Training Groups

OK folks, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from Queensbury Celtic, off Pit Lane

a) Chris W – route TBD; about 8-10 miles; pace 7-8 min/mi
b) Andy S – away this week, so group sorting themselves out; about 7-8 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
c) Phil L – a loop around Swalesmoor and Ploughcroft Road; about 6.4 miles; pace 9:00-9:30 min/mile
d) Vikki B – featuring bits of Mountain, Ambler Thorn, Bradshaw, Ogden & Ned Hill; about 6.6 miles; pace 10 min/mile
e) Steve B – Pit Lane, Headley Lane, Green Lane, James Street, Wellheads; about 5 miles; pace 10 min/mile
f) Martin F – Bradshaw Lane, up Windy Bank, Roper Lane, Cross Lane, Fleet Lane to HQ; about 5 miles; pace 10:30-11:00 min/mile
g) Lynn H – route TBD; about 3 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile

NO HIGH VIS – NO RUN !
Phillip

Palma Half Marathon 13th October 2019

The beautiful island of Mallorca has always been a popular destination with Running Crazy athletes for more than a decade. With a great race, good class hotel accommodation in the city of Palma with transport to and from the race start/finish, sightseeing tours, a fantastic after race party, and all at crazily cheap prices, you can see why it is becoming more and more popular.

2 runners from Queensbury made the trip to Majorca for this race and looked to thoroughly enjoy the weekend, I’ve got to admit I was a bit jealous and may take part next year. So well done to both Lynn Hill and Tracey Roper for completing the course in 3:07:09.

Awesome ladies

Manchester Half Marathon 13th October 2019

The fourth Manchester Half took place on Sunday 13 October welcoming thousands of runners and spectators to the streets of Trafford. The skies were grey and the roads wet, but this did not dampen the spirits of over 10,000 runners who took part in the famously flat, fast and friendly course. With only a 41metre elevation across the 13.1mile course, Manchester Half has become the race of choice for beginners, charity runners and elite athletes looking for a PB or qualifying time.

We had several runners competing on Sunday with some superb PB’s. Also running was Jo Horan running as guide for her friend Nigel.

Well done to you all.

Jonathon Mason 1:37:12 (PB)

Joanne Horan (guide runner) 1:43:45 (PB for her friend Nigel)

Kevin Murray 1:57:21 (PB)

Tracey Stewart 2:17:01

Claire Gearie 2:43:25

Louise Hayton 2:57:33

Morcombe 10k 13th October 2019

The Morecambe 10km is popular with new runners and PB hunters alike! Starting and finishing on the Promenade this seaside race provides a good course coupled with lovely views across the Bay.

Well done Steve Brook awesome as ever, Steve finished in 52:52 his fastest time since January also finished as 1st V70.

Well done. Sorry photo’s are non existent

Richmond 10k 13th October 2019

The race starts in the Batts riverside park area, and is all on roads apart from a very short section on grass at the start. Runners pass the spectacular Richmond Falls on the River Swale before crossing the river at Green Bridge and climbing Sleegill. A quick look over the shoulder from Sleegill offers fine views of Richmond Castle. Runners are then taken on a short circuit of Catterick Garrison before returning to Richmond and a great finish within the grounds of Richmond Castle.

Well done to Amy Mckechnie finishing 30th and 2nd female with a super time of 42:59. Awesome.

Training Groups

OK folks, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from Queensbury Celtic, off Pit Lane

a) Chris W – route TBD; about 8-10 miles; pace 7-8 min/mi
b) Andy S – away this week, so group sorting themselves out; about 7-8 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
x) Andy D – route TBD; about 6.5 miles; pace 8:00-8:30 min/mile
c) Phil L – Down Windy Bank … then back up Windy Bank; about 6.3 miles; pace 9:00-9:30 min/mile
d) Vikki B – Cragg Lane hills reps; about 4.8 miles; pace 10 min/mile (whatever you can manage on Cragg Lane!)
e) Steve B – Old Guy Rd, Swales Moor Rd,Ploughcroft Lane, Queensbury Rd,Old Guy Rd; about 5.5 miles; pace 10 min/mile
f) Dianne S – Taylor Lane hill reps
g) Jo P/Martin F – Joining in with group f) for hill reps

NO HIGH VIS – NO RUN !
Phillip

Airedale Athletics Summer off Road Challenge 2019

The provisional results for the Summer Off-Road Challenge are as follows:
Overall:

  1. Jim Wheldon (Baildon) – 82 pts. (909.2 on countback, from all events)
  2. Rob Myers (Baildon) – 72 pts. (698.3)
  3. Michael Malyon (Baildon) – 71 pts. from 5 events (606.8)

Top Women Overall:

  1. Sarah Anderton (Baildon) – 69 pts. (649.0)
  2. Helen Love (Saltaire) – 64 pts. (543.7)
  3. Ann Lockwood (Baildon) – 60 pts. (496.8)

Top Bradford-Airedale:

  1. Barry Markey – 27 pts. (165.0)

Top Eccleshill:

  1. Mick Hogan – 30 pts. (200.2)
  2. Julie Steele – 28 pts. (180.2)
  3. Ian Stow – 26 pts. (161.0)

Top Queensbury:

  1. Gary Rowling – 54 pts. (439.0)
  2. Richard Brook – 52 pts. (421.9)
  3. Neil Windle – 52 pts. (417.2)
  4. Stacey Cleal – 51 pts. (413.2)

Top Saltaire:

  1. Stuart Dunbar – 65 pts. (549.6)
  2. Helen Love  – 64 pts. (543.7)
  3. Martin Fillingham – 48 pts. (384.9)
  4. Matt Richardson – 48 pts. (379.1)

In the final events in September there were some tremendous individual performances, with Andy Robinson winning the Yorkshireman Half in 1hr 48min 44sec, and Helen Love first over-60 woman, scoring 119.9% of the top three finishers in her category.

Emma Wilkins (Baildon) was third woman finisher in the Yorkshireman Marathon in 4hr 12min 7sec, with Jo Buckley first lady overall. Carl Heron (Queensbury) was first over-50 in 3hr 57min 58sec. Jim Wheldon’s second over-60 position in this race was, as a double-scoring joker, pushed him into the winning place in the series.
In the Kirkstall Trail Race Louise Nash (Saltaire) clearly won her age-category in 56min 5sec, while Julie Steele (Eccleshill) was a close second in her category. Saltaire’s Richard Bond was second over-40 and Claire Bond third female over-40.


Overall, 184 runners from Baildon, Bradford-Airedale, Eccleshill, Queensbury and Saltaire have taken part in the series. The following races drew over twenty of our members’ runners: Guiseley Gallop (37), first John Carr series race (54), Over the Odda (33), third John Carr (35), Apperley Bridge Canter (59), Wharfedale Half (22) and Kirkstall (26). The decision to promote more local events has proved attractive.

Great Cumbrian Run 6Th October 2019

The 37th run took place on Sunday at The Sheepmount in Carlisle, but this time there was an event village which saw local businesses join together to offer runners and spectators something different.

Starting at The Sheepmount Athletic Stadium in Carlisle, 1,300 runners raced through the city towards Wetheral before returning through Scotby village, Rickerby Park before a grandstand finish back at the Sheepmount.

Andy Young raced for Queensbury and ran a scorcher finishing well with a time of 1:43:58.

Well done Andy