One of the UK’s well known, popular 10k’s, the Leeds Abbey Dash was back for its 33rd year of running and the organisers were hoping for it to be the best yet. The 10k route is perfect for beginners and experienced runners alike, due to it’s flat, PB busting course.
The race, which incorporated the 2018 England Athletics 10km Championships, continued its reputation as one of the best-quality 10km events in Britain as the first 7 men broke 30 minutes on chip time. A total of 32 athletes finished inside 31 minutes, while the 1st lady home smashed out a 33:30.
The course, starting on Wellington Street heads out of the city along Kirkstall Rd to the Abbey, where runners turn and head back past the TV studio’s, over the flyover and onto the Headrow to finish in front of the town hall steps cheered on by hundreds of spectators lining the finish area.
Well done all 20 QRCers who took part and we hope you enjoyed your racing.
A hilly 10 mile course on a mixture of scenic country roads and well surfaced bridleway finishing in the stunning grounds of Ripley Castle. 4 QRCers runners travelled over to Ripley near Harrogate with all coming away with fantastic times on a tough course.
13th place.Paul Greenwood 1.03.11 (2nd MV35)
46th place Simon Brady 1.09.29 (3rd MV50)
367th place Julie Hepworth 1.29.36
765th place David Hepworth 1.58.04
It turned out to be a great day for racing weather wise and 19 QRCers turned up in City Square for the the annual festival of running held on traffic-free, closed roads around City Park and the beuatiful city centre of Bradford.
With a 5k, 10k and half marathon to choose from there was something for everyone from beginner to seasoned athlete.
QRC had a great turn out with 27 of you pounding the streets over the 3 distances.
Gary Rowling (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Simon Brady (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Richard Brook (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Stephen Brook (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Sam Lyness (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Garrie Wider (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Claire Gearie (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Sharon Elliott (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
David Elliott (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Elizabeth Bagheri (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Louise Foxall (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Kirsty Russell (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Michelle Shepherd (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Liz Thompson (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Tracey Stewart (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Louise Hayton (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Carl Heron (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Martin Firth (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Joanna Lockwood (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Philip Lickley (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
James Kilkenny (QUEENSBURY RUNNING CLUB)
Well done to all that ran and we hope you enjoyed your racing.
Andy Smith showed true grit by entering this fell race oragnised by Keighley and Craven AC, starting at Wycoller Country Park in Trawden, Colne runners raced point to point on this category BM route over 7.5 miles with over 1150ft of climbing to finish at the Fleece Inn, Haworth.
Andy had a great race finishing well in 171st place with a fanatsic time of 1:54:28.
A clear, dry, cold evening gave us the start to the 2018-19 series in Delamere Forest. All the runners outdid themselves with their fancy dress efforts and the theme for Delamere was “Spooky Halloween”.
Delamere is a great trail running venue and the 10k course was marked with reflective signs. All you needed was a heard torch to light your path and some ‘grippy’ shoes to deal with the mud!
Well done to Leanne, Julie, Gillian and David for taking part and I’m sure there’ll be more to come.
A 10k race which is almost flat with a massive 25m of climb throughout, starting at the Spa Complex in Scarborough, heading North around the the Castle Headland, past the miniture railway station, turning at the Sea Life Centre runners then headed back to the Spa Complex to finish.
The weekend also featured 2 fun run courses of 2.5km and 1.6km allowing all the family to take part and enjoy the atmosphere.
Well done to the Brooks for entering for 10th time and also to Gordon Brown for making the trip over to the East coast.
Just like the East Leeds 10K, but more so! This is the trail half marathon that takes you round not one but two nature reserves!
Following on from the success of the East Leeds 10K (now known as the St Aidan’s 10K), we now bring you a trail half marathon that starts (and finishes) at St Aidan’s RSPB nature reserve but also takes in Fairburn Ings RSPB nature reserve.
The course starts close to the RSPB visitor centre at St Aidan’s Nature Reserve and follows the River Aire for a spin around Fairburn Ings before returning back to St Aidan’s.
Well done Vicki Trudgill for racing for QRC and finishing 158th with a time of 2:07:36.
Last but by no means least a flat 2 lap course around Rother Valley Country Park, this course is full of promises of a PB and with entry on the day available surely this is a race for our C25K group to think about for next year.
Phillip Whetlock made the trip south and raced in the orange and green, unfortunately the organisers didn’t take into account that it might actually rain on race day and all their timing gear packed in.
So we’ll have to take Phillip’s word for it (I’m sure he’s good for it) when he says he ran the 10.23km course (rain affected measuring aswell) in a time of 50:20.
The third annual Manchester Half took place on Sunday 14 October welcoming thousands of runners and spectators to the streets of Trafford. The skies were grey and the roads wet, but this did not dampen the spirits of over 10,000 runners who took part in the famously flat, fast and friendly course. With only a 41metre elevation across the 13.1mile course, Manchester Half has become the race of choice for beginners, charity runners and elite athletes looking for a PB or qualifying time.
4 of our ladies took part and like many of you, all looked to be having a blast. Well done! what a great weekend of running by QRC.