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…. MV35 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…
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.
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…
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.
Richard Cross finished 13,345th with a chip time of 123.19. See greatrun.org.
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).
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…
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.
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.
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.