It’s the end of an excellent year for the club…by far one of it’s biggest in terms of numbers. The new beginners group has been made an absolute success by everyone involved, all the new runners, the club members helping out with training runs and supervision and not least Martin’s commitment and enthusiasm. There’s been some great individual performances in various races throughout the year mixed in with excellent team performances in relays at both the Calderdale Way back in May and more recently the Gathering Winter Fools have shown the club’s growth in numbers and quality. Great turn outs and results for Yorkshire Vets race all year long and in the WYWL X-Country series which has just begun again (Next Fixture 4th Jan at Stainland).
The years finished with the Auld Lang Syne fell race up on the Bronte Moors which Anna Smith ran in and will begin again tomorrow with the Giants Tooth fell race around Ogden Reservoir which will no doubt be run by a number of our members.
Well done to everyone and good luck with your goals for 2015
I’ll leave you with a short clip I took of the Auld Lang Syne Fell Race from this morning….
Have a look for Ben Clare keeping us entertained around 8 minutes and Alistair Brownlee is in there somewhere!
A busy Christmas period saw plenty of action for Queensbury Runners. Steve Wilby & Peter Hughes ran in the Hot Toddy on the 29th December. Full results can be found here: http://www.todharriers.co.uk/hot_toddy/hottoddy2013res.htm
Then there was the Auld Lang Syne fell race on New Years Eve, a popular Woodentops event that attracts a lot of big names. In the end it was won by Tom Addison from Helm Hill, although Alistar Brownlee used it as a training run joining in at the back of pack and working his way up before casually stopping for a chat with some spectators before the finish, after having caught 90% of the runners, Ben Clare included. Full results can be found here: http://www.woodentops.org.uk/assets/results/13ALS2.pdf
The Giant’s Tooth was on New Years Day and has always been popular amongst QRC Runners as it’s a very local race for us, starting from the Causeway Foot and of course the first race of 2014! Still awaiting full results but Peter Hughes won his age Category as did Anna Smith. Darren Midgely was 12th and 3rd V40. Full results to follow….