Archive for March, 2010

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 PB) and Sara Richard 468th (52:10 – a PB).

Full results from raceplus.

Report, video and photos in the Telegraph & Argus here and also here.

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Sunday 21st March – The Don Morrison Memorial Edale Skyline


Hugh Pearson reports that he completed this not insignificant race of 21 miles incorporating 4,500′ ascent in 4:01.

More details from Dark Peak Fell Runners.

Photos courtesy of Keith Douglas, Bowland Fell Runners, in Club Photos.


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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 (36.07). Photographs on Lightwater’s Facebook.

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Saturday 20th March – Park Run Leeds 5km

From, this week’s race was won by Gwilym Thomas (Valley Striders) in 17.22 and for OAC, Mick Jeffrey finished 22nd (19.52) and Fiona Burke 110th (27.25 – a new personal best!).

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Wednesday 17th March – New Junior Member….

Good news from Matt Cox:

“Charles Edward Cox born today at 12.43, 8lb 3oz. Bev and baby both fine and looking lovely”.

Congratulations from all at OAC on the safe arrival of a younger brother to Olivia.

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Monday 15th March – Regional Athletics News

A round-up in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

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Sunday 14th March – Spen 20 Miles

IMG_6785IMG_6781Dry 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 still smiling after coming home in under three hours in approximately 2.56.

Mark Hall who has recently re-joined OAC but is currently recovering from injury, as anticiated before the race, reached ten miles before sensibly withdrawing.

Results from ukresults with photos and video from flamingphotography and more details from spenac

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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.

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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 good self but it makes for very hard work. Scenery was good though and next time I must tie up my shoes more tightly.

The race was won by Sean Carey (Todmorden) in 48.07 followed by Ryan Gould (Salford) in 49.35. First lady Kate Walshaw (Ilkley) in 55.39 and I finished 62nd in 69.29. 90 finishers. Photos from flamingphotography.

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Saturday 13th March – Wuthering Hike aka Haworth Hobble

Race report from Dale Foster:

It was 32 miles / 4,400′ ascent of hell. Finished 121st with my running mate Phil in 5.56.39.

The race was won by Adam Perry (Pennine) in 4.18.10. Results from

More details from keighley&cravenac.

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