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The nights are dark, and it can only mean one thing; Moonlighters! It’s what the winter is for. For the uninitiated this is where we jump in our cars and head away from Otley for a night-time off-road run. Head torches and hi-viz clothing are a must! See below for forthcoming jaunts.
The Absolute Beginners group is for anyone wanting to have a go at running, regardless off ability. They meet every Tuesday at 6.15pm at Otley Cricket Club. Find them on their Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior subs are now over due… £30 – please bring to training, or bank transfer to the club account, details from club membership secretary email Hannah Mallinson.
If you would like to run in any of these races.. please Email Andrew asap, by the end of November Yorks. & Northern, end of December for the National at the very latest.
And if you’d like to support our juniors then have a look at the Indoor Athletics Fixtures Winter 2013-14 for the coming months.
A big thank you to everyone who put their names forward to become a coach. The chief coaching co-ordinator is working on things right now.
And finally; apologies to Tom Hannah stating that he got a PB in the Clowne Half of 1:49:35. His PB is actually 84:09 gained ‘many moons ago at Selby’.
A reminder of other forthcoming events in the near future:
Friday 13th December – A pre-Christmas night out. Meet at the Bowling Green (Wetherspoons) 7:00pm for 7:30pm for trip around some of Otley’s finer watering holes. Christmas accessories optional, everyone welcome. Yes, even YOU! Boozy!
Saturday 14th December – Gathering Winter Fools Relay. And there’s still time to be part of the team! If interested email Sarah Fuller or text her on 07912 469100.
Sunday 22nd December - The ‘Ken Dixon’ Christmas Handicap, 10:45 for 11:00 start, Fewston car park. A trophy to keep for a year for the winner & Wine and Beer prizes & chocs for all finishers and helpers.
Monday 30th December – The annual festive jaunt from Threshfield, near Grassington. Meet 10am Wharfeside Avenue, Threshfield, followed by food & drink in The Devonshire Arms, Cracoe. Or if you fancy doing all, or part of, the Wharfedale Marathon meet Nick Hodgkinson at 8am.
Sunday 12th January – Race 1 of the 2014 Eric Smith Handicap series is the Harewood Handicap, 10:45 for 11:00 start.
January Moonlighters away day - Date TBC but an ascent of Round Hill.
February - The Otley AC Bake Off social event and quiz. Full details to follow.
More details in the Race Diary & Events tab above.
The joint runners of the month for November, both running well in a number of races throughout the month are:
Honorable mentions were also made for Susan Kirby and Caron Ralph.
Don’t forget you have to submit any results and times for inclusion on the website for those details to be included in the ROY table.
Skyrac AC hosted the final race of this year’s West Yorkshire cross country League. The races took place in pretty much perfect running conditions and unusually for Nunroyd park, fairly firm underfoot conditions.
The senior men’s race was won by David McNamee, Skyrac AC in a time of 29:07. For Otley AC Liam Dunne was first home in 28th 32:08, followed in 68th by Graham Lake 34:25, Leon Ricketts 124th, 37:14 and 171st Antonio Cardinale 1:00:13; and second claim Zack Whitehead 50th 33:37.
And here are some photos.
Report from Christian Hosker:
I headed over to Tintwistle, near Glossop in Derbyshire this morning to run the annual Gravy Pud fell race. This was a 5.5 mile route, of which the first two consisted of a 981 ft ascent (according to my GPS). We were very lucky with some un-seasonaly fine weather, and the clear skies allowed for some cracking views of the High Peak. It added up to a thoroughly enjoyable race for a fell running novice like me.
I finished 108 in 49.07. Full results here.
Quite a few Otley AC’ers running this week including the first to break the tape Scott Harrington in a time of 17:19, followed home by Simon Anderson in 18:52. Simon Toyne and Steve Robinson finished 5th & 6th in 20:42 and 20:51 respectively. Pange was next in for Otley and second lady in 26:29 followed by Gemma Harrington 27:39 and Debra Brown 32:15.
Read more for Paul Shacks report including a bit of birthday cheer… Read the rest of this entry »
Early results from the local run are:
Scott Harrington came fourth in the Clowne Half-Marathon, in Derbyshire, recording a personal best
time of 1:14:01. HOWEVER, he was awarded third prize as the winner was a professional guest runner!
First was Meles Okbazghi (Sheffield RC) in 1:11:51; second Mark Couldwell (Charnwood AC) in 1:12:35 and third Ian Bailey (Sleaford Town) in 1:12:44. The first lady was Fiona Davies (Kingston Runners) in 18th place overall in 1:23:45.
Second was Steve Turland (19:24) and third Tom Gatehouse (20:19). Fourth overall and equalling her
own category record was Emma Stoney in 21:34 and Toni Midgley completed the course in 29:29.
Full results here.
A sunny and frosty morning greeted the runners at the canal side start near the Railway Inn.
John won his first handicap finishing a clear winner ahead of Andy Webster. Steve Robinson recorded the fastest time of the day.
As this was the penultimate handicap race in this year’s Eric Smith trophy, Dominic needed a good finish to claw back some of Ursula’s 21 point lead. He managed to do this reducing the lead to 18 points, finishing 7th.
Dominic now needs a big turn out at the traditional Christmas ‘Ken Dixon’ Handicap at Timble to stand any chance of over turning this lead, but Ursula is undoubtedly the bookies favourite to take the title.
However, it should be noted that it is the best 10 results that count. And what’s that phrase; it’s not over till the…
See the latest 2013 Eric Smith Handicap Table here.
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