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A reminder of other forthcoming events in the near future:
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Wednesday 22nd May – Badger Stone Fell Relays – 7.30pm start at White Wells, Ilkley. Graham Lake comments, “Looks good fun, doesn’t have to be club teams but would be good to get a team or two out. I’m happy to help co-ordinate if OAC members want to contact me in advance. We had two teams last year (photo right) – report here“.
Thursday 6th June – The third HDSRL at Richmond hosted by Richmond & Zetland Runners.
Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th June – The Billy Bland Challenge. An adventurous team relay challenge for ten people (five pairs) following the Bob Graham route (66 miles / 28,000′) around Keswick. Enquiries to Sarah.
Sunday 23rd June – Pool Feast & Chris Leggatt Memorial 5km – At Pool Recreation Ground from 1.00pm with the race at 3.00pm.
Wednesday 26th June – The fourth HDSRL at Sicklinghall hosted by Wetherby Runners.
Wednesday 3rd July – Otley Town Centre Cycle Races.
Wednesday 10th July – The HDSRL Handicap & Presentation Night at Thirsk hosted by Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July – Otley MiniMountain Festival.
More details in the Race Diary & Events tab above.
Otley finished a team in this popular relay, described by host club Halifax Harriers as: “The UK’S biggest club run off road race“, and a grand day out it was for all, even those whose had to make the 8:00am start at Heath Rugby Club, Greetland, (I think so anyway).
Full results are awaited from the link above, but known results at the end of Leg 4, Laura and Tamara finished with Otley in 38th from an entry of 87 teams.
Matt Broughton & Andy Hunt had the early start completing the first leg in 1:37, there’s a good picture of a determined looking Andy & Matt here.
They passed the baton on to Shane Ewen & Joe Webster for the second leg from Cragg Vale to Todmorden via Stoodley Pike who had a great run taking 1:12 for their leg.
Next up on Leg 3 Caron & Sarah Smith had an equally good one for the relatively short but mostly up hill leg to the Blackshaw Head with a time of 56 mins.
Fresh from birthday celebrations for Laura and Bradford City promotion parties for Tamara they ran well to record a time of about 1:30 for the fourth leg finishing at Wainstalls.
Club secretary John Dade & Otley 10 supremo, Colin Best set off in the mass start on Leg 5 recording an excellent time of 1:15 for their leg finishing at Shelf.
Experienced veterans Fisher & Robertshaw had the pleasure of the long last leg back to the Rugby club from Shelf via Bailiff Bridge, Brighouse & Southowram, with the hon. handicapper struggling a little after recent injury problems, the Fisher had an easy run out in preparation for Tuesday’s Harrogate League race, but I was pleased enough finishing OK in just under 1:20.
Well done team… Oh & must reluctantly mention the fact that senior Robertshaw’s old club Sale Harriers won in a time of 6:15.
For OAC, Scott Harrington finished fourth (60.25), Tom Midgley twelfth (64.33), Mark Berry 65th (76.08), Howard Jeffrey 69th (77.03), Andrew Ackroyd 81st (79.03), Tom Hannah 141st (85.26) and Jackie Ackroyd 156th (86.40).
Report from OAC’s Racheal Bamford:
“Had a good race in the BMC Grand Prix 1,500m A race, finishing second in 4.16.67 – a big pb by almost four seconds.
The winner was Charlene Thomas (Wakefield) in 4.14.38.
Results from British Milers’ Club.
Results for Harrogate parkrun
204 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Mike APPLETON (M) (Ripon Runners) in a time of 00:17:40. The first lady completing the course was Emma ROBINSON (F) in a time of 00:20:03. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
137 Laura HIND 00:27:25
Results for Roundhay parkrun
149 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Steven EASTWOOD (M) (Wakefield District Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:18:26. The first lady completing the course was Debbie DENNISON (F) (Wetherby Runners) in a time of 00:23:25. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
56 Howard JEFFREY 00:24:26
Results for Sewerby parkrun
33 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was James KRAFT (M) (Scarborough AC) in a time of 00:17:43. The first lady completing the course was Sian MORGAN (F) (Driffield Striders) in a time of 00:21:25. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
17 Reid Anthony James HADDOW 00:24:55
Details and results from Saltaire Striders.
