All posts by Robin Naylor

Stainland XC portraits!

Photos taken by Cath Muldowney at the Stainland WYWL cross country race in February. Cath was taking pictures for the Queensbury Streets Ahead Project.  The final selection of Streets Ahead images includes one of ours and they are now in situ on the old bank on the High Street.  They are using the hashtag #streetsahead (part of the whole Creative High Streets initiative) on social media.

New interim chairperson for the club

We are very pleased to welcome Terri Mason as Interim Chairperson of QRC (initially, until our next AGM in March). We warmly welcome her to the club committee and extend our thanks to her for agreeing to take on this important role.

In her own words Terri says:

‘I was never a runner but always into sport. Netball, Show jumping and Obstacle course racing. I found running in 2017 when I joined QRC and have enjoyed every minute so, since leaving a management position, I now have more time to both train and get fitter and hopefully faster as well as give something back to the club in my new role as Chairperson.’

West Yorkshire winter league 2021-22 #5

Mud, mud, glorious mud…..

Pudsey Pacers hosted the fifth cross country race of the 2021-22 West Yorkshire Winter League series on Sunday 9th January at the extensive grounds of Parkwood Outdoor venue near Tong. The 5-mile course followed loops along forest trails and a wide grassy hill with a very large amount of mud and slippery grass to test the field of nearly 400 runners.

A sprint over the final 100 metres saw Queensbury’s Dylan Naylor first across the line, with Tom Collinge not far behind in 8th place. All in all a magnificent performance by the 19 runners representing QRC, with each one showing real grit and determination to overcome the conditions underfoot. Thanks as well to QRC Race director, Glenn Thornton for his support for the Queensbury crew.

Giant’s Tooth Fell Race

New Year’s Day 2022 saw a good crowd of QRC runners take on the Giant’s Tooth Fell Race. Starting from Ogden Water car park the 3-mile route climbed 120 metres from the reservoir, through the woods to the Giant’s Tooth, with some sharp ascent and descent plus mud and slippery roots thrown in for good measure. Queensbury’s Dylan Naylor came in first place by a decent margin with Paul Greenwood and Tom Collinge following up in 3rd and 4th places. And another excellent performance by Lorna Dodd who took first ladies’ place. Well done all QRC runners who took part.

Dylan Naylor
Paul Greenwood & Tom Collinge (Photo L. Hill)
Lorna Dodd (Photo L. Hill)

West Yorkshire Winter League at Queensbury

Queensbury RC hosted the 4th race of the 2021/22 West Yorkshire Winter League series on 19th December. Excellent running on a muddy course by all who competed wearing Queensbury colours. Well done everyone who took part, from Queensbury and the other clubs. And the fancy dress was awesome across all the clubs, topped off by the inflatable snowman! The running was followed by a sociable, well-attended post-race gathering at the Mez café, with drinks, pie ‘n’ peas, and a good raffle. The club currently stands in second place in the league.

Langdale Christmas pudding 10k

On 11th December, after a meet-up at the Junction Inn, a QRC coach-load headed up to Cumbria for the 2021 Langdale Christmas Pudding race. Following an undulating route through the stunning Great Langdale valley, the race ends with a Christmas pudding for all participants. There was a field of over 660, with 15 Queensbury runners on the start line. Paul Greenwood headed the Queensbury crew back across the finish line in a very respectable 5th place. Lorna Dodd also had a great race coming home as 6th female. Well done also to Pete Hughes and Steve Brooks who came first in their respective age categories, and indeed to all who ran for all-round strong performances. Many thanks to Neil Windle for organizing the trip. Hope you all enjoyed the puds!