Archive for September, 2009

Sunday 20th September – Great Langdale Full & Half Marathons


Mick Jeffrey emails in:

The Full Marathon was won by Alasdair Tatham (Quakers) in 3.04.21 with OAC’s Martin Smillie finishing 40th/96 in 4.10.43. Full results from

The Half Marathon was won by Philip Critchlow (Beaumont R.C.) in 1.17.48 on arguably the hilliest and most beautiful course in the country. Mick Jeffrey was delighted with his performance 31st/378 in 1.35.08, first M55. Odette Smillie was 357th in 2.34.53. Full results from and photos of Martin in Club Photos.

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Saturday 19th September – Park Run Leeds 5k

In this week’s race won by Tim Crossland (Leeds City) in 16.17, OAC’s Lloyd Best finished 22nd in 18.58.

Full results from

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Thursday 17th September – Mountain & Ultra Distance Commonwealth Championships @ Keswick

OAC’s Chris Carver represented England in the 24 hour race on Thursday.

18:00 Friday 18th September – Text from Andrew Robertshaw, “Chris had a good one finishing fifth, three new pbs en route, 143 miles (231km) – total three miles more than before. Winner did 159 miles Aussie, Martin Fryer. Sharon Gayter first woman. Kenyan won uphill fell race only. Wyatt. Anna Frost New Zealand first woman”. Full Championship Results available from here.

Hugh Pearson in addition to his comment below has emailed in to say that there are also more details of the race on the blog of William Sichel. An email from Chris’s wife Fay confirms his finishing position and distance and that he was the first Englishman home and England won the team Silver medal.

More information available from cumbriacommonwealthchampionships,, mudsweatandtears and England Athletics.

Chris keeps his blog fully updated (except, of course, when he is out running).

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Sunday 13th September – Settle Loop

A 9.5 mile trail race won by Adrian Pickles (Settle) in approximately 61 minutes.

OAC’s David Fox finished 75th (89.42). Full results from ukresults.

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Sunday 13th September – Wetherby 10km

An OAC Runner of the Year Event starting at 2pm – more details from Wetherby Runners.

Full results now at ukresults which show the race was won by Gary Dunn (Thirsk & Sowerby) in 32.36.

For OAC, Jamil Parapia finished second (33.16), Zack Whitehead fifth (34.24) and Simon Anderson 29th (37.41) thereby winning the second team prize.

Also recording good results were Daniel Lambert 44th (39.04), Mick Jeffrey 71st (40.30), Tom Hannah 173rd (45.08), Carol Armitstead 259th (48.29), Peter McGouran 263rd (48.37), Ursula McGouran 316th (50.54) and Billy Rayner 328th (51.28).

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Sunday 13th September – Yorkshireman Full & Half Marathons

In the full marathon won by Gary Devine (Pudsey & Bramley) in 3.09.10, OAC’s Edward Davies finished fourth (3.24.03). Full results from k&cac.

In the half marathon won by Ben Mounsey (CVFR) in 1.36.42, OAC’s Andy Hunt finished seventh (1.47.25). Full results from k&cac.

Race video and photos also available from k&cac.

Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.

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Sunday 13th September – Nottingham Half Marathon

More details from Experian Festival of Running and full results from here.

OAC’s Ian Fisher reports that he finished seventh overall (70.13) on an undulating course.

The race was won by Ezekiah Cherop (Birchfield) in 65.42 and with Darran Bilton (Leeds City) finishing fourth (69.02) and Mike Burrett twelfth (71.59), this trio won the gold team medal in the concurrent Inter-Counties Half Marathon Championships.

Race report from England Athletics.

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Sunday 13th September – Trafford 10km

Details from Altrincham & District A.C. and the race was won by Mark Warmby (Newham) in 30.17.

OAC’s Josie Hodgetts finished 67th (and 3rd lady) in 37.55.

Full results from ukresults.

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Sunday 13th September – Paras’ 10 Miles

IMG_6483IMG_6470More details from Paras10 as well as results and official photos.

OAC’s Julian Mawson finished fifth in 58.26 and the race was won by Thomas Cornthwaite (Blackburn) in 52.21.

Some pictures also in Club Photos.

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Sunday 13th September – Ilkley Triathlon

More details from Leeds & Bradford Triathlon Club and results from

The event (swim 500m / bike 9M / run 3M) was won by Graham Pearce (Crosstrax) in 54.46.

OAC’s Renee Saxton finished as first lady in eighth position overall (59.44) and Renee was followed by Lloyd Best 72nd (71.00), Karen Best 83rd (71.59), Michael Pickard 110th (76.02) and Sarah McBrinn 114th (76.33).

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