Following the cancellation of the 5.05 mile Ken Dixon Handicap in December, the event finally took place today. This Handicap was the last counting race in the 2009 Championship and the points gained will also be used as the first points for the 2010 Handicap Championship. Snow and ice led to a couple of route changes, up and down the Timble ‘bypass’ rather than the usual loop round the village and reverting back to the original finish on the main…
Is there nothing that will stop the determination and fun of the Club’s moonlighters as this photo taken whilst they were out on The Chevin demonstrates? There’s more photos in Club Photos.
Reproduced by kind permission of Otley Museum. Click on image for enlarged view. Andrew Robertshaw has edited this month’s newsletter which includes the history behind the above photograph of Otley Harriers from c1910 by Nick Hodgkinson as well as the 2009 Club Rankings. Access the newsletter now from the Club Newsletter Archive.
Apparently this Northern Echo article has given Tom an idea for a future OAC training weekend…..
The race was won by Matthew Roberts (Eryri) in 18:17 and for OAC Huw Illingworth finished 21st (21:15) and Martin Smillie 62nd (25:25). Full results from fellrunner.org.