If you thought it was wet and windy in Bradford yesterday, spare a thought for 3 of our runners Ben Clare, Mick Coe and Chris Williams who decided the best way to spend a morning in the rain was to compete in a fell race around Heptonstall in the upper Calder Valley. Taking in mixture of steep sided wooded valleys, upland pasture and pathless moorland. The race is classed as Cat B, 15.4 miles long with 3170 feet of climbing, navigational skills required, with a course only partially marked and full kit required as is the norm in fell races. Basically meaning ‘TOUGH AS’
All 3 runners did exceptionally well just to complete this gruelling race considering the conditions with Chris Williams leading the trio home in 2:32:52 (67th), closely followed by Ben in 2:34:50 (73rd) followed by Mick in 2:44:48 (111th).
Well done to you all.
Ben and Chris
Our Chairman Mick
Seeking something a little longer than the Bradford 10k, 2 of our members headed over to Thirsk for the annual running of a 10 mile road race hosted by the Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers, a race which has been running for over 30 years. A fast, flat course finishing in front of the main grandstand at Thirsk race course, the potential for a PB would be an attractive selling point.
David Hunt and Lynne Robinson arguably 2 of our most on form club members in recent months both ran fantastically well and did the club proud finishing 24th in 58.22 and 121st in 67.05 (3rd in Cat) respectively.
Well done to you both
Storm Stella didn’t stop 21 QRCers from putting on their trainers for the annual running of the Epilepsy Bradford 10k, described as fast and flat, ideal for beginners and PBers alike the route headed out from Centenary Square along Canal Road, then back into the city finishing back in Centenary Square.
Well done to all those who ran and particulary anybody who achieved that PB.
20th Immy Asghar 37.55
55th Simon Brady 40.40
89th Richard Brook 42.00 (fuelled by Guiness)
125th Neil Windle 43.17
159th Mike Peel 44.05
193rd Richard Newbury 45.15
375th Peter May 48.57
434th Rachel Kendall 50.02
501st Patrick Long 50.54
573rd Simon Thomas 52.20
639th Shelley Ferneyhough 53.34
640th Zoe Hipwell 53.34
675th Stephen Brook 54.26
857th Diane Simpson 56.50
939th Chris Johnson 58.37
992nd Craig Smith 59.12
1032nd Sam Lawton 59.45
1085th Elspeth |Whittaker 60.34
1563rd Jonathon Knox 73.22
1611th Joanne Punt 77.36
1692nd Penny Cliffe 94.33
Also Thanks to all who marshalled and supported the club
On a cold blustery Sunday, 7 of our members braved the elements and travelled over to Todmorden for a 10k race. After a quick change in the bar and a team talk from the ever inspirational Peter Hughes (where it was decided we were to amble round) we headed out to the start in Centre Vale Park. The race started with 2 laps of the park followed by an incredibly steep climb up to Sourhall with a total ascent of 718ft within the 1st 4.5km. What followed can only be described as music to my ears with the 2nd half of the race downhill to Bacup Road and back along Rochdale Road, where we then headed back into the town centre passing the market and back into the park for a sprint finish. A fantastic race, very well organised and marshalled by Todmorden Harriers.
David Neil (me) Andy Peter Carl Lee
2nd David Hunt 37.53
6th Peter Hughes 41.25 (1st in M60)
9th Carl Heron 42.46 (1st M55)
23rd Lee Shaw 45.14
26th Andy Stott 45.41
30th Neil Windle 46.58
102nd Stephen Brook 60.45 (2nd M65)