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Whitworth Trail Half Marathon 19th Aug 2018

Note from the organisers

The WTM really brings something new and fresh to trail running. The route showcases some of the areas hidden treasures, and will take you to locations new. 

Starting from the HQ at the Lobden Golf Club, Whitworth was this Half+Full Marathon, taking place for the 1st time Andy Smith travelled over to race finishing 39th from 49 runners,  conning home in just under the 3 hour mark at 2:59:47.

Andy Smith said in his post race interview

‘It was wet and windy the whole time but I still enjoyed it and passed 3 people in the last mile. Not a lot about it cause it’s the first one and no photos of me running on the day’ 

Well done Andy and keep going, you’re getting better and better. 

Bolton Abbey 10k 19th Aug 2018


The Bolton Abbey Trail Festival is set to be the trail running event of the year! Take part in support of the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. There’s a choice of distances to suit all runner abilities: a 2 mile run for the whole family, a 10k, a half marathon, and 15 mile and 20 mile routes. With most of the routes venturing onto the trails of Barden Moor where we expect the late Summer heather to be in full bloom!

Elizabeth Bagheri choose the 10k and had a great run finishing 86th in a time of 1:17:34,

Well done Elizabeth keep up the good running.


Birchwood 10k 19th August 2018

The course is fast and relatively flat, the only hills being three motorway bridges in the second half of the race.  The start is near to Birchwood Railway Station and the finish is on Birchwood Boulevard.

The race begins close to Birchwood Railway Station.  After about 2k, the route goes into Birchwood Park on to traffic-free footpaths for almost 3k, before returning to Birchwood via Locking Stumps Lane.

Well done to Steve Brook and Phillip Whettlock for making the journey over to Warrington and racing in the QRC colours, running really well in a big field of 957. 

191st Phillip 44:57

366th Steve 50:21 (3rd MV70)

Well done lads. 





(Not) Round Latrigg fell race 15th Aug 2018

Hosted by Keswick AC, Chris Williams took on this fell race of just shy of 6 miles with 1000 feet of climbing, proving that he is on his way back to fitness.

From Fitz Park, the route goes out of the park and up Spooney Green lane to the back of Latrigg.  It then turns left following the Cumbrian Way under Lonscale Fell to a gate which is the turning point.  Returning by the same route. 

Chris stormed round finishing in 7th place and 5th male senior with a rapid time of 39:31.


Dublin ‘Rock n Roll’ Half Marathon 12th Aug 2018

Over to our newest member and Gillian Jago travelled over to Ireland (beat that Brookie) to take part in the fun of what is known as the ‘Rock n Roll’ race series. 

The toe-tapping, head-banging, air-guitaring goodness of the race route was lined with live bands and entertainment. Starting in the new location of Royal Hospital Kilmainham, runners were treated to fantastic bands as they ran along a scenic route.

I’m sure Gillian had a fantastic time in Dublin, it really is great city (club trip) but how she managed to run with all that Guinness on offer god only knows.

Warming up on Saturday with a 5k, Gillian then ran the half on Sunday finishing in 2:11:41 (strava) fantastic considering she was ill at mile 9.



Littlendale 4 11th Aug 2018

The Littendale Fete/Arncliffe Gala 4 miler is back after a short break, an unmeasured 4 miler around the quiet country lanes of Arncliffe. The race starts and finishes at Arncliffe town hall and with a limit of 150 and 44 runners attending last time out there’s sure to be plenty space up for grabs for those wanting to try it next year.

Well done to ‘Stormin’ Steve Brook who ran well finishing 64th and 1st MV70 but competing in the MV60 category. 


Fire fighters 5 12th Aug 2018

A race run over the ‘classic’ 5 mile distance. The 2018 Firefighters 5 (formerly the West Yorkshire 5) takes place on Sunday 12th August starting at 10:30am.  Its once again hosted by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Bradford Airedale Athletics Club. 

A fantastic local event which always fills up fast, also a great distance to use as a stepping stone before competing at the 10k distance.

104th Stephen Brook 41:53

177th Peter Wood 47:44

237th Kirsty Russell 55:54

256th Helen Gibbons 1:02:35

Well done to you all, great running.