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Latest points: Airedale Athletics Winter Challenge

Martin Firth at Harriers v Cyclists 2014

Individual and team points so far are here.  The file also has links to details of forthcoming fixtures, and two great local races are heading our way.  Harriers v Cyclists at Bingley (21 November) was run in thick mist last year with runners sprinting uphill away from the cyclists, who came powering back on the downward slopes.  Then on New Year’s Day the Giant’s Tooth is raced round Ogden with warmth and hot drinks in the Causeway Foot afterwards.

The Boxing Day Chevin Chase is full but for another festive race you can still enter online for the Jolly Holly Jog in Ripon (27 December).

Good luck if you are planning to run any of these races.  Scores are added automatically, so check the points file between now and March for updated individual and team tables.

Hot Toddy, Auld Lang Syne & Giant’s Tooth

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….

The Stoop, Chevin Chase & Giants Tooth

Ben Clare & Anna Smith ran in ‘The Stoop’ fell race. A popular Woodentops race held a the end of December, some very windy conditions made this short but brutal fell race even tougher. Full results: http://www.woodentops.org.uk/assets/results/13stoop.pdf

The Chevin Chase on a boxing day was again won by Jonny Brownlee.Fine weather, large crowds and a good, undulating route made for an excellent race. Ben Clare, Chris Williams & Darren Midgely all ran in what was a very competitive field. Full results can be found here: http://www.sportstimingsolutions.co.uk/running_results_master.php?recordID=The Chevin Chase 2013

Many people have asked about the The Giants Tooth fell race, annually held on New Years Day from the Causeway Foot. It is apparently on but I haven’t seen anything official regarding the race only by word of mouth.