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The Great Manchester Run took place again in May for the first time since 2019. While last year’s race did take place in September, it has not taken place in spring since before the coronavirus pandemic.

Once again thousands of people – including elite athletes, club runners, and fun runners – took part in the 10km and half marathon races.

The first runners set off at 8.30am for the half marathon followed by the elite wheelchair, men and women’s races, and the remaining 10km waves – the last starting at 12.47pm.

QRC was represented by the following;

Matt Thornton – Position – 237. Time – 01:29:37
David Bean – Position -2520 .Time – 01:59:26
Angela Waddington – Position – 5330. Time – 03:15:23
Joanne Punt – Position – 5370. Time – 04:01:15

Bev Morritt Position 5068. Time -2:42:36

Well done all and congrats on the PBs!

Great Manchester Run – 10k and half marathon – Great Run

Dewsbury 10k – 6th Feb 2022.

Sunday morning saw a great turnout of runners from QRC, we managed to avoid the promised deluge and wind. Well done all who attended this very well organised event.

Great performance from the team and congrats to Neil, Andy, Dave, Terri, Jo Fortune and Manjit all getting PBs.

Position -Name – Category -Category Position – Net Time

11 – Dylan Naylor – MSEN 10/229 – 32:32
20 – Paul Greenwood – MV40 4/191 – 33:09
195 – Andrew Dovernor – MV50 10/165 – 37:42
383 – Amy Mckechnie – FV40 7/167 – 40:46
406 – Neil Windle – MV50 35/165 – 41:18
451- Andrew Paterson – MV55 16/118 – 41:58
527- Andrew Young – MV40 93/191 – 42:51
591 – Michael Peel – MV35 92/178 – 43:46
631 – Jo Horan – FV40 18/167 – 44:21
636 – Joanne Fortune – FV35 18/144 – 44:26
665 – Manjit Mander -MV50 66/165 – 44:46
692 – Stacey Cleal – FV50 10/112 – 45:13
713 – Terri Mason – FV45 17/152 – 45:38
734 – Matt Dodds – MSEN 167/229 – 46:05
804 – Wasim Hussain – FV35 28/144 – 47:06
1159 – Giles Cook – MV50 114/165 – 52:16
1451 – David Bean – MV35 159/178 – 56:46
1517 – Robert Glover – MV55 101/118 – 57:56

Credit – Andrew Swales Photography.

Andrew Swales Photography | Dewsbury 10km (zenfolio.com)

If you spot any mistakes or want any photos, race results posting on the website please email me at – gcookQRC@gmail.com.


Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k and Meltham 10k, 30th January 2022

QRC race results 30 Jan:


An undulating 5km course on tarmac paths within Heaton Park.Starting in the centre of the park, the first 2km consists of a flat section around the Heaton Park lake. Between 2 and 3 kilometres, some challenging hills take you to outside Heaton Hall with spectacular views of Manchester. A loop through the forest area behind the hall follows, before a welcome downhill section to complete the lap.

The 5k is 1 lap, 10k is 2 laps, and Half Marathon is 4 laps with an additional out and back section at the start.

Heaton Park 10k

Simon Taylor 9th 40.16 MV35 1st,

Richard Brook 22nd 43.54 MV45 1st,

Laura Taylor 165th 57.40,

Heaton Park 5k,

Katie Brook 11th 4th female 24.02

Meltham AC Tough 10k

The infamous Meltham ‘Tough’ 10k – a winter Road Race with plenty of gruelling climbs, long fast descents and guaranteed challenging weather

Stephen Brook 179th 54.26 342

Well done everyone!!

West Yorkshire winter league 2021-22 #5

Mud, mud, glorious mud…..

Pudsey Pacers hosted the fifth cross country race of the 2021-22 West Yorkshire Winter League series on Sunday 9th January at the extensive grounds of Parkwood Outdoor venue near Tong. The 5-mile course followed loops along forest trails and a wide grassy hill with a very large amount of mud and slippery grass to test the field of nearly 400 runners.

A sprint over the final 100 metres saw Queensbury’s Dylan Naylor first across the line, with Tom Collinge not far behind in 8th place. All in all a magnificent performance by the 19 runners representing QRC, with each one showing real grit and determination to overcome the conditions underfoot. Thanks as well to QRC Race director, Glenn Thornton for his support for the Queensbury crew.

Giant’s Tooth Fell Race

New Year’s Day 2022 saw a good crowd of QRC runners take on the Giant’s Tooth Fell Race. Starting from Ogden Water car park the 3-mile route climbed 120 metres from the reservoir, through the woods to the Giant’s Tooth, with some sharp ascent and descent plus mud and slippery roots thrown in for good measure. Queensbury’s Dylan Naylor came in first place by a decent margin with Paul Greenwood and Tom Collinge following up in 3rd and 4th places. And another excellent performance by Lorna Dodd who took first ladies’ place. Well done all QRC runners who took part.