Report from Tamara Weatherhead:
It turned out to be a pleasant evening for a fell race and a real family affair.
A good turnout of OAC Juniors, kids of senior members and their schoolmates. Graham’s daughter Isla was there for her first fell race, as were Sarah Fuller’s two, Erin and Skye. My son Seth was running his second fell race and was well beaten by young Skye Fuller!
The Senior race was won by Chris Smithard (Deeside Orienteers) in 38.40, not far off the course record. First lady was Jo Waites (Calder Valley) who finished 27th overall in 46.04. OAC’s Matt John came third (40.38) – not bad for a city marathon runner.
Having turned up to support number two son in the Junior race, I did consider just going back home for a friendly club run but Laura and Sarah would never have forgiven me and as far as I was aware, I was the only OAC lady running – first lady for the club was as good as it got for me!
Jimmy talked me through the course beforehand and warned me about the bottleneck at the start – which I duly got stuck behind, weighed down by the very tasty cupcake I had just eaten. ‘Twas a lovely race, after the climb that seemed to go on for rather a long time, but I was pleased with my effort and no walking.
The new slabs, I was told, make it easier along the top. Then the really boggy bit – I loved that. I gave myself a pat on the back as I got past a couple of ladies. Too soon, unfortunately, as I threw myself down the hill, literally. I’m not quite sure why my foot stopped but the rest of me was still going and I went splat on my face. A real nose-dive! A bit dizzily I got up, checked I could stay upright, and carried on. I don’t know if there will be a photo (yes there is, above right, but pre-nose-bleed?…Admin) but there was a dramatic amount of blood pouring out of my nose.
I’ll take a different route down next year!
Photos courtesy of Ian Furlong.
Also for OAC, Sam Stell finished thirteenth (43.59), Graham Lake 40th (48.42), Shane Ewen 44th (49.15), Simon Toyne 69th (52.36), Ross Armstrong 76th (53.50), Tamara Weatherhead 91st (55.43), Jim Sneath 92nd (55.43), Neil Reed 100th (57.55), Matt Podd 122nd (60.49), Christian Hosker 133rd (62.13) and Antonio Cardinale 187th (85.26).
For her commitment to training nights and a strong run at the Fewston Handicap where she finished second across the finish line in an excellent time of 29.08, this month’s Runner of the Month is Nicky Scott.
Well done Nicky!
Report from OAC’s Reid Haddow:
Lots of runners were involved in this popular race in the east part of Yorkshire – a beautiful setting in the market town of Beverley.
The run started outside the Beverley Cathedral – a narrow start – must get near to the front – the hooter blew, we were off. I nearly got killed in the rush behind me, as dozens barged past in the charge up the street, through the town and we headed up towards the race course, a slightly uphill section that went on and on – oh no – the legs are not working, keep going, the top of the hill is in sight, down we go again, could do with another pair of lungs, back up again, another gentle slope, that goes on and on, 3 mile marker, out in the country now, turn left, sign, “Beverley three miles”, plenty of support on Eastwood, big grassy area, running back down past the race course towards the town centre, great support but where’s the finish?
Through the town centre, crowds going wild with enthusiasm and they shout, “Nearly there!”.
My heart is coming through my chest, turn right, there it is, the finish banner, I am now sure I am going to die but we across the line in 52.00 dead, 51.56 chip time, 572nd place out of 1,241 finishers, eighth out of nineteen in the mv65-69 category, great to be back!
For OAC, Julian Mawson finished 48th (84.57), Matt Broughton (90.20) Tom Potter (94.05), Howard Jeffrey 274th (94.41), Karen Potter 501st (99.18), Andy Webster 836th (104.58), Dominic Egan 1,086th (108.01), Billy Rayner 1,185th (110.16), Jane Butler 2,072nd (115.30), Ged Peacock 2,617th (124.38), Hannah Mallinson 2,787th (123.38) and Toni Midgley 3,735th (139.46).
Feature in the Yorkshire Post.
Results from RaceTiming Systems