All posts by Neil Windle

Escrick 10k 18Th August 2019

The Escrick 10k is a flat, scenic multi-terrain 10km course, running on-road for the Start and Finish sections and then on paths and bridleways within the Escrick Park Estate, Escrick Park has been owned and managed by the same family for over 350 years. Current owner Charles Forbes Adam has concentrated on diversification and conservation in order to maintain and develop the Estate. 

The run starts and finishes on the Escrick Village Green, well done to the ladies who travelled to Escrick for the race, we hope you enjoyed the race.

Elizabeth Bagheri 1:06:57

Sue Tozer 1:10:37

Dianne Simpson 1:10:42

Tracey Roper 1:15:21

Lynn Hill 1:15:22

Well done girls, awesome stuff.

Whittle Pike Fell Race 17Th August 2019

The Whittle Pike fell race is described as a rough, tough race over 5 ½ miles with 1600ft of climbing and it certainly lived up to this with plenty of mud, bogs, stream crossings and fog to add the seemingly never-ending ascents and descents of Scout Moor.

The race starts from Cowpe Village Hall in the Lancashire Borough of Rossendale and heads up to the cross on top of Whittle Pike before heading back down to the village hall.

Andy Smith made the trip over and finished in 1:38:31 coming 119th out of 120.

Well done Andy and once again thanks for making my life easy with a nice race report.

Saddleworth 10k 11Th August 2019

An Undulating 2 lap 10km road race starting and finishing near Tame Valley Squash Club in Greenfield, Oldham.

Damp and miserable conditions didn’t stop Amy Mckenchie storming home to finish 1st lady followed by Gillian jago.

16th Amy 41:48

71st Gillian 54:21

Well done ladies great stuff.

PS. Sorry for the brief report, I couldn’t find much on this race.

Boulsworth Fell Race 11Th August 2019

The Boulsworth Fell Race was resurrected in 2010 after a few years’ absence.

The route passes through farmland on the way to and from the foot of Boulsworth, with the middle section consisting of a clockwise loop over the wide and boggy plateau, which provides an opportunity for some proper muddy Pennine fell running!

Andy Smith ran 6.5 mile route with over 1000ft of ascent in wet, muddy and foggy conditions finishing 196th out of 219 in a time of 1:20:40.

Thanks to Andy for his report and well done fella.

Man v Barge 10Th August 2019

The start is from the tunnel end Marsden. When the barge enters the tunnel it’s a go go go, can you beat the barge to Diggle? Run or walk to Diggle to earn chip butties in the Diggle Hotel.

From the finish in Diggle you then have a short walk to Greenfield to catch the train home

Philip Whetlock took a gamble to see if he could beat the 4mph barge and easily won.

Well done Phillip

YVAA Halifax 7th August 2019

Arguably the fastest track of the series saw some fast times over this 6 mile route, starting from behind the Springhall running track and out along the canal towards Copley before returning along the riverbank and back to the finish.

With the series hotting up going into the final race after the York fixture was cancelled, there’s all to run for to gain those valuable points to perhaps finish in your top 3.

Halifax results

10th Stacey Cleal 44.01

5th Gary Rowling 36.50 (3rdMV35)

19th Simon Brady 38.52

26th Carl Heron 39.38

36th Wasim Hussain 41.47

52nd Neil Windle 43.41

Chris Williams eventually ran after upsetting everybody, finishing 3rd but was not a point scorer due to his young age.

Well done all

Flatcap 5 7th August 2019

The course follows a gently undulating route and starts close to and finishes at the picturesque Leggers Inn pub and canal boatyard, which is close to Dewsbury town centre. The route takes in the Dewsbury-Ossett greenway, off road paths and the canal towpath.

Runners are encouraged to wear their Flat Caps during the race; whilst this is not compulsory it is encouraged to fit in with the spirit of the race and help celebrate Yorkshire Day.

Just 2 Queensbury runners entered this year with Charlotte Taylor and Glenn Thornton taking on the course and the gorgeous pie and peas afterwards.

Well done to you both

83rd Charlotte 39:12

175th Glenn 46:37

York 10k 4Th August 2019

It has been described as one of the UK’s most beautiful city runs and since its launch in 2009 has grown into one of Yorkshire’s most popular 10Ks.

The York 10K offers a rare chance to run through the heart of this wonderful city. The route starts and finishes in Knavesmire Road close to York Racecourse and takes in some of the city’s historic gems including the ancient city walls, Clifford’s Tower and the minster.

Well done to the 6 QRCers who raced, awesome running guys

Phil Lickley 48:28

Gillian Jago 54:06

Sue Tozer1:07:25

Claire Walker 1:08:54

Louise Hayton 1:21:04

Michelle Shepherd 1:21:04