Once again it was Queensbury’s turn to host race 4 of this year’s WYWL fixture, a big shout out to Glenn and his team on the race committee for a successful event and also to all that helped on the day from setting up, the marshalls and the cleaning up of Littlemoor Park.
A 5 miler of mud and boggy ground helped by the consistent rain over the last few days meant for a tough race and a real thigh sapper.
Well done to Tom for taking his 1st win of the season and putting himself in control of the Mopen category, Paul Greenwood in 3rd place in the MV35’s, Mick Coe sitting pretty in 2nd in the MV50’s with Simon (3rd) just 7 points behind, Carl Heron 3rd in the MV55’s, Pete Hughes with another strong run keeping control of the M60’s but with Mark Crabtree in close pursuit and with Stacey in 1st place in the FV50’s things are looking good for QRC.
But as we all know it was all about the day and these races at QRC would not be possible without the help and hard work that goes into them behind the scenes, well done to Glenn, Jo, Jane, Angela, Helen and other helpers and vounteers.
Full results can be found in ‘files’ section on the WYWL FB page.
The race is based at York Racecourse, the route is fast and flat, heading southwards through Bishopthorpe, Acaster Selby, Appleton Roebuck and back through Bishopthorpe to finish behind the Racecourse grandstands.
With the entries selling out within 30 minutes this really is a race for the serious runner and with 1500 places up for grabs things were hoting up well before the start.
3 of us headed to York last Sunday, luckily the predicted downpour didn’t happen and 40 minutes into the race the clouds disappeared which left is with ideal running conditions.
Well done to York Knavesmire Harriers on another successful event.
5-4-3-2-1 TNT5 is Go! Now in its 5th year, St Theresa’s Athletic Club (STAC) are proud to present TNT. 10 miles of beautiful on and off road running on the Temple Newsam estate in Leeds. All the mud and all the hills, just what is needed to kick off your 2020 running campaign.
And the promise of mud certainly didn’t disappoint 2 of our members entered this race and almost certainly didn’t finish clean, well done to Joanna and Daniel.
Well done to the Pudsey Pacers on another fantastic WYWL route around the 4×4 facility in Tong and another good turnout for Queensbury with 20 of you turning up to race, well done to our 1st timers this season for getting out there. Once again Andrew Worster from Todmorden took the win from Tom who managed a fine 2nd place after Saturday’s Yorkshire Champs XC race
On the day results
Overall – 6th
Vets – 10th
Super Vets – 1st (Well done Andy D, Pete H and Stacey)
Ladies – 13th
Gents – 3rd
No official photo’s as yet and nobody got a team shot, but there’s plenty on facebook which are probably old news by now.
Great work makes the team work, well done all.
The next race on 19th Jan is hosted by us so if you’re not racing then why not lend a hand and offer to marshall, just let Glenn and his team know and you’ll rewarded with 500 thank you’s as the runners charged past.
The North Lakes New Year Half Marathon, set in the base of the stunning Lorton valley. Although runners were surrounded by lakeland fells, the course itself was quite gentle by Cumbrian standards, on quiet rolling roads with no “major” hills.
Dianne Simpson and Sue Tozer (2nd claim) made the journey to Lorton and both came away with PB’s, well done ladies great running.
With the support of local businesses and Calderdale Council, Cannonball have come up with, what most people would think was impossible, fast, flat, closed road courses in the centre of Brighouse. It was a great opportunity to get that sought after PB or start the season with a great benchmark time without travelling further afield. The course was one of the flattest in the UK and Ireland.
Steve Brook took part in the 5k event and had a great race finishing 13th overall (26:17) and as 1st MV70 but much more than that and as we all know Steve likes to follow the RunBritain rankings and in doing so Steve is now 2020’s No. 1 in the UK for MV70 for 5k, along with Pete Hughes (No.1 MV65 Yorkshire) that’s awesome news for the club.
Yesterday saw 10 QRC athletes head to Lightwater Valley for the Yorkshire County Cross Country Championships.
Although the standard of racing at the front is extremely high, it still attracts participants of all standards and they are great for putting QRC on the running map at more than just a local level.
Races range from U13’s to senior men/ladies, with the senior ladies racing over the start section and 4 medium laps (8250m) and the men over the start section and 5 medium laps (10320m). As Tom (cheers pal) mentioned earlier there is a top quality field with the winner of the men’s race finishing with a time of 30:59 and the ladies winner in a time of 28:22.
MEN: 40th Tom Collinge 34:34 94th Paul Greenwood 37:41 167th Simon Brady 41:24 175th Carl Heron 41:54 193rd Andy Dovernor 42:56 207th Chris Lane 43:02 211th Richard Brook 43:36
The NORTH OF ENGLAND XC champs takes place on the 25th January and is our next opportunity to get out to one of these events. If anyone is interested in entering, please let myself or Dovenor know before the middle of next week so everyone’s entries can be sorted out 🏃♂️🏃🏻♀️💪🏼
The annual pilgrimage to Ogden Water to try and rid the demons of the night before. At approx 2.7 miles and over 500ft of climbing this fell race proves very popular every year and a fantastic 13 of you helped to turn the fresh air at Ogden into an alcoholics paradise.
1st Tom Collinge 16:38 (Course Record)
5th Paul Greenwood 18:36
19th Andy Dovernor 20:24
24th Simon Brady 21:05
36th Chris Lane 22:08
37th Lynne Robinson 22:09
41st Carl Heron 22:20
56th Stacey Cleal 23:36
72nd Andy Stott 25:44
80th Kevin Murray 26:14
82nd Lynn Hurst 26:28
135th Graham Collinge 31:40
149th Simon Thomas 35:56
Well done to you all great running and huge congrats to Tom on the course record.