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Month: May 2010

Wednesday 19th May – John Carr 5km @ Esholt Race #3

Wednesday 19th May – John Carr 5km @ Esholt Race #3

From stbedesac, this week’s race was won by Gregg Hull (Leeds) in 15.46. For OAC, Racheal Bamford set a pb and a new ladies club record (by 39 seconds from Joan Cubbon) finishing 46th (and second lady) in an excellent 17.59. A pb was also recorded by Michael Pickard finishing 77th (19.06). Mick Jeffrey finished 82nd (19.17), Bob Baker 140th (21.27), Billy Rayner 172nd (22.48), Don Buffham 183rd (23.10) and Caroline Marler 187th (23.20).

Crinan Puffer – 16th May 2010

Crinan Puffer – 16th May 2010

Report from Colin Best: First day on holiday and noticed this race just a few miles from our lodgings so couldn’t resist. This was the inaugural race of the Crinan Puffer . It started in Ardrishaig just south of Lochgilphead in Argyll and ran the length of the Crinan canal to Crinan itself. All proceeds were in aid of the local swimming pool which is threatened with closure. Running along the towpath all the way,meant that there was a very…

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Saturday 15th May – Meanwood Valley Trail Race

Saturday 15th May – Meanwood Valley Trail Race

From valleystriders, the race was won by Tim Midgley (Bingley) in 43.06. For OAC in this Club Runner of the Year event, Steve Wallis finished nineteenth (50.37), Mick Jeffrey 35th (and third MV50) (52.42), Jack Robertshaw 75th (first MV60) 57.35, Phil Robinson 101st (60.14), John Dade 105th (60.40), Kath Robertshaw 193rd (71.41) and David Cattanach 236th (77.47).

Saturday 15th May – Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race

Saturday 15th May – Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race

Report from Matt Podd: 9miles / 3,000ft ascent Race won by Rob Jebb (Bingley) in 76.00. For OAC, James Sneath 118th (106.05), Laura Martin 133rd (108.15 and in the prizes), Simon Toyne 159th (110.48), Pange Srivastava 247th (120.54), Matt Podd 296th (126.17), Sarah McBrinn 307th (128.57) and Liz Fawcett 361st (who survived a nasty fall and get’s the bravery award – 147.10) Best bit was Tarzan swinging on a tree to get down a rock step. Good weather, nice race…

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Thursday 13th May – Chris Carver represents GBR in Brive, France

Thursday 13th May – Chris Carver represents GBR in Brive, France

Report from Chris Carver on his representation of GBR at the World 24-Hour Run Championship in Brive, France (with pictures in Club Photos): On the day of the race the weather was overcast and cool although mid May in Brive often produces sunny conditions with temperatures well over 20 degrees Celsius. The race itself started outside the Brive Town Hall in front of a crowd of thousands. From there the we ran just less than a mile to a riverside…

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