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Kirklees 10k – 07/05/16

Good night everyone,

Yet again it’s been a busy old weekend for QRCers partaking in various races. I’m nodding off as I type so I’ll just cover one race. The rest I’ll continue tomorrow…

On Saturday 7th May a few of our runners tackled the Kirklees 10k Challenge. The route is an out and back course from just outside Huddersfield to Linthwaite along canal towpaths and some roads.

The results are as follows (out of a field of 254):
Position Name Time
22 Joanne Horan 44m 15s
114 Stephen Brook 55m 32s
131 Maria Keating 57m 29s
230 Julie Bauer 1h 11m 22s

Excellent work guys.



P.S. Some of the best finish line photos ever.P1070111 P1070682 P1070602 P1070234 P1070105

The Bluebell Trail – 01/05/16

Following on from Ben’s awesome feat, Sunday saw a race closer to home. The Bluebell Trail, hosted by Stainland Lions RC, was run by several of our runners and supported by many more.

This race is a tasty 10 miler which includes a run up the notorious Trooper Lane and finishes with a river crossing.

The race was won by Stainland’s own Lion, Ben Mounsey in an blistering 61:10.

We had a few impressive results of our own too:

Tom Collinge romped home in 70:21 and snatched 5th place.
Peter May powered round in 83:16 and made 51st place.
Peter Gibbons put in the effort for 90:54 and made the top 100 with 98th.
Anna Smith crossed the line as the first QRC female in 95:49 and 140th
Stacey Cleal was hot on Anna’s tail with 96:20 and 143rd.
Graham Jowett made it round in 100:20 and bagged 182nd.
Andy Smith brought up the rear in 115:19 and smashing his two hour target. Andy finished 288th out of a field of 433, two of which didn’t finish.

A massive well done to all who ran, supported, took photos and, like me, stayed in bed.



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3 Peaks Race – 30/04/16

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I think this race is pretty self explanatory. It’s a brutal race over the three Yorkshire Peaks, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. This challenge covers 23.3 miles with an overall ascent of 5279 feet.

Well, our very own Ben Clare raced this beast in an impressive 3:59:07. This time gave him 170th out of a field of 703 who finished. 97 didn’t.

Well done, Ben. Excellent results.



Park run results 13/09/15

Horton Park                Time            Position

Steve Searle              20.09           3RD       PB

Andrew Stott              20.14            4TH        PB

Abbie Cleal                25.05            23RD    3RD Female



Rob Glover                27.46           32ND

Julie Hepworth         28.03           33RD      4TH Female

Stephen Brook         31.19           50TH

Andrew Smith           34.03          64TH

Well done to all if anyone as any pictures please forward to

Man v mountain

First 11.5 miles were mostly uphill but steady, nothing us Queensbury boys can’t handle.
I took it steady from the start because of all the kit I was carrying, but managed to run mostly all of it until that point then it got mental steep!
Mile 13 to the summit I climbed 1170ft.
I kept going to the top even though I was getting cramp in my thighs. Arrived at the summit in 2hours 54mins.
We were really lucky with the weather because it was totally clear at the top so got some beautiful views.
I spent 10 minutes at the summit, taking photos, chatting to people and stretching before the descent. This was really tough on the calves. Steep and rocky / uneven – leg killer.
Then at mile 18 we dropped our kit bag and got ready for the obstacle section.
First was the vertical kilometre – 800ft climb up a disused rail track. Another leg killer.
We then came down again to the abseil section, there was a queue here to get safety harness etc on but race timing was paused.
Abseil was over an old railway bridge, once at the bottom we were off to the 5 separate water obstacles.
Walk the plank – 25ft jump in to the lake below
Tyre cluster – drag your self over a load of inflatable tyres tied together.
Inflatable logs – submerge under 2 inflatables to the other side
Water slide –
And finally a 25 meter swim across the lake.
Then with cramp closing in and legs really struggling we had 2 8ft walls to climb over and a final ramp with a rope to pull yourself up with in the finishing straight.
Zoe and the kids were there at the finish to cheer me on – and I needed it!
On the 2nd 8ft wall, as I jumped both my calves locked in cramp I fell backwards in agony. With no other runners around I had to manoeuvre my legs to press against the wall until I could reach forward and grab my toes. Once I pulled my toes back and calves released I looked up and saw Jessica was shouting at me to get up.
I got my arse up and pulled myself over the wall to a round of applause from the watching crowd – brilliant feeling.
Crossing the line in 5 hours 17 minutes.
Excellent day and great camaraderie on the way round.
I’m struggling to walk today though. And stairs are not my friend!!

Well done Lee great effort
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Podium 5K………in 16 minutes

Chris Williams recorded an outstanding personal best in the Podium 5K race near Colne at the weekend. He clocked 16:00 minutes dead beating his previous pb by one second set last year at the John Carr 5K. Most of us mere mortals can only dream of running at a pace of 03.12 mins per km or 05.09 mins per mile; actually, only a few hundred people in the entire nation have run a quicker 5K than that in 2015. Chris was 11th in a race that featured many of the quickest runners in the north west (the winning time was 14:58). The slowest runner in the ‘A’ race completed the course in 17:19 which is still a fantastic time. Chris also triumphed over Jonathan Johnson (Harrogate Harriers) who beat him into second place in the West Yorkshire 5 mile road race last week. Well done to Chris. We look forward to a sub-16 minute run in the next race!DSC_4853The full results are here.

You can find out more about the Podium 5K here.