Category Archives: Results

YVAA Road Relay Championship

Martin, Carl & Peter Hughes entered a 3 man relay team into the Yorkshire Road Relay Championship M50 category. Finishing an impressive 4th from 10 teams of quality runners. Peter Hughes also clocked the 4th fastest M50 lap of the day!

M50 Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2014/14ChRRM50.html

Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/ChampionshipRaces.htm

 

2014-06-21 10.45.14

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Otley 10 & Borrowdale Trail Race

Carl Heron was racing for the 3rd time in a week at the Otley 10, an undulating 10 miler finishiing 81st 1:09:42. The winner was Nathaniel Williams in 55:34, with 8 runners breaking the 1 hour mark highlighting what a quality field the race attracts.

Full Results: http://otleyac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/OTLEY10RESULTS2014.doc

Anna Smith was the only Queensbury runner in the Borrowdale Trail race. A 21km trail race. Anna came out on top of a close run battle to win her age category, narrowly beating Henrietta Bolton Carter of Tweed Triathlon Club, in 2:09:41.

http://results.sportident.co.uk/home/event.html?eventid=e4f0344f-164a-4125-9b9c-b7e7075b354d&mobile=false

 

Edinburgh Marathon

Well done to Craig Richardson ran a PB in the Edinburgh Marathon, he reports:

“I woke up on Sunday morning 25/5/14 and looked out of my hotel window, the weather was not what you can call the best for running a marathon, wet and cloudy.

After a breakfast of porridge and banana I set off for the start, a short bus ride saw me join the thousands of other runners competing in the marathon.

 

I must admit that on the way to the start my mind was not on the race and I felt a little disinterested, but once at the start the atmosphere changed everything, I was now looking forward to the race.

At 9:55 the race got underway to what was now clearing skies and no rain. The marathon course makes its way out of the city centre to the coast at Leith, then it follows the coast to the 17 mile point where it loops around the grounds of Gosforth House to join the coast road again and finish at Mussleborough.

I crossed the start line and felt in good form, as the miles passed I felt good. We hit the coast and there was a slight head on crosswind but nothing too hard to deal with. The 10K marker came and went and so did the half way, still felt good, making use of the water and energy stations really helped make sure I kept hydrated and carbs topped up.

I had a finish target of 3hrs 30mins which worked out at 8mins per mile, as we went through the 18 mile mark the sun came out and gave us perfect running conditions. A quick check of my watch gave me the info I wanted, still on for the 3:30:00.

Coming back down the coast towards Cockensie and Prestonpans the crosswind I was hoping would give us a slight push had dropped completely. Now coming up to 23 miles and I noticed my pace had dropped slightly and negative thoughts started to enter my head, but a quick telling off of myself soon got them out of my head.

Approaching the outskirts of Mussleborough and the crowds started to build, at one point the road became very narrow due to the amount of people watching.

Running past the race course we took a left turn and there was the finish line in site, this gave me an extra boost of energy and I headed for the line picking up more pace as I went.

I crossed the line with a time of 3:33:27 a new PB, knocking 5 mins of my previous PB (London 2012) and knocking 11 mins off my previous Edinburgh Marathon time in 2011.

The Edinburgh Marathon is really well organised with a great atmosphere, the locals come out in force to cheer you on. I would recommend Edinburgh to anyone looking for a PB or running a first marathon.”

Full Bronte & Warfedale Off Road Half

Thursday saw the Full Bronte race, up in Haworth, it’s an undulating 5 mile road race, with two laps around Penistone Hill. Chris Williams’ fine form continued with a 2nd place, beaten by a strong late burst from Will Smith of host club Keighley & Craven. It was a tactical race with a good group of 6 or 7 runners vying to keep out of the strong wind hitting the front of the group, it wasn’t until the last 3/4 of a mile when the attacks started with Will Smith running clear of the group, Chris tried to hold onto him but had to settle for second. Carl Heron was next back for Queensbury in 37th (34:40) and Peter May finished 53rd (36:08) from 133 club runners.

Excellent photos can be found on the Woodentops site, click here

Full Results: http://www.kcac.co.uk/events/fullbronte/14_full_bronte.html

 

Carl Heron was back racing on Saturday in the Warfedale Off Road Half Marathon. Finishing this undulating off road half in 1:51:45 and coming home in 60th position. Mick Coe was hot on Carl’s heels, finishing just over a minute behind in 69th, 1:52:57 from over 350 runners.

