A 23 mile event to be completed in 9 hours – starting from Askrigg Temperance Hall and with a total ascent of 2753 feet Lee Hipwell decided to test out his fitness on this little toughie but decided instead to admire the gorgeous scenery of Nidderdale.
Managing a time of 5 hours 28 mins Lee did fantastic in the damp conditions. Deffinatly one we should try next year
A big thanks to Baildon for hosting the 1st race of this years series, a well marshalled and well organised event with fantastic showers well done to you all.
A damp but warmish morning saw a record 577 runners line up for the 10.30 start. To avoid the congested start of last year, this years event started on the edge of the 18th fairway which helped to stretch the crowds out enabling runners to find their momentum and get into their stride. A hilly and sometimes technical course meant full concentration was required at all times to avoid any nasty falls.
All in all a tough 1st race to start the season off with a bang, roll on the 1st December when the hills get really serious and we visit Dewsbury and their killer hill just when you think you’ve finished.
On the day results
Super Vets 2nd (+50)
Well done everybody a great turnout for Queensbury
This event is a a competetion between runners and cyclists with (usually) the first 10 in each category to score. The winning team holds the Fisherman Trophy for one year. The trophy is named after The Fisherman Inn from where the race starts and where the prize giving takes place afterwards. On the few occasions where a bucket of lukewarm water is not provided in the pub cellar to shift all that ground in dirt, ample washing facilities can be found in the nearby Leeds-Liverpool canal! –
Ben Clare was our only entrant this year and took on the running side of the event, Ben finished 91st overall in 49:52.
As requested Stacey, how could I forget you and Andy
The race race featuring 10km of fells with more ups and downs than a roller coaster attracts athletes from of some of the area’s top fell and road running clubs. Starting at the Shepherds Rest Inn Todmorden it’s an uphill start to Gaddings Dam across the Skyline, around Stoodley Pike down into the valley followed by a killer climb back upto to meet the outgoing path to follow the same route back towards the finish.
Stacey Cleal and Andy Smith represented Queensbury with both making improvements on previous course times.
82nd Stacey 64:34 (1st FV50)
164th Andy 80:55
Awesome running in wet and muddy conditions. Well done, sorry but there’s no photo’s which isn’t a bad thing.
There was a choice of distances to suit all abilities of runners – a 10K, 10 mile, half marathon and a 2-mile fun run. Nordic walkers were welcomed on the 10K event.
This was a unique opportunity to run on parts of the estate not usually accessible to the public.
The routes were on a mixture of paths, tracks, woodland trails and open land, through Strid Wood, over Dicken Dike, climb the Valley of Desolation and the Launde Plantation and take on a stretch of Barden Fell.
Amy and David Mckechnie took on the 10k challenge with Amy 1st lady home in a superb 13th position.
Well done to you both awesome running, unfortunatly we are unable post photo’s.
Starting and finishing at Jenkins Field on the shores of Ullswater in Glenridding, the 5K Helvellyn Sport Trail, 10K Helvellyn Trail Run, 15K Helvellyn Trail Challenge and 15K Helvellyn Trail Race follow circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways that take you into the foothills of Helvellyn, with elevated panoramic views of Ullswater, and dramatic vistas of Helvellyn and the surrounding peaks. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to off road running, but can be tricky in places.
Starting from the Ullswater Pier at Glenridding your journey starts with a beautiful half hour cruise aboard the Ullswater Steamer “Raven”, which takes you to the start in the hamlet of Howtown, whilst being serenaded by singer/songwriter Pete Lashley. The 10K Ullswater Trail Run, 14K Ullswater Trail Challenge and 14K Ullswater Trail Race follow well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways along the lake shore, giving panoramic views of Helvellyn and the surrounding peaks, finishing in Jenkins Field, next to the Ullswater Pier. Much of the course passes through ancient woodland, which will be at its autumnal best. Underfoot conditions can be tricky at times, especially if wet.
Phillip Whettlock took on the 15k Helvellyn Trail Race on the Saturday and the 14k Ulswater Trail Race on the Sunday nicknamed the ‘dirty double’.
Phillip had an awesome weekend, which reading the website does sound good fun (club trip??)
Phillip finish Saturdays race in 1:23:50 in 141st position and Sunday’s race in 1:30:27 in 101st place, well done Philip great stuff.
OK folks, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from Queensbury Celtic, off Pit Lane
a) Chris W – route TBD; about 8-10 miles; pace 7-8 min/mi b) Andy S – away this week, so group sorting themselves out, or joining with Andy D; about 7-8 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi x) Andy D – route TBD; about 7 miles; pace 8-8:30 min/mi c) Phil L – a loop around to Illingworth; about 6.2 miles; pace 9:00-9:30 min/mile d) Vikki B – Southern loop to Lands Head Farm and back; about 6.2 miles; pace 10 min/mile e) Steve B – Brighouse & Denholme Rd, Fleet Lane, High St, Baldwin Lane, The Avenue, Clayton Lane, Brook Lane, Low Lane; about 5.5 miles; pace 10 min/mile f) Dianne S – taking in Park Lane, Deanstones and Oxford Road; about 5 miles; pace 10:30-11:00 min/mile g) Lynn H – nice out and back again; about 3.5 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile h) Phillip W – beginners walk/jog; about 2 miles; pace 12:30+ min/mile
This was the tenth year of the Burley Run. The course remained the same as previous years; because of the constricted nature of some of the paths the entries were limited to 300.
The run will started at Scalebor Park Pavilion at 10am and and ran onto Burley Moor, an off road course of about 11K and has a main ascent of some 800ft. The course used well trodden paths and tracks, but by the very nature of moor land, some sections were steep and uneven.
Well done to Ben Clare for managing to enter a race this season. Ben finished in a time of 58.33 (strava)
Bradford City Runs is a festival of running with a unique format: one 5K loop to create 4 race distances. The 5K loop of Bradford city centre takes in City Park, Bradford University, the Broadway and Little Germany. One lap gets you 5K, two gets you 10K and 4 (and an extra bit) gets you a haf marathon. For 2019, there’s a new 10 mile distance (3 and a bit laps). Choose your distance and enter now!
Some fantastic running over each distance with Martin Firth turning back the years finishing 6th in the half, Tom Collinge smashing the 10 mile opposition by 5 minutes to take1st place, A huge congrats to everybody who took part in whichever distance you chose.
23rd Kevin Murray 23:17
40th Steve Brook 26:28
41st Peter Wood 26:53
18th Jonathon Mason 44:00
19th Andrew Paterson 44:02
41st Karl Holmes 47:20
117th Daniel Holt 57:10
122nd Glenn Thornton 57:34
144th Vikki Bean 59:31
152nd Sharan Loughran 1:00:44
187th Elizabeth Bagheri 1:07:04
189th Louise Foxhall 1:07:39
1st Tom Collinge 58:12
5th Richard Brook 1:11:29
15th Joanna Lockwood 1:22:35
32nd Victoria Trudgil 1:33:43
37th Rob Glover 1:36:02
41st Michelle Greenwood 1:37:07
50th Tracey Stewart 1:49:30
6th Martin Firth 1:30:16
22nd Graham Rhodes 1:40:04
23rd Jo Horan 1:40:38
26th Andy Young 1:42:02
37th Phil Lickley 1:47:26
You’ve all seen the photo’s on FB, so that’s it from me and well done to everybody racing for the club.