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Month: March 2010

Sunday 21st March – Epilepsy Action Bradford 10km

Sunday 21st March – Epilepsy Action Bradford 10km

Report from Michael Fryer: The third Epilepsy Action Bradford 10km race was run in sunny but chilly conditions. Almost 1,000 runners took part with Ben Bennett (Redhill Road Runners) coming home first in 33:15. OAC’s first runner home was Simon Anderson in 29th (38:30). Simon was followed by Huw Illingworth 43rd (39:23), Simon Toyne 66th (41:07), Matt Podd 102nd (42:21 – a PB), Adam Baird 131st (43:37 – a PB), Howard Jeffrey 169th (44:27), Michael Fryer 291st (47:55 – a…

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Sunday 21st March – Lightwater Valley 10km Challenge

Sunday 21st March – Lightwater Valley 10km Challenge

A new event run on trail and quiet roads around the Lightwater Valley Theme Park to raise money for Help the Heroes. Held in bright Spring sunshine, this very enjoyable race took the approximately 500 participants over a number of undulations, tight corners and muddy bits as well as around and underneath The Ultimate, Europe’s longest rollercoaster. Full results from ukresults and riponrunners show the race was won by Terry Wall (Morpeth) in 33.19 and OAC’s Julian Mawson finished sixth…

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Sunday 14th March – Spen 20 Miles

Sunday 14th March – Spen 20 Miles

Dry and sunny but blustery most adequately describes the conditions for the race won by Pumlani Bangani (Salford) in 1.57.10. Tim Midgley (Bingley) finished second (1.59.08), just getting ahead in the final mile of OAC’s Julian Mawson who crossed the line in third place (1.59.26). OAC’s Scott Harrington was delighted in his first twenty mile race to finish ninth (2.06.24) and Lloyd Best (pictured left) was also pleased in the conditions to finish 42nd (2.20.13). Neil O’Brien (pictured right) was…

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Sunday 14th March – Trimpell 20 Miles

Sunday 14th March – Trimpell 20 Miles

This race near Lancaster was won by Mike Aspinall in a rather impressive 1.44.56. For OAC, Simon Anderson reports he ran an evenly paced race at Marathon tempo coming home 69th overall in 2.15.32. Full results from ukroadraces and ukresults.

Sunday 14th March – Ian Roberts Fell Race @ Marsden

Sunday 14th March – Ian Roberts Fell Race @ Marsden

Report from Colin Best: I did this race last year in horizontal hail so with the day dawning bright and sunny decided to give it another go. The route had been changed again this year but the steep climb to the start was the same. The gentle start soon gives way to dominating terrain of this race; tussocks. Grassy tussocks, mossy tussocks, boggy tussocks, tussocks everywhere. Obviously some people make a better job of running on this terrain than my…

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