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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.

Leeds 5km Series Races 3+4 25th April+23rd May 2018

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. 

In race 3 we had 2 members running.

51st Andy Stott 19:38

166th Steve Brook 25:17

In race 4 only ‘Stormin’ made it over to compete

149th Steve Brook 25:49

Well done guys and better late than never from me.

Hollingworth Lake Race 4 23rd May 2018

The 4th and final race of this 5k race series, saw Tom Collinge finish in 2nd place in a super quick 16.30, also finishing as 1st male senior, following 4 good races with times of 16:31, 16:02, 16:20, 16:29.

On Wednesday the series moves onto the handicap race for those who have entered 3 or more races in the series. 

Tom will have another chance at taking the win but it will be a tough task with his start time 28 minutes behind the 1st runner out, plus with the added pressure of knowing that chasing him down and last out will be Gareth Raven (Sale) starting 18 seconds behind Tom.

Good luck pal. 


Calderdale Way Relay 20th may 2018

Dry, warm weather greeted 4 of our runners as they made their way to Heath Rugby Club for an 8am start of this years Calderdale Way Relay, the race in it’s 34th year is Britain’s biggest club run off road event attracting teams from as far as Sale and Denby Dale.

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 into West Vale for the glory finish. 

With the winning team completing the course in just over 6 hours Calder Valley Fell Runners were awarded 1st place with some magnificent leg times.

QRC A produced a good performance finishing in 22nd place in a time of 7:30:32, excellent work guys. In 68th came QRC B Mixed with an overall time of 9:22:17. 

With some great running from all involved it truly is a great race to be part of. Well done to Emmot and Chris Rushworth for stepping in at the last minute and well done to all for taking part, especially if this was your 1st time at the event. Roll on next year, where hopefully we can get more teams involved. 

Full results by clicking the link below

  • Lee, Pete, Stacey and Wasim
    Carl, Lee, Chris and Peter

    Rocky looking good



Rock+Roll Liverpool Marathon 20th May 2018

The Liverpool Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon attracted more than 20,000 runners to the event this year.

The participants hit the city streets for Sunday’s full and half marathons, a one mile fun run and also for Saturday’s 5K race, many international runners also joined those from Merseyside and around the UK who had signed up to pound the streets.

The routes took in Liverpool ’s world famous waterfront, Chinatown, Sefton Park and Merseyside’s two Premier League football grounds (obviously Anfield didn’t create too much excitement). 

9 of our members took part in the Half Marathon, along with their 2 friends Sue Tozer and Emma louise King. They obviously made a great day of it and looked to have had a great time judging by some of the photo’s.

Well done to you all a great team effort and a BIG shot out to all you 1st timers.


Michelle Greenwood 2:20:19

Diane Simpson 2:39:45

Sam Lawton 2:40:55

Tracey Roper 2:47:18

Lynn Hill 2:54:41

Craig Smith 2:54:53

Helen Gibbons 2:57:03

Ruth Tomkins 3:15:52

Jo Punt 3:15:53







Worden Park 10k 20th May 2018

The race route is an accurately measured 10km, consisting of 2 laps that start and finish in Worden Park.

‘Sotormin’Steve Brook once again went to the dark side, he must like it in Lancahsire and produced another great performance finishing 81st with a time of 52:16 and 1st MV70. 

Well done Chairman Stormin. Great running. 

Sorry no photo’s

Windemere Marathon 20th May 2018

The 12th ASICS Windermere Marathon.

Voted the UK’s most scenic marathon by readers of Runners World, it’s bigger, better and as beautiful as ever. 500 runners ran this breathtakingly beautiful course, amidst a carnival atmosphere, in the grounds of Brathay Hall, Ambleside with its stunning views over England’s largest lake. 

A big shout out to all 4 of you who ran the 26.2 very hilly miles, awesome stuff a magnificent achievement and we’re glad all your hard work has paid off.

Julie Hepworth 4:11:18

Leanne Alston 4:12:35

Glenn Thornton 5:27:07

Jo-Jo Fortune 5:54:52