What a great end to another fantastic WYWL season, after the recent floods it was a miracle that Stainland were able to go ahead with this fixture but credit to them they did a brilliant job and along the way raising plenty of funds towards the flood appeal.
378 runners turned for the race, slightly down on other fixtures but plenty to create a cracking atmosphere during the race and afterwards for the raffle.
Well done to all our members over the 5 races who raced, volunteered and cheered all the runners on.
Queensbury on the day
Gents – 3rd
Vets – 12th
Super Vets – 1st
Overall – 7th
After 5 races the final positions are (provisional)
Starting at Settle swimming pool the beautiful hills of North Yorkshire offer the perfect distraction as you run on this undulating road out towards Austwick and back. Continuing with her marathon training Lynne Robinson ran a blinder, clearly the training is paying off and that the marathon Pb is not far off. Lynne finished in 13th overall with a cracking time of 1.32.34.
Heidi Nellis also raced raced in the 10k event and finished 59th in a time of 1.25.17
Our 10th fixture of our winter championship took us over to Roberttown for the Liversedge Half, in very windy conditions 10 QRCers took on this undulating half marathon.
The race run by Roberttown Road Runners is run annually in mid February. Runners leave the picturesque village green of Roberttown heading towards Liversedge before turning left and onto the main road crossing over the M62, then heading down to Balliff Bridge, before climbing back into Clifton and onto the long ascent back to the main road over the M62 taking a right and following the last 3 miles on country lanes and back in the village green.
Awesome running by all and well done if you achieved a PB, congrats to Martin on finishing as 1st MV60.
36th Martin firth 1.30.30 (1st MV60)
44th Carl Heron 1.32.12 (2nd MV55)
68th Simon Brady 1.36.52
77th Chris Lane 1.36.52
96th Graham Rhodes 1.40.10
221st Phil Lickley 1.54.43
239th Julie Hepworth 1.56.33
282nd Jo Fortune 2.00.48
330th Terri Mason 2.07.11
Unfortunately Andy Dove had to pull out through injury, hope it’s not too serious.
Tatton Park is one of the UKs most complete historic estates. It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. You can’t help but be inspired by the glorious views and majestic deer that roam our historic Parkland.
Starting and finishing in the beautiful Tatton Park the course was run entirely on the closed roads and paths within the park. This course gave you the perfect opportunity to take in the rural surroundings on traffic free roads!
You never guess who mamaged to find a race on a weekend that had many cancellations due to the weather conditions, yes it was Steve Brook who was up and out early for the 9am start, Steve had a great race finsihing as 1st MV70 in a super time of 55:35.
A friendly but challenging 10k starting on the athletics track in Witton Park, climbing the heights of Buncer Lane then descending through the countryside of Pleasington then back to the track for a racing finish!
Stormin Steve was out and about once more cruising in the Corsa over to Blackburn having missed out on entering the Dewsbury 10k
Steve finished 346th 4th in his age category with a cracking time of 54.07.