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Flatcap 5 1st August 2018

The Flatcap 5 is an annual 5-mile multi-terrain race hosted by Dewsbury Road Runners.

The course follows a gently undulating route and starts close to and finishes at the picturesque Leggers Inn pub and canal boatyard, which is close to Dewsbury town centre. The route takes in the Dewsbury-Ossett greenway, off road paths and the canal towpath.

Although not compulsory runners are encouraged to wear a flat cap during the race to fit in with the spirit of the race and to help celebrate Yorkshire day.

83rd Phillip Whetlock 37:49

93rd Richard Brook 39:04

139th Stephen Brook 43:43

157th Glenn Thornton 44:28

173rd Rob Glover 45:58

Mick Coe DNF (join the club)


James Herriot Trail Run 29th July 2018

A 14K run over moorland tracks and paths near Castle Bolton in Wensleydale in aid of Rotary charities. 2018 was the 14th running of the race.

With thanks to the Rotary Club and Smithy himself for the report.

236 runners braved the atrocious weather, with heavy rain and wind to run this years race.

The weather was the worst we have experienced for the Run, as we have usually been blessed with good conditions. However, despite that, and around 60 people booked to run not turning up, 20 extras came on the day even knowing heavy rain was forecast!

Another unusual feature this year was the appearance of a film crew fromVets Peter Wright and Jim Wight Channel 5 who were filming for a special Herriot episode of The Yorkshire Vet. This meant that, as well as Jim Wight, son of Alf Wight (James Herriot) attending to start the race, we also had Peter Wright, the principal vet in the television documentary. The episode is due to be screened in January. 

Andy Smith travelled up to Bolton Castle to race and ran incredibly well finishing 210th in a time of 1:37:73

Well done Andy and keep up the great running and promotion of Queensbury.

Sir Titus Salt Summer Trot-Half Marathon 21st July 2018

Saltaire got its name from Titus Salt, a successful weaver of beautiful fabrics that were used to make expensive dresses for the ladies of England. Titus moved his woollen mill from the centre of Bradford to just outside the city on the River Aire. This location along the river was important because it gave his mill access to what is now known as the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and to the railway.

With varying distances to race at the running festival Keith Hayes opted for the half marathon with the route up and down the canal bank from Saltaire, the race distance a little over the 21k at 23k meant Keith ran a respectable time of 2:16:55 finishing in 30th place. 

Well done keith, keep up the good training.

YVAA Vets Saltaire 24th July 2018

Race 6 of the series brought out 236 runners to the latest race over in Bingley, hosted by Saltaire Striders race HQ was the rugby club on Wagon Lane.

The race started a short walk away on the canal towpath, where runners headed off in the direction of Saltaire, taking in a loop of Roberts Park before heading back and then taking a right  and up the steep climb to Shipley Glen, looping around Baildon Moor before returning in the same direction and back to the start finish on the canal.

With numbers low from Queensbury for various reason just 7 QRCers took part with Stacey Cleal once again taking the victory in the F50’s category.

Well done, keep it up. The next race is in Halifax on August 8th 7.30pm meet at Springhall running Track.


8th Stacey Cleal 45:23 (1st F50)

44th Zoe Hipwell 55:19


25th Andy Dovenor 40:50

30th Simon Brady 41:31

42nd Wasim Hussain 43:10

48th Andy Stott 43:49

109th Lee Hipwell 50:31

All up to date individual and team points and future fixtures are available by clicking the link below

Arthur James ShaKKer 21st July 2018

Formerly known as the “Saltaire Shaker” this years race is named as a tribute to the late Arthur James who encouraged and inspired many a local runner to “RUN BECAUSE YOU CAN”. The route is slightly different this year but still approx. 13km multi terrain, mainly on canal towpath but with an undulating woodland section.

A favourite with many Queensbury runners with this year been no exception with 14 of you taking on the course and with the weather cooling off from what it has been recently some fantastic running was to be had.

Well done to all who ran, and a big well done to all achieving a PB.

16th Gary Rowling 56:06

41st Leanne Alston 1:03:57 (4th Lady+PB)

54th Julie Hepworth 1:07:46

96th Glenn Thornton 1:14:53

107th Joanna Robinson 1:17:09

109th Sharon Elliott 1:17:40

119th Rob Glover 1:19:54

128th Peter Wood 1:22:09 ?

143rd Joanne Fortune 1:28:19

153rd Dave Elliott 1;31:01

154th David Hepworth 1:32:35

156th Kirsty Russell 1:34:03 ?

158th Helen Gibbons 1:52:20

Neil Windle DNF

Brighouse 10k 22nd July 2018

 A rare opportunity to race on a weekend evening on fully closed, well-lit roads.

The Brighouse Running Festival, billed as the flatest 10k in the UK and Ireland, with 3 distances to choose from although the 10k is more suited to the more adult of runners.

QRC were well represented with 7 of you taking part and managing to stay awake for the 7.15pm start.

3rd Tom Collinge 34:41 (PB)

12th Paul Greenwood 38:46 (1st sub 40 in 21 years)

41st Wasim Hussain 43:42 (PB)

153rd Stephen Brook 55:49

175th Darren Naylor 58:57

256th Michelle Shepherd 1:10:39

285th Loiuse Hayton 1:17:48. 

Well done to you all, fantastic running.

Steve having his own group shot
Tom, Paul, Michelle, Louise, Darren and Wasim

Bingley Show 10k 21st July 2018

With free entry into the show its self, what better way to start your day off than a tough 10k, off road, hilly race around the footpaths of Bingley and the gorgeous St Ives.

The Brook’s were up early to take on the challenge, where once again ‘Stormin’Steve cemented his place as Queensbury’s No.1 race entrant, whilst Richard was seen cementing himself in the leaves after taking a heavy fall resulting in a dead leg.

67th Richard Brook 1:03:45

77th Stephen Brook 1:06:49

Well done lads.


Toss ‘o’ Coin 15th July 2018

A series of friendly races in the South Huddersfield area, this race the 3rd of 5 races was run over 6 miles of road and trails.

With each race completed competitors are awarded a specially designed medal so that after all 5 races are completed the medals can be interlocked with each other.

The next race in the series is the Shepley 10k(road) on the 9th September with the final race the scarcely named ‘Stairway to heaven’ taking place on the 29th September(12k mixed terrain).

Well done to Joanne who finished in a 46th place in nifty 50:37 and 7th female and 2nd FV40 smashing last years time over 2 minutes.

Awesome stuff. 

Sorry for the lack of photo’s but I’ve waited long enough.