Dylan Naylor
Paul Greenwood & Tom Collinge (Photo L. Hill)
Lorna Dodd (Photo L. Hill)

West Yorkshire Winter League – Queensbury reaches new heights


QRC Temple Newsam
               Queensbury runners form an orderly queue led by Ben Clare just after the start 

Thirty-nine club members ran in the 3rd cross-country race in the West Yorkshire Winter League series on Sunday 31st January. In short we emerged as the overall winners on the day for the very first time in our history! There were many outstanding performances. Chris Williams, in his first race in the series, was 2nd overall to the regular winner of the men’s event (Ben Mounsey, Stainland). Tom Collinge has competed in every race so far and he managed his best performance taking 3rd place from Julian Hood (Skipton). New member, Alistair Galt, proved his ability crossing the line in 26th place. There then followed a remarkable sequence of finishers, including our top veteran runners: Andy Dovernor (32nd), Mick Coe (33), Martin Firth (36), Ben Clare (40), Peter Hughes (42). This ensured a fantastic first place in the men’s event on the day by 40 points over Baildon in 2nd place. A further 21 men completed the course. The women’s team finished 4th on the day with excellent performances by Anna Smith (13th), Jo Horan (16th albeit carrying an injury), Stacey Cleal (17th), Lynne Robinson (26th), Maria Rhodes (37th), Zoe Hipwell (48th), Julie Hepworth (54th), Rachel Kendall (65th), Dianne Simpson (78th) and Sharan Loughran (83rd). The combined efforts of the men and women meant that Queensbury was placed 1st overall on the day, a single point ahead of Stainland Lions in 2nd place and eight points ahead of Baildon Runners.

Chris Williams sprints for the line in 2nd place while Tom Collinge secures 3rd place in the background.


Queensbury was invited to join the West Yorkshire Winter League in the 2012-13 season. At the time the men formed a small but strong team and they finished the season in the 4th place. However, in our inaugural season there was no women’s team at all. It was not until the 2013-14 season when Anna and Jo started representing the club. By the end of the 2014-15 season the women, now joined by Stacey and Zoe, were placed 7th out of ten teams. This season, with one race to go, the women are 4th out of eleven teams in the same position as the men’s team. Given the competitive nature of the WYWL this is a remarkable leap forward for the club.

1st F50, Anna Smith, finishes strongly

The achievements at the club have drawn admiration from others throughout the season. The team spirit is exceptional and we celebrate every runner’s achievement. Thanks to those who put on an excellent race at Temple Newsam and to the WYWL organisers for their hard work. Thanks also to Graham Cecil Halstead for the excellent photos.


Some of the team before the race. Thanks to Bev Morritt for the photo.


WYWL Results: Temple Newsam


2nd Mopen Williams Chris M 2
3rd Mopen Collinge Tom M 3
Galt Alistair M 25
5th M45 Dovernor Andy M45 32
3rd M50 Coe Mick M50 33
1st M55 Firth Martin M55 36
Clare Ben M 40
1st M60 Hughes Peter M60 42
Hunt David M 53
Brook Richard M40 68
Heron Carl M50 69
Fielding Matt M35 70
Newberry Richard M 75
Thornton Matt M 76
Rhodes Graham M50 89
Robinson Philip M50 93
1st F50 Smith Anna F50 13
3rd F45 Cleal Stacey F45 17
Gibbons Peter M50 128
Hipwell Lee M40 138
Robinson Lynne F 26
3rd M65 Jowett Graham M65 153
Rushworth Chris M50 157
Lindsay-Yule Anthony M 161
Windle Neil M40 168
Hipwell Zoe F35 48
Thornton Glenn M60 181
Hepworth Julie F40 54
4th M65 Thomas Simon M65 185
Jack Darren M 188
Kendall Rachel F 65
David Hepworth M45 193
Hanson Chris M35 199
Simpson Dianne F50 78
Smith Andrew M45 201
Loughran Sharan F45 83
Morritt Gary M50 205

Stacey Cleal, 3rd F45

Rachel Kendall

Andy Dovernor, 5th M45, just edges Mick Coe, 3rd M50

Parkrun Results: 02/01/2016

This week saw 18 Queensbury RC runners participate at 5 courses.

Name Course Time Position PB?
Stacey Cleal Bradford parkrun 23:25 69th
Abbie Cleal Bradford parkrun 27:36 161st
Glyn Tomkins Bradford parkrun 36:37 343rd
Joanne Fortune Halifax parkrun 25:45 26th
Stephen Brook Halifax parkrun 26:29 33rd
Julie Hepworth Halifax parkrun 26:35 34th
David Hepworth Halifax parkrun 27:21 40th
Simon Thomas Halifax parkrun 27:59 42nd
Sharan Loughran Halifax parkrun 28:51 46th
Charlotte Wilkinson Halifax parkrun 30:57 55th
Richard Brook Halifax parkrun 31:02 56th
Maria Keating Halifax parkrun 34:02 59th
Steve Searle Horton Park parkrun 22:32 6th
Neil Windle Horton Park parkrun 25:30 15th
Rob Glover Horton Park parkrun 29:55 25th
Bronte Simpson Horton Park parkrun 31:25 29th
Kathryn Webb Huddersfield parkrun 32:36 424th Yes!
Gurjit Kaur Reading parkrun 36:42 200th

Some interesting statistics for you:

  • Stacey Cleal has run the most Parkruns without missing a single week, with 9 consecutive runs. Can she keep hold of this title?!
  • Steve Searle has run his 30th Parkrun. Keep it up!
  • David Hepworth has run his 25th Parkrun. Halfway to the exclusive 50 club. Good work!
  • Glyn Tomkins completed his first Parkrun. Kudos!
  • Our weekly club turnout record for the Parkruns is 25 members, set on 1st August 2015. This week we had 18. Reckon we could beat it?

Well done to all that took part and especially to Kathryn Webb for achieving a PB.