Training Groups

An early outing this week due to recce of possible HM course…
a) Chris W – All your favourite hills, meet at The Raggalds at 18:20; about 13.1 miles

For the rest of us folks, as usual, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from the Raggalds.
b) Andy S – probably off-road; about 7 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
c) Phil L – scenic trip about Simm Carr Lane; about 7.6 miles; pace 8:30-9:30 min/mile
d) not Darren J – something off-road; about 5-6 miles; pace 12 min/mile
e) Phillip W – Churn Milk Challenge (QoM/KoM up for grabs?); about 5.4 miles; pace 10 min/mile
f) Dianne S – route TBA; about 4.5 miles; pace 10:30 min/mile
g) Martin F – route TBA; about 3 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile
h) Jo P – fartlek session; about 2 miles

Cheers, P.

Calderdale Way Relay 19Th May 2019

The race itself is 50 mile circular route of Calderdale with a total ascent of over 8500ft, teams are made up of 12 runners covering the whole distance split into 6 legs, with each leg run in pairs. The race starts at Clay House Park, West Vale at 8am and with strict cut off times for each leg any team finishing with the baton 6-7 hours later have done extremely well. 

A good turn out for the race meant we could enter enter 2 teams, 24 of us spread across the route. Leg 1 starts in West Vale and finishes  in Crag Vale, leg 2 via Stoodley Pike and into Todmorden, leg 3 boasts are steep 1 mile climb to start with before heading over to Black Shaw Head, leg 4 heads to Wainstalls passing to leg 5 runners who set off towards Shelf, from here it’s left to the leg 6 runners with a 10.5 mile sprint back to Spring hall Athletics track for the glory finish.

With the winning team completing the course in 6:00:23 Wharfedale Harriers were awarded 1st place with some magnificent leg times.

QRC A team produced a club record 13th place in a club record time of 6:55:59 and in doing so beating a host of good local running clubs, excellent work guys. In 54th came QRC B Mixed with an overall time of 8:32:27. Awesome results by all involved.

Well done to both teams and full results are available by clicking below.


https://my6.raceresult.com/125688/results?lang=en#1_7AAEAD h

Manchester 10k 19Th May 2019

Thousands of runners donned their best running trainers and took to the streets of Manchester today for the Great Manchester Run 10k and half marathon.

The 10k start line is on Portland Street and the route travels down the A56 towards Old Trafford and back towards Deansgate.

The half marathon course revolves around both of the city’s football stadiums. Starting on Portland Street once again it travels towards the Etihad Stadium then the route runs south of the city centre towards Old Trafford and then back towards the finish line on Deansgate.

Well done to the 4 runners from Queensbury for taking part.

Half Marathon

Rob Glover 2:11:44

10k

Jane Skudder 1:10:17

Beverley Morritt 1:16:53

Joanne Punt 1:31:20

Sowerby Scorcher 18Th May 2019

Come and enjoy a 10K morning run through the breathtaking countryside above the pennine village of Sowerby. The circular route follows quiet country roads, bridleways and paths with panoramic views over the Calderdale and Ryburn valleys. Approx 40% of the route is off-road on tracks and paths .

Well done to the 3 QRCers who took on this undulating route

41st David Nicholls 51:40

49th Charlotte Taylor 52:26

51st Joanna Lockwood 52:32

Charlotte