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Yorkshire Veterans Athletic Association (YVAA) results

West Vale (21st July) and Knavesmire (5th August) Results

 

Congratulations to those who have competed in one or both of the last two YVAA races. Great running from Stacey Cleal with identical times over the tricky and hilly West Vale course and the flat tarmac and tracks of the Knavesmire course. A fine 2nd and 4th place in her age group respectively. Mick Coe had a great run at West Vale on the kind of course he thrives on. He travelled to Knavesmire with a sore knee and decided to pull out just after the start. Carl, Andy and Graham ran both races. Graham was placed 4th in his age group in both races and just outside the prizes. Chris Rushworth was unlucky too. In the Knavesmire race a marshal went AWOL and he took a wrong turn along with several others. QRC life member and former club chair, Steve Jones, joined us in York too. The final race of the Grand Prix series takes place at Spenborough on November 8th.

 

Results

 

West Vale

 

Women

 

20th Stacey Cleal 2nd F45 44:41

 

Men

 

31st Michael Coe 5th M50 36:52
43rd Carl Heron 8th M50 38:59
49th Andrew Stott 11th M40 40:34
69th Graham Jowett 4th M65 44:00

 

 

Knavesmire

 

Women

 

14th Stacey Cleal 4th F45 44:41

 

Men

 

30th Carl Heron 5th M50 38:06
48th Andrew Stott 13th M40 40:42
75th Chris Rushworth 15th M50 44:40
80th Graham Jowett 4th M65 45.18
99th Steve Jones 9th M60 48.16

 

YVAA Final Race…

The YVAA season drew to a close on remembrance Sunday at Spenborough. A big turnout from the club and some excellent performances. Club chairman Peter Hughes cemented his V55 series win. Stacey Cleal finished strongly after joining the club mid season and getting the last three races in. Anna Smith was 5th lady overall and Darren Midgley 8th.

For full results : http://www.yvaa.org/2014/14GP10-Spen.htm

Final Tables: Grand Prix Races & Results

 

The West Yorkshire Winter League starts on December 7th at Dewsbury. Full race details will be posted shortly. For those new to the club and not familiar with the competition, it is a series of 5 off road races of approximately 5-6 miles each. All full club members can run in these races for free and score points for the club. No pre registration is needed so it is just a case of turning up on the day and running. Off road shoes are definitely recommended as the races do get muddy! Prizes are broken down into categories between men, women, teams and split by ages so the races are competitive but well spirited and a great way to get involved with the club.

Yorkshire Vets and Tour of Norland Moor

Fellrunners enjoyed the Bingley YVAA race on 12 August with its combination of hills, mud and steep downhill finish.  The next week’s event at West Park, Leeds was a faster run for many on parkland with short woodland sections. Darren Midgley made a welcome return from injury to cross the line in 7th place while Peter Hughes was13th and first M55.  Zoe Hipwell, Stacey Cleal and Anna Smith moved Queensbury into 13th place of 21 in the All to Count women’s team event and were joined by Abbie Cleal for the West Park race.  After a strong showing by Kirkstall at West Park and with one fixture to go, the men’s team have run strongly all season to stand 5th in the All to Count table and 4th, just 36 points behind Horsforth, in the First 4 to Count.

At the Tour of Norland Moor on 24 August (6.5m, 800ft ascent) Graham Jowett and Joanne Horan both improved on their times from last year, Jo by the impressive margin of three and a half minutes to finish sixth lady and second in her category.  Peter Hughes finished 11th overall taking 2nd M55 and missing the category win to Thornton Taylor of Rossendale by just 8 seconds, with Mick Coe and Richard Brook also in the thick of the race to finish 27th and 43rd.

