All posts by Neil Windle

WYWL Dewsbury 5th Dec 2021

The hills of Mirfield were waiting for us in the 3rd race of this seasons winter League, with Dewsbury Road Runners welcoming us all to their neck of the woods.

The route is alkmost flat said Paul Hayhurst in his detailed Race 3 info fb post but those who’ve raced this route before obviously knew what to expect, 5.2 miles of mud and climbing with an extra loop of the field to just finish us all off.

Once again QRC had a stormer of a morning finishing 2nd overall just 3 points shy of Baildon and an ‘on the day’ victory, plus we were 2nd Male, 2nd Female, 2nd Vets and 3rd Supervets.

Well done to everybody who raced and hope you get better ready for our race on the 19th Laney.

Grim up North Christmas Cracker 10k 5th Dec 2021

This out and back race starts on the canal at Kirkstall Leeds. A real Christmas atmosphere awaited the runners to celebrate the season. The course was perfectly flat, ideal for those trying for a PB or to challenge themselves to a slightly longer distance there was something for everyone.

Giles Cook did just that finishing in 9th place with a PB of 50:50, well done Giles keep it up.

Wilmslow 10k 28th Nov 2021

The Wilmslow Festive 10K is Run North West’s traditional festive curtain raiser, helping to kick start the festive season – whether you are chasing an end of year PB or looking forward to the festive fancy dress.

Starting in the town centre of Wilmslow this one lap course is perfect for fast times ran on scenic country roads, before finishing on Mobberley Road/Sandy Lane.

Steve brook had a cracking run managing a sub 50 one of his fastest 10k’s this year with a 49:51 and 5th V70.

Well Steve (how fast can you go)

Doncaster 10k 28th Nov 2021

This flat fast 10k returns after 2020’s virtual affair and this year 2500 runners were welcomed to run. a change of start meant runners started to the rear of the racecourse heading out towards the town centre on closed roads, following a loop at the council offices before returning to the racecourse for a grandstand finish.

Amy McKechnie had a stormer of a run smashing her own club record from Rochdale earlier in the year to finish in a speedy 40:39 and 4th in her age category.

Well done Amy

Porsche Centre Preston 5 mile, 21st Nov 2021

A 5 miler around the streets of Preston, sponsored by Porsche Centre, Preston and featuring the Lancashire and Northern & Fire Service Championships.

Steve Brook raced for QRC looking for that all important RunBritain ranking , Steve raced round to a super 40:32 in 21st place and now is ranked 31st in UKA over 70 5 mile rankings for 2021.

Well done Stormin’ great running.

‘Just a jump to the right’

WYWL Puma’s Race 2, 21st Nov 2021

‘The Puma’s have a good old fashioned cross country course, with woods, fields and a bit of road, all on a slope of some sort. What makes it such a memorable course is that minutes before the start of of the last Puma’s race, a blizzard occurred and the entire race was run in a snowstorm. A lot of cars needed rescuing out of the car park afterwards! The clear skies represented a foreshadowing of another flurry, but fortunately no repeat occurred’ said Alistair Galt in his post race interview.

QRC had one of it’s best performances in the race managing to beat the likes of Baildon + Stainland in some fiercely contested categories, with QRC finishing 2nd in the Male, Vets and Overall (59 points shy of 1st) categories, with the ladies a superb 4th and the Super Vets with top spot.

Dewsbury awaits us next and we all know what that means. KILLER HILLS!!

Well done to you all, !

Conwy Half Marathon 21st Nov 2021

Voted in the top 5 most scenic Half Marathons in the UK by Readers of Runners World”, This GREAT Half Marathon now in its 12th year and “already being regarded as a classic” The start & finish is near the quayside in front of the 700+ year old Conwy Castle.

The route runs along the road adjacent to the Conwy River as it proceeds towards Deganwy beach and the West Shore Llandudno, from there it goes along church Walks towards Llandudno Pier, then around the Great Orme taking in views of the Isle of Anglesey, Puffin Island and the surrounding North Wales coastline, then back to Conwy and the finish line.

Jo Fortune 1:42:18 (PB) (36th female + 7th in age category)

Julie Hepworth1:50:49 (87th female + 15th in age category)

Jo Jo + Jules