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.
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)
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.
The provisional results for the Summer Off-Road Challenge are as follows:
Jim Wheldon (Baildon) – 82 pts. (909.2 on countback, from all events)
Rob Myers (Baildon) – 72 pts. (698.3)
Michael Malyon (Baildon) – 71 pts. from 5 events (606.8)
Top Women Overall:
Sarah Anderton (Baildon) – 69 pts. (649.0)
Helen Love (Saltaire) – 64 pts. (543.7)
Ann Lockwood (Baildon) – 60 pts. (496.8)
Barry Markey – 27 pts. (165.0)
Mick Hogan – 30 pts. (200.2)
Julie Steele – 28 pts. (180.2)
Ian Stow – 26 pts. (161.0)
Gary Rowling – 54 pts. (439.0)
Richard Brook – 52 pts. (421.9)
Neil Windle – 52 pts. (417.2)
Stacey Cleal – 51 pts. (413.2)
Stuart Dunbar – 65 pts. (549.6)
Helen Love – 64 pts. (543.7)
Martin Fillingham – 48 pts. (384.9)
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.
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.
A mixed terrain 10k in a picturesque woodland setting. Hopton 10k took place on quiet roads, bridleways and footpaths in and around the small village on Hopton, Mirfield. The route was around 4k on roads and 6k on bridleways. All money raised went to support Hopton Primary School.
Well done to the 5 QRCers who turn out for the inaugural running of this event.
33rd Richard Brook 49:55
53rd Wasim Hussain 53:04
84th Phillip Whetlock 57:31
90th Joanna Lockwood 58:05
183nd Daniel Holt 1:10:06
A tough little race judging by the finishing times, well done all.
The Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and 1-mile Fun Run returned for its 5th year last Sunday, 6 October 2019. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar and has already helped raise tens of thousands for local and national charities.
A stunning course on traffic free roads, racing for Queensbury was Steve Brook who completed the course in 55:51 finishing in 179the place.