All posts by Neil Windle

Wakefield Triathlon 3rd June 2017

Well done to Andy Dovenor competing in this Olympic Length Triathlon. Consisting of a 1 mile swim, 25 mile cycle followed by 6.2 mile run (10km for you youngsters). Andy raced superbly finishing in 5th place overall out of 31 competitors in a total time of 2:32:09. I don’t have his exact timings for each leg but according to Strava where everything happens, he completed each phase as below.

Swim 47:23

Cycle 1:21:26

Run 41:28

Well done Andy nice work.

YVAA Lythe Race 3 of 9 4th June 2017

Race 3 got under way in Lythe near Whitby with a fantastic club turnout, I hope the mini bus could get everybody on!! Mick Coe and Andy Stott made the journey over and with Mick Coe having run the Wharfedale Half the day before I’m surprised his legs were up for it. Nevertheless he put in a superb performance coming home in 18th place in the mens catagory and 2nd M50 in a time of 46:15, closely followed by Andy in 25th place in 47:42 and 6th M45.


Wharfedale Half Marathon 2nd June 2017

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.

Mick Coe, Chris Williams, Chris Rushworth and Carl Heron all made their way up to North Yorkshire for the race, a good enough reason for their no show at Shroggs for our Parkrun takeover. Well done to all 4 of you superb running and it’s great to see Chris Rushworth back racing, well done guys.

15th Chris Williams 1:37:43

=46th Carl Heron 1:47:02

48th Mick Coe 1:47:25

226th Chris Rushworth 2:16:35


Calderdale Way Ultra 3rd June 2017

Famed for its iconic landmarks, immense scenery and runnable hills, the trails and fells of the Calderdale Way is a favourite among runners and walkers from the North of England. It offers stunning views and takes on the best parts of the Pennine Way. 

You may have experienced parts of the course in The Calderdale Way Relays, or perhaps it’s part of your favourite training runs – up to Stoodley Pike for example. Be one of the few runners to complete the full Calderdale Way route in one go in our 50.5 mile Ultra-marathon.

The 28.5 mile option is a great introduction for runners looking to make the step-up into running and competing in Ultra-marathons.  For those familiar with the Calderdale Way Relay, its basically legs 6,1 & 2 combined.  

2 of our members entered the races with both doing extremely well over such long distances, So well done Matt and Leanne this really is awe inspiring stuff.

Leanne competed in the 28.5 mile distance finishing in 7:41:05 with Matt running the 55.5 miles in 12:58:40, well done to you both for competing in your 1st Ultra.





Apperley Bridge Canter 1st June 2017

The Apperley Bridge Canter (more commonly 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 an increasing number of unattached runners. The race is organised annually by the Horsforth Harriers from its established base at Woodhouse Grove School, Apperley Bridge.

4 QRCers made the trip over to race and all did really well

104th Peter May 47:10

128th Stacey Cleal 48:43

163rd Craig Bingham 50:54

184th Joanna Lockwood 51:59




YVAA Kirkstall Vets 30th May 2017

The 2nd race of the series got under way on Tuesday night with the usual motley crew heading over to Leeds. Immy, Peter, Mick, Simon, Carl and Andy were our only runners in the race.

This race the 2nd of 9, although not as hilly as the 1st race in Honley still provided runners with over 500ft of climbing.

Well done lads, great stuff

19th Imran Asghar 37:42

26th Peter Hughes 39.05

35th Mick Coe 40:05

43rd Simon Brady 40:41

44th Carl Heron 40:47

48th Andrew Stott 41:15



Edinbrough Marathon 28th May 2017

The Edinburgh Marathon starts in London and Regent Road before passing by the historic Holyrood Palace, home to Scottish kings and queens. It then runs through Holyrood Park in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano. It races by Meadowbank Sports Stadium, scene of former Commonwealth Games glory for runners such as Liz McColgan. It then turns north, along Lochend Road and Leith Links before reaching Portobello Promenade for some bracing seaside air. The route then stretches along Musselburgh Road before reaching Musselburgh Racecourse then on to Prestonpans, passing Cockenzie and Port Seton. It then races on to picturesque East Lothian, along Scotland’s golf coast which boasts 22 courses including some of the world’s oldest and most admired like North Berwick, Gullane and Muirfield. The route reaches the village of Longniddry before reaching Gosford House, looping around and heading back past Musselburgh Links, the famous golf course officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest golf course in the world. The marathon finishes in playing fields at Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School.

A huge well done to Anna Smith who competed last weekend, Anna ran superbly well on what was once voted the fastest marathon in the UK.

2222nd Anna Smith in 4:10:01

Fanatasic running Anna and I hope you enjoyed your weekend in this lovely city.

Rock+Roll Marathon Weekend 27th/28th May

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).

Julie Hepworth, Jo Fortune, Glenn Thornton and Micheal Herbertson all made the trip to Liverpool for the marathon, with Helen Gibbons running in the Half Marathon and Gill Jago running in the 5k, the club had plenty to cheer on over the weekends races.

1st up the 5k which Gillian ran in 26:05

Helen Gibbons ran a 3:06:32 Half Marathon or should I say 13.1 miles.

Unfortunatley Micheal had to pull out of the Marathon at mile 20 with an injury, hope your back soon and I’m sure it was the right decision.

This left Julie and Jo our seasoned pro’s to bring home Glenn on his 1st marathon experience with Julie finishing in a speedy 4:05:23, followed by Glenn in a superb 4:27:10 with Jo coming in at 5:07:53. 

Well done to all who ran in particular Glenn in his 1st time at the marathon

Manchester 10k 28th May 2017

It was an emotional day in Manchester as 40,000 runners and tens of thousands more spectators cheered them on as this year’s Great Manchester Race was held in spite of the terror attacks 1 week ago.


The authorities were determined that the huge annual event would go ahead despite Monday’s bombing, and Mancunians had been urged to flood into the city and get around the race route in huge numbers to show the world that Manchester is unbowed.

4 QRCers were amongst the 40000 runners who headed into Manchester to race in the 10k, all producing some fantastic results and I’m sure a lot of memories. Well done to all who showed the world that Manchester is not as divided as we may think.

Results as follows

2065th Joanna Lockwood 48:23

4927th Gary Morritt 54:31 PB

5086th Rob Glover 54:47

14974th Beverley Morritt 1:18:08


Unfortunately they let Beverley go.
Unfortunately they let Beverley go.
No thanks John, we have enough comedians at QRC
No thanks John, we have enough comedians at QRC


Northallerton 10k 28th May 2017

HUNDREDS of runners took the streets of Northallerton last Sunday in a 10k run that raised more than £10,000 for a community charity.

In just its second year in the town, the event has almost doubled in popularity, with more than 700 registered participants this year compared to 480 when it launched in 2016.

The run, which starts and finishes on the High Street, was preceded by music and entertainment and a moment’s silence was also observed in memory of those killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack last week.

Darren Jack was our sole entrant as he headed to his hometown to race on behalf of his beloved QRC

Darren ran well and finished in 210th position in a chip time of 52:38. Well done fella great stuff mate, that sub 50 is in its way.

Darren Jack
Darren Jack