All posts by Neil Windle

Yorkshireman off road marathon 10th Sept 2017

The annual running of this race once again set off from Haworth on dry Sunday morning, with the option of the full marathon distance or the shorter half(???) entrants had plenty to aim for.

The route has plenty to offer everyone but this race is not for the faint hearted, taking in tarmac, grass, moorland and gravel tracks the route passes through many local villages and moorland including Haworth Moor, Ovenden Moor, Denholme, Cullingworth and Harden Moor to name but a few. 

With checkpoints throughout the route and with full kit required to be carried runners need to be ready for anything thing.

5 QRCers took part this year with arguably Carl Heron having the performance of the day finishing the full 26 miles in 10th place overall.

Full Marathon

10th Carl Heron 3:52:37 (2nd MV50)

 Half Marathon

13th Mick Coe 2:02:00#

38th Peter May 2:11:05

160th Glenn Thornton 2:55:55

169th Dan Moore 2:58:42

Well done to you all, great work


Lake Vrmway Half Marathon 10th September 2017


In 1988 Mr David Rowlands, treasurer of St Wddyn’s Church at Llanwddyn made a centenary appeal to raise money towards church roof and other repairs.

He placed this appeal in the Advertiser newspaper where Mr Doug Morris of the Oswestry Olympians read the appeal and contacted David Rowlands offering to organise a half marathon for the appeal. The rest, as they say is history.

This year’s race was held on the rather wet Sunday afternoon of September 10th. 1387 runners set out on the race under the starting orders of GARY HUGGINS, friend of both race and community.

Leanne Alston was our only entrant and a big well done to you, Leanne finished in a speedy 1:49:44 coming home in 457th place.


Shepley 10k 10th September 2017

A series of friendly races in the South Huddersfield area, this race the 4th of 5 races was run over at Shepley Cricket Club, a hilly road race with a kid’s fun run and family day afterwards. The route is a anti-clockwise route with a fast start and fast finish but a killer middle section. 

With each race completed competitors are awarded a specially designed medal so that after all 5 races are completed the medals can be interlocked with each other.

The final race in the series is the scarcely named ‘Stairway to heaven’ taking place on the 30th September(12k mixed terrain).

3 QRCers ran Jo Lockwood, Steve Brook and Richard Brook, well done to you all.

23rd Richard 46:06

51st Jo 51:17

81st Steve 57:37

Jo’s medal so far

Wetherby 10k 3rd September 2017

A well established, fast, flat scenic 10K A friendly, club organised event, established over 12 years, well-supported by the local community and running clubs. This flat fast 10k run is in and around the beautiful coutryside and villages of Wetherby, run on traffic free roads with chip timing this really is a great race for a PB potential.

Hosted once again by Wetherby Runners AC this race attracted 1135 entrants with over 900 finishers.

Well done to Jo Lockwood and Craig Bingham.

184th Craig 46.47

297th Jo  50:43 

No photos available as yet. 

UKFast City of Salford 10k 3rd September 2017

An incredible day for all the runners in the 2017 UKFast City of Salford 10k! Over 3,500 runners joined forces on the streets of MediaCityUK to take on this flat road 10k, aswell as raising funds for some incredible causes, possibly getting that all important PB, and supported by their loved ones around the course.

Gary and Beverley Morrit and Sue Tozer entered showing off the Orange and green and did extremeley well with Gary storming home in 55:55, Sue Tozer in 58:21 followed by Beverley in 1:17:23.

Well done to you both and we hope you enjoyed the cobbles afterwards.

kelda 10k for WaterAid 2nd September 2017

The Scammonden Reservoir spans the Deanshead Valley in the Pennines between Leeds and Manchester. By taking part in this 10k run, you’ll get the chance to see the spectacular reservoir for yourself.

The route will run mainly on the reservoir’s paths but also includes some gradients, steps and boardwalks.

Well done to Ben and Charlotte for taking part and helping to raise money for this great charity with Ben finishing in 51:37 followed by Charlotte in 1:02:36(results taken from Strava).

Well done to you both.


Woodhouse Moor Parkrun 26th August 2017

Our 2nd away day at Woodhouse Moor Parkrun yesterday was a great morning. After meeting Ralph the RD, we were ushered to the start line for the usual safety briefing.

The route starts with a 700 metre diagonal sprint across the centre of the park followed by 2 full laps of the perimetre, finishing at the top of the park. With distance markers every kilometre and direction signs certainly helped all runners around the course. 

A very warm welcome by Ralph and his team made us feel very at home. Well done to all that came and supported the away day and hopefully more of you will attend in the future.  

Next up is Fountains Abbey on the 30th September.


Evensplits 5k 23rd August 2017

EvenSplits brand new 5K race series for Leeds is staged monthly at the Brownlee Centre Cycle Circuit. The series consists of six, monthly, 5K road races, the first of which was Wednesday 5th July 2017. Each event comprises two races: an A race for those who expect to run sub-22:30 and a B race for those who expect to run 22:30 or above. 

Well done to Chris and Immy who took part in race 3, pitching themselves against sombre fast runners. 

Chris finished in 6th place in a time of 16.30 followed be Immy in 14th in a time of 17.38(PB)

We’ll done guys super fast running.


Birchwood 10k 20th August 2017

If you want to run a 10k personal best, then this is the race for you.  It attracts runners from all over the north west of England and is run over relatively flat roads and paths around Birchwood in Warrington.

This race has been ranked in the top 100 UK road races by Runner’s World Magazine.  The race boasts one of the most extensive prize lists that you will find, with over £2000 given away each year in prizes!

As always Steve Brook travelled far and wide to find a 10k and entered the orange and green into this Spectrum Striders RC event (how do you come across these races?). 

Steve ran superbly and finished 473rd out of 969 runners in a time of 53:24 his quickest time this year. Well done Steve great running and we hope you enjoy your Parkrun in Copenhagen this weekend.


Burnsall Classic Fell Race 19th Aug 2017

A big well done to Stacey and Alistair who took on this years classic Burnsall fell race, setting of from the centre of the village the runners sprint straight up the hill to the pinnacle and then back down again. The race covers just 2.4km/1.5mile, but it’s not that easy as there is 900ft of ascent to contend with, making it a tough fell race.

Sam Tosh from Rosendale Harriers stormed home to take the win in an impressive time of 14:28, with Alistair finishing in 21st place in 19:25, followed by Stacey in 98th place in a time 26:22 also taking the LV40 2nd place prize.