All posts by Neil Windle

Heaton Park 10k 7th May 2017

A 5km, 2 lap undulating race around Heaton Park, taking in the entire park and passing the iconic and beautiful Heaton hall.

Heaton Hall
Heaton Hall

Both David and Lynne ran extremley well with David finishing in 2nd place overall in a time of 37:06 followed by Lynne in 9th overall and 1st lady in a time of 41:03. Well done to you both.



John Carr series Race 1 3rd May 2017

Wednesday night saw the start of the John Carr road races, run over in Esholt these races always seem to bring out some top, fast athletes from clubs all over yorkshire, and last night was no exception and with the added bonus of a  new course for this year allowing us to start and finish in the Esholt Hall grounds. The route consisted of a 1km lap of Esholt Hall then back out for a 4km sprint around the Yorkshire Water treatment works.

With 1st 111 finishers running sub 20 minutes it meant Richard Brook finishing in 112th, is still left waiting for that elusive sub 20, although his chip time of 20:00 is still not to be sniffed at.

Results by chip time, positions by gun time.

11th David Hunt 16:47

31st Imran Asghar 17:53

78th Lynne Robinson 19:25

80th Andy Stott 19:26

112th Richard Brook 20:00

121st Neil Windle 20:17

125th Mike Peel 20:17

221st Anna Smith 22:47

255th Racheal Kendall 23:58

303rd Gill Jago 25:47

331st Steve Wilby 27:03

362nd Steve Brook 29:13

Well done all and see you next week for race 2.


David and Immy
David and Immy
Andy Stott
Andy Stott
Richard Brook
Richard Brook
Mike an Neil (me)
Mike an Neil (me)
Anna Puma hunting
Anna Puma hunting
Racheal Kendall
Racheal Kendall
Gill Jago
Gill Jago
Steve Wilby
Steve Wilby
Steve Brook
Steve Brook


3 Peaks Fell Race 29th April 2017

With the 63rd running of the 3 Peaks Fell Race staged last Saturday, nearly 900 runners were on the start line for this punishing race starting in Horton, taking in Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough with a total ascent of over 5278 feet and 23.3 miles of rough moorland, all the competitors will have been relieved that all their training will finally pay off. Not our Ben Clare, with just 2 clubs runs and a 13 miler this year Ben set off with the masses.

Climbing  Pen-y-ghent in a mere 39:41, Ben had reached the 1st checkpoint (CP), heading on to High Birkwith (CP 2) and reaching Ribblehead (CP 3) in an astonshing 1:41:25 (total time), from here the race headed up Whernside (CP 4) 2:51:06, then onto the Hill Inn (CP 5) and up to the summit of Ingleborough (CP 6) in an astonishing 46:34, arriving back in Horton for the finish in an incredible Total time of 4:23:03. By his own admission whilst sinking a few beers on Sunday, Ben freely admitted that perhaps a bit more training may have helped and after realising that last years time was out of reach decided to ditch the watch and relax.

Well done Ben, excellent performance and goes to show what a legend you are.

Ben 'legend' Clare
Ben ‘legend’ Clare

Cowm Resevoir 5km 25th April 2017

Just a quick mention about one of Steve Brook’s random races that he recently took part in The Cowm Resevoir 5km. Run from the Cock and Magpie pub in Whitworth, Rochdale. Steve finished in 77th place in a time of 27:15, 2nd in age category although this was a bit slower than the 1st race where Steve finished in 66th place in a time of 26:47, Steve is showing some great consistancy.

Well Done Steve

London Marathon 23 April 2017

When the ballot entry ‘you’re in’ or ‘no you’re nots’ went out last October, I can imagine everybody who was successful in the ballot was very happy and probably thought not too much more about it, which is understandable considering that the event was still 7 months away, swiftly moving on to April and 8 of our members were towing the start line with some of the worlds best distance runners.

The 37th running of the event saw a record breaking 39,487 runners cross the finishing line on the Mall, watched by thousands road side and probably into the millions worldwide on TV.

