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Northawram Burner 10th June 2018

Just 6 QRCers headed over to Northawram last Sunday for the 3rd running of the Burner formally held in Sowerby Bridge. This years race will be it’s last time in Northawram as the event is due to move to a new school base in the Calderdale area, let’s hope that the standards set by the Puma’s and all involved at the primary school continue and the race continue’s to grow into a good tough local race.

The Northawram race is a tough off/on road 10k taking Tan House Lane, Green Lane, Deanstones and Whiskers Lane making a total assent of over 800ft, 

Well organised by the Puma’s, a good tough race, with 198 finishers it was our very own ‘Tornedo’ Tom who took the win with a gap of over 2.5 minutes to 2nd place. 

1st Tom Collinge 38:28

10th Paul Greenwood 43:50

24th Graham Rhodes 49:41

34th Richard Brook 52:35

78th Steve Brook 59:31

98th Craig Bingham 1:01:44

Well done lads, great running.



The School Run 9th June 2018

The School Run part of the South Huddersfield Road and Trail Run series, is a scenic and challenging course entirely off road. Run down from Holme School to Digley reservoir on little known paths before running a figure of 8 shaped course on hilly and varied trails. Climb back to finish. Approx 9km and over 880ft of climbing

Well done to Joanne Lockwood for taking part and finishing in 52:47 (strava).  I’ll update when results appear Joanne. 

Hebden Bridge Fell Race 7th June 2018

This is a delightful 10K fell race run over trail and open moorland starting in Hebden Bridge, with a steep climb up to Stoodley Pike and back, and suitable for experienced fell runners and newcomers to the sport.

Delightful, 10k and fell should never be mentioned in the same sentence but that’s just my opinion, luckily for QRC Lee and Mick for some reason enjoy this sort of thing and headed over to Hebden for this race. 

10th Lee Shaw 48:25

34th Mick Coe 55:08 

We’ll done great running over a very tough course. Sorry for the lack of photo’s lads.




Bronte 5 7th June 2018

The race starts just below Haworth Primary School (well it did last year) out onto West Lane passing the Sun Hotel and bearing left onto Cemetery Rd for 0.7 miles before turning left up the hill,  then its a left turn after the climb, heading round the moor, down the hill for the 2nd lap, afetr the 2nd decsent of Dimples Lane its a right turn heading back to the cricket club with a lap of the pitch and into the finish. 

This years race incorporated the Yorkshire Champs race, in other words there were some fast runners in attendance.

Congrats to Paul Greenwood who ran  his 1st race for QRC after many weeks of encouragement from Steve Brook at Parkrun telling him to join.

Once again Stacey finished 1st in her age category.

Sorry to Dave H. for the lack of a photo, mine came out blurry.

8th Tom Collinge 29:18

9th Chris Williams 29:32

27th Paul Greenwood 32:31 

34th Pete Hughes 33:28

59th Andy Stott 35:31

65th Stacey Cleal 36:14

118th Joanna Lockwood 40:17

149th Stormin Steve Brook 45:09

180th David Hepworth 54:12

We’ll done guys. 


Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon 2nd June 2018

The Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon is a 13.2 mile trail race flagged throughout the entire course. It affords participants and their families the opportunity to enjoy a great day out in some of Wharfedale’s finest scenery with over 2,000 feet of ascents the route follows well established footpaths, including the Dalesway and Mastiles Lane and for those with time to take in the fabulous scenery the views from Scott Gate, Mastiles and Boss Moor are quite breathtaking.

It started out at 8.45am in the club car park but with Tom eager to get going he was there at 7.45.

The leaning Wharfedale posse

So, we pulled in to Wharfedale Rugby Club in plenty of time for the 11am start, with registration out of the way, followed by a short safety briefing, the count began and  we were away, a short road section over the river towards Grassington, then left and up onto the fields and moors towards the 1st checkpoint at 3.74(ish) miles, with all of us making the cut off point.

From here it was down into Conistone, crossing the main road at Kilnsey, before heading up the notorious Mastilles Lane with the next 2 miles pretty hellish, although the light rain was making for good running conditions, Although some looked to be enjoying it too much.

