All posts by Neil Windle

Firefighters 5 4th August 2019

The return of the Fire Fighters’ Five!

A race run over the ‘classic’ 5 mile distance. The race tackles a circular, undulating route which starts and finishes at the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters in Birkenshaw.

Beautiful sunshine welcomed everybody into Birkenshaw for the annual running of this event with a sell out 300 runners in attendance. There was 3 of us from Queensbury Jo Horan, Pete May and myself (Neil), it was fantastic to see Pete back racing after a long injury lay off and also getting back to some decent form.

So with a slight route change due to building works it was 2 laps of the headquarters, before heading out on to the main road with an opening 1.5 mile a long steady uphill, a nice decent took us back down and over the motorway to end with an uphill finish for the last 1.5 miles.

All 3 of us did well in the heat, with Pete taking the lead with 400 metres to go and Jo pipping me to the line.

47th Pete May 36:46

48th Jo Horan 36:48 (1st F35)

49th Neil Windle 36:49

Well done us

Turnslack Fell Race 27Th July 2019

This race is category BS fell race with over 2000ft of climbing over its 8 mile length, starting and finishing at Claderbrook Church near Littleborough in the South/West Pennines

Weather conditions on the day were not favourable but Andy Smith still ran a respectable 2:17:26 finishing in 118th place.

There are no photo’s of Andy this week which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Well done pal

YVAA Bingley 23rd July 2019

Sorry for the delay, I was waiting for some photo’s but none have appeared anywhere.

Race 6 of the series brought out 236 runners to the latest race over in Bingley, hosted by Saltaire Striders race HQ was the rugby club on Wagon Lane.

The race started a short walk away on the canal towpath, where runners headed off in the direction of Saltaire, taking in a loop of Roberts Park before heading back and then taking a right  and up the steep climb to Shipley Glen, looping around Baildon Moor before returning in the same direction and back to the start finish on the canal.

29th Gary Rowling 41:25

21st Simon Brady 41:33

43rd Richard Brook 45:02

55th Wasim Hussain 47:35

Well done chaps.

Leeds 5k race series 24Th July 2019

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.

Huge congrats to Kevin Murray who romped round the 5k course in a PB of 23:32 finishing 10th in Heat B and 2nd in his age category.

Well done Kevin and maybe if you keep up the great running you’ll be in Heat A next month.

Conti Thunder Run 20Th July 2019

The 24h Conti Thunder Run was held at its regular venue Catton Park, Walton on Trent. The Conti Thunder Run is a 24 hour relay race where running is tested against the clock, putting your tactics, endurance and speed and teamwork to the ultimate test.

Well done to Chris King for completing 4 laps at approx 6 miles per lap (starva), not really sure if Chris ran as part of a team or solo, but well done anyway.

Great stuff

Brighouse 10k 21St July 2019

 A rare opportunity to race on a weekend evening on fully closed, well-lit roads.

The Brighouse Running Festival, billed as the flatest 10k in the UK and Ireland, with 3 distances to choose from although the 10k is more suited to the more adult of runners.

QRC were well represented with 7 of us taking part and managing to stay awake for the 7.15pm start.

Well done to Paul, Wasim and Andrew for finishing as 1st club male team on the night.

5th Paul Greenwood 35:40

29th Wasim Hussain 42:42 PB

31st Andrew Paterson 43:06 PB

41st Neil Windle 44:26

86th Phillip Lickley 49:46

100th Kevin Murray 50:52 PB

154th Helen Trevisani 55:59 SB

Well done all of us.

Bingley Show Trail Race 20th July 2019

With free entry into the show its self, what better way to start your day off than a tough 10k, off road, hilly race around the footpaths of Bingley and the gorgeous St Ives.

Staring and finishing in Myrtle Park it’s pretty much an uphill slog from the off heading upto Harden Moor. Well done to Gary and Rocky for talking on the challenge.

2nd Gary Rowling 47:13

28th Richard Brook 56:26

Awesome running

Denholme Doddle 20th July 2019

The Denholme Doddle is a challenge walk and trail running event that revives the Harden Hard’un. It follows almost the same 27 mile route but starts and finishes in the village of Denholme three miles from Harden and seven miles west of Bradford. Half of the route is on open moorland with outstanding views. It passes Top Withins (Wuthering Heights) and other well known beauty spots in the Bronte Country.

All proceeds from the event go directly to Mpika Village of Hope, a registered charity which cares for orphaned children in Zambia. 

Distances are 27 miles, 21 miles or 17 miles. The time limit for all distances is 11.5 hours.

There are six checkpoints with good refreshments spaced throughout the route. 

Big shout out to Carl Heron on his joint 1st place, after running most of the race with a runner from Northampton they decided to cross the line together.

Carl Heron 4hrs 42min for 27 miles

Andy Smith 4hrs 49 for the 17 mile route

Vicki Bean 5hrs 03 for the 17 mile route

Matt Fielding (walker) 6hrs 24 for the 21 mile route.

Awesome stuff you all of you.