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Leeds Country Way (LCW) Relay 2016 – 04/09/16

As mentioned previously, we ran amazingly in our debut LCW Relay, finishing in 6th place out of a field of 50 teams. The 6 leg trail race takes in the countryside surrounding Leeds on this 62 mile circular footpath.

Well done to our runners;

Leg 1
Lee Shaw and Immy Asghar

Leg 2
Chris Williams and Tom Collinge

Leg 3
Peter Hughes and Peter May

Leg 4
Ben Clare and Alistair Galt

Leg 5
Carl Herom and Simon Brady

Leg 6
Jo Horan and Steve “Gapchenko” Searle

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Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon

Also on Sunday was the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon. We had quite a good turn of runner for this race.

The sun was shinning and although it felt quite nice waiting for the race to start art 9:30am it was suffocating towards the end of the race.

The race is on the road, starts on the Headroom and passes through Meanwood, Westwood, Hawksworth and then back to Leeds City centre via Kirkstall Abbey.

Please see the photo for the results but as an overview:
Martin Firth – 1:25:39
Carl Heron – 1:30:27
Matt Thornton – 1:38:06 (I ran on behalf of Richard Newberry as he’s broken his leg)
Maria Rhodes – 1:45:04
Chris Rushworth – 1:45:38
Anthony Lindsay-Yule – 1:52:33
Julie Hepworth – 1:56:54
Daniel Moore – 2:00:30
Rachel Kendall – 2:02:12
Joanne Fortune – 2:05:35
Sharan Loughran – 2:21:33
Shelley Ferneyhough – 2:25:40

Well done every one that ran. Very good times in very hot weather.



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Rat Race Dirty Weekend 2016 – 07/05/16

Guess what? I’m back again with more results.

Firstly, on Saturday 7th May 2016, David Hepworth made his way to Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire to take park in the brutal Race Race Dirty Weekend 2016.

An insane OCR (Obstacle Course Race) with a staggering 200 obstacles scattered over 20 miles. 

To give you a slight insight, some of these challenges have names like Stink Trench, Scree Scramble, Nasty Crawl etc.

David Hepworth completed this animal in an excellent 6:44:20, placing him 1852nd out of 3726 who finished.

Well done sir, I doff my cap to you.

As always, regards,




Kirklees 10k – 07/05/16

Good night everyone,

Yet again it’s been a busy old weekend for QRCers partaking in various races. I’m nodding off as I type so I’ll just cover one race. The rest I’ll continue tomorrow…

On Saturday 7th May a few of our runners tackled the Kirklees 10k Challenge. The route is an out and back course from just outside Huddersfield to Linthwaite along canal towpaths and some roads.

The results are as follows (out of a field of 254):
Position Name Time
22 Joanne Horan 44m 15s
114 Stephen Brook 55m 32s
131 Maria Keating 57m 29s
230 Julie Bauer 1h 11m 22s

Excellent work guys.



P.S. Some of the best finish line photos ever.P1070111 P1070682 P1070602 P1070234 P1070105

The Bluebell Trail – 01/05/16

Following on from Ben’s awesome feat, Sunday saw a race closer to home. The Bluebell Trail, hosted by Stainland Lions RC, was run by several of our runners and supported by many more.

This race is a tasty 10 miler which includes a run up the notorious Trooper Lane and finishes with a river crossing.

The race was won by Stainland’s own Lion, Ben Mounsey in an blistering 61:10.

We had a few impressive results of our own too:

Tom Collinge romped home in 70:21 and snatched 5th place.
Peter May powered round in 83:16 and made 51st place.
Peter Gibbons put in the effort for 90:54 and made the top 100 with 98th.
Anna Smith crossed the line as the first QRC female in 95:49 and 140th
Stacey Cleal was hot on Anna’s tail with 96:20 and 143rd.
Graham Jowett made it round in 100:20 and bagged 182nd.
Andy Smith brought up the rear in 115:19 and smashing his two hour target. Andy finished 288th out of a field of 433, two of which didn’t finish.

A massive well done to all who ran, supported, took photos and, like me, stayed in bed.



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3 Peaks Race – 30/04/16

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I think this race is pretty self explanatory. It’s a brutal race over the three Yorkshire Peaks, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. This challenge covers 23.3 miles with an overall ascent of 5279 feet.

Well, our very own Ben Clare raced this beast in an impressive 3:59:07. This time gave him 170th out of a field of 703 who finished. 97 didn’t.

Well done, Ben. Excellent results.