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) Lead TBC – route TBD – see Rocky, Stacey or Neil; about 7-8 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
c) Phil L – Heart-shaped loop through Queensbury – headtorches essential; about 6.5 miles; pace 9:00-9:30 min/mile
d) Vikki B away this week – Why not try stepping it up with Phil, or chilling with Steve?
e) Steve B – Low Lane, Brow Lane, Brook Lane, Clayton Lane, The Avenue, Baldwin Lane, Queensbury traffic lights; about 5.5 miles; pace 10 min/mile
f) Dianne S – Probs a loop around Keelham and Bradshaw; about 5 miles; pace 10:30-11:00 min/mile
g) Martin F – route is up Perseverance, down Soil hill and school lane, return via Bradshaw Lane – head/hand torches advisable; about 3.5 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile
h) Lynn H – Beginners, incorporating form for running up hills; about 2 miles; pace 12:30+ min/mile

NO HIGH VIS – NO RUN !
Phillip

Brass Monkey Half Marathon 12th Jan 2020

The race is based at York Racecourse,
the route is fast and flat, heading southwards through Bishopthorpe, Acaster Selby, Appleton Roebuck and back through Bishopthorpe to finish behind the Racecourse grandstands. 

With the entries selling out within 30 minutes this really is a race for the serious runner and with 1500 places up for grabs things were hoting up well before the start.

3 of us headed to York last Sunday, luckily the predicted downpour didn’t happen and 40 minutes into the race the clouds disappeared which left is with ideal running conditions.

Well done to York Knavesmire Harriers on another successful event.

Temple Newsham 10 12th Jan 2020

Temple Newsam Ten

5-4-3-2-1 TNT5 is Go! Now in its 5th year, St Theresa’s Athletic Club (STAC) are proud to present TNT. 10 miles of beautiful on and off road running on the Temple Newsam estate in Leeds. All the mud and all the hills, just what is needed to kick off your 2020 running campaign.

And the promise of mud certainly didn’t disappoint 2 of our members entered this race and almost certainly didn’t finish clean, well done to Joanna and Daniel.

427th Joanna Lockwood 1:39:02

478th Daniel Holt 1:41:28

Well done to you both

WYWL Pudsey 5Th Jan 2020

Well done to the Pudsey Pacers on another fantastic WYWL route around the 4×4 facility in Tong and another good turnout for Queensbury with 20 of you turning up to race, well done to our 1st timers this season for getting out there. Once again Andrew Worster from Todmorden took the win from Tom who managed a fine 2nd place after Saturday’s Yorkshire Champs XC race

On the day results

Overall – 6th

Vets – 10th

Super Vets – 1st (Well done Andy D, Pete H and Stacey)

Ladies – 13th

Gents – 3rd

No official photo’s as yet and nobody got a team shot, but there’s plenty on facebook which are probably old news by now.

Great work makes the team work, well done all.

The next race on 19th Jan is hosted by us so if you’re not racing then why not lend a hand and offer to marshall, just let Glenn and his team know and you’ll rewarded with 500 thank you’s as the runners charged past.

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) Lead TBC – route TBD – see Rocky, Stacey or Neil; about 7-8 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
c) Phil L – a mostly steady and flat run though with a steady incline near the end; about 6.6 miles; pace 9:00-9:30 min/mile
d) Vikki B – Bradshaw, Keighley Rd, Keelham & Malt Kiln Lane; about 5.8 miles; pace 10 min/mile
e) Steve B – Old Guy Rd, Ploughcroft, Swalesmoor Rd, Old Guy Rd; about 6 miles; pace 10 min/mile
f) Dianne S – route TBD; about 5 miles; pace 10:30-11:00 min/mile
g) Lynn H – Fleet Lane, Foxhill triangle, down Chapel Lane and back; about 3.5 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile
h) Martin F – Beginners walk/jog; about 2 miles; pace 12:30+ min/mile

NO HIGH VIS – NO RUN !
Phillip

North Lakes half Marathon 5th Jan 2020

The North Lakes New Year Half Marathon, set in the base of the stunning Lorton valley. Although runners were surrounded by lakeland fells, the course itself was quite gentle by Cumbrian standards, on quiet rolling roads with no “major” hills. 

Dianne Simpson and Sue Tozer (2nd claim) made the journey to Lorton and both came away with PB’s, well done ladies great running.

314th Sue 2:22:26

321st Dianne 2:25:19

Brighouse Running Festival 5k 5th Jan 2020

With the support of local businesses and Calderdale Council, Cannonball have come up with, what most people would think was impossible, fast, flat, closed road courses in the centre of Brighouse.  It was a great opportunity to get that sought after PB or start the season with a great benchmark time without travelling further afield.  The course was one of the flattest in the UK and Ireland.

Steve Brook took part in the 5k event and had a great race finishing 13th overall (26:17) and as 1st MV70 but much more than that and as we all know Steve likes to follow the RunBritain rankings and in doing so Steve is now 2020’s No. 1 in the UK for MV70 for 5k, along with Pete Hughes (No.1 MV65 Yorkshire) that’s awesome news for the club.

Well done Stormin.

Yorkshire XC championship 4Th Jan 2020

Yesterday saw 10 QRC athletes head to Lightwater Valley for the Yorkshire County Cross Country Championships.

Although the standard of racing at the front is extremely high, it still attracts participants of all standards and they are great for putting QRC on the running map at more than just a local level.

Races range from U13’s to senior men/ladies, with the senior ladies racing over the start section and 4 medium laps (8250m) and the men over the start section and 5 medium laps (10320m). As Tom (cheers pal) mentioned earlier there is a top quality field with the winner of the men’s race finishing with a time of 30:59 and the ladies winner in a time of 28:22.

LADIES:
58th Lynne Robinson 35:26
102nd Jo Horan 39:11
150th Terri Mason 44:15

MEN:
40th Tom Collinge 34:34
94th Paul Greenwood 37:41
167th Simon Brady 41:24
175th Carl Heron 41:54
193rd Andy Dovernor 42:56
207th Chris Lane 43:02
211th Richard Brook 43:36

The NORTH OF ENGLAND XC champs takes place on the 25th January and is our next opportunity to get out to one of these events. If anyone is interested in entering, please let myself or Dovenor know before the middle of next week so everyone’s entries can be sorted out 🏃‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️💪🏼

Jo, Lynne and Terri
Chris, Richard, Tom, Paul, Simon, Carl and Andy