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QRC races 25/26th Sept 2021

Beverley 10k

Starting at 10:00am outside Beverley Minster, running through the glorious Westwood common land, and spectacular finish through the town centre. Steve Brook was at it again racing around the county finishing with a quick 50:19 and as 4th V70.

Manchester Half Marathon

Taking part in this popular race was Michelle+ Ian Greenwood after their victory in the club’s ballot for the 2 places donated by the event organisers. Both raced together finishing just over 2 hours in 2:12:09, full results below

Well done to you both

Calderdale Way Relay

Well done to all members of both teams for an excellent days running for this great club event, special thanks to the runners who stepped up at the last minute to help out, so cheers Andy P, Vikki B, Chris R, Ben, Carl in fact well done to you all.

The A team finished a fantastic 10th place, with the B team managing 37th place or of only 63 teams. Full results below.

Living your best life, you go girls

Evensplits leeds 5k 22nd Sept 2021

The EvenSplits Leeds 5K Race Series is staged at the Brownlee Centre Cycle Circuit in Leeds. In 2021 the series will consist of 8, monthly, 5K road races split into separate waves/heats depending on your predicted time.

Fresh from the Cowm Res 5k a day earlier Stephen Brook stormed round with another age category win finishing in 26:01

Well done Steve

Cowm Reservoir 5k 21st September 2021

Whit’th (Whitworth) Whippets presented their 2nd Cowm Res. 5k of the summer, with all money raised from the event been donated to Rossendal Responsible Animal Rescue

The race, with its base at the Cock and Magpie pub was a fantastically organised event with excellent marshalling throughout the evening and with the added bonus of free sandwiches available to all runners afterwards during the prize presentations.

The 3rd and last race saw the route return to its original start at the bottom of the hill giving runners a tough uphill start 2 laps of the reservoir before return back for a downhill finish.

25th Richard Brook 20:46

73rd Stephen Brook 26:05 (1st MV70)

Well done guys, I’ll be back next year when it’s all downhill again

Scottish Half Marathon 19th Sept 2021

The route is seriously flat & rapid – if you want to set a personal best for a half marathon, then this is the event for you. Starting conveniently at 11am just outside Edinburgh, you run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland’s oldest racecourse.

Dylan smashed it finishing in 47th place with a quick time of 1:20:32 and may I send my apologies to Steph Mclinddon for not noticing that she also ran in her 1st half marathon finishing with a cracking time of 2:27:59

Well done to you both great running.

Trafford 10k 19Th Sept 2021

The one lap course is perfect for fast times ran on scenic country roads starting and finishing in Partington near to Manchester. The route heads towards Dunham Massey before returning back towards Partington. Enough potential to start the year with a PB!

Matt Dodds duly obliged with a fast PB of his own finishing with a time of 43:11 and 192nd out of 987 finishers.

Nice one lad, you’re getting there!!

Great North Run 12th Sept 2021

This year, the race started and finished in Newcastle with runners crossing the Tyne Bridge twice. The start line remained on the Central Motorway (parallel to Claremont Road) in Newcastle upon Tyne, as in previous years. The finish line is now on the Great North Road in Newcastle upon Tyne, adjacent to the Town Moor.

Several of our members took part some for charity and some for fun, well done to all of you and we hope you enjoyed your day out in Newcastle.

Wasim Hussain 1:47:41

Mike Peel 1:59:24

Phil Lickley 2:01:11

Jo Fortune 3:28:30

Julie Hepworth 3:28:32

Robin Hood 100 mile Ultra 11th Sept 2021

This is a fully marked ultra on nice underfoot, runnable and scenic trails.

From South Wheatley Village Hall you head out towards the Chesterfield Canal. Once the route hits the towpath runners simply follow this all the way Worksop to eventually join part of the Dukeries race route which enters into the heart of Sherwood Forest. Navigation on the canal could not be simpler as the towpath hugs the canal water. Once you hit the forest it will be well taped.

The race loops 30 miles in Sherwood Forest twice, before returning on the same towpath once again. The Dukeries lap offers some of Nottinghamshire’s most famous, finest and picturesque trail.

Following forest trails, minor roads and footpaths, the route passes charming lodges, through Creswell Crags and skirts the Welbeck Estate.

It then crosses Clumber Park and through peaceful farm land before looping back to pass by the Thoresby Estate before returning to the thick of the Forest again.

Chris Hillam took on the difficult challenge managing a fantastic 112.8km/69.9 miles, unfortunatly not finishing the event but still a pretty decent effort, well done Chris