Matt Fielding and Lee Hipwell both ran excellent times in misty conditions at Reservoir Bogs (20 June), a Calder Valley race which can only be navigated on the hoof because the route is changed each year. Lee ran strongly throughout to finish in 1:20:34 and Matt made up more than 20 places between the first checkpoint and the finish to complete the course in 1:06:59. The winner (James Logue, 0:50:27) was 8 minutes ahead of a group of ten finishing together, so the Queensbury times are a fantastic achievement.
Matt and Lee are 17th and 18th individuals in the challenge (Mick Coe and Graham Jowett 4th and 5th). The next fixtures are the Baildon Canter (11 July), Widdop (15 July) and Holme Moss (19 July). They’re very different races – details are on the fixtures tab with the full points table here. Baildon is a lovely three mile run over the moor followed by a junior race on a bracken-covered slope. The junior event is great for all from keen, fast junior runners to younger children who can go round with their parents. Please click here for details.
What can I say amazing brilliant fantastic Dianne Simpson Andy Smith and Carl Heron ran an unbelievable race at the Eccup 10 on Sunday Dianne in a time of 1.44.42 Andy 1.52.30 and Carl 1.09.40 Diane who started running under the guidance of Martin Firth in the beginners group one year ago as gone from jog walk to running winter league races park runs 10k and now 10 miles in a great time.
Also Andy Smith another one of Martin Firths beginners group as in the last twelve months gone from running quarter of a mile to running Park Runs Hard 10ks [Pudsey] and now ten miles races and not only that Andy as lost three stones within that year.fantastic.
Carl Heron one of our experienced runners and club secretary also ran a superb race considering all the travelling he as been doing and a few niggles in his legs to contend with ended up with a great time.
The Oxenhope Straw Race is a annual charity event raising money for the Sue Rider Manorlands Hospice the race is 2.6 miles long and is run in pairs you can take part in fancy dress but Chris and Mark decided not to you start by sharing a pint of beer and then run like hell to the first pub and pick up a bale of straw weighing some 40 lbs they both then carry the bale to the next pub which is up a very steep hill and share a pint this is repeated at five pubs in total so they both share five pints run as hard as they can up hill with a 40 lb bale its not easy to keep the beer down they not only kept the beer down and got the bale round they ran the race in a great time 21.20 well done to you both.
Beverley Morritt looks like she as had a great time crawling in the mud at the 5k obstacle course Beverley is multi talented not only does she take this type of race in her stride she also does karate and is aiming for a black belt well done.
On what was the hottest day of the year some 225 runners completed the Helen Windsor 10k in temperatures approaching 30 degrees with high humidity. These conditions did affect some runners and caused a few to withdraw before completing the course but all the Queensbury runners completed the race. First home for Queensbury was Chris Williams who came third overall in a time of 36.49 a great time considering the heat followed home by.
Peter Hughes 21st 41.55 1st vet 60.
Andrew Stott 48th 45.31.
Joanne Moran 54th 46.31.
Richard Brook 65th 47.56.
Neil Windle 86th 50.14
Darren Jack 202 1.06.49
Well done to all.
If any pictures come up please forward them to me.
Seven Queensbury runners raced at the fourth Yorkshire vets race at Alwoodley a total of 231 runners were there for the evening grand prix the conditions were warm and humid and the course is undulating and goes through woods and fields with plenty of tree routes to trip you up if you are not careful all runners got through unscathed.
Zoe Hipwell was the only lady runner representing our club she came in 60th out of 94 ladies in a time off 45.08 well done to Zoe.
First home for the men was Peter Hughes once again the first vet 60 his time was 31.59 17th overall.
Matt Fielding was 49th in 34.57.
Andrew Stott was 51st in 35.36.
Chris Rushworth was 69th in 37.47.
Lee Hipwell was 88th in 39.42.
Graham Jowett was 91st in 39.50.
A great turn out for the club.
If anyone as any pics from race could you email me.
Gary Morritt completed the Lindley 10k today in a time of 101-32 running five minutes faster than his last 10k Gary who has been training really well and enjoying his runs with Queensbury is showing great improvements and going five minutes faster shows that training and perseverance are paying off well done.
Two Queensbury runners tackled the Reservoir Bogs Fell Race the up and coming Matt Fielding ran a great race in a time of 1-06-52 and finished 22nd overall and Lee Hipwell who is getting faster each year completed the race in 1-20-34 and was 53rd overall the race was quite tricky with misty conditions on the tops making it difficult to see causing quite a few runners to miss the check points and ended up running much further than the rest Matt came in with mud all over the place and Lee finished amazingly clean he must have leaped over all the bogs well done to both runners.