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Ward Green Six 24th Dec 2017

BARNSLEY AC & WARD GREEN WMC
PRESENT THE ‘LEW WHITEHEAD MEMORIAL WARD GREEN SIX’

Starting and finishing art Glenn Lane Community Centre this 2 lap road race attracted over 180 runners with Stephen Brook our only entrant. Stephen ran and finished well coming home in 51:08 placing 118th. 

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WELL DONE STEVE GREAT RUNNING. 

GWF Relays 16th Dec 2017

The Gathering Winter Fools Relay is an informal social run which uses public paths and roads from Keighley in a circular route. teams of 8 runners take on 4 legs with low level change points invariably outside a pub!
 
 Starting and finishing at UAK Keighley, taking in local villages such as Laycock, Kildwick, Silsden, East Morton, Bingley and Harden Moor.
 
Queensbury had a fantastic showing with 3 teams entering, making a total of 24 QRCers pounding the local road and moorland.
 
Queensbury A        Queensbury Mixed     Queensbury Nutcrackers
David + Chris W    Mick + Gillian                 Craig + Leanne
Pete + Simon           Jo + Andy S                      Julie + Micheal
Rocky + Carl            Anna + Chris R               Darren + Zoe
Ben + Andy D          Richard + Stacey           Jo Fortune + Glenn

 

All 3 teams did really well, especially Queensbury ‘A’ finishing Leg 1 in 1st place albeit due to an nasty injury to another runner, but nonetheless great running guys. Full results and leg splits can be found by clicking on the following link  http://www.kcac.co.uk/club-races/gwf/

Overall results

4th Queensbury A

24th Queensbury Mixed

34th Queensbury Nutcrackers

WELL DONE TO ALL TEAMS, DOING THE CLUB PROUD

 

 

The 29th Stoop, Haworth 17th Dec 2017

Wind, rain and mud were the order of the day on Penistone hill with a healthy (or unhealthy) amount of ice
making any fast roady sections a potential bone breaking hazard. The Stoop’s mandatory kit of a Santa hat can
sometimes be a little bit annoying, flopping around as you run, but on Sunday I’m sure it did add an extra layer of warmth in the icy
head winds on route. 

Well done to Ben Clare our only entrant for taking on the penultimate race of the Woodentops era with Dave and Eileen heading into retirement after the forthcoming Auld Lang Syne on new Years Eve.

Ben completed the 8km m250m assent course in 56th place in a time of 40:14.

WELL DONE BEN

Denby Dale Travellers 6. 17th Dec 2017

A challenging rural course of approximately 6 miles starting from the Pie Hall (did someone mention PIE!!!), Denby Dale. The course is what race organisers would describe as ‘ undulating’ ; not a PB course but really good fun !

229 competitors ran the 2017 edition of the Travellers 6 on a damp December morning. The race was won by Scott Hinchcliffe of Penistone Footpath Runners in a record time of 33:07. First lady home was Fiona Davies from Rotherham Harriers in 38.34.

The Men’s team prize went to Penistone, narrowly beating Denby Dale with Holmfirth Harriers just pipping Wakefield Tri for the ladies team prize.

Well done to Andy Dovernor, Richard and Steve Brook for taking on this race over in Wakefield.

13th Andy D. 39:25
44th Rocky 43:47
193rd Steve 60:22

WELL DONE GUYS

Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede 3rd Dec 2017

Now in its 8th year, the Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede is a 5km festive, family fun run raising money to help more people to live a happier and healthier life with epilepsy. Following a successful first year in our new home, this year’s run will again take place in Lister Park in central Bradford.

A great way to kick off the festive season, the event is suitable for the whole family, with a mini-stampede for children under 8 years of age.

Several of our members went to join in the fun helping to raise money for this worthwhile charity. 

QRC and their families

Wadsworth Trog 3rd Dec 2017

A local classic taking in all the best terrain of the full Trog, without the full distance. Plenty of varied tough terrain. And perhaps a bit of mud!!!!

At 9.3 miles this fell race is half the distance of its big brother but still a tough course with over 1400ft of climbing, luckily for us we had Stacey Cleal running for QRC and she did us proud roaring home in 84th place in a time of 1:49:14 and 11th female. 

WELL DONE STACEY GREAT RUNNING.

Hopefully we’ll see you back next weekend for the Queensbury WYWL fixture

Barnsley 10k 26th Nov 2017

This annual road race is well organised by the Barnsley Athletic Club.  If you take part, you’ll get to see interesting bits of the much underrated Barnsley locale.

An impressive 674 runners completed the 10k; first home was Scott Hinchcliffe (Penistone FPR) in a very good 32:54.  Scott was followed a bit later by Helen Cross of York Tri Club in just 36:38 (chip time 36:30).

Steve Brook was our only runner managing a pretty quick 51:56 finishing 2nd in his age category, but more importantly moving himself up the runbritain rankings over 40 places to become the 193rd fastest MV70 in the country. 

WELL DONE STEVE GREAT STUFF

Find your ranking at http://www.runbritainrankings.com/

Evensplits 5k 22nd Nov 2017

The 6th and final race of the series saw Richard and Steve Brook our only representatives on a very windy Wednesday evening, nevertheless they still performed well with Richard coming home in 60th in a time of 20:42 in the ‘A’ race and Steve finishing in 126th in a time of 27:23 in the ‘B’ race. Excellent running in windy weather from both, a tough race with the 1st 47 runners all running sub 20mins.

WYWL Dewsbury 26th Nov 2017

 

A great start by Tom

A great start to the series over in Dewsbury for this years WYWL, with over 1000ft of climbing and plenty of mud courtesy of the melting snow over the last few days, saw 28 of you turning up on a cold damp Sunday morning to join the other 11 clubs involved to make this 1st race a belter.  

With Ben Mounsey absent it meant a good battle for the lead and with just over a mile to go Micheal Maylon (Baildon), Gavin Mulholland (Stainland) and Julian Hood (Skipton) were battling it out for the honours, with Micheal finally taking the victory finishing ahead of Gavin M with Julian in 3rd, followed by our very own Tom Collinge managing to take 4th place in the last half mile.

But it’s not all about the front runners, there was some good racing throughout the field by all of our runners wanting to prove and show off their training, that has been put in over the summer months. 

Well done to all that ran and I hope your looking forward to our race on the 10th December. Don’t forget if you want to marshall or know any volunteers please get in touch with Dan, Bev or Joanne.

Full results can be found by clicking the link below

http://westyorkshirewinterleague.blogspot.co.uk/