All posts by Neil Windle

UKFast City of Salford 10k 3rd September 2017

An incredible day for all the runners in the 2017 UKFast City of Salford 10k! Over 3,500 runners joined forces on the streets of MediaCityUK to take on this flat road 10k, aswell as raising funds for some incredible causes, possibly getting that all important PB, and supported by their loved ones around the course.

Gary and Beverley Morrit and Sue Tozer entered showing off the Orange and green and did extremeley well with Gary storming home in 55:55, Sue Tozer in 58:21 followed by Beverley in 1:17:23.

Well done to you both and we hope you enjoyed the cobbles afterwards.

kelda 10k for WaterAid 2nd September 2017

The Scammonden Reservoir spans the Deanshead Valley in the Pennines between Leeds and Manchester. By taking part in this 10k run, you’ll get the chance to see the spectacular reservoir for yourself.

The route will run mainly on the reservoir’s paths but also includes some gradients, steps and boardwalks.

Well done to Ben and Charlotte for taking part and helping to raise money for this great charity with Ben finishing in 51:37 followed by Charlotte in 1:02:36(results taken from Strava).

Well done to you both.


Woodhouse Moor Parkrun 26th August 2017

Our 2nd away day at Woodhouse Moor Parkrun yesterday was a great morning. After meeting Ralph the RD, we were ushered to the start line for the usual safety briefing.

The route starts with a 700 metre diagonal sprint across the centre of the park followed by 2 full laps of the perimetre, finishing at the top of the park. With distance markers every kilometre and direction signs certainly helped all runners around the course. 

A very warm welcome by Ralph and his team made us feel very at home. Well done to all that came and supported the away day and hopefully more of you will attend in the future.  

Next up is Fountains Abbey on the 30th September.


Evensplits 5k 23rd August 2017

EvenSplits brand new 5K race series for Leeds is staged monthly at the Brownlee Centre Cycle Circuit. The series consists of six, monthly, 5K road races, the first of which was Wednesday 5th July 2017. 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. 

Well done to Chris and Immy who took part in race 3, pitching themselves against sombre fast runners. 

Chris finished in 6th place in a time of 16.30 followed be Immy in 14th in a time of 17.38(PB)

We’ll done guys super fast running.


Birchwood 10k 20th August 2017

If you want to run a 10k personal best, then this is the race for you.  It attracts runners from all over the north west of England and is run over relatively flat roads and paths around Birchwood in Warrington.

This race has been ranked in the top 100 UK road races by Runner’s World Magazine.  The race boasts one of the most extensive prize lists that you will find, with over £2000 given away each year in prizes!

As always Steve Brook travelled far and wide to find a 10k and entered the orange and green into this Spectrum Striders RC event (how do you come across these races?). 

Steve ran superbly and finished 473rd out of 969 runners in a time of 53:24 his quickest time this year. Well done Steve great running and we hope you enjoy your Parkrun in Copenhagen this weekend.


Burnsall Classic Fell Race 19th Aug 2017

A big well done to Stacey and Alistair who took on this years classic Burnsall fell race, setting of from the centre of the village the runners sprint straight up the hill to the pinnacle and then back down again. The race covers just 2.4km/1.5mile, but it’s not that easy as there is 900ft of ascent to contend with, making it a tough fell race.

Sam Tosh from Rosendale Harriers stormed home to take the win in an impressive time of 14:28, with Alistair finishing in 21st place in 19:25, followed by Stacey in 98th place in a time 26:22 also taking the LV40 2nd place prize. 



Escrick 10k 20th August 2017

A flat, scenic and very popular chip timed, multi-terrain 10km course, running on private roads, paths and bridleways within the Escrick Park Estate, starting and finishing on the Escrick Village Green.

Well done to Tracey Roper who completed the run in a time of 1:08:34 finishing in 525th place.


Blackpool Air Show 10k 13th August 2017

A flat one lap course on upper and lower promenade. Runners could then enjoy the Blackpool Air Show / Red Arrows in the afternoon, a great day out for all the family.

And well done to Steve Brook who managed to do just that squeezing in a quick 10k on his family day out.

With Rob Webb of Rossendale Harriers taking the win in a swift 33:10, it was left to Steve to fly home wearing the Orange and Green in a time of 54:14 and 157th place and 7th in his age category.

Well done Steve great stuff. 

Fire 5 Birkenshaw 13th August 2017

The sun certainly had his hat on for this little 5 miler over in Birkenshaw, A race run over the ‘classic’ 5 mile distance. The race tackles a circular, undulating route which starts and finishes at the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters in Birkenshaw.

268 runners took part, of which most were club runners from as far away as Knaresborough and Rotherham, with Jonathon Johnson of Rotherham taking the honours in an incredible 27:01.

7 QRCers took part with all of us having superb races, against other club runners but also against each other, with 3 of us swapping positions regularly in a bid to beat each other. 

Well done guys great racing by all.

15th Immy Asghar 32:02

38th Neil Windle 34:29

39th Richard Brook 34:34

42nd Richard Newberry 34:41

51st Jo Horan 35:28

87th Craig Bingham 38:44

143rd Ben Charlesworth 42:21

YVAA Vets Halifax 4th August 2017

11 of us made the long trip down to the Spring Hall athletics track last Wednesday evening for the 4th race in this years YVAA Grand Prix season. With the competition reduced to 6 races from 8, 5 races must be raced for the chance to win a prize. With Andy Stott and Mick Coe currently in 2nd place in their respective age categories and with only 2 races to go things are hotting up.

The race started at 7.30pm, so after a few warm up laps around the track we were ushered down to the start line over the railway line. After the usual formalities were done and Rocky had donned his ‘go faster headband’ and entered the zone we were off.  An out and back 5.9 mile route through the woods towards Salterhebble and on the canal towards Copley. At the turn at Copley Cricket club we headed back following the riverside paths, except for Steve Brook who, as he did at Roundhay Parkrun decided to investigate the cricket club and was seen inspecting the freshly mowed grass.

A great race as are all the YVAA Vets races, well marshalled by the Halifax Harriers. A  series of races open to anybody affiliated to QRC and aged over 35 for only £5/race lets see more of you next time.



23rd Stacey Cleal 45:29

39th Julie Hepworth 49:42


11th Imran Asgar 36.10

20th Peter Hughes 37:21 1st MV60

30th Mick Coe 38:29

35th Simon Brady 39:08

36th Carl Heron 39:09

41st Andrew Stott 39:49

42nd Richard Brook 40:13

44th Neil Windle 40:38

131st Stephen Brook 54:05


NEWS JUST IN!!!!  ‘Mass stampede by QRC members in the 3 Pigeons on Wednesday night as several members try to catch a glimpse of Peter Hughes buying a round’ (only joking Pete)

Sorry Carl no photo of you because you’re drafting Simon.