All posts by Neil Windle

Chester 10k 8th March 2020

This fast course starts from the iconic Chester Racecourse and heads north-west out of the City along wide roads allowing runners to rapidly settle into race pace, then passing close to the picturesque village of Mollington, before returning to the heart of Chester City centre passing the historic Victorian town hall and Medieval Cathedral, before finishing on Eastgate Street with a spectacular backdrop of the Eastgate Clock.

Well done to Jonathon Mason who ran a quick 42.21 following his PB at Trafford the week before. 

 

Red Hot Toddy 8Th March 2020

In the 11th race of our championship a disappointing 4 QRCers turned up to support the club with Simon Brady leading the quartet home.

Well done to you all, in what looked a tough race in the puddles and floods.

37th Simon Brady 44.41 (2ndMV55)

117th Matt Dodds 54.06

119th Steve Brook 54.38

129th Joanna Lockwood 55.30

Well done guys awesome stuff.

Trafford 10k 1St March 2020

Run North West is delighted to continue the legacy of the Trafford 10k, one of the UK’s most popular and quickest 10k’s.

The flat one lap course promised fast times for club and fun runners alike and was perfect for beginner runners or elite runners looking for a new personal best with road closures in operation across the entire course, limited to 950 entries this race sold out in quick time.

The promise of a PB didn’t slip the mind of Jonathon Mason who smashed his PB and raced round in a superb 41.48 and a chip position of 281st well within the 1st 3rd of all runners.

Well done Jonathon.

Accrington 10k 1St March 2020

Cannonball Events latest race was to be organising this fantastic race named in honour of Accrington’s (and probably Lancashire’s) most famous athlete Ron Hill. Ron, who was born in Accrington and won the Commonwealth Games and European Championship marathons. 

After a last minute decision, I decided to see what all the fuss was about and gave Stormin Brook a call to see where the Corsa was heading at the weekend, after a prompt pick up at 7.45 off we went and on arrival we soon met up with Andy Young for his 1st road race since recovery from injury, they say road race but 2 miles of it was on the local trail greenway but we still all had a decent race considering the windy conditions.

49th Neil Windle 44.14

77th Andy Young 47.01

144th Steve Brook 52.24 (2ndMV70)

Well done us 3

Bennidorm 10k 29Th Feb 2020

Mr International was taking a different approach to his latest trip to Bennidorm, gone was the 4 pints of San Miguel in the airport bar with the lads, in favour of a pleasant meander around the shopping malls of Terminal 3 with the wife, after several hours in Boots Paul finally got to Benners for an evening 10k along the promanade.

Expecting a small hidden race Paul was gobsmacked by the size of the event which took over the who area.

Paul ran another blinder finishing 22nd and 3rd in age catagory with a fantastic 35.55.

Another great race, well done lad.

Evensplits 5k 26th Feb 2020

It’s that time of year again!

The EvenSplits Leeds 5K Race Series is staged at the Brownlee Centre Cycle Circuit in Leeds. The series consists of ten, monthly, 5K road races split into an A race and a B race. The A race is for those who expect to run sub-22:30 and the B race for those who expect to run 22:30 or above.

In race A we had Karl Holmes who finished 68th in 20:45

In race B we had Steve Brook finishing 139th in 25.12 1st MV70 and Kevin Murray finishing 99th in 22.05.

Well done guys.

Parkrun 29Th Feb 2020

Bowling Park was the venue of today’s awayday and an awesome 20 of us turned up for that all important raffle ticket from Steve. Today was their 6th Parkrun and what a great course it is, pretty tough with a short steep climb.

With 3 PB’s and a course record to boot it was a great morning for QRC so well done to Phil Lickley (24.09), Steve Brook (25.36), Steve Wilby (31.51) and Tom Collinge (16.25 CR)

In other news

No other PB’s, you should’ve come to Bowling 😀😀

https://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=2790

Huddersfield 10k 23rd Feb 2020

Ooopsy!! just like my running better late than never

Run under ARC rules, the Huddersfield 10k is an outstanding value for money chip-timed race set in the shadow of the majestic Lockwood Viaduct. A beautiful undulating course with a fast finish, the race offers an extensive prize list and tech t-shirts. Held since 1990, the race sees runners return year after year.

Well done to Paul Greenwood who ran a blinder last Sunday storming round the course in a super quick 37.19 finishing as 1st MV35 and 4th overall from a field of 568 runners, taking home a nice little £50 voucher.

Well done, this weekend Paul is going international and racing in the Bennidorm 10k on Saturaday evening, good luck and enjoy your alcohol free flight.

WYWL Stainland 23rd Feb 2020

What a great end to another fantastic WYWL season, after the recent floods it was a miracle that Stainland were able to go ahead with this fixture but credit to them they did a brilliant job and along the way raising plenty of funds towards the flood appeal.

378 runners turned for the race, slightly down on other fixtures but plenty to create a cracking atmosphere during the race and afterwards for the raffle.

Well done to all our members over the 5 races who raced, volunteered and cheered all the runners on.

Queensbury on the day

Ladies -12th

Gents – 3rd

Vets – 12th

Super Vets – 1st

Overall – 7th

After 5 races the final positions are (provisional)

Gents – 4th

Ladies – 9th

Vets – 7th

Super Vets – 1st

Overall – 5th

Individual winners to follow

Team QRC

Settle Half Marathon + 10k 23Rd Feb 2020

Starting at Settle swimming pool the beautiful hills of North Yorkshire offer the perfect distraction as you run on this undulating road out towards Austwick and back. Continuing with her marathon training Lynne Robinson ran a blinder, clearly the training is paying off and that the marathon Pb is not far off. Lynne finished in 13th overall with a cracking time of 1.32.34.

Heidi Nellis also raced raced in the 10k event and finished 59th in a time of 1.25.17

Well done ladies