Full Results: http://results.sportident.co.uk/home/event.html?eventid=0c745fb4-ff4a-48ed-b340-eff45a7671d5&mobile=false

 

 

ABC, Ilkley Trail & Kirkstall Vets

Last Thursday was the Apperly Bridge Canter, a new route, starting and finishing in the same place as the old one, due to works on the canal. Much more interesting than the last, with barely a flat stretch to mention in the 8.3k. Local teacher and Thames Hare & Hounds runner Phillip Tedd won in 28:35, followed by Queensbury’s Chris Williams in 2nd place with Leeds City’s Peter Branney 3rd. Ben Clare, still contending with injury niggles put in a fine performance and finished 58th in 35:19 and Richard Brook was 97th in 37:09 from 375 club runners.

Full Results: http://www.horsforthharriers.co.uk/results/ProvisionalResultv1.htm

Bank Holiday Monday was the Ilkley Trail Race. Queensbury’s Anna Smith was our only runner in this one, and took her category 1st place. Anna reports:

There was no shade from the bank holiday sun for runners in the Ilkley Trail Race circling the moor above Middleton Woods, but thankfully the 6.9m route passed a well-positioned water station twice.  Once back under the trees there were tree roots, mud and two-at-a-time steps on the downhill chase home.  The organisation and holiday atmosphere were great; thank you to Darren and others for the very welcome support. Anna Smith finished in 56:07 and was delighted to win the F50 category.

Full Results: http://www.ilkleyharriers.co.uk/trail/2014%20Ilkley%20Trail%20Race%20results.xlsx

Kirkstall Vets race was the first in a flurry of mid-week races coming up over the summer months. Eight runners took part from Queensbury with Darren Midgely continuing his fine run of form with a 5th place finish. Pete Hughes came in to take his category win in 15th place, Mick Coe 31st and Carl Heron 43rd completed the mens first 4 to count team, putting Queensbury an impressive 3rd place and only 4 points off Stainland in 2nd, Pudsey are a clear 1st place. Andrew Stott closely followed in 48th, Peter May 61st, Graham Jowett 96th and Steve Wilby 129th completed the outfit for Queensbury. The next race in the series is Meanwood on June 24th.

Full Results: http://www.yvaa.org/2014/14GP3-Kirkstall.htm

 

John Carr 5k Series 2014

Darren & Richard have all run the full series of three races this year whilst Steve Wilby also got the first two races in but unfortunately missed the 3rd due to injury. It’s a fast, flat route around Esholt hosted by Saltaire Striders. Perfect conditions on the evening of the second race helped many runners product new PB’s or certainly there best time of the series. Richard’s best time of the series and new PB was 20:12, Steve Wilby’s was 25:29, Darren Midgelys was 17:06 and also a new PB and Chris Williams, who only ran the 2nd race was 16:01. Cumatively Darren finished 19th & Richard 90th.

 

Full Results: http://johncarr5k.org.uk/site/johncarr/john-carr-results-archive/

 

Chris Williams & Darren Midgely also both ran the Sowerby Scorcher on Saturday. A 10k multi terrain race with approx 600ft of climbing. First place for Chris & third for Darren looked very well for Queensbury Running Club at the presentation afterwards.

Full Results: http://www.ukresults.net/2014/sowerby.html

Calderdale Way Relay 2014

Queensbury’s second attempt in one of the biggest races in the fell running calendar. Over 1000 runner’s were involved in the 30th edition of the Calderdale Way Relay. After an excellent display last year, finishing 20th in 7 hours 28 mins 19 seconds, the club had a tall order to meet and was hit with a number of injuries in the final week. Team captain, Carl Heron, had a real job on to fit together a team capable of navigating the 52 mile unflagged route. Actually been able to fill these positions showed how much the club has improved its strength & depth over the last 12 months. Some final tweeks made as late as Saturday, including Martin Firth been set of for a double leg (1 & 3) the team was finalised. An overall time of 7:41:34, just 13 minutes down on the previous year, in much tougher conditions (muddy, wet & windy) showed how well the club pulled together.

The full results can be downloaded here: http://www.halifaxharriers.co.uk/file/CWR2014Printrev1.xls

Below: Andy & Anna on leg 5 pulling up local favourite Crooked Lane

 

2014-05-12 16.23.24

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Bluebell Trail Race Results

The annual haul up Trooper Lane, under taken in the Bluebell Trail Race was on Sunday. Seven Queensbury Runners took part in this well organised, scenic 10 mile race hosted by Stainland Lions. Mick Coe was first back for Queensbury, 1:23:53, finishing 64th from an entry of almost 500. Richard Brook was next in 1:26:31, being chased by Phil Robinson who was next just 1 place and only 12 seconds behind, Andrew Stott was next in 1:28:20, Jo then in 1:32:56, Graham was next in 1:33:12, and Steve Jones, making his way over from York for one of his favourite races, 1:46:22.

Full Results: http://www.stainlandlions.com/Club_Races/2014/BluebellTrail/BluebellResults2014.pdf