Flat Cap 5 Race -3rd Aug 2022

The Flatcap 5 is an annual 5 mile trail race to celebrate Yorkshire Day with free pie ‘n peas – Bring Your Flat Caps !

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.

Richard Brook -M45 35:44 33 of 251
Charlotte Taylor – F45 37:53 50 of 251 (6th lady 1st F45-55)
David Bean – M35 44:09 124 of 251
Philip Lickley – M35 47:34 155 of 251
Rob Glover – M55 48:18 162 of 251
Stephen Brook – M65 50:11 189 of 251

Denholme Doddle – 23rd July 2022

The 5th running of the Denholme Doddle took place on Saturday 23rd July. All proceeds go towards the Mpika Village of Hope in Zambia. The charity sends supplies, including refurbished bikes, to the village and aims to provide the children with a safe, inclusive and caring home environment, an education, and hope for the future.

The Doddle is an informal and relaxed event. Runners and walkers get to choose whether they take on the 17, 21 or 27-mile routes. The route is demanding with lots of climbs and moorland trails but the views are spectacular.

Robin Naylor was first home in the 17 mile race in 3 hours 28. Fantastic running Robin. You are following in Dylan and Pauline’s footsteps by winning races!

Carl Heron ran the 27 mile route for the 5th year in succession. He finished in 2nd place in 5 hours 27. It was Carl’s second long distance race in two weeks having run in the Verbier 50K mountain race in Switzerland – although with over 4000 metres of climb and tricky descents off the mountains, he spent most of his time walking. But it was worth it. Alpine mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and a lot of camaraderie between the competitors from many different countries

Thank you Carl for the words and photos and well done all!! – GC

The Hepworth Trail – 20th July, 2022

Part of the Summer Wine Series, the 5 mile race starts from the village of Hepworth near Holmfirth.  The route involves a mix of steep grassy climbs on footpaths, bridleways and quiet country lanes.  Lovely scenic run with a tough climb near the start.

QRC was represented by;
Charlotte Taylor – 44.49, 4th Lady, 1st F50

Well done Charlotte, Great result!!!

The Hepworth Trail – Summer Wine Trails

NOSTELL PRIORY 10k – 20 JUL 2022

Beautiful run through the gardens and parkland of this popular National Trust property

The event is held within the grounds and parkland of Nostell, a magnificient Georgian property owned by the National Trust. Runners will visit much of the beautiful landscaped gardens, lakeside walks and meadowland with the start and finish right in front of the house. It is a multi-terrain, undulating course with a variety of surfaces including tarmac, well surfaced paths and a section following a grass track. Unfortunately it is unsuitable for wheelchair entries. The course is 2 laps, the second shorter than the first! A great event for spectators who can see runners pass 3 times without moving far from the facilities at the Stables block.

150 -David Bean – MV35 16/19 54:59
183 – Ryan Tinker MSEN 18/25 57:34

Well done guys!!

Wilmslow 10k July 10th 2022

The Wilmslow Summer 10k is back for 2022, the scenic and predominantly flat course starts in the Wilmslow town centre, heading out into the Cheshire countryside before looping back towards the centre.

QRC were represented by
Richard Brook – 42:57 Position -Vet 45 38
Stephen Brook -53:43 Position – 1042 Vet 75 2

Well done gents!

Ilkley Half Marathon on 10th July 2022

The Ilkley Half Marathon is a closed road, chip-timed race, following a delightful route shared between picturesque Yorkshire towns and villages, and beautiful dales countryside and is mildly undulating for the most part except for a couple of short steep hills, one at about mile two and another around mile eleven. The good weather brought out the supporters and all credit to the fantastic marshals along the way. The event started and finished at West Holmes fields on Middleton avenue Ilkley, this is also where the event village could also be found. With four water points along the route in an attempt at keeping the runners suitably refreshed QRC were represented by the following;

Martin Firth – V60 2/56 01:35:47
David Faulkner – V50 59/151 01:53:49
Giles Cook – V50 120/151 02:18:12
Carl Carver – SNR 325/337 02:41:50

Home (ilkleyhalfmarathon.co.uk)

Helen Windsor 10k

6th July 2022

A popular summers evening 10km road race around the moorland roads of Greetland near Halifax. Very scenic and always attracts a large field.

QRC were represented by the following;
Andy Sudall – M – 9. 0:40:00
Michael Coe -M55 – 2. 0:40:48
Andrew Paterson – M55 – 4. 0:43:13
Simon Brady – M55 – 5. 0:43:34
Richard Brook – M45 – 15. 0:44:07
Manjit Mander -M50 – 10. 0:45:09
Bethany Shaw – F 15. – 5. 0:47:40
Charlotte Taylor – F50 – 3. 0:47:43
Michael Peel M35 .- 14. 0:49:55
Robin Naylor – M65 – 3. 0:51:59
Ryan Tinker -M – 21 0:52:37
Stephen Brook – M75 – 1. 0:59:22


Halifax Harriers

The highest running club in England, probably.