Lee Hipwell and Matt Fielding also among the first ten runners. Many congratulations.

 

Park Run results (29th August 2015)

One more to go Karol!
One more to go Karol!

Fourteen park runners took part in four local runs on Saturday. Two fine personal bests by Rocky Brook and Simon Thomas at Halifax. Karol Whettlock completed her 99th park run and Stacey Cleal chalked up her 129th. For those of us still to reach double figures those are remarkable achievements.

 

Halifax parkrun

View full results for Halifax parkrun event #25

 

Gender Position Name Run Time
9 Richard BROOK 21:00 (PB!)
29 Simon THOMAS 25:59 (PB!)
6 Claire BAGGLEY 26:07
13 Zoe HIPWELL 28:40
16 Sharan LOUGHRAN 29:47
41 Karol WHETTLOCK 48:06

 

Bradford parkrun

View full results for Bradford parkrun event #273

 

Gender Position Name Run Time
8 Stacey CLEAL 25:46
11 Abbie CLEAL 26:07
116 Stephen BROOK 26:25

 

Oakwell Hall parkrun

View full results for Oakwell Hall parkrun event #57

 

Gender Position Name Run Time
49 Stephen WILBY 27:45

 

Horton Park parkrun

A total of 45 runners took part.

View full results for Horton Park parkrun event #14

 

Gender Position Name Run Time
2 Martin John FIRTH 19:40
4 Andrew STOTT 20:57
10 Philip LICKLEY 24:22
22 Rob GLOVER 28:24

 

 

Park Run results (22nd August 2015)

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Fourteen runners turned out for Saturday’s park run at six different locations including Steve Searle and Richard Brook who surfaced at Sewerby in East Yorkshire. The QRC Parkrunners of the week are Chris Hanson who recorded a PB at Oakwell Hall in 25.33 and Andy Dovernor who is getting quicker every week with a fantastic 19.00 at Halifax. Well done to all who ran and thanks to all the volunteers too!

 

Halifax parkrun

View full results for Halifax parkrun event #24

 

Gender Position Name Time
2 Andrew DOVERNOR 19:00
8 Julie HEPWORTH 28:39
15 Bronte SIMPSON 30:36
31 Simon THOMAS 27:06
33 Lucy REYNOLDS 37:02
37 Rob GLOVER 28:17
37 Tamara SWAN 41:05

 

Bradford parkrun

View full results for Bradford parkrun event #272

 

Gender Position Name Time
26 Abbie CLEAL 27:45
33 Stacey CLEAL 28:15
107 Andrew TEMPEST-MITCHELL 27:33

 

Sewerby parkrun

View full results for Sewerby parkrun event #197

 

Gender Position Name Time
9 Steve SEARLE 20:39
15 Richard BROOK 21:41

 

Skipton parkrun

View full results for Skipton parkrun event #105

 

Gender Position Name Time
38 Stephen BROOK 25:16

 

Oakwell Hall parkrun

View full results for Oakwell Hall parkrun event #56

 

Gender Position Name Time
31 Chris HANSON 00:25:33

 

Horton Park parkrun

View full results for Horton Park parkrun event #13

 

Gender Position Name Run Time
3 Andrew STOTT 00:20:52