Run Bolton Abbey 11th Nov 2018

An exciting trail-running event with a choice of distances

There is a choice of a 10K, 10 mile, half marathon or two-mile fun run. The routes are 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.

The Loughran’s had a family day out with John, Sharan James and Matthew all having a good run out. 

Sharon Loughran 1:23:08 in the 10k, unfortunatly I can’t find any results for the John, Mathew and James.




YVAA Grand Prix 11th Nov 2018

The 9th and final race of the series headed over to Spenborough for a 5.2 mile multi terrain race. Starting on the track after a 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.

Some great racing over the season with some amazing performances by everyone.  Well done to Stacey for winning the FV50 title,  Simon Brady for 3rd place in the MV50’s, Carl Heron and Andy Dove both finished top 5 in their respective age categories.

On the day results below:

9th Lady – Stacey Cleal 41:07 (1st FV50 overall)

19th Carl Heron 35.48

24th Andrew Dovernor 36.22

28th Pete Hughes 36.40

32nd Simon Brady 37.05 (3rd FV50 overall)

47th Richard Brook 39.48

Well done on a great season for  QRC. 

Awards night 14th Dec, book your seats. 

No photo’s I’m afaraid



Burley Moor fell race 11th Nov 2018

This is the ninth year of the Burley Moor Run, the run started at Scalebor Park Pavilion at 10am and goes onto Burley Moor, an entirely off road course of about 11K and has a main ascent of some 800ft. The course uses well trodden paths and tracks, but by the very nature of moor land, some sections are steep and uneven.

Well done to our very own man machine Ben Clare for taking on a fell race, that in his own words was not ready for. 

Ben finished 66th in just over the hour mark with a 1:00:23.

Well done mate

Shepherds Skyline 10th Nov 2018

I n race 3 of our winter champs 7 hardy QRCers took on this very challenging fell race superbly organised by Todmorden Harriers. 

The race race featuring 10km of fells with more ups and downs than a roller coaster attracts athletes from of some of the area’s top fell and road running clubs. Starting at the Shepherds Rest Inn Todmorden it’s an uphill start to Gaddings Dam across the Skyline, around Stoodley Pike down into the valley followed by a killer climb back upto to meet the outgoing path to follow the same route back towards the finish. 

Earning more valuable points for our champs season were

17th Gary Rowling 50:29

100th Lee Hipwell 65:22

118th Joanna Lockwood 70:54

138th Zoe Hipwell 77:32

139th Julie Hepworth 77;33

151st Gillian Jago 83:46

155th Andy Smith 86:12

Well done to you all

Lancaster Half Marathon 4th Nov 2018

A popular half marathon which encourages news runners and pb hunters. The course is mainly traffic free and uses footpaths & cycleways allowing you to really stretch your legs!

New runners, and those considering running this race for the first time, were promised a warm welcome and a race with fantastic support.

Well done to Keith Hayes who completed the Half in a time of 1:59:45 and in doing so finally made it in under 2 hours on his14th Half Marathon.
Inn Keith’s own words

”Very pleased that’s why I joined QRC to improve my half marathon time which until joining I could not get below 02.06.00.’

Well done Keith that’s fantastic for you and great news. 


York 5k series Race 8 8th Nov 2018

The York 5K race series is staged monthly at the University of York Sport Village, Cycle Circuit. The series consists of eight, monthly, 5K road races. Each event comprises two races: an A race for those who expect to run sub-22:30 and a B race for those who expect to run 22:30 or above. 

Well done to Alison and Steve who made the trip. 

71st Alison May 24:08 (PB)

73rd Steve Brook 24:46

Well done to you both

Steve and Alison

Evensplits 5k series Races 6, 7, 8 + 9

Sorry for slacking on this to all who’ve taken part. 

The EvenSplits Leeds 5K race series is staged monthly at the Brownlee Centre Cycle Circuit in Leeds. The series consists of ten, monthly, 5K road races. Each event comprises two races: an A race for those who expect to run sub-22:30 and a B race for those who expect to run 22:30 or above. 

Race 6      Steve Brook 26:08

Race 7      Steve Brook 25:25

Race 8      Steve Brook 24:52

Race 9.     Steve Brook 24:56

Well done Steve and sorry for been forgetful,  but you’ve certainly got faster over the summer. 



Leeds Abbey Dash 4th Nov 2018

One of the UK’s well known, popular 10k’s, the Leeds Abbey Dash was back for its 33rd 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 2018 England Athletics 10km Championships, continued its reputation as one of the best-quality 10km events in Britain as the first 7 men broke 30 minutes on chip time. A total of 32 athletes finished inside 31 minutes, while the 1st lady home smashed out a 33:30.

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 20 QRCers who took part and  we hope you enjoyed your racing.  


Gary Rowling

  711 M Queensbury Running Club


00:37:07 00:36:53

Joanna Lockwood

  2895 F Queensbury Running Club


00:47:39 00:47:04

Lee Hipwell

  1158 M Queensbury Running Club


00:48:49 00:47:22

Michael Peel

  1157 M Queensbury Running Club


00:51:28 00:50:03

Gillian Jago

  1789 F Queensbury Running Club


01:01:54 00:52:50

Jodie Ansell

  4515 F Queensbury Running Club


01:03:29 00:56:56

Jo Robinson

  3854 F Queensbury Running Club


01:03:29 00:56:57

Michelle Greenwood

  5502 F Queensbury Running Club


01:05:22 00:55:35

Helen Trevisani

  3855 F Queensbury Running Club


01:12:12 00:57:39

Jo Bottomley

  8153 F Queensbury Running Club


01:16:20 01:01:47

Dianne Simpson

  8154 F Queensbury Running Club


01:16:20 01:01:47

Gordon Brown

  6158 M Queensbury Running Club


01:19:44 01:04:03

Samantha Lawton

  8152 F Queensbury Running Club


01:19:53 01:05:20

Sharan Loughran

  10375 F Queensbury Running Club


01:22:27 01:04:38

Michelle Shepherd

  7559 F Queensbury Running Club


01:23:06 01:09:29



Jane Skudder

  8592 F Queensbury Running Club


01:33:12 01:13:58

Louise Hayton

  10019 F Queensbury Running Club


01:33:25 01:14:11

Angela Waddington

  10225 F Queensbury Running Club


01:38:45 01:19:29

Helen Gibbons

  10444 F Queensbury Running Club


01:40:29 01:21:15

Joanne Punt

  10488 F Queensbury Running Club


01:46:23 01:27:07


Awesome stuff guys.

The highest running club in England, probably.