Archive for September, 2009

Sunday 27th September – Yorkshire Veterans Road Relays @ Ilkley


Our thanks to Ilkley Harriers for staging such an enjoyable and well organised event over the same 2.9 mile route.

Thanks too to OAC’s Mick Jeffrey for co-ordinating the OAC teams. The highlight was a team win in the MV35 category by Julian, Dale, Andrew and Ian…Ian recording the fastest time of the day….

1st overall. Julian Mawson 16.24, Dale Foster 17.00, Andrew Robertshaw 16.48 and Ian Fisher 15.08.

Incomplete. Hugh Pearson 19.32, Rogan Ashton 18.30 and Chris Carver 19.48.


14th overall. Ray Hawksby 19.33, Mick Jeffrey 19.21 and Howard Jeffrey 21.37.

16th overall. Tom Hannah 23.28, Phil Robinson 22.12 and Jack Robertshaw 21.47.

More details, photos and results from Ilkley Harriers as well as Yorkshire Veterans’ A.A.

There are a few photos on OAC’s Club Photos as well.

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Sunday 27th September – Sutton Seven Miles

Zack Whitehad texts in from Sutton-on-the-Forest near York to report his first open race win.

Congratulations as well to Racheal Bamford who finished an impressive second overall in the ladies race.

More details from Peter McGouran:

Zac           1st    39:10
Dan           21st    44:59
Racheal     29th    46:21 (second lady)
Peter        89th    57:20
Ursula       97th    59:31 (second FV50)

Really nice day, a bit windy, 152 finishers.

Full results from ukresults.

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Sunday 27th September – Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross


Huw Illingworth reports:

Conditions were pretty good and there were lots of OAC members out for the day.

The race was won by Nick Craig (Scott UK) in 2:54:12.

First OAC member home was Bob Addey in a very impressive 24th (nineteenth senior and fastest newcomer) in 3:25:50

Andy Hunt I can’t find but he had an excellent race and was definitely second in for OAC in under 4 hours.

John Armistead 158th (sixth MV50) in 4:11:55

Renee Saxton 190th (first female in her first outing in this race… great achievement!) in 4:18:37

Huw Illingworth 270th in 4:36:00

Adam Baird 313th in 4:45:23 (first time round)

Sharon Smith 335th (sixth female) in 4:51:55

Chris Stacey suffered a fair few technical problems but still got in under 5 hours….349th in 4:55:02

Don Buffham 362nd 4:57:53 (23rd MV50)

Bob Baker in 377th 5:05:09 (24th MV50)

Full results and photos from Three Peaks Cyclo-cross.

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Sunday 27th September – Horsforth 10km

After a long slow uphill to start, it was down and flat all the way back with OAC finishers as follows

Runner Position Time
Stephanie Haughton 79 44.02
Matt Podd 105 45.12
Neil Charlton 106 45.13
Billy Rayner 243 51.12

The race was won by Paul Lockwood (Wakefield) in 34.18 with full results available from ukresults.

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Sunday 20th September – Great North Run

Richard Cross finished 13,345th with a chip time of 123.19. See

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Sunday 20th September – Harewood 10km Trail Race

From ukresults, the race was won by Jamie Hutchinson (Ilkley) in 37.56 and for OAC Rogan Ashton finished second (39.20) and Angela Srivastava 24th (49.08).

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Sunday 20th September – Club Handicap @ Esholt

Report from deputy timekeeper, John Dade of the Esholt Handicap (5.01 miles):

New ladies record Racheal Bamford in 34.31, beating Helen Walsh’s 37.07.
Storming run by Bob Payne to take the first place.
Huw Illingworth 3.35 faster than last year.
Michael Pickard 1.08 faster than last year.

Others affected by long runs on Saturday or the Otley Festival. Billy was spotted rolling down the street eating pizza at 1.30am previous evening.

PS I haven’t told him this but I set Huw Illingworth off a minute late.
I took a minute off each runners handicap as Antonio was first starter. Forgot to do this for Huw….he’d have had a nice sprint finish with Bob.

Runner Race Time Handicap Actual Time
Bob Payne 47.01 6.00 41.01
Neil Charlton 47.41 11.00 36.41
Huw Illingworth 48.02 17.00 31.02
Racheal Bamford 48.31 14.00 34.31
Michael Pickard 48.54 15.00 33.54
Antonio Cardinale 49.12 1.00 48.12
Matt Podd 49.23 13.00 36.23
Carol Armitstead 50.03 4.00 46.03
Ian Fisher 50.35 23.30 27.05
Billy Rayner 50.48 9.00 41.48
Dominic Egan 53.20 10.00 43.20
Guest 53.20 10.00 43.20

See the Club Handicap Page for the course map and historic results.

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Sunday 20th September – Keswick 12km Open Mountain Race

More details from cumbriacommonwealthchampionships, but Andrew Robershaw texts in that he finished tenth in 57.29 and Dave Fox finished 67th in 81.00 and the race was again won by a Kenyan, Prasad Prasad, in 51.04. Overall a good race although was overtaken on the downhill on each of the three laps. My time would have placed me second to last in the main race!

Full results at race-results.

Lots of weekend photos on Dave Woodhead’s Woodentops website.

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Sunday 20th September – Garstang Half Marathon

In sunny conditions over an undulating course, the race was won by Steve Hallas (Preston) in 75.32 and OAC’s Julian Mawson finished in second place (76.40).

OAC’s Jane Shelmerdine was also second in the ladies race (51st overall) in 96.05.

Results and details from Garstang Running Club and also from ukresults.

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Sunday 20th September – Kirkstall Valley Trail Race

From Kirkstall Harriers and ukresults, the race was won by Fergus Meade (Aldershot) in 40.29.

For OAC, Lloyd Best ran his second race in two days finishing eleventh (46.56), Karen Best 30th (and third lady) in 50.39 and Howard Jeffrey 45th (52.42).

Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

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