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GREAT MANCHESTER RUN HALF MARATHON – 2022

The Great Manchester Run took place again in May for the first time since 2019. While last year’s race did take place in September, it has not taken place in spring since before the coronavirus pandemic.

Once again thousands of people – including elite athletes, club runners, and fun runners – took part in the 10km and half marathon races.

The first runners set off at 8.30am for the half marathon followed by the elite wheelchair, men and women’s races, and the remaining 10km waves – the last starting at 12.47pm.

QRC was represented by the following;

Matt Thornton – Position – 237. Time – 01:29:37
David Bean – Position -2520 .Time – 01:59:26
Angela Waddington – Position – 5330. Time – 03:15:23
Joanne Punt – Position – 5370. Time – 04:01:15

Bev Morritt Position 5068. Time -2:42:36


Well done all and congrats on the PBs!

Great Manchester Run – 10k and half marathon – Great Run

Runable Halifax 10k – May 15th

The Halifax 10k Road Race is a hilly 10k road race, (Trooper Lane!!)

Something a bit different, one of a kind 10k run, this year’s event was a beta test event invitation only, 10 places per club.

QRC were represented by;

Phillip Whettlock – 1:01:29

Giles Cook – 1:03:08

Ian Greenwood – 1:03:09

Rob Glover – 1:07:12

Michelle Greenwood – 1:07:12

Well done all involved!!

The Calderdale Way Relay 15th May 2022.

Congratulations to everyone whoo took part, below are the results and photos.

Queensbury A Team Overall time 07:05:24
55 Dylan Naylor , Paul Greenwood 1 01:15:18 4. 01:15:18 Pos – 4.
155 Andy Sudall , Amy McKechnie 2 01:10:39 15. 02:25:57 Pos – 8.
255 Gary Rowling , Andrew Dovenor 3 00:48:08 25. 03:14:05 Pos – 10.
355 Chris Williams , Mick Coe 4 01:20:04 12. 04:34:09 Pos – 11.
455 Joe Prest , Simon Taylor 5 01:04:01 14. 05:38:10 Pos – 10.
555 Tom Collinge , David Hunt 6 01:27:14 15. 07:05:24 Pos – 10.


Queensbury RC B Team Overall time – 08:25:10
56 Neil Windle , Matt Thornton 1 01:38:40 36. 01:38:40 Pos -36.
156 Graham Rhodes , Pete Hughes 2 01:19:03 35. 02:57:43 Pos -36.
256 Wasim Hussain , Stacey Cleal 3 00:50:03 31. 03:47:46 Pos -32.
356 Carl Heron , Simon Brady 4 01:30:15 23. 05:18:01 Pos -32.
456 Richard Brook , Ryan Lewis 5 01:10:30 29. 06:28:31 Pos -32.
556 Jo Horan , Matt Dodds 6 01:56:39 65. 08:25:10 Pos -37.


Queensbury Running Club Silver Team Overall time – 10:08:30
57 Glenn Thornton , Carl White 1 02:21:43 85. 02:21:43 Pos -85.
157 Philip Lee , Julie Hepworth 2 01:34:16 68. 03:55:59 Pos -83.
257 Pauline Naylor , Robin Naylor 3 00:54:50 46. 04:50:49 Pos -82.
357 Manjit Mander , David Faulkner 4 01:49:16 60. 06:40:05 Pos -80.
457 Lynne Hirst , Andy Stott 5 01:25:26 58. 08:05:31 Pos -79.
557 Chris Rushworth , Lee Beavers 6 02:02:59 72. 10:08:30 Pos -77.

The Beverley 10k 2022- 8th May 2022

Starting outside Beverley Minster, running through the glorious Westwood common land, and finishing spectacularly through the town centre.

The Brooks were at it again!


Richard Brook – V45 19/124 – 00:43:18


Stephen Brook – V75 2/8 – 0:51:39

Well done lads!

RUN FOR ALL – LEEDS HALF MARATHON – 8TH MAY 2022

The Leeds Half Marathon is Yorkshire’s biggest and probably loudest event of its kind. Jane Tomlinson CBE herself was proud to start the race back in 2003.

The much-loved run raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity every year and often attracts more than 7,500 runners.

But what makes it special is the crowds. Support for runners along the route is always phenomenal, whatever the weather. Every participant will get a boost from the words of encouragement they receive.

QRC was represented by the following;

Philip Lee – 01:51:09

Giles Cook – 01:58:29

David Bean – 02:02:27

Tracey Stewart – 02:12:11

Nicola Smith – 02:58:06

Nicole Jagger – 02:58:06

Well done everyone, great day and lots of PBs.

Leeds Half Marathon – 14 May 2023 | Run For All | Run For All

Alderley Edge bypass 10K – Sunday 1st May 2022.

The race starts from Alderley Park North Entrance and heads to the Melrose Way section of the A34 bypass, turning around at the Melrose Way/Pendleton Way roundabout and returning to finish. The course has only a little undulation for PB hunters, with entertainment at every kilometre

QRC were represented again by Stephen Brook 50.06 453rd 1100 runners (2nd MV75)

Well done Steve!

Burnsall Half Marathon – 23 April 2022


The first race in the Due North Race Series is set at the beautiful riverside location of Burnsall. Taking in several sections of the Dales Way footpath with around 500m of ascent. Climbs rewarded with 360 degree views of the Yorkshire Dales. Riverside paths, stone tracks and open fields provide a great mix of terrain suitable for those new to trail running but also plenty of challenges and interest for the more experienced trail runner.

QRC were represented by Rob Glover who completed the course in 2:42:18.

Well run Rob, great result!!