The Holme Valley 5 Miler
Summer Wine Trail Series.
24 June 22

The 5 mile race started from the village of Holmbridge with a steady climb for 2.5 miles on rough track with glimpses of the reservoir through the trees. The evening was overcast and thankfully cooler than the previous few days. Once the halfway point had been reached we retraced our steps on a fast downhill back to the village. Stone baked pizzas and beers awaited the finishers! Great race with scenic views of the Holme Valley.

Charlotte Taylor
3rd Lady 1st F50
Chip time 39.53

Congrats Charlotte and thank you for the words and photo.


Lindley 10K starts in the centre of Lindley village near Huddersfield. The race starts and finishes on Lidget Street near Lindley library. The route rises from 218 mtrs at start to 286 mtrs at 3k,then 142 mtrs at 8k then back to 218 mtrs at the finish.Lidget Street is closed to traffic for start and finish.

Pos – 154 Ryan Tinker M SEN 54:27
Pos – 167- Stephen Brook M V75 -56:01

Well done lads!!

YVAA Race 3 Middleton Park, Wednesday 22 June

Race 3 of the grand prix series hosted by South Leeds Lakers took place in Middleton Park under the blazing heat of the sun. The 8.5 km trail race started with a fast lap of the field, gently dropping into the shade of the woods winding up around the park. A second lap under the trees brought us back to the field for a fast, grass finish and a well needed drink of water! Great running by all.


Michael Coe M55 37.03

Joanne Horran F40 38.20 4th Lady/3rd F40

Simon Bradey M55 40.03

Richard Brook M45 41.00

Andrew Patterson M55 41.17

Charlotte Taylor F50 42.38 1st F50

Lee Hipwell M45 47.22


5 mile run for Sue Ryder on the longest day in the loveliest of places

The Solstice Saunter is a 5 mile run on the trails of the breath-taking Bolton Abbey Estate, organised by the Airedale Dodgers as a fundraising event for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. The event, sponsored by JB springs of Skipton and the Ecology Building Society took place on the longest day, Tuesday 21st June.

QRC were represented by the following;

94 -Philip Lee – M55 6/26 44:35
207 – David Bean – M35 15/20 50:01
241 – Carl White – M35 16/20 52:08
282 – Philip Lickley – M35 17/20 53:59
361 – Nicole Jagger – F35 28/47 57:01
544 – Nicola Smith – F45 77/87 1:06:46
548 – Dina Patel – F35 42/47 1:07:18
561 -Dave Rhodes – M40 20/21 1:08:57

Well done all!!

Summer Wine Trails, Race 1 – 18 June 22

The School Run

A 6.7 mile trail run with 1000 feet of climbing around the scenic Digley reservoir near Holmfirth high in the Pennines. The race starts on a bridleway with a long steady uphill climb leading onto trails around the reservoir passing through the village of Holme and around the quarry finally climbing back up to the finish. A great race, good cake, with posh bathroom facilities (glitter seats) 🤩 and a lovely medal.

QRC was represented by Charlotte Taylor
Chip Time 56.16
Overal ladies 4th
1st F50

Congratulations Charlotte!!

The Summer Wine Trail Series – Summer Wine Trails

Full Bronte 5 – Thursday 9th June 2022

An undulating 5 mile road race on quiet country roads from the Bronte village of Haworth. The race is two laps of Penistone Country Park and incorporates the Yorkshire Vets 5 mile road championships.

QRC were represented by the following;

POS – 2 – 00:28:35 Paul Greenwood -1st MV40
POS -19 – 00:33:15 Michael Coe
POS – 38 – 00:35:50 Neil Windle
POS – 40 – 00:36:08 Richard Brook – 1st MV45
POS – 41 – 00:36:12 Simon Brady
POS – 62 – 00:38:48 Stacey Cleal – 1st FV50
POS – 97 – 00:45:03 Stephen Brook – 1st MV75

Well done everyone!

Bradford Millennium Way Relay – June 14th 2022.

The Bradford Millennium Way Relay is an offroad race of five legs with two runners per leg, took place on June 14th. Starting from and returning to Bingley, the 76km route took in Wilsden, Denholme, Oxenhope, Haworth, Oakworth, Steeton, Silsden, Addingham and Ilkley with some serious climbs and stunning scenery en-route.
The QRC team were Viki Bean, Michelle Greenwood, Chris Rushworth, Lee and Zoe Hipwell, Robin and Pauline Naylor, Chris Hillam and Lee Beavers, with Lorna Dodds joining at the 11th hour. Thanks too for Ian Greenwood in support. The team came in 30th place out of 37 teams which they were more than happy with given last-minute injuries and very good times on some of the stages.

Grim Up North – Wuthering Heights Wander. 05/06/2022.

Starting from the Bronte school rooms this five mile lapped course is as Northern as it gets, green fields , moors and gorgeous scenery align the route. This multi terrain will provide the full range of hills, mud (depending on weather) and challenging paths.

Pos-6 – Phillip Whettlock – 00:47:26
Pos- 32 Karol Whettlock 01:08:26

Well done Phil and Karol!

Wharfedale off-road half marathon – Saturday 4th June 2022.

The 19th running of the Wharfedale off-road half marathon took place on Saturday 4th June. It’s a well organised race over varied terrain with some demanding climbs, especially up Mastiles Lane.

Gary Rowling, in his first race as an M40 came in 9th overall, in 1 hour 41.44, nearly six minutes quicker than his previous outing in 2019, and within a minute of the M40 prize winner. Joe Prest (24th) ran an impressive 1 hour 47.03 in his first running of this race. Mick Coe (26th) was 2nd M55 in 1 hour 49.13. Carl Heron (42nd), on his 8th running of the race, was 2nd M60 in 1 hour 54.44. Simon Brady (45th) was 5th M55 in 1 hour 55.45.

The men’s course record was broken by Chris Holdsworth (Clayton-le-Moors Harriers) in 1 hour 23.09.

Credit to Carl Heron for the words, many thanks.

NorthowRun 5 Miler – 03/06/2022

Pos – 6 Andy Sudall MOpen AG Rank – 4. Time – 0:31:47
Pos – 19 Joanne Horan F40 AG Rank – 1. Time – 0:34:18
Pos – 23 Joe Prest MOpen AG Rank – 10. Time – 0:34:59
Pos – 24 Neil Windle M50 AG Rank – 1. Time – 0:35:04
Pos – 29 Martin Firth M60 AG Rank – 1. Time – 0:35:45
Pos – 31 Richard Brook M45 AG Rank – 6. Time – 0:36:19
Pos – 46 Matt Dodds MOpen AG Rank – 13. Time – 0:38:34
Pos – 47 Ryan Lewis M40 AG Rank – 7. Time – 0:38:39
Pos – 49 Charlotte Taylor F50 . AG Rank – 1. Time – 0:39:00
Pos – 56 Philip Lee M55 AG Rank – Time – 0:40:01
Pos – 85 Lorna Dodd FOpen AG Rank – 4. Time – 0:43:44
Pos- 89 115 Philip Lickley M35 AG Rank – 11. 0:44:01
Pos – 90 Stephen Brook M70 AG Rank – 3. Time – 0:44:04

The highest running club in England, probably.