This large park, just north of Manchester and home to a Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, is the perfect setting for a fun and fast 5k race. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best.
Well done to Steve Brook who finished 1st VM70 in 26:59 and 1st Corsa into Heaton Park from Halifax.
New from up and coming race organiser RunAble ‘The Drop’ At registration you hand over all electronic devices, phones, watches and money! In return you will be given, a race number and an emergency bag.
You are placed on a bus, blindfolded* and then driven to your drop location (The distances are as the crow flies) from the event centre. Here you are released, all you have to do is make your way back to the event centre.
No Map No GPS No Route No Help No Compass
You are fully self sufficient from the moment you leave the coach, make your own way. Run, walk or crawl your way back. Cut off time 4 hours.
Well done Tamara Swan for giving this event a good go arriving back to base in 4hr20 managing joint 5th place with her pals.
Celebrating the start of spring this lovely event is enjoyed every year by both experienced and new trail runners. The 6.7 mile course, is challenging with both mud and hills however its traffic free and the grounds make it well worth the effort. A bunch of daffodils, beer and chocolate will reward.
With Karol unable to race due to injury it was up to Phillip Whettlock to race for Queensbury although Phillip is still on the road to recovery he still managed a splendid 58:01 and a 4th male finish.
Starting and finishing at Staveley Recreation Ground, the 18K Kentmere Trail Challenge and 18K Kentmere Trail Race courses followed well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of most of the southern Lakeland fells.
The trail climbs out from Staveley above the Kentmere valley, before returning along the valley itself past idyllic tarns and through ancient woodland, climbing Reston Scar before the descent back into Staveley village.
Dan Holt was racing for QRC and finished well in a time of 2:44:45
A special post for our international athletes with special thanks to Andy for the write up. Well done to you both we’re all really proud.
Queensbury Running Club produce two GB age group athletes.
Both Terri Mason and Andrew Dovernor have qualified for the ITU world duathlon championships in Townsville Australia to be held in 2022.
Terri qualifying in the sprint distance which consists of a 5km run, 20km Bike followed by a 2.5km run. Andrew in the standard distance comprising of 10km run 40km bike and 5km run and both will be competing against age groupers from all around the world.
Andrew joined Queensbury Running Club in 2016 and Terri in 2017 and regularly attend club runs, and put their success down to the commitment of the coaches and qualified run leaders of the club.
Andrew has always been a runner and keen cyclist however Terri only began to run and cycle when she met Andrew back in 2017. However, has only been able to train seriously since June 2020.
Throughout lock down they have trained together day in day out making the most of the restrictions positively as everyone was encouraged to exercise which meant running and cycling for these two
QRC kept club members motivated by encouraging members to climb mountains, visit local sites, and virtual competitions, which suited their competitive nature, with Terri setting personal bests week in week out, and now outside sports facilities have reopened are attending weekly track sessions and running groups organised by QRC.
Terri to her surprise hadn’t anticipated qualification being possible despite her improving performances throughout the last 12 months and completed her sprint duathlon qualifying race at Croft Circuit on 12th April in a time of 1hr 15mins and 59 seconds.
On qualifying it was decided that Andrew should try and do the same so Terri entered Andrew into the Ashridge Estate Duathlon in Hertfordshire on Saturday 1st May which he finished in 2hrs 11mins and 42 seconds and secured a qualifying position to follow in Terri’s footsteps. Both will represent Great Britain in their respective age groups in Australia in 2022.
After the phenomenal success of the first ever Big Flat Runway Races. The first Elvington event proved that we can race the runways. Five road race distances were on offer (5K, 10K, 10M, half marathon and marathon) and every race was chip-timed, officially measured and UKA licensed. There was no mass starts and so no gun times, runners were set off in small socially distanced groups at intervals.
Well done to Steve brook for giving this race another chance, Steve ran well finishing in 51:18 and as 2nd MV70.
The first race in the Due North Race Series was set in the beautiful riverside location of Burnsall. Taking in several sections of the Dales Way footpath with around 500m of ascent. Climbs rewarded with 360 degree views of the Yorkshire Dales. Riverside paths, stone tracks and open fields provided a great mix of terrain suitable for those new to trail running but also plenty of challenges and interest for the more experienced trail runner.
We had 6 members in the mix enjoying the scenery and enjoying the lovely weather, all had a great race with some eye catching results.