A clear, dry, cold evening gave us the start to the 2018-19 series in Delamere Forest. All the runners outdid themselves with their fancy dress efforts and the theme for Delamere was “Spooky Halloween”.
Delamere is a great trail running venue and the 10k course was marked with reflective signs. All you needed was a heard torch to light your path and some ‘grippy’ shoes to deal with the mud!
Well done to Leanne, Julie, Gillian and David for taking part and I’m sure there’ll be more to come.
A 10k race which is almost flat with a massive 25m of climb throughout, starting at the Spa Complex in Scarborough, heading North around the the Castle Headland, past the miniture railway station, turning at the Sea Life Centre runners then headed back to the Spa Complex to finish.
The weekend also featured 2 fun run courses of 2.5km and 1.6km allowing all the family to take part and enjoy the atmosphere.
Well done to the Brooks for entering for 10th time and also to Gordon Brown for making the trip over to the East coast.
Just like the East Leeds 10K, but more so! This is the trail half marathon that takes you round not one but two nature reserves!
Following on from the success of the East Leeds 10K (now known as the St Aidan’s 10K), we now bring you a trail half marathon that starts (and finishes) at St Aidan’s RSPB nature reserve but also takes in Fairburn Ings RSPB nature reserve.
The course starts close to the RSPB visitor centre at St Aidan’s Nature Reserve and follows the River Aire for a spin around Fairburn Ings before returning back to St Aidan’s.
Well done Vicki Trudgill for racing for QRC and finishing 158th with a time of 2:07:36.
Last but by no means least a flat 2 lap course around Rother Valley Country Park, this course is full of promises of a PB and with entry on the day available surely this is a race for our C25K group to think about for next year.
Phillip Whetlock made the trip south and raced in the orange and green, unfortunately the organisers didn’t take into account that it might actually rain on race day and all their timing gear packed in.
So we’ll have to take Phillip’s word for it (I’m sure he’s good for it) when he says he ran the 10.23km course (rain affected measuring aswell) in a time of 50:20.
The third annual Manchester Half took place on Sunday 14 October welcoming thousands of runners and spectators to the streets of Trafford. The skies were grey and the roads wet, but this did not dampen the spirits of over 10,000 runners who took part in the famously flat, fast and friendly course. With only a 41metre elevation across the 13.1mile course, Manchester Half has become the race of choice for beginners, charity runners and elite athletes looking for a PB or qualifying time.
4 of our ladies took part and like many of you, all looked to be having a blast. Well done! what a great weekend of running by QRC.
Taking place on the same day as the full 26.2 mile Yorkshire Marathon, the Yorkshire 10 Mile shares many of the highlights of the Marathon with the added bonus of only having to run 10 miles – often referred to as ‘the perfect racing distance’.
The race will began in the heart of York – arguably the most beautiful City in the UK – and passed various historic landmarks including the stunning York Minster and the impressive medieval City Walls.
6 of our members made the journey with all coming away with great results and great memories.
The Yorkshire Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the UK’s sporting year. This popular and picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of York’s most historic sights and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities.
Jo Horan and Andy Young ran for QRC and they didn’t let us down.
All that training has paid off for Jo allowing her to storm round the 26.2 miles in a speedy PB time of 3:27:47, with Andy finishing just over the 4 hour mark at 4:03:00
Well done Jo and Andy, great running from you both
Some people are never happy, not content with running the Yorkshire off road marathon a month earlier Lee Hipwell decided to run even further by entering the Dark Peaks Ultra a 30 mile race over tough terrain in the Peak District.
Starting from the village of Hope, the race took runners into the heart of the Peak District national park, where the total elevation was well over 7000ft!!
Running along the iconic Pennine way runners were soon to be greeted with some brutal climbs, high ridge lines and fast technical descending, with the time of year and the nature of the course this certainly pushed everybody to their limits!!
Lee ran superbly finishing in 16th place in a time of 6:45:11, well done Lee and we expected the 50 miler next year.