Dewsbury made a comeback to WYWL this year, arguably the toughest course of the series (yes Glenn tougher than the ‘Beast’) with lots of mud and over 1000 feet of climbing, this course really does murder the legs.
A quick start whilst we were still watching the fancy dress competition meant an early fight for room, a quick lap (for some) of the field to spread us out and immediately into the 1st climb just half a mile in, from then on it was what felt like uphill all the way thorugh mus and bogs.
Super vets 1st
Well done all, next up is Pudsey on the 5th Jan see you all there.
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.
We’ll done to Karl Holmes and Steve Brook our only entrants, Steve ran a super 27:15 with Karl winning the B race in style with a 21:41.
The Wesham 10k is one of the North West’s oldest continually running 10k road races. Held every November, the race is slightly undulating, running around the lanes of Salwick and Lea Town. The first Wesham 10k race in 1986 was completed by 154 runners. Since then the event has grown continually and regularly attracts a good quality, large field of runners. The Wesham 10k has sold out weeks before race day every year since 2016 and is quickly becoming one of the most popular races in the North West.
Steve Brook entered this race, a race that he hasn’t run in 12 years, he raced home to a 42:08 back in 2007 finishing as 1st MV60, he still managed a quick 52:22 last Sunday.
With the weather taking a turn for the worse, numerous Parkruns were cancelled last Saturday including our planned awayday in Wakefield due to the icy conditions, nonetheless Horton Park, Storthes Hall and Brighouse entertained several of our members.
With just the one PB over the 3 courses it was ME!!!!!!!!! who managed to finally beat my 3 year old PB at Horton Park ably paced around by Paul and at times helped by Pete and Simon and yes Pete your cries of ‘come on’ and ‘hurry up’ made all the difference.
Awesome work guys, Neil you were awesome (I know Neil), congrats to all who made it out to run and thanks to Punt+Lickley (Plickley) for the photo’s, which can be found on Horton’s FB page.
We will be attempting Wakefield again on December’s awayday on the 21st.
The event headquarters is the Lancahire Fire & Rescue Training Centre, a great undulating 10k route around the local villages of Euxton and Astley.
With this race clashing with the 1st WYWL race it was down to Steve Brook to make the journey on his own, this is a great little race with a good turnout every year. Steve managed a 52:59 and 1st MV70.
A 23 mile event to be completed in 9 hours – starting from Askrigg Temperance Hall and with a total ascent of 2753 feet Lee Hipwell decided to test out his fitness on this little toughie but decided instead to admire the gorgeous scenery of Nidderdale.
Managing a time of 5 hours 28 mins Lee did fantastic in the damp conditions. Deffinatly one we should try next year
A big thanks to Baildon for hosting the 1st race of this years series, a well marshalled and well organised event with fantastic showers well done to you all.
A damp but warmish morning saw a record 577 runners line up for the 10.30 start. To avoid the congested start of last year, this years event started on the edge of the 18th fairway which helped to stretch the crowds out enabling runners to find their momentum and get into their stride. A hilly and sometimes technical course meant full concentration was required at all times to avoid any nasty falls.
All in all a tough 1st race to start the season off with a bang, roll on the 1st December when the hills get really serious and we visit Dewsbury and their killer hill just when you think you’ve finished.
On the day results
Super Vets 2nd (+50)
Well done everybody a great turnout for Queensbury
This event is a a competetion between runners and cyclists with (usually) the first 10 in each category to score. The winning team holds the Fisherman Trophy for one year. The trophy is named after The Fisherman Inn from where the race starts and where the prize giving takes place afterwards. On the few occasions where a bucket of lukewarm water is not provided in the pub cellar to shift all that ground in dirt, ample washing facilities can be found in the nearby Leeds-Liverpool canal! –
Ben Clare was our only entrant this year and took on the running side of the event, Ben finished 91st overall in 49:52.