There is a local race this coming Sunday, 2nd November that some of you may be interested in, Mick Long has sent through the following details:


Sunday 2 November 9.30am.

Starts at Thornton Viaduct. Behind Thornton School, opp Gt Northern Pub, down Thornton Road. Out and back on Great Northern Trail.

All on tarmac.

In aid of charity – so make a small donation.

Run it, jog it, walk it. All welcome, all ages.[/important]

Also, Stainland have invited us to join their ‘away run’ in Northowram, see the details below for people that are interested
[important]Thursday 13th November. Meet at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start from:

Northowram Community & Sports
Northowram Fields Cricket Club,
Westercroft Lane

We’re re-visiting one of our favourites from last year with some cracking routes then back to our own private function room at Northowram CC with loads of room, widescreen TV & a well-stocked bar!
I can’t promise but we may even have some JT’s Lion Beer available on hand pull

2 large changing rooms – one for males – one for females – both with hot showers!
Please respect the club and have a change of dry footwear/clothing etc if weather is bad.

If we revisit JP’s devilish route from last year I can guarantee it WILL be muddy and you WILL need a head-torch!

We’ll have our usual different paced groups and being the social club that we are, we”ll be inviting our local colleagues from Queensbury Running Club to come along with us

Food will be a choice of Beef Chilli or Veg Chilli, both with pitta bread & rice at just £3.50

Please place your food orders on here stating meat or veggie by Mon 10th.

As always with ever-increasing numbers, parking is limited so please car-share wherever possible.


John T



Bradford City Runs

Well done to everyone who ran in the Bradford City Runs on Sunday. The club had an excellent turn out and was really well represented by all our members, 25 of you no less!

Martin Firth led the club home in the half marathon with a fine performance, winning his age category and taking 6th place overall.

Darren Midgley took a podium position in the 5k, finishing 3rd in 18:06 whilst Richard Brook led the 12 Queensbury Runners home in the 10k.

Full Results:

Queensbury Results:


162 144 HELEN NEALE QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB F35 00:37:04 00:36:38


22 344 RICHARD BROOK QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB MSEN 00:44:41 00:44:39 00:21:48
72 425 LEE HIPWELL QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M40 00:50:24 00:50:04 00:24:50
88 426 ZOE HIPWELL QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB F35 00:51:25 00:51:05 00:25:35
116 597 STEPHEN WILBY QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M60 00:54:10 00:54:02 00:26:28
141 631 GLENN THORNTON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M60 00:56:29 00:56:04 00:27:29
166 550 BRONTE SIMPSON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 00:58:54 00:58:31 00:28:53
200 551 DIANNE SIMPSON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB F45 01:01:55 01:01:32 00:29:52
213 446 NICOLE JAGGER QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:03:09 01:02:45 00:31:19
267 334 JO BOTTOMLEY QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:12:39 01:12:15 00:35:10
268 408 VIKKI HALLIDAY QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:12:40 01:12:16 00:35:11
284 442 LORNA JACK QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:32:14 01:31:49 00:43:27
285 441 DARREN JACK QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB MSEN 01:32:16 01:31:51 00:43:27

Half Marathon

6 754 MARTIN FIRTH QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M55 01:24:57 01:24:53 00:23:56 00:20:10 00:20:23
10 1001 PETER HUGHES QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M55 01:28:47 01:28:44 00:25:53 00:21:05 00:20:51
13 789 CARL HERON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M50 01:30:59 01:30:55 00:25:13 00:21:24 00:21:59
45 803 JOANNE HORAN QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB FSEN 01:41:55 01:41:51 00:28:41 00:24:11 00:24:40
48 912 CRAIG RICHARDSON QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB M50 01:42:11 01:41:59 00:27:44 00:23:49 00:24:59
166 716 HELEN COLLINS QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB F35 02:06:05 02:05:55 00:32:59 00:29:17 00:31:17

..more great parkrun performances and PB’s!!!

Well done to our five intrepid park runners, at Lister park, this blustery and damp autumn morning! I know several of us are saving our legs for the Bradford City Runs, in the morning, but we still had a very good representation, all considered! The results of the “Famous Five” are :- Declan (Super-Consistent) Craven a speedy 19.50 and a super 7th!!; Claire Baggley 25.53 (her PB by some 25 seconds!!); Glenn Thornton 27.52 (his PB by 39 seconds!!), Brontë Simpson 30.04 (her PB by 9 seconds!!), and Dianne McDonnell 43.14 (her 2nd best ever time!!). Congratulations to all of you on such amazing performances…all the indications are that 1. our training sessions are working, and 2. that you are also training in addition to our Thursday evenings!! Keep up the wonderful work!!

