Organised by Todmorden Harriers, the Red Hot Toddy 10K is an accurately measured 10km course consists of two laps of tarmac park road on Centre Vale Park, followed by a single hilly lap of rural and town centre roads finishing back on the park road.
The high point of the course is just before half way on Todmorden Edge, before the long descent down to Bacup Road and back into town along Rochdale Road. Total climbing is 219m.
QRC were represented by the following;
Position – 23 45.44 Lorna Dodd, Cat Position F – 3 Position – 33 48.07 Simon Brady, Cat Position M55 -1 Position -46 50.22 Stacey Cleal, Cat Position F50 – 1 Position-72 54.56 Stephen Brook, Cat Position M75 – 1
Carl Heron completed his 6th Haworth Hobble on Saturday 12th March, finishing 77th in 5 hours 51:13 and 2nd in the M60 category. Over 400 completed the 32-mile course that includes 4500 ft (1350 metres) of climbing over some tough moorland sections, up to Stoodley Pike, Heptonstall and the final push back to Haworth via Hardcastle Crags. It’s an incredibly well-organised and supported event hosted by Keighley and Craven AC.
Six men went to Mow ! Well, Norfolk Park in Sheffield to run the Yorkshire Vets XC Championship. Unfortunately, Robin Naylor couldn’t compete due to a chest infection so only 5 ran. The course was an undulating grassland course. Fast in places, but with one tremendously long hill, which in races 2 and 3 had to climbed 5 times. From 5 runners our Queensbury runners took 3 medals home and also good performances from both Andy Dovernor 5th and Glen Thornton 13th . Pauline Naylor came 2nd collecting the silver medal in the F60 category running 5k in a fantastic time of 27.21 Races 2 & 3 Set off together and with 860 ft of climbing in just 9.9k it certainly was a challenging and leg sapping course. Gary Rowling completed the course in just 38.33 taking the bronze medal in his M35 age group and Jo Horan running the same distance took Silver in the F40 division with a time of 45.04. There was a small debate as to whether Jo was more pleased with a spectator saying that she didn’t look a day over 25 or the medal itself, but Jo will be the first to tell you she is really happy with her running and is feeling really strong for the forthcoming season. (Apparently everyone tells her she looks younger than she is) This race attracts past national champions and top quality runners from throughout Yorkshire, so a fantastic performance by all from QRC.
Thanks for the words Terri Mason
Full results below https://www.yvaa.org/event/cross-country-championship-2022/
Our club championship is back on: 16 races, your best 7 results will count towards the trophy. Trophies will be awarded for the best performing male and female runners and results will be age-graded to keep them fair. The races are listed below (with a couple to be 100% confirmed) so get booking….
Normal service was resumed for the Retford Half Marathon that returned on a sunny Sunday morning (6 March) to critical acclaim. A mixture of runners from top amateurs to first timers got into their stride on the same course as the 2020 race and were full of praise for the organisation and support.
Organised by Retford AC, this race is often used as a tune up for a spring marathon and an opportunity to see if training is going well in the build up to one’s target event. It was also chosen as the 2022 Nottinghamshire County Championship Half Marathon, giving people an extra reason to enter.
The excellent facilities at Retford Oaks Academy made it, once again, the HQ for the Half Marathon and Family Fun Run. Acting as the start where over 700 runners headed off at 10am on a mostly closed road course around one of the oldest market towns, duly applauded by locals and marshals alike.
Andrew Dovernor represented QRC with a chip time of – 01:25:04, M50 (013/109) and overall position of 93rd.
Well done Andy!!
Please send any race results and photos for inclusion to gcookQRC@gmail.com, thanks.
Run North West are delighted to bring you the ever-popular Trafford 10K. One of the UK’s most popular and quickest 10K’s for club runners, with elites travelling from all over Europe to run this super-fast course.
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!
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
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