All posts by Neil Windle

Bradford Millennium Way relay 24th June 2018

The Bradford Millennium Way Relay is a relay of five legs with two runners per leg. Starting from and returning to Bingley, taking in Wilsden, Denholme, Oxenhope, Haworth, Oakworth, Steeton, Silsden, Addingham and Ilkley with some stunning scenery en-route. The race attracts teams from Yorkshire and Lancashire. With a total race length of 76km or 47¼ miles, involving approx. 1920m or 6300 feet of climbing.

A hot dry sunny day welcomed all runners for the 8am start in Bingley and also on start lines of each leg that followed, luckily the Saltaire Striders had decided to put a water station roughly at halfway on each leg.

Queensbury A                                  Queensbury ‘Silver Arrows’

Alistair+Ben                                       Julie H+Mick H

Mick Coe+Carl H                             Lee+Zoe

Andy S+Graham Rhodes            Glenn+Jo Fortune

Wasim+Neil                                       Chris B. Johnson+Shelley

Jo Horan+Stacey                            Matt T+Leanne

Both QRC teams performed above and beyond considering the blistering heat Well done to you all.

18th Queensbury A – 7:26:57

41st Qeensbury ‘Silver Arrows’ –  9:29:21

Full results and leg splits at

leg 1 Mick, Julie. Ben + Alistair
Leg 2 Lee, Mick, Zoe + Carl
Leg 3 Andy, Glenn, Jo Jo,+ Graham
Leg 4 Chris, Shelley, Neil(me) + Wasim
Leg 5 Matt, Leanne, Stacey + Jo.


Gargrave 10k 24th June 2018

Gargrave is a beautiful village nestling in the Yorkshire dales, about 4 miles from the market town of Skipton. An out and back route taking in fields and towpaths.

The day consisted of 5 trail races with Phil Whetlock choosing the 10k, running very well Phil finished in 6th place in a quick time of 48:22.

Well done Phil on your 1st race in the QRC colours.

Pennistone 10k 24th June 2018

The Penistone 10K (formerly the Penistone Show 10K) was established over 30 years ago. It is run under UK Athletics rules of competition on roads and the Trans-Pennine Trail around Penistone. 

Guess who travelled and ran this race? Yes that’s right ‘Stormin’ Steve Brook took his Corsa down to Sheffield and stomped round this 10k finishing 1st in his age category in a quick time of 53:06. 

Well done Steve, awesome stuff.  

Solstice Saunter 21st June 2018

A sociable summer five-mile run/race following the trails of the breathtaking Bolton Abbey, and in conjunction with Sue Ryder as a fundraising event for Manorlands Hospice with all entry fee money going straight to the Manorlands Hospice.

What a fantastic turnout for the club with 19 of you taking on the circular route of five miles which  starts from the Cavendish Pavilion car park and follows a clockwise loop up through the Strid Wood to Barden Bridge, then back through the grounds to the pavilion. With it’s undulating  gravel tracks added to the hot, muggy weather it certainly proved to be a tester for the serious and fun runner alike. 

Julie Hepworth 43:47

Darren Jack 46:41

Victoria Trudgill 48:47

Rob Glover 50:04

Shelley Ferneyhough 51:02

Sonya Tetley 51:05

Carl Carver 52:41

David Hepworth 53:37

Jo Bottomley 56:21

Joanne Fortune 55:18

Lynn Hill 1:00:51

Sharon Elliot 1:01:03

David Elliot 1:01:03

Michelle Shepherd 1:01:25 

Jen Luwaji 1:09:10

Angela Waddington 1:09:47

Katie Grimley 1:09:49

Jo Punt 1:11:09

Ruth Tomkins 1:12:06

Well done to you all and you all looked to be having a blast judging by some of your photo’s.


















Pontefract 10k 17th June 2018

A brand new 10k run on closed roads starting and finishing in Pontefract Park, organised and fundraising towards the Princes of Wales Hospice. 

Unfortunately I believe there to be a bit of a mix up with the results for this race, so I’ll be taking Steve Brooks word for it.

Steve finished in approx 51:30 minutes, obviously the chances of any official photo’s has long gone.  

Well done Steve another great run.  

Evensplits 5k Race 5 20th June 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 5 of the series, Steve Brook had his best result to date finishing 134th with a time of 24:48. 

Well done ‘Stormin’ keep it up.  

Bridlstone Fell Race, Todmorden 18th June 2018

A Fell race that goes past the famous Bridestone and takes in some of the lesser used paths in the upper Calder Valley. A short fast race with steep climbs, fast tracks and demon descents, 900ft of climbing over 7.4km.

‘Something for everyone’ said the website, well it certainly was for Lee Shaw who finished a fantastic 2nd place swooping home in 43:24 his best place finish to date for Queensbury.

Well done Lee

Otley 10 mile 13th June 2018

Organised by Otley Athletic Club, the race is now in its 29th year and more than 400 runners were ready to tackle the hilly route that starts on Mill Way, off Gallows Hill, before heading to Pool-in-Wharfedale, Leathley, Lindley and Farnley and finishing at Otley Cricket Club. 

Having run this race last year I can vouch for what a fantastic challenging route it is, deffinatly a must do race.  

We’ll done to Joanne Lockwood for competing in the orange and green, finishing well in 205th place, 7th in her age category in a time of 1:21:26. 

Well done speedy.