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.


Flatcap 5 2nd August 2017

The Flatcap 5 is an annual 5 mile trail race to celebrate Yorkshire Day with free pie ‘n peas.

The course is multi terrain, slightly undulating, finishing at the picturesque Leggers Inn pub and canal boat yard close to Dewsbury town centre. The route takes in the Dewsbury-Ossett greenway, off road paths and the canal towpath. All race proceeds are donated to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

A fantastic little race made possible and organised by the Dewsbury Road Runners, great banter by all involved and exceptional marshalling with fantastic support all round the course, definitely  one to think about next year. 5 of us made it to the start line with some of Mick’s family also taking part.

22nd Mick Coe 33:46 (1st MV 50)

37th Richard Brook 35:06

43rd Neil Windle 35:40 (2 time raffle winner)

147th Rob Glover 45:41

161st Steve Brook 46:44

Well done everybody!!

IRONMAN-Zurich Switzerland 30th July 2017

Following on from Lee Hipwell’s success in Bolton 2 years ago, Our very own treasurer Andy Dovernor travelled to Switzerland to take on the mighty IRONMAN. Set in the heart of one of Europe’s most beautiful countries, the course showcases Zurich’s picturesque lake and countryside. 

This race offered a symmetrical one-loop swim course in the crystal clear water of Lake Zurich. After the 3.8k swim portion, a spectacular bike course led athletes through the city centre and then out of town along the lake shore; 30km later on the bike they wouldn’t have thought there was a city even close by. For the next hour, athletes rode along grazing lands, past small villages, and over the rolling countryside of Zurich. The two climbs, “The Beast” and “Heartbreak Hill,” were lined with spectators cheering and ringing cow bells, after the 180.2km ride athletes were faced with a Marathon finish, a four-loop run course took athletes through downtown Zurich. They ran down the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse and through beautiful alleys. After passing the town’s landmarks and the historic buildings, they ran back along the shores of Lake Zurich.

With some pretty tough races for people to enter these days an IRONMAN certainly has to be up there as one of toughest. Andy raced magnificently finishing the entire race in 12:16:24.

Well done Andy what an inspiration you are to us all, absolutely outstanding performance.


Roundhay Parkrun 29th July 2017

Bright sunshine greeted us when we arrived in Roundhay, quite a difference from the last few days. A good turn out from QRC saw 16 of us meeting at the starting point where we were given a warm welcome by all at Roundhay Parkrun, what a friendly bunch they were.

After the usual formalities were finished by the RD and with a quick 3-2-1-GO we were off, up the lane, left at the mansion, across the top of the park before a left turn down the hill passed the cricket pavilion (where Steve Brook must have been taking tips from the immaculately cut cricket square) then down to the Lakeside cafe, left and up the hill and back to the start line and onto the 2nd lap.

A fantastic m mornings racing and hopefully not too long before our next away Parkrun, where hopefully more of you will join in the fun. Well done to all who came, we were FAB!!


Pretty Muddy ‘Race for life’ Halifax 22 July 2017

Pretty Muddy® isn’t like any other fundraising event.

It’s a muddy obstacle course that women of any ability can climb over, crawl under, and charge through and that’s exactly what 4 of our runners did. Held at Saville Park last Saturday Jo, Bev, Lizzie, Sue and Bev’s friend Helen all teamed up to have what looks like great fun. Well done girls and all for a great cause too.

Arthur James ShakERR 23rd July 2017

After the success of the inaugural race last year the Arthur James ShakERR returned for a second outing. The route which starts next to the picturesque Roberts Park is a 12.8 km (approx. 8 miles) loop, multi terrain, following sections of the Leeds – Liverpool canal towpath but with an undulating woodland section.  

Several of are members raced, with all producing some good times.

60th Peter May 1:01:52

97th Micheal Peel 1:07:41

101st Darren Jack 1:08:04

102nd Christopher Johnson 1:08:04

107th Leanne Altson 1:08:53

114th Craig Bingham 1:09:27

130th Glenn Thornton 1:11:42

168th Rachel Kendall 1:15:54

169th Jodie Ansell 1:16:08

175th Joanna Robinson 1:16:44

200th Joanne Fortune 1:20:40

234th Emma King 1:28:40

261st Helen Gibbons 1:50:39



The highest running club in England, probably.