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Hopton 10k 6th October 2019

A mixed terrain 10k in a picturesque woodland setting. Hopton 10k took place on quiet roads, bridleways and footpaths in and around the small village on Hopton, Mirfield. The route was around 4k on roads and 6k on bridleways. All money raised went to support Hopton Primary School.

Well done to the 5 QRCers who turn out for the inaugural running of this event.

33rd Richard Brook 49:55

53rd Wasim Hussain 53:04

84th Phillip Whetlock 57:31

90th Joanna Lockwood 58:05

183nd Daniel Holt 1:10:06

A tough little race judging by the finishing times, well done all.

Rochdale 10k 6th October 2019

The Williams BMW Rochdale​​​ Half Marathon, 10K and 1-mile Fun Run returned for its 5th year last Sunday, 6 October 2019​. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar and has already helped raise tens of thousands for local and national charities.

A stunning course on traffic free roads, racing for Queensbury was Steve Brook who completed the course in 55:51 finishing in 179the place.

Well done Stormin

Training Groups

OK folks, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from Queensbury Celtic, off Pit Lane

a) Chris W – route TBA; about 8-10 miles; pace 7-8 min/mi
b) Andy S – away this week, so group sorting themselves out
x) Phillip W/Andy D – Old Guy intervals 3 x (4 min out + 4 mins back) with 8 mins active recovery between; about 5-6 miles; individual pace
c) Phil L – A loop around Clayton and Mountain; about 6.4 miles; pace 9:00-9:30 min/mile
d) Vikki B – West Scholes, GNT, Well Heads, Causeway Foot & Ned Hill; about 6.3 miles; pace 10 min/mile
e) Steve B – away this week, so group sorting themselves out
f) Martin F – Bradshaw Lane, School Lane, to Causeway Foot, up Keighley Road, Cragg Lane, main road back to clubhouse; about 4.8 miles; pace 10:30-11:00 min/mile
g) Jo B/Lynn H – left out of club, down to Foxhill park, right down New Park Rd, right on main roadd, down to the Dolphin then straight back up past cricket club & back to club; about 3 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile


Lakeland Four passes 29th Sept 2019

The Four Passes is an absolutely classic 19(ish) mile route, with 5300ft of ascent taking in four of the Lake Districts most scenic valleys and their adjoining passes.

It is a circular route which starts and finishes at Rosthwaite Village Hall in Borrowdale, at the southern end of Derwentwater.

Vikki Bean continued her love of off roading and ran in this tough challenge. Vikki finished 118th in a time of 6:27:30.

Well done Vikki great running.

Berlin Marathon 29Th Sept 2019

Kenenisa Bekele missed out on the world record by just two seconds as he completed a remarkable comeback to win the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, crossing the line in 2:01:41, in the women’s race Ashete Bekere won in a sprint finish against her compatriot Mare Dibaba in 2:20:41.

But never mind those 2, not to be outdone Julie Hepworth and Gillian Jago had fantastic races with Julie managing a sub 4 hour PB of 3:56:52 followed over the line by Gillian 4:30:09.

A brilliant achievement by both of you, I hope the alcohol free months were worth it, well done girls.


Reservoir Dogs Ultra 28Th Sept 2019

Reservoir Dogs is a tour around 7 of the reservoirs that serve the Leeds area, starting with Lindley Wood Reservoir in North Yorkshire, the route then goes to Swinsty and Fewston Reservoir before heading over to John O’Gaunt, Beaver Dyke, Scargill Reservoirs before returning to West Yorkshire via Stainburn Forest and Almscliffe Crag to Eccup Reservoir before finishing in Pool-in-Wharfedale.

The legend that is Carl Heron took on this huge challenge of over 36 miles with a massive 3200 foot of climbing running extremely well finishing 1st M50 and a superb 3rd place overall.

Carl you’re a star and an inspiration to us all at QRC and we are in awe of all your achievements.

Well done.

Stairway to Heaven 28Th Sept 2019

Stairway To Heaven is a challenging, hilly course towards Ramsden reservoir and the forested paths around Hade Edge. Climb from the reservoirs of Holmbridge to Elysium farm and down to Holme Styes before climbing back up and home. Approx 13km (8 miles). The event HQ is Holmbridge Church Hall. 

Racing for QRC was Joanna Lockwood finishing well in 45th place and 2nd FV45 in a time of 1:22:17 

Well done Joanna, sorry for the lack of pictures but I can’t find any.

Pontefract Half 29Th Sept 2019

Pontefract Half Marathon was back for it’s 3rd year last Sunday after the success of the 1st+2nd instalment!

Whether you are a seasoned runner, taking on your first half marathon or raising money for a charity close to your heart – the Pontefract Half is a perfect fit for all. With the race starting and finishing in the town centre, it’s a great place to bring all of the family to cheer you on. Well done to the 2 QRC runners who took on the challenge

Joanne fortune 1:57:56 PB

Dianne Simpson 2:39:08 (1st FV50)

Well done on your PB Jo and congrats on your age category win Dianne. Awesome running girls.

Scarborough 10k 29th Sept 2019

A 10k race which is almost flat with a massive 25m of climb throughout, starting at the Spa Complex in Scarborough, heading North around the the Castle Headland, past the miniture railway station, turning at the Sea Life Centre runners then headed back to the Spa Complex to finish.  

The weekend also featured 2 fun run courses of 2.5km and 1.6km allowing all the family to take part and enjoy the atmosphere.

Richard Brook 43:06

Matt Dodds 48:40

Craig Bentall 52:46

Steve Brook 54:48

Well done lads, great stuff.

They’re in there somewhere