Mary Saunders, who recently joined the club, ran in the Saltburn 10K in North Yorkshire on Sat 15th August. Recent illness interfered with her training plans but she still managed a good time, finishing in 1:17.36 and in about 18th place overall (10th woman). Mary also raised £280 for the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. Here is her report:
The race was really small – there was a trail marathon (probably longer than a marathon!), a trail half marathon (that was about 16 miles), as well as the trail 10K and participation was capped at 300 across all three races – this meant for a really nice relaxed atmosphere – I think there were maybe 40 runners tops in the 10K.
The race started, in glorious sunshine, on the main road outside the Leisure Centre and continued to, and then down, the wooded sides of the Skelton Beck clough (where we all got lost), down to the sea front, past the Ship Inn and up an evil set of quad destroying steps! Then it was about 3km of more gradual climbing following the Cleveland Way, right along the top of the cliffs, on the edge of the wheat fields. We made our way along the side of the railway, before crossing it (lovely cheery marshals), up a hill, through a cow field and then turned back for the descent, crossing the railway again and following a series of tracks back down to the bottom of the steps. We then retraced our steps back up the clough and along the road, finishing in the sports hall. In total it was 11.99km (surprise, surprise!) and about 775 feet of ascent.
There were medals and t-shirts for all finishers, trophies for the top three in the main categories and a fine spread of home bakes and drinks etc laid on in the hall. The shower and changing facilities were all very fancy too! The race is now moving to February due to car parking etc so I think I will have to enter again to better my time….
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: https://racebest.com/results
|POSITION||BIB NO.||NAME||CLUB||CATEGORY||GUN TIME||CHIP TIME|
|3||133||DARREN MIDGLEY||QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB||M40||00:18:08||00:18:06|
|39||28||STEPHEN BROOK||QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB||M65||00:26:04||00:25:56|
|147||47||REBECCA DILLON||QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB||FSEN||00:35:47||00:35:22|
|162||144||HELEN NEALE||QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB||F35||00:37:04||00:36:38|
|POSITION||BIB NO.||NAME||CLUB||CATEGORY||GUN TIME||CHIP TIME||5K SPLIT|
|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|
|POSITION||BIB NO.||NAME||CLUB||CATEGORY||GUN TIME||CHIP TIME||6.1K||11.1 K||16.6 K|
|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|
Richard Brook ran in the Scarborough 10k on Sunday, completing in 44:10
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
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.
Carl represented the club in Germany at the weekend joining 550 runners in the Lubeck 10K. The centre of Lubeck is a World Heritage Site and the amazing sights on a sunny day were very welcome. The organisers describe the course as undulating but in Queensbury we would call it flat. Carl was 31st overall and 2nd M50 in 38.43 beating his personal best set several years ago at the (flat) Bradford 10K. Great fun, a silver medal and certificate presented on stage and free beer – it took a few moments to realise that it was alcohol-free……
Queensbury Runners were entered into various races across the weekend. Stainland Trail Race in it’s second year, proved popular and attracted a larger,stronger field than last year. Queensbury had six runners taking part, Chris Williams was first back in 7th place (43:28), next was Pete Hughes (47:21), Mick Coe (50:59), Chris Rushworth (54:44), Jo Horan (56:53) & Graham Jowet (58:46). The were just short of 200 entries this year for probably the toughest 10k route you could race, with only two runners (Ben Mounsey & Gavin Mullholland) breaking the 40 minuter barrier.
Steve Wilby ran in the Kirkstall Abbey 7, finishing 193th in 1:00:28. He was the only runner from Queensbury in the popular seven mile road race with 280 entrants.
Full Results: https://racebest.com/results/kirkstall-abbey-7
Darren Midgely was competing in the Ilkley Triathlon as part of a 3 man team organised by his work. With each disciple taken on by a team member, Darren was on the run, a 5k loop with a large 200+ ft hill in mile 2. Darren clocked the 3rd fastest time on the run for the day (over 300 competitors) and with this clinched overall team victory for his ‘3 in a tub’ team.
Chris Williams also ran in the Leeds Golden Mile on Saturday, a 1 mile race around the track, winning his heat and producing the fastest mile of the day, 4 minutes 41 seconds.
Full Results: https://racebest.com/results/leeds-golden-mile
Martin Firth won his age category in the Spen Greenway 10k on September 14th finishing 20th overall in 38:36. Steve Wilby And Richard Brook also raced, Richard did suffer a slight injury which affected his time on this relatively flat out and back course.
Full Results: http://www.ukresults.net/2014/greenway.html