YVAA

Crossgates & Knavesmire Yorkshire Vets races have taken place over the last week. Some excellent results for Queensbury and big turnouts have helped keep Queensbury high in the tables, both as individuals and as a club. Possibly most impressive is that Queensbury are 4th place in the mens All To Count table, when competing much larger clubs. Queensbury are also holding onto 3rd spot in the First 4 To Count table, just holding off Horsforth Harriers. Full results for the two races can be found on the YVAA website: http://www.yvaa.org/

Anybody in the Beginners and Intermediate groups are more than welcome to come and join in the YVAA Series and run for and score points for Queensbury. You need to register on the YVAA website where you will be given a number that you keep for each race. Everyone who runs for Queensbury scores important points for the club and they are really good, well organised races.

 

Team picture from Peter May

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Yorkshire Vets

Two evening races over the last two weeks, firstly at Meanwood on June 24th…

Anna Smith was 5th lady overall and narrowly missed out on a category win, taken by Sharon Williams of Abbey runners, just 31 seconds in front of Anna. Darren Midgely was 1st man back for Queensbury in 7th, followed by Pete Hughes who won his V55 category, Mick Coe was next and then Pete May and Andy Stott who were separated by just two other runners. Chris Rushworth was involved with his first vets race for Queensbury finishing in front of Graham Jowett who took 2nd in his V60 category.

Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2014/14GP4-Meanwood.htm

Stainland put on the next vets race on  9/7/14, following a course familiar to many of our runners from the WYWL XC series, a technical and undulating route. Anna Smith put in a great performace to finish 3rd lady overall and bag herself a category win. Darren Midgely was 6th overall, followed by Pete Hughes who narrowly missed out on another category win, pipped by Marc Crabtree of Halifax Harriers, next was Mick Coe, closely followed by Pete May and then Chris Rushworth completing the team for Queensbury.

Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2014/14GP5-WestVale.htm

Queensbury remain 3rd in the Mens 1st 4 to count table, and 6th in the overall table.

ABC, Ilkley Trail & Kirkstall Vets

Last Thursday was the Apperly Bridge Canter, a new route, starting and finishing in the same place as the old one, due to works on the canal. Much more interesting than the last, with barely a flat stretch to mention in the 8.3k. Local teacher and Thames Hare & Hounds runner Phillip Tedd won in 28:35, followed by Queensbury’s Chris Williams in 2nd place with Leeds City’s Peter Branney 3rd. Ben Clare, still contending with injury niggles put in a fine performance and finished 58th in 35:19 and Richard Brook was 97th in 37:09 from 375 club runners.

Full Results: http://www.horsforthharriers.co.uk/results/ProvisionalResultv1.htm

Bank Holiday Monday was the Ilkley Trail Race. Queensbury’s Anna Smith was our only runner in this one, and took her category 1st place. Anna reports:

There was no shade from the bank holiday sun for runners in the Ilkley Trail Race circling the moor above Middleton Woods, but thankfully the 6.9m route passed a well-positioned water station twice.  Once back under the trees there were tree roots, mud and two-at-a-time steps on the downhill chase home.  The organisation and holiday atmosphere were great; thank you to Darren and others for the very welcome support. Anna Smith finished in 56:07 and was delighted to win the F50 category.

Full Results: http://www.ilkleyharriers.co.uk/trail/2014%20Ilkley%20Trail%20Race%20results.xlsx

Kirkstall Vets race was the first in a flurry of mid-week races coming up over the summer months. Eight runners took part from Queensbury with Darren Midgely continuing his fine run of form with a 5th place finish. Pete Hughes came in to take his category win in 15th place, Mick Coe 31st and Carl Heron 43rd completed the mens first 4 to count team, putting Queensbury an impressive 3rd place and only 4 points off Stainland in 2nd, Pudsey are a clear 1st place. Andrew Stott closely followed in 48th, Peter May 61st, Graham Jowett 96th and Steve Wilby 129th completed the outfit for Queensbury. The next race in the series is Meanwood on June 24th.

Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2014/14GP3-Kirkstall.htm

 

Weekend Report

The Heptonstall Fell Race, a Queensbury favourite, the 15 miler takes in over 3000 feet of climbing around some of the areas finest spots. The race got off to a tricky start for some, with problems navigating the woods early on. Last years winner, Adam Osbourne of Leeds City AC returned to the race and set a new course record, an amazing 1:54:10, well clear of the two persuing Horwich Harriers who completed the top three. Pete Hughes put in an excellent performance to take 13 minutes from his time last year and finish in 2:25:16, his best time yet! Ben Clare was following closely behind in 2:26:26, also taking 10 minutes from last years race. Carl Heron was next 2:41:02, Mick Coe 2:47:20, Anna Smith was in just under 3 hours to take her category first place and followed by Phil Robinson 2:59:40. Graham Jowett completed the Queensbury line up and added to the honours list with a 1st V60 in 3:03:08.

Full Results: http://heptonstallfellrace.wordpress.com/results-2014/

 

Excellent photos as always on the Woodentops website: http://www.woodentops.org.uk/index.php?topic=home&subtopic=morephotos

 

The second race in the YVAA season at Honley. The previous days Heptonstall race telling on the turnout. Carl Heron was the only one to battle through both races and finished well on the day at Honley finishing 39th. Darren Midgely put in a cracking perfoamcne to take 8th place in 43:10 on the hilly route. Andy Stott was 46t and Peter May 56th to add to the points in the first four to count table. Andy Mitchell and Steve Wilby cane in within seconds of each other to add the last of the points to Queensburys total for the day.

Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2014/14GP2-Honley.htm

 

Keighly’s BigK 10k was also on Mother’s Sunday, with Helen Collins recording a new PB for the distance on a far from perfect pb course, 1:00:44. Finishing in the top half of the 1,200 competitors. Local runner Will Smith of KCAC took the honours in 34:27.

Photos also on the Woodentops site.

Full Results: http://go.trumin.com/online/result.ctrl?cmd=soloLaps&event=280002549&locale=&clazz=

YVAA Pudsey

The new YVAA season kicked off at Pudsey on Sunday. The downpour on Saturday made for very wet & boggy conditions in Blackcarr Woods. Queensbury fielded a strong mens team and finished second on the day in the first 4 to count competition behind hosts Pudsey. Darren (9th – 3rd in category), Pete Hughes (15th – 1st in category), Mick Coe (17th – 3rd in category) & Carl Heron (29th) being the first four back, follwed by Graham Jowett (64th – 3rd in category) & Steve Wilby (109th).

 

[important]Next race in series is Honley on 30th March[/important]

YVAA Spen

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

 

Weekend Report

Last Wednesday was the YVAA race at Knavesmire. A flat and dry course proved to be a very fast paced 5.8 mile race starting from York Race Course. A strong turn out from Queensbury coupled with some great runs saw the club regain 3rd place in the 1st 4 to count competition. 13 QRC runners took part, Anna Smith, 3rd in category & Cathrine Robinson in the ladies race. Darren Midgley beat rival Allan Dodds of Roundhay Runners by one position to ensure the battle in the M35 category goes down to the last race with both tied on equal points going into the race at Spenborough. Peter Huges, Carl Heron & Mick Coe completed the first four. Phil Robinson & Karl Chamberlain were again close, with Phil just 12 seconds ahead of Karl. Graham Jowett was next in followed by an appearance from recently retired chairman of the club, Steve Jones. Andrew Tempest-Mitchell and Steve Wilby completed the team along with non-counting Chris Williams.

Great to have so many club runners out, especially on a Wednesday night and in particular to see Steve Jones in his now local race.

Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2013/13GP7-Knavesmire.htm

 

The revived West Yorkshire 5, put on jointly by Bradford-Airedale AC & West Yorkshire Fire Service was on Sunday. The race has been missing from the Calendar for the last 5 years but has a long history dating back 40 years. An undulating 5 mile course, starting & finishing at the Fire Service HQ in Birkenshaw. The wind proved to make the race very tactical at the front with runners jostling for position all the way to the 4 mile marker before Willy Smith of KCAC pulled away once the wind was behind him to take the victory. Chris Williams battled on for 3rd place just behind Peter Hopson of Bradford-Airedale who took 2nd. Martin Firth was following close behind and finished 10th overall.

 

Full Results: https://racebest.com/results/west-yorkshire-5