Warrington half 17th Sept 2017

Well done to Darren Jack who took part in his 1st half marathon down in Warrington at the English Half Marathon event. Darren finished in 2:02:48 and well done to Gillian Jago for helping Darren achieve his dream.

The race started at 9am in Winmarleigh Street and the route took the runners across Bridgefoot and east along Knutsford Road, before heading south through Grappenhall and Appleton Thorn.

The second half of the course returned to the town centre via Lumb Brook Road and Knutsford Road, then passing through the town centre and finished by running up Winmarleigh Street to the Golden Gates.

Once again well done Darren and I’m sure it wont be your last.

Post race photo before bedtime

Ladybower 20 17th September 2017

Descibed by the organisers as the friendliest and most beautiful Ultra marathon in the North of England. This was their 4th year running this event and it has become one of the most talked about ultras of the year

It is extremely popular with runners, cyclists and walkers alike. The route, a looped circuit of the Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs.  1 x 5 mile and 3 x 15 mile. The route was well marshalled and signed. The rest is a mixture of trail, track and a small section of country road (hardly used). Although the elevation of the route was mainly flat, there were some undulations. 

Advertised as a 50 + 20 miler the actual distance of each of the routes was 50.9 miles and 20.7 miles respectively.

Well done to our very own super women Julie Hepworth and and Laeane Alston who stormed around the course in super quick times, no messing around from 2 of our on form runners, well done ladies you’re both going great keep it up.

Julie 3:15:59

Leanne 3:23:00

Leanne getting cheered by Julie
Golden girls

Spen Greenway 10k 17th September 2017

This race run over 10km on tarmac from the Princess Mary Athletics track home of SpenAC, an out and back course run on a disused railway line therefore flat and fast giving the opportunity for a PB.

Steve and Richard Brook entered with Richard finishing in 26th place in a time of 42:33, unfortunatly Steve picked up an injury and limped home in 105th place in a time of 68:08

Well done lads, and get well soon Steve

The headband returns

Kirkstall Abbey 7 17th September 2017

A 7 mile multi-terrain, mostly flat course which started and finished within the spectacular grounds of Kirkstall Abbey. The route took in riverside paths and the canal towpath as well as road and the grounds of the Abbey. In support of Wheatfields and in memory of Stephen Blades and Paul Reynard. This year the course was made 7 miles and chip timed.

Well done to Immy our only entrant who finished in 7th place in a time of 44:04. 

Well done pal great running

Vale of York Half Marathon 10th Sept 2017

The Vale of York Half Marathon was back for 2017: a fast and flat half marathon in aid of Sue Ryder. The race starts on the race track and ends by the runway in Sherburn-in-Elmet and takes in scenic closed roads along the way. A perfect introduction to the longer distance for the novice runner and for the more experienced racer it is a genuine PB opportunity. 

Well done to all who took part especially the 7 QRCers who made the journey upto York.


Immy Asghar 1:24:16

Graham Rhodes 1:33:35 PB??????

Simon Brady 1:35:11

Richard Newberry 1:37:10 PB????

Joanne Horan 1:40:03

Ben Charlesworth 1:51:37

Joanne Fortune 2:10:18

Julie Hepworth 2:10:19 ???

Charlotte Charlesworth 2:21:01


Great North Run 10th Sept 2017

The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually in North East England each September. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields. The run was devised by former Olympic 10,000 m bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster.

The first Great North Run was staged on 28 June 1981, when 12,000 runners participated. By 2011, the number of participants had risen to 54,000. For the first year it was advertised as a local fun run; nearly thirty years on it has become one of the biggest running events in the world, and the biggest in the UK. Only the Great Manchester Run and London Marathon come close to attracting similar numbers of athletes each year.

With another strong elite field once again in Newcastle, it was Mo Farah who managed to pull away with just a few hundred metres to go to win his 4th consecutive GNR in an incredible 1:00:06. Not to be outdone, Mary Ketany followed up her London Marathon win in April to record her 3rd consecutive win in Southshiels in an equally impressive 1:05:59.

QRC was out in force and all looked to have a really enjoyable day


Chris Johnson 1:53:33

Jo Robinson 2:02:55

Shelley Fernerhough 2:08:09

Rob Glover 2:09:31

Racheal Kendall 2:19:17

Clare Marshall-Swales 2:28:17

Keith Johnson 2:29:15

Dianne Simpson 2:29:49

Jo Bottomley 2:29:50

Well done to you all, great achievements. 



Yorkshireman off road marathon 10th Sept 2017

The annual running of this race once again set off from Haworth on dry Sunday morning, with the option of the full marathon distance or the shorter half(???) entrants had plenty to aim for.

The route has plenty to offer everyone but this race is not for the faint hearted, taking in tarmac, grass, moorland and gravel tracks the route passes through many local villages and moorland including Haworth Moor, Ovenden Moor, Denholme, Cullingworth and Harden Moor to name but a few. 

With checkpoints throughout the route and with full kit required to be carried runners need to be ready for anything thing.

5 QRCers took part this year with arguably Carl Heron having the performance of the day finishing the full 26 miles in 10th place overall.

Full Marathon

10th Carl Heron 3:52:37 (2nd MV50)

 Half Marathon

13th Mick Coe 2:02:00#

38th Peter May 2:11:05

160th Glenn Thornton 2:55:55

169th Dan Moore 2:58:42

Well done to you all, great work


Lake Vrmway Half Marathon 10th September 2017


In 1988 Mr David Rowlands, treasurer of St Wddyn’s Church at Llanwddyn made a centenary appeal to raise money towards church roof and other repairs.

He placed this appeal in the Advertiser newspaper where Mr Doug Morris of the Oswestry Olympians read the appeal and contacted David Rowlands offering to organise a half marathon for the appeal. The rest, as they say is history.

This year’s race was held on the rather wet Sunday afternoon of September 10th. 1387 runners set out on the race under the starting orders of GARY HUGGINS, friend of both race and community.

Leanne Alston was our only entrant and a big well done to you, Leanne finished in a speedy 1:49:44 coming home in 457th place.


Shepley 10k 10th September 2017

A series of friendly races in the South Huddersfield area, this race the 4th of 5 races was run over at Shepley Cricket Club, a hilly road race with a kid’s fun run and family day afterwards. The route is a anti-clockwise route with a fast start and fast finish but a killer middle section. 

With each race completed competitors are awarded a specially designed medal so that after all 5 races are completed the medals can be interlocked with each other.

The final race in the series is the scarcely named ‘Stairway to heaven’ taking place on the 30th September(12k mixed terrain).

3 QRCers ran Jo Lockwood, Steve Brook and Richard Brook, well done to you all.

23rd Richard 46:06

51st Jo 51:17

81st Steve 57:37

Jo’s medal so far

Wetherby 10k 3rd September 2017

A well established, fast, flat scenic 10K A friendly, club organised event, established over 12 years, well-supported by the local community and running clubs. This flat fast 10k run is in and around the beautiful coutryside and villages of Wetherby, run on traffic free roads with chip timing this really is a great race for a PB potential.

Hosted once again by Wetherby Runners AC this race attracted 1135 entrants with over 900 finishers.

Well done to Jo Lockwood and Craig Bingham.

184th Craig 46.47

297th Jo  50:43 

No photos available as yet. 

The highest running club in England, probably.