All posts by Neil Windle

Leeds Abbey dash 27th Oct 2019

One of the UK’s well known, popular 10k’s, the Leeds Abbey Dash was back for its 34th year of running and the organisers were hoping for it to be the best yet. The 10k route is perfect for beginners and experienced runners alike, due to it’s flat, PB busting course. 

The race, which incorporated the 2019 England Athletics 10km Championships, continued its reputation as one of the best-quality 10km events in Britain as the first 29 men broke 30 minutes on chip time. while the 1st 26 ladies all ran sub 35 minutes, just astonishing!!

The course, starting on Wellington Street heads out of the city along Kirkstall Rd to the Abbey, where runners turn and head back past the TV studio’s, over the flyover and onto the Headrow to finish in front of the town hall steps cheered on by hundreds of spectators lining the finish area. 

We had 8 members involved with Gary Rowling leading the pack home, with Martin Firth just 21 seconds adrift.

Gary Rowling 38:57

Martin Firth 39:18

Helen Trevisani 55:11

Rob Glover 55:37

Phillip Lee 55:44

Charlotte Charlesworth 56:02 PB

Jane Skudder 64:57

Nicola Smith 73:55

Well done to you all, sorry I’m struggling to find unofficial photo’s i’m afraid

Bronte way Fell Race 27th Oct 2019

3 of our members showed true grit by entering this fell race oragnised by Keighley and Craven AC, starting at Wycoller Country Park in Trawden, Colne runners raced point to point on this category BM route over 7.5 miles with over 1150ft of climbing to finish at the Fleece Inn, Haworth.

Accompanying Andy Smith this year was Vikki Bean and our newest fell runner Victoria Trudgil, all 3 had a great time and all finished within 5 minutes of each other led home by Andy.

Andy 1:36:55

Victoria 1:38:05

Vikki 1:41:47

Well done to all 3 of you

Andy Smith loving life

Accrington 10k 27th Oct 2019

This was the 35th running of the race and is run over a semi-rural undulating course. Following on from last years success the organisers were determined to make this year bigger and better than ever before. ​This course has a grandstand finish with the last 1.5 miles being a fast decent.

Steve Brook took part racing for Queensbury finishing 243rd in 54:13 and 1st MV70 managing to bag a wad of cash.

Well done Steve

catching air

parkrun 26th October 2019

Well done to all who attended a Parkrun last Saturday and especially to the 17 members who turned up to our latest away day in what was a complete moist affair with plenty of puddles to charge through.

Well done to Julie Hepworth and Phil Lickley on their PB’s at Huddersfield, perhaps Phil should do fancy dress every week.

Awesome guys n gals

PS for those worrying about the lack of raffle tickets, don’t worry ‘stormin’ Steve has everything under control.

Evensplits Leeds 5k 23rd Oct 2019

The EvenSplits Leeds 5K Race Series is staged at the Brownlee Centre Cycle Circuit in Leeds. The series consists of ten, monthly, 5K road races split into an A race and a B race. The A race is for those who expect to run sub-22:30 and the B race for those who expect to run 22:30 or above.

Well another race and another PB for Kev ‘PB’ Murray leading our 3 runners home in race B last night, also on show was Karl Holmes in one of his 1st races for Queensbury and last but by no means least the ever present ‘Stormin Steve Brook having another good run finishing as 1st MV70.

Kevin 21:43

Karl 22:10

Steve 27:08

Well done chaps.

York 10 mile 20Th Oct 2019

The race began in the heart of York – arguably the most beautiful City in the UK – and passed various historic landmarks including the stunning York Minster and the impressive medieval City Walls.

The race also travelled out into the Yorkshire countryside where runners were treated to scenic surroundings as they ran down quaint country roads.

We had 2 entries from QRC with Phil Lickley and Charlotte Taylor racing the 10 miles.

461st Phil 1:18:14

523rd Charlotte 1:18:41

If I find some pictures I’ll re post this

Well done to you both

York 5k Series Race 9 10th oct 2019

The EvenSplits York 5K Race Series is staged at the University of York Sport Village, Cycle Circuit. The series consists of ten, monthly, 5K road races split into an A race and a B race. The A race is for those who expect to run sub-21:30 and the B race for those who expect to run 21:30 or above. 

Well done Kevin ‘PB’ Murray on another fast time, Kevin finished 73rd with a time of 21:46.

Well done

Yorkshire Marathon 20Th Oct 2019

The Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon has proved a hit from day one, quickly establishing itself as a highlight of the White Rose County’s sporting year. Since the inaugural event in 2013, the marathon peaks its numbers annually, as they aim to set thousands of runners off through the beautiful streets of York.

The Yorkshire Marathon has everything needed to take away a little bit of that famous Yorkshire Spirit. Take in historic sites such as the York Minster and the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside as you take to this picturesque route.

Well done to Michelle Shepherd and Louise Innis for been our only entrants in this event. I think this was Michelle’s 1st marathon and so well done to you, Michelle finished in 6:12:02, Louise finished just over the 6 hour mark with a 6:00:46

Well done both, great running

Northern Athletics X-country Relays 19th Oct 2019

The area’s best athletes descended on Sheffield last Saturday for Northern Athletics (NA) Relay Championship and with Queensbury been part of NA we despatched 4 of our lads to have a crack at racing against some of the area’s top clubs.

Chris Williams, Paul Greenwood, Andy Dovernor and Alistair Galt formed a 4 man team with each runner racing 2miles of a tough undualting Cross Country course.

With 51 teams entered our guys performed superbly finishing 26th with an overall total time of 52:04, Lincoln Wellington AC took the victory in 42:54 showing just what talent our guys were racing against.

35th Chris 12:31

31st Paul 12:42

29th Andy D 13:57

27th Alistair 12:54

Well done lads

Holmfirth 10k 20th October 2019

In the 1st race of this year’s Championship 12 of you managed to drag yourselves out of bed, unlike the loser who couldn’t make due to illness (hangover).

Some great times and a fantastic 2nd place for Paul Greenwood and a welcome back to Lynne finding some form again for this tough 10k route featuring some hard climbs and an uphill finish.

Well done to you all and let’s get ready for the next race in Bradford on the 3rd november.

2nd Paul greenwood 36:13

13th Andy Dovernor 40:37

17th Simon Brady 41:25

26th Lynne Robinson 43:21

41st Graham Rhodes 45:26

57th Matt Dodds 47:15

72nd Joanna Lockwood 49:59

101st Stephen Brook 54:15

120th Victoria Trudgill 56:50

121st Michelle Greenwood 57:18

128th Vikki Bean 58:31

135th Sharan Loughran

Awesome racing from all of you