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Month: October 2009

Thursday 29th October – Local Running & Sports News

Thursday 29th October – Local Running & Sports News

A round-up on the local running scene in both the Wharfedale Observer and Telegraph & Argus. Also, news on Lizzie Armitstead, named in British Cycling’s squad for this weekend’s Track World Cup in Manchester in the Wharfedale Observer…..Lizzie did go on to win two gold medals both in the women’s points race….see bbc/cycling as well as in the women’s team pursuit with a new world record also at bbc/cycling. Report also in the Yorkshire Post.

Sunday 25th October – Withins Skyline Fell Race

Sunday 25th October – Withins Skyline Fell Race

7 miles / 1,000′ ascent at Haworth. The race was won by Tom Addison (Helm Hill) in 45.04. For OAC, Andy Hunt finished 28th (50.33), Chris Stacey 72nd (56.09), Renee Saxton 113th (59.27), Ray Hawksby 138th (61.31) and Colin Best 200th (68.09). Results and photos from woodentops.

Sunday 25th October – Holmfirth 15 Miles

Sunday 25th October – Holmfirth 15 Miles

Mixed but ideal running weather conditions for this longstanding race which incorporated both the Yorkshire Championships and Yorkshire Veterans Championships for the distance. The race was won by Stewart MacDonald (Bingley) in 84.45 and for OAC Julian Mawson finished second in 86.24 (1st MV35). Lloyd Best finished 36th (103.26), Mick Jeffrey 44th (106.14 – a new MV55 Club Record) and Howard Jeffrey 84th (116.04). OAC pictures in Club Photos and more at Flaming Photography. More details from Holmfirth Harriers and…

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Saturday 24th October – Club Handicap @ Weeton

Saturday 24th October – Club Handicap @ Weeton

Report and results from Otley A.C.’s latest Monthly Handicap Race, a five mile course around Weeton. A disappointing turnout helped Billy extend his overall lead in the 2009 handicap table to a commanding 29 points ahead of the winner on the day Neil and Ian.  Neil may have had more of a challenge if a couple hadn’t taken a wrong turning on the second lap of the 1½ mile loop round the village.       Time H’Cap Actual Time Points…

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Nepal Bike Ride

Nepal Bike Ride

An email from OAC member, Martin Butterworth, in Nepal: It’s a while since I’ve found anything to contribute to OAC and now its not even running! Anyhow, thought this might be of interest to members who remember me. A couple of weeks back I did a three day bike ride near Annapurna with a friend. He took some video footage and has posted it on YouTube as a video called `Muktinath and down´. Here’s the direct link. I wouldn’t come…

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Sunday 18th October – Bridlington Half Marathon

Sunday 18th October – Bridlington Half Marathon

Ten OAC members took part in the latest Club Runner of the Year event. The undulating race was won by Andrew Pearson (Longwood) in 65.48 – very impressive considering the wind. For OAC, Julian Mawson finished seventh (75.06), Simon Anderson 35th (84.02) and Lloyd Best 51st (86.25) – thereby winning the team prize. Dan Lambert finished 82nd (90.28 – a new pb), Ray Hawksby 96th (91.22), Karen Best 102nd (92.06), Hugh Pearson 133rd (94.36), Jane Shelmerdine 144th (95.12), Matt Podd…

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Sunday 18th October – Amsterdam Half Marathon

Sunday 18th October – Amsterdam Half Marathon

In the race won by Jon Frost (Hull) in 70.49, OAC were well represented (all chip times) with Mick Jeffrey 226th (87.20), Jack Robertshaw 923rd (96.08) and Howard Jeffrey 1,030th (97.01). Also Tom Hannah 1,486th (100.06), Colin Best 2,195th (103.51), Peter McGouran 3,309th (109.65) and Ursula McGouran 4,103rd (112.14) More details from amsterdammarathon.

Sunday 18th October – The Bradford City Run 09

Sunday 18th October – The Bradford City Run 09

The inaugural running of this testing race was won by OAC’s Ian Fisher in 52.50, with Neil Charlton finishing 94th in 72.43. More details from Bradford City Run and race report and video in the Telegraph & Argus as well as the T&A’s picture gallery.