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YVAA Halifax 7th August 2019

Arguably the fastest track of the series saw some fast times over this 6 mile route, starting from behind the Springhall running track and out along the canal towards Copley before returning along the riverbank and back to the finish.

With the series hotting up going into the final race after the York fixture was cancelled, there’s all to run for to gain those valuable points to perhaps finish in your top 3.

Halifax results

10th Stacey Cleal 44.01

5th Gary Rowling 36.50 (3rdMV35)

19th Simon Brady 38.52

26th Carl Heron 39.38

36th Wasim Hussain 41.47

52nd Neil Windle 43.41

Chris Williams eventually ran after upsetting everybody, finishing 3rd but was not a point scorer due to his young age.

Well done all

Flatcap 5 7th August 2019

The course follows a gently undulating route and starts close to and finishes at the picturesque Leggers Inn pub and canal boatyard, which is close to Dewsbury town centre. The route takes in the Dewsbury-Ossett greenway, off road paths and the canal towpath.

Runners are encouraged to wear their Flat Caps during the race; whilst this is not compulsory it is encouraged to fit in with the spirit of the race and help celebrate Yorkshire Day.

Just 2 Queensbury runners entered this year with Charlotte Taylor and Glenn Thornton taking on the course and the gorgeous pie and peas afterwards.

Well done to you both

83rd Charlotte 39:12

175th Glenn 46:37

Training Groups

OK folks, as usual, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from the Raggalds

a) Chris W – something off-road over moorland and local trails; about 8-10 miles; pace 7-8 min/mi
b) Andy S – something off-road; about 6-7 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
c) Phil L – loop around Whinney Royd Lane and Deanstones; about 6.2 miles; pace 8:30-9:30 min/mile
d) Vikki B – down to Holdsworth and back; about 5.7 miles; pace 12 min/mile
e) Phillip W – making a cross through the crossroads; about 5.6 miles; pace 10 min/mile
f) Dianne S – down to Odgen, around Ogden and back up Soil Hill; about 5.5 miles; pace 11 min/mile
g) Martin F – to Mountain and Flat Foxhill; about 3.1 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile

Cheers, P.

York 10k 4Th August 2019

It has been described as one of the UK’s most beautiful city runs and since its launch in 2009 has grown into one of Yorkshire’s most popular 10Ks.

The York 10K offers a rare chance to run through the heart of this wonderful city. The route starts and finishes in Knavesmire Road close to York Racecourse and takes in some of the city’s historic gems including the ancient city walls, Clifford’s Tower and the minster.

Well done to the 6 QRCers who raced, awesome running guys

Phil Lickley 48:28

Gillian Jago 54:06

Sue Tozer1:07:25

Claire Walker 1:08:54

Louise Hayton 1:21:04

Michelle Shepherd 1:21:04

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

Training Groups

OK folks, as usual, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from the Raggalds, with the exception of group d) – see below
Don’t forget – it’s Yorkshire Day, so why not try and wear something appropriate…

a) Chris W – something off-road over moorland and local trails; about 8-10 miles; pace 7-8 min/mi
b) Andy S – something off-road; about 6-7 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
c) Phil L – four parks in one run!; about 6.7 miles; pace 8:30-9:30 min/mile
d) Vikki B – Thornton Moor (attempt 2) – meet at Denholme Velvets @ 6:50; about 6.3 miles; pace 12 min/mile
e) Phillip W – a run around Ogden; about 5.3 miles; pace 10 min/mile
f) Sue T – route TBA; about 4-5 miles; pace 11 min/mile
g) Lynn H – route TBA; about 3.5 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile
h) Martin F – if any takers; about 2.5 miles; pace 12+ min/mile

Cheers, P.

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.