All posts by Neil Windle

Tatton Park 10k 9th Feb 2020

Tatton Park is one of the UKs most complete historic estates. It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. You can’t help but be inspired by the glorious views and majestic deer that roam our historic Parkland.

Starting and finishing in the beautiful Tatton Park the course was run entirely on the closed roads and paths within the park. This course gave you the perfect opportunity to take in the rural surroundings on traffic free roads!

You never guess who mamaged to find a race on a weekend that had many cancellations due to the weather conditions, yes it was Steve Brook who was up and out early for the 9am start, Steve had a great race finsihing as 1st MV70 in a super time of 55:35.

Well done Stormin

Blackburn Winter warmer 2nd Feb 2020

A friendly but challenging 10k starting on the athletics track in Witton Park, climbing the heights of Buncer Lane then descending through the countryside of Pleasington then back to the track for a racing finish!

Stormin Steve was out and about once more cruising in the Corsa over to Blackburn having missed out on entering the Dewsbury 10k

Steve finished 346th 4th in his age category with a cracking time of 54.07.

Well done Steve.

Dewsbury 10k 2nd Feb 2020

Our 9th race of this years winter championship took us to the fast and flat 10k in Dewsbury, not the most scenic of races but a race that certainly bring out a good PB.

The course is an out and back route along Bradford Road towards Batley with the Start and Finish located on the Dewsbury Ring Road adjacent to the Railway Viaduct. 

11 of us journeyed over for this race hoping to snap up that PB and some were happy to be running again after illness.

65th Paul Greenwood 34.41 PB

250th Andy Dovernor 38.58

332nd Simon Brady 40.15

424th Neil Windle 41.55

481st Karl Holmes 43.09

823rd Matt Dodds 47.46

1078th Joanna Lockwood 50.49

1135thVicky Trudgill 52.20

1162nd Zoe Hipwell 52:40

1309th Michelle Greenwood 54.56

1452ndDaniel Holt 56.23

1471st Rob Glover 56.51

Well done everybody, the next race is the Liversedge Half on the 16th February.

Rombalds Stride 1St Feb 2020

Organised by the 15th Airedale Scout Group, the Rombalds Stride Winter Challenge starts and finishes at St. Oswald’s Junior School in Guiseley. The route takes in some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery, going up the Airedale Valley, over Rombalds Moor to Ilkley and across Otley Chevin. With over 2900ft of climbing the 23 mile route had to be completed within a 10 hour time limit and with checkpoints closing on a 2mph walking speed.

Well done to Carl Heron for taking on the challenge, Carl finished in an incredible 3:30:27 (starva).

Well done Carl.

Meltham 10k 26Th Jan 2020

The run leaves the village and opens with a 2.5mile steady climb up a 100metres or so which stretches the field out before a sharp turn at South Crosland airfield (no planes flying today). The following short downhill section on past the observatory offers no real respite due to a buffeting wind, and then its onwards through another series of climbs (with icy rain now added to the wind) before dropping 100metres in the final speedy mile and a half, and on to a short stretch to the finish line.

72nd Graham Rhodes 45:58

156th Matt Dodds 51:12

183rd Philip Lickley 52:20

222nd  Stephen Brook 55:11

315th Daniel Holt 1:02:12

Well done for turning out whilst some of us had sleep to finish.

Northern XC Championship 25Th Jan 2020

This year the Northern Athletics XC Championships were held in the magnificent grounds of the Camp Hill Estate in Bedale, North Yorkshire. This was the first time NA have hosted an event here and were very much looking forward to trying out this new, impressive venue.

Once again Queensbury were in attendance albeit just 2 members mixing it with the Norths elite runners. Alistair Galt and Karl Holmes had good races over the 7.5 miles of deep mud and sicky terrain.

262nd Alistair 54:50

474th Karl 63:53

Well done lads

Parkrun 25Th Jan 2020

Well done the the 6 members who made it to Selby for our latest awayday, the flattest Parkrun in the country we were told by a lady from Selby Striders, to which Steve replied ‘ah well we’re the highest running club in the country’ you tell em Steve. Anyway after a quick swim you the start line off we went on this flat out and back course around the airfield, well done to Paul in taking 1st place.

Congrats to Lynne Robinson on her PB at Lister Park, great running.

Lads at Selby