A few cancellations last Saturday but here are the results from the Parkruns that our members attended, well done
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.
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.
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.
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!
Well done to all who ran at Parkrun over the last 2 weekends, here are Queensbury’s consolidated results.
The hills of Mirfield were waiting for us in the 3rd race of this seasons winter League, with Dewsbury Road Runners welcoming us all to their neck of the woods.
The route is alkmost flat said Paul Hayhurst in his detailed Race 3 info fb post but those who’ve raced this route before obviously knew what to expect, 5.2 miles of mud and climbing with an extra loop of the field to just finish us all off.
Once again QRC had a stormer of a morning finishing 2nd overall just 3 points shy of Baildon and an ‘on the day’ victory, plus we were 2nd Male, 2nd Female, 2nd Vets and 3rd Supervets.
Well done to everybody who raced and hope you get better ready for our race on the 19th Laney.
This out and back race starts on the canal at Kirkstall Leeds. A real Christmas atmosphere awaited the runners to celebrate the season. The course was perfectly flat, ideal for those trying for a PB or to challenge themselves to a slightly longer distance there was something for everyone.
Giles Cook did just that finishing in 9th place with a PB of 50:50, well done Giles keep it up.
The Wilmslow Festive 10K is Run North West’s traditional festive curtain raiser, helping to kick start the festive season – whether you are chasing an end of year PB or looking forward to the festive fancy dress.
Starting in the town centre of Wilmslow this one lap course is perfect for fast times ran on scenic country roads, before finishing on Mobberley Road/Sandy Lane.
Steve brook had a cracking run managing a sub 50 one of his fastest 10k’s this year with a 49:51 and 5th V70.
Well Steve (how fast can you go)
This flat fast 10k returns after 2020’s virtual affair and this year 2500 runners were welcomed to run. a change of start meant runners started to the rear of the racecourse heading out towards the town centre on closed roads, following a loop at the council offices before returning to the racecourse for a grandstand finish.
Amy McKechnie had a stormer of a run smashing her own club record from Rochdale earlier in the year to finish in a speedy 40:39 and 4th in her age category.
Well done Amy