December Marcothon

Set up by a few Scottish folk last year the Marcothon is a challenge of determination and dedication to run(no walking allowed) every day in December for at least 25mins or 3 miles, there’s no medals, no prizes, just the satisfaction that you’ve achieved the end goal.

Michelle Shepherd took on the challenge and managed to finish on the 31st December roared home by all her running friends who joined her on her last run.

Well done Michelle that’s truly awesome, YOU GO GIRL!!

Achieved something running related you’re proud off, let us know and I’ll make you famous


Lynne, Dianne, Sue and Jo cheering our Michelle on
Lynne, Dianne, Sue and Jo cheering on our Michelle

Running track sessions start in the new year

QRC have secured a 10 week training block at the Springhall Running Track at the Shay Stadium, Halifax.

Sessions will start on Monday 4th January 2021 at18.30 and finish at 19.30.

These sessions will be open to all QRC Members regardless of speed. Entry is free to members, or £2 to non-members.

A training schedule will be set for each evening which will be designed to increase your speed and endurance.

A running rack is important for all runners and distances as muscle fibres are strengthened, which are subsequently utilised for stability, endurance and speed at different points in a run, therefore should be beneficial for all.

For more information please e-mail

QRC Virtual 5K Relay

The Queensbury Virtual 5K relay is run over 7 days with 7 members in each team. Each member will run on a separate day, meaning by the end of the week you will completed your relay of seven 5k runs.

The relay will start and finish is at Queensbury ARLFC (Albert Road, Queensbury). When you register you will asked for your recent 5k pace so we can put you in the appropriate team, so that all teams are equal.

You can run any time on your allocated day. Please register your run on Strava so that we can total the run times for each team to find the winning team.

There is NO COST and NO TROPHY, but there will be an online certificate for the winning team to print!

The relay will begin on Sunday 10th January 2021.

Book your free place on Eventbrite.

If you have any questions, please e-mail

Aintree 10k 13th Dec 2020

Aintree is home of the iconic Grand Nation, the world’s most famous steeplechase. The race started and finished alongside the grandstand  overlooking the finish line of ‘The National’.  

The course followed the course around and visited the motor circuit on the inside of the race track.  

With the option of a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon Steve Brook chose the 10k and ran a great race finishing 158th in a speedy 51.11 and 2nd V70.

Well done Steve

updates on the chairperson of qrc

This position has recently become vacant following the resignation of Mr Stephen Brook.

We thank Steve on behalf of everyone for his past commitment to the Committee as well as being an active Run Leader, and I am sure that Steve will continue to support the club whenever and wherever he can going forward, especially with the many races that he completes.

The role of Chairperson is to lead the Committee and ensure that the responsibilities of each particular Committee member are met.

This is an exciting period and turning point for our club, and one where the Chairperson will play a strategic role in representing the vision and purpose of Queensbury RC, facilitating change where necessary. 

Could you be the one that makes all the difference?

Please consider putting yourself forward to assist the Committee and Running club to continue to prosper. This role would be on a temporary basis as all roles are up for re-election at the Annual General Meeting.

To express your interest please e-mail us

Tommy10k Charity Challenge

1 of our runners took on the ‘Tommy10k’ in aid of the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) a challenge that needed grit and determination to complete, the challenge itself consisted of running 10k a day for 10 days consecutively, nicknamed the ‘Special Forces Challenge’ Neil Windle completed the challenge on 2nd November and we managed to catch up with Neil after his final 10k.

‘It was tough out there, but not as tough as what our hero’s had to go through and what some are still going through today. Day 7 was the hardest a Friday evening in the rain, I even managed to fit in a quick half marathon on day 9, Thankyou to all my fans for their support and well wishes from QRC members. I managed to raise a fantastic £260, now where’s that warm bath’

Yeah well done lad that’s excellent, you can still donate to Neil’s challenge no matter how small by following the link below

Well done Neil, we hope you enjoyed your bath.

If any other members have done something running related they’re proud of drop us a message and we’ll make you famous.

Bradford City Runs 2020

This year, as with most race the City Run went virtual and there were three distances to choose from: 1 Mile for children (under 11), 5K or 10K. Medals and t-shirts were be available for all participants as in previous years. The event once again helped to support the Lord Mayors Appeal and the Plastic Surgery & Burns Research Unit in Bradford.

Well done to all the Queensbury runners who took part this year and helped raise funds for two great charities, Unfortunatly there are no official results published, but well done anyway, you know who you are.


QRC Christmas Cracker

QRC Race Committee would like to present the first of a series of virtual runs to raise money for charity.

You can run either a 5k or a 10k this December as part of the QRC Christmas Cracker, and all entrants will receive a special medal. (Ooooh!)

All profits will be donated to the Trussell Trust (charity number – England & Wales (1110522) and Scotland (SC044246).

To take part in the QRC Christmas Cracker, you must:

  • Be a current member of QRC or a recent active runner on our Thursday night runs
  • Run a 5k or 10k during the month of December
  • Send proof of your run, on Strava or similar, to by 5pm on Friday 8th January

You need to sign up for the 5k or 10k before 5pm on Monday 30th November.

To take part please visit our Eventbrite page. Entries will open on Saturday 21st November at 12noon.

All those eligible to run will have been sent the password either by e-mail, WhatsApp or in the members group, but if you’ve received it please e-mail

Medals will be delivered following the Friday 8th January cut off.

About the Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.