Sonya and Shelley

Checkpoint(CP) 2 appeared a kilometre on from the top, left across the moor from CP2 and on a clear day there would have been some spectacular views across the valley. CP3+4 came and went where young girls give us great support along with cups of water (well done for braving the weather, whoever you were) which left the  undulating drop back into Threshfield. With a last mile which seemed to go on and on, all that was left was to cross the line, to the cheering water people.

Well done Wharfedale Harriers on a great race, also a big thank you to Graham Jowett for driving us all home I hope we behaved ourselves. We can’t wait until next years event and with a few more runners we could hire a coach.

5th Tom Collinge 1:32:18 (3rd open M)

18th Chris Williams 1:37:21

21st Lee Shaw 1:39:04

39th Carl Heron 1:44:01

57th Mick Coe 1:49:17

59th Pete Hughes 1:50:14 (1st MV60)

79th Simon Brady 1:53:55

126th Andy Stott 2:03:23

130th Wasim Hussain 2:03:51

206th Lee Hipwell 2:16:37

255th Zoe Hipwell 2:24:13

273rd Carl Chamberlain 2:26:39

274th Phil Robinson 2:26:40

321st Neil Windle 2:35:02

384th Shelley Ferneyhough 2:51:59

386th Sonya Tetley 2:52:19 

Well done to us all, what a fab turn out for QueensburyRC.

Lads Lads Lads
Lasses Lasses Lasses

Sonya and Shelley






YVAA Lythe, Nr Whitby 3rd June 2018

Race 3 of the YVAA Grand Prix series got under way over in Lythe, Nr Whitby, but with the Wharfedale Half the day before most of the usual suspects presumably never made it from their beds, due to tired legs or perhaps hangovers from  the pub run around Skipton after.

Luckily for QRC we had Simon Brady who made the decision to drive to Wharfedale and so was our only entrant in the YVAA race.

Simon ran well finishing 27th in 48:21 gaining a valuble 274 points towards the final results. Well done Simon

The next race is at South Leeds 27th June 7.30pm start

Apperley Bridge Canter 31st May 2018

The Apperley Bridge Canter (more colloquially known as the ‘ABC’) is a challenging race of approximately 10km, largely off-road along woodland tracks in a rural part of the Aire Valley. It attracts runners from clubs across Yorkshire, as well as increasing numbers of unattached runners. The race is organised annually by Horsforth Harriers from its established base at Woodhouse Grove School, Apperley Bridge. 

Also part of the Bradford Area Network(BAN) league series, so there’s valuable points to be earned. 

58th Simon Brady 43:01

114th Stacey Cleal 46:35 (1st FV50) 

186th Joanna Lockwood 50:37

237th Craig Bingham 53:24


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Banford Sheep Dog Trials fell race

Bamford Sheep Dog Trials Association was formed in 1943. They are a registered charity and are run by a committee of voluntary members, many of whom are sheep farmers or people who have an interest in the activities of the Association.

A four and a half mile fell race also takes place from the recreation ground to the top of Win Hill via Parkin Clough. Not for the faint hearted! This again attracts fell runners from all over the country.

Alistair Galt ran the race and finished in pretty good 23rd place with a time of 36:23.

Well done mate. 

Kirkstall Vets 29th May 2018

Race 3 of the series headed over to Kirkstall for a Tuesday evening run of approx 5.5 miles with 450ft of ascent and what a fantastic turn out for a weekday race with 350 runners crossing the finishing line.  No wonder the cake ran out.

Give us a smile Pete

Finishing for QRC were


9th Stacey Cleal 44:16 (2nd FV50) slacking lass

57th Zoe Hipwell 53:49


29th Carl Heron 39:29

30th Pete Hughes 39:31 (1st MV60)

37th Simon Brady 40:08

65th Andy Stott 42:53

74th Wasim Hussain 43:22

139th Andrew Dovernor 47:54 (runny nose)

163rd Lee Hipwell 49:35

Well done to all who can finish work early and make these races so QRC can have a good showing.

The next race is this coming Sunday 3rd June in Lythe, Nr Whitby 11.10am start. Full results and fixtures can be found by click below.