Heaton Park 5k 12Th May 2021

This large park, just north of Manchester and home to a Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, is the perfect setting for a fun and fast 5k race. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best.

Well done to Steve Brook who finished 1st VM70 in 26:59 and 1st Corsa into Heaton Park from Halifax.

Well done Steve

The DROP 9th May 2021

New from up and coming race organiser RunAble ‘The Drop’ At registration you hand over all electronic devices, phones, watches and money! In return you will be given, a race number and an emergency bag.

You are placed on a bus, blindfolded* and then driven to your drop location (The distances are as the crow flies) from the event centre. Here you are released, all you have to do is make your way back to the event centre. 

No Map
No GPS
No Route
No Help
No Compass 

You are fully self sufficient from the moment you leave the coach, make your own way. Run, walk or crawl your way back. Cut off time 4 hours.

Well done Tamara Swan for giving this event a good go arriving back to base in 4hr20 managing joint 5th place with her pals.

AWESOME!!

IGUN Daffofil Dash 10k

Celebrating the start of spring this lovely event is enjoyed every year by both experienced and new trail runners. The 6.7 mile course, is challenging with both mud and hills however its traffic free and the grounds make it well worth the effort. A bunch of daffodils, beer and chocolate will reward.

With Karol unable to race due to injury it was up to Phillip Whettlock to race for Queensbury although Phillip is still on the road to recovery he still managed a splendid 58:01 and a 4th male finish.

Aintree 10k 9Th May 2021

The RunAintree 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at the world famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding the world-famous Grand National steeplechase.

There were plenty of helpers on hand to keep runners literally on track and to encourage them on their way to that chequered flag finish.

The race involved laps around the circuit, the course is flat and quick, the 1ok course was a 2 lapper with Stephen and Richard Brook racing for QRC, with Richards daughter Katie racing in the 5k.

59th Richard Brook 42:05

164th Stephen Brook 50:25 (2ndMV70)

69th Katie Brook 24:59 PB

Well done to all 3 of you

Kentmere 18k Trail Race 8Th May 2021

Starting and finishing at Staveley Recreation Ground, the 18K Kentmere Trail Challenge and 18K Kentmere Trail Race courses followed well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of most of the southern Lakeland fells.

The trail climbs out from Staveley above the Kentmere valley, before returning along the valley itself past idyllic tarns and through ancient woodland, climbing Reston Scar before the descent back into Staveley village.

Dan Holt was racing for QRC and finished well in a time of 2:44:45

Well done Dan

World DUATHLON NEWS

A special post for our international athletes with special thanks to Andy for the write up. Well done to you both we’re all really proud.

Queensbury Running Club produce two GB age group athletes.

Both Terri Mason and Andrew Dovernor have qualified for the ITU world duathlon championships in Townsville Australia to be held in 2022.

Terri qualifying in the sprint distance which consists of a 5km run, 20km Bike followed by a 2.5km run. Andrew in the standard distance comprising of 10km run 40km bike and 5km run and both will be competing against age groupers from all around the world.

Andrew joined Queensbury Running Club in 2016 and Terri in 2017 and regularly attend club runs, and put their success down to the commitment of the coaches and qualified run leaders of the club.

Andrew has always been a runner and keen cyclist however Terri only began to run and cycle when she met Andrew back in 2017. However, has only been able to train seriously since June 2020.

Throughout lock down they have trained together day in day out making the most of the restrictions positively as everyone was encouraged to exercise which meant running and cycling for these two

QRC kept club members motivated by encouraging members to climb mountains, visit local sites, and virtual competitions, which suited their competitive nature, with Terri setting personal bests week in week out, and now outside sports facilities have reopened are attending weekly track sessions and running groups organised by QRC.

Terri to her surprise hadn’t anticipated qualification being possible despite her improving performances throughout the last 12 months and completed her sprint duathlon qualifying race at Croft Circuit on 12th April in a time of 1hr 15mins and 59 seconds.

On qualifying it was decided that Andrew should try and do the same so Terri entered Andrew into the Ashridge Estate Duathlon in Hertfordshire on Saturday 1st May which he finished in 2hrs 11mins and 42 seconds and secured a qualifying position to follow in Terri’s footsteps. Both will represent Great Britain in their respective age groups in Australia in 2022.

Big flat Runway Races 10k, Elvington 25Th April 2021

After the phenomenal success of the first ever Big Flat Runway Races. The first Elvington event proved that we can race the runways. Five road race distances were on offer (5K, 10K, 10M, half marathon and marathon) and every race was chip-timed, officially measured and UKA licensed. There was no mass starts and so no gun times, runners were set off in small socially distanced groups at intervals.

Well done to Steve brook for giving this race another chance, Steve ran well finishing in 51:18 and as 2nd MV70.

Well done Steve

Tatton Park 10k 24Th April 2021

After numerous cancellations over the lockdown period this race finally got the go ahead and was certainly worth the wait. Run around the beautiful surroundings of Tatton Park near Knutsford.

A great well organised event by the RunThrough team, deffinatly an event for a possible club trip in the future.

16th Paul Greenwood 34:42 (3rd in age cat. =PB + V40 club record)

92nd Neil Windle 40:54 (PB)

Well done to us both, looks like the track is working its magic.