Many of us may have enjoyed a stroll round the scenic lake with a family or friend and enjoyed the flat surfaces, easy walking and views it offers. So when it came to hosting a 5k with a memorable route Cannonball Events looked no further than Hollingworth Lake. Runnable for all ability levels. Fast, flat, scenic and electronically timed 5k. UKA licence pending (that will please Tom).
Well done to Tom, Graham and Stacey who raced for QRC with some awesome PB’s to boot.
5 mile flat run set within the grounds of Walton Hall Park, Liverpool. This is a 3 lap course which is traffic free and was even included in the Merseyside Grand Prix if your interested, they even had toilets and showers so that was a bonus. That’s pretty much all I can tell you about this race other than that Gillian Jago had a great time finishing well in a time of 43:54.
The Leeds Half Marathon – which this year celebrates its 34th anniversary – is firmly established as one of the highlights on Leeds’s sporting calendar thanks to its challenging course, enthusiastic crowds and fantastic atmosphere.
Around 9,000 sign up for this annual event raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities and good causes across Yorkshire and beyond.
The route starts in The Headrow alongside Victoria Gardens, heads out of the city centre, takes in a section of the Ring Road and returns via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road before finishing in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square.
Well done to all who took part and congrats to the ladies running their 1st half marathon and to Martin and Carl on age category placings.
The 10 kilometre run takes place on Blackpool’s famous promenade. The race starts north of Gynn Square at The Savoy Hotel, Queens Promenade then goes down the traffic-free Golden mile, past Blackpool Pleasure Beach before turning round and heading back up to the finish line.
3 of us made to the trip to Blackpool with Tom Collinge storming to victory in front of a field of 2200 runners and thousands of sepcteators.
Although this race is described as a fell race, it passes over some road sections and good paths and tracks to the summit of Pin Haw and then back again along the same route, run over 8k with 213m of climbing
Well done to Lee Shaw for spending his Friday night racing for QRC, Lee finished 22nd in a time of 34:16 (starva).
Although over multi terrain including along riverside & towpath this is an extremely flat 5k which has PB potential thanks to very little undulation. Measured one lap course, part of new challenging multi-terrain three race series in May organised by Saltaire Striders.
The Queensbury 4 were at it again racing for the orange and green in Saltaire last night, with Gary leading us home again. all 4 of us had good runs with Chris Lane recording a PB.
The annual Bluebell hosted by Stainland, enjoyed by many with it’s infamous Trooper Lane climb at 4 miles, then once Trooper has zapped your energy every other hill no matter how small seems to feel just as tough.
At the 3/4 point of Trooper there was a chance for our runners to get some support from the QRC fanzone with a much needed water station at the top, before the steady ascent up to Beacon Hill over looking Halifax. From here it’s around the moors up and down before exiting at Southawram Cricket Club and heading back through the bluebell laden woods into Elland, along the canal bank and taking a refreshing dip in the river, up the banking and back into Heath Rugby Club where the finishing line awaits.