..and we continue to “breeze” along!

Tonight, in mild and breezy conditions,we had a great deal of very strong, energetic and infectiously enthusiastic running from our FOUR groups!! I t appears that our two Intermediate groups really do love our route to Keelham crossroads, left to the Keighley Road then back to base via Bradshaw!..especially when the stiff breeze helps to push one up the final climb!! Our two novice groups, in heading to Bradshaw Church (and back!) had very energetic workouts, too, and admirably displayed just how they are improving week by week! Very well done everybody!! We hope there’s still “fuel in the tank” for the weekend’s races – Saturday’s parkruns, and Sunday’s Bradford 5k, 10k and half-marathon races !! Good luck to all our competitors!!

More great the Lister Park parkrun,18 October 2014

Congratulations to all our park runners today, at an autumnal-looking Lister Park, Bradford! Once again, members of our group ran exceptionally well.Today’s results, in reverse for a change, are : Maria Rhodes 33.07, her son Preston 32.59 (her other son Dexter very bravely ran one lap of the course!), Dianne Simpson 31.54, Glenn Thornton 28.31 (PB!!), his son Matt Thornton an impressive 27.59 first parkrun!;Stacey Cleal 25.06; Declan Craven a very quick 20.28 (and 7th position!!). Assistant run leader Steve Brook ran 34.35 – his granddaughter Katie ran 34.33!), Assistant run leader Steve Wilby ran 26.54. Andrew Tempest-Mitchell ran 26.16, just 6 days after completing the York Marathon! Very well done everybody!! …and thank you for helping to put our club “on the map” by taking part in our local parkrun!

..more “Mountain-eering” in dear old Queeny!

The weather gods just about smiled on us for training last night!.we were served quite calm and pleasant, mainly dry conditions….could have been much worse!..and 34 runners came along – our biggest turnout since our very first session way back in July! For the first time, we had FOUR different ability groups!..huge thanks to Craig Richardson, Steve Wilby, and Steve Brooke for assisting with the leading and supervising! Sorry the routes were virtually a repeat of last week’s tour around Queensbury Mountain and beyond..but it helps to know where one is running!..especially as regards pacing!..and for knowing where the hills are (they were mostly avoided last night!!)!! Great work ,everyone, and a huge well done, especially to all our newcomers!!..and good luck to all taking part in events this weekend!!

Scarborough 10k & Withins Skyline

Richard Brook ran in the Scarborough 10k on Sunday, completing in 44:10

Full Results:


The Withins Skyline Fell Race, first of the Airedale Athletics Winter League races also took part on Sunday from Penistone Hill, Haworth. Fine conditions prevailed for this 6.5 mile race over the moors. Chris Williams was first back for Queensbury in 9th place overall, Pete Hughes followed in 53rd in a time of 53:53! Mick Coe was next along with Anna Smith (2nd LV50) and Chris Rushworth, who amazingly managed to get around the wet and slippy moors in his road shoes! The are some excellent photos as always on the Woodentops website

Full Results:

..Queensbury is flat????..Sure is..on t’Mountain top!!

We had yet another excellent display of enthusiastic and mutually supportive running from everyone in our 24-strong group yesterday evening…perhaps the fact that the selected routes were relatively flat  contributed in some part!!!! Even the weather stopped its recent foulness to “admire”!! Our Higher and Lower Intermediate groups ran “out and back” (4 miles in total) – the turnaround point being the top of notorious Windy Bank Lane for the Lower Intermediates, and the top of Swalesmoor Road for the Higher group – Windy bank Lane is definitely on the menu for these groups before long, such has been their tremendous progress! Our 14 strong “Novice” group had a 2.5 mile tour of the Mountain and Foxhill areas of the village – lovely and flat, believe it or not!!! – and quite peaceful! Super efforts were put in by everyone in all three groups! Very well done to all!!

Horsforth 10k

The annual Horsforth 10k, with it’s new start time was run this weekend, October 5th. The field was down slightly, probably due to the change in start time, now kicking off at 3pm but there were still 335 taking part with six Queensbury Runners involved , new members Bronte (1:09:38) & Diane Simpson (1:04:24) ran the course for the first time, and proved they are proper Queensbury Runners complaining at the lack of hills in the route which has a 2 mile stretch along the canal!! Zoe Hipwell (54:15) wasn’t too far behind husband Lee (50:21). Darren Midgely improved from his last outing in this race and was 2nd V40 in 37:38 and Chris Williams ran 35:27 for 5th place.

Full Results: