Now in its 8th year, the Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede is a 5km festive, family fun run raising money to help more people to live a happier and healthier life with epilepsy. Following a successful first year in our new home, this year’s run will again take place in Lister Park in central Bradford.
A great way to kick off the festive season, the event is suitable for the whole family, with a mini-stampede for children under 8 years of age.
Several of our members went to join in the fun helping to raise money for this worthwhile charity.
A local classic taking in all the best terrain of the full Trog, without the full distance. Plenty of varied tough terrain. And perhaps a bit of mud!!!!
At 9.3 miles this fell race is half the distance of its big brother but still a tough course with over 1400ft of climbing, luckily for us we had Stacey Cleal running for QRC and she did us proud roaring home in 84th place in a time of 1:49:14 and 11th female.
WELL DONE STACEY GREAT RUNNING.
Hopefully we’ll see you back next weekend for the Queensbury WYWL fixture
This annual road race is well organised by the Barnsley Athletic Club. If you take part, you’ll get to see interesting bits of the much underrated Barnsley locale.
An impressive 674 runners completed the 10k; first home was Scott Hinchcliffe (Penistone FPR) in a very good 32:54. Scott was followed a bit later by Helen Cross of York Tri Club in just 36:38 (chip time 36:30).
Steve Brook was our only runner managing a pretty quick 51:56 finishing 2nd in his age category, but more importantly moving himself up the runbritain rankings over 40 places to become the 193rd fastest MV70 in the country.
The 6th and final race of the series saw Richard and Steve Brook our only representatives on a very windy Wednesday evening, nevertheless they still performed well with Richard coming home in 60th in a time of 20:42 in the ‘A’ race and Steve finishing in 126th in a time of 27:23 in the ‘B’ race. Excellent running in windy weather from both, a tough race with the 1st 47 runners all running sub 20mins.
A great start to the series over in Dewsbury for this years WYWL, with over 1000ft of climbing and plenty of mud courtesy of the melting snow over the last few days, saw 28 of you turning up on a cold damp Sunday morning to join the other 11 clubs involved to make this 1st race a belter.
With Ben Mounsey absent it meant a good battle for the lead and with just over a mile to go Micheal Maylon (Baildon), Gavin Mulholland (Stainland) and Julian Hood (Skipton) were battling it out for the honours, with Micheal finally taking the victory finishing ahead of Gavin M with Julian in 3rd, followed by our very own Tom Collinge managing to take 4th place in the last half mile.
But it’s not all about the front runners, there was some good racing throughout the field by all of our runners wanting to prove and show off their training, that has been put in over the summer months.
Well done to all that ran and I hope your looking forward to our race on the 10th December. Don’t forget if you want to marshall or know any volunteers please get in touch with Dan, Bev or Joanne.
Full results can be found by clicking the link below
This event is a competition between runners and cyclists with (usually) the first 10 in each category to score. The winning team holds the Fisherman Trophy for one year. The trophy is named after The Fisherman Inn from where the race starts and where the prize giving takes place afterwards. On the few occasions where a bucket of lukewarm water is not provided in the pub cellar to shift all that ground in dirt, ample washing facilities can be found in the nearby Leeds-Liverpool canal! –
6 QRCers made the trip to Bingley, all ready to compete against the cyclists. All did really well on a course filled with mud and with 1000ft of ascent, with Chris Williams leading the guys home closely followed by Tom ‘musttryharder’ Collinge.
Run Bolton Abbey is an exciting new trail-running event, sponsored by Midgley Motor Cars, with a choice of distances to suit runners of all abilities. Whichever you choose, run for Manorlands Hospice!
There was a choice of a 10K, 10 mile, half marathon or two-mile fun run.
This was a unique opportunity to run on exclusive parts of the estate not usually accessible to the public and we guarantee the autumnal colours will be stunning!
About the routes
The routes were on a mixture of paths, tracks, woodland trails and open land. “Run through Strid Wood, over Dicken Dike, climb the Valley of Desolation and the Launde Plantation and take on a stretch of Barden Fell. A diverse range of surfaces and stunning landscapes all crammed into one challenging run. All routes started and finished at the Cavendish Pavillion Car Park, with the added benefit of chip-timing.
Well done to the 3 of you that took part in the 10k race.
The 6th and final race of the series headed over to Spenborough for a 5.2 mile multi terrain race. Starting on the track after our 2 minute, sorry!! 1 minute silence, it was a quick (for some) lap and a half of the track to spread the filed out then out onto the roads and tracks of the surrounding area. A fantastic little course not overly demanding but enough to keep you on your toes, with a 250 metre sprint on the track to finish it really is a great course.
As is the norm in the YVAA race series the results are available pretty much as you cross the line. Well done to the time keepers and the organisers for what has been a tough season. Lets hope the series gets back on it’s feet to avoid any mishaps next year.
And onto the final results after scores have been totted up by the YVAA and what a fantastic results for QRC with 4 out of 6 races to count.
Immy taking the MV35 title by 6 points from Rich Allen of Pudsey, awesome stuff Immy.
Andy Stott finishing 2nd overall in the MV45’s, behind Gavin Mulholland no shame in that. Well done Andy great running.
Mick Coe finishing 3rd overall in the MV50’s with only 80 points separating the top 3. Well run Mick.
Carl Heron 3rd in MV55’s, well done Carl to one of our most on form runners.
One of the UK’s well known, popular 10k’s, the Leeds Abbey Dash was back for its 32nd year of running and the organisers were hoping for it to be the best yet. The 10k route is perfect for beginners and experienced runners alike, due to it’s flat, PB busting course.
The race, which incorporated the 2017 England Athletics 10km Championships, continued its reputation as one of the best-quality 10km events in Britain as the first 15 men broke 30 minutes on chip time. A total of 31 athletes finished inside 31 minutes, while the top eight women were all inside 34 minutes
The course starting on Wellington Street, heads out of the city along Kirkstall Rd to the Abbey, where runners turn and head back past the TV studio’s, over the flyover and onto the Headrow to finish in front of the town hall steps cheered on by hundreds of spectators lining the finish area.
Well done all QRCers who took part and I hope you enjoyed your racing.
The Shepherds Skyline Fell Race is a popular event. A warm up for bonfire night along this fast, muddy course – with a steep descent off Stoodley Pike for the kamikaze descenders, immediately followed by a stiff climb back up the hill. Featuring 350m of ascent over 10km this is definitely a race for the serious runner. Luckily for us we have Mick and Stacey who for some unknown reason like running up steep hills, well done both of you great stuff and keep it up.