All posts by Giles

Stanley Park 10k Sunday, February 27, 2022

A beautiful two lap course around Stanley Park, Blackpool Sports Centre. A fun event for all abilities and ages. Due to increased demand and popularity the Stanley Park 10k is staged over 2 days. The event uses the same beautiful course in the park as the Autumn Breaker 10k later in the year.

Starting and finishing on the running track the route follows the well maintained pathways around the park. It is a two lap course, so is great for spectators who wish to stay at the track. It is also very flat and accurately measured

QRC’s turnout was;

Joanne Fortune 44:27

Matt Dodds 46.22

Steve Brook 51.25

Well done all!

Bingley Bollocks 26th February, 2022

Grim Up North multi-distance event along the Leeds Liverpool Canal starting and and finishing from the fisherman’s pub on the canal the race ventures out towards Skipton. The route is by and large flat with the small challenge of the 3 and 5 rise locks.

QRC participants were:
Lorna Dodds – 5k 21:31 mins – 1st Lady, 2nd overall
Matt Dodd – 10.00 miles in 1hr 17 (actually did 10:83 miles due to disappearing marshal in 1 hour 30 min)
Pauline Naylor – 20 miles in 3 hours 33 mins

Well done everyone!!

Wombwell 5 – 5 Mile Road Race

After a lapse in 2021 due to the dreaded Coronavirus, Kingstone Runners once again hosted the Wombwell 5; a popular, long-established road race in South Yorkshire.

QRC’s Steve Brook was out again coming 3rd in the Seniors M70+ with an impressive time of 42:47min.

Well done Steve!!

Credit photo Andrew Swales Photography.

Liversedge Half Marathon

Sunday 13th February 2022

A popular part of the heavy woollen district winter sporting calendar, the 26th Liversedge Half Marathon returned in 2022. Organised by Roberttown Road Runners, the race is a favourite amongst the running community and famed for its challenging hilly course.

QRC turnout results were;

Andrew Dovernor 11/321 in 1:26:33

Martin Firth 49/321 in 1:35:09.

Carl Heron 79/321 in 1:39:30

Joanne Fortune 98/321 in 1:43:02

Manjit Mander 133/321 in 1:49:32

Well run everyone.

Giles. gcookqrc@gmail,com

Run Your Heart Out Valentines 10k.

Steve Brook was out again, this time in North Lincolnshire to take part in the Run Your Heart Out Valentines 10k at Quibell Park, Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe.

Run on flat closed roads, this Valentines 10k was brought to you by the runners at Tape2Tape who also organise the North Lincs Half, Great Grimsby 10k, Humber Coastal Half/5k and Gruesome Twosome events

Steve ran the 10k in another impressive chip time of 51:49.

Overall 436 of 1017
Male 323 of 521
Veteran 70+ male 3 of 9

Well done Steve!

Giles for race result etc..

The Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k – Sunday 6th February 2022

A friendly but challenging 10k starting on the athletics track in Witton Park, climbing the heights of Buncer Lane then descending through the countryside of Pleasington then back to the track for a racing finish!

Steve Brook was at it again with an impressive time of 55:04 and second in the M70 category. Well done Steve!

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Rombald’s Stride on Saturday 5th February

The 40th Rombald’s Stride, organised by the 15th Airedale Scout Group, took place on Saturday 5th February. The 22-mile route, for runners and walkers, with over 900 metres of ascent starts in Guiseley and heads up to Baildon Moor before touring Rombald’s Moor and Ilkley Moor and the trek back to Guiseley via the Chevin.

Congratulations to Carl Heron who came 43rd and was 1st home over 60 in 3 hours 39:47. Well done!

Full results on racebest:

Dewsbury 10k – 6th Feb 2022.

Sunday morning saw a great turnout of runners from QRC, we managed to avoid the promised deluge and wind. Well done all who attended this very well organised event.

Great performance from the team and congrats to Neil, Andy, Dave, Terri, Jo Fortune and Manjit all getting PBs.

Position -Name – Category -Category Position – Net Time

11 – Dylan Naylor – MSEN 10/229 – 32:32
20 – Paul Greenwood – MV40 4/191 – 33:09
195 – Andrew Dovernor – MV50 10/165 – 37:42
383 – Amy Mckechnie – FV40 7/167 – 40:46
406 – Neil Windle – MV50 35/165 – 41:18
451- Andrew Paterson – MV55 16/118 – 41:58
527- Andrew Young – MV40 93/191 – 42:51
591 – Michael Peel – MV35 92/178 – 43:46
631 – Jo Horan – FV40 18/167 – 44:21
636 – Joanne Fortune – FV35 18/144 – 44:26
665 – Manjit Mander -MV50 66/165 – 44:46
692 – Stacey Cleal – FV50 10/112 – 45:13
713 – Terri Mason – FV45 17/152 – 45:38
734 – Matt Dodds – MSEN 167/229 – 46:05
804 – Wasim Hussain – FV35 28/144 – 47:06
1159 – Giles Cook – MV50 114/165 – 52:16
1451 – David Bean – MV35 159/178 – 56:46
1517 – Robert Glover – MV55 101/118 – 57:56

Credit – Andrew Swales Photography.

Andrew Swales Photography | Dewsbury 10km (

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Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k and Meltham 10k, 30th January 2022

QRC race results 30 Jan:


An undulating 5km course on tarmac paths within Heaton Park.Starting in the centre of the park, the first 2km consists of a flat section around the Heaton Park lake. Between 2 and 3 kilometres, some challenging hills take you to outside Heaton Hall with spectacular views of Manchester. A loop through the forest area behind the hall follows, before a welcome downhill section to complete the lap.

The 5k is 1 lap, 10k is 2 laps, and Half Marathon is 4 laps with an additional out and back section at the start.

Heaton Park 10k

Simon Taylor 9th 40.16 MV35 1st,

Richard Brook 22nd 43.54 MV45 1st,

Laura Taylor 165th 57.40,

Heaton Park 5k,

Katie Brook 11th 4th female 24.02

Meltham AC Tough 10k

The infamous Meltham ‘Tough’ 10k – a winter Road Race with plenty of gruelling climbs, long fast descents and guaranteed challenging weather

Stephen Brook 179th 54.26 342

Well done everyone!!