Our 10th fixture of our winter championship took us over to Roberttown for the Liversedge Half, in very windy conditions 10 QRCers took on this undulating half marathon.
The race run by Roberttown Road Runners is run annually in mid February. Runners leave the picturesque village green of Roberttown heading towards Liversedge before turning left and onto the main road crossing over the M62, then heading down to Balliff Bridge, before climbing back into Clifton and onto the long ascent back to the main road over the M62 taking a right and following the last 3 miles on country lanes and back in the village green.
Awesome running by all and well done if you achieved a PB, congrats to Martin on finishing as 1st MV60.
36th Martin firth 1.30.30 (1st MV60)
44th Carl Heron 1.32.12 (2nd MV55)
68th Simon Brady 1.36.52
77th Chris Lane 1.36.52
96th Graham Rhodes 1.40.10
221st Phil Lickley 1.54.43
239th Julie Hepworth 1.56.33
282nd Jo Fortune 2.00.48
330th Terri Mason 2.07.11
Unfortunately Andy Dove had to pull out through injury, hope it’s not too serious.
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.
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.
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).
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.