A great way to start the New Year with a day out in Cleethorpes and who knows, perhaps a PB.
This fast, flat race is held around the streets of Cleethorpes and Humberston. The UKA measured course comprises of 2 small loops and 1 large loop making it ideal for spectators. It is well marshalled and uses chip timing. Each finisher is awarded with a Technical T-shirt.
Not 1 to be put with a bit of travelling ‘Stormin’ Steve Brook and his trusty orange hat made the journey and ran a superb 53.40 finishing 3rd in the MV70 category and 289th overall.
What a great turn out for one of the last races of 2019, 365 turned out for this years Auld Lang Syne Fell Race. The weather whilst a little cold was at least dry and the ground seemed to have had dried up somewhat since the Stoop Fell race. The cloud seemed to hang low on the tops as the trig turn point was shrouded in mist.
In a tussle to the finish line this years race saw a new winner, with Mark Buckingham of Holmfirth HArriers taking the honours in 40.31, closely followed by Michael Cayton of Ribble Valley Harriers in 40.44.
The ladies race also saw a new name on the trophy with Hatti Archer of Dark Peak Fell Runners winning in a record breaking time of 46.19, beating Nichola Jackson of Ribble Valley Harriers into 2nd place on 47.05.
Wharfedale Harriers claimed the mens team prize, whilst Ilkley claimed the ladies team prize.
Well done to Tom and Kevin for braving the elements
The Ambles Revenge is the winter race of The Amble which is run in July. A mixture of cross country and fell the race goes in a clockwise direction, starting on the Trans Pennine Trail at Oxspring. It proceeds for 7.5 miles over farmers fields, quiet country lanes over many stiles towards Green Moor and back to Oxspring.
Undulating and hilly it is certainly not an easy race. The winning mens time last year was 56 minutes. With between 100/200 runners it is a popular race with the local club runners and unaffiliated athletes.
Karl Holmes took part and ran superbly finishing 68th in 1:11:17, well done mate great stuff.
It was the Ribble Valley 10k that was the highlight of the end of the year period with some very speedy performances across the board from some high class athletes. The race also incorporated the Northern 10k road championships.
The event saw 12 men run under 30 minutes and 9 women go under the 35-minute mark. It was Jess Judd and Marc Scott who secured the titles at this years. After coming second to Beth Potter at last years’ event, Judd proved her worth and was first woman to cross the line in an impressive 32:17, a huge 25 second road personal best (click the link to see Judd’s titles)
Not to be outdone by Judd our very own Tom C. ran a blinding race, storming to a magnificent PB of 32:21 a mere 4 seconds behind Judd. To show the calibre of the athletes at this event Tom’s time got him to 65th place, a time that would win the majority of local races.
‘Want to blow away those Christmas cobwebs and stretch your running legs, then come and give our 8(ish) mile trail race a go!’ Said the website
Northowram Pumas once again hosted the Coley Canter yesterday. This year the race had a slightly different route but the mud remained the same. With a £1 reduction in entry fee’s this year, food donations were asked for to help the Halifax Homeless Kitchen, well done to the Puma’s.
This year we had 12 runners who managed to snap up a sought after place, which also meant another good turnout for our 6 race of the championship.
12th Andy Dove 1:03:30 (1stMV50)
17th Simon Brady 1:04:46
19th Mick Coe 1:05:21
21st Pete Hughes 1:05:55 (1stMV65)
37th Stacey Cleal 1:10:41 (1stFV50)
40th Neil Windle 1:10:51
48th Charlotte Taylor 1:12:38
84th Kevin Murray 1:22:24
92 Wasim Hussain 1:26:15
102nd Mike Peel 1:29:20
130th Craig Bingham 1:35:36
147th Daniel Holt 1:50:08
Well done everybody, great running and a great run from Charlotte.
THERE was a bumper field of 269 entrants for Stainland Lions’ annual Boxing Day fun run from the 1885 pub in Stainland. Runners tackled a three mile undulating route around Stainland, Sowood and Outlane, the event raised £1300 for the Forget me not children’s hospice.
Well done Stacey Cleal for taking part, I’ve no idea if anybody else ran for QRC there’s no results to be found and my Strava doesn’t go back that far apologies in advance if I’ve missed you out.