Some amazing times were ran by the Elites with the winner of the womens race Mary Keitany finishing in 2:17:01 her 3rd win at London and with Daniel Wanjiru holding off Kenenisa Bekele the Kenyans certainly came to party. Britain’s David Weir won his 7th London title making him the most successful elite athlete in the events history.

Anyway back to QRC and our guys and girls did us proud with some fantastic times, although anybody completing a marathon should not only be judged on times but also congratulated on their achievements in training building up to the event, as well as their achievements on race day. A massive WELL DONE to you all, you all ran fantastic and should be proud of yourselves.

Matt Thornton 3:41:41

Craig Richardson 3:53:21

Anthony Lindsay-Yule 4:06:04

Craig Bingham 4:07:55

Phillip Lockley 4:15:13

Gill Jago 4:35:28

Leanne Alston 4:37:41

Richard Kent 4:52:53

In case any of you want to break some world records in the future here are a few you could have a go at

Dressed as a fast food item 2:59:35

Dressed as a Mr Potato Head 3:24:19

Dressed as a fruit (chilli pepper) 3:41:25

Carrying a household appliance (tumble dryer) 5:58:37

And one for Daniel Moore dressed as a Star Wars character (storm trooper) 4:59:12

Once again well done all.

YVAA Honley 1st race 23 April 2017

Last Sunday saw the start of the YVAA series, with the 1st race held over in Honley hosted by the Homfirth Harriers, all races in the series are a mixture of track, road amd farm land with a similar distance to the Winter League races they’re neither too short or too long.

With the Honley course having over 900ft of climbing in the first 3-4 miles it certainly was going to be a tough 1st half, but sure enough our guys showed true character and recorded some great times, but more inportantly in this race set up, gained valuable points towards the end of season awards.

As good as it is to part of a team these races encourage runners to race against each other and also other runners from other clubs of your own age group. So come on QRC lets give this series a go, it’s only £5 each race.


Stacey Cleal – 6th with 128pts


Imran Asghar – 3rd  with 188pts


Andrew Stott – 10th  with 153pts


Mick Coe – 6th with 182pts


Carl Heron – 3rd with 174pts

Peter May – 14th with 109pts

Well done all of you, full results can be found on the YVAA website.


Muddy Maniacs 23rd April 2017

Beverley Morrit, Jo Bottomley, Lucy Yeomans and Lizzie Wharton all travelled over to Bury to take part in this 6km obstacle course, the race was packed full mud, water and inflatables and I’m sure the girls had a wonderful time and as the photo’s show they certainly looked to have had a right good day out.

Well done ladies

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Blackpool Half Marathon 23rd April 2017

Last Sunday saw Michael Herbertson travel to Blackpool for this half marathon, its a one lap course and is very flat for the PB chaser’s out there.

The race venue was located on the Middle Walkway between North Pier and Gynn Square opposite the Hilton and Imperial Hotels.

Micheal did extremely well smashing out a pretty nifty PB, finishing in 41st place in a time of 1:30:28


Well done Micheal



Bolton 10km 23rd April 2017

The Bolton 10k is one of the largest and longest established 10km running events in the North West of England. Hosted by Bolton United Harriers & Athletic Club, it attracts a good mix of Club-class competitors whilst also being suitable for social runners, beginners and charity fundraisers.

 The challenging course incorporates the undulating roads around and within Leverhulme Park and offering a Grandstand start and finish, which proves a hit with runners and spectators alike…

2 of us headed over to Bolton on London Marathon day and came back pleased.

76th Neil Windle 43:48

327th Stephen Brook 55:19

Well done us



Bunny Run 3 18th April 2017

4 of us made the short trip to Pennistone Hill in Haworth for the last in the race series of Bunny Runs. It turned out to be the driest and warmest of the 3 so the surface was good going with hardly any mud apart from the steep climb.

Joe Baxter from Pudsey yet again came away with his 2nd win of the series in 15:30 (he’s yet to start drinking).

108th Richard Brook 20:49

123rd Neil Windle 21:24

168th Stacey Cleal 23:03 (unlucky)

265th Stephen Wilby 29:50

Stacey (not the one in the middle)
Stacey (not the one in the middle)

Well done all and roll on the relays next Tuesday